Hell’s Belles and The Road To Hell, by Jackie Kessler (Kensington, 2007)

For a very long time, Jezebel the succubus was very good at what she did: tempt and seduce mortals, and ultimately suck the souls of the damned down to Hell for their eternal punishment. And then something happened, an upheaval … Continue reading

Agents of Light and Darkness, by Simon R. Green (Ace, 2003)

John Taylor, the Nightside’s scariest private investigator and finder of lost things that really, really want to stay lost, is on the case once more. This time, he’s been hired by a man named Jude, a representative of the Vatican, … Continue reading

Summon The Keeper, and The Second Summoning, by Tanya Huff (DAW, 1998/2001)

Most people don’t realize it, but the veil separating our world from the countless, unimaginable horrors of Hell is a thin one, often frayed almost to the point of breaking, and very little stands between us and horrible, messy deaths, … Continue reading

From Hell With Love, by Simon R. Green (Roc, 2010)

When it comes to secret organizations dedicated to protecting the world from all threats, both internal and external, no group is as resourceful, widespread, or potentially insane as the Droods. And of that infamous family, none is as dangerous or … Continue reading

Fallen, by Lauren Kate (Delacorte, 2010)

Banished to the oppressive Sword & Cross boarding school after an unfortunate incident at her last school, Luce struggles to fit in with the misfits, loners, losers and delinquents who make up the student body. For every friend she makes, … Continue reading

Lips Touch: Three Times, by Laini Taylor and illustrated by Jim Di Bartolo (Arthur A. Levine Books, 2009)

Kissing is the underlying theme of these three novellas, as Taylor weaves a set of stories highly reminiscent of Tanith Lee‘s Flat Earth series. “Goblin Fruit” is a literal and metaphorical descendant of Christina Rosetti’s “Goblin Market”, in which a … Continue reading

Devil’s Kiss, by Sarwat Chadda (Disney Hyperion, 2009)

As the newest squire, and only girl, in the modern-day remnants of the Knights Templar, Billi SanGreal is under a lot of pressure to live up to her family’s legacy, even though she’d rather lead a normal life. However, there’s … Continue reading

Hush, Hush, by Becca Fitzpatrick (Simon & Schuster, 2009)

Nora Grey’s orderly existence is thrown into upheaval when her new bio partner, a sexy transfer student named Patch, begins stalking her. Alternately frightened by and attracted to Patch, Nora can’t get him out of her life or her mind. … Continue reading

Fallen Host, by Lyda Morehouse (Roc, 2002)

In this sequel to Archangel Protocol, Lyda Morehouse takes another look at a future society forever transformed after a disastrous war. Religion has taken hold in a serious way; either you believe, or you’re a non-citizen. Now, the world’s only … Continue reading

The Demon’s Lexicon, by Sarah Rees Brennan (McElderry Books, 2009)

Brothers Nick and Alan have been fighting magicians and demons all their lives, one step ahead of the forces intent on killing or exploiting them, all thanks to the magical talisman keeping their insane mother alive. It gets decidedly more … Continue reading