#Review of The Unlikeable Demon Hunter by Deborah Wilde w/a rafflecopter giveaway! @wildeauthor

The Unlikeable Demon Hunter

by Deborah Wilde

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GENRE: Urban Fantasy Romance

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BLURB:

Bridesmaids meets Buffy.

The ago-old story of what happens when a foul-mouthed, romance impaired heroine with no edit button and a predilection for hot sex is faced with her worst nightmare–a purpose.

Ari Katz is intelligent, driven, and will make an excellent demon hunter once initiated into the Brotherhood of David. However, this book is about his twin Nava: a smart-ass, self-cultivated hot mess, who is thrilled her brother is stuck with all the chosen one crap.

When Nava half-drunkenly interrupts Ari’s induction ceremony, she expects to be chastised. What she doesn’t expect is to take her brother’s place among the–until now–all-male demon hunters. Even worse? Her infuriating leader is former rock star Rohan Mitra, whose sudden retirement in his early twenties now seems a lot less mysterious.

Convinced that her twin still has a shot at his destiny, Nava hatches a plan to convince the Brotherhood to bring the other Katz sibling into the fold. It’s too bad Rohan’s guarding her so closely that she might not be able to put it into action.

And it’s really too bad Rohan’s exactly what Nava’s always wanted: the perfect bad boy fling with no strings attached, because he may also be the one to bring down her carefully erected emotional shields. That’s as dangerous as all the evil fiends vying for the bragging rights of killing the only female ever chosen for Demon Club–or the one demon in particular out for payback.

Odds of survival: eh.

Odds of having a very good time with Rohan before she bites it: much better.

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Excerpt One:

The red wine on the modular coffee table gleamed in a shaft of sunlight like its position had been ordained by the gods. I snatched up the crystal decanter, sloshing the liquid into the glass conveniently placed next to it. Once in a while, a girl could actually catch a break.

I fanned myself with one hand. The myriad of lit candles seemed a bit much for my brother’s romantic encounter, but wine drinking trumped curiosity so I chugged the booze back. My entire body cheered as the cloyingly-sweet alcohol hit my system, though I hoped it wasn’t Manischewitz because hangovers on that were a bitch. I’d slugged back half the contents when I saw my mom on the far side of the room clutch her throat, eyes wide with horror. Not her usual, “you need an intervention” horror. No, her expression indicated I’d reached a whole new level of screw-up.

“Nava Liron Katz,” she gasped in full name outrage.

My cheeks still bulging with wine, I properly scoped out the room. Mom? Check. Dad? Check. Ari? Check? Rabbi Abrams, here to perform the ceremony to induct my brother as the latest member in the Brotherhood of David, the chosen demon hunters?

Check.

I spit the wine back into what I now realized was a silver chalice and handed it to the elderly bearded rabbi. “Carry on,” I told him. Then I threw up on his shoes.

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Ever get hyped about a book?  Love the cover?  Blurb is terrific and then you read it and you are left wondering how to rate the book and review it?  Let me back up a bit.  I don’t read Urban Fantasy at all.  I barely read Paranormal Romance, so for me to read outside my comfort zone is HUGE!  I’m also looking for new to me authors.  Especially authors that can make me laugh.  So, you are still wondering if I even liked the book?  Yes, I did and I highly recommend it to all the UF peeps.  Here’s my list of likes and dislikes about the book:

LIKES

  1.  The writing is top notch.  I was immediately sucked into the story from the first page.  The flow is great and I never got frustrated.
  2.   The plot is unique and fresh.  Rabbi’s as demon hunters?  I have lots of Jewish friends and trust me, I can see one or two of them as Nava…seriously.
  3.   The family dynamics are also good.  Sure Nava’s parents are pissed and even ignore her to some extent but that just makes her work harder.
  4.   The romance is slow to build.  Sure there are smexy times between Nava and Rohan are hot but since this is the first book, the romance is slower to build.
  5.   Nava’s snark.  I was literally laughing out loud at parts of the book.

