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A chance encounter in an alleyway has Ryzel, an incubus, chasing after Quinlin, the Gifted human who almost interrupted his most recent meal. Quinlin’s prickly attitude doesn’t stop Ryzel from trying to find him because a Gifted human such as Quinlin is the richest possible food source for an incubus. It certainly doesn’t hurt that Ryzel also finds Quinlin beautiful.QuinliA chance encounter in an alleyway has Ryzel, an incubus, chasing after Quinlin, the Gifted human who almost interrupted his most recent meal. Quinlin’s prickly attitude doesn’t stop Ryzel from trying to find him because a Gifted human such as Quinlin is the richest possible food source for an incubus. It certainly doesn’t hurt that Ryzel also finds Quinlin beautiful.Quinlin is frustrated and annoyed that he can’t get Ryzel out of his mind after only one stolen kiss. A second encounter with Ryzel in a bar leads Quinlin to make the life-altering decision to sleep with the object of his obsession to purge Ryzel from his mind once and for all. One night of pleasure reveals details neither intended to tell the other about themselves. The wheels of destiny are set into motion....

Title : Blind Desire
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ISBN : 9781603707220
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Number of Pages : 127 Pages
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Blind Desire Reviews

  • Natsroshan
    2018-09-24 17:07

    Blind Desire is a beautiful story: i would say sweet but it's hard to use this word when you have both protagonist that are anything but mean!Ryzel is a demon (an incubus) and, as he says himself, a demon always lie and always do bad things: It's their nature.Quinlin is a human, a gifted one: he is blind but can see auras of living things. He is far from a dependant and weak guy: he is most of the times pissed at someone or something. His real purpose in life is being obnoxious.Their background and experiences are different but i found lots of similarities in their personality: they are both ill-mannered (but only toward people they don't care), stubborn, excessively proud and not easily scared. Even if they are, they would die before showing it.Fortunately, they don't have defauts only: they are true to the people they love, caring, honest (only when needed for Ryzel...lol).I loved them, A LOT. I laughed a lot reading about them.Their interactions are explosive verbally and sexually. They play cat and mouse. Ryzel wants Quinlin and is perseverant. Quinlin wants Ryzel but he is a controlfreak and don't want to appear weak: so he is mean, play hard to get...But fate plays tricks on them: they won't play for long...The secondary characters are really fun to discover and give us great dialogues. The story is very well paced.An amazing story: i had great moments reading it.

  • Bookwatcher
    2018-10-14 16:03

    Is hard to give my judgment to this book... About the storyQuinlin, a blind pianist, by chance get in the way of a Incubus, Ryzel. Everything happens very quickly, and you will be reading HOT bed scenes after few pages. The book has both POV, so you will read knowing both man thoughts (I like that!).That's pretty much the story.... it's a great paranormal (almost erotic) book, but I don't think there are a lot to tell about the plot. What I LOVE reading Blind Desire1)Hot bed scenes2)Hot horn thing (sorry if is a strange comment, but Ryzel horns are very HOT on the bed scenes)3)Demons and angels are mentioned, and I like it (but was disappointed... maybe this theme could be more developed?)4)The humor is fantastic! I.D. Locke has a talent to make you laugh! I loooove that aspect in this book!What I HATE reading Blind Desire Just one thing... that made me take 2 stars... Asmodai.Nope, I don't hate this character of this book (the inverse! I love him!).No, is not that he is also a demon and Ryzel being a "lower" demon will tell you he do some sexual favors to him (yes, is clear that Ryzel to avoid punishment is a sexual toy to Asmodai) Nope... he is not annoying and maybe is the funniest of all...So why I hate it?Asmodai is a demon prince, a wonderful ruler in hell and really powerful, and... and... and.... he is Ryzel father... Calm down, there is no incest in this book, BUT is something that got my full attention. Ryzel one time, waking up and knowing his father was in his room, take out his robe, let his hair fall down in a sexy way and still, trying to be VERY attractive, look to his father...My brain shut down in that moment, and my brain cells scream together shocked "EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW". AS I SAID, NOTHING HAPPENS but the idea is that... sex demons don't discriminate sex partners... Asmodai to demonstrate his power use sex (he is the father of all incubus)... so yeah... "ewwwwwwwwwwwwww"3 stars

  • Simsala
    2018-10-17 23:00

    Td`s one sentence review says it all!After reading this I want a demon of my very own - preferably incubus!I really, really want Asmodai`s full demon name so I can "call" that deliciously evil, sexy son-of-a-bitch.....;-)

  • Td
    2018-10-12 21:20

    Characters with attitude. All of them! Light, fun, super sexy, demonic read.

