Red Demon

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Red Demon

A Gods of Midnight Novel, Book 3

100 years ago Aristos Petrakos and Juliana Tiades fell in love. But tragidy struck tearing them appart. Ari was sure that his shap-shifting abilities drove her to drownd herself, though nothing could be further from the truth. Now in moder-day America Ari is faced with Juliana again. Can he forgive her for leaving him? If she didn't kill herself, then what was responsible for her death?

I think that because I've not read any of the other books in this series, it took me a while to get into the story. Juliana's apparent ghostliness was a bit hard for me to connect with. I understood that her death was not what it seemed, but I just couldn't easily connect with her. About half way through the book I really started to sink into the story and became engrossed in the battle the Spartan warriors were trying to fight. I adored Ari from the beginning, he was very easy to desire. I also liked the results of his little energy spurts when he became agitated.

I felt that all of the characters were well thought out and well written. I loved reading about the Gods and Godesses that the Greeks followed, but Eros rather creeped me out and make me leary of entering any swimming pools. I believe that Ares fit into his character well, this book made me eager to brush up on Greek mythology.

I will definitely look into reading more about this series, as I did find this installment enjoyable.

Book Blurb for Red Demon

After assuming the power of life and death for the immortal Spartan brotherhood, Aristos Petrakos still hasn’t mastered his unpredictable, newfound abilities. And now a medium brings him a message from the other side—a romantic message Ari doesn’t want to hear…
A century ago, the love of Ari’s immortal life, Julianna Tiades, drowned herself in the Savannah River—after she learned about Ari’s shapeshifting abilities. Desperate to reveal the truth about her death, Julianna makes a bargain with a Djinn demon, who offers to give her physical form. But as Julianna and Ari are reunited in passion, the debt must be paid—in souls and spirits… 

Night Owl Reviews Jun, 2010 3.75