Geneviève Mortimer is a will o’the wisp who hunts demons to ease the pain of her troubled past.
Spook Raines is a burnt-out spy who doesn’t know he’s a fire demon with a twin in Sleepy Hollow.
When Madame Eve brings them together for a 1Night Stand, will they be able to come in from the cold at last?
Geneviève Mortimer crept down the quiet hotel hallway, careful to bank her glow…at least for the moment. She sensed the presence of a demon on the floor, but something seemed off about the male’s aura. A weird lack of evil, as if an impenetrable force field surrounded his consciousness, his psyche. As if he thought he were… human.
Had he been brainwashed? Drugged? Raised by gypsies? By wolves? Wait. No. Scratch that last one. She didn’t get the were vibe at all with this one.
No matter, as a will o’the wisp and a Protector of the Legion of Shadows tasked with watching over humankind and keeping the unwary safe from visitors from the demon realms to the human plane, she lured the black-souled to their demise. Going all shine-a-light and sparkly until they fell under her spell and followed her anywhere. She needed to find this guy. Pounce first, beam a little hypnotic wattage, ask questions later. Take him out before he did any harm. To humans. Or innocents like her parents.
She sniffed. Getting warmer. Closer to the demon’s room. What would she find behind his door?
She ignored the “Do Not Disturb” sign and jiggled the handle. Locked. But the absence of a key card wouldn’t be a problem for her. Not with her brand of talent and the magick lock picks in her pocket. She got the door open in seconds and slinked into the room, masking her radiance, keeping to the shadows.
Holy shit. Male bonding scent filled the air. Delicious, decadent, sublime. Melted chocolate, rich mocha and salted caramel. Total man candy. Like nothing she’d ever smelled before. Calling to her sweet tooth. Her horny core. An ache blossomed between her legs. She closed her eyes and inhaled. Whoa. She could orgasm from the erotic scent of the guy alone.
Cripes. This sort of thing never happened to her. She was a demon hunter, damn it. Remained professional always, despite her ditzy, scatterbrained reputation. She did her job. And did it well. She’d fooled even her closest friends, those who didn’t know about her role as a POLOS and didn’t guess the half of it. Those who thought she slut-flitted around the world searching for mischief, adventure and, most of all, pleasure, like some sort of fickle, commitment-shy, well, yeah sure, okay, will o’the wisp.
I have a question for everyone? Why are you NOT reading this series? I’m not talking about the 1Night Stand series, I’m talking about the Sleepy Hollow series by Ms. Kincaid. This is one of the most brilliant paranormal series that I’ve read. It features paranormal creatures that are interesting and not the norm.
Geneviève is a will o’the wisp, I can’t help thinking of the wisps in the movie Brave. See, right off the bat, the heroine is interesting. I loved reading about her background and what she was and how she became friends with witch and succumbi from the other books. 😉 In fact, the cover model is perfect. But she has a purpose to what she does and it haunts her every day of her life.
Spook (I love that name) is a tired spy. Not realizing that he has family or the fact that he is a demon puts a lot on his shoulders after a mission. Seeing that he needs to figure some stuff out, he resigns and goes ahead with the 1NS that people thought he needed.
On.My. Word. Honestly, I thought the hottest part of the book was the beginning when the meet in the hotel room. Bring a fan and water. Ms. Kincaid wrote this with a tenderness and erotic feeling that no matter happened later in the book, you knew that they were destined to be together.
I loved that the other couples made appearances in the story and it made the information that Spook found out about himself that much richer. Ms. Kincaid only had to use a few sentences but it made sense. And yes, you can read this as a stand alone but why? Reading the other books in the series will only enhance Spook and Genevieve’s story. In some ways it brings closer to the series but knowing Ms. Kincaid she has more in store for us with Sleepy Hollow.
Do yourself a favor and read this book and the series itself. There are smexy times, emotional times and above all friendship amongst the demons, witch, succumbi and now a will o’the wisp. Again, not the normal PNR creatures that you read about and that’s why this series is brilliant.
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I am blown away! Thank you!