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Demon Kissed

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This book is an urban fantasy that has action and its told from the pov of the protagonist. She is witty,Snarky,loves birds and is Jewish. This gives the main character lots of personality and that's part of what makes this book so enjoyable and entertaining. The writting is well done. Her depiction of the characters and the world building was great. I will be looking for book 2.
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I'm a little confused because I now realise I've already read the second book in this series about Bec a young woman who can "summon" but is doing her best not to as Demons and the Fae don't always cooperate. In this the first book Bec gets entangled with a mobster boss, meets a sexy someone who is most certainly not of this world and all whilst trying to dodge a particularly nasty Duke of Hell ! Add in family dilemmas and a Fairy who has forgotten how to shrink back down and you begin to see that Bec has her work cut out for her !
This was fun to read and I actually really liked Bec. She's a little sassy and a whole lot of a genuinely good person. I just wish that I could have perhaps read about how she gave up "summoning" and that this journey doesn't start with what happens next. Perhaps there is a prequel with Nick and the Demon although to be fair it is discussed during this book so the reader isn't completely in the dark. This is not particularly a romance although Bec is very much drawn to Ash who was so obviously not what he appears to be and honestly I wanted to scream at Bec at times but hey ho she truly did have an awful lot to contend with. I enjoyed reading about these characters and the Fae were particularly entertaining and unless I'm very much mistaken a very special King made an appearance so maybe the big O isn't a myth after all !
This voluntary take is of a copy I requested from Netgalley and my thoughts and comments are honest and I believe fair
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Well written story with interesting world building. I’m really not sure about the characters tho. I wanted to like them and know more about them, but it fell a little flat for me. I may check out more in the series, this could just be a slow start.
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I little bit lost because the story start with Becs give up summoning, i confuse is this first book or there is another story before? I look author goodreads page there is no book before this. 

Anywayy i love many creatures in this book! Fae bar really interesting place. Becs try to understand and learn everything, she really tired with people and creatures who try to threat and kill her. Trouble always find her. Becs tantrum so cute and Ash worry about her safety. Becs really badass and soo cool. Becs has bigger power and experience and that make her stroger. 

Thank you to NetGalley for provide this book, it is pleasure to review this book. 

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Good read! I am fairly new to the sci-fi scene, so the infinite possibilities of character's, and their journeys are exciting and intriguing! This story pulls you in with its quirky personalities and chaos! I will be surprised if you can put this book down! The reading is smooth to the point where you are surprised you have read the whole book! Good thing there are three more in this series that are on my Kindle waiting for me!
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I received this book for free and voluntarily reviewed it.
I enjoyed reading the book, although it wasn't a "can't put down" for me. It felt like the main character had several main and side quests and she choose to do the side quests first when the main quest was literally life threatening. In the end it all played out, but I thought the whole time why Becs couldn't get her priorities straight.
All in all it was a solid read. That being said, I wasn't so hooked that I want to read the next book of the series.

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This was a seriously fast-paced and action-packed book that I couldn’t put it down until I finished it in one sitting. I truly enjoyed reading this and the world building was amazing. That ending though.. ugh I can’t wait until the next book because ASH!
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Thank you to Net Galley and the publisher for this arc. I loved this story. It was a great read and I loved the characters.
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Thank you NetGalley and the publisher for giving me the opportunity to read this eARC for an honest review.

This book is perfect for spooky season. Demons, fairies, warlocks, summoning-sessions, “curses” and creepy feelings. 
There are some very funny moments that made me laugh out loud, and other moments that made me feel “ugh”. 

I think maybe the ending was a bit rushed, and some parts during the the book was a bit unnecessary long. 

I’ll rate this book a 4 star.
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I received a copy of this book for a fair and honest review. I say these books on Netgalley and the story just sounded like something that I would read. So I requested all of them at once. I am glad that I bed. Becs is a great and a little bit of a snarky and loveable character. The side characters were fun to get to know as well. It was great to just be thrown right into what was going on and feel like I was there while they were making their decisions. I love how the book was paced and it kept me wanting to turn the page to see what was going to happen next. Great start to this series.
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This story is so beautifully crafted and compelling. The action is overwhelming, the magical world is beautifully crated, the characters are complex and relatable and I found myself deeply engaged in their growth.
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Demon Kissed is the first book in The Summoner's Mark series, so of course it can be read as a standalone novel. 

