Touch of the Demon by Christina Phillips
Publisher: Self Published
Genre: Paranormal, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Length: Short (47 pages)
Other: M/F, sex in a semi-public place
Rating: 4 Cherries
Review by: Tiger Lily
Dark angel Rafe travels back in time to destroy the woman who is fated to bring untold chaos to the cosmos. Instead, he finds Celeste, a child of the Earth Goddess, who is sworn to protect the one Rafe seeks. He mistakes her for his quarry, but an irresistible attraction prevents him from taking her soul. And although Celeste holds the one weapon capable of banishing Rafe from Earth forever, she's unable to deny the overwhelming desire to possess this creature from hell. They come together in a frenzy of passion, each believing they are changing destiny by their actions. But when the Earth Goddess appears, they discover her plans are more far reaching than either had imagined.
Your mission: eradicate the enemy menace. Your reward: your wings. Your warning: don’t lose your heart, or you could destroy your race. Ah, such is the mission for Rafe, the dark angel in Touch of the Demon. Well, it is until Celeste comes along…
Ms. Phillips uses a hot-button subject, a clash between races, as the main theme for her short story. Battling legions isn’t unique, but her approach to the topic is. She weaves the characters together in such a fashion that they are incomplete alone. Rafe wants to kill the half-goddess, half-human creature. Celeste needs Rafe to impregnate her. What’s an independent spirited woman to do? Snag him in a dark alley! As the relationship deepens, both realize their jobs mean nothing without love.
The relatable aspect of this story is that we all know people we might not befriend because of differences. When the heart is in charge, the differences melt away. We could all learn from that logic.
If you want a sexy read, filled with demons, goddesses, and forbidden love, then pick up a copy of Touch of the Demon and let it take you away. I give this short story 4 cherries.