Lionel is in love with the Devil. It has taken the necromancer and police consultant a while to acknowledge it, and the impatient and overeager Lucifer didn’t always make it easy for Lionel to come to terms with his emotions, but Lionel is finally in a place where he wants to open up to his boyfriend.
After some well-deserved vacation time, Lionel finds himself back at work, and he is welcomed by a potential murder case that quickly turns into a mystery he is determined to solve. Lucifer has been having his own thoughts on intimacy and sharing things, and there are small details about himself he has yet to tell his necromancer.
In-between an unusual case of corpses at the beach, Lucifer reveals his secret to the man he loves. As a result, the Devil will have to learn that a secret once revealed cannot be unmade by any deal. And Lionel will have to find a way to make his peace with the fact that loving a god and letting that god love him is just not as easy as he thought.
Praise for The Devil's Wings (Hellbound 4)
"I really want to go back and read the entire series again now. It's so nice to find something a bit different from the run of the mill."
-- 5 Stars from Nowyat, Amazon Review
"The Devil's Wings was absolutely rivetingly beautiful. Yes I had to create my own word to describe the perfection that is this story and the entire series of Hellbound. Lucy is so incredibly romantic. And Nelly and the rest of the supporting characters are hilarious! It seems the author, Alexa Piper, just writes all my favorite tropes and comes up with plots that I've been seeking. In the Devil's Wings we had Marc who persistently pursued Nelly despite knowing that it's unrequited and Lucy is quite possessive of Nelly. In addition, he's going up against the Devil while he's human with lackluster magic. I really enjoyed this narrative arc and I want more like this!"
-- 5 Stars from J's Reviews, Amazon Review
"The author takes advantage of having the whole of Greek myths to exploit for bad guys, and good ones too if the plot calls for it... the ending of The Devil’s Wings makes it clear there are more adventures ahead for Lionel and Lucifer, for which I am grateful."
-- 5 Stars from Kadlady, Amazon Review
"Alexa Piper has done it again. Any book that can make me laugh and cry out loud is one I would recommend and this one did both."
-- 5 Stars from Cynthia Brow, Amazon Review
"As this series goes on, I find myself liking and investing in the characters more and more (subtle hint here that this is part of a series, so definitely start at the beginning, if you haven’t already!). This book in particular has plenty to offer, but at its heart is really the continuing evolution of the relationship between Lucifer and Lionel. On one hand, milestones, on the other, complications (because it wouldn’t be Lucy and Nelly without those). I can’t wait to see what happens for them next."
-- 5 Stars from Coffee <3 Amazon Review
"I loved Lucifer and Lionel sooo freakin much! Their story kept me engaged, I’m invested in their lives! Overall, a fantastic story, well written and a nice pacing that just flowed so good! Highly recommend."
-- 5 Stars from Janet L Hunt, Amazon Review
"It's fun, sexy and interesting. I think it's absolutely amazing and heart-warming how Lucifer takes care of Lionel. True to this series' writing, the work investigation is alternated with intimate and personal scenes between Lionel and Lucifer in just the right amount, and a heavier dose of action towards the end. Soul saves the day again."
-- 4 Stars from Merit, Goodreads Review
"I love Lucifer and Lionel together. The two of them as a couple are something powerful and I think this will be important going forward. A good dose of steam and a lot of sweet, loving moments. Each of the characters have come into their own."
-- 5 Stars from Jacquie Stewart, Goodreads Review
"Alexa Piper has done it again. I was having a tough week, and I needed something to cheer me up. Every book in the Hellbound series has been uplifting and given me something to look forward to. Another great read. Already started on the next one."
-- 4 Stars from Athena Drake, Goodreads Review
"A fun and fantastic read!! I just can not get enough of Nelly and Lucy! This is book 4 in the series, and can not be read as a standalone. Lucy tells Nelly a secret, and these two have to deal with how they feel about each other. Another intriguing mystery to solve and great storyline. I love seeing the relationship growth between Nelly and Lucy as their story progresses."
