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Personal Demon Audiobook

Personal Demon: Women of the Otherworld, Book 8

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Publisher's Summary

In her acclaimed Women of the Otherworld series, Kelley Armstrong has created a scintillating realm where the supernatural and the human coexist on the edge of darkness, romance, and eternity. Personal Demon, the eighth Otherworld book, is another wickedly entertaining tale of a young woman with an insatiable lust for danger. She can't help it; it's in her blood.

Tabloid reporter Hope Adams appears to live the life of an ordinary working girl. But, in addition to possessing the beauty of a Bollywood princess, Hope has other unique traits. For she is a half-demon - a human fathered by a demon. And she has inherited not only a gift for seeing the past but a hunger for chaos - along with a talent for finding it wherever she can. Naturally, when she's chosen by a very dangerous group for a very dangerous mission, she jumps at the chance.

The head of the powerful Cortez Cabal - a family that makes the mob look like amateurs - has a little problem in Miami: a gang of wealthy, bored offspring of supernaturals is getting out of hand, and Hope is needed to infiltrate. As spells, astral projections, and pheromones soar across South Beach, Hope weaves her way through its elite hot spots, posing as upscale eye candy and reading the auras of the clientele - and potential marks.

As it turns out, Hope is a little too good at this job, and soon she's in a little too deep, needing to be bailed out by her jewel-thief werewolf ex-boyfriend and by the Cortez heir himself. And when a killer goes to work, Hope is among many targets at the pinnacle of Cabal rule.

For a woman who didn't know what she was getting into, there's only one way out: it's time for Hope to unleash her most potent primal instincts - and open herself, mind and body, to everything she most fears...and desires.

Sexy and suspenseful, Personal Demon is a thrill ride through a world on the wild side of our own.

©2008 KLA Fricke, Inc.; (P)2008 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"Armstrong excels in depicting Hope's transformations." (Publishers Weekly)

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    GH Sherborn, MA, United States 09-22-14
    GH Sherborn, MA, United States 09-22-14 Member Since 2017

    I am an avid listener. I listen between 75-100 hours per month on my iPhone: 60% fiction to 40% non-fiction.

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    "A Woven thriller -- the series continues to rock"

    In Personal Demon we finally see the see a lot more of Carl Marsden. Till this novel, he has been a rather minor character even in the novel he was introduced. We are also introduced to a new type of supernatural -- Hope Adam, again i minor character from an earlier series. Paige and Lucas are back and we see some kicking of butt in the Cabals. One of the things I like about Armstrong is she doesn't recycle plots. She always has some original, something thrilling. Romance is a background for her story, binding the plot points together instead of being the itself.

    In this novel, there were two narrators which worked okay. I think is prefer one and Merlington gets my vote. If you read the series, this is a definite good read, it may stand on its own but you are missing a great deal. Give it a read.

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    05-12-08
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    "Good Series"

    The best stories of the Otherworld series are the first three with Elena and the werewolves, but all the others are worth reading. I listened to the Jamie Vegas story, also on Audio and liked it very much, but I was immediately disappointed that the same narrator was used for Hope Adams' voice in this story. The narrator does not have a young person's voice and I had already associated her with Jamie Vegas. Since the author switches the heroines in each story, someone should consider switching the voices. It is a very important aspect to the performances.

    This story is good, but it isn't the best. Hope is a weak character. She's young and mostly helpless. Sometimes, internal conflict can begin to sound tedious.

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    ALY 07-29-16
    ALY 07-29-16
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    "Personal Demons"

    This was a better book than I thought. I was worried since Hope was a new character to the series that the book would not be as good. But I was presently surprised! I enjoyed everything about this book too.

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    Sharon Portland, OR, United States 05-14-15
    Sharon Portland, OR, United States 05-14-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Enjoyed again"

    Enjoyed as always. The whole orgasmic delight secondary to chaos got very tiresome at the end and over shadowed the story. Certainly very worth a worth a read. This is my second time. Performance is excellent.

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    Cheryl Strong Cunningham 05-11-08 Member Since 2006
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    "Just a little disappointed"

    I enjoyed all of Kelley Armstrong's previous Women of the Otherworld series. This was the first time offered through audio. I am really not a fan of Hope Adams. Hope just seemed confused and with her flash backs and chaos addiction became one of my least favorite characters. Paige a normally strong character added very little this story. I will buy the next in the series, but I just hope the females will stop needing to be rescued and start saving the day.

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    Michalena Tymchyn 07-27-17 Member Since 2016

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Really Enjoyed Hope and Karl's Story!"

    I think this is one of my favorites of the series, on par with the first few Elena books. Hope was originally a side character, one I didn't give much thought to. However, she had a bigger role to play in the last book, No Humans Involved (also really good) where her character was fleshed out and I really started to sympathize with her problems with her power. I thought Karl was a good match for her and it was nice to see him get some air time as well. I always liked Karl (bad boy with a heart of gold or at least silver!) and seeing him and Elena work their partnership and relationship problems was very satisfying.

    This book also had a side story for Lucas and his relationship with his father, the CEO of the Cortez Cabal, which advanced nicely and even made me cry a little. The male narrator is used for Lucas and his chapters. I also enjoyed the banter between Lucas's father and his bodyguard Troy and his worry and grief when he gets injured. It was nice to see the human side of Lucus's father and see him as a man not just a "human chess master."

    I loved the undercover story arc. Hope's need for chaos and connection with the "supernatural gang" who were very likable people was very well done. As was the mystery behind the set-up and killings.

    As always, I really enjoyed Laural Merlington's narration. The addition of Todd McLaren for Lucas did not interfere with the story and I think actually added to it.

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    Dakota 07-10-17
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    "Great!"

    I started this series because of Bitten. I wasn't interested in the other characters and didn't think this story would be as good, but I was wrong. I was very pleasantly surprised. The narration was well done and made the story even more enjoyable. This story is exciting and keeps you guessing about what will happen next. It was hard to put down and I couldn't wait to get back to it.

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    kelli 04-17-15
    kelli 04-17-15 Member Since 2015
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    Very good book . The series so far has been very good . Ready to start the next book . You will enjoy if like paranormal romance .

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    Ashley Charlotte, NC, United States 04-09-13
    Ashley Charlotte, NC, United States 04-09-13

    I'm a 30-something paranormal, mystery, and humor enthusiast. For me, the main character is the most important part of a book.

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    "Meh....."

    For the first time in my listening to an audiobook, the narrators voice didn't match what the characters voice sounded like, at least to me. I don't think Laural Merlington did a bad job reading the book, I just soul fit have chosen her for Hope, Jaime or Elena, but not Hope.

    This also wasn't my favorite book in the series, but it wasn't bad. I did like the steps Lucas made with his father.

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    Brenda Charlestown, IN, United States 12-17-12
    Brenda Charlestown, IN, United States 12-17-12 Member Since 2017

    Happiness is a good book!

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    "Kelley does it again."

    Any Armstrong novel is going to be great. This was no disappointment. The characters have been built for so long they each have personality and they are so much fun. This book has a great story line that enter twines with books before it. It has its usual wit, drama and supernatural ability to wrap the reader in. Great listen.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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