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Demons Not Included (Night Tracker -1) by Cheyenne McCray

Demons Not Included (Night Tracker, #1) by Cheyenne McCray

Night Tracker series by Cheyenne McCray

Genres and Sub-GenresEdit

Urban Fantasy (for Adults) / UF Mystery / Horror / Erotic UF

Series Description or Overview Edit

Meet Nyx. This half-human, half–Drow private eye investigates paranormal crimes by day and is an elite Tracker of demons by night. She prefers working solo—and playing rough. Combining hard-boiled mystery with urban fantasy and horror, Cheyenne McCray's Night Tracker Novels are thrilling rides. ~ Goodreads | Night Tracker series

  • Warning: Lots of sex

Lead's Species Edit

  • half-human, half–Drow private eye

Primary Supe Edit

  • demons

What Sets it ApartEdit

  • Drows

Narrative Type and Narrators Edit

  • First person narrative

Books in Series Edit

Night Tracker series:

  1. Demons Not Included (2009)
  2. No Werewolves Allowed (2010)
  3. Vampires Not Invited (2010)
  4. Zombies Sold Separately (2011)
  5. Vampires Dead Ahead (2011) ~ Final

Other Series by Author Edit

Magic series (PNR/UF) — Goodreads link

World Building Edit

SettingEdit

Mahattan, NYC, Otherworld

Places:

  • Ruhin Demon Gate: breached, the Gatekeeper murdered, and demons are at, and past, the gate
  • Central Park,
  • NORAD facility in the Catskills
  • Kveta
  • Wonderland
  • New Jersey
  • Kerra
  • Una
  • Belize
  • Soho
  • Town Hall
  • Riverside Park
  • Volod
  • Ice
  • Canada
  • Chicago

Supernatural Elements:Edit

Para-PI, Para Special Ops, Demon hunters, Drow, Paranorms, dopplers (paranorm shifters), metamorphs, light elves, gargoyles, sprites, demons, incubi, succubi, werewolves, shifters, vampires, necromancers, zombies, shadow shifters, shadow stalkers, elemental superpowers, soothsayers,

Glossary: Edit

  • Paranorms: term for all paranormals
  • Drow: dark elves—powers of elemental magic, blue skin, sapphire hair, tiny fangs, pointed ears.
  • Dopplers: paranorms who can shift into one specific animal as well as into their human form
  • Gargoyles: ugly and dangerous
  • Incubi: no Adonis, stay away
  • Metamorphs: slimy paranorms who can take on the persona and appearance of any human and almost any paranormal—have no redeeming qualities.
  • Shadow Shifters: paranormal with the ability to shift from human form into shadows.
  • Shifters: can transform into any animal of their choosing as well as take their human form
  • Succubi: Promise sex good enough to sell your soul for. One word: don't.
  • Werewolves: can take wolf form anytime but go nuclear at the full moon.
  • Great Guardian:

Groups & Organizations:Edit

  • Night Trackers: oiler and resources to take down sure threats—physical strength and powers including magic—equivalent to a combination of CIA covert ops and military special forces like the SEALS.
  • Parnorm Council: has soothsayers...

WorldEdit

✥ Nyx is a half-human, half-Drow (Dark Elf) princess who is also a private investigator of paranormal crimes. During the day, Nyx appears to be human, but at night she becomes Drow, with tiny fangs, pointed ears, blue hair and amethyst skin—not purple, as she CONSTANTLY reminds everyone. Nyx is also a member of the Night Trackers, a supernatural group that hunts down evil paranorms (not paranormals, but paranorms) on the streets of Manhattan. Nyx’s supernatural powers derive from the four elements: earth, air, water, and fire.

Nyx's two love interests are New York City Police Department detective and Paranorm Liaison Adam Boyd (who serves as a buffer between the police department and the supernatural community), and her former lover and mentor, Rodán, a Light Elf and a major player in paranormal politics. Nyx's human partner is Olivia, whose main contribution is her tee-shirt closet—full of those cutesy slogan shirts worn by teenagers trying to be ironic. Unfortunately, Olivia is not a teenager. ~ Fang-tastic Fiction

