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Demons in my Driveway by R.L. Naquin

I wasn’t quite clear on this whole Covenant nonsense. I’d only heard about it a few months ago, and no one seemed to give me a straight answer. Mostly, I got the impression that a breach of the Covenant would mean the end of the world. Hidden would no longer remain hidden. War. Famine. Disease. Flying butt-monkeys from outer space flinging neon-pink space poop. Sonic wedgies and other signs of the apocalypse nobody thought to tell us about. Game over.


Lately, the team didn’t go far though. They only took jobs that kept them within a day’s drive of my house in case we needed them in a hurry.

I nodded. “Good. I think the shit is about to hit the fan.”

Maurice grinned. “Awesome. It’s been nearly six months since our last shit storm. I was beginning to worry we’d gone all domestic.”


“Why is everybody giving me advice on my love life all of a sudden, right in the middle of the zombie apocalypse?”

She held the door open for me. “It’s the zombie apocalypse halftime show. We’re all waiting for a wardrobe malfunction to really liven things up before we get more nachos.”

I was so excited to get this book on Netgalley.  I fell in love with this series and am excited to see where it is going and looking back, it is amazing to see how far Zoey has come.  The last book, Golem in My Glovebox, had Zoey searching for the person who kidnapped her mother.  Zoey and her boyfriend/bodyguard Riley were on a cross country trek to reestablish the Hidden police force aka O.G.R.E.S., all the while trying to stop a serial killer who planned to make Zoey's mom their big finale.  I am not going to tell you how it ends if you haven't read the last book. I will say, there was a Happy Ending for some involved.

This book starts a little after the events of book 4.  And the author knows how to kick things up a notch.  As it turns out, the events that happened in the U.S. were similarly happening around the world. There is now a tremendous shortage of Aegis left, and someone is opening up portals to other dimensions in an effort to pick them off, one by one. Luckily for Zoey, she has a group of friends and family that are willing to do what it takes to help her and her mom survive. What it comes down to is Zoey using her Empathetic gifts to help solve the problem of the opening portals before every last Aegis in the world is dead, taking her friends and family with them.

This book puts Zoey back in her house surrounded by the various creatures I have come to know and love. Each one brings something different to her group and she comes to realize that she doesn't have to know or do everything when she has loved ones around ready to assist her.  The final battle isn't over, but looks like it is getting close.  There were some shocking loses this book and some interesting reveals. I can't wait for the next (and maybe last book) Phoenix in My Fortune.  This was a 4 star read.
Zoey Donovan—Aegis and co-opted protector of all things supernatural—is moving up in the Hidden world. Actually, she's being dropkicked onto the front lines of a fight between the newly formed Cult of Imagination and Hidden governments everywhere.

The Cult is opening portals and unleashing demons, vampires and werewolves, growing closer to breaking the lock that holds back the zombie apocalypse with every world they crack open. Oh, and they want every last Aegis in the world dead, and a roving band of Hidden worshippers is only too eager to assist.

On the upside, Zoey finally has her mother back. But having another Aegis around—one with very different ideas on how to run things—is proving difficult. For their own safety, they're stuck inside Zoey's home. What was once a haven is now a prison, further straining maternal relations and alienating her reaper boyfriend. Taking down a cult and saving the world—again—would be a lot easier if she could go farther than her own driveway.
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  1. Oh I still need to start this series. Melissa over at LilyElement really likes it too.

    1. You really really should before its all over. This series has just been fabulous.


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