Review!! Demonic Dora by Claire Chilton


Demonic Dora

By: Claire Chilton
Genres: Dark Fantasy, Humor/Comedy, Paranormal
Pages: 266
Series: The Demon Diaries #1
Publisher: Smashwords Edition
Published on: November 18th 2013
Review!! Demonic Dora by Claire Chilton

She's finally managed to summon her first demon...

Dora Carridine is trying to summon a demon, but she's not very good at Latin and nothing ever works out the way she plans.

Her life is fraught with weekly exorcisms and having to watch her father’s fire and brimstone TV show every Sunday. So when Dora finally succeeds in summoning an incompetent demon lord, she’s absolutely delighted when all Hell breaks loose.

She thought summoning a sexy demon lord would be the answer to all of her problems, but her problems are only just beginning when her zealot parents try to burn her at the stake, and Dora is left with only one option—to escape and follow her demon straight into Hell.

Also by this author: A Hint of Hell (Paranormal Comedy), Detention, A Hint of Magic

I received this book for free from Author Gifted in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Andi's Review

 

Claire Chilton has done it again with the first full book after the two origin stories.  This story is in my mind the third but technically the first.  The reason for this is that I believe both origin stories should come before the first full size book because you need to know how Kieron and Dora come about.

 

This story starts directly after Dora fights against the coven that is up to no good.  Because she is not good at Latin and because she strives to summon a demon.  After trying and trying to summon a demon she feels that she is at the end of her ability to handle her parents, especially her father who daily causes her a demon and a witch.  She tries one last time before she decides to give up.
During her father’s weekly televised sermon events started to take place that not only led Dora to believe her last spell may have worked, but also caused her father turmoil.  As she returns to her room she is shocked and delighted to meet her summoned demon lord, a attractive Kieron.

 

Kieron saves Dora from her father and the townspeople who are attempting to burn Dora alive at the stake for being a witch or demon.  They call her both, but after what happened during his television show, it doesn’t surprise me if they believe that she is a demon inside of a witches body.  So because Kieron is starting to have feelings for Dora he knows that he can not stand by and allow her to die, in fact her soul is so pure that she will likely go to limbo and heaven and not back to hell with him.  He is not okay with that.

 

So to hell they go, and that is when it gets interesting.  Did you know there is a place where reviewers who hurt authors go?  I loved that part of the book, and honestly I thought twice about reviewing this book.  I don’t like babies period, let alone baby books, I love books, but if they were screaming and crying, I don’t know if I would read as much as I do.  You also learn more about Kieron’s mother and father when Dora stays with them.  A lot more, in fact a little more than you may necessarily want to know, especially at the end.  But I digress.

 

One element that I really enjoyed and while other people may have heard about it before, I hadn’t.  That element is a soul chip, a monetary element used in hell to buy and sell items.  Soul chips are, as you might guess, a piece of someone’s soul that has been chipped off.  When someone that is really bad has their soul chipped off it is black, and the opposite it true.  I really like this form of currency and think that it could work in many elements.  You also learn that demons are douches, but hopefully you guessed that already.

 

This was a good first official book to the series, it really carried on the two origin stories and has the same tone and voice that I found appealing in A Hint of Hell and A Hint of Magic which I reviewed last week.   See how those just sound good together.  I know a lot of people don’t like the language or the “simple” attitude of this book, but in my opinion it was meant to be a fun read without thinking that hard about it, and the fact that I read all five in like two days shows that it is what it is, I really enjoyed them, they were a great escape from my relatives and yes the word Fuck is used a lot, but it is who the character is.  Oh and Kieron is a horny demon, get it heeehee.  Yes he wants to jump Dora, but seriously I would jump Kieron and what else is a demon supposed to do if they are a “lord” other than fuck and hang out and stuff.

 

4.5 stars

 

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About Claire Chilton

A prolific writer with wide-ranging interests, Claire Chilton specialises in new adult fiction and speculative fiction, which includes genres such as science fiction, fantasy, horror, comedy and romance. Hustle, her Harlequin debut, won the publisher’s So You Think You Can Write contest on Wattpad. Her previous books include a humorous young adult science-fiction series called The Squishies Series and a paranormal comedy series, The Demon Diaries.

Claire Chilton is a web designer with an honours degree in English Literature and a passion for great stories. She’s done just about every job on the planet at least once, and she’s won an award for being ‘the most likely to trip over the red carpet and flash her arse at the cameras’.

After exploring the world in her misspent youth, travelling across Europe, Africa, and the Caribbean, she now lives in an ancient Roman city in Yorkshire with her Californian fiancé and a fluffy kitten called Shadow, who is convinced she is a bigger cat than she is.

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