Saturday, September 24, 2016

Mark Of the Incubus by E.S. Hutch

Title: Mark of the Incubus: Robert and Caleb
Series: Incubus,1
Author: E.S. Hutch
Publisher:Self published 
Genre: MM. Paranormal
Pages: 232
Reviewer: Redz

Publisher's Blurb
Robert Layton is dead.

But at the same time, he isn’t. He eats and breathes, walks and talks, but to the rest of the world he might as well not even exist. He’s forgotten as soon as he’s out of sight.

A former cop, Robert’s arrogant ways led to him being possessed and then destroyed by an ancient evil, a demon that preys on man’s deepest desires. Now that same demon has led him to its latest victim, the first person capable of remembering Robert since his death.

Caleb Miller has made some monumentally stupid decisions, all before the age of twenty-three. He dropped out of college, is stuck in an affair with a married man, and struggles to make ends meet as a folk singer at the same coffee shop he slings drinks at all day.

When a handsome stranger shows up and claims Caleb’s been possessed by a strange sex demon, he’s obviously skeptical. But Robert turns out to be the man of his dreams, and Caleb can’t believe his luck. Too bad Robert has vowed never to touch him.

Forced to live together while battling their intense attraction for each other, they must find a way to stop the demon before it’s too late to save Caleb’s life and his memory of Robert.


Mark of the Incubus book one Robert and Caleb by author E.S. Hutch was a book I found hard to get into. There is a story here, but I felt it was muddled. There is a lot going on. No real love story for me. I am a true romantic so when there is no real love story you kind of loose me right there. Seems to be like the bones of a good story that got lost somewhere along the line. The connective thread that holds a book together is lost here. I wish it were not because the ideas in this book are very good. There is a some glimmers of real genius here just somewhere along the line they fell apart.
Robert is an ex cop. He is sort of dead. He brings monsters to justice now.
Caleb is 23 and dropped out of college. He has an affair with a married man and becomes something more than human. Now he is the kind of man that Robert hunts. Can the hunter and the hunted find a middle ground.
I really did not feel what I should have for this story. The actual love that would have pushed this book over the edge to greatness is not there. This book for me is best skipped. 

                       Three Red Stars

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