The Devil You Know (Dancin' With the Devil, Book Five)
By: Sam Cheever | Other books by Sam Cheever
Published By: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc.
Published: Oct 27, 2010
ISBN # 9781419931215
Available in: Epub, HTML, Microsoft Reader, Adobe Acrobat, Mobipocket (.prc), Rocket
Astra Q. Phelps is turning twenty-five in a few months and she’s starting to feel the effects of her Settling, the time when a half angel, half devil Tweener decides whether to embrace her dark nature or her light.
The delectable Dialle, king of the Royal devils, really needs Astra’s help in Hell to deal with an insurrection. But Astra’s Settling pretty much has her thinking of only one thing—S.E.X.!
Sex with Dialle, sex with her yummy partner Emo, sex with a molten-hot dragon slayer she meets along the way, and sex with assorted other randy Royals cavorting among the fires of Hell. It’s a constant struggle just to keep her mind and body pure so she can concentrate on the business at hand, but Astra Q Phelps is definitely up for the challenge. And Good versus Evil has never been this much fun!
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An Excerpt From: THE DEVIL YOU KNOW
Copyright ? SAM CHEEVER, 2010
All Rights Reserved, Ellora's Cave Publishing,
Milestones and Millstones
The Devil you know will comfort bring, though
chaos be your friend,
The Devil you wish mayn?t solve a thing, and slay
you in the end.
Sometime around 2060, the world went to war again and
opened up a whole new can of worms. Up until then humans thought they had
it pretty rough on this Earth, with poverty, crime, disease, your everyday
evil forces and the general disintegration of morality.
However, when the laser guns and plasma bombs finished
smashing a geographic area comprising about seventy percent of the surface
of the Earth into smithereens, something eminently evil used the resulting
chaos to slither its way into the world. This evil something hadn?t been
seen before by human eyes, but had always been there, in a parallel
dimension, watching the show and waiting for its turn to join in the fun.
And every once in a while, when Earth?s defenses were particularly low,
this something would reach across that barrier and tweak us a little. Which explains things like mosquitoes, liver and onions and
Devils and demons were never meant to walk among us. But
once they?d found a way to get through, God had no choice but to send his
angels in to keep an eye on them. Several minor skirmishes have already
been fought between the forces of good and evil, since that time thirty
years ago when the first devil snuck through Earth?s defenses. The angels,
with the Big Guy at their backs, are winning the battles so far, but the
outcome of the war is still uncertain.
About ten years ago God started using Tweeners to help the good side out. The only problem
with Tweeners is that, by our very makeup, we are
some portion devil. That?s why we understand and know how to defeat the
forces of evil. But it is also what has made us a little bit unpredictable
to the good guys.
What exactly is a Tweener, you
ask? A Tweener is a non-human. We have neither
wings nor horns, but generally have both angel and devil in our family
forests. Which is probably why we enjoy a higher
sensitivity to spectral influence than regular human people.
My name is Astra Q. Phelps. Don?t ask me what the Q
stands for because that little piece of info will go with me to the
crematorium. I?ve had all printed documentation of the name destroyed and,
though a lot of my enemies have tried to dig it out, no one will ever know
what it stands for. A girl has to have some secrets. Especially when the
truth would cause her some serious embarrassment.
I run a business called the Angel Network, which is the
only devil-and-demon locating-and-destroying business in the universe. In
other words, I kick serious evil butt for a living. I am a Tweener.
Recently the Celestial Army has been keeping me pretty
busy saving the world. Over and over and over and? Well, you get what I?m
saying. The human world just has trouble staying saved.
I?ve also been dealing with some pretty intense feelings
for a certain gorgeous Royal Devil, who may or may not be the great unifier
of prophecy. It?s been a busy and confusing time. But it?s about to get
My twenty-fifth birthday is just a few months away.
The thing about that twenty-fifth birthday is?well?for Tweeners it?s kind of make or break time. It?s called
our Settling and it?s the culmination of our growth period. The time when
we become what we will be in life. It?s also the time when the dark side of
our nature has the greatest pull.
It is on our twenty-fifth birthday that we decide which
way we?re gonna go. Good or bad. Black or white.
Gray usually isn?t an option. And outside influences have a lot to do with
the outcome. In my case, my influence pool is decidedly murky, given the
fact that I hang out a lot with devils.
Really hot devils.
Extremely sexy devils.
Truly, stupendously, ripped, horny, sensual devils.
Incredibly?um? Okay, you get it.
Anyway, as the fateful date approaches, I can feel the
changes boiling just under the surface of my mind.
My skin quivers with it.
My body heats.
And my libido? Well?let?s just say my boyfriend?s
threatening to go off planet just to get some much-needed rest.
Of course he doesn?t mean it.
At least I don?t think he does?