Sit back, Demon Hunter wanna-be's. We've got a new release to tell you about today. Plus, author Deborah Wilde dropped in for a chat!
SC: Tell me a little bit about your main character of this book.
DW: Nava Katz is a foul-mouthed, romance-impaired, hot mess who’s spent her entire life being thrilled that her twin brother is being trained to take his place among the–until now–all male demon hunters.But when she drunkenly interrupts his induction ceremony, everyone finds out that whoops! The secret society has been training the wrong twin.
When I started writing The Unlikeable Demon Hunter, I was really frustrated with the double standard that I saw applied to even fictional females around sexuality and “likeability” and I wanted to explore that.There is also a lot of Jewish history and mythology that comes into play (Brotherhood of David, go figure) and Nava was my way of dealing with misogyny I’d faced in my religion.
Basically, it’s sexytimes and kickass through a lens of gender politics wrapped in a lot of snark.SC: There's nothing like a foul-mouthed hot mess to get your day going. Especially when they are demon hunters. Tell us, do you believe in the paranormal and if so, do you have an experience you can share?
DW: When I was three years old, I was hanging out in our neighbor’s swimming pool. I was only allowed in the shallow end and I had to hold on to the wall unless a family member was in there with me.My friend, whose pool it was, was about 8, and she used to tell me there was a window in the pool. One day, I let go of the side and slipped under the water.
I saw a window. It had four panes of glass and on the other side was a Viking. A war was being fought and there were cannons going off.I told the Viking I wanted to come to his side and he said “You can’t, little girl, you have to go back.”
That’s when my uncle pulled me up. He says I was under for about two seconds. I remember describing these things because I didn’t have the vocabulary for them at the time. But it’s one of my earliest and most vivid memories.SC: Well that's a pretty good encounter. Obviously glad someone was around to pull you out so you could go to great things like life and um…writing. What titles are you working on now that you can tell us about?
DW: I’m working on book 5 right now, and then book six which is the final book in the series. After that, I have some ideas I’m dumping in a giant word file so I’ll take some time and see what sticks.Thanks so much for having me!
SC: No, thank YOU for dropping by. Stop by anytime. Let's look at your new release now.
The Unlikeable Demon Hunter: Crave
Genre: urban fantasy / romance
Publisher: Te Da Media
Date of Publication: February 20, 2018
Number of pages: 438
Word Count: 92,500
Cover Artist: Damonza
Tagline: Meet Nava Katz. Punches like a girl. Kicks demon butt.
What doesn’t kill you... seriously messes with your love life.
Nava is happily settling into her new relationship and life is all giddy joy and stolen kisses.
Except when it’s assassins. Talk about a mood killer.
She and Rohan are tracking the unlikely partnership between the Brotherhood and a witch who can bind demons, but every new piece of the puzzle is leaving them with more questions than answers.
And someone doesn’t appreciate them getting close to the truth.
On top of that, a demon known only as Candyman has unleashed a drug that’s harming users in extremely disturbing ways.
After a friend of Nava’s is hurt, she vows to take this demon down. But will life as she knows it survive this mission, or will this be the one time she should have looked before she leapt?
Happily-ever-after: barring death, she’s got a real shot at it.
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“I love home delivery.” Malik lounged in his doorway, eyeing me the way the wolf must have with the three little pigs. His British accent was pure sin.
“I love your arrogance that you didn’t bother moving after I almost killed you.”
He laughed, flashing straight white teeth against his bronze skin. He was still the only being I’d ever met who could pull off a Caesar cut, and was still the stuff of billionaire romance cover fantasies in his soft gray trousers that were artfully tailored to the hard lines of his body and navy shirt, carelessly folded back at the cuffs. “Oh, petal. I’d say I missed you, but I didn’t. Now, unless you brought the more interesting twin?” He peered into the hallway. “No?”
He shut the door, but I stuffed my foot in to block it. Not like he politely stopped trying to close it. “Ow.” I pushed my shoulder into the door to keep my poor bones from breaking. “If you weren’t wondering why I was here, you wouldn’t have let security buzz me up or let my toes cross the wards I’m sure you’ve got strung across this door.”
“Demons are being bound.” I rushed my words as he made a buzzing noise.
Malik yanked me inside by my collar and slammed the door.
I wrenched free.
His penthouse apartment hadn’t changed. Still to-die-for sweeping views of the city, a massive glass wine storage unit in the open concept space, and a loft bedroom. He pointed at one of the leather sofas, custom made to hug the curved walls. “Sit and talk.”
About the Author:
A global wanderer, hopeless romantic, and total cynic with a broken edit button, Deborah writes urban fantasy to satisfy her love of smexy romances and tales of chicks who kick ass. This award-winning author is all about the happily-ever-after, with a huge dose of hilarity along the way.
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