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Tuesday, July 24, 2018

#Audiobook #Review: 4 out of 5 stars for Devil to Pay by Jeaniene Frost @Jeaniene_Frost @HarperAudio @taviagilbert

TITLE: Devil to Pay
SERIES: Night Huntress, Book #3.5
AUTHOR: Jeaniene Frost
NARRATOR: Tavia Gilbert
PUBLISHER: HarperAudio
PUBLICATION DATE: June 24, 2014 (first published 2009)
FORMAT: Unabridged audiobook
LENGTH: 2 hrs and 18 mins
GENRE: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance
ISBN: 9780062361875
Blake Turner had it all—until a demon decided to take residence in his soul. Plagued with constant black outs and a trail of dead bodies in his wake, Blake thinks vampire Elise is his best chance at ending the nightmare. It’s just too bad he’s fallen in love with the gorgeous vamp right before he has to die… Featuring characters from New York Times bestselling author Jeaniene Frost’s Night Huntress world. (Originally appeared in Four Dukes and a Devil anthology)


This is a novella in the Night Huntress series. At the outset, I was a bit disappointed that Cat & Bones weren't featured centrally in the storyline but I quickly became immersed in the book nonetheless!

Blake is possessed by a demon. His life hasn't been the same since a woman jumped out in front of his car several weeks ago. She ended up dying in his arms, but then Blake started to suffer from blackouts with no idea what he had done or where he had gone. He would get this strange buzzing in his head, and he'd know that an episode was coming on. The demon would leave him notes, taunting him by telling him what he had done. Blake just wants to end it all. He wants to commit suicide to end this torture and to prevent him from harming others, but a woman stops him. Her name is Elise, and she is a vampire. He's not scared of her, because he thinks she'll drink his blood and kill him but that's not what she has in mind. She contacts her sire, Mencheres, to ask for his help. The demon will only jump to another nearby human host once Blake is dead, so they have to find a way to draw the demon out while far enough away from humans and without killing Blake.

Elise is a loner, and I like how she came out of her shell with Blake. They make a very good pair! I always liked Mencheres, and I like him even more now! Cat and Bones also make a cameo appearance.

While I enjoyed getting to know different characters in the Night Huntress universe, I'm itching to get back to Cat & Bones! I'm looking forward to the next book in the series, Destined for an Early Grave.

Tavia Gilbert, as always, is perfection! If you haven't heard her narration for this series, you simply must! Here is a sample of the narration:

4 stars!! It was really good, and you should put it on your TBR if you enjoy urban fantasy.

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