The Demon Lover
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
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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
Alright folks, here’s the deal. This isn’t my usual thing, and like a lot of paranormal romances it could be argued as being bad in a cringeworthy way...but sometimes you just need that, right?
I’ll openly admit this book made me cringe at times. It started off slow but then bombarded you with information, basically listing off all the supernatural elements in one big initiation conversation that quite frankly made it seem more than a little ridiculous. But I suspected that wou ...more
True, I only read about 20%, but I can't get into it. Don't get me wrong, it's great and pretty well written, but it's just too... not my type. Pretty slow paced, lots of descriptions and details that I don't really care about.
Worth giving it a try though, the plot is damn interesting and the characters seem to have potential. ...more
'This is where all stories start, on the edge of a dark wood..."
When I read that sentence I knew I had to get this book, the cover looked creepy and the story on the back cover seemed promising. I haven't read it yet, but I can't wait.
I started this book finally and I'm shocked that I haven't started sooner! It's so good, gothic and has this mood I like in books. The funny thing is, I can't read until evening and this book isn't made for night, it will freak you out! Every sound and movement sca ...more
After writing a bestselling book on demon lovers in literature and folklore, Callie Macfay is offered a position at Fairwick College in a small remote town in the Catskill mountains. Despite her academic expertise, Callie does not believe in things that go bump in the night and dismisses the sensual and erotic dreams that she begins experiencing. That is until she realizes the dreams are dangerously real and Fairwick is a haven for more than one supernatural creature.
...Otherwise, don't bother.
I was going to give this the thorough snark treatment with snippets, gifs, eyerolling, etc -- but then I decided not to bother. There's nothing original, vibrant, or compelling about the book -- so why should I bother? I've got better things to do. Like work. Or grocery shopping. Or washing my hair.
Seriously, though. This book was really, really boring.
I'm not kidding whe ...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
This is my 3rd time reading this series, and for me it just never gets old. It's got a real Harry Potter vibe, only for adults, with romance and some erotica. But I love the story even outside of the romance and that's why this series is so amazing. Its witches, vampires, fairies, incubuses, succubuses, and ...more
Callie is a published author and is something of an expert in the folklore surrounding demon lovers and gothic lit ...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’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
It quickly becomes apparent to Callie and to the reader as well, that there are ...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
Callie McFay has acquired a demon lover haunting her dreams since going to isolated Fairwick college to teach...and not by choice. She has a long distance boyfriend finishing his degree, and hopes they'll end up together once he's done. Things get even more interesting as she gets to know the characters inhabiting Fairwick and its environs, moves into her wonderful Victorian house, ...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
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 but n ...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
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
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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.”