Thursday, January 5, 2012

Review: A Demon Does It Better by Linda Wisdom

A Demon Does It Better is a Paranormal Romance from Linda Wisdom from SourceBooks Casablanca.

Book Blurb:

A Madhouse Is No Place For A Curious Witch...

After more than a century, Doctor Lili Carter, witch healer extraordinaire, has taken a job at Crying Souls Hospital and Asylum, where strange and sinister things are happening.  Patients are disappearing, and Lili wants to know why.

And Doubly Dangerous For A Demon...

Lili finds herself undeniably attracted to perhaps the most mysterious patient of all - a dangerously demented and seriously sexy demon named Jared.  What’s behind the gorgeous chameleon demon’s bizarre disappearances?

Before long, Lili and Jared are investigating each other - and creating a whole new kind of magic.

My thoughts:

Lili Carter is a witch healer.  She has worked in both the mundane and the supernatural world but now she has taken a job at the supernatural Crying Souls Hospital and Asylum.  Lili has a couple of reasons for taking this job: she loves helping people for one thing and she is looking for a friend who’s gone missing - a friend who worked at the hospital.

Lili is hoping to find some answers.

What she finds is more questions.

Why does the head doctor have his mental patients locked away in the basement of the hospital?  Where does he go when he unexpectedly leaves the hospital?  What kind of ‘experimental’ magic is he using in his treatments?

Jared has been a guest of the good doctor for more than a hundred years.  He has suffered the abuse of power, the mistreatment by the orderlies - and the loneliness of his ‘prison’ cell.  

He has endured all of this by leaving as often as he can.  Jared is a shadow demon and when he embraces the shadows, he is able to move - within a certain distance - from his confinement.  An ability he has not shared with the good doctor.

When Lili sees Jared for the first time - she is immediately attracted.  When she sees him the second time - she is completely confused.  How can the beautiful man she saw while out shopping - be the same unkept patient in her hospital?

A Demon Does It Better is a very enjoyable read.  I was instantly drawn into the plight of the patients at the hospital and eager to learn more.  I like Lili and love Cleo. :)

I give A Demon Does It Better 4 out of 5 stars.

Product Details
Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca (1-1-12)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1402236727
ISBN-13: 978-1402236723          

1 comment:

Under the Covers said...

I haven't heard of this author before. thanks for bringing this to my attention!

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