Book Review: Eve Langlais’ “Lucifer’s Daughter”

Posted May 2, 2013 by Kathy Davie in

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Book Review: Eve Langlais’ “Lucifer’s Daughter”Lucifer's Daughter on August 9, 2010 and has 79 pages.

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three-stars

First in the Princess of Hell erotic urban fantasy series revolving around Muriel, Satan’s bastard half-human daughter.

My Take

It’s cute. It’s got its funny bits — I did crack up over Lucifer. He’s such the antithesis of the usual parent who wants to be proud of his daughter because she’s still a virgin, she likes puppies, she’s honest, etc., etc. Instead, Lucifer nags her because a) why is she still a virgin, b) why must she tell the truth, c) why is she nice.

It certainly humanizes Lucifer even amidst the attacks against his little girl, the wrong man chasing after her, and

“That would require manners, something you know I abhor,” he retorted.

The funny bits were almost enough to make up for how inane the rest of it was with all the overdone melodrama and clichéd characterization — how does her kidnapper not see the oh-so-obvious clinker in this deal? Throw in the unreasonably fast insta-love and the way overdone oh, I must let him go excuse…gag… I’m trying to convince myself that maybe this is a satire.

“No respect, which would usually make me proud, but you’re not following through with vile acts. You’re making me look like a bad parent. …My minions in Hell are laughing at me…”

Obvious much? When she lives at 666 Devil’s Lane…in apartment 6?

I do wish Muriel would make up her mind. She doesn’t want Auric nor does she hear him. Daddy would be so proud with how selfish she is. Then there’s how very proud Muriel claims she is to be her daddy’s daughter, and a few paragraphs later, she’s so ashamed of it. I do wish she’d make up her mind…Langlais, that is. Then another misconnect. Auric is making her dinner — in his apartment. They eat. When they’re attacked — after they’ve eaten dinner, mind you — he takes off his coat.

Oh, LOL, that is cute! I did enjoy Langlais’ reasoning for Muriel’s unexpected power amplification. Her description of Heaven is unexpectedly tragic. It makes too much sense about what keeps happening on earth, and I appreciate her point about Satan at least being honest. Oh, oh, oh, and then there’s the call waiting response that Muriel gets, oh, too, too funny.

I’d read it for dad’s dialog — it’s the best part.

The Story

It’s getting embarrassing. His daughter, one of Satan‘s daughters, is still a virgin. What’s wrong with her? None of her sisters are virgins.

It’s a conundrum, and one that Muriel herself is eager to fix. Now if only she can find a man to fall in love with…

The Characters

Satana Muriel Baphomet is the half-something, half-demon daughter of Lucifer. A twenty-three-year-old virgin! Can you see the theme here, LOL?? Anyway, she owns the Nexus, a bar, that’s magic-free. Lucifer is her daddy, but did you know that God is her uncle? Buxom Bambi is one of her voluptuous half-sisters, a succubus — she keeps proudly winning the World’s Biggest Slut award.

Auric is the first man to really capture her attention AND pass her tests. Now, whatever will she do with him? David, a shapeshifter, and Christopher, a wizard, are Auric’s friends.

Charon, yup, the boatman, is Lucifer’s best friend, and he cares for Muriel. He certainly spends enough time in her bar. His son is “not the sharpest blade”, but dad’s taking preemptive measures. Azazel is Lucifer’s lieutenant, and he’s still got the hots for Muriel.

Percy, a half-giant, is her bartender and bouncer; Sylvia, a wood nymph, and some dryads act as her barmaids.

The Cover and Title

The cover is definitely eye candy for the ladies…with a nude Auric — flames do a lovely job of covering the…ahem…naughty bits, dang it — while Muriel is definitely hands-off in her lycra bustier and very-fitted jeans.

The title is to the point, for Muriel is Lucifer’s Daughter.

three-stars

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