A great Interview and Release Day Blitz! The Unlikeable Demon Hunter: Crave, by Author Deborah Wilde - Excerpt

The Unlikeable Demon Hunter: Crave
Nava Katz
Book Four
Deborah Wilde
Genre: urban fantasy / romance
Publisher: Te Da Media
Date of Publication: February 20, 2018
ISBN: 978-1-988681-10-8
ASIN: B0784674R3
Number of pages: 438
Word Count: 92,500
Cover Artist: Damonza

Meet Nava Katz. Punches like a girl. Kicks demon butt.

What doesn’t kill you... seriously messes with your love life.

Nava is happily settling into her new relationship and life is all giddy joy and stolen kisses.

Except when it’s assassins. Talk about a mood killer.

She and Rohan are tracking the unlikely partnership between the Brotherhood and a witch who can bind demons, but every new piece of the puzzle is leaving them with more questions than answers.

And someone doesn’t appreciate them getting close to the truth.

Go figure.

On top of that, a demon known only as Candyman has unleashed a drug that’s harming users in extremely disturbing ways.

After a friend of Nava’s is hurt, she vows to take this demon down. But will life as she knows it survive this mission, or will this be the one time she should have looked before she leapt?

Happily-ever-after: barring death, she’s got a real shot at it.

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An Interview with Author Deborah Wilde

Welcome to JB’s Bookworms with Brandy Mulder 
Tell us about your newest book.

The Unlikeable Demon Hunter: Crave is book 4 in my funny, sexy, urban fantasy romance series. It’s about Nava, a foul-mouthed, romance-impaired, hot mess who’s spent her entire life being thrilled that her twin brother is being trained to take his place among the–until now–all male demon hunters.

But when she drunkenly interrupts his induction ceremony, everyone finds out that whoops! The secret society has been training the wrong twin. To make matters worse, the Brotherhood sticks her with a babysitter, an ex-rock star who wants her out of his hair as fast as possible to get back to his own mission.

Or to put it simply:

The mission: kill demons. The catch: infuriating hot guy. The challenge: don’t get the two confused.

Writing isn’t easy. What was the most difficult thing you dealt with when writing your newest book?

Actually, book four was the easiest one of the entire series to write. But on book five, which is the one I’m deep into now, it’s been a challenge to build upon the emotional carnage of book 4 while playing out all the overarching plot elements that needed to be handled.

Tell us a little bit about your writing career.

I started as a screenwriter and was lucky enough to do that for twelve years, working in both TV and film. The industry here in Canada really slowed down around 2011, and I was pretty burned out.

I decided to step back and combine two of my passions – YA and romcom and write a YA novel. The result was Sam Cruz’s Infallible Guide to Getting Girls which kicked off my YA writing career. I put out 5 books under the name Tellulah Darling, and then felt the need to explore gender politics with a slightly older character.

That’s when The Unlikeable Demon Hunter was born.

They say Hind-sight is 20/20. If you could give advice to the writer you were the first time you sat down to write, what would it be?

You know nothing, Jon Snow.

What was your most difficult scene to write?

In The Unlikeable Demon Hunter: Crave, my new release, there were two. One was a scene with her mother and one was with her boyfriend. I had to really dig down into some emotional truths and I was crying by the end of both. 

Are themes a big part of your stories, or not so much?
Hugely. When I started writing The Unlikeable Demon Hunter, I was really frustrated with the double standard that I saw applied to even fictional females around sexuality and “likeability” and I wanted to explore that.

There is also a lot of Jewish history and mythology that comes into play (Brotherhood of David, go figure) and Nava was my way of dealing with misogyny I’d faced in my religion.

Basically, it’s sexytimes and kickass through a lens of gender politics wrapped in a lot of snark.

What are you working on now?
I’m working on book 5 right now. 

Is there a release date planned?

I’m hoping it will come out late Aug/early Sept.

Who is your favorite character from your own stories, and why?

It would have to be my MC, Nava. She’s basically me with my edit button turned off, which is hugely narcissistic sounding, but she’s also loyal and fearless in ways that I wish I was.

Most writers were readers as children. What was your favorite book in grade school?

That is a very tough question. I don’t know if I had an absolute favorite, but I’ll tell you the book that rocked my world when I was 9 years old.

I’d gone to the library and I was spinning the paperback carousel of adult titles when I saw the words “Don’t Panic.”

I pulled out this odd book called The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and took it home and my mind was blown. It was so funny and imaginative and unlike anything I’d ever read. I spent years asking people if they’d read it and having them look at my like I’d been on drugs or something when I explained the plot.

That book was my Star Wars.

What are your plans for future projects?

I still have book six to write, which is the final book in the series. After that, I have some ideas I’m dumping in a giant word file so I’ll take some time and see what sticks.

Is there anything you would like to add before we finish?
Just that growing up, I never really saw myself depicted in books unless it was some kind of after-school special. I wanted a Jewish girl who could ride dragons or get the guy or be a pirate. I think it’s really wonderful that our reading world is opening up (albeit slowly) to more diverse stories and authors.

And if anyone out there has any great books they want to chat about, since I’m always trolling for new reads, come join my NL list, Deborah’s Wilde Ones. My readers send me hilarious emails and we’re constantly swapping book recs.

Author Website

Good luck with your newest release, and thank you for being with us today.

Thanks so much for having me! :)

Keep reading for an excerpt from The Unlikable Demon Hunter: Crave.


“I love home delivery.” Malik lounged in his doorway, eyeing me the way the wolf must have with the three little pigs. His British accent was pure sin.

“I love your arrogance that you didn’t bother moving after I almost killed you.”

He laughed, flashing straight white teeth against his bronze skin. He was still the only being I’d ever met who could pull off a Caesar cut, and was still the stuff of billionaire romance cover fantasies in his soft gray trousers that were artfully tailored to the hard lines of his body and navy shirt, carelessly folded back at the cuffs. “Oh, petal. I’d say I missed you, but I didn’t. Now, unless you brought the more interesting twin?” He peered into the hallway. “No?”

He shut the door, but I stuffed my foot in to block it. Not like he politely stopped trying to close it. “Ow.” I pushed my shoulder into the door to keep my poor bones from breaking. “If you weren’t wondering why I was here, you wouldn’t have let security buzz me up or let my toes cross the wards I’m sure you’ve got strung across this door.”

“Ten seconds.”

“That’s not–”

“Five, four…”

“Demons are being bound.” I rushed my words as he made a buzzing noise.

Malik yanked me inside by my collar and slammed the door.

I wrenched free.

His penthouse apartment hadn’t changed. Still to-die-for sweeping views of the city, a massive glass wine storage unit in the open concept space, and a loft bedroom. He pointed at one of the leather sofas, custom made to hug the curved walls. “Sit and talk.”

About the Author

A global wanderer, hopeless romantic, and total cynic with a broken edit button, Deborah writes urban fantasy to satisfy her love of smexy romances and tales of chicks who kick ass. This award-winning author is all about the happily-ever-after, with a huge dose of hilarity along the way.

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  1. Thank you so much for having me today and helping to celebrate my book birthday! xo


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