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Demon from the Dark (IAD #10) by Kresley Cole

Demon from the Dark (Immortals After Dark #10)
by Kresley Cole
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Format: Mass Market Paperback, 430 pgs.
Published: Aug. 24th 2010 by Pocket Books
Genre: Adult lit, Urban fantasy/paranormal romance

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"From New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole comes this scorching tale of a demon outcast poisoned with vampire blood and the vulnerable young witch he vows to protect—even from himself.

A dangerous demon she can't resist...

Malkom Slaine: tormented by his sordid past and racked by vampiric hungers, he's pushed to the brink by the green-eyed beauty under his guard.

A maddening witch he aches to claim...

Carrow Graie: hiding her own sorrows, she lives only for the next party or prank. Until she meets a tortured warrior worth saving.

Trapped together in a savage prison...

In order for Malkom and Carrow to survive, he must unleash both the demon and vampire inside him. When Malkom becomes the nightmare his own people feared, will he lose the woman he craves body and soul?" -goodreads


“Those who betrayed Malkom did it only once.” (11)
Carrow finds herself imprisoned and in a predicament when she finds must complete a task in order to free herself and her loved ones. She must journey to Hell to retrieve a demon, but he’s far more than that. During her struggle she finds that she must sustain the vampiric demon’s trust to get him back, but can she stop herself from falling in love?

 “The Order’s plan–witch lures vemon to portal–was laughable.” (90) 

I loved this story! It’s very reminiscent of Jane and Tarzan with Carrow thrown into a strange land, Oblivion, and encountering an uncivilized being, Malkom Slaine. With the language barrier, I liked how the author incorporated body movements and gestures that are widely known so as to find a way to get the characters to communicate without making the story boring. The plot had drive, as Carrow was determined to get back to Ruby and keep her safe, no matter what, and Malkom’s undying love for Carrow soaring and waning. Both Carrow and Malkom learned from each other: Carrow with her limited source of power learns how to love and derive happiness from herself, and Malkom with his betrayal, trust and revenge issues learns that some things are worth fighting for.

 “The monster that monsters feared.” (305) 

A war is on its way, and these two are only a piece of the puzzle. Will Dorada be defeated? or are times changing? I guess I’ll find out in the next book! I would definitely recommend this book (and series) to those who love a little substance with their romance. Those who enjoy a good worthy plot with not just romance, but with action, rage and adventure. These urban fantasies/ paranormal are right up your alley.

First Line: “‘Do we go to our death–or worse?’” (1)

Last Line: “Dreams to come, dreams to come true.” (430)

 “Malkom was the illiterate thirty-year-old son of a whore, raised as a vampire’s slave–and filled with rage.” (4)

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