Taking a detour from the usual urban fantasies this week via an ARC request.
Very slowly, my life is being organised with a series of spreadsheets, planners and diaries that I will one day be entirely dependent on. Let’s just say I’m not going to cope well in a plan-less, spreadsheet-less dystopian world. So if we could please hold off on the world wars, that’d be great.
I’ve definitely become more picky in choosing book review requests in the last year or so. When I first started out I would read and review any book that came into my inbox. After a few low ratings and an disgruntled author running around the internet to rate my books two stars, I decided that a screening process was required.
So it came as a nice surprise when an author I’ve known at a distance for quite some time asked me to review their new release. The ARCs that are sent to me are slowly getting organised but this week’s book has had to jump the queue a bit on account of release day for its sequel.
“He followed her in-and now he’s dead.
Small but fiery, Fia Drake is a natural when it comes to hunting the souls of the damned. Trained in a convent to wield a crossbow with frightening efficiency, her routine is clear-cut and effective: track target, neutralize, find live music and a sexy stranger, rinse and repeat.
Tedious? Maybe. But it’s safe. It helps her keep a healthy distance from others. Whether it’s blood on her hands or muddled emotions, if there’s one thing Fia doesn’t want, it’s messiness.
But humans are messy-and demons are worse. When unknown enemies and allies start appearing on her jobs, Fia is forced to get up close and personal. In doing so, she makes two mistakes.
She takes her mind off her target, and it almost costs her life.
Her thoughts keep returning to a mysterious chivalrous drummer she sent packing after a night of fun. It dredges up her turbulent past, forcing her to face her inner demons.
Will her connections to the drummer and demons be her salvation-or a one-way ticket to hell?”
* * *
I’ve never had the pleasure of reading a punk-rocker urban fantasy series but something tells me I’m about to.
The whole falling for a rockstar trope was one of my favourites when I was a teenager and I’m looking forward to the nostalgia. If I had a Kindle back then, these kinds of urban fantasies would have been all up in there.
I’m lucky enough for author Des Jensen to offer me books one and two to read! So the next few week’s reviews will follow this series and I can’t wait to see what these books are all about.
Thanks for reading! Did you know I also write urban fantasy books? Check them out here!