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Demons Are a Girl's Best Friend (Hex #5)

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A bewitching woman on a mission...

Feisty witch Maggie enjoys her work as a paranormal law enforcement officer-that is, until she's assigned to protect a teenager with major attitude and plenty of Mayan enemies. Maggie's never going to survive this assignment without the help of a half-fire demon who makes her smolder...

A hotter-than-sin hero with an agenda...

Declan is prop
ebook, 384 pages
Published April 1st 2011 by Sourcebooks Casablanca (first published January 1st 2011)
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Cynthia (aka Artemis)
Maybe it's my state of mind, but I just had to put this one down at page 206; more than half-way through. The writing is good and the characters are engaging. I'm still undecided as to where it didn't sit well with me. Too many preternaturals and too fluffy. It was reading more like a sci-fi/fantasy; reminiscent of the bar scene in Star Wars. Demons, witches, elves, blue things, hairy things, bloaters, a diamond encrusted, sentient computer black widow spider tattoo, imps, elves - you name it ha ...more
Demons Are A Girls Best Friend is the first book in an all new series by Linda Wisdom and an Urban Fantasy from SourceBooks.

Book Blurb:

A Bewitching Woman On A Mission...

Feisty witch Maggie enjoys her work as a paranormal law enforcement officer - that is, until she’s assigned to protect a teenager with major attitude and plenty of Mayan enemies. Maggie’s never going to survive this assignment without the help of a half-fire demon who makes her smolder...

A Hotter-Than-Sin Hero With An Agenda...

This book is set in the same "reality" as Wisdom's Hex series, but - pardon the pun, it seems to lack some of the magic. The author assumes a lot of background knowledge on the part of the reader and I have difficulty seeing it either as a stand alone book or as a continuation of the series. While The book does add to the "reality" created in the hex series, but leaves the reader confused when attempting to add to it. Both the demon realm and the Hellion Guard both seem lacking. The beginning of ...more
CJ - let me hold both your hands in the holes of my sweater
There are only a few things wrong with this book and as a whole maybe that's what threw me off.

I don't feel like going into too many details because frankly my apathy won't allow it.

Needless to say, I thought the dialogue was a little stunted, the suddenness of the relationship and subsequent events (view spoiler) caught me off guard - in a
Demons are a Girl's best Friend was a kindle cheapie recently (might still be) but I am half way through and even though it seems like it has 'all the right stuff' - kickbutt witchy heroine, supernatural law enforcement, fae BFF, hunky demon love interest and the fate of the world hanging in the balance if a prophecy comes true - I am just not feeling it. I keep asking myself, "Is it worth finishing?" Even with the number of books I read, it is rare for me not to finish a book, but I think I'll ...more
Carmel (Rabid Reads)
Reviewed by: Rabid Reads

I hadn't originally planned on reading this series but when A Demon Does it Better became available on NetGalley I quickly changed my mind. Only having to read one book in order catch up on Linda Wisdom's Demons's series is an easy task. Demons Are a Girl's Best Friend's colorful characters, whirlwind pace and happy ending make this novel easy to love. This is my second witchy read this week and I'm beginning to think that my perception of them is all wrong! Maggie is a p
Mary (BookHounds)
Maggie is an old witch, ok, not that she looks old, but still she has the wisdom of age. She works for the Hellion Guard, a secret police-like agency for paranormals. Her new job is to protect a teen, who seems to have a lot of enemies including some ancient Mayans who want to take over the world. She literally runs into Declan, a smoking hot partial demon that runs a nightclub when a bust goes bad. The two have definite sparks and Maggie's sharp tongue is a pleasure to read about. The two have ...more
A really good, fun, easy read. It was full of humour with a Kick ass main Character, Maggie who is a witch. Ok, shes not that original . . . smoking hot, full of witty comebacks, can handle herself in any shape or form, knows magic , wants for nothing, has awesome friends and has the hottest guys after her . . Standard heroine stuff but Im a sucker for these type of books and this delivered big style. Hot stuff (literally) in the shape of Declan, a fire demon and an apocalyptic plotline where yo ...more
I have been a fan of the paranormal genre for as long as I can remember. DEMONS ARE A GIRL'S BEST FRIEND is one of my absolute favorites. I was instantly sucked into the plot and couldn't think about anything but reading this book. Linda has made her way into my all-time favorite authors list. If demons, witches and a fun-filled read is what you are in the mood for, this is the perfect book to curl up with.
Fluff, fluff, fluffity, fluff, fluff. The writing was alright, I just never got hooked on this story. Refund, please. Not recommended~
A wonderful addition to her witches series! Declan is a demon to lust after.
I had no idea this was book 5 in a series until I came here to write a review. It reads fine as a stand alone book.

