Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Breaking the Spine to highlight upcoming releases we're anxiously awaiting!
The Demon of Renaissance Drive by Elizabeth Reuter
Release Date: November 18, 2011
For one of Hell’s preeminent succubi, life should be sweet...and it is, if you like sulfuric air, political minefields, and crashing boredom. After six thousand years the succubus Annabelle finds relief from her dull life in the companionship of a damned soul named Harry, until the Kings of Hell decide they disapprove of Annabelle and Harry’s bond.
Unfortunately, even escaping to Earth isn’t enough to keep the pair safe. Somewhere between dodging a dangerously inquisitive psychologist and fighting Satanists out for Harry’s life, Annabelle realizes running is no longer an option. She must return home and make a stand.
Whether she survives or not, at least she isn’t bored anymore...
This is different from my usual fare, but I've been thinking I need to mix things up with more adult novels. For some reason, this one in particular caught my eye. I love the description of hell -- "sulfuric air, political minefields, and crashing boredom" -- it sounds like excellent worldbuilding, not just the fires and brimstone you so often see. I'm also intrigued by how she manages to escape Hell with a damned soul in tow. That can't be easy -- and it reminds me a bit of the Orpheus myth. I just always enjoy some Heaven and Hell mythology, and this sounds like an exciting read with a fierce heroine (making a stand against the Kings of Hell? Fierce indeed.) -- a great intro to the genre.
What are you waiting on this week?