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God Touched (2010)

1. God Touched (2010)

The Demon Accords series by John Conroe

Genres and Sub-GenresEdit

Urban Fantasy

Series Description or Overview Edit

Chris Gordon is a rookie cop in the Big Apple with an interesting sideline—hunting demons. But after rescuing a beautiful girl from a demonic attack, he finds life stranger than he ever thought possible. Vampires, werewolves, shadowy federal agencies and a giant short-faced bear. And it's not even Halloween yet. ~ Goodreads

Chris Gordon is a rookie with the NYPD - one with a secret. In his spare time Chris is an exorcist without equal with a gift from God. But when he saves a beautiful girl from a demonic attack, he discovers there is more to fear than just demons. Finding himself surrounded by vampires, were weasels, and facing a giant short-faced bear, Chris struggles to stay alive, all while protecting his deadly new girlfriend. And then there's her over protective vampire mother! ~ Fantasy Muse

Lead's Species Edit

  • Fallen angel/Human-vampire-demon hybrid, Paranormal cop—ability to banish demons.

Primary Supe Edit

  • Demons

What Sets it ApartEdit

  • A human who can banish demons

Narrative Type and Narrators Edit

  • First person narrative told by Chris Gordon. 

Books in Series Edit

Demon Accords series:

  1. God Touched (2010)
  2. Demon Driven (2010)
  3. Brutal Asset (2011)
  4. Duel Nature (2012)
  5. Fallen Stars (2013)
  6. Forced Ascent (Oct 18th 2014)

Shorts, Anthologies and GuidesEdit

  • 5.1. Black Frost (August 4th 2011) Short story (114 pages)
  • 5.5. Executable (2014) (442 pages) ~ (Companion book with alternate lead)

World Building Edit

Setting Edit

New York City

Places:

  • Pentagon
  • Mexico 

Supernatural Elements Edit

✥ Demons, vampires, werewolves, were weasels, angels, shadowy federal agencies, a giant short-faced bear, faeries, black ops teams, witches, warlocks, ancient totem spirit, outlaw gang, Native American folklore & monsters,

Glossary: Edit

Groups & Organizations:Edit

  • Special Situations Squad: 
  • Loki's Spawn: outlaw gang

World Edit

Chris Gordon, a rookie New York police officer, who not only fights criminals but demons as well. While he was young his whole family was murdered by demons save for his grandfather. And from there on his army-veteran grandpa trained him so that he could fight demons and not become a victim himself. ~ Fantasy Muse

Protagonists Edit

Chris Gordon is the main protagonist, and the book is written from his perspective in a first person narrative. Chris is a young man who was raised by his grandfather from the time he was eight years old, after his family was murdered in a horrific home invasion. He has the ability to banish demons back to hell, and because of this he is unable to get close to anyone besides his grandfather. If he does the demons, somehow, instantly know who it is and will threaten them. Chris moves from Upstate New York to New York City because of its higher concentration of demon activity, he becomes a cop because it's the only way he can legally carry a gun in the city. ~ Alan's "Whatever" Blog

Tatiana Demidova Tatiana or Tanya to her friends, is the female lead, and love interest to Chris. She is the only vampire to have been born, not made, and because of this she is revered as something of a prodigy, especially among the younger vampires. Unfortunately she had a traumatic experience when she was younger which made her slip into a semi-catatonic state, not talking to anyone for fifteen years. Until one day she is saved, by Chris, from a demon, and is awoken. Her and Chris are the same age, born on the same day, at the exact same time. As their relationship grows they share a bond, and it was watching this bond grow as the books progressed. ~ Alan's "Whatever" Blog

Sidekick Edit

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Characters Edit

Characters What About
Chris Gordon Fallen angel/human-vampire-demon hybrid, exorcist Main protagonist with mysterious origins that are rolled out a bit more each book. Demon exorcist and all-around super hero.
Tatiana Demidova Fallen angel/born vampire ("Tanya") 2nd main protag., love interest for Chris, leader of New York Coven
Alex Gordon Human "Gramps." Chris's grandfather and confidant. Raised Chris after demon murder of his parents and brother at age 8.
Lydia Chapman Vampire Tanya's bestie and right hand in NY Coven
Gina Velasquez Human supernatural expert, friend and co-worker of Chris
Galina Demidova Vampire Mother of Tanya, previous head of NY Coven
Nika Vampire Tanya's left hand (to Lydia's right). She's a Reader who can read the thoughts of others unless they learn to block her.
Okwari God ("oh-kwa-lee") Friend/protector of Chris whose precise identity and level of power is rolled out a bit more each book. Form of a prehistoric short-faced bear, 7 feet tall at shoulder.
Stacia Reynolds Werewolf Human bitten by werewolf because of Chris. He sponsored her into NY Werewolf Pack. Personal assistant to the female Alpha, Afina.
Toni Velasquez Human Gina's 5-year-old daughter, Chris's goddaughter
Roy Velasquez Human Husband of Gina, father of Toni, elementary school principal
Arkady Vampire Tanya's Head of Security
Chet Aikens Human Tech wiz, friend of Chris
Senka Vampire Grandmother of Tanya, one of two Vampire Elders
Barbiel Angel Knows Chris's past, but isn't allowed to reveal it all. Currently Chris's adviser
Mr. Deckert Human Head of daytime security for NY Coven
Doc Singh Vampire Doctor to the Vampires and to Chris
Brock and Afina Mallek Werewolves Male and female Alphas of NY Werewolf Pack. Friends/allies of Chris
Brett Mallek Werewolf Son of Brock and Afina. Alpha of new pack in upstate NY, on land owned by Chris and Gramps.
Bryce Mallek Werewolf Young son (5 or 6, I think) of Brock and Afina.
General Tobias Creek Human Head of U.S. federal government's supernatural-fighting special ops group

