Light My Fire by Lee Avalone

Amber Allure

Amber Quill Press

Gay / Dark Fantasy

ISBN: 978-1-60272-309-2

Reviewed by Cassie

   

 

In his time as a member of the Chicago Department of Demon Control (CDDC), Lieutenant Craig Faulk has seen a lot of horrible things.  Even he is shocked, however, when he discovers a victim of a demon attack who is still alive.  Determined to find out why Steven Richter survived when so many others did not, he takes the victim home with him.  Can Craig and Steven figure out what the demons want with Steven before they are both destroyed?

Light My Fire combines several of my favorite elements: demons, demon-slayers, flawed heroes, and lots of action.  Craig is the tough-guy hero, a strong man of few words who gets the job done.  Steven is the flawed, vulnerable hero, a dancer and sometime whore who finds hidden depths of strength in himself.  Their struggles against the demons, sadistic and evil creatures that are very difficult to stop, are interesting.  With so much going for it, I should have loved Light My Fire.  Unfortunately, everything happened way too fast for me to really get into the story.  Also, the ending was abrupt and felt forced, making me not buy the happy ending.  While Light My Fire has a lot of good points, the romance aspect left me disappointed.

     

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