Even Demons Get The Blues
By Maree Anderson
When Demons fall in love, there’s Hell to pay.
Rezon was the Demon King’s lieutenant for four thousand years but even the most badass Demon in Hell gets jaded, so Rez joined the Beguilers. Only trouble is now he’s been beguiled by Leisa, a tormented human woman who’s captured his heart.
When Leisa picks up one loser too many, Rezon’s provoked into whisking her off to his lair to show her what a real man—uh, make that Demon!—can do for her. But Leisa’s been tagged by a Destroyer and her soul is forfeit, so when she inadvertently shatters Rez’s defenses and bonds with him there’ll be Hell to pay.
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[…] Death, demons and unexpected happenings make up this delightful romantic comedy. Enter into a world where there is a quota to get souls, legions with different duties, several types of demons and behind the scene maneuvers. They may look human but they’re not.
Most of the characters may have been demons but they each had their own personalities and specialties. Quick descriptions of each character gave you immediate insight into their qualities and whether they were good guys, bad guys or somewhere in between. There were no set this is what demons do, each demon was unique. Leisa came across as a lovable but troubled human. The King was trying to be as good a friend as a demon could be to Rezon but he still had to cover his butt too! Rezon is an old and powerful demon who is feeling things that he never had in his long life. Even the secondary characters come across as likable and interesting.
I really loved this story. It was packed full of sex, sin, twists and turns, The humor that was found frequently gave a very lighthearted feel to this story. The characters were well written and the ending a surprise. I just wanted to keep reading and wished this story would keep going. I can’t wait to see where book 2 goes!
Read the full review from Terri at NIGHTOWL REVIEWS
Who would have thought a bad ass demon could fall in love, let alone get the blues? Evidently, Maree Anderson! […] I was immediately skeptical but as the story unfolded, I found myself rooting for Rez to beat the odds and be able to claim Leisa. […] Along with the wonderful hero and heroine, I found myself wanting to know more about Asmodeus, the King of Demons. Ms. Anderson’s creation of this demon king has me hoping she’s going to give him his own book. Maybe if I beg? I definitely look forward to reading and reviewing the next book in this new series by Ms. Anderson. Especially if I get to see more of the yummy Asmodeus.
Read the full review by Dakota at BLACKRAVEN’S REVIEWS
[…] Unique and witty, Even Demons Get the Blues is devious entertainment. Rezon and Asmodeus are deliciously dark and memorable while it takes some time to warm up to Leisa, mainly because readers don’t know why she’s suffering for quite awhile. It’s the guys who make Even Demons Get the Blues so much fun with their wily banter. Even Demons Get the Blues is an original, sensual page turner.
Read the full review by Lisa at JOYFULLY REVIEWED
[…] Anderson drew me into her well-written tale, and even within the confines of novella length, she created vivid characters that I came to care about. I would have liked a bit more soul-searching from both Rez and Leisa in the last half of the book, but it definitely worked as is. Also, kudos to Anderson for neatly balancing the steam-to-story ratio and not overwhelming either with the other!
If you enjoy fast-paced, clever, and steamy paranormal romance, I think that you’ll enjoy Even Demons Get the Blues as much as I did. I’m definitely looking forward to reading more from Maree Anderson!
Read the full review by Chris at FANG-TASTIC BOOKS
Nicely written paranormal novella about a demon who falls for a human. […] Paranormal books are so fun to read, especially when there are so many imaginative authors like Maree Anderson writing them. This book gives readers a chance to step out of the box and into the world of Demons. Not bad for an afternoon of entertainment.
Read the full review by Roni at ROMANCE BOOK SCENE
[…] Even though she changed bed partners like I change razors, Leisa was a likable character with whom I instantly connected. She’s faced with some pretty hard truths and is forced to accept the fact that in a few days, she may be burning in Hell. Instead of cowering or moping, she tackles the problem head on and does what she has to in order to save her hide. […] Even Demons Get the Blues by Maree Anderson was an adorable love story full of squishy demons and snarky humans that I give 3.5 tombstones. […] I highly recommend this story if you’re looking for something light and sexy.
Read the full review by Jackie at BITTEN BY BOOKS
I thoroughly enjoyed this novella from Red Sage Publishing by a debut New Zealand writer.
[…] Maree’s writing is smooth and her dialogue believable, I often found myself with a smile on my face. The characters are convincing and sympathetic.
[…] To be honest erotic romances are not my usual fare but Maree never loses sight of the story – I really wanted to know how it ended and how the characters resolved their problems.
Read the full review from Louise at Louise Writes
“The RJ Book Club is 2,500 members strong and made up of readers and authors that come to us from all over the net. Many of our members belong to romance communities, blogs and review sites. We asked our book club members to share with us a debut Author title that they read this year that rocked.
[…] Your title, Even Demons Get The Blues by Maree Anderson, was picked by our readers’ group.”
Romance Junkies Blog, 14th July 2009
“I literally just finished reading Even Demons Get the Blues and had to tell you that I loved it! Rez is a completely delicious hero, and I loved how Leisa found her backbone and then some. You also created some great secondary characters, and I really enjoyed the humor and banter. It was a great mix and a great read!”
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