Apr 8, 2013

{Blog Tour} Review + Tens List of The Demon's Daughter by Paula Altenburg

Seeing Night Reviews is the next stop in The Demon's Daughter blog tour. Check out my review plus author Paula Altenburgs top tens list.

The Demon's Daughter by Paula Altenburg
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

GENRE: Paranormal Romance
THEME: Demon, Goddess
AUTHORS BLOG: Paula Altenburgs' Site

Hunter is the only man capable of killing the demons that left the world in ruins. But when he’s hired by a notorious priestess to bring a thief to justice, the Demon Slayer gets more than he bargains for.

Airie was raised in an abandoned temple as a priestess’s daughter, having no idea of her true origins. In a time when any half-breed spawn of a demon is despised by mortal and immortal alike, not knowing the truth is the only thing keeping her safe.

Forced to flee her home in the wake of disaster and discovery of who she is, Airie must place her trust in a man who believes she should never have been born. And when a demon uprising threatens lives he has sworn to protect, Hunter has to make a choice: abandon Airie to an uncertain fate, or overcome his own personal demons and love her for who she truly is.

The Demons Daughter was a great surprise; I was expecting the usual paranormal romance especially with the very attractive guy on the cover. But I got so much more, a wonderfully crafted plot with plenty of twist, memorable characters and of course a building romance among the chaos.

The Demon’s Daughter follows Hunter, who is known as the demon slayer and only one capable of killing them. He’s hired by a fallen priestess to bring her a known thief who is hidden at the abandon goddess temple. Little does Hunter know that this so-called “thief” is so much more than meets the eye. Airie has been hidden at the goddess temple for so long since her unusual birth. She is half demon and half goddess making her unique. Her life changes the day she runs into Hunter, the known demon slayer.

Hunter is the usual hero type, strong, devoted, protecting the innocent and taking jobs only when he feels it’s for something in the right. When he accepts a job to bring in the thief Airie, he gets a lot more than he’s bargained for. What I liked about Hunter was that he always went with his gut, Airie is someone that’s never existed but he trusted the word of her priestess mother and took a chance. He becomes more understanding of Airie and even with his deep hatred for demons; he learns to care for her.

Airie is a character that has to battle with two parts of herself, her good and evil sides clash and it’s interesting to watch the path she takes. I liked how innocent she was and no matter what her darker side wanted she still had the heart of someone good that kept her such a sweet person. I enjoyed the building trust that Airie and Hunter have, they are wary since he’s a hunter and she has a demon in her. Usually the females in paranormal romances have a hard demeanor and want fight back, but she wants peace and to uncover the truth behind her what he father and the fallen priestess want from her.

What I loved about the world building was that this all started with two opposite people falling in love with each other, a demon and goddess. The world changed after this, it becomes infested with demons thus creating a post apocalyptic type setting. I’m super curious on what Altenburg’s next direction is going to take Hunter and Airie, but also a secondary character named Blade. I love when a series introduces new characters but also gives updates on the past ones as well.

Overall I enjoyed every bit of it, Altenburg created a villain that is not what I expected. Though the demons are the main evil the true villain is what caused everything to fall apart between two people who fell in love. There is a ton of backstory, romance; characters that were easy to connect to and a unique world that’s trying to survive. I will defiantly be reading the next book Black Widow Demon and highly recommend this new series.

This is a Paranormal Romance novel with come mature sexual content for a mature reader. Fans of the Night Huntress series by Jeaniene Frost and the Chicagoland Vampires series by Chloe Neill will want to get a copy of The Demon’s Daughter by Paula Altenburg.

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Top Ten Romance Movies
Disclaimer: I live in a guy-dominated household, so my romance choices over the years have had to be very cleverly disguised.

Here they are, in no particular order (and yes, I still watch them and own copies…)
1. Daredevil
2. Ever After
3. Lord of the Rings (told you—cleverly disguised)
4. Van Helsing
5. Ella Enchanted
6. Aladdin
7. Beauty and the Beast
8. Lady and the Tramp
9. The Little Mermaid
10. How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (not so cleverly disguised…)

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