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The Demon's Daughter (Demon Outlaws #1)

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Hunter is the only man capable of killing the demons that left the
world in ruins. But when he’s hired by a notorious priestess to bring
a thief to justice, the Demon Slayer gets more than he bargains for.

Airie was raised in an abandoned temple as a priestess’s daughter,
having no idea of her true origins. In a time when any half-breed
spawn of a demon is despised by mortal an
Paperback, 400 pages
Published March 26th 2013 by Entangled Select
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⊱ Irena ⊰
This was better than I expected. Even though this isn't a historical western, it has the same feel with border towns surrounded by desert, a saloon, killers and so on.

The world is overrun by demons. They come at night and women who bear their children die at childbirth. They eat people. It is a post apocalyptic world with ruins of the old cities and the outlines of old buildings now buried under the sand. There isn't any info dumping. Most of the world building you see through character's eyes a
The goddesses have disappeared but one has left something very special behind. Something, that might be able to save the world from the demons that are ravaging it.

Airie has been raised as a priestess’s daughter with no idea of her lineage. As a half breed demon spawn, Airie has been kept away from the outside world for her protection. Both demon and man hate spawn and destroy them on sight but Airie is something much more.

The surviving priestesses are corrupted by power and have aligned themsel
Beth (^v^)/
2.5 Stars

I honestly feel that this is a well-written and interesting book, but it was just not for me.

In a nutshell, it had everything I could have wanted:

Apocalyptic? Yup
Romantic? Yup
Stabbing People? Yup

Again, it just didn't grab me. I honestly don't feel this is the author's fault in any way - I think the concept was initially very interesting. If you enjoy adventure/action with only a dash of romance, then you'll probably enjoy this book more than I did.

I feel that Ms. Altenburg is a fantas
First in the new series Demon Outlaws, The Demon’s Daughter by Paula Altenburg, has set the bar for the rest of the series, lucky us! There has always been an eternal battle between the goddesses, who bring life and prosperity and the demons, who bring trouble and chaos. The goddesses have abandoned Earth, leaving the demons trapped here, doing what demons do best, spreading evil. As they breed with humans, either through enthrallment or rape, the results are abominations referred to as demon sp ...more
4+ stars - Apparently I missed something in the world building here because from all of the from all the blog tour interviews with the author (which I hunted down to try and see what I missed) this is set in a dystopian near future - I was thinking that the setting was more on the order of an alternate Old West in a world that is not quite ours which is populated with demons and goddesses. Doesn't matter either way because I liked what I read.

Despite my not 'getting' the actual time period of th
All Things Urban Fantasy
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The world building in THE DEMON’S DAUGHTER is fascinating with its intricate mix of demons, goddesses, and a gritty Wild West-like setting. Equally fascinating is the beautifully written yet tragic story of love and betrayal.

While we are only told a few things about Hunter’s reasons for becoming the Demon Slayer what we are told is more than enough to understand his justification for hating Demons and their spawn. That being said, I was surprised at how
Kristin (Blood,Sweat and Books)

Don't let the cover fool you, this book isn't your average paranormal romance. The Demon's Daughter combines romance, fantasy and the eternal struggle of good vs. evil to create something unique to the genre. Since this isn't a genre I really read all that much I wasn't sure what to expect. Boy am I so glad I gave this one a shot. From the opening scene right up until the very end I was sucked into this story.

My favorite part of The Demon's Daughter by far were the characters. I loved Hun
The Demon's Daughter was a great read. With elements of paranormal creatures and romance, this book is nice read.

Airie was a wonderful character. She showed a lot of strength in dealing with everything-from finding out her true parentage to facing her father. And she was the kind of person who would stop and take in a starving little boy despite the difficulty in caring for him. I found her to be very likable.

Hunter was somewhat of an enigma. I took until the last quarter of the book before I tr
Ahh that cover certainly catches the eye, am I right?

I have to admit that I have grown weary of romance. Maybe I sort of indulged myself too much? Too much of a good thing they say. I took a long break from the romance for a long time. It didn't help that the first book I picked up after my long break, did not impress.

Luckily, this is not that book.

