Thursday 2 June 2011

Review: Demons Prefer Blondes - Sydney Ayers

Series: Demons unleashed 1
Genre: Paranormal romance
Pages: 391
Published: June 1st 2011 Sourcebooks Casablanca

When beautiful half-succubus Lucy Gregory's antique chest unleashes a Pandora's box of demonic activity in a suburban beauty salon, brooding demon Rafe arrives to run damage control. He's darkly sexy and everything she's avoided-icy and reserved-but that only adds to his mysterious appeal. Being a demon, he knows he should be able to resist Lucy's charms, but his resistance is slipping at the worst moment. And Lucy has no idea of the power she possesses.

My thoughts:
When the book starts we do not know that Lucy is a succubus. Nope she owns a beauty salon. She is single, she has good friends and one of them has just brought a strange box to her. Let the fun begin. This is where the demons step in and they are not your usual kind of demons. There are the wicked evil ones and then there are those blessed by angels and they actually fight for good. That was different.

Lucy was fun and she could hold her own, quite the tongue on her. Her two employees are fun, cheeky devils. Her best friend is interesting (and getting the next book), the chimp that shows up was fun (yes I said chimp, it was an imp as a chimp). And I am not forgetting the hero, Rafe, a demon sent to get the box back. He is one of the good guys and he is slowly falling for her. The guy has some issues, mostly since he wants to save her sister and since he does not want to get involved with anyone. There you have it, a great cast of characters.

The story is about the chest since the bad guys want it, but it is also about Lucy finding out what she truly is (while having a hot fling with a handsome demon).

But the thing I liked best (well not counting the fun characters) was the humour in the book. Even if it looked really bad Lucy still had funny remarks. Perhaps a survival instinct but it was fun.

This was a light paranormal with humour sprinkled on top. It was a quick read.



Source: Publisher


  1. My luck - I am not blonde ;D. Plenty of humour? It might save even a PNR!

  2. @Ana
    LOL! And here I was thinking that I was unlucky cos I am not blonde. Ok darkblonde perhaps but then we all have light hair up north :)

  3. Funny title! :D
    Demons blessed by angels?! That's new! I always see them as being evil and wicked.

  4. I love a good, strong cast of characters in a romance. It's fun to get to experience other people instead of just the hero and heroine!

  5. I'm non-blonds as well so I guess I have to stick with the shifters and mages in stead of demons! ;)

  6. Nice review Blodeuedd, and you have again made my wishlist longer! I love a fun read, so this one is definately for me.

  7. Chimp? You have definitely sparked my curiosity here.

    Sadly, I'm not blond either... or a succubus.

  8. You liked it! Yippee! I loved the part where she wonders why the Santa is going commando. Too funny. I agree with you that the humor was the best part of the book. :)

  9. These are the kinds of paranormal romances I like. This sounds really good.

  10. An imp as a chimp? LOL. This book sounds like a wild ride!

    Re: The title - I swear, the majority of books I've read lately have blonde heroines. What's up with that? *g*

  11. @Misha
    Very new. Being bad is not that fun in the end ;) And they still had this wicked vibe over them and did wicked things too

    True, sure they are the main couple but I need my side characters too

    Hihi, you know what, I will take shifters too ;)

  12. @Aurian
    I am bad, yes I know. Then who am I to talk, you all have made my wishlist explode ;)

    I am, dunno. We all have such light color here. When I was little I knew 2 peeps with black hair..yup 2, lol

    Lol, oh that was fun. But I just fell more and more for the chimp. Of course we did share the same taste in movies

  13. @Darlene
    I am glad you like the sound of it

    Hihi yes an imp as a chimp.
    Many blondes lately, I agree, dunno what's up with that

  14. An imp as a chimp. ROFL

    Hey, what is wrong with brunettes??? ;) This sounds like a fun book. You know I'd hate it. ;) lol

  15. Darn. My hair's turned more red than blonde.

  16. Sound like a good one and that's a great cover, too.

  17. He he. Sounds like a fun read. I have to say I chuckled at the title. :) I think I like that. thank you for the review!

  18. I enjoy light and funny!! Sounds like a good read!

  19. If there is a chimp in this book then it must be quite **cheeky** indeed.

  20. Out of all the paranormal books I've read I've not yet read one with a succubus as the main character.

  21. @Melissa
    I know, those silly demons, all over blondes only

    Sadly no demons for you then

    Is does look kind of nice :)

    I must be in a very good mood this month

  22. @Melissa
    I do like fun titles too :D You know when looking for it on amazon I came across Dragons prefer blondes, lol

    Light and easy is the best thing for the summer

    Lol, it was a weird and fun book indeed

    it was my second, I hope to read a third now in June :)

  23. Hmmm...demons wouldnt like me here.
    this sounds like a cute read.

  24. @naida
    I think they would tolerate (barely) me since I am not blonde, but not a brunette either ;)

  25. I love the cover and everyone who has read it has seemed to enjoy it...maybe I really should give this one a try.

  26. @Deanna
    You are getting one big wishlist after this visit ;)



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