Personal Demon (Women of the Otherworld Series #8)

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Globe and Mail and New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong follows No Humans Involved with a new, sexy, action-packed, Women of the Otherworld novel featuring a wickedly beautiful, supernaturally gifted heroine who may love danger a bit too much.

Sending readers into a dazzlingly entertaining world of danger, vice and romance, Kelley Armstrong’s phenomenal Women of the Otherworld novels mark her as a trailblazer of paranormal ...

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Overview

Globe and Mail and New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong follows No Humans Involved with a new, sexy, action-packed, Women of the Otherworld novel featuring a wickedly beautiful, supernaturally gifted heroine who may love danger a bit too much.

Sending readers into a dazzlingly entertaining world of danger, vice and romance, Kelley Armstrong’s phenomenal Women of the Otherworld novels mark her as a trailblazer of paranormal romantic suspense.

Hope Adams, tabloid journalist and half-demon, looks like a Bollywood princess. Like full demons, she gets an almost sexual rush from danger and chaos–in fact, she thrives on it. But she is determined to use her gifts for good.
When the head of the powerful Cortez Cabal calls in an old debt and asks her to infiltrate a Miami gang of bored, rich, troublemaking supernaturals, she can’t resist the excitement. As she becomes dangerously entangled in the plot she has no choice but to turn to her crooked werewolf ex-boyfriend, and the heir to the Cortez Cabal, for help.

In typical Kelley Armstrong fashion, Personal Demon takes the reader on an energetic ride through the supernatural world and the human one, bringing them together to create one huge devilish adventure.

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The eighth installment of Kelley Armstrong's Women of the Otherworld stars Hope Adams, a sexy nymphet demon spy girl equipped with heavy weaponry and a roving eye. Personal Demon tracks her as she slips undercover into a bratty pack of supernatural troublemakers, searching for danger and other forms of stimulation. A wickedly entertaining work by a blogosphere favorite.
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Chaos rules in Armstrong's complex eighth Women of the Otherworld installment (after 2007's No Humans Involved). The formidable Benicio Cortez once helped "tabloid-reporting, gun-toting, chaos demon spy girl" Hope Adams out of a jam, so she agrees to go undercover and join a supernatural youth gang that's been causing problems for Cortez's multinational corporation. Assuming the persona of bratty rich co-ed Faith Edmonds, Hope works her way into the gang, participates in heists and soon finds herself dangerously attracted to one of the other members, cute Jasper "Jaz" Haig. All too soon, Jaz's diabolical plans lead to a shocking tragedy. Armstrong excels in depicting Hope's transformations, but new readers might want to read earlier books to get context for all the mayhem. (Mar.)

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"Armstrong excels in depicting Hope's transformations." —-Publishers Weekly
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780553588200
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 9/30/2008
  • Series: Women of the Otherworld Series , #8
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 544
  • Sales rank: 116,504
  • Product dimensions: 4.10 (w) x 6.80 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Kelley Armstrong

Kelley Armstrong lives in rural Ontario with her husband, three children and far too many pets. She is the author of a new crime series, the Women of the Otherworld series and an upcoming young adult trilogy, The Darkest Power.

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Personal Demon


By Kelley Armstrong

Spectra

Copyright © 2008 Kelley Armstrong
All right reserved.

ISBN: 9780553806618

Hope


Lucifer's Daughter


There was a time in my life when the prospect of watching a man die would have filled me with horror. Now, as I shivered beside the cenotaph, knowing death was coming, what I felt was very different.

Only knowing it was too late to stop what was about to happen kept me from screaming a warning as I clutched the cold marble.

"Did you bring the money?" the first man asked, his voice tight with an anxiety that strummed through the air. He wore dress slacks an inch too long, hems pooling around scuffed department store loafers. His old leather jacket was done up against the bitter March night, but misbuttoned. I could picture his fingers trembling as he'd hurried out to this midnight meeting.

The other man was a decade older, his jogging suit hood pulled tight around his red-cheeked face. Beside him, a Chow panted, the chuff-chuff filling the silence, black tongue lolling as the dog strained the confines of its short leash.

"Did you bring the money?" the younger man asked again as he glanced around the park, his anxiety sharp against the cold rage blowing off the other man.

