A Demon And His Witch by Eve Langlais
Roasted at the stake as a witch, while her lover watches, Ysabel sells her soul to the devil in return for revenge. A fair trade until her ex-boyfriend escapes the bowels of Hell and she’s forced to team up with a demon to fetch the jerk back.
Remy’s seen a lot of things during his tenure in Lucifer’s guard, but nothing can prepare him for the witch with the acerbic tongue--and voluptuous figure. Her mouth says ‘Screw you,' but her body screams ‘Take me.’ What’s a poor demon to do when his heart makes things even more complicated by goading him to make her his, forever?
Before he can decide if his demonizing days are done, though, he needs to catch the bad guys, save the girl and then find a way to convince her to love him and not kill him.
Lucifer lined up his shot and gave a few practice swings with his number nine thigh bone. The shrunken skull waited for him to putt. He pulled back and –
“I demand you castrate him!”
– his shot went wild, careening off the pillars and missing his interior putting green entirely. Sighing, he turned and faced Ysabel, who, as usual, appeared annoyed.
“What has he done this time?” he asked as she flopped into a chair.
“He kissed me.”
He’d always known Remy was braver than most. “The horror. The shame. And?”
“What do you mean, and? I didn’t want him to.”
“So tell him no.”
“I did. Kind of.” He stared at her. She sighed. “Fine, I kissed him back. But I didn’t want to. He made me do it.”
Lucifer blinked. Stuck a finger in his ear and wiggled it. Surely he misunderstood. “He made you do it? I’m sorry, did I suddenly enter an alternate universe? Since when does anyone make you do anything? I’ve been trying to get you to show up on time for five hundred years and you still insist on making your own hours.”
A smirk graced her face. “I do it to keep you on your toes. But, back to the kissing demon. I want to know how to stop him from using his magic or potion or whatever it was he used to make me like it.”
Now this was interesting. “You’re mad because you enjoyed it?”
“Loved it, actually,” Remy announced, striding in unannounced. It seemed his witch’s bad habits were rubbing off.
“Does no one knock anymore?” But they weren’t paying Lucifer any attention as they faced off.
“I did not like it.”
“Liar. The tongue in my mouth said otherwise.”
“I was pushing yours out.”
“Then what were the moans of pleasure?”
“I did not moan.”
“Mmm. Mmm.” Remy closed his eyes and adopted a blissful expression with puckered lips.
It occurred to Lucifer as Ysabel raised her fingers that he might want to take cover.
“I am going to turn you into an imp,” she threatened.
“Touch me in a non-erotic way and I am telling you right now, I will consider it foreplay, and not only will I kiss you again, I will strip every piece of clothing from you, lick you from head to toe, and make you scream my name, not once, not twice, but three times as you come.”
“You wouldn’t dare,” she huffed, her eyes flashing with ire – and more intriguing to Lucifer, interest.
Before they could cause any damage, to his office at any rate, Lucifer snapped his fingers and froze them. He didn’t really care what they did to each other, but he’d spent several months in the wild capturing the beast he’d turned into a desk.
“Children, children,” he said tucking his hands behind his back and adopting his father figure mode. It usually made his daughter, Muriel, laugh. “Must I remind you that I tasked you with a mission. One that I might add, Ysabel, you should be most eager to complete. What I do not need, is for you to FUCK IT UP!” He let his voice increase in treble until it boomed. “I’ve been more than tolerant, but enough is enough. You will cease bringing me your petty squabbles. You will do the job I assigned. And if you don’t want his tongue in your mouth, Ysabel, then bite it off. Although, really, if you enjoyed it so much, I don’t see what the problem is. Maybe he can help you remove the stick up your ass if you let him kiss the other end. Now, if we’re done here, and since I’m boss, and I say we are, leave and don’t come back until you’re done, because if you do, I’m duct taping the pair of you together and throwing you in a dark room until you learn to get along. Or fuck. I don’t really care which, but I prefer the latter so I can watch.”
