"Amusing romp with delightful supernatural creatures."
Kim Vaughn has come to the Castle of Dark Dreams at the
request of the unknown owner. A demon hunter from a long
line of demon hunters, she's eager to put aside that part of
her life to work at the castle as an architect.
Unfortunately, there's a lot more going on at this fantasy
haven than meets the eye. Accompanied by her less-than-
accurate demon detector, Fo, Kim barely sets foot inside the
castle before Fo is sounding the alarm. It appears the
castle is overrun by a variety of non-human entities.
Willing to put aside her demon hunting past and focus on the
job at hand, Kim adopts a live-and-let-live philosophy
toward the various vampires, werewolves, chaos demons and
sex-obsessed demons inhabiting the castle. This works out
well since the guy she's attracted to is a centuries old
demon named Brynn McNair.
Kim finds she must resume her demon destroying ways when she
and Brynn discover that Galveston is overrun with a variety
of incubus, succubus and other assorted demons intent on
taking over the world. The arrival of Kim's sister and uncle
at the castle sets everyone on edge as the battle between
good and evil is about to commence.
Ms. Bangs' WICKED PLEASURE is an amusing supernatural romp
full of an eclectically delightful collection of trouble
makers, chaos creators and demon destroyers. Kim is fun as a
demon hunter with a heart, Brynn hotly sympathetic as an
unwillingly sex-obsessed demon and Fo is hilarious in her
journey of self-realization. This is the second book in a
trilogy. While it stands well on its own, it's obvious some
of the characters and some back story were in WICKED NIGHTS.
Readers might want to make sure they've read it first before
embarking on the sensual treat of WICKED PLEASURE.
Reviewed by S J Reyes
Posted October 29, 2006