Lord Demon's Delight [NOOK Book]

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When she bargained with the devil of her dreams, they both found their heart’s delight.

Demons of Dunmore Series

Lady Jessaline Nolan is as stubborn as her fiery red hair implies; thwarting her father’s wishes every chance she gets. The day of her impending forced marriage proves no exception. She swears she would rather marry a Demon of Dunmore than the man her father has chosen.

Lord Llewellyn Dunmore is ...

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Overview

When she bargained with the devil of her dreams, they both found their heart’s delight.

Demons of Dunmore Series

Lady Jessaline Nolan is as stubborn as her fiery red hair implies; thwarting her father’s wishes every chance she gets. The day of her impending forced marriage proves no exception. She swears she would rather marry a Demon of Dunmore than the man her father has chosen.

Lord Llewellyn Dunmore is happily unwed, as the men in his lineage have remained for generations. It’s become a family tradition. But he is drawn to the beautiful damsel in distress and agrees to save her on one condition—that she willingly succumb to his every sensual demand. To his utter surprise, she agrees.

While Jessaline’s father schemes to bring her back by any means necessary, Jessaline and Llewellyn spend their nights in decadent delight and three rather cranky fairy-godmothers lend their magical help to the lovers.

Darker secrets lurk, however, as well as a shadowy past that Jessaline is unaware of. Can the new love between Jessaline and Llewellyn survive when confronted with hidden truths?

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781599983882
  • Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 1/23/2007
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 437,492
  • File size: 2 MB

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Lord Demon's Delight


By Gia Dawn

Samhain Publishing Ltd

Copyright © 2007 Gia Dawn
All right reserved.

ISBN: 978-1-59998-411-7


Chapter One

"Is that her?" Snapdragon asked.

Three heads bent low over the still pool of water.

"Yes," answered Rose.

"She's lovely."

"Can't be her," Pansy butted in. "She's got red hair. I know for a fact he can't stand red hair. You'll have to find another one."

Rose frowned and glared at Pansy. "It's her."

"She's scrawny," Pansy stated, leaning back and balling her hands on her hips. "He doesn't like scrawny."

"I don't care what he likes." Rose looked back into the water. "This is the right one."

All three heads bent down again to study the scene. The young woman stood with her face against the wall while her father whipped her with a length of willow stick.

"What's that nasty man doing?" Snapdragon demanded. "Is he beating her?"

"Yes." Rose sighed.

"Why, I'll ..." Snapdragon raised her hand and started to plunge it into the pool.

Pansy smacked the other's hand away "You can't do that! It's in the Charter. Number 75. 'No blasting, blazing or bolting unless in danger of death or dismemberment'."

"Who made you in charge of the rules? Too many damned rules, I say." Snapdragon kept her eyes glued to the pool. "Can't I at least singe him a little?"

The man continued to strike the lovely red-haired girl. She stood utterly still, defiant, refusing to run or cower.

"Maybe just a bit," Rose agreed, turning to look at Snapdragon. "But nothing fancy. Not like the last time. It took us five generations to straighten that one out."

"All right, all right." Snapdragon rolled up her sleeves and smiled delightedly. "What shall it be? Seizures? Convulsions? Plague?"

"Plague?" Pansy glared at Rose. "See what you've done? She can't do anything small ... has to be death and destruction all the time."

"Enough!" Rose's yell instantly silenced the others. "Give him a headache, boils or a good case of some stomach nasty and be done with it."

"Can I give him all three?"

"If you must."

"Oh, good." Snapdragon raised her hand again, wiggled her fingers and sank them into the water to close around the figure of the man. He immediately slapped a hand to his head and doubled over to vomit on the floor.

"Nice work," Pansy grudgingly conceded, watching as the girl took advantage of the situation and stumbled hastily from the room. "That ought to last him a few days at the least. Are you sure she's the one?" she asked again. "He really doesn't like red hair, you know."

"I know, dear, I know." Rose stirred the water into a frenzy and the scene disappeared from view.

One grand morning-in the perhaps not so grand kingdom of Westmyre-Lord Llewellyn Dunmore rode through the gates of Marshton under the misguided assumption that this would be another ordinary day in another wretchedly ordinary town.

The sun shone warm on his shoulders, the wind blew cool on his face and the villagers stopped whatever they were doing, spit superstitiously on the ground as he passed and made the sign of the cross to ward off his evil presence. Llew paid them not the slightest bit of attention. His mind was on more important matters.

He scratched his balls beneath his breeches, their heavy weight a painful reminder of why he had ridden so far from home-food, drink and several nights of pleasure wrapped in the arms of his very favorite whore. He smiled in anticipation, the vulgar grin sending another peasant fleeing to the opposite side of the street.

He had almost made it past the church when he heard voices raised in anger.

