Adonis is a demon determined to bury his desire for love in the pleasures of the flesh. Bound by a vow to maintain his physical form, Adonis requires a great deal of energy just to live, energy he can only absorb through the carnal arts…more energy than any one woman could ever provide. Adonis knows he could never offer a woman the fidelity she would deserve as his wife, and so carries on with his wild ways, his cryptic smile hidden behind a puff of smoke. No woman can reach beyond the heat of his embrace to touch his heart. Not even the golden haired maid whose lonely eyes keep wooing him back to her side.
An incubus can only deny his nature for so long. Long golden hair. A tower with no stairs. A witch with serious possession issues. Debilitating blindness. None of these are enough to keep a demon from climbing…the Golden Stair.
Adonis is an incubus and his entanglement with Ivy, who is locked within a tower with her long golden hair forms the base for this story. Oh and yes, it does kind of remind me of a certain Rapunzel fairy tale!
Adonis is probably the least likely person to expect to find love with just one person. He's an incubus who needs an awful lot of sexual energy just to survive. It's as plain as the nose on his face that one person could never release enough power into him, isn't it? Well maybe not, because the forces at work put him directly in the path of the most amazing young woman, Ivy.
Ivy is so much more than she seems. She's remained locked in her tower and believes her mother is protecting her from all the evils within the world. Ivy is in for a rude awakening because an incubus is quite literally about to drop in on her!
From the moment that Adonis first sees Ivy, he realises she's someone special. How can he convince her a life outside her tower would be better and more to the point how can he ever hope to share that with her? Secrets will be revealed and the ultimate price will have to be paid, but meanwhile, Ivy will remain forever locked within her tower!
I'm love this unique twist on Rapunzel from Ms Blackstream and thoroughly recommend reading these books right from the very beginning. As I've read each story, I've been totally captivated. First her vision of Cinderella with werewolves, then Snow White with vampires and now this featuring the most unlikely hero of them all. Trust me on this one, Adonis may be the bees knees in the bedroom but would you want a guy who is always going to be off with other partners? No, well that's the dilemma within these pages and it's a wonderful journey of discovery for both Adonis and the reader alike!
Now I know what you are thinking, a hot demon who needs lots of sex guarantees this will be erotic and naughty but you know what? This story does not rely on sex to titillate the reader and fill out the pages. Golden Stair tells a really good story with characters to care about and whilst there is heat, it's not gratuitous in any way. It has depth and I applaud the author for not just taking the easy route.
Simply fabulous. The next book will be a take on the Little Mermaid and a certain grumpy angel by the name of Patricio. I can't wait!
Start with Before Midnight and follow the journey for yourself. If you love reading about a romantic paranormal hero getting his happy ending, then do not miss out on Golden Stair
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