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DemonFire (DemonSlayers #1)

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Since time began, the Earth has served as a balance between the world of darkness that is the Abyss, and the paradise known as Eden. Now the battle between good and evil has reached a tipping point, and survival depends on one fallen demon--and the woman he can't resist. . .
Paperback, 380 pages
Published March 1st 2010 by Zebra (first published January 1st 2010)
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Karla(Book Addict)
Apr 08, 2013 Karla(Book Addict) rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: PNR Adult Fans
Recommended to Karla(Book Addict) by: Nicole Marie
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Feb 23, 2012 Nicole rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Paranormal Romance fans, Kate Douglas fans
Ok I literary bought this series in a bundle about a year ago and while I knew I would love it, I drug my feet when getting down to read it.

I knew this was NOT an erotic and thought I might be disappointed because I Love Kate Douglas's erotic series Wolf takes, But this is a PNR book and I fell in love with this story. You can feel the love between Eddy and Dax and I felt as though I was on this quest with them fighting demon possessed garden gnomes... come on you know those are creepy looking l
Feb 16, 2010 Rhonda rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed, 2010, favorites
Tamed down only slightly from her Wolf Tales series, Kate Douglas has created a new series almost as spicy and fun-filled. Douglas' new DemonSlayers series has started off with a bang in Demonfire! The cast of Demonfire consists of a news reporter, a demon that has been tossed out of his previous world, a warrior from another world, a stray dog that seems to know what everyone is saying, and a small sprite that communicates with everyone through their minds individually. News reporter Eddy Marks ...more
Jun 01, 2010 April rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Free Kindle download. The beginning was really promising for me — with only seven days alloted to the hero to save the world from demons, it looked like it was going to be a wild ride — but it slowed down enough in a few places that I lost interest in it for a while and let days and weeks go by before I took up reading the book again. I know fighting demons can be exhausting, but if the fate of the world is at stake and my friends and I are the only ones who can save it, I'm not sure I'd be fine ...more
Dark Faerie Tales
Apr 27, 2012 Dark Faerie Tales rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed-by-kiwi
Review Courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales

Quick & Dirty: A love to last a lifetime…or at least a week.

Opening Sentence: He struggled out of the darkness, confused, disoriented… recalling fire and pain and the soothing voices of men he couldn’t see.

The Review:

Ok, so I will let my notable scene explain to you the generic plotline of this book, part one of a series, and I will tell you all about the main characters, for there are more than just the hero and heroine.

First our hero, Dax, the yummy fall
Laurie Garrison
Mar 01, 2010 Laurie Garrison rated it it was amazing
You have to love a woman that can kill a evil garden gnome with glowing yellow eyes and stubby fingers caring a pitch fork. Hey, it was trying to kill her new man;)

This is a fantastic start for a series, loved it. This book has a very unique story about demons. I don’t want to give it all away but it a exciting adventure for a woman of earth (Eddy), a blond curly hair dog (Bumper), a tiny will-o-wisp (willow) form Eden, a demon (Dax) with a borrowed human body, a very tall gorgeous blond Lemuria
Mollie *scoutrmom*
Aug 19, 2010 Mollie *scoutrmom* rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: fans of paranormal romance
Shelves: read-in-2010
This was a good action/adventure romance in the paranormal genre. I liked that the hero has uncertainities about his chances for success in his mission. I like the world Douglas builds. I found the heroine admirable.

One reason this book didn't get my top rating is that the author doesn't give us much insight into the motives of the characters, and shows little emotional growth in her protagonists. They seemed a bit shallow to me.

Another reason this book didn't get a top rating is that the sex sc
Vanessa theJeepDiva
This book has a pitchfork wielding garden gnome! That alone is reason enough to read it.

This book had me captivated for 200 pages. The hero Dax has a cursed tattoo of his demon self on his body. It attacks him constantly. Eddy has the ability to calm the tattoo when it is agitated & attacks Dax. This drags on and prevents Dax from killing the demon possessed gargoyle statue for 250+ pages. It got kinda dull there for a while. Dax only has 7 days on Earth to complete the task of killing the d
Jul 06, 2010 Karen rated it liked it
I loved the beginning of this book. It was fun, original and had a great couple I could root for. It quickly got very repetitive though and I struggled to make it to the end.
If it wasn't for my obesession with declarations of true love (which this book has aplenty) I would have given up sooner. I'm a total sap for true love and ultimatly wanted to see it through to the (hopefully) HEA.
Wasn't a bad read, I just would have liked the fight scenes to have varied a little. Each crisis just felt like
Joyfully Reviewed
Eddy Marks is a local reporter having a normal quiet night at home when all of a sudden her dog starts acting up and demanding to get outside. Wondering what he smells, Eddy goes out with him only to find that it's not another animal out there but a sexy, injured man. Once Eddy takes him inside to care for him, she begins a journey that will forever change her life.

