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11.27.2011

Review: Demon Bait by Moira Rogers

Demon Bait (Children of the Undying #1) by Moira Rogers
Futuristic, Post-Apocalyptic, Romance, Demons
Ebook $3.50 (novella, SAMHAIN)
His mark could bind her forever—or finally set her free.
Children of the Undying, Book 1
Fifty years after a demon apocalypse devastated the world, summoners still bear the bulk of the blame. Marci lives in secret, hiding the gifts that could cost her a secure spot in one of humanity’s underground cities, and access to their virtual world. After all, her chances of avoiding the genetic-testing lotto are better than her chances of surviving topside.
The bastard son of a terrifying incubus, lust heats Gabe’s blood and sex fuels his magic. Innate charm and charisma help him navigate the cultural gap between the outcast town he calls home and the human settlements he infiltrates for trade. His latest mission nets him an unexpected asset—a summoner strong enough to soothe his darkest needs.
Trust a half demon, especially one who uses a lockdown to trap them together? Not in this lifetime. Yet Marci can’t resist Gabe’s offer to see her safely to a selective outcast settlement where she can live without fear. The journey alone is as dangerous as the way Gabe makes her heart race, but it could be her one hope of a real life.
If only she could be sure Gabe’s telling her the whole truth…
Warning: Contains a virtual world where humans flee to escape the demon-infested earth, a dangerously seductive half demon with sex magic to burn and a network-hacking summoner brave enough to make herself vulnerable to him.

Author Site: moirarogers.com



I need Hammer Down to be out now! (4 stars)

I generally prefer to give a short rundown of my perception of the plot when I write my reviews but the blurb for this one does a great job of it. Once again the duo that writes as Moira Rogers have built an interesting and exciting world to send their characters out into. Post-Apocalyptic tales are hot right now and the Children of the Undying is one I've been looking forward to for a while.

What didn't work for me this time was the length. It really didn't give me, personally, enough answers to the world building things I was confused about. So while I was supposed to be focusing on Marci and Gabe I often ended up sidetracked trying to figure out how it all was supposed to work. Struggling through that I ended up not feeling the attachment or care for either character I'd hoped. It's happened before and is one reason I don't usually like novellas as series openers with an occasional exception such as Rogers' WILDER'S MATE. The sexual tension is a yummy contrast to the danger element though I didn't find it enough to win me over.

While I couldn't love DEMON BAIT as a whole the set-up for the series is very promising. Looking for another post-apocalyptic romance? You might want to wait until the next in the series is available and read them back to back so you don't suffer from question overload like I am! lol If you're already a fan of Rogers you should definitely pick this up. The formula of Alpha hero and strong but still a little vulnerable heroine Rogers does so well is sure to appeal!



Other Reviews:
Brenda Hyde
Under the Covers
The Book Pushers

Notes: ARC received via the author.

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