DISLIKES

  1.   The romance between Nava and Rohan.  I know, I liked it and then didn’t like it.  Part of my problem with it is Nava.  She talks about sex all the time and even has named your vag.  Yep, you lost me on that one.  I’m all for the heroine being sexually active and all but Nava kinda borders on being a tramp.
  2.   The family dynamic.  Her parents were crappy to her and I really felt for her.
  3.   Nava is NOT likable but that’s the point of the book.  Unfortunately, I didn’t really warm up to her until the end.  I know that it doesn’t make sense that I liked the book but not the heroine but trust me, if you read the book, you will understand.  She does some dumb stuff that left me scratching my head.

My review doesn’t make sense and I’m sorry.  Overall, I really liked the book.  The characters and plot are fresh but I felt like Ms. Wilde took Nava to the extreme and at times I just couldn’t connect with her.  Will I read the next one in the series?  You bet.  I need to see the romance between Rohan and Nava.  Plus, I need to see more of the demon hunter aspect of her job, too.

 

 

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

A global wanderer, hopeless romantic, and total cynic with a broken edit button, Deborah writes adult urban fantasy to satisfy her love of smexy romances and tales of chicks who kick ass. She is all about the happily-ever-after, with a huge dose of hilarity along the way. “It takes a bad girl to fight evil. Go Wilde.”

Links:

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Book Blast for Creatus Series Box Set by Carmen DeSousa w/a rafflecopter giveaway!

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by Carmen DeSousa

 

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GENRE: Paranormal Romance / Urban Fantasy

 

 

Long Unique 166-word Blurb

 

For thousands of years, the creatus have managed to conceal themselves from the humans who hunted them almost to annihilation. Inadvertently, the actions of one creatus will jeopardize the anonymity they’ve strived to keep.

 

From the moment Derrick Ashton saw her, he knew she was different, but he didn’t think his entire life—and more importantly, his family’s lives—would forever change because of his wants and desires.

 

Now, thrust into a role he never wanted, protector and guardian to a girl he can never have, he will risk everything to save her from humans—and now, his family. The one thing he can’t protect her from, however, is herself.

 

Derrick must come out of the shadows to save the woman he has no right to love, even if it threatens his entire race.

 

The Creatus Series is not your typical urban fantasy…it’s romantic and suspense-filled, and at times, heartrending magical realism based on the legends you’ve heard throughout history. Prepare to believe the unbelievable.

 

 

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

 

Carmen DeSousa writes stories brimming with romance, suspense, a hint of humor sometimes and, of course, a few Kleenex moments. After all, what would a great story be without an emotional event setting the stage? All of her novels are sensual, but not erotic, gripping but not graphic and will make you cry, laugh, love, and hope.

 

Although her Creatus series clearly include supernatural beings, the paranormal dances on the edge of make believe. Carmen hopes that as you read, you’ll wonder, “Hmmm…what if?”

 

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Set retails for $5.99. Books sold separately retail for $11.97.

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First time ever offered on sale on ALL retailers.
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Carmen will be awarding a $50 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

 
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#Review of Candy Houses (Grimm’s Circle #1) by JC Daniels w/a Shiloh Walker! @BanBPromotions @shilohwalker

 
 
Title: Candy Houses (Grimm’s
Circle #1)
Author: J.C. Daniels writing as Shiloh Walker
Genre: Paranormal Fantasy Romance
Release Date: October 31st, 2016
Graphics Made by : Laura Hidalgo of Beyond Def.
 
 
 
 
 
 Grimm’s
Circle, Book 1
 
It’s been hundreds of years since Greta’s so-called story came to an end and it didn’t end with a happily ever after then. Why should she expect it to be any different now?
 
She’s a Grimm—a special kind of guardian angel and official ass-kicker in the paranormal world. Between trying to stay alive, training new Grimm and dealing with demons, romance is hard to come by. Then there’s the fact that there’s only been one man ever who really made her heart race.
 
And he’s been out of her life for a long, long time…
 
But now he’s back and just in time.
 
Greta needs Rip’s help.
 
