Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Advance Reader Review of The Demon Lover (The Fairwick Chronicles #1) by Juliet Dark

 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.
                                            Recommended: Yes.

                                     About The Demon Lover
Available as: Paperback $10.98 from Amazon.com,
E-book $9.99 from Amazon.com's Kindle Edition 
Recommended Ages: 17 and Up
Paperback: 416 pgs.
Published: December 27th 2011 by Random House Publishing Group 

 For This Review:  *Book Copy Provided For Review by Publisher at Netgalley*

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Into readingThe Demon Lover, we are introduced to Cailleach McFay who has always been fascinated with mythology especially on the myth of demon lovers or better-known as incubus. A type of incorporeal stranger for a long time has visited her in her dreams giving her lately some of the most pleasureful, exciting sex ever. Having recently moved into a new home in Fairwick, New York and sees it is the best place to uncover the myth of The Demon Lover. Dahlia La-Motte a deceased novelist was in the past the occupant, who had written pieces of writing suggesting a demon lover much like her own. While there she also notices something bewitching about the populace of her new home. They are most definitely not entirely human if at all. Picking up pace, Callie comes face to face with her Demon Lover  realizing he has known her not in recent times but centuries. Known her when faeries existed and were very prevalent. Leaving her to come to terms with a deep betrayal from so very long ago.

The characters are very motive-driven which keeps things interesting throughout the novel. While there are those favorite characters there is also characters that just keep you guessing on what they really are bringing to the story keeping you right in suspense. The Demon Lover also has a delicious sensual tone to it that keeps you glued to your reading. The paranormal is given immense life that is perfect.

The Demon Lover is happily enough the first in a series. So expect more intrigue with mystery thrown in.
Overall: Amazing read!
Genre: Paranormal, Young Adult, Supernatural, Reincarnation, Faeries, Demons, Witches

Contains:  Sexually-Charged Scenes, Complex Relationships 

                                                         About the Author
Julie Dark is a Pen Name for Carol Goodman.
Carol Goodman is the author of The Lake of Dead Languages. Her work has appeared in such journals as The Greensboro Review, Literal Latt, The Midwest Quarterly, and Other Voices. After graduation from Vassar College, where she majored in Latin, she taught Latin for several years in Austin, Texas. She then received an M.F.A. in fiction from the New School University. Goodman currently teaches writing and works as a writer-in-residence for Teachers & Writers. She lives on Long Island. (from the publisher's website)".


Mac Campbell said...

This is a fairly rare monster in horror literature. An interesting take was the 1976 novel 'Incubus', by Ray Russel. I blog about it, and tell an amusing story as well, here :http://iwritehorror.blogspot.com/2011/09/incubus-book-and-movie-and-scotch.html

Your blog looks very nice. Although I could never imagine an incubus to be viewed in a romantic light!

Cassandra @ Book & Movie Dimension a Blog said...

Neat blog Mac!

Yeah, one of the reasons I found appeal in the novel was in the fact could have a "demon" lover.

Very serious stuff.

Kelly Hashway said...

I didn't know about this book. It sounds great, and the cover is gorgeous!

Cassandra @ Book & Movie Dimension a Blog said...


I found it as a good book to review which did turn out to be a really compelling read.

Who would have a "demon" lover then as you read you see that's its a really complex love story.

The cover is so aloof-looking which is even better!

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