A Bad Day For A Demon
Rafe Deleon is a senior demon and he resents like hell his assignment to Earth to retrieve the Chest of the Damned before it falls into the wrong hands. But then he meets beautiful, intriguing succubus Lucy Gregory, and she’s just unleashed a whole load of trouble…
Really Sucks For A Succubus
Lucy’s chic suburban beauty salon has suddenly become the Underworld’s center of mass chaos and destruction. The only good thing in a day going rapidly down the tubes is the arrival of a gorgeous demon who’s adamant that he can help her.
But Lucy has quite a few deeply unpleasant—not to mention deadly and hateful—surprises ahead of her, and surely there’s never been a worse time to try out a new boyfriend.
Ayers kicks off her Demons Unleashed series with this underwhelming paranormal romance. When her friend buys a strange antique known as the Chest of the Damned, cosmetologist Lucy Gregory thinks that it would be fun to try to open it, having no idea of the chest's power or her own mysterious heritage. Paladin Demon Rafael "Rafe" Deleon isn't happy about being sent to Earth to retrieve the chest, but he's determined to find it before his enemy, Belial, and his Infernati warriors, get their hands on it. Sparks fly when Lucy and Rafe meet, and they struggle to deal with their mutual attraction as they try to keep the chest safe from the bad guys. Ayers's attempts at madcap humor and quirky situations soon grow tiresome, as do her clich d characters. In a misguided bid for originality, Ayers includes far too many "surprise" revelations about the secondary characters and their real identities, resulting in a confusing rather than an enlivened plot.