Awaken the Demon (Demon Series #1)
by Shiela Stewart
Publisher: Decadent Publishing
Heat Level: Steamy
Word Count: 167 pages
Running from an abusive Fiancé, changing her name, Missy Green is looking for a new life. Taking temporary refuge in a group called The StarrGazers, she does her best to blend in. Problem is, the owner, Draco Starr has put his sights on her.
Born and raised in the pits of hell, Draco was sent to earth to collect souls for Satan. Having served his time he starts his own business. When word gets out that a child born from demon and human is alive, he is determined to find her and make her his own.
Discovering who Draco really is terrifies Missy, but it’s nothing compared to finding out she too is a demon. Coming to terms with who she is, dealing with her attraction to Draco, Missy begins to embrace her new life. Until her fiancé enters the picture and changes her life forever.
Warning: This title is intended for readers over the age of 18 as it contains adult sexual situations and/or adult language, and may be considered offensive to some readers.
“I wanted to ask you a few questions.”
She turned her head to face him and the room began to swim before her. “Questions, always questions with you. Let me ask you one for a change. Why are you looking for a mate?”
“To share my life with, of course.”
“Why me?” Her vision was beginning to blur. Was this what being drunk was like? She’d never been before.
He blinked several times before responding. “You’re the only one of your kind.”
“And that’s it? You want me because I’m rare?"
“I did. Before I knew you. Where is this going, Missy?”
“I’m just curious if love played any part in this search for a mate. See, when I accepted Ronald’s proposal, I believed I was in love. I figured we would have a long, happy life together, have a few children, grow old and die together.” She looked over at Draco. “Well, that didn’t exactly work out, so I was just curious what your idea of happily-ever-after is?”
“I’ve never really given it any thought.”
“Well, I would think that would be something to think about when choosing a mate. However, I really don’t know what you feel, being a direct descendent of Satan and all. Can you feel?” she slurred.
“How did you find that out?”
“I have my ways,” she responded slyly. “Can you?”
“I didn’t come here to be grilled by you.”
“I wasn’t grilling you. I was just asking questions. What’s the matter, Draco? You don’t like being questioned?”
He got to his feet. “I think I’ll come back when you’re in a better mood.”
“Oh, don't go. I’m in a perfectly fine mood now, Draco.” She swaggered toward him.
“Yep, yep I am. Why is it I get the strangest urge to rip those clothes from your body and see what's hidden beneath all that black?” She ran a finger along his lapel. “Yet, at the same time, I want to vomit at your feet.”
“What sort of response were you expecting from that question? Or was it a rhetorical one?”
“Yeah, the last one,” she slurred.
“This is all new to you. It will take time for you to adjust.”
“Oh, I’ve grasped it all. I’m now a demon who craves flesh and blood and my future is filled with uncertainty, but one thing remains.” The tears came up and flooded her eyes despite her fight to withhold them. “I can never go home again.”
“No.” She waved him off. “Leave me be. I need some time alone.”
“You keep pushing me away, yet it’s me you need.”
“I don’t need you.” She stepped away and was shocked when he yanked her back toward him. Before she knew it, his mouth was covering hers. She felt the heat scorch her from the middle of her belly and down. Something inside of her beckoned her to surrender.
“I have never wanted a woman’s lips before.” He ran his thumb over her lips. “Yours tempt me beyond reason.” With that said, he vanished.
She slumped to the floor, her eyes flooded with tears.
Now why did he have to do that.
“To start off, let me tell you I was very excited to get this book from Decadent Publishing for review - YEEEEEE! Shiela Stewart is a "new to me" author, and I LOVE those first reads, the first "aww's," the first "laughs" and the first "what the hells?" After reading Awakening the Demon I am happy to report that this was a win for me and I absolutely recommend Shiela Stewart!”--Day Dream Reviews (link to full review: http://daydrmzzz.blogspot.ca/2012/07/awaken-demon-shiela-stewart-review.html?zx=cfb9efe7b2862c37)
“Awaken the Demon is a nice short read. Draco is my favorite character in the book; he has all the charm, style, and attitude you would expect from a centuries old Demon. The dynamic between Draco and Missy is amusing and was fun. I also unexpectedly found myself charmed by a few of Draco's employees,
and Hunter, as they were both able to give me several laughs.”--Bitten By Books (link to full review: http://www.bittenbylovereviews.com/2012/05/awaken-demon-by-sheila-stewart.html) Troy
About the Author
Raised on a rural farm in
Shiela Stewart relied on her vivid imagination to fill her days. Never did she
realize that her need to tell a story would someday lead to becoming a
published romance author. In the fall of two thousand and six, Shiela published
her very first book and hasn’t stopped since.
