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 her having written the bestselling book The Sex Lives of Demon Lovers. Callie’s lifelong passion is the intersection of lurid fairy tales and Gothic literature—which is why she’s found 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: Her incubus is 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 demon, Callie must accomplish something infinitely more difficult—banishing this supernatural lover from her heart.
“Vivid and enchanting . . . Dark’s letter-perfect gothic style is a satisfying tribute to previous gothic novels, and the paranormal elements, including incubi, fae, vampires, and witches, make this a stellar romance.”— Booklist (Top 10 SF/Fantasy)
“[Juliet] Dark develops a complex, detailed world where magic, reason, and gothic literature enjoyably intersect.”—Publishers Weekly
Genre: fae,vampires,witches,review-copy,paranormal,demons,new adult,romance
Rating: 4 wings
In naming her book ‘The Demon Lover’ Juliet Dark has established the assumption for the reader that the demon is the predominant paranormal character. However as Juliet dark extends the world of Fairwick further her reader is introduced to a myriad of otherworld beings, and for me the story’s interest increased. With its intricacies of plot and numerous twists ‘The Demon Lover’ could have been overly complicated and confused but Juliet Dark chooses to tell her story intelligently and with sensitivity to her reader. She constantly builds an atmosphere of tension and anticipation which make the plot compelling.