Night Shift by Lilith SaintcrowNight Shift by Lilith Saintcrow

Night Shift

byLilith Saintcrow

Mass Market Paperback | July 1, 2008

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A new heroine hits the urban fantasy scene in this spectacular series about an exorcist byNew York Timesbestselling author, 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...

Jill Kismet Novels
Night Shift
Hunter's Prayer
Redemption Alley
Flesh Circus
Heaven's Spite
Angel Town

Jill Kismet(omnibus)

For more from Lilith Saintcrow, check out:
Gallow and Ragged
Trailer Park Fae

Bannon and Clare
The Iron Wyrm Affair
The Red Plague Affair
The Ripper Affair
The Damnation Affair(e-only)

Dante Valentine Novels
Working for the Devil
Dead Man Rising
Devil's Right Hand
Saint City Sinners
To Hell and Back

Dante Valentine(omnibus)

A Romance of Arquitaine Novels
The Hedgewitch Queen
The Bandit King
Blood Call(coming August 2015)
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.
Title:Night ShiftFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 7 × 4.25 × 1.25 inPublished:July 1, 2008Publisher:OrbitLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316001783

ISBN - 13:9780316001786

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Epic World-Building I got excited for a new Lilith Saintcrow book for exactly this reason: The world building is stellar and unique and unlike many urban fantasy novels. I like Jill and think she's an interesting character who will have a lot of awesome adventures coming her way.
Date published: 2017-01-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fantastic World Building I love the world and characters Lilith Saintcrow creates. They're detailed and intense!
Date published: 2016-12-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love discovering an new author Really enjoyed this and cant wait to get fully into the series
Date published: 2010-01-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Action, awesome urban fantasy Comparing this with Dante Valentine, they're both almost similar in regards to personality. Tough and able to raise literal hell to track down villains, yet soft and sensitive sides come out when no one's looking (well, almost). I can't really say who I like more as they're both such interesting characters with such horrible pasts and are able to climb out of it and become strong butt kicking characters. I like it how they're not suffering from nyphomania like some paranormal urban fantasy characters I've read about which makes me roll my eyes each time they're mentioned. I love Jill and Dante's wit, their sarcasm, sometimes their thoughts made me laugh out loud, and their reckless impulsive behavior when fighting -it's always exciting to read, and it just seems as if they're not scared to run into a fight with the odds stacked against them. It's also nice to read about a character in which not *every* other character wants to sleep with them (unlike some other urban fantasy novels I've read too) I thought the plot was great, and the action sequences were awesome. There's a lot of action in this book, I found myself reading page after page because it caught my attention and I wanted to know what was going to happen next. Although this is a mystery in this book I couldn't really bring myself to guess who it was, or who was behind everything as all I was concerned with was who Jill was going to fight next. All the pieces fit in together anyway, and the only questions I'm left with is more about Jill's past. I'd like to know more of her and more stories of her and Mikhail. The romance (well budding romance) between Jill and Saul is nice although I find it a little mismatched, it's amusing to see Jill trying to push him away even though it's not what she wants, and Saul can see right through it. I thought it was cute how Saul walks so close to Jill and invades her "personal space" much to her annoyance. In a way, I think they're right for each other, but in other ways I don't think so..they're just so different, perhaps because you don't know much about Saul and his character isn't really that developed in the book. Perhaps in future books.... The only criticism I could give is, although the action is nice, it just seems like one huge adrenalin rush and the writing just feels haphazard. Then again it could be just me that feels this way. Overall an excellent book if you're looking for a strong character, a good exciting plot, and plenty of fighting scenes to get you turning page after page.
Date published: 2009-12-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Saintcrow doesn't disappoint This is the first book in a new series by Lillith Saintcrow, the author of the Dante Valentine books. I loved Dante Valentine, and now Jill Kismet is on the list too. In this series, Jill Kismet is an executioner/exorcist who works the Nightside bringing down the criminals that the police can't. These include 'traders', humans who have traded with a demon or other denizen of the Nightside for extraordinary powers - powers which they use to do evil. Kismet is another great kick-ass heroine. Dark, gritty, damaged, but with a heart of gold. There is alot of action but good character development too. Definitely worth checking out.
Date published: 2009-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great start to the series In book one of the Jill Kismet series we meet Jill, the one they call when things go Bump In The Night. She is a stronger than strong woman who can face things the cops don't want to know about. It was fun watching the character of Jill unfold as the book went along. We learn how she became who she is, and how she feels about it. Somewhere along the way, she starts to learn who she is as well. It was an action filled story with something to please any fan of Lilith Saintcrow and Dark Fantasy books.
Date published: 2008-09-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wicked New Series ORBIT Books was kind enough to supply me with an ARC of Night Shift, and am I ever happy that they did! Night Shift is the first book in the Jill Kismet series, and it starts off with a bang. Jill Kismet is a complex character, tough yet vulnerable, more than human, and I was rooting for her from beginning to end. A dark, gritty Urban Fantasy with tons of action, captivating characters, tension, a mystery, high octane danger, and even more diabolical characters that you love to hate! Ms. Saintcrow delivers an awesome tale of Hunters, Weres, Demons, and other things that creep in the night. For fans of the Dante Valentine series, this new series is every bit as tantalizing and addicting! I can’t wait for the next book, Hunter’s Prayer, coming in September 2008.
Date published: 2008-07-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read I've been an avid reader of Lilith for some time and this new series looks to keep me reading her even more. It's witty and down to earth character are easy to relate to even in this world. If you haven't read anything by this author now is the time to start. Once you start you'll be hard pressed to put it down.
Date published: 2008-07-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Enjoyable read. First off let me say that if you have already read this author's previous series about Dante Valentine, than you will like this new series. Both are similar in that both boast a heroine who straddles the constantly shifting line between good & evil. Jill Kismet is a hunter, a human that battles the creatures of the dark. There are very few hunters in existence, so her workload is quite substantial. She was an apprentice until about 6 months ago, so she is continuously learning as each new situation presents itself. Fast paced, somewhat violent with a little bit of romance thrown in--what else could you ask for!
Date published: 2008-06-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Phenomenal This is the first novel I have read by Lillith Saintcrow. I just finished “Night Shift”. I couldn’t put it down. Normally I intensely dislike first person novels. However, “Night Shift” is, without a doubt’, one of the best paranormal novels I have read recently. The heroine, Jill Kismet, killer of non-human things that ‘go bump in the night’ is one kick-ass character. There isn’t a ‘namby-pamby’ bone in her body. She doesn’t fit the mould of most female characters. She’s as tough as nails but has her own personal code of honour, minute though it may be. She has traded a part of herself to a demon in return for enhancement of her skills to protect humanity and struggles with the price she paid throughout the novel. There is a personal relationship in the story but it takes second place in the plot of the book. There is an upcoming sequel titled, “Hunter’s Prayer" and this continuation might explore further her personal relationship with Saul, the were shape-shifter. Lillith Saintcrow has written a number of paranormals. I am going to research these titles to see if the others are as well-written and absorbing as “Night Shift”.
Date published: 2008-06-14