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Demon's Daughter

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by Paula Altenburg

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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


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.

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Entangled Publishing, LLC
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Demon Outlaws Series
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5.41(w) x 8.11(h) x 1.00(d)

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Meet the Author

Paula Altenburg grew up in rural Nova Scotia knowing that at some point in her life she was likely to be a fiction writer. Swapping Louis L'Amour and Zane Grey books with her father guaranteed she wasn't going to be the next Jane Austen, much to the dismay of her English teacher mother.

A degree in Social Anthropology from the University of King's College and Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, again meant writing was the logical (meaning only) career path for her, although it did confirm her belief that learning is a life-long experience. She's taken business courses, writing courses, and physiology of aquatic animals courses, all at the university level and all for fun.

She has worked in the Aerospace industry, which surprises everyone who knows her, although now makes writing her full-time career. Happily married, with two terrific sons, she continues to live in rural Nova Scotia but makes a point of traveling as much as she can. She reads in all genres, which isn't surprising considering her life is all over the board, but fantasy and paranormal romance are her writing loves.

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Demon's Daughter 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
CherylM-M More than 1 year ago
Well, well, well where has Altenburg been hiding? This book is a great little gem and although the half naked male does entice the eyes of those that are easily seduced by visual treats, it does not do this tale any justice at all. Although I am sure this has been ticked as an urban fantasy I would slot it more into the fantasy genre. It wasn't just the demon vs goddess theme though. It is written with a hint of dystopian sentiment with strong ties to supernatural and an aura of western. This wasn't just a rugged male meets amazingly beautiful female and their spark illuminates the universe kind of story. It was far more than that. Filled with intricate betrayals from the past and secrets from the present, it questions whether what we perceive to be evil is always exactly that. What if that which we think to be evil is also good at the same time? The main character is two sides of a coin and each side strives to be heard internally. Those that hunt her both fear and are drawn to her at the same time. One of the most intriquing characters is Scratch. He is without a doubt the one I have the most questions about. Why, who, what and where does he keep finding those items? I hope some of those questions are answered in a subsequent book. Although the last few pages seemed more of an afterthought and indeed were completely unnecessary to the story this was an absorbing read. So much so that I look forward to reading the sequel. I received a free copy of this book via NetGalley.
Sailon More than 1 year ago
The goddesses have disappeared but one has left something very special behind. Something, that might be able to save the world from the demons that are ravaging it. Airie has been raised as a priestess’s daughter with no idea of her lineage. As a half breed demon spawn, Airie has been kept away from the outside world for her protection. Both demon and man hate spawn and destroy them on sight but Airie is something much more. The surviving priestesses are corrupted by power and have aligned themselves with the demons. The high priestess hires a demon slayer named Hunter to retrieve Airie.  Hunter is told that Airie is demon spawn and must be delivered alive so she can be turned over to the demon lord. Hunter is unsure about turning any woman over to the demon lord. When he meets Airie his entire world perceptions are uprooted. All his concepts of spawn, good, and pure will be challenged. Can Hunter overcome his personal demons and see past her parentage? Airie truly was a magnificent and genuine character. Even with her ½ demon heritage she is true to herself, tender hearted and ultimately naïve in the ways of the world. I loved watching the gradual acceptance of Hunter, seeing Airie become a woman to protect from just “spawn”. The Demon’s Daughter was a fabulous start to what is sure to be a great series. I’m looking forward to Blade’s story! This ARC copy of The Demon's Daughter was given to me by Entangled Publishing, LLC - Entangled Select in exchange for a honest review. This book is set for publication on March 26, 2013.
ElizabethT More than 1 year ago
I love the way this book started. The conflict of the two main characters and watching them slowly fall in love was a very enjoyable experience. I love the characters and look forward to reading more from this author.
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lprather66 More than 1 year ago
ARC supplied by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. "The Demon's Daughter" is an interesting blend of paranormal and sci-fi in a western setting. You would think that those things don't necessarily mix, but the author is able to bring them together in a fascinating way. Goddesses and Demons are mortal enemies. What happens when the Demon Lord falls in love with one of those goddesses? Nothing good when that love turns to hate. Without his knowledge a child is born from that union. This child, Arie, is a half-breed hated by both mortals and immortals. Arie is raised by a priestess and grows up not knowing what she is or who her true paraents are. This is a problem when she meets Hunter, a Demon Slayer, who is sent to capture her because of her parentage. Hunter hates all demons and their demon spawn. He has vowed to rid the world of them. Can Hunter put aside his hatred to help Arie? Can they work together against the demons who want to kill them? The author does an excellent job developing each character. I really liked Arie and Hunter. They both are strong characters who struggle with the past and who they want to be. I would definitely recommend this book and look forward to reading the next installment in this series.
MyBookAddictionandMore More than 1 year ago
THE DEMON'S DAUGHTER by Paula Altenburg is an interesting Fantasy/Futuristic Western Romance. #1 in the "Demon Outlaws" series,and what a beginning. Follow Hunter, the Demon Slayer and Airie,spawn of a demon and a Goddess on a fast paced,action filled story of prejudice,sacrifice,passion,danger,tragedy,adventure,redemption,demons,goddess and love. A powerful story even if it is a fantasy/futuristic/western romance of the discovery of finding one's place in society,finding acceptance,and learning the truth of one's heritage. Airie has a lot to learn,but her greatest triumph is finding love. Hunter has lost much but he too may find the one thing he was not looking for,love. The world building was excellent. The characters engaging,and the plot very intriguing. What an interesting read. If you are looking for a solid read with a few twists and turns,"The Demon's Daughter" is a great choice. I would recommend for any reader who enjoys fantasy,adventure,futuristic reads with a Western twist,and of course romance. I look forward to the next in this interesting series. Received for an honest review from the publisher. Look for book 2 in The Demon Outlaws, Black Widow Demon, in Nov. 26, 2013. RATING: 4 HEAT RATING: SWEET REVIEWED BY: AprilR, My Book Addiction Reviews
Anonymous More than 1 year ago