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Surviving Demon Island Mass Market Paperback – 15 Mar 2007
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"Burton has an uncanny aptitude for intertwining the human and the paranormal so seamlessly that sudden demon attacks and labyrinthine underworlds are perfectly believable. Realistic dialogue, spicy bedroom scenes and a spitfire heroine make this one to pick up and savor."--"Publishers Weekly"
" Burton has an uncanny aptitude for intertwining the human and the paranormal so seamlessly that sudden demon attacks and labyrinthine underworlds are perfectly believable. Realistic dialogue, spicy bedroom scenes and a spitfire heroine make this one to pick up and savor." -- "Publishers Weekly"
Burton has an uncanny aptitude for intertwining the human and the paranormal so seamlessly that sudden demon attacks and labyrinthine underworlds are perfectly believable. Realistic dialogue, spicy bedroom scenes and a spitfire heroine make this one to pick up and savor. "Publishers Weekly""
About the Author
Jaci Burton grew up in Missouri, but spent thirteen years as a California girl. Now she's back in the area she loves to call home, this time Oklahoma, where she lives with her husband Charlie and her stepdaughter Ashley.
Top Customer Reviews
Definitely worth a read - easy to read without complex storylines, but still has enough action/plot to keep you interested.
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It's story line has a sexy alpha, kickass movie star, nasty demons, realm of light, and paradise. Oh can't forget the steamy mating sex.
Gina Bliss. Broken. Kickass. Demon hunter in training.
Gina's mom is taken while Gina slept when she was 8 years old. Since then she has not allowed anyone close to her. She has her movie career doing action flicks that she does her own stunt work for. When she is approached about a survival reality series she's instantly on board. What Lou and Derek didn't tell the contestants was they were actually bing recruited into daemon hunters. That each of the players had a mom stolen from them by the demons. After a surprise attack from the demons they have no choice to explain to the players and let them choose to stay or go.
Derek Marks. Broken. Kickass. Alpha. Demon hunter. 1/2 demon.
Derek has been fighting the demon war for a long time. He needs the best recruits he can get in order to keep the demons away. Derek and Gina have a instant attraction that is very animalistic. When Gina is taken by the demons to their underground lair Derek goes in after her. Only to find that his father who has been MIA since before Derek's brother Nic was taken by e demons is one of the 12 demon lords. He wants his son to take his place in the underworld. He can keep Gina but must turn her into a demon.
Derek fights the demon that is so very close to the surface. He is not going to give in. Gina takes his fathers head. And then Derek decides he is going to destroy himself so that he isn't loose. Gina finds a fax about Nic and talks Derek into searching for him in Australia.
I'll read the next in the series. It's Nic's story.
A very different story that at first seems to be taking off the current spate of reality shows. Then things move from the realm of imagination to actual reality and Hollywood's top female action star Gina Bliss finds herself right in the middle of not only a demon hunt but falling for actual action hero, Derek Marks.
The unusual premise is fun and I liked the other reality show candidates as they established their personalities rather quickly and the chemistry between Gina & Derek simmered from their first meeting keeping to the course of paranormal romances.
While not glaring, there were a couple of gaps for me where things weren't clarified sufficiently or ignored (i.e. Gina never said yes and; who gave what excuse for their "real" lives comes to mind). There was a lot of action and it was on target - but the sexual situations seemed contrived and or a filler as if there weren't any words to write. The final action piece seemed a bit pit and conveniently resolved but was enjoyable nonetheless.
It's not great and it's not perfect, but it is fun from start to finish, an unusual premise and is a good origin for a new series. I will definitely try the 2nd book to determine if I want to finish the trilogy.
Actress Gina Bliss has been working non-stop for two years doing action movies. When her agent brings her an opportunity to do a reality show, her first instinct is to say no. When she is told more about it, she is intrigued. When she learns that she'll be able to play with weapons and fight fake "demons", she's on board. While she'd like to be one of those people that like to lay on a beach and drink mai tai's, she's not. The reality show sounds like the perfect vacation for her.
Derek Marks is in charge of training the new "hunters". After seeing a demon kidnap his little brother from his bed over 20 years ago, Derek will do whatever it takes to destroy the Realm of Light. What the newcomers don't know is that they are being trained to be real hunters of real demons. Derek is blindsided by his attraction to Gina, who is as far from a Hollywood starlet as one would expect. When the demons invade their training island, the stakes are raised and Derek has to convince the hunters that the demons are very real.
The relationship with Derek and Gina is strong from the start. Burton throws in several twists, including why the five hunters were chosen to be trained and who Derek really is. I, for one, was surprised at the ending. It was something I didn't expect and made the book that much better. I highly recommendt his book, which is engrossing and fast-paced. You won't regret picking this one up!