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Meriwether Storm discovered the grisly remains of her parents when she was only fourteen—the result of a failed daemon summoning. Meri immediately swore vengeance on the daemon who'd killed her parents, but there was only one problem: she had no idea which one had committed the atrocity. Before their untimely deaths, her parents trained her intensively in the arts, which Meriwether Storm discovered the grisly remains of her parents when she was only fourteen—the result of a failed daemon summoning. Meri immediately swore vengeance on the daemon who'd killed her parents, but there was only one problem: she had no idea which one had committed the atrocity. Before their untimely deaths, her parents trained her intensively in the arts, which Meri used to follow in their footsteps, ever seeking the daemon's name. Now, despite her years of searching, she's no closer to the truth and her time is running out. When a mysterious daemon named Azimuth offers Meri a deadly summoning in exchange for information about her parents’ murderer, she takes it immediately and without intimidation. What does worry her is her attraction to Azimuth: when he touches Meri, her pulse races and she breathlessly awaits the feel of his lips upon her skin. Meri knows she should keep him at arm's length, but her traitorous thoughts obsess over him night and day. Blinded by her desperation for the truth and her desire for Azimuth, Meri places her trust in the creatures who are her sworn enemy, jeopardizing her need for vengeance. After Meri discovers there's more to the deal than the daemon cabal first promised, can she accept all they have to offer? When retribution is the only thing that drives you, how much are you willing to sacrifice before you lose yourself to the cause? Genre: Horror/Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance/Erotica, Content: Contains graphic violence and explicit sexual situations, recommended for readers 18+. The Liminals series is set in a future dystopian Front-Range Colorado filled with daemons, god-touched, and other not quite human creatures. Liminal beings stand at the crossroads between our world and alternate dimensions and have the ability to set things back to rights, if they so choose.


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Meriwether Storm discovered the grisly remains of her parents when she was only fourteen—the result of a failed daemon summoning. Meri immediately swore vengeance on the daemon who'd killed her parents, but there was only one problem: she had no idea which one had committed the atrocity. Before their untimely deaths, her parents trained her intensively in the arts, which Meriwether Storm discovered the grisly remains of her parents when she was only fourteen—the result of a failed daemon summoning. Meri immediately swore vengeance on the daemon who'd killed her parents, but there was only one problem: she had no idea which one had committed the atrocity. Before their untimely deaths, her parents trained her intensively in the arts, which Meri used to follow in their footsteps, ever seeking the daemon's name. Now, despite her years of searching, she's no closer to the truth and her time is running out. When a mysterious daemon named Azimuth offers Meri a deadly summoning in exchange for information about her parents’ murderer, she takes it immediately and without intimidation. What does worry her is her attraction to Azimuth: when he touches Meri, her pulse races and she breathlessly awaits the feel of his lips upon her skin. Meri knows she should keep him at arm's length, but her traitorous thoughts obsess over him night and day. Blinded by her desperation for the truth and her desire for Azimuth, Meri places her trust in the creatures who are her sworn enemy, jeopardizing her need for vengeance. After Meri discovers there's more to the deal than the daemon cabal first promised, can she accept all they have to offer? When retribution is the only thing that drives you, how much are you willing to sacrifice before you lose yourself to the cause? Genre: Horror/Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance/Erotica, Content: Contains graphic violence and explicit sexual situations, recommended for readers 18+. The Liminals series is set in a future dystopian Front-Range Colorado filled with daemons, god-touched, and other not quite human creatures. Liminal beings stand at the crossroads between our world and alternate dimensions and have the ability to set things back to rights, if they so choose.

30 review for The Daemon Whisperer

  1. 4 out of 5

    Mihir

    Full Review originally at Fantasy Book Critic OVERVIEW/ANALYSIS: In regards to Candice Bundy’s The Daemon Whisperer, I was alerted to its existence by Steven Montano’s blog. I am a fan of his dark fantasy-thrillers and also his picks in regards to books have been along the same lines as my interests. Plus the book blurb promised a post-apocalyptic world wherein daemons are now present and can be summoned to our plane of existence. This book seemed to be a urban fantasy version of The Warded Full Review originally at Fantasy Book Critic OVERVIEW/ANALYSIS: In regards to Candice Bundy’s The Daemon Whisperer, I was alerted to its existence by Steven Montano’s blog. I am a fan of his dark fantasy-thrillers and also his picks in regards to books have been along the same lines as my interests. Plus the book blurb promised a post-apocalyptic world wherein daemons are now present and can be summoned to our plane of existence. This book seemed to be a urban fantasy version of The Warded Man/The Painted Man. Therefore I was excited to see where the author would take the story and how she would develop the world. The author provided me with a reviewer's copy based on my inquiry. Meriwether Storm is a daemon summoner who has become one due to the death/murder of her parents at the hands of one such daemon. She however doesn’t know which daemon caused this tragedy but she will do everything she can to find out its name. Every daemon summoner gets tattooed with the daemon’s sign/sigil and there haven’t been many with the amount of script that Meri has acquired. She however is still nowhere near to finding the name of her parent’s killer. Things soon take a weird turn as a daemon cabal approaches her with a potential job offer in turn for giving her the name she so fervently desires. What happens next is what readers will have to find out by reading the book. The best part of the story is its fast pace and slightly twisted storyline; the author does her best to write a story that manages to bridge the storyline from its post-apocalyptic roots into the thriller components of the story. However the biggest surprise for me was the higher content of paranormal romance in this storyline than I expected. The story I felt had a great chance to showcase a gritty world, which has been changed irrevocably after the apocalypse and the presence of the Daemons on our plane of existence. However the author manages to sidestep this world-building front and focuses only on the story and the interaction between the main POV characters and reveals the truth about the Liminals. The book also has a great cover done by Amber Shah. The author does write competently and also includes a touch of wryness to the proceedings and makes this tale much lighter than I would have expected. The story however doesn’t shy away from action and in the latter half of the book we do get some terrific action-oriented proceedings that help in setting up a terrific climax. Also I’m not a fan of PNR-heavy storylines and so this turn of events was one, which I didn’t particularly enjoy. Readers who enjoy PNR stories will find this turn to be a good one and one that is handled as classily as possible. I’m not an expert on sex scenes and so take my opinion on this detail of the story with a huge grain of salt. Lastly I would have loved to see more about the post-apocalyptic world and so I will be reading the next book to see whether the author expands the world on this front. Candice Bundy has written the story, which she had planned to write. I perhaps had different expectations based on the blurb and that curtailed my enjoyment of this book. I think this is a good urban fantasy book but that which focuses on some things that I derive very little enjoyment from. This book is more leaning towards the paranormal romance subgenre than towards the urban fantasy subgenre. So be warned before you jump in to this book. This is however a good start to an interesting series and should be a book that should be enjoyable for readers of Nalini Singh and Jeanine Frost.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Lee

    Candice Bundy tackles urban fantasy with lots of ambition and twists in her post-modern world setting (dark and exciting) with enough challenges in it without any of the fantasy (lots of stories to be told about the Corporate Sector take over, the collapse of governments, the return of the pioneer spirit for many, etc.). Then she adds a strong magic component and frequent crossover (voluntary and not so voluntary) between the mortal world and the realm of demons. The author has no difficulty Candice Bundy tackles urban fantasy with lots of ambition and twists in her post-modern world setting (dark and exciting) with enough challenges in it without any of the fantasy (lots of stories to be told about the Corporate Sector take over, the collapse of governments, the return of the pioneer spirit for many, etc.). Then she adds a strong magic component and frequent crossover (voluntary and not so voluntary) between the mortal world and the realm of demons. The author has no difficulty creating and conveying to the reader this complex world and its daily challenges. Although the book is not normally something I might have picked up and read, I have a weakness for believable, 3-dimensional characters and this book (and I'm sure the rest of the trilogy to come) is full of mortals and immortals to sink your teeth into (this happens a lot in this world)! The characters kept me hooked throughout the whole reading which moved very smoothly. The descriptions are vivid and demanding. My only real concern was the need for one more pass by the editor. If you're seeking the exotic, the erotic, the complex harsh reality of a 'brave new world' with good characters to invest in, The Deamon Whisperer could be just your cup of tea!

