Touch of the Demon
Demon Novels, Book Five
By Diana Rowland
(DAW, Mass Market Paperback, 9780756407759, 448pp.)
Publication Date: December 31, 2012
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Kara Gillian is in seriously deep trouble. She’s used to summoning supernatural creatures from the demon realm to our world, but now she’s the one who’s been summoned. Kara is the prisoner of the demonic lord Mzatal, but quickly discovers that she’s far more than a mere hostage. But waiting for rescue has never been her style, and Kara has no intention of being a pawn in someone else’s game.
Yet intrigue and treachery are running rampant, and Kara is hard pressed to keep her wits about her. Her abilities as a homicide detective are put to the test as she seeks the truth about FBI Agent Ryan Kristoff; Rhyzkahl, the demon lord she is sworn to; and her own history in the demon realm. She's going to need all the strength and tenacity she's developed as a cop and a summoner, or the hell she endures may well last forever.
Touch of the Demon is the exciting fifth installment of the Kara Gillian series.
Diana Rowland has lived her entire life below the Mason-Dixon line. She has worked as a bartender, a blackjack dealer, a pit boss, a street cop, a detective, a computer forensics specialist, a crime scene investigator, and a morgue assistant, which means that she's seen more than her share of what humans can do to each other and to themselves. She won the marksmanship award in her Police Academy class, has a black belt in Hapkido, and has handled numerous dead bodies in various states of decomposition. She presently lives in southern Louisiana with her husband and her daughter where she is deeply grateful for the existence of air conditioning. A master of urban fantasy, she’s the author of the Demon series and the White Trash Zombie series. She can be contacted via her website, www.dianarowland.com.
"A nifty combination of police procedural and urban fantasy." — Charlaine Harris, #1 New York Times bestselling author
"Mark of the Demon crosses police procedure with weird magic. Diana Rowland's background makes her an expert in the former, and her writing convinces me she's also an expert in the latter in this fast-paced story that ends with a bang."
— Carrie Vaughn, New York Times bestselling author of Kitty Raises Hell
"Rowland’s world of arcane magic and demons is fresh and original...[and her] characters are well-developed and distinct.... Dark, fast-paced, and gripping."
"With each new chapter in this mesmerizing UF series, the gifted Rowland constructs her world and adds depth to her characters, all while giving readers clues to the over-arching plotline." — RT Book Reviews
"Diana Rowland has built a fascinating and compelling urban fantasy series, with main character Kara as tough as she needs to be yet vulnerable enough to be realistic."
— Fresh Fiction
"Yet again, Diana Rowland has knocked my socks off with a stellar book that left me positively desperate for more."
— A Book Obsession
"The sex definitely sizzles, the characters are engaging, the world is intriguing, and action pulled me right in. Highly recommended!" — Errant Dreams
"Rowland once again writes the perfect blend of police procedural and paranormal fantasy." — Night Owl Paranormal
"Phenomenal world building, a tough yet vulnerable heroine, a captivating love triangle, and a increasingly compelling metanarrative that just gets juicier with each book.... Blows most other urban fantasies out of the park." — All Things Urban Fantasy
"A nifty combination of police procedural and urban fantasy." —Charlaine Harris, #1 New York Times bestselling author
"Rising star Rowland kicks it into a whole new gear with this outstanding story that is heartbreaking, terrifying and utterly thrilling!" —RT Book Reviews (top pick, GOLD)
"Touch of the Demon is hands down the darkest, grittiest installment yet, and it was absolutely fantastic...I can’t wait to see where Diana Rowland takes us next on this brilliant endeavor!" —Sweet Tidbits
"Diana Rowland knows what Urban Fantasy readers want and she delivers every time!" —Night Owl Reviews