Protagonist Edit

✥ Nyx is a Tracker, protector of the people of Earth from the things that go bump in the night. Of course, Nyx is one of those things that go bump in the night – a Drow Princess, half Dark Elf, half human, crazily strong, crazily brave, and more fragile than most would understand. She lives between worlds, not only as a Tracker but also in her very makeup. By day, she works as a PI beside her friend Olivia, a human. But by night, Nyx is Drow, or as close as she can get. Her half-blood heritage means she her skin is amethyst rather than blue, her hair cobalt rather than sapphire, but she is still Drow in her heart, and her Drow powers of manipulation of the elements, strength and speed mean that she is very, very good at her job. But the sudden presence of demons in Manhattan changes everything. As Trackers die, and their human liaisons disappear, Nyx’s strength will be tested beyond anything she ever imagined – and the whole world will be at risk. ~ GR

✥ She grew up living in the Drow underworld pampered by both parents and got her strong will and strength from her Dad the Drow King, and her unwillingness to submit and daytime human looks from her Mom. She's also likely the only Drow female to be trained as a warrior and she can certainly kick butt. However, all these things made her a sort of outcast in Drow society...not that it really bothered Nyx' she'd much rather live in the human realm anyway. ~ GR Reader

Sidekick Edit

  • Name: / What: / Sidekick-to: / About: / Book First Seen:

Characters Chart Edit

Characters What About
Nyx Ciar: half Drow-human PI investigates paranormal crimes by day and is an elite Tracker of demons by night. Also is princess of Drow which her father is king of Drow and her mother is human
Olivia Human, Para-PI Nyx friend and partner; former NYPD SWAT, now Nyx's partner in PI business
Torin Tracker, Para-PI fellow Tracker with Nyx
Adam Boyd NYPD officer liaison for human paranormal crimes
Rodán Light Elf, elite Tracker, Proctor for Manhattan; mentor and sometimes lover to Nyx
Abaddon Bad Ass Demon
Jon Tracker
James Tracker
Caprice Tracker Nix's friend
Nadia Tracker, Siren Nix's friend
Derek Tracker
Lulu Tracker
Randy Tracker
Stan: Tracker

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Cheyenne McCray

Cheyenne McCray

Author Edit

Cheyenne McCray

Bio: McCray writes the Night Tracker novels and the Armed and Dangerous series, among others. She grew up on a ranch in southeastern Arizona. She has been writing ever since she can remember, back to her kindergarten days when she penned her first poem. She always knew one day she would write novels—she wanted to create worlds that readers would get lost in, just as she had always gotten lost in her favorite books. “Growing up I read, read, and read,” she says, “and grew up to write, write, write.” She has three sons and two dogs. A true Arizona native, she loves the desert and all of the sunshine and beautiful sunsets that go along with it. ~ Cheyenne McCray | Authors | Macmillan

Cover ArtistEdit

Artist: Craig White — Source: Bibliography: Cover: Vampires Dead Ahead

Publishing InformationEdit

  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press, St. Martin's Paperbacks
  • Author Page: Cheyenne McCray | Authors | Macmillan
  • Series page: Macmillan: Series: A Night Tracker Novel: Books
  • Bk-1: Paperback, 352 pages, Pub: June 2nd 2009—ISBN: 031294960X
  • Bk-2: Paperback, 278 pages, Pub: May 25th 2010—ISBN: 0312946422
  • Bk-3: Paperback, 322 pages, Pub: November 30th 2010—ISBN: 0312532687
  • Bk-4: Paperback, 368 pages, Pub: May 24th 2011—ISBN: 0312946430
  • Bk-5: Paperback, 333 pages, Pub: Nov 29th 2011—ISBN: 0312532695

Book Cover Blurbs Edit

BOOK ONE BLURB—Demons Not Included (2009): Meet Nyx. This half-human, half–Drow (dark elf) private eye investigates paranormal crimes by day and is an elite Tracker of demons by night. She prefers working solo—and playing rough. So when a terrifying force starts murdering innocent humans and paranorms, and leaving strange demonic symbols burned into their buildings, it’s a case Nyx takes very personally… Meanwhile, Nyx’s fellow Trackers are being killed one by one—and a sexy new Tracker named Torin is shadowing her every move. Torin has powers Nyx can’t read, and sometimes she wonders whose side he’s on. Nyx’s instincts tell her something’s brewing in the city’s meanest supernatural streets, and that it’s ready to unleash hell on Earth. Who can she trust? Now it’s five minutes to permanent midnight…and Nyx’s last chance means risking everything—even her own life. Demons Not Included is the first Night Tracker Novel from bestselling author Cheyenne McCray. ~ Demons Not Included | Macmillan

BOOK TWO BLURB—No Werewolves Allowed (2010): As a half-human, half-Drow private eye, Nyx is the go-to girl for tracking Demons in the night. So when several of New York City’s Werewolves go missing, Alpha Werewolf Dmitri Beketov hires Nyx for the job. But this time, she must leave the dark alleys and bright lights behind…

