All those wild rock stars you hear about? Some of them really are demons, sustained by the energy pouring off the audience…
Wild, destructive and immortal, rocker Kent Gaol has given up the search for his Muse—a demon's one true source of inspiration, his forever partner. After losing the one woman he thought might be his, he's convinced she doesn't exist.
Hard-as-nails private investigator Nona Harris has been hired by a mysterious client to track Kent. She knows nothing of his truths, until one night when Kent tricks her on stage during one of his concerts. Amazingly, she not only senses the energy around the demons, she feeds from it…and it turns her on.
Kent never expected Nona's response to be so intense, nor that she could enter his world and so thoroughly rock it. This is beyond a tumultuous love affair—this is a sexual and emotional bond that will change them both forever. A bond strong enough that now Nona's shady client wants them both dead…
Nona Harris used to be on the police force. She was good at her job but seeing the corruption and injustice, she lost her faith and now works as a private investigator. Her latest job is a wild one. She's been sent by her client to track down rock legend, Kent Gaol, a bass guitarist and all round bad guy! Nona knows a bad guy when she sees one and her instincts are screaming at her about Kent. He's corrupted her client's daughter and Nona is determined to catch him out and save anyone else from suffering but she's about to realise not everything is as straightforward as it seems.
Kent has been around a long time and sometimes it sure feels as though he's been around since the dawn of time. He's coming to a point in his life that feels as if his future is all behind him. Kent is a demon who needs to feel the power of an audience to feed. Without that energy, he will die. The ancient prophecies speak of one true connection who could be his Muse and feed solely him. Kent has never really thought it possible, but now Nona investigating him and just something about her calls out to him. Is it possible Nona is his Muse and meant for him? Fate wouldn't be that fickle, would it?
One thing is certain, the chemistry between them is off the charts but being close to Kent puts Nona in more danger than she's ever faced before. This is almost a book of two halves. The first half sets the scene and allows the reader to share in the never ending pain and emptiness haunting Kent. The second half turns into an erotic novel.
Unfortunately, in spite of the long drawn out sexual encounters, it just didn't feel sexy and at no point did I feel the need to go grab my man! These two central characters are clearly entwined intimately and yet it felt almost mechanical. I guess I need a little bit more romance and I missed the dance some authors offer. I didn't really like the sexual encounters and if honest thought Kent rambled a bit, but then again, he is a musical demon or maybe I should say musical genius? They were not particularly likable characters which was a shame. I really wanted to feel a connection. It is an interesting storyline and the plot moves along quite well as Nona discovers more about the reality colouring Kent's world.
If you want a paranormal story centreing on a rock star, then this is for you. If you enjoy sexual encounters that dominate a story then this might well entertain you. If you are looking for a totally different series then this most certainly fits that bill.
Slam Dance With the Devil is an e-book and is $2.51 at Amazon and $2.99 at Barnes & Noble.