3.5 starsI’m not sure how to classify Demon Lover by Juliet Dark. It reads like a paranormal romance with all kinds of fae and creatures from both folklore and the paranormal. Yet, there is a gothic horror feel to it as well. Set in the small college town of Fairwick in upstate New York, Demon Lover is a mesmerizing read.Callie McFay is offered a position as lecturer at Fairwick College. Are you seeing the clues yet? I loved how this book began. I pictured the drive from the city, into the hills, to the small town. I could see it as a movie, I could even hear the soundtrack in my mind. Subtle and not so subtle clues are dropped here and there. This is one special little town. Callie moves into Honeysuckle House which was previously owned by the author Dahlia Lamotte. She finds Dahlia’s notes and journals in the attic and realizes that she has some great material for her research. Callie is surprised to find that the author had written erotica. At the same time, Callie begins to experience some very erotic dreams of her own. The writing is beautiful. I did not want to put this book down. I did find that about halfway through the book, the story did slow down considerably, but the last few chapters flew by. I enjoyed how the author was able to take elements of mythology and folklore and use them to create an enchanting story.I was surprised to find out that this book had been published previously under another name and author in the UK. This is the same book as Incubus by Carol Goodman. I’m not sure why they would be published under different names in North America.Thank you to Netgalley and Random House for a review copy of this book.Review posted on Badass Book Reviews.