Nyx’s sixth sense tells her that life in the slow lane is a lot deadlier than it appears. Though she usually prefers to work solo, with this case she’s going to need all the help she can get. Enter Detective Adam Boyd: he’s watching her back, but is this human too sexy for his—and her—own good? Meanwhile, a powerful, malevolent force is exterminating paranorms and “unworthy” humans alike…and Nyx, still trying to get a foothold in her new surroundings, finds herself facing danger at every turn, in No Werewolves Allowed, a Night Tracker Novel from bestselling author Cheyenne McCray. ~ Goodreads | No Werewolves Allowed (Night Tracker, #2) by Cheyenne McCray

BOOK THREE BLURB—Vampires Not Invited (2010): New York Times bestselling author Cheyenne McCray sets the night on fire in her blazing-hot Night Tracker series—where the fangs come out when the sun goes down

Vampire attacks are on the rise in the city that never sleeps. So why is half-human, half-Drow private eye Nyx tracking down Sprites? Sure, these “young bloods” are causing mischief all over town—like painting the Statue of Liberty’s toenails neon pink. But it’s not until Nyx finds herself at the Pit, Manhattan's hottest nightclub for paranorms, that she understands what she’s really up against…

Seems Master Vampire Volod has a plan—and the Sprites are in on it. By targeting the weaknesses of every paranorm in the city, from Elves to Shifters to Zombies, Volod and his fang gang aim to rule the night once and for all. Over Nyx’s dead body. She loves a good challenge—and she will seduce danger at every turn to throw Volod off course. It’s time for Nyx to enter the beating heart of this dark conspiracy…before driving a stake through it. ~ Goodreads | Vampires Not Invited (Night Tracker, #3) by Cheyenne McCray

BOOK FOUR BLURB—Zombies Sold Separately (2011): Nyx hates Zombies. Seriously. Hates. Zombies. Ever since she was a youngling, she's been haunted by them. And even though she's a big girl now—a half-human, half-Drow private eye, to be precise—Nyx bristles at the mere thought of the walking dead.

Meanwhile, the corpses of humans and paranorms alike are turning up all over New York City. Now it's up to Nyx to find out who—or what—is behind this series of horrific attacks. But it's only a matter of time before Nyx is drawn deeper into her darkest fears...and her worst nightmare about meeting a real, flesh-and-blood-hungry, body-snatching Zombie comes blindingly to life. Or death. ~ Goodreads | Zombies Sold Separately (Night Tracker, #4) by Cheyenne McCray

BOOK FIVE BLURB—Vampires Dead Ahead (2011): In the acclaimed Night Tracker series by New York Times bestselling author Cheyenne McCray, the vampires are back to make a brand new start of it—in old New York

With zero tolerance for bloodsuckers, Nyx and the Trackers have made the streets safer for warm-blooded New Yorkers. Unfortunately, they didn’t drive a stake through the problem nationwide. Vampire attacks are on the rise. Proctors are dropping like flies. And Volod—New York’s ousted Master Vampire—is trying to make a comeback…

Nyx is worried—about her city, her job, and her neck. But mostly she’s concerned about her former lover, Rodán, a Proctor who’s gone missing. Scarier still, Volod is capturing and “turning” paranorms to help him paint the town red. Which sucks. Because some of these new vampires are Nyx’s old friends. But hey—if she can stake them here, she’ll stake them anywhere. ~ Goodreads | Vampires Dead Ahead (Night Tracker, #5) by Cheyenne McCray

First Sentences Edit

  1. Demons Not Included — Just because you're not paranoid doesn't mean they're not out to get you.
  2. No Werewolves Allowed — Was it so difficult to grasp the concept of by appointment only?
  3. Vampires Not Invited — Dealing with Sprites is like stapling raw eggs to a wall. Slippery nasty things that go bad when not cleaned up.
  4. Zombies Sold Separately — Icy wind an water surged around me as my hair slapped my cheeks.
  5. Vampires Dead Ahead — It was a night made for danger.

Quotes Edit

A good friend will bail you out of jail. A best friend will be sitting next to you Saying, “Damn. We fucked up.”
People like you are the reason People like me need medication.

Read AlikesEdit

— If you like this, you may like these: Elves:

Para Special Ops:

Para-PI:

Vampire, Demon Hunters:

Seers:

Gargoyles:

Zompies:

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