Emmeís parents are gone. All of her memories of her mother
are good, yet the same could not be said of her father, a
brutal man bent on crushing his possessions. Now that sheís
inherited his home, she has stumbled upon a forgotten
treasure hidden away in the basement: a demon. Starved,
emaciated and broken, she cares for the much weakened Nazan,
helping to restore his strength in order to free him. Emme
holds dear to her motherís teachings to harm no creature,
which is why no matter what she feels for Nazan, she must
help him regain all that he has lost.
Nazan covets Emme, her warmth and gentleness, her love. She
will not be rid of him so easily, not when he knows they are
meant to be and that she needs him as much as he needs her.
Anastasia Rabiyah once again explores the mystical bond and
transcendent lines of love between mortal and immortal,
damnation and salvation, good and evil in a manner that is
richly vibrant. She revisits the Old Testament to create an
original tale lush with erotic imagery and divine
I wasnít sure what to expect when I started reading
The Demon in the Basement, and once I dived in, it
didnít disappoint. The revelations in each scene are
perfectly timed to the mesmerizing pace the author has set.
Emme and Nazan complement one another against the backdrop
of encroaching darkness. What Iíve found, much to my
delight, is that in all the tales Iíve read by this writer
Love is redemption. For that reason, this tale like many of
her other works, carries a supple and profound beauty that
is timeless and universal.