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Hanging out with demons can be hell.... It's been three months since psychologist Megan Chase made the stunning discovery that the world is filled with demons, and once more the situation is too hot to handle. Ironically, Megan -- the only person in the world without a little personal demon sitting on her shoulder -- has become the leader of a demon "family," but now some u Hanging out with demons can be hell.... It's been three months since psychologist Megan Chase made the stunning discovery that the world is filled with demons, and once more the situation is too hot to handle. Ironically, Megan -- the only person in the world without a little personal demon sitting on her shoulder -- has become the leader of a demon "family," but now some unknown arcane power is offing her demons in a particularly unpleasant fashion. And while her demon lover Greyson Dante is still driving her wild with desire, he's also acting strangely evasive. Then there's the truth about Megan's past -- the truth she's never known. Caught between personal problems and personal demons, Megan is having one hell of a hard time. Will the help of her Cockney guard demons and her witch friend Tera be enough so that Megan can finally resolve the past, survive the present, and face the future?


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Hanging out with demons can be hell.... It's been three months since psychologist Megan Chase made the stunning discovery that the world is filled with demons, and once more the situation is too hot to handle. Ironically, Megan -- the only person in the world without a little personal demon sitting on her shoulder -- has become the leader of a demon "family," but now some u Hanging out with demons can be hell.... It's been three months since psychologist Megan Chase made the stunning discovery that the world is filled with demons, and once more the situation is too hot to handle. Ironically, Megan -- the only person in the world without a little personal demon sitting on her shoulder -- has become the leader of a demon "family," but now some unknown arcane power is offing her demons in a particularly unpleasant fashion. And while her demon lover Greyson Dante is still driving her wild with desire, he's also acting strangely evasive. Then there's the truth about Megan's past -- the truth she's never known. Caught between personal problems and personal demons, Megan is having one hell of a hard time. Will the help of her Cockney guard demons and her witch friend Tera be enough so that Megan can finally resolve the past, survive the present, and face the future?

30 review for Demon Inside

  1. 5 out of 5

    Stacey

    I think I figured out why I like Megan Chase so much. Aside from being psychic, she's just a normal woman. She's not kickass or badass, doesn't know how to throw a proper punch or know the difference between a Sig Sauer and a machine gun like most UF heroines do. She cries and screams and vomits when the boogie-man or woman is around. She's a normal woman who found herself, completely by dumb luck, in the middle of the world of demons. She's dealing with it as best she can with the help of the u I think I figured out why I like Megan Chase so much. Aside from being psychic, she's just a normal woman. She's not kickass or badass, doesn't know how to throw a proper punch or know the difference between a Sig Sauer and a machine gun like most UF heroines do. She cries and screams and vomits when the boogie-man or woman is around. She's a normal woman who found herself, completely by dumb luck, in the middle of the world of demons. She's dealing with it as best she can with the help of the uber hot demon Greyson Dante and a couple other friends. And sometimes, while reading about the normal kickass heroines of other UF stories, I wish those characters would cry and scream and be a bit more human. Megan Chase is that character I've been craving. Half the time she would rather be in her bed, under the covers, curled up in a ball. But she doesn't. She cries her tears, maybe vomits and does what has to be done to get to the next day, the next hour. And I love her for it. We talk alot about how some characters grow. I'm realizing now, some characters don't grow they just "get better" at what they already know how to do. Megan Chase is growing...she's learning about things she never knew existed and how to fit them into her life and she's learning things she never thought she'd need to know how to do. And that is why I love Megan Chase!!!!

  2. 4 out of 5

    Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞

    This book is very bloody! Craving blood, drinking blood, dripping blood, blood sacrifices, "bathing" in blood, blood splashed all over, bloody parts, bloody knees, bloody toes....well, you get the picture. And as bad as it sounds, in no way is it a horror book but it does make it pretty dark. Megan makes me laugh. She is definitely NOT a kick ass heroine and she is known for tripping or falling down! She really is so not ready to accept her part in the demon world but slowly she is making progres This book is very bloody! Craving blood, drinking blood, dripping blood, blood sacrifices, "bathing" in blood, blood splashed all over, bloody parts, bloody knees, bloody toes....well, you get the picture. And as bad as it sounds, in no way is it a horror book but it does make it pretty dark. Megan makes me laugh. She is definitely NOT a kick ass heroine and she is known for tripping or falling down! She really is so not ready to accept her part in the demon world but slowly she is making progress. I feel like her little personal demons are growing on me too ~ especially the part where she was talking about them being like little babies....little ugly demon babies but still! The parts about her family were really hard to swallow as well. Ugh....I'm so glad she got out of there. And her father?? horrible...horrible! I so love Greyson and I KNOW he loves Megan. I think the most aggravating part is when the H/h don't communicate what you want them to communicate! You just want to hit them over the head. There were some great sex scenes but wth happened?? They would start out so hot and then it would be over!! I definitely felt cheated! I hope that doesn't continue with the next book. Besides the sex scenes, the only other let down was the ending. I just didn't buy it that Megan defeated Ktana Leyak so easily. And not to sound like I have sex on the brain but what happened to the romantic Christmas at the cabin?? I was looking forward to that!! Oh well, onto the next book!

  3. 5 out of 5

    Heather C

    My rating is really 4.5 Stars!! It hooked me much faster than the 1st book and I found it easier to follow. I still got a little confused with all the psychic/power stuff. It picks up 3 months after book 1. I liked seeing Megan grow and trying to understand her new powers and then finally accepting her responsibilies in the demon world. I'm also really liking the relationship between her and Grey. Hopefully they will be able to dissolve the boundries between them in book 3. I feel like I missed o My rating is really 4.5 Stars!! It hooked me much faster than the 1st book and I found it easier to follow. I still got a little confused with all the psychic/power stuff. It picks up 3 months after book 1. I liked seeing Megan grow and trying to understand her new powers and then finally accepting her responsibilies in the demon world. I'm also really liking the relationship between her and Grey. Hopefully they will be able to dissolve the boundries between them in book 3. I feel like I missed out on the building of her and Roc's relationship. At the end of book 1 he was just "there". At the beginning of book 3, he's really important to her, so I was a bit confused. Lots of blood and gore and explosions in this one. Lots of emotional parts, too. I will be starting book 3 tonight. Hope to see more of Nick!! This is great UF!!

