samedi 6 avril 2013

Demon Hunting in Dixie (Demon Hunting1) by Lexi George

Hello to all,

 I wanted to give you this earlier but i've got a serious cold that made me get behind my schedule so before i go back to rest and fighting this nasty cold i want to share this with you.

To tell you the truth i thought about reviewing another book first but something happened... for those who know me they know i'm very and i mean very sensitive and emotionnal ( even worse when i'm sick) so when one of the little bird coming to eat at home didn't make it ( be it the cold, illness, heartattack  etc we will never know) i was devastated.. really i cried all morning , i didn't want to eat = total disaster. However, i had to read and since the main topic for this month will demons,  i though hey it can't be worse, demons means dark and i'm in a dark mood so i took a book, one that i really really couldn't wait any longer to start and.... i laughed... oh not just a little but really laughed during all the book. This book was simply perfect and it took my mind miles away from any negative waves.

 It's the reason i decided to share this one with you first because you perhaps need this little light too to make you smile while reading a really good story because it's so rare to get demon in a book and Humour mixed with romance.

So here comes Demon hunting in Dixie, first book of the demon hunting series, by Lexi George!

Happy reading and have fun!

Publisher: Brava
Publication: 2011
ISBN:  0758263090
Genre: paranormal romance, humour
Violence: strong

Language: mild
sex: mild+
Public: 18+
Source: bought

Short description from goodreads :

 A warrior, a demon, and the girl next door. . .

Looking For Trouble

Addy Corwin is a florist with an attitude. A bad attitude, or so her mama says, 'cause she's not looking for a man. Mama's wrong. Addy has looked. There's just not much to choose from in Hannah, her small Alabama hometown. Until Brand Dalvahni shows up, a supernaturally sexy, breathtakingly well-built hunk of a warrior from—well, not from around here, that's for sure. Mama thinks he might be European or maybe even a Yankee. Brand says he's from another dimension.

Addy couldn't care less where he's from. He's gorgeous. Serious muscles. Disturbing green eyes. Brand really gets her going. Too bad he's a whack job. Says he's come to rescue her from a demon. Puh-lease. But right after Brand shows up, strange things start to happen. Dogs talk and reanimated corpses stalk the quiet streets of Hannah. Her mortal enemy Meredith, otherwise known as the Death Starr, breaks out in a severe and inexplicable case of butt boils. Addy might not know what's going on, but she definitely wants a certain sexy demon hunter by her side when it all goes down. . .

My opinion:
          Fabulous! I didn’t laugh as much in a long time and never with a book about demons. Generally when you pick a book with demon it’s at least a little dark or filled with tension at least, yes there are demons with honour and a set of rules, not all “demons” are evil etc  but until now I’ve never encountered a book with them included  that made me laugh for more than 90% of the story , the 10% left were for the action, tension part and the romance when humour was low or no present but in a whole this book made me smile when i thought it impossible and when i started i couldn’t stop! Lexi George really managed to create a wonderful universe filled with action, romance and humour where everything has its place.

 In this universe, demons called “djegrali” as well as those who hunt them come from an alternate universe, they can jump in time and between worlds without difficulty. The hunters or “Dalvahni” are tripped of all emotions, their sole goal is to hunt the demons to imprison or destroy them. They have a huge (and i mean HUGE) appetite, some special powers like immortality, invisibility etc and to better accomplish their mission they do have some advantage like an understanding of all languages, special purse that deliver money of any kind at will and they can alter memories. One other good point is: they are terribly gorgeous.

Brand is one of those famous warriors and while pursuing some Djegralis in our world, in Alabama, he is put at a disadvantage in a combat when he is confronting several enemies. Addy, short for Adara, was walking her dog Dooley when her instinct told her something was wrong, trying to get back her dog after she flew she is confronted to a creature of nightmare until in a blinding light appears a man with a sword who start to fight… seeing others creatures she call out to him, helping as she can but the consequences are dire since she is hurt in the process.

Confronted to a choice, Brand decides to save his new ally however it’s something forbidden or at least no recommended since his has an impact on the human. Now, Addy can hear and understand her dog and when she gets angry strange things happens…. which start to happen a little to often as Brand and his fellow warrior Ansgard, who has the worst timing ever, are around.

Lexi George use the fact they are coming from another universe to play with the languages because if they understand it… it’s only the basics one and not all the idioms, sayings typical from the south and that gives some interesting and so funny scene. Add to that fact that Brand is chivalrous, polite, possessive alpha with a tendency to tell the truth to easily without prior knowledge of the privacy or the taboo of some topics and you get hilarious scenes. He is making Addy as furious as possible all while getting completely out of control suddenly overwhelmed by unknown feelings.
 The action is there, like I said Ansgard has a terrible timing that made me sorry for Addy and Brand, even more when he has such an icy attitude at first.

 We get the romance between Adara and Brand but despite all his rhetoric and rules the icy warrior isn’t immune to human charm either since he got easily transfixed by Evie, Evangeline, the best friend of Addy who has the particularity to see faeries. Because, as Addy will learn, her little town isn’t as boring and simple as it seems. Lot of demons and demons descendants are living there as well as humans with some magical power. The name of the town also means something for the Dalvahni even if we are still a little unsure of what at the moment.

Really this is a wonderful read if you need to relax a little, to smile but want action and romance this is the book for you. I can’t wait to have the other books in the series (without forgetting the novellas, it’s really to good to miss). I really recommend you to try it

Score:  5/5

Disclaimer: All opinions are my own and no compensation was received in exchange for this review


10 commentaires:

  1. Sounds like a lot of fun. Sometimes we just need to read something silly. Myself, I love to WRITE silly fiction. :-)

    1. i'm not sure i would qualify it of silly ... it's just too realistic the difference between the must be " a good lady must be quiet, polite etc" and what those" lady" are doing in real like cutting a man's part to show it to his mistress after his death ^^;;;

  2. Oh je n'ai pas encore tenté cette auteure mais je crois qu'il va falloir!

    1. oh oui tu ne le regrettera pas, et puisque l’héroïne explique les idiomes et expressions typique au héros, on les apprends aussi car elles sont vraiment typiques.

  3. So happy to see that you enjoyed Lexi's first book! This is a great series and author. You're going to love the next ones as well. (And YAY for another Alabama author!)

    1. thank you a lot for having made me discover her!

  4. Great review. This sounds like a great book.

    1. thank you, it's really a good one so if you can try it

  5. I hope you're feeling better Miki (I got hit with a horrible stomach bug and got behind too) and that the rest of your birdies are doing okay. I'm so sorry the little one didn't survive. It's so hard to see that.

    I've got this book at home and can't wait to read it now. I love a good laugh and it sounds like it was a lot of fun. Thanks for the review of it :)

    herding cats & burning soup

    1. i'm starting to be better thank you, i hiope you too. The rest of the birds are doing oki so far but it was a long winter for them too. i got the addition of two crws now ( that seem to let the smaller ones in peace so i don't mind them)

      Really you have to read this one^^ and you won't look at your pets the same way after meeting dooley^^