Thursday, February 7, 2013

Author Spotlight: Juliet Dark

I learned something totally interesting: that Juliet Dark was a pen name of Author Carol Goodman.
Pulled from her personal site HERE there is a wealth of info about this author that I have previously unknown.

With the upcoming release of The Water Witch (Fairwick #2) coming upon readers, I wanted to touch basis with my review on the previous book The Demon Lover as well as my impressions from The Water Witch.

What captivates me about Carol Goodman/Juliet Dark's writing is that the reader becomes emersed in the story and gain a connections with the main pair of characters. Sure Liam is an incubus but he is more than that and has been gaining something more of himself in his time spent with the heroine Callie MacFay. Callie has gotten over some bumps in life and just as she is wanting to start fresh and new in Fairwick, and in finding herself growing this connection with Liam, Callie is also finding new strength, power and beginnings.

Each book brings us closer to Liam and Callie's connection, while also there is hardships and suffering all around. Beautifully woven pain and redemption, and discovery abound in the books, keeping readers hooked for subsequent novels in the future.

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Blurb From The Publisher/ Our Thoughts On:

Demon Lover
Released: 12.27.2011
Random House

I gasped, or tried to. My mouth opened, but I couldn’t draw breath. His lips, pearly wet, parted and he blew into my mouth. My lungs expanded beneath his weight. When I exhaled he sucked my breath in and his weight turned from cold marble into warm living flesh. Since accepting a teaching position at remote Fairwick College in upstate New York, Callie McFay has experienced the same disturbingly erotic dream every night: A mist enters her bedroom, then takes the shape of a virile, seductive stranger who proceeds to ravish her in the most toe-curling, wholly satisfying ways possible. Perhaps these dreams are the result of her having written the bestselling book The Sex Lives of Demon Lovers. Callie’s lifelong passion is the intersection of lurid fairy tales and Gothic literature—which is why she’s found herself at Fairwick’s renowned folklore department, living in a once-stately Victorian house that, at first sight, seemed to call her name. But Callie soon realizes that her dreams are alarmingly real. She has a demon lover—an incubus—and he will seduce her, pleasure her, and eventually suck the very life from her. Then Callie makes another startling discovery: Her incubus is not the only mythical creature in Fairwick. As the tenured witches of the college and the resident fairies in the surrounding woods prepare to cast out the demon, Callie must accomplish something infinitely more difficult—banishing this supernatural lover from her heart.

Our Thoughts On:

I really enjoyed this book and I cannot wait for more.

What really captured me was the way the author tied the old tales of faerie with her own story and while they intertwined it created something new and amazing. The characters were just breathtaking and as the secrets were revealed you really felt along with the characters. 

Demon Lover is a well told story that will enthrall its readers in mystery and fable. Juliet Dark has created a new fairytale series with elements of magic, romance, and perseverance.

The Water Witch
Releases 2.5.2013
Random House


"You have only to call my name to bring me back," he whispered, his breath hot in my ear. "You have only to love me to make me human."
Seduced by a powerful incubus demon, Callie has succeeded in banishing him to the Borderlands but Liam still haunts her dreams, tempting her with the knowledge of how to bring him back.
But loving an incubus usually ends in death for a human. For her own sake, Callie must learn to control her desires and ensure Liam remains trapped for all eternity in his watery prison.
Only there is a more dangerous creature than Liam in the Borderlands. The Water Witch is looking for a way back.

Our Thoughts On:

The Demon Lover brought readers into the tale of Cailleach McFay, a new found employee of Fairwick College and a new resident of the town of Fairwick itself. After purchasing a small house at the edge of the woods, what Callie had soon realized is that an incubus was living in her home, but also finding a place in her heart. Liam, the incubus that with the end of The Demon Lover Callie had cast back into Borderlands of Faerie, may have never been so far from her as she has seemed to think, but will his return haunt her or fulfill her.

Callie has much to worry about in her life, aside from her love life, as undines are filling the streams and eager to return to their homeland of Faerie. Missing men are coming up in the news and Callie must investigate to not only save the young undines trying to survive but to also getting to the bottom of the disappearances and find the culprit. The Grove is descending upon Fairwick driving Callie to try and save the supernaturals, and to keep herself alive and whole. With the newfound responsibility of being a Doorkeeper of Faerie, and all sorts of creatures needing aid before they must choose between the mortal realm and being forever locked in Faerie, Callie struggles to correct wrongs before it is too late.

Juliet Dark returns to Fairwick with The Water Witch and at the edge of a battle of witches but also at the price of the fey and people’s lives. With a returning cast of characters struggling to keep together and live with the consequences of their actions, Dark drives readers into the heart of Callie as she comes to terms with her loss but also the knowledge of her future.

Upcoming Reads:

The Hallow Door
Fairwick #3
Releases 9.3.2012

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