by J. D. Blackrose
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Pub Date 31 Mar 2022 | Archive Date Not set
BelleBooks, Inc., Bell Bridge Books
"Demon Kissed is GOOD! Blackrose proves that a creative writer can grab you with an original twist."~Faith Hunter, NYT and USA Today bestselling author of the Jane Yellowrock series
"J. D. Blackrose's latest tale spins together demons, mobsters, fairies, and a kick-ass heroine under a curse that may end up being her salvation. *Chef's Kiss"" ~Darin Kennedy, Author of Fugue & Fable and The Pawn Stratagem on Demon Kissed
My name is Rebecca Naomi Greenblatt, but my friends call me Becs. A birthmark on the inside of my wrist--the Kiss--marks me as a summoner, a person who can call forth entities of power, and negotiate with them on behalf of clients who need answers--or favors--from beings above their karmic pay grade.
But the only mark I'm worried about right now is the great big target on my back.
I got in deep with a demon and some fae folk, and now both Faerie and Hell are interested in me--a dangerous position for a mortal woman to be in. Meanwhile, the one person whose attention I do want, skipped town after a single night of passion. Asher might be sexy as sin, but he has his secrets. Just like me.
So now I'm stumbling along, doing my best to stay alive. Faerie and Hell have power and influence to spare. And what are my assets? A bartending job, a six-foot tall pink fairy friend, chardonnay-swilling dwarves and oh, yeah, a meddling mobster who thinks he can control me.
As I dig into what's going on, I find secrets on top of secrets. What does Faerie want with me? What does Hell want with Faerie? And what will they do to me when I finally find out the answers?
Because trust me, I will.
About the Author:
The Summoner’s Mark is JD Blackrose’s first series with Bell Bridge Books. Previously, she’s published The Soul Wars, The Devil’s Been Busy, and the Zombie Cosmetologist novellas through Falstaff Books. She’s also published multiple short stories, enjoying the art of brevity now and then. She’s always lived in her head and is often accused of not listening. To make up for it, she’s mastered the art of looking interested. Follow her: www.slipperywords.com, https://www.facebook.com/JDBlackrose/ and https://twitter.com/JDBlackrose.
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I had both of the books in this series, and I read them back-to-back, and this one was even better than the first. Becs is wondering what happened to Asher, but she’s strong enough to not let his disappearance stop her. She goes on a quest to find out what happened to her mentor because she needs to fill in the gaps in her knowledge about summoning. I just love the characters in this series, and the end of this one just makes me want the next one right now. There’s just something about this series besides the great writing. Great series so far! Highly recommend. I was provided a complimentary copy which I voluntarily reviewed.
Good series with a great heroine. The Kiss mark magically appears and the bearer can summon anyone. This is a good mystery with lots of action. Lots of twists and turns will make you keep reading. Magic, mayhem, star crossed lovers. It has it all. I really like this series. I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book from Netgalley.
FAE CROSSED is the second instalment in JD Blackrose’s contemporary, adult THE SUMMONER’S MARK paranormal/urban fantasy series focusing on twenty-eight year old summoner Rebecca Greenblatt. FAE CROSSED should not be read as a stand alone as it picks up after the events of book one DEMON KISSED.
Told from first person perspective (Rebecca Greenblatt) FAE CROSSED continues to follow twenty-eight year old summoner Rebecca ‘Becs’ Greenblatt, and the magical word in which she lives. On her thirteenth birthday, a demon kiss or ‘kiss mark’ appeared on the inside of Rebecca’s left wrist, a kiss that marked our heroine a ‘summoner’ but with no idea about the who, how or or why, Rebecca would eventually be mentored by another summoner, a summoner who would disappear before finishing his task. Fast forward to present day wherein Rebecca’s life is quickly spiralling out of control as she endeavors to find her missing mentor, breaking a number of supernatural laws in the process. Meanwhile, the man with whom Rebecca was falling in love has disappeared along with her heart, another man whom she believes has abandoned her in her time of need but Becs is about to defy the rules once again, invoking the wrath of the Queen of the Fae, finding herself persona non grata in the world of supernatural. As Becs struggles to right the wrongs, all does not go according to plan, people will die, and punishment will be swift and heart breaking.
FAE CROSSED is another action-paced, detailed, elaborate and tangled tale of power and magic, desperation and love, loss and acceptance, failure and grief. JD Blackrose pulls the reader into a complex, enchanting and magical world of angels and demons, fairies, sprites, pixies and trolls; gnomes and warlocks, witches and mobsters. The premise is captivating and elaborate; the characters are numerous, powerful, energetic and strong. FAE CROSSED ends on a cliff hanger-you have been warned.
