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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Demon's Slave Blog Tour



AN INTERVIEW WITH THE BLACK DOG

After the success I had with my interview with Rose, I decided that it was appropriate that I interview her lover, Skriker, to continue in the same vein and turn the heat up a little bit. I have thrown in some more interesting questions, with the hopes that our half-demon bad boy will thrill us with some tidbits we have never heard before. Enjoy!

DANI: Welcome, Skrike. I’m so thrilled to have you back…and I’m sure all your lady fans are, too!

SKRIKER: Always tasty as punch to see you, Dani baby. And hellooooooo to all my lovely ladies! Sweet kisses to each and every one of you…especially my Angie girl down in Oz. (He blows a juicy kiss and laughs robustly.)

DANI: Okay, let’s get started. I’ve tried to mix it up a little with the questions this time. What was the happiest moment of your life? The saddest?

SKRIKER: I know that Rose gave you two happiest memories in her interview a few days ago. I also have two happiest memories. The first would be the day my little brother, Rory, was born. My mom had both of us at home—you don’t give birth to a demon’s kid in a hospital—and my dad and I helped her. I was seven when my wee bro came along, and I recall being so excited I nearly pissed myself. I was proud as shit to help with the delivery, and after Roar came out and was a cleaned up and bundled tight, I was allowed to hold him. He was the spitting image of my dad: jet black hair, intense dark eyes. Completely my opposite as far as physical looks go. But that kid meant the world to me…I was so proud to be a big brother. I remember that he stuck his little tongue out at me as I held him, and it was black and forked, like mine and my dad’s when we morph. We were thick as thieves from the get-go. (He averts his eyes, and they gleam with tears.)

DANI: That’s so sweet. I have a little sister—she’s my opposite, too, but I love her to death. There’s something really special about being an older sibling and having the honor of helping them grow up. At least you got to enjoy some fun times with him.

SKRIKER (chuckling as he wipes his eyes): You bet, baby. Now, my other happiest memory involves Rose, of course. It was the first time she ever came over to my place. It was about three weeks after we had done the Paradise Hill run and had shacked up at her place after—you remember, when her dad magically appeared and tried to kill me? Anyway, she kind of disappeared on me for a few weeks…I didn’t hear from her or see her at all, and I was convinced that she did indeed just up and vanish on me, and I would never see her again. Hardest three weeks of my life. I called her over and over, and she never picked up. I just knew that was it; that I’d lost her. She had chickened out because I was half-demon. Then, finally, just after I’d given up, she showed up at my door one night around dinnertime with a bottle of wine and an overnight bag. Almost gave me heart failure, I was so happy. Needless to say, her daddy couldn’t find her at my place—she had blocked him out—and we had one hell of a good time. I think she stayed with me for a full week, and all we did was fuck. Oh, man, that was awesome, having her in my bed for the first time. I knew that we were tied up at the hip from then on, and it made my heart just soar.


DANI:  Who has been the biggest influence on your life? What lessons did that person teach you?

SKRIKER: Harry, the dude who pulled me off the streets when I was thirteen and made me what I am today. Never thought I would say that about a werewolf. But Harry isn’t your average were. He’s a good guy, for one thing. He gave me a home, a family, after mine had been torn away from me and I had no one. He taught me skills for the fight cage and the hunt that I will always be grateful to have learned. He taught me how to ride a motorcycle, work on a car, fight hand-to-hand, load and fire a gun. Hell, the guy made me a fucking celebrity through his club, The Beelzebub, and I’m pretty much rich from it. I won’t tell you what I’m worth exactly, but it’s a hell of a lot, I’ll say that—and I owe all of it to Harry. Without him, God alone knows what would have happened to me out in the wide world.

DANI: Who has been the kindest to you in your life?

