Sunday, March 10, 2013

BLOG TOUR: REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY ~ DEMON AT MY DOOR by MICHELLE A. VALENTINE



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
Format: eARC
Pages: 203
Source: Received from author for review.
Demon At My DoorGothic 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.


Favorite Quote:

  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." 
~eARC, 25%


  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%



GIVEAWAY
One entrant will win an ecopy of Demon at My Door, courtesy of the author.
Must be 17+ years of age to enter. Open Intl.


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About the author:
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.


Connect with Michelle at:
Website  |  Twitter  |  Facebook  |  GoodReads


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28 comments:

  1. Thehee, I don't know why, but that girl on the cover reminds me of Nicole Scherzinger. LOL. I'm not that big of a fan of paranormal adult books, but a paranormal NA book? Count me intrigued! A tough, not hard to break and easy to connect with protagonist with a sexy tattooed love interest! Yay!! I love the sound of this and if you liked it that much, I'm positive I'll love it, too:)

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  2. I'm looking forward to reading this one at some point. I love Michelle's writing.

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  3. I like the sound of this Rick guy! This sounds like exactly my kind of book. Great review!

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  4. Loved the review, makes me want to read it even more now :)

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  5. Great review can't wait to read it!!

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  6. Awesome review!! Can't wait to meet Rick!!

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  7. Natalie being strong, engaging and easy to relate to sounds like a win. Glad you enjoyed.

    Brandi @ Blkosiner’s Book Blog

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  8. Ooh I like the cover for this one. It sounds like it has a lot going for it inside too, great characters and some hotness, great to know. Fabulous review, as always, Andrea! Happy that you liked it so much!

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  9. I have herd so much buzz on this book that i am so curious! Definately on my TBR list!

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  10. I liked this one as well, and I'm looking forward to reading Michelle's Rock series. Oh, I also like the cover, and I saw that Michelle has another cover of Demon with better lettering on her page, here--

    >http://www.michelleavalentine.blogspot.com/p/books.html

    I think I may like that one a little more. Great review!

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  11. The cover for this is really awesome!! It sounds like a fantastic book too. The characters sound really great. I like that Natalie is tough, but easy to connect with. Those quotes are great too. Awesome review as always hon!!

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  12. Sounds fantastic! Thanks for sharing!

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  13. I am glad you liked this book. It sounds really good. Great review!

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  14. I enjoyed your review and am looking forward to reading this one, it sounds really good. Thanks!

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  15. Dayum! Love cover and the story sounds HOT!!!

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  16. Good review. I need to give this a go :)

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  17. Natalie sounds like my kind of heroine! And Rick sounds like he might be my next book boyfriend! ;) Besides, how can you root for a guy named Stew?!? LOL!

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  18. Great review Andrea and I love my paranormal a little dark and gritty. You have me curious about her contemporary romances too, since I have recently begun enjoying them. Thanks for the chance to win this :)

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  19. Can't wait to read this. Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

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  20. This sounds great! I can't wait to read it!

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  21. I have never read any paranormal romance but I do like the sounds of this book

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  22. I wondered about this one after I read Rock The Heart. If you liked it and it's paranormal then there's a good chance I would. Thanks for the review.

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  23. A fascinating idea for a story. This is going to be an interesting read.

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  24. Love Michelle's books so am excited to read this one! Great giveaway!

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  25. The cover grabbed my attention; the blurb made me add it to the TBR list. Heather

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  26. I'm hooked!! Because of it's summary, your review & favorite quotes and that muy caliente cover I've added Demon at My Door to my reading pile =)

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  27. I can't wait to read this! It sounds like it's pretty unique :)

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