Kessler's sizzling sequel to paranormal debut Hell's Belles puts ex-succubus Jezebel- the now-mortal Jesse Harris, a dancer at a strip club-stage center again. For a month after waking up in a hospital, the former 4,000-year-old, fifth-level succubus who used to seduce humans to claim their souls has been living a happy mortal life in New York with a devoted boyfriend, New York vice cop Paul Hamilton. So when Alecto, a Fury from hell, arrives and demands she return to hell to help Alecto's sister, Megaera (Jessie's former best friend who betrayed her), Jesse balks. Much of the rest of the book is spent convincing her to change her mind, with each sexy escapade topping the last, until (among other things) the demons go after Paul, and Jesse has to "pull an Orpheus." Kessler's raunchy blend of heaven, hell and eros makes for a wild thrill ride, and hot, tough-talking Jesse has gumption and sass. (Nov.) Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.
"* "Had me hooked from the first sentence...I'll be reading this one again and again." - MaryJanice Davidson, author of Undead and Unpopular"