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God Touched

(Demon Accords #1)

4.16  ·  Rating details ·  7,216 ratings  ·  338 reviews
Book 1 of the Demon Accords. Chris Gordon is a rookie with the NYPD - one with a secret. In his spare time Chris is an exorcist without equal with a gift from God. But when he saves a beautiful girl from a demonic attack, he discovers there is more to fear than just demons. Finding himself surrounded by vampires, were weasels, and facing a giant short-faced bear, Chris str ...more
Kindle Edition, 408 pages
Published March 26th 2010
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Matt Nope people just have different tastes. I love these books, i for one am tired of main characters who seem stupidly week and helpless. Its a fantasy…moreNope people just have different tastes. I love these books, i for one am tired of main characters who seem stupidly week and helpless. Its a fantasy escape reading books like this. Why would i want to watch the main character stumble around for four books until he or she finally gets the hang of it. Give me the badass hero from book one any day. Morgan Blaydes demon lorde series is another series that gets going right from the start, with a main character who is already strong.(less)

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Montzalee Wittmann
Feb 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
God Touched
The Demon Accords, Book 1
By: John Conroe
Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
This book got me started on a book listen/read marathon. I love this series! It has a guy that can cast out demons better than a Priest, he can see demons, and other super naturals for what they are, and he was born that way. He saves a vampire, a hot sexy vampire, and he risks his life because she could have ripped him apart when she came to but they bonded. She gave him a small bit of he
Pamela Dale
Jul 21, 2013 rated it did not like it
**SPOILER ALERT** Wow! I can't believe this book got so many stars. The hero, Christian is a hansom, athletic, wealthy, young, humble police with mild anger issues. The heroine is a astoundingly beautiful, sexy, athletic, wealthy vampire warrior princess who is in a walking catatonic state and, while surrounded by her very powerful and protective family is vulnerable enough to need the protection of the hero cop who just happens to save her life and bring her out of her catatonic state. Kinda li ...more
Gregory Vinyard
Oct 16, 2013 rated it liked it
I like this series; I hate this series. I'm on the fourth book right now. There are many bad things about this series, but they just don't quite outweigh the really great things about it.

John Conroe is like the Michael Bay of urban fantasy. [first couple chapters spoilers ahead] The main character is the most powerful being on the planet, dates the most beautiful woman on the plant, has so much money he has no idea how much he has, and eats eight four course meals a day but looks lik
Nov 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormal
This was a fast paced and fun pulp UF. The worldbuilding was a bit simplistic and the plot and story was full of tropes and flaws but despite that the characters proved to be a likeable enough bunch and the story itself was engaging and fun.

Chris Gordon is a young NYPD officer by day but a kick-ass demon hunter/exorcist by night! Chris has a natural gift that gives him the ability to banish demons back to Hell. He was been training to fight them since the ability first manifested in his childho
Feb 14, 2014 rated it did not like it
I made an account just to give this book a bad review. This book is twilight for boys. I can't think of a bigger insult for this story or a more accurate description. Someone please give me back the two hours of my life I wasted reading this trite.
Coyora Dokusho
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'Kay my phobia of William Shatner drove me back into the demon spree's welcoming arms... AND THEY WERE *OH*-SO-WELCOMING. This book is even better than the last one I finished. When I had to go get water (the thirst... the thiiiiiiiiiiirst it burns...) I jumped on my bed for a while out of glee. I clapped my hands and fist-pumped multiple times. The book is just that unutterably cool.


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Sep 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Supernatural Fans
Recommended to Lena by: Ian

If you combined the bare bones of Guild Hunter, The Dresden Files, and Supernatural you would come very close to understanding the smile on my face as I review this book.

