Title: Demon from the Dark
Author: Kresley Cole
Release Date: August 31st, 2010
A dangerous demon she can’t resist…
Malkom Slaine: tormented by his sordid past and racked by vampiric hungers, he’s pushed to the brink by the green-eyed beauty under his guard.
A maddening witch he aches to claim…
Carrow Graie: hiding her own sorrows, she lives only for the next party or prank. Until she meets a tortured warrior worth saving.
Trapped together in a savage prison…
For them to survive, Malkom must unleash both the demon and vampire inside him. When he becomes the nightmare his own people feared, will he lose the woman he craves body and soul?
Summary from Goodreads.com
My Review: This is actually book eight in a series called Immortals After Dark, but they are written so you could read them out of order if you wanted to and it would not be a problem. If you do read them in order though, you will pick up on the little jokes here and there that reference back to other stories, which make it fun 🙂
So how did I find this series? Well, last week I was looking for a book to read and my friend Monica over at The Bibliophillic Book Blog suggested this series to me. Monica and I have very similar taste in books and she has never steered me wrong before so I got the first book and started reading. After that I was sucked into a book reading oblivion for the next week and a half. I could not stop reading this series, it is sooooo gooooood! It has every single paranormal being possible all wrapped up into one series, which just makes it that much sweeter!
Quick background on the series in case you have not read it before like me. In each book your getting a glimpse into the lives of the Lore aka all the beings that fall in to the paranormal category. Each book focuses on two people making their way through until they find each other and their lives get a whole lot more interesting. While this is all going on there is also an Ascension on the rise, an epic battle that comes every 500 years between all the factions of the Lore. So the time line is always moving towards the Ascension, but you get different viewpoints of life through the eyes of the characters that are in the book you are reading. Which is really cool because you get to see what is going on through the eyes of all members of the Lore and really get a full picture of what life as an immortal is like.
Okay, onto this book, I was not sure I would love this one as much as previous books in this series, because we had never seen the demon, Malkom, before so I knew nothing about him and Carrow had always been in the background and we did not know a lot about her either. I was so wrong, I loved it! Malkom pretty much had the worst life ever up until now and he quickly won me over. How could you not want to help someone like that, someone who has never had anyone truly love him his whole life. He has no reason to trust anyone but he is tempted to let Carrow in.
One of the things I found really intriguing was the instant barrier put between Carrow and Malkom: language. For almost half the book, they don’t speak the same language, at all. Yet they still find a way to communicate with one another through charades and hand gestures. It was hilarious to watch Carrow try and figure out ways to say everything she wanted to him because he did not have a clue half the time. The guy has been isolated on the parallel dimension for a really long time. He does not know and English and has never had to be gentle with anyone, so watching him try to communicate was very amusing.
If you have not read this series you also need to know that it falls into the paranormal adult romance category, umm, yeah, very adult. It is crazy steamy there at some points, so blushers beware! I think Kresely just gets better at writing the steam as the series continues. You never quite know what to expect and everything unfolds differently in each book so you are never bored and always eager to read more.
I don’t really know how to sum up this series. It is crazy good and every book gets better and better! I am only sad that I caught up with them all now and have to wait for more books to come out.
If you go here it will take you to Kresley’s page that shows you every book in order so know which book to read when and get caught up like me. So if you have not read them before, you should now because they really are awesome!