Monday, August 8, 2011

The ‘IT’ Factor – Debut Author Lexi George

Demon Hunting in Dixie
Kensington Brava
May 2011

Book Blurb:

A warrior, a demon, and the girl next door…

Looking For Trouble

Addy Corwin is a florist with an attitude. A bad attitude, or so her mama says, ‘cause she’s not looking for a man. Mama’s wrong. Addy has looked. There’s just not much to choose from in Hannah, her small Alabama hometown. Until Brand Dalvahni shows up, a supernaturally sexy, breathtakingly well-built hunk of a warrior from—well, not from around here, that’s for sure. Mama thinks he might be European or maybe even a Yankee. Brand says he’s from another dimension.

Addy couldn’t care less where he’s from. He’s gorgeous. Serious muscles. Disturbing green eyes. Brand really gets her going. Too bad he’s a whack job. Says he’s come to rescue her from a demon. Puh-lease. But right after Brand shows up, strange things start to happen. Dogs talk and reanimated corpses stalk the quite streets of Hannah. Her mortal enemy Meredith, otherwise known as the Death Starr, breaks out in a severe and inexplicable case of butt boils. Addy might not know what’s going on, but she definitely wants a certain sexy demon hunter by her side when it all goes down…


The Humor:
This book is, in four words, He Larr E Us! I laughed the whole way through. I’m a southern gal born and raised, and some of the characters in this book could be long lost relatives of mine. George has a voice for humor and it shines through on every page. There may have been a few instances where it appeared she was trying too hard but they were few and far between. Prepare yourselves for the knock down, drag out fight between Shirley and Bessie Mae at Shirley’s husband’s funeral. It’s a laugh out loud riot. And Dooley the talking dog is a hoot.

The Romantic Relationship:
The attraction between Addy and Brand is intense and immediate. The physical comes first and the emotions follow, surprising them both. It’s very natural and well paced. The sex scenes are steamy without being overly graphic. There are several secondary romances going on and seeing Addy’s best friend Evie blossom when the studly Ansgar (Brand’s fellow warrior) turns his attentions on her is both sweet and a perfect set up for the next book.

The Demons:
If I can find fault anywhere with this book, it’s that the demons show up in the beginning to terrorize Addy and the townsfolk and then pretty much disappear only to reappear at the end. I wish there had been a little more conflict/interaction between the demon hunters and the demons. Instead, Addy and Brand are mostly bidding their time (the fun way), waiting until the demons show themselves again. But this was a very minor complaint compared to the rest of this awesome book.

The ‘IT’ Factor:
No doubt about it, the humor sold this book. I bet George had a blast writing it. DEMON HUNTING is light and fun. If you’re looking for a LOL read with some steam mixed in, this book is it!

2 comments:

  1. I've had my eye on that one for awhile now :). Thanks for the report!

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  2. Oh, this one sounds interesting. Thanks for sharing.

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