Shadowfae (The Shadowfae Chronicles #1)
Live in hell.
In a city infested with psychotic fairies and run by sadistic vampire mafiosi, life as a soul-sucking succubus rarely involves lacy lingerie, hot guys or great sex.
Instead, Jade must spend her nights seducing gangsters and murderers, or simpering as a trophy girl for hell's minions.
So when she discovers a forbidden ritual that promises to ...more
For a book about a succubus and and incubus i obviously expect a healthy dose of sex. This book is actually about 90 % sex and not once single scene of it is pleasant. Most of it is rape. There is blood rape, mental rape, and the blatant physical ...more
Both leading lady succubus Jade and leading man incubus Rajah are enslaved to a demon and both long for the end of their servitude, they are forced to seduce and sometimes kill unable to resist the compulsion of their master's orders. But Rajah has discovered the way to win his freedom, a secret he shares with Jade - to be free, four special souls must be harvested, the only catch ...more
Jade is a succubus who belongs to a demon called Kane. She seduces men and steals their souls via some very gruesome ways. Then she vomits the souls into soultraps, but when she finds out that there's a way to break free, ...more
In a world hidden behind shadowy fairy glamour, thieving spirits rob people blind, beautiful banshees mesmerise people with their song, big green trolls kick heads at nightclubs and sadistic vampire Mafiosi rule the streets. Jade, a succubus, is sick of a life spent seducing gangsters and murderers and simpering as a trophy girl for hell's minions. Her quest for freedom brings her face-to-face with Rajah - formidable adversary and irresistible lover ...more
It wasn't what she was looking for, and after 140 years, she is blazée and depressed until she meets Rajah.Rajah, the incubus. She despise him and yet is drawn to him in a way she can't explain.She might not know yet, but he holds the key to her freedom. Will she be able to break her shackles?
Imagine a secret world veiled in fairy glamour and brimming with unearthly delights. A city swarming with half-mad fairies, where thieving spriggans rob you blind, beautiful banshees mesmerize you with their song, and big green trolls bust heads at nightclubs. And once you're in, there's no escape.
Enslaved by a demon lord, Jade is forced to spend her nights seducing vampire gangsters and shapeshifting thugs. After two hundred years as a succubus, she burns for freedom a ...more
The lives of two entities take center stage in Hayes’ dark treat: Jade a succubus, and Rajah, and incubus form an unlikely partnership ...more
Ever since I read the prequel Hellcursed a few months back, Shadowfae has been a book I've been looking forward to reading. I found Shadowfae to be a very intense, dark, erotic story that was at times disturbing, in a fascinating way. With Jade being a succubus, I was expecting a sensually charged read, which I did get but I also got a look at the unsavory, darker side of being a succubus enthralled to a demon lord's every command. This gave Shadowfae a very gritty and raw edge.
As far as the cha...more
The writing is exquisite. Hayes has a way with words, with just a few of them she paints a vivid scene. Look at this:
"They’d whispered in dark ocean grottoes with demons"
That simple, but can't you just picture it? Isn't it lovely?
The whole book is like this, and her writing style produced some very explicit, yet tasteful, ...more
This is one of them.
The summary is deceiving. It paints a gritty world full of mythical creatures living side-by-side with mortal humans. A succubus yearning to break free of her thrall to a demon overlord. Sounds interesting, right?
What you get is sex-sex-sex-drugs-faeries exploding-sex-vomiting-sex-sex-more vomiting-sex-drugs-alcohol-sex-more drugs and vomiting-blood-vomiting blood-sex-death-more sex-sex ... You get my drift.
Jade and Rajah are enslaved succubus/incubus by a demon lord who just wants to be loved. That's the part I didn't get, why would he be so fixated with Jade? There's a lot of soul sucking going on with throwing up afterward. Do not read this book if you are eating or have just ate.
Shadowfae started out having potential to be a good read. However, it failed. I like a bit of sexiness in the books I read, but this was taken way overboard, to the point of ridiculousness. An easy comparison to this book is Ramen noodles... all substance, no nutrition.
Jade is your perfect gritty character. She was a nun who has pretty much turned into a paranormal crack-whore. To live she needs to feed off the energy of a person’s climax and the energy of her demon master, Kane.
Our story is set in Melbourne, Australia. Melbourne is infamous for it’s dangerous night life and gang land wars. According to Hayes, a lot of the side gangs and drug runners are supernatural beings. We see their stories unfold in the Chronicl ...more
Yearning for freedom from her demon master Kane, Jade thinks that she has finally found a way out of her 400 year sentence. Giving her the insight she needs to obtain her freedom is Rajah, an incubus ...more
I love the main heroine, Jade. She is sweet and innocent, or as innocent as ...more
My next point of contention was that the point of view was strange, jumping from first person POV and then suddenly third person omniscient. As I don't see what was gained ...more
-Its succubus eats mortal food.
-Its succubus drinks mortal wine.
-Its succubus looks people up on myspace.
-Its succubus lacks wings, horns, a tail, or any other distinguishing marks.
-Its world building is atrociously vague.
-The book constantly teases, trying to arouse without having actual sex scenes to pay it off.
-The sex isn't arousing and is often repetitive. One can only read "My breasts ache ...more
I love Melbourne and the descriptions of Melbourne in Shadowfae bring elements of it's overall character to life beautifully, evocatively and in vivid colour.
It also was true to the character of Melbourne's seedy underbelly (which has existed since it was first settled. That's what happens when a city is built on gold weath). However in this Melbourne, supernatural creatures, predominantly carefree, drug pushing fae and very nasty vampires, populate the underworld.
She hails from Australia, where she drifts from city to city, leaving a trail of chaos behin ...more