Touch of the Demon (Kara Gillian Series #5)

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Kara Gillian is in some seriously deep trouble.

She’s used to summoning supernatural creatures from the demon realm to our world, but now the tables have been turned and she’s the one who’s been summoned. Kara is the prisoner of yet another demonic lord, but she quickly discovers that she’s far more than a mere hostage. Yet waiting for rescue has never been her style, and Kara has no intention of being a pawn in someone else’s game.

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Overview

Kara Gillian is in some seriously deep trouble.

She’s used to summoning supernatural creatures from the demon realm to our world, but now the tables have been turned and she’s the one who’s been summoned. Kara is the prisoner of yet another demonic lord, but she quickly discovers that she’s far more than a mere hostage. Yet waiting for rescue has never been her style, and Kara has no intention of being a pawn in someone else’s game.

There’s intrigue to spare as she digs into the origin of the demonic lords and discovers the machinations of humans and demons alike. Kara is shocked to discover that she has her own history in the demon realm, and that the ties between her and the demonic lords Rhyzkahl and Szerain go back farther than she could have ever imagined. But treachery runs rampant among all the lords, and she’s going to have to stay sharp in order to keep from being used to further their own agendas. The lords have a secret that dates back to earth’s ancient history, and it could have devastating repercussions for both worlds.

Yet more than anything else, Kara’s abilities as a homicide detective will be put to the test—because this time the murder she has to solve is her own.

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Editorial Reviews

Fresh Fiction

"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."
RT Book Reviews

"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."
Charlaine Harris

"A nifty combination of police procedural and urban fantasy."
All Things Urban Fantasy

"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."
SciFiChick

"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."
Errant Dreams

"The sex definitely sizzles, the characters are engaging, the world is intriguing, and action pulled me right in. Highly recommended!"
Night Owl Paranormal

"Rowland once again writes the perfect blend of police procedural and paranormal fantasy."
Carrie Vaughn

"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."
A Book Obsession

"Yet again, Diana Rowland has knocked my socks off with a stellar book that left me positively desperate for more."
Fresh Fiction
"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."
RT Book Reviews
"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."
Charlaine Harris
"A nifty combination of police procedural and urban fantasy."
All Things Urban Fantasy
"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."
SciFiChick
"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."
Errant Dreams
"The sex definitely sizzles, the characters are engaging, the world is intriguing, and action pulled me right in. Highly recommended!"
Night Owl Paranormal
"Rowland once again writes the perfect blend of police procedural and paranormal fantasy."
Carrie Vaughn
"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."
A Book Obsession
"Yet again, Diana Rowland has knocked my socks off with a stellar book that left me positively desperate for more."
From the Publisher
"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."
SciFiChick

"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

Library Journal
Homicide detective and demon summoner Kara Gillian finds the tables turned when she is targeted for a summoning by the demon Mzatal. The third entry (after Secrets of the Demon and Sins of the Demon) in this urban fantasy series places its heroine in an unexpected and uneasy position.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780756407759
  • Publisher: DAW
  • Publication date: 12/31/2012
  • Series: Kara Gillian Series, #5
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 448
  • Sales rank: 411,133
  • Product dimensions: 4.10 (w) x 6.70 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

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.

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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2012

    Woot!

    Best one in the series! So effing happy with this one, holy crap! Thank you!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2013

    I have to say that I'm disappointed in this novel addition. It

    I have to say that I'm disappointed in this novel addition. It just was not like any of the others that I have previously read and all of a sudden the Demonic Lord that Kara has been having an affair with is suddenly the BAD GUY and now we have a whole new love interest for our heroine. It is like the author can't decide what direction she wishes to take her character. This novel addition is poorly scripted and needs lots of work. Her editor should have stopped her before this addition was completed.

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 26, 2013

    Great book!!!

    This was the best book in this series to date, and I have loved them all. Excellent world building. The book was fast paced and the end lets you know there will be more books in this series for which I am greatful to the writer. This is what Urban Fantasy should be.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2013

    Simply Fantastic!

    I have really enjoyed all the books in this series however I have to admit that “Touch of The Demon” is by far, hands down, my favorite. After a few books most series start to fall flat and are predictable, but Diana Rowland has taken an already great series and breathed new life and excitement into it, making it simply fantastic! I love that the story moved from one dimension to another, thereby introducing us to a new cast of characters while still keeping all the characters we know in play. The plots and twists will keep you guessing until the very end…and even then may leave you with a few questions. This is 400 pgs. of bliss! I am eagerly awaiting the next installment!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 4, 2013

    I Also Recommend:

    This book is awesome! If you haven't read the others please do.

    This book is awesome! If you haven't read the others please do. I am salivating for the next installment.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2013

    I was extremely disappointed. She managed to ruin the entire ser

    I was extremely disappointed. She managed to ruin the entire series in this single book.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2013

    Excellent story, a real page turner. Now am waiting with bated

    Excellent story, a real page turner. Now am waiting with bated breath for the next installment!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2013

    Best in the series to date!

    Best in the series to date!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 1, 2013

    I was shocked by how good this book was. Epic world building, an

    I was shocked by how good this book was. Epic world building, answers to mysteries laid out prior, and a very sleepless night of reading till 4:30AM...
    Hats off to the author and I hope to see the next in this series soon.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 29, 2014

    So Disappointed

    Will not read the next installment. Mad I spent money on this one.

    Turning a character we grew to like into the bad guy was to me not a good choice. Disappointed in where the book went.

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  • Posted January 17, 2014

    What a great read

    I've read other combinations if writers to describe Diana Rowland but I'm going to add another. Rowland is a cross between Kim Harrison and Lillian St. Croix with the authority of a CSI tech and a detective thrown in for good measure. My only complaint is I can't tune in next week for the continued episode of Kara Gillian.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 25, 2013

    After the cliff hanger in the last book, I seriously didn't know

    After the cliff hanger in the last book, I seriously didn't know where this book would pick up. As a reader, I was dreading what would happen to Kara if she was summoned into the Demon Realm. I actually liked the direction the series went. This allows for the story to feel more encompassing than just another Southern town saga with a romantic, mystified twist. This new material will allow for our heroine to grow within herself and to explore her newly found powers.
    In the next installment of the series I am hoping we see more of the demon realm and our beloved characters on Earth. I would like to see how they come together to stop the foul four! I can't wait to see where Diana Rowland takes us with Kara! Looking forward to it!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 2, 2013

    I've really enjoyed this addition.  I like how loose ends are st

    I've really enjoyed this addition.  I like how loose ends are starting to pull together, motives are being revealed, and the new love interest is fine by me!  I'm excited for the next one!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2013

    Awesome series

    I am sooooo hooked on this series!

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  • Posted March 9, 2013

    demon

    very good book coundnt put it down

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2013

    Holy Shit!

    The twist in this book in the series will blow you away! I can not wait for the next book in the series. Seriously recommend.



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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2013

    Breathtaking! An absolutely awesome addition to the series that

    Breathtaking! An absolutely awesome addition to the series that opens up a whole new perspective on Everything.  LOVED IT!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2013

    Lots of twists. Never boring.

    This book went on and on, and I loved every moment. There was so much content and detail. Though we knew changes were coming, they were breathtaking when they occurred. I will not spoil it at all, but you will certainly get your money's worth.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2013

    Fantastic!!

    I agree that this was the best in the series so far. The series was taken in a new direction that was well worth it! Can not wait for the next story

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2013

    This book is fantastic! The best yet and I cannot wait for more

    This book is fantastic! The best yet and I cannot wait for more!

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