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Monday, 7 September 2015

Tess and the Demon (Short Seductions (Book 03)) by Jordan K Rose

Title: Tess and the Demon
Author: Jordan K Rose
Series: Short Seductions (Book 03)
Read Type: eARC
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Series Blurb:
Welcome to Seductions. Step into the most popular bar in New England and enter a world where Others live side-by-side with unsuspecting humans. At Seductions the drinks are always tasty, the romance is always hot, and the patrons aren’t always human.

The Short Seductions Series is a collection of ten spicy paranormal romance short stories, each of roughly 8,000 words in length. These hot little love stories are short enough to enjoy on your lunch break, but long enough to satisfy any romance reader. Each sensual tale tells the romantic journey of a different hero and heroine.

Come on in. Have a drink. Enjoy a quickie happily-ever-after.

Book Blurb:
Thanks to him, Tessa Harper’s heart is shattered. Cracked into a million little pieces. She might be bitter. But what woman who woke up to find a note giving her the heave-hoe wouldn’t be hurt and angry and humiliated?

With time hearts heal, and one moves on and forgets. Well, maybe she doesn’t forget, but she moves on, or maybe she doesn’t do that either.

The point is she doesn’t practice slinging zingers at him for four months only to be tongue-tied when he returns and professes his literally undying love. Will she once again fall for the demon who ripped her heart to shreds?

Author Bio:
Jordan loves vampires. She also loves to laugh. And if you know anything about Jordan, you know her vampires will make you laugh. 

A few years back Jordan received a copy of Twilight from her husband as part of her anniversary gift. By the end of that week she’d read the entire series and moved onto Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles. Eight weeks and eighteen vampire books later the idea for her first book came to her followed very quickly by Eva Prim.

The Eva Prim Series follows the night-to-night escapades of The Demon Mistress, a vampire with the inexplicable ability to call demons. With both full-length novels and short stories the series has a bit of something for everyone.

Jordan’s other books include Black Magic Rose, book one of The Alliance Series, where the world is set in a hospital run by vampires and werewolves; and The Central City Romance Series, where members of The Vampire Guard one-by-one find love in the ruins of the city.

When she’s not writing about one vampire or another Jordan enjoys spending time with her husband, Ken and their lovable Labradors, Dino and Enzo on the beautiful beaches of New England. 

This is a Laura’s Drive-by Lurking review
Short reviews for quick reads

Strong language: Yes, mainly sexual
Drugs: None
Violence: None
Sexual content: Yes, graphic

I received a copy of this short story as a promotional email from Jordan K Rose. The series is available for sale as well as being mailed out on release day as a thank you to subscribers of her newsletter.

This was my first book in the short seductions series, set in a bar where a variety of supernaturals and humans mix. The scene was quickly set, the bar, Tess’s anger over Drake summoning her to meet him with no notice or explanation.

Drake is a demon, and I don’t mean his personality! He burns hot to the touch, can will people with a look and he just upped and left one morning, leaving Tess a message that he was ‘leaving because he loved her’. Hmm, typical get out clause of the tom-cat, I thought. He left Tess a broken mess, drowning her sorrows and messing up her life. Now the demon is back in the room.

Despite being a short there was a lot of plot mixed in, and although most of it was exposition it didn’t feel forced or stale. I liked the stress of Tess being shown before Drake appeared and her adamant refusal to just give in to him, even with his alluring charm seemingly increased by his paranormal nature. I also liked that Drake knew his bounds; he may try to push them from time to time, but generally no meant no.

The atmosphere between them, even when fighting, was hot. As later explanations and bedroom antics were revealed it only increased, while staying classy.

I particularly enjoyed the twist and reasoning for Drake having left, as well as his coming back.

I look forward to reading more from this author.

4.5 stars adjusted to a 4 for reviewing purposes

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