Series: JESS DAMON SERIES
Plot Type: Chick-Lit Paranormal Romance (CH)
Ratings: Violence-3; Sensuality-4; Humor-4+
Publisher and Titles: Montlake Romance
The Devil's in the Details (10/2013)
The Devil Made Me Do It (TBA)
What makes Jess different from the ordinary demon on the street is that she is demon royalty—the daughter of Lillith and the granddaughter of Satan himself. Lillith's demonic sisters (Jess's aunts) are Levita (aka Leviathan); Lucy (aka Lucifer); and Bella (aka Belial). Jess also has 36 female cousins, all with demonically devious personalities. When this family talks about going Down Under, they're definitely not talking about traveling to Australia!
BOOK 1: The Devil's in the Details
To complicate an already difficult situation, there's a demon slayer after Lillith, and he demands Jess's help—or he'll do away with Jess for good with his mighty sword (and that's not a euphemism). The notorious Cutter Owens is legendary among members of the Legion—the organization that dedicates itself to killing every demon they run across. Here, Jess explains: "The Legion was an organization committed to tracking down and destroying demonic spirits. And I do mean destroying.…When a demon…dies at the hands of a Legion member, there's no coming back. Rather, said demon simply ceases to exist. Gone. Forever. After a somewhat messy explosion….Legion members are the ultimate threat to my kind." (p. 25) At this point, Jess makes a deal with Cutter: She will help him capture Azazel, the demon that stole his soul, if Cutter will agree to leave her and Lillith alone. She makes it a point, though, to omit the fact that she is the Lillith's daughter.
In a side plot, Jess's best friend, Blythe Stevens (aka Blythagamamia Stephenolopolis), takes up with the caveman-like Agarth in an unlikely romance. Both are demons, but it's their love story that is the focus, not their demonic tendencies.