May 17, 2011

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Review and Giveaway: Last Minion Standing by Eve Langlais

Paranormal Erotic Romance
January 21 2011
eBook
73 pages (according to my Kobo)
Liquid Silver Books
Received from author

Yummy Man – Drake
Kick Ass Chick – Sally

From Goodreads
Who will be the Last Minion Standing?

All I said was I needed a minion, the next thing I know, I’m embroiled in a reality show with cameras following me everywhere. I should have told them not to bother, as I was ready to declare a winner—and get naked—the moment I met Drake. Shirtless and shoeless, in low slung jeans, I could think of so many ways he could serve me—especially in bed.

But, Drake, the super sexy dragon shifter, is after more than a chance to work alongside me in my battle to capture evil souls, he also wants to win my heart. But love is for weaklings, and no matter how much he tortures me sexually, I will not give in, even when he resorts to restraints and sensual flogging. Mmm, bring it on—harder please.

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If you are a fan of erotic romance books filled with quirky characters and a quick fun plot, then you are going to enjoy Last Minion Standing.  And just a heads up, Eve Langlais does not skim the erotica border here.  This is a full-out, hot and steamy title!

Sally is a half-demon who hunts those who have escaped Hell.  She has a natural knack for it and loves what she does.  She is a funny gal who speaks her mind and goes after things full-on.  She feels she needs a side-kick, or as she prefers to call it a minion, to assist her in her duties.  When she mentions the idea to her BFF, her friend quickly takes off with the idea and posts it on Hellbook (Hell’s Facebook).  Before she knows it, Sally finds herself in the middle of filming a new reality TV show for Hell’s television network where the ‘people’ get to decide who will be her minion.

Drake is a shifter who happens to look extremely yummy without a shirt on.  One night, as Sally is going about her business, Drake jumps in and catches the guy Sally is hunting – right in front of her!  Sally is well, let’s say she’s a little upset that Drake got her guy.  But she can’t stop thinking about him.  As for Drake, the feelings are mutual.  He can’t deny the heat between he and Sally.  In fact, he realises that Sally is destined to be his mate.  And when he finds out about her minion search, he really does not like the idea of any other many working that closely to Sally.  So he does what he must:  He enters the contest to become Sally’s side-kick.

I found the overall feel for this book to be amusing.  The teases and takes on Earth’s quirks (such as Hellbook) were well done.  They kept me giggling throughout the whole book.  The characters are as silly as they are yummy, which again kept the book light and fun.  Sally and Drake’s stubborn nature makes them interesting to watch.  And it’s just as interesting watching their walls slowly crumble and to see them realize that what they have is pretty cool (or hot, as this case may be).  The loving is plentiful and really really steamy.  I mean Eve can write some smokin’ scenes!

I didn’t find there to be much depth to these characters, but honestly I wasn’t expecting it.  This is a short yummy read that focuses on the heat between the hero and heroine, and does that very well.  Overall, I enjoyed this book and its plays on things.  A light and fun book that’s perfect for when you are looking for a quick, extra *blush* worthy read.

3.5 stars

Giggle worthy quotes

Me, one of Hell’s most successful bounty hunters, dismissed with a smile and a wave of his hand. His treatment made me want to tear his pants off and ride him like a cowgirl—I mean, he’d called me sweetheart, how hot was that?—while at the same time making me see red.

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My innocent statement of needing a minion had taken a life of its own and was now barreling like a giant snowball down a steep hill. I felt like holding up a Wile E. Coyote sign which read “Help!”

Eve is not only a talented writer, she’s generous too!  She’s offering an eCopy of Last Minion Standing to one lucky commenter.  Simply leave a comment before Saturday, May 21st 11:59pm EST.  Winner will be chosen by Random.org and will be announced shortly after.  It’s a fun book so leave a comment!  Good luck!!!

  1. Vampire Lady says:

    Gorgeous cover! And the summary sounds good! I’d love to read it!

    mpp1501 @ gmail . com

  2. This sounds great Julie! After reading Lipstick on His Collar by Inez Kelley and how it was a novella of pure sexyness (is that a word…anyways) I would love to check this out. I would like to check out a steamy erotica novella to test the waters some more. 😀 Sign me up.

    paperbackdaydreamer(at)gmail(dot)com

  3. I liked this story quite a bit, I hope she continues on with the world and characters from it.

  4. This sounds like such a fun light hearted read! Great review btw too! 🙂

  5. elaing8 says:

    I can’t wait to read this.It sounds like a fun hot read.Nice review Julie.

  6. Minion is my favorite word EVER. I think I am going to have to read this one just for that reason! Ha! Also, I need a few minions!

  7. A quick, fun, steamy read? Yes, please!

    I would love to be entered to win!

  8. -not entering-

    Though is sounds so amusing, hellbook LOL

  9. jeanette8042 says:

    Sounds like a great read, count me in!

  10. Julie Witt says:

    I really, really want to read this book!! Fingers are crossed I win!
    jwitt33 at live dot com 🙂

  11. Wonderful except.

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  12. Oooh I’ve had my eye on this book for some weeks now, I keep seeing great reviews and I have to say my curiosity is piqued! 🙂 Thanks for sharing your thoughts Julie 🙂

    stella.exlibris (at) gmail (dot) com

  13. I have heard such fun things about this book. I definitely need to add it to my TBR list. Great review… smiles!

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