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The Demon Takes All

(Deviants #1)

4.15  ·  Rating details ·  157 ratings  ·  56 reviews

She’s the best thief around. Getting caught is not an option.

One night of scorching-hot passion.
One empty promise that he would return in a week.

That’s all Arya had left to remind her of the demon lord who walked away from her that morning – and never came back.

Well, that, and her daughter, Jasmine. The beautiful child, born into two Deviant worlds.

The two halves
Kindle Edition, 137 pages
Published September 4th 2018
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Geneva Handleman
Aug 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
This romance was doomed from the start, and yet, neither of them could deny the other one. Different in every possible way, they were drawn to each other immediately. Even knowing it was just a one night stand, she had to have him. What came after shattered them both and kept them apart for too long.

The characters and writing are impeccable in this novel. I was drawn in quickly and the action kept me moving from page to page wanting to know what was going to happen next. I very nearly gave the
Sep 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Readers 18+ Only Please
Recommended to LMR by: Jacey Ward, & Booksprout
Demon Takes All An Enemies to Lovers, Secret Baby, Second Chance Romance by Jacey Ward DEMON TAKES ALL: An Enemies to Lovers, Secret Baby, Second Chance Romance By: Jacey Ward
Whatever It Takes To Keep Her Alive...
She'll DO whatever it takes to keep her Daughter Alive...
Steal whatever it takes...
Lie to whoever she has to...
Work with, or for, whoever has the answers...
In short, DON'T. GET. IN. HER. WAY!
Because, she's gonna say, do, beg, borrow, STEAL, or LEVEL if that's what it takes in her Healing Quest...
When the answers lead to the past, she's forced to betray the Heartbreaker
Sep 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Lord of the Deviants falls for the beautiful Sorceress.

Dante a demon happens to meet Arya a sorceress who is at a bar with her best friend Circe who is a Valkyrie. Dante is drawn to a female with red hair, emerald eyes and a body that calls to him. The attraction between Dante and Arya is immediate and unlike anything either of them has ever experienced. He has no plans to leave her the next day but something happens that he has to head out while she is asleep after a night of hot and heavy
Sep 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Demon Takes All is a stand alone, second chance, paranormal romance. Arya is out with her best friend, having a girls night out when she drinks from Dante’s drink. Feeling an immediate connection, they go home together, exploring their connection, and have an intimate time. When he promises to come back, but never does, Arya feels abandoned and hurt, but she’s in for a surprise when she finds out she’s expecting. Being a sorceress and Dante’s a demon, her child’s life is in danger, but Arya is ...more
Sep 07, 2018 rated it liked it
Just falls short of being really good for me.
A new author through Ku for me.
Though this was a very enjoyable read and had likeable characters, it just fails on too many fronts. The long held anger was I felt overdone, the quick forgiveness without real explanation, simplified.
Parts of the story plot are left answered.
I understand Arya not wanting to have Dante in their daughters life due to her perceived notions of his behaviour but not why she held such a grudge because he seemed to have
Jan 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Dante and Arya

Three years earlier Arya, a sorceress, was out with a friend when she met a demon who was so mesmerizing she was immediately taken with him. He promised he'd be back, but disappeared instead. Now, she's searching for a cure for her daughter who has HID, a fatal condition resulting from mixed parentage. Not a day goes by that she doesn't think about Dante, but over time longing has turned to anger.
Dante is the demon overlord of the Deviants and the head of a major corporations that
Joyce Gray
Sep 17, 2018 rated it liked it
3 1/2 Stars!

For adults only (18+ years) Contains subject matter that may be offensive to some including: adult language, adult intimate scenes, theme of demons & witches and violence. If any of these are offensive to you, then this may not be the book for you.

This is a short paranormal read and focuses around the connection felt by Arya (basically a witch) and Dante (demon over lord). Arya was having a drink in a bar with her best friend (valkerie), when she was approached by Dante. Normally
Douglas Williamson
Sep 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Instant attraction, a one night stand and miscommunications leads to long term complications.