Christian Gordon, NYPD, is our fair violet-eyed shredded-body hero that doesn't think too much of himself. As a child his entire family was killed by demons and soon after Chris discovers the only reason he survived is because he has powers against demons: a natural born exorcist. Guided by his open minded ex-military grandfather Chris started sending
Apr 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I am going to talk about the series as a whole since that is usually what I am concerned about when I pick up a first book. The first four novels need a bit more editing. The writing style is actually quite fantastic. I thought the story would disappoint especially given how powerful Christian Gordan becomes, but it never gets ridiculous. There might be a fair amount of action but the ease of action does not detriment from the fun. To be honest the series technically is closer to 4 stars, except ...more
God Touched Ok, where to start. This series doesn't really do anything that hasn't been done before, a human who falls in love with a vampire, and all the adventures that come with it. Where these books excelled is the characters, they are written in a way that when you finish a book it feels like your saying goodbye to good friends. As the protagonist falls in love, so do you as the reader. The characters are fleshed out in a way that makes you care about what happens to them.SynopsisThe follow ...more
Jan 12, 2013 rated it liked it
Summary: Interesting (and comfortably conventional) urban fantasy setting, memorable secondary characters, and a first-hit's-(almost)-free price make this a fun enough romp. Just don't read the second.

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Throws some good, established tropes together and stir: The rookie cop with a paranormal secret. The vampire-run nightclub. The secret, off-the-books NYPD unit that deals with the paranormal. The Evil Federal Agency That Gets In The Way Of Honest Cops. The "P
Dec 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
I just crushed all 5 books over a few week period - so they all kind of meshed together for me.

But I love this series, I love a lot of books but this one stands out. Mostly because the MC is in a category on his own, but also because the author brings in a variety of characters with vastly different personalities.

To some of the people who think that Chris is a little OP - I don't mind it. Its a fresh take I think on a genre that usually takes several books for the MC to l
Mar 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: urban-fantasy
3.75 stars. Enjoyable story but it's very light. The MC's are Mary/Gary Stus. Both superhumanly powerful and irresistible to others. Both noble and kind-hearted. Their romance was ultra fast. I prefer glacially slow development in an urban fantasy romance. Chris quickly came into God-like powers so I was never concerned for his safety. He picked up powerful friends and sidekicks everywhere he turned. While I found this book entertaining I won't continue with the series as it lacks the darker edg ...more
Kori (_livelaughread)
Mar 23, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: fantasy, read-2017
Hmmmm... 2.5 stars. Just not for me. In my opinion, there wasn't really much of a plot and most of the characters just fell really flat. Plus, not a big fan of vampires. I did find the main character's commentary funny at times, though!
Apr 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Loved thus book will be reading the rest of the series
Ian Hall
Sep 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I still love these books they are fun and easy to read. I re-read as a cleanser to help me get through massive series like malazan and the like.
Oct 23, 2013 rated it it was ok
If you like comic books (who doesn’t?), but are often frustrated by the short story length, then this book is for you.

The protagonist is a flawless champion of awesomeness who spends the entire book crushing monsters…literally. Well, that is, when he is not bedding his incredibly beautiful, exotic girlfriend. Who, btw, is more awesome than our hero.

Our hero: Incredibly handsome, in perfect condition, deadly lethal in all forms of martial arts, every woman wants him…oh, an
Jun 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Jim Butcher...better watch out. Tell Harry Dresden that there is a new cop in town! Chris Gordon!

The Dresden Series are my top favorite books to read. That being said, The Demon Accords by John Conroe, has become my second favorite, and quite possibly as I read more of them, my #1 pick! The spin that Conroe does on the whole supernatural world is reminiscent of Butcher's Dresden world. They both have their powers, and supernatural friends but Harry leans toward the fey world, where C
Gareth Otton
I don't know if somehow the copy I bought of this novel was a first or maybe second draft but there were definitely a lot of flaws in this book. From excessive (and I do mean to the extreme) use of exclamation marks, many typos, missing words and sometimes extra seemingly random sentence fragments somehow surviving the editing process, there is a great deal about the writing of this book that can make it a little hard to read at times. Add on top of that the fact that some of the scenes are over ...more
Mar 05, 2019 rated it liked it
3.5 Stars

Well that was fun. Young NYPD officer Christian Gordon has a secret ability to exorcise demons. He has spent his life training to fight them and the host bodies they possess. His abilities lead into discovering that demons aren’t the only supernatural creatures out there, as he stumbles into a world he never knew existed.