Holy insta-feelings! Maggie meets guy. instant feelings. Maggie meets kid. instant feelings. It almost seemed too easy. Everything was so full of warm fuzzy feelings.
The dialog was lacking for me. The conversations just didn't feel real. I can't really put my finger on exactly what my issue was.
The overall plot was okay. The climax was a bit of a let down.
I probably won't be read
Blodeuedd Finland
My thoughts:

Where to start, we have a witch and a demon, some crazy Mayans, and doom on the horizon. Ok back to the beginning. The book is about Maggie who is a witch and works for the Hellion Guards. They keep the supernaturals in check and sees to that no humans know that elves, gnomes, trolls, warlocks, or anything like that exists. She is kick-ass, 700 years old, and can take care of herself. She has attitude and I liked her. Not to mention that she has one awesome side-kick, a tattoo named
Wendy Hines
Maggie is a feisty character with grit. She is a witch who is also part of a task force that brings down bad guys and she does it very well. She has no desire for love or babies, so it a little out of her element when she is thrown into a new mission. Protect a teenage girl who is slated to be a human sacrifice and she is partnered with a yummy half-demon who goes by Declan.

Declan owns a club that also has a portal to the other-world and he guards it well. When he teams up with Maggie to protect
Kathleen Kelly
Demons Are a Girl's Best Friend is the latest paranormal book from Linda Wisdom.
She has written Hex in High Heels and Wicked by Any Other Name to name a few.
The story takes place in an alternate society where vampires, witches, demons and other creepy crawly creatures.

Maggie, the lead female character is a witch who works for the Hellion Guard.Her job is to keep the demons in line.
Declan, the lead male character, is a half demon who is the new owner of a club called Damnation Alley.
In this c
Amy Jacobs

This is my first book I have read by this author. I was excited to start this one since everyone raves about her writing and characters that she can come up with.

As I started reading the book, I was sucked into the realm of demons, witches, fairies and other supernatural creatures. I was excited to read about a heroine that not only kicks butt, but has a personality of humor and sensitivity as well. I liked the character of Maggie. She could kick butt with the other creatures and embraced her w
Amanda P
Maggie is a powerful witch and a member of the elite Hellion Guard, a police force made up of Sups to protect the supernatural world as well as humans, whether or they know it or not. Job takes Maggie into Damnation Alley a demon owned bar that caters to the supernatural. There Maggie destroys the club and meets Declan the very sexy half Fire Demon who owns the club. Sparks fly from the first meeting and Maggie knows that this is one demon she should avoid at all costs. The fates have de
Demons are a Girl’s Best Friend by Linda Wisdom
Urban Fantasy –April 1st, 2011
4 stars

Maggie and her wisecracking team are part of the Hellion Guard - a paranormal enforcement group. Their latest assignment is to hunt down a fugitive in a shady night club. But their mission goes wrong when they are recognized and the sexy demon owner, Declan demands compensation for the damages to his place. Maggie finds the half breed fire demon extremely attractive and is dismayed when she is assigned to discove
Demons are a girl’s best friend by Linda Wisdom is the first book in her Demons Series. I’ll not run around the bush I liked this book, it has all the great things I loved to see in a good read; fabulous main and secondary characters, good storyline and some great humor.

Maggie is a strong witch and part of the Hellion Guard, a paranormal enforcement group. During her last assignment she meets half breed fire demon Declan in his night club and the attraction between them is huge. They both know t
3.5 out of 5 Jewels Http://

