Lucas was a typical playboy — lots of alcohol and a different girl every night.
One woman brought his emotional walls and the beliefs he used to build them crumbling to the ground.
Now, an unexpected visitor is going to change both their worlds forever.
Burning is the short story lead-in to the upcoming Demon Legacy series by J.M. Gregoire.
I thought this short story prequel was very well done. It is definitely one of the best short stories I have read in a long time (not that I read them that often, but still). Usually, I find that I don’t connect with the characters because authors don’t take the time to develop them enough, due to the shortness of the story. But this one was different. I thought that both Lucas and Natalia were well-developed and I was, therefore, able to understand (for the most part) and connect with them. I would like to know more about this world, though, where vampires, witches, and demons live out in the normal world and don’t seem to hide their identities. I look forward to reading the novels of this series.
**SIK Book Reviews was provided with a copy of “Burning” from the
author in exchange for an honest review**
A Peek Inside:
“Are you in quite a lot of pain, child?” he asked
with an air of amusement in his voice. Natalia knew
he didn’t have one ounce of concern for her. She
figured this was just a game and she refused to play.