This book is a really fun story that sort of pits twenty-eight year old, summoner Rebecca Greenblatt.against the world she lives in, which includes all of the best fantasy creatures.  There are angels, demons, fairies, witches, gnomes and  much more. It is pretty detailed and intricate story, so if you are looking for an easy, mindless read, this one might not be your cup of tea.  I personally love an involved story, so this one was one enjoyed reading.

The worldbuilding in Demon Kissed is well done.  There is a consistent magic system that involves favors and payment for magical debts owed.  The story lines and character development are both nicely done and pleasant to read.  The conflict is nice, but there is a lot of it.  The heroine just can't get a break and that can be really fun to read. There are a number of characters in this cast, and I wanted to learn more about each one's life.

Thank you Bell Bridge Books and NetGalley for sending me this book in exchange for my honest review.
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This book was so much better than the first… And that ending!!!  Part of me thinks this should’ve been the first, but with the info that came from this book, I understand why it wasn’t. 

We got more about Asher, we got more about Becs aka Rinka’s past, we just got so much more. The storyline in this book is clear and concise.  The action is great, I do wish there was a bit more but I’m not being picky. 

The romance is enough to make it a sub-genre and there is a bit of sexy time, I wouldn’t say it’s fade to black but it’s definitely not smutty. 

In all, I feel like maybe I should read the first book again. Perhaps I didn’t give it a fair go?  Or maybe my mind was too distracted to understand what was going on because with how well Blackrose did with this book I think it was more me than her. 

Give this series a go. It has a good story and one that I have not read before. It’s a good change of scenery in the fantasy world.
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A spunky heroine and a whirlwind of a story made Demon Kissed a shamefully good read.
No way around it, there was a lot going on in this Urban Fantasy and I enjoyed every minute of time spent with FMC Rebecca “Becs” Greenblatt gifted with or cursed depending on who you ask with a summoners mark called the Kiss enabling her to summon entities of power including demons. 
This opens up so many possibilities and not all of them good ones.
Throw in a handsome MMC next door neighbor, Ash who has a few secrets of his own, mob bosses, Warlocks, Fae and a gambit of other colorful characters and we have the makings of a genuine non-stop, intrigue laden set up for a girl just trying to come to terms with who she is while keeping the family she loves safe from the clutches of the miscreants out to use them for leverage against her.
Throw in some romance and this fast paced well written magical mystery ride was a totally enjoyable read.  Bittersweet cliffhanger ending!!!
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A great urban fantasy book with a whole cast of unique characters. The author built a unique world, and told a quick paced mystery with many twists and turns. The dialog was snappy and the main character had a good depth and growth throughout the book. 

I loved the main different story arcs going through the book and I felt the all tied together with enough room for the books to follow.
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Becs is a poorly trained demon summoner not overly familiar with the supernatural world   Due to a badly done deal, she has decided to give up summoning. However, circumstances beyond her control make this impossible  

This is a well written, nicely plotted urban fantasy.  The MC has great instincts as she stumbles through difficult supernatural issues. She is extremely likeable as are the supporting characters. A very enjoyable read.

Thanks to Netgalley and tge publishers for giving me the opportunity to read this ARC.  This is my honest review.
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What a great read Demon Kissed by J.D. Blackrose turned out to be! I actually had the second book in The Summoner’s Mark series first and I was tempted to jump in but I’m so glad I waited because I feel reading them out of order really would have ruined it for me. 

There’s quite a bit of world-building and character introduction that go on here with the main one, of course, being Becs. She’s a Jewish, bird-watching summoner with The Kiss. A what? It’s a mark she has, and it gives her the ability to summon entities of power, including demons. Becs quit summoning after she had one go wrong. She did manage to fix it but not without a hefty cost in the shape of her owing a favor to a demon. Now she’s trying to lay low, work her job while waiting for her debt to come due. Life has other plans... Of course it does!

This book was so much fun! I loved the characters, which there is plenty to choose from without getting to overwhelmed. The main character is Becs and I just love her. She’s the perfect combination of sass and snark while she tries to deal with all that life is throwing at her. You know the usual things: Mob bosses, warlocks, wee folk, a six-foot fairy, dead birds. HAHAHA!!! 

The pacing of the story is perfect and the more trouble Becs got into the more I was hooked. It’s non-stop excitement, that is until it finished, and man was I sorry it ended. Lucky me I already have the second book. I can’t wait to find out what’s in store for Becs next!

