Thursday, March 21, 2013

The Demon's Daughter by Paula Altenburg + Featured Freebie

The Demon's Daughter (Demon Outlaws, #1)Hunter is the only man capable of killing the demons that left theworld in ruins. But when he’s hired by a notorious priestess to bring a thief to justice, the Demon Slayer gets more than he bargains for.

Airie was raised in an abandoned temple as a priestess’s daughter, having no idea of her true origins. In a time when any half-breed spawn of a demon is despised by mortal and immortal alike, not knowing the truth is the only thing keeping her safe.

Forced to flee her home in the wake of disaster and discovery of who she is, Airie must place her trust in a man who believes she should never have been born. And when a demon uprising threatens lives he has sworn to protect, Hunter has to make a choice: abandon Airie to an uncertain fate, or overcome his own personal demons and love her for who she truly is.

My Rating: 3/5

The Demon's Daughter was a great read. With elements of paranormal creatures and romance, this book is nice read.

Airie was a wonderful character. She showed a lot of strength in dealing with everything-from finding out her true parentage to facing her father. And she was the kind of person who would stop and take in a starving little boy despite the difficulty in caring for him. I found her to be very likable.

Hunter was somewhat of an enigma. I took until the last quarter of the book before I truly figured him out. He was fine, though not the best hero I've seen in a romance book. But, I liked him.

The problem with this book is that it was rather lackluster. It wasn't bad, nor was it particularly good. It was just okay. Everything about it was just okay. And that made it somewhat forgettable and uninteresting. 

I don't want to make it sound like I disliked the book, but I can't say that I loved it either. It was very average. Not bad-just not very good.

If you want to give this book a try-it had its good elements. It just didn't work for me.

*Thanks to Netgalley and Entangled Publishing for a copy!
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Lovely ShadowsJessa Grace's quiet small-town life is shaken when the ghost of Aidan Summers begins following her. Killed in a fiery car crash, Aidan isn't convinced his death was an accident: He believes he was murdered. Because she is the only one who can see him, Jessa agrees to help him find his killer if it means he can rest in peace and she can get her life back.With the help of her best friend Billie Adams, Jessa and Aidan begin unraveling the mystery surrounding his death. Jessa soon realizes that so much more than Aidan's soul is at stake: her heart, and possibly her life, are on the line, complicating her otherwise perfect relationship with her boyfriend Levi Moore.
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Lady Penelope Hale has had a run of bad luck when it comes to romance. Discouraged and ready to give up on love altogether, Penelope follows the urging of her cousins and endeavors to give the man of her dreams—the devastating Duke of Havenward—a gypsy love potion. All goes awry, however, when the unthinkable happens and the wrong man, Lord John Breckenridge, drinks the potion by mistake. Horrified when the unpleasant Lord John begins courting her, Penelope and her cousins strive to find a reversal for the love potion. Despite their best efforts, John remains persistent in his pursuit, and Penelope finds herself surprisingly drawn to the brooding man. Before love can blossom, however, a crushing secret comes to light, driving a wedge through the newly formed bonds.

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