This is a true paranormal romance with hidden magic and powerful supernatural creatures. Our heroine is a gifted thief and her best friend is a Valkyrie. Her lover? A demon. This wonderful mix of characters provides the background for our story. The characters are well written each with a strong personality that helps drive the story forward. The story itself gets a bit predicable at times, then throws
Adrienne Carrieri
Sep 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
This storyline was quite interesting. I like how the two different magical beings came together and created a new species. I like how they were mentally linked. He knew when she was close as she also knew that of him. Arya may have kept a very big secret from Dante but the fact that once he learned it and he had forgiven her after learning why she had done it is so awesome. Dante realizes he made a bad choice when he left her all those years ago but now will spend the rest of eternity by her ...more
Ashley Moheng
Sep 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
I received this ARC for an honest review
Jacey Ward does a wonderful job on taking the reader to a whole new place she transports you to a world of supernaturals and drops you in the center of Deviants where you learn what can happen in between a demon lord and a sorceress I love the chemistry between Dante and Arya the love she has for Jasmine and her best friend Circe who will do what ever she can to help Arya save Jasmine while trying to save Arya from Dante I wish there was a little more of
Jan 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow, in book 1 we meet Arya a sorceress who's out clubbing with her BFF, Circe a valkyrie & super model. She meets Dante a demon Lord & has a one-night stand with him creating Jasmine. Arya's angry with Dante because he made promises of coming back to her, but unknowingly he couldn't right away. When he searches for her he can't find her & he knows nothing about her having his child. But Jasmine is dying & Arya gets into big trouble trying to save her. There's a high sorceress ...more
Brenda Moser
Sep 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is a well written book with an interesting plot. The characters are strong and the story entertaining. The author weaves a paranormal romance between Arya , a sorceress and Dante , a demon , gives them a powerful chemistry and together create their daughter , Jasmine , unbeknownst to him. Being a hybrid, Arya hides her daughter who is now sick and needs help. This is a story of a mother's love and determination. The story moves quickly and smoothly and I loved reading it and hope to see ...more
Caroline Doig
Sep 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I’m a big fan of Jacey Ward’s and I absolutely love her stories. This is an amazing story and I don’t want to spoil it by giving any spoilers yes people it’s that good but if you want to know more then read Jacey’s blurb and that will give you the gist to this story. This is a second chance paranormal romance with demons, danger, a tough sorceress, suspense, twists and turns and so much more to keep you entertained and turning the pages. I freakin loved this story and I look forward to reading ...more
Sep 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
Jacey Ward creates a whole new world that exists parallel to ours and great characters to populate that world. The villains are suitably loathsome but I loved Dante, Arya and Arya's best friend, Circe. The chemistry between Arya and Dante was instant and sizzling but they lost each other and this story charts their life apart and Arya's struggle to save their sick daughter on her own, by any means necessary.
The story had me completely absorbed and I stayed up late to finish it. I hope that Jacey
Oct 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Super Hot Must Read Book!

In a world where it is not unusual to find Valkyries hanging out with sorceresses, the bar scene takes on a whole new meaning. This HEA is major for not just man and woman but also for a mother and child. In real life mixed blood types can cause trouble for humans, the same for a demon or a sorceress. There is a cliffhanger within the story line, fortunately the HEA for the main characters is solid and complete within the story. I hope Ms. Ward will continue this
Christina Luberts
Sep 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow, I could not put this book down. Jacey Ward brought so much into this book. We have Arya and Dante that meet and its love at first sight, then things start going wrong. Dante is called away and ends not able to come back. Arya takes it as a sign that it was a one night stand with the demon and he did not mean anything he said. Now she has a baby and after three years they run into each other again. Will Arya talk to him? Will she let him know about the baby? Can she save her little one? What ...more
Vivian Chrisman
Sep 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Opposites attract...

They say opposites attract. This is definitely true about Arya and Dante. She's a sorceress and he's a demon. They shouldn't be together but their chemistry won't be denied. Unfortunately they only have one night...then nothing. Well, not nothing, there is Jasmine. As a mother, Arya is willing to do whatever it takes to save her daughter even go against Dante. Got your attention? Yeah, mine too. This was a well written story with wonderful characters. It also proved that
Carol Morgan
Aug 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
An enthralling story from beginning to end , if only these two had talked they could of saved each other so much pain even if shes a sorceress & hes a demon . Arya thought Dante really meant forever when they had a red hot one night stand . unfortunately family kept him away from her & pride kept her away from him with almost disastrous results .Plenty of paranormal & even bit of Norse mythology makes this book an addictive read almost from the first page , great story , great ...more
Stephanie Telles young
Jan 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book is captivating!!! It kept my attention from the first chapter to the end! I am looking forward to the next book! No cliffhanger and a great ending =)
Arya is a great, awesome and resourceful heroine! I would love to have her strength. Felt sorry for Dante a few times but he is a strong character also and dream worthy!!!!!!
Loved it and looking forward to the next book Ms. Jacey Ward!!! Love your work! =)

