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Review of Demon Bound (Imp #1)


Blurb: Samantha Martin is an imp, enjoying an extended vacation from Hel. All she wants to do is drink beer by the pool, play mischievous pranks on the humans, and get her hot neighbor in the sack. It’s a relaxing break from her infernal home, as long as she manages to avoid the angels, who won’t hesitate to execute her on sight.


But when her naughty hellhound lands her in trouble with the local werewolf pack, Sam is blackmailed into helping track and catch a killer. The steps she must take to appease the werewolves will put her right in the crosshairs of the angels. And with angels, there is no second chance.


Review: Sam has a pretty sweet life as a slum lord. She can flex a little of her demonic muscle and enjoy the profits. But when her hellhound bit a crazy werewolf and Sam accidentally kills him, she has to pay the local Alpha a weregild. That price: kill an insane angel who is murdering werewolves. Sam had survived so long on Earth by not attracting the attention of the angels, but that's all about to change. She won't go back on her word, and it could get her killed.


This is the first book in the unique urban fantasy series, Imp, and wow, it's so much fun. Sam is a trouble-making, drinking, cursing, destruction loving anti-hero. She doesn't intend to do good, but strangely, she's grown to like a few humans and her little paradise on Earth. Sam isn't like any other protagonist you see in the genre, and it's fantastic. She has a hot hacker neighbor named Wyatt who she lusts after and tenants who learn to fear her. Candy is the local werewolf Alpha and totally not what you think when it comes to werewolves. She's strict, orderly, and clean. Then there's the angel Gregory who agrees to let them help him take down the rogue angel, and he's not what you expect either. In fact, it seems Sam and Gregory know very little about demons and angels and form, or rather, force a shaky alliance. I love the tension between them. Wyatt is sweet, but it's Gregory I want to see more of. A fabulous start to this series.


I had read the first book in another series from this author, and I felt I was missing a few things in the story. Many reviews referenced the Imp series, so I picked up this book. It is better than the other book I'd read, but you have to like anti-heroes.


You can find Debra Dunbar on her site and buy the book here.

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