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What A Demon Wants (New Orleans Vampires) [Kindle Edition]

Kathy Love
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

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Book Description

She's No Angel

A bodyguard? Why in the world would a demon need a bodyguard? Yes,

it's true Ellina Kostova is only half demon. . .and an author with a cult following, but that just

means strange stuff happens. She isn't in real danger. Heck, she's in more danger from Jude

Anthony, the guy her brother has hired to protect her. In big danger, actually. Because she just

cannot be attracted to. . .well, anyone. She's too much of a demon in bed. No, really.

Jude has grown accustomed to being an outcast, adrift in both the mortal and

preternatural worlds. Being a paid fighting machine isn't glamorous, but he does it--and many

other things--spectacularly well. And man does Ellina Kostova need a lot of protection. But he

needs protection, too. She's making him remember what it feels like to be human. And he's

already learned no good can come of that. Especially when he's been hired not only to protect

but also kill her. . .

"Fangs for the Memories will make you laugh until milk

comes out of your nose. No, really."
--MaryJanice Davidson

Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

Adorably naïve and introverted half-demon author Ellina Kostova finds herself sharing her New Orleans home with vampire-werewolf bodyguard Jude Anthony, hired by her brother to protect her from a mysterious stalker. Mutual attraction blossoms, but arousal causes Ellina to sprout embarrassing horns and shiny red scales, while Jude is afraid to mix business and pleasure. Love (the Young Brothers series) sadly neglects the potential in the setting, where demons, vampires, and werewolves mix, humans can become supernaturals, and an immortal has mourned his family for 2,000 years. With a hunky bodyguard as a main character, readers will be disappointed by the lack of good supernatural fights, and the mystery also falls flat. The romance is cute and well paced and the principals are warm and engaging, but that can't compensate for the glaring flaws. (Feb.)
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Product Details

  • File Size: 359 KB
  • Print Length: 273 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0758231954
  • Publisher: Kensington Books; 1 edition (February 1, 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0031W1EBS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #325,030 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
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What a Demon Wants is book four in Love's saga of New Orleans' supernaturals finding love. And here we get the first supe/supe pairing. The leading lady this time is authoress Ellina (Maksim's sister from book 3 Demon Can't Help It), a reclusive half demon half human crossbreed who maintains calm and control at all times because any type of excitement, including arousal, makes her literally 'horny'. You can imagine the crimp that's put in Ellina's love life, especially since she's attracted to humans and not other supes.

Of course Ellina just hasn't met the right supe yet. That all changes, when after several break-ins at Ellina's home, brother Maksim decides Ellina needs protection. Against Ellina's wishes, Maksim hires paranormal body guard Jude to keep Ellina safe. Even though Jude has a 'thing' against demons, the attraction between the pair is electric. But with Jude's reservations about getting involved with a demon - not to mention a client - in addition to Ellina's 'scaly little problem' - then to top it off, throw in Ellina's mysterious stalker - and it's not clear how things can work out between the pair. Not to worry though, HEA's always find a way, because as every bodyguard knows ... the best way to guard a body is up close - real close.

I liked What A Demon Wants. Both Jude and Ellina are quite appealing as leads and that goes a long way in making this a cute and sexy read. The background stalker story is not much of a mystery for us readers, but even though it was tossed off quickly at the end, I wasn't upset with the resolution of the stalker story line (I thought it was kind of funny).
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
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I usually love Kathy Love but found this book very disappointing. There was a series of let downs and unanswered questions for me. First of all the back cover said he was hired to kill her. That never happened. Why doesnt he sleep? Vampires and Werewolfs sleep. The part where she tells her brothers to stop and they do. Am I the only one that thought she was going to turn out to be more powerful than she knew? And the Big reason he has to take these jobs he hates... buy back his soul?...bring his kid back to life?... No.To open a restaurt???!!! Really??!! And the bad guy who wants to kill her so bad so boring since you kinda know who it is and the reason and resolution behind it was so dull. I hope her next book is better like the other books before this.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars This Demon Wants More Story In Her Story March 5, 2011
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Reclusive author and demon half-breed Ellina Kostova has been beset by bad luck. Her home has been broken into three times in the past three months, books and research have gone missing, she's received weird phone calls, was almost run over by a car, and got stuck in a cat for several months. But really, besides that cat thing, which personally she blames on her trickster demon brothers, the rest can be written off as consequences of being a famous author and living in New Orleans. Her overprotective big brother, on the other hand, isn't quite so cavalier.

