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Review: ‘Demon from the Dark’ by Kresley Cole

Review: ‘Demon from the Dark’ by Kresley Cole

Demon from the Dark

by Kresley Cole
Series: Immortals After Dark #10
Published by Pocket Books on August 24th 2010
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 430
Format: Paperback, AudioBook
Source: Purchased
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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.
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.
Carrow Graie: hiding her own sorrows, she lives only for the next party or prank. Until she meets a tortured warrior worth saving.
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?

My Review

(I originally read/reviewed Demon from the Dark on my previous blog ‘Mrs. Papillion aka “The Book Worm” back in 2010, so this is a revised version after reading/listening to it a second time in 2019.)
The first time I read Demon from the Dark I fell for Malkom Slaine immediately since his story touched my soul. Here he was a male character who had gone through a lot like a blood/sex slave and being betrayed by his mother and then his own best friend. He has to be one of my favorite male characters of the series, and I can understand his trust issues after reading/listening to his book.
Then there’s the female character in the story who happens to be his mate, Carrow Graie, who has been kidnapped by some humans. She’s with other lore characters on ‘Torture Island,’ but instead of torturing her they have tasked her to bring back someone to the island, which happens to be Malkom. If she doesn’t then, they will harm someone she cares about dearly and when she meets Malkom though she never expects though he’s her destined mate in the story.
My thoughts about Malkom and Carrow: All I can say is that they are in love and they are PERFECT for each other. From the moment Carrow and Malkom meet each other, it’s a match made in HEAVEN. And yes I said, Heaven.
Malkom is the tough-loving guy who will protect you to the very end, even though he’s been through a lot. Carrow is the same way. Although, she is keeping a secret from Malkom and I wish she would’ve just been upfront with Malkom.I loved this story though because these two were meant for each other. Carrow is the mischievous witch that everyone knows about, and Malkom is the one everyone fears for what he is, but he’s not a scary lore creature at all. I don’t think he is at all.
Be prepared to have some reunion of characters come together from previous books in this book. I love how Kresley has everything come together in this book. This book focuses a lot on ‘Torture Island’ and bad guys being humans torturing the lore and a lot is going on and I know there is a lot more going to be told.
I only have a couple more books that I read in the series, and then everything will be new to me. I love this series! Every book gets better and better, and I swear Kresley Cole’s storytelling gets better and better too.

Story Rating: 5 stars
Steaminess Rating: 4 stars
Standalone or part of series: Part of the Immortals After Dark series and I highly recommend reading in order.
Do I recommend this book?  Yes.
Will I read other books from the author? Yes. She’s one of my auto-buy favorite authors.
Tropes/Elements: Fated Mates
Hero: Half-Vampire/Half-Demon; Tortured
Heroine: Witch; Mischievous


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