Series: Lucinda's Pawnshop book 1
Author's Name: Hope Schenk-De Michele, Paul Marquez, Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff
Main Character: Lucinda
Release Date: July 14, 2015
Book Provided by: ARC by author
Reviewed by: LT
My Rating: 4 Stars
Blurb: Lucinda is as old as humanity itself, yet perpetually young, beautiful, and endowed with supernatural powers. She lives a double life human and immortal. In her human guise, she manages Lucinda s Pawnshop & Antiquary, the doors of which can open to any street anywhere in the world at any time. Mortals who have arrived at a moral or spiritual crossroads are drawn into the mysterious shop. If they acquire one of its cursed artifacts, they may find themselves drafted into Lucifer s service. Born out of a betrayal of trust between the first woman, Eve, and father Lucifer, Lucinda has worked covertly and subtly for millennia to be true to her mother s love by subverting her father s schemes. She wins freedom for some; Lucifer keeps those who fail for eternity. She has to be careful, for Lucifer has placed her under the watchful eye of the fallen angel Nathaniel, whose real intentions are a mystery. Lucifer manipulates his army of corrupted souls to achieve his end game: to explode the tension between global powers, then create a charismatic anti-Christ to seemingly save the world with Lucinda as mother and a hand-picked human as father. But Lucinda has her own plans. After centuries of seeming distance from humanity, she falls in love with a mortal man, which threatens to derail Lucifer s plans to trigger Armageddon.
This book follows Lucinda's torturous relationship with her supernatural father, as she strives to secretly undermine his crusade to destroy mankind. How deep does Lucinda's humanity go? Where do her true loyalties lie? Is she her father's ally, or her mother's child? And if the Devil's daughter will not love a man he can control, can Lucifer control the man she loves?
Devil's Daughter is available now in paperback via TheBookNook.com; it will release nationwide via booksellers in paperback and e-book formats on July 14, 2015.
Review: Lucinda is the devil's daughter and runs his pawnshop. In this pawnshop are the Devil's evil items that pick a person to ruin their (and anyone else near them) lives. This pawnshop can be anywhere at anytime to find the right person.
After trying to corrupt one woman and failing. Lucinda finds herself meeting a human man that makes her feel things she has never felt before.
Now she must try to protect him from her father while still doing her job of corrupting souls.
This was a good read but was dragging in some areas. This is the first in the series, and gives teasing hints of more to come.
Hope Schenk-de Michele and Paul Marquez have been best friends and television producing partners for more than four decades. They both grew up in Los Angeles, California and share a passion for mystery and science fiction. This passion lead them to create the forever young and beautiful daughter of darkness, Lucinda. To assist in bringing Lucinda's story into the literary world, they enlisted the help of New York Times best-selling science fiction and fantasy author Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff. Maya is the author of more than a dozen novels, and the co-author of The Last Jedi: Star Wars (Star Wars: Coruscant Nights - Legends). All three reside in California.