Review: Touched by Fire (Demons of New Chicago #1) by Kel Carpenter

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Touched by Fire Book Cover Touched by Fire
Demons of New Chicago #1
Kel Carpenter
Paranormal Romance - Urban Fantasy
Kel Carpenter LLC
October 1, 2020
Kindle Unlimited


I’m hired to stop a demon summoning. The last thing I expect is to end up bonded to one instead.

Being a supernatural bounty hunter isn’t exactly a popular job. But after the magic wars, there aren’t many things a human can do that will put food on the table.

Thankfully anything my right hook can’t handle, my guns can.

Or so I thought.

When a demon summoning runs awry, the being that comes into this world changes everything.

I’m not sure if he’s truly a monster or a god, but one look into his flame filled eyes and I know–Ronan will never let me go.

If he can catch me, that is.

Game on, motherf*cker.

Note: Touched by Fire is a completed enemies-to-lovers urban fantasy romance. You can expect lots of tension, hate kissing, fighting, ‘touch her and I’ll unalive you’ vibes, and a possessive demon love interest. This series is slow-burn but high steam. Reader discretion is advised.

If you can’t get enough of books by Ella Summers, Helen Harper, Ivy Asher, Deborah Wilde, Ilona Andrews, Jeaniene Frost, Shannon Mayor, and Nalini Singh then dive right in to the dangerous depths of New Chicago. Beware of headstrong heroines with snark. These ladies don’t bark. They bite. Get your copy now!


Touched by Fire is book one in the Demons of New Chicago by Kel Carpenter.

I’m pleasantly surprised with this book find. I had a lot fun and didn’t know it would turn out so good. I really enjoyed the world-building. The author gives use just the right amount of information to not bog us down or dump information on use. The characters are entertaining, engaging, and lots of fun. The story is a fast-paced suspenseful Urban Fantasy.

Piper is a kick-ass strong heroine. I enjoyed her sass and personality. She runs herself ragged trying to fix the situation she finds herself in. She’s not had an easy life and its even less easier now; because she had a job to do and well it didn’t go as planed and know the consequences are disastrous.

We meet Nathalie a witch and Piper must learn to trust her. I liked their budding friendship. Piper needs a friend and alley.

Now there is a possible romance, but it’s not a priority for Piper. There could be two possibilities and neither are really a great option for our strong willed heroine. We have her boss who puts a claim on her, but nope that shouldn’t happen. Then we have Ronan, a demon, who is sexy as he is mysterious. It seems the story is going like the fated mates, but theirs questions and surprises. Who knows what will happen in the romance department.

Touched by Fire was a terrific surprise. It’s not a happy Urban Fantasy, but leans more towards the dark; due to our heroine who’s tortured. I enjoyed the fast-paced action and look forward to diving into book two.

Rated: 4 Stars

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I'm an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, animal & book lover. I'm the owner, reviewer & mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy & my favorite shifters are dragons.

10 comments on “Review: Touched by Fire (Demons of New Chicago #1) by Kel Carpenter

  1. Thanks for the recommendation, I want to read it

    • You are welcome. Thank you for visiting and happy reading!

  2. This is going on my list.

    • I’m glad to help add to your TBR ^_^. Thanks for visiting and happy reading!

  3. Great review! I love strong heroine and urban fantasy storylines. Sounds good to me! Going on the TBR list! Thank you!

    • I’m happy to help add to your TBR. This was a great start and I look forward to reading on in the series. Thanks for visiting!

  4. I love the covers and UF is my favorite.
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    • I like the covers too. Thanks for visiting!

  5. Love to read these books

    • Glad you enjoyed. Thank you for visiting!