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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

How to Spot a Demon: Ciara Knight Blog Tour Stop

      Today my special guest is Ciara Knight who is stopping in on her blog tour promoting her new release Love's Long Shadow.   In the spirit of Halloween she offers a bit a quandary faced by the main character of her story.  Perhaps you can help out.

        Hi, everyone. I’m Sammy Lorre and I need your help. I’m desperate. I was just invited to the Kemp High School Fall Festival by this guy, Boon. I’d love to go, but I don’t know if he’s angel or demon. I’ve got to find out before Halloween. You see, I fell from Heaven only a few months ago, my brother has left to chase a head demon, and the only other person around is my Earthbound mother, who is totally no help. I mean, she still has a corded phone in her kitchen. Can you imagine?

       I tried to figure out Boon’s true identity on my own. No luck. I looked for the local library for information but due to something called budget cuts, it’s closed. And when I say I’m new to the internet, believe me, I am. But, I have mastered the cell phone, and walking on my skinny legs.

       This internet, though, is so confusing and full of contradictory information. One place states a demon will be covered in warts, another declares they are handsome, and a third says they’ll blow black smoke out of their mouths. With Halloween fast approaching, and my brother’s warning about me being susceptible to demon influence, I’d like to know how to avoid them. I did find this:

Demons usually do not have bodies of their own, except in the case of Acheri Demons, who can "manifest" as human children. Other demons appear as a ‘black smoke’ in their incorporeal form. Their presence may leave traces of sulfur. They manifest by possessing humans, alive or recently deceased, via Demonic Possession.

      This had one thing that caught my eye. When I’ve been around a local demon, Forras, I became nauseous from the sulfuric odor. So, this might have merit. I know they have an affinity to bon fires and their eyes can glow blood orange, but I’ve never seen one blow smoke.

      A few things I’ve noticed about demons:
      Blood orange flickers in their eyes when they get excited.
      Shadows tend to saunter around them in all directions instead of staying still.
      When I’m around Forras, who is a demon big time, I feel an inner pull deep inside my belly to join their group.
      How about you? Do you have any idea how to spot a demon? Are you going out for this event called Trick-or-Treating?

About the author and her book:

        Ciara is happily married and enjoys family time. She has learned to embrace chaos, which is a requirement when raising three boys, and utilizes the insanity to create stories not of this world including, Fantasy, Paranormal, Sci-Fi, and Young Adult Dystopian.

        Her first love, besides her family, reading, and writing, is travel. She's backpacked through Europe, visited orphanages in China, and landed in a helicopter on a glacier in Alaska.





Sammy Lorre was cast from Heaven for conduct unbecoming an angel. Living in a demon-infested small town with no memory of her previous life, she faces never-ending purgatory until Boon saunters into her life with a promise of angelic love. But is he an angel from Heaven or a minion from the underworld preying on her human emotions? To discover his true identity, she must risk eternal damnation and her heart.
Length: 12,000 words, novella
Price: $1.99

           Thanks Ciara for stopping by.  Next Wednesday we'll be joined by author Stephanie Campbell who will have another special tale especially for Halloween.



  1. This is a great idea. I need to check this stuff out, this lady seems an excellent writer.

  2. Lee - Thank you so much for having me here today. Sammy said she'll be stopping in after school. :)

    YeamieWaffles - I'm excited that you are interested in Sammy's story.

  3. Thanks Arlee and Ciara.

    Ha, we are chickens with regard to fright night--it is difficult to spot a demon while hiding.

  4. Interesting sounding book, Ciara! Wishing you a great tour and many sales. :-)

    As for spotting demons? Haven't seen any since my kids finally grew up, lol...

    Marvin D Wilson

  5. Wait a minute - I have a corded phone in my kitchen.

    Oh, and I'm totally no help spotting demons. Okay, that fits.

  6. Slamdunk - I know what you mean. I'm not a fan of places where people jump out and scare me.

    Marvin - I've still got a few other those. :)

    LD - LOL, a corded phone in your kitchen? I remember my parents getting so mad at me for twisting the cord and breaking it. They bought a long cord thinking I'd stop walking around pulling on it, I'm afraid that didn't work either.

