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Preview — The Demon Lover by Juliet Dark
The Demon Lover (Fairwick Chronicles #1)
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 my breath in 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 experienc
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
The book starts out slow for me and doesn't pick up much after that. The character of Callie was hard to get attached to in the fact that I couldn't find myself really liking her. I am not sure if it was her personality or the overall writing of this character but Callie never evolved into a...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
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
Callie is a published author and is something of an expert in the folklore surrounding demon lovers and gothic lit...more
I’m not sure how to classify Demon Lover by Juliet Dark. It reads like a paranormal romance with all kinds of fae and creatures from both folklore and the paranormal. Yet, there is a gothic horror feel to it as well. Set in the small college town of Fairwick in upstate New York, Demon Lover is a mesmerizing read.
Callie McFay is offered a position as lecturer at Fairwick College. Are you seeing the clues yet? I loved how this book began. I pictured the drive from the city, into the hills...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
It quickly becomes apparent to Callie and to the reader as well, that there are...more
Quick & Dirty: As a dark, gothic novel The Demon Lover is a fairly good read, but since it is marketed as a paranormal romance, it was a bit disappointing.
Opening Sentence: Best keep your door locked, Miss.
The Demon Lover was not what I expected. The book is labeled as a paranormal romance. Yes, it is paranormal but it is not a romance, at least in the general sense of romances.
Callie McFay has lived her life hearing of fairytales from her parents b...more
Instead this book started with Callie, who has a name that in full no one can pronounce because that is the new thing that authors love to do, inte...more
Wow! I really, really liked this book and would have given it the full 5 stars except for the fact that I felt it was just a little bit long and there was a good chunk of the book where I wondered what happened to the incubus.
I thought the story was very different - in a good way - and I was very impressed that Dark wrote it so well. I thought she did a great job with character development and plot progression. The introduction gets you hooked with a hot sex scene, and I thought it was...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
I don't think anyone can deny how beautifully written this book was. It had a very poetic and lyrical vibe to it. As I read The Demon Lover, I felt like I was being lulled into a magical world where anything was possible. And the rich history and stories of mythical creatures was quite fascinating to read about.
Death by Sex, Not the Worst Way to Go...
Even as a child, Callie McFay can remember her shadow man and the wonderful...more
So like I said I really had no idea what kind of book I was getting into and I was amazed at the story. We go to a small college town were Callie our heroine is offered a job. This town in layered with secrets. There are witches and fairies and sexy incubus and Callie herself is nothing near normal.
Callie grew up listening to her p...more
The overview of this no...more
Although I liked Callie and found the other characters all very real and well defined, my favourite character was the mysterious demon lover. Like Callie, I loved this ‘wild creature of moonlight and shadow’ who seemed to be the very essence of passion.
‘I forced my eyes open and he was still there, hovering above me, looking down at me, his face thrown...more
Folklore scholar Callie McFay (only the start of many punning names), finds herself taking a teaching job she hadn’t really wanted and buying a house in a small town she doesn’t want to live in. Something ab...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
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This is a pretty easy review. Let me get the detractions out of the way. I went into the book expecting not to like it; I am bored and worse with young women in formal wear on book covers for no reason. The main character, Callie went to some faculty affairs but not a prom in a blue silk strapless gown. The cover had nothing to do with the story. Enough said. Cover out. Thumbs Down.
One other thing annoyed me w...more
This book's a bit of a weird one. At least for me it was. I liked it and I didn't. I can't really put my finger on what wowed me about it nor can I single out which aspects I disliked. So please bare with me while I try to piece together a somewhat coherent review to explain what I mean.
I liked the concept behind this book. I enjoyed experiencing one writer's perspective through that of another's. Callie and Dahlia LaMotte's experiences with regard to a demon lover are...more
I had heard a lot about this book and to top that off with my lack of experience in reading ab...more
I don't know how many of you have read/seen Stephen King's Rose Red but I love dark gothic stories,especially those that revolve around a haunted house that has a scary past to go with it.
"It struck me suddenly as odd that although I'd written about supernatural creatures - vampires, fairies, incubi - I'd never once st...more
Into reading ,The 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...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.”