This story was totally Hot. The story was short and sweet and it kept you glued until the end. This is a must read. The character complemented each other, it was funny, sad, kinky and "Azazel" is a hotty!!!.
Alexia is bored. Men, demons and vampires from all walks of life have tried to bring her down, but no one has been able to defeat her or arouse her. Wishing for a challenge, her prayers are answered in the form of a confident demon by the name of Azazel. They harmlessly spar, demon and vampire, with no harm done. But Alexia's curiosity is piqued: who is this demon?
Dante is one of Lucifer's most powerful demons. When his assignments bring him near Alexia, his libido is sent into overdrive. One look at the beautiful, feisty vampire and Dante knows he wants this vampire assassin.
Then, one of Alexia's friends disappears and she's all business. The two work well together, searching for her friend, but can they make this blossoming relationship work? Are they able to make it more than just demon and vampire assassin?
Azazel is author Dawn McClure's debut novella. It's the first story in her Fallen Angel series. Her storyline grabs readers from the first page and doesn't let go. In Ms. McClure's world, there are good demons and bad, good vampires and bad. Some are worthy of existence. The rest need to be hunted and slayed, sending them into their own afterlife.
The heroine, Alexia, is not only vampire, she's vampire (and demon) hunter. She's intelligent, feisty, and fiercely loyal to friends, even if it could potentially mean the loss of her job. The demon Azazel is the perfect complement for Alexia. He's dominant, sinfully sexy, won't take any flak from her, and is just as forthright as she is. Together, this duo of vampire and demon has great chemistry, sizzle with sexual tension and work well together to seek the evil that lurks in the shadows.
Azazel is a fabulous first turn out for Ms. McClure and I, for one, cannot wait to read her next installment to what looks like a wonderful series.
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Alexia is one of the Alliance's best assassins. For hundreds of years the Alliance has been her keeper and her life. Taking on jobs that are dangerous is what keeps her charged. She loves her job; and killing rogue vampires and demons is just a plus. However, in the dead of night when she is alone, Alexia hungers for the one man who can take her. She yearns for one man powerful enough to dominate her and tell her what to do in bed. Since her personal life is nonexistent, Alexia despairs of that ever happening. Just when she almost gives up hope, she meets a fallen angel by the name of Azazel.
Azazel is one of the devil's, or Lucifer as his friends call him, most important and outstanding fighters. A demon of the First Angelic Revolt, Azazel is on a mission for his boss when he runs into Alexia. Knowing without a doubt that this woman is tougher than nails and sexy to boot, Azazel figures he and she will have good clean and depraved fun and then both go on their merry ways.
He was so very wrong.
My new favorite genre of choice are books about fallen angels or celestial beings. I can't get enough of these heavenly men and women and their stories. AZAZEL captured my attention with the blurb and the more I read, the more immersed I became in Azazel and Alexia's love story.
Neither knew the meaning of the word `trust'. Neither expected to fall in love. Neither wanted anything permanent. Neither counted on a twist of fate so unexpected that they would be unwilling to part. Alexia just wanted a man that could overtake her and dominate her. Azazel just wanted a woman that could take him as he was - and Alexia did, much to his satisfaction.
Dawn McClure has written an entertaining tale of good versus evil in AZAZEL. Fantasies are fulfilled and demons are sated. I couldn't have asked for anything better.
I thought this was a great book. Ms. Mclure whote this as a short story, and I think that she did a wonderful job explaining the plot and developing the characters. She did not bog the story down (with her limited word count) with too much detail and history. The only reasons she did not get 5 stars was because I would have liked the book to be a little longer, with more details and history. This story did not read as a prequal like some shorts do, but can stand alone and has plot resolution. As much as the Amazon book synopsis kept harping on the fact that she wanted to be sexually dominated... that was just a fantasy, and never really happened. I actually thought the sex scenes were no harsher than a Harlequin Blaze and definately wasn't "sexually depraved". I will be looking forward to reading her next novel and can't wait to see what else she writes.