Thursday, March 22, 2012

DNF: The Demon Lover by Juliet Dark.

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.
(Synopsis taken from Goodreads.)

My Thoughts:
I read this book for the 2012 ebook challenge. I wanted to like The Demon Lover so badly, but I just couldn't get into it. I think one of the reasons why is that the cover fools you into thinking it's a young adult book when it most definitely is not. It has a lot of adult situations and sex scenes in it. I will say one positive thing about the book though. The cover is absolutely gorgeous. I love how her blue dress looks with the background. As for the storyline, I thought it was horribly slow and boring. It took me about two weeks to get twenty-two percent through the story. During that twenty-two percent, the story just drags on and on. The only things that happen are the main character buys a house and gets a teaching job at the local college. Her demon lover makes an appearence a couple of times, but in my personal opinion, he isn't sexy. He's just kind of average and a little confusing. Sometimes she can see and sometimes he's like the wind. It makes the whole thing very cliche. I might try to pick up this book again sometime in the future, but for right now, it's going on my couldn't finish pile. I don't recommend it to anyone.
I give The Demon Lover: 1/5.
Want to know more about the author? (Juliet Dark is a pen name for Carol Goodman.)
I received this ebook from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I was in no way compensated for this review.


  1. Wow..i think i gave this a 4 or 5 and i cannot wait for book 2. Oh well, that's why there are so many books out there..sorry you didn't enjoy it.

  2. I was so disappointed that I didn't enjoy. Maybe if I try it again it might get better?