Demon Princess Chronicles, #1
Publisher: Berkley Trade, an imprint of Penguin Group USA
Publication: August, 2007
Genre: Paranormal Romance/Fantasy
For centuries, Lucinda has endured her agonizing reality. As daughter of the High Lord of Hell, she rules over nothing, retrieving the occasional wayward demon and feeding off of the savage Monére -of whom she was a member before she died.
Then she encounters the Monére warrior Stefan, who offers himself to her. She is moved beyond measure by her desire for him-and soon finds herself drawn back into the heady eroticism of the Monére. There, she must carve out a home between the jealousy of the dead and the violence of the living, if she is to keep her new found love-and life...
"Night fell softly with purple fingers of dusk."Lucinda, the Princess of Hell, is a demon bounty hunter. With nothing to rule in Hell, she prefers to spend her time alone, hunting down rogue Monére warriors and returning them to their queens with a smile on her face. Until she is sent to retrieve Stefan, the first Monére rogue who reminds Lucinda of her role as a Queen until she turned demon, over six hundred years ago. In exchange for saving Stefan's half-blood ward, Lucinda takes some of his blood, but the connection between warrior and queen ends in a night of passion that causes Lucinda to falter in her bounty hunter duty. How can she turn in the man she's falling for? Promising to return for him, Lucinda tracks down Nico, another rogue and returns him to his queen, Mona SiGuri.
However, upon entering Mona SiGuri's domain, Lucinda realizes that the Queen has not only lost Nico, she has secretly been keeping a Floradëur. Floradëur, or Flowers of Darkness, are a race of people native to Hell, and one sip of their blood can give the weakest Monére power beyond belief. To harbor one on the surface realm is expressly forbidden, and how can Lucinda resist such a breach? Fighting off Mona SiGuri's men, Lucinda escapes with both Nico and Talon, the Floradëur. Going back for Stefan, Lucinda realizes she will never be alone again since she has claimed the small band of outcasts as her own. Though, Lucinda doubts her skills as a leader, since her queen years are far behind her, and she is the Demon Princess of Hell...
There's a reason I love the world Sunny has created through her Monére books; because anything can and will happen! Briefly mentioned in the Mona Lisa books, Lucinda is a formidable character, only described as beautiful beyond human measure and the silent deadly type of woman no one wants to mess with. The Demon Princess Chronicles, all two of them, show a different side of Lucinda that I had no idea existed. Also, I was in serious need of a Monére dose, since I left my Mona Lisa books at home when I came to college. Luckily, the local Borders had copies of both Demon Princess books for my reading enjoyment!
Different from the Mona Lisa books, Lucinda's story share the same erotic themes, but covers the world from the viewpoint of a demon. Seeing her go from lonely hunter to favored savior among her men was just plain awesome. Also, since she's a demon, Lucinda's two ways to recharge her energy is through blood and sex. Needless to say, there's full doses of both very frequently. No complaints here!
- Super steamy scenes
- Seeing the Monére world from a completely different viewpoint
- Only two books?!
- True to form, the books are slim little diddys.. would not mind a 500 page book once in a while there, Sunny! :]
"I'm dead, darling. Or did you not notice?" -page 81The Demon Princess Chronicles
1- Lucinda, Darkly [August 2007]
2- Lucinda, Dangerously [October 2009]