Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Blood of the Demon by Rosalie Lario

Blood of the Demon (Demons of Infernum, #1)Description:
Keegan lives to exact revenge on the evil demon who sired and abused him. When his father devises a plan to bring on the apocalypse, he and his three half-brothers, interdimensional bounty hunters for the Elden Council, are charged with capturing and delivering their father for punishment. 
Art gallery owner Brynn Meyers has no idea that her ability to read memories embedded in objects and drain people of their life force means she has demon ancestry. Unfortunately for Brynn, she's also the key to raising an ancient zombie army, which puts her on every demon's Most Wanted List. 
And no one wants her more than Keegan's father. 
Keegan must protect Brynn from his father by any means necessary, but he'll have to learn to harness the other half of his genetics-the far deadlier, uncontrollable half-when he starts to fall for the one woman standing between him and the vengeance he so desperately seeks. The one woman he'll never be able to resist.
Hm... okay Demons and an artist who owns an art gallery. Yep, I had to read this one. It was a moral imperative! Brynn is the artist and was kidnapped by Keegan and his brothers, all half demons. She is a wanted commodity in their world all because of a long ago ancestor who dared to defy a council who oversees dimensions. She is the key to awakening a army of zombies. Keegan falls for Brynn and together they try to find away to thwart evil. Evil Keegan is very familiar with.

I have to say that I did have a hard time connecting to Keegan and Brynn at the beginning of the story. They fell hard and fast and I think I needed more character building before that happened, especially since this is book 1 in this series. I did like the brother's chemistry with each other. Fighting because they loved each other made it seem like they were family and they were loyal to each other. I think I would have enjoyed more of that. However, as the story went along and you really get into the adventure, I finally did begin to connect to the main characters. By the end, I really liked Brynn and am curious about the next scrape she gets into. Yes, there is a set up for the next book, but this one is complete. No cliffie!

I give this story 3 stars. Despite the beginning, I did enjoy the ending. I am looking forward to the next installment  of the Demons of Infernum.
I was given this ebook by the publisher and no compensation for my review was given.

Come back tomorrow for a blog post by the author and a giveaway!!


  1. Sometimes I give up really fast! So I do need a solid beginning and falling for characters :(

  2. Sounds like it was a good solid start to the series. Hopefully it will just get better and better with each book. Great review :)

  3. I like brothers fighting together! ;) That always reminds me of Supernatural. :) Glad to hear that it's got no cliffie. YAY!

  4. I am an ending gal too---a so/so book can become much better if the end RAWKS!

  5. I don't know, maybe. I like the inner struggle of a character and the dynamics between siblings but an army of zombie...I think I will wait for the second installment.

  6. I have seen this book around. Sounds good! Thanks for the review!

  7. Hmm, not too sure about this one, thanks for the review though.

  8. A half demon a woman that can raise a zombie army. Sounds like a scary combo to me! I wouldn't want the power to raise a zombie army. Get it out of me! Nice review!


  9. I always have trouble fully connecting to characters who seem to fall for one another really quickly, I love sexual tension and the whole will-they won't-they feeling. That being said, I love the sound of the brothers and the fact there's no cliffhanger:) Yay!

  10. @Blodeuedd... I can't give up quickly. Even dnf books I've probably read more than 1/2 the book before I quit.

    @Nic... Maybe not solid, but it ended really well. I think it will grow from here rather quickly.

    @Nina... LOL I haven't seen much of that show! *hangs head in shame*

    @Felicia... True. However, the ending really has to be better than usual for me to like it. :)

    @anachronist...Might be a good idea for you.

    @Savannah... You are welcome. :)

    @...Petty... Maybe by the next one it will capture your attention.

    @Rain... Come back tomorrow for a chance to win!

    @Buried... Some days I wouldn't mind the power... lol

    @Jenny....I can usually suspend belief, but this was quicker than usual. I think the more tension building would have made it better, but with everything that happened in the adventure, I think I understand why they had to connect rather quickly.

  11. Demons and an artist - it's as though Lario wrote the book for you! Although, I hope you're not on any demon's Most Wanted List.

  12. I love books with sister/brother combos. I don't think family love is done enough! That being said, I still have a hard time with characters who fall fast. I do insta-lust, but insta-love kills me!

    In the Closet With a Bibliophile

  13. From your review I like the idea of the brothers too. :) And I haven't read the book yet. lol. Nice review here and sounds interesting. Ther artist and demons combo sounds right up your alley. :)

  14. Zombies? ;)

    I always hate rating a book that I disliked in the beginning and loved in the end... I never know what to give it!! Lol

  15. Wait a minute. She falls in love with her captor? Can someone say Stockholm Syndrome? hehehe

    I have a thing for brothers... *blushes*... so I think I would like this one... but zombies? Meh.


  16. I read the summary and went "Oooh, art gallery! I bet that got Melissa's attention!" Too bad it didn't rock your socks.

  17. I don't think I've read any books featuring demons, that I've actually enjoyed. I guess that as far as paranormal creatures go, they just aren't my favorite. So this doesn't sounds like a book for me.

  18. Nice review, as usual. I'm into the 'Zombie' books and a half demon with the potential to raise a zombie army sounds pretty good!

    Thanks for sharing!



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