Demon's are one of the hottest trends in romance fiction right now. They are right up there with vamps and werewolves. I've never been particularly attracted to fangs or fur, and the whole blood sucking thing just doesn't do anything for me. I mean, have you ever tasted blood? Ick. But the demon thing, well that one has me intrigued. I've always had a thing for bad boys and what is badder than a demon? So when one showed up in my rather warped imagination I quickly made him the hero in one of my current stories. (I always work on more than one story at once and have six erotic romances in progress, not including Betty Being Bad, which is set to be released with Red Sage in June.)
Because of my sudden interest in Demons I was naturally excited when, on Christmas, a book called How to cast out demons (a beginners guide) showed up in our family's white elephant gift exchange. I stole it from my niece who then, to my dismay, stole it back. Lucky for me, at a recent family gathering my niece's mother secretly gave it to me. I opened it full of enthusiam, sure that I would get useful information on the world of Demons. Turns out, it is not quite what I was expecting. This book is absolutely terrifying. Written by an Evangelical Christian it explains all the ways that demons can infiltrate our minds and how we can keep them out. Entering any church other than the evangelical one is really dangerous, for example, and one must say a cleansing prayer first. Education also puts one at greater risk. If you go to college you might get all kinds of strange ideas that go against the church's beliefs leading you away from salvation and into sin. My personal favorite involves those who were born out of wedlock. Being conceived 'in lust' can cause one to have problems with lust later in life. I really feel sympathy for all those married evangelicals who manage to concieve children without any lust being involved. I think I'll stick with fictional demons, they're much more fun.