  • Yvonne
    2018-10-16 19:03

    3.5 StarsThis story of incubus demon Ryzel and his pursuit of gifted human Quinlin is fun & enjoyable. It has decent world building with good interesting character including Quinlin who is all bristly, snappish attitude & Ryzel who is devilish, full of vigor & knows when to back down & play the submissive card with both Quinlin & his father. Besides the introduction of interesting characters and explanations of the worlds, there's not a heck of a lot happening here except trying to get Ryzel & Quinlin together so the book often leads the way by sex. Not surprising considering that Ryzel is a sex demon. It's not quite PWP but don't go in expecting a heck of a lot more than a hot sexy read. There were some scenes with Ryzel's father & Ryzel that veered uncomfortably into incest territory. Nothing really happens but It's squicky and pulls back just in time. I didn't take it too seriously & it was done with a lot of humor. This is the world of demons afterall, where they've both probably done a lot worse stuff, but this is just a warning for those who don't even want hints of this stuff in their story.There were some things not cleared up at the end, like Ryzel gets his new powers but we never see it in action. Quinlin's friend becomes obsessed with an he animal sees but there's no follow up as to why. In fact, the ending just seems to scream sequel but I haven't seen any follow up stories for this.Recommended for those looking for a light hearted, fun, hot demon/human love story.

  • Mandy*reads obsessively*
    2018-09-26 20:23

    Interesting world of demons! Quin was great, a pain in the rear anti-social gifted man and his equally difficult demon lover! They were greatly matched and it was a fun read!

  • Mandapanda
    2018-10-02 15:18

    3.5 stars. Indulgently sexy tale of an incubus demon who finds himself falling for a bad-tempered, visually impaired human. I thought the acquisition of 'powers' was leading somewhere, perhaps to a battle or a life and death situation of some sort, but in fact this story is quite light and funny with a sweet, if anticlimactic, HEA.

  • MsMiz (Tina)
    2018-09-30 17:00

    More like 3.5 - I liked this story, even though I cannot really tell you why. I am not really a fan of sex demons - the thought of sex to survive with no repercussions - but it worked here. I like how the story unfolded and could see how there could be more books to the story.

  • Kassa
    2018-10-17 20:21

    This is a unique and refreshing story that feels very present with the choice of language and slang, leaving a thoroughly entertaining reading experience that may slide this book into the cult classic type of fans. With very few missteps and a range of fascinating characters with solid world building, this story dealing with demons, angels, incubi, and magic of all kinds is rather irreverent and light. The dialogue and characters keep the action moving and interesting without allowing the story to get too heavy or involved at any point. The incredibly hot and varied sex will keep readers glued to the story and the bits of humor may have them laughing out loud. For a rather entertaining and interesting story, this delivers.The story is told in alternating first person point of view, which is risky but works incredibly well here. Both characters are strong enough to pull off the first person writing and the alternating chapters of POV allow for an ease of flow without any confusing head hopping. The continuity between chapters and scenes was well done, not jarring the reader but flowing naturally from scene to scene and glossed over jumps in time reasonably well. The prose felt very modern and relevant with phrases and comments that will resonate in readers easily. Part of this was the great humor infused into the dialogue with fun comments such as “surprise butt sex counts as a sudden move” or “Quinlin’s kisses were like a potato chip; I can’t have just one.” There are numerous examples of this kind of humor used to the benefit of the story.As for the characters themselves, both men have strong personalities and temperaments. Quinlin is as fiery as his red hair and although he is blind, he defies any blind stereotype. Not only is he physically strong and more than willing to crack people over the head with his iron wrought cane at the least provocation, but his prickly behavior hides a teasing, caring individual that has had a unique upbringing. His Gift ~ the ability to see auras ~ is essential in giving him partial sight and added intuition into people. The descriptions used and Quin’s fascination with Ryzel’s aura was a wonderful addition to the book. In fact Ryzel’s physical attributes aren’t even described until much later when Quin’s best friend describes the handsome demon to him. That is the first time the reader and Quin are told of Ryzel’s good looks but they are a distant second to his personality and character.Quin is the first person to stand up to Ryzel and has no problems hitting the powerful demon with his fists or cane for whatever slight Quin feels he was subjected to. Ryzel is by turns amusing and sympathetic as a character as he struggles with Quin’s prickly behavior and confusion over the fast moving events of their bond. Ryzel is no weakling but his intelligence, charisma, and common sense make him very likable. Additionally, he’s not the most powerful demon and it was refreshing to see that Ryzel has to watch his words and actions around more powerful creatures. Neither Quin or Ryzel are perfect and although they are powerful, the reminder that there are always other beings more powerful than them keep these characters from sliding into stereotypes incredibly well.The world building and secondary characters are great in this story. From Quinlin’s older aunt who is crafty, unscrupulous and utterly unrepentant to Ryzel’s demon Prince father, each adds a layer of unique character and charm to the story. The intricacies of demons and angels are never overwhelming and often given just enough information needed but never too much to deviate from the focus of the story. The author continually adds in every day details such as paperwork to get an appointment in Hell to frustrations with their respective jobs to give this a relatable feel for the readers. This may be fantasy, but it’s the type of urban fantasy story that you could easily imagine existing.Although the ending was rather abrupt, there were enough hanging threads from Quin’s best friend to the ongoing power struggles in Hell and the continuation of the relationship between Ryzel and Quin to show that there has to be a sequel (or more) coming soon from this author. Well-written, engaging, dynamic, and unique this story hits all great entertainment highs and makes you want more immediately. Be sure to get this light-hearted yet absorbing book, as you won’t be able to put it down.

