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Setting: Modern New Orleans. See how it all began Have you ever wanted to know what it's like to be immortal? To journey through the night stalking the evil. The first installment of Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark-Hunter series, Night Pleasures. The Dark-Hunters are ancient warriors who have sworn to protect mankind and. Yet Kyrian of Thrace has just woken up handcuffed to his worst nightmare: An accountant. Worse, she's being hunted by one of the most lethal vampires out there. And if Amanda Devereaux goes down, then he does too.
Warning—This book is strictly for fantasy lovers and please do not attempt if you do not believe in Santa or big-foot!!! He was a Dark-Hunter and she was an accountant. There had never been two more mismatched people born. A short-note for the readers—- Who or rather what are Dark-Hunters? When someone suffers a horrible injustice their soul makes a scream so loud that it resonates through the halls of Olympus. When Artemis,goddess of moon hears it,she goes and offers the one who has been betrayed a Warning—This book is strictly for fantasy lovers and please do not attempt if you do not believe in Santa or big-foot!!! When Artemis,goddess of moon hears it,she goes and offers the one who has been betrayed a bargain.
He lay with his back to her, and he was either dead or unconscious. Hesitantly, she reached out and placed her hand against his tawny neck to check his pulse. A strong, heavy heartbeat thumped against her fingertips. Relieved he was alive, she tried to shake him.
He moaned low in his throat, then slowly blinked his eyes open. With a curse, he grabbed her by the shoulders. Before she could move, he rolled over with her, pinning her against the floor beneath his body as he held her wrists above her head. Those dark, captivating eyes searched hers suspiciously.
Every inch of him was pressed intimately against her and she became instantly aware of the fact that his arms weren't the only part of his body that was rock hard and solid. His hips rested dead center between her legs while his hard, taut stomach leaned against her in a way that brought a flush to her cheeks.
Made her feel hot and tingly. See all Editorial Reviews. Product details File Size: Martin's Press April 1, Publication Date: April 1, Sold by: Macmillan Language: English ASIN: Enabled X-Ray: Share your thoughts with other customers.
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There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Kindle Edition Verified download. The demon then releases them, telling them they have until sunset before he starts hunting them. The only suspense is why they are so stupid and wait all day before even talking about or working on a plan to get the cuffs off. It actually got somewhat better or maybe I just started over looking all the discrepancies. Mass Market Paperback Verified download.
This book is okay. When you catch up to the author it forces you to look for a new series to sink into while you wait for new books to come out. Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark Hunter Series was next. I have to say, looking at her website WOW'd me. I liked the description of the book, but 25 pages in, I had a problem.
The dialogue between the characters is overkill for me. She's trying to create the plot too much through the dialogue and less through emotion or internal dialogue through observation and actions and the conversation comes off fake or unrealistic Who uses the word 'buster' anymore when getting someone's attention? Or she lays it on too thick Dialogue in a book can be a real turn off for me if not done well. I'm having a hard time deciding if I take this series further than book one.
I gave this five stars because I am a sucker for a love story with lots of action. I read this book because I am a huge fan of Cassandra Clare, and recently found out about this author and this dark hunter book series I have to say I really like this author too. Having said that, I haven't read anything else by Sherrilyn Kenyon, but if Cassandra Clare was inspired to write her shadowhunter stories by reading the dark hunter series, I don't see what the big deal is.
I am a visual artist and I get ideas from all manner of artists, from old masters to contemporaries I do want to read more of Kenyon's Dark Hunter books to make my own analysis, but so far I like both authors and their styles and stories. I do think that Clare's more modern approach to names for characters and staying away from references to the gods has increased her popularity over Kenyon's stories maybe. But I don't believe, at this early point in reading the dark hunter series anyway, that Cassandra Clare should be accused of plagiarism.
Artist are inspired by the past, present, and possibilities of the future. Lay off hate. And enjoy fellow artisans work even if it resembles your own Keep writing Kenyon and Clare! Love you both! This ain't it.
Don't waste your time and money. This makes Twilight, which I actually could enjoy enough seem like classic literature. I am so bored by this one, I have no desire to try the others. See all reviews. site Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.
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Learn more about site Prime. Get fast, free shipping with site Prime. Back to top. To bring him under total control,you must find a Dark-Hunter with a soul. View all 81 comments. This isn't a review, it's a rant I know many readers love this series, but I'm beginning to think it isn't for me. This was my second book by SK - the first was Fantasy Lover - and I still don't know what all the fuss is about. The concept and the mythology of the Dark Hunters are very interesting, but SK's writing didn't work for me again.
What annoyed me the most was how all her characters were constantly cracking jokes, no matter how serious and dangerous the situation was. Everyone was a s This isn't a review, it's a rant Everyone was a smartass and it became too much too soon.
I enjoy humor, but there's a time and place for it. The way SK inserted it into every single scene was distracting and prevented me from connecting with the story and the characters.
I couldn't find myself bleeding over Kyrian's tortured past and, at times, I wanted to shake silly Amanda and tell her to shut up. Based on what I just said, one might wonder why I'm giving this book 3 stars. Well, I didn't hate it. Too bad SK's writing wasn't up to that level all the time. How can the same author have such distinct effect on me?
Oh well, the three-strike rule still applies and I'm going to give SK one last chance to win me. I'm OCD about reading series in order and I already know I'll have to work on that because it looks like the next book in the series won't be a winner either.
Decisions, decisions View all 51 comments. This book sounded so promising, it was my first read by Sherrilyn Kenyon and I'd heard many people raving on about how great her Dark Hunter novels were; and as a fan of paranormal romance and urban fantasy, I couldn't wait to find another sexy, dark series to get into, complete with the usual array of vampires and mythology. The problem with the paranormal romance genre, and even more so the urban fantasy genre, is that after you've read a few of them they all start to form a similar pattern wit This book sounded so promising, it was my first read by Sherrilyn Kenyon and I'd heard many people raving on about how great her Dark Hunter novels were; and as a fan of paranormal romance and urban fantasy, I couldn't wait to find another sexy, dark series to get into, complete with the usual array of vampires and mythology.
