Eighth Grave After Dark by Darynda Jones with a Post on “Sexy Sons of Satan”

Posted 15 May, 2015 by Danny in Blog, Blog Tour, Danny, Giveaways / 21 Comments

The Charley Davidson series is one of Heathers and my favorite series! As soon as a new book is out we both can’t get started fast enough!

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Which is why I’m über-excited to have Darynda today on the blog with a phenomenal Guest Post right after my own heart, because she talks about Bad Boys and how much we love them!

Sexy Sons of Satan! What Makes Bad Boys so Irresistible?

A good girl walks into a bar and her gaze snaps to the messy-haired boy who wears his attitude like a pair of old jeans, the kind that mold to each curve of his body. He is confident, strong, and utterly irresistible. Why?

No, seriously, whyyyyyyyy???

Why are we so drawn to the boys that, on the surface, are the worst for us? It happens over and over. Think about it: which boy were you most attracted to in high school? The fun-loving guy who could have been your best friend (if you hadn’t already had one)? Or the brooding one who got by on good looks and a mysterious air?

If you were anything like me, you answered the latter. And there are two explanations as to why that is: Your left ovary and your right one.

Yep, those suckers know what they want and when they want it. Mostly, they want someone strong to protect them and care for them, and they want the same for their children. They want security and the promise of healthy offspring.

Okay, okay. I get it. Remember, I’m not talking about your brain. I’m not talking about your heart. I’m talking about your ovaries. I’m talking about evolution, baby.

Women are the strongest, most independent, level-headed beings in the world, but this is evolution, and even the smartest of us repeatedly choose men based on this mindset. We pick the aloof ones. The wounded ones. The bad ones.

Or those who SEEM bad.

And that’s the clincher. It is our perception of bad boys—or our ovaries’ perception—that is working against us. These men are the icing on the cake. They are the ultimate challenge, the ultimate conquest, and the ultimate prize. Not to mention provocative, exhilarating, and safe.

Wait, safe?

Yep, safe. Bad boys are often a way of having that sweet high of an exciting new romance without the fear of being proposed to on the second date. For women afraid of commitment, and there are many of us despite what reality TV might have you believe, they are perfect dating material.

But let’s get back to the wounded ones. What woman on earth doesn’t want to nurture a scarred soul? To help him heal and fulfill his true potential? Especially if that potential is wrapped in 175 pounds of brazen sensuality? It’s not our fault. We’re hard wired that way, trust me.

And that brings us to the next reason we love bad boys so very, very much. Being the hard-wired-to-nurture beings that we are, we long to calm the beast within, to bring it to heel with a gentle hand. There is no greater payoff than taming a bad boy, than making him yours and yours alone. (I should know. My husband of 32 years? Bad boy turned love slave, but that’s another post. And probably TMI.)

Reyes Farrow, on the other hand, I can talk about. Reyes, the hero in the Charley Davidson series, is the ultimate bad boy, and I don’t say that with the greatest of pride. The son of the most villainous being in all of human history, Reyes was forged in the fires of hell, born of sin and degradation and unimaginable beauty. (His dad was the most beautiful angel in heaven, after all. The guy has some oomph.) And he hasn’t always been the best BF. Let’s just say he has issues.

But what makes him so appealing in the long run is not only his stunning sensuality, his extraordinary strength, or the crippling wounds he suffered at the hands of his earthly father, but also his total, unmitigated devotion to Charley, our saucy heroine. (And by saucy, think wasabi.) He risks life and limb for her. Fights demons for her. Severs spines for her. (He does that.) And, yes, he’s bad. But redemption is a powerful elixir.

