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Summary

A daemon is offering me the name of my parents’ killer, for a price.

I’ve spent my life hunting the daemon who killed my parents. I swore long ago to do anything necessary, including summoning the deadly creatures to hunt for clues, even knowing I walked a razor’s edge every time. Any one of them might turn on me and kill me, too.

When Azimuth, a sweet-talking daemon with ice-blue eyes and a voice like butter, shows up dangling the knowledge I seek in return for a high-risk job, I feel compelled to accept his offer. Sure, I’m wary of the helpful daemon, but the prize is too tempting to pass up. So what if my pulse races when he touches me or I can’t stop thinking about how his lips will feel on my skin?

I’m embarrassed that I can't seem to keep myself from dwelling on forbidden fantasies starring Azimuth. Remembering that all daemons are my enemy and that nothing’s going to get in my way helps me. Nothing, including my forbidden attraction to an enemy. An enemy I can’t trust. Won’t trust.

But when the not-so-simple job goes sideways, I’m trapped. Bound to the very creature I despise.

Now I need to decide how much of my body, or my heart, I’m willing to risk for vengeance.

This title was previously published as The Daemon Whisperer.

If you like paranormal romance filled with demons, demi-gods, and fae with mysteries; complex world-building; and unique twists, you’ll love the Caught Between Worlds series.

Perfect for fans of BR Kingsolver, Lily Archer, Michael Anderle, Ilona Andrews, C.N. Crawford, Kelly St. Clare, Leia Stone, Jaymin Eve, K. M. Shea, Martha Carr, Willow Winters, Annette Marie, Deborah Wilde, and KF Breene.

©2012 Candice Bundy (P)2021 Candice Bundy

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Paranormal Demon Romance

Smoke and Daemons by Candice Bundy is a paranormal demon romance that I listened to on audio narrated by Marina Barrett and Michael Norman Johnson. This is the first book in the Caught Between Worlds series.

This is the first book of Candice's that I have read and it won't be my last. I was pulled in from the first chapter and couldn't wait to see what was going to happen next. I liked that this book focused more on the daemon hunting and had the relationship between Meri and Azimuth building along the way.

The book ends on a cliffhanger which wasn't a surprise since it is the first book in the series. I can't wait for the next book to be announced.

Marina and Michael did a great job on the narration. They both really know how to bring a story to life. I look forward to listening to more of their work in the future.

I would recommend this book if you like paranormal romances, fantasy romance, or supernatural suspense.


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One to follow

This book left me wanting more. Well written and great characters. The set up is great, great chemistry and promise of a whole new world to explore. Definitely a series to particpate with

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Next, please!

Smoke and Daemons is a cleverly written and fantastic start to the Caught Between Worlds series. The storyline is easy to follow, fast-paced, and exciting, with unexpected twists and turns. It kept me thoroughly engrossed. I enjoyed the creative world-building, diverse supernatural elements, and highly appealing and colourful characters.

Excellent dual narration by Marina Barrett and Michael Norman Johnson. They did an outstanding job portraying the characters and bringing the story to life. Smoke and Daemons was definitely an enjoyable and super entertaining paranormal romance, one I'll recommend.

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Great start

Meri is a summoner of daemons she’s worked alone since she was 15 when her parents were killed .She is approached to do a job and they will tell her the name of the daemon who killed her parents. She takes the job but she isn’t told the consequences and things are going change for Meri/

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I enjoyed this book and this world however I did find it a little confusing to begin with. There’s quite an involved backstory that had a lot of ground work in the beginning. A fantastic performance from both narrators helps this book along the way.
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Story well written and great narration

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Summoners, daemons and skill building.

