Review: The Diva’s Guide To Selling Your Soul

The Diva’s Guide To Selling Your Soul
by Kathleen O’Reilly
reviewed by Rian Montgomery

This novel explores the unusual topic of selling one’s soul – to the devil. V – the main character, (she isn’t allowed to tell you her real name) was once a size 14 with lumpy thighs, a mediocre life and job, and was miserable. That all changed when V decided to sign her soul over to the devil – in exchange for beauty, powers, wealth and fame. There are different levels of the program (called “the Life Enrichment Program”). Your powers increase with each level. There are some catches, of course. In order to move through the levels, you have to recruit other people into the program. You have to practice apathy at all times, and you must be discreet. Continue reading Review: The Diva’s Guide To Selling Your Soul

Review: Enchanted, Inc.

Enchanted, Inc.
by Shanna Swendson
Ballantine Books
May 2005

Although not a Harry Potter fan in the least, so far I have absolutely loved the novels to come out of the chick lit paranormal/fantasy sub-genre. Enchanted, Inc by Shanna Swendson was so good, in fact, that it made me wish the genre was bigger.

Meet Katie Chandler. From a small town in Texas and now residing in the large and overwhelming New York City, Katie is just trying to fit in and find her niche. Unfortunately her meager salary as an Assistant to the Marketing Director is barely covering rent, let alone any extras, and her boss is just plain terrible to work for. Katie also begins noticing more abnormal things on the streets and subways she takes to and from work. For instance, what is up with the girl with fairy wings? And why does nobody else seem to notice the gargoyle that sits on top of the church? And who is the horrifically ugly man who has begun to follow her around and offer her a new job? Continue reading Review: Enchanted, Inc.

Review: Charmed & Dangerous

Charmed & Dangerous
by Candace Havens
Berkley Publishing
December 2007
5/5 Stars

What do you get when you mix a witch, a warlock, a Sheik, a bunch of bad guys, tons of spells, and plenty of laughs? Charmed and Dangerous by Candace Havens. After reading this novel I found it hard to believe that this was the author’s debut fiction novel, because it was so well-written.

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