Maggie Frew is a demon. Like all demons, she works in US politics – keeping her darkness under control by feeding it a steady diet of malevolence and sin.
The problem: Maggie’s candidate in Virginia, older than dirt Peter Cameron, doesn’t have an evil bone in his body. And without a steady source of food, Maggie’s demon could wind up controlling her.
The plot thickens: A crime spree heats up in the sleepy town of Leesburg, Virginia, thanks to a rogue demon intent on creating mayhem. And now the creature has set its sights on Maggie.
Somehow, Maggie will have to find a new source of food, stop a rogue demon from exposing its existence to the world, and manage a campaign team made up of two seventy year-old Lesbians and Harry the Terrified Intern.
It’s high octane politics, comedy, romance, and campaign sabotage in Souls to the Polls.
Welcome to another edition of Reviews R Us. I have been sitting on this little gem that I am super excited to tell you all about. Souls to the Polls. I had the pleasures of reading and editing this beauty. And let me tell you, it was a fucking blast. Patricia had me laughing so many times. She was a joy to work with, and Maggie was a pure joy to get to know. Oh wait. Maggie is the main character of her book.
Maggie is unique. She has a secret that not a lot of people know. She is harboring a demon soul. Why? Because it’s her destiny. The problem she has with this destiny? She doesn’t want to interact with her demon more than she has to. Because on some level she still resents the thing. But to survive this election she had to learn to work with it. To become the same soul.
But, that’s not as easy as it sounds. When you have your ex trailing your every move, the opposition wanting to get into your pants – though this has been the case for years now – and a rogue demon on the lose… What’s a girl to do? Oh and don’t forget about the ladies at the office that can’t stay out of the bridal magazines and 2 packs of smokes a day. (Okay, okay… That may be an exaggeration.) And then add a high school kid for your intern… It adds a new level of hilarity.
Until you find out who’s behind the demon being in town, why they released it… And that they have no idea how to get rid of it. Because they lost the fucking book! And now you have to find it to banish the damn demon. Sounds easy right? Well… Maybe if the damned Vatican wasn’t involved. Maybe not directly, but you know… Catholic church and all.
Now add a politician that is clean as a fucking whistle, beloved by the community, but a touch dense. Well, more than a touch. But, he’s so sin free that Maggie can’t even feed her demon on him a little. So she’s starving. In this little sin free town. Even the lesbians aren’t sinful. So, she has to turn to the one person she doesn’t want to. Ford. To have him help her find something to eat. Because it’s been months. And they are starving. And they can’t feed anything.
Until she meets him candidate. Then all hell breaks lose.
This is a fun little jaunt in religious politics, with a romantic twist. Demons, politicians. Campaign managers. They are all the same. Or are they?
Until next time (probably tomorrow)