My “Month of Courage” posts are nearing an end. Highland Courage will be released on Monday and tomorrow I will give you a peek at the first chapter.
However, there is another absolutely incredible book being released on Monday by Champagne Books, Dark Hope, an urban fantasy written by H.D. Smith.
Although I read a variety of genres, I haven’t read much urban fantasy. I had the opportunity to read and advance copy of Dark Hope and it is honestly one of the best books I have read in years. I will publish my full review next week, but I strongly urge you to pick up a copy on Monday.
H.D. Smith grew up in Central, SC, but has lived in Florida since 1997. She currently lives and works in Celebration, Florida, writing software by day, and Urban Fantasy at night. I met H.D. at a Florida Writer’s association conference last October
In the Urban Fantasy genre, there are many fierce heroines that must fight for their lives. They must overcome great obstacles and have courage to do what must be done. Claire is one of these characters. She’s feisty with the courage to risk it all to save her soul.
Loving a demon isn’t the end of the world—losing him is.
Claire, the Devil’s assistant, knows very little about the world she was dropped into five years ago, when she inherited her mother’s unpaid debt to the Demon King. She certainly didn’t expect to be a contender for the Fallen Queen’s throne, a target for the Druid King’s mafia, or a suspect in the murder of Junior, the Devil’s oldest hell spawn.
In a last ditch effort to save her life and get out of her deal with the Devil, she sets out to solve Junior’s murder only to be taken prisoner by the four most dangerous immortal hell spawn alive.
Not to be out done, the Pagan Queen Mab, claims Claire for entering her realm uninvited. She has an old debt to settle with her brother the Devil. Taking Claire from him after losing her years ago is just icing on the cake.
Will Claire win her freedom, and save herself from the Devil? Or be trapped by Mab forever?