The Demon Lover by Juliet Dark – Book Review

The Demon Lover by Juliet Dark
Published by Ballantine Books, an imprint of Random House

Since Callie was little, a strange man has always visited her in her dreams. A prince, she once believed him to be. Perhaps it was this nightly visitor that inspired her love of fairy tales and Gothic literature, even the subject of her best-selling book, The Sex Lives of Demon Lovers. Thanks to her book, Callie has gotten a position at Fairwick College’s folklore department. With her new job and the new house she’s bought, the man who used to haunt her dreams is back. This time, though, the dreams are graphic, and starting to suck Callie’s energy away from her. Callie is, it appears, being haunted not by simple dreams, but by an incubus, and he’s not the only mythical creature in Fairwick.

Callie’s midnight romps with her incubus get to be a bit much towards the beginning of the book, but once she starts to realize that something strange is going on and trying to figure out exactly what that is, it picks up. By the time I was about a third of the way through the book, I was thoroughly entranced (heehee) by the magic and academia. The Demon Lover reminds me somewhat of A Discovery of Witches, but with a slightly different bent.

Altogether a great start to a trilogy. Recommended.

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8 comments to The Demon Lover by Juliet Dark – Book Review

  • The cover is gorgeous (although I totally thought this was a YA cover!) and any resemblance to A Discovery of Witches immediately gets my attention. I’ll be on the lookout for this on!

  • This looks like something I would like. I would have guessed YA from the cover, too. Maybe that’s why I think I’ll like it. Lol.

  • I left a comment earlier. The internet must have ate it. Anyway, seems like a book I might like, yes?

  • I’m not sure about the nightly romps, might be a little more than I’m comfortable with.

    • Once they’re over (about 1/2 way), they’re mostly over for this and the next book at least. It was a LOT for someone who doesn’t really read romance, though.

  • Someone had recently recommended this as a fae book and my hold just came in, so its funny you posted this now. I guess I need to wait until I get nearer to halfway before deciding to drop it. She’s just moved into the house, and I’m just not feeling it. I’m wanting to get into the proper fae aspect of it already.