  3. 4 out of 5

    Scooper Speaks

    3.5 I was given a review copy by the author. Favorite Lines: “I am very attracted to you, Meri, despite all the times you’ve lied to me and called me a bastard. I see someone with tremendous potential and a tenacity to match my own. I won’t take advantage of your binding. If you want things to continue as before, it’s up to you. I’ll follow your lead.” (p. 138) The idea behind The Daemon Whisperer is a good one. In the future society is controlled by different corporations instead of governments. 3.5 I was given a review copy by the author. Favorite Lines: “I am very attracted to you, Meri, despite all the times you’ve lied to me and called me a bastard. I see someone with tremendous potential and a tenacity to match my own. I won’t take advantage of your binding. If you want things to continue as before, it’s up to you. I’ll follow your lead.” (p. 138) The idea behind The Daemon Whisperer is a good one. In the future society is controlled by different corporations instead of governments. In this world live people who can summon daemons from Sheol (their world). Usually daemon summoners are short lived. Daemons are violent, demanding and tricky. Summoners must be careful with the wording they use and always be a step ahead or they will die in a painful manner. After every summoning the summoner is left with a new tattoo from the daemon dealt with. No one know what will happen if the summoner runs out of bare skin to be tattooed. Meriwether has been summoning daemons for years. She is careful, but doesn’t expect to live out the year as she’s running out of bare skin. Early on in the book she is contacted by a handsome daemon who looks nothing like those she has dealt with in the past. He offers her an opportunity she can’t resist, assassinate an arch daemon and in return he will give her the name of the daemon wo murdered her parents. This prospect pulls her from all she’s ever known and introduces her to a world she never dreamed she’d be part of. For the most part I enjoyed reading The Daemon Whisperer. Meriwether was straightforward. She knew what she wanted and went after it. She had realistic thoughts about the world and didn’t allow moral issues to prevent her from moving forward. She was ruled by a need to get revenge on the daemon who destroyed her family. As the book progressed she transformed from being a person who only relied on herself to trusting others to assist her. It was nice to see her grow. The Daemon Whisperer is an urban fantasy novel with a strong romance storyline. The heroine finds love and companionship, as well as a completely new life and outlook on life. I only have a few criticisms to voice. One, toward the end of the book the editing is off. Extra words are used erroneously. For example, “Once of the other daemon hunters were incapacitated…”. That happens a few times. I also felt like the story went on a few chapters too long. Instead of wrapping up the story it was like reading the first few chapters of a new book. We’re given a possibly life altering dilemma and a new violent situation, but not time to follow up. Had the story ended before those new things were introduced I would have been satisfied. Instead I felt like I missed something. The originality of The Daemon Whisperer kept me flipping pages and interested enough to pick up book two, The Madness Path, when it’s released. I’m hoping it will expand on some parts of the world building which are mentioned, but not explored. Scooper Speaks

  4. 4 out of 5

    Rhomy

    I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. Sorry Candice for taking this long to read it! What to say about "The Daemon Whisperer"? It is such a marvelous story! It is original, it is nerve racking, heart stopping, jaw dropping and more, it is sexy, it is action packed, it's great. So exciting! Let me say that Candice Bundy did an amazing job creating a unique storyline and awesome characters that complemented each other. The beginning is strong, it starts with a not so I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. Sorry Candice for taking this long to read it! What to say about "The Daemon Whisperer"? It is such a marvelous story! It is original, it is nerve racking, heart stopping, jaw dropping and more, it is sexy, it is action packed, it's great. So exciting! Let me say that Candice Bundy did an amazing job creating a unique storyline and awesome characters that complemented each other. The beginning is strong, it starts with a not so nice scene that includes vomit hehe but trust me, from page one it sucked me in and I knew it was going to be a page turner. Yes! from the first moment I was drawn to the story. This book is settled in a future where people is aware of the existence of daemons and they hire summoners to contact them and this way, let's say ... daemons can make their dirty work. Meri is one of those summoners, actually one of the best of them but the real story begins when she meets Azimuth (**sigh**) Azimuth is a daemon... well sort of... (I don't want to spoil anything) and he offers Meriwether a job ... There is where everything starts :) Perhaps I would have liked a little more background on both of their lives but in any case, what motivates her actions is very clear. She is bold, brave, tenacious, smart and funny. All that I love in a protagonist. Honestly, fighting for the "female protagonist 2013" award with Abby Sinclair (A Brush of Darkness by Allison Pang) Azimuth is indeed an outstanding male protagonist, he is everything Meri is plus SEXY :D Ok ladies, this is not Azimuth obviously, it's Ryan Guzman, but in my mind he kinda impersonates each of my book boyfriends lol. There are many other characters that only add to the good quality of the writing such as Orias, he was absolutely funny! The pace is perfect, everything developed fast but not for lack of detail, it was just easy flowing. The dialogues are funny, witty and entertaining. The character's personality is in all of them. Be aware, that there are hot scenes in this book. One of my favorite quotes: "What are you doing?" he asked. "Getting dressed. Can't you see I'm still in my nightclothes? If I'm going to kill someone, I'm not gonna do it in my jammies" Would I recommend it? Totally.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Jonel

    I must say, when I started to read this novel I was a bit worried. It had a bit of a slow start, but when the storyline began to pick up it exploded. It went from ‘meh’ to awesomeness in the turn of a page. Bundy uses sentences and paragraphs to her advantage, altering her writing style slightly based on the type of action occurring at that point in time. The descriptions in this novel lay out every scene perfectly. I love how Bundy’s wording and sentence structure change between a normal human’ I must say, when I started to read this novel I was a bit worried. It had a bit of a slow start, but when the storyline began to pick up it exploded. It went from ‘meh’ to awesomeness in the turn of a page. Bundy uses sentences and paragraphs to her advantage, altering her writing style slightly based on the type of action occurring at that point in time. The descriptions in this novel lay out every scene perfectly. I love how Bundy’s wording and sentence structure change between a normal human’s home and the darker demon world. It highlights the differences between the two. This also carries over into her development of characters. She uses different terminology and wording to describe and explain the various different types of characters. She also took the time to develop some awesome characters to star in this novel. None of the main characters are superficial, nor are they stock characters. Each is individually crafted to suit a specific purpose. You can’t help but get to know and love them. The supernatural aspects of this novel are very clearly laid out and explained. This is done without distracting from the progression of the storyline itself. This is quite helpful since it varies quite widely from the stereotypical . I also found it really cool to read a story where everyone, supernatural or not, is aware of the supernatural world. For once, it’s not a hidden sect but rather the norm for the society. This novel was definitely a great start to the Liminals series. It draws you deep into the world of benevolent daemons, making you want to help them in their quest and to know them as individuals. By the end, you are dying to continue journeying with them.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Kelsea David

