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Peek Inside Forged in Fire

Jude Delacroix—Dominus Daemonum, Master of Demons. Genevieve’s guardian, whether she likes it or not.

But she’s seriously beginning to like it.

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Genevieve Drake has never been the helpless kind of girl, has never needed to be rescued. That is, not until her twentieth birthday when some dude nearly chokes her to death in an alley and a hot stranger splits the guy in half, rips a monster from inside, and incinerates it into ash.

The hot guy? Jude Delacroix—Dominus Daemonum, Master of Demons. Now her guardian, whether she likes it or not.

But she’s seriously beginning to like it.

The dude choking her? One of many demons from the underworld trying to abduct or kill Genevieve. As the prime target of the demon prince, Danté, she has no problem accepting Jude’s protection.

Why Genevieve? She’s a Vessel, one born to serve the Light but can be corrupted and used as a weapon for darkness. She had no idea this world even existed. Now, she just wants to survive it.

Each book in The Vessel Trilogy is a standalone story, which are best enjoyed in order.
Series Order:
Book #1: Forged in Fire
Book #2: Sealed in Sin
Book #3: Bound in Black


"This is absolutely my favorite urban/paranormal read in a while! Delicious! Such a fun, scary world....I am absolutely on the edge waiting for the next installment. Cross's writing style is so addictive. The humor and snark alone are enough to make Forged in Fire a must read." --Smexy Books

"Ms. Cross does a fantastic job of creating a world of intrigue and suspense, with just enough sexiness to keep the readers coming back for more. I know I will!" --Nightowl Reviews

"To fall in love with the characters so completely. This book is different, for me anyway, because it had such a poetic feel to it. The words seemed so lyrical. I could not turn the pages fast enough." --Carol, Goodreads

"This book ticked so many of my paranormal romance boxes. Hunky hero, fun heroine, delicious villains (yes, I sort of loved Dante, as much as I shouldn't) and a fast-paced story. Throw in some wonderful biblical imagery and a nod to famous artwork and this reader is a happy camper." --Rosanna, Goodreads

"I devoured this book! I can't wait to see where Genevive and Jude go from here. But I am sure Juliette Cross will deliver." --Heather, Goodreads

Additional Details

ISBN: 9781640632172
Series: The Vessel, Book 1
Release Date: Jul 31, 2017
Page Count: 390
Imprint: amara next
Genre: angels and demons, paranormal
Tropes: bodyguard/protector, revenge

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By Carol [Goodreads Addict] July 31, 2017

This fabulous series is being re-released today with a brand new publisher and a brand new cover. Isn't it beautiful?! So, if you haven't had the pleasure of starting this series yet, today is the day! Don't miss this!

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Forged in Fire is book #1 in The Vessel Trilogy by Juliette Cross. If you foll ...more

By Claire July 30, 2017

5 - "You'll be the death of me.." Stars!

I cannot seem to get enough of Juliette Cross’ writing at the moment, so when the opportunity arose to read The Vessel Trilogy, I grabbed it with both hands and went and hid with my Kindle.

Now LIVE! -

Amazon US –

Forged in Fire –
Sealed in Si ...more

By Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ October 29, 2015



Genevieve (Gen) Drake is a really cool, snarky character that I liked right off the bat. She is funny, she works for her dad at his Karate dojo and she's a Vessel... a what? Yeah, seems like when you turn a certain age you might just be a Vessel. They tend to ...more

By Naomi 🐨 August 14, 2015

First Read: February 2015
Re-reading now to follow on to books 2 & 3 :)

I absolutely adored Forged in Fire!!!! Juliette Cross has created such original worlds with characters that have captivated me :) I love Gen's strength and stubbornness and the depth of Jude's love for Gen leaves me breathless... ...more

By Nicola July 21, 2018

Full review of the trilogy HERE and fear not, no spoilers.

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By Carvanz July 19, 2018

Wow, this was one thrilling ride! Filled with so much action, drama, suspense and thrills, I never knew which way to look for where the bad guy was going to come next!

On Genevieve’s twentieth birthday the world as she knows it is suddenly and terrifyingly changed before her eyes. The man at the cen ...more

By Dianne December 19, 2017

Of course Genevieve expected her twentieth birthday in New Orleans to be a little crazy, after all she was with her best friend, Mindy! She wasn’t expecting this birthday to change her life, or what she thought was her life, nor did she expect someone to attempt to end said life. Enter Mr. Mysteriou ...more

By Sylvia January 26, 2016

Why in the world did it take me so long to read this book?!
Time and time again I stumbled across Forged in Fire through the GoodReads feed with members rating it highly and I'm always thinking, 'this would be a great paranormal romance to get stuck into.' But, alas, I never did until now. And boy, ...more

By Iris Hunter April 28, 2015

Great start for a first book of this new Trilogy. I really loved Genevieve’s strength and Jude. There is so much more to learn about this world and luckily book 2 is already published and book 3 that will be released this July in my mailbox.