  4. 4 out of 5

    Wicked Lil Pixie (Natasha)

    Book two in the Megan Chase series has Meg as the head of her own Demon Family. It’s been three months and needless to say, Megan’s not taking well to her family of Personal Demons. The Personal Demons want her to be strict and punish swiftly and Meg’s trying to run her demons a different way. Then the little demons start jumping ship on her! On top of that, Greyson is hiding things from her related to her and other families demons being killed. Not just killed, they explode. Meg’s past comes to Book two in the Megan Chase series has Meg as the head of her own Demon Family. It’s been three months and needless to say, Megan’s not taking well to her family of Personal Demons. The Personal Demons want her to be strict and punish swiftly and Meg’s trying to run her demons a different way. Then the little demons start jumping ship on her! On top of that, Greyson is hiding things from her related to her and other families demons being killed. Not just killed, they explode. Meg’s past comes to a head when a family member dies and she finds out all sorts of horrible things in her past that’s made her what she is now. I knew as soon as I finished Personal Demons, I was in trouble. I read this book in HOURS!! I was up until 2:30am because I had to know how it ended! I am trying really hard not to ask Stacia Kane what happens in the third book. *rocks back & forth* Demon Inside is an amazing follow up in the Megan Chase series. There is non-stop action, as you can tell by my lack at self control whilst reading. Not only will you love the non-stop action, the drama with Meg’s family, the demons & the hot hot hot sex scenes with Greyson, you’ll fall in love with the worlds Stacia has built. The details depicting a funeral service for a demon, really was simply stunning in description. Honestly, one of the most amazingly described scenes I have ever read. I only wish it were real, so I could actually see it. Demon Inside is a lot darker than Personal Demons, especially the issues Meg deals with from her past time in a mental institution and the issues surrounding her family. Much of the open ended parts of Personal Demons are provided with closure in Demon Inside, which made me love this book more. Though we learn a lot more about Megan, Greyson is still a closed book. Hopefully we learn more about him in the upcoming third book in the series. We also get a look at one of Meg’s personal demons, Roc. I love Roc, I thought I loved the brothers 3 demon guards, but no Roc is now my favorite. Who knew a little personal demon could be so snarky and lovable! Really, I could make this review longer but I will save it and just say if you liked Personal Demons, you’ll LOVE Demon Inside.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Tracy

    Demon Inside, the second in what is at this point the Megan Chase trilogy, is a fast and furious race from start to finish and strictly on plot alone, it is a fantastic continuation of the series. Dangerous and filled with a heated intensity, it grabs you by the throat from the first page and doesn't let you go before the last, no matter how long ago you should have put the book down and gone to bed. A word of caution, though...it isn't a stand-alone book, as there is far too much that isn't exp Demon Inside, the second in what is at this point the Megan Chase trilogy, is a fast and furious race from start to finish and strictly on plot alone, it is a fantastic continuation of the series. Dangerous and filled with a heated intensity, it grabs you by the throat from the first page and doesn't let you go before the last, no matter how long ago you should have put the book down and gone to bed. A word of caution, though...it isn't a stand-alone book, as there is far too much that isn't explained and it does simply pick up three months after the point where Personal Demons leaves off, so you really should start there. I loved Personal Demons despite a few issues with the plot and some technical stuff, and consider it a five star read. I thought the plot and writing mechanics in Demon Inside were awesome - even better than the first - but I can only rate it three stars, because in this book, I didn't like the Megan Chase, PhD. character at all. In fact, and very unfortunately, in Demon Inside Megan manages to encapsulate just about every single one of my personal bugaboos for a heroine in an urban fantasy series. That was so frustrating, because I totally appreciated what was going on - thought it was awesome to see the development of Megan's life given her relationship to Greyson and the friendships that sprung up in the first book, as well as characters like the brothers Malleus, Maleficarum, and Spud, and the personal demon Roc (not even going to try the rest of that name), who I find oddly adorable. I liked taking a look back into Megan's past and getting some questions answered about how that whole thing with the Accuser really started. And Grey was just as deliciously laconic as he was in the first one. Demon of few words, that one. But...seriously...what the hell happened to Megan in this book? She was feisty, sassy, and wordy in Personal Demons. She was totally out of her element with everything going on, but she was obviously a fighter. Sure, I never really bought her psychic therapist profession - she never struck me as particularly cerebral or understanding of the human psyche, but she still had a spine, more than a little sarcastic wit, and a tendency to snipe that was sort of endearing. So who the hell was the screaming, crying, self absorbed, prone to stupidity, immature damsel in distress posing as Megan Chase in Demon Inside?? For someone who was so adamant about not being Grey's arm candy, she sure did an excellent imitation of one. I wish I was kidding. I wish I was exaggerating for effect. I'm not. Whenever something sudden and dangerous popped up, Megan was screaming her head off (or was thinking if she started screaming she wouldn't be able to stop). When the screaming was over, the crying started - or the sobbing. And when faced with worries and questions about the changes going on in her life, she totally internalized them instead of, oh, I don't know - being a mature and healthy adult (therapist, remember?) - and asking those in the know about what was going on with her. I totally resented the tension that created between her and Greyson because of it. She's a human now neck deep in demon politics - do you think she could get over herself long enough to look around and start asking the tough questions? More than once I felt like shaking her and telling her to put on her big girl panties and deal with it! And I'm not the PhD. I understand the need for character development, and I do understand some of her issues in this book. Some were organic to the story and made sense. Some. Most of them just made Megan seem like a totally self-absorbed and petulant child who isn't getting things her way, so she's damaging a whole race of creatures because of it, and she's damaging her relationship with the demon who she's obviously in love with - and I don't care how reticent and mysterious he is, he loves the batty woman right back. And now that I think of it, it bothers me how little Megan cares about demon culture and history. I would've loved to have learned a little more about the mythos and history of the demons, but because Megan couldn't seem to care less about that, and the book is told from a very narrow third person perspective focusing exclusively on Megan's thoughts and feelings, unless she asks and investigates, the reader isn't ever going to know. That's a shame. Before I go on another Megan-induced rant, I do want to mention there were a few aspects of Demon Inside - most notably the big conflict at the end - that felt a bit too similar to the big conflict at the end of the first book. Almost like SSDD (Same Stuff Different Demon). It wasn't completely, but there were echoes, for sure. One major point that bothered me in both books is actually a pretty prolific issue in the genre as a whole - urban fantasy tends to be riddled with these virtually unstoppable and indestructible baddies who have rained down death, dismemberment, and destruction. Well...they're unstoppable and indestructible until the big showdown with the protagonist. Then, no matter how many times the bad guy's beaten the protagonist to a pulp from cover to cover, the protagonist defeats the bad guy (and his army) and remains remarkably unscathed, all things considered, at the end. To a degree, that has to happen. The better books give solid reasons why it happens. This one just had an appetizer from hell (that'll make sense when you read it). I didn't totally buy it. I appreciate as a reader there was a small resurgence in Megan's character towards the conclusion of the book, but no reason as stated lets her off the hook for how utterly mealy-mouthed she was for the first 80-85%. I give her a single star, because I really did hate her character several times through the book. Every other aspect of the book gets a five star - perhaps a 4.5 in reality, but still. I averaged the two and ended up with a 3 Star overall read for Demon Inside. I can only hope Megan's character is a bit more the Megan we met in Personal Demons when going through Demon Possessed (Megan Chase, Book 3). ~*~*~*~ Reviewed for One Good Book Deserves Another.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Michele Lee

