Kit Rocha-Deal With the Devil

I love post-apocalyptic and dystopian fiction. One of my absolute favorite series is Kit Rocha’s Beyond series. (The first one, Beyond Shame, is available for free on Amazon) I recommend it to people often, and generally describe it as fucking to save the world. And it is that, and there is a whooooole lot of fucking. But it is so much more than that. The series is subversive, funny, sad, intense, dark, light-filled, and a helluva good story. The ladies who make up Kit Rocha have done a fantastic job with worldbuilding, creating something that is gritty and realistic without being over the top or so dark and dirty that you don’t want to experience the world. It feels very real, and the characters in it become friends and family. In fact, Jas, from the first book, is one of my 3 core book boyfriends.

Anyway, when I heard that there was a new series in the works, the Mercenary Librarians (best series title ever, right?) I was all like sign me up! I knew that it wouldn’t be in the Sectors like te Beyond books or the spinoff Gideon’s Riders books, but it would take place in the same world, just a different location. So, I started counting down the days until Deal With the Devil came out, and I was not disappointed one little bit, not that I expected to be.

So, for those who are unfamiliar with the world in general, it takes place in the middle of the 21st century. The world has basically fallen into complete hell. There were Energy Wars, and all manner of unrest. Then, finally, about 40 years before the books take place, there were massive solar flares that did huge amounts of damage. Now, the world is very local. People don’t do a lot of traveling, instead they live in safe-ish towns and cities, and the empty spaces in between are the homes of raiders and who knows what else. It’s very much a case of safety in numbers, and also very much might makes right. Those in power can be ruthless, corrupt, crooked, and do some terrible things. This series takes place in Atlanta and at the moment, there is very little crossover with the Sectors, which are in the west. Atlanta is ruled by the TechCorps HQ and their Protectorate. And of course, they are pretty absolute about their rules, and Atlanta is pretty much a company town.

In this setting, we have Nina and her partners, Maya and Dani. They are a team and each has her own specialty. They are all modified and trained so that they can be the very best they can at their specialty, and they are that. Nina is an information broker. If you want information on something or you need something moved or found, Nina is your goto lady. She will get what you need and get it to where you need. And heaven help anyone who gets in her way. If they are lucky, she will only hurt them, a lot. If they aren’t, she will kill them, and do it quick. The 3 ladies are the cornerstone of their neighborhood. They help take care of people, including doing things like printing out books for people to read, digitizing books that they can find so that they can print them out for people, providing freeze-drying services so that people can store the food that they grow, instead of having to buy from the company store. (And yes, I have Tennesse Ernie Ford and 16 Tons running through my head while I’m writing about the company store) All the ladies ask is for a percentage of the food or a fee to cover the paper costs. Nina, Maya, and Dani are also working on renovating their basement so that there is a warm, safe place for winter for the people who don’t have one. They aren’t really idealists, but they are very much leaders, especially Nina.

Then we have the Silver Devils, Knox, Rafe, Connall, and Gray. The Silver Devils were the best team that the Protectorate had to offer. Then Knox started going off the rails. He made decisions that didn’t quite match the goals of his superiors. So, they locked the men up in see-through cells, and let Mason, their medic die. You see, these guys all have bio-engineered implants that make them stronger, smarter, whatever. But the implants need periodic adjustment, otherwise they start to fail, and when the implants fail, the person gets sick and eventually dies. That’s what happened to Mason. It’s not a quick process, and it could be called torture. That experience made the Silver Devils leave. But they are now in trouble because their biohacker has been kidnapped and their implants are all starting to fail. The kidnapper has told them what the ransom is. It’s Nina. The Silver Devils are to bring Nina to a certain location, and they will be able to get their biohacker back. Now all they have to do is to come up with a hook with which to catch Nina. And what do you bait a hook meant to catch an information broker with? A lost library.

So, Nina is pretty awesome. She’s everything I expect from a Kit Rocha heroine. She’s ballsy, strong, vulnerable, loyal, loving, and a leader. I like her better than I like Knox. It’ not that I don’t like him, it’s just that I identify with her more. There’s just something about her that is really powerful. I’m not going to say that she’s like Lex, or Six, or Jyoti or any of the O’Kane women, (I just chose those 3 because of their positions in the Beyond series), that would be a disservice to all of them. What I will say is that all the women are cut from the same cloth or at least the same kind of cloth. I’m pretty sure that there would be a lot of respect in between Lex and Nina. In fact, I really hope in some future book that they manage to get together. That would be totally epic.

