Sculpting a Demon by Lisa Fox
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Length: Short Story (100 pgs)
Rating: 4.5 cherries
Reviewed by Tiger Lily
Lila Callahan lives a subdued life, devoting all her time and energy to her sculpting. When her best friend coerces her into performing a love spell, the last thing she expects is to wake up the next day with an outrageously sexy demon in her bed.
Arien is a fallen angel with a penchant for mischievousness and a talent for all the most decadent delights. He promptly turns Lila’s quiet, controlled world upside down and sparks fly between them, both inside her bedroom and out.
Arien shows her sides of herself she never knew existed, and Lila finds the love and passion she has always secretly longed for. But when Arien learns the true nature of her spell, he knows there is trouble ahead. The denizens of hell are only supposed to answer calls for greedy, lustful, malicious desires—and her little love spell was none of those things. There’s a way for Lila to have him for her own, but only if she’s willing to take a risk.
Talk about sizzling heat with a statue! Whew. I needed a fan to get through this scorching hot read.
If you want a story that’ll make you grin and squirm, then you need to read Sculpting a Demon. I knew when I opened this story, I was in for a treat. Having been a former art major, I know the fun to be had while sculpting. I felt like I was right there with Lila, creating the spell and the man embodied in the statue. The pacing is fantastic; I got through the book in one sitting and flipped back to reread the good parts.
Lila is quirky, like any good artist should be. She’s tired of the run-around with men. I could totally relate to the time-suck art can be. When creating great works, time flies. It’s also crummy for dating. I loved how she put herself out there when he arrived. Her pluckiness and sass was hilarious. Her emotions were written in such a vivid fashion, I felt them right along with her.
Arien. Ah... if a man were to come alive from a sculpture or spell... it’d be him Yum. He wants to be loved, not used. I liked that even though he is a vessel for carnal desires, he’s got a human side. He won’t be used forever. And I loved how he fell for her when he saw Lila. The instant connection sizzled. I’m shivering thinking about it.
Now this book isn’t a simple winged boy meets girl. There are plot twists and little things happening around every corner you just won’t see coming. I didn’t and it made the story richer.
If you want a story with a sweet mix of art, demons, redemption and hot sex, then you need to read Sculpting a Demon. I give this book 4.5 cherries. Well done.