    Dr. Megan Chase is back, and this time, giving readers very little breathing space, Meg is trying to survive fireball flinging car chases with witches and find out who is, literally, exploding her demons. In the mean time she has to try to come to terms with her own parasitic nature, trying to balance her job as a therapist helping people overcome their trauma, and her soul-calling as the leader of the personal demons, who feed off the pain and emotional hurt of humans. If that wasn't bad enough Dr. Megan Chase is back, and this time, giving readers very little breathing space, Meg is trying to survive fireball flinging car chases with witches and find out who is, literally, exploding her demons. In the mean time she has to try to come to terms with her own parasitic nature, trying to balance her job as a therapist helping people overcome their trauma, and her soul-calling as the leader of the personal demons, who feed off the pain and emotional hurt of humans. If that wasn't bad enough Meg, on the precipice between human and demon, between accepting her own darkness and trying to deny it by helping others deny theirs, gets pulled back into the chaos of the family she walked away from and learns startling, disturbing truths about what made her become the woman she is. I have to start this one with a purely personal response—I have never read a sex scene that made me cry before this book. The raw emotional pain of Meg, raised in one of the worse imaginable environments, and struggling to come to terms with that as an adult, even if she tries to hide her coping behind her role as a therapist, is overwhelming. Meg is absolutely compelling as she tries to convince herself that she is a good person, despite dating a demon, being part demon, not to mention a demon queen, and the strange cravings for very inhuman things that begin to overcome her. Her own personal darkness, a textbook example of the damage childhood abuse does to an ordinary person, is delicately, but firmly tied into her struggle with the nature of the demons tied to her. The level of emotion is incredibly high in this book. It's hard to stomach, hard to watch and impossible not to experience along with Meg. But despite the sheer desolation there's a victorious element, because Megan might not be what her family wants, or what her partners in the practice want, or even what her demon followers want, but what she is under the damage is a core of molten steel trying to survive the inferno of emotions and rise in a world where she can be loved, respected and valued. Demon Inside isn't a book for everyone, but for those who connect with Megan because of similar pasts and emotions, it could be the sort of book that unexpectedly changes you and therefore is very highly recommended.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Kelly

    You know your family is dysfunctional when demons are better company. As Demon Inside begins, Megan Chase is adjusting to her new role as Gretneg of the personal demons. A Gretneg is a leader, similar to a Mafia don, and much like a Mafia don, Megan has to show a ruthless side in order to keep her charges' respect and avoid being bullied by other Gretnegs. This is no easy task. Megan shrinks from the violent discipline the demons are used to. A rival demon has murdered several of Megan's demons. You know your family is dysfunctional when demons are better company. As Demon Inside begins, Megan Chase is adjusting to her new role as Gretneg of the personal demons. A Gretneg is a leader, similar to a Mafia don, and much like a Mafia don, Megan has to show a ruthless side in order to keep her charges' respect and avoid being bullied by other Gretnegs. This is no easy task. Megan shrinks from the violent discipline the demons are used to. A rival demon has murdered several of Megan's demons. To top everything off, Megan's maybe-boyfriend Greyson is being evasive, and Megan is not sure where she stands with him. At first, Demon Inside was exactly the book that Personal Demons led me to expect it would be. The early chapters are chock full of action and sex, but sometimes it got a little confusing as the plot careens from one scene to the next at breakneck pace. Then, Stacia Kane throws us a curveball. It happens about a third of the way into Demon Inside. A family tragedy sends Megan back to her crummy hometown, seemingly away from the thick of the action. In reality, though, when Megan goes home, she's moving closer to the heart of things. I don't want to spoil anything, but let's just say that Megan has one seriously toxic family. My heart broke for her. Hidden in her family's past is a secret that helped create Megan's present situation. Only through facing her past demons — both literal and metaphorical — can she survive the confrontation that lies ahead. In addition to enjoying the exciting, emotional plotline, I also loved Kane's scene-setting in Demon Inside. Her prose is straightforward and unpretentious, and there's no one phrase that sticks out in my memory. But add it all up, and this is definitely a writer who can paint a vivid picture. I especially liked the demon funeral, which was both creepy and surprisingly beautiful, and the demonic battle played out against a sleepy Christmas scene. Stacia Kane has far surpassed Personal Demons with Demon Inside. I enjoyed Personal Demons, but I never imagined its sequel would suck me in like this.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Alexia561

    Picked this book up without realizing that it was the second book in a series. I felt like I was missing something a few times while reading, but I was able to follow the story without too much trouble. However, I would recommend reading Personal Demons first, just to have the necessary back story. That being said, I really liked reading about Megan, her demon boyfriend Greyson, the three demons who act as bodyguards, and Megan's demon "helper" Roc. Megan did not want to become the head of a demo Picked this book up without realizing that it was the second book in a series. I felt like I was missing something a few times while reading, but I was able to follow the story without too much trouble. However, I would recommend reading Personal Demons first, just to have the necessary back story. That being said, I really liked reading about Megan, her demon boyfriend Greyson, the three demons who act as bodyguards, and Megan's demon "helper" Roc. Megan did not want to become the head of a demon family, but she is slowly getting the hang of what is expected of her and accepting her responsibilities. Suddenly though, her demons are being attacked and Megan must figure out how and why. Megan must also deal with the repercussions of her past and the fallout from a personal crisis. While I understood that Megan is a human dealing with demons, I wished at times that she would be a little stronger and more self-reliant. Think I may be getting spoiled by all of the tough heroines out there, as in Megan's shoes I would probably be hiding under my bed, refusing to come out! *L* All in all, Megan is a great character and I really liked Roc, her demon assistant. Greyson was okay, but I loved the three "boys", especially Spud! For demon bodyguards, they were awfully polite (and handy with a curling iron!) Really enjoyed this book and gave it a 4 out of 5 rating. Not sure if I'll go back and read Personal Demons, but will definitely read any future books featuring Megan!

  9. 5 out of 5

    Darcy

    I liked this book much better than the last mostly because there wasn't so much of the history and how the world works to set up. Megan is back and trying to settle into her role and ruler of her demons, something she isn't real comfortable doing. She is forced to take a more active role and someone is killing them off. As she investigates she runs into someone trying to kill and discredit her. Greyson does his best to help, but he has problems of his own. They get into their first fight when Me I liked this book much better than the last mostly because there wasn't so much of the history and how the world works to set up. Megan is back and trying to settle into her role and ruler of her demons, something she isn't real comfortable doing. She is forced to take a more active role and someone is killing them off. As she investigates she runs into someone trying to kill and discredit her. Greyson does his best to help, but he has problems of his own. They get into their first fight when Megan receives bad news and being a pissed off woman deals with it on her own even when she would rather have him comfort her. As always Greyson finds out and does his best to help her. As she deals with her bad news she discovers the reason the Accuser was able to get to her in the first place betrayed by people who should never betray you. In the end Megan realizes that they people who you can depend on aren't always who you think they should be, but the ones who come to you are more priceless than anything.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Melindeeloo

    3.5 stars -Even better than the first and takes the series in a promising direction for future books Being the head of her own demon house takes some adjustment for psychologist and psychic Megan Chase and Demon Inside is a transitional story, but an important one, for Stacia Kane's series. There's a fair amount going on in Demon Inside with demons from various houses spontaneously exploding, Megan's own demons jumping ship and abandoning her House, an exceedingly stressful trip back `home' for 3.5 stars -Even better than the first and takes the series in a promising direction for future books Being the head of her own demon house takes some adjustment for psychologist and psychic Megan Chase and Demon Inside is a transitional story, but an important one, for Stacia Kane's series. There's a fair amount going on in Demon Inside with demons from various houses spontaneously exploding, Megan's own demons jumping ship and abandoning her House, an exceedingly stressful trip back `home' for a funeral, and a life change event for Megan's lover fire demon Greyson Dante. But ultimately it is Megan's insight into her past and an attitude change which are going to be what allows the series to continue to grow, and I think morph, into something even more interesting since Kane's demons are ultimately not just angels in disguise. I enjoyed Demon Inside and am looking forward not only to Megan's next book Demon Possessedbut also Kane's new series starter Unholy Ghosts coming May 2010.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Lori Whitwam

