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The Last Soul
April 20, 2011
Faina has been dead for one hundred and fifty years, but she’s about to become human again. All she has to do is seduce Jace Blackmon, the most honest financier ever to grace the city of angels, into signing away his soul.
Jace Blackmon has fallen in love with his fantasy woman. But when he realizes she was tricked by a demon to bring about his ruin, including the revelation of a long-buried secret to the media, he must choose between his heart or life without her.
Faina is a demonic little minx, dead for 150 years and looking to get out of the demon business and become human once more. Her specialty? Seducing men with lots to lose (and not much in the way of redeeming qualities) and snaring their souls for the demon, Mastema.
All she needs to do to get her humanity back is to seduce one last man. The only problem is, this guy isn’t as easy as the others. Sure, Jace, her target, succumbs to her sexual charms easily enough. But Jace … isn’t a rotten guy. He’s rather nice, and doesn’t seem to have any skeletons in his closet to use against him.
The more Faina gets to know Jace, the more she resents her mission. And when she finally discovers a skeleton, she isn’t so willing to use it to secure Jace’s soul for her master. Worse, Faina realizes she’s falling for her mark. And the road to humanity is about to get a whole lot bumpier than she expected.
I don’t ask for much when I’m reading short erotica pieces. It’s often hard to find the pieces that make me happy though. I need to see that the love interests are meant for each other, not just take the author’s word for it. And I need some kind of plot to get me to enjoy the smutty parts.
Carolyn Rosewood delivers this in under 30,000 words. Faina’s mission is the perfect reason for the demon to worm her way into Jace’s life, and Jace’s secret needs are the perfect reason to allow someone like Faina into his life. (For some weird reason, as I read this story, I thought of Anya from Buffy, the vengeance demon who falls from disgrace and falls in love.)
This is the perfect bad girl gone good story, with plenty of steam to appease your erotica needs.