Katy Carter considers herself a nice girl. She has a good job, a group of girlfriends who like to go to the movies and eat pizza afterward--the only thing she doesn't have is a boyfriend--or rather, she didn't have one until the night she asked the Devil to send her a Bad Boy!

Imagine her surprise when--lo and behold!--there appears on her doorstep a blond demon named Zel--Zellachrastides Amschönstenundeinliebendius, to be precise--with the sexiest wings and wearing the tightest jeans you could imagine. Seems Zel's been sent by the Great Satan himself in answer to Katy's wish. Over a glass of ginger ale (he can't drink caffeine; it makes him hiccup) he's quick to let her know that he's not an actual demon, but an incubus--a supernatural being whose main job is to seduce women--and also that he has more than one reason to want Katy to yield to the temptation he's offering: he's up for evaluation, and Katy's his final exam. If he passes, he gets a promotion, if he doesn't...

...you don't want to know what will happen!

Discovering she can't resist big blue eyes or long blond hair (to say nothing of those wings!) Katy succumbs to Zel's hellish charms. The next morning, there's nothing to show he ever existed, except in her mind, and Katy forces herself to accept that she'll never see him again. She picks up where she left off--work, movies with the girls, pizza afterward--and then, when she thinks her mind (and her heart) are once more working normally...

...she starts to see Zel....

...everywhere....

"Demon in Blue Jeans" will be available October 29th as a Black Rosette download from The Wild Rose Press. (Photo of Zel courtesy of www.fotolia.com.)

9 comments

  1. Liz Jasper // October 3, 2008 at 4:33 PM  

    This sounds like fun! --Liz

  2. Mary Marvella // October 3, 2008 at 9:15 PM  

    My kind of Demon, but ten you do them well!

  3. Nightingale // October 4, 2008 at 2:14 PM  

    Wow what a handsome demon! And interesting excerpt.

  4. Anonymous // October 4, 2008 at 3:34 PM  

    Toni, you rock girl! Love the vamp. stories! In fact, I'm working on an idea for one right now, so I might email you for a few pointers!

    The Scarlet Pumpernickel who is in Atlanta kicking up her heels with Mommie Mary Marvella!!!!!

  5. Anonymous // October 4, 2008 at 3:37 PM  

    Toni, just how much trouble would a girl be in who summoned a demon? Especially an incubus? Wow, bet you would be in for a hot time in the old town tonight!

    The Scarlet Pumpernickel

  6. Anonymous // October 4, 2008 at 10:21 PM  

    Report from HotLanta: Mommie is downstairs dancing the night away!She is smoozing with editors and authors, catching up with old friends and having a grand ole time.

    Scarlet P. who is hold up in the hotel room with an allergy attack! Sniff, sniff wish I could be downstairs with Mommie

  7. Toni V.S. // October 4, 2008 at 11:06 PM  

    Scarlet, old gal--I wish I could be there with both of you, although I imagine I'd be with Mommie, kicking up my heels! Next day, I'd regret it, too! ouch!

  8. Beth Trissel // October 6, 2008 at 8:04 PM  

    This is a most unusual premise. Someone's imagination is working overtime. :) It sounds very fun.

  9. Mary Marvella // October 7, 2008 at 12:47 AM  

    I invited Scarlet!