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Monday, January 22, 2018

Book Review: Rise (Spelldrift: Coven of Fire Book 1) by Sierra Cross + giveaway

Rise (Spelldrift: Coven of Fire Book 1)
by Sierra Cross
June 15th 2017
Genres: New Adult, Urban Fantasy
Pages: 284
I closed the door on magic long ago...the day it made me an orphan.

Ten years ago, the Coven of Fire sacrificed their lives--my mother among them--to hold off an overwhelming demonic force. Now it's back.

As a poorly-paid bartender, how can any of this be my problem? But Callie, another orphan of that battle, swears I'm the key to reviving the coven. And there's an incredibly sexy guardian stranded on my couch who's promising to help me stop the demons and keep the veil between the realms standing.

One problem: I've never been able to use magic. Our local bad boy warlock assures me I have the talent, but even if I did, we don't have enough witches to complete a coven. The only way to survive is to pull together this pack of magicborn misfits, who have more secrets than spells, into a makeshift coven.

Can we--three untrained witches, a sarcastic warlock, and an overly intense guardian--take back the city...before the Demongate falls and the forces that killed my mother destroy us too?

Alix was born from a powerful witch bloodline but did not follow in the footsteps of her mother. Alix’s family along with many others were killed ten years ago in a bus crash leaving her to be raised by her Aunt Jenn. Only now is Alix learning that it wasn’t a bus crash but a demon attack. Matt, a guardian, was thrown into another realm by one of the witches in the fight, saving his life and trapping him there unchanged until a witch could set him free. He used this time to watch over Alix and train her in martial arts. 

Out of the blue, Callie shows up after ten years and wants to revive the coven. No one will believe Alix that she has no magic, not Callie, Matt or Asher, a warlock she met while bartending. Alix realized that her life was going nowhere as a bartender and decided it was time to grow up.

For me, one thing that makes a great book is the author’s ability to paint a clear picture of each character and Cross did a magnificent job of that. I had cast each one of them as if it the book was a movie and chose who I was rooting for. Rise is the first book of the Spelldrift: Coven of Fire series which will have a total of five books. As the story continues I hope we get a more in-depth look at some of the other characters which will only increase the enjoyment of the stories.

Be sure to check back often. Denise reviews books 2-4 too!
Review: Rise (Spelldrift: Coven of Fire Book 1)

Getting 5 sheep

Denise B

About the Author:
Spells and skyscrapers. Warriors and warlocks. Coven secrets and forbidden romances. Sierra Cross lives for urban fantasy, for modern magic and the bold supernatural beings who stalk our contemporary world. Her Spelldrift universe stars kickass witches and their heroic guardians, as well as vampires, shifters, mages, Fidei, and the dark demonic forces that threaten them all.


Tour-wide giveaway (INTL)

$50 Amazon gift card + a set of paperbacks of books 1-4 in the Coven of Fire series

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  1. I enjoyed getting to know your book; congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win :)

  2. Thanks so much for the review and giveaway as well.

  3. The books sounds wonderful and thank you for the review adding them to my TBR list.

  4. I really like the cover! Sounds like a good read!

  5. Great review, Sharon! I also find character building so important! This one sounds well written and entertaining overall!

    1. Denise B reviewed this... she loved all four book out in the series so far. Keep an eye out for the review of those coming soon.

    2. Thanks for this opportunity!

  6. sounds fabulous! Thanks for sharing :)

  7. Thanks for this opportunity!

  8. I would like to give thanks for all your really great writings, including Rise (Spelldrift: Coven of Fire Book 1). I wish the best in keeping up the good work in the future.