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Peek Inside Luck of the Devil

Being the youngest daughter of the Devil isn't all it’s cracked up to be. All Faith Bettincourt wants is a nice, quiet life. Unfortunately, thanks to the unexpected arrival of her demonically-downsized sister, a ditzy succubus roommate, and dear old Dad himself, Faith’s plans for a relaxing vacation go up in flames. Faith will need the luck of the Devil just to survive until Monday.

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Being the youngest daughter of the Devil isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. The days of teenage rebellion and vows of chastity made just to tick off her father are over, and now all Faith Bettincourt wants is a nice, quiet life. Unfortunately, thanks to the unexpected arrival of her demonically-downsized sister, a ditzy succubus roommate, and dear old Dad himself, Faith’s plans for a relaxing vacation spent watching reruns go up in flames.

Now it’s all Faith can do to keep the family reunion from Hell (literally) under wraps, and the angelically-inclined hottie across the hall from realizing there’s something weird about his neighbor. And, thankfully, it’s working. Until an angelic stalker shows up in a bid to steal her powers and take over the world.

Forget watching reruns. With the way things are going, Faith will need the luck of the Devil just to survive until Monday.


"This book was just pure fun, I loved every minute of it." --Awesome Sauce Book Club

"The romance in this one is cute and the characters are addictive." --Jasymn, Goodreads

"Any book that combines all of this together in a light hearted, fun, irreverent, laugh out loud way is PURE win. I was left wishing for more. I’m certainly going to keep my eye out for more by Patricia Eimer." --Andrea, Goodreads

Additional Details

ISBN: 9781622665136
Series: Speak of the Devil, Book 1
Release Date: Feb 24, 2014
Page Count: 274
Imprint: amara next
Genre: angels and demons, paranormal, paranormal comedy
Tropes: overcoming odds

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By Sherri August 12, 2011

. . . .being evil has never been as much fun.

First Impressions – The book summary attracted me right of the bat. I am a sucker for quirky, offbeat comedies and the storyline, although not unique, it appeared fun and perfect for a summer read. I did not see the cover until after I had received the b ...more

By Rebecca July 11, 2011

Who knew the devil was a family guy? I sure didn’t. As I was reading through Luck of the Devil, I honestly had to put it down at one point to ask one of my sisters was she sure our father was not the devil. My family dynamic was so much the same, just take out all the paranormal. Of course my sister ...more

By Jasmyn July 14, 2014

Luck of the Devil was a very fun book. Faith, the devil's youngest daughter is caught up in family drama galore. Her brother has turned her roommate into a succubus, her sister and brother-in-law show up to "visit" uninvited, and they are followed closely by mom and dear old dad, Lucifer himself. Th ...more

By Amber I. September 14, 2011

This book was just pure fun, I loved every minute of it. You have Faith the daughter of the devil himself, her succubus room mate, her demon half brother , her demon sister Hope, a haunting ghost, and her crazy mortal mother plus many more make this family dysfunctional on a new level.

At first I th ...more

By Andrea June 29, 2011

Luck of the Devil focuses on the life of Faith, the daughter of the Devil (yes that devil). It boast a hilarious cast of characters that includes Faith(a do-gooder half-sister/pediatric nurse), her sister Hope (a failed occult leader), her mother (the devil’s consort), her brother (a demon screw up) ...more

By Jenn October 19, 2018

RECEIVED FROM: Net Galley For Review


Faith Bettincourt is just your average pediatrics nurse who just happens to have a succubus that can’t control her powers as a best friend, a demon as a body guard, an archdemon for a half brother and oh did I mention sh ...more

By Rebecca July 25, 2011

You can also read this review at Reflections on Reading Romance

This book was irreverent and more than a bit blasphemous, and it totally cracked me up! Luck of the Devil is a light-hearted paranormal romance based in Pittsburgh, and thanks to Ms. Eimer’s sense of humor I had to clean Coke Zero off m ...more

By August 06, 2011

Review brought to you by OBS staff member Karolina

Being the youngest daughter of the Devil isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. The days of teenage rebellion and vows of chastity made just to tick off her father are over, and now all Faith Bettincourt wants is a nice, quiet life. Unfortunately, thanks ...more

By Melliane February 14, 2013


Mon avis en Français

My English review

With the release of the second book, I thought it was finally time to read this first novel. I won it a long time ago on a blog but I never got into it as I always had something else to read. What a mistake! I was completely swept away by the story and the w ...more

By Christi August 02, 2011

This one is so close to a 5-star rating...easily 4.5! Full review to come, but this is a seriously FUN, entertaining book! LOVED it!

Full review reposted from my Smitten with Reading blog...

My Review:
Opening paragraph of the book:
quote from book:
"You just couldn't help yourself, could you?" Lisa and ...more

By Emma February 05, 2012

This review originally appeared over at my blog, which can be found here.

