Luck of the Devil (Speak of the Devil)

Luck of the Devil - Patricia Eimer We all love of our families but if we're honest, family get togethers do have a tendency to become stressful. This is especially true, if your name is Faith Bettincourt and your father is the Devil. When her entire family descends upon her apartment, Faith knows that her plan to spend her week of vacation watching reality TV, is officially out the door. If that were not enough, her succubus roommate has accidentally killed her boss and his ghost keeps popping up because his paperwork keeps getting messed up. Life was simpler when she was simply flirting with the hot guy next door. Just having the Devil, your wiccan mother and police attention would be bad enough, but things get even worse for Faith, when an angel begins to stalk her, intent on stealing her powers and ending her immortal life.Luck of the Devil is absolutely laugh out loud funny. It takes the average (if there such a thing) dysfunctional family dynamics and throws in demons and angels. It's completely irreverent and despite it's supernatural cast, completely relateable. No child, not matter how old they are, ever wants to walk in on their mother giving their father a blowjob. The therapy bills alone would be horrific, never mind, the push to scrub the image from your mind. But isn't that what family is all about?But what do you do if your human mother keeps going on about Gaia, and refuses to believe that her Devil husband is immortal? Then there's the little issue of your demon brother in-law "falling up." Your half brother Tolliver, who is the son of Lilith and Satan, who is not happy with your mother and just happens to be in love with your succubus roommate, who he turned because he is in love with her. Speaking of the Succubus roommate, what if she cannot control her powers and keeps accidentally killing people? And Then there's your uncle The Alpha with a mean streak for vengeance.Clearly, there is a lot going on with Luck of the Devil. When it first started it was like being thrown into mosh pit. I had no idea which way was up, or what direction I should be heading in. Slowly, the story started to come together and I began to make sense of the plot. The main issue in Luck of the Devil, is stopping Faith's stalker, but it took quite sometime for me to realise that this was the issue which needed to be resolved, because it was surrounded by so many incidental anecdotes. Had these anecdotes not been so entertaining, like introducing your nephilim boyfriend to your father, who is the Devil, or having to threaten God and the Devil because they wouldn't stop playing Mario Cart, the story would have felt incredibly derailed. Read More