"Did you really think I'd pay?"

The older man lunged. A blast of fear, so intense my eyelids quivered. Then a gasp, richwith shock and pain. Chaos rolled over me and moonlight sparked red against the knife blade. The stink of voided bowels filled the air as the younger man staggered back into a spindly maple. He tottered for a moment, propped against it, then slumped at its base.

The killer pulled his dog closer. The Chow danced, its chaos fluttering past me, confusion warring with hunger. The man shoved its head to the wound, steaming blood pumping. The dog took a tentative lick, then-

The vision broke and I reeled, grabbing the cenotaph. A moment's pause, eyes squeezed shut. Then I straightened and blinked against the bright morning sun.

At the foot of the cenotaph, a shrine had started, with plucked daffodils and scraps of paper scrawled with "We'll Miss You, Brian" and "Rest in Peace, Ryan." Anyone who knew Bryan Mills well enough to spell his name was still at home, in shock. The people hugging and sobbing around the shrine were only hoping to catch the eye of a roving TV camera, say a few words about what a great guy "Ryan" had been.

As I circled the crime scene tape, I passed the fake mourners, and their sobbing rose . . . until they noticed I wasn't carrying a camera, and fell back to sipping steaming coffees and huddling against the icy morning.

They might not have made me for a reporter, but the closest cop guarding the scene did, his glower telling me not to bother asking for a statement. I'm sure "Hey, I know what happened to your dead guy" would have been a guaranteed conversation opener. But then what would I say?

"How do I know? Um, I had a vision. Psychic? No. I can only see the past-a talent I inherited from my father. More of a curse, really, though I'm sure he thinks otherwise. Maybe you've heard of him? Lucifer? No, not Satan-that's a whole different guy. I'm what they call a half-demon, a human fathered by a demon. Most of us get a special power, like fire, telekinesis or teleportation, without a demon's need for chaos. But that chaos hunger is all I get, plus a few special powers to help me find it. Like visions of past trauma, which is why I know how your victim died. And I can read chaotic thoughts, like the one going through your head right now, Officer. You're wondering whether you should quietly call for the ambulance or pin me to the ground first, in case my psychotic break turns violent."

So I stuck to my job: reporting the news, not becoming it. I found a likely target-the youngest officer, buttons gleaming, gaze following the news cameras, shoulders straightening each time one promised to swing his way, then slumping when it moved elsewhere.

As I approached, his gaze traveled over me and his chin lifted to showcase a square jaw. A smile tweaked his lips. When I took out my notebook, the smile ignited, and he stepped forward to intercept me, lest I change my mind.

"Hello, there," he said. "I haven't seen you before. New at the Gazette?"

I shook my head. "I'm national."

His eyes glittered, envisioning his name in Time or USA Today. I always felt a little bad about that. True News was a national publication, though . . . a national supermarket tabloid.

"Hope Adams," I said, thrusting out my hand.

"Adams?"

"That's right."

A flush bloomed on his cheeks. "Sorry, I, uh, wasn't sure I heard that right."

Apparently, I didn't look like this officer's idea of a "Hope Adams." My mother had been a student from India when she met my dad at college. Will Adams, though, was not my biological father, and half-demons inherit their appearance from their maternal DNA.

As I chatted him up, a man lurched from behind the cenotaph. He peered around, his eyes wild behind green-lensed glasses. Spying us, he strode over, one black-nailed finger jabbing.

"You took him, didn't you?"

The officer's hand slid to his belt. "Sir, you need to step back-"

"Or what?" The man stopped inches from the officer, swaying. "You'll shoot me? Like you shot him? Take me away too? Study me? Dissect me? Then deny everything?"

"If you mean the victim-"

"I meant the werewolf."

The officer cleared his throat. "There, uh, was no werewolf, sir. The victim was-"

"Eaten!" The man leaned forward, spittle flying. "Torn apart and eaten! Tracks everywhere. You can't cover it up this time."

"A werewolf?" said a woman, sidling over as she passed. "I heard that too."

The officer slid a small "can you believe this?" smile my way. I struggled to return it. I could believe that people thought this was a werewolf; that's why True News had sent their "weird tales girl" to cover the story. As for werewolves themselves, I certainly believed in them-though even before the vision I'd known this wasn't one of their kills.

