Sunday, August 10, 2008

Debut Showcase: The Accidental Demon Slayer

The Accidental Demon Slayer
by Angie Fox (website, blog)
Mass Market Paperback
Love Spell (Dorchester)

It’s never a good day when an ancient demon shows up on your toilet bowl. For Lizzie Brown, that’s just the beginning. Soon her hyperactive terrier starts talking, and her long-lost biker witch Grandma is hurling Smuckers jars filled with magic. Just when she thinks she’s seen it all, Lizzie learns she’s a demon slayer – and all hell is after her.

Of course, that’s not the only thing after her. Dimitri Kallinikos, a devastatingly handsome shape-shifting griffin needs Lizzie to slay a demon of his own. But how do you talk a girl you’ve never met into going straight to the underworld? Lie. And if that doesn’t work, how dangerous could a little seduction be…?

This one looks fun enough for me to delve into a rare reading of urban fantasy. It doesn't appear to break any of my reader taboos that usually prevent me from reading urban fantasy. (I won't read about sex with the undead--ugh.) The Grandma reminds me of the grandma in the Stephanie Plum series, with a spell-using, Harley-riding twist.


Anonymous said...

This one's been recommmended to me, but, of course, I don't have time. I've never been interested in Urban Fantasy, but I have to admit this one is tempting. I've gotten so sick of 'Dark & Gritty!' Bring on the 'Fun & Adventure!'

Kimber An

Tia Nevitt said...

I like dark and gritty, but in limited doses. Right now, Mirrored Heavens is fulfilling that particular craving. I may just pick this book up.