A Devil in the Details: A Jesse James Dawson Novel

  • Title: A Devil in the Details: A Jesse James Dawson Novel
  • Author: K.A. Stewart
  • ISBN: 9781101188521
  • Page: 402
  • Format: ebook
  • A Devil in the Details A Jesse James Dawson Novel View our feature on K A Stewarts s A Devil in the Details When it comes to demons always read the find print Jesse James Dawson was an ordinary guy well an ordinary guy with a black belt in karate u
    View our feature on K.A Stewarts s A Devil in the Details When it comes to demons, always read the find print.Jesse 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 fView our feature on K.A Stewarts s A Devil in the Details When it comes to demons, always read the find print.Jesse 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 death.Jesse lived to free his brother and became part of a loose organization of Champions who put their own souls on 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

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    1. 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 [...]

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    2. 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 more, 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 [...]

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    3. Let's check them off, shall we?No brooding mysterious supernatural drop-dead gorgeous Alpha Males. No lead character suddenly becoming more and more powerful 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, [...]

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    4. rantingdragon/a-devil-The 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 memb [...]

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    5. Wry urban fantasy is not my normal fantasy subgenre, but I'm not ashamed to admit that I thoroughly enjoyed readingA Devil in the Detailsby 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.

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    6. Well 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 but more often 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" Je [...]

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    7. 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 [...]

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    8. 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 [...]

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    9. 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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    10. In her debut novel K.A. Stewart bring us into the world of Demon contracts for a Human's Soul and the Champions of the world who fight to get them back. Enter an ultimate battle of Good vs Evil.Jesse James Dawson is a Champion, he helps those individuals who have sold their souls to a demon, for a wish. However, there is always a cost to save another person's soul. A battle to the death, with a set of rules of course. Each time Jesse fights a demon his own soul is on the line, and he has everyth [...]

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    11. The humor in etched into the little preview and the start of the book was a nice hook to snag my interest. All in all, I really like the characters that make up the story but the lack of applicable knowledge about 'samurai' philosophies, fighting, armor and weapons was a total turn off. These elements are the core pieces that make up more than a third of this book and that made the reading a bit painful at times. Not a lot happens in A Devil in the Details. You get a good look at Jesse James Daw [...]

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    12. Every once in awhile a story comes along that has a male lead character that changes your prospective of the Fantasy genre and into trying something new for a change. This, to me, is that story. I still prefer female leads, but this story is so very unique, that it surprised me how well I liked it, and will definitely look forward to the next release, A Shot In The Dark, once it is released in July 2011.Our lead character is named Jesse James Dawson. Yes, Jesse James. His father had a thing for [...]

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    13. Sometimes when you add books to your TBR list you aren't really sure about them, but they look interesting so you figure why not add them. Then days, weeks, or even months go by and you see a title and you wonder why you added it, but then you are at the bookstore or library and you see it there so you grab it, not really expecting much. That is what happened with me and this book. As I started to read it I even thought it would be one that I wouldn't be able to finish, but soon after the second [...]

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    14. I liked this one a lot. It felt like a very well-established world that we were just invited into, it just had a different tone than a lot of urban fantasy books. Part of that is because it was set in the real world, in Kansas City, Missouri, the Show Me State. It also came from the author's choices in establishing Jesse as a somewhat more mature man, not a young kid just starting out. He's around thirty, married and madly in love with his wife, Mira, a powerful magic user as well, and they have [...]

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    15. This book had the potential to be something really great and I was a little frustrated that it didn't fully deliver on it's promise. It was still a decent and well written read though.Jesse is one of a dwindling group of warriors that can be hired to fight demons to save the soul of the client from being taken. So if you do a deal with a demon and change your mind, Jesse can fight the demon in your place and hopefully win your soul back. Jesse is a good hero because he is flawed, funny, and for [...]

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    16. 2.5 stars. Nice action, intriguing story - but some things just didn't click for me. The fact that Jesse didn't know Esteban despite having attended Miguel's wedding. The fact that Jesse was all about honor and the rules - but God forbid, if Axel the Demon insisted on adhering to them; it proved that Jesse wasn't honorable, but a simple hypocrite. The way he kept repeating that Mira would kill him. The fact that he kept moaning and whining about how bad his life style was for his family - either [...]

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    17. It's refreshing to see a hero who is an unashamedly noble man. Jesse follows bushido, has a wife and a daughter, no dark tragic history, no half demon heritage, no nuthin awful. He's not a Gary Stu or a paladin by any means, just a good imperfect guy who is trying to do the right thing.Sometimes I feel as though the author is trying a little too hard to be funny, and perhaps because of the hero's nobility there isn't as much emotional or moral complexity as there might be in some UF, but these t [...]

