Demon’s of Desire by Debra Dunbar
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Demons of Desire
Half Breed Series
Genre: Fantasy Romance
Date of Publication: 7/21/2014
Number of pages: 315
Word Count: 100,000
Cover Artist: Phatpuppyart Studios
Amber’s succubus desires are driving her, as well as every man within a five mile radius, crazy – and, Irix, the sexy incubus sent to tutor her, isn’t helping one bit. Determined to find some balance in her life as well as get away from his tempting presence, she escapes to visit a college friend in New Orleans.
But the Big Easy is anything but peaceful. Two powerful witch covens are battling for control of the mighty river and the potent ley lines that run through the city. Amber discovers her half-elven heritage may just resolve their differences, but the covens have other, more lethal, ideas. She knows she can restore the elemental energy to balance, but it’s not easy to play peacemaker when her succubus side wants to drown the whole city in a tide of lust.
The tensions between the covens aren’t her only trouble. There’s nowhere Amber can run to escape the siren-call of her demon nature, and nowhere she can run to escape the seductive incubus who won’t seem to take “no” for an answer.
This book is book 1 in the Imp Half-Breed Series. The specific story line comes to a conclusion, but the relationship story ends a bit in limbo.
The story begins with a college girl, Amber, flying to New Orleans to visit an old roommate, Jordan. The reader is quickly allowed into Amber’s mind where we discover she is not a human. Amber is half elf and half demon. In order to stay strong she needs to have a lot of sex. Amber likes sex, but she only ever wants a man once. Learning about her demon side, she realizes that not only does she only want one night stands, but her partner will be unfulfilled the rest of his life after having sex with her. Amber was raised human and her learned humanity will not allow her to have random sex and ruin lives. She abstains and begins to starve her demon side.
Next we meet Irix, a full demon, sent to teach Amber. He wants her to embrace her demon side and “feed” by having sex. She refuses and he takes it into his hands to have sex with her. Curiously, she still wants him after.
Amber’s elf side is hurt over the environmental destruction in the bayou and she meets with some Wiccans to heal the land and trees. A confrontation occurs involving vampires, demons, witches, elves and angels.
I liked the way the paranormal creatures did not stand out due to the New Orleans setting. The relationship between Amber and Irix was never supposed to be, but their tie was strong. I wanted some dialogue between the two regarding their feelings. They both used their actions to show how they cared, but the romance was not as high as it could have been.
This book is for an adult audience due to sexual content.
I’m giving this book 4 fangs.
Goodreads – Demons of Desire – https://www.goodreads.com/review/edit/22447922
About the Author:
Debra Dunbar lives on a farm in the northeast United States with her husband, three boys, and a Noah’s ark of four legged family members. Her fantasy novels feature supernatural elements in local settings. In addition to her Imp Series, and Half-Breed Series, she has also published a short story erotica series titled Naughty Mom.