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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Book Review and ARC Giveaway: A Demon Does it Better by Linda Wisdom

This is fast paced and great fun!
by Linda Wisdom
  • Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca (January 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1402236727
  • ISBN-13: 978-1402236723
      Genre: Paranormal Romance
      My Rating: 4.5 of 5.0
Book Description
Publication Date: January 1, 2012
After more than a century, Doctor Lili Carter, witch healer extraordinaire, has returned to San Francisco and taken a job at Crying Souls Hospital and Asylum, where something peculiar and wicked his happening. Patients are disappearing, and Lil wants to know why.
Lili finds herself undeniably attracted to perhaps the most mysterious patient of all-a demented but seriously sexy demon named Jared. What's behind the gorgeous chameleon demon's late-night escapades?
Before long, Lili and Jared are investigating each other-and creating a whole new kind of magic.

Lili is a lively witch Doctor - as in healer.  She has returned to the San Francisco hospital where she worked years before to try to find out why one of her good friends disappeared. Lili is to work closely with the insane patients in the Asylum. The hospital is designed for supernatural beings and the upper floors are well maintained and bright under the command of a dragon of a nurse - literally - she’s a tough dragon shifter. Unfortunately the wizard doctor in charge of the mental Asylum has left that area like a dungeon. 

Jared is one of the patients kept in the dark. He is a demon who once massacred a pack of vampires, getting him banned from his own clan as too dangerous.  The guard trolls love to rough him up. Lili wants to help all of the patients but especially Jared. There is torture going on and a locked lab that Lili must investigate.

Jared is a shadow demon and uses the shadows to sneak out and visit Lili.  She knows it is unprofessional to date a patient but Lili can’t help but be drawn to Jared. When he visits her he is clean, kind, charming, funny and darkly sexy. And he is astounded that she treats him as 'human.'

These are two really warm and likeable characters.  There’s also a snarky side kick cat, Cleo, and lots of other supernatural beings. There is mystery, tension and courting leading up to a sweet but sexy romance which comes along at an appropriate distance in the book blending into the action of the story.  The writing flow is easy and makes a good package with the fast action, humor and warm romance. I have wanted to read the Hexed series by this author but haven’t had the chance yet. I am so glad I read this and now I want to read her books even more.

Here is an example of the snarky humor:
When staying out of the way of her cat’s claws, Lili says:  “...been there, done that, treated the scratches.”

This book is set in San Francisco, CA  for my Where Are You Reading challenge; it will also go on my New Author and ARC challenge lists.


1. Visit the author site and tell me something of interest you found there.  This is required for entry.

2. For an extra entry, become a follower or tell me if you are already a follower.

3.  For two entries, blog, facebook, tweet (any of those networks!) about this giveaway and tell me where you did.

It isn't necessary to use separate entries unless you want them in different chronological order.
(Four total entries possible.)

* This contest is only open to residents of US and Canada.
* This contest will close 10 PM (Central) on February 3, 2012.
The winner will be randomly selected from all entries.
Winners will have 72 hours to respond by email or the winners form linked in the announcement.


  1. I found it interesting that the author's Hex series and some of her backlist books have been optioned for TV and movies.


  2. I follow your blog.


  3. 1. I found out that Demons Are A Girls Best Friend!
    2. I am already a follower.
    3. I retweeted about this giveaway.

    Thank you for the giveaway!

  4. I learned that her Hex series, along with some of her backlist books, have been optioned for TV and movies. I've been wanting to read this book now after seeing it on many blogs and hearing good things about it. Thanks for this giveaway opportunity. Have been a GFC follower under Lucky47.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  5. I learned that Linda's Hex series and some of her backlisted books have been optioned for movies and TV.

    lag110 at mchsi dot com

  6. I follow via GFC and email.

    lag110 at mchsi dot com

  7. Tweeted:!/lag32583/status/162510116325830656

    lag110 at mchsi dot com

  8. I read that several of the authors books have been optioned for a movie or TV show. Please enter me into the giveaway. I am in the US.

    I follow by email: pefrw(at)yahoo(dot)com.
    Rachel V.
    pefrw(at) yahoo(dot)com

  9. I loevd the authors' News area. edysicecreamlover18@gmailDOTcom
    GFC Krystal Larson

  10. I love the tag line on the author's site - "Are you a good witch or a hexy witch?" That's great!

    And I also follow you already on GFC and you're in my feed reader.

  11. I have read Linda Wisdom's PNR books they are quirky and very funny. I can't wait to get my hands on this one! Thanks for the chance to win!

    After visiting her webpage I found out she collects dragons, Pocket Dragons, farey figurines and Halloween Barbies! Very Cool!

    +1 visited authors page
    +1 follower
    +2 shared on facebook


  12. Hi! Nice review! I love good fantasy book with humour! Here's the thing I found about the author Linda Wisdom: Her Hex series, along with some of her backlist books, have been optioned for TV and movies. (YAY)
    Follower: Proserpine Craving
    I tweet:!/PCravingBooks/status/162722056058834945

  13. The author has wrote since the first day she could hold a crayon. She lives in California. Please enter me in contest.

  14. 1. I found out Her Hex series, along with some of her backlist books, have been optioned for TV and movies.
    2. I follow via Google
    3. I tweeted!/Pamk258/status/163127608303828992
    scrtsbpal at yahoo dot com

  15. 1. I haven't heard of this author so found it interesting to read a little about her. Love that she has a tortoise.
    2. I'm already a follower on GFC: Red
    3. Tweeted:!/annacade1/status/163345051181776898

  16. I learned that Lindas office shows the magick she likes to instill in her books with her collection of dragon and faery figurines, Pocket Dragons and Halloween Barbies .

  17. I follow via gfc
    wanda f and via email

  18. Posted to my blog

  19. After she sold her first two books to the Silhouette Books she also wrote for Dell Candlelight Ecstasy, Harlequin Books, Bantam Loveswept, and a romantic suspense for Kensington.

    tiramisu392 (at)

  20. +1 Something interesting I found on the author's site was that some of her backlist books including the Hex series have been optioned for TV and movies.

    +1 already GFC follower

    +2 Tweeted:!/chibii9/status/164559957155512320



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