"Sorry about that," the officer said when he'd finally moved the conspiracy theorist on.
"Werewolves? Dare I even ask where that rumor came from?"

"The kids who found the body got all freaked out, seeing dog tracks around it, and they started posting online about werewolves. I have no idea how the dog got involved."

I was already mentally writing my story. "When asked about the werewolf rumors, an officer on the site admitted he couldn't explain the combined signs of canine and human." That's the trick of writing for a tabloid. You take the facts and massage them, hinting, implying, suggesting . . . As long as no one is humiliated unfairly, and no sources are named, I don't have a problem giving readers the entertainment they want.

Karl would have found it entertaining too. If I'd been assigned this story a couple of months ago, I'd have been waiting for his next call, so I could say, "Hey, I got a werewolf story. Can I get a statement?" He'd make some sardonic comment, and I'd curl up, settling in for a long talk, telling myself it was just friendship, that I'd never be fool enough to fall for Karl Marsten. Kidding myself, of course. The moment I let him cross that line past friendship, I got burned . . . and it was just as bad as I'd always feared.

I pushed memories of Karl aside and concentrated on the story. The officer had just let slip a lead on the kids who'd found the body-two girls who worked at the 7-Eleven on the corner-when clouds suddenly darkened the day to twilight. Thunder boomed, and I dropped my pen. As the officer bent to grab it, I snuck a glance around. No one was looking at the sky or running for cover. They were all carrying on as they had been.

The officer kept talking, but I could barely hear him through the thunderclaps. I gritted my teeth and waited for the vision to end. A storm moving in? Possible, if it promised enough destruction to qualify as chaotic. But I suspected the source was a Tempestras-a "storm" half-demon. One offshoot of my "gift" was the ability to sense other supernaturals through their chaotic powers.

I cast another surreptitious glance around. My gaze settled instead on the one person I hadn't noticed before. A dark-haired man, at least six foot three, with a linebacker's body ill-concealed by a custom-tailored suit.

He seemed to be looking my way, but with his dark sunglasses it was impossible to tell. Then he lowered them, pale blue eyes meeting mine, chin dipping in greeting. He walked over.

"Ms. Adams? A word please?"

Hope


Godfather


I checked for chaos vibes and felt nothing. Still, any time a hulking half-demon stranger sought me out hundreds of miles from my home, I had reason to be alarmed.

"Let's head over there."

He nodded to a quiet corner under an elm. When we stopped, he shivered and looked up into the dense branches.

"Not the warmest spot," he said. "I guess that's why it's the one empty corner in the park. No sunshine."

"But you could fix that."

I braced myself for a denial. Instead I got a grin that thawed his ice-blue eyes.

"Now that's a handy talent. I could use that in my line of work."

"And that would be?"

"Troy Morgan," he said, as if in answer. "My boss would like to talk to you."

The name clicked-Benicio Cortez's personal bodyguard.

I followed Troy's gaze to a vehicle idling fifty feet away. A white SUV with Cadillac emblems on the wheels. Beside it stood a dark-haired man who could pass for Troy's twin. If both of Benicio Cortez's bodyguards were here, there was no doubt who sat behind those tinted windows.

My hastily eaten breakfast sank into the pit of my stomach.

"If it's about this-" I waved at the crime scene, "-you can tell Mr. Cortez it wasn't a werewolf, so . . ." I trailed off, seeing his expression. "It isn't about the werewolf rumor, is it?"

Troy shook his head. Why else would Benicio Cortez fly from Miami to speak to a half-demon nobody? Because I owed him. The bagel turned to lead.

"Okay," I said, lifting my notebook. "I'm in the middle of a story right now, but I could meet him in an hour, say . . ." I scanned the street for a coffee shop.

"He needs to talk to you now."

Troy's voice was soft, gentle even, but a steel edge in his tone told me I didn't have a choice. Benicio Cortez wanted to talk to me, and it was Troy's job to make that happen.

I glanced at the crime scene. "Can I just get a few more minutes? If I can talk to one more witness, I'll have enough for a story-"

"Mr. Cortez will look after that."

He touched my elbow, gaze settling on mine, sympathetic but firm. When I still resisted, he leaned down, voice lowering. "He'd like to speak to you in the car, but if you'd be more comfortable in a public place, I can arrange it."

