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5 stars for Riftsiders: Unlawful Possession by @TDIPaulD #paranormalromance #pnr #bookreview

Title: Riftsiders: Unlawful Possession

Author: Paul A. DeStefano

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Book Blurb:

Enrique Marin wants a quiet life after the death of his wife. Just one problem stands in the way—he's possessed by the misanthropic English demon, Tzazin. A violent night under demonic influence accidentally leads Enrique to love, and it's anything but quiet.

Shy, autistic yoga instructor Elle thought allowing herself to be possessed by the very-not-shy sex demon Key would help her find love. She finds Enrique, but she didn't count on coping with the anti-demon bigotry of society.

Fate—and AA meetings for the possessed—brings them together, but hostile forces, demonic and human, fight to keep them apart. It might cost them everything to keep their love alive.

My Review:

In a world of conformity, two lovers learn it’s okay to be different. Elle never imagined being demon-possessed would lead to love. She used to live a quiet life but once she gave permission for a sex demon, Key, to possess her, her life turns upside down. She meets handsome Enrique, and they hook up. Before she realizes it, she’s fallen in love. They attend a support group for the possessed and it helps her to deal with the hatred she encounters. But society doesn’t want them together and will do anything to keep her and Enrique apart. Can Elle and Enrique hold onto each other and their love or will the forces surrounding them keep them apart?

Riftsiders: Unlawful Possession is one of the most original paranormal romances I’ve ever read. I know, you’re thinking I’ve been hit over the head, but stay with me for a minute. I’m a huge paranormal romance reader and have probably read over 10,000 PNRs over the years. Riftsiders: Unlawful Possession takes the paranormal romance genre and puts it through the spin cycle. Our hero and heroine are both possessed yet they have an amicable relationship with Taz and Key. Possession is usually scary, like head doing a 180 or 360 like of horror, but not in this book. There’s a clear message in Riftsiders: Unlawful Possession and I quite liked it. The plot moves at a nice even pace with a full cast of characters, plenty of paranormal fun, an unexpected romance, and tongue-in-cheek humor. The descriptive narration is detailed which allows the reader to live through the main characters. The writing is original and comes across as if it is written by a seasoned pro. I allowed myself to escape into Riftsiders: Unlawful Possession and it was a gratifying experience. I look forward to reading more from this author. Highly recommend!

My Rating: 5 stars

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Author Biography:

Paul A. DeStefano and his wife live on Long Island, NY, with a strange menagerie that includes a dog, a few cats, sugar gliders, a hedgehog, a bearded dragon, various fish, and several grown children that have not left.

After graduating Hofstra University with a split degree of English and Acting, he worked in the boardgaming and roleplaying industry for decades, including officially licensed projects for Star Trek and Lord of the Rings. He did not win the Origins Award for Best Miniatures Rules in 2004 and has totally forgotten that bitter defeat. When not actually playing and working on games, he is sometimes found touring internationally, giving lectures on worldbuilding and character design.

Being a professional full-time blacksmith for several years made him realize how much less painful it was to go back to writing. He’s been lucky enough to hold the Top Humor Writer badge at Medium multiple times, and has had his work narrated by James Cosmo (Lord Mormont from Game of Thrones) on multimillion dollar Kickstarter projects.

It is also worth noting that having never taken any lessons in bassoon, he still cannot play one.

Social Media Links:

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Reviewed by: Mrs. N

1 Comment

Barbara Bettis
Apr 25, 2022

Congratulations on the new book and on the terrific review, Paul!

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