Jessa Slade introduces us to her new realm where Souls are marked by demons. Some demons are bigger and badder than others. This compelling page-turner is action packed and you are thrown into a battle between good and evil. Ms. Slade writes with a deft hand and beautiful description. This is a paranormal romance that will have you glued to your seat till the very end as you await the outcome. This story was a pleasure to read.
Sera Littlejohn has a life of hardship, but a will to survive. She has been scared physically as well as mentally. As a child her mother left and now her father is leaving her also. He has dementia. Sera spends her days helping with end of life planning. A while back she was hit by a vehicle and has a hard time walking. She now uses a cane. Nothing in her life is bright and beautiful.
While on her way home she is accosted by a man. He gives her a warning, one she doesn’t heed or understand. Soon a demon has taken up residence inside her. Her scars have almost disappeared, she has strength and now a demon possessed man is stalking her. Yes the same man, Ferris Archer, who gave her the warning. They are now both tools to be used in a war.
Ferris Archer has been demon possessed and is extremely old, but doesn’t look it. He has free will to some extent. He warned Sera that temptation was around the corner and not to let it in, but she didn’t heed him. They are now both possessed by “Repentant” demons and part of the Talyan. She is the only female Talyan and together they are much stronger. Is their bonding a key to winning the war? Are they just the beginning piece in the whole puzzle? The Talyan are considered weak in comparison to other demon groups, but they are going to be very important in the battle.
With this being just the first in a series you get a great introduction to the world, customs, demon possession and ideology. I eagerly await the next Marked Souls book. Forged of Shadows will be out June 2010.
When Sera Littlejohn meets a violet-eyed stranger, he reveals a supernatural battle veiled in the shadows, and Sera is tempted to the edge of madness by a dangerous desire. Ferris Archer takes Sera under his wing, now that she is a talyan—possessed by a repentant demon with hellish powers. Archer's league of warriors have never fought beside a female before, and never in all his centuries has Archer found a woman who captivates him like Sera.
With the balance shifting between good and evil, passion and possession, Sera and Archer must defy the darkness and dare to embrace a love that will mark them forever.