A Demon Bound is book one of the urban fantasy Imp series. I discovered this author via a recommendation from Eline at Lovely Audio Books.
Samantha Martin (Sam) is an imp, a low level demon who has lived undetected in the human world for forty years. She loves to have fun, trick humans and spend time with her neighbour, to whom she is attracted. She’s learnt to keep her demon energy signals under control; if she’s caught out by an angel, it will mean instant death.
When her hellhound is badly wounded, an investigation leads Sam to battle a madman. However, his death brings the leader of the local werewolf pack to Sam’s door with a demand for a revenge payment.
What a brilliant book! It takes popular demon and angel tropes and turns them around. I was cheering for Sam from the start, she can be tough and uncompromising but is also naive and sensitive to others. She is happiest when causing shock and chaos for humans or paranormal beings. I liked how the story evolved; there was plenty of sexual tension, humour and outrageous behaviour which kept the fast paced narrative flowing smoothly. I need to know where Sam’s bad behaviour will take her next. I’m off to download book two of the series.
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Samantha Martin is an imp, enjoying an extended vacation from Hel. All she wants to do is drink beer by the pool, play mischievous pranks on the humans, and get her hot neighbor in the sack. It’s a relaxing break from her infernal home, as long as she manages to avoid the angels, who won’t hesitate to execute her on sight.
But when her naughty hellhound lands her in trouble with the local werewolf pack, Sam is blackmailed into helping track and catch a killer. The steps she must take to appease the werewolves will put her right in the crosshairs of the angels. And with angels, there is no second chance.