First off when I looked at the cover for this book, I was fascinated by Mary's tattoos. There's an extremely interesting story behind those, this whole book had me captivated. The storyline was really unique in an edge of your seat intensity, the fighting scenes were seriously extreme. Then there's those steamy moments, Azimuth and Mary had such an incredibly unique connection. I wished I was her, honestly Azimuth is definitely a character I'd fall for in an instant. I loved all of the characters in this, all with there own little quirky personalities. It introduces this as book 1, so I'm hoping there's more to come. The end of this certainly leaves it open for much more, this was a very enjoyable and exciting book. I think it has so much potential to be a unforgettable series, one that will leave you always wanting more. There's so much about this book to love, I've read almost all of Candice Bundy's books. She has an intriguing way of writing, the way she describes everything in every book is almost like seeing it through the eyes of the characters. This is what drew me to her writing, the narrators did a very good job on this, but in my personal opinion. The female nailed Azimuths description of how he'd sound more accurately, still the male narrator brought enough emotion and his own style to the story.

I received a free code from the author, and I am leaving my honest review of this audiobook voluntarily.

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  • Lyanna
  • 13-02-22

What A Romp!

I have to say this book kept me guessing from beginning to end and had more twists than a Celtic knot. The story was unique and innovative with enough spice to keep it enthralling but not overdoing the sex. I enjoyed the narration, although keeping it to one voice may have been better in this case, as the two actors had different accents for the same characters. That is the one small flaw in an otherwise gem of an audiobook. I highly recommend to anyone that enjoys paranormal romances and urban fantasy.

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  • 30-12-21

Paranormal Demon Romance

Smoke and Daemons by Candice Bundy is a paranormal demon romance that I listened to on audio narrated by Marina Barrett and Michael Norman Johnson. This is the first book in the Caught Between Worlds series.

This is the first book of Candice's that I have read and it won't be my last. I was pulled in from the first chapter and couldn't wait to see what was going to happen next. I liked that this book focused more on the daemon hunting and had the relationship between Meri and Azimuth building along the way.

The book ends on a cliffhanger which wasn't a surprise since it is the first book in the series. I can't wait for the next book to be announced.

Marina and Michael did a great job on the narration. They both really know how to bring a story to life. I look forward to listening to more of their work in the future.

I would recommend this book if you like paranormal romances, fantasy romance, or supernatural suspense.


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  • Madeleine East
  • 27-12-21

Need more now!

Candice is a new author to me and I need the next book now! Azimuth and Meri's was fantastic and the plot and characters kept me hooked. Looking forward to more books by Candice.

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  • tburbr
  • 28-04-22

Great Series Starter

This was a great start to a new series. The author did a fantastic job with the story line and character work while the two narrators breathed life into the characters and made this a joy to listen to. I can't wait for more.

I received a copy of this audiobook and I am voluntarily leaving my honest review.

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  • Shannon Skinner
  • 27-04-22

More please!

Paranormal romance has quickly become one of my top-favorite genres! And this book was a great one! My only complaint is that there doesn’t seem to be anymore to this series and I was left wanting more! Meri is a super like-able character and she has some great chemistry with some other characters in the story!

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  • Curly's Ramblings
  • 04-04-22

Interesting

Interesting story with equally noteworthy characters make for an enjoyable and entertaining paranormal audiobook story and listening experience. The narrators (yep 2) did a good job with providing unique voices for each character and used appropriate tone inflections for each scene. I received a free copy of this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Catrina P
  • 20-03-22

Smoke and Daemons

This is an original story that is for a mature audience. A great set up for, hopefully, more books to come!

Candice Bundy did a great job with building her characters and a having a unique storyline. I really enjoyed the tale.

I wasn’t a big fan of how the narration was handled... I would have preferred a single narrator. Each narrator voiced all of the different characters as they alternated chapters. With each switch, it took time for me to adjust, and that definitely affected the flow.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily left this review.

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  • BigT
  • 19-03-22

Very well done

The narrators really do a fantastic job on this story and it is so fun to listen to but has fantastic and fun characters

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  • Pelican Freak
  • 12-03-22

Pretty fun ...

This was a really interesting demon-hunter type of read, with a likable FMC, lots of action and plenty of intrigue.

I like this author’s spin on demons and I like the world. I feel I’ve seen enough that I don’t need to read on into the series, and it was a bit slow-paced for me, but I’d explore more from this author.

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  • trufriends
  • 12-03-22

interesting

interesting story that draws you in with all the twists and turns. This is a new author to me and I will be looking forward to reading more from this author.