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  • Paperback: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Ebury Press (Fiction) (21 July 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0091940184
  • ISBN-13: 978-0091940188
  • Product Dimensions: 12.6 x 3 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (123 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 288,334 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Hopelessly addictive...definitely the season's guilty pleasure" (Time Out)

"Incubus is a fabulous mixture of classic Gothic themes, paranormal romance and urban fantasy. Hugely enjoyable and highly recommended, Incubus gets the Fairwick Chronicles off to a great start - leaving this reviewer already looking forward to the next instalment of this series" (www.lovevampires.com)

"successfully bringing together a welcome injection of gothic mystery back into a supernatural romance story. I very much enjoyed reading this book and without a doubt can say that Goodman's Fairwick Chronicles have a lot of potential for future reading" (Fantasy Book Review)

"Love the Twilight series? Then read Carol Goodman's new vampire thriller, Incubus" (Stylist)

"This is a wonderfully clever and inventive tale of magic, yet still contemporary and believable. The author's subtle yet very effective use of foreshadowing keeps the reader engaged, and the surprising ending has a lovely dose of bittersweet romance and a good dash of optimism" (Romantic Times)

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The first novel in a series of urban fantasy meets modern gothic novels

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Professor Cailleach "Callie" McFay travels to the small, mountain-base town of Fairwick in New York State for a job interview at Fairwick College. Despite the fact that she has her heart set on lecturing at NYU, she soon finds herself mysteriously drawn into buying a Victorian house that used to belong to a reclusive author in the town and accepting a job offer to gives classes within the Folklore Department at the college.

Callie's long term partner - Paul - is currently living in California as he earns his own doctorate, so when she has increasingly realistic erotic dreams she just chalks it up to sexual frustration and the fact that the faceless man in the dreams bears a strong resemblance to the 'shadow man' who haunted her childhood dreams must be a coincidence.

But when Callie uncovers the unedited drafts of the author's novels, it becomes clear that the author was also being visited by the same presence. And Callie realises that her colleagues and the majority of Fairwick's residents aren't quite human, so uh oh - her midnight stalker may not just be a harmless dream.

This is one of those books that I didn't think that I'd like so I didn't bother reading for a few weeks, only to flick through a few pages cautiously and not put down again until I'd finished it.

Normally I wouldn't be a fan of the incubus/succubi angle in fantasy books: it's an excuse for having the hero/heroine jump in out of bed with multiple partners and creating the ever-dreaded 'love triangle' sub-plot, which I hate as most of the series I read tend to use this over-worn plot device.
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By Brett H TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 28 Jun. 2011
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I was captivated from the word go by this fantasy tale which has very gothic overtones. The author really understands the concept that less can be more so the plot develops at a relatively gentle pace which can never be thought of as frenetic until the final part. However, the scenes are very skillfully set with just enough description to get a real feel for the surroundings and to get a strong atmospheric hint of the supernatural elements at work behind the scenes. The story flows well and keeps moving forward and at no point do you feel that more action would be an improvement. The dream love scenes with the incubus are also relatively understated and are, as a result, far more erotic than the effect which would have been produced by a less subtle and more heavy handed description.

The story is narrated in the first person by Dr Calleach McFay, who is the principle character and who is a college lecturer in supernatural topics at Fairwick which proves to be quite an unusual college. Often the result of writing in this medium can be awkward and the character speaking can seem quite wooden and lacking character. However, this format works really well here and we gradually learn a great deal about Callie, her hopes and fears and what makes her tick. One feels quite a lot of empathy towards her as the plot develops and as she learns much more about herself and her ancestry.

This is a fantasy tale so the appearance of witches, daemons, fey people and other supernatural characters is not unexpected and the author introduces these elements into the story so that they blend in seamlessly as a natural development of the plot.
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This book was recommended to me by my local librarian, so it was a total non heard of for me, the cover is beautiful, so it would have grabbed my attention, the synopsis would have made me read it anyway, I was not sorry.....It was a wonderfully magical gothic fantasy story. Explicit at times, dream love sessions with her Incubus. You do not expect all the magical creatures to appear as they do, I was shocked, it really is a SECRET world living within this town Callie goes to work in.

So beautifully written, I love a descriptive book, i could picture every detail of the house, the setting of it, the landscape, the wood itself, the layout of the town, the college... A wonderful place. All the characters too, the book takes on a movie projector playing in my head, so even now i can see the living room, the attic with the boxes of notes, the beautiful desk (which i want) those cute little mice....everything written to take the reader into the story and not just remain on the outside reading in. Thank goodness there is more books to follow......and other books by Carol Goodman as i have just become a Fan!
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I had the book for ages before picking it up to read, and once I'd started I couldn't put it down.

I'm not fond of Love stories but this just sucked me in and I was lost in the story of Callie and the Incubus, this book has been one of my absolute favourite reads this year.

High praise for the Fairwick Chronicles, and I have now purchased the next books to delve into.
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By looby on 13 Sept. 2011
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I really enjoyed reading this book, if you love books about fey, deamons, vampires & all the rest of the supernatural stuff with dark romance sprinkled through, then this is the book for you!
I hope that Carol goodman is going to continue this story in some way.
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