Monday, July 20, 2015

Review for Impure Bargains


Blurb: 
Desiderus has served Ba'al faithfully for nearly one hundred years. When Haven Rowe put a gun to his head and pulled the trigger, her fierce nature stirred emotions he hadn't felt since before Ba'al claimed him. With his sight set on consuming her body and soul, he'll use every deceptive idea at his disposal to make sure she belongs to him.

When Haven walked in on a demon stealing her brother, Jeremy, her entire world unraveled. Born to a family of magic users, yet unable to use magic of her own, Haven will do anything to get her brother back from the depths of hell, even if it means she has to bargain her soul.

With the help of a witch, Haven seeks out loopholes to the soul bargains that have been made. She either finds a way out for her and Jeremy, or they both might be lost forever. What she doesn't count on is the betrayal of her own body and the insurmountable attraction she has for the demon she's trying to escape.

My review:
All Haven has left in this world is her brother, and when a demon steals him, she'll stop at nothing to get him back. Having magic in her blood, she summons the demon and offers a deal for her brother's life. Haven thinks she's being smart, but her own body betrays her when the gorgeous demon, Desiderus sets his sights upon her. While she tries to find a loophole in the deal, the sizzling attraction shows her she realizes that she has something more to fear than just losing her soul.

Impure Bargains is the first in this paranormal erotica series and it starts off the series with a bang. In more ways than one! Haven is supernatural hunter that kicks butt. She's smart, strong, and sexy. I love heroines like her. Desiderus is everything she loathes and yet incredibly hot. A few of their scenes had me fanning myself. He's loyal to his lord as she is to her family, and I'm eager to find out just what they can be to each other.

What impressed me most about the story is the worldbuilding. It's contemporary, but not a world as we know it. There are several magic users. So many that some get addicted to it and have to be rehabilitated. Haven works for DAIS which is an organization that hunts down supernatural creatures to study them. (I think there's something sinister about DAIS no matter Haven's trust of it!) There's a fanatical cult against magic that lives underground. So many delectable details in this world that all weave together wonderfully.

This book hooked me with its fascinating world and fiery tension. I can't wait to read more from Decadent Kane.

Impure Bargains will be released in print only on July 27th!
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13 comments:

  1. Great review! Congrats to Decadent, sounds like some excellent worldbuilding.

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  2. I know Decadent Kane! She'll be happy with that review.

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  3. Wow, worldbuilding? Erotica with substance - the world could use more of that. Take note, E.L. James!

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  4. Interesting mythology to use. :-)

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  5. Reminds me of Pierce Anthony's Incarnations of Immortality series.

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  6. Interesting review! Full of magic and dark tales. Sounds like it will be a tantalizing series.

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  7. Thank you for stopping by, everyone! Decadent Kane is a sizzling writer. I especially like her Trouble with Elves series. :)

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  8. Sounds like an excellent book! Great review!

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  9. The cover is gorgeous! Congrats to Decadent! And thank you for the review, Christine.

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  10. Congrats to Decadent. The world is alluring. I'm going to have to check it out.

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  11. First of all, great name! This sounds good. A fascinating world, sexual tension.

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  12. Great review! I'm really intrigued by the world-building. This book sounds like a lot of fun!

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