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surely supernatural: house of ash & brimstone by megan starks

full disclosure: i am megan stark's literary agent, and i love, love this story. so i'm totally biased, but you guys, this of ash & brimstone was a manuscript i picked up and then couldn't put down until i finished reading it.

the action starts right away and the first thing i remember thinking was i love the buffy-esque vibes. gisele is a kickass half-demon bounty hunter who has no idea that her latest bounty is setting her on a collision course with the past that she can't remember and the family that she's better off not reacquainting herself with.

when she saves a minotaur from imprisonment, she gains a bodyguard/partner she can trust in beast. something she relishes given that her day job has saddled her with a partner she doesn't trust at all, the mysterious shade who keeps popping up where he shouldn't. but as the past unravels itself into gigi's present, the pull she feels toward shade begins to make sense.

but as deals with the devil come due, gigi and shade must venture into the circles of hell in order to free themselves from a future that has already been prescribed by evil intentions. action-packed and full of will-they-won't-they tension, this is the kind of story that leaves you with a massive hangover and aching for more. and there will be more coming, which is amazing.

from the get-go what drew me to this book was the relationship between gigi and shade. i love beast, he's got so much insight, and no one pays attention to it. but mainly, the angry banter and all the feelings that build between the two leads is what had me scheduling a call with megan. i love, love this story and i'm so thrilled it's finally out in the wild.

**house of ash & brimstone will publish on october 22, 2019. i received an advance copy courtesy of netgalley/city owl press in exchange for my honest review. 


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