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Review: Demon Hunting in Dixie by Lexi George

Demon Hunting in Dixie (#1) by Lexi GeorgeTitle: Demon Hunting in Dixie

Author: Lexi George

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Series: Demon Hunting (Book 1)

Publication Date: May 1, 2011

Format: Paperback, 384 Pages

ISBN-10: 0758263090 (Kensington)

ISBN-13: 978-0758263094 (Kensington)

Reviewed by: Sheila

Synopsis

A warrior, a demon, and the girl next door. . .

Looking For Trouble

Addy Corwin is a florist with an attitude. A bad attitude, or so her mama says, ’cause she’s not looking for a man. Mama’s wrong. Addy has looked. There’s just not much to choose from in Hannah, her small Alabama hometown. Until Brand Dalvahni shows up, a supernaturally sexy, breathtakingly well-built hunk of a warrior from well, not from around here, that’s for sure. Mama thinks he might be European or maybe even a Yankee. Brand says he’s from another dimension.

Addy couldn’t care less where he’s from. He’s gorgeous. Serious muscles. Disturbing green eyes. Brand really gets her going. Too bad he’s a whack job. Says he’s come to rescue her from a demon. Puh-lease. But right after Brand shows up, strange things start to happen. Dogs talk and reanimated corpses stalk the quiet streets of Hannah. Her mortal enemy Meredith, otherwise known as the Death Starr, breaks out in a severe and inexplicable case of butt boils. Addy might not know what’s going on, but she definitely wants a certain sexy demon hunter by her side when it all goes down. . .

Quick & Dirty: A cute story of a demon hunter from another dimension and a small town southern gal, hunting down demons and dodging the local gossips.

Opening SentenceAddy glanced up at the rumble of thunder, her pace slowing to a jog.

Excerpt: Yes

The Review:

Hannah, Alabama is a small, quiet southern town where everybody knows everyone else’s secrets.  Well, except that Hannah seems to be a hot bed of demon activity.  Never the less, Addy Corwin is in for a surprise when she gets in the middle of a demon fight and comes out stabbed.  So much for Southern Hospitality; these demons, the djegrali, have got to go.  She can only hope that the djegrali hunters, the Dalvahni, can take care of business before her mama finds out that she’s helping them:  If she can’t, no amount of demon powers will be able to save any of them from the wrath of “the mama.”

The Dalvahni demon hunters travel across time and space hunting and destroying the djegrali.  They are warriors of unparalleled might, but have little use of any emotions that make a man weak.  The Dalvahni do not get involved with anyone, they do not tell others of themselves, and they certainly don’t share their essence with human women that happen to get involved.  Brand has broken all the rules when it comes to Addy, but I don’t think that he cares.  Brand’s character may be 10,000 years old, but his grasp of women and their minds are sadly lacking.  He lacks the understanding of quaint Southern-isms and pop culture references and it makes him a very entertaining conversationalist.  What he wants to do to Addy’s body, on the other hand, requires no interpreters.

Adara “Addy” Corwin is a typical southern gal from a small town.  She does her best to be charming and accommodating, especially around her mama.  When Brand comes in and shakes her whole world, she realizes that there may be something more out there for her than what she always expected would happen; nothing.  For a human, Addy seems to adjust to the situation really well.  She is a true friend and isn’t afraid to fall in love, or at least in lust.  It’s very amusing seeing her explain her family, neighbors, and culture to Brand and his brother warrior, Ansgar.  Let’s face it, Addy and her family’s antics really make this book for me.

Full of hilarious hillbilly hijinks, Demon Hunting in Dixie leaves a reader laughing long after the book is over.   This book is a great read and a delight that I don’t mind recommending to anyone looking for a light and fun filled book with a splash of good ole fashion southern “hospitality.”

Notable Scene:

Crap, busted.  Time to try a diversionary tactic.

“Mama, you look different.  Have you changed salons?”

“What?  No, I-“ Bitsy gave her hair a perfunctory pat.  Her hand stilled.  “What in the world?”

Spinning on her heels, she trotted over to the gold and umber beveled mirror that hung by the door.  She stiffened in horror.

“Incoming.  Duck,” Addy said.

“What?”

“Cover your ears, Brand.”

“Merciful heavens, my hair,” Bitsy shrieked.  “And look, at my makeup!  I look like somebody melted a clown.  Car-lee saw me like this?  Adara Jean Corwin, how could you?”

The Mom-i-nator whirled about.  Flames and lightning bolts and promises of retribution shot from her eyes.

“Run,” Addy said.  “Run like the wind.”

Demon Hunting Series:

1. Demon Hunting in Dixie

2. Demon Hunting in the Deep South

3. Demon Hunting in a Dive Bar (January 29, 2013)

FTC Advisory: Kensington/Brava graciously provided me with a copy of Demon Hunting in Dixie.  No goody bags, sponsorships, “material connections,” or bribes were exchanged for my review.  The only payment received came in the form of hugs and kisses from my little boys.

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