There’s an unexpected threat to their world, a betrayal none of them saw coming.
 
Working together is the last thing they want, but it just might be their only chance.
 
A fairy tale best suited for grown-ups…don’t say you weren’t warned.
 
 
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Rip was standing in the doorway with one shoulder propped against the door jam. He had a look in his eyes that sent my skin to tingling all over. I mean all over—I felt it in my lips, my toes and every square inch in between.
 
“Hey,” I said. My voice cracked.
 
He continued to stare at me.  It was very, very unnerving the way he  watched me.
 
“Ahh …is everything okay?”
 
He didn’t answer. Nope, what he did was push off the door jam and come over to the bed. 
 
He knelt down by the bed, resting one hand on top of the blankets. He had such damn nice hands…the hands of a poet, a warrior…a lover. One of those lovely hands was only an inch away from my thigh too. I thought I could even feel the heat of it, through the blankets.
 
“You were dreaming,” Rip said, his voice low and rough.
 
Oh, shit. Swallowing, I dredged up an innocent smile. “Was I?”
 
“Yes.” His eyes, that dark, melted-chocolate gaze, locked on mine and I felt frozen in place. 
 
Unable to move as he laid a hand on my cheek and stroked my lower lip with his thumb. “Do you remember it?”
 
Oh, man, did I remember. But I couldn’t really tell him that, now could I? Self-preservation is a lovely thing, and I looked him dead in the eye and lied. “Nope.”
 
Self-preservation is a lovely thing, yeah, but it doesn’t make me a better liar.
 
“You don’t remember?” He leaned in and nuzzled my neck, his breath teasing across my flesh like a caress. “Maybe I could jog your memory.”
 
The hand on my cheek stroked down, over my neck, across my collarbone, down, down. The tips of his fingers brushed against the curve of my breast and I realized I’d dropped the blankets and was sitting there as naked as the day I was born.
 
“I’m good. No need to jog the memory.”
 
“You whispered my name,” he murmured, nipping my earlobe. “Then you moaned. You sounded exactly like you did the
first time I made you come.”




 

I’m so slow, it’s painful sometimes.  I actually remember when this book/series came out years ago and I didn’t read it then.  I wasn’t into the whole urban fantasy/paranormal stuff.  In the years since there are this only one author that I have read in urban fantasy that I would recommend.  Now, I have another.  I’ve read all of Shiloh’s contemporary books and loved them all.  I was excited when I found out that the Grimm’s were being re-released so I snagged this to review and I certainly don’t regret it.
Greta and Rip are such fun characters.  There is a snarkiness to Greta that is a trademark of the author.  What I did like most about Greta was that her past didn’t define her.  She wouldn’t let it and trust me, her past was just awful.  She went about her business but always thought about Rip and the time they spent together.  Their relationship wasn’t rushed and the ending was sweet.  After all they went through to wake up like that!!!
Rip was hilarious and oh so sexy.  Who knew that a black leather coat could hide so much.  His take on their situation was poignant and honest.  He didn’t hide anything from Greta and that spooked her a bit.  I also liked how he handled Mandy.  Is telling of how the writer got his story wrong with her was laugh out loud funny.
That’s the other thing about this book.  Humor.  Lots of humor.  It’s not a pleasant book to read in parts but the author knows when to lighten the mood.  The dialogue between Mandy, Greta, and Rip is awesome.   Again, it’s the talent of the author that can bring dark moments and then lighten the mood and it’s not jarring.
I can’t wait to dive into the next book in the series.  We haven’t seen the last of Mandy.  And just who in the heck is Will?  That’s the burning question that I have.
5harlies
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Shiloh Walker is an award-winning writer…yes,
really!  She’s also a mom, a wife, a
reader and she pretends to be an amateur photographer.  She published her first book in 2003. Her
latest suspense, The Right Kind of Trouble, released in August 2016 from St.
Martins.
She writes romantic suspense and contemporary romance, and
urban fantasy under the name
, J.C. Daniels.
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Email: shilohwalker@gmail.com
Website: http://shilohwalker.com/