Fighting Spirit - Dark Urban Rising Book 1

A father in Hell, a dead lover, and a demon gangster on her tail. Today is the best day of Tazia’s life.

Anastasia Savoy’s had a hell of a time. Literally. She’s been stuck underground since the end of the last Demon War. One hundred years holed up in her father’s miserable company, only permitted to run a few guns, take a few contracts, and collect the blood money. She’s been a model daughter. But now she’s free. Well almost.

With the world brought to the brink of perdition, all Tazia wants to do is pick up her cash and get outta Dodge. Then a psycho angel interrupts her plans and instead of a life of tequila on the beach, she’s forced into an alliance to save the demon who was her jailer. It sickens her. But if Tazia refuses, not only will she die, she’ll put those she loves at risk too…

Tazia is a smart-mouthed anti-heroine who attracts trouble like a magnet, and gives it back—in spades. Fighting Spirit is her first adventure in the Dark Urban Rising trilogy. It is a supernatural thriller set on the streets of modern-day Turin, London, and Detroit. It treads lightly in the darkness, with not a small amount of blood and gritty humor.

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What are readers saying about Fighting Spirit?

Scratching in the Dirt [Fighting Spirit] managed to surprise me a couple of times, had me reaching for the tissues *sniff*, recoiling in horror at the brutality and chuckling out loud. Throughout this book, I found myself desperate to find out what would happen next, staying up late to finish just one more chapter, in other words I was gripped!
An unexpected gem of a hook! I got this first of a series free through Bookbub or something like that. Anyway, as from prior experience, I didn't expect much. I was so pleasantly surprised! Anastasia is a half-vamp assassin with a soul on lockdown in the middle of a dystopian world overrun by demons. She's only just gotten free of her cruel demon father to find out she has to rescue him in his afterlife. Not only that, but she's on the run from her unkillable ex-lover Soren, who comes after her like the terminator. Or does he? The story is complex and twisty, with a rather shocking ending. Can't wait to read the next in the series!
Amazing! This has to be one of the best books in this type ... the plot is tight, I found myself caring for the characters ... Tazia is a character with a past, which makes you both love her and hate her ... The thrills keep on coming, the action is palpable and the explosions are loud! ...
Excellent dystopian fantasy!
Okay. This first book in the series sets up a world order of humans, magic, demons of all kinds, vampires, and fallen angel. There are no good guys. So we follow along while half and half Tazia does her life and her business which could take her life. Family situation is confusing and she is determined to do right, first for her Father( a definite bad guy who wants to sit at Satan's side, then her friend Billy, then a well liked demon/ job, and last her pretend lover and business partner until they are not. She has so many difficulties, decisions, and her goals just might be changing(coming of age?). The action adventure and danger once started continue until I was quite engaged at the end. And the story goes on.....
Take that, demons! It takes a lot of skill to take a tired concept ... and craft a story that's truly enjoyable. I might have said it was impossible to do so, until I read Scratching in the Dirt [Fighting Spirit]. There was just something about this book that pulled me and kept me turning the pages. I really dug Tazia's whole character, BAMF to the max ...
Hiya, got hooked by book1 so just amazoned myself and bought the others. Book 1 rocked.
Fresh take on a ... predictable genre. Well written action, three dimensional characters and a flawed heroine equals a book that was devoured rather quickly...
Mrs C Cooke
Rollicking good fun!
If you loved Dark Urban Rising, try  
Skye Quest
 , it's set in the same world!
If you loved Dark Urban Rising, try  
Skye Quest
 it's set in the same world!

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