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Friday, September 14, 2012
Review~ Demon Hunt by Christine Ashworth
Demon Hunt by Christine Ashworth
Tribred Gregor Caine decided long ago to deny his blood legacy, so he isn’t thrilled when paired with a full-blooded Fae to hunt the demons threatening to decimate Los Angeles. As they fight side by side, he finds she calls to both his Fae and his demon blood; a call he can’t resist.
Warrior Fae Serra Willows crossed into the Human Plane to help destroy the demons released from the Chaos Plane. Finding and shutting down the portal between worlds is more challenging than she expected...and Gregor and his world more seductive than she had ever imagined.
As the killings escalate, Gregor and Serra realize one of the most deadly demons from the Chaos Plane has marked Serra as his own. To save her, Gregor has to face his greatest fear—losing his humanity to the darkness in his blood. But in a race against time, that darkness could become his greatest strength. And he will kill to claim Serra’s love.
Christine Ashworth is a native of Southern California. The daughter of a writer and a psych major, she fell asleep to the sound of her father's Royal manual typewriter for years. In a very real way, being a writer is in her blood-her father sold his first novel before he turned forty; her brother sold his first book before he turned twenty-five.
At the tender age of seventeen, Christine fell in love with a man she met while dancing in a ballet company. She married the brilliant actor/dancer/painter/music man, and they now have two tall sons who are as scintillating as their parents, keeping the dinner conversation lively.
Christine's two dogs rule the outside, defending her vegetable garden from the squirrels, while a polydactyl rescue cat holds court inside the house. Everything else is in a state of flux.
You can find Christine here: Website / Twitter / Facebook / Goodreads / Amazon
Here's an excerpt to tempt you even more.
It darted for him, giving her a wide berth. No higher than his knees, Gregor instinctively booted the small demon away as he would have a soccer ball. It rolled and bounced and keened to the sky.
“Serra! Get to the car!”
“Are you kidding me?” She shot him a glare of disbelief before returning to the attack as more of the small demons came toward them. “They’re C’dak. Tricky. Be careful.”
They were gray and moved faster than his eye could track. Gregor used both feet to kick the creatures away as he slashed out with his dagger. The dog-like things had big eyes that dripped what looked like tears, but when they splashed on his skin, the liquid burned like acid.
He kept an eye on Serra, watched as she wielded a pair of knives that had come out of nowhere and dispatched demon after demon. She tripped once, fell heavily and his heart stopped. But before he could take a step toward her, Serra was up again and plunging a knife in the eye of the demon that had jumped her.
Reassured, he threw one of the mini-demons against the nearest wall. It splatted and fell lifeless.
Serra gave another cry, different this time, and thrust her hand up to the sky. Lightning shot down. Gregor watched in disbelief as gleaming bolts left her hand and incinerated the demon horde around them.
Christine will be awarding the winner's choice of a $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour, and to a randomly drawn host! Isn't she awesome?
That means the more you comment, the more chances you have to win!
For the complete Tour Schedule go here.
I really enjoyed Demon Hunt. It is the second book in the Caine Brothers series. I haven't read the first book, Demon Soul yet. This book can stand alone but I wish that I had read the first book before I read this one. I'm putting Demon Soul at the top of my wishlist.
It had characters that were very endearing. It was easy to like them and the way they interact with each other. I hope that Justin and Maggie get a book. :-)
This book had action galore with the characters engrossed in not only fighting the demons but their attraction to each other as well. It had everything needed for a paranormal romance.
I recommend Demon Hunt to everyone looking for a good paranormal story with a double heaping of kick a** characters.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.
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Posted by Brenda Demko at 12:00 AM
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It is certainly a tempting excerpt. I'm looking forward to reading the entire series.ReplyDelete
Thanks for stopping by Marybelle.Delete
I can't wait to read Demon Soul!
Thank you for hosting Christine today.ReplyDelete
No problem. It was my pleasure!Delete
Thanks for the review, Brenda! I'm working on Justin and Maggie's story - hope to have it out soon. Cheers!ReplyDelete
Thank you. It's awesome that Justin and Maggie will have their own story. I can't wait!!Delete
Sympathetic characters make a difference, especially in a paranormal. Thanks for the review!ReplyDelete
Thanks for stopping by. I find that for me the characters are often my favorite part of the story even more so than the storyline. :-)Delete
Would love to read it!ReplyDelete
I hope you get to read it soon! :DDelete
Kick a** characters for the WIN! I'm so looking forward to this!ReplyDelete
I know. right? I love heroines that are tough! I hope you get to read it soon!Delete
I love kickass heroines...and if she connects with an Alpha male--even better!ReplyDelete
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How right you are! You would undoubtedly like Demon Hunt.Delete