    I really liked this book. It had a gritty quality that I really enjoyed. I always like those deteriorating civilization stories and this was right up that alley, with an oppressive government, and deamons slaughtering people. I liked Meri, she was a really tough character. She had to be that way in order to survive in the world she lived in, but I also liked seeing the more vulnerable human part of her at times, like when she wanted to stop and help the fools who thought that they could I really liked this book. It had a gritty quality that I really enjoyed. I always like those deteriorating civilization stories and this was right up that alley, with an oppressive government, and deamons slaughtering people. I liked Meri, she was a really tough character. She had to be that way in order to survive in the world she lived in, but I also liked seeing the more vulnerable human part of her at times, like when she wanted to stop and help the fools who thought that they could properly summon daemons, she didn't though. I think the only thing that frustrated me was her determination to find her parent's killer. I mean, I totally understand wanting to do that, but at the same time I felt like it was destroying her and later we find out that that really is the case. I liked Azimuth, not only how he looked, but I loved his interactions with her, especially later in the book, when he is the only one who has faith in her. I like these two characters together, I think they play well off each other and I really want to read more about them. I thought the coolest part of this story was how Candice Bundy created the summoning aspect of it all. I thought the tattoos were awesome, and I haven't read any other books that have anything like that. I also really liked how they were able to absorb the daemons that they killed. I thought it was a little convenient that Meri absorbed some really powerful daemons and was able to handle them so well, but I am glad she did. Overall I thoroughly enjoyed this book and I just want more!!! I give it a 5 out of 5!

  7. 5 out of 5

    zapkode

    {my thoughts} - This book is about a orphaned girl named Meriwether Storm. She lives an unusual life that has unusual side effects. She is a daemon summoner like her parents were before her. Her quest in life becomes one of trying to discover which daemon her parents had summoned the night they had met their demise. Throughout the book she goes on some trial and error in her life, love life, her beliefs and her understanding of what her life is suppose to be as opposed to her impression of how {my thoughts} - This book is about a orphaned girl named Meriwether Storm. She lives an unusual life that has unusual side effects. She is a daemon summoner like her parents were before her. Her quest in life becomes one of trying to discover which daemon her parents had summoned the night they had met their demise. Throughout the book she goes on some trial and error in her life, love life, her beliefs and her understanding of what her life is suppose to be as opposed to her impression of how she wants it to be. {reason for reading} - I read this book because the author {candice bundy} was so kind to send it to me in return for an honest review. This book is very well written, the story line is simple enough to follow. It’s engaging and difficult to put down. I did stumble over a few of the daemon names and had to decide on a pronunciation that fit it best, I am sure I butchered them. I look forward to reading the next book in the series especially if it is written as well as this one was.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Rosieposie

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Title: The Daemon Whisperer Author: Candice Bundy Genre: Paranormal Romance/Dark Urban Fantasy Grade/Rating: 5 out of 5 Synopsis: Meriwether Storm discovered the grisly remains of her parents on their living room floor when she was only fourteen, the result of a failed daemon summoning. Meri immediately swore vengeance on the daemon who’d killed her parents, but there was only one problem–she had no idea which one had committed the atrocity. Before their untimely deaths her parents had trained her Title: The Daemon Whisperer Author: Candice Bundy Genre: Paranormal Romance/Dark Urban Fantasy Grade/Rating: 5 out of 5 Synopsis: Meriwether Storm discovered the grisly remains of her parents on their living room floor when she was only fourteen, the result of a failed daemon summoning. Meri immediately swore vengeance on the daemon who’d killed her parents, but there was only one problem–she had no idea which one had committed the atrocity. Before their untimely deaths her parents had trained her intensively in the arts, and Meri used her skills to follow in their footsteps, ever seeking the daemon’s name. Now, despite her years of searching, she’s no closer to the truth and her time is running out. Will she accept a deal from a daemon if it means finally learning the truth? When retribution is the only thing that drives you, how much are you willing to sacrifice before you lose yourself to the cause? Please be aware there are a few spoilers with this review May I bow to the Paranormal Romance genius that is Candice Bundy! She has swept me off my feet and I still feel the literary high after reading her book. I’ve lost sleep from reading it and yes I have even missed a meal, something that I don’t generally like to make a habit of doing because I can get really cranky. But even in my state of crankiness I still managed to keep my face plastered smack dab in front of my Nook. And there it stayed, off and on for two whole days. It would have been shorter, but I do have children that needed tending to every once and awhile. Meriweather Storm has followed the path of her murdered parents by becoming a daeomon summoner and is one of the best there is. She takes on jobs because she hopes that one day she will be able to avenge her parents death, by finding their killer. She summons daemons and binds them to do what she asks of them. Once the daemon is bound, the daemon’s ink sets into the Summoner’s skin. The daemon then completes the task that the Summoner asks of it. It could be a simple task such as extracting information, or a more lethal one such as murder. Once completed the daemon returns to Sheol, the equivalent of Hell. There is a war in Sheol that humans are not aware of. Meri has been approached by four daemons to assist them with an assassination of an infatuation Arch-daemon named Makrha. In order to bind the daemon to her, Makhra will need to become intimate with her. If she is successful in killing him then she will be given the name to her parent’s killer. Even under these extremely embarrassing circumstances how can she refuse their offer? The binding proves difficult because in the beginning Meri is not enchanted with the daemon, even as handsome as he is. So Makhra takes an image from her mind, of the one that she has started to form a dangerous attraction to, the daemon Azimuth. Over six feet tall, lanky but muscular, with silvery blond hair and ice blue eyes; he is perfection. He is unlike any other daemon that she has met and she begins to form feelings for him. And so Makhra transforms into Azimuth’s image. But what happens after this seductive binding will completely alter her life; and so a wonderfully, brilliant paranormal fantasy filled with romance and adventure begins. You will fall in love with these characters, especially the four daemons: Azimuth, Orias, Kobol and yes even that big blue guy with horns Belial (who has that distinctive voice of Tim Curry in my head). Meri is a strong and determined lead character, but we also see a vulnerable and fragile side to her. I don’t like my heroines completely gritty and hard. They have to have a balance and the author did a wonderful job with Meri’s character. I fell in love with this exotic, dystopian society and the humans and daemons that lived in it. The pace of the story is fast and there is never a shortage of action. I found myself wanting to know more about the corporation and how the world turned out the way it did and how the history of the Summoners began. This exotic world was very captivating and I was curious to learn more about it. There is certainly a good amount of heat in the sexual content of the story, but it wasn’t overly spicy, but it was certainly for the 18+ crowd. I think readers will be very pleased with the relationship that builds between the two main characters and the internal conflicts and obstacles that they must overcome. Focusing on the concern etched around her brown eyes, it was all too tempting to pull her back into his arms and kiss away her fears. Could Meri’s heat withstand his icy touch? The story is quite intricate and absorbing. But what happens if we forget what a Summoner is, or have questions regarding what a sigil may be? Well, no worries. Let’s just mosey on over to the back of the… GLOSSARY page! Have I said how much I love this book? Although convenient, one does not really need to utilize it as the book was very well explained in its entirety. In fact I hadn’t discovered it until I got to the very end. But it’s there if you need it. So, I thoroughly enjoyed this book and number two can’t get here soon enough! “I don’t want you feeling obligated to me, Azimuth. You’re free now.” “I was free before.” *Sigh*

