Night Shift (Jill Kismet Series #1)

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A new heroine hits the hot urban fantasy scene in this spectacular new series about an exorcist by Lilith Saintcrow.

When things go bump in the night, I bump back. Hard.

Every city has a hunter -- someone brave enough, tough enough, and fearless enough to take on the nightside. Santa Luz is lucky. They've got Jill Kismet. With a hellbreed mark on her wrist and a lot of ...

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Overview


A new heroine hits the hot urban fantasy scene in this spectacular new series about an exorcist by Lilith Saintcrow.

When things go bump in the night, I bump back. Hard.

Every city has a hunter -- someone brave enough, tough enough, and fearless enough to take on the nightside. Santa Luz is lucky. They've got Jill Kismet. With a hellbreed mark on her wrist and a lot of silverjacket ammo, she's fully trained and ready to take on the world.

Except the world isn't the problem. The problem is hellbreed thinking they can run her town, and a clutch of nightmarish murders. It looks like a rogue Were is killing his way through Santa Luz, and he's got help. So does Jill--but help isn't what this new hunter needs. She needs a miracle. But miracles are in short supply. Better stick with more ammo...

Welcome to the Night Shift...

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Publishers Weekly

In this series inaugural urban fantasy from Saintcrow (Working for the Devil), Jill Kismet is a Hunter, which means her life largely consists of tracking and slaying hellbreeds. To make her job easier, she has struck an unholy bargain with hellbreed Perry: he lends her his supernatural powers; she sits for emotionally trying s&m encounters with him once a month. When something supernatural massacres five city police officers, she senses that the killer is a rogue Were, which means that other Weres have to be called in to hunt him-but somehow he's capable of screening his tracks. Matters soon get even more complicated before an explosive finale. With a past as a teenage prostitute, Jill is a much darker character than most fantasy heroines, and her grit is palpable. The realm of hellbreeds and Weres remains somewhat murky, but Saintcrow gives herself ample room to develop a world around the promising Jill. (July)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780316001786
  • Publisher: Orbit
  • Publication date: 7/1/2008
  • Series: Jill Kismet Series , #1
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 718,150
  • Product dimensions: 4.10 (w) x 6.70 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Lilith Saintcrow was born in New Mexico, bounced around the world as an Air Force brat, and fell in love with writing when she was ten years old. She currently lives in Vancouver, WA. Find out more at www.lilithsaintcrow.com.
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  • Posted August 4, 2009

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    Highly recommended if you like urban fantasy & strong heroine..

    Lilith Saintcrow did it again. If you're familiar with her previous work especially the Dante Valentine series, there is no way that you won't like this one. This is the first book of Saintcrow's 'Jill Kismet' series.
    The story starts out focusing on our heroine, Jill Kismet. Jill is a hunter. She is a resident peace keeper of Santa Luz dealing with everything that goes bump in the night. But she's not a regular hunter you know... Tainted with Hellbreed power, Jill has to use everything she knows and every info sources she has trying to solve the crime committed by something supernatural, something unreal. With several cops killed by the most gruesome ways, Jill is working against time, teaming with weres trying to put all the puzzles together.. to find the truth behind.
    Though several people mentioned that this one has the same concept as the Dante Valentine's series, I, myself, still find it intriguing and very entertaining. Jill is a likable heroine, just like Dante is in her first three books (Don't make me mention the rest of that series..) She is strong, independent and not a perfect figure. Jill has a past, though she took us through her personal life now and then but it doesn't sound like she's whining.. .It's just enough to make the readers know why she did what she did and why she thought what she thought. I also like the way the author throws some romance in the story, not much since the book is not in the romance genre but enough to make her characters complicated and real and sometimes, can put a smile on your face while reading the book.
    In my opinion, Saintcrow did it better than Working for the devil, the first book of Dante Valentine's series.
    So if you're looking around trying to find some new book to read, and if you don't mind urban fantasy, I highly recommended you try this one. Or if you're already Lilith Saintcrow's fan and still not so sure if you want to read this one (since you're afraid of the similarity with Dante Valentine's series), I still highly recommended you to try it. As mentioned previously, I personally think the book is better written. And once you start this book, you won't be able to put it down. .. Happy Reading..** :)

    16 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 8, 2008

    A real page turner but not in a good way........

    I read this book in one day. I just couldn't wait to get it over with. There was just way too much self-analysis/self-doubt/self-hating, to the point of it taking up pages. This story just didn't grap me and I was so looking forward to it. I will read Hunter's Prayer, hopefully Jill won't be so pathetic in that book. I found Jill's character to be very depressing. Lilith is very good at describing a tortured soul but at some point the character has to be as strong on the inside as they are on the outside. Without that it just seems like pages of whining flash backs.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 23, 2011

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    It's Actually Pretty Good!

