Tuesday 12 April 2011

Review: Demons are a girl's best friend - Linda Wisdom

Genre: Paranormal romance
Pages: 354
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca, April 1st 2011

Feisty witch Maggie enjoys her work as a paranormal law enforcement officer—that is, until she’s assigned to protect a teenager with major attitude and a sleazy boyfriend. A group of satanic Mayans priests has decided Courtney has a drop of divine blood in her—making her just the virgin sacrifice they need to release their God and rule the world.

To prevent this catastrophe, Maggie must team up with half fire demon Declan, the proprietor of Damnation Alley, an underground club and busy demon portal. Declan will be damned if he’ll allow his demon race to be blamed for the malicious acts of some evil Mayans. So he decides to seduce the sexy witch in an effort to discover what the law enforcement agency knows about the Mayan’s plans, but then things get more than a little hot, and Declan finds himself seriously entangled with the sexiest woman he’s ever met.

My thoughts:
Where to start, we have a witch and a demon, some crazy Mayans, and doom on the horizon. Ok back to the beginning. The book is about Maggie who is a witch and works for the Hellion Guards. They keep the supernaturals in check and sees to that no humans know that elves, gnomes, trolls, warlocks, or anything like that exists. She is kick-ass, 700 years old, and can take care of herself. She has attitude and I liked her. Not to mention that she has one awesome side-kick, a tattoo named Ella that can talk and walk around (talking about a spider here.) Ella brought humour to the book.

Then there is Declan whom she meets while investigating a case at his club. He is a firedemon, hot (yes literally), but he is also nice, and I fell at once. Gotta love a demon that is in touch with his human side. These two want each other at once, but since demons and other beings do not mix it's slow, and it builds up.

It's a nice world, where you can find a bunch of different supernaturals, and humans do not know about them. And in this one something dark is coming, Mayans wants blood sacrifices to bring forth some evil God called the Destroyer. Oh I like a good evil god now and again.

The side characters are fun, mostly Ella, cos she rocks, but the elf Sybil is nice and has a sense of humour, and then there is the teenager Maggie has to protect, and she was one cool kid.

Here and there people are mentioned, I did not mind but I did realize that they are from this other series she has written. For me it worked even though I didn't know them.

I ended up liking this book, I think it was all cos of Declan, he was just so hot and sweet. And like the title says, demons are a girl's best friend. The book has passion, ass-kicking, humour, and a good plot.

I enjoyed it

It would work if he wasn't there, he totally ruins it.

Review copy from the publisher,all thoughts are my own.


  1. Another good find. Witches and demons are just fab.

  2. I always enjoy a good side kick. Thanks for the great review and recommendation!

  3. I like the title of the book :D I haven't read any books with demons in them. Declan sounds interesting!

  4. Is this related to her other PNR books?

  5. Sounds like a fun book and Ella must be a great sidekick, if a little creepy crawly.

  6. I've never heard of this author but the way you describe this story it sure does sound good! Nice review, B! :)

  7. Ha! A good evil god? I like those too! Totally adds excitement!

    Okay. So do you mean she had a tattoo of a spider that walks and talks or that the spider is a tattoo?

    Huh? Now I'm confusing myself. LOL

    Sounds like a fun book. I don't think I've ever read about a 700 year old heroine. It's always the guys that get to live forever. Must check this one out.

  8. I have read other reviews about this book before, and it is already on my wishlist. Sounds like a fun read. A kick ass heroine and lots of humor are essential for me.

    And I agree with you on the cover. Whan an ugly man, he should not be there.

    Have you read other books by this author?

  9. Well, he is a demon. Isn't he there to ruin things? lol

    This one sounds like a good book for me. Right up my reading alley!

  10. I've seen this before but never read what it's about. Sounds good! Not fan of the cover but I like the blue on it.

  11. Vivienne
    They are a great mix indeed

    Cool sidekicks are the best and she sure had a funny and strange one

    Hihi, it is one funny title, and as for demons, then Declan is a nice one to start with

    From what I gathered some of the peeps mentioned..JAzz, are in that other series

    Oh she was creepy indeed, but fun and strange too :)

  12. Thanks Janna
    I only know that (before that is) that she had this PNR series with cute covers

    Now you confused me too ;)
    Ok she has a tattoo of a spider, but for some reason the tattoo can move, and talk, and sit in a web with her computer

    I know! Always the guys, but not this time,

    Psst, evil gods kick ass.

  13. Aurian
    He just looks all weird, and his head is all bleh, and in a funny angle. Totally ruined the pic I had of Declan
    Nope this was my first

    Lol, well not this guy, he is a good demon, so he ruins it all in vain

    The blue is nice, it's just the guy I have a prob with

  14. lol yeah the guy seems randomly placed on the cover. great review.

  15. I haven't read a paranormal for a while. This one sounds good!

  16. I couldn't get into this one...just wasn't for me :(

  17. Oh..you crack me up with your comment on the cover! hehehe!

    I have this to read for review too. We'll have to compare notes after I'm done. Nice review as always. Declan sounds yummy.

  18. This one actually sounds good. Nice review!

  19. I haven't read anything by this author, and usually I shy away from demons, but this sounds good. (and you're right about the cover, lol)

  20. Sounds like there is a lot to like in this one - witches, demons, Mayans, and a funny spider tattoo sidekick. And I like the title too :)

  21. I love the cover on this book. Sounds like one I will like so will have to look this one up.

  22. Carrie
    He is just..weird...

    A girl need a vampire, werewolf or demon now and again :)

    :( I saw someone else who struggled too. I was really scared it wouldn't work for me, but it just did. Then again I went in with really low expectations

    I hope you enjoy it. It seems people either like it, or struggle with it

  23. Thanks Julie
    It was all declan :D

    No demon loving for you :( How sad, they are fun beings..most of the time, lol

    You can say that again, but luckily there is never too much

    You do? Then yay :) Good that someone likes it

  24. You are right about Declan making this book..without him I think it would have been a dnf for me.

  25. Oh this is a new one for me and sounds like a really good read. :) I'm going to have to think on this one. :) Thanks!

  26. Yep...I want to read this one. I did download a free book of hers the other day on my Kindle. Look forward to reading it!

  27. This book was such fun. I'm glad yo liked it too. I really loved Elle, the spider. Too cute!

  28. Nice review hon! Im torn about this one, a lot of mixed reviews and I agree, the guy is really NOT necessary in this cover LOL

  29. Bucky
    He was awsome, and I am glad I read your less than happy review first, it made me try to like thsi book more :)

    Think about it :)

    I hope you like that dl :) I just love the cover on that one

    E was so fun, lol, I would love a book about her..if she was human that is ;)

    I know. People seem to like it, or barely get through it

  30. Sounds like a blast :)

    Btw, thank you so much for your kind words :)



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