I gasped . . . or tried to. My mouth opened, but I couldn’t draw breath. . . . His lips, pearly wet, parted and he blew into my mouth. My lungs expanded beneath his weight. When I exhaled he sucked in my breath and his weight turned from cold marble into warm living flesh.
Since accepting a teaching position at remote Fairwick College in upstate New York, Callie McFay has experienced the same disturbingly erotic dream every night: A mist enters her bedroom, then takes the shape of a virile, seductive stranger who proceeds to ravish her in the most toe-curling, wholly satisfying ways possible. Perhaps these dreams are the result of writing her bestselling book, The Sex Lives of Demon Lovers. After all, Callie’s lifelong passion is the intersection of lurid fairy tales and Gothic literature—which is why she finds herself at Fairwick’s renowned folklore department, living in a once-stately Victorian house that, at first sight, seemed to call her name.
But Callie soon realizes that her dreams are alarmingly real. She has a demon lover—an incubus—and he will seduce her, pleasure her, and eventually suck the very life from her. Then Callie makes another startling discovery: He’s not the only mythical creature in Fairwick. As the tenured witches of the college and the resident fairies in the surrounding woods prepare to cast out the incubus, Callie must accomplish something infinitely more difficult—banishing this demon lover from her heart.
This was an intriguing book. Callie is to be a teacher at a College and has interviewed at several. She has written a book that puts her in a very particular field. The Sex Lives of Demon Lovers has gotten her some notoriety and an offer from Fairwick College. It isn't where she wants to be but she is completely taken in by a house there and accepts the job and the house. The dreams that have haunted her for years are much more intense and she realizes the demon lover she has dreamed about may be more real than she'd ever imagined!
I was intrigued with Callie. While she is an educated woman, it takes a lot of evidence to convince her that some fairy tales are more real than we give them credit for. Her fiance isn't someone I was overly impressed with. I think if they were actually serious about each other they would have found a way to be close. The staff of Fairwick was a story all their own and VERY interesting!
I rate this a 4/5. It was a unique book.
Thank you to the publisher for the review copy of this book (via netgalley). I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.