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Tente-moi (Demon Underground #2)

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L’Association Sang Neuf propose aux démons de les imiter et de faire leur coming-out. Mais les choses ne sont pas si simples, et c’est bientôt la guerre civile entre les deux clans. Val va tenter d’apaiser les esprits, tout en menant l’enquête sur sa propre identité: il se pourrait qu’elle soit habitée par plusieurs démons…
Paperback, 380 pages
Published June 15th 2011 by Baam ! (first published February 19th 2010)
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Nikki  Peterson
Aug 15, 2012 Nikki Peterson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: PNR Fans
Recommended to Nikki by: NetGallery
This book picks up several days after Bite Me. For closure Val goes to Lily’s funeral. She talks to Michah there and finds out that the set of books she inherited from her father were actually stolen from Micah’s dad and agrees to return them during a “social mixer” for the demon underground. At the gathering the vampires are also there to speak to the demons about their “coming out” to the general public. The demons are against it and there ensues a fight. During the fight the books go missing. ...more
Samantha (Book Lover's Cozy Cafe)
In this next part of the Half demon Val, she is just coming to terms that there are others out there like her. And realizing more and more that there are good vamps and bad vamps. But in this book is basically about the encyclopedia's her father had given to her. Come to find out they were stolen from the Demon Underground many years ago, and unknowingly Val has been the caretaker of these books. She decides to do the right thing and give them back to Micah, so the Demon underground has access t ...more
Jessie  (Ageless Pages Reviews)
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3.5 out of 5

Back again with 1/8 succubus and badass vampire hunter Val Shapiro, Parker Blue's Try Me doesn't ignore the events of the just-ended Bite Me, but nor does it continue along on the same plotline. Instead of focusing on Val/Dan/Fang vampire hunting for the supernatural police force of the Supernatural Crimes Unit, Val is much more involved with the titular Demon Underground in the second outing of the series. I liked the shift of focus fro
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Monica&spikey
Eh...

Okay. So this was an improvement over the first one. Slightly, at least.

Plot: 3/5
Hold up. I just said this was an improvement, but the plot rating for book 1 was 3.5/5, I know.
THe reason is this: There was plot in this book. it wasn't really quite as, um, action-y, as book 1, though, this morer evolved around a whodunit sort of thing, as in, who stole those book and who is killing these vampires? Which isn't a problem. Whodunit's are totally okay with me.
but... the answer to this particul
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Wee Shubba's World
Original Post: Try Me Review

Try Me is the second installement in the Demon Underground series. It picks up straight after Bite Me (Book1) and its another great novel in the series.

Try Me follows Val as she is trying to cope with Dan ignoring her. So as Dan is pushing her away. She ends up in the arms to Shade, a shadow demon who is trying to help Val control her lust demon and its pretty clear that there is a chemistry between them and an attraction that is sizzling. Meanwhile some of the vamps
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P.Q. Glisson
Jun 10, 2011 P.Q. Glisson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Buffy needs to watch out. This girl can kick some Vamp butt!
I'm reading the second book in the series now and though I've been extremely busy, I plan on reading the whole series. Parker Blue gives just enough chemistry to keep you reading just to see if the characters are going to take it to the next level: Will they or won't they? Or, will she end up with the leader of the Vampires? Keep reading to find out.
The writing style of Ms. Blue flowed easily and the storyline is interesting and easy to
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Kathy (Kindle-aholic)
Jan 22, 2011 Kathy (Kindle-aholic) rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya
It still feels a little like I'm reliving my Buffy glory days with this one. It is just a fun read. This time, we get to see more of the Demon Underground - other half-demons (especially Shade), with more interesting powers, a lost book of magic, more dealings with vampires, and overall things are getting more interesting. And Fang, the half-terrier, half-hellhound is still there, of course.

The romance in this one seems more appropriate (that's the best way I can describe it). I'll read the next
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Grace Touch
An excellent follow-up addition to the Demon Underground series. I was eating out of the palms of Parker Blue's hands!

In "Try Me," tensions are especially high between the vampires and demons of San Antonio. The vampires have revealed their intentions to come out to the public, make themselves known. The problem is, this would potentially out the existence of demons as well, and none are certain they wish to make their presence known. Who could blame them? Humans have not often demonstrated the
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Charlie
Jan 13, 2016 Charlie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Book two in the Demon Underground series, once again I was drawn into this series. Val, our heroine, is such an entertaining character. Fang, her faithful bloodhound is probably my favorite character. I love how we learned more about Val, diving deeper into her past, and demon heritage.
I love that Shade was given more page time too, he is such a fantastic character.
As for Dan, oh Dan. I wanted to continue to like him, I really did. But in this book...and how it's done, I didn't like it, it was
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Cat
Apr 17, 2014 Cat rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another fantastic, fun, funny read by Parker Blue! I know I"m really late to this series but I did really enjoy this book.

Now that we've been introduced to the main players, Val has a lot on her plate. That plate is about to get even more full, as vamps and demons reach a crossroads.