I shook my head, shoved my notebook into my pocket and motioned for him to lead the way.

As I moved toward the curb, a passing car hit a patch of melting snow, throwing up a sheet of slush. I scampered back, but it caught my legs, dappling my skirt and nylons, the icy pellets sliding down and coming to rest in my shoes. So much for looking presentable.

I rubbed my arms and told myself the goose bumps were from the ice, not trepidation over meeting Benicio Cortez. I'm a society girl-meeting a CEO shouldn't be any cause for nerves. But Cortez Corporation was no ordinary Fortune 500 company.

A Cabal looked like a regular multinational corporation, but it was owned and staffed by supernaturals, and the unique abilities of its employees gave it a massive advantage over its competitors. It used that edge for everything from the legitimate (sorcerer spells to protect their vaults) to the unethical (astral-projecting shamans conducting corporate espionage) to the despicable (a teleporting half-demon assassin murdering a business rival).

I'd spent two years working for the Cortez Cabal. Unintentionally. Hired by Tristan Robard, who I thought was a representative of the interracial council, I'd been placed with True News to keep an eye on supernatural stories, suppressing or downplaying the real ones and alerting the council to potential trouble. My job soon expanded to helping them locate rogue supernaturals.

It had been the perfect way to guiltlessly indulge my hunger for chaos. The phrase "too good to be true" comes to mind, but I'd been in such a dark place-depressed, angry, confused. When you're that far down and someone offers you a hand back up, you grab it and you don't ask questions.
Then came my toughest assignment. Capturing a werewolf jewel thief during a museum gala. I'd been so pleased with myself . . . until that werewolf-Karl Marsten-ripped the rose-colored glasses from my eyes and proved that I was really working for the Cortez Cabal. When we escaped that mess, cleaning services came from an unexpected quarter: Benicio. My employment had been a secret operation of Tristan's, and his attack on Karl a personal matter, so in apology, Benicio had disposed of the bodies and provided medical assistance for Karl.

In return, we owed him. Until now, I'd never worried about that because I had a codebtor. Karl was a professional thief-capable of guiding me through whatever underworld task Benicio set us.
But now Benicio had come to collect, and Karl wasn't around to do anything about it.

My skirt gave an obscene squeak as I slid onto the SUV's leather seat. If the man within noticed, he gave no sign, just put out a hand to help me.

As the door closed, the roar of morning traffic vanished, replaced by the murmur of calypso jazz, so soft I had to strain to recognize it. Gone too were the exhaust fumes, making way for the stench of stale smoke.

"Cigar," the man said, catching my nose wrinkling. "Cuban, though the expense doesn't make the smell any better. I requested a nonsmoking vehicle, but with high-end rentals, people think if they pay enough, they can do as they please."

Benicio Cortez. He bore little resemblance to the one Cortez I knew-his youngest son, Lucas. Benicio was at least sixty, probably no more than five eight, broad-faced and stocky. Only his eyes reminded me of his son-nice eyes, big and dark. The kind of guy you'd let hold your purse or take your son into the bathroom. Bet that came in handy when he was telling you he understood why you didn't want to sell your three-generation family business . . . while text-messaging a fire half-demon to torch the place before you got back from lunch.

Continues...

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  • Posted March 5, 2012

    Good action, plot and character build but has more explicit sex

    Good action, plot and character build but has more explicit sex than I prefer. Quite a bit of violence as well.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 29, 2011

    Another great addition!

    The other world series keeps getting better and better. It's nice to hear stories from the not so dominant characters while Still including the ones we love. I couldn't put this book done and was very pleased at the end.

