Deal with the Devil
Orphan Black meets the post-apocalyptic Avengers in the vein of Ilona Andrews’ Hidden Legacy series by USA Today and New York Times bestselling author duo Kit Rocha
The United States went belly up 45 years ago when our power grid was wiped out. Too few live in well-protected isolation while the rest of us scrape by on the margins. The only thing that matters is survival...more
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Wow, I cannot believe that it's been two years since I've read the last Kit Rocha book.
To be honest, I had a bit of a hard time with this book. The idea is good. It's set in the same post-apo/dystopian world as the Beyond series. But except for the Flares, there is very little in common. It takes place in a different part of America, and I could not find any direct reference to the previous series. ...more
What a fun apocalyptic romp! I'm new to team Kit Rocha's books, but I'm definitely invested in not only continuing the series, but checking out their previous novels as well. Reading this was curious timing, with the Covid-19 pandemic sweeping the world, but I didn't feel that it added to the anxiety I feel by our unknown reality. How these authors were able to take the ramped up action scenes and blend them flawlessly with the steamy romance is ...more
Oh, this is FUN! I had expected a sexy sci-fi/dystopian romance with intricate world-building and exhilarating adventure, and that's exactly what I got. Per the blurb, "Orphan Black meets the post-apocalyptic Avengers" is a very good description.
You might like this book if you like the following things:
- Found family! There are TWO sets of found families that meld into a bigger found fam ...more
AND THIS IS THE BLURB:
pitched as a cross between Orphan Black and the Avengers, in which a trio of MERCENARY LIBRARIANS are approached by a team of rogue super soldiers in order to seek out a treasure trove of lost 21st century data while facing raiders, betrayal, and the danger of falling in love.
Sign up for more info at http://www.thesilverdevils.com!!! ...more
Sure, there's enough action in this dystopian sci-fi novel. There's also some humorous moments which lighten the dark moments that the characters have to endure.
What I found out of place were the r-rated sex scenes. Maybe there was a purpose to having them in the story, but I found them to ju ...more
But seriously. This read was so strange for me. I was totally sucked in to this world and Rocha's words, was consumed by it for the majority of a sunday afternoon, but nothing about the book had a wow factor, no character was particularly compelling or amazing, the plot itself didn't feel too different from any other post-apocalyptic-esque-dystopian (obviously some elements differ but th ...more
Nina is a perfect foil to Knox because she's full of heart and such an optimist who truly wants to help others. Knox ...more
Deal with the Devil is an action-packed, humorous, engaging, and sexy sci-fi/dystopian novel. I thought this book was a great introduction to the Mercenary Librarians series. First impressions are everything, and I think the authors did a great job in laying the groundwork for this series. The world-building was done in a very clear and interesting way, which kept me intrigued until the end. The main characters Nina and Knox were very ...more
Despite being one of my most anticipated reads for the year, this was just not doing it for me. I knew it was dystopian romance, I knew it would be sultry, but I wasn't there for all of Knox's staring at Nina's ass every two pages and I'm not jiving with the writing style.
I think if I had read this 10 years ago I would have loved it, but it's not working for me now.
I know this is going to be a five-star read for others. It has a lot to offer! It's just not for me.
I received this ARC fr ...more
I had been excited to read Deal with the Devil ever since the book deal was announced. It promised mercenary librarians and how freaking cool does that sound? I haven't read a lot of post-apocalyptic romances but after having fun with Deal with the Devil, I'm thinking this is a subset of science-fiction that I desperately need to explore more of. This book was super entertaining! I found myself speeding through it as there was plenty of action and plenty of fun twists!
The series focuses on a gro ...more
Deal with the Devil by Kit Rocha is a dystopian adventure with strong undercurrents of sexual tensions, featuring the clash of two mercenary squads forced to form an alliance amidst hidden agendas and secrets until an unexpected spark between their team leaders ultimately leads to a reckoning. It is the year 2086 and the country has become a crumbling wasteland following a catastrophic event called the Flares that wiped ou ...more
Colour me surprised when a new series arrived and it also is set like Beyond after the Flares but has a completely different and fantastic vibe to it.
Admittedly I haven’t seen Orphan Black, yes I know shame on me. But I have heard only brilliant things about it and then the tough one mentioned was post-apocalyptic Avengers in the vein of Ilona Andrews’ Hidden Legacy series, as a huge Ilona Andrews fan it w ...more
Kit Rocha has returned to writing dystopian that’s a similar to world that they have built in the Beyond series. However, I should warn readers right off the bat that although there are some similarities, the style is quite different.
The Beyond series took a more erotic approach whereas this new series still has the same worldbuilding style and new characters, but has a more true dystopian theme to it. It reads much more like an Urban Fantasy to me, which makes a lot of sense given the publ ...more
Every year I make a reading goal to "try something new". The whole purpose of this goal is to... open my mind to things outside my comfort zone. This is something that is fairly difficult for me. I've found that, when I attempt to steer too far from what I like, I end up frustrated instead of enlightened.
I had planned to read a historical fiction book this year.
I've NEVER considered reading a romance...
Until I found Kit Rocha ...more
A cute, hot, engaging beginning to a very promising series.
The characters were very captivating: the main protagonists, Knox and Nina, are both complex people full of secrets and with a turbulent past.
Knox has been a captain and responsible for his Silver Devils since the unit was started, he would sacrifice everything he owns for them.
He wants his guys to have a satisfying life ...more
It worked out well, since ...more
This series takes place in the same world as the authors’ Beyond and G ...more
Nina and Knox are the principal characters of the story, but we soon learn about their crews.
Knox, the leader of the Silver Devils and his men; Conall, Rafe & Gray were soldiers in the Protectorate. The team is now rogue and in trouble after a mission went south.
Nina and her friends, Maya and Dani, were part of a governme ...more
- Yay for science fiction to take us away from our current world. Sure, it depicts an America where government has been taken over by corporations, infrastructure has collapsed, and it's every chemically and mechanically enhanced person for themselves... but at least it's not our reality! I kid (kinda...) but it was nice to be so fully immersed in another world, even one as gritty as this.
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As this one opens, we learn that the power grid has collapsed and what was once the United States has descende ...more
Maybe Kit Rocha's writing team second guessed themselves about writing for a larger market or maybe the editors made suggestions about how things would play out with the mass market. Either way, this ...more
Kit Rocha is the dystopian-erotic-romance writing alter-ego of writing duo Moira Rogers. ...more