female action star Gina Bliss is offered the chance to participate in
a new reality show, she’s a little skeptical. Yet once the premise of
the show – using her wits and skills to kill “demons” while at the
same time avoiding being captured and eliminated – is explained to
her, she realizes it’s exactly what she wants in a vacation…some fun
in the sun on a deserted tropical island, kicking butt and competing
against other survival types. Throw in good-looking,
bad-boy-in-black, survival specialist Derek Marks and Gina really
begins to enjoy herself.
Derek has read
Gina’s bio as well as the packet put together for the “reality show”,
but meeting her and watching her in action makes him realize just how
much she appeals to him. However, when a “hunt” ends in death and the
secrets of Demon Island are revealed, putting Gina and all of the
hunters in danger, Derek realizes his feelings for her are more that
just physical. Can these two self-professed loners face the fact that
they need each other in order to defeat the evil that surrounds them?
Demon Island is
phenomenal! As always, Jaci Burton is a must read. She creates a
story that is packed with action, adventure and love. The characters
are well developed, realistic and engaging. Gina and Derek have a
chemistry that is apparent right from the beginning. Each is scarred
emotionally by their past but as they grow to depend on each other for
survival, they also begin to build a real relationship. Although Gina
could easily have been portrayed as a Prima Donna actress, instead she
comes across as a strong, kick-ass heroine who is genuinely likable.
As for Derek, he’s smart, sexy and a born leader. When he must face
the demons of his past, we get to see just how strong he really is.
Between the sizzling hot love scenes and the fast-paced demon hunting
and destroying, Surviving Demon Island will leave you
breathless with anticipation. I can’t wait to read more in this
fascinating Demon Hunters series.