A Devil in the Details: A Jesse James Dawson Novel MOBI

A Devil in the Details: A Jesse James Dawson Novel MOBI

A Devil in the Details: A Jesse James Dawson Novel ➥ [Ebook] ➠ A Devil in the Details: A Jesse James Dawson Novel By K.A. Stewart ➯ – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk View our feature on KA Stewarts s A Devil in the Details When it comes to demons, always read the find printJesse James Dawson was an ordinary guy well, an ordinary guy with a black belt in karate unt View our in the Kindle Õ feature on KA Stewarts s A Devil in the Details When it comes to demons, always read the find printJesse James Dawson was an ordinary guy well, an ordinary guy with a black belt in karate until one day he learned his brother had made a bargain with a demon, Jesse discovered there was only one way to save his brother put up his own soul as collateral, and fight the demon to the deathJesse lived to free his brother and became part of a loose organization of Champions who put their own souls on A Devil MOBI :Ú the line to help those who get in over their heads with demons But now experienced Champions are losing battles at a much higher rate than usual Someone has changed the game And if Jesse can t figure out the new rules, his next battle may be his last.


10 thoughts on “A Devil in the Details: A Jesse James Dawson Novel

  1. carol. carol. says:

    Overall, a decent UF read, but not one that hits that reading nerve center with a zing of happiness This is a light, fluffy read, about as far from sinister as it gets There s a house, a wife, a child a day job at a goth shop, and a desperate need to come up with mom s birthday present before Saturday.Here s the problem with me and urban fantasy demons Evil.I believe in it.Most fantasy books can t do it justice I m from Wisconsin and we have had serial killers and senators who have demonstra Overall, a decent UF read, but not one that hits that reading nerve center with a zing of happiness This is a light, fluffy read, about as far from sinister as it gets There s a house, a wife, a child a day job at a goth shop, and a desperate need to come up with mom s birthday present before Saturday.Here s the problem with me and urban fantasy demons Evil.I believe in it.Most fantasy books can t do it justice I m from Wisconsin and we have had serial killers and senators who have demonstrated greater evil than any demon in most books, including this one This is one of those times where I just can t get into a story because I m stuck on the underlying mechanics It s not really Stewart s fault I had the same problem with the demon hunting soccer mom series In A Devil, there s a neighborhood demon that hangs around the protagonist, apparently hoping to offer him a soul snatching deal at a weak moment He animates small animals and leaves them dead when he s departs He plays a mean game of chess When he s particularly vicious, he view spoiler starts fights at a ballpark hide spoiler Sure, his eyes flash red But wait Thankfully, there are other, really scary demons, one that resembles a scorpion, and one that appears like a hellhound Sure, they try and kill the hero They also screw with people s contracts But that s what demons do, and there isn t much that is ominous about that set up Add to the fact that the hero categorizes demons as Snot, Scuttle Shirt and Skin, and it makes for lackluster tension building I m hearing Paul Reubens and Kristy Swanson in the background in the original Buffy Demons should benoir, or else stay away from them There s so much real evil around this almost makes light of it Maybe that s the point To be taken on a tiny parking lot roller coaster, given a couple up and down bumps and then brought back to baseline and go on my merry way I know werewolves, vampires and mermaids aren t real, which is why it is interesting to see how people integrate them into the urban setting They are the modern folklore that speaks to the magic and the mysterious in our lives I don t even mind demons if they are truly hellish, because it gives us a chance to confront evil But this failed to tickle my funny or scary bone located somewhere about C5