  • Demi Idle
    2018-10-15 15:08

    As easy reading goes, this was surprisingly good.The plot (as little as there was of it) is as cheesy as the title, but it didn't matter much, because I liked the characters and their snarky dialogue.What can I say? I'm a demon. I do bad things. And I sure love reading about bad boys, especially when the writer knows how to write steamy scenes.The ending was a bit abrupt and unsatisfactory, the setting had so much more potential. There were also some minor editing errors. But on the whole, I'd rather read this mindless flick with good characters and pacing than a long-winded, oh-so-deep-and-meaningful story with an actual plot where the characters don't interest me.

  • Brenda Maldonado
    2018-10-04 14:55

    4.5 starsI just read this book for the second time and I loved it as much as the first. The characters are fantastic. Quinlin is a Gifted human, a superbly talented musician with the unique ability to see auras. This is quite handy since he is physically blind, so auras are all he can see. A chance encounter with Ryzel sends Quinlin stumbling into the life he is destined to live with the demon he is destined to love. Demon politics, meddling family, handsome best friends and hot, hot, hot sex make this story a highly entertaining read.True that the main characters are well developed and the plot is engaging. Yet what made this book stand out from the rest in my mind were the fantastic secondary characters. Even Quinlin's dead grandmother is a fantastic character. I would love to read a story featuring Ryzel's father and Quinlin's Aunt. Given the way the author dealt with Quinlin's best friend Haskell, I am hoping he will have his own story some day. M/M romance fans, particularly those who enjoy paranormals are likely to love this book. It certainly left me wanting to read more...again.

  • Mara Ismine
    2018-10-07 15:58

    This one gets five stars straight off because I know I'll be reading it again. It has taken me a while to get around to reading this because I haven't been in the mood for long stories for quite a while and I knew it was going to keep me reading. ID Locke has a real talent for character building, complex plots and pacing; and these are crafted so well that you hardly notice how involved you are as the story sweeps you along.Blind Desire was no exception. Ryzel, the arrogant incubus, and Quinlin, the grouchy musician, are likeable from the start. Their personalities mellow slightly as their relationship develops, but they remain recognisable as the characters you met on page one. The secondary characters are strongly drawn and I am very glad I don't have an Aunt Hildreth, even if I wouldn't mind being an Aunt Hildreth.

  • Lexi Ander
    2018-10-07 23:20

    This was a gem. The cover doesn't do it justice. I liked that Ryzel continued to be a demon even after falling in love. His demon nature didn't change because he had found that one person for him. Quinlin was "piss and vinegar" with no problem setting Ryzel straight. He didn't immediate accept or jump into situations making Ryzel work for it. I really enjoyed the demon world that was created. I really hope Locke writes a story for Kell. I would love to come back to this interesting world that has been created.4+ Stars

  • Ayanna
    2018-10-02 17:16

    When Haskell started talking about the dude and the horse....(view spoiler)[HORSE-SHIFTER o: (hide spoiler)]. How much you wanna bet I'm right?The ending was...abrupt. I kept pressing the right arrow key, thinking my computer was just lagging or something, but it really was over. Just like that. Other than that, I liked it. It was quite good, actually. And it's got a killer pianist and I'm a sucker for classical musicians.