Dax doesn't remember how he got hurt or anything before arriving in Eddy's yard. However, he does remember that he is a demon who ha
Apr 16, 2010 Cindyg rated it really liked it
I think this is going to be another winning series by Kate Douglas. I was drawn to all the characters: Dax, Eddy, Alton, Willow and even the darn dog, Bumper. It was an intense read, with strong characters, who are determined; the pace is good; kept my interest and of course there is some nice sizzle too. I am looking forward to the next book, Hellfire. I recommend this to those of you who love a great paranormal romance read.
Mar 11, 2010 Carrie rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2010, calibre-library
While this book took me wayyyy too long to get through, it was really good! This marks my official move into more fantasy books. While it isn't usually my cup of tea, this had lots of smutty romance to soften the fantasy blow. The story was jam packed with action, romance, fun characters, and mythos. Totally worth the zero dollars I spent on it, and had me looking for the next book in the series.
The first chapter of this book was so bad, I'm giving up on the series. I gave the series a shot because Kate Douglas is a very good erotica writer. Unfortunately, I hated the light,flippant tone of the first chapter and the ridiculously silly fantasy set-up. I think she was trying for a note of humor, but failed miserably.
Aug 28, 2011 Marina rated it really liked it
This was fun. It was a surprise to read this book and find out that Ms. D's writing style changed a little. I am currently reading her erotic Wolf/Sexy Beast series and loving it. This was a pleasant surprise. Can't wait to get book 2. It should be a hoot!
J.R. White
Apr 11, 2015 J.R. White rated it it was amazing
The garden gnome really set the tone for the story. Evil demonic things in mundane objects. Dax and Eddy quickly set up a war party to defeat the influx of demons and even though Dax himself is a banished demon trying to make his way into Eden, Eddy finds herself trusting him after he saves her from a number of attacks. The war party at this point also includes the trusty dog and a little wile-o-the-wisp, Willow.

Right away it starts reading like a really good modern fantasy with hints of both th
Jul 24, 2015 Kathy rated it liked it
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Feb 22, 2011 Cindi rated it really liked it
This was a really good book and pretty unique compared with all the *yawn* PNR I've been reading lately.. I felt the worldbuilding was wonderfully and realistically done, and the characters were all quite well developed and likable. This book is more Urban Fantasy than Romance/PNR, however there is certainly a big romance going on!

All revolves around a small town at the foot of Mt. Shasta in California (and just as soon as I finish writing this, I'm going to Google it to see if its real!), which
Mar 07, 2010 Linda rated it it was amazing
How Does A Small Town Reporter, Her Elderly Dad, A Demon In A Borrowed Human Body,A Seven Foot Lumerian,A Tiny Sprite, And A Blond CurlyHaired Dog Stand A Chance By Tipping The Balance Between God And Evil Of Saving Earth When Demons Escape The Abyss?

Eddy Marks Never Knew What Love Was Until She Rescued A Sexy And Very Naked Man In Her Potting Shed. A Tiny Gnome Poked At His Side Drawing Blood, Eddy Blinked And Blinked Again And Without Thought Smashed Him To Pieces Releasing A Black Mist That S
May 13, 2010 Cindy rated it it was amazing
Shelves: keepers
Excellent read - paranormal with an action plot. You've got to love a book that incorporates hunky ex-demons trying to make it into heaven, vortexes, Lemurians hiding in Mt Shasta [incidentally, for those unfamiliar with the area, those legends really do exist:], a will-of-the-wisp that looks like Tinkerbell, and demon-possessed garden gnomes. The good guys [our hero/heroine and an odd cast of characters:] are facing off a demon invasion of a small town on Mt Shasta where the demons are inhabiti ...more
Sep 25, 2011 Dawn rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: People who like B rated movies
Demonfire is a story about a band of misfits trying to save Earth or one small town on Earth from a demon take over. The book reads like a B rated horror movie, meaning it is not quite scary and the plot if not real complicated.

Dax is a demon who has been sent to the void for good behavior, after some time he is offered a shot at paradise all he has to do is go to Earth and kill a few demons. As soon as he steps out of the vortex he is attacked, somehow he makes it to Eddy’s garden shed to reco
Oct 03, 2010 Samantha rated it liked it
A small town reporter hears stories of strange goings-on in her town, and comes home to find a garden gnome attacking a naked man in her shed. Things definitely started off quick and caught my attention! This strange, sexy man was banished from Abyss, then sent to Earth to help vanquish an influx of demons from the town of Evergreen, effectively saving the world. Yay, sounds great, here we go!

