Monday, March 14, 2011


Janet Elizabeth Jones
281 pages
Publisher: Harlequin
Source: Bought for myself at Borders

An incubus is a male demon who has intercourse with sleeping women; that's definitely what goes on in this novel but I couldn't classify it as rape at all.  Basically what you've got is Meical (which I think is pronounced Michael, but looks like Medical without the "d" so that's what I was reading as I went along - haha!) who was a vampire.  He is given a secret herbal mixture to turn him into an Incubus and shortly thereafter saves the life of Caroline, who was supposed to be killed by some evil men due to her involvement in a child psychology case.  A real plot!

I don't normally review Harlequin novels, but this one was so different from any one I've ever read!  It had a real, honest to goodness intricate plot, lots of characters who were well developed, and none of that traditional Harlequin "He loves me, I love him, but I won't admit it, oh what the hell let's have sex."  Not that there's anything wrong with that, and there is sex in this novel, but it was so much more than your typical romance novel.  By the end I was thinking it was kind of like Twilight for adults, but I don't want that comparison to turn anyone off from reading it.

This is the first book I've read in the Harlequin Nocturne collection.  I'm getting sick of paranormal books on the whole, but this, despite the whole incubus subject, was a nice refreshing change from other Harlequins.  If I've peaked your interest, you can order it off my PaperBackSwap shelf, where I'm also running a special of three Harlequin/Silhouette books for one credit.

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