ARC Review: The Unlikeable Demon Hunter (Nava Katz #1) by Deborah Wilde {Tour} ~ Excerpt

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The Unlikeable Demon Hunter Book Cover The Unlikeable Demon Hunter
Nava Katz #1
Deborah Wilde
Urban Fantasy - Paranormal Romance
Te Da Media
April 18th 2017
ARC Review Copy


Bridesmaids meets Buffy.

The ago-old story of what happens when a foul-mouthed, romance impaired heroine with no edit button and a predilection for hot sex is faced with her worst nightmare–a purpose.

Ari Katz is intelligent, driven, and will make an excellent demon hunter once initiated into the Brotherhood of David. However, this book is about his twin Nava: a smart-ass, self-cultivated hot mess, who is thrilled her brother is stuck with all the chosen one crap.

When Nava half-drunkenly interrupts Ari’s induction ceremony, she expects to be chastised. What she doesn’t expect is to take her brother’s place among the–until now–all-male demon hunters. Even worse? Her infuriating leader is former rock star Rohan Mitra, whose sudden retirement in his early twenties now seems a lot less mysterious.

Convinced that her twin still has a shot at his destiny, Nava hatches a plan to convince the Brotherhood to bring the other Katz sibling into the fold. It’s too bad Rohan’s guarding her so closely that she might not be able to put it into action.

And it’s really too bad Rohan’s exactly what Nava’s always wanted: the perfect bad boy fling with no strings attached, because he may also be the one to bring down her carefully erected emotional shields. That’s as dangerous as all the evil fiends vying for the bragging rights of killing the only female ever chosen for Demon Club–or the one demon in particular out for payback.

Odds of survival: eh.

Odds of having a very good time with Rohan before she bites it: much better.


The Unlikeable Demon Hunter is a pleasant, engaging, and action-packed debut in the Nava Katz series by Deborah Wilde.

I wasn’t to sure about Nava nor this book, but the more I read the more I was pulled in and couldn’t put the book down.

Nava is one of those characters who is annoying and unlikeable, but you can’t help but end up liking her. The more I got to know this unlikeable character the more I felt for her and what her family has done to her. It’s heartbreaking and emotional. She’s perceived as the failure and the screwup, when her twin brother is the shining star who was Chosen and trained to be a demon hunter. When things go wonky and she is Chosen; her family doesn’t ask her how she feels about it. It’s sad to see how little faith they have in her, even her twin turns on her. And, the Brotherhood, who is an all male Brotherhood, doesn’t like this change. How many Chosen have they missed when they left out all the girls born to the Knights? It’s a very emotional journey into Nava’s head and a very action-packed adventure as she tries to come to terms with everything.

We have something of a romance starting. Something is going on between Nava and Rohan. They have a strong sexual draw and do have a few sexy times, but their relationship is new. I’m not on board yet, but look forward to seeing where things go.

The story is emotional, action packed, and fast-paced. The ending leaves you wanting more, wanting to find out what happens between Rohan and Nava, if the Brotherhood will accept her, and what happens on the next mission. It’s an intoxicating and invigorating read.

I enjoyed The Unlikeable Demon Hunter and look forward to the next installment.

Rated: 4 Stars

*Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy provided by Deborah Wilde via Goddess Fish Promotions with the sole purpose of an honest review. All thoughts, comments and ratings are my own.

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Challenge(s): New To Me (Author/Series) | Pick Your Genre (UF/PNR) | New Release (2017)




The Unlikeable Demon Hunter

The maybe-demon from Josh’s alleyway was back, having stopped about five feet away and triggering the motion sensor. What with Josh’s sister trying to kill me and all, he’d fallen off my radar.

Aloe gooped over my fingers, having clutched the frond hard enough to break it, and my terror and an intense curiosity resurfaced. There was no denying his compelling presence. Plus, he had those long lashes that were my Kryptonite. I opened my mouth to scream. Or drool.

He held a finger up to his delectable lips to keep me quiet, circling me with lazy strides, checking me out.

I’d have been offended by the blatant appraisal except under his intense scrutiny, I lit up with an electric zing. I found myself stroking the aloe stalks in an obscene manner. Even knowing he couldn’t see my blush since I was in the shadows didn’t kill my utter mortification at jerking off plant life in not-so-subtextual yearning.

He stalked toward me, his leather jacket rustling with each step.

I held up a hand to stop him, the faintest electric crackle pulsing off my skin.

He didn’t stop, didn’t slow. In fact, he kept up his steady approach until his hand covered mine. My magic shocked us both at his touch. I gasped and shivered as pleasure, not pain, rumbled through me.

Hand still clasped in his, he stared at me suspiciously, instead of in fear, but had I wanted, I could have broken his hold. Not a demon, then? He fingered the thin silver necklace I wore with surprising gentleness, toying with the cute floral pendant dangling off it that read “I will kick you in the balls if I have to.”

“Should I be scared?” Given how he sounded like sex, sin, and salaciousness–the true definition of a triple threat–I decided that yes, he was most definitely a demon.

I met his mocking gaze, my rooted stance and beating heart placing me somewhere between morbid fascination and noping the hell out at warp speed.



Deborah will be awarding a $10 Amazon/BN GC to one winner, another winner will win a print copy of the book (International), both are randomly drawn via rafflecopter during the tour.

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A global wanderer, hopeless romantic, and total cynic with a broken edit button, Deborah writes adult urban fantasy to satisfy her love of smexy romances and tales of chicks who kick ass. She is all about the happily-ever-after, with a huge dose of hilarity along the way. “It takes a bad girl to fight evil. Go Wilde.”

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I'm an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, animal & book lover. I'm the owner, reviewer & mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy & my favorite shifters are dragons.

15 comments on “ARC Review: The Unlikeable Demon Hunter (Nava Katz #1) by Deborah Wilde {Tour} ~ Excerpt

  1. I like that she’s a strong female lead! Great giveaway!

  2. I like to read series’ so I hope there is more after this one 🙂

    • Thank you, there is. Book 2 is already up for pre-order to come out in late June and book 3 will be coming out in Sept. Then I sleep for a month and figure out when to release books 4-6. 🙂
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  3. I love stories about kick ass women.

  4. This not only sounds like a sexy novel but I like the author’s sense of humor I found from the book excerpt.

  5. Sometimes it works when a character comes out strong in the beginning. I may get turned off but my curiosity as to why she’s the heroine is up. Like I want to discover why she’s heroic which obviously means she has every chance to win me over.

    It’s great that your experience with this one turned out pretty Well despite your hesitations in the beginning
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    • Thank’s Braine. I’m glad this won turned out well despite my misgivings and hesitation at the start. I’m glad I read and can’t wait to see what happens next. Nava still has a lot of growing up to do and I’d like to see how she changes. The title perfectly reflects this novel and Nava’s character. Great was a great start.

  6. Thank you for the review, Angela! I know how crazy our TBR piles are and I appreciate you taking the time to read it. 🙂
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    • You are welcome. It was engaging and action-packed. Now I’m curious to see what happens next in Nava’s world. ^_^

  7. Thank you for this chance. I love to read new authors.

    • The book is currently On Sale for $.99c limited time. A great price to try out this new author.

  8. Thanks for hosting! Readers, the book is on sale for only $0.99!

    • My pleasure to host!

  9. Congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win 🙂

    • Good luck in the giveaway and thank’s for checking out this stop.