    Maybe 3.5... I do like this budding series, but some small element seemed to be missing. Maybe because her relationship with Greyson developed in he first book, and while he's here and vital to this plot, it doesn't evolve significantly. Not sure. The rest of the plot evolution is good, but I got a bit lost in the witch/demon hierarchy and who is responsible for whom/what. Probably my fault, though... I think I've read too many urban fantasies lately and my brain is tired of trying to hold all t Maybe 3.5... I do like this budding series, but some small element seemed to be missing. Maybe because her relationship with Greyson developed in he first book, and while he's here and vital to this plot, it doesn't evolve significantly. Not sure. The rest of the plot evolution is good, but I got a bit lost in the witch/demon hierarchy and who is responsible for whom/what. Probably my fault, though... I think I've read too many urban fantasies lately and my brain is tired of trying to hold all the various realities in place. I'd segue into a nice romantic suspense if I had one handy.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Maggie

    Much better than the 1st. Neat plot. Great characters....except! the main character is a little flat still to me...Maybe cos she's supposed to be super calm & collected? Idk. Not real used to chill heroines. :) Much better than the 1st. Neat plot. Great characters....except! the main character is a little flat still to me...Maybe cos she's supposed to be super calm & collected? Idk. Not real used to chill heroines. :)

  13. 5 out of 5

    Michelle Tempted By Books

    Was alright, standard middle book syndrome.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Katter

    I thought this was quite a fun read! I liked the direction that Kane took the story in and like with all the other books I have read from her it wasn't boring! From the get go there is action happening and now that Meg is Gretneg of the Yezer Ha-Ra she has a new bunch of responsibilities. The poor dear was really just thrust into the world of demons in the last book and at the end of it she was the leader of a horde of personal demons or rubendas. Those little nasty boogers that sit on your shou I thought this was quite a fun read! I liked the direction that Kane took the story in and like with all the other books I have read from her it wasn't boring! From the get go there is action happening and now that Meg is Gretneg of the Yezer Ha-Ra she has a new bunch of responsibilities. The poor dear was really just thrust into the world of demons in the last book and at the end of it she was the leader of a horde of personal demons or rubendas. Those little nasty boogers that sit on your shoulder and tamper with your mind to do bad things. Those dudes are under her control somewhat and I say somewhat because Meg is reluctant to have anything to do with demons. She doesn't want to hurt anyone or lose her humanity and she fears that if she truly becomes the leader the Yezer need that she will lose her humanity/soul. In all honesty I can't blame the heroine for her hesitance. But day by day it is getting harder to resist with the new threat of randomly exploding Yezer. Not to mention the allure of one Greyson Dante and his fun gangster three stooges that just keep pulling her down further into the world of demons. This was an enjoyable read with a rather sad part that I didn't see coming(view spoiler)[The fact that Meg's father made a deal with Templeton Black and Orion Maldon to let the Accuser use her body as a host for personal gain just made my heart ache. I could never ever imagine doing that to any child, let alone my own if I had one. I was angry and sad when I learned that. (hide spoiler)] . It does help answer the why's and how's of some things so I am glad that Kane tied it together in the second book. Plus we get to see what life was like in Meg's old town and it was just awful. He mother is such a bitch too! I think Dante was correct in labeling her a 'Viper'. The bad guy kinda came out of left field for me but I guess when one gains new power there is always going to be someone who wants to take it. I didn't see this one coming but I suppose that is what made it fun. Occasionally I like being able to predict things in a book but that didn't happen with this story and it was refreshing. With that being said the ending was a little lackluster. (view spoiler)[Ktana Leyak is the mother of the Yezer Ha-Ra and can possess people. When she fought folks early on in the book she seemed like this invincible monster but then at the end of the book Meg just knew that stomping on the back of Ktana's neck would officially kill her? I am confused on that point. You think it would just kill the body not the actual demon but what do I know. (hide spoiler)] I can't wait to read the next installment because Meg is changing and I want to know how that is going to play out. She has stepped up to the plate and put her big girl panties on so that she can lead the rubendas. We don't know what she is changing into as she is reluctant to do the ritual that will turn her into a demon hybrid but that seems to be the way it's going. I am pretty excited for that to happen as I know that when it does it's gonna be good!

  15. 4 out of 5

    Susanna

    Stakes are higher for Megan in this second book, and she doesn't get a single breather during it. She's not happy with becoming a leader of demons, but her avoidance of the issue creates bigger problems for her. On top of that, the secrets of her past come to light. Since she's a therapist, this causes a lot of soul-searching for her, which intercepts the action. She doesn't really reach a conclusion of whether this is all her fault or not, but at least she isn't quite so whiny as she was in the Stakes are higher for Megan in this second book, and she doesn't get a single breather during it. She's not happy with becoming a leader of demons, but her avoidance of the issue creates bigger problems for her. On top of that, the secrets of her past come to light. Since she's a therapist, this causes a lot of soul-searching for her, which intercepts the action. She doesn't really reach a conclusion of whether this is all her fault or not, but at least she isn't quite so whiny as she was in the first book. The ending is a bit abrupt.

  16. 4 out of 5

    John

    It's interesting to see the evolution of Megan and her demon(s). She seems to be a bit too hesitant in my book to confront things going on in her life, but then I guess I can't really say how well I'd handle it either. Good book and story overall though. But what a loser of a dad... :( It's interesting to see the evolution of Megan and her demon(s). She seems to be a bit too hesitant in my book to confront things going on in her life, but then I guess I can't really say how well I'd handle it either. Good book and story overall though. But what a loser of a dad... :(

  17. 4 out of 5

    Nola

    Usually I'm fine reading books out of series order but this one I found a bit tricky. There's not a lot of background for someone who hasn't read the previous book. Usually I'm fine reading books out of series order but this one I found a bit tricky. There's not a lot of background for someone who hasn't read the previous book.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Shelley

