Tuesday, January 10, 2012

A Demon's Desire

Lizzy will be our guest on JournalJabber tonight, January 10, 2012.  Be sure to stop by the SHOW at 8PM CST to learn more about Lizzy and her other work!

A Demon’s Desire
By:  Lizzy Ford
Published October 18, 2011
Available Format: ebook

My Rating:  ★★★★★

Not far into Emma’s relationship with Adam, she discovers he isn’t the faithful lover she thought he was. In fact, he was involved with a dark witch named Olivia who is less than thrilled that he has been a bit on the promiscuous side. Rather than directing her displeasure toward Adam, however, Olivia begins retaliating against the other women. At the beginning of this novella, Emma is searching for someone that can help cure her beloved niece of the shadows cast upon her by Olivia which are slowly draining her life. She happens upon Tristan along Demon’s Alley, a rather shady part of town, and he agrees to help her fight the darkness.  The thing is, Tristan is full of that same darkness, and while he’s fighting for little Sissy’s life, he is also trying to maintain a balance within himself.

Helloooo Tristan!  Tall, dark, and handsome – never mind the darkness that surrounds him is pure evil from the depths of hell.  He means well and that’s all that matters. Each of Lizzy’s characters has personality and purpose in the story, which makes it that much better. Normally when two characters meet and suddenly have such a strong attraction to one another, it tends to be rather bothersome, but for some reason, this time it didn’t bother me at all. At one point, the author mentions that it felt as if they had known each other in a past life, and that is the exact vibe I got from them from the beginning. I really enjoyed seeing their relationship develop in the short time it took to read this novella.

I really enjoyed this book, and it was a great introduction to Lizzy’s work. Adding Isolde was just icing on the cake for me. I’m such a sucker for sweet animals in stories, and now that I’m a great dane owner myself, I was definitely a pushover for Isolde. The story itself just seemed to flow perfectly, and being on the shorter side, we aren’t caught up in long, drawn-out drama amongst the characters. There’s a good balance of normalcy against the magic and action happening along the way. And everything was vivid and believable.

This is a short and sweet read; my only complaint was that it was over so quickly!