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    18. Ever since his brother got himself in trouble making a bargain with a demon and Jesse had to wager his own soul in a deadly duel with the demon in question to get him out of it, he's been working as a champion: Putting his soul on the line, over and over, to help others who have foolishly entered into bargains with demons. There are only a couple of handfuls of champions operating all over the world, keeping in touch through a loose organization aided by the marvels of the internet - and now sev [...]

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    19. I found myself enjoying this very much. It starts off with action, lulls in a few spots, but has enough action to keep me satisfied.I am 100% in love with Jesse James Dawson. He is a different type of hero than what I am used to reading in UF and PNR in that he already has a family, so there's not that true romance element there, but it's obvious he loves his family and adores his wife. Also, he's 100% human and doesn't seem to have any special abilities whatsoever. He can fight, obviously, but [...]

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    20. I'll start of by saying I rather enjoyed reading this book, the concept for the story is very good and I liked the way the characters interacted. Now, the bad part, my rating figures more along the angle that while a fantasy novel the main character is just too out there for my liking I can't picture him as someone believable. We have an early 30 something, teenage thug turned philosophical American Samurai wannabe, who has his own Japanese meditation garden, and wields Katana's made by one of h [...]

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    21. Hey, this was a promising start to a new series! The main character is Jesse, a martial artist who is a "Champion", one of a few people who fights demons of behalf of individuals who regret the loss of their soul after they've sold it to the devil. He discovered this world previously after his brother comes to him for help, having sold his own soul to save his child.Pretty strong action story about Jesse's latest client and the mysterious disappearance and probable death of two other Champions, [...]

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    22. This book has a lot of promise to it. It features a smart-ass white knight who fights to help those around him, even if they don't necessarily deserve - I kept thinking back to early Harry Dresden while reading this. Jesse was a young punk who turned his life around when he got involved in martial arts. Now he tries to follow the way of the Samurai and fights to help people break contracts they've made with demons.I really wanted to like this story, but despite the good protagonist and interesti [...]

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    23. I really enjoyed this book. It was light, refreshing and entertaining (for once the main protagonist is actually married and has a daughter and the interaction between the family members was very nice to read). I've already read all four books in the series and I'm looking forward to the next one. The main protagonist is very likable character. I'd say he is a cross between Harry Dresden from Jim Butcher's series and Niko from Cal Leandros series by Rob Thruman (not a copy of course but in many [...]

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    24. Jesse is a blade for hire if the person hiring is sincere that he/she made a highly stupid mistake by selling their soul to a demon to acquire something they desire. Jesse's job is to fight it out with the demon to get said soul returned. He also has a job at a funky clothing shop that has a loose enough schedule for Jesse to train and fight as needed. I love Jesse's wife and daughter. They both put up with a lot with the secrecy and Jesse's missions with alacrity and hugs. Mira is a witch and o [...]

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    25. This was a quick read for me which had been on my backburner for a really long time.Keeping this review short, what I liked was the author's style of not taking a dashing young protagonist and instead going with a middle aged committed father who is still trying to make sense of the world around him.There is a lot of action and intrigue with really interesting characters (read: Axel). The author has kept world building to a minimum here which I felt was deliberate.Really looking forward to read [...]

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    26. This was a great, fun book! Loved the main character - he's like a cross between Clive Cussler's Dirk Pitt and the boys from Supernatural, with a side of Samurai thrown in. :)There were a couple nit-picky things for me in terms of pacing, but it's an entertainng read all around. Great characters! I'm really excited for the second book in the series, because the first one leaves you with the impression that you've only seen the tip of the iceberg. Can't wait to pick it up!Write Me A World

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    27. This book is like a good first installment in a movie franchise. Good prose, engaging main character, lots of humor, and quite a fun read.But you just KNOW the next one will be better, MUCH better. Don't let this discourage you, though. Sit down with Jesse and have a bit of fun.Frankly, I'm quite eager to start the next volume "A Shot in the Dark".

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    28. I haven't finished this book, so really can't review it but it's been hanging around on my kindle for a really long time. I tried to get into it a few times but guess I just can't connect with the characters. I really wanted to like it it sounds like it will be good, but I cant get interested :(

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    29. Loved loved loved the whole concept of your totally ordinary Samurai. Especially that first chapter had everything I'd expect a great opening to have. Oh, and I love Axel :) So can't wait for the next book :D

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    30. Excellent read!I loved this story! It was refreshing to read a new take on an urban fantasy protagonist. Demon slayer and family man. What does he do between demon slayings? Grocery shopping? Spouses and kids? Plenty of books seem to gloss over those kinds of things. I loved this. Top ten definitely.

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