Monday, 15 March 2021

Touched by Fire - Kel Carpenter

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Book: Touched by Fire
Author: Kel Carpenter
Series: Demons of New Chicago, #1
Genres: Urban Fantasy, Magic, Demons,
Format: Kindle e-Book - Kindle Unlimited
Publication Date: 1st October 2020

My Rating: 🌕🌕🌕🌕
Date Finished: 14th March 2021

Description:

For a decade, I’ve hated the supernaturals who owned my world.

I hunted them.
I killed them.

And now, in the most grand twist of fate—I am bonded to one of them.

Oh, the irony.

Being a supernatural bounty hunter isn’t exactly a popular job. But after the magic wars, there aren’t many things a human can do that will put food on the table.

Thankfully anything my right hook can’t handle, my guns can.

Or so I thought.

When a demon summoning runs awry, the being that comes into this world changes everything.

I’m not sure if he’s truly a demon or a god, but one thing I do know is that he’s after me. I’d like to see him try.

I’ve got a promise to fulfill, and I’m not backing down.

The only way out of this is his death or mine, and I’ll do anything to survive.

Even if that means making a deal with the devil.

Review:

Got this from the KU Library.

This starts with Piper hunting down her bounty at a club and showing how handy she is with a gun as she fights off her bounties allies before heading to her boss to drop the guy off. She's then given her next assignment: a coven of witches are going to summon a demon and need to be stopped. Only someone in the coven catches her off guard and the ritual goes ahead, the demon gets summoned and she finds herself at the centre of its focus as well as at the bottom of her boss' sh*t list for not stopping the summoning in the first place. Now Piper must figure out how to save herself from both things.

This was a pretty quick easy read for me. I was drawn in from the first page when we saw how kick arse Piper was. She handled herself well against the group of magic beings and I do love reading about women who can handle themselves in my UF books. There was also the mystery of just what Piper was, sure she was human but not fully.

I did enjoy her connection with Ronan, though they honestly don't spend that much time together in this book. It was through dreams and those few interactions near the start but it was pretty powerful. 

There was also Nathalie - who's also a bit of a mystery since she doesn't know what sort of magic she has - who managed to get under Piper's skin and become her friend.

Add in that ending involving Lucifer himself and I must confess that I am intrigued where this story is going to end up going. I will definitely be reading more of this series in the future.

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