✫.•° Blurb °•.✫
Being supernatural doesn’t make you invincible and it certainly doesn’t make you immune to emotional baggage.
On their annual three-month vacation from Hell, Commanders of Hell Azazel and Balthazar end up in a quiet village in the English countryside. The bickering siblings put themselves at odds when Balthazar decides he wants to end their demonic curse and become human by finding his demi-soul—the one who completes him. With their ancient history coming between them again, the two brothers cross paths with Kyla Marshall—a woman whose own past is steeped with horror.
Kyla finds something deep inside her resonating with the unstable duo. When her own festering rage and fury creeps to the surface, she finds herself on a one-way street to bloody revenge. Along the way, she discovers she has her own standing in the supernatural world, and such talents only make her thirst for justice greater.
By the time Azazel and Balthazar realise what’s going on, it’s too late and Kyla’s hands are already dirty. However, an unexpected enemy has been watching from the side-lines and is ready to take full advantage of Kyla’s uncontrollable power.
Can Lucifer’s best stop fighting with each other long enough to save the girl?
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✫.•° My Review °•.✫
This is the first of CJ Laurence’s work that I’ve read. Until she was announced as a signing author at the #DarkerSideOfFiction2018 signing I had never actually heard of her. So, when I was offered the chance to read this for her I said yes.
The cover both appealed to me and intrigued me. The blurb also peaked my interest and made me decide to give it to read.
I like how CJ has put a short section entitled Reader Information, explaining the POV and use of the word magick not magic. It clarifies points which could cause some people issues.
Unleashing demons introduces us to Kyla; she’s the lead female. She’s feisty and has had a pretty rough past. I cannot imagine how she even begun to deal with what’s happened to her.
After an unfortunate accident involving a cigarette we meet Tom and Ben Worthington; or should I say Balthazar and Azazel. These two are Lucifer’s most trusted demons, they are here on their 12-week vacation, looking for women and/or trouble.
I found the characters to be incredibly engaging. They interact well together and grow as the plot unfolds. The more I read the more I begun to understand the feelings and thoughts of Kyla. She deals with a lot, I don’t think that a lesser character would have been able to deal with everything that is suddenly being thrown at her.
The overall story isn’t one of love, it’s one of revenge and in some ways self-discovery too.
This isn’t a book for the faint-hearted It has its share of violence and bloodshed. It’s also jam-packed with demons, witches, werewolves and even Lucifer himself makes an appearance.
CJ Laurence’s writing style has a natural feeling pace. The start is a little slow before building up as the action and events unravel before our very eyes!
I’m pleasantly surprised with what I have found within this book. I’m intrigued to know if we will see any more from Kyla in the future.
I’m now looking forward to reading more of CJ Laurence’s work!
If you love a darker, supernatural story and don’t mind some violence and bloodshed then I’d say give this story a chance.
✫.•° About The Author °•.✫
I’d love to say that writing has always been in my blood and I owe my strange imagination to a relative I barely knew, but as far as I know, I’m a one of a kind from my family (in more ways than one!!)
So what do I love to write about? Well, whatever takes my fancy to be quite honest. I’m not one to write for the market – I write for myself, what comes from the voices, sorry – muses, in my head, and what I think are unique twists in this repetitive world.
As a result, you can find me scattered across genres from steamy romance to dark fantasy and horror. My only hesitance at the moment is sci-fi but I’m sure I’ll tackle it some day!
Conspiracy theories, the supernatural, and the darker side of human nature fascinate me. I adore mythology and ancient history too, and also (only when I’m feeling intellectual) tend to dip my toes into quantum physics to better understand theories of the supposed impossible.
I am a thirty-something mother to an eleven year old boy, 3 cats, 20 fish, and 4 snakes.
This is a picture of moi with my long suffering partner, Steve. We’ve been together since 2009, so have weathered some storms but he’s always there to keep me grounded which is something I very much need!