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Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Review + Giveaway: Demon's Bride by Zoe Archer



Demon's Bride
by Zoe Archer
(The Hellraisers # 2)

Ms. Zoe Archer did not disappoint. This 2nd installment of the Hellraisers is just as good as the first and then some.

Leopold Bailey, the son of a saddler, has made a deal with the Devil. As all of the Hellraisers, each of them now possess a power gifted by the Devil himself to be used in exchange for their souls. The problem is that the more they use their power the more of their soul is consumed by the devil and more evil is unleashed around them.
Leo’s gift is the ability to see one’s future. He used this gift wisely to gain power and wealth but his long time desire to be accepted by the people who treated him poorly was not within his grasp. Leo will never be of noble birth and the only way to get similar recognition is to marry with name and station. With evil and greed, will it ever be enough?....

Ann Hartfield, daughter of a Barron, knew exactly what she married into. She married a man who has made his own wealth and she knew exactly of his family background. But what she didn’t know was that the man she married had deep secrets.

I must say that I enjoyed this book a lot. The character build up was well done. Both Ann and Leo had grown in a respectable time within the book. Ann grew from this demurred woman to a strong willed heroine who can take care of herself. And Leo, well, we already know he’s a greedy man, but his realization of his predicament was well done. He did not just wake up and said…“oh, I'm so SOL”. He had time to see what he might be losing…..

The best was their romance. Although they were married for business, they both decided to take the time to get to know each other and up until the very end Ms. Archer made it to the point that…trust is not easily given. Of course, because of his love, Leo will definitely take the challenge.

We got a good amount of Whit and Bram in this book which I loved. Bram is one hottie Hellraiser to watch out for, mark my words. I think he is the most intriguing of them all. We also get a glimpse of John and Edmund, which I thought was NOT enough of. The ladies Zora, Livia and Rosalind were also there briefly.

By the end of this book, we are left with half of the Hellraisers with their souls still to be saved. I was left with my mouth open with one question in mind: Did that just happened? Oh yes, an unexpected outcome just for our couple to get their HEA. I cannot wait to see what Ms. Archer has for the next book. 
  
*ARC provided by author





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30 comments:

IreneRJ said...

I like the sound of these Hellraisers! A great looking series.

smartmouthtexan said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE ZOE.

ASHLEY

Marlene Harris said...

Loved the Blades of the Rose. And the Ether Chronicles. Can't wait to start the Hellraisers!

Timitra said...

Added this to my must haves list...can't wait to read it!!!

Laurie said...

Thanks for the review! I have this series on my TBR list! Happy Blogoversary too!

Maureen said...

I will definitely be looking for this one. It looks like a great story.

Tina B said...

Great review! I have yet to start this series, but it is on my TBR. I love Hellraisers. ;)

Lisa Richards/alterlisa said...

I've had this one on my wishlist since I first saw the cover and read the blurb. Thanks for the review and giveaway!

miki said...

i don't know this serie but i love book where the love is slowly growing, where character need to learn to trust each other so i guess it's a book i will love

thansk you a lot for the giveaway

all the best

June M. said...

I have the first book of this series in my TBR pile. I love the sound of this series and this book.

Suzie said...

I have read another of series of Zoe's and am looking forward to Hellraisers.

Suzie said...

I have read another of series of Zoe's and am looking forward to Hellraisers.

elaing8 said...

This sounds really good.I have the 1st book still on the TBR pile.Great review.

Kassandra said...

I LOVE this author!

Chinyere said...

I have not tried anything by this author. So I hope I win so I can give Ms. Archer

Maria D. said...

I have read Zoe Archer's other series (Blades of the Rose) but have not had a chance to start this series yet, though I did buy Devil's Kiss (the first book) for my Kindle. Thanks for the review, it really makes me want to read this book too.

books4me said...

Sounds like another good book by the incredible Zoe Archer!

Wendy/books4me

SacredmOOn said...

I have the first book on my book shelf I haven't read it yet. I'm so happy you really liked the second one. Looking forward to starting this series soon.
Thank you for a chance to win it!
DeAnna Schultz

Susan W. said...

I've recently began reading Zoe Archer and I can't wait to read Demon's Bride!

Jen B. said...

I am so excited about this book.

Nancy G said...

Love this author, and look forward to reading this one.

wanda f said...

Cannot wait to get my hands on this book one of my most wanted .Have a great week.

Leev said...

i love this author.. thanks for making it international ^^

Lauren B said...

Thanks for the review. This series looks really compelling.

Joanne said...

Zoe is a new author for me. I've heard nothing but great things about her books. This book sounds amazing. Can't wait to read it.

VanesMate said...

I just added the 1st book! Great review!

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ilona said...

The book sounds great - must look for #1 so that I can read it before this one :D

AprilAlvey said...

I Really Want This Book It Is On My Got To Have List.

Filia Oktarina said...

Great review! I really want this book, and i like cover book to!! Can't wait to have it in my hand :)
Thanks for giveaway!!

kristiana said...

I haven't read her books, yet. But it sounds a great story. Does Demon's Bride come to series?

I enjoy your review, thank you for sharing ^^