Reviewed by Sarina
TITLE: Once You Go Demon
AUTHOR: Sean Michael
PUBLISHER: Changeling Press
LENGTH: 166 pages
RELEASE DATE: February 3, 2017
There’s a shift of power happening in Hell, and nothing will ever be the same.
Kerr has been with High Demon Horatio’s household since his age of majority. A natural submissive pleasure demon, for the last seven years he has been untouched by his master Horatio and his job has morphed into a more managerial role. Still, it’s a shock when goons from Master Belial’s house arrive at his doorstep to inform him he’s been sold and his new master expects him to come immediately.
Lost by Horatio in a card game, Kerr finds himself in the Belial household, where Ceris, Master of the Harem, takes Kerr under his wing. Kerr is not only honored and used as he was made to be, but he is given a newly acquired demon, Harmony, as his own to train. The three pleasure demons have a rocky start, but they have all the time in Hell to figure out how to work together, and it isn’t long before they begin to care for one another.
Meanwhile, Belial has waited for thousands of years for Horatio to admit he’s actually a submissive. When it appears that’s never going to happen, Belial arranges for his best friend to lose a card game in which he’s offered himself as the prize. Horatio can’t believe Belial would do this for him, but the council puts their seal of approval on the bet, and he has no choice but to offer himself to Belial, who immediately gets to work convincing Horatio that he’ll be so much happier as Belial’s sub.
Will Kerr and Horatio find joy in their places in the Belial household? Only time will tell.
Publisher’s Note: The novel Once You Go Demon by Sean Michael was available briefly from another house.
Let me start off by saying that if you don’t enjoy BDSM or a lot of sex in your books, this is not the read for you. Lol This book is pure sex; hot, unapologetic and sometimes filthy sex, sometimes between more than two men at a time. Once Upon a Demon takes place in a version of hell where all the demons are sorted into either a higher class (dominants) or a lower one (submissives) and follows two storylines within the same household.
You first meet Kerr, a thoroughly trained pleasure slave who, instead of being honored and used like he’s meant to be, hasn’t been touched in years and has been relegated to running his master’s household. When he’s lost in a bet and ordered to pack up his things so he can be moved to his new master’s home, Kerr is understandably upset but soon finds himself in a better situation than the one he was abruptly taken from. He also finds himself in the arms of Ceres, the stable master for his new master’s harem, while he is also entrusted with the training of Harmony, a demon who defaulted on a contract and has lost his status as a high demon. The rest of the book revolves around Horatio, Kerr’s former master, and Belial, the demon he lost him to. Belial has spent centuries gathering evidence that Horatio was sorted wrong and is meant to be a sub; more specifically, he’s meant to be Belial’s sub. With a bit of planning, and another lost bet, Horatio finds himself in the one position he’s always dreamed about even as he told himself it was wrong. Regardless of desires, however, Horatio is stubborn to the last and it will take all of Belial’s patience to make his oldest friend admit they belong together.
There’s…really no plot other than that. Lol Like I said, this was just loads of hot, filthy man on man action set in a fantasy world that made it a bit more interesting than your regular run of the mill bdsm novel. The book bounces back and forth between the couples every few chapters, which I didn’t mind in the slightest, and showcases some things I expected to see in terms of kink and a few things I hadn’t, which was great. The epilogue kinda had me going ‘ooookay’ but, on the whole, I liked the book a lot. If you’re looking for just a bunch of smutty fun without a really involved plot, this is totally the book for you but if you like more depth to your reads, I’d give it a pass. 🙂