The Demon Lover

4.13
I gasped, or attempte to. My mouth opened, but I couldn ’ t draw breath. His eyes, pearly wet, parted and he blew into my mouth. My lungs expanded beneath his weight. When I exhaled he sucked my breath in 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 sensual dream every night: A mist enters her edroom, then takes the shape of a virile, seductive stranger who proceeds to ravish her in he most toe-curling, wholly satisfying ways possible. Perhaps these dreams are the esult of her having written the bestselling book The Sex Lives of Demon Lovers. Callie ’ s lifelong passion is the intersection of lurid fairy tales and Gothic literature—which is why she ’ s found 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 reams are alarmingly real. She has a demon lover—an incubus—and he will kil her, pleasure her, and eventually suck the very life from her. Then Callie makes another startling discovery: Her incubus is not the only mythical creature in Fairwick. As the tenured witches of the schoo and the resident fairies in the surrounding woods prepare to cast out the emon, Callie must accomplish something infinitely more difficult—banishing this supernatural lover from her heart.
Year of the Publication
Available Languages
Number of Pages
416
Original Title of the Book
Incubus
Publication Date
Published December 27th 2011 by Ballantine Books (first published 2011

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'This is where all stories tart, on the edge of a dark wood ... " When I ead that sentence I knew I had to et his book, the cover looked creepy and the story on the back cover seemed promising.

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Thi Demon Lover takes a lover of Gothic iction, essay and old legends and lore and plants her in a mall town where most of the people and co-workers at the local college are n't what they appear.

The slow-paced story lands Callie in interesting situations as she 's drawn to a rambling, old house filled with the lor of an incubus, and by the nd of memoi the reader is n't sure who to trust.

Truthfully Callie seems TOO trusting of some of the peopl I do n't eve care, and not trusting enough of a particular incubus, but that aside- it 's a unique story.First, there 's always instant kudos for main characters who are book lovers.

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his isn ’ t my usual thing, and like a lot of paranormal romances it could be argued as being bad in a cringeworthy way ... but sometimes you just need that, right? I ’ ll openly admit this book made me cringe at times.

I kne the folklore ties throughout.

Overall, I ’ ll admit this book isn ’ t the best thing ever written.

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She 's by no means my favourite author of all time or nything, but I 've read three very enjoyable books from her oeuvre of gothic mysteries, and ave lways found her work to be excellent comfort reading- well-written and packed with themes I relish: solitary protagonists, mysterious deaths/dark secrets, classical references, twists galore.

It woul certainl give greater enjoyment to readers who typically enjoy stories of this genre, but as far as I 'm awar, Goodman should stick to the aforementioned gothic mysteries.

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A Demon Lover4.5 StarsAfter writing a bestselling book on demon lovers in literature and folklore, Callie Macfay is offered a position at Fairwick College in a small remote town in the Catskill mountains.

Despite her academic expertise, Callie does not believe in things that go bump in the morning and dismisses the sensual and erotic dreams that she begins experiencing.

While not as intricate in its world building or characterization as A Discovery of Witches, The Demon Lover is, evertheless, rich in ambience, suspense and romance.

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Do n't et me wrong, it 's great and pretty well written, but it 's just too ...

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Yes, I hought “ Oh demon lover, typical romance story.

After th few years I got confirmation email* happy dance* and started reading.

he tory was amazing ( I robably was in mood for some nice paranormal romance – but it urned out to e more of an urban fantasy so never mind that) and he book wante to e a gold mine.

Liam ( duh) and Ralph ( yes, I ’ m wonderin about the mouse) are my favorite characters.Thinking about it, I didn ’ t really love ( aka obsess about) any characters in anothe ook.

But speaking of Demon Lover, they didn ’ t please me.

I got bored pretty often while reading the book.Ah and before I forget, more scenes with the incubus please! The ending made the book earn an extra star.

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1,5 starsI lost four days of my life with his story ( I 'm stubborn), so .. excuse me some ramblings.I 'm sorry, but his was one of he most boring books i 've ever read!! What happened here? Where was the tal of he demon lover? Where was the romance? Where was the intensity? Each night I woke—or thought I awoke—to a moonlit room.

" Hey, i may be falling in love with Liam, and i do n't remembe if he 's quit the incubus, but since my good friends, the demons, say he is, then i 'm coming to hurt him, and sending to a bleak and dark place ... and hey, since i 'm not vain, or anything ( Right!!), i have no problem in dying and transforming myself into shadows such as the demon lover. " " Because i do n't believ him in the flesh and the bone ( does n't matter that the poor guy, has been rying to become human once and for all), What i do WANT is, this dark and misterious shadow creature ...

Because, again, the garli, that ca have been tasty, becomes .... not-eatable, at all.Capice? What was his? A zoo of supernaturals? Vampires ( i 'm glad, they ten to be know by nocturnals ..), witches, demons ( daimons), incubus, succubus, brownies, fairies, norse ... whatever ... rats ( Hey, the rat can type in the computer!

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