Mar 12, 2013

Review--Sins of the Demon by Diana Rowland


is doing her best to cope with everything that's happened to her over the past year, including what she's learned about the other memebers of the FBI task force that she's on. Meanwhile she's continuing to hone her skills as a demon summoner. But lately she's beginning to wonder if there's a little too much demon in her world. She has a demon for a roommated, the demonic lord Rhyzkahl is still too deeply interested in her for reasons she can't fanthom, and now someone in the demon realm is trying to summon her. And there's no way that can end well.

Meanwhile, people are dying, and they seem to be linked by one common thread--they're all people who've hurt Kara in the past. Kara is desperate to find the reasons for the deaths to clear her own name, but when she realizes there's another pattern to the deaths--one that involves the arcan and the demon realm--she knows that both worlds may be at risk unless she finds out who's behind it all.

She's in a race against the clock and in a battle for her life that just may take her to hell and back.

Continuing on with reading series I have not touched in over a year, more likely 2, I ventured onto Sins of the Demon by Diana Rowland! A series I've had great fun with, what's could be more entertaining than a homicide detective who can summon demons? And is a powerful summoner at that AND has a semi-relationship with one of the more powerful lords? So yes, it's very exciting and entertaining!

Kara and Eilahn are hard at work trying to put up protections around Kara spends the most of her time, like home and work. They are doing this since someone is trying to summon Kara to the demon realm, and while working on the protections at her police station, they are interrupted by another police officer and come up with a far-fetched plan of trying to find their missing cat. Little do they know, that the officer ends up finding said cat a few days later!

The plot takes off though when Kara is called to the scene of a murder site. And not only did she know the first victim--a man from her past that she thought she would never see again--she also knows the witness who found the body. This time, he's an old boyfriend. It could just be concidence that this victim was someone who hurt Kara, but it's not til someone else from Kara's past is killed--in the same way--and who had hurt her back then too, that she begins to think there's a pattern.

The mystery element in this one was very good! To be honest I didn't really peg the bad guy down, although I was learly of one character and my suspicions turned out to be correct! Yay me! It always seems like the bad guys Kara has to chase down have some connection to the arcane and the powers that she herself uses. Ironic, I guess, but then again, we are in Louisiana and from what little I know they are known for things like Voodoo, so why not add demons to that too?

I was a little disappointed that Rhyzkahl didn't have a lot of page time. Really next to nothing except for summon appearace. I would've though Kara would spend a tad bit more time with him since they have a friends-with-benefits relationship going on. Hopefully he pops up more in the next book.

The romance is always a little confusing to me in this series. Kara and Rhyzkahl aren't necessarily a couple, and I suppose their relationship could be more of a physical one. But there's definitely attratction between Kara and Ryan! I'm all for Ryan and have been for awhile, even knowing his little secret. The secret that Ryan himself doesn't even know! Although for the most part, Kara and Ryan still just have a friendship thing going on, but there were a few close calls in this one!

Since I cannot remember much of the last book, I can't recall how much the reader is suppose to know about Ryan prior to this book. Although I feel it safe to say that we know he is a demon, or was one. Ryan no longer has that memory of himself and has been installed with a human life and memories. His friend and FBI partner Zack is also a demon, although he retained his memories of all that. Kara does the occasional digging into who Ryan is and comes up with a startling answer. One that may or may not be true, although I am betting on the former.

Sins of the Demon was a fabulous read overall! I truly enjoy the amount of police work Linda incorporates into the stories. Being a former cop and detective must have come in handy for this series! She balances it extremely well with the lore of demon summoning and all that it pertains! Kara makes for one helluva heroine who is not really the standard Urban Fantasy type, as she is described as being average in appearance and she's not really equipped with ass kicking skills, but she is learning with her friend and demon bodyguard, Eilahn!!

There were quite a few shocking revelations that happened at the end, think it's pretty standard that the most shocking ones are saved for last! It resulted in a helluva cliffhanger! Luckily, I have the next book ready and waiting to go! Can't wait to see how Kara can get out of this picklely--is that a word?--situation! The Kara Gillain series is fantastic one that I highly recommend for those looking for something paranormal outside the vampire/werewolf genre!

Overall rating 5/5 stars


  1. I will skip ur review for now. I haven't read this series yet. But soon! Hopefully by the end of the year! Always year such good things about it! :)

  2. *sigh* I do need to get to this series. I've heard amazing things about it. :) Thank you.


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