Friday, January 26, 2018

Rise Blog Tour

Sierra Cross
(Coven of Fire, #1)
Publication date: June 15th 2017
Genres: New Adult, Urban Fantasy
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?

MY THOUGHTS:   I'm pretty much a sucker for anything with witches and even though I read this several weeks ago, I'm still quite anxious for the next in the series.  Cross managed to develop the characters into people I really care about in such a short time and for me, I'm very much a character-driven reader.  Add in some snark, and it was almost a guarantee that I would love this book.

Alix has sworn off witchcraft after her parents died 10 years ago.  Yet she must grasp her powers and partner with others in order to keep the demongate from falling.  Although at times I knew where this book was headed, it was still an enjoyable, quick-paced adventure.  The book was somewhat on the shorter side, but since there are 4 more headed our way in this series,  there's still a lot left to look forward to.


Author Bio:
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.



  1. I'm also a bit of a sucker for stories with witches - hope the series keeps on as strong as the start promises.
    Lynn :D

    1. I know, me too. Say witch and I'm all over it.

  2. This sounds like a fun book to read in between some of the heavy stuff.

    1. It was and every once in a while we need that huh?

  3. It shows how much you enjoyed this one when you're still excited about it after several weeks. I enjoy a good urban fantasy too.

    1. Me too. I hope to read more urban fantasy this year.

  4. I do love a good witch story. This one sounds like a really great read, Barb. Glad you enjoyed it.