In the world of Demonica, there are demons, vampires, shapeshifters, and some mixed in between. Like any other race or culture, there are some demons who are good, and some who aren’t. I like this concept. Too often demons get a bad rap, mostly because of mythology and religious beliefs. I like when authors throw societal expectations out the window and start fresh.
Larissa did just that. Her series is not only about demons, but demons who are doctors and created a hospital for all lore-kind called…wait for it…UGH (Underworld General Hospital). I wonder if that was a preconceived play on words or if it was just a happy accident.
Eidolon, an incubus—aka sex demon—with the power to heal with a touch, is chief of staff, and loves his job. Tayla is a slayer, they kill everything that is not human. Slayers are programed to believe everything but themselves is evil and must die. Tayla is very good at her job…until she meets Eidolon.
She haphazardly finds her way into UGH, where Eidolon is treating her for injuries incurred during a fight. When she wakes up, something about the incubus treading her makes her crazed for him, and they do a pretty good job of messing up the room. Not a bad way to start off a relationship.
The sex scenes are definitely not phoned in, and, in a world where romance can get repetitive, like you’re reading the same story over and over again, this story is unique.