Let me start by saying that I am not a fan of too many different POV's in one book. It can get messy and often I think half of the POV's can be done
So looking at the cover, does anyone think cowboys? Yeah, me too.. but nope this is one sexy Demon Slayer and me oh my.. does this book ROCK.. Paula Altenburg is yet another new author brought to my attention by Netgalley and let me tell you she surpassed my imagination with this book. The Demon's Daughter is the first book in Ms Altenburg's Demon Outlaw Series.

An eternal struggle between goddesses and demons has ended and the goddesses have left the wold, containing the demons to one area of d
At the beginning let's say what I didn't like. I didn't like the cover. I am not at all a fan of western stuff, western setting or outlook give me a feeling of sun and heat and I HATE heat! I do NOT like cowboy hat or apparel...and seriously I still have no idea that why on earth a 'slayer' would wear such skimpy clothes? Isn't he supposed, kill demons? :o (Well it's not like I'm asking for a knight in a shining armor but a little more clothes would hav
A truly rich world I can't wait to go back to!

If you've read the blurb you've got the basic gist of THE DEMON'S DAUGHTER. What can't quite be covered is just how great the world building here is. Hints that the setting is in fact a very far in the future Earth and where the Angels and Demons come from make this one of the freshest fantasy romances I've read in a very long time. Altenburg really knows how to deliver each small detail in a manner that makes the reader crave more, almost to the poi
Lynsey   • The Demon Librarian
A demon-hunting dystopian cowboy romance? Uh, yes , please!

Well, this was a pleasant little surprise and such an unusual setting, making it unlike anything I've read before. I'm really glad I picked it up.

The story follows Hunter, a demon slayer, and Airie, a half demon, in a new world set 350 years past our own, on a planet now scoured by demon winds, our buildings, cities, and, well, everything buried under mountains of sand. The setting and style couldn't have been more interesting if it tr
This is the book that, when I was younger and reading straight fantasy, I always on the hunt for - a strong fantasy with really strong romantic elements. I never found it then, but I have now. The writing is strong and the characters engaging - the world Altenburg creates is extremely vivid and her voice perfectly suited to the world she created. It was a world easy to get lost in.

If you are looking for a strong fantasy, set in a fantastic, gritty western world that has a gripping story, memorab
Karalee Crawford
Here is the thing, when I really really like a book, I don't want to finish it, or at least not until the next one comes out. This is one of those books, the closer I get to the end, the more I don't want the story to be over.
Based in an area where Demons rule, and the goddesses have all been eliminated, only preceded by their priestesses who served them.

Airie is a daughter of one of the Goddesses but the priestess who served her begged for the childs life and brought her up as her own. Airie has no idea that she is half goddess....but shes also half demon.

The demon slayer, Hunter has been sent on a mission to bring Airie, known throughout the land as "spawn" as she has a demon father, and to present her to a prieste
I have to admit that I had a hard time at first really getting connected to the characters. Almost as if I was being held a bit back a bit while watching what was going on. However, I did get into the world building quite a bit. In fact, the world building was very good. This world helped me to connect to Airie about 1/4 of the way through. The connection stuck to the end of the book.

Hunter is also a character I struggled to connect with. I didn't quite get the same connection to him as I did Ai
Shirley Frances
3.50 stars

First, how hot is that cover?

Meet Hunter, the Demon Slayer, who is hired to bring back a demon spawn that has been living in the goddesses' mountain. My, my, my but he was a lovely character to read. Hunter sets out to catch this spawn only to find a beautiful, black haired woman in his path. Airie descends from a goddess and the Demon Lord. She doesn't know about her heritage and has lived a sheltered life with Desire up in the mountain. She is stronger than she looks and has a mind o
Sarah (blissbubbley)
If you judge the book on the cover... you'd be wrong. It isn't a fluffy story with little back story. It's entirely opposite actually. As the start of a series, this is very good and shows great promise for things to come.

I did face a few problems with the Demon Slayer having the name Hunter as I did refer to him then as Demon Hunter and actually that's what I ended up naming this book in my head. I know that sounds weird but it's what happened :-/

The book really pulls you into the story gradua
Cheryl M-M
Well, well, well where has Altenburg been hiding? This book is a great little gem and although the half naked male does entice the eyes of those that are easily seduced by visual treats, it does not do this tale any justice at all.
Although I am sure this has been ticked as an urban fantasy I would slot it more into the fantasy genre. It wasn't just the demon vs goddess theme though. It is written with a hint of dystopian sentiment with strong ties to supernatural and an aura of western.
This wasn
GENRE: Paranormal Romance
THEME: Demon, Goddess

The Demons Daughter was a great surprise; I was expecting the usual paranormal romance especially with the very attractive guy on the cover. But I got so much more, a wonderfully crafted plot with plenty of twist, memorable characters and of course a building romance among the chaos.

