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(Running from the Devil Series #1)

4.71  ·  Rating details ·  14 ratings  ·  14 reviews
An escaped demon and a snarky cat face off against the seven deadly sins.

Escaping from Hell was just the beginning of Phoebe’s problems. In Hell, she had a position of legend. A marquis of torture. But on the human plane, she is just another New York City destitute.

Before she has a chance to get her bearings on the unforgiving streets, Fate steps in and offers her a chance
Kindle Edition, 317 pages
Published December 15th 2019

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Scarolet Ellis
Nov 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Beneath (Running from the Devil Book 1) by J.E. Taylor, Katie Salidas this is an amazing start to a brand new series that I have loved reading. I can not wait to read book number two in this amazing series and I highly recommend this to all.

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Jan 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Love the unique elements in this story! Entertaining and interesting ideas throughout the whole book. I really enjoy the whole redemption aspect of Phenex aka Phoebe’s journey to regain her soul, and despite her penchant for acting without much thought; I really enjoyed Phoebe as a character. She has a big heart and I feel that’s ultimately what gets her in trouble; her selfless acts cause her strife. Phoebe sold her soul for reasons that aren’t completely clear; she’s been serving in Hell as a ...more
Rabid Reader
Dec 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this entertaining urban fantasy about the fight for redemption by a fallen one. A past mistake lost Phenex (Phoebe) her soul and condemned her to the pits of hell. When she gets a chance to escape Lucifer’s grasp, she takes it and ends up on earth. Phoebe makes a deal to try to earn her soul back by working for Fate and completing seven evil capturing assignments.
This is a fast paced, exciting read, with soul sucking Djinn, demonic old hags, a sarcastic cat and tasks that seem
Shivani McFarland
Jan 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
Katie Salidas is one of my favorite Urban Fantasy author who teamed up with J.T Taylor to write this new series. I am not familiar with Taylor's writing but it's interesting to see the subtle differences in style the two authors bring to the series. It did take me a little while to get into the story. For me much of the first part of the book was spent on establishing Phoebe past and seemed a tad slow it wasn't until Adam showed up that It started to pick up. I did enjoy the section when she ...more
Dec 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Battered, hurt and aching in every place Phoebe had a mission to fulfill because the other choice was one she feared more than anything. As ever, things were not as planned and with a 'really not a cat' for partner, she had to face a nightmare that had she bargaining for something more than herself. Dark, skilled, hard to kill and resourceful Phoebe had me intrigued all the time. She had a chance for redemption but at a great cost. What’s her story? And the cat! He too had his own and very ...more
Kristen Lewendon
Dec 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I feel an overwhelming urge to use lots of Smoke’s rather blue language right now. I was not in any way prepared for this story. And I was even less prepared to be a weeping mess for so much of it. I’m at a complete loss for words. I don’t even know how much I could say even if I could without giving away the best parts of the book, because the whole blessed thing is fantastic. I adored the funhouse-mirror view of our society we get through Phoebe’s eyes. And, having been owned by a feline ...more
Tabi Ann
Jan 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Exciting and Very Tense

I commented that this book is exciting and tense and it is all of that wrapped up in the pages of this book. I mean how can it not be when you take and escape woman from hell, a snarky cat, and a vet trying to defeat demons from hell.

Every flip of a page brings you excitement and you find yourself biting your nails because you are not sure what the next turn of the page will bring. Will our leading lady find what she needs to appease the people upstairs? Or will she end up
Dec 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A little different than I thought. 4.5 stars

This was a little different than I thought. Phoebe is a heroine but is also learning to accept help since she cant do it alone and truly needs it.

She is a good person to root for. I am interested in Fate as well. She seems like an interesting entity that doesn’t reveal everything either.

Looking forward to the next installment. This story is more focused on character growth and development than on action. We will see what the next book in this trilogy
Dec 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
a very intriguing storyline that catches your attention from start to finish! it's fun and very entertaining to read! it will have you on the edge of your seat as the story heats up and the plot gets deeper! you'll be racing through the pages as you try to discover what's going to happen next! I loved everything about this book especially the characters Phoebe and Smoke! they will definitely have you giggling as they banter with each other! it's an exciting adventure and I can't wait to see ...more
Nov 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
The story written by the two authors J.E. Taylor and Katie Salidas had me captivated from the first chapter. The heroine Phoebe,stumbles quite cluelessly around modern New York, when she gets the opportunity to reedem heir soul. She gets help from the snarky cat/demon Smoke and the pure soul Adam. The three make an intersting team, I look forward to reading more about them!
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Nov 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Even with the serious undertones like torture and death this was an easygoing read. Phoebe who is the number one ranking dealer of said torture seems emotionally undamaged and softhearted even. She is assigned the help of Smoke and his entertaining personality. This is book one of the series so there is more to come as Phoebe works to get her soul back.
Jan 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Once I started reading this book I had a hard time putting it down. This story was easy to follow and a fun read. The descriptions in the book really put me there next to Phoebe as she found herself on a mission with a smart mouthed cat and more trouble than she bargained for. I would definitely recommend this book!
Jennifer Laird-Lord
Jan 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A good book, great plot and characters. I look forward to reading more of this series.
I received a free copy for a review.
Margarita Rose
Dec 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Received ARC. Like the book. Phoebe needs a break. Takes one by escaping hell. She is in on twisted situation after another. I can't wait to see what's going to happen with this character the next book should be great.
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J.E. Taylor is an award winning, USA Today Bestselling author, a publisher, an editor, a mother, a wife, a business analyst, and a Supernatural fangirl, not necessarily in that order. She first sat down to seriously write in February of 2007 after her daughter asked:

“Mom, if you could do anything, what would you do?”

From that moment on, she hasn’t looked back.

In addition to being co-owner of

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