For my first book of Juliette Cross I have to say they are ...more

By Ursula April 14, 2018

I had my reservations, initially. Too many pop culture references and the heroine seemed a bit young (at 20) for a demon hunter hundreds of years old.
Well, she was young. But feisty. And sweet. And kind. And he was gorgeous. And vulnerable. And smexxy.

The story, the world-building, the demons, the a ...more

By Lucina March 30, 2018

4.5 stars

This was a nice mash-up between The Mortal Instruments and Constantine spiced up with bits of Harry Potter, but thus it lacked new ideas. And I really wanted Jude's POV to get a better understanding of his feelings, I liked him but he remained an enigma and this made me question their feeli ...more

By Melliane January 03, 2015


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I am always intrigued about novel with demons and this one looked really interesting with such a synopsis. Also, I did not know about the author and it seemed perfect to discover her. In the end, even if the idea is not very original for the story, and that ...more

By Beth August 31, 2014

Thrust into a world of good and evil, Genevieve Drake was ill – prepared to face the creatures that will be hunting her...Demons. Little did Genevieve know she was going to become a vessel. Now she must do all she can to choose light over darkest, when the road to the light is much harder and has ne ...more

By Rhenna June 28, 2015

I have a new favorite author!!! I can't tell you how giddy I was to stumble on to this lovely book and can hardly freakin' wait to get my hands on the next in the series. The heroine is younger than I normally read, but the way she was written I truly didn't care. The hero is oh-my-freakin'-God hot, ...more

By Rachel July 28, 2017

Yes it was just as awesome as expected. Bought this on a whim for $1.99 and love it. I freakin love new adult fantasy when it is done right and this is it. There are no explicit scenes just some steamy makeup sessions and a few creepy encounters with the villain. The story was completely captivating ...more

By Rosanna January 24, 2016

This book ticked so many of my paranormal romance boxes. Hunky hero, fun heroine, delicious villains (yes, I sort of loved Dante, as much as I shouldn't) and a fast-paced story. Throw in some wonderful biblical imagery and a nod to famous artwork and this reader is a happy camper. This was my first ...more

By Cheryl February 06, 2016

Loved it! I was lured into Genevieve's world where she has to balance trying to live a normal life while dealing with demons and demon hunters. And Jude is smoking hot! I'm so ready to dive into Book 2. ...more

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By Stacy April 04, 2015

I have found that you can't go wrong with anything from Juliette Cross. I have enjoyed her characters, her writing and the great worlds that she has created for her stories.

I really liked Gen. She had a great personality, is easy to like and really stepped into her new life. Jude is a bad boy and ve ...more

By Megan February 07, 2017

This book too me out of my book slump! I loved everything about this book. I couldn't put it down. Gen is sassy, a smart mouth, funny...and Jude is domineering, funny, sarcastic etc...and the supporting characters were great also. I can't wait to read the next one! ...more

By Julie April 27, 2016

Wow and double wow. The writing is romantic and picturesque with a romance that leaves you begging for more. Loved this, so glad there's more to come! ...more

By All Things Urban Fantasy March 03, 2015

Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy.

FORGED IN FIRE sounded intriguing from the first time I heard of it, so I was delighted to be able to review it here for All Things Urban Fantasy. Unexpectedly, FORGED IN FIRE felt similar to other books I've read, with a girl coming into special powers th ...more

By Lauren October 06, 2014

Genevieve Drake has been thrust into the world of darkness and light. Genevieve has always been a self resilient and all around badass chick. That is until the fates aligned her with a sinister plot to kill her while celebrating her 20th birthday. She’s saved by a sexy as sin stranger. This particul ...more

By Jessica May 30, 2015

Forged In Fire was a refreshing take on the world of paranormal. I really loved Gen’s voice and how quickly she was able to take everything in that was being thrown at her. On her twentieth birthday she is told she is a vessel and demons are now either trying to kidnap her or kill her. This story ho ...more

By Cherie February 16, 2015

WOW!!!! Just finished reading this amazing book!!! I see many more great stories to come. Juliette creates a world that blends in seamlessly with the great city of New Orleans. The details let you know the author has spent much time there herself. The many references - cultural, pop, contemporary, h ...more

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Juliette Cross

About the author

Juliette Cross

Juliette calls lush, moss-laden Louisiana home where the landscape curls into her imagination, creating mystical settings for her stories. She has a B.A. in creative writing from Louisiana State University, a M.Ed. in gifted education, and was privileged to study under the award-winning author Ernest J. Gaines in grad school. Her love of mythology, legends, and art serve as constant inspiration for her works. From the moment she read JANE EYRE as a teenager, she fell in love with the Gothic romance--brooding characters, mysterious settings, persevering heroines, and dark, sexy heroes. Even then, she not only longed to read more novels set in Gothic worlds, she wanted to create her own.

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