A Chip on Her Shoulder
Magical Romantic Comedies (with a body count)
R. J. Blain
Pen and Page Publishing
After a deal with loan sharks sours, Darlene's brother is permanently transformed into a chipmunk. Not one to accept impossibility as a good excuse for failure, she's determined to rescue her brother and secure revenge against those who'd poisoned him with grade-a transformatives.If she wants to perform a miracle, she'll need to join forces with a divine, but the man upstairs and his angels refuse to help.None of the other so-called benevolent divines are willing to help her, either.Running out of time and options, Darlene prepares to storm the gates of hell for her brother.She never expected to fall in love with the Devil.Warning: this novel contains a woman with a chip on her shoulder, humor, and one hell of a hero. Proceed with caution.
Note that the ‘chip’ is actually a chipmunk – aka her brother!
This story goes back to explain some of the characters we have already met in this series. In particular the Queen of Hell – Darlene – who is a snow leopard, and why the Devil, her husband, is fascinated with counting her spots.
We learn about their romance and how it happened and the role that HE played in it, along with the Devil’s brothers, Michael and Gabriel – yes, the Archangels.
It also explains just how Darlene got the Devil to say the really rude words of ‘Please’ and ‘Thank you’ [snigger snigger], which the Devil considers to be really filthy language alongside the word ‘Patience’.
As always in this series, we have some really funny episodes and snarky women who wrap their menfolk around their little fingers, or in Darlene’s case, her spots.