Flora Reviews … Awakened by a Demoness (Eternal Mates Series #10)By Felicity Heaton.
Read: 19th June 2016
My Goodreads Rating: 4 Stars
…So what’s this book about?
Awakened by a Demoness is a passionate, action-packed paranormal romance story with a very humorous streak. It is classed as a novella (approx 45,000 words) within Felicity Heaton’s Eternal Mates series. As with most of Ms Heaton’s work, this book contains material of a sexual nature and some graphic violence. Therefore, is only suitable for adults.
The official blurb says:
Asteria of the Second Legion of demons has messed up. Royally. With a capital everything. Certain that her dark lord is about to end her in the most painful way imaginable, she’s stunned when the fallen angel offers her an uncharacteristic shot at redemption—and determined not to fail him again. With her life on the line, she sets out on a mission that sounds easy but proves to be far from it when a hot slice of angelic eye candy comes storming into her life, stirring dangerous desires and tempting her more than any male before him.
Fifth Commander of the Echelon, the highest order of angels in Heaven and those responsible for hunting demons, he will allow nothing to stand in the way of fulfilling the mission he began close to a century ago so he can finally return to his home. On the verge of securing the half-breed he has been hunting, he can almost taste victory—until a sassy demoness struts into his life, awakening wicked needs and forbidden hungers that will test him to his limit.
When their mission brings them on a collision course, can they fight the fierce heat of the passion that blazes between them to claim a victory for their side or will it burn their resistance to ashes and set their hearts on fire with a love both forbidden and eternal?
Awakened by a Demoness is the tenth book of the series. But don’t worry, it can be read as a standalone story. It doesn’t feature any lead characters from her previous Eternal Mates books.
…so, what did I like about it?
As my regular followers will already know, I am a big fan of Ms Heaton’s Eternal Mates series and love her writing style! This novella is no exception.
I enjoy the way she mixes fantasy and reality. Her characters are never black or white, good or evil but a complex mix of positive and negative traits and emotions which they either have to embrace or overcome. Rey and Asteria are the perfect examples of this. Rey, an Angel, is light personified? Asteria, a Demoness, the epitome of darkness?
I have already mentioned in previous reviews how I love the way Ms Heaton makes the most explicit sexual scenes very romantic. She’s a very talented writer. For me, a story is only really erotic if I’m emotionally connected to the characters involved. Ms Heaton gives her characters such depth that they become real, even in these shorter novellas. However, it’s not just her main characters that have depth. I find all of the characters she introduces into a story to be complex, multifaceted and completely believable. Even though most of them are mythical, paranormal beings, she writes them with very real human virtues and foibles.
I am hoping that we’ll see more of Rey and Asteria in future instalments.
This story made me giggle, gasp in shock and shed a tear or two. Of course, I got caught up with the passion (who wouldn’t *blush*) but the tender insights into both Rey and Asteria’s histories, doubts and the growth of their trust in each other’s love was heart-warming to read.
So, ummm, was there anything I disliked about it?
My only complaint was the ending.
I was disappointed that it was so abrupt. 🙁
It isn’t a cliffhanger ending from an adventure or romantic point of view. However, I was left with many questions: Where will the fated mates live? Within one of the demon realms, hell or even earth? How will they survive? Will Heaven intervene?
So, basically what I’m saying is…
Awakened by a Demoness was a great read that made me smile, cry and feel all warm and fuzzy inside. I thought it had well written erotic thrills and heart-pumping fight scenes. There was plenty of amusing banter between our main characters and tons of romantic gestures.
I really enjoyed this paranormal romance tale: Devouring it in a day!
I would recommend this book to those who enjoy reading stories about the wonderful illumination of removing the blinkers of prejudice, inner strength and of course, soul saving love.
So, have I ignited a spark of interest in you to read AWAKENED BY A DEMONESS? Click on the links below and check out the book or the series yourself. Keep reading to find out more about Felicity Heaton.
Eternal Mates by Felicity Heaton
Step out of Vampirerotique (London Vampires series) and into the wider world of powerful dark elves, immortal demon kings, sexy shape-shifters, lethal fae, wicked vampires, dark sorceresses, light witches and the demon-hunting organisation, Archangel… where portals link realms both terrifying and fantastical, and men are willing to risk all to claim the hearts of their eternal mates.
Books in the Series
If you haven’t read any of the Eternal Mates books yet, it’s never too late to start your adventures. Most can be read as standalone titles. Read my thoughts on each one or buy them for yourself using the links below.
Felicity Heaton is a New York Times and USA Today international best-selling author writing passionate paranormal romance books. In her books, she creates detailed worlds, twisting plots, mind-blowing action, intense emotion and heart-stopping romances with leading men that vary from dark deadly vampires to sexy shape-shifters and wicked werewolves, to sinful angels and hot demons!
If you’re a fan of paranormal romance authors Lara Adrian, J R Ward, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Gena Showalter and Christine Feehan then you will enjoy her books too.
Which of her series are for you?
If you love your angels a little dark and wicked, the best-selling Her Angel series is for you. Or if you like strong, powerful, and dark vampires then try the Vampires Realm series or any of her stand-alone vampire romance books. If you’re looking for vampire romances that are sinful, passionate and erotic then try the best-selling London Vampires series. Seven sexy and sinful Greek god brothers can be your new addiction in the Guardians of Hades series. Or how about four hot alpha shifter brothers in her Cougar Creek Mates series? If growly bear shifters are more your thing then check out Black Ridge Bears series. Or if you prefer huge detailed worlds filled with hot-blooded alpha males in every species, from elves to demons to dragons to shifters and angels, then take a look at her Eternal Mates series.
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