The Demon Master's Wife (Book 2 of the Forced To Serve Series) [NOOK Book]

Overview

This is Book Two of the Forced To Serve series and approximately 102,000 words long.

Ania Looren would have chosen death over becoming a demon host, if she?d had a choice. But Captain Liam Synar, master of the Demon of Synar and her mate, made that choice for her in order to save her life when his brother Conor attacked them at their mating ceremony. For two years her meditation has failed her, but recently has Ania learned that hosting a ...
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The Demon Master's Wife (Book 2 of the Forced To Serve Series)

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Overview

This is Book Two of the Forced To Serve series and approximately 102,000 words long.

Ania Looren would have chosen death over becoming a demon host, if she’d had a choice. But Captain Liam Synar, master of the Demon of Synar and her mate, made that choice for her in order to save her life when his brother Conor attacked them at their mating ceremony. For two years her meditation has failed her, but recently has Ania learned that hosting a demon is to blame. Her inner peace is shaken by the knowledge of what she has become and her spirituality is compromised to know the great harm she can cause others using the demon’s power. But after living for two years thinking Liam Synar didn’t want her because of some female flaw, at least now she knows the truth of why he abandoned her. And while Ania’s presence on the ship is a bit awkward, she certainly isn’t the only one who thinks Captain Synar isn’t being very fair to a female that most of his crew thinks is his ‘wife’.

Once her love for Liam Synar was a source of pleasure in her life. Now she struggled to have a simple conversation with the irritating male that didn’t end in angry words. She still couldn’t forgive him. After turning down every request she made to come back for her over the two years of their estrangement, Liam reluctantly returned at last and even more reluctantly taken her onboard his ship. While the pain of his past and present rejections hurt her, it is even more torturous that she can no longer intuit for herself what the creators of all have in mind for her life’s plan. And unfortunately, her old spiritual friend and student, Dorian Zade, who currently functions as the ship’s spiritual counselor, can’t help her either. Dorian has plenty problems of his own now that he’s decided to finally start claiming the very fierce Commander Gwen Jet as his mate. The truth is that there’s really no one able to advise her. Still, Ania knows that even without help she must decide whether or not to let Liam back into her bed, even if not back into her heart. More importantly, she must also decide whether or not to make a deal with the demon that could reawaken the warrior inside her and unravel 800 years of peaceful enlightenment. Yet decide she must, and soon, before Liam’s brother, Conor Synar, destroys everyone in his path to claim the demon for himself.
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Editorial Reviews

national examiner.com - Jesse Coffey
Set in the future, the plot is riveting. It's tight, full of action, and if I hadn't been reading on the Kindle, I'd definitely have been turning pages fast and furiously. It's the same exquisite agony I have when I'm reading a Stephen King or Diana Gabaldon book – I can't read fast enough to find out what is going to happen next but I can't slow down enough to savor it as I want to. I won't give spoilers, you'll just have to read it to find out.
http://www.twolipsreviews.com/content/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=8204&Itemid=36 - Leanna Two Lips Reviews
The Demon Master’s Wife has well rounded, multi-faceted characters, a complex, yet engaging futuristic world, and a cliffhanger that I literally groaned at when I read it but excited me for the next installment. The author did a phenomenal job of making me feel like I was part of the Liberator’s crew. Ms. McDonald is definitely a double threat author with her multi-genre offerings and is one to watch. ~ Leanna, Two Lips Reviews
national examiner.com - Jesse Coffey
Set in the future, the plot is riveting. It's tight, full of action, and if I hadn't been reading on the Kindle, I'd definitely have been turning pages fast and furiously. It's the same exquisite agony I have when I'm reading a Stephen King or Diana Gabaldon book – I can't read fast enough to find out what is going to happen next but I can't slow down enough to savor it as I want to. I won't give spoilers, you'll just have to read it to find out.
http://www.twolipsreviews.com/content/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=8204&Itemid=36 - Leanna Two Lips Reviews
The Demon Master’s Wife has well rounded, multi-faceted characters, a complex, yet engaging futuristic world, and a cliffhanger that I literally groaned at when I read it but excited me for the next installment. The author did a phenomenal job of making me feel like I was part of the Liberator’s crew. Ms. McDonald is definitely a double threat author with her multi-genre offerings and is one to watch. ~ Leanna, Two Lips Reviews
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014278096
  • Publisher: Donna McDonald
  • Publication date: 3/24/2012
  • Series: FORCED TO SERVE , #2
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 322
  • Sales rank: 90,475
  • File size: 750 KB

