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Make Me (Paperback)
Make Me eBook Cover, written by Parker Blue
|Publisher||Bell Bridge Books|
|Publication date||April 20, 2012|
|Preceded by||Fang Me|
|Followed by||Forget You|
Make Me is a novel written by Parker Blue. It is the fourth work in the Demon Underground series by this author. In this series, the main character Val Shapiro is part Succubus, that part of her having the name of Lola. There is also a male lust demon named Micah who appears in the series.
- Title: Make Me
- Author: Parker Blue
- Published By: Bell Bridge Books
- Length: 224 Pages
- Format: eBook & Paperback
- ASIN: B007K199ZY
- ISBN-10: 1611941202
- ISBN-13: 978-1611941203
- Publishing Date: April 20, 2012
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As the new guardian of the Encyclopedia Magicka, Val expected the books to give her powers to replace those that disappeared after she lost her "V card" to Shade. But the encyclopedia exacts a price for every spell, making the job of guardian a tricky proposition.
When a rogue demon kidnaps Val's roommate Gwen and Micah, leader of the San Antonio Demon Underground, Val is plunged into the middle of a Solomon's Choice. The rogue wants the dangerously potent Encyclopedia Magicka in exchange for her friends' lives; the succubus leader of the Demon Underground in Austin is demanding the books be destroyed rather than let them fall into the wrong hands and wants Shade for herself, swearing to do everything she can to prevent Val's turning over the books.
The kidnapping isn't the only crisis Val faces. She's been betrayed by Fang. Demons and vampires are disappearing. The vamps of the New Blood Movement are forcing Val to keep the terms of her agreement to work for them to combat this new threat. The Demon Underground is challenging Micah's leadership, and everyone is depending on a now-powerless Val to set things right.
Val needs all the help she can get. Even if it means forgiving Fang and spending time with a dangerously sexy cowboy-vampire.
The following review is from the Amazon.com listing in the External Links below:
- 3 out of 5 Stars
- Setting the (next) Stage
- Reviewed On: April 14, 2012
- Reviewed By: Cedar Creek Reader
If the action in the first three Val Shapiro books was modeled like the Seaside Park roller-coaster, slow, anxious climb up to the top, followed by a screaming, rollicking plummet to the bottom, then Make Me is like the the Seaside Park Carousel, goes around pleasantly in a circle, nice ride, moderate risk, moderate reward. The author seems to be transitioning from plots which were a constant surprise as Val discovered something brand new about herself, her abilities, and her place in the world, to plots in which she will have a permanent place as the Paladin (Sergeant at Arms) for the Demon Underground. By the end of the ride, she has toppled Dina, the errant, Austin, TX, Underground leader, helped knock off Amodeus, another super dangerous mage-demon and managed to secure Micah's place as the Underground leader back home in San Antonio as well as hold onto her day job as Keeper of the Encyclopedia.
So, not as exciting as the first three books and probably not the best of the four to be the first one you read, but still a very likable heroine who now can go on to perhaps less frantic, but more mature roles. I think Val is a character well worth waiting for in future books.