Monday, December 17, 2012

Book Review: THE MARQUIS by Christine Rains

Title: The Marquis
Series: 13th Floor
Author: Christine Rains
Format: Ebook Novella
Source: Author
Genre: Paranormal Romance

Life after Hell isn't more exciting than watching football and fixing a busted pipe. Once a powerful demon, Marc enjoys his quiet existence and a good cup of coffee. With big ambitions to gain his master's favor, a trickster demon named Vetis shatters Marc's peace and vows to deliver Marc's head to the fires of Hell. Not before he destroys everything Marc cares about, of course.

Marc's power has diminished over the years. Heaven will never grant him absolution, and he refuses to return to Hell. Running isn't an option. The city of Carmine is his territory. It's also home to his favorite cafe owner, Mae Hopkins. The dame has a lovely smile, but it's her heart and soul that shine bright.

While his city burns and his love is captured, Marc must decide to surrender or let hate and anger fuel him to become the fearsome beast he so loathes: The Marquis. If the Marquis rises, Vetis can be defeated and Mae saved, but Marc would be lost to his demon forever.

Review: The Marquis by Christine Rains is a brilliant start to a new paranormal romance novellas series!

Marc saved his friend, but he incurred a demon’s wrath by doing so. Now Vetis wants to show off he has the guts to take the Marquis’ head and his city. Marc would do anything to save Carmine, especially since his favorite cafe owner Mae Hopkins lives there. Without her, the world would be a dim place. But Marc has to decide whether losing his humanity by becoming the demon he once was is worth it or not.

The Marquis is so different from the normal paranormal romances I’ve read. The characters are older, yet the romance is still sweet and passionate. Marc reminds me a lot of Hellboy without the kittens. Mae is so strong and kind, a true bright spot in Marc’s life. Vetis is a great villain with a touch of warped humor. The story is fast-paced and sucks the reader into the world of Rains’ 13th floor series. The fantastic voice shines.

If you’re looking for something different and unique from the paranormal romance norms, then grab a copy of Christine Rains’ The Marquis.

Five Bookworms = I loved it!