Demon Inhibitions (Caitlin Diggs)

Science Fiction & Fantasy

By Gary Starta

Publisher : Gary Starta

ABOUT Gary Starta

Gary Starta
Author of Caitlin Diggs books: Blood Web, Extreme Liquidation, Demon Inhibitions and 9 Incarnate...



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Caitlin Diggs had worked as a topnotch special agent for the FBI for fifteen years. Five months ago she resigned from her job; a job that she loved it was her life. She never planned on quitting but she lost her lover and partner and started seeing visions when she came in contact with people and it was hard for her to keep her emotions under control. She was afraid that people would start to figure out what was going on with her and she would end up in a straight jacket. So she left DC and moved to Salem, Massachusetts where all the paranormal was said to be.

She left DC because she couldn't continue living a lie; she had to tell people about her abilities. She moved to Salem to become a private investigator where she could use her abilities to help people. She was hoping that moving to a town like Salem, being the most celebrated town for paranormal activity, maybe she wouldn't end up in that straight jacket. She thought hey you know maybe she was called to Salem for that very reason to help people by using her abilities.

Someone was killing women in Salem and Caitlin believed it to be a demon, Mollini. She followed him to another realm an alternate world from the one she lived in. She met a man Manners there that she had met in her world. In this alternate world Caitlin had a twin of sorts, a double. There was not another Manners in this world. Not everyone had a double in both worlds. Caitlin had to try and stop this demon from killing women in her world. It was her job to stop demons from harming humans. Someone had to do it as they say but Caitlin loved her job or she loved working for the FBI. Caitlin cared about everyone humans and demons alike. It didn't matter to Caitlin if they were demons or humans, to her there was good and bad in any one of them. Caitlin was on the side of what was right no matter who you were. All she cared about was doing the right thing.

Demon Inhibitions had you on the edge of your seat the whole way through wondering what was going to happen next. There were so many twist and turns with just the right amount of mystery to keep you hanging on right up til the very end. You never knew what was happening. When a writer can keep you in the dark where you don't know what is going on until the end now that is what I would call a great writer.

I've been a fan of Caitlin Diggs' intelligent, spiritual and compelling, kick-ass style since I started reading the series (which includes "Blood Web," published in 2007). I was super eager to see what Starta did with his character, FBI agent Caitlin Diggs, when she traveled to a parallel universe. Well, I certainly wasn't disappointed, as it's one step beyond the "Fringe" episodes, in my opinion, as the characters aren't as similar to their counterparts in the other dimension that Starta created. For instance, in the protagonist Caitlin's universe, Celeste is her domestic cat, who happens to be attuned to protecting Caitlin; whereas, in the other universe, Celeste is Bastet who is able to morph into a big, non-domestic cat, who actually attacks Caitlin at their first meeting. Also, Starta has done a great job of showing different values in his alternate universes. For instance, in the universe the original Caitlin we're introduced to is not from, about six out of 10 beings is a demon. Demons are classified as vamps, lycanthropes, incubi, goblins, etc. and most of them mind their own business, without causing harm to others. So, full-blooded humans are certainly the minority there, and therefore so are their values to some degree. Aside from interesting plot lines, there is the attention to detail in his descriptions that Starta always manages to bring to the plate--even in a fictional world, and I can't help thinking that this may spring from his having been a journalist at one point. It probably also aids in his writing of believable, non-stilted dialogue. Target Audience Reviews From the Author CAITLIN DIGGS - STATS Age - 38 Eyes - Sapphire Hair - Black Ht - 5'11' Wt - Negotiable Disposition - Inquisitive, Suspicious, Doubtful Work History: LA Field Office FBI, FBI Washington DC Bureau Private Investigator - Salem, MASS Fashion Sense - Conservative Goals - Deal with my newly acquired paranormal abilities, decrease junk food, catch more villains, get over death my partner/boyfriend, make a new home in alternate universe... BASTET - The Tonkinese Cat AKA Celeste in other universe Eyes - Blue Fur - White Wt - 1 lb. of fury Favorite Food - Salmon Conversation Starter - 'Food's Ready' CAITLIN'S HAPHAZARD JOURNAL FROM THE ALTERED UNIVERSE: * Don't fight the preternaturals with conventional weapons. Use your wits and paranormal abilities if available. * It's hard to date in a parallel world. Some will see you as your other self. Being social in an alt world is tricky. * So far I trust the Witch and Mage, but the Incubus is another story. How can you trust someone with such a sexual appetite? * Enjoying the upgrades. Yes, my home and car are classier along with my wardrobe. * Fearing the supernatural shoe will drop. Yes, the super demon is on my mind. * Enjoying the entertainment. A singing mage keeps demon urges at bay. But not everyone is singing her tune. I've got to protect her. *How will I get home? I may have to plan for an extended stay in this universe. My new boss seems attracted to me but he thinks I'm the 'other' Caitlin. *Warning: be careful of portals. They can be everywhere. Even in New Jersey.

I received a copy of this book from the author in return for an honest review.

This is the third book in which Caitlin Diggs appears. This time as a P.I. rather than an FBI Agent. This is a fantastic paranormal mystery that intrigued me from the moment I read the blurb. I really enjoyed it!

Caitlin Diggs is a fascinating character. She is an ex-FBI agent turned psychic P.I. after an incident with a special crystal that gave her paranormal abilities. I really liked her, as she struggled to cope with her new-found talents. She is feisty and has a tendency to be rather reckless; I'm surprised she hadn't been kicked out of the FBI for it! Being pulled into an alternative reality, she finds herself thrown into a dangerous cat and mouse game with a sadistic and deranged killer.

Demon Inhibitions takes the reader through a magical portal into a alternative universe where demons, vampires, lycans and other paranormal beings live along side humans. This story grabbed me from the first page! There are some intriguing characters brought to life in this story. Caitlin's alternative self is not exactly the same person, as she has had different experiences, but their lives are very similar in other ways and is still an FBI Agent, working in the Preternatural Crime Division. However, when she is killed, Caitlin steps into her life to catch the killer.
I love my cat, but I would love a cat similar to Bastet. Who wouldn't want a cat that could change from a house cat to a panther, as a protector? There are also other paranormal beings that intrigued me; witches, incubi and a girl with the ability to tame the bloodlust of vampires and demons with song. The story has a few references to the previous book, Extreme Liquidation, which I have not read. I found these flashbacks (for lack of a better word) helpful, as they helped me understand why Caitlin acted a certain way in different situations, and how she came into her powers. The ending had me wondering if there was another book to come, as it did not finish on a cliffhanger. However, if there were to be another book, I would definitely love to read it!

Gary Starta has written a fantastic science fiction/paranormal mystery story that kept me hooked from beginning to end! I enjoyed his writing style, which flowed wonderfully. I look forward to reading more of his work in the future.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Riveting !, April 29, 2014
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Demon Inhibitions is a riveting story with twists and turns that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Well written. Spell binding and can't wait to read more from this awesomely, sweet author. A must read!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Engrossing and fun to read paranormal., April 9, 2014
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I enjoyed the book immensely. Lots of great characters. I look forward to reading more of the series. Love the cover.