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Personal Demons (Megan Chase #1)

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Megan 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 demon on her shoulder! Megan and her allies -- a demon lover who both protects and seduces her with devilish intensity, a witch with poor social skills, and three ...more
Paperback, 335 pages
Published April 29th 2008 by Pocket Books (first published April 9th 2008)
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Bark's Book Nonsense
Jan 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
Closed my eyes and randomly grabbed this one out of the tbr bookshelf because that's how I'm doing things this year.

Oh look, the previous owner was kind enough to leave some of their HAIR in it.

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Ugh. When I am independently wealthy I am buying all of my books brand new. People are so gross.

Megan is a counselor who recently agreed to host a radio show that promises to “slay personal demons”. Unfortunately, Megan lives in a world where real demons exist and now they think she’s after them. Yike
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Erin ☕ *Proud Book Hoarder*
“Yes, my enormous sexual appetite tends to scare men away. Now if you'll excuse me, I need to find my dinner date.”

I bumped this one up a bit because I was intrigued by Megan's job as a radio host, after reading about Kitty in Kitty and the Midnight Hour and how fun her radio programme ended up being. This one sounded cute and fluffy but different enough to work.

Unlike Kitty, Megan's radio programming takes a small role in the book. Besides the beginning with the one session, it's not really
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Marianne
Wow, this fun, fluffy and devilishly delightful little UF/PNR had me hooked almost instantly:

Psychologist and closet psychic; Megan Chase a.k.a. dr. Demon Slayer is the newest radio star in a call-in show. Her slogan is: "How may I slay your demons today?" (A motto she finds ridiculous. Sadly, her boss loves it.)

Unfortunately for Meigan, her clients are not the only ones that seem to believe the statement; so do the personal demons. Due to a traumatic occurrence when she was 16, Megan is the on
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Julie (jjmachshev)
Apr 22, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2008-reads
I can't quite remember where I read the cover blurb for this book, but it intrigued me, so I put it on my to-buy list (like I really needed more!). I'm glad I did. This book has an eerie realistic feeling to it, a battle between...well not so much good and evil as not-all-that-bad and evil. Various and sundry demons, witches, psychics, one MEGA-hot demon, one really BAD hell dude, and ordinary folk.

Dr. Megan Chance is a 31-yr-old therapist and counselor. She's also psychic. She tries to use her
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Heather C
I finished this one last night and decided to be a good girl and write a review. This is the 1st book of the Megan Chase series.  I just finished Kane’s Downside Ghosts series a few weeks ago and decided to check out her other series.  Like Downside Ghosts it is written in 3rd person from only the main character’s POV.  Unlike Downside, it is lighter and funnier and actually has a few laugh our loud moments. I had no trouble getting in to the book since it is pretty fast paced.  I would have lik ...more
Mav
A too short novel that wants to be an urban fantasy but winds up appealing more to paranormal romance readers. I bought the book because I was interested in the world, but I found the world-building utterly lacking. For once, I wish there was more info-dumping.

The author rushes through scenes that move the plot forward, leaving the characters half-baked. I never once believed Megan was a psychologist. Greyson never gets much development and whatever development he gets is strange for a demon bo
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Christine
As all 1st books in a series I immediately loved this!
Once I finished this series I immediately purchased the novels to have hard copies at hand. That's how much I personally loved this.

I admit the only reason I got so into this series was because of GREYSON!
He is one hot hunk of demon meat - and my FIRST book boyfriend ever :D


This had action, a lot of humour, romance and a hot demon - who is either friend or foe.

I also loved the way Ms Kane introduced outside characters. They suited the story
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Tracy
Feb 09, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: urban-fantasy
Ya rolls the dice, ya takes your chances...or something like that. Trying a new author is always a crap shoot, regardless of the quantity of positive reviews, regardless of summaries, blurbs, and testimonials. Sometimes you get lucky and sometimes you don't. Luck be Stacia Kane's Personal Demons tonight! I've read some really good books this year, books I was pleased with, books I even loved, but I have to admit, this is the first book in a while that I got really excited about while reading it. ...more
Carolyn  Storer
This is the first book in the Megan Chase series by Stacia Kane. I read it last year but as I received Demon Inside to review I thought I would refresh my memory and re-read Personal Demons.

Megan is a psychological counsellor who hosts her own radio show. Her slogan is "how can I slay your personal demons?". Megan also happens to be slightly psychic and uses her ability to see into people's minds so she can help them with their problems, whether they are listeners who phone her radio show or cli
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Lauren
Mar 22, 2013 rated it liked it
Personal Demons
3 Stars

Superficial world building and characterization but the plot has potential and the climax and resolution are riveting.

