She was an angel at the gates of Hell.
When Kenan, an incubus, finds a caged angel for sale in the Hellsgate marketplace, he sees her as a challenge. Certain that his skills in seduction will work as well on a heavenly creature as they do on mortal women, he buys Jahel, intent on having her soul as a novelty in his collection.
Knowing he must gain Jahel’s trust if she is to come to his bed willingly, Kenan treats her more as his guest than as his slave. When she reveals what brought her to the mouth of Hell in the first place—retrieving the soul of a young girl she was guarding—he even offers to help her complete her mission.
Though he has promised Jahel freedom, Kenan soon realizes she has captured his heart instead. And as their passion for one another grows, they find themselves caught in a struggle between Heaven and Hell, one that will lead them to the very edge of the apocalypse…
Demon’s Fall by Karalynn Lee
Format: ebook; 75 pages
Publisher: Carina Press (October 25, 2010)
What could be more intense than a story of Heaven vs Hell, Angel vs Demon? It would be Karalynn Lee’s “Demon’s Fall.” The cover alone will enchant you and draw you in to the seductive qualities hidden with this impressive short story. In a crowded marketplace, a demon comes across a rare treat – a caged angel. Kenan purchases her with the intention of having her soul. Jahel, is a glorious winged beauty that wants to save the soul of another. Together they will find much more than the other had bargained for.
Lee creates the fascinating realm of “Hellsgate” in such great detail that you can feel the darkness and evil permeating your senses. There is plenty of darkness in this realm of Hell but Lee has provided light. A saving grace to the evil hidden here. I was glad to see the demons with a conscience. It helped to carry the plot and sensuality to the end.
Heavensgate was a fountain of beauty equal to that of Jahel. What you would expect from this realm is provided. There is beauty, calmness of the people, a simplicity of life and togetherness. The stairway to Heaven is a detail that came with some humor. How long would it take to get to the top?
Kenan, an incubus that can drive any woman wild. I mean how hot is that? Well, except for the part where you lose your soul. His change of heart, so to speak, really surprised me. A demon is a demon, right? The carnality shared between Kenan and Jahel can best be described as jaw dropping ecstasy.
The idea of an angel wanting to enter a realm of Hell is obviously strange but understandable. Jahel’s character put a different spin on angels. When she gave her body to Kenan, I was thinking no way would an angel do that. How creepy? This union was definitely a vibrant and erotic one.
The cover art sold me on the story. It was absolutely seductive, giving a clear look into the story. This is an extremely erotic tale that would be better suited for adults. The characters are colorful and intriguing, clearly drawing the reader into the realm, whether dark or light. Lee tells an alluring story; her view on Angels and Demons leaves me wanting more than the 75 pages, but happy that I read them.