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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Second Look Book Review: Demon Hunting with a Dixie Deb (Demon Hunting Series Book Four) by Lexi George

Demon Hunting with a Dixie Deb (Demon Hunting Series Book Four)
by Lexi George
Genre: paranormal romance
Publisher: Kensington
May 24, 2016
ISBN: 9781601831774
Number of pages: 452
Word Count: 105,000
Cover Artist: Lyrical Press
Deep South legends. Deep fried curses. Deep dish revenge . . .

This Debutante Is Having A Ball!

Way down south in the land of cotton, one belle's plans are soon forgotten--when Sassy Peterson drives her Maserati off the road to avoid a deer and lands smack-dab in the proverbial creek without a paddle. The Alabama heiress should have known something weird was going on when she saw the deer's ginormous fangs. Hello, Predator Bambi!

But nothing can prepare her for the leather-clad, muscle-bound, golden-eyed sex god who rescues her. Who wears leather in May? That's just the first of many questions Sassy has when her savior reveals he's a demon hunter named Grim. Also: Why would a troop of fairies want to give her magical powers and rainbow hair? Why would a style-challenged beast called the Howling Hag want to hunt her down?

Most importantly, what's a nice debutante like Sassy doing in a place like this anyway? Besides feeling Grim . . .

Demon Hunting with a Dixie Deb is the fourth installment in Lexi George’s Demon Hunting series. From what I gather, each book in the series features different, but connected, main characters. I hadn’t read any of George’s previous installments, and for the most part, didn’t feel lost. Demon Hunting with a Dixie Deb can be easily read as a standalone.

The book is a fairly standard paranormal romance featuring the plucky heroine, aptly named Sassy, and her brooding over-serious alpha love interest Grim. Sassy and Grim make an unlikely pair for a paranormal quest to vanquish a witch. As their saga unfolds, both gain new and profound personal understanding.

I enjoyed this read. It was fairytale-esque in its effervescent, airy tone. Descriptive and imaginative, the author’s diction grounds the story and saves it from a pure-fluff label. George has an excellent knack for description; creating pictures of both whimsy and substance. The book is also full of good humour. I like a book that makes me laugh, and Demon Hunting fits the bill.

In the end, while not overly original, the book follows the standard well. It was entertaining from start to finish. I plan to investigate past and future installments.

4 ½ sheep

Bianca Greenwood

“Sugar,” Sassy murmured. She laid her head on Grim’s shoulder. “Fairies.”

With a drowsy sigh, she relaxed against him and went to sleep.

Grim stilled. A surge of lust hit him, hard and fierce. Sassy smelled delightful, a dizzying combination of summer roses and female. Curling tendrils of her hair lifted to caress his jaw, like flowers reaching for the sun.

I am her sword and shield. The vow rose unbidden in his mind. Here and now I vow to protect her, from anyone or anything that threatens her.

An admirable sentiment, I am sure, the Provider said, but hardly necessary. She leaves tomorrow, and you return to the hunt. That is good, is it not?

Yes, of course.

Then why the hollow ache in his chest?

About the Author:
Lexi George writes snarky, Southern-fried paranormal romance for Kensington. Her debut novel, Demon Hunting in Dixie, was released in 2011, and a novella and two more demon hunter books followed. Demon Hunting in a Dive Bar, the third book in the series, was nominated for a RITA in 2014. The fourth book, Demon Hunting with a Dixie Deb, is due to be released May 24, 2016. Lexi enjoys reading and writing romance, but her first love is fantasy. A Meddle of Wizards is the story of Raine Stewart, a sheltered, sickly young woman who comes into her own when she’s transported to a magical world, discovers her burgeoning powers as an adept, and faces the evil wizard who killed her parents. Lexi’s day job as an appellate attorney requires reading transcripts filled with murder, mayhem, and worse. Perhaps this is why she enjoys stories filled with humor, action, adventure, and magical creatures. She has a violent aversion to sad movies, having been scarred by Old Yeller at the age of nine. She drinks tea, not coffee, and has never seen The Exorcist, because she is a world-class chicken. She is the third of four children, with all the attendant neuroses.


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  1. I wonder if this is a re-release despite the pub. date. I thought I read this series several years ago. They're light, fun PNR reads.

    1. Anne, you are not confused. The last book in the series, Demon Hunting in a Dive Bar, came out three years ago. Life sort of kicked me in the backside, thus the delay between books!

  2. How have I missed the author and book series. I lived in Alabama and love paranormal, so I am surprised I have not read her work. Thanks for sharing.
    sherry @ fundinmental

    1. Hi, Sherry! I have lived in Alabama most of my life, minus a brief sojourn in NYC after I got married. Excited you want to read my books!

  3. Brooding and over serious.....yes, perfect way to describe Grim!

  4. Thank you for the lovely review! Me=tickled pink!

    1. You're welcome! Thanks for the great read :)

  5. Liked the description and excerpt. Thanks.

  6. This book and the rest of the series sounds like a fun read. Can't wait to pick it up.