Thursday, February 23, 2012

Review & Giveaway: Getting Familiar with Your Demon (That Old Black Magic #4) by Jodi Redford

Release date: February 28, 2012
Synopsis (Goodreads)
He should push her away…but he’d rather have his wicked way with her.

After too many years learning death from the inside out as the familiar of a voodoo queen, soul collector Samael Gorasola betrayed his boss, which landed him on demon death row.

He should have known not even his punishment would come easy, but the deal he’s offered to escape his fate stinks. Become the indentured servant to his despised enemy? No thanks, he’d rather be six feet under. With that in mind, he picks a deadly fight with two demon hunters, only to be rescued by one misguided, deliciously innocent white witch.

Marabella hasn’t a clue what possessed her to help Sam, particularly since he’s not the least bit grateful. She blames it on her overwhelming attraction to the dark, dangerous demon, and her exasperating quest to rid herself of the stubborn curse that guards her virginity. If the guild finds out, though, she can kiss her white-witch status goodbye.

A kiss is exactly what she gets, followed by a consuming hunger that breaks down all heavenly and earthly barriers…and leaves Sam saddled with the one thing he never wanted, a conscience, and a connection to Marabella that puts her soul on the line.

Warning: This book contains torturous use of disco music, one sinfully sexy demon who revels in being bad, a virgin witch whose innocence runs more than skin deep, and plenty of wicked, forbidden sex with explosive side effects—literally.
My Thoughts:  Oh.My.GAWD.  I LOVED this book.  Loved it.  Sam is just *fans self* my type of demon.  *fans self some more*  He's got that killer-esque vibe and, you know, he's a demon and he's... well, he's awesometastic.  I'd steal him and tuck him away in my closet so I could bring him out to play every once in a while but I don't think he'd stay put.

First off, I adore this entire series.  It's quirky, fun and it has some of the hottest damn men you can imagine.  What's not to like?!?  Each book introduces new elements to the overall mythology and keeps the supernatural hits coming.  The bad guys are nasty, the good guys are naughty and the sex sizzles.  Boy, does the sex sizzle.

So. Sam.  What can I say about this guy?  He's rude, sexy, built and he has a kernel of decency hidden away inside.  Marabella is a perfect foil for him.  She's genuinely sweet, completely virginal and resigned to staying that way.  Fortunately for her, Sam's not very good at playing by the rules and he swoops in to blow her socks off.  *cue porntastic music*

Yep, I love these guys.  I love Sam's cousins and Sam's gun.  I'm not talking euphemistically, either.  He has a cool gun.  Really.  REALLY!  I just flat out love crawling into this world that Jodi Redford has created and wallowing in it.  *rolls around a bit*  Yep.  I love it.

Other reviews in this series
Book 1: That Voodoo You Do
Book 2: The Seven Year Witch
Book 3: Maximum Witch

More books by Jodi Redford

Getting Familiar with Your Demon was provided by the author in return for an honest review.

 Jodi Redford has generously offered up a copy of Getting Familiar With Your Demon to one lucky reader! Fill out the Rafflecopter form below for your chance to win!
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  1. Okay. I just finished the first book in this series, but I definitely want to read more. More!

    1. Yes! READ! MORE! Wait til you read about Max! Be still me heart!

    2. Max is a total hunk-a-roo, isn't he, Kendra? Rawr!

  2. love your review, you sold me, I want to read the book now! Book Savvy Babe

  3. Yes, the whole series is fantastic. I'm thinking about starting it over. I'm in that kind of re-read mode right now. I might as well force myself to start at the beginning. I'm nothing if not a dedicated reader. Tehehehehe ;)

    1. *snort* It's a great series to own just to be able to go back every so often! LOVE! IT! Reading GFWYD now. :)

    2. Haha! I love that you love it, Kendra! Now, get back to reading Sam's story!

  4. Hey Lady! I am totally reading this book right now! It's a little outside of the other stories so far. In the other books the characters want to be together. Sam and Marabella have the chemistry, but don't seem too happy about it. Can't wait to see how it turns out! :)

    1. Well, at heart, Sam's a demon. He has to come to terms with his feelings before he's happy with how he wants to make Marabella happy. TRUST THE JODI! SHE WILL NOT LEAD YOU ASTRAY!

  5. Thanks for the review! This series is definitely getting added to my TBB list!

    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

  6. ^Appreciate giveaway! Helps those like me on fixed income/SSI {perm/multi disabled: wheelchair/home-bound} who need & enjoy to read, attain books can't normally afford <3
    ^Both Preview/Review have really whet my appetite! Looking forward to escape, as follow along path with twisting adventures, gut wrenching decisions/choices, self-realization, magick & romance in journey thru paranormal world created!

    )0( Warmest Blessings )0(

    *Paranormal Romances are Magickal*

  7. Awesome giveaway! Thanks! I've had this author on my TBR list and I'd love a chance to start!

    1. Jodi's books never fail to delight me! This entire series is full of win!