Saturday, January 19, 2013

The Demon Lover

Even though this book was published in 2011 I had never heard of it until a little while ago when I requested to read it at NetGalley. I am so glad the title called to me and I was able to delve into a secret world of witches, fairies, brownies, and even some vampires.

This book is about a woman named Cailleach (pronounced Kay-lex) who is offered a job at a college in Fairwick. During the course of her job she learns she is not only descended from a line of witches but she has fey in her as well. She is a Doorkeeper to the door to the fairy world. All her life she has had dreams of a shadow man. She has never seen his face but he has been there with her through the death of her parents at a young age and even as an adult. After moving in to a house that basically called to her he comes to her again this time in a sexual nature. The way this author wrote her love scenes really draws you in and makes you want her to be with this dream lover or incubus as we later find out. There is ssomething at the college that is draining the energy of the students and faculty and Cailleach is trying to find out what it is along with finding out who is behind the curse of Nikki's family. Nikki is a student at the college and Cailleach comes to care for her and wants to help her. After driving the incubus away with a spell she meets a gorgeous man Liam who she starts to fall for. He saves her a few times from some winged bird that keeps attacking her at night and they begin to have deeper feelings for each other. Along the way there is some heartbreak as well as love that really made the characters more real. When she realizes that Liam is really the incubus in disguise and she sets out to banish him back to the fairy world which is hard because she realizes she almost loves him. If she loves him he can become human and be with her forever, but at the last minute he banishes himself back to the fairy world because he tells her he won't let her sacrifice herself for him. That is true love if you ask me and it broke my heart to have him leave her. I was so sad during that point. She was sad as well and moped around a bit until she finds out who the bird is draining everyone and decides to send it back to fairy as well. She has some help in the end and the book leaves us waiting anxiously for the next book to let us continue reading about her adventures and to find out if her and the incubus can be together or not. I'm hoping for it to work out. I would rate this book a five out of five stars and cannot wait for the next one.

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