Saturday, January 5, 2013

Nadene's Satin Sheet Review of (The Daemon Whisperer by Candice Bundy)


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Print Length: 367 pages 


Meriwether Storm discovered the grisly remains of her parents on their living room floor when she was only fourteen, the result of a failed daemon summoning. Meri immediately swore vengeance on the daemon who'd  killed her parents, but there was only one problem-she had no idea which one had committed the atrocity.
Before their untimely deaths her parents had trained her intensively in the arts, and Meri used her skills to follow in their footsteps, ever seeking the daemon's name. Now, despite her years of searching, she's no closer to the truth and her time is running out.
A captivating daemon mysteriously offers her a dangerous job in exchange for information about her parent's murderer. Will she accept a deal from the daemon if it means finally learning the truth? Is it her instincts, her unusual attraction, or her desperation for answer, pushing her to trust the very creature she normally despises?
When retribution is the only thing that drives you, how much are you willing to sacrifice before you lose yourself to the cause?
The Liminals series is set in a future dystopian Front-Range Colorado filled with daemons, god-touched, and other not quite human creatures. Liminals stand at the crossroads and have the ability to help maintain our world and set things back to rights


The Daemon Whisperer is a fast paced, action packed erotic romantic read. It’s a unique mixture of paranormal romance and urban fantasy. 
The main character, Meriwether Storm (Meri), is a daemon summoner a trait she inherited from her parents.  She is good at what she does and earns living from it. She is on a quest for revenge, searching for the daemon that was responsible for her parents’ deaths.   She is a strong-willed, self-reliant, no-nonsense woman who does not take crap from anyone.  Meri had few friends and she did not trust any of the daemons she summoned.  Her trust issues were put to the test when she was approached by a daemon cabal with a potential job offer with the reward being the name of the daemon that was responsible for her parents’ death.  This was further complicated when she found herself being attracted to one of these daemons.  Due to her desire for revenge being greater than her lack of trust for daemons she accepted the terms which resulted in some major changes in her life.  We see Meri becoming less self-reliant as she realized that working on your own is not always best. 

The love scenes were hot but tasteful. The summoning scenes were bit unnerving and left me a bit skittish. The story was a bit confusing in the beginning as it kept switching between the present and the past, however after a while it became clear and easy to follow. It’s engaging and very difficult to put down.  The ending of the story indicated that this was the beginning of a series which I am looking forward to reading.

This is a great read for lovers of paranormal romance. 

Title is awarded 4 satin pillows.

1 comment:

  1. Intriguing! If only I could sit around all day every day and read. LOL. There's not enough time.... Great review, Nadene!