The Demon Of Synar (Book 1 of the Forced To Serve Series) [NOOK Book]

Overview

Book One of the FORCED TO SERVE Series

Being captain of his own rescue ship is the kind of life Captain Liam Synar always dreamed of living. Being a master of his family’s hereditary demon was never in his plans because his brother had been trained for the purpose. Yet what choice did his father have when Conor's evil came to light? None. So reluctant or not, Liam is the only Synar left to rule Malachi. Now his exiled brother hunts him to capture the demon while Liam stays on ...

See more details below
The Demon Of Synar (Book 1 of the Forced To Serve Series)

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • NOOK HD/HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK Study
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
FREE

Overview

Book One of the FORCED TO SERVE Series

Being captain of his own rescue ship is the kind of life Captain Liam Synar always dreamed of living. Being a master of his family’s hereditary demon was never in his plans because his brother had been trained for the purpose. Yet what choice did his father have when Conor's evil came to light? None. So reluctant or not, Liam is the only Synar left to rule Malachi. Now his exiled brother hunts him to capture the demon while Liam stays on the run and saves Peace Alliance ambassadors in his spare time--except for one. Ambassador Ania Looren unknowingly hosts his family’s demon inside her body. He sent Malachi into her to save her life after Conor’s men almost killed her. And though Liam hadn't wanted to, there had been no choice but to abandon her two years ago. His plan of keeping both her and the demon safe from Conor has mostly worked, but his ability to hide the truth has finally reached an end. His next rescue has to be his estranged mate before Conor finally figures it out.

After accepting only one mate in her extremely long life, Ambassador Ania Looren is now wishing the number had remained at zero forever. Mating Captain Liam Synar is turning out to be the worst mistake she has made in nine hundred years. Something happened after Liam abandoned her, something more than just the pain of losing her chosen male from her life. Something about his absence has stripped away the peaceful enlightenment she struggled years to achieve. Now Ania can’t meditate or pray, and her compassion for other creatures seems to be lessening. She is becoming again the kind of person she’s spent her most of her existence trying not to be. On top of that, she’s been accused of murdering three males who attacked her and her family. She doesn’t even remember what happened that day. Now Liam is back and demanding she go with him to his ship. What choice does she have? It's a better fate than being arrested and put through social reconditioning on her planet. The half life she’s been living for two years is no more worth keeping than her mating commitment to a male who obviously hadn’t wanted her after all.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Jesse Coffey
The Demon of Synar is the first in the Forced to Serve series and McDonald’s first foray into romantic science fiction. The plot is dark and energetic, full of pathos and angst. It was like walking down the corridors of a fun house – never knowing what to expect or when, thinking I had things figured out only to round another corner and have another surprise leap out at me. The plot twists and turns very much like a Sunday drive on the hair pin curves of a San Francisco street.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940044673762
  • Publisher: Donna McDonald
  • Publication date: 2/27/2012
  • Series: Forced To Serve , #1
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 8,924
  • File size: 380 KB

Meet the Author

Donna McDonald considers herself blessed to be a best selling author in Contemporary Romance, Humor, and Paranormal Romance. Paranormal reviewers are calling McDonald "a literary alchemist effortlessly blending science fiction and romance". Contemporary and humor reviewers often write to tell her that the books keep them up laughing all night. She likes both compliments and hopes they stay true forever. Her idea of success is to be sitting next to someone on a plane and find out they are laughing at something in one of her books. She hopes that will be you.
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3.5
( 30 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(5)

4 Star

(12)

3 Star

(12)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(1)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
See All Sort by: Showing 1 – 20 of 30 Customer Reviews
  • Posted October 13, 2012

    Escape Now...

    I tend to lean towards erotic & paranormal romances because they are escapes for me to be swept out of the ennui life I have these days. Want to escape and not worry about the world around you read something that stimulates more than your mind. LOL

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 13, 2012

    Didn't want it to stop

    Good charaters, good story line and very well written. The only reason I gave it four out of five stars was because not one of the conflicts in the book were resolved, but the author does tell you at the begining that this is a opening book to the series and I will buy the next!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2012

    Slow to Start

    Started off slow but developed into a great story I had to purchase the next one!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted August 21, 2012

    Looking for different

    Great read! Totally different story line and free!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted September 19, 2012

    more from this reviewer

    Captain Liam Synar made a very tough decision when he saved the

    Captain Liam Synar made a very tough decision when he saved the life of his new mate, Ania Looren, by forcing her to become a demon host - perhaps it was the wrong decision. His way of dealing with it is to not tell her and then disappear for two years (not the most noble of deeds). While he is gone, Ania realizes that something is wrong but can't quite figure out what it is. When Liam's evil brother attacks her family trying to get the demon that she hosts under his control - Liam is forced to return and face the consequences of his actions.



    I almost put this down about half way through. It just wasn't moving along very well for me. Then Ania and Liam found themselves forced to be together on his ship and things started to become very interesting again. While sparks didn't necessarily go flying, a nice slow burn began between the two again. However...the ending....OH MY GOD what a cliffhanger. I will have to go get the next one very very soon so that I can find out if Liam and Ania can work through their differences and let their passions out again.


    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2013

    started out confused began to be intrigued

    started out confused began to be intrigued
    end up angry 'cause it ended too soon.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted May 3, 2013

    Took me awhile to get through it but liked it

    Took me awhile to get through it, but it was interesting.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted February 8, 2013

    more from this reviewer

    Very good read

    The characters in the book are very well written and the story is great.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted November 6, 2012

    Good

    Good

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted September 8, 2012

    Anonymous

    Slow at first then developed into an enjoyable book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2012

    Good, but not great

    The storyline was interesting, but the prose could be better

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted July 5, 2014

    not enjoyable

    Not my kind of reading...but some might enjoy

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2014

    Loved the book, although the beginning was a bit slow. I then go

    Loved the book, although the beginning was a bit slow. I then got engrossed and I can recommend it. Donna is a very good writer.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted March 14, 2014

    I wasn't very interested in this story at the beginning. However

    I wasn't very interested in this story at the beginning. However, it quickly picked up. I loved all the characters but the two main ones were my second favorites.  I loved the interaction of Zade and Gwen best. I'm ready to read more of their story. 

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2014

    Loved it!

    Amazinng.. can't waitt to read the others

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2014

    Good story

    I enjoyed the book, it was well written with a variety of sophisticated conflicts. At first i found it difficult to keep the characters straight, but the guide at the front of the book helped and by chapter 2 i had it all straight. I plan on getting the next one.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2014

    Interesting.

    The family demon is a great idea for a romantic sci-fi fantasy.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted January 30, 2014

    I'll be the first to admit that I'm not a science fiction fan. H

    I'll be the first to admit that I'm not a science fiction fan. However, melding romance and science fiction together seemed more appealing to me. The Demon of Synar is the first science fiction romance I've ever read and I have to say that I really enjoyed it. I found myself getting wrapped up in the story and bummed when it came to an end. Can't wait to read the next book in the series.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2013

    Okay

    I was so confused with the beginning of this book, I didn't understand what was going on, who Malachi was, why he was a spirit or demon, it was just so many things happening at once. I think this has the potential to be a great series and I'm mad that it left off the way it did. I was actually more interested in reading about Dorian and Gwen than I was about Liam and Ania, those two characters were just not popping enough for me. I wouldn't mind picking up the rest of the books in this series, maybe their characters won't be so bland in the next book, I sure can't wait to read about Dorian and Gwen!

    SR

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2013

    No text was provided for this review.

See All Sort by: Showing 1 – 20 of 30 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)