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Summary

In a world of demons, goblins, witches, sirens, werewolves, vampires, and so much more, it can be difficult to determine who is guilty of what and why. Chris White is a detective who fearlessly investigates this supernatural world, himself a unique product of it. He will take any case brought to him, but has a particular affinity for helping those who inhabit the poor districts of his city. From strange rituals and runaway vampires, to fighting sorcerers and confronting a demon lord, this paranormal detective will face any challenge - even a dance with the devil.

©2010-2014 Less Than Three Press, LLC (P)2014 Less Than Three Press, LLC

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When ghosts get together with demons

This is one of Megan Derr's most beloved novels for me. I love her writing style which reminds me of fairytales.

The structure isn't something easy for everyone to get behind but it's one of the things I liked. Telling Doug's, Phil's and Chris's stories interwoven with cases that Chris as a detective handled. Yes there's a back and forth in timeline, giving a bit of background, most times after the fact, but me, I loved that.

Sable and Chris are really, really hot and good together!

What I could have done without, being all the more pronounced in audio, is the many repetitions of names and phrases that needed that needed to be edited to tighten up the novel.

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Be prepared to hang in there!!! Its a really good!

Would you consider the audio edition of Dance with the Devil to be better than the print version?

The print version of this story is easier to understand because you can easily go to the contents and check the timeline, but if your willing to listen through to the end of the book you'd easily understand it.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Dance with the Devil?

When Sable and Chris first meet each other.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

The part of the story when two if the main characters first meet, Chris and Doug.

Any additional comments?

I loved this story, yes it can be confusing as it doesn't follow a straight timeline, but it isn't overly confusing when it jumps back and forth as the author has clearly indicated when this happens, as can been heard during the audio book. Paul Morey reads the book clearly and also defines each character with a change of voice, it is never confusing figuring out who is who, and he keeps the same voice for each of the characters throughout the whole of the book.

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  • Joycinta
  • 13-12-16

A cosy read.

What a lovely book to curl up with.

A little confusing at first as you get used to the jumping story line and the start was slow...

But persevere!

Because the book is a lovely little gem. I felt very satisfied at the end and while it's no masterpiece it is an easy listen and a ray of light on a dreary day.

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  • April Reads and Listens
  • 12-05-21

Brilliant!

I’ve never listened/read a book written quite like this before.

It’s snippets, short stories, written as case files. They’re not arranged in chronological order, which I think bothered people, but how the case files/chapters are presented makes total sense. It’s layers of building the background stories, the world-building, the character backgrounds and history. They’re told in ways of flashbacks and recent happenings. The story makes sense in the end. It all adds up and you see the bigger picture.

It’s brilliant, really. Paul Morey’s narration was good.

I’d listen to this again, it’s definitely not boring. 👏🏼

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  • Amanda Janes
  • 19-10-16

Great urban fantasy with mystery and romance

Dance with the Devil is a great urban fantasy with mystery and romance. I highly recommend this to anyone looking for a fun book with quirky characters.

Paul Morey does a great job with the narration for this book. He really brings the characters to life.

This is a highly entertaining story with well-developed characters, engaging mysteries and intriguing world development. I love how the characters and main plot are developed through many mini-mystery sub-plots.

There is some playful dubcon in this book. It didn't change my enjoyment of the book. But I know it's not for everyone.

Overall I loved this book, and I can't wait to move onto the next one.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 03-03-16

Comfort reads are us.

Love the narration, love to book.

Told through a series of case files the romance here is sweet, hot, and fun to watch unfold. The story does not run sequentially, as is mentioned by other reviewers, and may well mean the tale is not to your liking. I took a chance in face of those comments and I'm, personally, glad I did.
I love Chris and Sable, and peeking at the blurbs for the next books in the series my complaint is that they don't seem to feature again, yet. I'm very much a character centric reader and I REALLY would like to see more Chris and Sable.
The world, itself, is well realised, and this means it's easy to see that more tales can be told. I like how magic works in this world.
For me, the picky bit would be that in the later chapters we almost seem to have too many characters running around but that's me beinga little picky. That I will be re-reading this book is a given; comfort reads are us.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 31-07-19

Interesting world, problematic trope

The world building is great. All the different kind of paranormals with their unique powers are intriguing. It makes me interested to read the others to learn more about the species. I felt a similar way after reading the 3rd book, "Midnight" which I happened to read first.

