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Devyn Quinn lures readers in with her highly charged, erotic novel, Flesh and the Devil.
Brendan is a detective on the vice squad, investigating such crimes as prostitution and drug dealing. When he goes on his latest case, he never suspects the dark underworld he will be sucked into unwittingly.
His current job trying to bust a prostitution ring leads the sexy, sultry Liadan into his life. She is a presumed "lady of the night" he is trying to arrest when she gets the better of him during their "transaction." In spite of the conflict caused by their opposing careers, Brendan is drawn to the mysterious woman for some unknown reason. This attraction finds him planning a future rendezvous with Liadan that rocks his world.
One thing leads to another and suddenly these two star crossed lovers find themselves wrapped up in a passionate affair neither can ignore. For Liadan is a different kind of lady of the night, a vampire to be exact and she is trapped in a situation she cannot escape. She is imprisoned by the incredibly powerful and horrendously evil Auguste and only Brendan, in his blood, holds the key to breaking Auguste's hold over Liadan forever. Will the overwhelming attraction between Brendan and Liadan be enough to break the spell?
This is one amazingly hot and sexy tale! Ms. Quinn has woven a captivating story in more ways than one that readers of sensual paranormal romance will love. Brendan and Liadan's affair starts with sexual attraction that ignites their hearts and souls. The two of them are unable to resist each other and soon find out their feelings have destined them for greater things. Their passion burns strong and bright, scorching the pages as readers speed through the book to find out where this will lead.
Auguste is a truly horrific villain one will love to hate. His plans will not be thwarted for anything and he will fight to the death to gain even more power. The plot is strong as secrets are revealed and fate intervenes, with an interesting concept for the vampire and magical worlds. How these are woven into the story and Brendan and Liadan's lives will fascinate. Events unfold in a slow and steady pace, building up to an explosive final confrontation, much like a roller coaster moves along until reaching the peak of that big hill, plummeting down fast and furious, making for an exhilarating ride. This is a fascinating story that is not for the faint of heart.
The sex scenes are hot hot hot and guaranteed to make readers need an ice cold shower, or a very willing partner, to relieve the building sexual tension. However, readers should keep in mind that there are some extremely graphic sex scenes, featuring dominance/submission with bondage that will likely offend sensitive readers.
In short, if readers want a hot and sexy erotica story that is not lacking in adventure, mystery, and magic, then they can't go wrong with Flesh and the Devil by Devyn Quinn.
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