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.
About the Author
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.
Find Jordan on her website at www.jordankrose.com
So can I say in all honesty that if the synopsis hadn't convinced me to read this book, the website that accompanied definitely would have. Eva Prim has her own Snack of the Week Club online, courtesy of Jordan K. Rose! Anyone who knows me at all realizes how much I love to laugh and how important a good sense of humor is to me in a book. When I started reading this it was a bit of a slow starter. I thought Eva was a pushover, with bubbles for brains who was going to wear on my last nerve. Boy was I WRONG! Once the book picked up, I couldn't put it down! Eva is actually an alias for Chrysanthemum "Chrissie" Mildred Papadapoulos, who is the wife of a Master Vampire in the New England region. And since they got together almost 200 years ago, she's done nothing but cause trouble! The last time Chrissie tried to 'help' she set 40 demons free from a forbidden book. Now being shut in the house and lonely, she starts an advice blog for vampires under the alias Eva Prim - and she ends up outing vampires on the Internet, accidentally stealing another vamp's mate, become a demon master, eaten a stoner and managed to get called before the Inquisitor. Can Chrissie work her way out of this one, or will she really be executed this time? And just what secrets has her husband Stefan been keeping from her all this time?
I loved that I was thrown into this book, but that I could actually follow what was happening. I never got confused as to who was who and how they were all intertwined in the main plot. The whole mess starts because Chrissie wants some friends and isn't allowed to leave the house. So of course, when demented vampire Cletus is on the loose causing havoc and one of her blog friends is hiding from his advances, Chrissie just has to rescue her! All the encounters with the other commenters on the blog were making me laugh so hard! When they all team up with a couple of the demons from the book, Cynthia and Jackson, to rescue Goldenrae from Cletus things only got even funnier. Add in a stoner who works at the burger restaurant and goes from quick snack to friend really fast, plus all the complications with Stefan (who was something else before he was a vamp), and the High Commander's bounty on Eva for exposing them and it's almost like reading a supernaturally infused version of Pineapple Express - only it's actually funny! I'm probably not doing a super great job explaining this book, but I don't want to give too much away. Let's just say Chrissie/Eva's balance of personal growth and constancy throughout the book were very well written. I feel like all the characters had well fleshed out personalities and the end of the book left things open for more Eva Prim craziness, of which I hope there is lots. Thanks to Jordan for requesting a review! So glad I read this one and I highly recommend it to anyone who'd like to be pleasantly surprised and has a sense of humor.
VERDICT: 4/5 Stars
*I received an E-book Copy from the author. No money or favors were exchanged for this review. This book was published October 1st, 2013.*
1) "She's pressing a cold apple cider compress to my head and you're wondering if it's helping?" I sit up. Either I just received two of the dumbest demons on the planet or the world's assessement of demons as evil, terrifying monsters is completely wrong. They're morons.
"It works on humans," Cynthia says. "Pressing apple cider to a human's head works for what?"
"It makes them feel better," she answers. "Apple cider?" I'm so confused. I don't know what she's talking about.
2) "I don't like the hat," she calls as I run back to the desk to get Goldenrae's address. "And I don't want to wear a coat," Jack complains.
"This must be what motherhood is like." I grab my car keys from the table and slide them into my jacket.
3) She's right. Cletus will need an army to defeat Stefan. A Cletus-Loving-Army-of-Peons. The CLAP. Just what I need.
Eva's Perspective (with Intro from Jordan)
It’s so nice to be at Diamonds & Coal book Reviews. Thank you Anna for hosting Eva and me. On this blog tour Eva, who loves to blog has taken over. (It’s been a bumpy ride, but fun just the same!) Today she’ll blog about her perspective on demons. This ought to be good!
Anna, thanks for having me. As you and your readers may or may not know I accidentally set loose a few demons. It was unintentional, of course. I mean who in her right mind sets loose a bunch of demons? Uh, no one.
Anyway, 40 got out. 28 were recaptured.
2 were given to me as friends. 1 came back when I called him. And 9 are still on the run. So that brings you up to speed on my demon issue. However, what you don’t realize is that demons aren’t what you’d expect.
Um, well, so far they’re not really scary. At least, not to me. And maybe being a vampire makes a difference seeing as I can’t be possessed. I mean they do scare the werewolves. You know the possession thing is freaky.
But other than that, demons aren’t so scary. They’re…sort of…well…I’m going to first, say I don’t mean to insult any of my demons or any other demons thinking of coming around or any demons who might somehow become insulted and then act out. So lets just hold off on any responses to what I’m about to say. Agreed? I’ll take demon silence as a yes.
So demons are sort of like dumbasses. They take everything literally. They never know when to keep a secret. They just basically can’t be trusted. They’re physically exhausting. Some are very nice or they try to be.
Hey, demons, don’t get agitated. They say knowing is half the battle. If more demons accepted their shortcomings, they’d be better equipped to handle life, er death or whatever it’s called.
You see…I…wait…what was that?
Ah, well, great. Just great. My demons have left the building. Big babies.
Have you ever noticed how some people just can’t handle the truth?
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