Title: Demon Kissed A Demon Huntress Novel, book 2
Author: Karilyn Bentley
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Published by: The Wild Rose Press, Inc.
Published Date: February 17, 2016
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
A Demon Huntress Novel Series:
Gin Crawford, the world’s latest demon huntress, has no time to mourn her dead lover as she’s called in to determine why a demon attack occurred at the local medical school. And not just any demon, but the one demon that gives her demon-killing bracelet the shivers. A dead professor, a lab full of missing anthrax, and a demon who turns good people into minions complicate her life. Can Gin and her mentor Aidan Smythe solve the mystery of the missing anthrax and the identity of the demon before someone else dies?
My Thoughts: Written in first person, present tense, the writer links the reader to Gin and the Justitia, embodied in a bracelet, which join forces with both the mind and body of Gin. This reader thrills to Gin’s new life. Where will the past life of Justitia, or perhaps it’s more appropriate to say lives, take us as Gin discovers the duties and responsibilities of her new world. You’ve got to laugh at how Gin seems to cope with all the changes in her life with her flippant mind and sassy tongue!
I get I’m supposed to kill demons and minions in this new gig. Ridding the word of evil makes me feel like a superhero. Most of the time. But the thought of meeting with Samantha and Smythe’s father, David, an agency bigwig, tenses a muscle between my brows.
The Justitia fight with Gin to kill demons and minions, by adding a sword to the back of Gin’s hand, ready to kill minions. Demons are much harder to kill, but Gin is expected to kill those two. There is one demon that Justitia is scared of and one she seems to be friends with. It’s almost like Gin has gained a new conscious, as Justitia settles more and more into Gin’s nerves and physical body.
I’m too fascinated with the incoming demon to pay attention to the huddle of brown suits, but Smythe mumbles something to them about it being cooler in the hall. The black blog of demon energy grows into a pulsing tumor of death by the time the detectives leave the lab. My Justitia longs to join them, which is not exactly confidence inspiring.
Who the hell was this creature to cause a demon-fighting bracelet to tuck tail and hide?
Heat and the stench of sulfur explode into the room as the demon crawls through the red gash in the air, landing on the ground in a crouch. A wave of malice coats the air inducing a strong urge to flee.
The hair on my arms stands straight. Sweat drops down my back, beading my spinal column in the cylinder of ice. I want to run yet am frozen to the ground, prey caught in the open.
Just typing these words, sets my heart pounding. Aren’t the author’s descriptive detail of the scene providing all the rush you need to continue reading? I simply love the way she expresses Gin’s feelings, her surroundings and the power of fear which descends upon us.
I was caught up in this snarky, sass-mouthed heroine’s life, having been rather routine, to living a life she couldn’t possibly have imagined. Aidan Smythe, protector of ‘her kind’ had a self-esteem problem which made him an ‘iffy’ kind of guardian. Who needs that when you’re fighting demons?
It didn’t help Gin when Aidan touched her, she zinged with electricity—her body ready to do anything to curl around his strong physic. Gin fought this just as hard as she fights demons. And what is this thing with the demon who kissed her? He keeps coming back telling her the only thing to fear, is fear itself? Why is she drawn to him? Why does she want to run the other way? Such mixed feelings, keep the reader as jumpy as she is.
If you are into snarky humor with paranormal settings, this series is a must. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed joining forces with Gin, Justitia, and Aidan.