Title : The Demon Lover
Series : Fairwick Chronicles #1
Release date : December 27, 2011
Publisher : Random House Publishing Group
Genre : Paranormal Romance
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.
The Demon Lover by Juliet Dark is her first novel in the Fairwick Chronicles and I have to say it was a surprise. It was not what I expected it would be, but definitely in a good way.
Yeah the book started off a bit slow but when you keep reading it really turns into one fascinating story.
When Callie McFay accepts a teaching job at the College of the small town Fairwick, she never could have imagined that her life would change so drastically. It appears this town is full of paranormal creatures and she is about to learn her own part in this matter. Her dreams of a handsome seductive stranger turns into an addiction, but with the help of her friendly neighbours she discovers he is an incubus and why she is dreaming these sensual dreams. This particular incubus has been banished to live in the shadows and will become more human from feeding off his victims and the love of a mortal will make him a man from flesh.
With the help of her new friends and colleagues Callie finds a way to cast out her dream lover, but will she be able to do it?
Although some parts of the book were slowly developing and I really wanted some answers straight away, I really enjoy this book. Juliet Dark has written a great story with fabulous characters. I hope she continues writing more novels in this series, because I want to see how Callie is doing after all she’s been through.
So I keep my eye on this author and definitely keep my fingers crossed for some more great novels.