Megan is an appealing heroine with an independent streak and a snarky sense of humor. Unfortunately, her smart mouth fails her when she needs it the most and ultimately comes across as weak willed and lacking backbone as she allows almost every other character to bully her - her boss, her lover, her colleagues, the tabloid reporter and the villain. Her back
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Jenne
Jun 18, 2012 rated it really liked it
4.5
I was a little worried to read this. I was concerned I'd compare it to Downside too much. This is totally different and I enjoyed every second of it! Megan is a therapist that's psychic, once she starts her radio talk show the demons come out of the woodwork. Megan is on the demon hitlist and its up to Greyson Dante to keep her safe. I think I might of found a new book boyfriend, Dante will light your fire, quite literally! I will definitely be continuing this series!
cEe beE
I had my doubts at first. This was all over the place until it got towards the conclusion and things were wrapped up rather tidily. Megan was a wuss in the beginning, letting herself get pushed around but eventually growing some balls. And her romance with Greyson seem a little rushed, but it worked out at the end.

While not as good as Downside Ghosts, I will read the rest of this series.
Chelsea
May 12, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: uf-pnr, demons
This review is also available at the Vampire Book Club

Megan Chase is a hell of a psychologist. So much so that she was drafted to take up a side gig as a radio therapist. While her desire to keep a jerk colleague from landing the job in her stead was part of her motivation for accepting the on-air role, she also liked the idea of helping more people. At her core, Megan wants to save others.

Of course, doing so on a radio show can be hard when your boss is forcing you to ask each caller “how can I
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Inara
Psychologist Dr. Megan Chase has agreed to help listeners of a radio call-in show "to slay their personal demons". She has psychic abilities herself and is able to read the minds of her clients to give them the best possible help with their problems. When her abilities start to increase and shes suddenly able to see demons sitting on every persons shoulder whispering in the ears of their unsuspecting victims she starts to freak out. Its just her luck that she has no demon of her own and that rea ...more
Brandi
Mar 13, 2012 rated it liked it


I first found Stacia Kane's Downside series when I was impatiently waiting for one of the Fever releases, and was totally blown away! I was fortunate enough to come upon them after all three had been released (I found it the month of the third's release) and so that made me even happier knowing I wouldn't have to agonize over wait times again. Course it turns out I was incredibly wrong about that in this case! I looked her up right away and saw this series, but she said right on there that it wa
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Angela
Aug 04, 2008 rated it liked it
I spent the first three-quarters of Stacia Kane's Personal Demons not at all sure if I was going to like the book. It spends a bit too much time on sex for my liking, and I have to admit to not particularly caring for the main male character, which made it hard for me to care much about his chemistry with the heroine. Plus, at least towards the beginning, there are a couple of weird bits in the flow of the plot--bits where things suddenly jump ahead a little and then refer to something else that ...more
Louise
Oct 03, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: demons, books-i-own
4 1/2 **** for this fun little read from me! Had so much fun reading this one. It was cold wet and miserable last night tucked up in bed , which added to the adventure for me...being chased by zombies, weird demons trying to attack, posses and seduce the unsuspecting inept psychic psychologist Megan had me totally enwrapped. The quick, fast paced story had me intrigued from the beginning with its array of interesting cast members who made me laugh (the cockney brothers with their "beauty skills ...more
Cathy
3.5 stars. Very cute, sort of an urban fantasy-romance. A bit more gritty and story focused than most paranormal romances, but with a strong (and sexy) romantic element. A bit frenetic at times, with too many elements casually tossed around, but overall a fun read. Just don't go in expecting it to be anything like Kane's other series, this is an entirely different kind of story. The only similarities are really in the main characters, both trying hard to do the right thing despite their doubts a ...more
Ctanner
Mar 01, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: urban-fantasy
I finished this last night and I needed the night to process what I felt about the book. The first half of the book I was on the shelf of liking this first installment of the trilogy. Megan, the heroine grows on you. I think the book really hit its stride in the last half. I liked the twists and the action was just enough. Great supporting characters and an interesting romance will propel me to read the rest of the series.
Artemissia
Je suis assez mitigée. L'histoire aurait pu être géniale si Megan n'avait pas été si passive. On se sert d'elle, on la manipule et elle trouve ça normal et se laisse faire :/ Bof quoi.
Le seul truc sympa c'était les trois démons garde du corps plutôt marrant.
A voir pour la suite.
Andi
Nov 26, 2010 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book! Megan was a great heroine, and I loved the demon-centric plot. Who would ever have thought that a demon (Greyson) could be so hunky, too?
Jen
This story was not what I was expecting from Stacia Kane. It was hard to get into due the disjointedness of it. It was putting me to sleep as I tried to finish it. And I never really liked Megan -- or Greyson. :-( I did, however, like it just enough to want to give book two a try. (Mainly because I already have book two -- and book three -- checked out from the library, but still. . .I'll read it.)