We don’t get to learn as much about Maya and Dani as we do Nina, because she is the focus of this book. But, we do get in their heads a little bit. I really like how Kit Rocha doesn’t always just give us POV chapters of the main characters. That lets us meet the supporting cast and become friends with them before we get their book. I think that Dani is really going to be fun. And probably murdery. But fun.

So, let’s talk about Knox. He is not a bad man. He has done some bad things. There’s a difference. He is a desperate man. I also think that he’s afraid. Things are way out of his control, and he doesn’t know what he can do, and his team is starting to fall apart, including him, and the stress isn’t making things better. It will be interesting in later books to see if there is a difference between Knox in this book and him in those books. I like him. I like how he is willing to go to extremes to make sure that his men are going to be OK. I don’t necessarily agree with the extremes he’s willing to go to, but I respect the actions. He does have a journey to go through in this book, and it’s one that really opens his eyes.

Now that I’ve read DWTD, I’m now counting down the days until the next one. And when I binge read the Sectors again, and it will happen soon, since it always is coming soon, DWTD will go right after.

OK, that’s all I have to say today. You should definitely go check this one out! Happy reading!

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DM Earl-Behemoth Available Now!


 Title: Behemoth

Series: Grimm Wolves MC Series #1
Author: D.M. Earl
Genre: Paranormal Romance/MC Romance
Release Date: July 31, 2020
Cover Design: Jo-Anna Walker @ Just Write Creations

How does a man live two lives? One part is with honor as a firefighter and the other questionable as a nomad in a motorcycle club. Add into the already confusing mix an unbelievable skill set that allows him the uncanny ability to absorb other’s thoughts and emotions, and things can become complicated.
Francis M. Stein, aka Stitch is surviving the best he can with the hand he has been dealt. He has found an extended family in his brothers in both his firehouse and MC. Still he is alone, isolated, and living a solitary life, seeing no changes in his immediate future. He is simply existing. 

That is until a young boy named Damien enters his life and introduces him to everything he is missing. Francis finally is able to see a future for himself that includes a woman of his own and a family. Grace Sinclair is everything he could ever dream of and more. 

As with everything in Francis’ life, there is good and there is bad. Will Francis, Grace, and Damien be able to overcome their problems for a happily ever after or will fate once again cause chaos for them? Only time will tell.

USA Today Bestselling author D. M. Earl spins stories about real life situations with characters that are authentic, genuine and sincere. Each story allows the characters to come to life with each turn of the page while they try to find their HEA through much drama and angst.

DM resides in Northwest Indiana with her husband and 8 fur babies. When not writing she loves to read, ride her Harley and garden. Also DM likes to spend time with her family and friends.
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K Webster-Hood River Zero Available Now!


Hood River Zero

Hood River Hoodlums, Book 4

by K Webster

Publication Date: July 30, 2020

Genres: Forbidden Friends to Lovers Romance

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From USA Today bestselling author K Webster comes a forbidden, friends to lovers romance called Hood River Zero!

Life was nearly stolen from me.

In the blink of an eye, everything changed.

I’m no longer the charismatic, hot playboy Hoodlum.

I’m irrevocably altered.

Damaged both inside and out.

I can’t think. I can’t function. I can’t live.

Not with all this darkness and pain dragging me into unknown depths.

Some days, I wish I never woke up.

But then life takes an unusual turn.

A sweet, sad little girl might be mine.

My dream job is gifted to me.

I have a doctor who cares.

Things are looking up.

Until her.

One mouthy, bratty, mean beautiful young thing complicates everything.

She sees the darkness inside that I’m trying desperately to hide from everyone.

Pokes. Prods. Infuriates.

This girl won’t stop until she’s touched every scar, both inside and out.

I’m not sure how I’m supposed to mentally heal and be a better man when I have the most unapologetic, unpopular mean girl shining her light into every dark crevice inside me.

Annoying. A nuisance. Not worth my time.

I’ll shake her off eventually.

She’s nothing to me.

A Hood River zero.

