Monday, May 9, 2016

Virtual Tour - Demon Hunting with a Dixie Deb (Demon Hunting, #4) by Lexi George


Demon Hunting with a Dixie Deb
Demon Hunting, #4
by Lexi George
Date of Publication: May 24th 2016
Publisher: Kensington
Cover Artist: Lyrical Press
Genre: Paranormal Romance

From The Book Junkie Reads . . . Demon Hunting with a Dixie Deb (Demon Hunting, #4) . . .
So many out loud laughs. Hilarious. Fun. I must absolutely get the rest of this series. I had a great time reading this one. 

Demon hunting I find to be fun and filled with adventure. This one had extras. Lots of laughs. I mean burst out loud laughs. Sassy and Grim. You should know what you getting into when the heroines name is Sassy and she is from the south.  What should not be expected was the sexy, golden perfection of Grim. With a name like that I certainly got more than I was expecting. 

I have only read one of these book in the series five years ago. I am not going to let that interfere with me starting all over again. 
**This ARC was provided via Bewitching Book Tours in exchange for an honest review.**

Demon Hunting series:
Demon Hunting in Dixie - Demon Hunting, #1
So I Married a Demon Slayer Demon Hunting, #1.5
Demon Hunting in the Deep South Demon Hunting, #2
Demon Hunting in a Dive Bar Demon Hunting, #3
Demon Hunting with a Dixie Deb Demon Hunting, #4

BLURB

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 . . .
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 How would you describe your style of writing to someone that has never read your book?
I write Southern-fried paranormal romance about hunky, immortal demon hunters who come to Alabama in pursuit of rogue demons and fall in love for the first time. My writing is fast-paced and full of zany antics and Southern charm. The demon hunter books are a combination of Charlaine Harris’s True Blood and Fanny Flagg’s Fried Green Tomatoes, except with demon hunters, not vampires.
What mindset or routine do you feel the need to set when preparing to write (in general whether you are working on a project or just free writing)?
I try to write every day, although sometimes life intervenes. I am a linear writer, meaning I start at the beginning and push through until the end, and I tweak and edit as I go. Sometimes, a chapter gets edited six or seven times before I’m satisfied with it. When I sit down to write, I always go back and read the previous chapter, changing things here and there. It’s a slow, laborious process, but when I’m done with the book, I’m done!  And I run a fan for white noise when I write, because I am easily distracted. I have to have a thesaurus nearby, and I consult Mr. Google on everything from the mating habits of catfish to fashion. Love me some Mr. Google!
Do you take your character prep to heart? Do you nurture the growth of each character all the way through the page? Do you people watch to help with development? Or do you build upon your character during story creation?
Honestly, I just make stuff up. When I start a new work, I figure out the hero and heroine, christen them with names, and decide on a hook. In Demon Hunting with a Dixie Deb, the “hook” is that it’s a fish-out-of-water story. Sassy is a privileged, pampered rich girl who comes to town to sell some family property, and ends up running a timber mill. Think Elle Wood from Legally Blonde running a timber mill, and you get the general idea. I start writing and get to know my characters as the story unfolds. Starting a new book is like being the new kid in school: you don’t know anyone. It generally takes me a hundred pages or so to get acquainted with my characters, their likes and dislikes, strengths and weaknesses, backstories and hang ups. It’s a layering process that takes time. I know I’m on the right track when they start talking to me, carrying on conversations in my head!  Writers are nuts like that.
Have you found yourself bonding with any particular character? If so, which one(s)?
I like all my characters. Of my heroines, Evie was the hardest for me to get to know, because she was so shy and timid, and that’s not me. Beck, the heroine in Demon Hunting in a Dive Bar, is brave and kickass, and I enjoyed writing her. Meredith, the bitchy ghost who floats in and out of my books, is a hoot, because she is so horrible, and she says things my Southern Lady-tude won’t allow. Addy, the heroine in Demon Hunting in Dixie, is a smartass, and I love that about her. Sassy, the heroine in Demon Hunting with a Dixie Deb, is a pleaser and an optimist on crack. I love her buoyant, resilience. 
Evan . . .  Evan started out as a bad guy, but I’ve fallen in love with him. He’s not always nice, and he’s selfish, but he’s been dealt a bad hand. Raised by demons, tortured and abused, he’s a dark little cookie, but I love him.
Do you have a character that you’ve been working on that you can’t wait to put to paper?
I have a novella idea that’s been twirling around in my mind that features a Regency vampire in modern times. I’m a Georgette Heyer junkie, so I can’t wait to write that one! 
Have you ever felt that there was something inside of you that you couldn’t control? If so what? If no, what spurs you to reach for the unexperienced?
In the movie Arthur, the character Linda says, “When I was a little girl I used to think that the moon was following me.” That quote has always resonated with me, because I have felt that way all my life, a twittery feeling that something magical and unexpected, something inexplicable and wonderful lies around the next bend. I believe in possibilities, in kismet, in whimsy and magic. There is more to the world than we can see with these two eyes. More unexplained than explained. That feeling—the feeling of the unexpected, the unimagined— gives me butterflies. Guess that’s why I write paranormal!

“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?
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Author Info
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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