Sunday, September 18, 2016

Carpe Demon (Carus, #3) by J.C. McKenzie

Carpe Demon
by J.C. McKenzie

My rating: 4.5 stars

Series: Carus - Book 3
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press, Inc (May 15, 2015)
Publication Date: May 15, 2015
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Print Length: 236 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
As an ambassador with the Supernatural Regulatory Division, Andy McNeilly is responsible for acting as the Liaison for the Vancouver Vampire horde. The problem? She detests the Vampire Master, and the SRD can’t discover the beast she keeps locked inside.

After a menacing Demon throws an important Vampire event into chaos, Andy finds herself sniffing out crime scenes to identify and locate the mystery fiend from the nether realm. What she learns chills her bones.

Threatened by the Master Vampire to deal with the Demon, Andy's complicated personal life doesn't make things easier. She's willing to risk her life and pride to keep loved ones safe. But how can she make a choice that will break one heart…and complete another?

Carpe Demon (Carus, #3) by J.C. McKenzie

Carpe Demon (Carus, #3)Torn between two lovers, one who could betray her at any time and one how seems willing to do anything to have her. Andy’s life is still filled with humiliation, degradation and chaos. She knows Wick is bound to the Master Vampire and could be forced to do unspeakable things to her. She also knows that Tristan seems to truly care for her and her well-being, but how does he always seem to show up when she needs support the most?

A demon from the pits of hell is creating chaos in the human realm and none of Andy’s beasts can defeat it, but when Sid the Sex Demon makes an offer to rid her of the other vile demon, she negotiates what she thinks is a good arrangement, until Lucien gets involved and one again, Andy faces one more degrading event. Decisions must be made and Andy knows they will be difficult, but it’s time to look out for herself, because no one else seems to be able or willing to do so without strings attached.

J.C. McKenzie is back with Carpe Demon featuring one heck of a strong female who has no true support in a mostly male world who sees her as a titillating sex doll. With characters that leave you wanting to use disinfectant on your mind, body and eyeballs, and a brutish approach to women, as well as characters you want to get a real spine, Andy is definitely the star who is written into a dark plot that has some very original twists.

I do love this series, the bold strokes of J.C. McKenzie’s writing and her ability to create a plot with so many different sides to it, it feels like looking through a kaleidoscope of events that fly past in rapid-fire succession. If you are looking for a very strong heroine that will stand on her own if necessary, Andy is your woman. Just be advised, there is evil lurking in every corner she is trying to avoid being trapped in and some of it borders on disgusting, leaving feminists up in arms. When your stomach churns, then an author has created a tale that has come to life and blurs the lines of reality. Not for the faint of heart. My only request, can we kill Clint and Lucien slowly and painfully next time out?

I received this copy from J.C. McKenzie in exchange for my honest review.

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