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~ REVIEW: My Demon Determined by Alicia Dawn and Nikita Jakz ~





“Into the bowels of hell I would follow you.” 

“Good because that’s exactly where we’re going.” 

Never in her wildest nightmares did Seraphina see herself taking refuge in the underworld. Cole, however, should have seen it coming. Sera’s kin would never let her go and that was the one place their holier-than-thou feet couldn’t tread. Unfortunately, residing in a realm where the vilest of depravity thrives only adds to Cole’s problems. Now he must keep Sera safe from not only her kind, but his debauched brethren as well. Even Cole’s demon-half has become more volatile, the constant subjection to evil taking its toll. His world is no place for an angel. He needs to find a solution so he can get her the hell out of there. 

And he needs to find it fast. 

When the opportunity arises to finally solve their dilemma, he jumps at it with talon-claws swinging. But it’s a dangerous mission – and Sera’s riding shotgun. As deadly adventures unfold and all hope seems lost, Cole is forced to search inside himself. With a soul that’s riddled with more questions than answers, can he find the lifeline they need?

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Christie's Review

4.5 stars

My Demon Determined picks up right where the first book ended with Cole and Sera on the run from Sera’s brethren who want her to return home with them. What better place for Cole to hide her than the underworld, a world that Cole didn’t want to return to. His dislike for the underworld can be seen when he thinks to himself, “Welcome back to Hell. Population: infinity-and beyond.” He and Sera soon strike a bargain with his master for her protection, but they both know the debt will be steep. The longer they stay there, they realize Sera may not be safe at all, either from the underworld creatures, Cole’s master, or Cole’s demon side that is determined to take over him completely. So, they embark on a dangerous journey in which they think will result in their freedom.

This second book was different from the first one for me. Yes, the scorching chemistry is still there between the angel and demon, but this story is more developed and descriptive. For instance, the areas of hell are very vivid. As the authors used readers’ senses to engage them in the sensuality between the couple, they engage those same senses to give them a real, raw, disgusting look at Hell. I was as disgusted and scared as Sera was when she confronted by the different creatures she encountered. Like Sera, I wanted to vomit when the dining area was described. I felt as stifled and morose as she did. Then, when Cole redid their room to depict a beautiful beach, the descriptions were so vivid that you could smell and taste the salt and sand. Of course, I fell more in love with Cole and Sera. They make the perfect couple who complement each other beautifully.

My Demon Determined was a great addition to the series. Again, readers are left with a bit of a cliffhanger but not where the couple are concerned, but it ends perfectly with the set up for another adventure for Cole and Sera. I can’t wait to see where the next adventure leads me. If you have read the first one in the series, you need to get this one. If you haven’t met Cole and Sera, you really should…get the first book, My Decadent Demon!


~ REVIEW: A Deadly Bet by Jen Cousineau ~


***CONTENT WARNING*** This novel is for mature audiences only due to sexual content including sexual violence and strong language. Veronica’s life was right on track. Attending University of Wisconsin – Green Bay and trying to complete her final year, she had amazing friends, was happily in love with her best friend, and was just working to make all of her dreams come true. One night changed her whole world. What was supposed to be a girl’s celebration for her friends twenty-first birthday, turned into the worst mistake of her life. Veronica makes a deadly bet that destroys everything she loves. Four years later, Veronica has a life-altering decision to make. Stay for all the loves of her past and hope for the best or plan an escape for the ultimate love of her future. If she breaks her word and leaves, can she keep her loved ones safe? Can she survive if she fails?

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Michele's Review4 StarsI wanted to start off by saying I LOVE CHASE SUMMERS!! He is sexy as sin and the sweetest guy EVER!

This book was an interesting read. I wasn’t sure what I was going to get into, but it sure wasn’t what the book I was thinking about. Holy hell some of the stuff that Veronica went thru was absolutely heart breaking. Though at times she seems pretty whiney, you definitely see her as a strong woman to do what she did.

Veronica made a bet with the wrong person 4 years ago and ever sense then her live has been nothing put pain. But after she finds out she’s pregnant she decides she needs to leave her situation now to help save her unborn child. This is when everything goes to shit.

After witnessing a fatal incident, Veronica heads to the only place she ever really felt at home. Back to her grandmothers. This is where she meets up with the Summer boys (who are all unfairly drop dead gorgeous) after 4 long years. This is also when she see Chase, the lost love of her life, since she broke up with him.

While Chase and the other Summer boys try to drag information from Veronica, they are horrified to know that she went through that and they weren’t there to help her. Chase is determined to keep Veronica and her unborn at his side. He’ll do ANYTHING to prevent Veronica from going back to where she was before.

Veronica’s past finds her and is looking to take her back and show her how much of a naughty girl she’s been. She’s petrified, and this is when the Summer boys and even little ole grandma steps in.

Will they be able to keep Veronica, her baby and everyone safe? Or will Veronica end up going back to what she ran away from?

I really enjoyed reading this book! It was hard for me to put this down so that I could do actual work. I can’t wait to see what happens in the next book with Trey Summers..