Book Review

by Larissa Ione

Genre: Paranormal/Urban Fantasy
Sensuality: HOT

RT Rating

There is nothing easy about Ione's sizzling new world in this first Demonica novel, where no one is innocent and everyone is fighting their natures. The author's hard-edged style infuses the story with darkness while taking it to sizzling heights.

Since seeing her mother killed by a demon, Tayla Mancuso has been obsessed with becoming a demon slayer. Working for the Aegis, a network of humans who hunt demons, Tayla has done her share of killing, and during one fight, she is severely injured.

She winds up in a demon hospital, where she's treated by the all-too-sexy incubus doctor Eidolon. His brothers want him to kill Tayla, but Eidolon refuses. During his exam, he discovers a secret about Tayla that will change her world forever. (FOREVER, Jul., 416 pp., $6.99)

Reviewed By: Jill M. Smith

Publisher: Forever

Published: July 2008

Reader Rating

4.5 Stars

Average Rating: 4.5 Stars
(4 ratings)

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Pleasure Unbound

Submitted by Robin in PA on November 29, 2012 - 7:35pm.

When Demon-slayer Tayla Mancuso is badly injured during a battle, she ends up at Underworld General Hospital, run by the demons she has vowed to destroy. She believes they will torture and kill her. She doesn't expect to attracted to her doctor, Eidolon. Eidolon is a Seminus demon who is nearing his transition into a full incubus. He has been using his skills as a doctor to keep his lust under control. But he doesn't expect his passionate reaction to Tayla, a woman he considers the enemy.

This is the first book in the Demonica series. The beginning of the story suffers from information overload about the world-building and demon terminology. But after 50 pages and a sex scene that felt a bit out of place to me, the story picked up and I was thoroughly drawn into it. This book has everything: action, humor, espionage and romance. Eidolon is a great hero but Tayla took a little while to grow on me. The supporting characters in the book are interesting. I love the relationship between Eidolon and his brothers, and I'm looking forward to their books. My rating: 4.5 Stars.

I want some E!

Submitted by Oliva Love on June 25, 2010 - 3:17am.

At first there were too many characters and things going on for it all to "click" so I read the first few chapters a little slower than normal. Once I did have all the characters and what exactly they were down, I was hooked.

No down time, all action and well... *action* that kept me reading. I didn't skim pages for fear I might miss something important.

As tormented as most heroines seem to be, I didn't find Tayla frustating. You know, that whole "I can't do this... oh no, stop..." mentioned at least once on every page. Tayla knows it's wrong but does it anyway. That's my kind of girl.