Thursday, June 7, 2012

Review: The Demon's Bargain by Lisa Alder

The Demon's Bargain (Demons Unleashed) by Lisa Alder
Synopsis (Goodreads):
When the Demon bargains for one night of her one loses.

Vetis, the Demon of Corruption, is bored. It’s too easy to tempt humans into committing horrible acts and the appeal has worn thin. He’s restless and seeking distraction...until a gambler offers to settle a debt by submitting his wife for Vetis’s use.

One tiny glimpse of the rage in Amara and the absolutely sexless way she endures his sensual touch, and Vetis has his challenge. He’ll make this woman enjoy the carnal pleasures of sex.

The bargain is struck. One night. Of HER pleasure. And the debt will be paid.

Ill-used by her husband, Amara believes she is doomed, for she has no pleasure within her, her innocence forfeit long ago. But as Amara’s body awakens with sinful desires and carnal longings, hope begins to blossom that pleasure is within her reach.

Demons never fail and the challenge is on. Vetis knows with the right sensual persuasion the debt will be paid in pleasure, however he doesn’t bargain on falling in love.

Warning: this erotic romance novella contains m/f/m sex, light bondage, and smokin' hot demon sex.
My Thoughts: Holy smokes, Batman! Where has this series been all my life? It has all the things I adore and want more of... a sexy beast of a hero, a damaged heroine, a despicable ass of a husband who needs to get his comeuppance... If I weren't sitting in my chair right now I'd be bouncing all over the place.

Maybe this was just the perfect book for the type of mood I was in, but everything about it worked for me. I LOVED how Vetis was determined to replace Amara's memories of degradation and pain with ones that gave her pleasure to remember. I loved that Amara's abuse is addressed head on. I loved that Vetis pulls out all the stops to get through to her. In fact, I'm getting a little swoony thinking about it.

I really, really loved the world that Lisa Alder has created. I'm a sucker for demons and broken societies and this book took both and mixed them up nicely. Did I mention the demons? Let's face it, demons are one of my favorites for a reason and Vetis pushed all my buttons. So to speak. I like that these demons were imprisoned by the Fae as a means for the Fae to steal all the energy of the humans for themselves (Dudes, not a spoiler. This is laid out in the opening prologue and is some AWESOME setup for this world). It was a nice twist on the idea that the Fae are inherently good and it pulled me in from the start.

The sex is smokin', the demons sizzle and the world packs a punch. I am totally looking forward to reading more in this series.

Books in this series
1. The Demon's Bargain - Kindle
2. To Summon a Demon
3. The Demon's Seduction

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  1. Ohhh la la. I love demons too. Hmmmm. I think I'll add these to my TBR...

  2. So, really, the only thing missing here are #NakedWerewolves? Though maybe that would be amazing book overload and your brain would explode.

    Sounds good, though. Really good.

    1. *brain short circuits*
      *comes back online*
      *rereads your comment and short circuits again*

  3. Well the tbr has grown again. Your enthusiasm has sold me on this one.

    1. I'm not going to lie, I'm easy when it comes to demons. Rawr!