Series: For the Love of Evil

Daughter of Lust by Ann Mayburn

Posted July 18, 2011 by Jennifer in Book Review | | 1 Comment

I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Daughter of Lust by Ann MayburnDaughter of Lust by Ann Mayburn
Series: For the Love of Evil #1
Published by Decadent Publishing on June 24th 2011
Genres: Erotic Romance, Ménage à Trois, Paranormal Romance
Format: eARC
Source: Author
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four-stars

Belal, High Prince of Hell and Keeper of the Deadly Sin Sloth, is expanding his power by trafficking opium. He revels in the results, and as sloth begins to overtake the mortal realm, all of Hell suffers. The balance of power in Hell, as well as the fate of the Universe, will be decided by a half-demon peasant girl.

Natalia Shura, the daughter of Asmodeus, High Prince of Hell and Keeper of the Deadly Sin Lust, is unaware of the nature of her birth. When her demonic side begins to awaken, her world becomes dominated by dark passions and deadly cravings. Natalia fears she is losing her mind. But her love has been foretold as the only thing that can stop Belal and his allies, and they will do anything to prevent her ascension.

Facing assassins, avenging angels, Hell's deadly politics—and her real father—Natalia must accept the love of more than one man and embrace her demonic heritage as a Princess of Lust. If she doesn't, all that she cares about will be destroyed, and Heaven and Hell will plunge into Chaos.

Daughter of Lust is Mayburn’s first book in the For the Love of Evil series. And if the other books are as good as this one it will be a very hot and exciting series.
 

Daughter of Lust has elements of a historical setting that quickly moves to a paranormal/fantasy world that moves between Earth and Hell. Mayburn does a unique spin on demons and angels and mythology of Heaven and Hell.

 

The main character, Natalia has grown up in Kazan, Russia in the 1800s on a small farm with her mother and the man the believes to be her father. Her papa has turned to drinking and gambling since the lost of her brother. It’s up to Natalia to keep the family a float and she often has to go looking in the sleazy parts of town to find her papa and bring him home.

 

One night she is looking for him in one of the gambling dens when she meets a dangerous and gorgeous man. With her quick thinking and instinct she didn’t know she had; she gets herself out of a violence situation.
After she is home she cannot believe the feelings of lust and violence that came over in the gambling den and she starts having erotic dreams about the man that she meet there.

 

Later Natalia learns that the man she has called father all her life is not her real papa but that Asmodeus, a demon High Prince in Hell is her true father. After Natalia hears that she is half demon and that feelings of lust she is having is natural; she has an internal war with her human and demon sides. She was raised to believe that having these lustful thoughts were a sin.

 

As Natalia starts to come to turns with her demon side she falls in love with not one man but three. One human and two demon. And where there is more than one hot man/demon you know that there is smoking hot love scenes. And let me tell you, Mayburn delivers. Daughter of Lust had me reaching for *B.O.B more that once if you know what I mean.

 

I loved Mayburn’s characters and world building and I cannot wait for the next book in the For the Love of Evil series. I would recommend Daughter of Lust to anyone that enjoys reading paranormal romance with a little historical twist.

 

Fans of Sunny’s Mona Lisa series and Laurell K. Hamilton’s Merry Gentry series will want to give this one a try.