Cambion : Part 3
Title : Cambion – Season 1
Dark Around the Edges: We Are Family
Author : Cari Z.
Serial : Cambion, Book #3
Publisher : Storm Moon Press (BUY HERE)
Genre : M/M, Fantasy, Paranormal
Length : 48 pages (e-book)
Published : April 12, 2013
Devon Harper is a cambion, the offspring of an incubus and one of his female followers. Discovered by those who could’ve helped him too late to be saved from his nature, he barely survived a brutal childhood before getting a handle on his powers of seduction. Lust, sex, desire: these are second nature to cambion, and are their road to both riches and ruin. Devon has the power to bring people to their knees with a glance, to drive them so crazy with pleasure that they forget their names, and occasionally forget to breathe as well. He could use his birthright to force the world to worship him, but Devon is trying to fight against the pull, to do what he can to track down people with the power to summon a demon and stop them before more cambion can be made.
But Devon doesn’t realize that the path he and his friends are following is only one strand of a web laid in place by a demon who’s not content to wait on the whims of humanity to get out of Hell. Devon is this demon’s key to staying above ground permanently, and when he finally catches up with the cambion, he’s not taking no for an answer.
Episode 3: We Are Family
Still coping with the aftermath of the deal with Lynlis, Devon decides there’s no place like home and convinces Rio to stop by Devon’s fathers’ lakeside home on their way to pick up Porter Grey’s trail. Along the way, Rio opens up about his past in a way Devon has never known. Then at the lake house, more secrets of Rio’s mysterious origin are revealed, along with a frightening connection between Devon’s family and Porter Grey himself!
Devon and Rio travel to the home of Devon’s fathers, Renard and Emile. Unfortunately, they are having a bit of trouble of their own. Their foster son, Angelo, has run away again. He’s a young Cambion who really wants to have sex. Devon’s fathers foster young Cambions and help them grow into their powers without abusing them. One of the Cambions they are currently fostering is the daughter of the owner of Safeguard Systems. Yeah, lots of interesting plot string there, and just guess who her father is. We also learn Rio is somehow angelic in nature, as are Devon’s fathers. Once again it’s mentioned Devon had a very difficult childhood. He is described as being, “ill-used.” That Devon has become an upstanding adult currently working to make the world a safer place is quite the testament to Devon, Emile, and Renard. Consequently, it speaks quite a bit to the love Devon feels for Rio when Devon believes Angelo is flirting with Rio. Once Devon gets his sense of touch back there is very enthusiastic rejoicing.
This was kind of a sweet and tender segue for the story arc. Devon and Rio are obviously falling in love. While Devon is incapacitated Rio dedicates himself to making Devon as comfortable as possible. He claims to himself it’s guilt that Devon was in the position to have to make the deal with a witch at all. Uh-huh. There is also a touching moment where Rio looks to Devon for comfort and safety. He didn’t need it and Devon was blissfully unaware, but Rio still thinks of Devon as comfort when he’s afraid, so ha! He’s so in love. They both are. Now they just need to admit it to themselves and each other.
Rated 4 stars by Faye