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Deal with the Devil

Evangeline Anderson

4.8 Stars
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Luz Velez is a shapeshifter who can’t shift. Every time she tries to summon her inner wolf, she has a massive panic attack. Worse, her anxiety extends to the rest of her life. At twenty-seven, she’s still a virgin because attempting to have sex sends her into lockdown mode. She’s miserable and stuck—until Jude Jacobson comes along.

Tall, blond and dangerous, Jude is the most feared vampire in town and the minute he sees her, he wants Luz. Vampires and shapeshifters don’t date but he makes her an offer she can’t refuse—a blood exchange that will help her control her panic attacks and give her the life she’s always wanted.

Luz is desperate—she takes Jude up on his offer. But she doesn’t expect to fall for the darkly seductive vampire—or to be plunged into danger when her past comes calling. When Jude’s own dark secret comes to light, she begins to question her deal with the devil and wonder if she and Jude can make it…or if they’ll die trying.

***Contains Chapter 1 of Seeing with the Heart, a brand new Brides of the Kindred novella

Author Note#1
While I have tried to handle Luz’s past trauma sensitively, some readers, particularly those with a history of sexual abuse, may find this story disturbing.

Author Note # 2
This book was originally published by Ellora's Cave back in 2012. Since I have regained the rights to my books from them, I have decided to re-release a number of my favorites. If you bought the book when it first came out, there is no need to buy it again. Thank you for reading!

Author's Note #3--Did you know Deal with the Devil is also available in Audio? It's narrated by the very talented Mackenzie Cartwright who also read my Alien Mate Index books. Check it out!

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Great story

by SSZ

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Excellent paranormal sexy story! Lux's character is strong and defiant of what her life & family have thrown at her. Jude is lonely, tough, gentle and supportive. I also loved Lux's brother Diego. Great conflict & resolution. Build up & sex scenes are scorching!

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Amazing as always

by CHRISTINA ISABEL ROGERS

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The amazing thing about Evangelines books is that she mixes reality and fantasy. Vamps vs. Weres can be translated into any modern day problem of us vs. them.
Luz and Jude are both outcast in their respective communities and find solace in each other. Both of them have troubled pasts.
Perfect beautiful story of two beautifully imperfect people.

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Great Read

by LTODD

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review no minority compensation was received the opinions I have expressed are my own. Definitely not what I expected when I read this story. This entertaining and enjoyable read sure pack a punch. For being a short read I really wish we got double POV and not just Luzs. While reading the story, I always wondered what was going on in Jude's head. Also one thing that bothered me was, I understand completely that Luz had a horrific past but with all her talk about werewolf strength I would've liked to see Luz kick some butt. It probably would've been cathartic for her to fight off her childhood attacker, instead of mouthing off. Overall a great read. I would love a sequel to cover Diego's story.

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Best shifter book

by Anonymous

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Omg loved this book great story plot I really enjoyed the main characters great chemistry you can really feel the emotions of each character. I couldn't put the book down.Great shifter/vampire book.

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Fun, hot, fast read!!!

by Anonymous

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Deal with the Devil is a standalone read. Luz Velez from age 13 has been through a fair amount of tragedy. Because of the tragedy she's a werewolf that cannot shift, has anxiety/panic attacks and since she can't shift her pack doesn't want anything to do with her except for the pack master, and that isn't a good thing. Jude Jacobson is a vampire and not just an ordinary vampire, when he meets Luz while trying to buy some property he's completely infatuated with her. After the meeting they have goes completely wrong, Jude invites Luz out for a drink and he's got a proposal for her.
This was a fast easy read. I breezed through the book, I really enjoyed Jude's character, but Luz felt a little too meek and weak to me. I will mention for some readers there are several parts that may be disturbing. If you like hot and steamy you won't be disappointed. I would definitely be curious to see if Luz's brother Diego gets his own book, I really enjoyed his character in this book. Hope this helps!! Happy Reading!!!

