Shadow Quest Series #1
by Kiersten Fay
Publisher: Kiersten Fay Productions (April 2011) Genre: Paranormal Romance, Sci-Fi, Adult
Format: eBook (383 pages)
Source: Free book from blog tour for honest review
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Rating: ★★★½☆ (3.5 stars)
After being enslaved on the spaceship Extarga for most of her life Analia has no memory of her life before, and has lost all knowledge of her people. Her mysterious gift and pointed ears are the only indication that she is different.
Analia is alone, and for all she knows, she’s the last of her kind. By chance Analia escapes her captors, and hides herself on the merchant ship Marada, planning to get off at the very next stop.
Unfortunately for her, there is no next stop. The crew is planning a delivery that could take months, and according to a stipulation in the newly signed contract, no one is allowed on or off the ship until the package is delivered.
When Analia is found by a handsome demon, and captain of the Marada, she must adapt to her new role on the ship, and try to control her newly awakened desire for the brutal, and devastatingly erotic demon.
At A Glance
It’s been a while since I’ve read an enjoyable paranormal romance. Demon Possession really scratched my PNR itch.
I haven’t read such a sci-fi like paranormal romance before. I actually had a lot of fun with Demon Possession. It had heartbreak, fun, mystery, and sex. I really grew attached to the characters too. This is a character oriented book for sure.
Analia is an amazing character. She has had one of worst pasts anyone can imagine. She has been a slave most her life and only knows cold floors for sleep and brown mush for food. But when she finally escapes by stowing away on another spaceship, she finds friends and a dominating but caring lover. Analia is very much meek and scared in the beginning. She doesn’t know whether to expect cruelty or kindness with these new people. But she finds so much happiness amongst her new friends that it made my heart ache with joy. Everyone is so nice to her. She gets to experience so many new things like clothing, food, children, and parties. Her childlike joy with the things around her made me smile. She really grew in strength and tenacity as time went on. She remained sweet but lost some of her fear of the outside world and people. I had fun finding out who and what she was. Her powers are pretty damn awesome too. She still has a long journey ahead but I know she’s ready with Sebastian by her side.
Sebastian is your typical alpha male but his tenderness really got to me. He tried to keep his tough exterior and keep away from Analia for both their own good. But not even the greatest evil in the world could keep them apart. I loved Sebastian’s surly but playful demeanor. He’s also had a bad past which makes him not trust people easily. But he let’s Analia into his heart and it brings him to life. He’s a new demon. Yes, he’s a demon, but a good one. All the characters in this book are from different races and planets. It was all quiet exciting.
The side characters also made huge impressions. Cale and Sonya, Sebastian’s siblings, both had their own heartbreaks but also knew how to have a good time. Sonya was a riot. She was a strong demon who didn’t take crap from anyone. Cale was guarded but also lovable and witty. Marik was my favorite though. He too was once a slave like Analia. He becomes like Analia’s big brother and protects her at all costs.
The sci-fi parts, with the whole flying through space and different races and planets, was all very fun for me. I don’t read many books with things like that in it and I was excited to learn more about the world Fay created. The whole thing reminded my a little of the movie Serenity or the TV show Firefly (which they are pretty much the same thing).
There was some timing issues. The amount of time that went by at certain points didn’t make sense. Like a character would say a few weeks has gone by but really it could have only been a few days.
I didn’t like some of Sebastian’s decisions. He’s been the captain of his ship like forever but he makes some bad calls that leave people in danger. It just didn’t make sense.
I wish there was more world building. There was some things about certain races that weren’t explained well and I found myself scratching my head with some of their abilities.
The last one-third of the book felt disjointed from the rest of the book. The plot took a sharp turn when we find out who and what Analia is and that didn’t really flow for me. It all felt too convenient.
Analia and Sebastian were so cute together. Once Sebastian got over his fears of starting a relationship, these two sparkled like fireworks. They started out with the “oh my God, my body wants him/her so bad,” and eased into, “I cannot bare to be apart from him/her.” The romance was a slow build, which I loved, and the sexual tension was from the get-go, which I loved even better.
