Can an incubus and a sexsomniac build a relationship based on sex and secrets? When Roan Echarn, a young man with a terrible secret, accidentally steps off the train in Devaen, he is forced to put himself in the reluctant employ of Ishaan Darvis, a wealthy recluse whose tragic past is anything but secret. Roan is an incubus--or rather, a victim of genetic incubism, forcing him to feed on sexual energy or die. Ishaan suffers from sexsomnia, a condition that causes him to seek out sexual encounters in his sleep, often with violent consequences. To prevent himself from hurting people, Ishaan must be locked in his room at night by a live-in employee--a dream job for a starving incubus, though Ishaan's distrust and self-loathing makes him a less than ideal housemate. As months pass and Roan continues to feed on Ishaan in secret, dislike slowly turns to friendship, and then to love. Their lives have never been more perfect, but Roan is haunted by the truth of what he is and by the lies he's told Ishaan. When a spring flood drives them from their home, Roan can't keep his secret any longer. Can their love survive such a breach of trust, or will an unspeakable act of spite and revenge mean the end of their happiness?
Reviewer: Carolina Fruitfly
I will start by saying this book certainly isn't for everyone, if you can get past the dubios consexual sex and rape scenes, near the end of the book you find out why it must play out that way.
Roan is an incubus demon who came to Devaen looking for a place to work and feed and he finds employment looking after Ishaan. Ishaan is a sexsominiac who must be looked after at night to avoid raping people, he has a young daughter conceived via the rape of his best friend.
Most of the story is taken up by the background of why Ishaan is aloof and unfriendly and Roan's problems with being an incubus. I would have liked to have known more about why he has sexsomnia than just being told he had it. Also, Roan's genetic incubism is interesting as well but along with the inclusion of dragons etc there isn't much talk about why and where they come from.
I must say by the end of the book I was moved how Roan and Ishaan forgave each other and over come their differences. I give this 4 stars.
Publisher: Shadowfire Press
Review Courtesy Of: ManicReaders