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S.L. Wright

S.L. WrightS.L. Wright is a pseudonym of Susan Wright. After graduating from Arizona State University in 1986, Susan moved to Manhattan to get her masters degree in Art History from New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts. She and her husband live in New York City. Learn more at S.L. Wright’s blog.

Confessions of a Demon

Confessions of a Demon — (2009-2010) Publisher: After accidentally stealing the life force of a dying demon, Allay became the only human-demon hybrid in existence. Demons feed on human emotions, so Allay decided the safest way to satisfy this need — and still retain some semblance of her humanity — was to open a bar. Here she can drink from, and ease, her patrons’ pain, which has helped her to stay under the demon radar. Until now. When Allay is attacked and nearly killed by another demon, ahuman comes to her rescue. Theo Ram is tall, handsome, and mortal — and Allay feels a connection to him she didn’t think she’d ever know. But that bond is tested when the demon community in New York begins to rise up, and two opposing clans fight for power. Now Allay is caught in the middle, and she must decide where her loyalties lie.

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Confessions of a Demon: More than just a relationship novel

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Confessions of a Demon by S.L. Wright

Confessions of a Demon is what urban fantasy should be and so seldom is. It's fun, it's a bit sexy, and S.L. Wright knows how to balance those two prerequisites with enough action and world-building to make this more than just a relationship novel. That's not such an easy task.

Allay, the main character, is caught up in a struggle for power between two rival factions of demons. She doesn't realize it at first, but that's really what it's all about. Allay is a hybrid demon — she was born human and was accidentally changed into a demon during her teenage years. Her uncommon status makes her something of a celebrity, but not in the typical sense, because everyone wants to consume her instead of just admire her.

Wright's idea for demons is something interesting. These are no cloven-hoofed, horned, evil beings, b... Read More

Demon Underground: Falls short of its predecessor

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Demon Underground by S.L. Wright

Demon Underground is S.L. Wright’s sequel to Confessions of a Demon. Wright begins pretty much right at the end of Confessions with the life and times of Allay, a human girl turned demon. Demon Underground is a straightforward urban fantasy novel with a nice blend of action, social interaction and lots and lots of romantic angst.

In Demon Underground, Allay is dealing with the aftereffects of having taken down one of the most powerful demons in New York City. The relationship she had begun with Ram, another very powerful demon, continues as a central theme of the book. Allay is constantly caught up in the tug-of-war between her mistrust of a demon more powerful than herself and an overwhelming sexual and emot... Read More