From the Kabbalah to now

Unlikeable Demon Hunter Book Cover Unlikeable Demon Hunter
Nava Katz #1
Deborah Wilder
urban fantasy, mythology, romance, humour
Te Da Media
(3 April 2017)

The age-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.

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.

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

The mysterious world of the Orthodox Jewish religion is revealed – in all its (un?)necessary traditions. We also find out about some of the (supposed) Kabbalah  ideas…

According to Jewish belief, the demons were created on the sixth day in the afternoon. The demons are messengers from hell, their appearance is just like any normal person, but their legs are chicken feet, there are demons whose legs are legs of a goat. The role of demons in our world is to frighten the person, try to damage him, particularly mental damage. (http://www.p-kabbalah.com)

From the traditions (as described in the novel) we learn that King David (Bible’s King of Israel) organised a group of men to fight the Demons that he had encountered, and who lived alongside the human world, mostly ‘glamoured’ so that they could be detected. The Demon Hunters were given the name Rasha, and since the time of King David all Rashas are descended from the original cohort – through the female line of course, but always male. Until along comes a set of twins, male and female, where the male twin is identified by a Rabbi as being a Rasha in training and thus is set to learn how to fight and destroy the various Demons etc.

At the age of 20 all Initiates have their final ceremony and become fighters in the secret army (disguised as a Personal Protection company). Only a hiccup occurs. The female twin get the magic! Oops you might say as never before had there been a female Rasha (but then never had any females been tested so…).

The story of how our female Rasha learns her ‘trade’ and sasses all the Rabbis and other Demon Hunters makes for a fun and enjoyable romp. With a fair amount of eroticism as she is quite a lusty girl! Not to mention that she likes food and alcohol but her ‘work’ ensures that she stays fit and trim!

 

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Whose Daughter?

Lucifer’s Daughter Book Cover Lucifer’s Daughter
Lucifer’s Daughter
Eve Langlais
demons, devils, angels, romantic comedy
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 2 edition
(22 Oct. 2015)

It drives my dad nuts I’m such a goody two shoes, but the fact that I’m a virgin makes smoke pour from his ears. Literally. But not purposely. See, I’m determined to save myself for love, but daddy dear, more commonly known as Lucifer, just wants me to stop being an embarrassment. Maybe he’ll get his wish because I met a hunk in my bar. We’re talking serious sex on a stick—or so my sister Bambi likes to say. Could he be the one? He certainly melts my panties like marshmallows over the coals of Hell, but do I dare trust him? My last boyfriend thought he’d gain infamy by killing me. He’s infamous all right. Dad had him mounted on the wall surrounding his palace, his version of modern art titled, ‘Touch my baby girl and die’. Cute in a twisted way. But my love life isn’t the only thing bothering me. There’s someone threatening the denizens of Hell, and while my daddy says to not worry my pretty little head about it, I can’t help but get drawn into the fight because whoever is behind the attacks keeps coming after me. Bring it. I’m not afraid to protect myself because being a princess of Hell means that sometimes I have to grab a demon by the horns and slap it around a bit. It’s what keeps my ass looking great. Nothing in my life is ever simple, and I blame that on my dad, Lucifer. Assassination attempts, hellhounds, and a rebellion in Hell? A piece of cake compared to the turmoil in my heart. No one ever told me love would be the toughest battle of all.

A spin-off series from Welcome to Hell

Muriel is lovely, and the daughter of Lucifer, and to the extreme annoyance of Lucifer not up to erotic escapades unlike her half-sister Bambi. Bambi always wins Slut of the Year.

Yes, the competitions in Hell are somewhat different to those in Heaven – which is bland in comparison – according to Lucifer anyway.

Muriel is so not her half-sister, that at the age of 23 years old she is still a virgin.

This is a series of 4 books in which Muriel finds her mate(s); finds out who her mother is – rather surprising; has a daughter; and proves to be as lusty as her sister Bambi – if not more so! She finds that she needs sex – lots of it – very adult themes cued here, to fuel her magic. And Nefertiti, the Hell Sorceress, tells her – and her mate(s) how to do this and ramp up the experience so that she obtains maximum power.

All good – erotic – fun as always from Eve.

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Psychotic mate match?

