Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Book Review: Night Demon (Night Series)

Author:  Lisa Kessler

Genre: Paranormal Romance/ Fantasy

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Book Blurb: 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 Rant:
Loved it completely loved it, not just because of the shape shifters with fangs but because the book was so compelling. The characters were so easy to get attached too especially Lukas. I was completely fantasizing and drooling over him ( opp's I got saliva on my shirt).Lukas is mine period., yes I said it MINE.
The book flowed with ease. Before I knew it I was entrapped in the story. Lukas was running away from his past. He could not tolerate himself because of the terrible things he did when he was first turned into a nightwalker. He was ashamed of the acts he committed that he completely felt like he wasn’t worth saving or wasn’t even the man he should be for Gretchen, who was falling for him.
Gretchen an archeologist was working for Lukas helping him to read ancient glyphs to determine the origins of the nightwalkers. Lukas was so set on find the key to unlock the curse that he wasn’t aware that he and Gretchen were close to unlocking the Night Demon.
The author really focused on the darkness of the villain. You felt the fear the characters displayed and when the villain carried out her orders I was completely in shock by the devious deed. At this point I am completely glued to the pages.
What was fascinating to me was the author wrote in so many POV’s. It was good to get inside the other character to feel what they felt and see the story being told form their eyes, especially the other nightwalkers. 
 Now you all know I rarely rant about a heroine, but I definitely have to for Gretchen. I completely loved her character. She was smart, caring but firm and I had to respect her for that. She gave Lukas a run for his money literally and I was rooting for them to get together. Although a piece of me wanted to keep Lukas to myself. Grrrrhhhhhhh, MINE. I know I am being possessive but I need to mark Lukas as my own. LOL J
I have read the prequel in the series I can definitely say it was just as good as this one but this book could be read as a stand-alone. The author walks you through the story but you also get a glimpse of the nightwalker's past so you don’t feel like you missed anything. 
Overall the author did a great job at painting the story and the characters. The plot kept you on pins and needles and when the story ended I was left wanting and needing to read more. This is my first time reading Lisa Kessler’s books and I can guarantee it wont be my last. 

My Recommendation:

I rated this book 4 out 5 purple rant hearts and would this series to anyone that enjoys shape shifters with fangs.

Guest Post By Laura Kessler

Raving About Vampires

Hi everyone – Big thanks to Crystal for being a part of the Night Demon blog tour!

Before I started writing and publishing vampire novels, I was a fan. Okay fan isn’t a strong enough word. I love vampires! All sorts of them!

True Blood has been fun. I still love The Lost Boys and Coppola’s Dracula. The Underworld franchise has lots of my movie budget too!

And the love doesn’t stop with movies and television. I also love vampire books. My first love was Anne Rice’s vampire chronicles. Lestat was my first vampire boyfriend! He was the epidomy of a “Bad Boy” and I couldn’t get enough. I also fell hard for Marius. *swoon*

My first paranormal romance was Christine Feehan’s Dark Series. I burned through those and hungered for more.

So when I set out to write my own vampire series, it felt a little daunting. How would I make mine different? I knew I wanted to set the books in San Diego. We’ve got a lot of cool Native American and Spanish history here that lots of people don’t know about. I took it a step further and started researching the oldest civilizations in the Americas which led me to the Mayans.
The more I researched, my Night Walker world came to life. I hope readers enjoy the western immortals as much as I have enjoyed writing them. There is nothing sexier than an immortal who could kill you, but he falls in love with you instead…  Right? 

So what do you think? What made you love vampires?
FTC Disclaimer: I received this book for free from the author, editor, publisher, or Promo Host. This is my honest opinion about this book and I did not receive any monetary compensation for writing this review nor was I obligated to write a positive one.

About the Author

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.

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Happy Ranting and Raving!



  1. Thanks for reading and reviewing Night Demon!!!

    I'm so glad you enjoyed the book... And Lukas! LOL

    Lisa :)

  2. The pleasure was all mine. Lukas will always hold a place in my heart :-)


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