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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Demons are Forever by Wynne Hayworth

Demons are Forever by Wynne Hayworth
Publisher: Samhain
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal, Suspense/Mystery
Length: Short Story (110 pgs)
Other: M/F
Rating: 4.5 cherries
Reviewed by Snowdrop

Evolution got an astronomical kick in the pants. Now it’s kicking back…

Afterglow. Our world is changed. Mutated. Now home to humans who possess DNA belonging to creatures once thought to be only the stuff of legends. So what if the neighbor howls at the moon every month? No big deal as long as he mows his lawn.

A savage killer munching on helpless victims, however, is a big deal to Detective Buck Shand.

Buck is thinking less legend and more nightmare as he surveys the most recent in a series of brutal slayings. It’s beyond even his special talents, and he’s going to need help with this one. It arrives in the shapely form of Dr. Lian Herrick, a woman with her own form of Afterglow mutation—a demon that will shake Buck’s everyday world to its foundations and turn his brain inside out.

Will their combined skills be enough to track and stop a savage killer? Possibly. If they can keep their minds on business and their hands off each other long enough to lure a beast who feeds on sex—then kills for pleasure.

Demons are Forever is a creative, edge-of-your-seat read.

Ms Hayworth has created an original world with imaginative characters. Buck has the still waters run deep thing down pat. He seems at first to be your typical cop, until he gets home or with Lian and you see a completely different side of him. Lian also has her secrets,but she lets Buck in surprisingly easily.

Although the love story is a little overwhelmed by the mystery, it doesn't take away from the story. I really didn't mind. Ms Hayworth manages to throw in some very intense lovemaking scenes that seemed to transcend to another level for the characters. Ms Hayworth also adds quite a bit of humor to her work which offsets the suspense wonderfully.

With a twist at the end, and a satisfying happy-for-now ending, I couldn't ask for more. If you like suspense with your romance then definitely give this book a shot.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Oh wow!!! This is so kind - thanks a million, Snowdrop! You're a doll and I'm so grateful for the wonderful words...

(Oh, and yes - I hope there'll be a sequel on the way soon!!!)

Grateful hugs,
Wynne Hayworth