Review: Demon Lover by Juliet Dark

Demon Lover
(Fairwick Chronicles #1)
By: Juliet Dark
Publisher: Random House
Published: Dec. 27 2011
Genre: Paranormal Romance

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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 book was nothing at all what I thought it was. Instead of being a romance novel about an incubus it is more about Callie’s discovery of not only the magical world around her but about herself as well. After starting her new job in Fairwick, Callie realizes that her new friends and neighbors are not what she thought they were. Witches, incubi, vampires and fey really do exist and they aren’t aren’t what you would expect.

The story isn’t just about a woman and her incubus. She actually banishes him early on in the book and a lot of the story is about Callie’s new friends and her adjusting to her new life. The story has a lot of story line for a romance and it isn’t until almost 3/4 of the way through that the pages start to get steamy. I thought that the story flowed nicely between the paranormal unknown and the romance but I wish there was more romance than down time in this book.

“And summer once more will make winter a liar, but I won’t warm. You’re all I’ll ever desire.” – Liam


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