Friday, July 11, 2008

"Demon's Kiss" by Eve Silver

FROM THE BOOKCOVER:
The Compact of Sorcerers, a brotherhood sworn to guard the wall between the human world and the demon realm, have relied only on one another for centuries. But now there's a traitor in their midst...Struggling medical student Clea Masters knows she's unique. Ever since her parents'' death, she's been kept safe by an inexplicable force inside her that knocks back any threat. But when a demon attacks her, Clea is launched into a dangerous world she never knew existed. Her only ally is a lethal, seductive man who arouses a hunger stronger than anything she has ever imagined...Compact of Sorcerers member Ciarran D'Arbois will not let harm befall Clea. In her, he sees a strength he admires and a body he longs to caress. Yet demons are determined to break down the portal Ciarran has sworn to protect, using Clea as their key. Now as a rogue sorcerer leads the enemy ever closer, Ciarran and Clea have only one hope. Both must surrender to their darkest passions--and unleash their most dangerous, untested desires.
Somehow I expected more from this paranormal then was delivered. Although Clea’s character is aware she is different, her transition into full awareness of the supernatural world happens quickly and her actions and reactions simply did not seem true or believable. Throughout the novel Ciarran and Clea are constantly describing each other in numerous variations of “a hunka hunka burnin’ love”. Now a certain amount of this is to be expected in a paranormal romance but I found it to be over the top here. Looks to be the start of a series as the ending is left with an obvious entry point for a follow-up story. Overall the style is a bit pulpish and purple, but if that’s your thing, then by all means give it a read. I doubt I will be buying the sequel.

 

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