I thought Val was a little more grown up in this book, though still figuring things out - as it should be. We get to see more of Shade, Gwen, and a few other characters, and we also got to meet a lot more demons.

Defi
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Garazi Fernández
RESEÑA DE LOS PRIMEROS CUATRO LIBROS
Encontré estos libros yo sola, sin ninguna recomendación. Empecé a leerlos y eran interesantes, con una protagonista agresiva y con una personalidad un tanto bipolar.
Val Shapiro. No sé cómo decir esto sin ofender, pero esta chica tiene serios problemas. Aparte de hecho de que es un octavo demonio o como quieras llamarlo, tiene muy poco sentido común y unas ganas de acabar muerta que no son normales. La ironía fluye de ella como un río, y hay veces a lo larg
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Marsha
Jul 07, 2012 Marsha rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: 18 years and older
This book was provided to me by netgalley.com
Sometimes sequels to books are not as good as the first installment. However, I am happy to say that "Try Me" is just as good as the first book in the Demon Underground Series.

Val Shapiro has been placed on paid leave from her job with the SCU (Special Crimes Unit) until such time she is able to control her newly developed succubus thrall power. She understands why this has happened but she is a little saddened that her partner and love interest, Dan
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Tiffiane
May 07, 2011 Tiffiane rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
I am totally loving this series. I read the first book in this series, Bite Me, and immediately picked up book 2, I was so hooked on it, I knew I needed to read them all right away.

I am definitely enjoying Blue's writing style, and just like book 1, this one pulled me in right away and kept me interested through the entire book, I just couldn't read fast enough.

In book 2, we learn more about Val/Lola and her background, some about her childhood, and more about the other characters. There's a gre
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Berenice
Seems like Val got to live another day after the big vampire mess, and is invited to a Demon Undeground party, in which she is giving back the Encyclopedia Magika, a rare collection of books with tons of information about demons and everything magical, you would think that all the demons attending would be happy right? well not so much when Alejandro's vamps join the party and the great books they've been waiting for and believed lost for ever are stolen by someone, and what is worst there is a ...more
Christie
May 21, 2010 Christie rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2010
Try Me is the second book in the Demon Underground series. I liked this book more than the first. The plot was good. I was intrigued and guessing until the end about who stole the Encyclopedia Magicka. It had the clever dialogue I enjoyed so much in the first book. We see a softer and more emotional side of Val over the course of Try Me. I feel she is evolving as a character, and I was able to connect with her. That is something I couldn’t say after finishing the first book. Unfortunately, the p ...more
Cherie
Apr 21, 2011 Cherie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Try me is the follow on from the book "Bite Me", and begins days after the ending of the first book.

In this book Val learns so much more about both the human and demon parts of herself, dealing with other demons, vampires, her family and of course boys!

She is such a great character, and although she is often called "The Slayer", she seems to be the calm between the demons and vampires.

This book revolves around finding the magic books that Val has given to Micah, which have been stolen. The books
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Ruth
Apr 13, 2011 Ruth rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya-fantasy
Val Shapiro is 1/8th Succubus Demon, she has incredible strength, speed, as well as her other senses being enhanced. Oh...and the occasional man being uncontrollably filled with lust around her. All of these bonuses to her life make her the perfect vampire slayer / Special Crimes Unit operative / member of the Demon Underground / and Vampire Mediator.

I found this series thoroughly delightful. The world and character building were very well done. It made me want to visit San Antonio...and I don'
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Kate McMurry
Triumphant second book in a wonderful YA urban-fantasy series

In this second book of an outstanding young-adult, urban-fantasy series, eighteen-year-old Val Shapiro, who is one-eighth succubus demon, continues her efforts to keep the city of San Antonio, Texas safe from evil, magical beings. Her love interest from book one, Detective Dan Sullivan, who has been her human partner in her job working for the police department's Special Crimes Unit and her almost-boyfriend, has not forgiven her for be
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Suzanne
May 01, 2012 Suzanne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: vampires, demons
I received this series as a three book package deal from Netgalley, so I'm going to review it as such. Surprisingly, I had never heard of this series but I was drawn to it because it is about vampires and I rarely turn down a book that is about vampires or werewolves. I am so glad that I requested this as I absolutely loved it. It's not just about vampires, but demons too. One of those demons is our fabulous protag, Val Shapiro, otherwise known as The Slayer, who is 1/8 succubus.


At the start, w
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Andrea Love
Aug 03, 2010 Andrea Love rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fun, Fun read. This is the second offering in the Demon Underground series, and I plan to follow up with the prequel and next book. The book can stand independent from the first book, and is fast paced. The characters are engaging, but there are alot of them that haven't been fleshed out yet. I anticipate the author exploring these other characters as the series continues, which is encouraging.