-- 5 Stars from FrostDarla, BookBub Review
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The Devil's Wings (Hellbound 4)
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The Devil on top of me, filling my mouth with his woodfire and spices scent while he kissed me senseless -- that was not something I’d thought I’d get used to. And yet here I was, Lionel Hawkes, professional necromancer and newly minted demigod, on my back in Lucifer’s bed, and somehow pleasantly used to what he was doing do me. Craving it, even. His bedroom was warm although the January light filtering in through the curtains, half covering the floor-to-ceiling windows, was bleary and cool, and of course, so close to him, there was no chance of me getting cold.
“Babe, turn on your stomach,” he said, barely even breaking the kiss as he caged me in with his arms, with his body.
“I need to get up and get to work,” I said. “The Holiday break is over.” And it had been a long one, because Christine, my boss, had either been bribed by Lucifer or she’d wanted to be rid of me for a little while. The outcome had been the same: Lucifer, capitalizing heavily on my time and attention from around mid-December to New Year’s just a few days ago. And me, secretly loving it. A lot.
Lucifer grumbled. “It’s still early, and you won’t be late. You are also not leaving this bed before I’ve had you. So, on your stomach.”
I shivered at his words, but I knew this was not a discussion I was likely to win, and so I slowly turned. Of course, with him being all over me, I felt his hard cock brush up against my own, and that made me give him a small, needy noise that I couldn’t quite contain. Which I just knew he’d love.
“Mmh, you’re so hot, babe,” he said and commenced kissing and nipping at my neck when I was finally where he wanted me.
I dug my fingers into the sheets, idly wondering when I’d gotten used to his large, circular bed and the high-thread-count gray sheets, but when he was starting to rub his cock in my crack, all idle thoughts went overboard.
“Babe, I’m doing magic to you,” he said. “Still your own.”
“You do not need to tell me every fucking time, Lucy,” I said, but he just growled and bit my newly pierced earlobe, pulling the stud with his teeth so hard I gasped… with the pure pleasure the pain brought me.
“Yes, I do,” he said. “Now still your magic, while I make you slick for me.”
Well, okay, maybe he did. But honestly, I’d not been able to use my demigod magic since that one time on Midwinter where we’d had a run in with Michael, who’d just been an angel dick all over again. I was beginning to think that my Awesome Demigod Sled Dog Magic ™ was more of a hit or miss kind of deal than anything I’d ever really get the hang of. Not that that was bad. I’d always been a necromancer, and while I didn’t care for the smell of decay, I wasn’t skittish, and I loved the work.
As Lucifer’s magic touched me, I couldn’t quite smother the gasp that escaped me. His sex magic was just so incredibly intimate, more intimate than every single time he’d lubed me up with his skilled and teasing fingers. I could feel him clean me and leave me slick -- much slicker than I needed to be, but I’d come to learn he liked it that way, and when the Devil liked something, there was very little I could do to change that, even less to keep him from getting it.
Since he was still rubbing his cock between my cheeks, he was very soon spreading that slickness, and pretty soon after that, I was squirming under him, just trying to get some friction of my own.
Lucifer chuckled. “Ah, babe. Do you want me?”
“Yes. Or do you need a written invitation?” I said, knowing perfectly well that this would get me -- something. I just didn’t know what.
“Mmh. So mouthy again. You were far tamer when I had you tied up and fed you my cock back in Scotland.”
“Well, I didn’t have to be anywhere when you did that, did I? I have to go to the station at some point this year.” I wanted to add I had another necromancer to train, but that would really get Lucifer angry. He definitely did not appreciate me talking about other men while I was in his bed, and if I did, he might not let me come. And I wanted to come. Sometime this year.
“Ah, sweet. How you test me. I have to remember to do something about that mouth of yours in the mornings.”