The Demon Lover by Juliet Dark
Since accepting a teaching position at remote FairwickCollegein 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.
Get comfortable and let this story take you away.
If you are looking for a quick read on the beach, grab a romance off the drug store shelf. This book is one you want to snuggle down with when you sitting by the fire on a snowy day with your favorite hot beverage by your side. It is written in a form reminiscent of Charlotte Bronte with vivid and detailed descriptions that draw you in to another world, albeit the theme is a little naughtier than the stories Ms. Bronte has written.
The story is about Callie McFay who at the start of the story wanted to live and teach in NYC, but she drawn to the charm ofFairwickCollegeand the beautiful Victorian-style Honeysuckle House in the upstate town ofFairwick, NY; or was she simply drawn by the incubus lover who wants her love to make him mortal.
Although the first 50 pages go slow while the stage is set for the readers, when you start to notice the glances and whispers of neighbors who are in the know, you will be drawn in and you can’t wait for them to share their secrets with you.
Who is friend and who is foe? Will she accept the help of the local witches to free herself of the incubus or will she fall prey to his seduction?
This story left me wanting more and I am happy to say this is the first of a three-part series. I for one am looking forward to see where the Town of Fairwick takes me.
Received advance copy from NetGalley.com, courtesy of Ballantine Books.
Rating: 4 Stars
Since my favorite scene is too much of a plot give away, so I’ll give you this one. This involves Callie and her mouse, Ralph.
Then I ran upstairs and found Ralph sitting upon in his basket, cleaning himself.
“You’re back!” I ran down and got a whole mini Bonbel for him to eat.
While I was gone, he found his way onto my laptop and typed, “Is the incubus xxxxxxx?”
So Ralph had known all along. And he knew how to type! No wonder he’d always been trying to hop on my laptop.