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"wild paranormal romantic thriller"

Action adventure movie star Gina Bliss has just completed her latest movie as always doing her own stunts when her agent informs her she has been invited to compete on a reality TV show, SURVIVING DEMON ISLAND, which she accepts. On a boat in the middle of the ocean heading to an isolated island, Gina meets the producer Lou, her five opponents and obnoxious technical advisor Derek, who makes it plain he expects the actress to go home first

On the isle, Derek and Gina bet on physical conditioning in which they trek through the jungle; near the finish line, Gina trips Derek to win the contest. On a trek in the jungle, they are attacked by stuntmen pretending to be demons; Gina and two teammates defeat their opponents.

On the second day, real demons attack Gina's team. She leads the counterattack just before Derek arrives at the scene. They win the fight, but know this was real. Lou explains that there is no survivor show, demons are real, and he, as the Keeper of the Realm of Light, is seeking new recruits. Lou further explains that demons evolve and live in major cities, but not sure why they are here on this remote island. As they struggle to survive, Derek and Gina fall in love, but a shocker awaits both of them.

This is a wild paranormal romantic thriller that has enough tongue in cheek to make for a fine action adventure tale. The relationship between the lead couple is terrific and complex while the strong support cast including the teammates and the demons enhance the thrills and chills of a fun story line with a terrific surprising final twist. Though why Lou selected a celebrity like Gina even if he knows she is skilled when he avoids publicity sees odd, Jaci Burton provides a delightful Beauty vs. the Beast tale with the hero's brother up next.

Reviewed by Harriet Klausner

Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted January 28, 2007

SUMMARY

She's all curves and combat boots.
He's six feet of lean, dangerous male.
Join them in a game of survival.
That's as real - and hot - as it gets.

What's America's top female action star doing on a tropical island shrouded in secrecy? To Gina Bliss, competing in a survival-type reality show is a nice change from fending off on-screen villains. Until she meets real-life action hero Derek Marks. A survival specialist in a tight black T and sexy stubble, he's arousing every bad-boy fantasy she's ever had . . . and testing her survival skills to the max.

Martial arts, jungle warfare—Derek's done it all. But his latest mission is more dangerous than a stick of dynamite. Try telling that to the sexy, adrenaline-pumped actress who's got his libido racing off the charts. As the heat rises between them and real-life violence erupts, suddenly Derek and Gina are on the run . . . and when they uncover a secret so explosive it could blow the lid off their so-called reality show, these two unlikely heroes are about to discover what surviving's really about. . . .

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Surviving Demon Island
(Demon Hunters: Book 1)
by Jaci Burton

Dell
January 1, 2007
Available: December 26, 2006
ISBN #0440243351
EAN #9780440243359
368 pages
Paperback
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Fever-Hot Dreams
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Lycan's Surrender
Running Mate
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Summer Heat
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