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a
Sep 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Though I did enjoy this story, I didn’t like the ending. It seems by the time it came to end the story it was just an ok here it’s done kind of thing. Arya and Dante immediately fell for the other, but a promise was broken since Dante answered a call that landed him in purgatory for a year. Three years later Arya has a daughter whose dying and the only way to save her is to steal the chasm of guile from Dante. Will she save her daughter or will she be to late?

I received a free copy of this book
Ryanne Nichols
Sep 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
I’m not sure how to feel

This is the first time I’ve read a book where I’ve had sympathy for a demon. I think Ms Ward left out his dirty deeds on purpose to promote that, but I can’t be sure.

This novel was a page turner and although I usually loathe the “secret baby” genre, in this case I didn’t mind. It was well written and edited, which means a lot to me. No sloppy text here!

I recommend this book for those 18+ who like paranormal romances in the urban world.
Kathy L.
Sep 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed reading this. The story was actually pretty good. I was not sure of what I expected but it was pretty interesting. I do wish there was a bit more to the ending. There were also a few things left unresolved and unanswered. What happened to Rowan? What was done about Uvall? How did the underworld react when learning that the lord of the Deviant underworld is with a sorceress and has a hybrid child? Aside from that, it was an interesting short read.
Aug 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Demon Takes All by Jacey Ward

A great paranormal read which excellently describes the character’s emotions, building the story around a great cast. The backdrop, a world like our own, but with twists, is superbly detailed. The build-up in the story-line is enticing, the ending a little quick, but satisfying. Well written and thoroughly enjoyable, this book is a quick and easy escape into a demon and magic filled world, taking the reader from the norm.
Charity Cunningham
Aug 13, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc-s
Demon Takes All: An Enemies to Lovers, Secret Baby, Second Chance Romance by Jacey Ward was an Interesting Read.

I really liked the storyline, and the H, but the h's self talk, and actions were infuriating!

The ending was wrapped up nice and tidy, but I want to know what happened with the sub characters?

I need to know more, when is the next book coming out?

I received an Advance Readers Copy in exchange for an honest review.
Jennifer Soppe
Sep 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I want to take it all.

I loved this story. It has great flow, sufficient amounts of spice, just enough mystery and action along with a sprinkling of humor to keep me entertained. There were so many twists and turns to navigate to ensure that Arya and Dante found their HEA the I was on the edge of my seat rooting for them. I would love to see Circe get a “spin-off” book of her own.
Cali Jewel
Sep 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
Emotionally thrilling, sexy, action packed and heart pounding adventure filled with danger, magic, betrayal and passion..... highly entertaining and hard to put down read.

Arya is a very powerful smart, sexy and determined single mother looking to save her only daughter and keep her a secret from her powerful and evil father. .... Highly enjoyed reading this exciting and engaging journey.
Jennifer Dunski
Sep 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I am in love with "Demon Takes All!" It was incredibly sweet and so damn hot!!!
Dante and Arya's story is a perfect mix of sexy, danger and intrigue!
If you like your men gorgeous and dangerous & your women strong, independent and with a softer side.... this is definitely the book you want!

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Ilene G>
Sep 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
A quick and entertaining read.

I liked Arya, who is brave and resourceful. She bravely does anything to save her young daughter. Aryan is strong , daring and s great thief .Dante is a demon who crushes his enemies, businesses rivals and supernatural creatures. They are greatly attracted to each other.
Sep 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was a fast-paced paranormal read. Arya is a sorceress and Dante, a demon, they meet and share an intense connection, after spending a night together Arya learns she is pregnant. In order to save her child’s life, she must steal Damon’s most prized possession. Can she do it? Great characters and chemistry. A good read.
Nov 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Solid four stars, great second chance romance
No angst, no real grovel but enjoyable story
H and h enjoy one night of passion together. He said he'd call, but he never did
h moves on with her life, but keeps a little souvenir as well...
When circumstances bring them together figure it out!
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