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Excited experience

by Stacey

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Wow this book was an excellent read.I love Luz and Jude characters the way they we're introduced was so exciteing. I was on the edge of my seat I was so involve with the MC that I couldn't put this book down until the end of the book.luz had a very traumatic experience that happens in her life that keeps her from not being able to shift.let just say Jude comes into her life and things beginning to change.I loved Jude character because he fun loving and dangerous when he has to be and their no limit to what he will do to protect Luz.It was fun to be able to read how their relationship blossom.This story has a action elements to it as well as romance ur dealing with other dramatic things that
Happen to the characters. But to me I found this book great and the story was well written.I voluntarily read An Advance reader copy of this book and my opinion are my own.

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Love it

by Alea

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I am again in love with Evangeline and her writing. It's always so detailed and descriptive. Can't wait for the next book.

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Were + Vamp = Fierce Forever Love

by Jeanne Mead

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An intensely emotional and freeing story about acceptance and leaving the negative behind.
It's also a kick butt and take no prisoners redemption!

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Wonderful story

by Michell medeiros

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This story was awesome. The chemistry between Luz and Jude is hot. Evangeline does not dissapoint with this one. I can't wait for more from this wonderful author.

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A great paranormal romance

by Raina

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I loved it. I've read most of Ms. Anderson's sci-fi books and I have to say I love her paranormal as well. The topics in this book may be a trigger for some, but it is what also makes the relationship between the two main characters so intense. The story pulls you in and when you see how some of her family treat her you will also feel her pain. Some great twists in the story really help pull it together. Can't wait to read more. Highly suggest for mature readers only.

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One of my favourites

by Mumto2girls

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review. This was a paranormal story with depth and heart. The sensitive issues that Luz was dealing with were handled delicately. Because her past experiences were so central to the story, descriptions were necessary but there was nothing gratuitous about it - well handled. I loved the connection between. Jude and Luz - the passion and trust that developed between them was amazing! Another hit, Evangeline!

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A super sexy Werewolf – Vampire story. Totally engrossing!!

by KSON

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It’s a tough werewolf society in this book –if you can’t shift you are out. There is no warm pack loyalty; but a tooth and claw mentality to put your family/pack at the top.

Our werewolf heroine is Luz – and she cannot shift; so she is struggling to make her way in the human world. A debilitating anxiety adds to her difficulties. Enter Jude, the most feared vampire in town. Normally weres and vampires do not mix, but Jude has an offer for Luz that is too good to pass up. Jude is definitely all vampire, which means there is a dangerous aspect to him.

As this “business deal” proceeds, and morphs into a “personal deal”, we are treated to one of the most scintillating relationships I have read. Danger, intrigue, vampire realm and werewolf realm all come together into an exciting, sensual journey of these very engaging characters.

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Amazing!!

by Anonymous

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So the majority of what I read from EA is the Kindred series. So when I was introduced to a vampire and all things werewolf... I was absolutely amazed! It's another perfect book for EA that I love!!

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As the books description says, this is a supernatural Romeo and Juliet story.

by ltfrombc

I quite enjoyed this book. It is a story about how a vampire and a werewolf meet and fall in love against all odds. Luz, the gorgeous werewolf comes into the relationship with traumatic baggage that has never healed. Jude the star vampire has been alone for many year and carries a secret. Then throw in status seeking parents who have betrayed their daughter and an overly concerned big brother. You have love, betrayal, fear and power all wrapped up in one storyline. Mix it all together and it makes for an exciting read.

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ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS

by Anonymous

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I just couldn't put it down. its so captivating from the beginning to the end. I felt so bad for Luz because of her circumstances with not being able to shift and the anxiety attacks. I felt like I was in her position. Jude...OMG....he is so sexy...just the way Luz described him made me picture him in a real life....I WISH HE WAS REAL.....(SEXY HUCK)...I love a guy who is very protective and he way he was protective over her made me fall in love with his character even more.

Absolutely fantastic book.

I will recommend it to everyone.

