I really enjoyed Ione's 1st in the Demonica series, especially the characters. Tayla is sassy and self-sufficient, which I prefer in female characters, and Eidolon is a demon doctor (amongst other things!). I get a kick out of the fact that Tayla calls Eidolon "Hellboy", nice addition. The supporting characters are also great and the twist involving Gem is great. As others have said before, this book really does feel like Buffy meets ER, except with an increase in the sexual factor. I appreciated that the book did not feel ridiculous since it is a PNR about demons. I think J.R. Ward could take a note from Ione's writing style, a style which does not require ghetto talk, bad clothing ramblings or ridiculously spelled words.