  • Dee
    2018-09-28 22:54

    can't say i loved it, can't say I hated it...it is written in the first person which is hard for me sometimes and switching point of view between the two heros, but had an interesting premise.

  • Elisa Rolle
    2018-09-20 22:17

    2009 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention (5* from at least 1 judge)

  • Pia Veleno
    2018-10-12 22:21

    My thoughts on this book are all over the place.It started off with a huge disappointment – alternating 1st person POVs simply isn’t the best way to tell a story, IMHO. It’s difficult to pull off, and this story struggled to do so effectively. The first few switches not only distracted from the story, but failed to define Quinlin for me. While I eventually got over that, and started to get into both characters, there were other switches where I had to stop and go back to the beginning thinking I was reading one character, then wondering if I was wrong. With alternating 1st person, each character voice must be well-defined and it must be obvious to the reader whose head we’re in. A writing style should never interfere with my suspension of disbelief.The world building was good, and the creatures interesting. I enjoyed the demon stuff, and demon sex was definitely very heated – incubus, it damned well oughta be -- and the interactions between and among gifted, demons, and other otherworld creatures was interesting. I would’ve liked to see more use of this area. With demons in the mix – with a demon as the main character – there was a lot of potential for evil, deceit, or even just plain effing up due to one’s nature, but that never really happened. Sure, once, Quin walked in on Ry in a ménage, but Ry was an incubus who needed to feed twice a day and Quin had blown him off for over a week. Duh. Ry’s father, a lord of Hell, had potential to make things troublesome too, but he never did much to make me even consider him a potential problem. There was no dark moment. There was no doubt that the relationship would succeed and reach the HEA. I don’t mind these types of stories once in a while, but with all the potential of danger and evil, the characters and world-building seemed wasted and the relationship too easy for the way the two characters were set up. This was basically an Insta-Love situation because of some paranormal bond, and not an HEA because the characters worked for it. Ry was fun, and so was his father. His demon piano was great. Overall, the story was good, but I was left feeling incomplete at the end.

  • Luna Solaris
    2018-09-21 19:57

    There are probably going to be some spoilers.I'll start with saying that I loved this one. It's the best M/M erotic novel I've read so far.It was funny, well built, had interesting characters and even had a nice and quite interesting plot.I loved both Ryzel and Quin, despite the first being somewhat childish and the latter a pissy bastard through a big portion of the book.I also loved the fact that they shifted. Even though I actually wanted to see Quin top, them shifting the way they did seemed natural and was quite hot. The comments I've read were a bit misleading [spoiler starts here:], because Quin didn't not care that Ryzel was a demon.At first, he was quite relucant despite, and maybe because of his knowledge of demons and their nature.I don't think Ryzel "had" to take the lead all the time. Giving it to Quin was just as good for him, being the special partners they were and how good Quin was as both bottom and as a top.I also didn't see Quin as "hyperactive". He did mostly wake up first, but the fact that he was blind and had no distinction of night/day might had had something to do with that.Maybe he just had a weaker bladder. lolAnd Ryzel being a snuggler. An incubus snuggler. It's so adorable!Both of their relatives were hilarious. The notes Ryzel'd made about Asmodai sent me laughining. And well, feeling lustfull ;pHildreth was a kicker, too.Strong funny and endearing characters, what can I say? I loved them.If you want an erotic novel that would make you laugh, you should most definitely read Blin Desire.

  • Neyjour
    2018-10-10 16:19

    There's not much of an actual plot to this story. It's pretty much all about the relationship, which was a bit of a shame because I could see so much potential there for a larger conflict revolving around the romance. But overall, I really didn't mind too much because Quin and Ryzel were such wonderful characters, and I absolutely loved how their relationship developed. I couldn't turn the pages fast enough!But... I felt I had to deduct a star because of the ending. The story is zipping along, some really interesting things have just happened, and then all of a sudden it just...ends. I actually thought there was something wrong with my copy and went back to the publisher's site to check the number of pages.But despite the oddly abrupt ending, I still really enjoyed this story, and I desperately hope there's going to be a sequel!On a side note, something I found very interesting was the way this story was written. I've read quite a lot of books written in 1st person PoV (which I really love), but this is the first time I've read a book that switched back and forth between two characters, both of which were written in 1st person PoV. I was quite surprised at first when the PoV switched (I wasn't expecting that at all!) and was kinda worried that it might get confusing, but it didn't, and I found that I actually enjoyed it very much.