What I didn't like was Phillipa and generally her abuse and how it was handled. It's not just annoying but a problematic trope how women brutally abusing men is supposed to be funny and acceptable.

"But he cheated" is a nonsense excuse. No one finds it funny or acceptable for a man to beat up his ex or continuously torment her for cheating on him. But when a woman does it, it's supposed to be seen as "spunky".

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  • Dee Slate
  • 31-07-18

Really good!

This is a story told as a collection of cases. The cases are not told in chronological order, but that is part of the charm. We get to meet Chris before and he gets together with Sable (sp?). It was a refreshing way to get to know the characters. I loved it!
Paul Morey did a good job with the differentiating between the characters. My only gripe is that he had somewhat of a monotone, so some of the dialogue sounded almost flat - to me. I did love how Sable sounded though.
Definitely recommend listening to this!

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  • Bruce D. Parker
  • 10-06-18

Disjointed fluff

Written in short "case files", the story line is slowly pieced together but with no order chronologically. the characters are good with high potential but not taken far enough.

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  • Tamera J. Richards
  • 24-09-16

Different Style to this Story

What made the experience of listening to Dance with the Devil the most enjoyable?

At first I didn't think I would like the narrator but he did a wonderful job with this story.

What did you like best about this story?

I quite enjoyed the multiple POV's

Which character – as performed by Paul Morey – was your favorite?

Doug, really enjoyed him.

Any additional comments?

I went back and forth on weather I liked the style the author picked to tell the story. I liked and disliked at the same time. It got a bit confusing with the back and forth that is done. Still I did enjoy it. In the end I liked the way the story developed.

The info-dumping that was done was the only reason it wasn't a five star for me. I felt the author could have done a better job in streaming this information into the story.

I quite enjoyed that the story also gave us the POV's of some of the secondary characters. I hope this is something that I continue to see in the next books in the series. I really like to see varied views of the story and it helped to fill out the characters.

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  • Paisley
  • 24-02-15

One of my fave M/M books - well done in audio

If you could sum up Dance with the Devil in three words, what would they be?

Creative, sexy fun!
I was happily surprised by this audiobook. I loved this story in ebook and sometimes that doesn't transfer well into an audio version. I think that this story does do well in audio because the narration is great, and the world-building details are well written. It's a fantasy/paranormal gay romance. The way it is presented as "case files" for each chapter is a bit odd until you get used to it. The cases are not in order (the timeline moves back and forth so you need to pay attention to what case number it is to understand that fact) at first that bothered me when I read it - but once I figured it out it was awesome. It is imaginative, creative, sexy and filled with magic.

Which character – as performed by Paul Morey – was your favorite?

Chris White - he did the self-deprecating sarcasm well. Unfortunately I have listened to quite a few Paul Morey books and now the characters are starting to sound alike. When he did Sable's character I kept thinking about another book where a character sounded just like him.

Any additional comments?

If you find the timeline confusing just hang in there you will get used to it. I have read this story MANY times and I still love it because the characters are endearing and the creativity is off the charts.

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  • Christina Azariadou
  • 14-06-21

Witches, ghosts, goblins, demons! PNR galore!

This is one of Megan Derr's most beloved novels for me. I love her writing style which reminds me of fairytales.

The structure isn't something easy for everyone to get behind but it's one of the things I liked. Telling Doug's, Phil's and Chris's stories interwoven with cases that Chris as a detective handled. Yes there's a back and forth in timeline, giving a bit of background, most times after the fact, but me, I loved that.

Sable and Chris are really, really hot and good together!

What I could have done without, being all the more pronounced in audio, is the many repetitions of names and that bit more editing that needed to tighten up the novel.

Paul Morey is one of my favorite narrators with quite the voice range. I just wish he put a little bit of more performance in his narrations to really give the story life!