30 Days of Demons, Day 15 with D. Renee Bagby Back to Blog

Today’s guest author is D. Renee Bagby. I had the pleasure of cyber meeting Renee through the FF&P RWA Chapter (for those who write fantasy, futuristic, and paranormal romance), and I’ve got to say, she is one busy woman!  Welcome, Renee!


Proverb: Raise no more [demons] than you can lay [down]. SERENITY by D. Renee Bagby

A good saying except, as much as I would like to lay down Melchior, I can’t. Number one he’s fictional… more’s the pity. Number two, even if he was real, I’d have to go through Serenity to get him… I don’t have a death wish, ’cause that chick is scary. And number three, he’s not a demon.

Melchior may look like a demon—a little over seven feet tall, dark blue skin, blue horns that curve out from his neck and rise above his head, red and yellow dual-colored eyes, a forked tongue, and usually seen wearing nothing but a loincloth—but he’s not one. He and his people—the bhresya—are not from any pits of hell and they generally don’t want to corrupt humans. In fact, they want as little to do with humans as possible.

Humans on the other hand, want to see the bhresyas dead. In order to stop the warring, Melchior proposes a peace that will be solidified with his marriage to Serenity, the princess and only daughter of the ruling monarch of Cheslav, the largest human kingdom. While Melchior’s people object to having a human queen, he ignores their apprehension and follows through with his plan.

When his new wife demands his attention and affection, Melchior begins to think he may have made a mistake after all. Plus there are seemingly random attacks happening around his kingdom with no witnesses and no trace of the culprits—not even if they are human or bhresya.

Melchior is facing a battle on two fronts. Neither of which he plans to lose.

Learn more about Melchior, Serenity, and the bhresya at my website where you can read an excerpt and the first chapter and within the pages of SERENITY, available in ebook and print.

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23 responses to “30 Days of Demons, Day 15 with D. Renee Bagby”

  1. danni says:

    I love when the hero looks a little different. The book sounds really good. Really want to read it.

  2. Tara W says:

    Interesting hero- this sounds like a fascinating story.

  3. Diane Sadler says:

    I’ve never read D Rene Bagby books but I went to her website and checked out the excerpt ad the chapter preview and If I do say so myself the book does sound interesting..
    I liked the cover too

  4. Edie says:

    Sounds like a fun book. I’m going over to read your excerpt now.

  5. Nancy Gilliland says:

    I am so tired of tall dark and handsome in the conventional sense. Thank you for giving us a hero outside the “norm” I will be reading this one for sure.

  6. ann marie says:

    Just read the excerpt, great story I will be adding this one to my summer reads.

  7. Loved the excerpt. I am always looking for new authors and I haven’t read any of Renee’s books but I will definitely have to check into this one.

  8. Larena Wirum says:

    This sounds like a very interesting book. Enjoyed the excerpt. 🙂

  9. blodeuedd says:

    Sounds cool, and yes that fellow sure looks like a demon too 😉

  10. Thanks, Cynthia, for letting me yap on your blog!

    Thanks, everybody, for your comments. SERENITY is a fun read, though I do warn you (upon the advice of other readers who emailed me) have a hankie handy.

    I didn’t mean to, I swear, but it sort of just turned out that way. 😀

    My cover was provided by the talented Christine Clavel. She did a great job considering the description I gave her. I have to load a larger version of the cover to my site just so people can see Melchior (and his buns) up close. 😛

  11. Brandy says:

    I’m going to check out that excerpt!

  12. Chris Roberts says:

    Like the sound of this hero!

  13. Raonaid Luckwell says:

    I’ve heard of Bagby but never had the opportunity to read her books. Looks like I gotta fix that when the time comes.

  14. Jean P says:

    Definitely going to have to check this one, have never read any of your books, but going to start now

  15. Valerie says:

    Have to check this one out. Looks really good. I like the premise.

    And the characters sound so interesting too.


  16. Hey Renee! Good to see another RRP author here 🙂

  17. I noticed this one a little while back and was intrigued by the blue man – how can you go wrong with a blue man?! Acheron is blue with horns too – and he’s dead sexy! Serenity sounds fantastic, especially since the woman Serenity sounds anything but serene!

  18. stacey smith says:

    Just read the excerpt sounds alittle Scifi but good.

  19. Lindsey Ekland says:

    I plan on looking this book up. I love variations on Demons and Fiends.

  20. Tamsyn T. says:

    The blurb sounds good. A blue man, huh? Unusual, and intriguing.:o)Tamsyn

  21. Chris, Jean P, Valerie, Lindsey, Tamsyn – thanks!

    Raonaid, of course you’ve heard of me. You follow my blog. 😀

    Amber, Hi!

    Elisa, Serenity is serene… but that’s because she’s a sociopath. I didn’t realize that until my beta reader told me. 😛

    Stacey, complete fantasy. There is no science in there whatsoever.

  22. Minna says:

    I think I might like this hero!

  23. D. Renee, your imagination rocks my world. (Not to mention your keen sense of style and costume at a conference)