Demon in Me: Living in Eden #1

Demon In Me
Living In Eden, book one
Paperback, 336 pages
Published May 4th 2010 by Berkley
ISBN 0425234681 (ISBN13: 9780425234686)

Hell hath no fury...

Fate has led Eden Riley to become a "psychic consultant" to the police, even though her abilities are unreliable at best. Those paranormal powers are about to get her into a jam she couldn't have predicted: After her hunky police detective partner guns down a serial killer in front of her, Eden realizes that she's quite literally no longer alone. A voice in her head introduces himself as Darrak. He's a demon. But not in a bad way!

...Like a woman possessed.

Darrak lost his original body three hundred years ago, thanks to a witch's curse. This is the first time he's been able to speak directly to a host, plus there's a bonus: Eden's psychic energy helps him to take form during daylight hours. He wants to use this chance to find a way to break his curse - finally. Otherwise, Eden's going to have to learn to live with this sexy demon ... like it or not.

I'm at the bottom of a very long list of readers who have reviewed this book, but holy freaking damn, this is a GOOD book. Couldn't put it down. And you did not want to be the person to try to rip it from my fingers.

Some girls have all the luck. One guy that's a ringer for Brad Pitt and another that looks like a Calvin Klein underwear model. Plus, a cat that cleans her house and makes to-die-for lasagna. LUUUUCKY!

There's truly never a dull moment in this book after Eden, a psychic who doesn't believe in psychics, is asked to visit a serial killer's home to help jump start a dead end in an ongoing investigation and comes away possessed by a demon.

And what a demon he is! Darrak is HOT. Sinfully charming. Funny. Deadly. And oh so sexy.

“What exactly do you think you’re doing?” Darrak interrupted.

“I’m reading from the Bible.”

“Do you do this a lot?”

“I like to read from my trusty Bible all day, every day. Do you have a problem with that? Does it sting a little?” She raised an eyebrow. “Does it make you want to leave and never come back?”

“I’m afraid it’s not quite that easy. However, if you take requests, I always find Revelations quite soothing.”

Now there's also Ben Hanson, the detective on the serial killer case. He's an ass. I say that because he really doesn't make a very good first impression. One of those men that need to be convinced a woman is worth his time before he spares her a glance. I feared for a long time that it was going to turn into some Team Darrek/Team Ben thing and if so I was going to stab something. This is a book one. I figured anything could happen.

And being a book one, I expected a cliff hanger. And a doosey of a one at that. The story was just way too captivating to end well.

Wrong. It does have a conclusion as well as leaving a wide open door for a very engaging series. The near end has an awkward Simon Says feel to it but that's really my only complaint. The last chapter definitely opens up a can of worms for the future. Michelle Rowen goes on my watch list and Demon In Me makes it to my top reads of all time. 5 out of 5 stars.


After writing this review I found that book two in this series releases in FIVE days. Yes, I was under a rock somewhere... So check out the trailer for upcoming release, SOMETHING WICKED

Being a little wicked isn’t all bad…

Every woman has a sexy demon inside her just waiting to get out, but for Eden Riley it’s a little different. Her inner demon is named Darrak, and he’s been inhabiting bodies for the past 300 years. In the daytime, thanks to her special psychic energy, he’s able to take physical shape—a shape she wouldn’t mind getting her hands on, if it wasn’t a threat to her immortal soul…

Because of her possession, Eden now has uncontrollable black magic at her fingertips, and she and Darrak are trying to end the curse that binds them before the situation gets any worse. To do it, they’ll have to get tangled up with some unsavory characters from the underworld. When sparks and spells fly, they could get the distance they need…or each have their own private hell to pay.


Redd said...

This is my favorite post of yours so far and I don't think I wanna read the book. 'member me mentioning I don't read angels/demons centered books?

Although I did love the quote you posted. *smiles* Why? Because what people don't know or get that the enemy knows the Word better than alot of children of God. Which is a shame, which is why she can read til the cows come home but if she doesn't believe or have any lick a faith, it's not gonna do a dingdange thing to him. *wry smile*

Heck, there was even a comment made by one of the vamps or Mercy in Patricia Briggs series, who said the cross didn't do a hill a beans to them if the person holding it had no faith or belief.

It can be a whole brew haha. *shrugs* Which I don't care to argue with people about...:)

The last part about Revelation cracks me up because I'm studying that particular book right now. ;)

Ragan said...

No problem, though I still don't get how this is your favorite post.... *shrugs*

You're missing a great read but I'm not going to push it. Agree to disagree cuz I love my demons. Even the ones that aren't as sexy as Darrak. =)

I studied Revelation my senior year. Forgot everything since then but it is a deep and foreboding book of the Bible.

SpazP said...

I have The Demon In Me and I can't WAIT to read it! I've not read anything by Michelle Rowen yet!!

Ragan said...

It was my first from Michelle Rowen, too. She's goooooooood!