Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for
Jordan K. Rose's The Demon Mistress.
This is the first book in Ms. Rose's Eva Prim series.
The Demon Mistress by Jordan K. Rose
Release Date: October, 2013
Genre: Paranormal Romance
What’s a girl to do when she discovers her husband, who happens to be the Master Vampire for the New England Region, has been lying to her for, oh, say a hundred and eighty years?
Well, it all depends. If she’s accidentally released forty demons from some creepy old book, unintentionally announced the existence of vampires on The Internet, kidnapped a werewolf, enraged a lovesick vampire by stealing his approved mate, and attracted the attention of The High Commander for The Vampire Federation, not to mention gotten stoned and mastered the forbidden art of demon calling, she might be willing to call it even.
Or, she might plead her case at an Inquisition and hope like all hell, she isn’t staked before sunrise. Eh, a slightly busier night than usual, but nothing Eva Prim can’t handle.
The Demon Mistress is a well-written, evenly pace, fun read!
"Sometimes I'm well-meaning and misguided too." Chryssie, Loc 3817, eARC
Chryssie can't catch a break. She'd do, and has done, anything and everything in order to win a friend. But something always goes wrong. Luckily, she's married to the Master Vampire of the New England region, who does what he can to ensure her happiness. Such as buying her a new laptop which she then uses to create a blog and her alter-ego, Eva Prim. Chryssie find it's easier to make friends online and she's feeling helpful and useful for the first time in quite awhile. But inevitably something goes wrong.
I enjoyed the first person, present-tense delivery of Chryssie's story. And Chryssie as a character was reminiscent of characters such as Chrissy from Three's Company, or Rebecca on Cheers, or even Lucy from I Love Lucy. I did enjoy Chryssie's growth as a character in The Demon Mistress. I felt she learned a few things - like that maybe she did have a few friends. My only real complaint about the book is that the humor seemed too deliberate at times.
This is the first book in the series and over the course of the story, where we are introduced to Chryssie's world. Her husband, Stefan, is the vampire leader in the Northeast. Stefan is somewhat one-dimensional through most of the book but we start learning more about him towards the end. And I look forward to learning more about this man, who puts up with Chryssie's well-meaning misguide-ness, as the series progresses. We are also introduced to a colorful ensemble including other vampires, werewolves, and demons. We also learn a few details about the creatures inhabiting Chryssie's world - such as the length of nose hair and putrid-smelling breath of a shifted vampire.
The Demon Mistress was a fun read - full of campy humor. The hijinks Chryssie gets into - all in a well-meaning attempt at making and keeping friends - was entertaining. I appreciated the development of the side characters too, as I'm sure we'll be seeing more of them. :) This isn't high-brow literature but if you're looking for a light read with camp enough for lots of giggles, you'll enjoy meeting Chryssie and company.
**I received an eARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Jordan loves vampires. But if you know anything about Jordan, you already knew that detail. What you didn’t know was it wasn’t long ago that she began writing about them.
A few years back Jordan received a copy of Twilight from her husband as part of her anniversary gift. By the end of that week she’d read the entire series and moved onto Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles. Eight weeks and eighteen vampire books later the idea for her first book, Perpetual Light came to her followed very quickly by Eva Prim.
In October of 2013, The Demon Mistress, the first Eva Prim Novel is available along with four short stories. For continual updates on Eva please join the Snack Of The Week Club at www.evaprim.com.
Coming November 2013 Black Magic Rose, Book One of The Alliance Series. Join Jordan’s newsletter for updates.
Jordan is a member of the national Romance Writers of America organization and several chapters.
When she’s not writing about one vampire or another Jordan enjoys spending time with her husband, Ken and their lovable Labrador, Dino on the beautiful beaches of New England.