Souls to the Polls
Maggie Frew is a demon. Like all demons, she works in politics – keeping her darkness under control by feeding it a steady diet of malevolence and sin.
The problem: Maggie’s candidate in Virginia, older than dirt Peter Cameron , doesn’t have an evil bone in his body. And without a steady source of food, Maggie’s demon could wind up controlling her.
The plot thickens: A crime spree heats up in the sleepy town of Leesburg, Virginia, thanks to a rogue demon intent on creating mayhem. And now the creature has set its sights on Maggie.
Somehow, Maggie will have to find a new source of food, stop a rogue demon from exposing its existence to the world, and manage a campaign team made up of two seventy year-old Lesbians and Harry the Terrified Intern.
It’s high octane politics, comedy, romance, and campaign sabotage in Souls to the Polls
I loved Souls to the Polls!
Souls to the Polls is a smart, quirky, fun read from Patricia Murphy. It is a unique take on politics, albeit a loose one. Murphy has this fantastic way of writing sarcasm that will get you every time. Her characters all have depth, right down to the secondary characters, some of whom were stars in their own rights. Hello, Harry? I’m talking about you!
The gist of the story is this…Maggie Frew is a demon, sort of. I’ll let you read and find out just how she is a demon, because I found the whole explanation so freaking clever. Only certain people know the demon portion of her exists, her family and other demons. So, when you are reading her conversations with her family, especially her mother, you can’t help but laugh at how blasé they are about the whole thing. In the book, demons work on political campaigns as campaign managers. Hmm, makes you wonder now doesn’t it. She gets her assignments from her priest. No, really. She is assigned to a campaign in Virginia and what ensues will have you laughing out loud and reading as fast as you can to see what happens next. I won’t tell you anything else, because I don’t want to ruin the book for you, but suffice it to say, this book is great!
I can’t wait for book two…already.
Patricia Murphy is a full-time writer in Washington, DC. She has a lot of years of experience working on campaign politics all throughout the US though, by her own admission, she was a pretty lousy campaign manager. This is due entirely to the fact that she spent most of her time writing about the off-the-wall anecdotes and colorful characters she met along the way instead of actually running the campaign.
Patricia is happily married with two overweight cats and her first child on the way. In her spare time, she enjoys yelling at the television during presidential debates and eating cold pizza for breakfast.