Thursday, December 10, 2015


by Irene Ferris


GENRE: paranormal/romance



When Mathieu followed his king to war, he knew the Crusades were holy, that God went with him, and that he would return to the arms of his truest love. 800 years later, enslaved by the demon Gadreel, all Mathieu knows is pain.

After winning his freedom, Mathieu emerges from the dark void of captivity, only to find himself facing the soul of the love he left behind, in the eyes of Jenn Bartlett. Can he do the terrifying thing she asks of him, and still save her from the monster he has become? Or will the darkness
overcome them both?



Jenn Bartlett—Jennifer Leigh only to her parents, and then only when she had done something deserving severe punishment, like the time she’d summoned a Kelpie into the swimming pool at her big sister’s graduation party—sobbed into Marcus’ shoulder as silence fell over the room like a shroud.

Marcus shifted, held her tighter and whispered, “It’s over.  At least I think it is.”  He was shaking too, but attempting to hide it as to not let her know how afraid he was. She knew how sensitive he was, how he could sense the slightest eddy and flow of occult energy when she felt nothing.  He knew better than anyone how closely they all had just skated to the edge of death.

Jenn clutched him for a moment more, then pushed him away so that she could try to lean up against the wall. Her throat was on fire, and every breath hurt. She rasped out, “I think so too,” and instantly regretted speaking.

Marcus stood with her, steadied her while she composed herself.  After a moment more, she tried again, “There’s light…too much light for the room.”

She felt him turn around to look where the shattered remnants of their painstakingly drawn circle would be. “Damn.”  In that one word, she heard awe and dread mixed together in his flat Midwestern lack-of-an-accent accent.



MathieuMathieu by Irene Ferris
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Mathieu engulfs you in such a dark and mysterious world that you are not going to be able to stop reading.
The story starts a little slow, but once you pass the first chapters the pace flows steadily through the end. The plot is full of action, with some raw scenes, magic, demons and an unexpected end. The amount of feelings are overwhelming, when I finished the book, my heart felt heavy.
Mathieu is a fantastic character, complex, dark and tortured.
I hope to see more of Him soon.
This book is a four solid stars!
*I received a Free Copy in exchange for an Honest Review*

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Irene Ferris wanted to be an archaeologist paleontologist astronaut when she grew up. Instead, life pushed her into insurance claims to expiate her past life sins. Obviously, she was a horrible person. Writing dulls the pain, has less calories than alcohol and is (mostly) completely legal.

She lives the dream in the humid paradise that is Florida with her exceptionally patient husband, daughter and two extremely stupid cats. She is well on her way to her retirement goal of being a crazy cat lady. All she needs is thirty-seven more cats.

Look for Irene's debut novel Mathieu in Fall 2015.
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Irene Ferris will be awarding a $10 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner