Touched by Fire by Kel Carpenter – A Book Review

Posted November 9, 2020 by Booksandblurbs in Reviews, Urban Fantasy / 1 Comment

Touched By Fire (Magic Wars: Demons of New Chicago - Book 1) by Kel Carpenter - A Book Review #BookReview #UrbanFantasy #KindleUnlimited #KU #WellDone

As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

Touched by Fire

(Magic Wars: Demons of New Chicago – Book 1)

by Kel Carpenter
My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

Urban Fantasy
Available on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited

Down & Dirty

The world has fallen and those left behind are picking up the pieces in a landscape filled with magic… and secrets. Fast, brutal and well done. Free on Kindle Unlimited.

What is it about?

(Blurb from GoodReads)

For a decade, I’ve hated the supernaturals who owned my world.

I hunted them.
I killed them.

And now, in the most grand twist of fate—I am bonded to one of them.

Oh, the irony.

Being a supernatural bounty hunter isn’t exactly a popular job. But after the magic wars, there aren’t many things a human can do that will put food on the table.

Thankfully anything my right hook can’t handle, my guns can.

Or so I thought.

When a demon summoning runs awry, the being that comes into this world changes everything.

I’m not sure if he’s truly a demon or a god, but one thing I do know is that he’s after me. I’d like to see him try.

I’ve got a promise to fulfill, and I’m not backing down.

The only way out of this is his death or mine, and I’ll do anything to survive.

Even if that means making a deal with the devil.

My Thoughts on Touched By Fire

I love finding new characters to cheer for, especially if they are flawed yet determined. Enter Piper, a Bounty Hunter scrounging the dregs of New Chicago for her marks all the while attempting to right the mistakes of her past – with a mean right hook and a deadly aim targeted on the Supernaturals that haunt her world.

When the opportunity arises to finally get some answers, or possibly help in her decade long quest, she jumps at the chance… and falls into an even bigger mess that leaves her at the center of not one, but TWO demons attention, along with a hefty price tag on her own head. It’s brutal, delicious and just the beginning of this promising new series. Oh, and let’s not forget Nathalie… there’s no way you can’t help but love her.


First Person, Multiple POV

Ending Type:




Romantic Dynamic:

M/F or MFM… not sure yet.

Character Age Range:


My Final Verdict on Touched By Fire

An action packed Urban Fantasy with potential to become something great if the series continues on like this. Complex characters, intriguing world building and a mystery that lurks in the background – and it’s free on Kindle Unlimited.

Touched By Fire

Published October 1st, 2020
334 Pages

If you enjoyed this review of Touched By Fire, please consider checking out a few of my other articles.


Your Turn

What are your reading today? Have your read this book yet? What other books by Kel Carpenter have you enjoyed? Leave a comment, I would love to talk!


Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

One response to “Touched by Fire by Kel Carpenter – A Book Review

Leave a Reply