The world is surrounded in bleakness and chaos as a result of a demon apocalypse, which has left humanity to rebuild underground and through a virtual network. Even so, there are separate factions that exist with peoples thriving under different levels of security and culture.
Gabe's proven his worth in infiltration and blending in with the humans as a half-blood demon. It is on his latest assignment that he encounters a summoner who's magic is too much to resist and everything he needs. When he finds her living under the stressful circumstance of lies or risk exposure, he begins a seduction of the mind and body to get her to agree that moving is for the best. However, he wasn't prepared for his seduction to work on so fast on them both.
Marci is used to living beneath the radar of any unwanted attention. Since finding out she was a summoner, surviving beneath notice has been imperative to her continued existence. That is until an emergency lock-down turns into an unexpected chance at freedom. It seems a little too good to be true, but the intense eyes on the gorgeous stranger who practically begs for her to trust him might just prove to be her ultimate undoing.
I really wanted to connect with this story, but there was plenty that left me confused. Understanding some of the lingo and grasping the various technology-enhanced futuristic scenes was a bit hard to accomplish, but I managed and after a few chapters, the storyline of Gabe and Marci took over. The sex scenes were hot to say the least and the concept of half-blood demons and summoners co-existing was quite interesting as well as the details of when the two combine. Gabe's possessive nature and Marci's independent attitude are a great combination and watching their relationship develop is wonderful.
Intriguing and enjoyable start to Children of the Undying series.
His mark could bind her forever—or finally set her free.
Fifty years after a demon apocalypse devastated the world, summoners still bear the bulk of the blame. Marci lives in secret, hiding the gifts that could cost her a secure spot in one of humanity’s underground cities, and access to their virtual world. After all, her chances of avoiding the genetic-testing lotto are better than her chances of surviving topside.
The bastard son of a terrifying incubus, lust heats Gabe’s blood and sex fuels his magic. Innate charm and charisma help him navigate the cultural gap between the outcast town he calls home and the human settlements he infiltrates for trade. His latest mission nets him an unexpected asset—a summoner strong enough to soothe his darkest needs.
Trust a half demon, especially one who uses a lockdown to trap them together? Not in this lifetime. Yet Marci can’t resist Gabe’s offer to see her safely to a selective outcast settlement where she can live without fear. The journey alone is as dangerous as the way Gabe makes her heart race, but it could be her one hope of a real life.
If only she could be sure Gabe’s telling her the whole truth…
Warning: Contains a virtual world where humans flee to escape the demon-infested earth, a dangerously seductive half demon with sex magic to burn and a network-hacking summoner brave enough to make herself vulnerable to him.