Release Date: February 12, 2013
Gothic outcast Natalie Sugarman bartered her soul for her dying mother’s life sixteen years ago to a boy demon that could stop time.
Now, days before her twenty-first birthday, the lifelines on her palms are slowly vanishing, and she knows it’s just a matter of time before Satan’s little helper collects.
Natalie's tried numerous times to kill the demon and regain control of her soul’s destiny, but she always falls short. When she decides to try and gain the element of surprise for her next attempt,
Natalie seeks answers about his location from a freaky, glowing-eyed fortuneteller. Creeped out by the psychic’s methods, she bolts from the reading and misses the warning that the demon who stole her soul is always closer than she thinks.
After some strange incidents with her new boyfriend, including a hot, levitating sex session, she realizes he’s the grown-up version of her little nightmare and he’s returned to collect on their deal.
Natalie must figure out how to win her soul back from the demon before her lifeline completely disappears and she becomes his forever—even if that means making a deal to damn three other souls to take her place.
*Demon At My Door is a New Adult Paranormal Romance with very mature scenes from New York Times and USA Today Best Selling author Michelle A. Valentine*
Rick is HOT - Loved this as my first PNR
April 18, 2013 | By Aimee J. Pachorek "Enchanting Ella"
Loved it for my first PNR!!
Natalie Sugarman made a deal with a demon. A little kid demon a long time ago. She never knew he could change form at his convenience.
Natalie doesn't fit in in school and feels like an outcast except with her neighbor and boyfriend Stewart. But Stewart has a controlling dad and doesn't get to spend as much time with Natalie as she would like. Enter Rick. Rick is dark and mysterious and Natalie is drawn to him.
I felt the character development in this book was great. I didn't see certain twists and turns coming which I enjoyed. I like it when I don't have the book figured out chapter by chapter. I loved how Rick tried to express his love for Natalie. The book had some angst with Natalie not really buying into Rick and his love for her but I didn't hate the angst. There was a very HOT sex scene in particular that I really really enjoyed.
I love Michelle's writing and will definitely grab the next book in this series. Can't wait to see how these two progress.
A tangled web a Goodness to Read!
March 18, 2013 | By DGood1 (Oklahoma City)
This story is so engaging throughout the story the author adds layers and layers of good characters and they are all intertwined together in a fantastic web of deceit, evil, ignorance, and love. A strange and awesome mix.
Natalie is a great girl, I love her from the beginning of the book to the end. She is so much stronger than she thinks she is. Rick is hot and levitating sex would be crazy fun. Stew I think we may see more of at some point, I feel his story really isn't over yet.
Lots of twists and turns from page one to the end. Great book!
Good, angsty book
July 23, 2013 | By Marianne Mathina (Oslo)
First, let me just say that I loved this book up until the soul collecting started towards the end. That, unfortunately felt anticlimactic, and left much to be desired. In fact, one premise was highly, and annoyingly illogical. Up until then, this book was a five star read for me.
i loved Nat's angst and the little demon brat that torments her life as her deadline is fast approaching, even though he is, in fact, always courteous, if clueless when it comes to how his behavior is affecting her. She is in fact so traumatized that she is in therapy, and a social outcast. Stew, the boy she has a crush on, even refuses to be seen publicly with her. And while i did connect to her desperation, her character could have been better fleshed out. She has tried to get rid of her demon, but not, umm, like turned to God? Faced with an honest to God demon; wouldn't that be what most people would do?
Enter Rick, a bad-boy, grown up version of her demon. Seemingly everything Stew is not, though the secret Stew carries is equally intriguing. Don't worry, demon-Rick isn't a spoiler to anyone but Nat, anyone who does not get this, must have a two digit IQ. He quickly wins her trust and befriends her. Going above and beyond while trying to alleviate her fears of him and her fate. Failing miserably when he inadvertently reveals himself and begins to levitate during sex. (Nice scene. Veery nice. But too short. judging by the title of book number 2, this lack of physical intimacy will be rectified soon;-)) Rick is in fact my favorite character, his need for her, the genuine love he feels, his back story of why he became a demon and chose Nat in the first place is all good. But as much as I love Rick, I still wonder why his child self felt the need to remind her each night of her deal with him, driving her nearly insane with fear. Shouldn't a 200 year-old know that's not the best way to treat a child/adolescent? Instead, he could have befriended her as an adult at a much earlier stage than 20, thereby alleviating her terror. Might have ruined the plot, sure, but it could have been handled better. I mean, he's only had 200 years to figure out the best way to do it, right?
What should definitely have been handled better, was the end. To free herself from the deal, Nat will have to collect 3 souls. I wish the deals they struck would have been less black/white, just think that morally questionable deals would have been more interesting, that's all... And the demon that is revealed to have transitioned Rick, jealously tries to make a new deal with Nat, stating that if said demon owns her soul, s/he will always know where Rick is... I beg your pardon; since this demon already owns Rick's souls, why would s/he need to track Rick through Nat???
Still, the scene is set for new and interesting twists in book number 2. I will definitely be picking up the second installment in this series as soon as it is published.