SKRIKER: In all truth? Probably Gretchen, Harry’s daughter. She’s like a little sister to me. When she first saw me, I was this big dirty homeless kid that her dad lugged in off the street as a charity case. And I was pissed—at that time, I was probably more animal than human…er…Halfling. She could have been scared of me, or jealous that her dad took me in and raised me as his own. Instead, she embraced me as a playmate and as family. I know that, deep down, she’s always loved me in a non-family sort of way, if you get my drift, but she has never acted jealous of any of the girls I was with, including Rose. She only supports what I choose to do, and she looks out for me, even though I’m so much bigger. (He laughs heartily.) I love that little weregirl like nuts. She and Rose get along well, too, but that’s because Gretchie is so generous in here. She gets along with pretty much anyone—even my somewhat standoffish lady love. (He taps his chest lightly with two fingers.)

DANI: It’s been said that after they pass away, the most important people in our lives “live within us.” Is there anyone from your past that lives within you?

SKRIKER (quietly): My dad, for sure. Yeah, he was a nasty demon for a long time, but I’m proud as punch to be his son. He was so good to his family…but he was also an ice-cold badass. The gifts he gave me I wouldn’t trade for the world. It may sound insane, but he made me proud to be half-demon. I miss him like mad sometimes. He was incredible.

DANI: What are you proudest of in your life?

SKRIKER: Saving all the people I have by hunting the Big Bads. I have definitely given Hell a run for their money…and I’m damn proud to be doing it.

DANI: That is so interesting that you kill your own kind. You hate other demons, but you are also so proud to be a Halfling.

SKRIKER: Yeah, I know it sounds weird. But I look at it this way: I can’t change what I am, and a lot of the gifts my dad passed down to me are pretty damn cool. I’m half human, and therefore I have free choice. I choose to use my demonic abilities for good. I save people’s lives using my abilities—and I fuck up other demons in the process. It’s the most beautiful irony I could imagine.

DANI (grinning): Yep, it’s pretty damn cool. Now, I asked Rose this question, so I’m going to ask you, too. When in life have you felt most alone?

SKRIKER: That’s easy, Dani. I felt the most alone when that ‘good Samaritan’ pulled me from my house when my family was attacked and killed, and then just left me standing on the sidewalk, a kid of eleven, watching my house burn down with my mother and kid brother still inside. I had no one to go to—no family, no friends. No one.

DANI: How awful for you. It’s interesting—you and Rose both describe your moments of ultimate aloneness as when you lost your families. Pretty much an identical moment.

SKRIKER (nodding slowly): Yeah, it’s funny how that works, isn’t it?

DANI: Okay, I know that you are technically immortal, being a Halfling, and you won’t die naturally or age past your prime…you lucky bastard.

SKRIKER (laughing): Yeah, it’s pretty sweet!

DANI: But if you were to be killed unnaturally—shot, stabbed, slain by some monster you were hunting—how would you like to be remembered?

SKRIKER (chuckling delightedly and sweeping his fingers through his hair): Oh, boy. Putting me on the spot today…wow. I’d say that I would like to be remembered as the booze-swilling, fun-as-hell Halfling work of art that brought a little comfort to the minds and souls of those who fear what lurks in the darkness.

DANI: Do you have any regrets?

SKRIKER: Yeah, I think every man does. At this point, my biggest regret is that I couldn’t help save my mom or my brother. I was just a damn kid, but I still feel like I should have been able to fend off those demons that attacked and killed them. It still hurts like a sonofabitch to think about it.

DANI: What does your future hold?

SKRIKER: Wow, asking the heavy questions today, are we? I can tell you what I wish for. I want Rose to marry me. For real, with the rings and the church and everything.

DANI: You, a half-demon, want to get married in a church?!

SKRIKER (cracking up): Of course, mama! Demons love churches! And on top of that, I’m Catholic, just like my mama! She was the oddball Swede who converted to Catholicism, and taught me to be the same. I may lapse a bit on the whole confession thing and not attend Mass as often as little old ladies with really big hats, but I still want to get married the proper way. Question is, will Rose marry me period, and if she does, will she do it in a church. She hates churches, ‘cos she feels like all the angels are staring down at her and judging her there. She’d probably want to get married on a beach, or in a forest.

DANI: Would you marry her on the beach or in a forest?