  9. 5 out of 5

    Literati Literature Lovers

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Please be aware there are a few spoilers with this review May I bow to the Paranormal Romance genius that is Candice Bundy! She has swept me off my feet and I still feel the literary high after reading her book. I’ve lost sleep from reading it and yes I have even missed a meal, something that I don’t generally like to make a habit of doing because I can get really cranky. But even in my state of crankiness I still managed to keep my face plastered smack dab in front of my Nook. And there it Please be aware there are a few spoilers with this review May I bow to the Paranormal Romance genius that is Candice Bundy! She has swept me off my feet and I still feel the literary high after reading her book. I’ve lost sleep from reading it and yes I have even missed a meal, something that I don’t generally like to make a habit of doing because I can get really cranky. But even in my state of crankiness I still managed to keep my face plastered smack dab in front of my Nook. And there it stayed, off and on for two whole days. It would have been shorter, but I do have children that needed tending to every once and awhile. Meriweather Storm has followed the path of her murdered parents by becoming a daeomon summoner and is one of the best there is. She takes on jobs because she hopes that one day she will be able to avenge her parents death, by finding their killer. She summons daemons and binds them to do what she asks of them. Once the daemon is bound, the daemon’s ink sets into the Summoner’s skin. The daemon then completes the task that the Summoner asks of it. It could be a simple task such as extracting information, or a more lethal one such as murder. Once completed the daemon returns to Sheol, the equivalent of Hell. There is a war in Sheol that humans are not aware of. Meri has been approached by four daemons to assist them with an assassination of an infatuation Arch-daemon named Makrha. In order to bind the daemon to her, Makhra will need to become intimate with her. If she is successful in killing him then she will be given the name to her parent’s killer. Even under these extremely embarrassing circumstances how can she refuse their offer? The binding proves difficult because in the beginning Meri is not enchanted with the daemon, even as handsome as he is. So Makhra takes an image from her mind, of the one that she has started to form a dangerous attraction to, the daemon Azimuth. Over six feet tall, lanky but muscular, with silvery blond hair and ice blue eyes; he is perfection. He is unlike any other daemon that she has met and she begins to form feelings for him. And so Makhra transforms into Azimuth’s image. But what happens after this seductive binding will completely alter her life; and so a wonderfully, brilliant paranormal fantasy filled with romance and adventure begins. You will fall in love with these characters, especially the four daemons: Azimuth, Orias, Kobol and yes even that big blue guy with horns Belial (who has that distinctive voice of Tim Curry in my head). Meri is a strong and determined lead character, but we also see a vulnerable and fragile side to her. I don’t like my heroines completely gritty and hard. They have to have a balance and the author did a wonderful job with Meri’s character. I fell in love with this exotic, dystopian society and the humans and daemons that lived in it. The pace of the story is fast and there is never a shortage of action. I found myself wanting to know more about the corporation and how the world turned out the way it did and how the history of the Summoners began. This exotic world was very captivating and I was curious to learn more about it. There is certainly a good amount of heat in the sexual content of the story, but it wasn’t overly spicy, but it was certainly for the 18+ crowd. I think readers will be very pleased with the relationship that builds between the two main characters and the internal conflicts and obstacles that they must overcome. Focusing on the concern etched around her brown eyes, it was all too tempting to pull her back into his arms and kiss away her fears. Could Meri’s heat withstand his icy touch? The story is quite intricate and absorbing. But what happens if we forget what a Summoner is, or have questions regarding what a sigil may be? Well, no worries. Let’s just mosey on over to the back of the… GLOSSARY page! Have I said how much I love this book? Although convenient, one does not really need to utilize it as the book was very well explained in its entirety. In fact I hadn’t discovered it until I got to the very end. But it’s there if you need it. So, I thoroughly enjoyed this book and number two can’t get here soon enough! “I don’t want you feeling obligated to me, Azimuth. You’re free now.” “I was free before.” *Sigh*

  10. 4 out of 5

    Lola

    I got a copy for review in exchange for an honest review. This is a really good story, I liked the world Candice has created. The story was fast paced, but there were also some slower paced parts. The characters were nice, but overal I would've liked getting to know them better. The story was really good and fast paced and I just wanted to keep reading to see what would hapen next. I really liked the strong beginning, it immediately pulled me into the story and I already thought that this would I got a copy for review in exchange for an honest review. This is a really good story, I liked the world Candice has created. The story was fast paced, but there were also some slower paced parts. The characters were nice, but overal I would've liked getting to know them better. The story was really good and fast paced and I just wanted to keep reading to see what would hapen next. I really liked the strong beginning, it immediately pulled me into the story and I already thought that this would be an awesome book. The story really was the strong point of this book, with so much happening and after one thing was resolved there was already something else. The pacing was a bit off at times, with some things happening a bit too fast and other going a bit too slow. Also I thought the ending of the book was a bit strange and I think an earlier ending would've been better, there was a point were I thought the ending would be and then realized there were some 30-40 pages more. So after that point there was a new problem introduced about which we hear more in the next book. I think this introduction would've fit better at the start of the next book. Something that bothered me was the focus on lust instead of romance. In this book lust took a more prominent role than romance and even though I got that they were attracted to each other I didn't really feel their love, only later in the story there is more attention for the love aspect. Also I thought the sex scenes weren't that interesting or well done, just my opinion. The characters are likeable, although I did feel at times I didn't really got to know them. I did like Meri and quite soon I got a good sense of who she was, but this wasn't the case with the other characters. They seemed a bit flat and I would've liked to see more of their personalities, motives and personal goals. Also Meri is the kind of stubborn character who thinks she knows what is best and makes a few mistakes because of that, but she did stay really true to her character. Also some descisions in the first part of the book are taken a bit too fast and this wasn't really believeable. Also it is mentioned often that meri is driven with vengeance, I didn't really feel this. The world building is something I wish was done more elaborate. Only when I reached the glossary at the end did I understand when this story actually took place and a bit of what the Corporations actually are. So not only did the deamon part of the story lacked world building, also the human part did. Also we do get to know a bit about Deamons, but I still felt like there should've been more. What is hell like, how is it created, how are the deamons created, how many different type of main deamons are there (like lust and hate), what are the powers deamon can possess and what are the politics in the deamon rhealm are just a few of the question I was left with. The idea behind the world is really interesting and original, I just wished there was more world building so the world really would come alive. To conclude: a really enjoyable story and I kept reading, because I wanted to know what would happen next. The side characters lacked a bit depth, but I did like the main character and got a good sense of who she is. There was a bit too much focus on lust and sex instead of romance and love, although at the end of the story this did get better. Also I think the book would've been better with more world building. The story is really good and even though I had some issues with this book I still really enjoyed it.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Liz at Fictional Candy

    There was a lot packed into this book, coming in at almost 400 pages – and I loved every page. I don’t think I have ever read a book like this, and as the first book in a series, I will be on the lookout for more. Meriwether Storm, or Meri for short, takes badassery to a new and exciting level. Meri is a demon summoner in Colorado, which isn’t as uncommon as it sounds. She became an orphan as a teen when her parents were in a summoning gone bad. Now it’s just her and the demons. And every time There was a lot packed into this book, coming in at almost 400 pages – and I loved every page. I don’t think I have ever read a book like this, and as the first book in a series, I will be on the lookout for more. Meriwether Storm, or Meri for short, takes badassery to a new and exciting level. Meri is a demon summoner in Colorado, which isn’t as uncommon as it sounds. She became an orphan as a teen when her parents were in a summoning gone bad. Now it’s just her and the demons. And every time you summon a demon to your bidding, you get a bit of ink on your skin that is particular to that demon. And Meri? Meri is covered in ink. I thought this was such a cool addition to the story, the way you get to see what everyone is up to but in this really cool way. She is the best around, she knows her shit. As for her as a character? I loved her. Every minute of every page, there was never an instance where I said, “Hey, that’s not cool” No way. Every moment was awesome. She has a good sense of morality. Meri doesn’t date much, her demon ink intimidates. And then one day a demon steps into her life who will change everything forever. And forever turns into a very long time when she meets Azimuth. Az… platinum silver blonde hair, blue eyes, the ability to detect lies. There is a lot simmering below the surface of this gorgeous man. He is a fabulous character. I could totally see why Meri fell for him, even though she hates demons. The man is charismatic and sexy, and that is a lethal combination for anyone’s heart. In this book, love motivates, even before you realize that’s the motivator. Whether it is familial love, or romantic love – or even just the love for your friends, it is what makes the world go ‘round. So when Az and some other demons call on Meri for a favor, and that favor promises to lead her to the knowledge she has been after for her entire adult life, she has to decide between turning away from the one thing she wants or joining up with the one thing she hates – demons. And her decision changes her destiny forever. But the cabal that Az and a couple other demons is a part of is about to become very integral to her survival. This book had such a myriad of characters, it really made the story so interesting. Candice Bundy’s world-building is excellent. She made demon-infested Colorado a real experience for me. Magic and demonic abilities keep the story in a constantly fresh and exciting state. When there is a possible romantic connection between Az and Meri, I damn near jumped for joy. I love the two of them together. There are some gory parts to this book, and I loved that. This author doesn’t gloss over the fact that these creatures are demons. DEMONS. They do bad things. This is shown, time and again. But nothing in this book is all white or all black, there are many shades of grey. The story in itself is pretty intricate. There are a ton of characters in this book, demons, witches, humans, liminals. Liminals are hybrids between demons and humans. If you are into Urban Fantasy, and demon centered books in general, I can not recommend this book enough. I didn’t want to stop reading. It was nonstop entertainment and action. There were some romance aspects, but it really isn’t the focus of the story. And it was a nice change from the heavily romantic books I’ve been reading as of late. The Daemon Whisperer had me on the edge of my seat, and I am so glad I read this book!

