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Amy and Jennifer ARE Seduced by Books. We’re both in our 30’s, moms, close friends, work together, and share many of the same interests including our love of reading. Amy grew up in Maryland and has been obsessed with Vampires for as long as she can remember. Jenn grew up in Florida and loves the furry, the fey, and the fangs, in that order. Currently we are both in Orlando, FL. When we can be pulled away from books, Amy loves to bake and Jenn loves to take pictures and scrap.
We decided to create a place where we could direct friends, and acquaintances for, book suggestions/recommendations (Jenn’s been known to talk to strangers on the train while traveling in NYC). Once we started out with a simple page, we evolved from there. Now we are sharing our book reviews, fun comments, recipes, and giveaways. We try to give reviews on new releases, pre-releases, and oldies but goodies that we read, or are reading. We’re going to be adding author interviews for established and up and coming authors soon.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Demon from the Dark - by Kresley Cole - Immortals After Dark

From New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole comes this scorching tale of a demon outcast poisoned with vampire blood and the vulnerable young witch he vows to protect—even from himself.
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.
Carrow Graie: hiding her own sorrows, she lives only for the next party or prank. Until she meets a tortured warrior worth saving.
In order for Malkom and Carrow to survive, he must unleash both the demon and vampire inside him. When Malkom becomes the nightmare his own people feared, will he lose the woman he craves body and soul? (back cover comments)

I personally don't think the "back cover comments" did justice for this book.  If you haven't read the IAD series, Cole developed characters and great story line around all of our favorites in the paranormal genre; Lycans, Vampires, Demons, Valkyrie, Witches, Spirits, Half-breeds and more are all eccentrically matched.  
Our lead character is briefly mentioned in the ending of one of the previous Immortals After Dark series books.  While not a "key" character in many of the IAD series, I'm glad that Kresley Cole has found a way to extend this series and add new life to it, although at first I was wondering exactly the link.  

Who would ever thing you would find happiness in the realm called Oblivion.  Carrow Graie counts on it else she'll have nothing to defend herself.  As a witch, she has powers that need to be recharged.  Currently, she's imprisoned and from someone who parties hard and loves a good prank, she's got to deal with what she can.  Until, she needs to become responsible for someone else.  Priorities change.  After making a deal to be set free, she's sent on a task to Oblivion, where she must lure demon, Malkom Slaine to our realm.  His dossier says he's dangerous, a murderer, and would rather have your head on a pike.  He's waiting for a great battle against his last enemy in his bid for revenge after being infected with vampire blood.  Little do they know that Carrow and Malkom will have to overcome some of the greatest challenges from their past to save themselves.  

Cole hits us with the exciting battles and the luscious sex to keep you interested as she develops these new characters.  There were a few points where I was frustrated for either Carrow or Malkom and it drug the book out for me a little, but overall I think it was well done, and again opens us new life for the series.  To often we have predictable couplings in our stories set up previously.  I loved Malkom's character and his development in the story.  I have to say I enjoyed him more than Carrow.  I give this 3 slices (out of five).  

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