October 7, 2011

Book Review: The Demon Lover by Juliet Dark

Title: The Demon Lover (Fairwick Chronicles #1)
Author: Juliet Dark
Release Date: December 27th 2011
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Source: Received from the publisher via NetGalley

I gasped . . . or tried to. My mouth opened, but I couldn’t draw breath. . . . His lips, pearly wet, parted and he blew into my mouth. My lungs expanded beneath his weight. When I exhaled he sucked in my breath and his weight turned from cold marble into warm living flesh.

Since accepting a teaching position at remote Fairwick College in upstate New York, Callie McFay has experienced the same disturbingly erotic dream every night: A mist enters her bedroom, then takes the shape of a virile, seductive stranger who proceeds to ravish her in the most toe-curling, wholly satisfying ways possible. Perhaps these dreams are the result of writing her bestselling book, The Sex Lives of Demon Lovers. After all, Callie’s lifelong passion is the intersection of lurid fairy tales and Gothic literature—which is why she finds herself at Fairwick’s renowned folklore department, living in a once-stately Victorian house that, at first sight, seemed to call her name.
But Callie soon realizes that her dreams are alarmingly real. She has a demon lover—an incubus—and he will seduce her, pleasure her, and eventually suck the very life from her. Then Callie makes another startling discovery: He’s not the only mythical creature in Fairwick. As the tenured witches of the college and the resident fairies in the surrounding woods prepare to cast out the incubus, Callie must accomplish something infinitely more difficult—banishing this demon lover from her heart.

My Thoughts

I have to say I really enjoyed this book a lot.

It started off like a Gothic novel, changed into a modern day spooky story slash erotic novel, then some witches and spells were thrown in and then it changed again into a mysterious paranormal romance complete with gnomes, vampires, brownies, daemons, and faeries etc. 
You name it and The Dark Lover had it.

I'd be lying if I said I wasn't confused at times but all in all I really got into the story and the variety of characters was a blessing rather than a curse.

I don't want to say too much and give away the story but needless to say there are many twists and turns, strange goings on, and love affairs etc to keep every reader happy.

The quirky little town of Fairwick has peaked my interest and I'll happily read further books in this series.

The Demon Lover easily gets 4 Stars from me.

Note: This was also published by Ebury Press on July 21st 2011 as "Incubus" by Carol Goodman

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