First things first, up in the top menu, you will now find a link to the search page under I’m looking for…
Hopefully that will make sure that you can find things you are looking for.
Second, I am reading a new book. ::waves a little yay flag:: We receive a lot of books from publisher and individual authors. The publisher requests take precedence and books people hand us get put into the pile. Eventually we get through the reading to the bottom of the pile and fish them out.
I think I remember a woman walking up to us during the tour, although don’t ask me when or where, and asking if we would accept a gift of her book. I recall taking it and it had a lovely message inside. It said, “Thank you for your incredible stories.”
The book went into the reading pile. I fished it out this morning. It’s THE UNLIKEABLE DEMON HUNTER by Deborah Wilde.
At first I wasn’t that excited about it, because it seemed a bit like every other UF out there. Female protagonist, demons, meh, meh, meh, flip flip flip… Nava explains awesome Yiddish and Hebrew words used in this series….
Then I did a lovely impression of a car screeching to a stop.
It’s about Jewish Demon Hunters. When we did research for Magic Bleeds, we did a lot of reading into Jewish Mysticism. Half of our vampire mythos comes from Jewish mythology. I wanted to write a book about Jewish demon hunters at some point, except that I just don’t know enough about the subject and it wouldn’t read as authentic.
Now I don’t have to. Someone has done it for me.
So I started reading the book. And it’s good. When I went to get the cover for you off the Amazon, I saw this negative review of it.
The main character was vulgar, profane…yes, unlikeable and not respectable.An Amazon reviewer
Yes. All of that. Except for the unlikeable part. She is actually quite hilarious in a sad knucklehead way.
It’s like Bridesmaids but with Jewish Demon Hunters. In the beginning of a book, a severely emotionally compromised heroine is trying to get laid to feel better and as she gives the guy a hand job, he turns out to be a demon and explodes. Into golden sparklies. I can’t wait to tell Jeaniene Frost about it. She will laugh and laugh.
So this is not a full recommendation yet, which is why there are no buy links. I only got to read the first 30 pages and then Gordon came into the bedroom to ask why I took so long to get dressed and if I needed rescuing from something. Also I am unreasonably excited about the use of Jewish mythology.
I will report back when I finished it. So the jury is still out.
And now I have to go shopping for Kid 1, who requires my opinions about a skirt. 🙂