Then things slowed to a crawl.....

I loved all the characters and felt connected to them and to the stor
Jan 11, 2011 Tracy rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Paranormal romance and urban fantasy are my two favorite book genres. I read and I review a lot of them. I've come to realize that I'm usually pretty forgiving of minor issues or singular issues - for example, if it's a decent story but not technically all that well told, I may give it a three stars, but explain in my review what the critical aspects are. I understand and accept that I hold my favorite genres to a higher standard - rightly or wrongly - than other genres and that ultimately I wan ...more
Dec 02, 2010 Habrewer rated it really liked it
Garden gnomes are mean & evil just ask Eddy Marks. Calm, conservative & level headed Eddy can’t believe her eyes when she finds one of her garden gnomes attacking a naked man in her shed.

Dax, an unlikely hero, was sent to Earth to battle his fellow Demons that have escaped from the vortex. He only has seven days to complete this impossible task with the help of Eddy, her dog Bumper, Willow and a Lemurian that turned his back on his world to help save ours.

The story takes place in the qui
Erin O'Riordan
Jul 09, 2013 Erin O'Riordan rated it really liked it
Thus far, the DemonSlayer series is not nearly as sexually charged as Kate Douglas's ultra-erotic Wolf Tales series, although this book is an erotic romance. It's not the same, but it does have its charms, including an imaginative world of dimension-hopping fallen demons, megical tattoos, Lemurians (think of the elves in Lord of the Rings), a sparkly blue will o' the wisp and talking crystal swords. Amidst the fantasy, small town reporter Eddy Marks unleashes her inner warrior and falls in love ...more
Apr 12, 2010 Steven rated it really liked it
I contacted author Kate Douglas last month in hopes of getting an ARC of "Demonfire." I didn't know it was already out in stores. She was so kind and sent me a final copy of the novel, a postcard of "Demonfire" and two of her "Wolf Tales" novel bookmarks. Thank you again Kate for all of the items. Kate and I began emailing back and forth, and then she asked to add me on Facebook. I was a bit hesitant due to the fact of my...choice of words and topics I discuss on my personal page. Thankfully Kat ...more
Jul 23, 2013 Paraphrodite rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2013
Rating 3.5 stars

I was pleasantly surprised by this book and that it hasn't become one of the more popular paranormal romance series around. Probably because the author is known more for her erotic novels.

The hero Dax is a demon who got kicked out of the Abyss(Hell) for being too good and was recruited by the Edenites (people from Eden aka Heaven).

His mission? To stop the demon invasion of Earth that is threatening the balance between Good and Evil in 7 days.

His tool? A sexy ex-WWII soldier's b
Oct 14, 2010 Carrie rated it liked it
This book worked for me on some levels and didn’t on others. I loved the main couple. Dax and Eddy were fantastic. From the very beginning they have amazing chemistry and the progression of their relationship (very fast) fit into the story perfectly. Dax only has 7 days on Earth so they don’t have time to be wishy-washy about their feelings. The part that didn’t work for me was the demon’s taking up residence in garden statuary. It was beyond silly and kept pulling me out of the story. Images li ...more
Lisa - (Aussie Girl)
A paranormal romance series from Kate Douglas, better known for her erotic Wolf Tales. This is a bit of a mish-mash of ideas, demons taking human form, aliens from a different dimension, sentient tattoos and demon possessed garden gnomes....

Nevertheless I didn't mind the overall story and the characters are appealing so I might give the next book in the series, Hellfire a read.

Aug 21, 2010 Michelle rated it liked it
Finally finished this book last night. The book had a good plot and good characters. However the book was too long, the author could have reached the end of the book a lot sooner than she did. The story just didn't flow right because of the slowness. It's about demons coming to a little town in CA and needing to be destroyed by a fallen demon in human form who only has 7 days to complete the mission. After the 7 days he returns to either the Void or to Paradise, depending on his success. He did ...more
Feb 12, 2016 Natalie rated it really liked it
Book 1 in the DemonSlayers series. This was a pretty good start to a promising series. Demons are sneaking into our dimension via a portal in Mount Shasta and it's up to our intrepid heroes to kill them all and close all the portals before the demons take over Earth first and then Eden. Yes, it's a typical PNR -hunky parnormal male falls in love with spunky human (or is she?) female. Of course the world is in peril but the two and their rag-tag crew fight against all odds for their love and the ...more
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