Personal Demons by Stasia Kane

5 Mar

Favorite Lines: “There was no point in wondering how they came to be there and she already knew why. The moonlight glanced off their heads, emphasizing the hollows of their eyes, the elven caverns of their mouths as they stood motionless on the rooftop opposite.” (p. 235 e-ARC)

Dr. Megan Chase is a psychiatrist who just started a new, second job as a radio talk host. The radio station even dreamed up a great motto that is sure to draw interest, “Demon Slayer.” Little does she know that the much hated title is going to change her life in ways she never expected.

After her first night at the radio station she returns home to find a large, attractive man on her porch. He tells her that his employer would like to discuss some matters with her, but she blows him off. That is until she finds herself seeing the unimaginable, demons. They seem to be everywhere and to top matters off, they want her.

Ms. Kane‘s book makes me think of Ilona Andrews (who I absolutely love). Her book is exciting and fun. I clicked through the pages and after I finished it, I discovered several chapters of book two, Demon Inside. I started to read them, but then got irritated with myself because it doesn’t come out until January of 2009. I can’t go that long wanting to finish a book that I got a taste of. But you bet your ass I’ll be reading it when it comes out.

The concept behind Personal Demons is a woman who helps people for a living discovers the existence of personal demons, little creatures that exist on people and encourage them to do the wrong things. The lovely female doctor is the only person in the world without one. Demons want to know why and questions are raised about her past, as anomalies are not acceptable.

The fight scenes are vivid and intense. They’re bloody and graphic; they encourage the reader to picture the battle, every detail of it. It’s in one of the fights that I fell in love with the three brothers. They are rough and uncouth, and even though they’re demons they are loyal, loving and even tender.

This book is being marketed as a fantasy novel. I would liken it to Katie MacAlister’s Aisling Grey series and Ilona Andrew’s Kate Daniels. There is a romance reminiscent of Aisling Grey and the fighting is like Kate Daniels. I guess I’d say mix Andrews’ and MacAlister’s books and you’d get Stacia Kane’s big release, Personal Demons. Almost a gray area between romance and fantasy.

Thus begins the madness that soon includes three brothers with cockney accents, a witch that eats a lot and has very little social manners and a sexy, powerful demon.

Personal Demons will be released for sale on April 1, 2008. To get a feel for the book check out chapter one. You can also enter for a chance to win the book.


5 Responses to “Personal Demons by Stasia Kane”

  1. Amie Stuart March 5, 2008 at 11:06 am #

    WOW Okay going to check this out 🙂

  2. scooper March 5, 2008 at 4:10 pm #

    Amie- I know that I’ll be reading this series as long as she keeps the writing the way it is now. I love the action and romance. It’s very exciting.

  3. Anna J. Evans March 5, 2008 at 6:19 pm #

    Don’t hate me, but I’m Stacia’s CP and I’ve already had the very covet-worthy honor of reading “The Demon Inside”, the next in the series. Even pre-editing it KICKS all kinds of tale. Even better than the first book, which I love to pieces.

    Here’s hoping for a long life for this series!

    Anna J. Evans

  4. scooper March 5, 2008 at 7:16 pm #

    Anna- Yes I hate you! It’s so not fair to tease me like that. LOL

    I thought that the story sounded good, but I wasn’t sure how I’d feel until I read it. I was quickly surprised at how easy it was to get involved in the book. I even went to her website in search of more books.

    But what I want to know is how I missed seeing that she blogged with one of my fav. authors, Ilona Andrews? I visit the League, but didn’t realize who Stacia was.

  5. LesleyW March 6, 2008 at 2:19 am #


    Another one I’m waiting for. LOL

    Just off to check Amazon again.

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