Nothing in my life is ever simple, and I blame that on my dad, Lucifer. Assassination attempts, hellhounds, and a rebellion in Hell? A piece of cake compared to the turmoil in my heart. No one ever told me love would be the toughest battle of all.
Troublemaking 101: Tell the truth.
It drives my dad nuts I’m such a goody two shoes, but the fact that I’m a virgin makes smoke pour from his ears. Literally. But not purposely.
See, I’m determined to save myself for love, but daddy dear, more commonly known as Lucifer, just wants me to stop being an embarrassment.
Would it kill you to sin a little?
Maybe he’ll get his wish because I met a hunk in my bar. We’re talking serious sex on a stick—or so my sister Bambi likes to say. Could he be the one? He certainly melts my panties like marshmallows over the coals of Hell, but do I dare trust him? My last boyfriend thought he’d gain infamy by killing me.
He’s infamous all right. Dad had him mounted on the wall surrounding his palace, his version of modern art titled, ‘Touch my baby girl and die’.
Cute in a twisted way.
But my love life isn’t the only thing bothering me. There’s someone threatening the denizens of Hell, and while my daddy says to not worry my pretty little head about it, I can’t help but get drawn into the fight because whoever is behind the attacks keeps coming after me.
Bring it. I’m not afraid to protect myself because being a princess of Hell means that sometimes I have to grab a demon by the horns and slap it around a bit. It’s what keeps my ass looking great.
The Princess of Hell Series is best read in order:
- Book One – Lucifer’s Daughter
- Book Two – Snowballs In Hell
- Book Three – Hell’s Revenge
- Book Four – Hell’s Vacation
Satan appeared in a puff of smoke that contained an acrid hint of brimstone. I glanced at him briefly, noticed his glower, and continued to paint my toenails a gorgeous seashell pink.
“You’re a disgrace to your lineage.” The Devil immediately started in on his favorite rant as he paced the small confines of my living room on the mortal plane.
“Yeah, yeah, I know,” I said with disinterest, blowing on the wet coat of polish. “Whatever happened to hello? How are you doing?”
“That would require manners, something you know I abhor,” he retorted.
“Well, could you at least try and knock before just appearing next time? I’m kind of fond of my privacy, not to mention, as a girl, I could have been doing something–” I paused here, trying to think of something appropriate. Of course, I couldn’t at the moment, but I would about an hour later when the conversation was long done. “Important. Or what if I was entertaining a gentleman caller?”
“You have a guy over?” The snort was because he knew me so well. “I wish I could catch you with a guy. Or even a girl. Why can’t you be more like your half-sisters?” he railed.
“Um, probably because they’re succubi and I’m part human.”
“Minor details. Couldn’t you at least sin a little? You’re supposed to be a princess of Hell.”
“I bet other princesses are lucky enough to have their dads knock first.”
“See what I mean?” he said as he tossed his hands in exasperation. “No respect, which would usually make me proud, but you’re not following through with vile acts. You’re making me look like a bad parent. My minions in Hell are mocking me. There have even been rumors I’m no longer fit to be the Father of All Sin since I can’t even control my own daughter.”
“Whatever happened to being rewarded for rebellions against our parents? I thought that was a huge sin.”
“Rebelling with kind acts and the truth wasn’t what I had in mind!”
“Yeah, well, it sucks to be you.” I’d always been the good apple in a sea of bad ones, a fact that drove my dad—The Devil, Beelzebub, whatever you wanted to call him—wild.
“It wasn’t bad enough you got straight As in school. Oh, no.” He paced faster as he warmed up for his rant. “You just have to be a virgin, too. You’re twenty-three years old. It’s just wrong!” he shouted. “I raised you to be more evil than this.”
He had. When people claimed their parents were cruel to them growing up and traumatized them for life, I laughed. I had them all beat. How many kids did you know who got rewarded for lying about staying up late at night reading—then got punished for doing something academic.
