30 Days of Demons–Day 2, Even Demons Get The Blues… Back to Blog

Update:  And the winner is…Commenter #21, Carol L! Congrats, Carol! Thanks for all the wonderful comments!

Today’s special demon guest (I do, of course, mean demon guest writer) is Maree Anderson. Maree is the author of a hot new demon story–and she’s going to give that story away to a lucky commenter. Maree, welcome!


Demons: The perfect heroes for really bad girls!

I’m all about challenging myself with my writing, so when I spotted an email about the Red Sage Alpha Male Novella Contest on one of my writing loops, I figured I’d give it a go. I’d never written a novella before, and I’d never written for the erotic romance market before, either. Nothing like jumping in the deep end, huh?

I wanted to write a dark, tormented heroine—a woman who’s not the norm. Leisa, the heroine of Even Demons Get The Blues, might look angelic but she’s been tagged by a Destroyer Demon and she’s got a little corner of Hell with her name on it waiting for her. She’s committed a terrible crime and she’s drowning her guilt in alcohol and casual sex. Believe me, the results aren’t pretty. She needed someone strong and determined, someone with a dark soul of his own, someone who wouldn’t be put off by the things she’s done.

And what better hero to cope with a bad girl’s past, than a badass demon?

Introducing Rez, the sole surviving Drakon Demon and the most badass Demon in my version of Hell. After 4000 wonderfully gory years of kicking demon butt for his king, Rez just can’t be bothered any more. Much to King Asmodeus’s disgust, Rez has taken up Beguiling. Still, when Rez can be bothered fulfilling his quotas, he’s a poster-boy for the Beguiler Unit. Unlike other male Beguilers, who limit themselves to attractive human females, Rez finds hidden beauty in even the most unprepossessing female package. He likes to corrupt the little “office mouse” type, transform her into a steamy temptress then unleash her upon her unwary male colleagues.

Rez cops one glimpse of Leisa and he’s a goner—he’s got that whole borderline stalker thing going on. And when Leisa picks up one loser too many, Rez is provoked into whisking her off to his lair to show her some hot demonic lovin’… after he deals to the unfortunate guy she picked up in the bar. It’s against “the rules” to kill the human, though, so Rez devises a truly unique retribution. Who said demons couldn’t have a sense of humor?

And just to make life in Hell even more interesting, Rez’s current lover, a Felinoid Demon with a jealous streak, is not at all happy about Rez’s little obsession with a slutty human female. She rats Rez out to Asmodeus, who is pissed as all Hell because now he has to “officially” deal with Rez’s transgression. He doesn’t want to have to kick Rez’s scaly lizard ass into oblivion—especially because he’s not absolutely sure he wouldn’t get his own handsome ass whupped!— but those mealy-mouthed council dickheads are gonna insist Rez is punished. Lucifer’s hairy balls, sometimes it just sucks to be king!

When good and evil are in balance, everything all peachy keen for my denizens of Heaven, Hell and Earth. But when the scales tip some truly bad shit goes down. So when Leisa accidently breaks through Rez’s defenses and bonds with him, there’s Hell to pay. Not to mention Heaven. And an even higher power that has the potential to redeem both Leisa and Rez… if it doesn’t obliterate them from existence first.

I loved writing Leisa and Rez’s story and I was thrilled to freaking bits and beyond when Even Demons Get The Blues finaled in the Alpha Male Novella Contest. I was even more delighted when Red Sage offered to publish my manuscript—it’s a June 2009 Red Sage Presents release.

And to celebrate the release of Even Demons Get The Blues, I’m offering a pdf to one commenter. I’ll put all your names into a hat and have my daughter draw the winner for Cynthia to post on her blog tomorrow.

Hope you enjoy reading about how Leisa and Rez achieve their happily ever after, against some pretty dire odds. (By the way, if you’re wondering what happened to Rez’s Felinoid ex, she tangles with a Leonine Lycan prince in Let Sleeping Demons Lie. And as for the manipulative, smart-mouthed demon king, Asmodeus? Well, he’s soooo gonna get his comeuppance very soon… mwah hah hah!)

Maree Anderson

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63 responses to “30 Days of Demons–Day 2, Even Demons Get The Blues…”

  1. Patricia says:

    I will probably enjoy this book, because Demons are never boring.

  2. Apologies if this comment shows up more than once…I must have offended the Comments God & I’m being punished!

    Anyway, I said it before and since it didn’t post, I’ll say it again: you guys are wonderful, and thank you for all your lovely comments!

    Pamk: yes, I do have a website. And I’m wondering if the links I posted is what’s preventing my comments from showing? Anyway, if you click on the “Maree Anderson says” link it should show my website & email details. If not, it’s www DOT mareeanderson DOT com – there, that should fool whatever’s preventing me from leaving a comment.

    To the right of my website, just under the “Out Now!” promo for Even Demons, you’ll find the box to sign up for my newsletters, so I can keep you updated with stuff!

    I also Twitter, Facebook and blog weekly over at the Writers Gone Wild blog….you get that I’m addicted to this stuff, huh? I’m that woman who cries when her internet connection goes down *hides head in mock shame*

  3. Debbie says:

    Please enter me!

  4. […] with a hiss and a roar with 30 Days of Demons over at Cynthia Eden’s blog. I’m talking Demons: the perfect heroes for really bad girls! and Cynthia has kindly offered to let me give away a copy of my new release to one […]

  5. Melissa says:

    Oooh, this sounds good……..I love Red Sage novellas~~they were some of the first erotic stories I ever read. I hadn’t heard of this yet, so will be looking it up!!

  6. Good grief! What is Google doing??? I don’t know how that weirdo link-back appeared in your blog comments, Cynthia. It wasn’t me…at least, not to my knowledge, anyway. Sorry!

    Debbie & Melissa: what are you both doing up at this hour? LOL. My excuse is it’s only 8.10pm in New Zealand, and I’ve just got back from son’s swimming lesson. (And couldn’t resist running upstairs to see if there’d been any comments. Obsessive much?)

    Anyway, thanks so much for stopping by! And good luck with the draw to win a copy of my novella :-)

  7. Hey, Maree! Congrats again on your debut release. I’m sure it will be the first of many.

  8. Hey, thanks for stopping by, Shelley. Everyone, if you haven’t come across Shelley’s books before, she’s another author you definitely want to check out….and a fellow Kiwi to boot!

  9. Righto, it’s time for the draw. And since my daughter is fast asleep in bed (‘coz it’s about 11pm here in Auckland!) I’ll get my dear darling adorable husband to make the draw.

    I’ve put everyone’s name in a spreadsheet, printed off the names, cut them up and put them in a hat. And the winner is:

    Commenter #21, Carol L!

    Congratulations, Carol. Please contact me:
    maree AT mareeanderson DOT com and let me know your preferred email address so I can send you your pdf of Even Demons Get The Blues. I hope you get as much pleasure out of reading Rez and Leisa’s story as I did writing it.



  10. Beverly G. says:

    congrats and wow sounds awesome

  11. azteclady says:

    Congratulations, Carol! Thank you both, Ms Eden and Ms Anderson.

  12. Caffey says:

    Oh this sounds so fab! I hope this is on FictionWise for my reader. I’m on my way to get this one!!! Awesome!
    Congrats to the winners!

  13. Lillie A. says:

    Oh, this book sounds like a must have!