  2. Jaki Jaki says:

    Let s check them off, shall we No brooding mysterious supernatural drop dead gorgeous Alpha Males No lead character suddenly becomingandpowerful and gaining every goddamned supernatural superpower under the sun No lead character having every single person of the opposite sex or same,whatever they meet, falling madly and passionately in love lust with them.No love triangle between lead, and a brooding mysterious supernatural drop dead gorgeous yet perhaps slightly evil Alpha Male, Let s check them off, shall we No brooding mysterious supernatural drop dead gorgeous Alpha Males No lead character suddenly becomingandpowerful and gaining every goddamned supernatural superpower under the sun No lead character having every single person of the opposite sex or same,whatever they meet, falling madly and passionately in love lust with them.No love triangle between lead, and a brooding mysterious supernatural drop dead gorgeous yet perhaps slightly evil Alpha Male, and a powerful strong lighter yet still so drop dead gorgeous other Alpha Male With the two Alpha Males being on opposite ends of the supernatural creature scale.No graphic sex scenes.No falling in love lust the second they meet each other,then running circles around each other while the lead tries to deny the obvious lust and instant horniness they experience every time they meet No saving the world and being the only person in the ENTIRE world able to do it No vampires Or werewolves Sparkly or otherwise.See why I gave it 5 stars Yep I m very very close to completely giving up on ANY Urban Fantasy series that has a female lead character I m gravitatingandtowards the ones with male leads, regardless of whether the author is male or female There s Mark del Franco s Connor Grey series Anton Strout s Simon Canderous series Kevin Hearne s Hounded series oh the LOVE I have for Atticus and Oberon And now, to add to my list of series to continue reading and to continue loving is K A Stewart s Jesse James Dawson series I am so very very very tired of female protagonists in Urban Fantasy, who are ALL involved in bloody love triangles usually between a vampire and werewolf, or mage and demon , who ALL have deep dark tortured souls and lives, who ALL fall madly in love or lust with the Alpha Male the second they meet I love and adore my husband, but I can tell you honestly, that I did NOT get short of breath, or nearly faint from the emotions, or was mesmerized by his eyes, or grow instantly wet with horniness and decided I must have him right NOW, when I first met him It took time for all those things to happen laughs , who ALL have intense physical battles and yet seem to shake off the injuries very easily, and who ALL gain in power until they are The Most Powerful and Greatest Kick Ass Heroine in All the Worlds So damn tired So along comes Jesse James Dawson He s one of a group of Champions Those who have sold their souls to demons to gain whatever it is they want in life, come to the Champions, who then battle said demons to have the soul returned Putting up their own soul in return If you re at all intersted in this series, no doubt you ve read other reviews that detail the plot of the story So I m not going to rehash here I want to talk about Jesse He s married He has a kid He ends up in hospital quite regularly due to injuries sustained in the battles He s not rich, so he works part time in a dead end retail job to help pay the bills which are mainly from his hospital stays and doctor bills He worries about money and being able to pay those bills He worries about being able to pay the college bills when his daughter grows up He worries about his wife, who is a witch, and the effect her magic causes on her health and well being He s also snarky as all get out, which is a major plus in my book I LOVE the snarkiness Humour to me, is a MUST in urban fantasy We ve gotta have those pithy one liners Jesse has no magic he relies on the protective wards his wife does, and his sword and strength He s not stronger than the average man, he has no superpowers He s just a normal damn bloke fighting for something he believes in, and to help those who need it He doesn t drive a fancy bitchin motorcycle, he doesn t suddenly becomepowerful or stronger than anyone else, he doesn t save the world He saves people s souls, one at a time


  3. Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books) Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books) says:

