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Demon Rising

(Dark Rising #1)

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Some sacrifices cost more than death.

Thirty years ago, dark magicians unleashed new power on the earth fueled by demons. Governments toppled, millions died and magicians ended up on top of the food chain.

Twenty-four-year-old Becca survives these dangerous times by relying on her wits, her fists, and the limited goodwill of her boss, a local crime lord. When news comes of
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ebook, 261 pages
Published August 12th 2017 by Black Opal Books (first published August 10th 2017)
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Jami Gray
Aug 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: uf-scifi-fantasy
Demon Rising is a page-turning debut novel from Ms. Browne, an enthralling new voice who gives us a magical world where love leads to dark decisions. Highly recommend adding to your TBR pile.

*Please note, ARC given in exchange for honest review
Lauren Jones
Oct 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Let’s pretend that your life is ruled by a coven, not by the government. This coven can do whatever they want to whoever they want at anytime that they want. If someone looks at a member of the coven wrong, depending on how powerful they are, they can stick their demon or what they call a Soultorn on you and it will feed off of you until you are on death’s door step. Browne has a very entertaining and powerfully riveting novel that will have readers wanting more.

When Becca was young, she ran awa
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Neyjour
If you downloaded this from the Book Cave Giveaway (Speculative Feast Free eBooks & Gift Cards / Science Fiction / Paranormal Fantasy / April 1-30), be aware that it is not a "book"... it's a sample.

Another one for my "underhanded giveaway tactics" shelf.

There's no "sample", "chapters x-x", or "preview" on the cover or in the blurb/synopsis. When you download the file, there's also nothing in the file name to indicate that it's not the full book. When authors participate in these Giveaways with
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Tonya Royston
Aug 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I generally don't read much urban fantasy, but I really enjoyed this. The writing was solid and the pace was very fast. I think this author did a very good job at developing the characters even while so much was going on. The magical element was also really fun! I loved some of the creativity there - especially the character Nevada and how he created an illusion over the characters to make them look different. Was there anything I would have changed? Yes - I'm a huge fan of romance. I loved that ...more
Becky Baldridge
Oct 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This debut novel by DeAnna Browne is everything a good Urban Fantasy should be. It's wonderfully written, the characters are complex, the world-building is excellent, and the story starts out with a bang and doesn't let up. We even get a bit of romance as our heroine, Becca, has feelings for her childhood sweetheart and her ex-boyfriend. We do have an open-ended conclusion as this is the first book in a series, but that didn't prevent me from thoroughly enjoying this one from beginning to end. W ...more
Dave Benneman
May 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Demon rising presents a fresh new voice to the Urban Fantasy genre. DeAnna Browne maintains a thrilling pace as builds a post apocalyptic world laced with corrupt leaders and untrustworthy allegiances. On top of that she weaves complicated relationships and a protagonist who has make difficult choices about integrity, love, and loyalty. A real page-turner. Can’t wait for book two.
Penny Carey
Sep 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wow! What an amazing first book for this author! Love her description in every paragraph. She really pulls you in from the very beginning. Fast-paced book. Very original plot. Can't wait for the next book to come out! Loved the character Becca!
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A thrilling novel about a post apocalyptic society that is ruled by magic. I enjoyed the characters and their push to survive. I can't wait for the next one to come out.
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DeAnna Browne graduated from Arizona State University with her BS in Psychology. She finds it helps to corral those voices in her mind and put them to paper. Her debut novel, A DEMON RISING, was out in August 2017 with Black Opal Books. An avid reader and writer, she loves all things fantastical and bizarre with a touch of romance. Despite her love for food and traveling, she always finds her way ...more

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