The saving grace for this story was the introduction of the guard demon brothers: Malleus, Malefica
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Wicked Lil Pixie (Natasha)
Feb 01, 2010 rated it really liked it
Megan Chase is a psychologist & a psychic with a new phone in radio show, her boss Richard has decided she must use the tag line “How can I slay your personal demons?” and she hates it. She’s not the only one, there actually are personal demons and they aren’t impressed with her. Personal demons are the ones that sit on your shoulder and whisper to humans “do bad things” as they live off the energy given by certain emotions and they believe Megan is trying to slay them. Add into the mix one ...more
Sara
Jul 17, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: 3-stars
Plot: 2.5 Stars
As much as I wanted to love the premise of the story, many of the things I was looking forward to seemed almost absent. I was expecting to learn and interact more with the personal demons (an idea I was really excited for) since they were the namesake of the book, but they really didn't play that big of a part. I was also excited to read about the radio show and Megan's practice, but those were a little absent also. But I'll definitely be checking out the next book in hopes that t
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Suzanne (Under the Covers Book blog)
Megan Chase's new radio show promises to slay peoples personal demons...little did Megan know that the personal demons would take that as a threat. Although Megan is psychic she never expected to suddenly have demons knocking down her door because of the tacky tag line of her radio show, but with some nasty demons chasing her and a reporter on her case she has no choice but to accept the help of Greyson Dante, a demon claiming to be looking after her best interests...

This book has been collectin
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Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
Wow...this book really sucked me in. I love books that pull you in so much you lose track of what's going on IRL. I really enjoyed Downside Ghosts and was really curious about this series but for some reason, I didn't think it would be as good. I was sooo wrong!

This book was a little dark for me. I guess the whole "creatures in the dark coming to get you" along with people trying to deal with voices in their heads telling them to do evil things was the main factor. I enjoyed Megan's journey in
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Mardel
Feb 18, 2010 rated it really liked it
Written in the third person, at first I felt like I was going to be reading a slightly light-horror book. You know, not too heavy duty. As you on though, there is definitely some horrific moments. It's all tempered with a bit of romance and some humor. The main character, Megan is a psychologist who can see demons. She tries to keep this part of her talent quiet, but things are coming to a head for her. Her boss talks her into a radio show and after the publicity of that, things come after her, ...more
Cherie
Jul 21, 2011 rated it liked it
Megan Chase is host to a new radio show that promises to help callers slay their demons. Too bad the demons are taking that literally and are now coming after Megan themselves. But there are some who would prefer to work with rather than against her, including a particularly hot, chiseled and sexy fire demon named Greyson Dante. He's helping Megan stand up to the personal demons who are after her, and along with his team of crazy, cockney guard demons, they're chasing down all the demons that ge ...more
Danielle Gypsy Soul
This book had potential and I expected it to be gritty based on Downside Ghosts. Unfortunately I found Megan to be a pretty weak character. She basically let everyone walk all over her. Then when she got mad at Dante for not helping her "save an innocent" and said can't you do anything for me after he had bent over backwards to help her I just thought she was selfish. Dante was a decent character but I wanted more chemistry between the two of them. I'm not sure what Dante saw in Megan. I also th ...more
Kelly
Jul 03, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2010
I picked up this book after reading katikat's review. It sounded fun. And different. It turned out to be both. Awesome. I liked the idea that everyone has a "devil on their shoulder", only in this universe it's a personal demon. When Dr. Megan Chase's new radio show bills her as being able to "slay your personal demons", the demons take offense and begin to wage war on her. She's being recruited by different factions within the demon realm without exactly understanding everything that's happenin ...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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“Yes, my enormous sexual appetite tends to scare men away. Now if you'll excuse me, I need to find my dinner date.” 11 likes
“There is always a reason to live, no matter how you might feel right now. There are always people who care about you, people willing to listen and try to help you. If you think you don't have anyone, you're wrong, because you can call me, here on this show. I care and I'll listen.” 6 likes
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