For my second Indie book, I chose the paranormal romance short story, Mark of a Demon by Despoina Kemeridou.
What is Mark of a Demon about?
When Heather was born, everyone thought she would die due to her weak heart. Upon her mother’s callings, a demon showed up and saved her life by sharing his heart with hers. There was only one condition; she would live until the demon’s powers ran out. Not knowing anything about the mark she had on her chest from the day she remembers herself, she falls in love with the demon, marking the start of a forbidden love…
What happens when she finds out the secrets her aunt and the demon have been keeping deeply hidden from her?
There is a lot of story and heart in the pages of this novella. The story was fast-paced but I wished it had explored the love story of Nube and Heather a bit more. Their love story seemed a bit sudden. I was touched by the scene where Heather meets her mother again. Portrayal of family relationships, especially the one with Heather and her aunt, Sara, gives Mark of a Demon warmth, depth, and realism.
I hope that you consider Mark of a Demon for your next read. I will be back with a review of another Indie book for Indie April in my next blog post. Until then, stay safe! I wish you a great day.
Thank you for reading 😊
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