A snap of his fingers, and the glaring pair, stalked off, silent for the moment, but he’d wager it would only last until they hit the hall.
And right on cue…
“I’ve never seen a stick up a butt before. Wanna bend over and show me?” Whack. “Ow, that was totally uncalled for.”
Eve: Illona Andrews. I am addicted to her Kate Daniels series. Actually, I love Curan, the king of beasts. I cannot get enough of him.
Ali: If you could co-write with another author who would it be and why?
Eve: Laurann Dohner because she knows how to give the readers spice and humor.
Ali: The world is under attack and you are forced to run for your life. You only have room for one book in your survival kit, what book do you take?
Eve: The Dummy’s Guide To Survival. Lol. I’d need all the help I could get.
Ali: Who are your favorite literary characters? (Yours or someone else's)
Eve: Um, see Curan above lol. Honestly though, if a book is good, I fall in love each time with the hero, especially if he’s shapeshifting alpha type.
Ali: If your friends were asked to describe you in one word what would it be?
Ali: Where do you do your best work?
Eve: My office in the morning. Door shut. Coffee mug filled.
Ali: Do you find it harder to write a full-length novel or novellas?
Eve: I love novellas, because they cut out all the junk and focus on the characters and the story. I find novels harder to flesh out because I’m forced to add a lot of extraneous detail. Not something I need in my stories, but I know a lot of readers like that attention to the little things like setting etc..
Ali: When did you fall in love...with writing?
Eve: A few years ago, after an almost twenty year hiatus, I sat down to write. And write. The next thing I knew, I’d created a book, but best of all, I had fun. It’s exciting to embark on a new career that fulfills me in so many ways.
Ali: Are you a plotter or fly by the seat of your pants writer?
Eve: Totally by my pants lol. I usually have a general idea of where the story is going, but the twists and turns just kind of pop out along the way.
Ali: You have written in just about every romance sub-genre, which is your favorite?
Eve: Sci-fi and paranormal are my top two, but if I had to choose one, it would be sci-fi because I can totally let my imagination loose. Alien abduction fantasies are hot, because it could happen to anyone. After all, despite what the government says, there is life out there.
Ali: What is your favorite thing to do outside of writing?
Eve: Read. Lol. I’m actually a bit of a video game addict. I love playing apps on my tablet and RPG games in the winter with my kids.
Ali: I’m a fan of the Freakin’ series. How do you successfully mix Paranormal, Humor and hot sex?
Eve: By accident? Lol. I write what I want to read. I’m not big on contemporary romance, it’s too every day for me, but throw in a shapeshifter and the fun begins. I’m also a big believer in laughter and humor when it comes to love and romance. Too much drama is tiring. And as for hot sex…um, is there any other kind.
Ali: You have some very unique titles in your catalogue how do you come up with them?
Eve: They hit me usually out of the blue. My favorite is Delicate Freakn’ Flower. Not the original title, but when I wrote the scene where she yells it at the heroes, a light bulb went off. And for those curious, that is an expression I’ve often hollered at my own hubby.
Ali: Will you be attending any conferences this year?
Eve: I wish I could. Being in Canada, and not keen on travelling, I’ve yet to see one come close enough for me to dare to leave my cave, but I am hoping to get the courage (and a babysitter) to try hitting one next year.
Favorite food plain chips with a herb and garlic dip
Boots or heels Flats lol. I’m not coordinated.
eReader or Print ebook
Social Media: Love it or Hate? Love it
Beer, Liquor or Wine Water is my fave, but I will drink the occasional shot
Favorite place to get it on besides the bedroom Bathroom
Favorite TV Show True Blood
Favorite Book series (besides your own) Kate Daniels
Pj’s or Lingerie PJ’s
Vampires vs. Shifters Shifters!!!!
Favorite Genre To read? Paranormal :)
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