    *Synopsis** It’s been three months since Megan Chase, psychologist, and Radio talk show host named Dr. Demon Slayer, made the stunning discovery that the world is filled with demons, and once more the situation is too hot to handle. Ironically, Megan is the only person in the world without a little personal demon sitting on her shoulder, and has since become the leader of a demon “family” after defeating the Accuser's attempt to retake her body. Now, some unknown arcane power is offing her demon *Synopsis** It’s been three months since Megan Chase, psychologist, and Radio talk show host named Dr. Demon Slayer, made the stunning discovery that the world is filled with demons, and once more the situation is too hot to handle. Ironically, Megan is the only person in the world without a little personal demon sitting on her shoulder, and has since become the leader of a demon “family” after defeating the Accuser's attempt to retake her body. Now, some unknown arcane power is offing her demons in a particularly unpleasant fashion. Then, a turn of events happens, and the truth about Megan’s past comes to light; one that will shatter her concept of who her father really was. Caught between personal problems and personal demons, Megan is having one hell of a hard time. Will the help of her cockney guard demons and her witch friend Tera be enough so that Megan can finally resolve the past, survive the present, and face the future? **Review** I'm still not convinced that Megan is a good character. For a person who is supposed to be a psychologist, she has more personal problems than any 50 of her clients combined. She, should be be the one seeking help! She is flighty, whimpy, and a crybaby most of the time. She also leaves her troubles for others to handle, which causes her own family of demons to look to the BIG BAD, in order to help feed them and take care of them. Does she change in this book? Not until the very ending of this book in which she tries to convince herself that maybe becoming a full time demon will save her family of personal demons, as a week Meegra, is a worthless one. The problem is, Megan allowed the demons to make the decisions for her, instead of the other way around. Thanfully, she ends up quiting her job that was making her sad, and mad at the same time. Of course, she feeds off one of her clients sisters grief before she does. Megan also has to deal with other issues when her father dies, and she is expected to show up for the funeral and the reading of the will, which shocks the socks of Megan, and angers her at the same time. Naturally, her mother is a queen beyotch, and her brother treats her like pond scum. Nice family! What happens upon arrival in Grant Falls, was pretty much standard plotline when a person who is condemned for murdering an innocent man, comes back home to a world better off without her. The only thing that really happens is, she finds out that her father was not the man she thought he was, and in fact, was working with the very demons who put the Accuser into Megan for the perhaps of killing her off. Thankfully, she has Greyson Dante to fall back onto, otherwise, she would be a drooling nut case confined to the nearest mental hospital. However, even with Greyson in her corner, she continues to lie to him, and hide the fact that her demon is growing stronger and draining her powers in order to feed it's bloodlust. Greyson, of course, watches this happen, and says nothing, including when her eyes turn a different shade, and she thinks her steak is over-cooked. The final question she needs to ask her self is this: Will I go through with the Haikkan Kra Ritual that will end up destroying the rest of her humanity, while making her a demon full time? If that happens, she will be nothing more than a parasite who feeds off people's emotions, and quite possibilty, blood like Greyson and his demons. I guess that's a good description of what a demon really is. The Villian(s) of the story: Ktana Leyak aka Queen Demon. Leyak is the one who is off killing demons, and even witches in order to gather more power. This includes capturing Megan's entire family of personal demons. David Chase, for selling his own daughter to the demons in order to become a better accountant and own a piece of a valuable property. Add in the former Templetton Black, and Orion Maldon, and you have a trifecta of evil incarnate and those most responsible for the demon inside of Megan. Luckily for the readers, all three men are now dead. Interesting character addition: Nick the incubus who raises Megans blood pressure and her sexual desires. He also comes in handy in the battle to save Megan's demons, while questioning why she hasn't already gone through the demon ritual. Not enough storyline: Asterope Green (Tera) the witch, and Brian the reporter, and psychic who is now dating a police offider. They do show up yes. They do play individual parts, yes.

  19. 5 out of 5

    ALPHAreader

    Megan is experiencing some leadership problems. She has taken over a crew of ‘personal demons’ – the little lizard-like cretins who invisibly sit on people’s shoulders and encourage them to do bad things. But since becoming their ‘queen’ she has met with open hostility – her demons are unhappy with her managerial techniques, and disgruntled by her preoccupation with humanity . . . and Megan’s kinda-boyfriend, Greyson Dante, is just as unhappy with her stubborn human streak. Meanwhile, Megan has Megan is experiencing some leadership problems. She has taken over a crew of ‘personal demons’ – the little lizard-like cretins who invisibly sit on people’s shoulders and encourage them to do bad things. But since becoming their ‘queen’ she has met with open hostility – her demons are unhappy with her managerial techniques, and disgruntled by her preoccupation with humanity . . . and Megan’s kinda-boyfriend, Greyson Dante, is just as unhappy with her stubborn human streak. Meanwhile, Megan has received some disturbing news. Her estranged father has passed away and her cold-hearted mother is ordering Megan’s appearance for the reading of the will. Turns out, daddy dearest has left Megan a nice little surprise from the after life – the deed to the mental hospital where Megan spent her formative years. In this second instalment to Stacia Kane’s ‘Megan Chase’ urban fantasy series, our female heroine learns the truth about her past, and the demon inside her. I love Stacia Kane, and I’m thoroughly enjoying her ‘Megan Chase’ series. This second book is a wonderful delve into Megan’s character. We really get an all-encompassing examination of her childhood and home life; and it’s disturbingly Freudian. No wonder Megan went on to become a psychiatrist. This is also a nice little riff on ‘personal demons’ – both literal and mental as Megan explores the myriad of ways she has suppressed her own childhood anguish. While ‘Demon Inside’ is a wonderful Megan exposè, it’s not such a great book for romantic development. Since their fiery coupling in ‘Personal Demons’, this second instalment sees Megan and Greyson Dante co-habiting in a strangely undefined romantic liaison. Their romance is hampered by the need to keep up appearances in the ever vigil and circumspect demon world – but Megan is also careful not to put labels or boundaries on their ‘relationship’ because she gets the feeling that Greyson isn’t permanent. She is well aware of his Lothario reputation and thinks that means they are a casual fling – for all Megan knows, she is just one of many ladies o Greyson’s current dance card. But Megan’s blasé attitude is at odds with her outward affection for Greyson, and vice versa. They do share some very steamy and intimate scenes; She put her hand on his arm, drawing his gaze. “This is a big deal for you, isn’t it? Not just for the prestige, but for you.” He stopped smiling when his eyes met hers. The rest of the room seemed to fade away. “It’s what I've worked for all my life.” Even with her heels on, she had to stand on tiptoe to kiss him. Just a quick press of her lips, nothing inappropriate for the sombre occasion, but enough to send tingles all the way down her spine. It was like kissing a live wire. “Congratulations.” And yet, Megan remains determined to keep up the pretence of ‘easy, breezy, casual girlfriend’. Considering she’s a psychiatrist, it seemed like a very obvious oversight for Megan to deliberately avoid talking about her romantic feelings towards Greyson. I mean, I can understand her repressing childhood memories – but being stubbornly tight-lipped about her romance status was too much of an elephant in the room. Mind you, I did appreciate the fact that Megan is just human – demon inside aside, and her psychiatrist title; it was sort of nice of Kane to show that even someone who deals with everyone else’s problems can’t quite grasp her own. But for that reason ‘Demon Inside’ felt like it had a hole in it. Greyson takes up so much of the book that the lack of romantic context for him and Megan started to feel uncomfortable. Still, I’m enjoying this helter-skelter urban fantasy and am excited to be approaching the finale. Bring it on!

