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Meet Nyx. This half-human, half–Drow private eye investigates paranormal crimes by day and is an elite Tracker of demons by night. She prefers working solo—and playing rough. So when a terrifying force starts murdering innocent humans and paranorms, and leaving strange demonic symbols burned into their buildings, it’s a case Nyx takes very personally…

Meanwhile, Nyx’s fe

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Paperback, 352 pages
Published June 2nd 2009 by St. Martin's Paperbacks
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Katie(babs)
Demons Not Included is Cheyenne McCray’s first novel in her Night Tracker series, which has and pretty okay looking cover (if you appreciate a pretty looking fit female stomach) and a heroine with a creative name. Other than that, this eye rolling book is one designated for the land of forgotten books. Five pages in and I wanted to forget what I was reading because it was painful. Demons Not Included felt like a paint by numbers read. There was an extreme case of telling and not showing. Info du ...more
Nafiza
I'd actually give it a 0.5 but then, I didn't finish the book. I couldn't. It was so terrible - and I did go up to 90 pages before my Brain informed me that if I continued to expose it to the horribleness, it would up and away from me. First of all, the t-shirts? Ms. McCray, those are not funny. No. Maybe in an email forward but in a book that is telling me a story? No. Secondly, what's up with your main character? I have seen puppets that are less wooden than her. I understand she's a Mary Sue ...more
So, I Read This Book Today
Aug 10, 2014 So, I Read This Book Today rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Urban Fantasy
Recommended to So, I Read This Book Today by: A gift from a friend
Great character driven UF series beginning Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you. – Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)

Over the centuries, mankind has tried many ways of combating the forces of evil… prayer, fasting, good works and so on. Up until Doom, no one seemed to have thought about the double-barrel shotgun. Eat leaden death, demon. – Terry Pratchett

Monsters are re
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Monique
I don't think it was that bad. Was it predictable? Well, yeah. I saw that one coming, but it was entertaining. Nyx as a character is flawed... she has a temper and tends to leap before she looks because she's young, a warrior and thinks she's invincible. I could've done without all the clothing description. Nyx is kind of a label whore - personally I don't care about fashion, so I related more to her sidekick Olivia. The whole XPhone thing didn't bother me. (IPhone, XPhone, who give a shit.) Wha ...more
Jessica
This is going to be a bit of a mini review because, well, I couldn’t bring myself to finish this book. I felt an immediate dislike for the heroine, the heroine’s sidekick, the romantic lead, the secondary romantic lead… needless to say, almost as soon as someone was introduced on page, they were added to the list. In addition to unlikeable and unrelatable characters, we’re treated to massive amounts of info dumping in a telling rather than showing fashion that just alienated me further.

Right off
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PepperP0t (ireadthatbook.com)
3.5stars – I really wanna rate it higher

This origin story had many wonderful things to recommend it and deserves a higher rating than I am giving it. This fast paced new series introduces us to a variety of paranormals with unusual gifts living alongside humans, working together. More clearly stated, the secondary characters were easily accessible to me as a reader definitely established their own places in this series, while keeping in mind that is for Nyx to say how important they will be. The
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Julie (jjmachshev)
Maybe I need to keep a list of heroine names separated by author; because for the first few pages I had the heroine of "Demons Not Included" confused with another heroine of the same name (slightly different spelling I think) by another author and it threw me for a bit. Cheyenne McCray's new 'Night Tracker' series began with a bang and, at least for me, ended with a bit of a whimper.

Nyx is a one-of-a-kind gal--half-human, half-Drow. By day she's a blonde human--at night she's an amethyst (NOT PU
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Rae
Jun 23, 2009 Rae rated it 1 of 5 stars
Shelves: fantasy
I had numerous problems with this book. The entire time I was reading it (it took me several days -- almost unheard of for me -- because I had to force myself to finish it), I kept wondering why I was keeping with it. I'd have been happier if I had just put it down but I spent the money so I was determined to try and like it.

Didn't happen. The characters and the world in which they exist lacked any real depth. Even the protagonist was a bit of a Mary Sue. I couldn't connect with any of them. I g
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Tez
Half-human, half-Drow Nyx Ciar may be Princess of the Dark Elves, but she's currently living in New York as a paranormal private investigator by day and Tracker of demons by night. When fellow Trackers are killed, Nyx soon discovers that a Demon Apocalypse is nigh.