    This was a good start to a new to me series Although it does have that standard male UF feel which is not a bad thing , there were a few things that nicely distinguish it from the others that I read and enjoy 1 The lead Jesse James Dawson don t call him JJ is pleasantly angst free I like angst as much as any other reader, and probably , but it s nice when the character doesn t stoop over like a 90 year old from the weight of sorrows on his back I think a huge factor in this is my sec This was a good start to a new to me series Although it does have that standard male UF feel which is not a bad thing , there were a few things that nicely distinguish it from the others that I read and enjoy 1 The lead Jesse James Dawson don t call him JJ is pleasantly angst free I like angst as much as any other reader, and probably , but it s nice when the character doesn t stoop over like a 90 year old from the weight of sorrows on his back I think a huge factor in this is my second point.2 Jesse is a happily married family man It was so refreshing to have a hero who is not a loner who avoids women or just uses them to fulfill his male needs, or both, but is deeply in love with his wife The moments of intimacy and married people exchanges caused many aww moments or smiles as I read It s clear that Jesse doesn t take his wife for granted He respects her as an equal with formidable strengths that balance him out He knows his wife doesn t take crap, and he doesn t shovel any her way At the same time, he is protective of his family in a way that I think a guy should be with his family I loved how much he values his wife and his little girl I have a big soft spot for a hero who is a father or has a fatherly vibe to him, so I dug the scenes in which Jesse plays with takes care of his daughter I can see why Jesse has the empowerment to go out and fight the good fight like he does.3 Jesse is a modern samurai He follows the bushido code Let me make it clear that I am a huge ninja samurai Asian martial arts fangirl Although I lack the discipline for the Way of the Warrior, I had mad respect for Jesse s adherence to this philosophy Although he is not a religious man, he has a code which directs his behavior, instead of drifting through life aimlessly It rounds him out as a character in a solid, but not over the top way instead of this story being about his A determination to get vengeance, B leftover childhood issues, C being a happy go lucky ne er do well that merely stumbles into heroic situations.4 The concept of Jesse working as a champion fighting demons to win back people s bartered souls was very cool I like that there was rules to be followed, and I admit that the demonic aspects were a bit chilling, although not in a macabre, in your face, way It felt very real world and entirely possible A nice foundation for world building in this series.5 The conversational narrative was good Jesse has enough snark to put me in the wise cracking UF male mode that I like, but it s not forced or obvious It was interesting seeing Jesse interact with his co workers at It, a trendy store that I would equate to the real life store Hot Topic They are very much of the new generation, and Jesse is in his thirties and a grown man with grownup responsibilities They call him Old Guy, which I found hilarious It may not seem like a huge age difference, but as a woman in my thirties who has worked with people in their teens and early twenties, it can actually be a fairly large gap at times Long story short, Jesse gets cred as a realistic character who I can buy into for a series I liked spending time in his head and I would come back.Final Thoughts This was a pleasant, relatively quick read I think it s a great start for a new series, and there was enough hooks here to get me coming back forI liked the story, the characters, and the concept The action parts were good and the humor had me laughing and nodding along That makes this a thumbs up book for me Four solid stars, and my recommendation to fans of male lead UF along the lines of Harry Dresden or Atticus O Sullivan In other words, both fun and meaty


