Book review

Demon's FallDemon's Fall by Karalynn Lee

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Demon’s Fall by Karalynn Lee

Website: http://www.karalynnlee.com


Published October 25th 2010 by Carina Press (first published September 15th 2010)

ISBN: 9781426890680


She was an angel at the gates of Hell.

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.

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...


I have to admit one of the reasons I read this eBook was because of the cover. It’s a quite pretty cover. Another reason was because it deals with angels and demons but paints a different world outside of Heaven and Hell.

Kenan is quite sexy though I guess he has to be since he’s an incubus. His only reason for buying Jahel was so he could sleep with her and add her soul to his collection because having an angel’s soul is very rare. From the minute he brought her back to his house is was full-blown seduction. I was curious to see how Jahel would react to his charm, if she would succumb just like any other mortal woman. I would have loved to read her thought process throughout his endeavors but reading Kenan’s thoughts was awesome. Watching him growing more attached to Jahel was great. Once he gets what he wants from her she leaves. He’s torn yet thrilled but his love for her takes over and he journey’s to find her again. When he does, he proves to her that he loves her and they give up their mortality to grow old together.

Rewind: Jehel came to find the girl she was supposed to be protecting. In my opinion, the girl turned out to be Snow White. Weird right? It was very well played though and I don’t have any complaints about it. Well, except the fact that Kenan slept with the Queen (Snow White’s evil stepmother or whatever.)

Back on topic. I love this story! It has some steamy sex scenes and an awesomely sketched out world. I’m giving Demon’s Fall a 4 star rating.

Cesya Cuono author of the Elemental series.

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Book review

Phantom Universe (Summer Chronicles #1)Phantom Universe by Laura Kreitzer

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Phantom Universe (Summer Chronicles #1) by Laura Kreitzer

Website: http://laurakreitzer.com/

Paperback, 240 pages

Expected publication: February 15th 2011 by Obsidian Mountain Publishing

ISBN: 99780982903346


Sold into slavery to pirates at the young age of four, Summer learns to survive the rough seas of subterfuge and thieves through silence. When the boat she’s lived on most of her life is destroyed, Summer finds herself washed up on the shore of a new world, a phantom universe full of the bizarre and extraordinary. She meets Gage, the one boy who understands the girl with no speech. But when their lives are put on the line, will Summer finally call out? Or will all be lost in the fathomless depth of silence?


From the very beginning Phantom Universe held my interest. The prologue alone gave just enough information to make you want more. It’s one of those books where you can’t wait to turn the page.

Summer was kidnapped at the age of four, whipped into silence and sold into slavery to a band of pirates. She puts her trust into Landon, another slave on the ship, after he saved her from an awful occurrence. The first few chapters in part one of this novel are memories of Summer’s that are vital to the story and her character development. We are then introduced to Jaden, a fellow slave from Summer’s past, who was sent there on a mission for the Secret Clock Society to capture her. She tells them exactly what’s going on and helps them escape so they can all free themselves of their slavery. During their escape, Summer goes off on her own and Landon sticks with Jaden to make sure she’s actually true to her word. As she’s running towards the meeting point something explodes behind her and she’s flung over the side of the ship. She takes leave on a dining room table and drifts in the water until she finally hits land and passes out from exhaustion.

She awakes to a smiling Jaden and immediately scans the area for Landon but he’s nowhere to be seen. (I was quite upset that there was no Landon right away but Laura is great at building the suspense.) After they find food and drink they relax on the beach until something begins happening to Summer. Her skin begins glowing, a blinding light bursts from her, and they both collapse on the beach.

When she awakes is when we meet the oh-so handsome Gage. It was love at first sight . . . well for me anyway. He is the hero of this story and Summer’s eventual love interest. He understands Summer in ways that Landon couldn’t and she surprisingly puts her trust into him. This was a very awesome, futuristic world that I loved getting pulled into. I couldn’t get enough of her adventures and CANNOT wait for her adventure to continue!

I’m giving Phantom Universe a 5 star rating because Laura truly brought Summer’s world to life with her very descriptive writing and, quite literally, page-turning adventure

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