Shadow-Stained by Rachel Hobbs
"Packed with spine-chilling action, compelling conspiracy, and startling twists. Drayvex is a formidable character, whose confidence, wit and cruelty grab the undivided attention of the audience. " - Reedsy Discovery ★★★★★
For her, it’s her late grandma’s legacy. For him, the mother of all black magic spoils, granting one demon the power of a God. Immortality.
When jaded Ruby falls victim to Demon Lord Drayvex’s viperous allure, she loses a sentient dark relic to his light fingers and appetite for power. Like calls to like. But when Drayvex himself loses the relic to a traitor to the throne, Ruby coerces him –the tyrant king with a soft spot for humanity– into helping her save her pokey old world village from becoming a ground zero of mass demonic carnage.
Both invested in reclaiming the relic, the one thing Ruby and Drayvex agree on is that it’s in the wrong hands. Co-existing in a volatile, hot-and-cold accord between predator and prey, to save the planet they both love for different reasons, they must become a formidable double-team in the face of an apocalyptic takeover. Now, the fate of both human and demon alike rests with a killer that walks between worlds, and a woman with a curse in her bloodline.
What readers are saying:
"Shadow-Stained is a unique take on the traditional paranormal romance!"
"I highly recommend Shadow-Stained to anyone looking for a dark, exciting plot and characters that are flawed, yet beg to be rooted for all the same. 5/5 stars!"
"This is a dark book. It’s pretty twisted and f*cked up in places, so if you’re looking for a fluffy, cutesy romance story this isn’t it."
"The author manages to weave a tale of intrigue and romance that has you rooting for the characters, while at the same time you want to bash a certain demon lord in the face. I'm looking at you Drayvex."
"The twists and turns will keep you engulfed and entertained. I highly recommend this for any fan of demon based fantasy