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Well I've found another voice in urban fantasy who can give readers a delightfully original series. Bec is a Summoner and she has previously come foul of a Demon but with ingenuity and help from friends is still chugging along whilst working at a Fae bar. As this begins she's missing her boyfriend Asher who just upped and left, at odds with her sister and determined to track down her old mentor and finally completely master her Summoning gift. Too bad that Bec is being given the run around and whilst the Fae might not lie they most certainly do twist the truth !
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. She does reunite with certain people from the previous book although if it's romance that you enjoy then this book doesn't really offer much of that. However there are interesting characters peppering the journey and I look forward to finding out what happens next.
This voluntary take is of a copy I requested from Netgalley and my thoughts and comments are honest and I believe fair
Doesn't disappoint! Faeries - elves - magic - demons - and mobsters! The story continues into the land of Faerie - secrets revealed, and yep - maybe a visit from an angel. Can't wait for more!
And I thought things were crazy in the Summoner’s Mark first book. Things are even crazier for Becs in Fae Crossed. Now she has the attention of fae folk on top of already being on the radar of a demon. Not just any fae folk, the King of the fae! That’s not the kind of attention she wants. Unfortunately, the one she does want, skipped town after a single night of passion. Where is Asher?!
Someone must have said out loud it can’t get any worse for Becs because trust me it does. She is in quite a hot mess now. If only she could get more training. Too bad her first, and only trainer, walked away from her. Just like her dad did. Hmmm…come to think about it, so did Asher. Why is it the ones she would love to see walk away, keep popping back up like a bad penny.
I just love this series! It has so many delightful characters that keep surprising me. Becs is quickly becoming one of my favorite heroines. I love her sass and spunk and how she just keeps going when she is at her all-time low. She’s a fighter, she’s got questions and nothing is going to stand in her way of getting the answers she desperately needs. And the journey she takes to get them are page turning pure entertainment.
Now for the hard part - waiting for the next book to come out! I need to find out what happens next NOW!
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.
PLEASE IGNORE: A great book for a new series. So glad I wrote it. I'm writing this because net galley keeps reminding me I need to review this book on my shelf.
An entertaining story that I appreciated as the characters are interesting, the world building well developed, and I liked the story telling.
Even if it's the second in a series I had no issues.
Many thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for this ARC, all opinions are mine
Bringing yourself to the attention of Faerie and Hell may not have been such a good thing for Summoner Rebecca Greenblatt… you think?
Fae Crossed continues her story of magic and mayhem in both mortal and supernatural worlds.
Asher is still missing, and things are heating up for our intrepid yet lovable snarky heroine.
Lots of action winds its way through the pages as Becs keeps chipping away at the layers of secrets surrounding her. Plenty of questions still need answering and she is the girl to do it, if she can stay alive long enough!
With colorful companions by her side this well written narrative in the series keeps readers flipping those pages eagerly anticipating the next round of surprising revelations.
This was a thoroughly enjoyable second entry which again leaves off with a tease of a cliffhanger, and I can’t wait to find out where the outcome is going to lead!
This book was even better than the first, making me feel silly about dragging my feet to start it. There is so much we get in this book that wouldn't have been possible without the previous one, but still, this one was goooood.
Becs is still straddling two worlds - the normal one where she gets to spend time with her sister and niece being a doting auntie and the summoner world where all manner of paranormal creature is possible and most want to hurt her in some way or another. A girl has to pay her rent, or at least she does until she gets evicted and fired, then she's just looking for a place to crash. They mysterious Oberon pays a visit that just confuses the already confusing world of fae. Up is down, down is up, and somehow all sign keep pointing Becs to find someone to train her. Having only completed a small portion of her training before her trainer disappeared, she focuses in on that, but it ends up giving her more than she hoped or dreamed.
This book also gives bonus paranormal smutty goodness in the form of the ever confusing Asher. Don't worry - we get some solid answers here but they balance out with even more questions. Becs may not be blessed with a simple or normal life, but it is certainly entertaining. At the end of this book we get what is not completely cliffhanger, but definitely left me needing book 3 now.
I am in love with this series. This is the second book in this urban fantasy series and each book needs to be read in order.
Oh my God I love Pinky as a character. I don't think I've met a more endearing character.
The romance is pretty non existent in this book I can't say I miss Asher. He doesn't add much to the story in my opinion and without him it gave the other characters time to shine.
I highly recommend this series. It's a thrill ride from beginning to end.
I received an arc of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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