There is a new book out about demon slayers entitled "Demonica Book I" (I guess it's planned as a series). It seems to have a very familiar premise. Here is a review of the book by a guy who calls himself Gonzo that was posted on another site.
The book jacket read like this: "She's a demon-slayer who hungers for sensual pleasure-but fears it will always be denied her. Until Tayla Mancuso lands in a hospital run by demons in disguise, and the head doctor, Eidolon, makes her body burn with unslakable desire. But to prove her ultimate loyalty to her peers, she must betray the surgeon who saved her life"
To be honest I was not 100% sold, but it was time to pick my monthly book from my Audible subscription that I listen to on my long drives between Nottingham and London, I'd just finished World War Z and was in the mood for something different so I thought I would over look the obvious commercialism and cliches and give it a try.
What I was expecting and what I found were actually two very different things, Demonica book 1 is set in a universe that is not a million miles away from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, a place where Demons live either hidden from the view of an unsuspecting population or look human enough to blend in seamlessly. The Demons are hunted by an age old organisation called the 'Aegis' who perform the basically same role as the Watches Council from the series but instead of having a single Slayer they have a team of magically enhanced highly trained Slayers (jokingly refereed to as 'Buffys' by the demons).
The book follows both sides of the conflict, but as the story progresses Tayla starts to question everything she knows about rights and wrong, that maybe the Aegis are not as clean as she thought and even the possibility that the Demons may not be the inhuman killing machines that she had been lead to believe.
The core of story focuses around the love/hate relationship between an incubus named Eidolon and a Slayer called Tayla, If you overlook the various erotic drama cliches its actually quite a decent, if slightly long book, balancing a nice mixture or story, sex and violence well and in my opinion is well worth a look if you want a supernatural erotic story that has a decent plot and a well thought out (if slightly stolen) universe.
In short: It's Buffy the Vampire Slayer… with lots of sex.
So, is it a good thing that BtVS is inspiring a lot of other stories or is it a bad thing that the Buffyverse is being continually ripped off?