Book Blurb :
Even ANGELS can be tough… Ex-cop Brendan Clarkson is an angel with an edge. His tough exterior is the perfect camouflage for his job-hunting down the most dangerous criminals on earth. Brendan’s a self-reliant and demanding lone wolf, constantly on the brink of clashing with his superiors at the Company of Angels.
Brendan is the perfect angel to track and capture demoness Luciana Rossetti. Luciana’s cool, green-eyed beauty masks her true nature: inside, she’s a dangerous and malevolent killer. Yet, she sees what most people don’t-that beneath the layers of Brendan’s rugged shell beats the heart of a passionate lover.
They are perfectly matched. Yin and yang. Angel and demon. Man and woman. But only one of them can win the battle of wills, of strength and of desire.
The Demoness of Walking Dreams is a book that is hard to write a review about as it doesn’t fit the stereotypical adult paranormal book of this genre. It tantalizing, sexy and leaves one craving the next book as this story doesn’t leave a satisfying ending for readers. There are a number of unanswered questions and where it goes next is anyone’s guess.
Brandon was gunned down in duty and with his dying breath appeals to Michael, the patron of police officers, who hears him and turns him into an angel. Now he is the leader of the New York team and has risen up quickly through the ranks to become a formidable angel in his capacity with the Company of Angels. He seems perfect to catch the one demoness who has the potential to destroy demons and angels alike.
But he has a problem. Arielle, his former lover and supervisor of the Los Angeles Team, wants him to have a partner although he is a lone ranger in the field because of the way he died and the good chance that someone will stab him in the back. And this no ordinary demoness: Luciana has been captured by the Company before and the Company is desperate to capture her again.
Luciana was born sometime in the 1800s and her human life made her become a very bitter demoness. She lost her former lover Julian (in the previous book) to an angel, Serena, and he has now joined the ranks of the angels. With the loss of one of the most powerful demons, she has had to turn to another demon who is very ruthless and working directly for Lucifer. She barely escaped from him and problems in the USA to return home to offer her annual sacrifice to Lucifer for keeping her location hidden from the human eyes in Venice.
This year everything is about to go wrong.
The Company has discovered her dirty little secret. She has created a deadly poison and now everyone is after her as they know that she has the power to change the world. Two bitter people: one an angel who hides under his tough guy act, the other a demon who flaunts her status among the demon world and is rude and curt to everyone who gets in her way. One mission: capture the other. Lucifer wants an angel as a sacrifice for the trouble that Luciana causing. It is going to be one wild ride as they play a game of cat and mouse across Venice with supporting characters.
There are many intertwining stories in this book as there are secondary characters who have history with the main characters, like Arielle, for instance, who was Brandon’s former love and his wife who left when he died. There’s also his best friend and partner. Then there are the demons that flank Luciana who seem to have been important to her at one point or other, judging by the way she treats them. This book is carefully crafted work that would appeal to paranormal fans that want a different spin from the usual storytelling.
I enjoyed this storytelling and the author has taken time to learn her craft before becoming a published writer. It’s full of depth and emotions as we unravel the characters’ past and present by building a mystery of suspense. And when this suspense reaches a climax and everything comes out, you will be left wanting more. The relationship between demons and angels is getting hot and steamy.
Publisher : Harlequin MIRA
Source : Publicist Provided for Review
Released : September 2012