This was a pure popcorn read, and by that I mean it was short, quick, and fun. There were plenty of cliches and flaws (overpowered characters, a few eye ro
Dec 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: urban-fantasy
I Really enjoyed this. I don't write that many reviews but this is It is totally Urban Fantasy Guy Lit. It's a refreshing take on the Urban Fantasy scene. Fun characters and a nice pace. Some books are not for everybody and i assume that's what some of the other overly aggressive negative reviews are trying to say. If you like to read through comments or reviews before reading or purchasing a book like i do please look at the Rating Details, 77% of the readers thought this book deserves a 4/5 St ...more
David Foster
Jun 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
I very much enjoyed this first book in the Demon Accords series. It was well-written, and takes a fresh look at vampires and other denizens of the mythical world. While the vampires were all beautiful and athletic, at least they didn't sparkle. Also, the book never really falls into blatant vampire worship, as the main character remains smartly suspicious of what is happening, and we learn that (gasp!) there are good vampires and bad ones, smart ones and stupid ones.

The extra layer o
Nov 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: horror, fantasy
Guilty pleasure.
There seems to be a glut of "chicklit" out there, with a wide segment of fantasy and horror in the mix. While the term has a somewhat derogatory feel, I don't mean it that way, and I read authors I would characterize this way if their books are well written and interesting. The key characteristic is a female lead with some extraordinary characteristics who provides the reader a level of wish fulfillment.
This book is "guylit". It is much the same with a male lead. Having sa
Dec 19, 2013 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf
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My original God Touched audiobook review and many others can be found at Audiobook Reviewer.

God Touched by John Conroe is the first in a series called the Demon Accords. Chris Gordon is a NYPD rookie who spends his free time conducting exorcisms. He has an extraordinary skill with exorcism that he developed with he was a child living with his grandfather in the countryside. As an NYPD rookie, he was trying to live a normal life, when he is suddenly flung into a world of vampires. He must now try to bal
Charmaine Schmidt
Jan 04, 2018 rated it it was ok
This book is highly rated, but fell short on my lists.

Before I continue with this review - keep in mind that I rate reviews according to the audible version, and as we all know a narrator can make or break a book.

Overall, I thought this book had a good idea for a story line. But I found it dull and slow paced on the story telling. I could just not get into it, the plot and the action was only revealed and easily solved in the last few chapters of the book... which for me
Guy Lis
Jun 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
So many books with a lone hero in an urban environment tackling vampires, werewolves and other creatures, it's not easy to find a nice series. This one starts out promising. There's a main character that has a good background, young so he's not with a rich background like Kevin Hearne's iron druid or Steve Mchugh's hellequin. Also not grim like Simon R. Green's John Taylor from the nightside, or pessimistic like Benedict Jackas's Alex Verus. A mit reminiscent of Larry Correia's Owen the monster ...more
Aug 26, 2014 rated it did not like it
I went into this series wanting to like it, the summary on goodreads and just the general premise were really cool, the execution though is pretty bad.

The first book feels like its tripping over itself to tell you the plot, the story feels rushed and the characters, insubstantial. How creepy and mysterious can anyone in this series be if they tell you their life's story the first time you meet them? And whenever the story feels like there is even a little bit of vagueness to it they
Oct 03, 2013 rated it it was ok
There were some really good ideas here, but it never really got off the ground for me. My biggest issue with it was it was marred with some really jilted, forced dialogue. Also, the climax sort of came out of nowhere with a Deus ex Machina sort of force. "Hmmm, I'm approaching the page limit all my 'how to write a novel' guides are telling me I should aim for, let's just shove the climax in here with a little plot line manipulation".

The protagonist is painfully cliche. The whole diff
James R. Speelman
Aug 12, 2015 rated it really liked it

I enjoyed this book. Granted, it isn't a great piece of literature but I enjoyed it. I loved Lydia and her smart@ss attitude. It was meant to be a fun book with an easy and uncomplicated plot to it. That is what I try to find when I look for a book. I have complications enough in my personal life. I don't need a complicated book to add to it. Would I recommend it? Yes, for those looking for a fun, uncomplicated read. Yes, there was at least two places with messed up sentences, but Dosto
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