Nothing is for free when it comes to demons. Gwendolyn LaRoux finds this out the hard way when she summons Laish, a minor demon from the Shadow Lands, to help her cook up a little black magic. Unfortunately black magic has a way of growing, and soon Gwendolyn finds herself drowning in darkness. But when a creature from the Abyss enters our world and threatens her beloved grandmother, Gwendolyn has to admit she needs help - which means summoning the infuriating Laish.
Answering Gwendolyn's incantations in a moment of boredom was a mistake for a demon who keeps what little heart he has left under lock and key. Laish immediately fell for the Creole beauty with jade green eyes and creamy, café au lait skin and now he's determined to have her. And thanks to Gwendolyn's dilemma, the price just went up. When it turns out that the intrepid witch must travel through the Shadow Lands and close the door she left open to the Pit, she knows at once she can't make the journey on her own. Of course Laish is more than willing to act as her escort and bodyguard...for a not-so-small fee.
Gwendolyn doesn't want to use her body as a bargaining chip, but the demon will accept no other form of currency. Because her grandmother's life is at stake, she has no choice. As Gwendolyn and Laish travel into the interior of hell, will he be able to keep her safe? And will she be able to keep her innocence? Or with they lose themselves and each other among the Ruby Shadows?
©2015 Evangeline Anderson (P)2015 Tantor
It was a very good story line and kept you on the edge of your seat at all times.
Laish is a really great character and going through hell was very imaginative.
it would have been much more enjoyable if the "C" word had not been used, everytime they used this term it made me flinch, I am not a prude far from it, but that is one of the crudest words ever and books can still be erotic (even more so) without the need for it. It would have then warranted a 5 star.
Easy listen - excellent narrator's
i really liked thecmain two characters on the whole, exvluding the weakness of occasion of the female lead character
"Wow, What a Great Story and Performance!"
Evangeline has such a great imagination! Each story has it own unique plots that make listening to her stories such a treat.
The trip through hell. Crossing each realm of Hell was an adventure in itself.
There were too many scenes I loved but I especially love how Laish always looked out for Gwendolyn and saved her too many times to count.
Yes, and I hated that I had to take a break from this story and actually go to work.
Oh, please don't make us wait to long for the next story in this series! :)
"Sexy Hard To Resist Demon & His Witch"
Hot Sexy Adventure
As exciting and hot as the other books in the series and loved this new world the author has created, each level of Hell was another unique adventure
I loved having the male and female voices reading their characters perspective, made it so much easier to feel and "see" the characters as I was reading.
A Hell of A Sexy Hot Ride
Evangeline Anderson's imagination mixed with her storytelling skills and phenomenal world building are wonderfully enhanced in these audiobooks. A great paranormal adventure romantica series to read and/or listen to. Listeners will love experiencing having the lead roles read by a male and female narrator.
"story awesome but characters lacking"
I really enjoyed the story...even more than the book before it. I was disappointed in a few things however...well more than disappointed...a few things bugged me. First..it was hard to disconnect the character of Gwendolyn from the one of Taylor because the narrator did not give them their own distinct voices as she did in the previous book. In the previous book Gwendolyn's voice was deeply Creole. The same with Victor and Laish. I was discontented at the fact that Victor and Laish had some of the same speech even though they were so different. A mortal werewolf should not have had any of the same things to say as an immortal such as Laish. An example being "honey from the source", which was repeated a lot. If there had been more originality in the characters...for me..this book would have received all the stars I could give it. Gwendolyn was also given some of the same mannerisms as Taylor. I guess my only problem with this book is how similar the characters were to one another when they should not have been. Laish..being my favorite character of the series..should have been delectably unique in every way. It would be nice if each book had New narrarators to help separate the characters effectively..overall though..very nice!
"bwwm? Male demon w female (naive) witch in series."
Interesting story with(younger) woman of color witch needing help to assist her friend, She calls demonic help who turns to be smitten with her (why??? I don't know) The(older) demon male keeps helping her, fighting for her & bleeding for her but she pushes him away. If she losses her virginity without love she losses 1/2 her power. This story continues the story about a group of friends(supernaturals) People like me are DESPERATE for W.O.C. characters so this female might be weak, whiny & needed to be slapped but, the for play sex the demon did was steamy. Will buy the next book in the series..Hope the female witch grows up.
"Gwendolyn and Laish"
Gwendolyn mistakenly left a door to hell open when she rescued her friend. In this book Laish agrees to be her escort through the different levels of hell. Evangeline takes us through the different levels and introduces us to Hell's inhabitants. I enjoyed the journey but i thought Evageline made Gwendolyn too naive. I found myself rolling my eyes a few times. Other than that i really liked the story, loved the trip through Evageline's version of Hell. Definately a good read/listen.
I also liked the two narrators. I really like the male verse read by a male, etc. I think it makes it easier to connect.
"The Road to Hell"
Oh yeah. It was a really great book.
Laish. He was so in love with Gwen that he sacrificed everything for the woman he loved.
All the inflections of their voices. The emotions just flow out.
Go to HELL...and Love it!
I just loved when the Loch Ness Monster makes a cameo appearance while they were in the Sunless Sea. Fantastic!!!
"WOW.. Had hard time putting down"
this is my second book in this series.. I started with the crimson debt then this one. I am amazed at how creative the stories are. I loved loved Laish! he was everything you could want in one hot package. the story takes you through the 7 levels of hell and it made me feel you were there with them. the only negative was Gwendolyn.. I wanted to reach through and dope slap her on so many occasions.. talk about stupid.. without giving too much away.. she is in hell and even tho laish told her not to trust anyone or open the door she did it anyways... more times than I could count.. she was also kind of selfish more concerned about herself and anyone else other than laish! but she did come around.. I need to go back and read book 2 also looking forward to a book 4! create story and some steamy scenes.
disclaimer I did receive this book free for a honest review.. and again I recommend this book highly
Evangeline Anderson has quite the imagination. She is one of my favorite authors. The characters and plotline are well thought out and detailed. The heroine was bit stubborn...if she listened more, she would not have gotten into so much trouble. I got a little aggravated with her at times. This would be the only issue I had with the book but it was so minor that I still gave it 5 stars.
"OMG. The best of the three! I loved it. Sexy"
The struggle between good and evil within ourselves. I cried at the end. I hope there is another installment.
"I like the story"
I like the series this one started off slow but picked up later. Still it is a good read or listen. I still do not like the way the female or male reads the other parts. female can not do male voices and male can not do female voices. really takes away from the story.
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