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Taken By Desire

(Demonic Desires #1)

4.32  ·  Rating details ·  66 ratings  ·  29 reviews
Greydon has two important missions: Find his brothers and rescue his people. His duty becomes complicated when he's forced to beg a human to save his life.

Aimee Jarvis always considered her bookstore a detour to bigger things. Little did she realize her next stop would be the intriguing world of a demon prince. Yet, she finds the dangerous Greydon alluring.

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Kindle Edition, 160 pages
Published May 18th 2015 by Valerie Twombly
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Angela (Angel's Guilty Pleasures)
~ 4 Taken By Desire Stars ~

Taken By Desire is book one in the Demonic Desires series by Valerie Twombly. What a marvelous start to an enchanting mysterious world, full of sexy demons, a lost city, and a species at war.

I had the privilege of being a Beta Reader for the very first time with Taken By Desire. I never expected to see such a difference from beta to finish, but it was amazing to see how the novel turned out.

Taken By Desire enthralled me from beginning to end. The author does a w
♡ Jeri's Book Attic ♡ the Romance Bibiliophile ♡

“Taken By Desire”, the first of the “Demonic Desires” series was the first book that I read by Valerie Twombly.

The plotline was so intriguing and well written that it drew me right in.

She created an interesting view on the world and developed her characters wonderful and just deep enough to relate to them. #laughing well at least to Aimee.

And actually I was left to wonder… who is to blame for the picture that the word “Demon” automatically creates in your mind. No one ever said a Demon could not
May 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Adults
Recommended to Bobbi by: Author
I'm not sure I could imagine seeing these strange looking creatures on the news that just started showing up and then coming face to face with one. This story puts a different and interesting twist on demons. Greydon forced to flee his home after witnessing his parents death and then spends years trying to find the rest of his family and people that have been taken. He rescues a woman from a demon and is forced to take her to help him heal not expecting to see her as a human in a different aspec ...more
May 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: on-my-kindle
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
warning: if you hate cliffhangers, you may want to wait for book 2 to be out before you read book 1.

Taken by Desire is the first in a new series. We are introduce to the world of demons, some good and some evil. Greydon is one of the good guys, and he meets Aimee when he's tracking one of the bad guys and they're attacking her. He ends up taking her because he needs someone to help nurse him back from a wound. The story progresses
Aubrey Wynne
May 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Taken By Desire starts off with a bang and doesn't let up. Greydon's life is turned upside down when his world is attacked and their goddess overpowered. For years, he works to free his people and claim his place as king. When he confronts one of the enemy attacking a human, Aimee's life is then turned upside down. Though he saves her from the clutches of the demons, Greydon is injured. Needing someone to nurse him from poison inflicted by his enemy, he takes Aimee to his underworld home.

May 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I was given a complimentary copy for an honest review by author Valerie Twombly. This is book 1 of a new series by the author.

Greydon was in hiding because of the tragic event that killed his parents. Now he is injured and needs help but there is only a human gal to help him. He can not get distracted from his duty but his mind can't stop thinking about her. Aimee could not believe the turn of events that came when she was kidnapped by a man and had to help him. When the time comes can she leave
Kat Valentine
Sep 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
this book is awesome!!, i loved greydon and aimee's story, lots of action and lots of passion!! 5 star read!
Amanda Miller /A Bookaholic's Fix: Feeding the Addiction
This is the first book in Val's new Demon Desires Series. Now, if you've been around here for a while, you know that I think Valerie is the shit. This author has wowed me from the first book and she keeps producing amazing work so every time one of her books hits my Kindle, I fangirl like a twelve-year-old at a One Direction concert.

Having followed her Guardians series--which features vampires, dragons, and various species of demons--I wondered how this new series, centered on just demons, would
Kel (Faerie-bookworm)
Title: Taken By Desire
Author: Valerie Twombly
Genre: Adult Paranormal Romance
Format: Paperback – autographed copy
Pages: 160
Rating: 5
Heat: 5

Thoughts: This is the first book I’ve read by this author and I feel horrible since we’ve been “friends” on Facebook for a while now (I blame it on my HUGE TBR pile lol). After meeting her at the Reading Until Dawn Con I just had to find the time to squeeze it in, and I’m so glad I did. Wow, I can’t wait to get my hands on the rest of this series (oh, ju
This was a story I got pulled into right from the start. It's got just the right amount of mythology and folklore, along with action, mystery and romance to round it out.

