- File Size: 344 KB
- Print Length: 148 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: The Wild Rose Press; Black Rose 1st edition (January 24, 2013)
- Publication Date: January 24, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00B5NWFM2
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,786,039 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
|Print List Price:||$10.99|
Save $7.00 (64%)
A Midsummer Night's Demon Kindle Edition
|New from||Used from|
See the Best Books of 2017
Looking for something great to read? Browse our editors' picks for the best books of the year in fiction, nonfiction, mysteries, children's books, and much more.
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
For a full 83% of the novel I also kept waiting to meet the overbearing brother mentioned in the synopsis. He plays almost no role in the novella, which means that the blurb is being used to provide background information not present in the book. My gut reaction is that that isn't right. It just seems that all pertinent information should be contained within the story itself.
Then there were the unanswered questions. What was the secret mission Ky's partner was off on? She was introduced briefly but disappeared. Why was Raziel acting out of vampiric character? What happened to Daelyn's parents?
Really most of the above could have been addressed by more bulk. Had the book been a bit longer it could have addressed Daelyn's background and family history, as well as explored the demon angle enough to give it a purpose. The side characters could have been fleshed out and explained. Despite my general sense of confusion I did enjoy the book. Ky was just fabulous. It would be almost impossible to not love him. He was kind, considerate, handsome, patient, sexy and funny. Daelyn simply existed. She was the woman who passively accepted Ky's affections. But so many PNR females are just the same, so I can't really complain about her lack of volition. The writing was fine and I don't remember many editorial errors. All in all it was satisfying enough.
Also, I didn't find it plausible that vampires knew all about the existence of demons but demons had no real clue that vampires were real. Just didn't buy it. If both races were so ancient their existence would have been known to one another. My other issue was with the cover, while Ky looks pretty much as described, the model posing as Lyn kind of looks like a guy in drag...just saying.
I will give the author credit for the chemistry between Lyn and Ky though. The interactions between the two of them saved this book from being a total stinker and even though it fell a bit short of the expectations I had upon reading the summary, it was still pretty entertaining.
Though he hides her out on his secret, private island on a Florida river, he doesn't reveal that he, too, is a vampire for fear of scaring her off, or worse, repulsing her. In this modern world, most vampires now use mind control over blood center workers to secure their food. They live alongside unknowing humans, and special debauchee cops like Ky take out the few remaining members of his kind to keep their presence unknown to humans. Even demons like Lyn believe vampires a myth.
As he nurses her back to health, Ky continues to track down her attacker to no avail until she offers herself as bait. Though fearful of risking her life, he reluctantly agrees to include her in a plan to lure John into the open. But he underestimates Lyn's stubbornness when it comes to taking the order to flee the scene when John shows up, which changes the odds in the takedown, resulting in Lyn becoming aware that Ky is a vampire, just like John.
The rest of the story revolves around the two mates coming to grips with the realization and acceptance that the rest of their eternity is linked with someone of another kind.
In A Midsummer Night's Demon, Brenda Sparks has found the perfect blend between vivid, fast-paced action and breathtaking sensual description. The first several pages, as Ky observes his quarry about to conclude his latest conquest with the drugged, unknowing Lyn, move swiftly, immediately pulling the reader into the story to root for Ky. Then, as he takes care of the recuperating Lyn, his struggle to keep his desire for her in check, is beautifully tormenting.
Sparks' description of their mounting passion is evocative and mesmerizing. For one who rarely reads this type of fiction, A Midsummer's Night's Demon was a captivating introduction to this genre.