Wednesday, September 21, 2011

[Archive] LITERAL ADDICTION's Review of Where Demons Fear to Tread

Stephanie Chong worked as a lawyer at a top-tier Canadian firm and completed five university degrees before landing her dream job: romance novelist. Her degrees include a J.D. and a Ph.D. from the University of Toronto, and a Master’s in Creative Writing from Oxford University.
When she’s not writing, Stephanie enjoys yoga, traveling and outdoor adventures. She lives in Vancouver with her husband and their pug, Dexter.

Where Demons Fear to Tread, The Company of Angels Book #1
Author:  Stephanie Chong
SynopsisFledging guardian angel and yoga teacher Serena St. Clair dares enter Devil's Paradise nightclub on a mission—to retrieve the wayward Hollywood "It Boy" she's assigned to protect. But she's ambushed by the club's owner, arch demon Julian Ascher. The most powerful demonic entity in Los Angeles, Julian is handsome as sin, a master of temptation who loves nothing more than corrupting pleasure–seeking humans. He won't release the lost soul Serena is supposed to guard. Unless she accepts his dangerous wager…
After the disastrous way his human life ended, Julian vowed that no woman would get the better of him again. Yet this sexy–sweet angel, smelling of fresh ocean air and happiness, triggers centuries–old feelings. Now, their high–stakes game of seduction, where angels fall from grace and where demons fear to tread, will lead them either to an eternity in hell.or a deliciously hot heaven.
Our Review [by LITERAL ADDICTION’s Guest Reviewer – Carlyn McKechnie]: 
Serena is a new Guardian Angel.  She died while saving two children and attempting to save their mother as well.  As a Guardian Angel, she is charged with saving the soul of Nick, a young and up-and-coming actor.   

Nick was a slightly neglected child, and therefore loves his new found fame and fortune – attention he never received from his parents.  He goes to Devil's Paradise where sinning is expected (and encouraged!), especially since it’s owned by an Archdemon called Julian, whose job it is to deliver souls to hell, and whose specialty is corrupting people.   
When Serena goes into the club to try and coax Nick away from the tempting influences, she meets Julian who is immediately enthralled by her.  Julian decides that he would like to add Serena’s soul to his collection…

This is a classic story of good and evil, but is written beautifully. Serena tries so hard to be a good Guardian, but she is out of her league when she goes up against Julian who has had centuries of experience in seduction. Her belief in ‘good’  is put to the test, but she handles it well and you end up loving her for her faith.
I loved Julian for exactly the opposite reason though; I love his efforts to seduce Serena and the underhanded tactics he uses to get her to go along with his plans, but then again I am a big fan of a bad boy! The story flows very well and you can feel the struggle Serena has with her feelings for Julian. It is a great story about love and faith I'm hoping to see more stories from this world!
 LITERAL ADDICTION Paranormal Book Club’s Guest Reviewer gives Where Demons Fear to Tread 4 Skulls. 
LITERAL ADDICTION recommends it for Urban Fantasy readers, Angel and Demon lovers, and Paranormal Romance addicts. 
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