Title: Mischief: Episode 3
Series: The Demon Gate
Author: Nicholas Bella
Length: Novella (85 pages)
Publisher: Nicholas Bella (September 10th, 2015)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5 Hearts
Blurb: “Holy crap, I learned today, that you don’t piss off Adriel!”
Having located a mutilated corpse of a young man in a dumpster, I realize how serious the demon problem is. The markings on the body are the same as the markings on the other dead bodies that I was told about. That means one thing, I have to check out this club and the sooner the better. If that doesn’t keep my plate full, I still have to deal with demon bad boy King, Adriel and Raphael, my pain-in-the-butt mate, both want to control my life, or rather sex life, at least. First things first, find out who’s killing people in my city.
Warning: This serial contains strong adult content not meant for sensitive eyes, so don’t expect any roses or chocolates or touchy-feelies. The novelettes in this serial will be filled with dark, twisted, raunchy and steamy scenes between powerful, sexy men and women that will either offend you or get ya revved up. This series will not be pulling any punches, and it won’t apologize for hurting your feelings, either. You’ll find no fluff and ruffles here. These demons play hard and they fight dirty. There are approximately 30100 words in this novelette.
Review: As Brian and Sheila drive around on patrol they get pulled over when someone finds a body in the dumpster. Brian has a bad feeling but since he can only secure the area and not investigate he leaves it alone. Unfortunately, later that evening, while undercover for the society, he starts putting pieces together. It appears the demonic killings may be the same as the ones related to his human world.
He also realizes that Raphael has not taught him near enough to understand this new part of his life. The Society is not that forthcoming either with information so Brian is walking on eggshells hoping he has the right answers. He keeps making deals that I’m afraid are going to haunt him.
We got a small taste of Adriel in Initiated. However, it was enough to know that he is a very powerful King. In Mischief, we get to see some of his power at work. He’s not impressed with Brian’s disrespect and lack of understanding in the demon world, which is mostly Raphael’s fault, and punishes them both for their insolence.
A new demon is introduced known as a Takata demon. Daylen can give different types of torment, but he will be pleasuring Brian and Raphael. You may wonder how that could be a punishment, but too much pleasure can be torment, especially when hours go by and you are not allowed to orgasm.
Adriel’s goal is to make Brian accept his new role as an Agoto but also accept his role as Raphael’s mate. He wants him to acknowledge that he loves the pleasure from Raphael and he should return the favor, and like it.
Brian does like it, a lot in fact, but it’s hard for him to not only accept these new feelings but to acknowledge them aloud. Before he became a demon, he was 100% straight and never looked twice at a man. That has since changed but he’s not ready to admit these uncomfortable feelings.
Regardless to all the new and confusing feelings and changes going on with Brian, he still has a job to do for the Society. He continues to grapple with his human morals and has a hard time taking an innocent persons life, just because they were in the wrong place at the wrong time. Trying to take on the attitude that sacrificing one person to save many may be the only thing that will get him through this undercover assignment.
The author continues to raise the stakes on each new episode. I enjoy finding out more information each time which throws us more and more into this demonic world with Brian. We, the readers, are learning just as Brian is learning so a lot of the time this causes me to hold my breath in anticipation or fear, depending on the circumstance, hoping Brian doesn’t take the wrong turn.
Nicholas Bella knows how to write sexy scenes that demand your full attention. As the Takata demon gets busy pleasuring Raphael and Brian, the author shows the level of creativity his imagination can go. I’m not going to spoil it for you by telling you how he pleasures them because each reader needs to experience it as it unfolds but I will say that Nicholas continues to surprise me, every… single…time.
One thing you should know about this author, if you don’t already, he will push your imagination to new heights and he doesn’t write the same scenes over and over. It’s intense and refreshing. I shouldn’t be surprised by these new revelations, but I am each time. I find myself just shaking my head, smiling from ear to ear, and saying Wow…Nicholas, you are so freaking clever. Ha-ha.
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