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The Demon's Bargain

(Demons Unleashed #1)

3.59  ·  Rating details ·  1,120 ratings  ·  97 reviews
The Demon’s Bargain by New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author, Lisa Alder, is the first book in the Demons Unleashed paranormal romance series.

When the Demon bargains for one night of her one loses.

Vetis, the Demon of Corruption, is bored. It’s too easy to tempt humans into committing horrible acts and the appeal has worn thin. He’s restless and
Kindle Edition, 87 pages
Published March 23rd 2011 by Lisa Alder
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May 26, 2013 rated it liked it
First.. I'm never quite sure how to rate books on here when they come in at 3.5 (or any other .5 score for that matter.) This one wasn't quite a 4, but 3 seems kind of low. Hmm.... I suppose that's a debate for another time.

The Demon's Bargain may have been short, but it definitely wasn't lacking in content. I guess my only problem with it, and what essentially kept me from giving it a full 4 stars was that things went a little fast. I know that she was being seduced by a demon (a very patient,
Aug 23, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: pnr-uf, fantasy
A quick, hot fantasy novella about a demon finding a woman's icy detachment a challenge he can't resist to assuage his boredom. Meanwhile, a war between demon and fae with humans in the middle rages and a conspiracy is afoot.

Enough background to be interesting, some character development, hot and sensual encounters including a threesome and more leading to a woman discovering pleasure and something more at the hands of a demon who realizes he wants more than he bargained for.
Robin is it summer yet
I’m not sure about this book. It took me awhile to get into it. Toward the end I enjoyed it. Don’t know if I will read others in the series. Maybe if they are free.
Heather  book whore & shifter slut extrordinaire
This was picked up as a group read for one of my GR groups but (as usual) I messed the timing up and ended up reading it on my own. However, this was AWESOME! and I am hugely grateful to my Kickers friends who turned me on to this author.

I really enjoyed this book and the world that this author has created. n the prologue we learn about the demons and their enemies and the way that they came to her earth (in our future). The first book is set in 2025 so we have a few years left.

Wow, this was a surprisingly good sex fest/novella;-) And it was free on

10 years ago, an earthquake released the demons from their underground prison, where they'd been trapped by the fae for nillennia. Now they're free to roam the Earth again, and prepare for the inevitable war with the fae. To gather their strenght, both the fae and the demons must feed off of human emotions, greed, lust, fear. But when a down-on-his-luck gambler offers his sexually traumatized wife as p
Laurie Garrison
The Demons Bargain is a very hot torrid erotic read. So, you get lots of hot sex along with a small, but good storyline. This demon Vetis stops at nothing to make this lady Amara know that she is to be cherished and not abused as she has been by her husband. I was very compelled to find out how he was going do it. I loved how the author wrote the sex between Vetis and Amara it was very caring and thoughtful. There’s mention of anal sex. The author made the world build clear and easy to read. I e ...more
Amanda dalon
Nov 27, 2014 rated it really liked it

I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this short story, now I'm a fan! Can't wait for the nest release!! First off let me point out a few things. 1) there is no 'devil' worshipping. It's a paranormal romance with a different background for demons. If you're too stodgy, remember to read the Damn title. 2) 3 partners sexually is a touch a go spot for me. This was a great in between, nothing that would take away from the main characters. 3) I loved how the hero took care of our heroine bot
Alicia Huxtable
Jan 10, 2015 rated it liked it
A gambler in order to pay his debt to a demon makes another bet. That the demon cannot give his wife ONE night of her own pleasure. He's used his wife to pay numerous gambling debts so she believes sex is just pain......but Vetis is going to show her how different it can be.
It wasn't a book that appealed to me massively but it is well written
A dark and spicy short. "Corruption is defined as getting someone to do something they believe they would never do." The demon of corruption is intrigued when a gambler offers up his wife to settle his debt.
For being a short story, this book was pretty awesome. Vetis was sexy as hell, He was dominant, yet sweet and caring. Amara was so guarded, yet Vetis broke through her walls. I highly enjoyed this book. I would recommend. <3
Sep 05, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: pnr, kindle, erotica
A sexy hot demon who knows a way around a woman's body?! Well that equals hot chemistry and this was hot! Loved it.

This was ok. Pretty much sex and nothing else, it did have a sweet side though. Shame the ending was so rushed.
May 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: freebies
What a naughty demon book. This was a fun book to read. Although there are harsh memories for Amara it was her awaking that made so sweet.
Dec 29, 2018 rated it liked it
I had this novella for years and it just got buried in the TBR mount! In fact, it and two others from the same series were bought in the early days I acquired my tablet (thus e-books). Come to think of it, today I would not spend USD3.99 on a 87-page story, no matter who the author is.

This is one of those "enjoy it while it lasts" stories: the sex scenes are decriptive, the chemistry between the protagonists is good (balanced, not one-sided), and there is a story arc based on a decen
Anya Champagne
Apr 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A naughty take on demons

Vespir the demon of corruption, is owed a debt by Amara's husband that he can't pay. Instead of sacrificing himself to the demon, he decides to trade his wife instead. But what better way to corrupt someone who has only known pain than by introducing them to a world of pleasure?
Debbie Chittenden
Jun 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: series
Such an interesting story. I dealt enjoyed the uniqueness and flavor of each character. It is different, titillating, hot, and steamy, full of passion, lust, and love! I can't wait to read more in this story
Jun 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Very nice short story with burning pages ❤

O have read this story twice now and have enjoyed it both times. I loved the spiciness and heat it generated and am looking forward to reading the rest of the series! Xoxoxo
Mar 12, 2018 rated it liked it
This was an okay short read, I just wanted more.
Ashley Ehlers

Originally posted on Paranormal Sisters http://www.paranormalsisters.blogspot...

