Demon-born Tiny is anything but what his name suggests, standing well over six feet tall and layered with muscles. He has been working as a part-time bouncer for the paranormal nightclub, Moonlight & Magic, where he has been trying to keep things on the down low. He just happens to be on the demon’s most wanted list for leaving behind a crown in hell. Tiny is really Prince Seren Di Lakai Telosa, the next heir to the Demon throne, but can’t stand the droll life that comes with the court. He has encountered many things in his years, but nothing can compare to the unlikely attraction he feels for the sexy vampire bounty hunter that walks into the club one night.
Vampire-born Cassia is a bounty hunter out to take care of those that give being a vamp a bad name. She happens to wonder into Moonlight & Magic one night in the midst of tracking some felonious bloodsuckers. The crew is not happy with her arrival as the nightclub doesn’t take too kindly to patrons of the vamp-kind. Who should come to her aide but the most gorgeous male she’s ever seen, unfortunately he happens to be a demon. It’s no secret that demons and vampires are ancient enemies, but the two overlook this little fact to explore the deep attraction they feel for one another.
Cassia and Tiny end up experiencing the most earth-shattering experience of their lives and end up accidentally mated. Something that should be impossible has never felt so right. However Tiny is tracked down by the demon court and when daddy dearest finds out about his unconventional mating to a vampire he is not too pleased. Cassia and Tiny must face the demon king’s wrath and try to convince him to accept their bonding. If they can’t, not only do they risk being separated for eternity, but Cassia could lose her life.
DECEPTION & DESIRE is the third installment of Mina Carter’s MOONLIGHT & MAGIC series where we get a further look into the paranormal nightclub while following bouncer Tiny. Ms. Carter has a knack for creating sex-on-a-stick paranormal bad boys you can’t help but love and Tiny is just another fine example. I love her take on the supernatural and the grittier undertones she usually adds into the atmosphere. This tale did not disappoint as she delivers prose on the darker side laced with humor and raw passion. I definitely look forward to more insights of the Moonlight & Magic club in the future.