Welcome to my stop on this blog tour – this is a review post
Demon Hunt by Christine Ashworth
Tribred Gregor Caine decided long ago to deny his blood legacy, so he isn’t thrilled when paired with a full-blooded Fae to hunt the demons threatening to decimate Los Angeles. As they fight side by side, he finds she calls to both his Fae and his demon blood; a call he can’t resist.
Warrior Fae Serra Willows crossed into the Human Plane to help destroy the demons released from the Chaos Plane. Finding and shutting down the portal between worlds is more challenging than she expected…and Gregor and his world more seductive than she had ever imagined.
As the killings escalate, Gregor and Serra realize one of the most deadly demons from the Chaos Plane has marked Serra as his own. To save her, Gregor has to face his greatest fear—losing his humanity to the darkness in his blood. But in a race against time, that darkness could become his greatest strength. And he will kill to claim Serra’s love.
My Blurb (3 stars)
Action from the word, GO! The book opens with Serra crossing over into the Human Plane, meeting Gregor Caine, and fighting a demon. You, definitely, cannot complain about the lack of action or chemistry.
Serra, though fair in appearance, is a Warrior with some kick-ass power. She can bend the elements to her will and when she fights, it’s firebolts galore. I love the imagery of when she’s I battle-mode, you can just imagine her – a fair but lethal fae coming out of the mist, the wind blowing around her and her hair whipping about her face, firebolts shooting out of her hands and toasting all demons. Yeah! She absolutely rocks!
Gregor, however, is dark in complexion. In his 40s, he had for a long time rejected his Fae & demon ancestries, focusing instead on being a human with all the limitations. He can’t seem to resist being around Serra though but she brings out everything he’s buried deep inside…
“… Plus, you’re… I don’t know what you are. I can’t figure it out.” [Gregor]
“I am as you see me.”
“You are a deeper well, my Fae. The human eye cannot fathom the depths within you, nor can the human mind easily encompass them. Plus hello, you’re female, which just throws everything into confusion.”
I’ve got a couple of questions at the end though. Firstly, I’d have to tell you that I read this whilst suffering a cold and I know my brain isn’t functioning to its full capacity so I might have missed something. I didn’t exactly get the adolescent Fae bit nor how exactly did Serra ended up where she did. Dunno if anyone feels the same? If you can give me the answers, feel free to email me! 🙂
As I said, I was a bit under the weather but I still quite enjoyed the reading. I read this in one day (on the commute to work plus lunchtime with a bit of extra time in the evening), it was pretty quick read – entertaining with all the action & chemistry. A great way to distract me from my blocked nose ;p
Christine Ashworth is a native of Southern California. The daughter of a writer and a psych major, she fell asleep to the sound of her father’s Royal manual typewriter for years. In a very real way, being a writer is in her blood-her father sold his first novel before he turned forty; her brother sold his first book before he turned twenty-five.
At the tender age of seventeen, Christine fell in love with a man she met while dancing in a ballet company. She married the brilliant actor/dancer/painter/music man, and they now have two tall sons who are as scintillating as their parents, keeping the dinner conversation lively.
Christine’s two dogs rule the outside, defending her vegetable garden from the squirrels, while a polydactyl rescue cat holds court inside the house. Everything else is in a state of flux.
Christine will be awarding the winner’s choice of a $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour, so be sure to comment here and also at other stops.