  12. 4 out of 5

    John

    This first book in the Liminals series, Daemon Whisperer, by Candace Bundy, certainly was truly a magical battle against demons or daemons as the case may be, without completely giving up their mortal soul in the process. It was also a story about the beginnings of finding and fitting into a new family, as well as a story of revenge and death. And, oh yeah, it had some super delicious sex scenes in it between the daemon summoner Meri and the daemon Azimuth. as he attempts to help her learn to This first book in the Liminals series, Daemon Whisperer, by Candace Bundy, certainly was truly a magical battle against demons or daemons as the case may be, without completely giving up their mortal soul in the process. It was also a story about the beginnings of finding and fitting into a new family, as well as a story of revenge and death. And, oh yeah, it had some super delicious sex scenes in it between the daemon summoner Meri and the daemon Azimuth. as he attempts to help her learn to control some of her newly found powers. The characters were most interesting and definitely worth reading further about them in the next book in the series. This is a voluntary review of an Advanced Reader Copy of this book from Hidden Gems Books.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Redheads Review it Better

    Ok so can I admit something about myself with not judgments? I have no clue what classifies a book as urban fantasy. Lol. When Candice emailed me about the review, I just thought the book sounded like something right up my alley; paranormal romance with some suspense/action elements. And I have to say Candice, you were absolutely right when you said this book was for me! I was bad and put off reading it until yesterday morning. Whoops. I woke up at what I thought was 4ish in the morning, but was Ok so can I admit something about myself with not judgments? I have no clue what classifies a book as urban fantasy. Lol. When Candice emailed me about the review, I just thought the book sounded like something right up my alley; paranormal romance with some suspense/action elements. And I have to say Candice, you were absolutely right when you said this book was for me! I was bad and put off reading it until yesterday morning. Whoops. I woke up at what I thought was 4ish in the morning, but was really 3ish because of daylight savings time, and couldn’t go back to sleep. My mind started nagging me about how I needed to read the book. My next thought was, “Man I hope it doesn’t suck. Those take forever to read and I don’t have the time.” So I wander out to the couch as not to disturb the sleeping bear making the call of his species in the bed next to me. I am pretty sure I read for a straight 4 hours before my little monster decided he wanted to get up. I was zooming through this book at the speed of light because thankfully, this book rocks! We have a new concept of using daemons for humans bidding. So if they want to enact a revenge on someone, a certain person from an elite group called a Summoner, would use their knowledge to bind the daemon to them for the task. They would then give the daemon a “payment” of some sort (which quite frankly can be gross!) When the binding is completed, the Summoner has daemon ink that pops up on their skin. If the binding is botched at all, the worst that can happen happens with the Summoner’s death. So keep in mind that little tidbit and then let me tell you what fuels Meri’s everyday goals. She is on a personal mission of revenge for her parents’ death after they were killed by a bad binding when she was 15 years old. It doesn’t matter how many daemons she summons, she can’t for the life of her find out who the culprit is. And she is running out of available skin for her daemon ink. No one has ever lived long enough to find out what happens when you run out of space on your skin. Well a series of events happens involving a group of daemons, and one specifically that captures and keeps her attention, that enables her to have her parents’ killer in the palm of her hand. And boy, the other stuff that goes on throughout this whole time is just too juicy to divulge. I will say though, a certain daemon named Azimuth makes me change my perception of what a daemon is in the book. And he’s damn sexy! I am so happy that I had the opportunity to be able to sink my teeth into this new series and author. It was more than I expected and all the elements makes the storyline come together beautifully to create a captivating world. I do however have one complaint…I want to read the next in the series now! Lol.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Jessica

    The Daemon Whisperer (The Liminals, #1) Candice Bundy has definitely started something fresh with this series. What first struck me about The Daemon Whisperer was Meri's personality. She is a strong, but believable, female character. Meri hurts. She carries baggage and craves revenge. Underneath the calm exterior is a woman who just wants to feel vindicated. I liked Meri a lot to be completely honest. Watching her grow from a wary, reserved person to someone who could trust in others was The Daemon Whisperer (The Liminals, #1) Candice Bundy has definitely started something fresh with this series. What first struck me about The Daemon Whisperer was Meri's personality. She is a strong, but believable, female character. Meri hurts. She carries baggage and craves revenge. Underneath the calm exterior is a woman who just wants to feel vindicated. I liked Meri a lot to be completely honest. Watching her grow from a wary, reserved person to someone who could trust in others was extremely satisfying.   Pair that with a whole new take on daemons and I was hooked. Perhaps it's because I'm so new to the UF genre, but this is the first book I've read that really deals with daemons and the way that they operate. The line that Bundy walks between beauty and brutality is truly wonderful. Meri's interactions with the other side really give the reader a look into why things end up where they ultimately do. There is a whole new world build in this book, and I enjoyed every minute of it.   Really, if Meri had just continued right on being a bad-ass daemon dealer I would have been perfectly okay with it. What threw the book into a tailspin for me was the romantic subplot. We have a woman whose parents were viciously murdered by a daemon. A woman who makes it her job to keep these entities away from her and under her control. Then, all of the sudden, one walks into her life that has her head over heels in lust. This just felt forced to me, and not believable at all. Don't get me wrong, I liked Azimuth. It's just that the two of them together didn't seem to make sense.   I also had no idea that there were heavy erotic scenes in the story. While these didn't really affect my reading at all, I do think it's important to note to others who might want to give this series a shot. The line between UF and PNR in The Daemon Whisperer is very thin. I'm a fan of sex in my books (if it's done well), but if you're not you might be turned off by Meri's very interesting talents. That's all you'll get from me. No spoilers! Just be warned that there is sex and it is sizzling.   So there you have it. I wavered for a long time on what to give this first book in The Liminals Series. Despite any issues, The Daemon Whisperer was a read I ultimately enjoyed. I'm looking forward to seeing where Meri's story takes her next, and how much more she grows in her new role. The world that Candice Bundy has built is tantalizing and I'm fairly certain I'm in for the long haul.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Jessica