The sex was hot, hot, HOT! Definitely an adult read. Lots of steam, and a good amount of sex scenes.
If you are looking for a paranormal romance with a lot of steam, sci-fi elements, and a character oriented story, then Demon Possession is the book for you. I will for sure be reading the next book in the series. Very recommended.
Sebastian was instantly lost. The ship fell away and there was only her. The blue of her eyes was indescribable, so light they unabashedly pulled him in. No color imaginable compared. Her eyes turned pleading. For what? He didn’t know. But at that moment he would have given it to her.
It wasn’t till Sebastian began to stalk toward her that she recalled her situation. She was wet and half naked, alone in a room with a strong brutish male of unknown intentions. He was upon her before she could react, backing her against the wall. His body pressed against hers. A thick thigh settled between her legs. Analia froze in a panic and was confused to find her nipples growing hard at his touch.
“Like you would never hurt me, no matter how angry you are, or how much you might want to.”
Kiersten Fay is the author of the steamy paranormal romance series, Shadow Quest, which combines paranormal and sci-fi romance and is loosely based on mythology and lore. Like many authors, she loves creating new worlds with the power of her mind, along with brooding alpha males and strong, yet vulnerable, female leads.
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sound interesting, on my TBR list!!!!! thanks for the giveaway 🙂
Awesome. hope you love it when you get to it.
Great cover! Would really like to read this.
I love the cover. I am pretty sure the author did it herself.
This sounds good ☺
Been wanting to read this. Great review as always. You broke the book down well and I’m encouraged to get this one! Thanks for sharing and for the great giveaway:)
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Thanks so much. I always hope my reviews give people an in-depth look at what they are getting with a book.
Thanks for the giveaway! As always I really enjoyed your review! 😀
Thanks. Good luck.
Thank you for this fantastic review! <3
Happy you liked it.
Loved this book! On my Totally Re-readable list!!
Hells yeah. Happy to hear it.
I think this one sounds like a read that I would enjoy. The sci-fi elements and the paranormal with the romance are a combination that I would like. I am a fan of strong supporting characters as well and Analia seems like a character that is easy to get behind and root for. Great review! Jaclyn @ JC’s Book Haven.
Oh yes, I really think you would like this one. So up your alley. Analia is an amazing character.
Melissa (My World...in words and pages)
Sounds like a bit of everything with this one. Cool. Thank you!
🙂 Thanks for stopping by.
Congratulations on the publication of Demon Possession! It sounds like a fascinating book. Will be adding it to my wishlist. Great review. Thanks for sharing.
Hope you love it.
It’s been forever since we last chatted so I just wanted to come on over here on your blog and say hello! Boy have you been busy! The blog looks awesome! I kinda disappeared for awhile because I ended up getting really bad sick, was in the hospital, blah, blah, blah! So it’s only been the last few months that I’ve finally got back into the groove with my blog. And it has been waaaaay too long since I’ve checked out some of the previous blogs I used to follow, including yours! So expect to see more of me 🙂
Demon Possession sounds like a hot read! It sort of reminds me of some of the novels by Laurann Dohner. Have you ever read any of her novels? I love me some alpha males and Sebastian sounds like my kind of guy. Thanks for the great review, I’ll be heading over to goodreads and adding it to my ever growing “want to read” list lol.
I hope all is well in your neck of the woods. I’ll be back!
Mia @ The Muses Circle
So sorry to hear you were sick but I’m glad to have you back.
No I haven’t read any of Dohner’s books but I will sure look her up. Thanks for the suggestion.
This does sound like a well rounded pnr and glad that it scratched that itch
Thanks for stopping by.
I don’t read many sci-fi books either. But it is good to sometimes switch it up. Mixing sci-fi with Demons seems like an interesting concept!
Melody @ JC’s Book Haven.
I agree, it’s nice to mix it up sometimes.
Despite the timing issues Sebastian sounds yummy, so glad this scratched your itch! LOL
He is yummy. He can scratch my itch any time. 🙂