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 in my breath 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 experienced the same disturbingly erotic dream every night: A mist enters her bedroom, then takes the shape of a virile, seductive stranger who proceeds to ravish her in the most toe-curling, wholly satisfying ways possible. Perhaps these dreams are the result of writing her bestselling book, The Sex Lives of Demon Lovers. After all, Callie's lifelong passion is the intersection of lurid fairy tales and Gothic literature—which is why she finds herself at Fairwick's renowned folklore department, living in a once-stately Victorian house that, at first sight, seemed to call her name.
But Callie soon realizes that her dreams are alarmingly real. She has a demon lover—an incubus—and he will seduce her, pleasure her, and eventually suck the very life from her. Then Callie makes another startling discovery: He's not the only mythical creature in Fairwick. As the tenured witches of the college and the resident fairies in the surrounding woods prepare to cast out the incubus, Callie must accomplish something infinitely more difficult—banishing this demon lover from her heart.
This was a really fantastic book! It was just so freaking good, I absolutely loved the romance, the world, and all these characters, they were interesting, and they did some really cool things, like banish an incubus, and yeah, the synopsis? It's only like, a quarter of what actually goes on in this book!
I loved Callie, she wrote a book, and when she was offered the job, she was going to decline it-but then she saw the house that was owned by an author that was an influence on her own writing. Bonus, Callie get's the author's manuscripts. And it turns out that the author was visited by an incubus-the one that's now visiting Callie.
I have to say, that I really love this cover! It's evocative, beautiful, what with the birds and how they're flying around, and she's standing there in that beautiful dress, yeah, this is a very pretty cover, and it goes well with the great book inside!
This book resolve nicely for a start of the series, and I can't wait to read the next book!
Author: Juliet Dark
Series: Fairwick Chronicles #1
Read: January 3rd-4th, 2012
Reason Why: Cover looked really pretty, and loved the description!
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Published: December 27th 2011