Thursday, February 22, 2007

Jaci Burton, Surviving Demon Island


Surviving Demon Island by Jaci Burton

Category: Lava Cake - Reads like Warm Chocolate Lava Cake... à la Mode... sprinkled with nuts. (A,A-)
Flame Height:
7" out of 9"

From Amazon; Reviewer: C. Miller
"... Actress Gina Bliss has been working non-stop for two years doing action movies. When her agent brings her an opportunity to do a reality show, her first instinct is to say no. When she is told more about it, she is intrigued. When she learns that she'll be able to play with weapons and fight fake "demons", she's on board. While she'd like to be one of those people that like to lay on a beach and drink mai tai's, she's not. The reality show sounds like the perfect vacation for her.

Derek Marks is in charge of training the new "hunters". After seeing a demon kidnap his little brother from his bed over 20 years ago, Derek will do whatever it takes to destroy the Realm of Light. What the newcomers don't know is that they are being trained to be real hunters of real demons. Derek is blindsided by his attraction to Gina, who is as far from a Hollywood starlet as one would expect. When the demons invade their training island, the stakes are raised and Derek has to convince the hunters that the demons are very real.

The relationship with Derek and Gina is strong from the start. Burton throws in several twists, including why the five hunters were chosen to be trained and who Derek really is... "

I've always been able to count on Jaci Burton to give me a good ebook. Incredibly sizzling erotic scenes but a good solid story, too. This book more than follows suit with her ebooks but then passes up the Peanut M&Ms rating and edges into Lava Cake status because she came up with fresh, new concepts for this story.
Yes, we've seen other Survivor on TV type stories, we've also seen demon paranormals, but Jaci gives us an interesting, kick-butt and UNIQUE heroine and places her into an equally UNIQUE action packed paranormal thriller. Now see, here's why I use other people's book summaries instead of writing my own... I just don't want to spoil any of the fun of reading this book and everything I want to say about it might ruin a little surprise or the humungous surprise twist at the end!
I really enjoyed this one and sure didn't see that ending coming!! Since that twist sets up the next book, Hunting the Demon (08/2007), PLEASE don't read ANY blurbs about the next one until you've read this one!! I've only provided the link in case you want to preorder it!!

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