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Old 11-16-2011, 02:15 AM   #11417
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Finished another handful of paid e-book purchases since last I wrote.

The Dangerous Book For Demon Slayers by Angie Fox however, was not one of them. This I noticed was due at the library yesterday, so accordingly I read and returned it then. It also marks a break in my apparently 2-month long pattern of having read mysteries and historicals (and historical mysteries) pretty much exclusively for fiction (with the exception of one nostalgia skim-reread). I've been feeling dragon-deprived and going into withdrawal, to be honest.

I'm still feeling dragon-deprived, as TDBFDS is actually a paranormal romantic comedy with no dragons in sight.

But it does have a roadkill-flinging senior citizen biker gang witch coven, which is what got me to read the first book in the series, The Accidental Demon Slayer when it was a freebie last year from Dorchester, with whom Fox has currently broken away from to self-publish her backlist in the wake of their author royalties non-payment issue.

Much like the 1st book, newbie demon slayer Lizzie is coming to terms with the suddenly revealed weirdness of her status quo after having abandoned her previously perfectly normal unsuspecting suburban life when her secret heritage manifested itself with a demonic portal on the toilet seat.

This episode in the series introduces a bit more of the hidden demonslaying world by having Lizzie try to prevent a succubus with an agenda from dragging her fairy godfather to the altar of a Las Vegas all-nite wedding chapel, while not-dealing with her feelings for her hot sexy protective shapeshifting guardian griffin, which relationship-denial does not in the least prevent them from having hot sex anyway.

As with the magickal casino in Mercedes Lackey's urban fantasy series, I am deeply disappointed that there were no elvish Elvis impersonators anywhere to be seen.

But the rest of it fairly amusing and the world-building is mostly played for laughs, with Lizzie having to undergo a driving test-like licensing process before she can Go Forth and Slay Again (with appropriate learner's permit supervision), saving the serious bits for the emotional drama and angst of being The Slayer.

Thus far a nice light comedic series with the romantic parts not overdone. Writing not great but pretty decent and overall good clean silly fun and recommended if you like such.

I'll look for the other remaining books at the library and might get the e-book versions if they're bundled up at discount pricing, or perhaps the German-language translation of the 1st book for language practice since it looks like that one's couponable at Kobo while the author's self-published versions don't go through Smashwords and may not be further discountable.
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