    Candice Bundy has definitely started something fresh with this series. What first struck me about The Daemon Whisperer was Meri's personality. She is a strong, but believable, female character. Meri hurts. She carries baggage and craves revenge. Underneath the calm exterior is a woman who just wants to feel vindicated. I liked Meri a lot to be completely honest. Watching her grow from a wary, reserved person to someone who could trust in others was extremely satisfying. Pair that with a whole new Candice Bundy has definitely started something fresh with this series. What first struck me about The Daemon Whisperer was Meri's personality. She is a strong, but believable, female character. Meri hurts. She carries baggage and craves revenge. Underneath the calm exterior is a woman who just wants to feel vindicated. I liked Meri a lot to be completely honest. Watching her grow from a wary, reserved person to someone who could trust in others was extremely satisfying. Pair that with a whole new take on daemons and I was hooked. Perhaps it's because I'm so new to the UF genre, but this is the first book I've read that really deals with daemons and the way that they operate. The line that Bundy walks between beauty and brutality is truly wonderful. Meri's interactions with the other side really give the reader a look into why things end up where they ultimately do. There is a whole new world build in this book, and I enjoyed every minute of it. Really, if Meri had just continued right on being a bad-ass daemon dealer I would have been perfectly okay with it. What threw the book into a tailspin for me was the romantic subplot. We have a woman whose parents were viciously murdered by a daemon. A woman who makes it her job to keep these entities away from her and under her control. Then, all of the sudden, one walks into her life that has her head over heels in lust. This just felt forced to me, and not believable at all. Don't get me wrong, I liked Azimuth. It's just that the two of them together didn't seem to make sense. I also had no idea that there were heavy erotic scenes in the story. While these didn't really affect my reading at all, I do think it's important to note to others who might want to give this series a shot. The line between UF and PNR in The Daemon Whisperer is very thin. I'm a fan of sex in my books (if it's done well), but if you're not you might be turned off by Meri's very interesting talents. That's all you'll get from me. No spoilers! Just be warned that there is sex and it is sizzling. So there you have it. I wavered for a long time on what to give this first book in The Liminals Series. Despite any issues, The Daemon Whisperer was a read I ultimately enjoyed. I'm looking forward to seeing where Meri's story takes her next, and how much more she grows in her new role. The world that Candice Bundy has built is tantalizing and I'm fairly certain I'm in for the long haul.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)

    I have to say after reading the first few pages of this one, I wasn't quite sure if this was going to be the read for me. It was a little gritty and okay, some parts were just down right disgusting to read and had me cringing and thankful I hadn't just eaten but, I hung in there. Morbid curiosity maybe? Masochism? I don't know but either way, I stuck with it and kept on reading. This was certainly a different read but I caught myself slowly warming up to the world and characters that Bundy created I have to say after reading the first few pages of this one, I wasn't quite sure if this was going to be the read for me. It was a little gritty and okay, some parts were just down right disgusting to read and had me cringing and thankful I hadn't just eaten but, I hung in there. Morbid curiosity maybe? Masochism? I don't know but either way, I stuck with it and kept on reading. This was certainly a different read but I caught myself slowly warming up to the world and characters that Bundy created and wanting to find out more about them. Meri was such an interesting character. Full of wanting revenge for her parent's death but also wanting to be good and do the right thing and help those that really needed helping. She was a little broken and even though she knew what she wanted out of life when it came to actually living and having a life, she was lost and desperately trying to find her way. When she is thrown into a whole new world, one she knew little about and one she certainly didn't want to be a part of she actually handles it well and handles it like everything else in her life, she moves forward and tries to fix it. But this time, she can't fix it. And so, her story begins. I wasn't expecting the romance to be so steamy in this either and that sort of threw me too, not that I don't like a good steamy romance but, I don't know. It just took me by surprise I guess. Maybe because it has a little more heat than I was expecting, I think I have read so many YA books lately that I came into this one thinking along those lines, this is definitely not a YA read. I wish there would have been a little more world building. You really don't get a great feel for what the world Meri is leaving in is like. Instead it focuses more on Meri herself, her new friends and what she is capable of doing and a little of her past. I am hoping the next book will rectify that a little and give me a little more. Overall this was a good read though. One very different from ones I have been reading and I would be willing to take a look at the next book and see where the author takes the story next.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Jason Graves

    If asked before I read it, I would have categorized The Daemon Whisperer as contemporary paranormal urban fantasy; now that I've read it, I would categorize it as contemporary paranormal erotic romance. While romance and erotica are not genres I normally read, I have to say that I enjoyed this story and neither the romance nor the erotica overwhelmed the story line. Still, it is a bit different to read a novel that induces a reaction south of the belt buckle. Ms. Bundy has created a compelling, If asked before I read it, I would have categorized The Daemon Whisperer as contemporary paranormal urban fantasy; now that I've read it, I would categorize it as contemporary paranormal erotic romance. While romance and erotica are not genres I normally read, I have to say that I enjoyed this story and neither the romance nor the erotica overwhelmed the story line. Still, it is a bit different to read a novel that induces a reaction south of the belt buckle. Ms. Bundy has created a compelling, if somewhat dystopian, future in which corporations have superseded governments as the de facto rulers in North America, and humans have developed the skills necessary to summon daemons from Sheol. The story follows Meriwether Storm, a human woman and proficient summoner, with a rather large axe to grind. Seems that her parents were also summoners and, when Meri was young, summoned a daemon whom they could not control and so lost their lives in the process. Meri, it turns out, wants a little revenge. Shortly after the instructive and gory beginning of the tale, Meri meets a sexy daemon named Azimuth, and, well, you'll just have to read the story to see where that thread goes. The rest of the story is one of personal evolution and self-discovery... with daemons thrown in for good measure. The daemons themselves seemed, largely, very much like humans in both appearance and motivations, but with magic-like powers and a proclivity for dining on strange foodstuffs, usually of human origin. There was a bit of gender imbalance, as the male characters were weaker and less acutely drawn than the female characters: the four strongest-written characters were all female; however, this fits with the target audience of this novel. The story line wanders a bit, and there were places in which the narrative became sketchy; however, I enjoy stories that wander, so it was fine with me. The story ends satisfactorily with a daemonic erection and the set up for the sequel. The Daemon Whisperer does not fail to deliver the gory, demon-munching-on-humans goods that demon paranormalists are seeking, but one must remember that the story is, at its heart, an erotic romance.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Nayan Patel

    I received a review copy of this book after requesting one from the author. I liked the blurb of this book and was looking forward to reading it. Meriweter (aka Meri) is a daemon summoner and is driven by her sole need for vengeance against the daemon responsible for the death of her parents who were also daemon summoners like her. In her quest for finding information on this daemon, she accepts a job which she wouldn't have under normal circumstances from another daemon Azimuth. For some reason I received a review copy of this book after requesting one from the author. I liked the blurb of this book and was looking forward to reading it. Meriweter (aka Meri) is a daemon summoner and is driven by her sole need for vengeance against the daemon responsible for the death of her parents who were also daemon summoners like her. In her quest for finding information on this daemon, she accepts a job which she wouldn't have under normal circumstances from another daemon Azimuth. For some reason she is unable to rein in her "feelings" towards Azimuth although knowing that he is a daemon. One thing which worked for me before reading this book was that I was more or less forewarned about the erotic content of this book after reading the blurb and also after reading Mihir's review of this book. There is some explicit content in this book which may not be suitable for some section of the readers. I thought that Candice Bundy has done a great job at building a very interesting world. The idea of daemon payments and the marks left on the summoners was quite unique at least for me. The unique ability of the Liminals in being able to extract the essence and powers of the daemons killed by them leaves a lot of room for development into uncharted territories. The characters are also quite interesting and there is lot of scope in developing them further in the series. In trying to focus on the story and character development, I felt that the author missed out slightly in the world building area. However, based on my experience, this is the problem (or maybe the author's plan) in most of the UF series that I have read. I hope that the author does not neglect this in the coming books in the series. Again, my recommendation for this book is primarily for readers who miss a good storyline in PNR or erotica books. This series promises to have a great story for readers who are willing to give it a try. Will definitely look forward to more books in the series.