  4. WhiskeyintheJar/Kyraryker WhiskeyintheJar/Kyraryker says:

    2.5 stars


  5. Ranting Dragon Ranting Dragon says:

    first installment in a new urban fantasy series from Roc Books, A Devil in the Details is K A Stewart s debut novel Jesse James Dawson is just your average American samurai with a wife and child Well, okay, maybe being a samurai isn t exactly average, but neither is putting your soul on the line to save those who get in trouble with demons And that s what Jesse does as a member of a loose organization of champions an organization whose most experi first installment in a new urban fantasy series from Roc Books, A Devil in the Details is K A Stewart s debut novel Jesse James Dawson is just your average American samurai with a wife and child Well, okay, maybe being a samurai isn t exactly average, but neither is putting your soul on the line to save those who get in trouble with demons And that s what Jesse does as a member of a loose organization of champions an organization whose most experienced members are getting killed off at a higher rate than usual Someone changed the rules, and Jesse has to figure them out if he doesn t want his next battle to be his last Original, yet a tad familiarThe premise of A Devil in the Details is quite original and intriguing Stewart put a lot of thought into the magic systems and demonic order, and it shows The various types of demons are glossed over, shown but not fully explained, leaving much to the reader s imagination while setting firm groundwork for future expansion The order of champions of which Jesse is member is similarly developed, leaving the reader with questions.However, the worldbuilding feels a tad familiar It is original, yes, but it s not a setup which leaps out and just strikes you with its originality This is neither a good thing nor a bad thing it just is As urban fantasies go, this is one of thesubtle in terms of the circumstances, where it is extremely easy for the rest of the world to ignore the supernatural It s a different flavor of urban fantasy, and one I ll continue to read with great interest.A well developed castThe true beauty of the novel lies in the character work For the first novel in a series and a debut novel, no less , there is an obscene amount of character development From Jesse s observations, keen details are acknowledged about those he interacts with Of special import are Jesse s wife and daughter, Mira and Annabelle Much of Jesse s time is spent with his family something of a rarity for an urban fantasy protagonist and it has all of the ups and downs of a real family Jesse s boss in the organization of champions, Ivan, provides much of the comedic relief in conjunction with Jesse s wit.Demonic goodnessMy favorite part of the novel, however, lies not in the world or the characters, but rather in the demonic entities Specifically Jesse s personal demon, Axel Initially coming across as agarden variety demon, Axel takes some serious turns in personality throughout the plot which drives Jesse up the wall However, while being a demon, Axel isn t completely of the I want your soul mindset He attempts to both aid and annoy Jesse, and succeeds with flying colors on the latter It s a beautiful piece of humanity within the demonic system, and I can t wait to see where it leads.Why should you read this book A Devil in the Details isn t the most flamboyant book out there Nor is it the most droll It finds a happy medium and stays there fairly well Exceptionally well, for a debut novel The premise is original but not overwhelming, and the character work is absolutely wonderful All in all, a very good start to Stewart s writing career


  6. Mike (the Paladin) Mike (the Paladin) says:

    Well.to quote Gomer Pyle, surprise, surprise, surprise I stumbled on a pretty good urban fantasy K.A.Stewart is a female writer of whom I was unaware until I saw this book I m pretty much always looking for a good urban fantasy butoften than not what I find is either just not so good or turns out to be PNR , that is ParaNormal Romance.While this book definitely has a romantic edge it s simply part of the story.So, what do we have here This is the beginning of a series concerni Well.to quote Gomer Pyle, surprise, surprise, surprise I stumbled on a pretty good urban fantasy K.A.Stewart is a female writer of whom I was unaware until I saw this book I m pretty much always looking for a good urban fantasy butoften than not what I find is either just not so good or turns out to be PNR , that is ParaNormal Romance.While this book definitely has a romantic edge it s simply part of the story.So, what do we have here This is the beginning of a series concerning Jesse James Dawson his brother is Cole Younger Dawson Seems dad had a thing about outlaws Jesse is one of a loosely organized group of people simply called The Champions See in the book s mythology or world people do occasionally in very bad circumstances make the verypoor decision to, trade away their soul.I know, wow But many of them repentand this means really repent not just decide they d rather not go to hell Maybe they were desperate to save a loved one s life or had some other not so selfish motive and then realize what they d done That s where the Champions come in See they have the penitent call the demon with whom they made the deal Then they put their own sole on the line and fight the demon for both souls.Heck of a way to make a living, huh Puts me in mind of that line from The Outlaw Josey Wales, dying ain t much of a living boy.Of course that s just the back ground of the story things do not run as planned here and that gives us fodder for the novel You get a background of the world s rules here and at least an introduction to The Champions and their lives I m actually being careful not to tell you too much here as I think mostly you ll enjoy the way it s all laid out.Now to the heads up I usually give on books like thissome won t care at all others will be glad to know In battling Demons the subject of God obviously comes up In this fictional universe faith seems to be what works The protagonist is pretty much an agnostic and his wife is a Wiccan and of course has some witchy powers He seems to believe there is a God but isn t religious That seems to be a common motif for many writers now The book isn t hostile to Christians though the characters are a little insulting to a group of Catholic Knights who are among the Champions They are painted as some what distant and overly proud If you ve read the Dresden books he might put you a little in mind Sanya the Knight of the Cross who wonders Jesse here at one point mentions to someone that a cross only works if you believe None of this bothers me I am as I ve mentioned often a Christian but so far as I m concerned this is just a story, and not a bad one as stories go So, if it bothers you that s cool but I don t think it will bother most readers.I started this yesterday as I had something going on that kept me in waiting rooms most of the day I almost finished it and did finish it when I got home After that I ordered the next, so I think I can recommend this one Enjoy


