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Abandoned. Adopted. Bullied. Orphaned. Disowned. Terminated. Rejected. Heinrich Juarez is Lucifer’s worst nightmare. Only, not for the reasons that one might expect. Heinrich is the saddest man in Hell, and tales of the miserable life he led in Cuba are spreading among his friends. Suddenly, Lucifer’s greatest fear is realized when the damned souls begin to believe their t ...more
Paperback, 316 pages
Published March 7th 2017 by Dumple Meadows Publishing
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Jessica Calla
Dec 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
EACH OUR OWN DEVIL brings its reader on a literary, emotional, action-packed journey as we follow the main character, Heinrich, through Cuba, Hell, and America.

After a dismal, tragic life in Cuba, Heinrich finds himself in Hell, not really impressed by the horrors of it. Heinrich's misery causes sympathy by the others in Hell and Lucifer gets pissed, afraid that his order of chaos will be disrupted. In an attempt to get him out of his hair, Lucifer assigns Heinrich the task of doing his bidding
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Ashley Gowanlock
Jan 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Each Our Own Devil gave me chills right from the start! People like to talk about heaven and what it might be like when we pass away, but few of us stop to give hell a second thought. Bain paints such a vivid picture of hell and its inhabitants that at times I felt like I was there. I found myself easily becoming attached to the characters in the book and hoping that they would make good choices and find redemption. This book will have you cheering for the good guys, and anxiously waiting to see ...more
Nathan Ferguson
Mar 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Joel Bain tugs on the heart strings immediately, making the first part of the book an uncomfortable but compelling read. Heinrich's journey is a painful and emotional one that will have you invested in his path from the start.
Bain plays on religious cliche's, adding his own flair and touch, creating a new feel to old biblical names.
This novel is upsetting in all the right ways, making a reader stroke their chin as it plays into old rhetorics of right vs wrong, nature vs nurture, and fate vs fre
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Jacke Karashae
Dec 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Each Our Own Devil is an excellent supernatural thriller that doesn't stop accelerating until the climactic finale. Bain does a great job of refreshing common, even stereotypical, concepts in the popular consciousness, such as the deal with the devil, demonic possession, and the seven circles of Hell; he provides his own color and interpretation to the world without completely reinventing it, making the world both familiar and fascinating. Bain provides enough depth and substance into even the m ...more
Shaun Liu
Apr 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
An immersive adventure in a supernatural thriller. This is the first-time I read in this genre and I found the storytelling to be riveting with fairly compelling characters.
Danielle Brousseau
Feb 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing

Bain paints his vivid detail, taking the time to really immerse you into the story. Each Our Own Devil belongs on your shelf alongside Dekker and Peretti with the epic battle of good and evil, and the war of things both unseen and seen. Bain takes some pre-established views of hell and adds his own flare and spin onto it, expanding it to bring a fresh take on the demons and the devil. In reading Bain's book you definitely get the sense that he knows what he is talking about when it comes to the
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Michelle
Feb 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I very much enjoyed this novel! Despite it not being a genre I would typically go for, I am eager to read it again. Each Our Own Devil gripped me right away with its detailed, descriptive syorytelling... I could picture myself in every scene as I was reading it. The way the author imagines Hell was particularity memorable for me.
The protagonist experiencing his highest highs and lowest lows left me feeling challenged and inspired, even when his harrowing journey was at its most intense points.
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Jennifer Acres
Jan 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I love the concept of "sympathy for the devil" since it forces you to think complexly about the characters and, in turn, people in your own life. It's a sort of hyped up attempt at empathy that is truly fascinating when done well.
Each Our Own Devil does just that.
How can you sympathize with a murderer? How can you root for someone who would sell their soul to the devil for vengeance? This haunting and brutal story will not only make you hope for the saddest man in hell, but will also have you qu
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Abby Reyes
Mar 07, 2017 rated it liked it
EOOD’s premise piqued my interest from the start, as I’m a fan of antiheroes and gritty, potentially tragic stories. I think it takes great courage to write fiction about matters of faith with both creativity and respect for real-world beliefs, but Bain takes this challenge on boldly. He has a story and a message, and he’s not afraid to tell them.

Readers will find some familiar imagery throughout, but also some fresh takes on its supernatural themes. While there were several points I had issue w
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Vanessa Rodriguez
Mar 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
EACH OUR OWN DEVIL questions the idea of a life on earth more horrific than an eternity spent in Hell. Bain presents Heinrich, a poor soul that’s dealt the worst possible hand in life without a single moment of mercy. One can’t help but sympathize with this man on his journey to Hell and back. From beginning to end, Bain paints a heartbreaking picture of inner and outer turmoil, vivid images of the Seven Circles, and an enticing world of lust, fame, and power on the doorstep of the devil himself ...more
H.A. Callum
Oct 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Outside of the reviews posted for EACH OUR OWN DEVIL, I was unsure what type of story I was about to immense myself in when I picked up this novel. The truth: EACH OUR OWN DEVIL is far more than a dark fantasy. Joel Bain has written a literary narrative filled with suspense, impeccable character development, and a challenge to the moral code of human existence. Bain’s work will cause the reader to question motives and where to place their sympathies.

EACH OUR OWN DEVIL exposes the reader to the d
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Joel Bain makes his home in Vancouver, Canada. His first novel, A BULLET FOR THE BRIDE, debuted in 2009, while his latest novel, EACH OUR OWN DEVIL, hit bookshelves in 2017.

He started Dumple Meadows Publishing in 2008, delving into a variety of platforms including fiction and digital magazines in the pursuit of developing and encouraging aspiring writers. He formerly held the role of Editor-in-Chi
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