  • Wendy Ann
    2018-10-02 18:58

    This story was rich with humor and steamy with eroticism – delightfully unexpected overall! One of my absolute favorite passages from the book was (Quin’s friend Kell talking to Quin): “You’re banging a sex demon? Holy f#cking Christ on a crutch! Go big or go home, eh, Quin? You are officially my new hero. Is he as good as I’m thinking? Please tell me he’s as good as I’m thinking. Please share all those lovely details with your best friend.” In addition to the lively writing, the characters were all wonderfully vivid. I could totally imagine Quin’s prickly attitude and his aunt’s wicked scheming. I wish this were part of a series because I’d love to read more about the characters and creative setting.

  • Adara
    2018-09-20 20:14

    I liked the basic premise of the story, but the very end felt more about sex than story. I suppose it could be argued that it was being used to established more about their newly forged relationship, but it felt like it was being dragged out.That could perhaps be because I kept waiting for the imp to arrive and take Quinlin for a 24-hour romp and Ryzel to have to use his minor favor with his father to break that contract. In going back to re-read the spot where that deal with the imp was struck, I saw that it wasn't written in such a way to allow that. I'm not sure if I'm relieved or disappointed it didn't happen. It would've added a bit more angst to the story than it actually had, particularly right at the end. It seemed to just... deflate.3.5 stars, rounded down to 3.

  • leigh
    2018-09-22 19:02

    Really enjoyable, well-written light PNR with an interesting twist: the demon had a sweeter nature than his prickly, irascible human partner. All of the secondary characters were intriguing. Particularly liked Ryzel's demon prince father, and the skillful way his elegance, dignity, humor, brutality and eroticism were rendered. Quin's best friend Haskell deserves his own story; there is a teasing setup for that in this book, but apparently it hasn't come to pass. The romance in this one, however, is happily concluded.4 stars.

  • Rissa
    2018-09-25 15:08

    More! LolI liked it! I like the alternating First Person POVs! I also like all the background story and information about angels, demons, and other beings (gifted). I love imaginative and creative world building! ♡I even like the ending even if it's technically hopeful because it was not instant intense feelings. I enjoyed reading it! :)

  • OkayKim
    2018-10-02 21:15

    This little cutie has been sitting in my kindle for over a year. Since it's Oct., decided to read some of my M/M paranormal books. What a surprise! I really enjoyed this one. The romance dance between the two main characters Quinlin & Ryzel was hilarious. The sex HOT! Would love a sequel involving Haskell. Hint, hint.

  • Ana
    2018-09-16 23:02

    Well, the sex scenes were exciting and the characters weren't obnoxious or creepy so I had fun. Was it great or memorable? Not even close. There was a lot that wasn't explained, some things I didn't like and others I didn't even care about but, ultimately, it was enjoyable and interesting and I don't regret reading it even if I'm not exactly repeating it any time soon either.

  • K
    2018-09-19 15:01

    GLBT Fantasy Groups PIFM challenge book July 2016 - chosen for me by Wende7th July - tried to read this but failing to get past the first few pages - 15th July - put back into the queue... will try again at some point

  • Jess Candela
    2018-10-17 15:07

    Laughed out loud several times. Was surprised when I came to the end, and wondered if there's a sequel. Then I realized that really what needed to be covered had been, so a sequel isn't really necessary. But I'd really like to read about Haskell, so I hope that will be written.

  • Fehu
    2018-10-14 18:54

    3.5 stars!Most of all I liked the characters, who more or less carried the plot, which was not exactly great, more or less how to get each other into bed. Still it's a fun and light story about a gifted person and a succubus who tries to get into his pants. Nice holiday read!

  • Melissa
    2018-10-03 16:18

    I liked the characters' interactions and the plot enough to overlook some of the abrupt sentences and the fact that Quinlin occasionally crosses the line into annoying. By the end of the novella, I just wanted more Quinlin and Ryzel!

  • heardtheowl
    2018-09-17 15:01

    February Pick-it-for-me It was OK. I sometimes wanted it to end, and then it did so abruptly. I also felt like there was more to it...like it was part of a series and I didn't really get things b/c I'm missing books.I didn't dislike it. It was just "OK".