  7. Jon Jon says:

    Wry urban fantasy is not my normal fantasy subgenre, but I m not ashamed to admit that I thoroughly enjoyed reading A Devil in the Details by K.A Stewart I can savor the supernatural angels, demons, witches, clerics but please pass on the paranormal vampires, werewolves, zombies and that s just what Jesse James Dawson did Check out my guest review at FantastyLiterature.com Wry urban fantasy is not my normal fantasy subgenre, but I m not ashamed to admit that I thoroughly enjoyed reading A Devil in the Details by K.A Stewart I can savor the supernatural angels, demons, witches, clerics but please pass on the paranormal vampires, werewolves, zombies and that s just what Jesse James Dawson did Check out my guest review at FantastyLiterature.com


  8. Rhiannon Frater Rhiannon Frater says:

    This is definitely a promising start to a new series and I did enjoy it, but it was too easy to put down I m not sure why it wasn t a page turner for me until the very end got very exciting It just lacked something I can t put my finger on When I finished the book, it felt like I had just read the first part of a much bigger novel I did like that our hero was an ordinary guy except for the whole demon slayer thing and that he had a fairly normal life In fact, his domestic dealings do seem t This is definitely a promising start to a new series and I did enjoy it, but it was too easy to put down I m not sure why it wasn t a page turner for me until the very end got very exciting It just lacked something I can t put my finger on When I finished the book, it felt like I had just read the first part of a much bigger novel I did like that our hero was an ordinary guy except for the whole demon slayer thing and that he had a fairly normal life In fact, his domestic dealings do seem to take up a lot of this book I liked the idea of him having a wife and not chasing some hot thing and a child, but neither one of those characters ever seemed quite real to me I don t feel I know Mira at all Axel, his demon foe friend, feltsolid and intriguing I liked the plot, but it didn t really zing until the end I did love the entire battle with the big bad, but the twist wasn t too surprising.I m definitely on board for book two because I liked the character of Jesse even if he s a bit clueless at times and the premise is really solid


  9. Ron Ron says:

    Not as good as I hoped For the first few chapters, A Devil in the Details was headed for a solid four stars Fresh voice, hip semi stream of consciousness patter, complex plot But soon the cuteness got old Too cute The plot lived up to expectations however.I m not a fan of most popular YA novels This is YA, isn t it First the Harry Potter magicians, then the twilight vampires and werewolves with a few zombies on the side , now demons Angels will assumedly follow Stewart handles the su Not as good as I hoped For the first few chapters, A Devil in the Details was headed for a solid four stars Fresh voice, hip semi stream of consciousness patter, complex plot But soon the cuteness got old Too cute The plot lived up to expectations however.I m not a fan of most popular YA novels This is YA, isn t it First the Harry Potter magicians, then the twilight vampires and werewolves with a few zombies on the side , now demons Angels will assumedly follow Stewart handles the supernatural nature of the antagonists well, though I can t help but think real demons would be much worse Aliens not demons are all about rules Satisfactory conclusion while still propelling the reader toward the next installment


  10. Joseph Joseph says:

    An ok start to the series It reminded me of Jim Butcher s Harry Dresden series, but not as good There just seemed to be something missing so that reading it didn t seem so ho hum, but I m not sure what I ll probably give it another chance when book 2 comes out, but I ll stick to getting it from the library, I don t think I liked it enough that I would want to buy it.


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