on December 10, 2013
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Genres: Ghost, Horror, Paranormal, Romance
Series: Devils #1
We’re throwing it back all the way to the 1970’s. An era of sex, drugs, and rock’n’roll, and also some pretty scary shit! This two-book series is probably my favorite from Karina Halle aka the Queen of Horror Romance. These books even have a sexy rockstar, Sage Knightly, and some smokin’ HOT sex!
It’s the summer of 1974 and 21-year old Dawn Emerson has only three things she wants to do: compete one last time in the Ellensburg Rodeo, win back her ex-boyfriend Ryan, and become the best damn music journalist at Central Washington State College. But all her plans are left in the dust when she’s contacted by CREEM MAGAZINE to go on the road with one of her favorite groups, the up-and-coming metal band, Hybrid.
At first the assignment reads like a dream come true. Not only will Dawn land some much-needed credibility as a female music journalist, but she’ll finally get to experience life from the other side of the stage, and maybe crack the drunken, enigmatic code that is guitarist Sage Knightly. Instead, Dawn finds herself on an aging tour bus filled with ego-maniacs, band politics and a whole lot of sex, drugs and rock n’ roll. When monsters start showing up in dressing rooms and some of Sage’s groupies become increasingly strange and dangerous, Dawn discovers the band is not only going places—they’re going straight to Hell. And Dawn has a backstage pass.
Ah, the 1970’s… sex, drugs, and rocknroll. This was supposed to be my Halloween read, but it kept getting pushed back because honestly, I was too afraid to read it. I know I’m a big chicken shit. It ended up being a Christmas surprise because I really, really liked it.
This is a coming of age story for 21 year old Dawn Emerson that takes place on a Heavy Metal tour bus in the summer of 1974. Think ‘Almost Famous’ but with a female college student, rock journalist. Add in some demonic groupies, a possessed drummer, and a band that may have made a deal with the devil for money and fame and you have THE DEVIL’S METAL.
Yes, this book had some scary parts but not too scary. There was a little bit of a romance blooming that I believe will take off in book #2 between Dawn and her rock idol Sage Knightly. I was left feeling this book was about Dawn discovering herself, finding her place in the world, and becoming a woman. All the while, battling inner demons, as well as, the hellish kind of demons.
Both books are on SALE for $0.99 through 10/31/2014