A Demon and his Psycho Book Cover A Demon and his Psycho
Welcome to Hell #2
Eve Langlais
paranormal, humour, satire, romantic comedy
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Kindle

With a giggle and an outrageous mouth - perfect for things other than talking - Katie comes flying into Xaphan's life, upsetting centuries of self-inflicted misery. How can he stay true to the one he lost when a bubbly psycho, with mismatched eyes, keeps consuming his thoughts - and awakening his desire? So she was a tad bit nuts, Katie's insanity came in handy as the Devil's favorite problem solver. But killing's not on the menu when a dragon goes missing, and worse, Lucifer teams her up with Hell's grumpiest demon. Xaphan's rejection of her advances only makes her more determined to seduce him. And despite her violent reputation, a part of her is oddly tempted to let him live. Warning:This story centers around a grumpy demon holding on to an ancient vow and a perky psycho (with killer tendencies) who is determined to make him snap. There's cursing, melt-your-screen hotness, messed up religious tropes and snort out loud fun. If you already know you're going to Hell, then dive on in.

 

 

 

Fun!

They do love kill – both of them – and even have competitions to see can kill the most.

‘Natch these are demons who need killing but.

And any of the Damned who get involved and killed will just go back into the pit and be reborn as a new soul wiped clean of all sins, so not that bad maybe?

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Where can you go?

Bound by Hell Book Cover Bound by Hell
Mary Wiles Chronicles #2
Erin Bedford
paranormal, mythology, female sleuth
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Kindle

For a millennia Mary Wiles played the good guy. Stay on the path and all would be well. But now that she has long strayed from the path to heaven there is nothing stopping her from hunting down those who hurt her and her friends.

Now to save a fellow angel, Mary will have to break all the rules. Unfortunately, that means asking for help from a half-demon she had once called friend.

To find what was lost, Mary will have to help a demon lord cross over to the human plane. But the closer she gets to completing her task the deeper she gets entangled by their lies. Soon, Mary realizes that not even angels can stave off the fires of hell forever.

Are you truthful? Mary can find out.

So Mary is not only a fallen angel but in Hell they cut off her wings. She is now in a permanent quest to find her wings and also her old Captain, Ramiel, who she is convinced was also kidnapped by demons.

In the meantime, using her human form she needs to make a living as she is no longer welcome in Heaven – at least until she can get her wings back and then we shall see.

It turns out Mary is really good at exorcism and divining from people’s auras if they are good or bad and truthful or not. She has thus set up shop with a young assistant as sort of sleuth.

Not the most riveting of tales and as alternate universes go, not exciting.

 

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Hotter Fangs Indeed

Fashionably Fanged Book Cover Fashionably Fanged
Hot Damned #8
Robyn Peterman
romance, contemporary, supernatural, romantic comedy
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
(20 April 2017)

I have to trap the most evil, worst bad dude in existence without actually turning him to ash. So, what’s a Vampyre to do? For starters, enter an undead beauty pageant—in Oklahoma—where the hair is jacked and the contestants are busty and brainless.   My name is Venus. I’m a two-hundred-year old killing machine and I’m trading in my daggers and sword for a sparkly dress and an obscene swim suit. Tiny strips of Lycra are not my typical battle wear, but when in Oklahoma…   Armed with a fairly decent attitude, two debatably heterosexual insane old ladies, a woman I’d wanted to kill less than eight hours ago and the possible love of my undead life, I’m in over my head with this. Of course I have no clue what this is going to entail, but that’s never stopped me before.   I’m learning quickly nothing is as it seems—not my past and least of all my future. With the not-so-angelic Angels watching our every move and more butt glue, lipstick and hairspray than I knew existed, I’m gonna take my fate by the balls and twist. Hard.   In a race with death for the cursed life of the man I’m falling in love with, there’s no room for error. Especially when I can’t decide if I’d rather head butt him or jump his sexy bones.   Mixed up in a tangled trap of spotlights, sequins and seduction, I’m gunning for a crown and my happily ever after with the arrogant alpha-hole who makes me feel alive.   And the winner is… Hopefully me.

I do so hate to wait for the next instalment of Astrid’s family life and so this was on pre-order and worth the wait.

This book centres on Venus who is the Chief of the Royal Guards and also a member of the close royal circle.

Before she became a vampire she was a slave and since that happened over 200 years ago, she has become the most formidable fighter – her experience as a slave dictating this form of self-defence.

This book’s adventure begins because Gareth, one of the royal princes has been cursed and they need to find the vampire and the renegade angel who helped him. Venus is sent, along with Martha and Jane to enter a vampire beauty pageant…[duh]. Who knew vampires had such a thing?

And that Martha and Jane had also entered them when human!

Yes, Robyn Peterman’s strange sense of humour thinks of the most off the wall things.

And the fun begins.

I always love Robyn’s potty mouth as she calls it, although this book had fewer of her potty word combinations in it than previous ones.

A good romp and lots of fun poked at beauty pageants and the people who enter.

 

 

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