Why Demons Make Great Boyfriends!

Shadowfae coverShe’s here at last: I’m thrilled to introduce my guest blogger, Erica Hayes!

Erica is the author of the recently released Shadowfae, which is already garnering great reviews and praise for her writing style.

Here’s the blurb for SHADOWFAE:

Steal souls.
Live in hell.
Never die.

In a city infested with psychotic fairies and run by sadistic vampire mafiosi, life as a soul-sucking succubus rarely involves lacy lingerie, hot guys or great sex.

Enslaved by a demon lord, Jade must spend her nights seducing vampire gangsters and shapeshifting thugs. After two hundred years as a succubus, she burns for freedom and longs to escape her brutal life as a trophy girl for hell’s minions.

Then, she meets Rajah, an incubus who touches her heart and intoxicates her senses. Rajah shares the same bleak fate as she, and yearns just as desperately for freedom. But the only way for Jade to break her bonds is to betray Rajah—and doom the only man she’s ever loved to a lifetime in hell.

And if, like me, you’re still waiting for your copy of Shadowfae to arrive (how long does it take to post me a damn book??? I’m dying from anticipation, here!) then don’t despair — hop on over to Erica’s website and download the short story Hellcursed, a free prequel to Shadowfae. What are you waiting for? Go on! You know you want to. And did I mention it was free?

Erica’s blog topic today is: Why demons make great boyfriends! So read on and find out whether you need to trade up…. or whether your current squeeze is so damned fabulous that he might well be a demon in disguise ;-)

Oh, and don’t forget to check out the questions at the end of her post. Please feel free to leave a comment — we’d love to know your answers!






By Erica Hayes

Hi everyone, and thanks to Maree for inviting me as a guest today. I’m thrilled to be here!

Reading Maree’s scorchin’ hot demon story (Rez! oyy!) got me thinking about demons as heroes, and why they’re so melt-worthy.

Kane, the demon lord from my book Shadowfae, is rich, powerful and gorgeous, all the things a good hero should be. He’s vulnerable and a little clueless – what man isn’t, when you get beneath the surface? – and has this tiny sad streak that just makes me want to give him a big hug. But he’s also dangerous – he can beguile you with one flutter of his golden lashes, and send your soul screaming to hell before you can say oh, god, more!

Kane started as a secondary character, but he’s just so much fun to write that he tends to take over. Needless to say, the chances of him not getting his own story at some stage are slimming by the day :)

So what makes demons so attractive? Apart from the fact they’re gorgeous, witty and great in bed? I believe I’ve narrowed it down to a few key points:

1. No nasty surprises.

Imagine your first speed-date.

“Hi, I’m Lucifer, and I’m a Pisces.”
“Nice to meet you, Luke. So, what do you do for a living?
“I’m a demon. Actually, I’m the devil. Can I get you a drink?”

See what I mean? You’re talking about a dude from hell whose job it is to suck you down into the lake of fire so you’ll burn for eternity, and jab you in the butt with a salted pitchfork while you’re screaming. Once that’s out there, you can be pretty confident that’s the worst thing about him. Things can only go uphill from here.

2. They’re trained to please.

Demons are masters of temptation. They’re trained to seduce mortals with every word, glance and touch. This means he knows exactly what you want, when you want it and how hard. And, his generosity knows no bounds – because he’s got sales targets just like everyone else. Things are tough in hell, what with the financial crisis, and seducing souls is a cutthroat business. If he doesn’t get you, he’ll get it from his boss. And no one wants that. So you can be sure your every whim will be catered for.

3. They’re fabulous liars.

See above: he’s desperate to please you. Flattery is his game. He knows the correct answers to ‘Does my butt look big in this?’ and ‘Do you think she’s prettier than me?’ and ‘If I died, would you get another girlfriend?’. And he can deliver the bullsh*t with perfect sincerity.

So you tell me: what would be great about dating a demon?

And which demon would you choose for your fantasy guy? Pride? Envy? Gluttony? Lust? Sloth might not be so bad, if it meant the two of you could spend all day in bed…

So whaddaya reckon?




You can find out more about Shadowfae and the next book in the Shadowfae Chronicles, Shadowglass, by visiting Erica’s website or check out Erica’s highly entertaining blog.

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6 Responses to “Why Demons Make Great Boyfriends!”

  1. Great key points! I’m afraid I’m just now getting into demons. Had a wee bit of trouble with the horns the first go round. But for the reasons you stated, I’m thinking I’ll be picking up a few more demons, I mean, books, next time I’m at the store or shopping with the iPhone. And yes, sounds like Kane needs his own book!

  2. Hey Maree and Erica!!

    LOL Erica, you come up with the most interesting posts and questions. Hmmm… I supposed one would never freeze in a snow storm if you were dating a demon. As for which one, maybe we can change on a daily basis ;) that’s a bit of gluttony right there right :D

    • Maree says:

      She’s amazing, isn’t she? And oh yeah: gluttony… with the added bonus of a little demonic magic so we didn’t put on any weight or break out after gorging on chocolate. Heaven! Or perhaps a heavenly Hell, LOL.

  3. Carly Carson says:

    I figure if you’re going to go to the devil, you might as well take lust along! Funny post and the book looks great.

  4. Renee Jaramillo says:

    I just got my copy of Shadowfae. It’s cover is beautiful and so far I am completely hooked!

    Thanks for the post Maree and best of luck on Shadowfae Erica!!

    • Yeah, I just got my copy yesterday — finally! And it’s gorgeous — cover gods were def smiling on our Erica! Only trouble is, I have to finish the book I’m currently reading before I dive in to Shadowfae…. speed reading, anyone?