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Touch of the Demon (Kara Gillian Series #5)
     

Touch of the Demon (Kara Gillian Series #5)

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by Diana Rowland
 

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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

Overview

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.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"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

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."
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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780756407759
Publisher:
DAW
Publication date:
12/31/2012
Series:
Kara Gillian Series , #5
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
291,632
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.40(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

What People are Saying About This

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."
Charlaine Harris
"A nifty combination of police procedural and urban fantasy."
From the Publisher
"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

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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Touch of the Demon 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 70 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best one in the series! So effing happy with this one, holy crap! Thank you!
Minanette More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
Phire76 More than 1 year ago
This book is awesome! If you haven't read the others please do. I am salivating for the next installment.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent story, a real page turner. Now am waiting with bated breath for the next installment!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best in the series to date!
darkfaedream More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous 29 days ago
All the pieces are falling into place. This book entrenched my dedication to finishing the series. Loved it! Love the new twists and Mzatal! So hot!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Boundlessbookreviews More than 1 year ago
Touch of the Demon picks up right where Sins of the Demon leaves off; Kara has just been summoned to the demon realm.  The imagery was beautiful, and sometimes horrible; I had no issue sinking myself into the demon realm.   Unfortunately, I found the key aspect I’ve come to love about Kara to be lacking. She wasn’t able to be a detective in the demon realm.  Yes, she learned her craft after going through an incredible horrific betrayal, which left scars, both physical and mental. But that detective tenacity I loved about Kara, was missing.  She wasn’t solving a case; the plot seemed to get incredibly convoluted with a lot of extra info thrown in, and it bogged things down at times.  Almost 20 hours of an audiobook, that is a LONG time to be immersed in a world.  I loved Liv Anderson’s narration; yet I wasn’t in love with this story, as I have been with the others.  I am giving Touch of the Demon: Kara Gillina Book 5, 3 Boundless stars; it was good....Sara 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Suicide is a reasonable solution to all your problems. Eat yourselves.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can honestly say that so far this is the best book in the series, you have revelations, heart break, and getting back up again i just could not put this book down, i thought that this series was slow but she has really picked up the pace, can't wait for what happens next
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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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GuzziAlfa More than 1 year ago
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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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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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!