Standing, my pretty pink toenails glistening, I bristled, hands on my hips, as my dad and I faced off, once again over my lack of a sex life. A conversation that was disturbing in and of itself. “I told you before I am waiting for love. And if you don’t like it, too bad!”
I wanted my first time to be special. Dad knew that and totally didn’t respect it, which I expected. But in this, I would have my way.
I’d read enough books about sex to know this momentous occasion would be a memory that would last a lifetime, which, in my case, could be quite a while, given my parentage.
“You’re being too bloody picky.”
Maybe, but it wasn’t entirely my fault I hadn’t yet found the one. “Picky? Have you even stopped to consider the criteria this poor fellow has to meet?” I held up a finger. “One, he can’t be completely mortal. You know I’m stronger than a normal human girl. What if I accidentally hurt him, you know, in the heat of the moment?”
“A little pain can go a long way in the boudoir.” The Devil winked.
I grimaced. “Ew. So gross. Now I’m going to have to bleach my mind.”
A scowl creased his features. “You are such a prude. I blame my brother for that.”
“Uncle God has nothing to do with my disinterest in your sex life.” Growing up, all I ever heard about was how my father was desired by women worldwide. Ugh. Nothing worse than knowing the demon girls who had me over for playdates had single moms looking to hook up with my father.
“I don’t know how, but I’ll bet he’s somehow to blame for your stance on this whole abstinence thing. Sex is a natural act.”
“Natural?” My turn to snort. “You wouldn’t know natural if it smacked you in the face.”
“I’ll have you know I do so know the difference between natural boobs slapping me and fake ones. It’s all in the squeeze factor.”
I groaned. “Again, too much info. And part of the reason why I’m having such a hard time finding the right guy. How many men do you know who won’t run screaming when they find out my dad happens to be Satan, master of lies and deceit?”
“That is a good point. They should be scared. Debauching my daughter! I won’t stand for it.”
“You are so difficult.”
“I know. It’s one of my most endearing traits.”
Actually, it was. With my dad you never knew what to expect. He had his own sense of morals—and style. But his wardrobe choices were a topic for another time. “If you’re fishing for compliments, then go elsewhere. I am not going to cater to your already immense ego.”
“Me, conceited?” He smiled. “Why thank you. That’s the nicest thing anyone has said to me all day.”
Arrogance, a sin my father lived by, which was akin to shallowness, which I’m afraid I had to admit I kind of suffered to. In my case, I was shallow enough to want a guy who was hot, hot enough to melt my insides into mushy goo and make me cross-eyed with desire.
Those were just the top three criteria for my as-yet-unknown fantasy lover; I had a few more, but I had yet to meet someone who managed to get past all three, which made me wonder if I needed to revise my list.
But do I really want to compromise? Not really. I knew I’d find the one eventually, but while I waited for Mister Right, I had to say, I quite enjoyed driving my dad batty.
A frustrated devil pulled at his still-dark hair, which held only hints of grey at the temples, and sighed wearily. “Why do you do this to me?” He slumped onto the couch, expression woebegone. “I only want what’s best for me and my reputation. Is that too much to ask for?”
Poor Daddy. I sat down beside him and hugged his stocky body. After all, when all was said and done, I loved my father, even if he could be a tad overbearing and a bad influence.
In an effort to cheer him up, I said, “Hey, if it’s any consolation, once I do find the guy, I probably won’t wait to get married first. That’s a little sin, right?”
Of course, my decision to skip marriage might have to do with the fact that I couldn’t enter a church without all the religious items bursting into flame. So unfair. I hadn’t done anything evil—well, truly evil—and yet God and all his trappings reacted to me as if I was the anti-Christ, something my half-brother found highly amusing.
Even priests couldn’t get close to me; well, the pure ones, anyway. The bad ones had no problem at all. It was only the pure of faith following the doctrine of the One God who dropped to the floor writhing in agony. Good thing most of the priests I met were of the other variety.
Needless to say, I didn’t think marriage lay in the cards unless I did the whole city-hall-judge thing, which I personally thought lacked romance and commitment.
