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5/04/2010

The Demon In Me's Release Day!

It's finally here! I was lucky enough to get a chance to read this book early, and let me tell you, it did not disappoint! Darrak is definitely one of my favorite heroes.

I figured I'd share my Goodreads review to encourage you to go buy. ;) Seriously, a funny, hot, delicious read!

Happy release day, Michelle!

The Demon in Me (Living in Eden, #1) The Demon in Me by Michelle Rowen


My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Possessed by The Demon In Me!

Or should I say obsessed, mesmerized, entranced...any and all of those adjectives apply!

I've been a big fan of Michelle's work since her first book, Bitten & Smitten. Since I loved the Immortality Bites series, color me a bit skeptical that she could write a hero I liked as much (or even a wee bit more) as IB's Thierry de Bennicoeur. I was wrong. Darrak, the demon who does the possessing (and the occasional ass kicking and/or romancing, as the situation warrants) in The Demon In Me is my favorite Rowen hero yet. Even though he has his angst - hello, demon - he has a sense of humor about the situation he and Eden find themselves in. He doesn't take himself too seriously and he's also pretty direct about who and what he is, though he dispenses the truth in manageable doses for the confused human who ends up being his earthly vessel.

Eden's..refreshing, for a lack of a better word. Smart and self-aware, she's a character I loved spending time with. I very much related to what she was going through, as impossible as that sounds. You can't help but root for her to somehow find her improbable happy ending with the demon who's possessed her. But all's not as it seems with Eden, and I can't wait to find out more about her backstory in the next book.

The scenes between Eden and Darrak sizzle, but I also laughed out loud - at work, no less - several times. Rowen writes great romantic comedy, but the subject matter definitely isn't all sunshine and roses. This is paranormal romance at its finest and the action is non-stop. Don't expect to have time to sleep or eat once you start this book, because I sure didn't. I sucked the story down so fast that October and Something Wicked seem VERY far away. A truly excellent start to what I know will be a fantastic series!

9 comments:

J.A. Saare said...

I haven't read this series but I need to! Sounds excellent!

Lisa said...

OOoh, yet another book to add to my list. Sounds good! Thanks for posting the review :)

Amber Skyze said...

Wow thanks to your review I've found a new series to read! :)

Lynne Roberts said...

I loved Bitten & Smitten. Yay... another on my TBR list. : ) GREAT review, Cari. Thanks for the heads up.

Kaye Manro said...

This is a great review, Cari! I love the cover and the premise. Another book for my tbr for sure. Thanks.

And a special congrats to Michelle on her releasse day!

Kaily Hart said...

Wow, the book sounds awesome. I'll have to add it to my list! Congrats Michelle.

TaraLeigh said...

Yay! I'll have to give this one a try. I love Michelle's voice. Just the right amt of snark, comedy and sexaaay.

;)

Laurann Dohner said...

This looks really good! I have to check it out! Thank you for pointing it out to me.

Christina Phillips said...

Ooh, I read this review you did over at Goodreads, Cari - sounds fabulous! I do love a yummy demon!!