Between the Bleeding Willows Review

Between the Bleeding Willows (Book 1 of the Demon Hunter series)


At eighteen years old, Cassidy has suffered more loss than most…

At the end of her senior year, her boyfriend, Jace Peters, was killed in a car accident, and her grandmother died only weeks later of a heart attack. Emotionally lost, Cassidy desperately searches for an heirloom her boyfriend was wearing in the crash—her mother’s gold ring. But during her search, Cassidy discovers more than her ring.

She finds a gate to the Demon Realm….

A battle is brewing, and Killian—head of the Demon hunters—preps his Clan for the approaching conflict. They’ve been working to secure the gate between his realm and the mortal world. But it’s been nearly impossible since Rya—a voracious demon on a quest to expand her power—devoured the soul of his Clan’s necromancer. Now Rya is possessed with the necromancer’s powers and she may break through the gate at any moment.

Apparently Rya isn’t the only one Killian has to worry about…

When Cassidy accidentally crosses into the Demon Realm, Killian can’t understand how a human girl survived the transition. Now he has to find a way to return her to her own world, or risk her being caught in the crossfire, which is a complication he definitely doesn’t need.

Once back in the Human Realm, Cassidy readies herself for battle. She signs up for Krav Maga classes, where she meets Tyler Romaitis—a handsome, tenacious, humble guy. He seems almost perfect, but nothing is ever that easy.

And as the balance between good and evil shifts, Cassidy finds herself—and her ring—at the heart of the conflict for the survival of mankind.

My Thoughts

First off I just wanted to say thank you to D.A. Roach for sending me this amazing book for review! Also the cover is so gorgeous!!!

Ok guys, this book was soooo good. I could of read it on one sitting because it did draw me in and didn’t want to let go. If you like stories about demons and angels, magic, different realms, heartbreak and awesome protagonists. Please pick this book up, immediately.

I have always loved Willow trees and dream that one day I will live by a lake and it will be surrounded by them. They have always brought me peace but now I will be checking them for blood hoping to pass through the Gate into this world they called the Demon Realm.

All of the characters in this book are awesome and well written. D.A. Roach has a great way to her writing that makes it very easy to follow and of course hook you. The magic system is great also. They use Angel blood mixed in with tattoo ink so they can pass through the gate unharmed. How cool is that?

Cassidy seems like an ordinary teen but  her life is turned upside down with the death of two loved ones. Throughout the book she becomes more brave and finds where she truly belongs. Killian is my second favorite character. He is the head demon hunter and in charge of the whole Clan. He is strong and unwavering in his devotion to his people but when Cassidy enters his life he finds himself a little torn for his feelings towards her.

There are some awesome fight scenes and cool magic use in this book. Action packed and gripping…I couldn’t put it down (except for you know life gets in the way.) If you are looking for something that will keep you engaged and on the edge of you seat, then you have found that book!!


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About the Author

D.A. Roach has been telling stories since she was a young girl in the suburbs of Chicago. In college she met the man of her dreams, her happily ever after, and married him 2 weeks after graduating. They have 3 kids together and a pet cockatiel named Gimli. D.A. did not find a love for books until after college. Her parents were immigrants from Lithuania and found tv and radio easier ways to hear stories so they did not do much reading or encourage it. But once she finished college and D.A. had free time, she discovered how amazing it was to get lost in a story.

D.A. is a full time mom and wife. When she is not doing domestic things (laundry, bills, etc) she is writing, reading, creating mixed media art, and helping beautify her kids’ school landscape. Oh, and she is ALWAYS listening to music. Her favorite authors include Rebecca Donovan, Richelle Mead, Larissa Ione, Stephanie Meyer, E.L. James, and Sylvia Day. Reading great works from authors like these has motivated D.A. to write her own stories. She hopes to make positive changes in the world with her art and writing.

“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”

― George Bernard Shaw

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