Demon Possession by Kiersten Fay

Demon Possession (Shadow Quest #1)

Demon Possession by Kiersten Fay

  • By Kiersten Fay
  • Editions: ebook, paperback
  • Published: April 19th 2011 by Kiersten Fay
  • Genre: Adult Paranormal / Sci-fi / Romance
  • Source: review copy
  • rating-system3

    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 the 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.
    ~ Bewitching BT

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  • In a Flutter: fun & engaging read
  • Fluttering Thoughts:

    Worldbuilding: This was a cool blend of space opera (I’m not calling it sci-fi because the space elements weren’t so much on the techy side) and paranormal elements (energy, demons, astral projection). I enjoyed the world of the novel, the ships we visited, the worlds. They’re not exhaustively described, but I’m not of the exhaustive descriptions school of thought so that worked fine for me. If you’re more into getting detailed descriptions of settings, you might feel like there’s something missing. I’m cool with functional settings as long as the story flows well 🙂
    Characters: Analia was cool, I enjoyed reading about her. She was vulnerable but strong when she had to be, she went through Hell but didn’t lose the ability to trust or love. Some might think she went through her ordeals somewhat easily, all her inner workings aren’t as much focused on. But I’m cool with that, because again, the story flow was good.
    Sebastian was cool as well, all alpha male, plus he had horns and a tail (I think). I mean, come on! Demons are hot. He was charismatic, more so I felt than Analia, and he went through a lot of change himself as their relationship progressed. Again, not very focused on as far as inner workings go, we didn’t get the blow by blow of each new feeling or step toward trusting a woman after the betrayals in the past.
    I liked them as a couple, they had sparks flying from the moment they met and when they finally got together their one on one was hot.
    There were a lot of promising secondary characters, and I do wanna read about them in future titles in the series.
    Favorite Character: Sebastian {Horns, come on! They’re hot!}
    Plot: The story had two components, the romance arc and the action/adventure one. I felt they were both well developed, fun and entertaining. Because the action/adventure part was so well developed, I didn’t feel the need to really zoom into their inner workings as characters as I might have were this only a romance. Personal preference though, I’m more into character exploration than action.
    Writing: Third person narrative, mostly from Analia and Sebastian’s POV but with a few insights from others as well. I especially enjoyed the start of the novel, it took off real strong.
    Curb Appeal: That cover is super hot and the blurb did hook me–instant buy material.

    All in all, I felt this was a good start for the Shadow Quest series, and I would like to read the next titiles too. Since I’m more of a romance fangirl than an action/adventure one, there were times during the read when I wasn’t as excited as other bits had me.
    But if you’re a fan of active plots, hot romance, space stories that don’t get anal about the techy stuff (to each their own, but I’m not too into that myself) and happy endings, I say give this a try.


    ” Anya watched Sebastian from the corner of her eye as he went to work cleaning away the blood. He was focused and intent on his task, but couldn’t seem to stop touching her in little ways. Softly brushing her hair, her shoulder, her hip. Was he checking her for further injuries? It seemed more intimate than that. It was almost as if he didn’t even realize he was doing it.

    His tenderness with her was astonishing. While he was focused on wiping the blood from her cut, Anya allowed herself to study him closer. He seemed calm now, though his energy was still erratic.

    When he had first returned, still resembling the monster, it had terrified her. He’d still been enraged, much more so, it seemed. And not for the first time, she’d thought he might hurt her.

    But when his eyes had found hers, he’d visibly relaxed, instantly morphing back into the Bastian she recognized.

    With a gentleness contradictory to the man standing before her, he cleaned her wound. By his soft pats and concerned looks, she knew now that he would never hurt her. She felt silly for ever thinking otherwise. He’d shown her nothing but kindness from the beginning.

    “You’re not frightened of me anymore?” he asked without averting his gaze from the cut on her cheek.

    He was almost completely back to normal now. His horns were returning to their original dark black, and his fangs had receded. Thinking back to his other form, she couldn’t muster the terror it had inspired in the first place. “No,” she said simply.

    “So easily?”

    “You make it hard to fear you, Sebastian, when you treat me the way you do.”

    “And how’s that then?”

    “Like you would never hurt me, no matter how angry you are, or how much you might want to.”

    His golden eyes locked on hers with such intensity it stole her breath. “I would never want to hurt you.” Cupping her face, he rubbed his thumb along her unmarked cheek. “I could never hurt you. If anything ever happened to you, I fear I will be trapped on the Edge forever.” Leaning in, he lightly kissed her bruise. “I think of you constantly.” He kissed her forehead. “Always.” Then with the lightest touch, he kissed her lips.

    With words so sweet, Anya couldn’t help but lean into him. This wasn’t the demanding kiss from before. This was soft, smooth, tender. This time he allowed her to explore him at her leisure. His lips were soft and warm, molded to hers, and she caressed them.

    Her second real kiss ever was turning out to be the most erotic experience of her life. Sebastian was watching her with his liquid gold eyes, filled with restrained lust as he let her place soft kisses on him.

    When she darted out her tongue, he dropped his hands to her hips, his body wedging between her legs. The second time she darted her tongue to lick his sweet lips, he opened, his tongue meeting hers.

    From deep within him, she heard the rumblings of a satisfied groan. The mere sound stroked her own lust, and she instinctively dug her nails into his shoulders. Liquid pooled between her legs. Bastian’s grip tightened in her hips.

    “Let me taste you,” he grated. ”


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    About the Author & Links:

    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.

    In 2012, she received a nominated for favorite author of 2012 via, and that same year, won Favorite Story of August for Demon Retribution, the third book in her Shadow Quest series. Before becoming an author, Kiersten worked as a graphic designer, and now enjoys creating her own book covers.

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