The demon war is an interesting background for the story, especially as who the leaders are for each side of the fighting. Greydon, the crown prince of Oshivana, saves Aimee from the demon who assassinated his parents a year earlier. Unfortunately, he is injured in the process and Aimee is the only one around who can help him.
May 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Great new series by the totally awesome paranormal romance author Valerie Twombly....Taken by Desire is book 1 in Demonic Desires.

Hot sexy demon Greydon comes to the rescue of human female bookstore owner Aimee Jarvis as she's being attacked by some of the strangest creatures she's ever seen....ugly demons! When Greydon whisks them away to a secret location, the handsome demon prince must get the beautiful human to help save his life. Aimee finds the sexy demon irresistible and dangerous. With
Jun 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
'Taken by Desire' surprised me in a really good way. It started with a bang and did not let up until the very last work. It is fast paced and action packed.

I loved how the demon world of Prince Greydon and the human world of Aimee came together seamlessly and created a believable mythology that you become immersed in. There is certainly more to both worlds than meets the eye and it is this discovery as the story unfolds that turns this from just another paranormal story to an outstanding one.

Tiffany Dover
May 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone who likes paranormal / spicy hot demons
I pre-ordered this book because it looked so good. Valerie has a unique voice and I'm glad to have discovered her. I've read several, not all, of her books and she doesn't disappoint. I'm really sorry it took me so long to get around to reading it.

Valerie does a great job with her world building and characters. They feel real. Sometimes with paranormal/fantasy books the paranormal characters tend to come across a little stiff and unnatural in conversation because the author is trying to make th
Dee Smith
Oct 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
You'll Fall for this One

If you have ever dreamed of a man who craved your body, this book is for you. If your fantasy is for a man who accepts everything about you (your quirks, baggage and negative traits), then you will definitely fall in love with this one. If you crave a new story or author who has an exciting plotline, a bigger than life way of storytelling and loveable characters, then you will be completely satisfied with this story (author). If you enjoy authors such as JR Ward, Johanna
Heather andrews
Feb 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing

I liked Greydon he was quite the character, "he flipped the blanket completely off and she squealed. He smiled and pointed to his crotch. “Look, underwear.” He's quite the protective make, "his green eyes darkened and swirled with golden sparks. “Did the humans there hurt you? I will hunt them and feed their bodies to the sharks.” I think I'm really going to like this series, yes the book ended in a.cliffhanger but I didn't mind the two main characters were how I wanted them to be just other ele
Mary Elizabeth Szigeti
Nov 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I was surprised at how well I liked this book. First off, the cover doesn't do it justice. I loved how Valerie uses the demons as the same as what we think is a vampire and his home as the lost city. I mean there were a lot of things that blew my mind away. I am buying the next book this Friday because I want to see what happens. I love the first book so freaking much and the love between the two main characters AND the others are so great!! I give it a 10 Stars if I could. A must read romance/a ...more
N. Kuhn
Jun 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: demons, paranormal
*I received this book free in exchange for an honest review*
I loved this story. You always get these demon shifters stories and most of them are the same. This one is interesting and I can see it becoming a saga. I'm dying to know more about the other characters involved and to see where Greydon and Aimee end up! There were a few errors, but I think I have an ARC, which would be why. This is a well written story that I'm definitely going to be following the rest of! It was exciting, sexy, suspen
Elizabeth Robbins
May 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I recieved a beta copy of this story, and loved it! What's not to love? A smoking hit Demon prince on a mission to save his brothers, and a beautiful human fall madly in lust! The ending was a bit of a cliffhanger, but it's the first book in a new series. All in all, for lovers of steamy paranormal romance, this one gets my hearty endorsement!
Heather Way
Nov 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Awesome paranormal sizzle read

This book kept me on mY toes! Enthralled within the love fest of hot demons and true love!! It kind of felt like a major cliffhanger through which I can't stNd
Jennifer Miller
Dec 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Great new series

From page one I was hooked on the story line and the emotions of each character This is a new author for me and a great new imagination. Off to the next book
Mar 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Got ARC, for a honest review.

