Piper Griffiths wants one thing in life: To become a Consul, a keeper of the peace between humans and daemons. There are three obstacles in her way.The first is Lyre. Incubus. Hotter than hell and with a wicked streak to match. His greatest mission in life is to get Piper into bed and otherwise annoy the crap out of her. The second is Ash. Draconian. Powerful. Dangerous. He knows too much and reveals nothing. Also, disturbingly attractive — and scary. Did she mention scary?

The third is the Sahar Stone. Top secret magical weapon of mass destruction. Previously hidden in her Consulate until thieves broke in, went on a murder spree, and disappeared with the weapon.

And they left Piper to take the fall for their crimes.

Now she’s on the run, her dreams of becoming a Consul shattered and every daemon in the city gunning to kill her. She’s dead on her own, but there’s no one she can trust — no one except two entirely untrustworthy daemons … See problems one and two.





4,5 buddy read stars

This was a buddy read with Raven @dreamyaddiction and Jen @starcrossedbookblog. We had all read the Red Winter series by Annette Marie and had such a blast that when one proposed this new series to read along, we all jumped into it!

Once again Annette Marie’s magic worked! I simply did not want to stop reading even when I knew I had buddies to read with me LOL.

This story is fast paced, never a dull moment and holds all the ingredients that I love to gobble it up:

  • A magical world filled with Daemons and Haemons (half humans half demons) and humans (at the bottom of the food chain);
  • A courageous heroine without magic who had to compensate learning tons of fighting techniques. But the rule is pacify and negotiate first, fight if all else fails. And it fails often!
  • Two very hot dameons: one gorgeous Incubi Lyre and a mysterious and very, very powerful Draconian: Ash;
  • A hunt to find “who did it” as in “who tried to steal the Sahar” to clean Pipper’s honor and avoid that she lands in prison with her two daemon friends;
  • Hidden agenda and betrayals. With questions still unsolved at the end of book one (What did “he” have on Ash???);
  • Lots of sexiness and hawt moments! I too would spring on some daemon and hold like a leech, sniffing skin and hair and …all hot and bothered! Damn pheromone and daemon magic!
  • A fighting ring! I looooooove fighting rings in books! That’s bestial and reminds me of gladiators but I don’t care, it works every single time!
  • Many heroics and saving lives involved


Onto the sequel now!!!


Have you read this series? Or any series by Annette marie?


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  1. I’m so glad we’re buddy reading another one of her series. Her writing is so addictive and I love how much the characters feel real to me. I LOVED the fighting ring too….I think that was my favorite part…well the end of it lol!

  2. I didn’t like this series as much as Annette Maries Red Winter or Guild Codex but Ash is awesome!

    She’s doing another series in this world (featuring Ash, Piper, Lyre and Cleo – who is in the prequel Spell Weaver series) next year! It’s called Blackfire and I must say I’m super excited to see them all 5 years in the future and more grown up! 😉

  3. This book sounds AMAZING here. Glad you loved it so much. I always love finding those epic reads and oh boy you had me at ‘fighting ring’, I love those in books too.

    Great review

  4. This was my first book by this author, and so far the only one I have read, but it’s not its fault! I really enjoyed this one, for all the good reasons you listed above, and I have all the intentions to continue this series!!

  5. I haven’t read anything by this author but your review made me want to and, thanks to the person who commented above me, have managed to find it for 99p on Amazon!