Review: Kerri Nelson’s “Courting Demons”


Paisley Barton was already having a bad day before she turned her husband into a rat.
First, she was fired by her boss and then came home to find hubby in the shower with a naked blonde chick. They say that hell hath no fury like a woman scorned but this break-up may just unleash hell on Earth when Paisley casts a spell of vengeance against her philandering husband.
After her spell casting inadvertently opens a portal between dimensions, Paisley finds her family home transformed into a nightly courtroom for settling disputes between demons of the underworld and she’s the judge! If that’s not enough, she’s got to deal with a charming, ancient demon named Camden who wants to be her personal bodyguard while trying to explain her husband’s sudden, mysterious disappearance to sexy police Detective Dalton Briggs.
But Paisley will show them all that an everyday working mom is better equipped than most to deal with the mystical mayhem…and with a tempting demon hottie and a flirtatious young detective vying for her affection, she soon learns that being single again isn’t so bad after all.
“When a wronged wife turns her cheating husband into a rat, you know you have to keep reading! Kerri Nelson offers up a lot of fun and wild magic in Courting Demons!” –Bestselling author, Linda Wisdom, Demons are a Girl’s Best Friend

Some people have the knack of knowing what to substitute in a recipe, er, spell, but Paisley isn’t one of them. When she substitutes for toadstool and sandstone in the black magic spell she’s performing on her two-timing husband, little does she know the trouble she’s going to cause.

Poor Paisley, but lucky me, because the story that unfolds in the wake of this incident is a real howl. I started it Wednesday night, and by Thursday morning I was so engrossed that I took it along to my doctor appointment where, for once, I was happy to learn that I’d have to wait a couple of minutes. I laughed so loud that the couple next to me demanded to see the book.

Kerri Nelson has a deft with the humor — any book where the main character turns her two-timing husband into a rat is my kind of book — and the romance. I didn’t know whether to be happy or sad when Paisley’s kids interrupt a hot moment with a handsome demon named Camden, but, never fear, a hunky detective will provide distraction. The humor, romance, and supernatural elements combine in just the right proportions.

One last thing: You are going to write a sequel, aren’t you, Kerri? Pretty please. As for me, I’m off to check out the other titles on Kerri Nelson’s website.

I heartily recommend this well-written, deftly plotted little gem.

Author Bio:

Kerri Nelson discovered her love of writing at an early age and soon became a columnist for her local newspaper winning the Outstanding Young Journalist of the Year Award for her efforts.

After a fifteen year career in the legal field, Kerri fulfilled her lifelong dream of publication and is now an award winning multi-published author of nearly every genre under the sun (and moon) and also writes young adult fiction under the penname K.G. Summers.

A true southern belle, she comes complete with a dashing southern gentleman and three adorable children for whom she often bakes many homemade treats.

Kerri is an active member of Sisters in Crime and Romance Writers of America as well as numerous chapters including Futuristic Fantasy & Paranormal Writers and her Presidency of Celtic Hearts Romance Writers.

Read more about Kerri’s books at her website:
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Where to buy this book: (print and e-book versions available 9/15 wherever books are sold but here’s the publisher link—free gift available with purchase of print copy—while supplies last):

Giveaway for the day:
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Then, enter to win my book tour Grand Prize Kindle by following me on tour and e-mailing me the answers to each question of the day at the end of tour. The more questions you answer, the more entries you gain.
Question of the Day:
What is the name of Paisley’s daughter in the book (1 entry)? And what does she want to name the rat (bonus entry)?

Details on how to enter to win the GRAND PRIZE Kindle at the end of my “Dark Days of Demons Tour” located here:

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17 Responses to Review: Kerri Nelson’s “Courting Demons”

  1. Rebecca says:

    LOL – you said “took it along to my doctor appointment where, for once, I was happy to learn that I’d have to wait a couple of minutes. I laughed so loud that the couple next to me demanded to see the book”
    What a great endorsement! 

    And Kerri – you DO have a sequel in mind, right?

    Thanks for the review and the recommendation, Margaret!

  2. Kerri Nelson says:

    @Rebecca! I agree. That’s a fabulous endorsement. I’m thrilled and honored. Thanks for stopping by and about that sequel…yes it is in the works! Yay!

  3. Kerri Nelson says:

    @Margaret~Thanks for such a great review and for taking the time to work me into your busy schedule. I really appreciate the kind words and hope the laughter did you some good (I hear it reduces your blood pressure). Maybe the doc visit went well?

    Hugs and gratitude,

  4. Patty Koontz says:

    Congratulations on your new release Kerri!

    I just read your reply that you are working on the sequel!
    I’m so excited, and very happy to hear the story will be continued! That’s wonderful news! I cant wait until that one comes out! I absolutely loved this book and highly recommend others to read it. I couldn’t put it down! Congratulations again!
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  5. Kerri, it did. My cholesterol was down, and my blood pressure was good as well.

  6. JeanP says:

    That is a great endorsement, need to have this book next time I am at the Dr.’s, maybe will help with my blood pressure *L*

    skpetal at hotmail dot com

  7. Kerri Nelson says:

    @Patty~ Yep is coming–down the line. Have a few other things I’m working on selling at the moment. I’ve become a mystery writer all the sudden but I’ll be back. We have to find out what happens next… :-D Thanks for the comment, dear.

  8. Kerri Nelson says:

    @Margaret~ How awesome! So glad your visit turned out well. That will be my new selling point. Get healthy, buy Courting Demons. :-D

  9. Kerri Nelson says:

    @Jean~ I know, right? I love it and I hope the person who asked about it at the doc’s office picks up a copy. Word of mouth is priceless in promotion. Hope you have a great weekend, my friend. ;-)

  10. Dawn Chartier says:

    Great review! I already have it downloaded, and I can’t wait to dig in!

  11. Jean says:

    Sounds like a great read!

  12. Kerri Nelson says:

    @Dawn~ I know. This was wonderful and did my heart good as well. Thanks for buying a copy. I heart my Dawnie! xoxo

  13. Kerri Nelson says:

    @Jean~Thanks for stopping by and giving me a shout out. :-D

  14. Karen Cioffi says:

    What a great review. I love the first sentence – you certainly got my attention with it. I’ve put the book on my ‘to read’ list – it sounds like a fun read.

    And, Peggy, did you say you would have to wait “a couple of minutes” for your doc visit? I’d think I was in heaven if I only waited less than 30 minutes! :)
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  15. Karen, I was the first appointment of the morning — not much chance to get behind :-).

  16. Kerri Nelson says:

    @Karen~ Thanks so much for the lovely comment and for coming by and reviewing my review. :-) Hope to hear what you think of the book when you pick up a copy. Hugs, K.

  17. Kerri Nelson says:


    I drew this prize winner by letting my 3 year old circle the name of her choice on her notebook. She’s practicing her writing and copied all the names down from everyone who posted. Then she had to circle her fave name to write.

    So, today’s winner of the daily prize of:

    Promotional Pack of Goodies from Kerri & Other Authors, too!

    Is…Karen C.!!


    Thanks again to Margaret/Peggy for hosting me at your blog and for the generous and breathtaking review. Hugs, K.

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