Reviewed by Sarina
TITLE: Love Tokens
AUTHOR: Megan Derr
PUBLISHER: Less Than Three Press
LENGTH: 13,000 words (approx. 43 pages)
RELEASE DATE: February 22, 2017
Chanda is the Lord of Honey Flower House, which caters to those who have a taste for the paranormal between the sheets. Being an incubus makes him all the better at the job, even if it also leaves him lonely. Then a demon appears on his doorstep in search of a missing person, and Chanda is quickly reminded why he prefers the relatively quiet life as master of a pleasure house—but also reminds him of a bitter past he’s tried to leave behind, and dreams he gave up on a long time ago.
Only Megan Derr would gift wrap a demon in a cute little package. Chanda, an incubus, is the owner and proprietor of a pleasure house and is getting by just fine when his life is interrupted by a demon looking for a runaway noble. Sparks fly between the two, especially when the demon in question, Azar, stakes a claim on Chanda without so much as a by your leave. Unfortunately for him, regardless of the attraction, Chanda has a no demons policy, even if he’s finding it difficult to follow through with it. An unanticipated truth and an unexpected Love Token may just change his mind, however.
I have loved this story ever since I first read it and I usually re-read it several times a year. I love the setting but absolutely adore the characters! Neither Chanda or Azar are ‘typical’ and I’ve always enjoyed seeing how each of their preconceived notions just fall by the way side the more they interact and learn about each other. And, as always, I couldn’t stop myself from grinning like the Cheshire cat over the ‘love token’ which makes me wonder if I don’t have a little demon within myself somewhere. 😀 If you’re familiar with the story, this re-release is essentially the same with a few minor changes here and there; one minor character changed genders, a few lines and descriptions were expanded upon and the antagonist got a name change but the core of the story is still the same so its up to you whether you’d like to purchase the newer version or not. I personally enjoyed the changes and it was a nice surprise to come across something new with a story I’m very familiar with.
If you’re looking for a quick paranormal read or enjoy Megan Derr’s other works, this could be the story for you. 🙂