Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Review & Contest: BLOOD OF THE DEMON by Rosalie Lario


If you’re a fan of the Black Dagger Brotherhood (true?), you’ll want to check out this first about a quartet of half-demon brothers trying to protect the human realm from their own kind. It’s got a softer tone than the BDB, the brothers not quite as edgy and out there, but it’s still a hot paranormal romance for a hot summer month.

THE OFFICIAL BLURB: Keegan lives to exact revenge on the evil demon who sired and abused him. When his father devises a plan to bring on the apocalypse, he and his three half-brothers, interdimensional bounty hunters for the Elden Council, are charged with capturing and delivering their father for punishment. Art gallery owner Brynn Meyers has no idea that her ability to read memories embedded in objects and drain people of their life force means she has demon ancestry. Unfortunately for Brynn, she’s also the key to raising an ancient zombie army, which puts her on every demon’s Most Wanted List. And no one wants her more than Keegan’s father. Keegan must protect Brynn from his father by any means necessary, but he’ll have to learn to harness the other half of his genetics—the far deadlier, uncontrollable half—when he starts to fall for the one woman standing between him and the vengeance he so desperately seeks. The one woman he’ll never be able to resist.

MY THOUGHTS: You hear me, true? I’m a sucker for a bunch of snarky alpha-male brothers, and these guys are both hot and hilarious. Each of the guys shares a demon father but have different species of mother—surprise!—so each has his own set of unique skills to join with his red-eyed demon hotness. Of course, not all demons are so pretty, as we quickly learn when Keegan leads the charge to prevent their evil demon dad from setting off a plan for universal domination, starting with Earth.
            Lario has done a great job of world-building here, so it’s not just a hot paranormal romance but an interesting new multi-verse and a different take on the demon races. You think you know what angels and demons are, but you don’t. Brynn has her own unusual set of skills—she can envision the history of any object she touches, for example, and can drain the energy from a person with her touch. Note I say person, not demon. Uh-oh.
            This is one of my favorite paranormal romance reads lately, and definitely worth checking out. It’s the first of a series, with the next three scheduled for release in the coming few months.

Want to win a copy of Blood of the Demon? What is your favorite demon character? I know he isn’t romance material, but for my money you can’t beat Algaliarept from the Kim Harrison Hollows series. You know the drill: +1 for comment, +1 for blog follow, +1 for Twitter follow @Suzanne_Johnson, and +1 for Tweet or Retweet.

24 comments:

  1. Ha! Nobody can beat Al, I totally agree. He's got the snark and the style.
    I'll have to add this book to my TBR then.
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  2. Rule from Christine Warren's The Demon you Know.
    I like books with 'good guy' demons!
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  3. This sounds like a fun, sexy, edge-of-your-seat story--my favorite kind of book. Can't wait to read it. Congrats, Rosalie, on this new release!

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  4. I like Japhramel from Lilith St Crow's Dante Valentine series.

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  5. I don't really have a favorite demon. I love the demons in Jacquelyn Frank's Nightwalkers series. I also like Jim from Katie MacAlister's Aisling Grey: Guardian series. It cracks me up sometimes.

    Thanks for the giveaway! (I love these giveaways. Cuz even if I don't win, half the time I'm adding a new book to my already massive TBR. So, I always get something out of it.)

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  6. Great review, Suzanne!
    And congrats to you, Rosalie...
    I look forward to reading.

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  7. Oh, this book sounds exciting! I would love to win it :D Thank you for the chance. <3 Hmm, I don't think I have read a book with a demon :o Except for The Mortal Instruments, but not sure if those counts? But then again, Sebastian is a demon :) And he is kind of awesome. Maybe. Almost. Hih :D

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  8. Thanks for the giveaway. I am also am Al fan; I even like to think he has a redeeming quality or two.
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  9. Bartimaeus from Amulet of Samarkind.

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  10. Al, totally.

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  11. Oh yeah, Al...for sure :-)

    This book is on my TBR list. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  12. I love so many demons...sounds so morbid but I do. I just recently read In the Neon by Danielle D. Smith and loved Faust. I also love all the Lords of the Underworld with their demons...if that counts. I'd love to win this. It's definitely my type of read. Please count me in, thanks.
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  13. I forgot to leave my email address! Oops!

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  14. I honestly have to say that I have read so many books that have demons in them, that I truly can't name just one. I will though name the demon in the book, that I am currently reading. His name is Declan in Demons are a Girl's Best Friend. I am loving him right now! I would love to win this book! Thanks for the contest. bpatrick64113@sbcglobal.net +1 Comment, +1 Follower

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  15. I really enjoy the BDB series so I am anticipating this book a lot. I can't say I have a favourite demon character because I haven't met any...I think?

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  16. fav demon character? Hmm... well, I'm partial to Jeremy from the Soul Catcher series (gee, I wonder why) and the demons in Jenna Black's series.
    Looking forward to getting my hands on a copy of this book!

    Congratulations on your release, Rosalie! I wish you much success!!
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  17. I don't have a favorite because I really can't recall a single demon, other than general demons, at all! I really want to read this book now so I can put an end to my ignorance :)

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  18. Georgina Kincaid from Richelle Mead's Succubus series and her boss Jerome.

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  19. I love Wraith from Larissa Ione's Demonica series. Bad boy, tortured soul, coming out on top....Swoon :) I can't wait to read this book, it sounds amazing. Thanks for the chance to win

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  20. Great review, Suzanne. Your book sounds great, Rosalie.

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  21. Jerome from Succubus Blue.

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  22. Does Cam from Fallen count?
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  23. I love Al too, but Rhyzkahl from the Kara Gillian series by Diana Roland is a close second.

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  24. Who doesn't adore the BDB?
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