Afternoon Delight Review: Inferno by Cara Bristol

Posted June 25, 2021 by Sophia Rose in Afternoon Delight, Reviews / 4 Comments

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I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Afternoon Delight Review: Inferno by Cara Bristol

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Series: Alien Castaways #5
Genres: Sci-Fi Romance
Published by Indie/Self Published
Released on June 25, 2021
Pages: 142
Format: eARC
Source: Author
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Convincing one’s fated mate not to back away in terror shouting for holy water is something of a hurdle for a lovelorn Lucifarian and his skeptical match. The adopted alien brother castaways who find a new home and chance for romance on earth have been a spicy, heartwarming sci-fi romance series that I’ve come to look forward to with each new release.

Inferno is book five in a series that works best read in order, but could do just fine as a standalone if one is in a pinch.

Like the other Topian refugees, he is safely ensconced on earth and now open and ready to find his gemmate. Inferno is a Lucifarian so with horns, tail, and real inner fire, finding a human who will choose him isn’t the easiest.

And, when it comes to Geneva that goes double. Her past with a manipulative ex has turned her into a skeptic and I’m not just referring to her being an atheist working as church secretary for her giving, generous uncle as the pastor of his smalltown church. Geneva has come to think that love is as unlikely as aliens.

I enjoy how the author wrote each couple in the series so differently though they have the same general plot conflicts with the alien-human mating. The individuals fight their own past demons and get their own adventure together to help them bond beyond the love-at-first-sight gen match. The pace is swift as these are longer novellas in length so they read fast, but there is no lack of worldbuilding or character development.

Tigre is next and I enjoyed the sizzling, sassy meet-cute with his future mate.

Easy, light, sexy, and a good time for alien romance fans.

My thanks to the author for the opportunity to read the eARC in exchange for an honest review.

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About the Book
Inferno by Cara BristolInferno by Cara Bristol

He’s an alien who looks like a devil. She’s a church secretary. A match made in heaven…or?

Take nothing at face value. That’s Geneva Walker’s motto in life. But when seven feet of devilishly handsome male complete with horns and a tail strolls into the church where she works as a secretary—even a hardcore nonbeliever would jump to conclusions.

Extraterrestrial Inferno has searched in vain for his genmate, the one woman his Luciferan DNA has chosen for him. When he locates her in the church of a small Idaho town, the last thing he expects is for her to throw him out as though he was Satan himself

How can he prove to the beautiful skeptic they are meant for each other when he can’t even convince her he’s an alien?



About Cara Bristol

Cara Bristol continues to evolve, adding new subgenres of erotic romance to her repertoire. She has written spanking romance, contemporary romance, paranormal, and science fiction romance. No matter what the genre, one thing remains constant: her emphasis on character-driven seriously hot erotic stories with sizzling chemistry between the hero and heroine. Cara has lived many places in the United States, but currently calls Missouri home. She has a husband and two grown stepkids. When she’s not writing, she enjoys reading and traveling the world.
Cara loves to hear from readers. You may post a comment on her Web site/blog,, email her at carabristol50 (at) yahoo (dot) com, or friend her on Facebook,

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I was born and raised near Sacramento, CA. I have read since I was four years old and developed tastes that run the gamut of literature. I went away to college and have a degree in education, a certificate in family history research, and a certificate in social work. I worked for a non-profit agency with low income families for 20 years which included being responsible for the children’s library and promoting/teaching adult literacy. I have lived in Southeast Michigan for the last 18 years and I am currently a book addicted homemaker with a cat and husband who keep me grounded. Recently, I made it a challenge to review each book that I have read as a favor to author friends who said reviews are important. I have done reviews for Good Reads, Amazon, eBay, and Smashwords, but mostly at Goodreads and Amazon.

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Carole @ Carole's Random Life

This sounds like a fun shorter read! I don’t think that I have read an alien-human romance yet but it sounds like something I would like.

Sophia Rose
5 months ago

You hit the nail on the head. These are fun and I like that they fit when I want something shorter to read. LOL, you really must try aliens. 😉

Carole Rae
4 months ago

Nice! Good world and character-building but short. That is hard to accomplish!

Sophia Rose
4 months ago
Reply to  Carole Rae

It really is. She does this well.