I don't know why but I'm always surprised on how well these erotic’s are crafted, how the sex just flows seamlessly into the story line. Before I got into these I always thought erotic’s were just adult books, meaning they just had sex added into them. Nothing more than that. Just an added bonus for the adults out there. But now I see erotic’s are different from adult books, I see they're two different things really. Adult books just have the adde
Mar 06, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
I was taken aback by Amara’s experiences early in the story and did consider not continuing The Demon’s Bargain, but I was curious as to how the story would play out. While I’m still discomfited by Amara’s life with her husband, I did like that she did improve herself--even though I’m skeptical of such “improvements” happening so quickly. Of course, Vestis is a demon so I guess he has “superpowers.”
May 09, 2011 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Fans of demon erotica
At times like this, I really wish that GR allowed for half stars because this is a solid 3.5.

After being imprisoned for a bazillion years by the Fae, demons escape the bowls of Earth and are once again free to partake upon the pleasures (and emotions) of humans. A war ensued and surprise, surprise, humans got their butts kicked back to the medieval age. A technology free world has now moved humans down the food chain and treachery is abound.

Enter Vetis, Demon of Corruptio
Jessie Morgan
Apr 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This was WONDERFUL! I've read the series out of order, I think. This is one of three books (not exactly a series, each book has a different demon hero and female counterpart) and I think it's easily the best of the three. Vetis the Demon of Corruption is bored. But when a local gambler brings his cold, indifferent wife as a means of settling his debt, Vetis finds her to be a challenge he can't refuse. After two years of marriage and countless incidents of unspeakable abuse, Amara's only protecti ...more
Holy smokes, Batman! Where has this series been all my life? It has all the things I adore and want more of... a sexy beast of a hero, a damaged heroine, a despicable ass of a husband who needs to get his comeuppance... If I weren't sitting in my chair right now I'd be bouncing all over the place.

Maybe this was just the perfect book for the type of mood I was in, but everything about it worked for me. I LOVED how Vetis was determined to replace Amara's memories of degradation and pai
Susan  Burgess-Ryan
Feb 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
I was actually shocked by this book. I guess mostly due to the fact that it is hard for me to read or watch scary. But I had no idea what I was getting into until I read the book. OMG!!! For a short story it was AWESOME. The Demon’s Bargain by New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author, Lisa Alder, is the first book in the Demons Unleashed paranormal romance series.

Vetis, the Demon of Corruption, is not only bored, but he is restless and seeking a distraction. It’s too easy to t
Lady Raven RAVE! /for readers & book lovers.

3.5 stars

Vetis is the Demon of Corruption and is a little bored. The Demons magick are fuel by human emotions. When Edward, a gambler uses his wife, Amara, to bargain his debt, Vetis is excited of a new challenge that he sees in Amara.

I gave this book 3.5 stars, which is still a nice read. However, this book has Demons and a lot of talk about Faes. If you are looking for an action packed re
Joanna Choi
Oct 12, 2012 rated it it was ok
Quick short story about a sexually abused woman who learns sexual pleasure at the hands of a demon.

This was my first book by this author and in this Demons series. It starts quick, which I really enjoyed. Amara's husband has been selling her body to pay off his gambling debts from the beginning of their marriage. And by beginning, I mean their wedding night. Amara was an innocent virgin and from the memories of her sexual abuse, it appears that she's been subject to a lot of sexual a
Jan 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: free
Start to a series as a sci-fi/romance novella, so I found this one confusing. Demons and Fae are enemies. Demons had been imprisoned for thousands of years beneath the earth apparently and were freed during earthquakes 10 years prior, causing a complete blowout of technology on the surface with the humans, leading to the new post-apocolyptic present, complete with Demons and Fae still fighting and humans third on the food chain. Both Demons and Fae somehow get energy from humans. Our story is Am ...more
This novella was straight out 90% sex. The story line was as you see above, and aside from the beginning and ending of the story, there was not one second of non-sexing. Vetis is the Demon of Corruption. I giggled every time I said his name. In my head, I pronounce it Vee-tus, which is way too much like Fee-tus. :) Not very sexy. However, it's probably pronounced Veh-tis.

Amara's sexual awakening with Vetis was hot. He took his sweet time (like 3 days?) and showed her the ropes, and then some. H
May 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
A pretty good novella. In a world that no longer uses electricity due to a tremendous power surge and war between Demons and Fae (Fairies), it's almost like it takes place before there ever was electricity, but that's a small side bar. The erotic scenes were steamy without trying too hard (pardon the pun LOL), and while I'm not sure if I believe a Demon could fall in love, I kinda like where that direction went. There could have been a bit more back story and several areas could have been more e ...more
Apr 03, 2012 rated it really liked it
This novella is h.o.t. It's the tale of a demon who is determined to awaken a woman's ability to feel pleasure, while determining her husband's hidden agenda. Set in the near future, this novella is one in a series Alder is writing about a war between demons and fae, where humans are caught in the middle. The characters are surprising. For example, the main demon character is moved by kindness and empathy toward the human woman whose husband has traded her sexual favors (usually by force) to pay ...more
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