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Demon Hunting in the Deep South by Lexi George [review] 2012 paranormal romance

Demon Hunting in the Deep South by Lexi George [review] 2012 paranormal romanceAuthor: Lexi George
Title: Demon Hunting in the Deep South
Series: Demon Hunting #2
Publisher: Kensington
Pages: 336
Release Date: July 31, 2012
Genres: Paranormal Romance

The warrior and the wallflower . . .

Shy, self-conscious Evie Douglass tries to stay under the radar, especially when her nemesis Meredith Peterson, aka The Death Starr, is anywhere around. Meredith and her bitch posse of skinny girlfriends have tormented Evie since the seventh grade, calling her names like The Whale and Thunder Thighs.

Evie tries to stay invisible, but that’s not an easy thing for a plus-sized gal to do in a small town like Hannah, Alabama. She finds it doubly hard to avoid Meredith’s wrath once she takes a job at the lumber mill. You see, Meredith’s husband is Evie’s new boss. Translation: more torture time for The Death Starr.
Evie thinks things couldn’t get much worse until the morning she finds Meredith’s bloody body sprawled across her desk. Typical Meredith, she gets herself dead mere days after a very public scene in which Meredith accuses Evie of having an affair with her husband. Worse, the murder weapon is found in Evie’s car.

Suddenly, Evie is the Number One suspect in a sensational murder case. But she’s got bigger problems. Hannah is infested with demons—soul sucking, body snatching creatures of evil—and, for some reason, they want Evie. The only thing standing between Evie and death or possible possession is a hunky blond demon slayer named Ansgar.

Ansgar is a Dalvahni warrior, a supernaturally gorgeous race whose sole purpose is to hunt down and capture rogue demons.

Evie could almost swear that Ansgar is interested in more than demons. He seems interested in her. Ridiculous, of course, because he’s sex on two legs and she’s…

Well, she’s Whaley Douglass.

To add to Evie’s troubles, Meredith doesn’t even have the decency to stay dead. She shows back up as a ghost and she’s more of a beyotch than ever. Meredith has deathnesia—she can’t remember who killed her—leaving Evie to solve the mystery herself, or go to jail for a murder she didn’t commit.
Format: Paperback
Also by this author: Demon Hunting in Dixie, Demon Hunting in a Dive Bar, Demon Hunting with a Dixie Deb

Demon Hunting in the Deep South is the second book in the Demon Hunting series by Lexi George.

Setting: Hannah, Alabama

Sexual Content: explicit, for ages 18 and up

Point of View: Third person

Tense: Past

There’s so much imagination packed into Demon Hunting in the Deep South! There’s a fairy cat, a talking dog, a mayor with a pet opossum, a man with a “contrabulator” that can find demons, a woman who covers herself in bacon grease to do a pole dance in a trailer, and so much more. Lexi George kept me entertained from start to finish.

The book continues where Demon Hunting in Dixie left off. You could read the book without having read the first one, but I think the series is so much better read in order.

This book is a little different from the first book. There is a murder mystery that is introduced in the very first paragraph of the story. I loved that element being added in, not that the book wouldn’t have been great and hilarious without it.

I loved most everything about Demon Hunting in the Deep South. It’s funny, hot, and has a solid mystery about who killed Meredith. It also sets up the third book by having Beck and Conall (the Dalvahni leader) meet at her bar.

There were a couple things that detracted from my enjoyment of this one. First, I thought it was awfully convenient that none of the physical changes that happened to Addy when Brand shared his essence with her happened to Evie when Ansgar did the same thing to heal her. I understood that Evie’s powers weren’t going to show because she was under a forget spell, but why didn’t she have the physical changes? Addy’s hair changed color and kept growing. Nothing like that happened to Evie. The reason I say this is convenient is because if that had happened to Evie, the author couldn’t have kept her in the dark so long about her becoming half-Dalvahni.

Another thing that bothered me was the cover. Normally I don’t pay much mind to covers, but this one ticked me off. Why in the heck is there a skinny, flat-chested model when the character is supposed to be on the heavy side with large breasts? I don’t expect every detail to be the same, but at least have the general size and height somewhat close. Evie’s biggest self-esteem issue is her weight, having been teased about it for so many years. If Evie were a real person, the cover of this book would be insulting to her, like she’s not good enough to be depicted the way she really looks.

I know the covers aren’t always controlled by the author, and I don’t hold it against the author. It just really aggravates me. It’s like a plus-size clothing commercial where the model is a stick. They want you to buy the goods, but they are too ashamed to put the target audience on the advertisement. I’m not saying that’s the case for this book, considering the target audience is everyone… Enough said; I’m done ranting.

Anyway, cover aside, I did really enjoy reading Demon Hunting in the Deep South. If you like a mixture of comedy, romance, and mystery in your paranormal books, you should definitely read this one. I give it 5 out of 5 stars.

About Lexi George

Lexi George writes snarky, Southern-fried paranormal romance for Kensington. Her debut novel, Demon Hunting in Dixie, was released in 2011, and a novella and two more demon hunter books followed. Demon Hunting in a Dive Bar, the third book in the series, was nominated for a RITA in 2014. The fourth book, Demon Hunting with a Dixie Deb, is due to be released May 24, 2016. Lexi enjoys reading and writing romance, but her first love is fantasy. A Meddle of Wizards is the story of Raine Stewart, a sheltered, sickly young woman who comes into her own when she’s transported to a magical world, discovers her burgeoning powers as an adept, and faces the evil wizard who killed her parents. Lexi’s day job as an appellate attorney requires reading transcripts filled with murder, mayhem, and worse. Perhaps this is why she enjoys stories filled with humor, action, adventure, and magical creatures. She has a violent aversion to sad movies, having been scarred by Old Yeller at the age of nine. She drinks tea, not coffee, and has never seen The Exorcist, because she is a world-class chicken. She is the third of four children, with all the attendant neuroses.


Jen Schaper
I am a mom of three kids, a wife, and a wannabe author. For Books That Hook, I review books, create features and discussions, design the website, and do all the administrative stuff.

2 Replies to “Demon Hunting in the Deep South by Lexi George [review] 2012 paranormal romance”

  1. Thank you for the lovely review! Addy’s hair turned white because she was attacked and left for dead by a demon! And Evie’s grief dulled her abilities. The hair part . . . well, I may have dropped the ball on that one. LOL.

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