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  • Posted April 30, 2010

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    Fun and Engaging Urban Fantasy

    I enjoy Kelley Armstrong's Women of the Otherworld series and snatch them up as they appear. Part of what makes this series different is that the books are from different perspectives--almost always female and written in first person. Earlier installments featured a female werewolf, a witch, an angel, and a necromancer. Now in this book we have Hope Adams, a half-demon. I think of all of Armstrong's heroines, Adams is in the most precarious situation as she struggles with that demonic part of her, to use it without letting it use her. That lends a very palpable tension to the books featuring her, both "Personal Demon" and the next book in the series, "Living With the Dead." This book is a fun and engrossing read for those that like urban fantasy.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    spellbinding Women of the Otherworld tale

    She works for a tabloid writing articles about the supernatural a subject Hope Adams personally knows very well since she is a half-demon as her father is Lucifer, who for those who don¿t know is not Satan. She inherited from her dark side a thirst for Chaos so when Cabal chieftain Benicio Cortez, who once helped her out of a mess, asks her to do him a favor in Southern Florida, she accepts besides it is not healthy to refuse an offer from the supernatural mob leader. He wants her to infiltrate a teen gang who are rebelling from Cabal life. --- Hope passes the initiation and goes out on a job to steal from the rich. Karl the werewolf who dumped her is livid that Benico contacted her without consulting with him. He rushes back to the States to help her. While undercover Hope meets low level magician Jasper who makes it obvious that he desires her. When Jaz and his best friend Sonny disappear, she fears the Cabal got them. Karl promises her he will help her find them, but at Cabal Headquarters someone has penetrated security endangering the Cortez family. Hope and Karl work to assist both sides unaware of the peril to their lives. --- Kelley Armstrong has written spellbinding Women of the Otherworld tale that has the audience so engrossed in the plot, time vanishes until the one sitting read is finished. Hope and Karl are a magical couple whose love grows although neither has faith in that emotion because each is a loner. Fans will appreciate the spins involving the gang warfare including the murders of higher echelon members of the Cortez family as this comes together in a fascinating fantasy crime caper filled with shockers especially who is behind the mayhem. --- Harriet Klausner

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 8, 2013

    A fun story.

    Hope is a interesting character and very unique. Exploring her world is alot of fun and worth your time.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2013

    Enjoyed it

    A lot of fun

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  • Posted September 14, 2012

    My favorite Urban Fantasy !!!

    I love the Women of the Underwold Series and this book is no exception. Exciting, interesting, a great addition to the series. My favorite character is Elena, but Hope is a close second, especially since we got to know better in this book.
    Try it, you won't be dissappointed !!!!!

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  • Posted December 29, 2011

    Well done!

    Pure escapism at its finest!
    Read them for fun - these are my comic books!

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  • Posted April 10, 2010

    Personal Demon (Women of the Otherworld

    I loved this book! Keeps your interest from the minute you open it till you are done. I was disappointed when it was over, I wanted more. The complete series is gripping, enjoyable, exciting, with a twist of humor. I have enjoyed it very much and look forward to the future books.

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  • Posted August 21, 2009

    I loved it as much as i did the other books!

    Really i didnt expect personal demon to be this good!but i guess i was wrong!Personal demon gave me the chance to learn more about Hope and Karl Marsten from Bitten.I think now hope is one of my favorite characters from this series and I cant wait to read livng with the dead to read about another new character!But the best part was also including Lucas and Paige and get Lucas's point of view.Just wow!

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  • Posted June 7, 2009

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    kelley armstrong rocks

    thsi book is just one in an exciting line of books, i picked it up and never put it down. started fast and never let me drop. Hope has got to be one of my favorite characters and i just met her.

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  • Posted May 26, 2009

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    Wonderful

    It was wonderful. Kept me guessing til the end.I could not put it down.

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  • Posted May 25, 2009

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    The Women of the Otherworld Never Cease to Amaze

    A great book for any lover of the series! This book gives a deeper look into the trials and tribulations of Hope. A must read!

