Devil of Dublin by BB Easton is now live!
From the Wall Street Journal bestselling author of 44 Chapters About 4 Men (inspiration for the Netflix Original series Sex/Life) comes a dark mafia romance steeped in Irish folklore.
I can’t remember anymore if my grandfather’s eyes were blue or green, but I’ll never forget the way they wrinkled at the corners when he laughed at one of his own jokes. Or the way they sparkled with mischief when he told me tales about the magical creatures that dwelled in the forest behind his humble Irish sheep farm–shy fairies who liked to eat tea biscuits, cruel witches who liked to eat children, a moody lake spirit with a taste for expensive gifts.
As a child, I believed every fantastical word. But when he warned me about the mute boy who also lurked in those woods, the one the priest had declared to be the spawn of Satan himself, I refused to listen. Kellen wasn’t evil. He was kind, and beautiful, and special, and hurting. He was my friend. And with every summer I spent stolen away with him in those enchanted woods, he grew to become so much more.
But when I return to Glenshire as an adult, grieving and engaged to someone else, all those legends quickly morph into nightmares.
My grandfather had been right about everything, especially the boy.
If only I had listened.
AUTHOR’S NOTE: Devil of Dublin is intended for mature audiences who enjoy extremely dark subject matter, high emotional intensity, explicit adult content, graphic violence, heart-pounding suspense, fairy-tale worthy love, and gorgeous Irish scenery. If that sounds like you, then welcome to Glenshire! If you’re unsure, please review the comprehensive content warning on my website before reading.
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Special edition hardbacks and paperbacks are also available with an alternate cover designed by Emily Wittig and eight full-page, B&W photos of the gorgeous Irish locations mentioned in the book!
Also available in audio!
Narrated by: Elizabeth Klett and Eric Nolan
(an Irish actor seen on Game of Thrones, Vikings, Vikings Valhalla, & The Witcher)
My ARC Review:
Wow, this was a great read, very unique in its telling – with its beautifully descriptive Irish countryside, coupled with a dark suspenseful read, graphic scenes, tortured characters and a touch of Irish folklore, I was a goner from the first page and devoured this fabulous tale – there are trigger warnings for this, so do be careful.
Darby is just 8 yrs old when so goes to Ireland for the first time for a funeral for a grandmother she’s never met. She lives in New York with her mother raising her single handed as her father is a drummer in a band and has no interest in her.
Her grandfather spins Darby a tale of fairies living in the forest and of a witch that inhabits the lake at the bottom of the hill. So armed with a biscuit to tempt out the fairies she sets off to the forest to see what she can find. This is the first time she meets Kellen, curled up on the floor of an abandoned building. With his unusual eye colour and his lack of speech Darby lets her imagination run wild and fabricates and tells stories with Kellen, using his fairy magic.
Darby returns to Ireland for the next couple of years, always meeting up with Kellen and letting their imagination run wild. Until she doesn’t come back. Years go by before they meet again…..
Kellen was abandoned by his birth mother, given over to a priest to look after, the locals calling him the Devil, he’s a wild and angry boy, hurt in ways no one knows. His only reprieve in life was Darby and her visits, he would plan and build furniture for their hideaway looking forward to her once a year visits. But then she didn’t come. She left him, like everyone else.
Kellen turns his Devil status with the locals into reality and turns his skills into working for the local mafia as one of their hitmen. So when Darby meets him again, he is very much a dark, chiseled and vicious version of the boy she once knew.
My word, these two go through so much in this storyline. Darby has suffered herself in untold ways, changing her from the bright and beautiful outgoing girl, into someone completely different, yet her strength shines through. I really felt for Kellen and everything he had gone through, how he was treated by everyone, and how much the love of one little girl could change his life. The folklore / paranormal twists in the plot line adds another fabulous twist and depth to this story that just fueled the fire of how much I loved this.
A great read, one I would definitely recommend if you like tortured anti-heroes, heart pounding suspense, hot and violent storylines, a magical/supernatural twist set in glorious Irish countryside.
Meet BB Easton:
Wall Street Journal bestselling author BB Easton lives in the suburbs of Atlanta with her long-suffering husband, Ken, and two adorable children. A few years ago, she quit her job as a school psychologist to write books about her punk rock past and deviant sexual history full-time. Ken wasn’t super excited about that, but now that he’s appeared in three of her books and inspired a TV show character, he’s incredibly supportive.
BB’s debut memoir, 44 Chapters About 4 Men, went on to inspire the Netflix original series, Sex/Life, which was viewed by 67 million households worldwide within the first month making it the 3rd most-watched Netflix original series of all time. Because she had so much fun writing 44 Chapters, BB went on to publish four more wickedly funny, shockingly steamy, and heartwarmingly autobiographical books, one for each man in her memoir—Skin, Speed, Star, and Suit.
The Rain Trilogy—a dark, immersive, end-of-the-world romance—was BB’s first work of fiction. Or at least, that’s what she thought when she wrote it in 2019. Then, 2020 hit, and all of her dystopian plot points started coming true. Hoping to fix everything, BB returned with a fun, feel-good romantic comedy called Group Therapy, but alas, the world is still on fire … and so is BB’s desire to write intense, us-against-the-world romances. Her next release, Devil of Dublin, is a dark Irish mafia romance steeped in folklore and family secrets.
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