Title: Night Demon (Night Series #2)
Author: Lisa Kessler
Source: Publicist Request
Genre: Paranormal Romance / Shifter
Release Date: March 18, 2013
Reviewed by: Jasmyn
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 spend 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 mankind.
Book two in The Night series introduces us to Gretchen and Lukas. Having not read book one, I can say that this can be enjoyed very well as a stand alone, although it ends with a strong urging to read book three! I loved Kessler's description of the Yucatan jungle. Not sure if it was accurate, but she made it come to life. The sounds, the smell, the heavy air, and the atmosphere that just gets creepy as the Night Demon begins to escape her prison.
Lukas and Gretchen are perfect for each other from page one. Lukas just need to figure that out for himself and come to grips with the type of creature he is. Meeting the ancient night walkers, the gods of the North, South, East, and West, may help but he needs to make sure Gretchen survives the Night Demons hunger first.
Night Demon includes a little bit of everything with a heavy dose of romance to tie it together. There is a mystery, mistaken identity, intrigue, betrayal, an epic fight scene. The only down side, and what prevented the 4th star, was that at times there was just a little too much going on for me. I like the different aspects, but when they all happen at once, it was a bit overwhelming.