Demon Bound is the second book in the Black London series by Caitlin Kittredge. You can visit the author here.
Thirteen years ago, Jack Winter lay dying in a graveyard. Jack called upon a demon and traded his soul for his life… and now the demon is back to collect its due. But Jack has finally found something to live for. Her name is Pete Caldecott, and because of her, Jack’s not going to Hell without a fight.
Pete doesn’t know about Jack’s bargain, but she does know that something bigger and far more dangerous than Jack’s demon is growing in the Black. Old gods are stirring and spirits are rising–and Jack doesn’t stand a chance of stopping them without Pete’s help.
Kittredge does dark like a young, hip Poe – with an edge of macabre humor that doesn’t cover up the jaded side.
I can’t help myself: I’m in love with Jack Winter. But isn’t everybody? This book isn’t afraid to be gritty, fight dirty, or talk nasty. It also has maybe the best sex scene I’ve seen in urban fantasy lately… And this is coming from the girl who’d rather do the deed than read about it. Honestly, I usually skim those parts, but not this time. It felt real, instead of contrived. Unlike most I’ve read – er, skimmed.
The stakes feel real and immediate, and you know life’s a bitch when even your patron goddess is out to get you. Recommended.
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