Cheyenne McCray has done such a good job with the secondary characters that I like them more than the primary ones. Nadia's past in the Bermuda Triangle sounds exotic and intriguing, and Olivia DeSantos is undoubtedly awesome. Unlike N
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Delilah Stephans
It took a long time for me to get into this book, 150 of 243 pages. It's not that it was bad there were just things I was rolling my eyes at. What? The constant name dropping of designers was the big one, that always feels awkward to me. I don't mind some but everytime the heroine is sitting in her human form, the narrative goes to this designer's bag, this designer's shoes. Once it was established that she only wore designer clothing and was a princess, it began to feel like those mentions were ...more
Cindi
I really need half-stars to properly rate this book, the first of a new series by an author I love. I enjoyed the first person voice, the world building is fantastic (Drows are "new"), the characters were likable (Olivia is hilarious!)and the pace was fast. The problem I had was that it all felt very superficial to me; Ms. McCray is such a good writer that I even felt her main character felt everything was superficial! That said, I will eagerly pick up the next installment because a) I want to s ...more
Natasha
It was a slow book at times and I really did have to push my self to continue at other times. But I did end up enjoying the story line and the characters a lot more, than I first thought I would at the start of the book. At times I found myself also not wanting to put it down. So, I'm going to see what the next book brings.
Laurie
Bland... characters were interesting, but plot was mediocre at best
Kamilla  Damvad
I have given this one only one star (I hate giving bad reviews :( )

This book didn't do anything good for me!
I didn't like any of the characters, the main character was dumb and had no personality. The princess, gucci, D&G and OMG he is so hot kinda girl is in my head from 14-18 years old. This one is 27! twenty F******* seven and she acts like a teenager. (sorry for my swaring)

The story was dull and half the time I couldn't figure out what age it was ment for. The mani part of the book was
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Yui
Great plot and world building but rough writing with repetitive use of words/phrases. Ms. McCray has great potential in Paranormal writing career with a little more practice. Really talented in creative writing just need to polish her continuity and fluidity in writing.
Patrice
Short synopsis-

Half-human, half-Drow princess Nyx is a Tracker who defends her city against the big and small creatures of the Otherworld in NY. She solves cases and kicks butt with her former NYPD partner Olivia when she isn't shopping or salivating after hottie human liasion cop, Adam.

Something nasty in the form of Demons, has been murdering paranorms and now...Trackers and humans.

Nyx isn't going to take this lying down, even if she has to do all the dirty work all by extra special self.

Too ba
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Ithlilian
Demons Not Included is pretty much like most of the urban fantasy out there. Paranormal tough chick working at an investigating firm. She is of course strong, hot, and attracts men. There are some bad guys causing trouble and it's up to the main character and her team to save the day. I enjoy the urban fantasy genre, and most urban fantasy books are good, but this one has a few things added that takes it up a notch. First, I couldn't put it down. There is no stagnation or boring sections in Demo ...more
♥ Ashleigh ♥  contrary to popular belief im not actually mad!
i really enjoyed reading this book even if i didnt enjoy the main character very much. i though Nyx's personality was a bit dim at times, there were a couple of times when she was pretty cool and i really enjoyed reading about her but than she would go an ruin it by saying stupid things. she had a really bad habit of saying lines off movies when she was in the middle of a battle - which drove me insane!

i liked the 2nd main female character the most - Olivia - i think the book would of been bette
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Laurie: Almost Faemous
I found this series while looking for something new to read on Goodreads, since I am a big fan of books with the Fae I thought I would give it a try. I don't know why I do this but about halfway through I started reading her the reviews and they were pretty mixed. While I didn't find it as bad as some of the reviews it isn't a five star book either.

The main character Nyx is a half human and half Drow which is a Dark Elf, she is part of a group of trackers that keep demons and other paranormal ba
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Sadie Forsythe
I've had just plain rotten luck lately. This is the latest in a string of disappointing PNR. I thought about upping my rating to a 2.5 at one point - 2 for the first half and then a 3 for the last half. But then I reached the end and saw how many open threads were left and gave up on the idea.

My primary complaint was the first person narrative. I really don't like them. I always wonder why exactly the person is telling the story in the first place. It's exacerbated in this case because the hero
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Jessica (a GREAT read)
Lately I've been seeing the covers for Cheyenne McCray's Night Tracker novels and I'll admit they had me intrigued so I decided to give them a try. Starting with Demons Not Included, of course.

