The Demon Lover: A Novel (Fairwick Chronicles, Book 1)

By Juliet Dark

I gasped, or attempted to. My mouth opened, yet I couldn't draw breath. His lips, pearly rainy, parted and he blew into my mouth. My lungs improved underneath his weight. whilst I exhaled he sucked my breath in and his weight grew to become from chilly marble into hot dwelling flesh.
 
in view that accepting a instructing place at distant Fairwick university in upstate long island, Callie McFay has skilled an analogous disturbingly sensual dream each evening: A mist enters her bed room, then takes the form of a virile, seductive stranger who proceeds to ravish her within the so much toe-curling, thoroughly gratifying methods attainable. might be those desires are the results of her having written the bestselling e-book The intercourse Lives of Demon Lovers. Callie's lifelong ardour is the intersection of lurid fairy stories and Gothic literature-which is why she's chanced on herself at Fairwick's well known folklore division, residing in a once-stately Victorian condominium that, at the start sight, looked as if it would name her name.
 
yet Callie quickly realizes that her desires are alarmingly actual. She has a demon lover-an incubus-and he'll seduce her, excitement her, and finally suck the very lifestyles from her. Then Callie makes one other startling discovery: Her incubus isn't the in simple terms legendary creature in Fairwick. because the tenured witches of the school and the resident fairies within the surrounding woods arrange to forged out the demon, Callie needs to accomplish anything infinitely extra difficult-banishing this supernatural lover from her heart.

"Vivid and enthralling . . . Dark's letter-perfect gothic kind is a delightful tribute to prior gothic novels, and the magical components, together with incubi, fae, vampires, and witches, make this a stellar romance."-Booklist (Top 10 SF/Fantasy)
 
"[Juliet] darkish develops a posh, exact international the place magic, cause, and gothic literature enjoyably intersect."-
Publishers Weekly 

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I may see longing in his face, a longing matched in my very own sinews and veins. He was once made from a darkness that spoke to the darkness within me. If he referred to as to me, i'd persist with. yet he didn’t name to me. He lifted a hand—in parting or benediction I’d by no means know—and then he vanished into the shadows from which he got here. a great mist rose from the floor, filling the arched doorway. I stepped nearer and the mist parted for me, curled round me, and caressed my face. I felt it linger at the iron key I wore round my neck and lap on the marks on my wrist Liam had made whilst i used to be keen to keep on with him into the shadows.

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