Despite my attempt to mollify him, my dad still sat on the couch, looking as if I’d graduated with honors all over again. Good thing none of his minions were around to see. It was probably some kind of sin that a part of me was glad to know that, around me, Daddy didn’t feel as if he had to put on an act. I mean, it had to be hard, being evil all the time. Even bad guys needed a break–and someone to love them.
“Dad, I know what will cheer you up. Why don’t you go back to Hell and torture a few of the demons who are bad-mouthing you and show them you’re still boss? Start a few eternal fires, make a grand speech about everyone bowing to the king of Hades or facing the flames of perdition.”
“You’re just trying to get rid of me,” he said, his tone sulky. Although I could see my words had perked him up a bit.
“Yes and no. I have to open the bar in, like, twenty minutes; so, yes, I am trying to get you to leave, but,” I said, throwing my arms around him and hugging him tight, “I love you, and I don’t like to see you like this.”
“I don’t know why, but I’m attached to you, too. Probably some kind of mental defect,” Satan said grumpily as he hugged me back. Despite his conviction that affection meant some kind of disease, I cherished moments like these; they tended to be few and far between. “Try to be bad,” were his last words before popping out of sight.
The smell of brimstone—the predominant perfume of Hell, and my dad’s calling card—hung in the air, the hard-to-wash miasma clinging to my sweater. Great, now I needed to change again. I was on this plane incognito. As in, trying to live a somewhat normal life.
Hurrying, because I was now definitely running late, I changed my yellow crew-neck T-shirt to a tight, pink, scoop-necked one. I tucked it into my skin-tight white jeans, and then I yanked on my pink ankle boots with furry cuffs because everyone knew, no matter how fabulous the clothes, it was all about the footwear. I grabbed my keys and white lambs-wool jacket and hightailed it out the door.
As soon as I exited the building, the wind caught at my hair. Stupid me, I’d left the almost waist-length locks loose. The long, silken strands plastered themselves across my face and restricted my view. Through the hairy skein, I could see only in patches.
With no time to go back and tie it up, I squinted as best as I could and cursed–some of it pretty colorful, considering the people I knew–and trudged off to work.
However, the gods were conspiring against me. And by gods, I specifically meant Loki, that Norse deity of mischief. Turn the god of tricks down for a date, and ever since, gusts of wind arose out of nowhere plastering my hair to my face and brick walls suddenly appeared.
And I walked face first into it.
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|Five Fairy Review for Lucifer’s Daughter
“I have to admit I loved the spin on Lucifer, Satan, whatever you wish to call him in this book. Although he was wicked it showed a side of him that was almost human and I loved it. …I love Eves style of writing. It’s a big of suspense/lust/humor all mixed into one and you just can’t tear yourself away from the pages. “says
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|Five Heart Review ForLucifer’s Daughter
“(T)he best part of Lucifer’s Daughter is Satan himself. Who would have thought of Satan as a doting father? He really is a misunderstood man who loves his children, worries about their happiness and of course would like to brag about the sin that they perpetuate. Lucifer’s Daughter makes Satan out to be an ordinary man in an extraordinary world.If you are looking for a romantic story filled with sarcastic characters and fun adventure, definitely check out Lucifer’s Daughter! And you can see that Satan is not a Daddy- Dearest!!
