When Kenan, an incubus, finds a caged angel for sale in the Hellsgate marketplace, he sees her as a challenge. Certain that his skills in seduction will work as well on a heavenly creature as they do on mortal women, he buys Jahel, intent on having her soul as a novelty in his collection.My Thoughts: Considering the length of this novella, it packed a lot of story into it. There's danger, intrigue, sexiness, a quest of (moderately) epic proportions, powerful beings and the threat of apocalypse. It doesn't get much better than that.
Knowing he must gain Jahel's trust if she is to come to his bed willingly, Kenan treats her more as his guest than as his slave. When she reveals what brought her to the mouth of Hell in the first place-retrieving the soul of a young girl she was guarding-he even offers to help her complete her mission.
Though he has promised Jahel freedom, Kenan soon realizes she has captured his heart instead. And as their passion for one another grows, they find themselves caught in a struggle between Heaven and Hell, one that will lead them to the very edge of the apocalypse...
This is the type of angel/demon story that works for me. I like it when they skirt the edges of theology without coming across as preachy. If that makes sense. I like the idea of angels and demons (especially when they end up romantically linked) but I don't care for the religious side of that. Which is funny, since we're talking about angels and demons. I'd have to say that the angel/demon lovin' gives it a push in the right direction for me. Because, you know, I like it when angels and demons get on with the lovin'.
Sweet and sexy, Demon's Fall felt grand and well thought out. I liked the dual worlds that were painted and the way that Jahel and Kenan's relationship evolved.
More books by Karalynn Lee
Reading challenges: The E-book Challenge, The Paranormal Romance Challenge, The Morbid Romantica Challenge, The Show Me the Free Challenge
Demon's Fall was a free download from Carina Press that I picked up on 06/21/11.