Sunday, September 8, 2013

Review: The Demon Lover

The Demon Lover by Juliet Dark

My Rating:  4 of 5 stars

I find THE DEMON LOVER hard to classify since it seems to mix several genres.  I would likely label it a Fantasy Mystery Romance with a slight dash of Horror.  Why only 4 stars?  It did start out a bit slow and confusing for me as the author was setting the stage.  However, I'm so glad I kept reading because once it got rolling I couldn't put it down.  This book has a bit of everything. 

Fantasy – fairy queens, incubus, succubus, witches, magic, familiars, vampires and a whole slew of other fantastical creatures. 

Mystery -  secret identities, secret societies, and curses - there is more than one mystery to be solved here. I don't want to give anything away so I'll leave it at that. 

Romance - Callie's love life is quite interesting.  The love scenes are poetically written, fanciful, and have a very sensual air.  Sometimes the flashbacks to the "bodice ripper" books written by Dahlia LaMotte are a bit purple prosy but appropriate to the scene and an accurate example of the genre written at that period of time. 

Horror - Who or what is preying on the residents of Fairwick?  What darkness has Callie unwittingly released on the university and the town?

THE DEMON LOVER is a well-rounded story with rich characters I want to know more about.  I love little Ralph!  I'll be reading the next in the series.  I think fans of fantasy romance would enjoy this book.  This isn't necessarily a "happily ever after," it is more unresolved.  However, I'm hopeful on where the author is taking Callie.   I received this book in exchange for an honest review.  (Now I'm going to go buy the next one!  I must know what happens!  :)

✳✳ Copy provided by the author/publisher for an honest review.

✳✳ Reviewed on I ♥ Bookie Nookie Reviews by Guest Reviewer, Ramona

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Red Iza said...

Sounds great, thanks for the review :)

I ♥ Bookie Nookie said...

Sure! You should also know that this book was published under a different name and author years ago it was: Incubus by Carol Goodman

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