By Juliet Dark
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Pub Date: December 27, 2011
Genre: FICTION - ADULT: Romance: Fantasy
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.
Review:I found this story very compelling. I really enjoyed the concept and all the mystical creatures. Sadly I couldn't get a feel for the main character. There was just something about Callie, that I couldn't wrap my head around.
The story, I thought, was well done and well written. I like all the mysterious paranormal aspects. This was also quite spicy in parts, which worked well into the plot. I found myself pulled into the book, carried away with what was happening to Callie. I wanted to know what was happening, and what would happened next. Also how would Callie deal with it all. A very well done book.