Meet the Author

After 35 years of doing everything for a living except writing books, Donna McDonald finally published her first novel in March of 2011. Ten novels later, she is now living her own “happily ever after” life as a modestly successful author who gives back to the universe by doing her best to keep several Lexington, Kentucky coffee shops in business. McDonald dreams of selling her house and taking to the open road once she figures out how to do so without her children and grandchildren finding out. For the time being, she continues to live contentedly with her permanent fiancée of many years who helps her sneak away from real life as often as he can. She loves him dearly for it.
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  • Posted April 12, 2014

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    AudioBook Review Stars  Overall: 4  Narration 4  Story  4  P

    AudioBook Review
    Stars  Overall: 4  Narration 4  Story  4 




    Picking up right where the first book left off, I think that the novella was able to present much of the background information that is integral to this story, without dragging down the pace and flow with too much information.  These books will not stand alone: you are well-served by reading them in order as only a nod is given to provide information from the first book. 




    Aria is dealing with her hosting of Malachi, yet Liam’s brother Conor is still a great threat.  In a secondary thread, Dorian and Gwen are still struggling with their on again off again relationship and attraction, it’s quite funny to see Dorian: an enlightened being totally and completely flummoxed by Gwen’s independence, sharp tongue and guarded heart.  




    It is interesting to note that even though things are rather curiously jumbled in the relationships, and the men are really no more able to understand their women’s needs, that the underlying conflicts are all really about communication and honesty with the couples.  




    But, Conor is providing a serious threat to all: wanting to claim Malachi for himself, and not all is well in the universe: Dorian is in trouble, and an ambassador that should have been working for peace is tied to Conor and determined to cause upheaval in Liam’s life. 




    Each story is treated with respect and pacing that fits the action, even as all of the subplots do circle back to revolve around Aria and Liam.  We also see a growth and development for Malachi, from demon with a very jaded approach and outlook toward the humans he encounters, he starts to see that he is also an integral cog in the works: and that there are those who will deal with him as a being worthy of acknowledgement, not just an unwanted tool.   If you are looking for pure sexy talk and erotic moments, the use of some strange phrasing keeps the steam levels down, even as reactions are described in detail, although the emotional components are well detailed and explained.  




    Narration is again provided by Allyson Johnson: she again does a nice job of bringing the characters to light with her use of changes in pitch and tone. Unfortunately, there were several sections where it took a moment for her to get into the voice that I had come to associate with a particular character, as well as obvious moments of ‘cutting in’ phrases that perhaps didn’t make the editing cut. There were several of these fluctuations in the production, and sadly they did pull me from the story for the moment until resolved.  Compared to the first book’s recording there were some misses here that I did not expect. 




    This has been a fun ride through these two stories: they are complex and rich with characters that are distinct and unique, even as they have traits that are all too human and familiar.  I’m curious about the next step in the series. 




    I received an AudioBook copy of the title via AudioBook Jukebox for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2014

    Very entertaining. I know this is a scifi/fantasy romamce, but I think it would be 4 stars if there was less time spent on the romace. The scifi/fantasy aspect is more interesting .

    The whole demon thing is imaginative and I am more interested in the story of how everyone evolves, including the demon, and discover who they really are and how their talents should be used, than in the repetitive descriptions of everyone's feelings. Plus, it ends up with inconsistencies in the descriptions of the characters. It is clear that love & sex drives the stories, but we don't need to be hit over the head with it over & over until it becomes cheesie romance. It makes the quality of the stories uneven. I think Dorian & Chiang are more interesting than Liam now, as he is not as developed a character. I would like to know more about how Liam is coping with being a demon master in the face of all the huge changes in his mate, the demon & his brother! What is in the training books? And now, how are they going to rescue Dorian & his mother?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2012

    Continuation

    Started off exactly where book 1 ended author really glued the characters together and made the stories flow cannot wait to read book 3

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  • Posted April 18, 2012

    Love the book I was more interested in the side characters of Do

    Love the book I was more interested in the side characters of Dorian and Gwen. I found them more interesting than the main characters of Liam and Ania. So with that said cannot wait for Siren Song to come out however I like that through two books, she has keep all of the characters involved. I personally get fustrated with authors who will start a series and each book focuses on a different character but the drop the character from the previous books. If I like the book prior with those characters it drives me to get an entire series. Basically what main characters you start with in the first book keep them around in following books with equally air time.

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