Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Review: Demon Bait (Children of the Undying #1) by Moira Rogers

Release date: November 29, 2011
Synopsis (Goodreads):
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…
My Thoughts: Oh, Moira Rogers, you had me at "demon apocalypse".  I would have been perfectly happy wandering the broken cities and watching our heroes dodge demons but you gave us so much more.  You gave us a sexy half demon who tries to do the right thing and somehow goes about it all wrong.  You gave us a woman who's spent her whole life hiding who she is and is damn good at keeping in the shadows.  You gave us those broken cities with the added bonus of a fall out shelter to hole up in.  Bliss!

I really loved the idea of cities that have sprung up underground in a bid to keep the citizens safe.  It sounds so claustrophobic and cold.  I get the shivers just thinking about it.  I also liked that unlike most stories set after an apocalypse (I could also make a point here that this is unlike most stories PERIOD), technology still exists.  Virtual Reality is used frequently to both communicate and as a form of recreation.  Marci is a programmer who helps maintain the grid that keeps demons out of the cities.  I thought it was a refreshing change of pace to have so much technology after such a catastrophic event.

Wrapping technology, magic and the fight for survival up with sex, mutual attraction and a dark need for one another, Demon Bait is like nothing you've ever read before.  Edgy and sexy, it's a fabulous introduction to this tangled world that Moira Rogers has created.

More books by Moira Rogers

Reading challenges: The E-book Challenge, The Horror & Urban Fantasy Challenge, The Morbid Romantica Challenge
Demon Bait was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

3 comments:

  1. I love Moira Rogers! And yeah, like you said, the idea of a demon apocalypse sucks me right in. This is definitely on my wishlist. Great review!

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  2. Great review, my to be read list grows again. Demon apocalypse.... can't wait to read this one.

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  3. TheReadingPenguin: Thank you! It's a lot of fun! I'm looking forward to book 2 something fierce.

    Vanessa: Yes! The Demon Apocalypse claims another victim!

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