Summertime - oh summertime. That time of year when you stay up too late because it's light outside. Or when you find a new book to read. Or both. Today my besties have toddled off to RomFest in Gatlinburg, Tennessee and I will persevere without them. Sigh. All those delightful authors, costumes and adult beverage time....Enjoy and be a little bad for me Tyra and Rebecca! In the meantime, I will try to catch you up on the reading binge that I am recovering from - so many books, and seriously all over the map - paranormal, contemporary, erotic and YA - it's like whiplash in my brain and in my Nook! How about we recover with a snack before we continue. Oh yes, that'll hit the spot!
How to Lose a Demon in 10 Days, Saranna DeWylde,
Kensington Brava, August 2012
"Got demon? Grace does. She's got more demon than she can saddle. In fact, she's got a sinfully sexy Crown Prince of Hell named Caspian. She's also got ten days to get rid of him or Bad Things shall ensue. See, her Russian mobster ex-boyfriend didn't take kindly to her smutty Mephistophelean contract. It's not that she's conspiring with fiends; that was his idea. It's that she's conspiring against him with outrageous devilry that runs the gamut from embarrassing to a dead hooker turned dominatrix demon gunning for his soul. One should never trust demons, let alone shag them. They don't have hearts. Yet Grace is buying hers some slightly tarnished armor and hoping that once he's been shoveled into it, kicking and screaming, he'll find it's just his size. This damsel in distress needs a dark knight for a Happily Ever After."
Saranna DeWylde - how did we not know about you? You are hilarious, creative and full of sex and snark - my two favorite flavors. Seriously. I am not sure how I stumbled upon this read - I think it was probably using www.bookbub.com (if you use an e-reader, this is seriously your new best friend for trying new authors!) and I assure you once read, I jumped online and purchased all the others in this series! Yeah, I know - a little obsessive. But a girl has to read, right?
How to Lose a Demon in 10 Days is a highly entertaining romp through the life of Caspian, Crown Prince of Hell. Summoned by the witch Grace to exact vengeance on her sleazeball ex Michael, Caspian chooses how he will be paid. After much negotiating, snark and baiting, the price is sex, er, set. How can Grace resist the sex on a stick demon? Surely she is safe from his alluring charms as she's no virgin. Well, in a perfect world, yes. But when you have Baba Yaga and Lucifer himself stirring the pot, things can get a little hot in the kitchen.
As fabulous as Grace and Caspian are - and they are HOT together, the secondary characters in this book fight hard to steal the show. Grandma and Lucifer cracked me up. The side stories with Michael and his evil mother out to steal the Baba-Yaga title, the mobsters and the neighbors - there wasn't a character that didn't have a moment. All forms of mayhem and manipulations abound as Grace and Caspian evolve while falling under each other's spell.
How to Lose a Demon in 10 Days is one of those books that you read past your bedtime - it's funny and sexy and too hard to put down. Snag a copy and plop yourself in the sun - it's gonna get even hotter once you turn the page!
RATING: Five Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries and a big glass of ice water! A winner of our Ultimate Indulgence Book Award! Enjoy.