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  • Posted May 1, 2009

    Personal Demon

    Personal Demon is an enticing thriller and from the beginning to the end, it is impossible to put down. Hope's lust for chaos keeps the reader wanting to know more and also feel how she feels. The book is rich with detail and is one of most loved works of writing. Read it.
    Hope Adams is a tabloid writer and is perceived to be just another journalist looking for a story, but there is more to her than meets the eye. She is a half-demon, fathered by the demon Lucifer, and instead of having a remarkable ability, she only received every demon's hunger for chaos. To a supernatural, she is an Expisco. She is at constant war with herself because she feeds off of other's hatred and pain, murder and chaotic thoughts, and she enjoys it, only to feel regret later on.
    While Hope is in the middle of a story, someone comes in contact with her, offering her a deal that she knows promises more chaos than she can probably handle. Benicio Cortez. He offers her a temporary job in the Cortez Cabal to infiltrate a local supernatural gang in Miami, sought to take down the Cabal. She knows she should not take him on his offer but she cannot resist the lust and craving for chaos it entails.
    Just days after joining the gang, she realizes she is in under her head, but she does not have the ability to leave because the chaos is too rich. Once she sees that the gang is about to attack though, she tries to find a way to leave unscathed only when it is too late and the killings have begun.
    The book Personal Demon was tantalizing overall and every page, every chapter was perfectly written. One part in particular that interested me most was when Hope saw a vision of someone's death or actually was there before the person died. This aspect of the book was not necessarily the most pleasant, but it did help bring the reader closer to Hope and to help understand her more. She could not help but be engulfed in the chaos that radiated off these events and wishing for the person to die for her pleasure. She encounters this problem various times and each time she rides on the high of chaos, even if the person is someone she knew. But soon, the overdose of chaos starts to tear her apart. She is strong though and able to overcome it and that is why I love her character so much.
    If there was one part of the book that could be considered appalling is when the reader finds out Jasper "Jaz" Haig's and his brother Jason "Sonny" Haig's true intentions at the end. Hope finds out that Jaz and Sonny are behind the killings and are the ones who implanted their hatred for the Cabal into the gang leader, Guy. From the moment Hope and Jaz met and had explored a possible relationship, I had wanted them to be together and stay that way. Gratefully it did not because I soon despised him because of all the murders he had committed.
    Kelley Armstrong is a wonderful author and Personal Demon was nicely written; she made the story come to life. She used various literary devices to make the story realistic and to keep you emotionally attached. An example is a simile: "The tequila hit my gut like a fireball and I struggled not to gasp" (134). Various polysyndetons are also used such as, "His soul, slipping from his body, the grief and anxiety and fear of the others swirling around him, a cocktail more potent than anything I ever dreamed of" (320). (This is also a nice metaphor)In addition, there were assortments of Asyndetons: ". a nightmarish version of myself, my hair wild, lips pulled bac

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  • Posted March 2, 2009

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    Personal Demon

    If you have read the first 7 books then the plot is more or less the same as the others. Just different characters.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2008

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    FANTASTIC!!

    I simply slove Kelley Armstrong. Sheis one my favorite authors, and I would recommend her to anyone. Personal Demon is nothing like the other Women of the Otherworld series. Not only are there two narrators but one of them is a guy! I have to admit that I didn't think this book would be very good and when I started reading it, I didn't really like it. However, I really fell in love with it. I was hooked by the time a certain werewolf showed up and I could put the book down. I didn't even mind Lucas narrating and I loved his POV by the end. If you like the series at all you can not miss reading this book. It's pretty big plot wise for the series and puts some interesting things in motion for the future of the series. Great read!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 3, 2008

    Great Series

    I really enjoyed this book, I have read several of the books from the Women of the Otherworld Series, but have missed reading some of them. However the ones that I have read I have enjoyed reading. In this book Hope a Half Demon goes undercover as a mole to find out all she can about a gang. She starts to fall for one of the gang members Jaz and goes out on jobs with him, but Jaz may not be all that he seems to be. Lucas and Paige appear as well as Karl. There is lots of action in this book and it is very fast paced.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2008

    Another Winner

    This latest chapter in the women of the other world had me riveted. Hope and Karl's love story was great. Love the return of Lucas and Paige and great set up for the next installment.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2008

    wish she would write them faster

    Kelley Armstrong's latest women of the 'otherworld' is excellent. The insight and character depth is fantastic and is balanced with some adventure, crime and mystery. Karl and Hopes' story did both characters justice and I enjoyed the continued exploration of Lucas and Paige's struggle with his family and the cabal. I fell in love with Elena and Clays story and look forward to the next chapter.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2008

    A reviewer

    Kelly Armstron is my number one. I am deeply in love with all of her characters, and i literally mean all of them. Except the bad guys, some of them. And Personal demon has One of my top five Karl Mastern. CANNOT WAIT! And Hope has her story now. For those of you who hevnt' read any of her stories . Do So Now. Her Women of The Underworld series are all about kicking ass supernatural girls , who won't take bull.....Trust me i have AAAAAALLLL of her books

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