Stars: 4
I received this book from Netgalley. I was not compensated for the book other than the entertainment it provided. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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I received this copy of Demon Kissed with thanks to Netgalley and the publisher Bell Bridge Books. But if my request would have been denied I would have bought it, because I found the synopsis really interesting. 

And I can say that I indeed enjoyed it very much! The pace of the story, the main and most side characters, the magic 'system', the (dark) humor, etc. I can't really mention a negative point, or if I indeed read something I questioned at the time (I know there was something, but I can't remember now I finished it..), the rest of the story made up for it 100%. It did take me a few chapters to get into the story, but after that I was glued to it. 

Rebecca (Becs) has the rare ability to summon other beings, mostly demons. And when something goes wrong during a summoning for a greedy client you could say there is hell to pay. Trouble arises and overwhelms her from all sides, as if swallowed by an avalanche. But she fights back. And how! I loved how the author made her work and fight for it and not just 'magically' let things be solved. The plotting was fun to read and how it all worked out in the end.

Then there is Ash, our mystery guy. I was glad to see my suspicions confirmed at the end! 

My 2 favourite quotes:
"Sounds like you're doing a good job of throwing yourself a pity party." "Well, I'm having a phenomenally bad day, and no one else is throwing me one."

"Oh, no offense, said Valefar." "Offense taken." "That's your choice." Great, Valefar had a therapist.

I was happy to discover that the second book was released a few days ago, so I just bought it and uploaded it to my Kindle.
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3.75 stars--DEMON KISSED is the first instalment in J. D. Blackrose’s contemporary adult THE SUMMONER’S MARK paranormal, urban fantasy series focusing on twenty-eight year old, summoner Rebecca Greenblatt.

Told from first person perspective (Rebecca) THE SUMMONER’S MARK follows Rebecca ‘Becs’ Greenblatt as she endeavors to survive what has become her life. At thirteen years of age, a ‘kiss mark’ appeared on  Rebecca Greenblatt’s inner left wrist, acknowledging our heroine as a ‘summoner’. Most of Rebecca’s New Testament-following clients want her to summon a specific demon but a summoning gone wrong finds our heroine in a precarious position in which the people she loves have been threatened, a summoning that now places Rebecca owing a favor for a favor owed. As Rebecca tries to stay one step ahead of the Death Magic, a warlock, a demon, and the Greek mob, Rebecca’s sexy new neighbor Ash, is keeping secrets of his own.

Rebecca Greenblatt lives in a magical world of fairies and elves, pixies, gnomes and trolls, angels and demons, witches and warlock, human and other. Every transaction requires a favor, a payment owing for every negotiation and contract; a concession and admission of debt to be paid when the time is called. Mistakes are made, and our heroine, is about to pay the price.

We are introduced to a large ensemble cast of magical, powerful and demonic characters: Pinky the lost Fairy,  Joey the half-ghome, restaurant owners Mr & Mrs. Long and their son Kenneth, demon Valefar, a warlock who calls himself ‘Warlock’; Greek mobsters Gregory and Nick Adamos, Perrick the Troll, Krav Maga teacher Oded,  as well as Rebecca’s neighbor Asher.

DEMON KISSED is a complex, detailed, intricate and busy introduction to JD Blackrose’s The Summoner’s Mark series.  Rebecca Greenblatt is on her own with no ‘teacher’ to show her how to use her powers, powers that may cost our heroine everyone she loves. The premise is intriguing and enchanting; the characters are flawed, lively and spirited; the romance is limited to the sexual tension between  Becs and her neighbor Ash…but I did struggle with the numerous times the heroine ‘smells’, stinks, sweats or is otherwise dirty, often referencing her lack of hygiene and over less than cleanliness.





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I accidentally requested the second book in this story (long story), and generally I like to read in order, but don’t always, I saw the first and requested it too. This was such a fun book. Becs is a sort of snarky character, and I absolutely loved the side characters which are too numerous to list. TBH, though, Ash, her love interest was my least favorite character in this book. I liked him, but I wasn’t overjoyed. That aside, this was a fun starter book, and I can’t wait to read the next one to find out more about Becs’ past and what’s going on. Highly recommend. I was provided a complimentary copy which I voluntarily reviewed.
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