Welcome to The Bookish Babe's stop on the Demon at My Door Blog Tour. The tour is being hosted by Shh Moms Reading. My stop includes a review and giveaway!
Genre: New Adult Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Michelle A. Valentine Books
Publication Date: 2/12/13
Source: Received from author for review.
Gothic outcast Natalie Sugarman bartered her soul for her dying mother’s life sixteen years ago to a boy demon that could stop time. Now, days before her twenty-first birthday, the lifelines on her palms are slowly vanishing, and she knows it’s just a matter of time before Satan’s little helper collects.
Natalie's tried numerous times to kill the demon and regain control of her soul’s destiny, but she always falls short. When she decides to try and gain the element of surprise for her next attempt, Natalie seeks answers about his location from a freaky, glowing-eyed fortuneteller. Creeped out by the psychic’s methods, she bolts from the reading and misses the warning that the demon who stole her soul is always closer than she thinks.
After some strange incidents with her new boyfriend, including a hot, levitating sex session, she realizes he’s the grown-up version of her little nightmare and he’s returned to collect on their deal. Natalie must figure out how to win her soul back from the demon before her lifeline completely disappears and she becomes his forever—even if that means making a deal to damn three other souls to take her place.
*Demon At My Door is a New Adult Paranormal Romance with very mature scenes*
I am a huge fan of Michelle Valentine's Contemporary Romance books, so I was definitely intrigued when I learned she had written a Paranormal Romance. Demon at My Door was fun and intriguing.
Paranormal books are always a bit iffy with me, so I usually begin them cautiously optimistic. But Demon was a win for me from the beginning, and that held true throughout the story. I generally like stories about demons and demon hunters, but I'd never read one quite like this. I loved the mystery, with Natalie trying to find a way to evade the demon who will soon take her soul. Can she kill him? Can she outsmart him and gain her soul back in the process? I loved the darkness of the story, that the tone wasn't too dark, but that it was appropriate for the story and didn't try to make light of Natalie's situation, and come off as "cutesy".
I liked Natalie, who was tough girl, without being hard to connect with. She was smart and engaging, easy to root for. She got into her situation by being selfless, but will do almost anything to get her soul back. As for the two guys in Natalie's life, Stewart and Rick, there is only one obvious choice as the winner, and that is Rick. I loved the childhood connection she had with Stew, but he was such a jerk! Now, I won't say he doesn't have his reasons, and I do feel sorry for him, but still, not good boyfriend material. As for Rick, HOT! I loved him from the moment he appeared in Natalie's life. Sexy, tough, mysterious guy with sexy hair and tattoos? YES, PLEASE. And best of all, Rick seems to really care for Natalie. Now obviously, the romantic aspects of the story do not go smoothly, and Natalie is pulled by both guys, but I loved it.
I want to mention the cover: It's really perfect for Demon at My Door. The darkness of it is spot-on for the story, and the cover models look exactly how I picture Natalie and Rick.
With dangerous demons and a smart and endearing heroine, Demon at My Door is a story that will appeal to Paranormal Romance lovers.
He pulls back, and I stare into his charcoal-grey eyes. "Because I care about you, Natalie. And even though you picked that asshole Stewart Masterson over me, I'm still glad you're my friend."
He bites his bottom lip as it starts to tremble and takes in a jagged breath. He looks heartbroken, like I've crushed him. "You're right. I deserve eternal torture for what I did to you. I had no right to take you like I did. It was selfish. Being a demon means we lose the resistance against doing the wrong thing. We just go after what we want. It's not like there are consequences for our actions anymore. We're already damned to hell. It can't get any worse than that. I knew it was wrong, but when I saw you, I knew it was you. My actions, they're unforgiveable, I know that. I have to explain myself to you. You have to know why I did it. You're the only thing in this world I care about." ~eARC, 67%
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New York Times and USA Today Best Selling author Michelle A. Valentine is a Central Ohio nurse turned author of erotic and New Adult romance of novels. Her love of hard-rock music, tattoos and sexy musicians inspires her sexy novels.
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