  20. 5 out of 5

    Jen

    I enjoyed this second book more than I did the first one. Thankfully, it wasn't told in a disjointed way. Not that I noticed, anyway. I'm still not all that enamored of Megan or Greyson, though. They weren't as wishy-washy or lacking in substance in this book as they were in the first, but they didn't do anything to make me admire them, either. The main reason why I'm not a fan of either Megan's or Greyson's is their reticence with each other. I had thought they were in love with one another, or I enjoyed this second book more than I did the first one. Thankfully, it wasn't told in a disjointed way. Not that I noticed, anyway. I'm still not all that enamored of Megan or Greyson, though. They weren't as wishy-washy or lacking in substance in this book as they were in the first, but they didn't do anything to make me admire them, either. The main reason why I'm not a fan of either Megan's or Greyson's is their reticence with each other. I had thought they were in love with one another, or at least in a very-serious relationship, but if so, why wouldn't Grey tell Megan what was going on in his Meegra and why didn't Megan tell him about all of her issues? What purpose did it serve to hide that (view spoiler)[she craved blood and took joy in absorbing negative emotions? (hide spoiler)] None, that I could see. Unless making the reader want to beat the "heroine" upside the head was the goal? ??? So though I enjoyed this second story more than the first (unlike the first, this one didn't try to put me to sleep), I still have trouble reconciling this story with "written by Stacia Kane." :-( I suppose I should say a few words on what went on in this story, beyond the fact that Megan and Greg were having relationship issues: (view spoiler)[Something is killing Megan's Yezer Ha-Ra. And not just Megan's. . .It turns out that several of the neighboring Meegra, including Greyson's, are also losing "members." The culprit turns out to be Ktana Leyak, mother to the Yezer Ha-Ra and a very powerful demon. The story progresses through several run-ins with her. (hide spoiler)] We learn about Megan's past in this story: (view spoiler)[Megan's father dies and she's called home to Grant Falls for the funeral and reading of the will. She learns that her father gave her to the Accuser in exchange for success in his business dealings. For some reason - never explained - her father left her his interest in the local mental hospital and its land. It's somehow learned - again, never explained - that the Accuser left some sort of relic in the hospital. (hide spoiler)] So in the end, (view spoiler)[Megan, Greyson and the brothers (Malleus, Maleficarum, and Spud. . .Yay!) return to Grant Falls to search the hospital for the relic. Finding it will allow Ktana Leyak to be defeated. Megan's successful; Ktana Leyak is defeated and killed; and Megan and Greyson are now free to go on vacation. (hide spoiler)] Obviously, I left a lot out, but if you want to "read the story" without actually reading the story, reading the above spoilers will give you what went on. The story closes with these lines: (view spoiler)[She'd do better from now on, be stronger and more in control. Funny how important that had become to her. Funny how important quite a few things had become to her. She'd have a lot of work to do when they got back from the cabin. It was only the wee hours of Saturday morning; they still had Christmas to celebrate, and the start of a new year. A new beginning. . . . . . .Greyson turned to her. "What do you think, bryaela, you ready?" She smiled up at him. "I'm ready." [fin] (hide spoiler)] It was a good ending, but I'm curious as to why she mentions that (view spoiler)[Christmas is still to be celebrated. She hasn't really celebrated it in years and demons and witches don't celebrate it, so why mention it? (hide spoiler)] I'm sure it doesn't matter, but it's still odd. But anyway, I enjoyed this book. I liked it enough that I'm definitely going to read the third and final book in this trilogy. :-)

  21. 5 out of 5

    Brooke

    It's been three months since Megan Chase learned that she has part of a demon inside of her. Three months since she became the leader of a demon "family". Three months since meeting Greyson Dante, and she still doesn't know what to do about any of these things. What she does know is that her demons are being killed, and by killed I mean brutally destroyed by something more powerful than she. Although her and Grey have great chemistry, she's still unsure of his feelings towards her. Are they pure It's been three months since Megan Chase learned that she has part of a demon inside of her. Three months since she became the leader of a demon "family". Three months since meeting Greyson Dante, and she still doesn't know what to do about any of these things. What she does know is that her demons are being killed, and by killed I mean brutally destroyed by something more powerful than she. Although her and Grey have great chemistry, she's still unsure of his feelings towards her. Are they purely physical or something more? Him being secretive and unable to share personal information as well as telling her exactly what is going on, lead her to be afraid to share her own personal information, and definitely doesn't want him to know about her failure in keeping her demons alive. When Megan returns to her hometown, Grant Falls, for the reading of her father's will, the force that is killing her demons follows her there not only leading her to find out just who is responsible for the way she is now (only human without a personal demon on her shoulder, part of demon inside of her), but what she has to do to get her demons back and gain control of her "family" once again. Thoughts: There is no way I would tell you to pick this book up if you haven't read the first. It'd be near impossible to figure out everything that has happened. Plus, the first book is so damn good that it's worth it. This one started off with action, action, and more action. I wasn't prepared for things to start that way, but it was a welcome surprise. Megan is such a likable character, she's someone that I would want to be friends with. IF I wasn't afraid of getting killed just by going shopping with her. Her only downfalls are not being able to communicate with Greyson, and not wanting to punish her demons the way they need to be. She's obviously head over heels for the Greyson, but she fails to let him know how she is feeling and that she needs help because she is scared/nervous. I guess not wanting to punish your demons doesn't seem like a downfall, but if she wants them to stay happy, and to stay with her she needs to be able to do so. It was great to travel to Grant Falls with Megan, but it wasn't great to meet her AWFUL family and other people in town. YIKES! What a bunch of judgemental, snobby, and rude people! It's no wonder she left to make it on her own. Kudos to Stacia Kane for making me HATE Megan's mother. Seriously, I don't often just HATE characters, not even bad guys. This woman takes the cake. Every page of Demon Inside is filled with greatness, and I don't really have any complaints about this book. It was fun to read just like Personal Demons, and Stacia Kane sure knows how to weave an exciting tale! Also, don't let these covers fool you. They may look like romance covers, but they are so much more than this. Although the romance in them is quite nice... :D

  22. 5 out of 5

    Marianne

    "Dr. Demon" (Megan Chase) is adjusting to her new role as Gretneg of the personal demons. Being a Gretneg isn't dissimilar from being a Mafia don. And like a real mafia don, Megan needs to accept to get her hands bloodied, to show a ruthless side in order to keep her charges' respect and avoid being bullied by other Gretnegs. This is no easy task for a trained psychologist, who normally shrinks from the violent discipline the demons are used to. A rival demon has murdered several of Megan's demo "Dr. Demon" (Megan Chase) is adjusting to her new role as Gretneg of the personal demons. Being a Gretneg isn't dissimilar from being a Mafia don. And like a real mafia don, Megan needs to accept to get her hands bloodied, to show a ruthless side in order to keep her charges' respect and avoid being bullied by other Gretnegs. This is no easy task for a trained psychologist, who normally shrinks from the violent discipline the demons are used to. A rival demon has murdered several of Megan's demons and threatenes to take the rest as well, thereby enangering Megan's life. To top everything off, Megan's maybe-boyfriend Greyson is being evasive and emotionally distant, and Megan is not sure where she stands with him. Then a family tragedy sends Megan back to her sad, little hometown, seemingly away from the thick of the action. In reality, though, when Megan goes home, she's moving closer to the heart of things. In short; you know your family is seriously dysfunctional when demons are better company! Hidden in her family's past is a secret that helped create Megan's present situation. Only through facing her past demons (literal as well as metaphorical) can she survive the confrontation that lies ahead. The plot was exciting, yet emotional. My heart really went out for Megan. Her toxic family certainly didn't make life easy for her. I just wish the author would've delved a little deeper into her their background and motivations. Thnings still felt unresolved by the end of the book. (view spoiler)[ Especially her father's last will an testament. For example: Why did he give her the hospital? Did he regret what he' done to her, or was it just another way of luring her back? And would an entire family really sell their daughter to demons just because she spilled psychic secrets at inappropriate times? (hide spoiler)] Speaking of families: Her new family continues to fascinate me. Both Roc, her inofficial personal demon, her witch friend Tera and Nick, Dante's succubus friend. Mmm, I wouldn't mind that particular kind of seduction;-) But most of all, Dante, who is now rising to power. That particular, pivotal scene was creepy yet surprisingly beautiful. As for Megan, she still has an important choice to make. Will she join him as a full demon or stay true to her humanity. Only time will tell... Hanging out with demons can be hell, but it can't be all bad with Dante by her side, right?