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Deal with the Devil

by Melissa P

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This is a very captivating story filled with tough themes including child abuse, rape, homosexuality, and racism. Ms Anderson does a wonderful job handling these tough topics and creating a great romance between Luz, a female non shifter werewolf and Jude, an inncubas vampire. Both are outcasts in their paranormal worlds yet they find true love and happiness together.

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A vampire surprise :)

by JMonica2

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When this story got rereleased I thought, "oh, another vampire book." Boy, was I wrong. Yes,this is a story about a vampire and a were, but Evangeline Anderson puts her touch to these characters and before you know it you are transported to another "world." I would highly recommend this book to anyone.

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Loved it

by Anonymous

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A Were and a Vampire, a 'frowned upon' romance by their own kind. Will it stop Luz from getting to know Jude? Can he help her through her anxiety? She has panic attacks over her work, her inability to shift and passing the Bar. Perhaps there is something deeper that brings on this anxiety. Jude is a Vampire...or is he? He is something more, something more powerful.
I always enjoy this author's books and this one didn't disappoint. I enjoyed these characters immensely and hoped they'd work their way through the minefield that began their relationship.

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So much chemistry

by VersaceDreamer

I loved this book so much. There was sooo much chemistry between Luz and Jude. The undeniable attraction between them could be felt from the start. I loved how Jude was so sweet and patient with Luz but so fierce and protective as well. I liked how we saw Luz really grow and progress into who she's always been inside and how she was able to get through so much mental and physical trauma. Through all the turmoil and misunderstandings they always came back to each other. This book was very steamy but had so much suspense, action, and such a great love story too. Love love loved this book and may reread it again it was so good.

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Getting More Than They Bargain For

by Robin Manor

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Deal With the Devil. By Evangeline Anderson 2nd ed.

Somehow I missed reading this great stand alone paranormal drama/romance/urban fantasy and am so glad it has been offered again (I received an ARC for an honest review).
It is a story that not only encompasses romance, danger, adventure, hot sexy everything but also touches on tolerance for those that are different and/or have suffered emotional and physical trauma.

The author has done a wonderful blurb describing the book so I will concentrate on my review.
First of all the heroine, Luz (an non-shifting werewolf)suffers from panic attacks so badly it has stopped her from passing the bar exam several times, I also suffer form these and understand the trauma and fear these cause, and also left many tests unable to finish, so this was quite relatable.
Luz's trauma stems from some crazy customs her pack enforces that includes endangering young women. Her social pack climbing familyvolunteers their daughter for the unthinkable.

Despite this trauma (which is part of the reason she can not shift), Luz has the courage to leave her selfish family and gets through college and law school.Intelligent, beautiful with an inner warmth, I admired Luz's brave determination.
Unfortunately her panic attacks are affecting her work life and making it impossible for her to pass the bar exam.she hasn't even dreamed of attempting dating.

Along comes a gorgeous blond sexy vampire who, to her surprise, wants Luz desperately and not just for physical reasons. There is though something different and dangerous about Jude. This hunky alpha vamp is not only highly protective but a incredible amount of patience for Luz.
In this world vamps and weres not only don't get along but also avoid any relationships between themselves.
There are a lot the two lovers must work through not even including the huge miscommunications between the two species and little by the way of tolerance.

When Jude offers to make a bargain with Luz to help her overcome her panic disorder it's an offer she can't refuse. The romance and sexual attraction that grows between the two blossoms despite age old beliefs. Jude believes it's time to change some of these rules, clear up some of the prejudice and misconceptions between the two specie, he's not the only one who feels that way.

There is still the adventure, excitement, romance, very hot sexual scenes as in many of Evangeline's writing but I found this book a bit different and refreshing than this authors other stories. The delicate sexual experiences that co tributes to Luz's panic disorder was handled delicately, with care and respect.
There are some excellent secondary characters and great world building as well.
An awesome amazing read I'm so glad Ms. Anderson was able to bring it back to us. There's also a great preview at the end for the next Kindred book.