Graves—part human, part vampire, part Siren—faces black
magic and heartbreak.
Celia Graves’s newest client is one of the last surviving members of a magical family that is trapped in a generations-old feud with other magic-workers. She’s supposed to die at the next full moon unless Celia can broker peace between the clans or break the curse before it can take effect.
For the first time in a long while, Celia’s personal life is looking up. Her vampire abilities seem to be under control, her Siren abilities have gotten more reliable, and even though her office was blown up, her services are more in demand than ever now that she's fought off terrorists and been part of the royal wedding of the year. Her friends all seem to be finding love and her grandmother has—finally—agreed to go to family therapy. The only trouble spot is Celia’s love life. Not long ago, she had two boyfriends.
Now she barely has one and she isn’t sure she wants him. But Bruno DeLuca is a powerful mage and Celia needs his help . . . especially after she's attacked and her client is kidnapped.
What I liked: The characters are among my favorites, not just Celia but all the characters. To Dance With the Devil is a very well written novel and focuses on some characters not previously in the spotlight. I can feel the lines that are stretching out to become more important in later novels. This entry into the series, delves more into the relationships of the characters. Celia with her Mom, sister and Gran. Dawna's with Chris, you get the idea. It's a solid entry in the series and closes and opens some story lines.
What I didn't like: It was a bit slow. As mentioned, the novel was more about the characters and relationships than anything else. It didn't have the grit, the action or the "grab you by the throat" urgency of the previous books in the series. I felt this was more of a transitional novel. It advances the story.
Overall, I enjoyed To Dance With the Devil. Not my favorite but a good solid read. Can't wait to see what happens next in Celia's world.
I thought the pricing of both the Kindle edition at $8.89 and the paperback at $9.60 a bit much. Don't understand pricing at all except the author didn't set this price.