The Demon’s Daughter follows Hunter, who is known as the demon slayer and only one capable of killing the
ARC supplied by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

The Demon's Daughter is an interesting blend of paranormal and sci-fi in a western setting. You would think that those things don't necessarily mix, but the author is able to bring them together in a fascinating way.

Goddesses and Demons are mortal enemies. What happens when the Demon Lord falls in love with one of those goddesses? Nothing good when that love turns to hate. Without his knowledge a child is born from that union. This child
Lisa (Fic Talk)

3.5 Stars

For the longest time I’ve been meaning to get back to reading paranormal romance and urban fantasy books. I’d be drowning myself in a way too much contemporary and I felt like I needed to get back to the genres that really appeal to me and give me the most enjoyment. So when I saw this book on my goodreads timeline, I was like, why not? It sounds like something I’d have immediately picked up once I saw it at a book store and taken it home to devour it in one sitting, which I still did,
**Arc provided by Entangled Publishing through Netgalley in an exchange for an honest review.**

Demon's Daughter is the first book in the new series "Demon Outlaws" by Paula Altenburg.

Quick overview ---- Once the world had been populated by many goddesses and demons who followed/stalked the goddesses. An irresistible attraction between a goddess and a demon begins. Betrayal soon follows. Demons attack leaving the world in ruins. Goddesses soon flee the world, except one. A dieing goddess gives b
Airie is the daughter of a Goddess and the Demon Lord, and contains a little of the powers of both. Hunter is the Demon Slayer, known far and beyond for his demon-hunting skills. When Hunter is recruited by Mamna, the priestess and autocratic ruler of Freetown to find, capture and bring Airie, who she calls a 'demon-spawn', Hunter is off to find her. Although Hunter initially hates Airie, he soon begins to realize she is not at all like what demons are supposed, and is conflicted as to what to d ...more
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THE DEMON'S DAUGHTER by Paula Altenburg is an interesting Fantasy/Futuristic Western Romance. #1 in the "Demon Outlaws" series,and what a beginning. Follow Hunter, the Demon Slayer and Airie,spawn of a demon and a Goddess on a fast paced,action filled story of prejudice,sacrifice,passion,danger,tragedy,adventure,redemption,demons,goddess and love. A powerful story even if it is a fantasy/futuristic/western romance of the discovery of finding one's place in society,finding acceptance,and learning ...more

The story had a really exciting premise. Goddesses once spread life and prosperity throughout this world. Then the demons came, and the goddesses fled. Trapping the demons here on earth, where they now spread chaos in a post apocalyptic world. The demons breed, and the results are horrifying.The offspring are abominations that are terminated at birth. Until now it has been thought there were no surviving "spawn". Until now....
Unknown to Airie and the rest of the world, she is the half breed daug
She set FIREEEEEEEEEEEE to the rain, watched it pour as she touched your face.

I'm going to just keep that there.

See the normal review and more like it at Romancing the Laser Pistol.

Look at this cover. No really. Look at the cheese factor of this cover. This book is so much better than this cover could ever indicate. There is so much heart and soul and wonder in this book. The beefcake adorning the front could never hope to allude to it.

The setting was exquisite. While on the surface there are w
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The Demon’s Daughter is the first in Demon Outlaws series telling us the story of Airie, a young woman who believes she is the daughter of a priestess, handmaidens of the Goddesses who had abandoned the world to evade Demons their natural enemy… but as the prologue tells us, she isn’t…. she is in fact the offspring of a Goddess & a Demon, forbidden to exist and should have been killed at birth. The priestess has raised her in
Demon's Daughter is the first book in the new series "Demon Outlaws" by Paula Altenburg and let me tell you,I can't hardly wait for the second one in this series.First,the cover is just wonderful,...ok...yummy,just looking at it makes me want to read the book.
The plot of this book is something new for me,the eternal battle between goddesses and demons.When the goddesses run away they trap the demons here on earth, where they now spread chaos in the world. The demons breed, and the results are ab
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