Friday, January 3, 2014

The Accidental Demon Slayer (Biker Witches Mystery, Book 1) Review

Series: Biker Witches Mystery, Book 1
Author: Angie Fox
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Pages: 320
Price: Free
Rating: Love it! <3 <3 <3 <3 <3
Reviewer: Cindy Gunnin

Book Description:

It's never a good day when an ancient demon shows up on your toilet bowl. For Lizzie Brown that's just the beginning. Soon her hyperactive terrier starts talking and her long-lost biker witch Grandma is hurling Smuckers jars filled with magic. Just when she thinks she's seen it all Lizzie learns she's a demon slayer-and all hell is after her.

Of course that's not the only thing after her. Dimitri Kallinikos a devastatingly handsome shape-shifting griffin needs Lizzie to slay a demon of his own. But how do you talk a girl you've never met into going straight to the underworld? Lie. And if that doesn't work how dangerous could a little seduction be...?


I actually got a physical copy of this book a couple years ago for $1 in a Wal-mart discount bin, right after Angie’s publisher went out of business. Then, the rights to the series reverted to Angie and just like that, anyone can get the book again. Can I get a “Woohoo!”?

The reasons to fall in love with this series are almost too much to list and most of them show up on the first page. Lizzie is a slightly klutzy Southern gal with no knowledge of the nasties that go bump in the night until her Grandmother, definitely not the fairy type, and a demon both show up in her tiny apartment at the same time. From the werewolf operated Shoney’s to the shapeshifter griffin that might be on their side, Angie gives each character the kind of punch that makes you love them immediately. I mean, what girl doesn’t want her own griffin, right?

The best part of the book is that Angie never forgets that Lizzie started out as just an average girl. She never falls into trap of some authors of taking her characters too seriously. From using air freshener to fight the demon in the toilet to her talking terrier and Grandma’s outrageous outfits, this book is one that you definitely need to read outside the library, because the belly laughs happen often.

The tone of the books is irreverent and snarky, with just a hint of what the hell have I gotten myself into thrown in for good measure. Lizzie is quickly becoming one of my favorite heroines out there. Equally impressive in this book is that not everyone likes Lizzie. Did I mention already that I hate urban fantasy and paranormal writers who think their heroine should have everyone and their brother trying to sleep with her? Yeah, Angie doesn’t do that. Some of the people Lizzie encounters don’t like her and think she’s in over her head. And she’s okay with that!

I love, love this book and since it’s free, you absolutely cannot go wrong picking it up. Just make sure you have a few hours free because once you start reading, you won’t want to put it down.

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