MORE THAN FIENDS
Contemporary favorite Child segues into the paranormal genre with verve and humor, introducing the adventures, told in the first person, of a reluctant demon duster. Offbeat humor and a sense of the ridiculous make this a surefire way to lift your spirits.
Turning 32 is not generally an earth-shattering event, but for Cassidy Burke it is literally turning into hell. First Logan Miller, the man who got Cassidy pregnant at 16, returns to the small town of La Sombra, Calif., to discover that he has a teenage daughter named Thea.
When an elderly woman shows up and tells Cassidy she's a hereditary demon duster who must follow her destiny, she thinks the old lady is nuts. But when she suddenly gains abnormal strength and a centuries-old cleaning solution starts making certain people smoke when she sprays them, Cassidy becomes a believer.
Her love life improves when handsome businessman Devlin Cole shows serious interest. But how is Cassidy
supposed to juggle her demon-dusting duties along with everything else? This is definitely not Cassidy's favorite birthday!
(SIGNET ECLIPSE, Jun., 288 pp., $14.00)