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Carnal Denial eBook Cover, written by D.L. Jackson
|Publication date||March 14, 2012|
|Preceded by||Carnal Desires|
Carnal Denial is an eBook written by D.L. Jackson. It is the third work in the Carnality series by this author. In this work, the character Azael is an Incubus and the character Jezebel, also known as Mercedes, is a Succubus.
- Title: Carnal Denial
- Author: D.L. Jackson
- Published By: Decadent Publishing Company, LLC
- Length: 17 Pages
- Format: eBook
- ASIN: B007KCXXQ4
- ISBN: 9781613332221
- Publishing Date: March 14, 2012
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Another lamb for the feast. Not likely. Jezebel knows that taking a bite out of the virgin bait the demon slayers have tossed into the club is a bad idea. But there’s also more than one way to skin a proverbial cat, or in this instance, pop a slayer’s cherry before she causes any problems. There’s nothing in the succubus rule book that says Jezebel has to play fair.
The following review was originally published by Tera on her Blog, A Succubi's Tale on February 13, 2015
Jezebel finds herself having to deal with a demon hunter named Cassidy, but not in the way Cassidy expects or would have ever imagined. Cassidy learns that Jezebel and Azael are nothing like she has encountered, or experienced. And there’s a guy in the club that has his eye on her… And she on him.
I really liked that the events of the second book became central to this, the last part of the series. In truth the beginning of that work and as well this one seem to happen at the same moments in time. There are connections to characters, events, and thoughts that entwine together nicely.
Jezebel, in this work, is more…. whole. By that I mean she’s more fleshed out as a character in her words, actions, and more. It was amazing to see her be more than “a simple lust demon” as Cassidy expected. She was thoughtful, posed questions, and more remembered her past and made amends for it in a way. And isn’t having a character redeem themselves one of the best kind of story to read? I think so.
The work doesn’t focus on Jezebel and Azael for the most part, it is really about Cassidy’s time there, what she experiences, and, finally, how she comes to find something that she had been wanting for a long time before. In a way, this story is also about Cassidy finding her dream to be real. And it was a beautiful moment to see.
The ending, the very last time we see Jezebel is priceless and I smiled when I read what she said and did. It felt right on so many levels and made the series end in exactly the right way.
Four and a half pitchforks out of five.
It isn’t so much about Jezebel and Azael, not by any means, but they are there at the right moments to push Cassidy towards something that is so perfectly right for her. In doing so she comes to see what I knew from the moment the series began. That some Succubi and Incubi are, if you look really hard, angels too.
As a whole, this entire series rates four and a half pitchforks out of five.
I really do wish there was more, Jezebel’s past, what was the turning point in her life, that would be something that I would have liked to have seen. Who she was before that moment matters and i think it would have made for a contrast between the then and the here and now.
It would be nice to have that, more of the story of how they came to have the club, and perhaps some stories about those that work there as well. But it is likely never to be and I’ll have to be happy with a Succubus that is one that I respect for who she has turned out to be.