What about you? Who are your ultimate bad boy book boyfriends? I’ll start things off with one word: Zsadist. Sigh…

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Ahhhh Darynda! This post? This post is perfection! And yes, I always always fall for that bad boy and I just love that in Literature you can get away with swooing over such delicious specimen:)

Eighth Grave After Dark by Darynda Jones with a Post on “Sexy Sons of Satan”

Eighth Grave After Dark

by Darynda Jones Series: Charley Davidson, Charley Davidson Reaper
Published by Macmillan, St. Martin's Press on 2015-05-19
Genres: Fantasy, Fiction, Mystery & Detective, Paranormal
Pages: 304
Source: Tour Company
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With twelve hellhounds after her, pregnant Charley Davidson takes refuge at the only place she thinks they can’t get to her: the grounds of an abandoned convent. But after months of being cooped up there, Charley is ready to pop. Both metaphorically and literally since she is now roughly the size of a beached whale. Fortunately, a new case has captured her attention, one that involves a murder on the very grounds the team has taken shelter upon. A decades-old murder of the newly-vowed nun she keeps seeing in the shadows is almost enough to pull her out of her doldrums.

Charley’s been forbidden to step foot off the sacred grounds. While the angry hellhounds can’t traverse the consecrated soil, they can lurk just beyond its borders. They have the entire team on edge, especially Reyes. And if Charley didn’t know better, she would swear Reyes is getting sick. He grows hotter with every moment that passes, his heat scorching across her skin every time he’s near, but naturally he swears he’s fine.

While the team searches for clues on the Twelve, Charley just wants answers and is powerless to get them. But the mass of friends they’ve accrued helps. They convince her even more that everyone in her recent life has somehow been drawn to her, as though they were a part of a bigger picture all along. But the good feelings don’t last for long because Charley is about to get the surprise of her crazy, mixed-up, supernatural life….

The Charley Davidson Series 

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Introduction to the series:

First Grave on the Right is the smashing, award-winning debut novel that introduces Charley Davidson: part-time private investigator and full-time Grim Reaper..

Charley sees dead people. That’s right, she sees dead people. And it’s her job to convince them to “go into the light.” But when these very dead people have died under less than ideal circumstances (i.e., murder), sometimes they want Charley to bring the bad guys to justice. Complicating matters are the intensely hot dreams she’s been having about an Entity who has been following her all her life…and it turns out he might not be dead after all. In fact, he might be something else entirely.

About Darynda Jones

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author DARYNDA JONES won a RITA Award for best first novel for First Grave On The Right. As a born storyteller, she grew up spinning tales of dashing damsels and heroes in distress for any unfortunate soul who happened by, annoying man and beast alike. Jones lives in the Land of Enchantment, also known as Albuquerque, New Mexico, with her husband and two beautiful sons, the Mighty, Mighty Jones Boys.

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One (1) winner receives:

  • A branded coffee mug;
  • plus the complete Charley Davidson series!

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So have you meet Ryes yet? You haven’t?!? then you must meet this sexy SOB! and here is again Darynda’s Question:

What about you? Who are your ultimate bad boy book boyfriends? I’ll start things off with one word: Zsadist. Sigh…

Danny’s Bad Boyfriends:  Of course BARRONS – he’s just the baddest and hottest Book Boyfriend ever!

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21 Responses to “Eighth Grave After Dark by Darynda Jones with a Post on “Sexy Sons of Satan””

  1. Linda Townsend

    Donna Grant’s Dark Kings are the bad boys who came to my mind right away. Kilted, Scottish, DRAGONS!_

    • Ok I have nerve heard of these but I’m soooo going to check them out right now!! Scottish and dragons? Need to meet them right now!! Thanks Linda!!

  2. Nancy L.R.

    I wouldn’t say they’re bad boys per se, only that many are scared of them if that makes sense? Obviously I love Reyes and who can compete with the son of Satan? But also love Bones & Ian from “Night Huntress” Curran, Barrons, Mad Rogan! The list goes on, but these are my main guys. 🙂

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. Kai W.

    It would be Roarke from the In Death series. A criminal past but then again he does walk between the lines.

  4. BookAttict

    Reyes (of course!) — Terrible from Stacia Kane’s Downside Ghosts series, Dante Baptiste from Adrian Phoenix’s Maker’s Song series, Curran (!) from Ilona Andrews’ Kate Daniels series, Death from Kalayna Price’s Alex Craft series—-and definitely Roarke from J.D. Robb’s In Death series.

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