Saturday, June 16, 2012

Review: Kiersten Fay - Demon Possession

Shadow Quest Series:

Book 1:

Demon Possession: Sebastian and Analia

After being enslaved on the spaceship Extarga for most of her life Analia has no memory of her life before, and has lost all knowledge of her people. Her mysterious gift and pointed ears are the only indication that she is different.

Analia is alone, and for all she knows, shes the last of her kind. By chance Analia escapes her captors, and hides herself on the merchant ship Marada, planning to get off at the very next stop.

Unfortunately for her, there is no next stop. The crew is planning a delivery that could take months, and according to a stipulation in the newly signed contract, no one is allowed on or off the ship until the package is delivered.

When Analia is found by a handsome demon, and captain of the Marada, she must adapt to her new role on the ship, and try to control her newly awakened desire for the brutal, and devastatingly erotic demon.

**Again sorry for all of the generic, summaries. I swear I am trying to get caught up at least on my reviews. On my reading I am hopelessly behind.  I am just trying to save time where I can, I do apologize.

*Disclaimer, again with my hopelessly behind, but I read this book about a month ago and 13 stories ago so some of the details are fuzzy or completely gone from my memory.

I found this book when I was doing one of my free Kindle eBook posts and was immediately intrigued, which actually surprising as, I have never been one for Sci-Fi and space travel, but I am one for sexy demons and mysterious gifts. So even though I knew that I had other books that I should have been reading I skipped those in favor of this one and I was not disappointed. I was immediately pulled in with Analia daring escape from the ship she was enslaved on (She had a name she called it but damn I can’t remember it) and her alluding to her dark gift with tantalizing glimpses but no big reveals. We do know she holds a lot of power that her master will do anything to keep her in his grasp. Analia is near deaths door when she escapes to the merchant ship, which makes her either really desperate or really brave or as it turns out a combination of them both.  Anya as her pet name becomes grows tremendously as the book develops as you could imagine as a slave when we first meet her she is timid but does still have a bit of a backbone as her escape suggests, but by the end of the book she is a sword welding warrior women who will do anything to protect those she loves.  What I also really loved about Anya is she just has this warm, sunny personality, she just isn’t meant to wallow in doom and gloom for long. I like my male characters broody not necessarily my heroines, sometimes the sunny can be too much but Anya was just the right amount of untrusting/optimistic ratio. The tension between Sebastian and Anya is explosive as it builds. They are on a ship they can’t avoid each other for long and each time is more explosive then the next.

Sebastian, trusts no one, he learned that the hard way.  Only his brother, sister and another demon are even allowed to his inner most thoughts. They were betrayed by those they loved the most and barely escaped with their lives. For over a thousand years they have been trading through space and never has anyone rattled Sebastian like Anya. Even as he is doing everything in his power to stay away, he is finding reasons to be near her and protect her. He knows that someone is going to be coming after her so he decides to give her everything at his disposal to make sure she can take care of herself when she is no longer on the ship. As the days and weeks pass his frustrations build as his desires for Anya increase and his determination to stay away from her starts to crumble.  When he realizes she might be “His” it may already be too late, as danger is right on her tail.

Overall, it was a steamy, erotic, fun tale that I highly enjoyed. It was intriguing and new, at least to me seeing as I don’t read much Sci-Fi so I guess this could be a stale concept, but I guess this is a testament to the crossover appeal to the Paranormal Romance lover. There were quite a few editing issues. I do remember that and had made note of it in my progress notes on goodreads, I usually don’t even notice editing issues so they must have been pretty numerous and noticeable.  So, if this is one of your pet peeves this may be an issue for you, but for me, eh I can live with it if the story is enjoyable enough and this one was. I am planning on continuing this series, I already have book 2 downloaded, I just have to fit it into my schedule somewhere. :-/


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