Try telling my heart that…

This is a full-length high school friends-to-lovers, forbidden, and new adult romance with high angst, suspense, and gutting emotion. It’s book four in the Hood River Hoodlum series that all have interlinking storylines. Hood River Zero shouldn’t be read as a standalone and is the final book in the four-book series that gives each Hoodlum a story. The first book in the series is the only MM story. The others, including this one, are MF. The Hood River Hoodlums is now a complete series!

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About K. Webster

K Webster is a USA Today Bestselling author. Her titles have claimed many bestseller tags in numerous categories, are translated in multiple languages, and have been adapted into audiobooks. She lives in “Tornado Alley” with her husband, two children, and her baby dog named Blue. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, drinking copious amounts of coffee, and researching aliens.

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Lily White-Violence Available Now!


Title: Violence
Series: Antihero Inferno #3
Author: Lily White
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: July 29, 2020

Seventh Circle

Violence
Also Known As Ezra Cross

He’s one of a pair.
Identical twin to Damon.
And an enforcer for the Inferno if one is ever needed.

I knew better than to get involved with him.
With his aggression.
With the constant fights.
With the games the twins were known to play with every woman stupid enough to fall for them.

We made a mistake when we met again as adults.
I fell in love.
He fell in love.
His brother fell in love, too.

What used to be a good time is now a tragedy.

Our story is messy.
It’s cruel.
It’s forbidden.

Despite all that, Ezra refuses to let go.

*** Each novel in the series depicts a unique romance, but the plots through each book connect in one world. For the best experience, read the series in order.
Nine Dangerous Men. Nine Unrepentant Sinners. Nine Irresistible Manipulators.

 
Lily White is a romance writer who likes to dabble on the taboo side of eroticism. She is most known for her Masters Series, Target This, Wishing Well, and Asylum. In addition to dark romance Lily writes contemporary romance, taboo romance, and psychological thrillers. Lily enjoys stretching her writing muscles by continuing to challenge herself with each book she publishes.

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Elizabeth Knox-Rely on Me

Rely on Me is the second of Elizabeth Knox’s books in the RBMC shared world series. Bet on Me was the first one, and it is the story of Gamble and Hart. This one is the story of Mammoth and Riva.

Mammoth is the enforcer of the Baltimore chapter of the RBMC, and is someone that Gamble really depends on. Right now, he’s on his way to Puerto Rico to hook up with an allied club to get ahold of some of their girls to star in their new porn movies. Porn is a lucrative and legal business, but they always need new blood. So, off Mammoth goes, and he proves that the name Mammoth is fitting for him. On the flight home, he runs into a flight attendant that he’s seen before, Riva. He asks her if it’s OK for him to ask her on a date and gets her number. As soon as he gets home, he finds out that there has been a family emergency.

Riva is packing up to move. She’s spent the last year of her life in fear, and it’s finally reached the point where she just can’t handle it anymore. You see, a year ago, when she was 38 weeks pregnant as a surrogate for her friend and his husband, the baby died, in utero. Her friend and his husband walked out at that point, and haven’t looked at her since. She had to go through everything on her own. Since then, people have sneaked into her apartment while she’s gone, and people have pounded on her door. She wants to get out before it gets worse, only she didn’t quite make it. Her apartment gets broken into by two guys who are going to kill her. So she does the only thing that she can think of, she calls Mammoth for help.

I like Mammoth. He’s really just kind of easy going, which is surprising for an enforcer in an MC, but he feels really laid back until he has to be not. He also feels really friendly, at least to me. He is very efficient and he is willing to do what he needs to do in order to protect the people that he cares for.

I like Riva, but I think that she is a little reactive than proactive when it comes to certain things. I don’t think that she is weak, but I don’t necessarily think that she’s all that strong either. I think that it’s very good that she has Mammoth there for her.

I’m interested in seeing what impact the events in this book are going to have on the rest of the books written for this club.

No spoilers today, the book is relatively short. Go check it out!

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Author: Elizabeth Knox 
Series: Royal Bastards MC
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Cover Designer: Jay Aheer
Photographer: James Critchley
Model: William Newton


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Mammoth

I swore an oath; to protect not only the club, but the woman in charge. She never knew the way I felt about her, not that I had a chance.

After Dog was killed she moved on with the fresh blood in the club.

I hated it, but I had to accept it. After all, when Gamble made up her mind there wasn’t anyone who’d make her think otherwise.

