Monday, April 9, 2012
Book Review ~ The Demon Lover
by Juliet Dark
published by Random House
Summary: 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 wasn't as taken with the demon lover part of this book as I was with everything else. I became much more interested in the story once he was not the main focus. I found myself wanting more of the town and its people. From the Fey, Brownies, Nocturnals to the creepy forest with its doorway the Borderlands/Fairy, I was hooked.
While I want to know more about the different factions of witches and how Callie will get by living in both worlds I'm still not sold on the romance part of the story. I'll be reading the second book but if it focuses too much on Callie and the incubus I may not go any further.