I discovered this pseudonym of Carol Goodman's last night while looking up book blogs about a childhood favourite of mine, Victoria Holt.
I've only read Goodman's two books she co-wrote with her husband under the name Lee Caroll but those books share a lot of similarities with Demon Lover
. The best and worst traits in fact.
New York has an undercover world of faeries, ghosts, vampires, witches, etc.? Check. Dangerous lover who only digs her for being reincarnated for a past love? Check. Descriptions of delicious mouth watering foods? Check. More likeable side characters? Check. Dead mama? Check.
I had fun reading it hence the four stars.
The basic plot of this book is the protagonist Callie is offered a teaching job at a University in a cozy small New York town. She wrote a book about demon lovers, vampires, gothic romances, etc. Oh and after her parents died she used to be visited by a shadowy figure who used to tell her old faerie tales like Tam Lin.
I'm also a sucker for cute animal sidekicks. This one is a mouse named Ralph who gorges himself on cheese and m&ms. Aww.
I enjoy the Tam Lin retellings I've read in the past so I was hoping for more of that than Victoria Holt's worst book "the Demon Lover".
The Tam Lin was barely touched on but there is a sequel coming out called "Water Witch".