When not writing, Shiela spends time with the love of her life, William and their three children. She has a strong affection for animals which is evident in the five cats, one dog, three turtles and ten fish she owns. Some of her passions aside from writing are drawing and painting and proudly displays her artwork in murals in her home.
Her favorite time of day is sunset and loves to stargaze.
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Bella Ink (1NS & Sturgis Rally Riders Sequel)
by LC Dean
Contemporary Erotic Romance
Publisher: Decadent Publishing
Heat Level: Sizzling
Word Count: 13,000
Jet Ryan’s haunted by the memory of one night in the arms of a sexy tattoo artist who pushed all the right buttons before she shoved him out of her bed. No one else seems to measure up. He needs her out of his system or in his life, preferably the later. But, he’ll settle for one more night with her or a reasonable facsimile as long as he can touch her again.
Monroe avoids expectations that might get her
hopes up, doesn’t believe in endless possibilities, and has absolutely no room
in her life for a guy who wants to take care of her. But damn, it would be nice
to have all those things for a little while. So when a customer gives her a
business card for a woman named Madame Eve, she asks for a man to solidify the
hazy memory of a single night of passion followed by the best night of sleep
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Both have tall orders for a single evening of passion, but one night can lead to endless possibilities. Madame Eve promised.
Warning: This title is intended for readers over the age of 18 as it contains explicit sex scenes and/or situations and adult language, and may be considered offensive to some readers.
About the Author
LC Dean has lived all over thereturned to the
States from the glorious South to the freethinking West
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Jet Ryan sat back in his chair and stared at the image filling his computer screen. Bella, aka Ink Monroe. The woman who’d swept through his life in a single night of passion and lingered to haunt his dreams day and night. Even after half a year, his mind missed her spitfire attitude; his body still ached at the thought of sinking into hers. And his heart…it had claimed her for some reason and would not let him forget.
He closed the laptop and turned to stare across the snow-covered pastureland surrounding his home. Eleven thousand acres filled with American bison and longhorn cattle. Lean meat and hell on the hoof. Few women, especially ones like Bella, wanted to settle down as a rancher’s wife these days. Endless winter nights with nothing to do but snuggle by the fire. Long summer days riding a fence line or working cattle. Calving, vaccinating, de-horning, rotating grassland, tagging, weaning, all took hard work and dedication. A rare thing in this world.
Turning back, he opened the article again. “Top Twenty Tattoo Artists in the Nation.” Ink’s name and photo fell in at number eight. The reporter had clarified Bella Ink’s work was unbeatable in quality and originality. But the fact she had no permanent residence, nowhere for customers to find her other than a cell number and an internet site, made it impossible to rank her higher.
With an unsteady hand, he clicked on the link to her site. Rich, colorful artwork filled the screen, but no more pictures of the artist, only the one in the article. He switched back to it. God, she’s beautiful. She appeared tired and defensive, just as she had that night, but beneath it all lay an evident and painful vulnerability. Her obvious stress weighed on him. Bella deserved to be protected, treasured, and sheltered from the things tormenting her.
Attempts to contact her had gone unanswered. She didn’t want to see him or reconnect. He had to accept it and walk away. You need to get laid. The simple comment from his friend had started it all, but maybe he was right…burn off some tension with someone as hot as Bella. The main drawback to such a plan lay in location. He knew nearly every woman over the age of consent in the area. Fucking one to get a stranger out of his head would come back to haunt him in a big way. Doing so would be like pissing in a public pool: everyone around him would know, and he’d have to stew in his own mess.
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