    One thing this book is NOT, is a paranormal romance. It IS a paranormal action book, 'cause it has plenty of it in between the pages. Practically non-stop! I WAS hoping for a little romance, but something tells me the rest of the series will flesh out the relationship building between Jill Kismet (the main character, and a truly "kick-ass" type of girl), and the Were-Cougar who's interested in her, Saul Dustcircle. I plan to get the other books, just to find out how Jill and Pericles (the Hellbreed she has to deal with) continue to "interact" with each other, as well. This is a very intriguing start to an action-packed series, and I want to know what happens next!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 1, 2011

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    Tried to like it

    I tried to get into it. Everybody else seemed to like it, but not me sorry.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    a spellbinding action packed urban fantasy

    As a young girl she lived in the streets selling her body to anyone who had the cash to pay for it. Her life changed for the better when she met Mikhail, who taught her to be a hunter a person who works the darkside keeping humans safe from hellbreed (demons). She performs the exorcisms that the priests cannot or will not. Ironically the Church believes she is doomed to hell because she kills and consorts with the damned.------------------- Life is about to turn depressing for Jill Kismet even though she has a link to a hellbreed Perry who has given her extraordinary powers. Five police officers were killed by what seems likea hellbreed and a rogue were-shapeshifter. Jill knows these are her natural enemies. As the murders continue Jill thinks the hellbreed is protecting the Were especially when she learns who the father of the damned is. As Jill struggles to end the killings, someone decides to end Jill.----------------- Lilith Saintcrow always provides a spellbinding action packed urban fantasy that contains a touch of romance, which enhance the plot. However it is the locale where magic works and human authorities deal through liaisons with the supernatural in a realm that seems real because the crimes committed by the paranormal come across as genuine and the subsequent investigations feels authentic. Jill is a strong protagonist who takes on the hellbreeds to protect humanity especially the children. She chose to link with Perry so she is a better fighter though she knows that will probably damn her at least the Church says so. Her efforts on the NIGHT SHIFT make for an enjoyable urban fantasy investigative thriller that shows why this reviewer is a huge fan of Ms. Saintcrow.------------ Harriet Klausner

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 17, 2011

    "Not Real" fan

    I really enjoyed this story. No sex was a blessing, however If you took the cuss word GD out, it would shorten the story by a quarter.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 23, 2011

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    Eh

    It started out okay but its a little confusing at times during chase scenes. Not going to finish.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 14, 2011

    Recommended

    I really liked the Jill Kismet character, however, this book really parallells the character of Rachel Morgan by Kim Harrison. So far the only difference I have come across is Saul, who is a panther were. Rachel's love interest was a vampire. I'm ordering the other books in the series to see where the author goes with it, but really it's just my curiosity. Book is a good read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2008

    A New Series, Jill Kismet

    This is the first book I have read by Lilith Saintcrow. I felt that Jill Kismet was one tough Hunter and kicked some major booty. She is a demon slayer and performs exorcisms. She has silver charms in her hair and wears leather pants and a leather trench coat, she also has a backup coat. She has been marked by a demon, he gave her some extra powers and she has to visit him once a month. Her former lover and teacher Mikhail is dead, he was killed by a demon. Jill is on the hunt for a rogue were and a hellbreed woman that are together. She has friends from the FBI that are also hunting for them, her FBI friends are were. They bring along a friend with them, his name is Saul, he is an American Indian and also a Were and her one friend asked if he can crash at Jills house. Jill says it is okay and Saul cleans up her house and cooks for her, they kiss, could this be the beginning of a romance? You should read the book to find out what else happens in the book, otherwise I will give away the entire story. I did enjoy the book though and I plan on reading the second book in the series, Hunter's Prayer, it is coming out in August or Sept 2008.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 22, 2012

    Took awhile, but i got into it.

    Finally got into it about half way through. Look forward to the next book in the series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 3, 2012

    Not what I thought it would be

    After reading the Sabrina Kane series by Jaye Wells and the preview for this series at the end of Bkue Blooded Vamp, I thought this would be a great series to start. Boy wasI wrong, read 6 chapters and just couldnot get into the story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2012

    Not a good book but by a great author

    Umm not great

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2012

    Too long

    This book wasnt that many pages but the story dragged. Also, does the author know any other adjectives besides f*&% and g- ddamn? There are more creative ways to express intense anger. A few would be acceptable but it almost felt like every other word was f*&% or g--damn. Wouldnt recommend. Got really boring

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2012

    Eh

    Made it half-way... but constantly have to re-read when I find my mind wandering. Just didn't do it for me. :/

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2012

    One Tough Lady

    Jill Kismet hunts things that prowl in the night protecting the innocent from not-so-innocent paranormals. In order to do that she makes an alliance with one of the dark shadows. She walks the line between good and evil.

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  • Posted March 7, 2012

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    solid action

    This variant of the 'tough as nails heroine out against all the monsters' is wonderfully action packed. Kismet brings a massive action-hero style boom to the genre. The pace is unrelenting, just like big budget action, you can feel the explosions and here the heavy metal soundtrack as the book races through the plot neatly, nicely, and quite well. Love it, looking forward to getting into the next book in the series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 21, 2011

    Okay

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 12, 2011

    Night Shift

    This was a gritty paranormal crime story, with some elements (enhanced abilities due to a demon symbiont relationship) very similar to the Rachel Morgan series by Kim Harrison. The main character's self-loathing was a bit redundant, but this overall was a decent crime story.

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  • Posted July 30, 2011

    It maybe akin to Dreden & nearly Dante

    You read this first book & get drawn in if your open to some simlarities to Butcher as well as the other series of Dante. I picked this up as a follow from read the previous & never had issue with any disimilarities of her previous series. Take a chance and Enjoy!

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  • Posted May 29, 2011

    Not half as cool as Dante

    I bought these books because the Dante Valentine series was so bodacious. But Jill does'nt quite make muster. Dante is a badass, naturally cool, sarcastic original. Jill kind reminds me of Cher. Mildly annoying and trying too hard. She got on my nerves. Lilith please bring back Dante in some form. Given both their personalities it's highly unlikely Dante and Japh are living happily ever after. I would love to know.

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