"I will not marry him!" The woman shouted from the other side of the open door. "I would rather marry a Demon of Dunmore."

Llew sighed and turned his mount around. If the woman was so determined to summon him, it was the least he could do to answer.

"You will obey your father, Jessaline!" An older woman's voice shouted even louder than the first. Her words were followed by the sound of a slap and the shuffle of movement across the floor.

Llew frowned as he tied up his mount and scratched the beast behind the ears. "Wait here, I'll be right back," he promised, bolting up the stone steps to lean against the doorway and survey the scene inside.

The reticent bride stood stiffly, one hand pressed to the side of her face where an angry welt was already beginning to appear.

Llew thought it must be her mother who stood and waggled a finger before the younger woman's nose. "The Dunmores are a thrice cursed lot who never marry, and this latest lord is bastard born just like all the others."

"So is Timon," Jessaline replied, "or have you all forgotten his father is the bishop."

When the old woman raised her hand again, Llew stepped from the shadows. "At your service, Jessaline," he said, striding into the room. "You called?"

There was absolute silence in the church as both women gaped at him in astonishment. The mother moved to cower behind the priest, a look of horror etched upon her face. The fat priest genuflected hastily. Only Jessaline stood firm, gazing at him in open awe as he knelt and took her hand.

"Are you really a demon of Dunmore?" Llew marveled at the woman's audacity. She had no right to sound so skeptical. After all, he was here at her bequest.

"Llewellyn Dunmore, at your service." He rose and studied her. It didn't take him long to notice she wasn't right for him at all. She was tall, he preferred petite. Her haunches were long and lean, while he liked short and plump-more flesh to hold on to when the ride got rough and bumpy.

And her hair-shite-her hair was red, that most blighted of all colors. Flaming red, silken red that fell in a rope across one shoulder. He should have known it when he first heard her speak. Obstinate. Stubborn. Qualities he avoided in women at all cost.

(Continues...)



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  • Posted July 5, 2011

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    Storyline:GOOD
    Intimacy: AMAZINGLY GOOD for a historical book
    Enjoyment: GOOD

    Before I start this review let me point out that the title seem a bit misleading in certain ways, so if your expecting a mythological romance read, this book isn't it. There are no Demons of any sort in the book. It was still a very good read. The book also contains graphic sexual acts and language

    Lady Jessaline Nolan against her father's wishes did not want to marry Timon, who the father has arranged for her to marry. The day of her marriage Jess ylls to her mother that she would rather marry a Demon of Dunmore than the man her father has chosen. Lord Llewelyn hears her out burst and comes to her rescue by marrying Jessaline in exchange for any and all sexual things he wants from her, on the spot Jess agrees. ( sounds degrading, but it's not). While Jess and Llewelyn is off to his castle Jess's father trys everything to get his daughter back. Jess doesn't want to go back because her father abuses her and this is the course of action she must take.

    I loved this story. There is one thing I love more than a free book and it's a free book that's good. Through out the book we get to know Jess and Llewelyn and it was good reading their chemistry as the story plays out. It wasn't just the sexual things they did but it was the book as a whole that was pleasing to read. We got to meet the brothers, Allard and Graham whose stories will be coming out next as this is book 1. The brothers surely had me entertain as well in the book. They brought good chemistry to the story. Of course the ending of the book was really interesting and leaves room for me wanting more. The end of the book leaves a sneak peek for what the next book is about.



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  • Posted January 22, 2012

    Well Written Mix of Comedy and Drama

    Actually 4.5

    Jess and Llew we so wonderful and so likable. I was drawn into the story from the very beginning. It was a wonderful mix of comedy and high drama. And even with the help of fairies it still takes a strong man and a strong woman to make things work out for everyone. I will be looking for the rest of this series.

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  • Posted October 10, 2011

    Good Book

    If you are looking for a historical romance with a little bit of heat this is the perfect book. This is definately a cup of hot chocolate and a snuggly blanket type of book. Very easy to read and keeps your attention.

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  • Posted July 19, 2011

    Must read

    If you like historical fictional romance novels you will love this one great dram between characters with an even balance of emotional turmoil and passion good job miss Gia Dawn although i have to admit the title is a bit deceiving because it is not actually a paranormal story with demons but it makes sense once you read the story

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2011

    Will Read again!

    If you like historical romances that take place in the middle ages than this book is for you. I liked it and it was easy to get lost in. I didn't have any trouble at all finishing the book and there was enough humor in it to make it enjoyable. Warning there is a lot of graphic sex throughout

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  • Posted July 12, 2011

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    UMM OK

    So this book jumped right into the story from the first page and not in a good way. I was so confused! I would have understood the characters desire to rip each others clothes off from the very first page if this were twenty page story...this book comes out to several hundred pages, plenty of time for a build up. There is NO buld up...just few hundred pages of random sex. i gave two stars simply because i did finish it

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