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Desire for a Demon: A Sinful Lesbian Romance (eBook)

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Desire for a Demon: A Sinful Lesbian Romance
Desire for a Demon: A Sinful Lesbian Romance eBook Cover, written by Arabel Red
Desire for a Demon: A Sinful Lesbian Romance eBook Cover, written by Arabel Red
Author(s) Arabel Red
Publisher Amazon Digital Services
Smashwords
Publication date June 8, 2016
Media type eBook
Length 8 Pages
ISBN 9781311114242
ASIN B01GT3PS26

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Desire for a Demon: A Sinful Lesbian Romance is an eBook written by Arabel Red. In this work the character Relsha is a Succubus.


Overview

  • Title: Desire for a Demon: A Sinful Lesbian Romance
  • Author: Arabel Red
  • Published By: Amazon Digital Services & Smashwords
  • Length: 8 Pages
  • Format: eBook
  • ASIN: B01GT3PS26
  • IBSN: 9781311114242
  • Publishing Date: June 8, 2016


Plot Summary

Asriel is a fallen angel, tasked by the Heaven that abandoned her to save the Earth she despises--and she has less than a day to do it. To make things worse, a powerful succubus interferes, intending to ensnare Asriel in a web of lust and sex. Will Asriel overpower the succubus in time to save the Earth? Or will she give in to her animal desires?


Book Review

The following review was originally published by Tera on her Blog, A Succubi's Tale on July 15, 2016


Asriel finds herself doing something she never wanted to: Save the Earth from the coming hordes intent on destroying it. But she finds a succubus named Relsha in the way and the battle is on. Not for the Earth, but for Asriel herself and the single memory that exists for them both.

There are very few short works that connect to me like this one did. Both Asriel and Relsha are strong characters, they both tell amazing stories about themselves in a few short passages before the erotica takes over. Within that, in the fleeting telling of who they are, comes an amazing backstory.

There’s just something about them both which spoke to me, and I think much of that has to do with a certain angel that the Queen of the Realm knows and dearly so. That said, even if that connection wasn’t there, Asriel herself is a strong character, one with flaws, history, attitude. She’s not perfect, not by any means, but regardless of that, there’s a sadness within the strength that plucks at her. It’s what centres who she is, drives her forwards, but is never explained.

The same can be said of Relsha, the succubus of this work. She’s an amazingly delicious succubus, certain in her power, her strength. She is more than just a succubus, there’s power in her. She has a past, one in which there is a memory that haunts her as much as the one that does Asriel. While she is dominant and seductive, she also has a thread of need within her, one that aches.

When they clash, Asriel is well out of her league, and the falling of her to Relsha is hot, the erotica is deeply felt, amazingly written and in the short passages of her fall, there comes a single word, a single memory that changes everything. The aftermath of that instant, the questions left behind, the almost casual ending of the work begs for more of the story to be told, somehow.

But sadly the work is very short and after the building up of the characters, the hint of their world, the fleeting heat of their encounter, there’s no time left to tell the story behind the story. It is, truly, a case of teasing a larger work, and then not continuing on to tell that story.

The writing is amazing, I dearly loved both Asriel and Relsha. There is a small flaw in the editing, a single word that is quite glaring and tripped me up, but it wasn’t devastating. What is comes from how so much is offered in this short story, the gift of both Asriel and Relsha, but that gift is never really unwrapped.

There needs to be a following story to this one, to explain the soul that connects both Asriel and Relsha together. I think the promise in this work doesn’t come through fully. Again, it is a tease. A hot, delicious and wonderful one, but still a tease.

Four out of five pitchforks.

I really wish the author had continued this story further that it is. To tell the story of Asriel and Relsha and what connects them both. To explain why things are as they are. To understand this universe more than just in the fleeting passing given.

There is a story here, one that is teased. I want to see the rest of the story, to know the ‘why’ behind the events told. Leaving a reader aching for the next is good, there’s no question. If the author never delivers on the promise here, it’s a shame.


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