Review: Personal Demons by Stacia Kane
Monday, March 24, 2008
Personal Demons by Stacia Kane
Juno Books 2008
Paperback, 304 pages
ISBN: 0809572559 / 9780809572557
Sparks fly in this hugely-enjoyable paranormal romance. When central character Dr Megan Chase takes a job as a counsellor on a radio show, the tagline, "how can I slay your personal demons?" attracts unwanted attention from, yes, personal demons.
Fortunately, Megan has fire demon Greyson Dante to protect her--or is the heat he gives off blinding her to his ulterior motives? Her life is further complicated when the reporter tasked with a puff piece to promote the radio show uncovers her involvement in a fifteen-year-old murder. And what exactly is going on at Art Bellingham's Fearbusters meetings?
Kane writes with conviction and verve, drawing the reader into the book's world with nary a blink of disbelief. Just as Megan is forced to be convinced by events that demons exist, and aren't exactly what we've been taught to think they are, so we are carried along to believe in them too--at least for the moment.
The book is nicely paced and the writing lively. The characters are fleshed out so well that they all seem to have lives outside the interactions we see when those lives collide. Megan in particular is a convincing mix of strength and vulnerability, and as for the fire demon, well...he's hot!
With exciting action scenes and hot, hot passion, this romance-with-a-plot is perfect for snuggling up with by the fire, or for wiping out the tedium of a train or plane journey.
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