Demon At My Door
By Michelle A. Valentine
By Michelle A. Valentine
Kindle Edition, 203 pages
Published February 12th 2013 by Michelle A. Valentine BooksGoodreads
Gothic outcast Natalie Sugarman bartered her soul for her dying mother’s life sixteen years ago to a boy demon that could stop time. Now, days before her twenty-first birthday, the lifelines on her palms are slowly vanishing, and she knows it’s just a matter of time before Satan’s little helper collects. Natalie's tried numerous times to kill the demon and regain control of her soul’s destiny, but she always falls short. When she decides to try and gain the element of surprise for her next attempt, Natalie seeks answers about his location from a freaky, glowing-eyed fortuneteller. Creeped out by the psychic’s methods, she bolts from the reading and misses the warning that the demon who stole her soul is always closer than she thinks. After some strange incidents with her new boyfriend, including a hot, levitating sex session, she realizes he’s the grown-up version of her little nightmare and he’s returned to collect on their deal. Natalie must figure out how to win her soul back from the demon before her lifeline completely disappears and she becomes his forever—even if that means making a deal to damn three other souls to take her place.
*Demon at My Door is a New Adult Paranormal Romance with very mature scenes*
A paranormal read filled with surprises, twist, and a swoonworthy, tattooed, hot mystery!
A deal with a demon, yep that's what the main character in this book deals with. Natalie, at just five years old make a deal after seeing her mother choking on lunch. As the demon comes to take her soul, Natalie bargains with him. Yes, she's all of five, and so is the demon. So they make a deal, her soul for her mothers, when she turns twenty-one. Years past and the little demonic devil is still at it. Stealing souls, and having Natalie witness the death and soul stealing. Living with the notion of what she see's and deals with, makes her appear crazy in everyone's eyes. She has to see a shrink to deal with her "imaginative mind" because of course no one believes her plight.
Fast forward to her being twenty and her twenty first birthday quickly approaching, she knows she is doomed to having to give up her life, but not before she decides to live it a little. She has a summer fling-without the sex with her cute, popular, neighbor. Stew is a childhood friend whom knows all about her demonic secrets. He likes Nat, but he doesn't want to tell the world about her. Keeping their relationship a secret from everyone. especially his dad, who forbade them to be together. So they see each other in a treehouse in the yard, but having a secret relationship doesn't sit well with Natalie and she wants to tell everyone they are together. Of course, he doesn't cave, not wanting to ruin his popularity. Natalie is not popular as she is known as a crazy demon loving dressed in all black, and shunned from the "it" crowd girl. As things can't get any worse, little demon comes around and wants the 411 on Stew. Natalie doesn't want to divulge anything to the little monster, in fear of him going after Stew. So she basically protects him, although little demon knows their is something more to it. He warns her that she is his and his alone, and it seems like he is not going to let anyone get in the way of him owning her in less than a year.
At the start of school, college life seems to be a carbon copy for Nat. Some of the same kids who attended high school are now in college with her and as things couldn't get any worse. Stew and the rest of the "it" crowd from High School are now in college with her. When things seem to be harder than ever for Nat, a mysterious, sexy, boy walks into her life and basically accepts everything about her, and saves her from a brutal assault, and seems to "get her". Rick is a girls dream, yes he is a bad boy, but he is romantic, opens doors for her and basically sweeps her off her feet! Of course this doesn't sit well with Stew as he becomes jealous of Rick and Nat being together. Nat seems to be drawn to both these guys, and a slight love triangle is formed .If things can't seem to get any worse, time is slowly slipping between her fingers and she fears the end is near.
Without spoiling the rest, I can say I enjoyed Demon At My Door. The plot flowed well, I enjoyed the characters, liked the mystery and of course having a sexy, bad boy added to the mix didn't hurt. The only thing I felt was a little off was the way the book felt more of a YA read, Nat seemed to have a voice of a sixteen year old instead of a twenty year old. I also had a slight issue on how quickly she jumps into the arms of Rick, after being "in love" with Stew. But, these are slight issues and overall I did like Michelle's writing and will continue reading more from this author.
Michelle is giving an E-book copy of her book at each blog stop, So don't forget to follow the tour below!
Michelle Valentine’s Blog Tour – February 25th – March 11th
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