Deal with the Devil: A Mercenary Librarians Novel

· Mercenary Librarians Book 1 · Sold by Tor Books
15 reviews
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Deal with the Devil is Orphan Black meets the post-apocalyptic Avengers by USA Today and New York Times bestselling author duo Kit Rocha.

Nina is an information broker with a mission—she and her team of mercenary librarians use their knowledge to save the hopeless in a crumbling America.

Knox is the bitter, battle-weary captain of the Silver Devils. His squad of supersoldiers went AWOL to avoid slaughtering innocents, and now he's fighting to survive.

They’re on a deadly collision course, and the passion that flares between them only makes it more dangerous. They could burn down the world, destroying each other in the process...

Or they could do the impossible: team up.

This is the first book in a near-future science fiction series with elements of romance.

At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
15 reviews
Brooke Fern
July 24, 2020
***4 Stars*** I’m a huge fan of both the Beyond series & the Gideon’s Riders, HUGE, so to hear that another series, set in the same post-flares, dystopian world but far from the borders of Eden and the Sectors, was coming had me all kinds of excited. But, being a fangirl, I did take note that this series was not going to be like the previous ones, so I prepared and I have to say that I ended up really enjoying this book. There was a bit of information overload, since we are dealing with so much ‘newness’, but it was necessary and after getting used to it I loved getting to know the characters and simply wanting more. I have to say, I really liked Knox and Nina and found it interesting how similar they were and yet different. Both are protectors and leaders and yet one is more about taking care of as many as possible, while the other is more selective which made for some interesting interactions everytime they found themselves in each other’s orbit. As for the evolution of their relationship from strangers to lovers...the journey was interesting and enjoyable. There isn’t much waxing poetic style romance going on here ~ which shouldn’t come as a surprise considering the situation they find themselves in ~ but there is a lot of finding themselves unable to stay away from each other and telling each other things that they didn’t necessarily mean to but couldn’t help themselves, which I actually enjoyed because it fit them perfectly. Both are just too pragmatic and hardened to be the lovey dovey type. I loved their flow and just how they got each other without trying too hard. The big ‘ole bump in their journey was laid out from the start, so it came as no surprise, but I loved how they worked it all out in the end. This book was definitely more sci-fi/dystopian with romance added in, but it still had it’s smexy moments and it definitely had a lot of heart and humor. I truly enjoyed getting to know all of the characters ~ Gray and Dani are definitely the ones I’m most curious about ~ but they all fascinate me and have me looking forward to getting my hands on the next book in the series! ~ Copy provided by the publisher via NetGalley & voluntarily reviewed ~
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Alison Robinson
November 24, 2020
In the near future the US is run by TechCorps. The Silver Devils were genetically altered super soldiers, led by Captain Garrett Knox, he may have done any number of unconscionable things for TechCorps but he always tried to do it with the least collateral damage. When he questions orders TechCorps ceased giving the Devils the drugs required to regulate their implants and Knox had to watch their medic, Mace, die in front of his eyes. Shortly after that the remaining Devils cut out their implants and disappeared into the ether, they may be living on borrowed time but at least they are free. NIna, Maya and Gina were also genetically enhanced. Having escaped their lives, sometimes by faking their own deaths, they live in Atlanta printing books for local residents, desperate to preserve knowledge and freedom. Knox approaches Nina with a deal, the location of a secret book storage site, but he has an ulterior motive that involves double-cross and betrayal. If you're a sucker for a dystopian romance, super soldiers and enhanced females, fights and steamy encounters then I think I've found your next read. I'm sold, sign me up for the series. And oh, my, god the epilogue ...
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July 28, 2020
Wonderful start to a new series In a post-apocalyptic world take a genetically altered information broker and a supersoldier trying to set things right for his men, add their ride-or-die sisters and brothers in their (found)family and put them on an epic road trip. Kit Rocha has created a wonderful read. I loved the way this book flowed. Information from The Franklin Center for Genetic Research and Techcorps provided background information on the characters in a world where the government has collapsed, the infrastructure grid is gone, corporations control everything and people living on the margins are struggling to learn how to do things for themselves. In this world librarians are worth their weight in gold. (Can we get writers to include health care, universal basic income and a female president in their books? Just a thought. KThxBye) Deal With The Devil is set in the same world as The Beyond series. There is a mention of a to a crate of liquor that the Silver Devils sometimes use to barter for goods or services. I have verified that the Okane liquor remains unscathed. The mention felt like an Easter egg find [smile!]. There are cage fights, a road trip and two people were meant to be together. Heat level is 2 Stars (it is nothing compared to parties in Sector 4). Writing is 5 stars. I loved this book so much I read it in hard copy format (the only ARC copy I could access). My eyes hated me for it but it was worth it. I look forward to reading more in this series.
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About the author

KIT ROCHA is the pseudonym for the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author duo Donna Herren and Bree Bridges. They are best known for their gritty and sexy dystopian BEYOND series, and were the first indie authors to receive a Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award. They currently live three miles apart in Alabama and spend their non-writing time caring for a menagerie of animals and crafting handmade jewelry, all of which is chronicled on their various social media accounts.

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