"strong, hard and edgy paranormal series"

Nearly thirteen years ago, Jack Winter lay dying in a graveyard. He wasn't ready to die and made a deal so he could stay alive. His traded his soul for thirteen more years but now the demon is back and wants to collect his payment. Jack still isn't ready to die and now he has something to live for. Pete Caldecott is the reason he is clean and alive. Because of her he is going to fight back and find a way to break the deal.

Pete has no idea about Jack's deal but she knows something is going on. Trying to find work and keep things running smoothly isn't working. She wants Jack but until he can finally be truthful with her, she is going to keep her distance. Black things are all around them while they work and if Jack doesn't fight back hard enough they may both lose their lives.

This is the second Black London novel and I love how British it is. So many of the Paranormal genre books are based in the States so it is extremely refreshing to have one based in the UK for once. It is especially nice for me because I am British and can relate to all the little snippets of UK life. A big thumbs up to the author for moving the genre somewhere else for a change.

Scenery aside this series is building up nicely. It reminds me a lot of the Dresden Files but this Black London world is still in construction. Very deep, dark and fast-paced, I am really enjoying the characters and the plots. However I am still struggling a little with the who is who and what is what but I am hoping this will come to me as the series continues. It will be interesting to see how the series will carry on. The end of this book had quite a cliffhanger and I hope we don't have to wait too long to find out what happens next.

All in all this is turning out to be one strong, hard and edgy paranormal series. Cailtlin Kittredege is definitely going to be one of the big names in the genre but I have to admit I prefer her Nocturne City series to the Black London novels at the moment.

Reviewed by Amber Chalmers
Posted July 12, 2010


Thirteen years ago, Jack Winter lay dying in a graveyard. Jack called upon a demon and traded his soul for his life… and now the demon is back to collect its due. But Jack has finally found something to live for. Her name is Pete Caldecott, and because of her, Jack's not going to Hell without a fight.

Pete doesn't know about Jack's bargain, but she does know that something bigger and far more dangerous than Jack's demon is growing in the Black. Old gods are stirring and spirits are rising--and Jack doesn't stand a chance of stopping them without Pete's help.

Genre: Dark Urban Fantasy


Demon Bound
(Black London: Book 2)
by Caitlin Kittredge

St. Martin's Press
December 1, 2009
Available: December 1, 2009
ISBN #0312943636
EAN #9780312943639
352 pages
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Caitlin Kittredge

The Nightmare Garden
Devil's Business
Those Who Fight Monsters: Tales of Occult Detectives
The Iron Thorn
Bone Gods
Shades of Gray
Daemon's Mark
Witch Craft
The Mammoth Book of Vampire Romance 2
Black and White
Street Magic
Second Skin
Pure Blood
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