Monday, April 15, 2013

Review: Night Demon by Lisa Kessler

Night Demon (Night Series #2) by Lisa Kessler

Deep within the Yucatan jungle a demon has awakened...

Gretchen Finch's job would be much easier if she weren't alone in the jungle with a brilliant recluse whose every glance sets her on fire. But the more she focuses on her work, the closer she gets to unlocking the mysteries of a terrible creature - the Night Demon - that threatens the world as she knows it. Though her scientific mind tells her it's impossible, she's beginning to believe the ancient Mayan tales as the sinister jungle comes alive around her.

Lukas Smith has spent hundreds of years searching for answers to his immortal Night Walker nature. As a series of ancient glyphs become clear, he's about to find out more than he'd ever hoped, but the more he learns, the more his fate intertwines with the Night Demon, and the harder it becomes to hide his immortal secret from the beautiful, intelligent Gretchen.

Together, they must find a way to stop the inexplicable violence and mass destruction surging across the earth before the Night Demon destroys more than just mankind.

My Thoughts:

First of all, I haven't read the first book or the prequel novella, but it didn't matter. I didn't feel lost. This is a fresh take on vampires and shifters. I loved Lukas. He is very conflicted about what he is and his feelings for Gretchen. Gretchen is tough and smart and won't let Lukas push her away. The Mayan history angle is interesting. The evil is of the end-of-the-world variety and it is hard to see how things can possibly work out. There were some great twists that I didn't see coming. I thought the characters were wonderfully complex and I definitely want to check out the other books in the series now. Smart and steamy, I recommend this one for any fan of paranormal romance.

My Rating: *****
Steam Factor: !!!!
*Notes: Some violence and gore.

My Source: NetGalley

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About the author: (taken from her website)

Lisa Kessler is an award winning author of dark paranormal fiction. Her debut novel, Night Walker, won a San Diego Book Award for Best Published Fantasy-Sci-fi-Horror as well as the Romance Through the Ages Award for Best Paranormal and Best First Book.

Her short stories have been published in print anthologies and magazines, and her vampire story, Immortal Beloved, was a finalist for a Bram Stoker award.

When she's not writing, Lisa is a professional vocalist, performing with the San Diego Opera as well as other musical theater companies in San Diego. You can learn more at

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  1. Thanks for reading and reviewing Night Demon!

    I'm glad you enjoyed the book... I hope you'll check out the rest of the series! :)


    1. You're welcome! I'm glad you stopped by. :) I'll definitely have to check out the rest now!

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    Katelynn Clark

    1. Thanks for stopping by! I will come check it out. What a cool idea to suggest books!


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