Also by this author: The Reaper and the Cop, Dead Reaper Walking
Escape hell. Save the world. Simple, huh?
My name's Jynx. This morning I was a princess of hell.
Now I'm it's most wanted. __________________
After a coup in hell, Lucifer's niece, Jynx Morningstar, is on the run with the king of hell in her back pocket (in handy stone doll form) and a hellcat with delusions of grandeur. To save her uncle and by extension, hell and the world above, Jynx must evade the legions of hell, master her human magic and track down her father: a healer witch.
Simple. Yeah, right....
What she doesn't expect is to walk into the middle of a shapeshifter/vampire turf war, a sexy as sin alpha werewolf who claims she's his one true mate, or to actually care what happens to the residents of small town, Boring.
But when Death comes a'knocking she must make a choice. Go big and reveal what she is, or go home and leave them to their fates... A demon would leave them in a heartbeat, but can Jynx rise above her demon blood and prove what a true princess of hell is made of?
Please note: contains high amounts of snark, an adorable werewolf looking for true love, a demon princess trying to avoid 'feelings' and a viking-wearing hellcat.
Now I like things dark, I like things that are funny, and I like me some cake. I don’t prefer chocolate cake, but really carrot cake. This book hits a lot of what I like, and it was a lot of fun to read.
Fire, Brimstone, and Chocolate Cake is about Jynx Morningstar, who you guessed it is somehow related to Lucifer Morningstar. Most know the Morningstar name, but if you don’t, then let me help you. Well short story is that Lucifer is the lord or King of hell, making her a princess. Her mom is a bit batshit crazy. Jynx has decided to live down in Hell with her uncle, living the life only the princess of hell could.
That is until Lucifer tries to marry her off to some loser demon. I am sure he is attractive, and he is rather high ranking demon. On top of that, he likes things a bit more exotic than Jynx does. Jynx is the princess of hell, and so she likes all sorts of exotic things. So she tells uncle Lucifer to not even consider it and storms out. Again only the princess of hell could walk out on the King and not get tased, or smitted, or whatever he does to those who piss him off.
Well that is when things go to hell, literally, and Jynx must make a decision that will affect the rest of her immortalesque life. She has to hit the road and get out of hell. Only she isn’t alone, and for better or worse she has to find people who can help her in her time of need. Obviously those aren’t a dime a dozen and so she seeks them out the only way she knows how, but complete chance. What? She is a princess not a private investigator.
I really liked this story, and not because of the aforementioned favorites of mine, but because it was a good story. There is snark, there is cursing. It has less than perfect people, demons, whatever. It has what you want in a story, imperfect, but perfect in the same way.
The story is periodically free, so add it to your wish list, because if you like Mina Carter’s books this one is in line with them. If you don’t know her works, go check her out, because she is a funny, sassy, snarky author who writes strong, funny, snarky, sassy characters.