Saturday, November 12, 2011

Review: The Demon Lover

The Demon Lover
The Demon Lover by Juliet Dark

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book was nothing like what I was expecting. Honestly, the title and cover brought to mind the more erotic books of Gena Showalter and Sherilyn Kenyon. But the reality of the story was more like "A Discovery of Witches", or maybe more appropriately, "A Discovery of Incubi".

Caleigh MacFay is a new professor at a small college in upstate NY. When she arrives in Fairwick for the job interview she immediately feels at home. She even falls in love with a house that is believed to be haunted. The house, "Honeysuckle House" was the home of a famous Barbara Cartland-like author. Cayleigh buys the house when she accepts the job at the college. Once in the house, Cayleigh starts being haunted by dreams of a shadowy "man" from her childhood. Cayleigh discovers, in her search for answers, that nothing and no one is as they seem.

I really enjoyed the whole story...the story behind the college and the town was well thought out...any time an author comes up with a new mythology, it makes me appreciate their creativity all the more. My one complaint was that I didn't feel as though I really got to know Cayleigh though. I knew she lost her parents and that she'd been raised by her rather stuffy grandmother. But, beyond that, we didn't really get to know her. I felt like I knew all the supporting characters better...and it was a great cast of supporting characters. I would like to say that I would love to see a series about the town of Fairwick, maybe with a book highlighting each of the supporting characters...I would love to read more about all of them.

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