Monday, January 28, 2013

Blog Tour: Book Review of Demons of the Rich and Famous by Tawny Stokes

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Demons of the Rich and Famous (Demon Whisper Series,#1)Title: Demons of the Rich and Famous
Author: Tawny Stokes
Series: Caden Butcher #1
Publication Date: September 28, 2011
Length: 296 Pages

Supernatural possession is the new “disease” and teen exorcist Caden Butcher is the cure… Caden Butcher, known as the whiz-kid exorcist to the stars, loves the Hollywood limelight. Or at least that’s what he wants people to believe so he can earn enough cash from his high profile exorcisms to take care of his ailing father.  The problem is, not everyone’s happy with Caden’s star status, particularly Remy Martin, a high ranking member of the International Order of Exorcists, who suspects the truth, that these Hollywood exorcisms are staged with the help of Caden’s demon BFF, Dan.
So when a real exorcism goes bad and a nasty demon jumps bodies, the crap hits the supernatural fan. The Order strips Caden of his exorcism license right before he discovers the unleashed demon is one he knows well, very well. This demon is hell bent on destroying Caden’s life and everyone else who gets in his way. Now with the help of his demon buddy, and Caden’s girlfriend Aspen Spencer, a necromancer in training, Caden must defy the Order, track down the rogue demon and send him back to hell before it’s too late. 

Tawny Stokes has always been a writer.  From an early age, she’d spin tales of serial killers in love, vampires taking over the world, and sometimes about fluffy bunnies turned bunnicidal maniacs.  An honour student in high school, with a penchant for math and English, you’d never know it by the foot high blue Mohawk and Doc Martens, which often got her into trouble.  No longer a Mohawk wearer, Tawny still enjoys old school punk rock, trance, zombie movies, teen horror films, and fluffy bunnies.  She lives in Canada with her fantastical daughter, two cats, and spends most of her time creating new stories for teens.Tawny also writes adult paranormal/urban fantasy fiction under the name Vivi Anna, and is an aspiring screenwriter.
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Exorcism and Demonic Possession are not my usual choice, when choosing a book. The synopsis of Demons of the Rich and Famous had me intrigued so I decided to try it. I am very happy because I ended up loving Demons of the Rich and Famous. Caden is a rebellious teenager, who just happens also to be a famous exorcist. Caden and his best friend, Dan, target the rich and famous in Hollywood to make money to pay the bills. How do they do this? After picking their target, Dan, who is a demon, possesses the target and Caden exorcises him. While it may seem odd that an exorcist could be friends with a demon, if it was not for Dantalion Caden would have never survived his coma vacation to hell. Then exorcism goes wrong, and Caden discovers he may just be out of his league on this one, and everyone he holds dear maybe in danger.

The characters created by Tawny Stokes are done fantastically and even a little creepy at times. Besides Caden, I would have to say that Dantalion is my favorite character. Their friendship maybe a forbidden one, but I could really sense the camaraderie and bond they have with each other. I also really liked Caden’s girlfriend, Aspen but in this book, I did not get a real perception of her character. I am hoping that I will find out more in the second installment in the Caden Butcher series.

I have to say that I loved the surprises thrown at me throughout the story, and it really kept me turning the page. There is a lot of discoveries made in this book, but I have a feeling that there is much more to discover in the next book, America’s Next Top Zombie. I would really recommend this for fans that enjoy books with a good paranormal twist. Set in a slightly different version of the modern day world, the story has a very realistic setting.

I have to say that I loved the story, the characters, basically everything about Demons of the Rich and Famous. It was a quick read, but very enjoyable. I cannot wait to read the next installment and see what Caden and Dan are up too.  I will have to say, Demons of the Rich and Famous is a brilliant start to what I suspect maybe an impressive series.

**Unabridged Bookshelf received this book from the author, in exchange for an honest review**

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1 comment:

Andrea @The Bookish Babes said...

I don't typically read a lot of stories w/demons. But this one seems fun. I'm glad you were surprised and enjoyed it. Great review, Chandra!

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