A bit of time has come and gone and we’re facing bigger threats than we ever did before. We knew of some enemies and now more are coming out of the woodwork. A few are trying to have Baltimore be where they build their empires. They’re simple turf wars, shit we can handle.

But one enemy is someone we weren’t expecting. They knew a secret we kept hidden very well, the paternity of Gamble’s daughter.

There are rules in this life, and you just don’t cross some. Well, our enemies didn’t care. They crossed it, and now the youngest person in our charter might not make it through.

They were supposed to rely on me. How can they do that now?
The better question is — how will anyone ever be able to again?
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Vanessa Vale & Renee Rose: Savage

Savage is the 4th book in Vanessa and Renee’s Wolf Ranch series, and the first one that isn’t one of the Wolf brothers, although it could be argued that the Wolf boys are Clint’s brother because after their parents died, Clint’s parents basically adopted the boys and helped them out as much as possible, so there’s that. So let’s get into the gig, shall we?

Clint helps out his pack as much as possible, as well as working on the ranch, but he has one really important and super-secret job. He’s an enforcer for the ruling council of the shifter world. There aren’t a lot of them, and their identities are all kept secret. That’s because they are the ones who handle the shifters who are endangering the secret of the shifters. So, he’s the one who gets called out when there is a shifter who is on drugs and killing humans. Clint has to go out and kill him. During that mission, it just reminds him that he can’t have a mate, because the fact that he had been an enforcer would put his mate at risk. What Clint doesn’t know is that fate has other plans for him.

Becky is a nurse, and she’s Audrey’s best friend. At Audrey’s bachelorette party, Clint and Becky hooked up after Clint got his nose broken protecting her. It was some wild and crazy fucking, and Becky was totally down with it. And then they both walked away. And it seemed like everything was good, except she couldn’t stop thinking of him. Then she found out that she would never be able to stop thinking about him because that one night had one huge repercussion. Clint’s little swimmers got through the condom and knocked Becky up. She hasn’t seen him (mostly because he’s been gone), and she’s not sure that she’s going to tell him she’s pregnant. It’s not that she wants to hide from him, but there are several reasons why she has to do it.

Clint is a good and honorable man. It really tears him up to do his job, but he really does it because he knows that the job has to be done. He’s also a good man because he wants to protect the people in his care. I think that he needed to stop holding onto some of his secrets sooner, because the truth will set you free.

Becky is incredibly strong. She’s had to be, and I’m really impressed by her. She has to handle some stupid shit, and she does, well. I think that having some backup is definitely good for her, but I feel like she could probably go through a lot more on her own, but it’s good she doesn’t have to.

I love this world, and I’m looking forward to more in it.

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Ugh, Creepy McCreeperson is creepy and stalkery AF.

OK, that’s all for today. Go check it out! Happy reading!

Dani Rene-A Cut So Deep Available Now!

Title: A Cut So Deep

Series: Thornes & Roses
Author: Dani René
Genre: Dark New Adult Romance
Release Date: July 23, 2020
Cover Design: Raven Designs
Cover Model: Karl Kugelmann
Photographer: Vincent Chine
USA Today Bestselling Author, Dani René, brings you a brand new emotional taboo, age gap romance with darkness and steam pouring from the pages. 

DAMIEN

Handsome. Dangerous. Tortured.

From a young age I learned love is a smokescreen. It does nothing, but bring heartbreak and pain. My solace came from the darkness, from watching fear flicker in their pretty eyes. It’s all I knew. 

Until her.

We’re forbidden. We shouldn’t crave this. But there’s no longer a way out. 
Unless we find common ground, unless I let her in. 

NESRIN

Polished. Pristine. Broken. 

From a young age, I found solace in the dark, comfort in pain, and relief with a blade. It became normal to hide away, to watch the crimson trickle out as contentment flooded me. It’s all I knew. 

Until him.

It’s illicit. It’s morally wrong. But desire has a mind of its own. 
I thought I was free. But this love was a cut so deep, it would never heal.