SKRIKER: At this point, I’d marry her anywhere! At least at first…but the vow renewal would HAVE to happen in a church, dammit! She’d do it. I could convince her with my sweet, sweet charm. (He winks and raises a cocky eyebrow.)

DANI (busting up and blushing): Whew! Need to turn the A/C on with you in the house, boy! What else do you see for you and your lady?

SKRIKER: Lots more hunts. And a family. Rose doesn’t think we can conceive…I once asked her if I should start buying rubbers, and she flat out laughed at me. She says that if a demon can knock up an angel, the whole Universe is fucked. But I still have hope that we could have a pup or two…and that our kids would be amazing.

DANI: True enough! So, you two don’t use condoms? Ever?

SKRIKER: Nope. And my dick is reeeeaaaally happy about it.

DANI (laughing): You lucky dog, you! Well, all I can say is that we all hope the future is good for you and that pretty lady of yours! Thanks for joining us, sweetness. It’s always a blast.

SKRIKER: Your welcome, baby. Loves ya.



MY REVIEW
WarningDemon’s Slave is dark erotica and not intended for the faint of heart. I read some negative comments about this book on Goodreads. I have to disagree with those negative comments. Going into this book I was expecting a dark and twisted read and that is exactly what I received. There is a warning in the blurb, so you know straight up what you’re receiving and to read at your own caution. So I’m really unsure what the naysayers were expecting.

I loved this story from the first sentence! The story is graphic, somewhat abusive and hardcore paint/torture type of BDSM. Had Skriker been something other than a demon bad boy, I would have been turned off by some of his actions. But he’s been granted Mastership over his half-angel girlfriend. I wouldn’t expect a demon to treat her sweetly, that’d be unrealistic. Does he go too far at times…hell yes! But, I repeat, he’s a demon, he should go too far. If he hadn’t pushed her boundaries, I would’ve had issues with this story. I found myself loving Skriker in one paragraph, hating him in the next and loving him all over again in the next chapter. Anyway you look at it, that’s good writing. My only complaint was how much Skriker ‘smirked’.

The heat level of this book is mind blowing…the flush your cheeks and wet your panties kind of heat! It’s a short read full of erotic exploits. I couldn’t put it down. This book is definitely not for you if you’re against violent sex. It’s been a long time since I’ve read something this raw and gritty. What a nice change from what the publishing industry normally offers us. I will be hunting for more books by Danielle Smith!


BLURB OF DEMON'S SLAVE

Rose, Nephil daughter of a Warrior of Heaven, has betrayed her celestial heritage by falling for the guy from the wrong side of the tracks: Skriker, tattooed half-demon hunter, and the most irresistible chunk of hard meat that she has ever taken to her bed. 

Rose knows that there is no love in all of Creation more forbidden than that between an angel and a demon, and that knowledge has left her terribly fragmented, despite her passionate love for her Halfling bad boy.

As Skriker's "Dirty 30" approaches, she will offer him the ultimate birthday gift: she will be his devoted sexual slave for three days and three nights, laying aside her angelic pride to fully commit to his pleasure (and hers) with every part of her being...and neither Heaven nor Hell will have any power to stop it. 

**Publisher's Warning: This sordid tale contains graphic BDSM sex, including forceful oral and anal sex, bondage, blindfolding, slapping/spanking, nipple clamps, toe-curling dirty talk, hot wax, and crazy hardcore sex in a church.**

CONTEST


Leave a comment for a chance to win a copy of Demon's Slave. Please make sure you leave your email address, also. Only one winner will be drawn. All winnings will come from the author. Winner will be drawn at noon CST on Thursday, February 2nd.


26 comments:

Carla said...

WOW! I never heard of this book but it sounds awesome!! I'd LOVE to win a copy, sign me up!! :-)
Carla Gallway
cjgallway21@aol.com

Delphina said...

I had not heard of this book! I am intrigued! Thank you for sharing with us!
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Penny Gardner said...

Definitely sounds like a book I would love to read! The characters sound unorthodox, for sure!

