elisa_rolle (elisa_rolle) wrote,

2016 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention: Devil's Gamble by Tess Barnett (375-09-02-2016)

Devil's Gambit is a wonderfully unexpected read with a fresh plot and perfectly drawn characters. I found the conflict original and believable, and the play between the classic themes of good & evil, angel & demon, and the redemptive power of love handled with finesse and humor. There was no heavy preaching here, just pleasure and delight.

Devil's Gamble by Tess Barnett
Gay Paranormal Romance
Paperback: 262 pages
Publisher: Corvid House Publishing (July 22, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0692691650
ISBN-13: 978-0692691656
Amazon: Devil's Gamble
Amazon Kindle: Devil's Gamble

Caleb Durant is half demon. His mother has spent his entire life telling him that he's the Antichrist, destined for great and evil things. He's mostly just trying to pass calculus. After his school principal's fatal and not-entirely-unintentional accident, he's forced to moved to a small country town, but he hopes he can at least get some solitude. But Andras, his demonic guardian, has made a friendly wager with an angel, and Caleb's soul is the prize. Isaac Mitchell, the sheltered Southern Baptist tasked by an Angel of the Lord to turn Caleb toward the light, is determined to keep his new friend on the straight and narrow. Isaac himself, however, is having some trouble remembering to keep his task and his feelings separate.

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