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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...more
Paperback, 353 pages
Published July 28th 2009 by Pocket Books (first published July 15th 2009)
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✽ 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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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....more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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. :)
Zoe
Amazing! Definitely wasn't the direction I thought it would head in after book one but I still thoroughly enjoyed it. Especially the growing relationship between Greyson and Megan <3
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...more
Susanna
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...more
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...more
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...more
Kristy Berridge
Demon Inside is the second novel in the Personal Demons series by Stacia Kane. I've ventured further into this series, mostly because I've been curious about how the characters would develop as we dive within the ever thickening plot.
Megan Chase, a psychologist, psychic and now demonic ruler of a small cluster of emotional draining demons, still rules supreme as the leading character in this novel. She remains somewhat feeble in her role as protagonist, relying heavily on the skills of those aro...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
Shelley aka Gizmo's Reviews
*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...more
Raquel
My favorite line in this book was, "Her evening bag sat on the desk, behind Winston. He followed her pointing finger and handed it to her, with that particular uncomfortable air most men had when touching a woman's purse. Like it was going to explode and spray them with tampons and cooties." It made me think of my husband when he grabs my purse lol. Other than that, the book was so so for me. I felt as though Megan was being a wimp and baby most of the time. Her actions and thoughts seem to cont...more
Kelly
I really like the mythology here. The demon hierarchy can be a little difficult to follow but that has more to do with the lapses into the demon tongue and me, as a reader, having to learn and remember what the different titles are and how they connect to one another. It's in no way insurmountable and by the end of the book I was doing pretty well with it.

So. Three months after the events in Personal Demons, Megan is the head of her own little demon family but she'd really learned very little ab...more
Michelle
Started this on my flight back home from Frankfurt and finished it. I found this one hard to put down. Even setting it aside to watch a movie, I found myself thinking about the book and wondering what happens next. As others have said, Megan is a character that is believable - she reads as a real person, with believable motivations. You don't spend your time rolling your eyes at her behavior like some heroines. I'm looking forward to reading the next one in this series.
Jenna
I enjoyed the 2nd in the Megan Chase series even more than the first. In this one, Megan has since become the Gretneg of her own 'family' of personal demons. She finds that job to harder than she thought though as she is confronted with something that has begun to 'explode' her demons.

The relationship between Grey and Megan continues to grow and I'm a big fan of Grey. Sometimes I'm almost surprised that he puts up with her stubborn streak and unwillingness to take on some of the responsibility o...more
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Stacia Kane is the author of the light-hearted romantic urban fantasy "Megan Chase" series starting with PERSONAL DEMONS.

She currently writes the gritty dystopian urban fantasy "Downside" series starring Chess Putnam and featuring ghosts, human sacrifice, drugs, witchcraft, punk rock, and a badass '69 Chevelle. She bleaches her hair and wears a lot of black.
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“We don't like murders here," said a man's voice, low and threatening, from the back of the crowd. Megan glanced at Cassie and her friends. They looked away, as if they didn't see what was happening.

Anger boiled in her chest. Why wouldn't they leave her alone? She hadn't killed anyone. She hadn't killed Harlen Trooper, all those years ago. She knew it and the judge knew it. She hadn't even been charged.

If I wanted to, I could have you all killed, she thought, and was stunned when the thought didn't scare her the way it should. She looked at their faces, stony and stubbled, shiny with alcoholic sweat. The power in her chest hadn't worked against Ktana Leyak, but it could against them, this miserable bunch of humans with their heavy boots and beer guts.
She pictured those guts exploding. She pictured the terror in their eyes when they realized they were messing with the wrong fucking demon, they were -

Demon?”
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