The author has a away of pulling me into the story, as they show me the world they have built for their characters. As Aimee is saved by Greydon over and over again. Their chemistry between them builds, and makes for hot steamy moments in the book. All the characters help to pull me in to wanting to know all about them and their stories. Bethany and Fang make me hope there is a story about them. The story has a nice steady pace and is well written. I have always love
May 24, 2015 rated it liked it
I got the book from the author and Paranormal Romance & Authors That Rock in exchange for an honest review.
Taken by Desire is the first book in the Demonic series. First of all, I would like to say that if you love paranormal books with sexy royal demons, an antique prophecy and evil gods, this is the book for you. Secondly, I think that this novel has some aspects that are quite original such as the mixture of magic, demons serving the gods, Atlantis legends, magical DNA test and blood ritu
Apr 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
I really enjoyed this book and cannot wait until the next one comes out! The characters were fantastic and the story pulled me right in. Greydon was a great lead. For a demon, he was super sweet but we never were allowed to forget what he really was. His demon form was powerful and violent, but oh so protective of Aimee. As for Aimee, she was a pretty normal girl who was destined for more. I liked her, but did get frustrated at how dense she could be about certain things. The two side characters ...more
Kim Bishop
May 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
**Book provided by the author for an honest review**
Taken by Desire is a love story caught in the middle of a war, or is it a war with a love story intertwined into it? Not sure but I thought either way it didn't matter because I loved it! Greydon is Prince of Oshivana aka Atlantis, Aimee is a clueless human that was in the wrong place at the wrong time, or was it fate? And BOOM! Greydon appears out of nowhere and saves Aimee's life in the alleyway where she was being attacked by Concosa demons,
Jun 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
Taken By Desire is the first book in the Demonic Desires Series by Valerie Twombly. Greydon, a Valarian demon, was forced to flee his home when their enemy the Concosa invaded their home, killed his parents the King and Queen and captured the rest of his family. After that he spent the next year hunting the demon who killed them, but when he finally finds him and kills him he also finds so much more than he was expecting. Aimee Jarvis is just an ordinary woman who owns a book store and is fascin ...more
May 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
I found Taken By Desire to be a good, solid paranormal romance with a strong storyline and fascinating demonic characters. Valerie Twombly is very good at creating captivating paranormal worlds with plots that grab your attention and keep you wanting more, and after reading this one, I can't wait for the rest of the series.

Aimee's character was a strong female lead, though at times she felt a little laid back when it came to her feelings for Greydon. I would have liked to see her more openly exp
Jun 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle
This was a very fast paced and exciting read. It was very refreshing and new. A lot of the paranormal romances now are pretty much the same story told over and over but this one was different.

I really liked Aimee, shes a fighter and I love her sense of humor. Even after being attacked by these demons she stuck around to make sure her rescuer was ok. Greydon is a great leading male. He's all alpha but still very sweet. Him and Aimee make a great pair. I love the chemistry between them and the bu
Mar 03, 2016 added it
Shelves: netgalley, para-world, pnr
Crossposted at my blog: What is Detetiv Doing Now?

Valerie Twombly you outdo yourself with every book I read! Liked the idea of warring demons and gods fighting against each other. Some parts like with Garrett or her girlfriend felt a bit forced but the storyline makes up for it. Can not wait for the next book, already put a note to myself when the next Eternally Mated comes out.

This is a arc via Netgalley I did not get paid for this review
Nov 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Read it straight through

Strong story line, not one but 2 heroines loved the plot can't wait for the next one, in the meantime I'll read her other works.
Shannon Sparks
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Jul 28, 2015
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Award winning and bestselling author Valerie Twombly grew up watching Dark Shadows over her mother's shoulder, and from there her love of the fanged creatures blossomed. Today, Valerie has decided to take her darker, sensual side and put it to paper.

When she is not busy creating a world full of steamy, hot men and strong, seductive women, she juggles her time between a full-time job, hubby and he

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