Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Demon Hunt Virtual Tour
by Christine Ashworth
Tribred Gregor Caine decided long ago to deny his blood legacy, so he isn’t thrilled when paired with a full-blooded Fae to hunt the demons threatening to decimate Los Angeles. As they fight side by side, he finds she calls to both his Fae and his demon blood; a call he can’t resist.
Warrior Fae Serra Willows crossed into the Human Plane to help destroy the demons released from the Chaos Plane. Finding and shutting down the portal between worlds is more challenging than she expected...and Gregor and his world more seductive than she had ever imagined.
As the killings escalate, Gregor and Serra realize one of the most deadly demons from the Chaos Plane has marked Serra as his own. To save her, Gregor has to face his greatest fear—losing his humanity to the darkness in his blood. But in a race against time, that darkness could become his greatest strength. And he will kill to claim Serra’s love.
“Excellent. Start in as soon as you can. Use what weapons you have. Stealth is good. Anonymity is better. If you can, burn the corpses. Most demons are highly flammable in this world and shouldn’t cause a problem.” Serra paced the room as they worked.
Gregor took over. “Remember if you get caught, you’re on your own. Call a member of your team and get someone to take your place. If you or any on your team gets hurt, go to Megan Cavanaugh. She’ll take care of you.”
They splintered off into groups. Maggie and Chandra made lists of who to talk to and how fast they could get a team together. The two Caines and Danny huddled in one corner, talking tactics.
Serra moved to the window. The ocean pulled at her, the rhythm and flow of it. Just like the rhythm and flow of the life that swirled in the room behind her. But out there in the world the blight continued, dark spots that resonated in her soul. The sickness infecting the land would surely infect her were it not contained soon.
This, after all, was why she’d demanded to come in Terrell’s place. If the humans didn’t crush the second Hjurlt and the darkness he represented, then it would fall to her to destroy that darkness, to take it inside her, just like Terrell had done. She knew better than to believe the second Hjurlt would be an easy kill. A death that mirrored her twin’s would at least be an honorable death.
What would you do if your twin was killed and you had to go to another plane and fight demons to try and avenge him? Not easy. Especially horrible because they smell and are rather cranky.
Serra lands in the middle of a bad situation when she hits Earth. Jogging on the beach brings her right into view of Gregor Caine and a demon that is hunting them. I liked the way the story unraveled and brought you right into the conflict. The attraction between them is smoking and I love a spicy read with some demon hunting!
Reading this book was a fun ride and as I am coming into it in the middle, I may have to go back and check out the first one so I can get a better grasp on the world building and the background on the characters. It was fine reading it on its own, but I think it would have been easier to fall into the story if I had read the first one prior to reading this one. Wonderful to know it is a series and there will be another one coming.
Plot wise, a battle between demons and the Fae is a great one and I love the sparks that fly between the characters. Dialogue and action are spot on and reflect the otherworldly tendencies of the players. The entire book was enjoyable and if you like a fantasy
* Smoldering love scenes-oh yes...
*Stinky demons that are totally cranky-yup.
*Sexy hero with attitude-*grin*
*Kick butt heroine who can take him-oh yeah!
Great book and I can't wait to read more by this author.
Christine Ashworth is a native of Southern California. The daughter of a writer and a psych major, she fell asleep to the sound of her father's Royal manual typewriter for years. In a very real way, being a writer is in her blood-her father sold his first novel before he turned forty; her brother sold his first book before he turned twenty-five.
At the tender age of seventeen, Christine fell in love with a man she met while dancing in a ballet company. She married the brilliant actor/dancer/painter/music man, and they now have two tall sons who are as scintillating as their parents, keeping the dinner conversation lively.
Christine's two dogs rule the outside, defending her vegetable garden from the squirrels, while a polydactyl rescue cat holds court inside the house. Everything else is in a state of flux.
You can find Christine here:
Website and Blog: http://christine-ashworth.com
Amazon Author page: http://www.amazon.com/Christine-Ashworth/e/B004WXK66O/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1338666193&sr=1-1