Incubus (Fairwick Chronicles #1)
Dr. Callie McFay travels to the small college town of Fairwick in New York State for a job interview. Despite it being her second choice she finds herself talked into accepting a job offer from the Folklore Department to teach a class on demons and vampires. She also finds herself drawn to an old house in the wo...more
I am a bit shocked that I really liked this book, I was certain for no apparent reason that it would be a let down, probably due to the fact that I have grown weary to pnr novels. But this one turned to lean more to the UF side and the romance, though it played an integral part to the plot wasn't its linchpin. So I was pleasantly surprised by the worldbuilding with the reach folkrore, the haunted imagery ( I have a thing for forests and magic passages eversince I was a kid and read the Cronicle...more
Even though I was never bored, once my surprise at it being an adult book wore off I started to wonder where the plot was...more
Callie McFay has taken a job teaching at Fairwick College that she wasn’t sure she wanted in the first place, and has bought an old Victorian house that her instincts are screaming for her to stay away from. Something has drawn her to become a part of the community that is not what it appears to be at first glance. Just when she feels she is settling in, Callie is visited by a demon lover that is determined to suck the life...more
I lost four days of my life with this story (I'm stubborn), so..excuse me some ramblings.
I'm sorry, but this was one of the most boring books i've ever read!!
What happened here?
Where was the story of the demon lover?
Where was the romance?
Where was the intensity?
Each night I woke—or thought I awoke—to a moonlit room. The shadows reached for me and swelled into the dark lover. I’d feel his weight on my chest and then, just when I thought I’d suffocate, he’d press his lips to mine and blow...more
Callie McFay is a young lady who is just venturing out into the world after having finished her Ph.D. She has had her first book published, which was a continuation of her thesis on Demon Lovers, and is now looking for work in a university whilst she writes her next book. I guess I am not spoiling anything when I tell you that she ends up working at Fairwick College which is “a second tier college with a second rate staff” according to Grandma Adelaid...more
The overview of this no...more
Juliet Dare writes this story in the first person; it flows nicely, easy to read and is well written. This seems to be her first...more
This book was super erotic, which was a refreshing change from the sexually frustrating books that I had been reading. It was nice to have a character that was sexually comfortable and willing to get it on in some pretty passionate love making scenes. I really enjoyed the parallel stories of Callie and the characters from the manuscripts she was reading.
I did feel this book was slow moving in terms of the plot and it took almost half the book for her supernatural powers t...more
What initially drew me in to The Demon Lover was it's gorgeous cover. I know you shouldn't judge a book by it's cover... but I have a bad habit of doing this. I briefly skimmed the summary, found it was to my interest, and requested it on NetGalley.
I was pleasantly surprised by The Demon Lover's story. As I mentioned, I had really only skimmed the summary of the book, so a lot of the book's content was dif...more
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When Callie decides to take the job she is offered in Fairwick, little does she know just how much her life will change. She is amazed at their folklore department, and the library at the college is more than she could ever dream of.
Newly hired as a professor at the college, she falls in...more
That being said, I could have done with a littl...more
It would make a very exiting story... all the ingredients for a great lust story is there. Love, sex, darkness, being consumed, etc I find incubus even more enthralling then vampires!
But the authors story didn't met my ex...more
I see what the author was trying to do, and I admire the potential...more
The Demon Lover was my first Adult Romance book. I was a little worried when I started it, but I shouldn't have been. Yes, it was a really steamy book, but it also had an incre...more
At one point, I swore up and down that the author was from New Orleans, or had an obsession with New Orleans because of two very vague, left-field sentences in the entire book. One of them wasn't quite vague, but unless you had gone through it, you wouldn't really get the true reference. The second one had me scratching my head and running to my computer, insisting that she had to be a N...more
First off, the book was so long. I don’t know how long it was, because it was on my kindle, but it FELT so long! It seemed to drag on forever!
The plot was so strange. There were too many subplots, so many things going on, that it was hard to follow along. The MAIN plot, about a woman being stalked by a demon-incubus, that was cool. but that wasn’t all. Even the part about the school being home to fairies, demons, witches,...more
First, the cover...
Absolutely beautiful. I love the gothic romance favored art. I spend a lot of time browsing places like deviantART just because of it. So once I seen a cover teasing me with that sort of eye candy, of course I had to have it.
Second, the book itself . . .
This is probably the most difficult review I have written in a very long time. A writer myself, I haven't picked up a book just to read it, in a very long time. Classics tempt me-- having a...more
The beginning is the best part. Before everyone becomes a witch or a fairy o...more
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What come once here will never come again,
no matter monument nor memory;
all sunwarmed green succumbs to winter's wind.
And you, my love, were also my best friend,
and had your life to live. The tragedy
was not just my youth's recklessness, although
I trusted much to impulse, whim, freedom,
a destiny excluding doom. Frankly,
youth can be our insanity. But now I'm cured
of that fever, although the price was high;
and chilly April wind can only sigh
at my regrets, yet sun will brighten wind so,
one knows that soon green stirs, and wild bees hum.
And summer once more will make winter liar,
but I won't warm. You're all I'll ever desire.”