Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Review: Daimonion (The Apocalypse Book One) by J.P. Jackson

daimonionTitle ~ Daimonion (The Apocalypse Book One)

Author ~ J.P. Jackson

Publisher ~ NineStar Press

Published ~ 10th July 2017

Genre ~ M/M Paranomral,  Horror/Thriller

Rating

1c_thumb21c_thumb31c_thumb41c_thumb5

goodreads-add-to_thumb

Synopsis

Dati Amon wants to be free from his satyr master and he hates his job—hunting human children who display demon balefire. Every hunt has been successful, except one. A thwarted attempt ended up as a promise to spare the child of a white witch, an indiscretion Dati hopes Master never discovers.

But Master has devilish machinations of his own. He needs human-demon hybrids, the Daimonion, to raise the Dark Lord to the earthly realm. If Master succeeds, he will be immortal and far more powerful.

The child who was spared is now a man, and for the first time in three hundred years, Dati has a reason to escape Master’s chains. To do that, Dati makes some unlikely alliances with an untrained soulless witch, a self-destructive shape shifter, and a deceitful clairvoyant. However, deals with demons rarely go as planned, and the cost is always higher than the original bargain.

Warning: Scenes of graphic violence, torture, and gore.

 

Cheryl’s Review

This was a refreshing change. There were no pretences just good, old fashioned horror. Monsters crawling under the skin, human hearts ripped out, souls eaten – lovely.

A bigass demon dude decides to bring the big bad himself into the world, from hell. In order to do it, he horribly tortures some crème-de-la-crème demons, and a sweet little human girl (not giving her secret away, you HAVE to see that for yourselves), implanting them with horrible burrowing creatures that will kill them if they don’t re-implant in certain humans, thereby turning them into demons needed for the summoning ritual.

Dati, one of the demons infected, has become very disenchanted by the whole evil entity thing and wants out. Sure, he’s a full-on demon, wings and all, and he’s done some pretty reprehensible things but he’s a good guy at heart, or at least it trying to be.

Set to babysit a dark witch and falling in love with one of the doomed souls he is bound to take for his master, Dati is truly in hell and can’t see any way out, but given the right circumstances, love can always find a way. No one promised it would be an easy way though.

The author pulls no punches. There is little about this book that is subtle. The violence is like a punch in the gut and there’s plenty of blood and gore to slip around in. However, there is also an unique, multi-layered story and an entrancing cast of characters.

There are no Prince Charmings here. All the characters are flawed, if not downright evil, but they want more, they want better and they strive for it with every fibre of their beings. It’s impossible not to root for them, even when they’re doing terrible things.

There’s  lot of humour in there too, if you’re into having your laughs served warm on a still-beating human heart. For me, it was perfect.

I absolutely loved this book. It’s raw, rich and raunchy with no pretences and plenty of meat to get your teeth into.

Purchase Links

NineStarLogoFinal

AMAZON GLOBAL LINK | BARNES & NOBLE | SMASHWORDS | KOBO

inkblot-divider_transparent

Connect with J.P. Jackson

J.P. Jackson is an IT Analyst by day working in the health industry, but at night, when the monsters come out, he writes. Demons, shape-shifters, and a host of non-human entities converge around the computer as disturbing tales are shared and recorded.

FACEBOOK | TWITTER | TUMBLR | GOODREADS

AMAZON AUTHOR PAGE

2 comments:

  1. This sounds good based on your review. Are there any smexy times or is it strictly horror? I'm a fan of horror (it was all I read from middle school onward, until I "accidentally" discovered PNR via a vampire book about 5 years ago), but I need a bit of erotica thrown in these days. I also think UF is cool so long as there are at least SOME smexy times too. 😉

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Nihcki. Cheryl wanted me to let you know that there is an element of romance in this book, but there is no explicit sex. Thanks for reading and taking the time to comment.

      Delete