Friday, May 1, 2015

Book Review: "Desiring a Demon" (Missy Jane)

It's said that opposites attract.

What would happen if the opposites that happened to be attracted to one another were, respectively, the epitome of good and evil?

Raphael, Archangel of Justice, and his angel brothers keep demons from destroying humanity, and have nothing else to do with them ... until he brings home a half-demon, half-human woman named Astaroth, believing that her human side will win out over her damned side.

Astaroth has loved Rafe for a long time, living with him, baking for him, getting to know his brothers. Now, though, something has changed; she's become the target of a hideous force determined to see her demon side take over her entire self. What could an Archangel possibly want with a demon?

Desiring a Demon, by author Missy Jane, is a scintillating new release from Entangled Publishing's Covet imprint.

The typical paranormal novel these days is peopled with ... say it with me ... vampires and werewolves. That's just the way the trends have swung.

Which makes it all the more refreshing to find a paranormal romance (urban contemporary and suspense as sub-genres) peopled with something different. Angels and demons aren't terribly common in most literature today, and it's refreshing to read Jane's take on their world.

Expect Raphael to be a very human archangel, devoted to justice and his brothers and to upholding the calling he has on his life, but equally approachable and genuine, just as filled with doubts and fears --- especially regarding Asta --- as any human being.

And who knew a demon (or half-demon) could be likable? Astaroth makes a unique, lovely heroine, from her purple-tipped hair to the soles of her (before it's over) bright-red feet. Even as her demon side inexorably takes over, she fights to stay human, conscious of her choices, focused on keeping Rafe safe, no matter the cost to herself.

A selfless demon who sacrifices for another? It's just one component of many that make this story engaging, thrilling, and beautiful from start to finish.

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Author: Missy Jane
Title: Desiring a Demon
ISBN: 978-1-63375-263-4
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Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this work from the publisher via Net Galley in exchange for an honest, though not necessarily positive, review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

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