Title: Demon Hunting in Dixie
Author: Lexi George
Series: Demon Hunting, #1
•Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
•Publication Date: April 26, 2011
Opening Line: Addy glanced up at the rumble of thunder, her pace slowing to a job.
Addy Corwin is a florist with an attitude. A bad attitude, or so her mama says, ‘cause she’s not looking for a man. Mama’s wrong. Addy has looked. There’s just not much to choose from in Hannah, her small Alabama hometown. Until Brand Dalvahni shows up, a supernaturally sexy, breathtakingly well-built hunk of a warrior from—well, not from around here, that’s for sure. Mama thinks he might be European or maybe even a Yankee. Brand says he’s from another dimension.
Addy couldn’t care less where he’s from. He’s gorgeous. Serious muscles. Disturbing green eyes. Brand really gets her going. Too bad he’s a whack job. Says he’s come to rescue her from a demon. Puh-lease. But right after Brand shows up, strange things start to happen. Dogs talk and reanimated corpses stalk the quite streets of Hannah. Her mortal enemy Meredith, otherwise known as the Death Starr, breaks out in a severe and inexplicable case of butt boils. Addy might not know what’s going on, but she definitely wants a certain sexy demon hunter by her side when it all goes down…
Addy is out jogging one night with her dog, Dooley, when she comes to a cluster of trees, trees that Addy and Dooley have run by countless times before with no problems, and gets a serious case of the heebie jeebies. Of course that's the exact moment Dooley jerks the leash out of Addy's hand and takes off into the fore mentioned creepy clump of trees. Addy goes after Dooley and finds herself in a clearing with Dooley and a dark shadowy demon. A portal then opens and Brand, a Dalvahni warrior, steps through.
Addy warns the hunky Dalvahni warrior, we are talking perfection personified here people, about the demon who is about to attack him. Brand turns to face the demon, who Addy refers to as Mr. Nasty, drawing a flaming sword. Mr. Nasty freaks and backs away from Brand. Now that Brand is distracted a second demon, loving named Mr. Nasty's sidekick, sneaks up behind Brand readying an attack. Addy warns Brand again. Brand turns and slays Mr. Nasty's sidekick. Mr. Nasty is seriously freaking out now and flees, stabbing Addy in the chest as it brushes past her. It's a death blow. Brand save Addy's life, forever changing it.
The Dalvahni are an ancient race of warriors whose sole existence is to hunt the djegrali, aka demons. They do not experience emotions. If emotions start to arise the Dalvahni use thralls, think succubus but instead of eating someones life force they eat emotions, to ride themselves of it. The Dalvahni are also essentially immortal. Brand is ten thousand years old. The Dalvahni travel through different realms, through space and time hunting djegrali. This is how Brand ended up on Addy's doorstep, he had been tracking the wraith-like demon.
If you are looking for a profound plot that moves your soul, then this is not the book for you. Demon Hunting in Dixie is hilarious book full of steamy sex scenes and southern charm. It shows that Lexi George truly was raised in a small town in the south, but the way she added southern stereotypes and clichés leads to a unique humor that is beyond brilliant. I absolutely love the fact that Addy fears her Mama more than demons.
Dream or no dream, the hunky guy with the glow-in-the-dark sword was about to get his butt kicked by Mr. Nasty and his creepy sidekick.
It was wrong. It was John Wayne in a pink tutu and tights.
"I feel lightheaded. Probably has something to do with finding out I've got a starring role in Night of the Living Deweenered Dead."
The air conditioner was sacred in the South, right up there with duct tape.
Girlfriend had a terminal case of camel toe. Addy could practically read the woman's lips.
In the space of a few minutes, she'd ticked of two supernatural malefic beings, first the demon and now Mama. Was she good, or what?