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Stephanie Beerden

Stephanie Beerden was born on Friday the 13th (no joke, she really was) in a small city called Genk and has always been fascinated with the occult, magic and books. Her childhood and teen years were filled with reading lots and lots of books and imagining what life would be like as a real Vampire. Until one day she decided that she wanted to try her hand at writing her own books and that was the beginning of her writing adventure. Her first book is a YA Fantasy called De Elementen – Het Verloren Koninkrijk and after many, many trials and tribulations, one small Dutch publisher decided “Hey, let’s give this girl a shot”. Her second book De Elementen – Archandir has recently been published by same publisher and she couldn’t be happier about that. Stephanie hopes to keep writing as long as she can and already has several writing projects in the works for the future.

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Demonic Dora - Claire Chilton *Received a free copy via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*Okay I have been laughing my ass off for the last few hours reading this book. Hell I almost dropped my laptop because I was laughing so hard. I don't give a [bleep] what everyone else says, this book is funny as hell and I liked reading it, so there! Though I can admit that this book will not be for everyone. So I should warn people, there will be excessive CUSSING, if this bothers you then DON'T read this book. If it doesn't bother you and you like cussing and dark comedy. This book is defnitely for you. So the book is basically about Dora who has extremely religious parents, who are psycho enough to believe she is at first possessed by a demon, then a demon worshipper and at last they believe she's a witch and turn everyone against her, so they can actually burn her alive like the witches in the Dark Ages. Yeah ... those are some messed up parents, if you ask me. Moving on, the reason her parents believe all that is because for once in her life Dora has succesfully summoned a Demon. A Demon named Kieron, who is one horny, naive and weird dumbass but I still like him. So after the disaster of her almost being burned alive, Kieron takes Dora back to Hell with him. While staying with him, Dora learns what it takes to be a citizen of Hell (well for now anyway), she goes to school (and seriously what's with the that teacher constantly wanting to kill his students?), goes to family BBQs (OMG I couldn't stop laughing when I read about Kieron's grandmother, talk about being scarred for life) and of course she get signed up to do the Jugdement Day tests, which would have been more amusing if the author had given a little bit more background information on it. The characters are funny. Dora is quite foul-mouthed at times, but then again that's what I like about her. She's nothing like your average heroine. She's sarcastic, bubbly, sometimes quite selfish and evil. Yeah ... definitely evil. And then there Kieron, I like him he's funny, naive, a bit of an idiot but sweet and cute at the same time. Oh and Pooey, I like Pooey, Dora's pet that she won at the fair. He has major self-esteem issues and complains a lot but he cracks me up. And the way I picture him, he's totally huggable.All in all it's not a bad book. Yes, there are some editing flaws and yes I did notice some lack of an actual plot. But seeing as it isn't everyday I get to laugh so hard that I nearly peed my pants, I believe this book deserves the 3 stars I gave it. Original review on http://booknutstephanie.blogspot.be/2013/07/review-demonic-dora-by-claire-chilton.html