Val is a vampire slayer for the San Antonio SCU. She has found success through extra strength and speed
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Kristen
Mar 27, 2011 Kristen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: vamps, demons
GENRE: Young Adult, Urban Fantasy
BOOK THEME: Vampires, Demons
SERIES: Demon Underground #2
RECEIVED: Copy from Bell Bridge Books
BLOG: http://seeingnight.blogspot.com/
DATE POSTED ON BLOG: March 27 th

QUICK THOUGHTS:
Val Shapiro isn’t your ordinary eighteen-year-old girl; she’s a half demon who hunts down vampires. One night while hunting an annoying vampire, Val gets caught in the act by a special unit team who knows about the vampire population. In the second book of the Underground series Val is no
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Aimee
Apr 17, 2011 Aimee rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2011
After rereading the first one, I was excited to get to this one. I liked where the story was going and found that the continuing storyline from the first to be fun to follow. I read the author's note at the end of the book and I was glad she was intrigued with Shade and didn't keep him as a throw away character. I thought he was a fantastic addition and was glad to see he got more page time in this book.

We get to see more on Val's succubus in this one. Lola gets to make herself known more in thi
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Maria
Jun 04, 2011 Maria rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own, e-book, arc
I was able to get the first three copies of the Demon Underground series through Netgalley as a package deal, "Bite Me", "Try Me", and "Fang Me". I believe the fourth book, "Make Me" is supposed to come out sometime in Spring, 2012. I actually really enjoyed the series. When I first got the books, and I saw the titles and also the fact that the main character, Val, is supposed to be a 1/8 succubus demon (lust demon), I thought for sure, this would be one of those urban fantasy, erotic books. It ...more
NightlyReading Heather
Reviewed at http://www.nightlyreading.wordpress.com

Val is just a vampire slayer, succubus demon whom is misunderstood. I love the character of Val! She is very brave, bold and a spitfire full of energy. (Lola does help a bit)

The book starts out with everyone calming down after finding out that Lilly had been the traitor. Dan had said that he was okay with whom Val was, but now he is ignoring her. She is feeling insecure and having a hard time keeping control over Lola. Val goes to Micah for help
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Rhonda
Sep 15, 2011 Rhonda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Try Me is the second book in the series Demon Underground. It starts 3 days after the end of Bite Me. We learn a lot about their world and the different demons in it.
Val is still working with the special unit of the police dept. But now they all know she is part demon some accept her some don't.
Dan is having problems dealing with Lola.
Miacah tells Val that since the special book that told about the demons world was lost they don't know a lot about the different demons and their powers.
Val hears
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Sunscented
So, I don't want to be redundant and go over all the content. There are many reviews here that do a much better & more thorough job of that than I would.
I had the first in this series waiting on my kindle for a while now. I'd got it for free but still couldn't bring myself to click on it due to the unfortunate title. (I know, I know) But, seriously?
So as it turns out, I've read the first two in as many days- so obviously there's something there.
I like the series so far, like the world, like
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Aliaa El-Nashar
Oct 25, 2012 Aliaa El-Nashar rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This cover was just as great as the first book, as well as the title, brilliant! So, I am sure I had already mentioned this in the review of book one, but here goes nothing: I LOVE VAL SHAPIRO. I mean, with a lot of Twilight, Vampire Diaries and True Blood around, you're kind of sick of the vampires being the protagonists and all good, except for a few bad ones. I kind of miss having all vampires be bad and a select few be good, so Parker Blue's books are awesome, especially since the protagonis ...more
Heather
May 09, 2011 Heather rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Try Me continues the story of Valentine "Val" Shapiro, our 18 year old heroine who's 1/8th succubus demon. The story picks up right after the events in the first book, Bite Me. Val's figured out in the previous book that her attempts to keep Lola, her succubus demon, under wraps and as a separate piece of herself was failing miserably. In addition, she's becoming more attached to and interested in the Demon Underground and also drawn into the world of the vampires.

I really became attached to Va
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Katy
Jun 06, 2012 Katy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of urban fantasy/paranormal, both YA and adult
Recommended to Katy by: netGalley
Book Info: Genre: YA Fantasy/Vampires, Demons Reading Level: YA

Disclosure: I received a special 3-in-1 eGalley review copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Synopsis: This part-demon teen vampire fighter and her faithful terrier hellhound are once again patrolling the dark city streets of San Antonio, Texas. Val's hunky human partner, Detective Dan Sullivan, is giving her the cold shoulder since she beheaded his vampire ex-fiance. Vamp leader Alejandro is struggling to keep the pea
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Who is Parker Blue? Well, I live in Colorado Springs with my dog, who bears an uncanny resemblance to Val's part-hellhound mutt, Fang.

I hate writing bios so that's all you're gonna get. Okay, okay. Instead of more boring bio stuff, how about some of my likes and dislikes?


Stuff I love, in no particular order:

- The color red—a bright, orange-red just makes me happy.
- Shiny things. I must have been
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Other Books in the Series

Demon Underground (6 books)
  • Bite Me (Demon Underground, #1)
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