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John Conroe

John Conroe — Author of Demon Accords series

Author Edit

John Conroe

Bio: After 20+ years in banking and investments, I've seen my share of horror, fantasy and fiction. Writing about werewolves and vampires is positively therapeutic. God Touched was written as my mid-life crisis. The idea came after reading my daughter's copy of Twilight to see what all the fuss was about. Sparkly vampires? Helpless maidens? Nothing against the series but I wanted different heroes. So I wrote it myself and now I can't stop. I live in in a spooky old house with my wife and two daughters, I'm chief servant to a frighteningly large cat, help promote wilderness skills (www.ndcenter.org) and study jiu-jitsu to keep from getting fat. ~ Author's bio page

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Publishing InformationEdit

Book Cover Blurbs Edit

BOOK ONE—God Touched (2010): Chris Gordon is a rookie with the NYPD - one with a secret. In his spare time Chris is an exorcist without equal with a gift from God. But when he saves a beautiful girl from a demonic attack, he discovers there is more to fear than just demons. Finding himself surrounded by vampires, were weasels, and facing a giant short-faced bear, Chris struggles to stay alive, all while protecting his deadly new girlfriend. And then there's her over protective vampire mother! ~ Goodreads | God Touched (Demon Accords, #1) by John Conroe

BOOK TWO—Demon Driven (2010): Seven months have passed since Chris Gordon met Tanya Demidova. In that time he has adapted to the vast changes in his life. Being faster and stronger, working for a paranormal police unit and dating a vampire. But new threats appear; from the South, from the North, within the NYPD and from the U.S. government. But his greatest danger is already inside him. Book 2 of the Demon Accords.  ~ Goodreads | Demon Driven (Demon Accords, #2) by John Conroe

BOOK THREE—Brutal Asset (2011): Partnered in an uneasy alliance with federal law enforcement, Chris Gordon has been hunting down the outlaw gang, Loki's Spawn, who attacked his vampire girlfriend. But when he finds unexpected hostages who trigger his baser instincts, Chris is thrown into a search for answers to dark questions. How to control his inner demon, what do the Spawn want with children, and who is hunting him? Book 3 of the Demon Accords. ~ Goodreads | Brutal Asset by John Conroe

BOOK FOUR—'Duel Nature (2012): Book 4 of the Demon Accords. Chris and Tanya have been assigned as Coven Rovers, traveling the country and trouble shooting the supernatural community. It's a job that's part cop and part auditor, one that should be long periods of boredom mixed with small parts of action. But this is Chris and Tanya, so a sudden assignment to check on a rogue vampire leads to a run in with a hostile Master vampire, a hit squad, monsters straight out of Native American folklore, black ops teams and worst of all, vampire politics. Now, more than ever, Chris must control his dark side, as the alternative is death. ~ Goodreads | Duel Nature (Demon Accords #4) by John Conroe

BOOK FIVE—Fallen Stars (2013): Sometimes discretion is the better part of valor. Sometimes it's just best to get the hell out of Dodge. After turning an ancient vampire to dust and stirring the Coven into a mob of pitchfork—and torch-bearing vampires, Chris Gordon thinks it might be time for a road trip. So, leaving Tanya to calm the troubled masses, he heads south to help a North Carolina Pack with some demon troubles. But with beautiful Stacia Reynolds in the shotgun seat and his trusty companion, Awasos, Chris just might find more trouble out of the Big Apple than in it as he follows the blacktop south. It's demons and witches and bears, oh my. ~ Goodreads | Fallen Stars by John Conroe

BOOK SIX—Forced Ascent (2013): Chris Gordon has never had an easy relationship with the White House. Now, after rescuing his goddaughter from a secret base in New Hampshire, it's reached a new low. You drop one little asteroid onto the continental United States and the entire government goes crazy. On top of that Halloween is fast approaching and demons are popping through into our world every which way. Forced into the world of high level politics, Chris and Tanya and their merry crew will have to stay two steps ahead of just about everyone if they're going to have a chance in hell of preventing all Hell from breaking loose. ~ Goodreads | Forced Ascent by John Conroe

First Sentences Edit

  1. God Touched (2010) ~ Only the crunch and ping of loose gravel between the tires and the asphalt of our parking lot announced the arrival of the big silver car, otherwise it was dead silent.
  2. Demon Driven (2010) — The corridor was long, dark and musty. It ended at a T. The werewolf was waiting around the left corner—at least, that's where I thought he was.
  3. Brutal Asset (2011) — A single lonely coyote howled in the desert night
  4. Duel Nature (2012) — The drops of rain had fallen thousand of fee, gathering speed and size before they smashed into the ground.
  5. Fallen Stars (2013) — "Badonkadonk? What the hell is a badonkadonk?" I asked my companion.
  6. Forced Ascent (2014) — The hotel had seen better days—Hell, better decades.

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Trivia Edit

Notes Edit

This series is self-published. 

See Also Edit

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