“With a Cut So Deep, Dani took me on a hell of a ride. The dirty secrets and the jaw dropping twists were perfection.” – Award Winning Author, India R. Adams

Dani knocked this one out of the park. She tackles sensitive topics but she deals with them with grace.” – Author, D.L. Gallie

“A Cut So Deep written by Dani Rene, is an all consuming, enthralling and at times, utterly heartbreaking read.” – Jennifer


“With this book, Dani René has showed yet again that she is the master of writing hauntingly beautiful stories which you will remember deep in your very soul even long after you read them!” – Ana


Dani is a USA Today Bestselling Author of a variety of genres, from romantic suspense to dark erotic romance and even BDSM romance. She loves to delve into the raw, emotional journeys her characters venture on, and enjoys the dark, edgy, and sensual scenes that fill the pages of her books. Dani’s stories are seductive with a deviant edge with feisty heroines and dominant alphas.


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Scarlet Black-ICE Available Now!

 

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Author: Scarlett Black
Series: Royal Bastards MC
Cover Design – Simply Defined Art
Cover Model: Kent Whiteside
Photographer: Lindee Robinson
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They say I am cold as ice.
You could say that’s how I got my road name or the fact that no one can get through my thick ruthless exterior.
I’ve done gruesome things that even the devil would be proud of. The demons that reside within demand that I release them no matter the cost.
I don’t know what it’s like to love. I don’t believe that it actually exists. Life ain’t no damn fairytale.
I’ve seen beautiful women, and I’ve been with lots of them.
But it’s the pain in her eyes that I crave to consume.
I want it all, her flesh, heart, and soul. I may lose everything to keep her.
But even the fires of hell couldn’t keep me away. I would battle even my Brothers just to protect her.
She’s mine for better or for worse.


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Sorcha Black-Cruel Idols

Sorcha has written a fantastic MMF story. It’s dark, intense, super sexy, and incredibly twisted. In other words, Cruel Idols is very definitely a Sorcha Black book. This is an enemies to lovers book, and I totally, totally agree with the classification. In fact, I may even suggest that there are times that there is a whole antagonistic relationship all the way through the book, even at the end. But, it totally works for this book.

So, we start with Sadie. She’s on her bike with her most treasured possession in her backpack. It’s a special book hardcover book that’s bound in leather and is written by her favorite author, Vandal Stokes. A friend of hers told her that he was living in a cottage outside their very small Canadian town. So, Sadie can’t resist getting her book signed. She knows that it’s a little stalker-y, but she doesn’t have a lot of stuff, and she scrimped and saved in order to get this book, and she really wants to get that autograph. Sadie rides up to the cottage and knocks on the door, but no one answers. She decides that she’s going to go jump in the lake that she can see in the backyard because she can do that without being a problem, so she thinks. But then, Vandal pops up and starts yelling at her. He keeps accusing her of reading his new novel and stealing it. Which she hasn’t done. They finally agree to sign a contract so that Sadie will stay at the cottage with Vandal and help edit his work, with no contract with anyone else until his book gets published.

Vandal keeps telling Sadie that he isn’t attracted to her. He also tells her that he needs to have someone babysit her sometimes, so his friend, another author, Zero, will come to stay with them. But Zero isn’t just his author friend or even just a friend. They are in a relationship, and not just that, but a kinky AF relationship, with Vandal as the Dom. Luckily, Sadie is kinky AF too.

Sadie is fascinating if you ask me. She can’t decide whether or not she likes or hates Vandal. She’s slightly surer when it comes to Zero, but even then, things aren’t as sure as they could be, especially after she realizes how Vandal feels about Zero and vice versa. She is kinky, submissive, and has an incredibly twisted brain. She really does fit in pretty well with the guys, and I think that she might actually push them in ways they wouldn’t have tried on their own. I also think that she fills a hole in the relationship that Vandal and Zero had that they weren’t aware of. I think that she makes Vandal deal with his emotions more and Zero be a little less impulsive.

Vandal is a dickhole. I understand where some of that dickhole-ishness comes from, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t part of his personality and the things that pushed that aspect just pushed it. I think that he needs to back away from his feelings about his father. They aren’t going to help him in any way, and maybe he should talk to someone about his paranoia. I’m pretty sure that Sadie will help him with that.

I think of the two guys that Zero is my favorite. I like how he can bridge between Vandal and Sadie, being what each of them needs. I’m not entirely sure that Vandal and Sadie would’ve really had any happy sexy times without him there to instigate it. I dunno, maybe there would’ve been, but I think that Zero really enables it.

I loved this book. I’ve loved everything that I’ve read of Sorcha’s, but there is just something about this one that is toe-curling and so good.

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The police! LOL. I alternately laughed and cringed at that scene.

OK, that’s all for this one. Go check it out!