New York Times bestselling author Nina Bruhns presents one of her most beloved titles, NIGHT MISCHIEF, part of the DARK ENCHANTMENTS series, which includes both full length romance novels and short novellas such as this book's companion story, LORD WESTON, VAMPIRE SLAYER.
What good could come of a bargain with the devil?
Lady Dawn Maybank takes her responsibilities to the Cadre, a secret order of demon hunters, very seriously. She never imagines that a thoughtlessly worded university lecture could conjure up her worst nightmare--a demon of vengeance. Or that this demon, Galen McManus, will propose a trade that could finally earn her the respect she's sought her entire life. But dare she accept? For in exchange for the Demon Stone, a long-lost diamond for which her father the earl has been searching his whole life, Dawn must spend five nights in the sinfully handsome demon's bed.
When bad boys go good...
But Dawn is haunted by a fatal flaw she is desperate to hide from the rest of the world. And little does she know that Galen's real objective is to weave his own brand of cosmic justice upon her. But in the end, the sinister net the arrogant demon has woven about her traps his most unsuspecting victim yet--himself. And for the most unlikely of reasons--love.
Four hundred years ago a secret, hermetic order was created by the first Earl of St. Yve and a handful of initiates who pledged their lives to keep the world safe from evil paranormal beings. Ever since, the Cadre has been dedicated to maintaining the delicate balance between the mortal and Dark realms through research and observation of otherworldly entities. Seldom does the Cadre interfere.
But not all mortals seek peaceful understanding between the realms. In recent decades, an opposing force has been created by the British Security Service. This covert group, called P-Cell, has but one directive-- destroy paranormal creatures of all kinds.
As the two organizations fight faithfully for their separate causes, unbeknownst to either of them the dark forces of evil gather, preparing to overtake the mortal realm....
About the Author
Aside from hitting #16 on the New York Times Best Seller List, other awards and honors for Ms. Bruhns's books have included two RITA nominations, three Daphne du Maurier Awards for the Year's Best Overall Mystery-Suspense Book, two Romantic Times Reviewer Award for Best Book of the Year for series romance, a National Readers Choice Award, and five Dorothy Parker Awards of Excellence, just to name a few.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
NIGHT MISCHIEF by Nina Bruhns is the third installment of the exceptional Dark Enchantments paranormal romance series. Intimate moments and suspenseful conflicts make for a delightful read. While teaching students, Lady Dawn Maybank accidentally calls forward a real spell and a real demon! In an effort to retrieve a family heirloom, Dawn makes a deal with a demon--to spend 5 nights with him. The problem is that she works for the Cadre where demons are taken as prisoners and put in crystal jails. Demon, Galen McManus, has made a deal too but he also has secret alliances. His growing attraction for Dawn is definitely a kink in the business of being an incubus! In the third book of the Dark Enchantment series, Nina Bruhns steps up the steaminess level while maintaining the thematic structure so carefully constructed by the previous two authors. Once again, the author creates a unique story but one that expands the entire scope of the series. The romance here is steamy --- blazing hot in the way only demon sex can be. But what happens when it's more than just sex for the demon? A lot of trouble for the Cadre as well as for Dawn and Galen for sure! NIGHT MISCHIEF, though different in tone from the preceding books, builds upon the Cadre setting, allowing the reader to walk inside its doors and meet more of its residents. The author develops characters met in Michele Hauf's book FAMILIAR STRANGER and develops the family relationship that Dawn has with her sister Aurora and their father. Definitely the most steamy of the three, NIGHT MISCHIEF also looks into the darkness of the wounded heart and opens the night to the power of love. With the addition of NIGHT MISCHIEF, Dark Enchantments series is quickly becoming an exceptional multi-author series! Readers might have a favorite depending on taste and favored tone, but as a series, Dark Enchantments, is awesome! Each series installment seems to match the others in terms of quality reading delight! Bravo, Nina Bruhns!
Lady Dawn Maybank¿s ancestors founded the Order of the Cadre, an organization dedicated to preventing humans from coming to harm from evil supernatural entities that most rational people deny exist. Unlike its competition P-Cell, a section of M15, they either send a demon home or capture it in a crystal for eternity. One fog filled day Dawn runs into the demon Galen McManus who is a vengeance demon that she inadvertently found masquerading as an incubus.------------------ He offers her something that her father has been fruitlessly searching for, the Demon Star. It was stolen by the destruction demon Rofocale and Angus won it in a card game so he claims. He will give it to Dawn in return for five nights in her bed. Her desire for paternal approval is so great she accepts his offer. Their boudoir time is hot and steamy. Dawn comes to love her strange bedfellow although she knows demons only feel anger and lust. Angus¿ surprised when he realizes that he cares for her as well. He is uncomfortable with these undesirable feelings preferring them to go away and is also afraid that P-Cell P-Cell is after him. He also knows one mistake with her family, and love is considered the biggest blunder to them, will have him crystallized for eternity although she is no demon-kind.------------------- Nina Bruhns has written a diabolical paranormal romance focusing on a fascinating look at the demon mythos. They are the dark side of the universe bringing a necessary balance to the world. It is easy for readers to ignore that Angus is a demon because he oozes sex appeal that will lead readers to fall under his spell. He teaches Dawn much about herself and by mentoring her he learns about himself and his bias towards mortals. Their star-crossed romance is the stuff legends are made of.--------------- Harriet Klausner