  23. 5 out of 5

    Alejandra

    Megan is still struggling to get used to being the head of her own Meegra [Demon ‘family’:] and also wishing for a normal life. When her Yezers [personal demons:] start being attacked by something—they desert Megan and go to some other Gretneg [head of the demon family.:] Meanwhile, the ones remaining claim that they want a severe master. Something inside Megan begins to change. Greyson, her demon lover is not being completely honest as to what is it that is attacking the demons, and she finds o Megan is still struggling to get used to being the head of her own Meegra [Demon ‘family’:] and also wishing for a normal life. When her Yezers [personal demons:] start being attacked by something—they desert Megan and go to some other Gretneg [head of the demon family.:] Meanwhile, the ones remaining claim that they want a severe master. Something inside Megan begins to change. Greyson, her demon lover is not being completely honest as to what is it that is attacking the demons, and she finds out that there are other demons houses being threatened. Megan’s past comes back to haunt her and all hell breaks lose, but she gets the closure she wanted and also gets to understand what happened that made her what she is. There is just so much to say about Demon Inside that it is impossible to keep it short, but I will try my best, promise. I read this book at work and in class as well. The build up is brilliant and the character development is amazing. It is fast paced and it does not drag or confuse the reader at any moment. In this book we get to know more of Megan—her past; what happened once that is the reason as to why she is what and how she is. She is stronger now and keeps growing more and more into the pages. Also, we meet her family and other exciting new characters. And Greyson Dante is not behind; we get to enjoy his presence and sexiness. The bond between him and Meg even stronger now and still filled with the sexual tension, if not more of it. Ms. Kane lets us into the demon world more openly now, with one of the most amazing scenes ever, a service for one of the demons and also a very important ritual soon afterward. The description was detailed yet not overwhelming. It flows smoothly, leaving place for the imagination, but giving us the most important details. The action is constant and the depiction of these scenes is so thorough and well done that leaves the reader breathless. Not too mention the oh-so-steamy and hot sex scenes. I really did not think that it could get better than Personal Demons, but if this one was good—Demon Inside is certainly excellent. Our three demon bodyguards are still my favorites along with Roc, Megan’s Yezer assistant. I am now reading Demon Possessed and cannot wait to see what is going to happen.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Susi

    This is the second book in the Megan Chase series and I really enjoyed reading it. Megan is a strong character who always struggles to be as she wants to be. She doesn’t take everything thrown her way with just a smile. She fights for being human and for staying this way. She wants to be good and hates the idea of becoming a bad person or worse a demon. Strange enough that her boyfriend is one. But I can’t blame her because Greyson Dante is just hot. Which girl wouldn’t love a man who can ignite This is the second book in the Megan Chase series and I really enjoyed reading it. Megan is a strong character who always struggles to be as she wants to be. She doesn’t take everything thrown her way with just a smile. She fights for being human and for staying this way. She wants to be good and hates the idea of becoming a bad person or worse a demon. Strange enough that her boyfriend is one. But I can’t blame her because Greyson Dante is just hot. Which girl wouldn’t love a man who can ignite the fire between the two of you? No objections from me in this department. But perhaps you have noticed before I’m a real sucker for demons. Back to the book: Greyson is as distanced as ever but not only of his own- Megan herself isn’t very forthcoming with information about her life either. They both have to find a way to turn to each other instead of getting consumed by doubt. The story is very emotionally intense and at some point it bordering on back breaking. The book is full of action- the trouble comes from all sides and never seems to stop. The dialogs are full of wit and great adjusted to the characters. I love that there’s always a funny reference to find in Ms. Kane’s books and her three demon bodyguards alone are a reason to read this series. The end was a bit short. I prefer a little soothing of my mind in the end. ;-) I loved reading this book but I think it’s not for the faint of heart: It’s full of blood, fights and to my delight zombies and other gruesome creatures- there are one or two '*ick* moments. I like that about this book but I think it’s not typical book in the paranormal romance genre. I would sort it as an urban fantasy with a romance in it but not as the leading theme. The focus of this book is more on Megan as a person and her struggle with what she is and what she wants to be. I cant wait to read what happens next…

  25. 4 out of 5

    Wendy Hines

    She will have to accept all of herself, including her past, if she is to move forward into the future. Dr. Megan Chase is a psychologist and leader of the Yezer Ha Ra, demons that are the source of human misery. Everyone has their own personal demon, even if they are not aware of it, except Megan. She accidentally killed hers when she was younger, binding it to a minor Legion of Hell. Now he is gone, but a small part of him remains in Megan from where he had previously possessed her. She connects She will have to accept all of herself, including her past, if she is to move forward into the future. Dr. Megan Chase is a psychologist and leader of the Yezer Ha Ra, demons that are the source of human misery. Everyone has their own personal demon, even if they are not aware of it, except Megan. She accidentally killed hers when she was younger, binding it to a minor Legion of Hell. Now he is gone, but a small part of him remains in Megan from where he had previously possessed her. She connects to the personal demons through that part of demon inside of her. Greyson Dante is a demon. He is powerful, handsome, and is Megan's lover. He isn't one to really discuss his feelings, a paradox to Dr. Chase, but he makes up for it in the bedroom. He just wants to keep Megan safe and will do everything within his power to achieve it. Greyson is also the leader of his own demons and doesn't hesitate to use them to bodyguard Megan. Something, though, is exploding the persona demons and it is not limited to just Megan's. No one can figure out who or what is causing it to happen. Megan is also undergoing some new desires, like wanting to taste Dante's blood. Megan will have to find out the truth of her past if she is to be any help with the present situation. She doesn't want to lead the Yeszer Ha Ra's, but will have to take on the responsibility if she wants to have a future. DEMON INSIDE is charming, witty, and utterly imaginative! The passion between Megan and Greyson smolders with heat and the action packed pages had me up late into the night. Stacia Kane is original and exciting and I can't wait for more!

