Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Michelle Rowen - The Demon in Me

Fate has led Eden Riley to become a "psychic consultant" to the police, even though her abilities are unreliable at best. Those paranormal powers are about to get her into a jam she couldn't have predicted: After her hunky police detective partner guns down a serial killer in front of her, Eden realizes that she's quite literally no longer alone. A voice in her head introduces himself as Darrak. He's a demon. But not in a bad way!
Darrak lost his original body three hundred years ago, thanks to a witch's curse. This is the first time he's ever been able to speak directly to a host, plus there's a bonus: Eden's psychic energy helps him to take form during daylight hours. He wants to use this chance to find a way to break his curse -- finally. Otherwise, Eden's going to have to learn to live with this sexy it or not.

Comment: This book has been in my TBR list since november 2010. I finally decided to try it and I'm surprised to see how amazing it was.
The story follows Eden, a somewhat psychic that ends up being asked to help the police catching up bad guys. The things is, she's not very confidant in her weak abilities so when she gets involved in a case with a serial killer and ends up being possed by the demon who lived in him, she's as shocked as one could coul be.
From then on, she has to learn how to deal with the demon (Darrak) who claims to be a good one. Things wouldn't be as strange if she weren't attracted to him and vice-versa.
I liked the book a lot, especially the fact both Eden and Darrak exist at the same time, I mean, when one is conscient, the other isn't "sleeping". Sometimes Darrak can have a solid form thanks to Eden's psychic level, but they get connected and need to be around the other when this happens. Of course this allows several funny situations.
The dialogue is witty and sometimes sarcastic, very funny, although this isn't a comedy book.
Some secondary characters look like they can have more presence in future books and I can't wait to see more paranormal characters in the stories. I think the way the world works is very well done and all the pieces seemed to work well together.
Of course some things happened that will go to the second book, but I won't tell. The stories aren't continuous, but there's always the part where Darrak and Eden will try to find a way to help Darrak getting free, but until then, they'll have to live as one. There's feelings between them but after meeting the witch who cursed Darrak they understand they can't be together anymore because it means something will happen to Eden...I wish they could overlook this, but aparently they can't and I'm curious to see how they deal with the fact they are so close but can't be closer.
I'll read the next book soon, I hope it's as fascinating as this one.

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