  19. 5 out of 5

    A.R. Von

    A very interesting and different read for this here book junkie! As I was reading it I was reminded of two of my favorite series of all time which are Laurell K. Hamilton’s Anita Blake series and Lilith Saint Crow’s Jill Kismet series; action, excitement, adventure, paranormal elements galore and romance that all feed the imagination to bursting. It started off a touch confusing (was unsure at times of changes from past to present and visa versa), but it comes together nicely you get further in. A very interesting and different read for this here book junkie! As I was reading it I was reminded of two of my favorite series of all time which are Laurell K. Hamilton’s Anita Blake series and Lilith Saint Crow’s Jill Kismet series; action, excitement, adventure, paranormal elements galore and romance that all feed the imagination to bursting. It started off a touch confusing (was unsure at times of changes from past to present and visa versa), but it comes together nicely you get further in. I have to say, I absolutely LOVE the cover! It’s a beauty and gives us a great picture to use in our minds as Meri’s character. Any paranormal romance reader will get many chills and thrills from reading The Daemon Whisperer. After finding her parents dead (well what little was left of them), Meri is hell bent on revenge. She’s dead set to find out who murdered her parents and plans to murder them right back, slowly and very painfully. Many years after their deaths, Meri comes into a situation that if she agrees to certain terms, they will lead her to her parent’s murder so she can get her vengeance. But there are some things that give her pause; one of them is she trusts no daemon, the other is she’s attracted to one of them. Her entire life as she knows it changes once she even considers agreeing to the deal given to her and what an exciting and adventurous journey it is for her to get to where she needs to be and finally get the revenge she craves. Meri learned a lot throughout her journey and grew into someone to be admired; always strong and determined, but now with more knowledge which of course leads to more power. A great start to a new series. I look forward to see where Candice will go with the next in the series :)

  20. 5 out of 5

    Sandy

    First let me state that I received an Advance Reader Copy, (ARC), but this in no way influences my review. I always leave an honest review. Also this author is new to me, but I don't think it will be my last. Holy shiznet!!! I couldn't put it down. This story has so much going on, and the author truly knows how to captivate. I can't wait to read the next story. I recommend this read. 5 Thumbs up

  21. 5 out of 5

    Nadene (Totally Addicted to Reading)

    The Daemon Whisperer is a fast paced, action packed erotic romantic read. It’s a unique mixture of paranormal romance and urban fantasy. The main character, Meriwether Storm (Meri), is a daemon summoner a trait she inherited from her parents. She is good at what she does and earns living from it. She is on a quest for revenge, searching for the daemon that was responsible for her parents’ deaths. She is a strong-willed, self-reliant, no-nonsense woman who does not take crap from anyone. Meri The Daemon Whisperer is a fast paced, action packed erotic romantic read. It’s a unique mixture of paranormal romance and urban fantasy. The main character, Meriwether Storm (Meri), is a daemon summoner a trait she inherited from her parents. She is good at what she does and earns living from it. She is on a quest for revenge, searching for the daemon that was responsible for her parents’ deaths. She is a strong-willed, self-reliant, no-nonsense woman who does not take crap from anyone. Meri had few friends and she did not trust any of the daemons she summoned. Her trust issues were put to the test when she was approached by a daemon cabal with a potential job offer with the reward being the name of the daemon that was responsible for her parents’ death. This was further complicated when she found herself being attracted to one of these daemons. Due to her desire for revenge being greater than her lack of trust for daemons she accepted the terms which resulted in some major changes in her life. We see Meri becoming less self-reliant as she realized that working on your own is not always best. The love scenes were hot but tasteful. The summoning scenes were bit unnerving and left me a bit skittish. The story was a bit confusing in the beginning as it kept switching between the present and the past, however after a while it became clear and easy to follow. It’s engaging and very difficult to put down. The ending of the story indicated that this was the beginning of a series which I am looking forward to reading. This is a great read for lovers of paranormal romance.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Adrianne

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. The daemon whisperer is the story of the summoner Meri weatherstorm who finds herself immersed in the world of the entities that she is trying to eliminate. She meets Azimuth and the rest of his group and they were trying to save and convince her to join their cause. She later learns that the job of a summoner is more than just having little sacrifice and contact with a daemon, that she herself is giving up her soul bit by bit until she gets consumed and dies. Not gonna say anything else since The daemon whisperer is the story of the summoner Meri weatherstorm who finds herself immersed in the world of the entities that she is trying to eliminate. She meets Azimuth and the rest of his group and they were trying to save and convince her to join their cause. She later learns that the job of a summoner is more than just having little sacrifice and contact with a daemon, that she herself is giving up her soul bit by bit until she gets consumed and dies. Not gonna say anything else since it'll completely spoil the whole thing. The story was quite good, i really enjoyed reading it, there were some parts that were a bit questionable in my opinion, some parts that could've easily been left out, and some that needed to be elaborated. The ending fell a little short for me but I guess it's kind of a preparation for the sequel so i'm not going to conclude that it is a bad ending.. Yet. The cover i was not fond of, Meri in my mind looked like Angelina Jolie from tomb raider but with awesome tats. I loved the how Belial seemed like a hero here though he did have an agenda and with regards to the lovey dovey side of the story ,I was a bit disappointed. It was too fast, too manipulated, lust filled encounters seemed to have been weirdly swirled together with the author's idea of love conmection for these characters that I didn't feel as much connection to them than just instruments of relief especially for Meri's condition. Overall, i liked it but It can still turn into something better. (I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review)

  23. 5 out of 5

    Avid Reader Amy's Reviews

    Review as it appears on my blog Amy's Book World: The book leads off with a gory first chapter, Meri witnesses a summoning gone bad. Usually I would stop reading the book at that time (too much gore) but the author's writing has me intrigued. She created a post apocalyptic world where daemons are the source of knowledge and vengeance. Meri is a strong willed character. She has been a summoner since she was young. She tends to keep to herself. So when is paired with Azimuth there is a lot of Review as it appears on my blog Amy's Book World: The book leads off with a gory first chapter, Meri witnesses a summoning gone bad. Usually I would stop reading the book at that time (too much gore) but the author's writing has me intrigued. She created a post apocalyptic world where daemons are the source of knowledge and vengeance. Meri is a strong willed character. She has been a summoner since she was young. She tends to keep to herself. So when is paired with Azimuth there is a lot of chemistry there. Meri tries to deny it. He is a daemon and she is a human. There is more to Azimuth that he lets on. She agrees to work with him in hopes of getting the information needed on the daemon that killed her parents. Ultimately Meri finds herself drawn deeper in Azimuth's world and and into his arms. This is one book that surprised me. I really enjoyed reading it. I am not a big fan of books that can be on the gory side at times. The author does a fantastic job in telling a story that draws you in and has you looking past the horror aspect of the story. She creates a world that is fasinating and scary all at the same time. She does paranormal romance justice. Overall I loved this book and I can not wait for the next in the series. It is violent, and has sex scenes, so this book is recommened for readers 18+. Disclaimer: I received this book from the author for an honest review.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Antonio Angelo