Guess that answers the question of why a demon...even a half demon...needs a bodyguard. Not that Ellina agrees. Not that her brother gives her a choice. Though, really, if she had to be stuck with a bodyguard, the sexy Jude Anthony isn't so bad. He's fun to look at, though that way leads to embarrassing hot flashes, scales, and horns... Yeah, that's a downer. So's the fact that the man's all about business, none too forthcoming about himself, and seems to have a distaste for touching demons. And people wonder why she's reclusive...or against having a strange man in her house over her.

When she's attacked in a public restroom, however, disbelief in a threat all too real evaporates like so much smoke, and having Jude around doesn't seem like such a bad idea. When his seemingly icy behavior starts to melt, and his touch starts to turn from protective to possessive, though, a bigger danger looms large. Jude can protect her body...but who is going to protect her heart?

As a general rule, I don't like jumping into the middle of a series. I'm depressingly linear in my reading habits, and I don't like feeling lost in a book's previously established mythos and backstory.
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars entertaining romantic suspense urban fantasy February 22, 2010
In New Orleans, Ellina Kostova's older brother Maksin (see demon Can't Help It) explains to her he hired a bodyguard to protect her. She asks her sibling why would a demon, actually a half-demon, like her need a bodyguard though she has a résumé filled with violent encounters. He responds with to keep her safe from her unknown stalker.

Wannabe writer half breed vampire werewolf Jude Anthony moves into Ellina's home to her jubilee as he is a hunk. They are attracted to one another, but her reaction is humiliating as horns and scales appear on her body; he simply ignores his wants as she is a client not a sex partner. As each dances around their desire, the stalker turns dangerous.

This is an entertaining romantic suspense urban fantasy starring two likable individuals. The story line is fast-paced throughout although the romance supersedes the suspense and urban fantasy elements. Still readers will enjoy Kathy Love's fine tale and hope for more in the same setting with a deeper profound look into the emotional state of former mortals turned immortals while those whom you loved turned to dust centuries ago.

Harriet Klausner
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars It was .... alright.
I think I'm pretty annoyed with this one. The entire beginning and more than halfway through the book it was just Jude and Ellina fighting their attraction to one another but after... Read more
Published on February 13, 2012 by Nikki W.
3.0 out of 5 stars I'm just saying.......
Haven't read it yet - I will give it three neutral stars for now. I will read it, because I had fun with the rest of the series, but who chooses the cover art for these books?? Read more
Published on January 26, 2012 by DCE
4.0 out of 5 stars I really liked this PNR!
Although I agree with others that there wasn't a great deal of conflict and action, I really enjoyed this book! Read more
Published on November 27, 2011 by Karyn-Anne Brown
4.0 out of 5 stars This was an enjoyable read...
This is a placeholder, as I haven't quite finished the book, but so far, I'm really enjoying this and want to read more from this author.
Published on July 12, 2011 by Emme
2.0 out of 5 stars So So
I got this book when it was free back when I was exploring all types of genres. I didn't much like it. Maybe paranormal romance is just not for me. Read more
Published on June 17, 2011 by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Charming Paranormal Romance
Got this book for free on Kindle. Half demon Ellina writes urban fantasy books much to the dismay of her demon father. Read more
Published on May 21, 2011 by Kretschm1
3.0 out of 5 stars Some good parts, but weak ending...
I downloaded this as a Kindle freebie, and it's one I would've regretted paying for. It had potential, and reached it in certain respects - the characterization wasn't bad, and the... Read more
Published on April 25, 2011 by RatherBeReading
4.0 out of 5 stars Review of What a Demon Wants
Ellina looks like an angel, but when she gets turned on, she's a horny demon.....literally. That's right, in certain situations, Ellina transforms and she has no control over the... Read more
Published on March 22, 2011 by Blue Shedevil
4.0 out of 5 stars Wonderfully Written Story
This was a wonderful free read! It was a quick read and so very cute. It was a wonderfully written story that kept my attention and my interest from page one. Read more
Published on March 13, 2011 by Jayle
3.0 out of 5 stars interesting series
i liked it but think reading the books before might make more sense. Ellina has house broken in few times and all her books and notes messed up. Read more
Published on March 12, 2011 by R. Laney
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What a Demon Wants by Kathy Love. Brava, $14 paper (272p) ISBN 978-0-7582-3195-6 - Adorably naïve and introverted half-demon author Ellina Kostova finds herself sharing her New Orleans home with vampire-werewolf bodyguard Jude Anthony, hired by her brother to protect her... Read More
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