Apr 12 2015

A Review of Demon Lover by Wayne Nix

Demon Lover by Wayne Nix

Demon Lover by Wayne Nix

A very short incubus story to review on the Tale today. Sometimes it seems like the stories that appear are teases. They read like a summary of a longer work and that gives me some pause. I’d like to know more, but there isn’t anything more to read. There’s an idea, but it doesn’t go anywhere as it should.

Hot flashes can be a lot more than they are if they are allowed to become something more as well…

The story is about:

A quiet librarian finds an ancient book and summons her demon lover.

Liz looks around a garage sale and finds a book that reveals some of those that had summoned Incubi in the past. Her sexuality gets the better of her and she summons one. That is pretty much the story in a nutshell. It sounds like a interesting read but I did have some problems with it.

Probably the biggest one was how Liz summoned the Incubus in the first place. It was… well.. brutal in a lot of ways and at least to me it wasn’t sexy. Beyond that point the heat in the erotica wasn’t so much heat as pain. I didn’t care for that all that much either.

Really the core of the story is the sexual moment between the two main characters and then it ends rather abruptly. There is not a lot of background, but what there is actually is more interesting than the story itself at times. I found myself wondering about the other stories in the book that Liz found and perhaps that might be something for the author to consider.

I don’t feel like the story lived up to its potential. It could have with a longer story and a lot more background, but as it is there is but a small hot flash and then the story is over.

One and a half pitchforks out of five.

There is promise here, don’t get me wrong. But promise alone really isn’t enough…




  1. avatar

    Six pages may be all that some authors can write one-handed before cramping occurs.

  2. avatar

    *tilts head*

    Entirely possible…


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