It was pretty darn good too. Some of the beginning details are fuzzy since I was reading them while at the beginning of my cold which is slowly going away now, but when I picked it back up today! WOW! I was blown away. I was wondering why it took me so long to finish the book, then again being sick chimed
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Nawnee
Feb 20, 2012 Nawnee rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
Recommended to Nawnee by: I did :)
This story is about Nyx a half drow half human princess, that is a tracker. Nyx keeps the world safe from paranormal bad guys, and sometimes human. This is the first book in the Night Tracker series. Having read other books by Cheyenne McCray I was looking forward to starting a new series by her, I was totally caught up in this story right from the start. This is a great book full of all different types of paranormal creatures, and action. If you've read her magic series then you'll recognize Ny ...more
Tammy
This book was a mess. Ohhh where to start. First off lets talk about the good. The main character Nyx was likeable enough.Her back story was interesting .I liked the whole drow thing. The secondary character of Olivia was very interesting and cute.( I loved the T shirt thing.)
Now the bad.The rest of the secondary characters were under developed . I felt like there were huge chunks of this book left sitting on the cutting room floor. The entire plot was convoluted and forced. It seemed like she
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Sandra
One and a half stars.

It is the type of story that would normally appeal to me and I wanted to like it but I felt it was a written version of paint by the numbers with no depth or reality to the characters. I am not quite sure how to describe it. It almost felt like the author had a checklist when she was writing (bad ass heroine, hot normal guy, hot paranormal guy, sassy best friend, paranormal crime fighting etc) but didn't actually care about the story or the characters enough to make them fe
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Kathy
The only thing that impressed me about this book is how talented the author was at giving us bits and pieces of storyline-breadcrumbs to read every now and again, while she went on to write about everything else except the plot . This series has the potential for greatness but I doubt anything will really change. It reminds me of the Otherworld series. There is so much potential to take the Otherworld series to a serious level but at the same time there's something really flaky and fluffy about ...more
Shelley aka Gizmo's Reviews
Storyline: Meet Nyx. She's a half-human, half–Drow (Dark Elf) PI who investigates paranormal crimes by day and is an elite Tracker who wears leather and fights demons by night. (Her skin also turns Amethyst, or purple, as her partner Olivia likes to say and her ears and teeth grow as well.) She prefers working solo—and playing rough. So when a terrifying force starts murdering innocent humans and paranorms, and leaving strange demonic symbols burned into their buildings, it’s a case Nyx takes ve ...more
Raquel
This is my second Cheyenne McCray novel, and I thought I would give it a chance since Shadow Magic was okay. The writing in DNI did not flow as smoothly as I would like. I felt I was reading the same sentence about 10 times over, and it doesn't help when there were random or useless details which made reading the book a bigger drag. My main disappointments with this book was the heroine was not as spectacular as I would have liked considering she is the only of her kind with special abilities. I ...more
Barbara ★
Nyx Ciar is half human/half dark elf who nightly changes into her elf-self, purple skinned (oh I'm sorry Amethyst) with blue hair and as a Tracker, finds and kills demons. During the day she is a private investigator who has a terrible crush on Adam Boyd, NYPD detective whom she works with solving crimes. Something demonish is killing Trackers and kidnapping paranorm liaisons (cops) and Nyx is determined to find this demon and destroy it before another of her friends is gruesomely murdered.

This
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Karyogini
I like it. :) Off to read the next one. :)

Nyx is a PI by day and a Tracker by night... Same thing really. She works 24hrs... I wonder if she ever sleeps. She's a PI that deals with the paranorm cases. At night, she's a tracker that deals with the paranorm crimes. So... It seems like the same type of job right?

Humm what else... The book is your typical UF with your typical triangle. I like CMC's way of writing, hence the 4 stars... Sometimes authors have a golden plot/story/concept but they can't
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Tina
Stilted dialogue. A heroine who tries too hard to be Kick Ass!! a story that I could not even be bothered to care about even 100 pages in.

But the real reason I gave up on this book is the Xphone. Xphone? What is an Xphone you ask? Well it is obviously smart phone (with a stylus). But it was mentioned, like, 40 times in the first few chapters.

"I drew my slim Xphone from my Dolce & Gabbana handbag"

"The Xphone screen felt like cool gel beneath my index finger"

"I shifted so I could set my XPho
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"New York Times" and "USA Today" bestselling author Cheyenne McCray is the author of several series, including the new "Lawmen" series which debuted with the book "Hidden Prey."

Cheyenne grew up on a ranch in southeastern Arizona. She has been writing ever since she can remember, back to her kindergarten days when she penned her first poem. She always knew one day she would write novels, hoping her
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