    This book had me worried when I started it, it felt a bit clumsy and I couldn't quite figure out why, but once it got rolling I completely forgot about the awkward beginning and settled in for what turned out to be a great adventure. Often times erotic adventures miss the whole adventure part of the equation and just stick to the hero and heroin battling through cliches and getting naked after narrowly avoiding death. Not in this one, its a full on deamon thriller, with interesting history and This book had me worried when I started it, it felt a bit clumsy and I couldn't quite figure out why, but once it got rolling I completely forgot about the awkward beginning and settled in for what turned out to be a great adventure. Often times erotic adventures miss the whole adventure part of the equation and just stick to the hero and heroin battling through cliches and getting naked after narrowly avoiding death. Not in this one, its a full on deamon thriller, with interesting history and magic interwoven into post modern day life. A gritty look into a bleak future where corporations and demon summoners take turns picking off the little people and each other. In the midst of this war you have daemons nearly oblivious to the problems of man, they have wars of their own and simply use man to feed their insidious appetites. This story centers around a summoner who is nearing forced retirement despite her spry young age, for she is running out of a key summoning component she can't replace. In her travels she meets a daemon who offers her a chance to avenge a great wrong in her life. It turns out there is more to this daemon than just Icy blue eyes and before she knows whats happening she is entangled in a mess of lust, revenge, desire and war. Loyalties are unknown and souls are on the line is she becoming what she hates more than anything else in the world or has she finally found her true self. Yup i liked it, the tension and sex was delightful, the premise was deliciously troublesome and the world was beautifully constructed.

  25. 4 out of 5

    David Eccles

    I received a copy of "The Daemon Whisperer" from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review. Set in a future where government has failed and giant Corporations now vie against each other to gain a larger share of land, wealth and power, "The Daemon Whisperer" is the first volume in a series that delivers adventure, intrigue, paranormality, magic, daemons, heroes, romance, and a fair amount of steamy sex that is truly erotica. What starts out as one girl's quest for vengeance against the I received a copy of "The Daemon Whisperer" from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review. Set in a future where government has failed and giant Corporations now vie against each other to gain a larger share of land, wealth and power, "The Daemon Whisperer" is the first volume in a series that delivers adventure, intrigue, paranormality, magic, daemons, heroes, romance, and a fair amount of steamy sex that is truly erotica. What starts out as one girl's quest for vengeance against the murder of her Summoner parents by an unknown daemon, it quickly becomes clear that Meriwether Storm's world is about to change forever as she becomes embroiled in something that goes far deeper than she could ever imagine, and not only does she have to fight daemons, she has to fight to control her feelings for Azimuth, a daemon who promises to reveal the identity of her parents' killer in return for her assistance in aiding his cabal in a mission of their own. She joins the cabal and is soon fighting a battle on more than one front as she seeks to adjust to her new life as a "Liminal" while trying to destroy daemons belonging to a rival cabal, save the souls of countless Summoners and hold on to what remains of her own soul. A fantastic beginning to what I know will be a huge success, and I can't wait to read the second book of "The Liminals" series when it is published. Highly recommended!

  26. 4 out of 5

    Brandi

    If you are a fan of sci-fi or paranormal romance this is one that you might want to pick up. It is different than other books in its category and will keep you wanting to keep reading to find out if your assumptions were right or if it was just another twist or turn. I really like the leads in the book and wanted to see how it would end. I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Cassandra

    My Thoughts :) I really liked this book. Meri’s back story makes her for a great leading lady. I loved watching her roll with the punches she is dealt throughout the book. This book is packed with action. I never once felt like it was a struggle to stay interested which sometimes happens with the first book in a series. I felt like I was there with Meri while she struggled with all the changes in her life, her battles to survive, and these weird feelings she is having for Az. I do not like giving My Thoughts :) I really liked this book. Meri’s back story makes her for a great leading lady. I loved watching her roll with the punches she is dealt throughout the book. This book is packed with action. I never once felt like it was a struggle to stay interested which sometimes happens with the first book in a series. I felt like I was there with Meri while she struggled with all the changes in her life, her battles to survive, and these weird feelings she is having for Az. I do not like giving away the book because I think it should be your own journey to discovery, but I can’t wait to see where this series goes whether it is following Meri and Az or if we will learn more about their cabal. There is a lot of dark topics is this book that may not be for everyone with the killing, sacrifices given to daemons, and even some cannibalism (daemon not human). I am definitely going to continue reading this series and recommend to anyone who is not opposed to the dark matters this book contains. I already can’t wait for the next one :) **received the book free from the Making Connections group for an honest review

  28. 4 out of 5

    S.M. Blooding

    OMW!! I loved this book! Every spare moment I had, my phone was out and this book was up! I just couldn’t put it down! The narrative is very crisp, which really makes it easy for the story structural elements to rise and SHINE! And, oh man! Do they ever! I like Merri! She’s down to earth. There wasn’t a lot of internal wishy-washiness. Merri’s very…goal oriented and organized! LOL! It really helped to keep all the unnecessary stuff out of the story. The other characters came through with ease! OMW!! I loved this book! Every spare moment I had, my phone was out and this book was up! I just couldn’t put it down! The narrative is very crisp, which really makes it easy for the story structural elements to rise and SHINE! And, oh man! Do they ever! I like Merri! She’s down to earth. There wasn’t a lot of internal wishy-washiness. Merri’s very…goal oriented and organized! LOL! It really helped to keep all the unnecessary stuff out of the story. The other characters came through with ease! Every one was easy to keep separate in my mind. They were all well-developed and each of them had that one quirk that made them unique. The plot was great! Another thing that made this book exciting for me was the fact that it didn’t feel as though I’d read it before. Was it 100% original? No. Bu it was different enough to matter. The sex scenes were hot, but tasteful. Look me. The prude. I know. GADS! I’m getting old…or boring. I’m not entirely sure which, but they were very enjoyable. All in all, a great, GREAT read and a really fun book!

  29. 5 out of 5

    Heather

    I received this from one of the goodreads first reads giveaways. I cracked it open when I received it and 10 minutes later regretted it. Never start a new book by an author you haven't read in your car 10 minutes before your shift. Excellent writing the characters & plot grabbed my mind and held me enthralled as they wove through my mind. Characters are developed very well right in the zone of perfect as opposed to not knowing enough or knowing waaaaay too much. The erotic scenes are singe I received this from one of the goodreads first reads giveaways. I cracked it open when I received it and 10 minutes later regretted it. Never start a new book by an author you haven't read in your car 10 minutes before your shift. Excellent writing the characters & plot grabbed my mind and held me enthralled as they wove through my mind. Characters are developed very well right in the zone of perfect as opposed to not knowing enough or knowing waaaaay too much. The erotic scenes are singe worthy hot. I can't wait to read more by this author. I highly recommend this book if you're into this genre and still urge you to check it out if you aren't. The theme of finding revenge for her parents murder and the journey to finding her own personal strength for Meri make for captivating reading.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Ashley Martinez (ilovebooksandstuffblog)

    I received this book free from a Goodreads giveaway. First off I would like to say thank you the book was amazingly good. I really enjoyed the originality that Candice Bundy presented in her novel. It was something new and fun. I enjoy reading paranormal and about demons. This book offered something called Liminals and I loved the twist. Reading this book, it presented twists and turns that kept me guessing. The action and romance had me gripping the book unable to put it down. The characters I received this book free from a Goodreads giveaway. First off I would like to say thank you the book was amazingly good. I really enjoyed the originality that Candice Bundy presented in her novel. It was something new and fun. I enjoy reading paranormal and about demons. This book offered something called Liminals and I loved the twist. Reading this book, it presented twists and turns that kept me guessing. The action and romance had me gripping the book unable to put it down. The characters were enjoyable and fun to read. I would highly recommend this book to any and all adults and teens who enjoy the paranormal romance genre. I anxiously wait for the next in the series.

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