A fallen angel with a secret.
An otherworldly elf with an insatiable hunger she doesn't understand.
A cursed gem.
Meet mortal enemies Razr and Jedda...and the priceless diamond that threatens to destroy them both even as it bonds them together with sizzling passion.
Welcome back to the Demonica Underworld, where enemies find love...if they're strong enough to survive.
I am delighted to make my way back into the Demonica world, but also find myself disappointed that we are only getting small glimpses back into this world through the 1001 Dark Nights. We are introduced to a new species to this world while also meeting an angel who is not Fallen, Unfallen or even an angel still. A whole new love story to follow.
Razr is another character in Azagoth’s world (also known as the Grim Reaper). Not quite a Fallen Angel and not and Unfallen Angel, Razr has a mission he must complete to get his wings unbound and return to heaven. Razr is a battle angel, one of three, who were connect to 3 gems that had human counterparts that held them. A long time ago, he lost his gem and the human who held it to thieves. Heaven isn’t so forgiving so he and his other two angels were jailed. Now he has a chance of getting all of it back if he can locate his diamond.
Jedda is a gem fairy, a species we haven’t met in this series. In fact we haven’t met any fairies at all. and fairies aren’t demons. At the top of her field of geology, Jedda owns a rare gems jewelry store along with being able to locate the rarest of the rare gems, both cursed and natural. Now two Fallen Angels want her services. One for devious needs, while another for his own needs.
Now Jedda has a mission to find the Gems of Enoch for a dublious fallen angel who has also cursed her in the process. Razr is her counterpart, but can she trust him with knowledge of her species or even the knowledge she knows where the gems are located.
Damn, he hated inferior beings on power trips. “Fine,” he signed. “You’re a…sturdy female with big muscles and a voice so deep and breathy that Darth Vader would be jealous. Is that nice enough?”
Jedda is an interesting mix of tough lady and woman who is not afraid of who she is…a woman. Gems give her powers, but also are needed for survival. She takes not shit off anyone, but she also has a caring side to her personality and it not cruel unless pushed into a corner.
Razr’s above reproach. His wings are tightly bound and ache to be released. Punishments are not on a schedule, but he has a tattoo that at any moment can go off requiring him to be beaten. The hard the beating, the longer between punishments. The softer, the closer they are together. This would drive anyone nuts. His one true shining achievement is training Azagoth’s Memitim (or children).
The two fall hard and fast into bed…or the wall, but they also have experiences that bring them closer. There is some suspense, but nothing that overshadowed the story of the characters. The story actually wraps up rather quickly, which is where my biggest disappointment lies. I wanted more.
Since the ending of Revenant, we have gotten short stories through the 1001 Dark Nights series that all revolve around the characters who live in in Sheoul-gra, Azagoth’s Inner Sanctum. While I am enjoying these stories, I am also at a loss as to where the series is going or if it will go anywhere. So I just have to enjoy the story for what it is and now where it is leading too.
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