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The Devil You Know (Nick Englebrecht #1)

3.63  ·  Rating details ·  90 Ratings  ·  28 Reviews
Not only does the devil have an only begotten son, but he’s currently residing in the rural town of Blackwater in northeast Pennsylvania.

Semi-retired from law enforcement, the handsome, if cynical, Nick Englebrecht becomes quickly caught up in a local missing child case that seems mundane on the outside, but when the sheriff requests his help as a psychic detective to help
ebook, 198 pages
Published October 13th 2012 by Curiosity Quills Press (first published October 1st 2012)
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Dec 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: fans of urban fantasy
Recommended to Katy by: NetGalley
Book Info: Genre: Urban Fantasy
Reading Level: Adult
Recommended for: fans of urban fantasy, fast-paced and fun stories
Trigger Warnings: Child abuse, child molestation (implied, and in the past)

My Thoughts: This is a really fun book. I really enjoyed the premise that the son of Satan co-owns an occult shop in a small town in Pennsylvania and used to be a cop in NYC. I also love how the book opens in such a typical, pulp-fiction way, but self-consciously. I really enjoyed Nick himself—he has a wry
Experiment BL626
I wanted to like this book, but there were too many small issues to tolerate.

The Characters

+ the hero
The only noteworthy thing about Nick was that he was bi. Other than that, he was a stereotypical Urban Fantasy protagonist. He has a destiny he doesn’t want to face, a power he doesn’t practice to attain mastery, and a tendency to jump into trouble without preparation.

I had a hard time believing the character was an ex-cop, a psychic detective, and a prince of Hell. He frequently let the bad guys
Dec 03, 2012 rated it did not like it
Goddammit. That pretty much sums up my feelings on a book that started out awesome and then took a sharp turn into weirdness territory. I was getting pretty bored by the usual Dresden Files type of protagonist, so when the main character here turned out to be a bi dude who also had a friends with benefits situation going on I was intrigued. But then things just went from interesting to what-the-hell when the sex scenes just sprung out of nowhere and went on for pages and pages. They just seemed ...more
Oct 25, 2012 rated it it was ok
I suspect this book will appeal more to fans of Fifty Shades of Grey than those of the Dresden files. And I have read every book in the Dresden series. Call me crazy or old-fashioned but, when it comes to fantasy (even urban fantasy), I prefer adventure and great world-building to new age hipster sex and snark. If I want sex and snark, I'll read Gore Vidal.
J. S. Turner
Feb 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-read
I am not one for the procedural ex-cop turned "insert here" story line. I find it to be an easy out. There are a multitude of ex-cop this and ex-cop that novels in the fantasy/sci-fi genre, of which most I find to be a bore. However K.H. Koehler's, The Devil You Know, piqued my interest.

What makes this particular story interesting is the main character Nick Englebrecht, his hellish and heavenly associates and his moral juggling act. See...Nick is many things: ex-cop, bi-sexual, chain smoker, jun
Oct 24, 2012 rated it really liked it
I loved this book, and at just under 200 pages it doesn’t feel short but just right. Nick is sexy, sarcastic, and complicated. The angel’s aren’t all good, and the demon’s aren’t all bad. It was the perfect mix of magic and mystery, with some very hot sex scene’s. There is so much more to come from this world and these character’s. And I can’t wait to find out what is the deal with Vivian, like Morgana I don’t trust her. Fan’s of the Dresden Files I think you will really enjoy this book. I am a ...more
Jul 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
WOW, just wow. This is an awesome story. It’s original and very twisty turny.. love it! I highly recommend this book, but be prepared to read it all in a few hours like I did. I could not put it down. I am looking forward to read more in this series. This book was given to me for an honest review.
Jessa Russo
Oct 13, 2012 rated it really liked it
Review to come!
by GZM

Angels... angels of light, angels of darkness, messengers of God or fallen angels. You know the old stories about the good and evil, about those who lead you on the right path and about those who lead you into temptation. But the author K.H. Koehler in her two novels of Nick Englebrecht series proposes us a little imagination exercise (let’s say it’s a fun and novel one) in which we change a bit the sides and see the story from another point of view.

With these two fantasy stories she flips
Ryan Snyder
Jan 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own
3.8/5 Stars

Nick. Nicky. Englebrecht. Scratch. Devil. Diablo. Demon. Call him what you will, but the man is freaking awesome.

“The Devil you Know” follows Nick Englebrecht, a forty- four year old man who happens to be the only son of the devil, and the heir to Hell. I know what you are thinking. He’s a Demon? Does that mean that there is sex, cursing, blood, guts, and gore in this book? Yes. *grins* Yes, there is. And plenty of it. No, this book is not for the faint of heart or weak of stomach, b
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K.H. Koehler is the author of various novels and novellas in the genres of horror, SF, dark fantasy, steampunk and young and new adult. She is the owner of KH Koehler Books and KH Koehler Design, which specializes in graphic design and professional copyediting. Her books are widely available at all major online distributors and her covers have appeared on numerous books in many different genres. H ...more
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