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Personal Demons

"Personal Demons is a smart, devilish novel that had me reading straight through from cover to cover. Stacia Kane creates a fantastic, gutsy heroine in Megan. Add in a sexy demon intent on winning Megan (and her preternatural talents) and the world's creepiest session of group therapy, and you've got a winner that'll keep pages turning."-- NYTimes Bestseller Caitlin Kittredge

"Stacia Kane cleverly explores the literal demons among us with a fun, scary, and sexy ride on the paranormal express. She offers a unique take on demonology, humor as well as horror, and a handsome, fork-tongued fire demon to die for, maybe literally." -- Carole Nelson Douglas, author of Dancing With Werewolves

One of Paul Goat Allen's Barnes & Noble Top Five 2008 Paranormals

April 2008
Mass Market Paperback
304 pages | $6.99
ISBN: 9780809572557

On Simon&Schuster.com

"Hi! How may I slay your
personal demons?"

Dr. Megan Chase promises listeners to her new radio call-in show that she'll "slay their personal demons," and they believe her. So do the personal demons. Although she doesn't know it, Megan is the only human without a personal demon on her shoulder. This, coupled with her psychic abilities, makes her a valuable weapon for any demon "family" that can gain her allegiance. It also makes her a serious threat -- not just to the personal demons, but to a soul-sucker known as The Accuser who has an old score to settle. Megan and her allies -- a demon lover who both protects and seduces her with devilish intensity, a witch with poor social skills, and three cockney guard demons -- have to deal not only The Accuser, the personal demons, and the ghosts of Megan's past, but a reporter who threatens to destroy Megan's career.

Nominated for Urban Fantasy Land's 2008 Readers' Choice Awards

Don't miss Demon Inside, the sequel to Personal Demons!

Reviews of Personal Demons:

"This was new, fresh and fun! Sexy, devilish and quirky! With so many books on the market based on so many different paranormal creatures Personal Demons really stands out of the crowd and waves its arms around for everyone to see. The author has come up with something new and out of the ordinary. With characters that are entertaining and welcoming." -- ParaNormal Romance.org

"Personal Demons is a nice change from the usual tales of vampires and werewolves running around shrieking about mates and soulmates. It is also a fun-filled read that I find so enjoyable from the first page to last." -- Mrs Giggles

"The wittiness of our heroine and the brass balls that she grew throughout the title are awesome, and the sheer enjoyment from the posse of guard dogs who not only protect her well-being, but can style hair AND put on a girl's make up, refreshingly unique." (4.5 stars / Spotlight Book) -- BookFetish

"First off, I loved the cover design. It was very stylish and decidedly NOT like all of the formulaic paranormal fantasy cover art out there (i.e.: seductively clad female protagonist in front of a full moon or gravestone holding a knife or sword or gunifd). And just as the cover art is decidedly not formulaic, so was Stacia's writing style. I am so psyched by the novel's first, say, 50 pages. It read like a mainstream fiction novel and by that I mean Stacia set the stage in what seemed like a relatively normal world and little by little began offering up insights into Megan's powers and singular significance, Greyson Dante's true identity and mission, etc. Very savvy for a young novelist ifI- I was suitably impressed by Stacia's storytelling abilitiesifdI also thought the whole take on demons was refreshingly original. It's increasingly hard to do something truly original in this subgenre but I think Stacia did a wonderful job..."Paul Goat Allen, B&N Book Club

"...Watch out Urban Fantasy, there's a new girl in town. Stacia Kane's new series gets a fantastic start in Personal Demons....The pacing of this book is close to perfect, I devoured it in near record time not because it's short, but because it was such an easy and enjoyable read...The winners of funnest new sidekicks were the demonic cockney triplets - Malleus, Maleficarum, and Spud. These guys offered a laugh at every turn and I grew truly concerned when their lives were in danger. I'm excited about Stacia Kane's prospects in the Urban Fantasy genre. Personal Demons is fun, scary, sexy, exciting and everything in between and if the second book, Demon Inside, can live up to the first then Kane will definitely be a must-read author."--FantasySciFi Book Review

"Personal Demons is an exciting new addition to the urban fantasy/paranormal romance genre. It's action packed, humorous and suspenseful." -- Spotlight Review

"This is a really enjoyable read with great pacing and some interesting settings...Megan herself is well-drawnifd a likeable and believable character. Greyson Dante is necessarily mysterious and his motivation hard to fathom, but he is an appealing character and the sparks between him and Megan are well-written....overall a good read and the beginning of what seems to be an interesting series featuring Megan and Dante. (5 Stars) -- Curled Up With A Good Book

"Are you looking for something different to read in the paranormal genre? Personal Demons by Stacia Kane kicks off a new series with a sexy demon, a number of humorous secondary characters and situations, and a kick-butt fun heroine who intends to save the world, all set in a contemporary urban setting!...I enjoyed the book and laughed out loud at some of the antics of the secondary characters and was glad I was reading this during the day in other parts of the story. (5 Angels) -- Fallen Angels Review

"I found this story to have a unique twist on the overdone subjects of demons and psychics. If there are other stories out there like this one, I've never read it. A fanc'l walk on the creepy and dark side that will keep you up reading long into the night. A great beginning to a new series." (Five Stars) -- Huntress Book Reviews

"With exciting action scenes and hot, hot passion, this romance-with-a-plot is perfect for snuggling up with by the fire, or for wiping out the tedium of a train or plane journey." --GUD Magazine

"Ms. Kane has managed to blend eerie edginess with laugh out loud humor and just enough romance to make this a truly winning recipe for a good read. She even includes a recipe that looks interesting enough to almost tempt a vegetarian! I simply adored this story, especially the three brothers who I cannot decide if I'd enjoy having around or if they'd drive me mad trying to 'take care of me' were I their charge. Treat yourself to this when you want to smile." -- Mist and Stars

"...when I picked it up, I figured I'd spent a few minutes while the pork chops grilled and read a few pages. Sixty pages later, I realized I really needed to get them off the grill before they started to burn. I think it was about 23:30 at night when I announced I wasn't going to sleep until I finished it. Note to self, don't start reading anything but Stacia Kane after 19:00 if I have work the next morningifd.In other words, I enjoyed it a lot. She has a very easy style for reading and I found myself going through the story at a pretty good clip. She has a great flair for describing scenes and many of her characters have a really neat set of personalities. I have to admit, I love the cosmology of her demons, it is interesting without being too far off from the expected norm." -- Moonfire

About the Author

STACIA KANE has been a phone psychic, a customer service representative, a bartender, and a movie theatre usher. Writing is more fun than all of them combined. After an extended sojourn in England, she currently lives outside Atlanta with her husband and their two little girls. She wears a lot of black, still makes great cocktails, likes to play music loud in the car, and thinks Die Hard is one of the greatest movies ever made. She believes in dragons, the divine right of kings, and is a fervent Ricardian.

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