One of the best debut novels I have ever read! Juliet Dark
has a true flare for the darkness that we all crave, a
remarkable way of turning a story into a novel, and a
character into a part of my heart! I absolutely loved THE
DEMON LOVER! This is novel about a woman struggling to find
her place in
Cailleach McFay has never truly had a place
where she could call home. Both her parents died in a
crash, and Cailleach was raised by an ice queen of a
grandmother. Landing a job in Fairwick at the university
there would be ideal. Not too far from civilized New York
City, Callie is pleasantly surprised by the homey feel of
the town and the staff at the college. The discovery of a
house that seems to be reaching out for her, Callie decides
that Honeysuckle House will be her first and true home. The
best part of the house is the added bonus of original
manuscripts from one of her favorite authors. The
correlations between the hidden scenes she finds on paper
and the dreams she has been having are too obvious for
coincidence. In this house it appears that things really do
go bump in the night.
The college also has some strange happenings. Fairwick
College seems to be overrun by things not of this world.
Callie soon discovers that inside her is the key to opening
doors that she never dreamed existed. Shocked beyond words,
Callie is truly far away from anything she has ever known.
The only thing going right is her love life. And for once
that is off the charts!
Liam is everything that Callie
could ever want in a man. He shares her love of movies, her
love for poetry, he cooks, and he is even better than that
in bed. Outside of her home nothing is staying on course.
One thing after another seems to be going wrong and her
students appear to be fading into exhaustion right before
her eyes. Callie must rely on her new friends and
neighbors to help her find the answers before it's too
late. No problem. Right, how hard can it be to save her
students, reverse a curse, and stay alive?
I absolutely loved Callie. She was as vulnerable as any
woman would be, yet she did what was right and not always
for the right reasons. I really liked the way that she
wasn't just okay with everything, I mean who would be?
Callie had her "freak out" moments like any woman would. I
thought that the way she was written helped me to connect
to her on a deeper level than I have connected to a
character in a long time. Liam was also written to love.
How can you not love a man as deeply romantic as he was?
Maybe he did have ulterior reasons, but who doesn't. I
found myself justifying his actions just as Callie was. I
found myself longing for these two to find their "ever
This was truly a remarkable book, it was as spellbinding as
it was riveting and I found myself lost between the pages
more often than not. I was a little overwhelmed trying to
keep all the characters and their species straight at
first, but as the story went on I evolved right beside
Cailleach. The plot kept twisting and turning and I kept
wondering if we would ever find out what was really going
on in Fairwick. I became completely engrossed in the story
and was amazed when it ended. When did I get to the end of
the book, and more importantly where is the rest of my
story Ms. Dark? I am anxiously awaiting it.
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
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.