A Beginner's Guide to Demonic Possessions: A Demonic Disasters and Afterlife Adventures Novella by Shannon Mae

A Beginner's Guide to Demonic Possessions is a novella in the Demonic Disasters series. Trent and Paz find themselves sharing a body due to a deal, a few days before Valentine's Day.

From the blurb:

The dreaded Valentine's Day is coming next week, and Trent can’t stomach the thought of another holiday alone. Hiding in the restaurant bathroom from his terrible date, he wishes for a way to skip V-Day all together. Alien abduction? Demonic possession? Coma? Anything else sounds good right about now. When he looks in the bathroom mirror, Trent suddenly realizes he isn’t in charge anymore. Demonic possession it is then.

Paz certainly didn’t expect such a welcome (apparently most hosts spend all their time screaming internally), and he also has quite a bit to say about Trent’s life (who lives in an apartment for six years and doesn’t decorate it?). Trent had no idea his demonic possession was going to look more like a home improvement show than a spring break gone wild special, but Paz manages to break Trent out of his comfort zone and show him what he’s been missing in life (and it isn’t just random hook ups).

Tags: Trent is not a morning person; Paz is way too bright and cheery for a demon; sharing a body is a surefire way to get rid of loneliness; who knew shopping for flatware (whatever that is) could be fun; Paz takes Trent toy shopping (yes, those kinds of toys); demonic friends keep popping up (and sometimes even helping); maybe Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be a horrific holiday filled with loneliness and despair; Trent and Paz might just be a match made in heaven… or hell.

Rogue's review:

This is a novella in the Afterlife Adventures series, but can easily be read as a standalone. Paranormal, fated mates, grumpy/sunshine.

Trent is exceptionally unlucky in love, and hates Valentines Day, so the only thing to do is invite a demonic possession so he doesn't have to deal with it. Paz is a possession demon, and usually his hosts aren't so ... chatty. It was a joy to see the interactions between Trent and Paz as neither is quite what the other expects from the deal they made. I loved that all Paz wanted to do was bring some light and joy into Trent's life, and I loved seeing them falling for each other while they were still sharing a body. It was hot, too. Like nuclear levels of hot and I thought it'd be weird while they were sharing a body, but it wasn't.

Ultimately this is instant in the way fated mate stories usually are, but that's okay as it's a novella but it felt complete, with some nice cameos from other characters in the series. This is a fun series and I do look forward to more.

Jacqueleen the Reading Queen's review:

"ᴡᴇʟʟ, ᴛʜᴇʏ ꜱᴀɪᴅ ʏᴏᴜ ꜱʜᴏᴜʟᴅ ᴀʟᴡᴀʏꜱ ʟᴏᴠᴇ ʏᴏᴜʀꜱᴇʟꜰ. ᴛʀᴇɴᴛ ᴡᴏɴᴅᴇʀᴇᴅ ɪꜰ ʟᴏᴠɪɴɢ ᴛʜᴇ ᴅᴇᴍᴏɴ ᴡʜᴏ ᴡᴀꜱ ᴘʀᴇᴛᴇɴᴅɪɴɢ ᴛᴏ ʙᴇ ʏᴏᴜ ᴄᴏᴜɴᴛᴇᴅ."

his was such a fun little novella in the Demonic Disasters universe! Trent was such a grumpy little human, yet he had a kind of laid back chill vibe to him as well. Most people would react with outright terror to find they'd been possessed by a demon, but not Trent. He just sat back and enjoyed the ride demon Paz was taking him on.

It was cute how Paz and Trent got to know each other while inhabiting the same body. They even went on dates! And don't get me started on their "solo" sessions of the steamy variety. Paz certainly knows his way around a human body.

I enjoyed seeing Ari, Mike, and Samael again, as well as Cassius. I'm really looking forward to his book next. I want to know more about Cassius powers. He and Kushiel totally deserve an epic HEA after all the help they've been in this series.

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