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|A Totally Smitten Review for Lucifer’s Daughter
“…SINFULLY entertaining with a heavy dose of sexy. If there was any chance of instant combustion, I took that risk as I read because this story sucked me in, lit a fire and burned through me until the satisfying, sigh inducing end.As a complete romance junkie, this had it all – those early moments of awareness, the longing for closeness and hands down my favorite – the drama of the fight that comes when that love is threatened and eventually conquered.”says
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|Five Star Review For Lucifer’s Daughter
“…I would recommend this book to paranormal fans and its definitely for adults because of the hotness factor…The world building was done with finesse and didn’t seem overly complicated. …True to reputation Eve makes this another hot read and I had a smile on my face for the majority of the book. I love the humor she puts into her books.”says
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|Five Bell Review for Lucifer’s Daughter
“This book has it all! Romance, action, and lots of comedy.Because I laughed out loud so many times while reading this book, I received lots of nasty glares from my family.”says
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|Five Heart Review For Lucifer’s Daughter
“Lucifer’s Daughter brings readers a kick butt heroine……From the first few humorous paragraphs where the readers get to see the interaction between Satan and his daughter to the action packed ending, readers will get a chance to see another side to devil and his family.”says
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|Five out of Five Review For Lucifer’s Daughter
“Angels, demons, and a plot to over-throw Hell. Oh my!Witty, engaging characters, true sizzle-off-the-page chemistry, betrayal, deceit, sex, lies, passion, love, all wrapped a well-written, involved plot that keeps you on your toes.says
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|Five Heart Review For Lucifer’s Daughter
“This was a funny, adventure-packed paranormal read. Muriel is one hell of a heroine.I highly recommend this if your looking for a chuckle with your action.says
Theresa Joseph of The Romance StudioFor the full review click here.
|Five Teacup Review For Lucifer’s Daughter
” My attention was captured from the beginning, until the end. The humor was to die for and you couldn’t get a better character than Muriel.This is a brilliant, unique, urban fantasy/paranormal romance that I encourage any lover of the genre to snatch up right awaysays
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|B- Review For Lucifer’s Daughter
“…LUCIFER’S DAUGHTER is a well written short that moves steadily with just the right amount of mystery to keep you flipping the pages.…There’s a distinct undertone of humor to LUCIFER’S DAUGHTER, a modernness that makes you think this is all occurring down the street of every day life. And Muriel resembles everyday girls with her dreams to find her one and only and live happily ever after.”says
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|Four and a Half Stars for Lucifer’s Daughter
“The characters are fun and amusing, there’s plenty of action and suspense, and it’s nice to finally see a strong female character who can fight for herself. …My favorite part, though, is the somewhat daring approach to the characters’ opinions of Heaven—it’s refreshing to find an author willing to defy convention by telling the truth: too much of a good thing isn’t always good.”says
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|Four Drop Review for Lucifer’s Daughter
“Muriel and Auric were a cute couple but Lucifer was my favorite.…This was a fun, sexy and a quick read. I’m excited to see that the second installment in the series is already out. Can’t wait to get started.”says
Stephanie of Paranormal Haven
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|B+ Review for Lucifer’s Daughter
“Lucifer’s Daughter is a fun, carefree story about a down-to-earth girl trying to navigate family drama, land herself a man worth having (who would have thought that the daughter of Lucifer is waiting for love before she gets romantically involved?) and get her career going……Turns out Lucifer is kind of a busybody when it comes to his children, and has lots of pointers on how Muriel can be more evil- especially when it comes to her virginal status……this is a fun story all the way around, and one I definitely enjoyed!”says
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|Five Star Review for Lucifer’s Daughter
“Lucifer’s Daughter is filled with laughter, sex, and mayhem…exactly what one would expect from Hell…The sexual chemistry between Auric and Muriel is very intense with a continual build up to the actual act….The suspense that flows around Auric and Muriel is a perfect fit for the plot of the story and I was not disappointed with the outcome.”says
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|Four Angel Review for Lucifer’s Daughter
“Who knew the Devil could be so much fun? His persistence that his daughter defiles herself and willingness to instruct her man on how it’s done had me laughing out loud……Auric was a complete stud and his resolve to stay with her regardless of her father only raised himself in my esteem.
The witty banter combined with arousing love scenes made this a really fun read. “says
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|4/B Review Lucifer’s Daughter
” It was fun .…Loved that Auric watched and protected over Murial when he didn’t have too….Loved the sexy scenes , and the humor of Satan.
Julie of Blog With BiteFor the full review click here.
|Lucifer’s Daughter has been Joyfully Reviewed
“What was my gut reaction after reading Lucifer’s Daughter? Fun, fun, fun. There’s humor, there’s action, and loads of torrid sex to melt the flames of Hell. …The author has just the right amount of everything you need to make this a top notch story.”says
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