To be honest, my expectations for Luck of the Devil were not very high. I’m not really a fan of cozy romances, and that ...more

By Lexie January 01, 2016

Oh my. I heard about Entangled Publishing on twitter first and checked out their line up of upcoming novels. As a new publisher they have a nice assorted of books with more in the future looking rocking (check out Inara Scott's Radiant Desire!). If LUCK OF THE DEVIL, the first in the "Speak of the D ...more

By Rhianna August 02, 2011

And you thought your family had issues...

Faith Bettincourt is a pediatric nurse juggling problems at work and trying to keep her roommate out of trouble, not easy for anyone but a lot more complicated when you're the daughter of the devil. When her family decide it's time for an impromptu visit dra ...more

By Nikki July 13, 2011

No matter how dysfunctional you may think your family is, I guarantee Faith Bettincourt, main character of Luck of the Devil, by Patricia Elmer, can top it. Her half brother is the Demon of Gluttony, her sister makes the girls in Jersey Shore look like regular Pollyannas, her mom is a nature-worship ...more

By Fangs for the Fantasy March 12, 2013

We all love of our families but if we're honest, family get togethers do have a tendency to become stressful. This is especially true, if your name is Faith Bettincourt and your father is the Devil. When her entire family descends upon her apartment, Faith knows that her plan to spend her week of va ...more

By Kristen July 06, 2011

Luck of the Devil by Patricia Eimer can be summed up in two words: awesome fun! My biggest disappointment with this book: I always look to goodreads to tell me if books are to be part of a series, and it looks like it is a standalone. I want more! **stomps feet** That's a bummer because it was a gre ...more

By Lori September 10, 2011

Orignal Romancing the Darkside Review:

A family reunion between Heaven and Hell that will entertain to the very last page!

Life can sometimes be a living Hell and as the youngest daughter of the Devil, Faith knows Hell firsthand being a demoness and all. Trying ...more

By Jane September 15, 2011

What a hoot! We are introduced to Faith and Hope Bettincourt, the half human, half demonic daughters of Lucifer himself. We meet their Mother Roisin, her brother Tolliver, his girl friend Lisa, a newly made succubus and a whole host of minor deity’s. Along with hell’s denizens we also get to meet Ma ...more

By Jennifer July 26, 2011

When I was offered to review this book, I grabbed it. Seriously, the Devil's daughters are named Faith and Hope, Faith's roommate is a clumsy succubus, Jesus is a first cousin and "Lou" Lucifer and God are chummy bros. I knew - KNEW - this novel would be full of snark and wit, and I wasn't disappoin ...more

By Kristen August 16, 2011

GENRE: Paranormal Romance
THEME: Angels/Demons
RECEIVED: Review Request by Entangled Publishing

Luck of the Devil was definitely once of those books that makes a topic such as heaven and hell into something with spunk, humor, family drama and just a fantasti ...more

By Deborah August 08, 2012

If you’ve ever sat at a Sunday family dinner and wondered if there could possibly be a family more dysfunctional or strange than your own, I’m here to tell you that Luck of the Devil heroine, Faith Bettincourt, has us all beat by a mile! Her father is the Devil, her mother is an existential spiritua ...more

By Dianne February 22, 2013

Luck of the Devil (Speak of the Devil) – Patricia Eimer

What a romp! This was one hell of an engrossing read, which is odd for a book like this. Sure, it was funny and irreverent but it had a great mystery, several surprising romances, some hot bits and a wonderful cast of quirky characters! I serio ...more

By Melissa August 26, 2011

Looking for a paranormal that makes you laugh? You have found it! I really enjoyed Faith and her family. I don't always connect to the characters so easily in a comedy/parody like this, but I didn't have this problem here. The whole family dynamic you are introduced to was more like a dysfunctional ...more

By Kathy July 12, 2011

This was a fun, irreverent paranormal romance. The family dynamics really put the "fun" in dysfunctional. Faith is the devil's youngest half human daughter. She tries to distance herself from the whole evil thing as she works as a pediatric nurse. But trouble just seems to keep finding her. She accu ...more

By Heather July 25, 2011

The dysfunctional family meets paranormal in Luck of the Devil, a creative and funny new novel by Patricia Eimer.

As the youngest daughter of Satan, Faith has a tough time dealing with family and fitting into the human world. Faith’s human mother is a nutcase who has a problem facing reality. Faith’s ...more

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Patricia Eimer

About the author

Patricia Eimer

Patricia Eimer is a small town girl who was blessed with a large tree in the backyard made for reading in on summer days. Mixed with too much imagination it made her a bratty child but fated her to become a storyteller. After a stint of "thinking practically" in her twenties she earned degrees in Business and Economics. She currently lives in eastern Pennsylvania with her two wonderful kids and a husband that learned the gourmet art of frozen pizzas to give her more time to write. When she's not writing romance novels she can be found fencing, training for triathlons and arguing with her dogs about who's in charge.

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