This is another fun read from best-selling author Linda Wisdom, famous for her "Hex" series. She has created a somewhat dark alternate world with strange and powerful inhabitants roaming the streets. Many plots and dastardly plans are in the works behind the scenes. Our main character Maggie is a paranormal cop with the Hellion Guard. She is tasked with the unenviable job of protecting a teen with a boulder-sized chip on her shoulder. Maggie also
Maggie O'Malley is a witch with the Hellion Guard and her witchcraft is instant, like Samantha on Bewitched. Declan is a Demon who owns a paranormal bar with a portal that allows demons to come and go. They have instant chemistry when her assignment takes her to his club to apprehend a paranormal wrong doer. Her new job is to guard a 15 year old human who has a bunch of Mayan demons trying to sacrifice her, a mouth a longshoreman would wince at, and a biker boyfriend who I would have turned into ...more
I liked Demon’s Are a Girl’s Best Friend but I expected a more and thought there would have been more paranormal action. I liked Declan, Maggie, Courtney, and even those of The Guard but I kept waiting for more paranormal fighting. Instead I felt like I was just about there and then… yeah still waiting for that intense magical fight against evil. The story revolved around Maggie and Courtney’s “mother hen”- “little chick” relationship and Maggie and Declan’s love relationship that “shouldn’t” be ...more
Actual rating: 2.5

Up until the halfway mark — and I mean that literally, since I was reading on my Kindle and had hit 50% — I really liked this book. Maggie is a kick-ass witch with a sarcastic bent to her humor, and Declan is a sexy half fire-demon who is just different enough from Maggie to cause serious sparks (ha, accidental pun). But rather than watching the sparks fly with sexual tension and wariness, Declan and Maggie give in to their mutual attraction without much fight. And I never real
This was something of a change from the earlier titles in the "series." Rather than romantic/paranormal/sweet, it had a harder edge and more violence, giving it a romantic/paranormal/urban fantasy feel that I'm not sure is an improvement. It may be due to the fact that the protagonist lives a more violent life than her group of friends in the other books, or it may have been to try to reach a broader market... It was still a pretty good read, but I was looking for - and expecting to enjoy - the ...more
Don't let the shirtless guy on the cover scare you away, this was a fun paranormal ride with an adult edge.

The first in a new adult fantasy series, Demons Are a Girl's Best Friend introduces us to Maggie O'Malley, a strong, sassy, 700 year old talented witch who works for the FBI of supernatural law enforcement, affectionately known as the Guard. Maggie is on a job when she bumps into Declan, the hot new owner of the Underground, a demon-friendly nightclub which caters to the dangerous and evil.
Amy Softa
Eh...kind of sums up how I felt about this book. I didn't hate it, I kind of have an indifferent feeling towards it. I do have the next in the series that I picked up for cheap, so I will probably read it... someday, but I am definitely not in any hurry to continue the series. The story just felt a little flat to me. I never really fell for any of the characters and the relationship between the the two leads just didn't feel authentic to me. I liked the male lead more than the female who just ru ...more
Review by Cassandra from Book Talk

My Thoughts

In this story, we finally get to know the most dangerous and lethal witch, Maggie. Maggie is one rocking officer who makes sure the world is safe from the paranormal criminals. She keeps to herself and lives for her work. Now her normally workaholic life is being turned upside down by a sexy fire demon named Declan and her newest assignment, protecting a teenager from satanic Mayans who would sacrifice her to bring back their God. Maggie has never tho
Scooper Speaks
Favorite Lines: “Remember my rule about not staring? It’s also known as rude.” (p. 192)

What happens when you pair an irreverent witch known for stomping ass with a demon, add a talking spider tattoo and teenage rebel? You get the makings for Linda Wisdom’s introductory book in her demons series. Demons are a Girl’s Best Friend is humorous and easy to read.

The heroine, Maggie, is an irreverent, quick to kick ass witch. She has a black widow living tattoo which adds a breath of fresh air to the st
As this is my first Linda Wisdom book, I have to ask you fellow readers if she always has heroines who are inconsistently developed. That was my biggest complaint about this book - the experience and knowledge that Maggie had supposedly accumulated over 700 years of living wasn't really in evidence throughout much of this book. She didn't seem to be particularly knowledgeable about anything that was divulged to the reader specifically. Her magic seems almost spur of the moment rhymes, or semi-rh ...more
~* 3.5 Stars *~
Smart and Sexy Debut

Hellion Guard Maggie O'Malley is used to being the Big Witch on Campus. She and her team track down and capture all those pesky preternatural criminals who break the worst laws. She's sort of like...Glinda with a gun. And a killer bod, a killer spider, a killer attitude...

Maggie definitely rocks the deadly vibe.

That fact is certainly not lost on Declan, new owner of Damnation Alley, the underground club that gets trashed within ten minutes of Maggie's arrival,
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