Penny Gardner said...

lilyred454@yahoo.com :-P

Tawnya Peltonen said...

Oh wow! I've never heard of this book before but I cannot wait to read it now! It sounds like it'll be really good and INTERESTING!

lovey_20_81@hotmail.com

Sharonda SexxyBlogger SalaciousReads said...

heard of this book, but haven't read it. Sounds interesting and would love to snag a copy. Great Contest Gracen. wet your pannties kind of heat...then I need this book...lol
Sharonda
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Lynne said...

I would love to win a copy! I haven't heard of it before but it sound delicious!

Joella said...

Definitely need to read this book! joellaelbert@gmail.com

Maegan Morin said...
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Maegan Morin said...

Definately looks like a good book!! Love the disclaimer at the end... thats how you know it will be good lol

megnate at telus dot net

Ashley said...

Hot damn... *fans my face with both hands* That looks AMAZING...

shadowestr@ aol.com

CandiceS said...

Love the interview and the review! Sounds like a hot read! On my tbr list.I won't be missing out on it. ;)

Hazel G. said...

Wow. Fantastic interview and the book sounds deliciously HOT!!! Definitely have to add this to my reading list! Love the warning at the end.. like Maegan said, thats how you know it will be good! LOL! godwinh@gmail.com

Marilyn A said...

I have read all of Dani's books and LOVED THEM! So original and HOT! Have them loaded on my Kindle but would love to have a "hard" copy for my keeper shelf.

kvsgrimes said...

This books sounds great!! I am highly intrigued and *crosses fingers* hope I win!!

Thanks Gracen for this contest!!
kvsgrimes@gmail.com

Beth Wright/Beth Fullaway said...

Sounds like a Wild Read :D Hehe never use condoms ;) Well now we know how Demons in Angel forms come from :D hehehe

Brandy B aka Brandlwyne said...

Hi Gracen, thanks for telling us about this book!!! This is a new author for me aswell and I can't wait to check out Danielle's work. The cover is awesome too.

~Brandy
brandyzbooks at yahoo dot com

Kristina's Books & More said...

Hot damn! I really want to read this book now. Fantastic interview and review! :)

kristinaleigh1@hotmail.com

Mindy fangedmom said...

I thought i commented on this! HELL YEAH sign me up. Striker reminds me of another demon I absolutely love *coughsmicahcoughs*

Thanks for the honest review Gracen!

Danielle D. Smith said...

YOU ALL ROCK!!!

XOXOXOXOXOXOXO

Angela E said...

Reaches hand out to snatch that secret kiss. My heart fluttered at reading that Dani. Tee hee. You wicked lady. I so love your interviews, Rose's was brilliant and this, well, what can I say. I love me some Skrike. That boy burns a whole in my panties everytime he speaks. (or blows kisses). This book tour is kickass mamma, loves ya.

Angela E said...

Forgot my email address, teehee. Must have been that kiss. ;)

dilaby@hotmail.com

Sebrina said...

From the blurb: 'toe-curling dirty talk'......damn, there's nothing better than that right there! Well, maybe there is, probably is...must read this now, it sounds so terribly terrible, but oh so yummy good. *laughs*
And I don't believe in leaving a bad review on good writing, whether it's your cup of tea or not. It's someones cup of tea! And especially since a reader is forewarned for goodness sake.

Thank you ladies!
Sebrina_Cassity at yahoo dot com

terri_dion said...

hey Gracen loved the post the book looks like a good read i'll be keeping my fingers crossed.
terri_dion@hotmail.com

Gracen Miller said...

I'm guessing someone wants to win this fabulous book by Danielle! So...here goes...the winner is...

SEBRINA!

Congratulations, Sebrina. I'll contact you by email! Hope you enjoy Demon's Slave.

Thanks to ALL of you for coming out, supporting Danielle, and discovering this wicked number.

And thanks to Danielle for allowing me to be a part of her tour blog to help her promote this fabulous book!

Huggles,
Gracen

Sebrina said...

Yay!! *rubs hands together* Demon bad boy Skriker, I must know you!! *weg*