  26. 5 out of 5

    Olivia ツ

    The beginning was a bit rough and confusing. I felt like I had skipped a page or chapter but the rest flowed better. This starts off 3 months after Demon Inside. Megan is the reluctant head of her personal demon clan. She is determined to steer them into a much gentler path that obviously goes against their nature. She feels her humanity slipping away and struggles with this new demonic side of her. Part of her wants to run and leave it all in the past and the other side craves and becomes giddy The beginning was a bit rough and confusing. I felt like I had skipped a page or chapter but the rest flowed better. This starts off 3 months after Demon Inside. Megan is the reluctant head of her personal demon clan. She is determined to steer them into a much gentler path that obviously goes against their nature. She feels her humanity slipping away and struggles with this new demonic side of her. Part of her wants to run and leave it all in the past and the other side craves and becomes giddy thinking of the power and misery she can inflict on other. At the same time she has to deal with changes to her career and we get a lot more of her horrible family life. These parts made me really sad for Megan. I did get a bit frustrated with Megan and her inability to communicate. I understand why it was difficult to talk about her feelings and secrets but felt like being a therapist she would understand the power and importance of being honest with Greyson. On that subject… Greyson…. HOT DAMN! I love the way Stacia Kane is able to make a stereotypical villain, in this case a demon, into a hero and the good guy. Some of those scenes between Meg and Grey were sizzling. Greyson is still a mystery though we got a bit about his background and family life as well. I missed having the brothers Maleficarum, Spud and Malleus in more of the story. Love these bodyguards/ personal assistants/ personal stylists/ thugs. But we did meet other characters who were interesting, especially Nick. What will happen to Megan and her demon clan is still up in the air! Hope that there is a happy ending for all of them.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Zephfire

    The second in the Megan Chase series. A worthy sequel to Personal Demon. It is great to have Megan back (and even better to have Greyson Dante back!) Megan is now the appointed Gretneg (demon equivalent of a Mafia family boss) of the Yezer Ha-Ra demons and she's stepping into her role quite well, but she's yet to fully embrace her half demon status and to work out the cause of some very weird food cravings she's been having! There's something up with Greyson, but all Megan's therapy training neve The second in the Megan Chase series. A worthy sequel to Personal Demon. It is great to have Megan back (and even better to have Greyson Dante back!) Megan is now the appointed Gretneg (demon equivalent of a Mafia family boss) of the Yezer Ha-Ra demons and she's stepping into her role quite well, but she's yet to fully embrace her half demon status and to work out the cause of some very weird food cravings she's been having! There's something up with Greyson, but all Megan's therapy training never prepared her for delving into the depths of demon problems, can she work out what's eating at him? Unexpected news requires Megan to travel back to the town of her childhood and face the family that were responsible for the nightmares of her youth, but even she is horrified to learn the true depths of their treachery. It's a fast paced read, gritty and with some topics that some readers may find disturbing, but it's a fabulous read with many twists and turns and action too. Lolz are provided by the trio of adorable bodyguards and I was so happy to see them return in this book...but nothing compares to the return of Greyson, did I mention that he's one darkly delicious demon? *G* I look forward to the next book in this series, and hope there will be many more! Stacia is definitely an author to watch in the UF/ Para rom field for me. Give the series a spin, you've got nothing to lose..except for sleep maybe!

  28. 5 out of 5

    Dusky

    There is one tiny little spoiler in this review. I don't think it will ruin the book, but it is the one thing i felt i couldn't leave out for me to talk about it. This book started with action and ended in action, and barely slowed down anywhere in the middle. Megan is a likable character. She's bitchy, a borderline alcoholic and a horrible believer in not thinking about anything she can put off. But she is funny, determined, a dependable and steadfast friend. She has always been lonely and is p There is one tiny little spoiler in this review. I don't think it will ruin the book, but it is the one thing i felt i couldn't leave out for me to talk about it. This book started with action and ended in action, and barely slowed down anywhere in the middle. Megan is a likable character. She's bitchy, a borderline alcoholic and a horrible believer in not thinking about anything she can put off. But she is funny, determined, a dependable and steadfast friend. She has always been lonely and is putting together her little demon/witch family piece by piece. She is getting, at 31, a better family than the only one she has ever had. I thought from the beginning if this book that her father probably sold her to the demons. She comes from a wretched family, and it wouldn't lessen her character at all to kill the bitch mom and golden brother. I was angry on her behalf, though I already guessed, when she found out what her father did. I love Dante Tera and Brian, but little Rocturnus, and the brothers are my favorites. Malleus, Mallificarum, and Spud are just badass yet, sweet and funny as well. I love when the horned guys give her a makeover and pick out her clothes. And cry because she is hurt. Those demons are better than any people Megan knows. This author is amazing and I want to read everything she has written. Downside Ghosts quickly became a favorite and now these are at the top as well. I am starting the next one in this series ASAP.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Kathy

    I recommend that you read the first book in the series Personal Demons before reading this book. The story picks up three months after Personal Demons leaves off. Dr. Megan Chase's life as she knew it is now unrecognizable. Megan is now responsible for her own house of personal little demons; the kind that sit on mankind's shoulders and fills their head full of evil and twisted little deeds. The demon inside Megan is growing stronger and hungrier each day, with cravings for blood and violence. H I recommend that you read the first book in the series Personal Demons before reading this book. The story picks up three months after Personal Demons leaves off. Dr. Megan Chase's life as she knew it is now unrecognizable. Megan is now responsible for her own house of personal little demons; the kind that sit on mankind's shoulders and fills their head full of evil and twisted little deeds. The demon inside Megan is growing stronger and hungrier each day, with cravings for blood and violence. Her boyfriend Greyson's a sexy fire demon and they can't keep their hands off each other. Fearing the loss of herself, she shirks her responsibilities of keeping her little demons safe. As a result of her selfishness, they are being picked-off one after another by a malevolent entity that sees her as weak and an easy power source. I was a bit annoyed at how much Megan cried. It seemed like her first reaction to an unpleasant situation is water-works. Besides the excessive crying, I really enjoyed this book. It was delightedly darker and more violent than the first installment, with more twist and turns, wild action and hot sex. I highly recommend this book and look forward to the next book in the series Demon Possessed due out 2/23/2010. I also recommend: The Devil Inside (Morgan Kingsley, Exorcist, Book 1) Mark of the Demon Servant: The Acceptance The Good, the Bad, and the Undead (The Hollows, Book 2) Bite the Bullet (Crimson Moon, Book 2)

  30. 4 out of 5

    Gardavson

    Ah, another difficult review. I liked the book. It probably was more a 3.5 star. The problem was that it was so hard to follow. Granted, I didn't read it immediately following the first book, but it can't have been but like a couple of weeks! You know how sometimes authors spend WAY too much time recapping their previous book(s)? Well, this one didn't do it at all, when even just a sentence of clarification would have helped. I didn't remember the ceremony they were talking about Megan debating Ah, another difficult review. I liked the book. It probably was more a 3.5 star. The problem was that it was so hard to follow. Granted, I didn't read it immediately following the first book, but it can't have been but like a couple of weeks! You know how sometimes authors spend WAY too much time recapping their previous book(s)? Well, this one didn't do it at all, when even just a sentence of clarification would have helped. I didn't remember the ceremony they were talking about Megan debating over taking. It hadn't seemed like that big of a deal before. Now however it took on some kind of huge hidden meaning. I had a hard time following a lot of the demon stuff in this book. I didn't get who the bad guy was. I mean, she was given a definition, but so what? She never really seemed that bad. Nothing ever explained the exploding demons to me. I assume the bad guy was behind it, but why? I dunno. But, ultimately, I found I didn't really care that much. I liked reading about Megan and Grey. There was some clever analogies, which I always appreciate. It was just fun. I shrugged off what I didn't get and just enjoyed the relationship. I can totally understand someone not liking this book much because 2 and 2 often added up to pi. But maybe it was just me who didn't get it. Anyway, off to my next read.

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