When she was a child, Avery Harmen watched her father die at the hands of a Glower–a breed of demon that feeds on dreams of fame and glory. Now she secretly protects the rising stars of Los Angeles from the demons that prey on them, determined to make sure her clients never suffer the same fate.
Then Avery finds herself assigned to Colin Ryder, a young indie rocker who just landed a major label deal. Colin is cocky, rebellious, a brilliant musician, and already in the Glowers’ sights. He’s also far too hot for Avery to ignore the chemistry between them–especially when she gets to know the tender side behind his celebrity facade. Though Avery knows she’s falling too fast, she’s willing to risk heartbreak if fanning the flames of attraction distracts Colin from his Glower-tempting antics. But Colin is keeping a secret of his own, one so big it will put both her heart and his soul on the line.
The first book in The Glower Chronicles, a steamy New Adult paranormal series.
Each book in The Glower Chronicles contains a stand-alone romance, but it is recommended that you read them in order to best appreciate the ongoing subplots.
Caught in the Glow
by Eva Chase
The Glower Chronicles #1
October 13, 2015
A new kind of demon, well at least new to me, and a story that takes place among rock celebrities? Count me in! At first, I wasn’t really sure about the premise once I got into the book, but I stuck with it, and it really got better as I read.
Avery is the daughter of a rock legend, one that died way too soon. Avery and her mom witnessed the death, as they walked in on the Glower that was draining his energy. Glowers are demons that feed off of artistic energy of any kind. The more special the talent, the more they are drawn to the musician or artist. First they have to mark them, then feed off of them, on and off, for awhile before ultimately draining their life away. Because Avery and her mom are two of the people that were actually able to see Glowers, they both work for an agency that is employed by different recording studios and the like, to get their talent to start getting work done-instead of getting hooked on drugs, groupies, and all the bad stuff that heads towards any celebrity. Not that the studios know anything about the Glowers, because they don’t.
Avery is nineteen and is assigned to her second case, nineteen year old, rock god to be, Colin Ryder. He also happens to have gone to a school that Avery attended for a few months back in high school. She remembers him, but has no reason to think he would ever remember her. Avery has to move in with him and keep him in check, when all he wants to do is get into trouble. It’s almost like he is on a collision course or something. Of course, Avery see’s the Glowers, one in particular, almost everywhere Colin goes. It’s her job to warn off the demon, who incidently knows what Avery’s job is, and even at times dispel them away from the scene. I didn’t like that she has no way of actually killing the demon, only a way to get them to leave for awhile. It doesn’t help that Colin isn’t cooperating with Avery.
Of course, this book ends up with a romance between the two. But there is a lot of angst in order to get there. And Colin is not exactly on board with behaving-to the point that I really didn’t like him as much as you should like a main character, or love interest. There was a twist I really didn’t see coming concerning this, as it turned out. Well I kinda did, but I wasn’t sure.
In the end, is this a book that I want to read the sequel to? Not sure, but probably-if only to see where two other characters adventures with glowers take them. I really thought there should be more to this particular story, more scary moments, more bad encounters with the demons, a better way to get rid of them, etc.,so I was a bit shocked to see the follow ups are about other people that are friends/coworkers of Averys. Maybe we will see more about this couple in the other two books, because I didn’t feel their story was really finished.
Recommended to adult paranormal romance fans. Adult due to steamy scenes.
The review copy of Caught in the Glow was supplied by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.
About Eva Chase
Eva Chase lives in Canada with her family. She loves stories both swoony and supernatural, and strong women and the men who appreciate them. You can visit her online at http://www.evachase.com.