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Temptation of the Incubus

3.58  ·  Rating Details ·  60 Ratings  ·  17 Reviews
Hybrid incubus, Amando is a true man-eater. Consuming life force to exist makes committing to long-term romance a difficult task.

The ancient Amando fears he's destined to be lonely, until he meets the humble electrician Mads Massimo, a human who innocently bites back.

Amando knows he should flee from this consuming human, but something in Mad's unique, pure soul binds them
Kindle Edition, 157 pages
Published (first published October 22nd 2011)
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A centuries old incubus, Amando, falls for Mads, a blue collar worker with a pure soul. But are Amando and Mads pawns in some greater scheme?

The story is told in first person POV by Amando. The book is divided into whimsically named chapters that alternate between Amando telling the story of his and Mad's affair, and Amando discussing with us, the readers, how he is feeling as his story progresses. It's a really unusual approach. Even more unusual is Amando's distinctive narrative voice. He reco
Vivian ♪(┌・。・)┌
Good God. The writing.

Not to be harsh, but definitely not my style. The actual story was interrupted by these stupid little narrations of nothing. "Ooops spilt my wine!" "Oh no!". I get how those whole little narrations built up to the very end when Mads got home (in the present) and it depicted the whole happy-chappy HEA thingy.

But seriously.

Can you make the content of those chapters more. . . content-y?

And good God. What the fuck was up with that introduction. I hated the book at the beginnin
Deja Dei
Nov 01, 2011 Deja Dei rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love the narrator's attitude! If you're tired of m/m books that are all very similar to each other and want something really different, read this. The narrator might seem like a douche at first, but he really is awesome if you stick with him. Best of all, he's unique, which sold me right away.
Oct 23, 2011 S.A. rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-wrote
Amando thinks his story is fabulous. It is all about him, well, about his epic romance with his human lover Mads. About their trials and tribulations, trauma and drama, but most importantly about how pure love conquers cowards and naysayers.

Hmm, Amando is acting up. Have fun, doll.

Sep 29, 2012 Absynthe rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Too much talking. The main character talks too much, but it can get confusing as the punctuation is somewhat questionable. I just got too annoyed with him and DNF.

Update: finally finished this because I'm OCD. The writing style was irritating, the narrator just freaking talked too much about himself! Skimmed it to get to the end.
Augusta Li
Nov 05, 2011 Augusta Li rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh, Sa-- this is lovely and wonderful! I'm filled with professional jealousy. What an intriguing and enigmatic character you've created in Armando. I have to say, I wish he was mine.
Sep 09, 2012 Isabelle rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: m-m
All right, a review was asked for:

I love m/m books, I've spent a fortune buying them and even the bad ones have been read from cover to cover (or first page to last if ebook) but I just couldn't finish this one, and I really tried.

To be honest I was turned off from the start, the language was not to my liking and the way the character is talking to the reader is just, I don't know, nothing that works for me, I desperately want him to stop stalling and get on with the story and please just skip s
H.B. Pattskyn
Nov 27, 2011 H.B. Pattskyn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I always have mixed feelings about first person narrative. It has to be *really* good for me to stick with it for any lenght of time--and this was *really* *REALLY* good! Amando is utterly charming. His voice is clear, consistant, and absorbing (and oh wouldn't he just love to hear the praises being sung!) I love his flighty, witty, flirty personality, and the flipping back and forth between actual story and Amadno's feelings about where we are in the story. Add to that what I feel is a delightf ...more
Jan 14, 2013 Sue rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really liked Amando, the incubus who speaks to us throughout the book.
It's written 1st person POV, and what a 'person' he is. The style is as lively and quirky as you'd expect an incubus to be, and it's funny too.
Here are the opening lines from Chapter 1: Hello Kittens! -

Watching my words
appear across the computer screen thrills me almost as much as a good fuck. I can delete them, make them reappear and disappear at will. Tap click fuckity whee-ye-hah!


And it goes along like that. It's bril
Oct 23, 2011 Susan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mm-read, z-2012
The narrator of this story is Amando, who has passed through his interesting life so far in a pretty egocentric manner. He was certainly unique and very individual and it wasn't hard to be pulled into his story. We begin to see subtle changes in Amando as he relates to us his tale and shares with us his relationship with Mads. For the first (possibly second!) time in his long life he falls in love but strange things are happening to him. Amando really hates not being in control and he doesn't un ...more
I finished "Temptation" and absolutely loved it! I even began to enjoy Amando's never-ending babbling :D The last chapter was a touch disappointing and I can't figure out why. (view spoiler) Nevertheless the book was amazing! 4.5 stars :)
Oct 26, 2011 Moniqee rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
That cocky A... narrates his love story that can be annoying at times since he likes to remind us how enslave we are with his teases...I wasnt sold as his kitten in the beginning but as he flowered the story with his charm, I cant help but cheer his sassiness on. Meow!
Sep 01, 2012 Shaz rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mm, sci-fi-fantasy
3.5 stars
The story was a soild four but the first person POV breaking the fourth wall chapters did not work for me.
Dee Wy
Oct 02, 2011 Dee Wy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: m-m, m-m-paranormal
Not a fan of the first person narrator, or this would have been 4 stars for me. Nice paranormal.
Oct 31, 2012 Ayanna rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The wandering style fit the character, but was rather annoying at times. I think I ended up skipping the entire middle section because I really didn't care. (Is this what other people feel like when they talk to me? lol)

I also share the sentiments of (whoever wrote that review, idk) that Mads was, in many ways, too perfect. I guess since I skipped the middle, it wasn't that big a deal to me and the (view spoiler) thing was okay, I guess...

Meh, since I skipped a lot of
Oct 28, 2012 C marked it as dnf  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: gay, romance, paranormal
Couldn't get past the style, it just annoyed me too much. Seemed the like story might have been good with about 50% fewer words.
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