Book Reviews

Review: Mark of a Demon by Despoina Kemeridou

I like the fact that this cover leaves the reader in a vat of mystery. The symbol in the middle is both unrecognizable ( not seen it before ) and memorable. This was a smart branding decision.


( Extracted from Amazon )

When Heather was born, everyone thought she would die due to her weak heart. Upon her mother’s callings, a demon showed up and saved her life by sharing his heart with hers. There was only one condition; she would live until the demon’s powers ran out. Not knowing anything about the mark she had on her chest from the day she remembers herself, she falls in love with the demon, marking the start of a forbidden love…

What happens when she finds out the secrets her aunt and the demon have been keeping deeply hidden from her?


Let me set one thing straight. I have never read a paranormal romance story in my life nor did I ever think I would read one. Not only am I journeying to discover valid, notable indie authors, I am finding myself now reading books in genres that I never thought I would. Enough about me, let’s get to the review!

I feel like Mark of a Demon is a type of modern day fairy tale. I read this book in one sitting which is amazing. Over half of the books I pick up get laid back down before page 50, not to be read because of lack of interest or because the writing doesn’t fit my reading style. That didn’t happen with Mark of a Demon. Ms. Kemeridou’s writing is laid out in an enjoyable and easy to follow along format. I know that Ms. Kemeridou’s native language is not English, which makes it even more impressive. The story line is inventive, fresh, and believable. I am NOT a romance reader so I think it says a lot for this book since it kept my interest and it was well worth the money I paid for it. I guess what did tug at my interest was the fact that the story had supernatural elements in it.

The only advice I can give the author is to take a little more time to accentuate important parts of the story and possible reference back to them where they relate to other parts.


I really liked reading Mark of a Demon. The story was very easy to follow along with and also kept my attention at the same time. After I got done reading, I was left with that moment you spend reflecting on the story with positive vibes and satisfaction. I give Mark of a Demon a ★★★★★ 5 stars out of 5 rating.

Guys, until next time – may you find all the happiness that your life can fit in it’s happy spot – S.D. McKinley

By S.D. McKinley

S.D. McKinley lives in the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia. He was born in the first half of the 1980's and grew up in Wisconsin as a young boy, then moved to Georgia when he turned exactly twelve years old. During teenage years, he raced dirt track go karts and played guitar. He discovered his current love for all kinds of art after his mid-life crisis at 25 years old. S.D. McKinley began writing books in 2017.

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