  7. Nice post!

    I wish I could help you out, Sammy, but I have no idea what demons look like. I suspect they can look really scary or just like you and me. Makes it tricky, no?

  8. I think if you get the warm fuzzies when you to are together then you can safely say he's a good guy

  9. What a creative post! Excellent job, Ciara. I really enjoyed reading!

    Thanks for hosting, Lee!

  10. Can't help you with spotting a demon, but I will say that my mother, too, has a corded phone in her kitchen. Sometimes, I think I'd like one too. My phone is always lost or hiding somewhere.

  11. It took me way too long to figure out the difference between the good and the 'demon' presence in my own life, so I may be of no use. I'll just say if this person seems to have no emotions or be oblivious to some serious problems that come their way you may want to steer clear! Sounds like an interesting story.

  12. You've hooked me. I want to know what she finds out and how. As to demons, they're a tricky bunch. They never come in the same package. The most dangerous are the ones who look benign on the outside, creep up on you after dark and whisper spells in your ears. Sometimes they're smelly. That good because with a little warning you might get away.

  13. Hi, everyone. Sammy here. I just got home from school. My brain is totally fried from Chem. Ugh. Anyway, thanks so much, Mr. Bird, for having me here.

    Laura - you are right! They look like any other attractive human. When I figure something out, I'll be sure to let you know.

    Lindsay - Thanks. *smile*

    Julie - I'm so glad you enjoyed the post. When Ciara told me I could ask for help today, I was nervous and excited. Everyone is so nice here. :)

    Kirsten - I thought Grace was the only one left. LOL

    Yellow Rose - Thanks so much for your advice.

    Cleemckenzie - You just sparked a thought here. Forras is a football player, all the boys smell like him after practice or a game. Hmm...wonder if most demons play sports. Just a thought.

  14. I love the quirky humor, Ciara. ;) I'm no help, Sammy. The demons I write about have gold eyes and are very handsome, so you're on your own.

  15. Well, I know real demons don't hang around someone as sweet as Ciara!

  16. Ciara! Imagine finding you on Arlee's blog :) I don't know how to spot a demon, but I once had an experience with something dark and menacing.

  17. Laura - You are so funny. I can't wait to read about your demons ;)

    Alex - You are too sweet.

    Carol, I want to hear that story.

  18. Hi Lee---Ciara--I'm loving all these interviews with Sammy. I'm getting to know her quite well. Are you dressing up for this trick or treat? :)

  19. Ciara -- I want to thank you and Sammy for this wonderful visit today. I think everyone had great fun and of course the party's not over yet.

    And thanks to all who stopped by with their comments to my special guests. Your comments are always appreciated on Tossing It Out


  20. I'm afraid I'm almost as clueless as you when it comes to determining who is a demon. Good luck! Whatever you do, don't make a mistake...

  21. Stuff I don't even want to think about!

    Wishing Ciara success with this novel. Can't wait to get my Kindle so I can read Love's Long Shadow.

  22. Ha! What a fun idea for a post on a blog tour.

    I always look for the horns.

  23. Sounds like a humorous read. I don't know anything about spotting a demon, but if they're from hell, maybe they're hot, and if they hot maybe if you throw water on them they'll sizzle and steam.

  24. Lindi - I'm glad you are getting to know Sammy better. She's pretty nice.

    Lee - Thank you for having Sammy and I on your blog. We've had a great time.

    Shelley - LOL, I think that is exactly what Sammy is scared of doing.

    J.L. - Kindles are amazing. I was so reluctant to get one, now I can't let it go.

    Theresa - I'm glad you enjoyed the post.

    Bish - LOL, I thought of the wicked witch from The Wizard Of Oz. :)

  25. The only thing I know for sure is that demons are tricky. So, be careful!

  26. Great post. Spotting a demon? Lol, not such luck here :)

  27. I'll be keeping my eyes peeled now, you gave me the creeps! lol
    Fun post!

  28. Good luck with your blog tour! Thanks for hosting Lee!

  29. Wish I could help you with this one, but that's what makes demons so interesting, maybe, that they are difficult to define.

  30. I couldn't agree more. Demons are usually in disguise to trick us. If demons would look like demons, I don't believe you would even want to look at them. - Terminex


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