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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Review: The Demon Lover

Author: Juliet Dark
Release Date: December 27, 2011
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Pages: 448
Series: Fairwick Chronicles #1
Source: NetGalley
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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. 
Why I Loved It:  Well I have to say that this book was much steamier than I usually dabble in.  I read this book in public a couple of times, and people were probably wondering why I was blushing.  However, most of the time I was reading the book, I was sick and not in the mood for steamy.  So I did some skipping over those wilder erotic scenes. 

I picked this book from Net Galley thinking that it was YA.  It wasn’t.  But the story was actually pretty interesting.  I’m beginning to love fairies and mysterious creatures.  There was enough mystery woven through the pages to keep me reading despite my little desire for steamy in my gross, sick state.  I thought Mrs. Dark did a pretty good job of developing the characters around Callie.  It really felt like Fairwick was its own special world filled to the brim with magic. 

Though I fell in love with the people around Callie, the house was probably my favorite part.  The home she buys to live in is incredible full of all the Victorian images you could possibly want.  There was a library with just walls full of bookshelves.  Do you know how jealous I am of that room?  I am determined to one day have a library.  It's going to be epic.  And Callie was pretty thrilled to.  As a writer, a teacher, and an avid reader, Callie was my kind of girl, minus the whole sex with a demon thing of course.  I prefer to keep all of my life source.     

Who Should Read It:  If you are one who likes a good steamy book, then you should probably get this as soon as possible.  If you like paranormal books, then you should read it.  If you are that person who loves a good steamy paranormal novel, then The Demon Lover is your new best friend. 


  1. I've been curious about this book. It's on my shelf, so I'll put it higher on my TBR list. Sounds like it could be very promising. Glad you liked it!

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  2. I thought it was YA too! I actually have it sitting on my end table now, got it from the library. I didnt know it was that steamy either...I usually don't go for way steamy books either. I still wanna read it though!

    [Love in Bloom]

    Dee @ Dee's Reads


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