The problem with the paranormal romance genre, and even more so the urban fantasy genre, is that after you've read a few of them they all start to form a similar pattern with characters you begin to recognise from other books plus the same old storylines and ancient mythology I'm getting so good at remembering greek gods. So, the trick is to give the reader what they came to get but put a unique twist on it, don't write the same story a thousand writers have churned out and surprise them with different characters note: This story, unfortunately, had nothing new or exciting, it's hard to pick the plot and characters out of masses that I've read that are chasing each other round my brain.
I couldn't get into the story or take much interest in either Amanda or Kyrian, their dialogue wasn't the cute, sarcastic banter that I love in good PR and UF but rather it was cliched and annoying - who actually says the words "made hot, sweet love" without laughing afterwards?
I also had so many problems with Kyrian the dark hunter guy , I really don't care to be told a hundred times how gorgeous he is, when an author does that it makes me think that's all there is to the character and I immediately lose interest.
He's so beautiful, so well-muscled, so this, that and the other. The author seemed to care far more about his "cute butt" than the rushed-out back story of his wife's betrayal and his weeks of torture at the hands of her new lover. It was almost as if Kenyon decided at the last minute that Mr Perfect sounded very two-dimensional which he did and she came up with some weak pity story that just didn't work.
And, as for the brooding I mentioned, please stop feeling sorry for yourself - it's been years , nobody realistically pities themselves that long. I thought about giving it one star but decided that it wasn't that bad. It just didn't stand out from any other, and I know I'll find it easy to forget about. For that reason, I'm not going to bother with the rest of the series. But, I will say, I loved the Buffy references; if I met a vampire that didn't drink from humans, I'd say something like "oh, so you're like Angel!
View all 16 comments. Dark Hunter Flashcard 1 Name: Kyrian a. Hunter Age: Prince of Thrace Special D. Reading minds Reason why he became a D.
You know, I really hate Romans, but I have to say their descendants make one fine automobile. He finds his one true love when: A Daimon cuffs them together.
He falls for her because: Nobody has been sad to see him go in the past 2, years. And something about her eyes… Her Name: Amanda Deveraux Age: Accountant Best thing that came out of her mouth: Alright, macho babe boy, I'm not some little ditz to bat my eyelashes at the buff stud in black leather. Don't try your he-man tactics with me. I'll have you know, in my office, I'm known as the ball-breaker.
She falls for him because: The boy has got some fine abs. Surgeon General's Warning: Diabetics, stay away. The Devil's Advocate: The side characters of Nick and Acheron, great average rating so obviously many people liked it.
Take it or leave it? If you are interested in reading the series, and the general opinion is that it becomes much better as it progresses, you just have to go through this one.
View all 30 comments. The story was utterly engaging and enjoyable, so much so that I couldn't put it down. Sherrilyn Kenyon has done it again!
Her writing is practically flawless. I loved every single thing that happened in this book. It broke my heart when I knew Kyrian's painful history. No wonder he wouldn't trust and love any woman since his wife had betrayed him. By the way, There were some interesting characters whom I would like to know more in the other books. I was absolutely intrigued by this series! View all 12 comments.
May 26, Sophia Triad rated it it was amazing Shelves: His older unfaithful wife betrayed him to the Romans and then sat back and watched him being tortured to death. He still has nightmares and phobias about it. An accountant who was in the wrong place at the wrong time. One thing I loved: Amanda is given a special Barbie with knives that shoot out of her feet. New Orleans, Louisiana I loved the humor, the story, the characters, the mythology. Favourite quote: Then louder, he said, "Angel has a soul, I don't.
Baby, you ain't seen scary yet. View all 8 comments. Paranormal romance fans. Kyrian is a Dark Hunter. Amanda is one of the 9 Devereaux sisters. Selena, the psychic from Fantasy Lover , for example, is her sister. They wake up to find themselves handcuffed together by an evil Daimon named Desiderius. They fall in love and stuff. While amusing, it failed to connect me to the character. I couldn't get worried too much about his tragic backstory because he was just so happy-go-lucky all the time.
Opening the veins of your lover to drink blood is not sexy. Even though Kyrian never drinks Amanda's blood in the book, it IS romanticized and sexualized.
That, to me, is creepy. I don't know As if "good girls" or "proper ladies" don't enjoy that kind of "dirty" behavior. As if "allowing" a man to manhandle you like this LOL pun intended - I couldn't help it is wanton and a reason to be ashamed of herself.
I mean, her heroines "allow" their lover to do this, and enjoy the hell out of it, but Kenyon never lets it go without saying something about how shocking it is. Believe you me, I can think of TONS of shocking or dirty or "this is shameful but I enjoy it so much, I shouldn't be doing this but it feels so good" behavior, but having a man cup your ass while kissing you fully clothed!
Actually, I find this to be a benign and innocuous activity that is fun for both parties, doesn't spread disease, doesn't cause any pain I guess I'm just confused by her attitude toward this seemingly mild act. I HATE mindreaders. I find this SUCH a violation of privacy, and can tolerate it when it's treated as a rape or as a serious concern, but I can't stand when it's supposed to be sexy. Being with a person who can read your mind is NOT sexy, it's flippin' scary as heck.
I don't care whether the man or woman is doing it - if it's an unsolicited non-consensual mental connection, it's a violation of a person and it's wrong. Both Kyrian and Amanda read minds in this book and I hate it. For an amazing, intelligent novel on this kind of thing, I highly recommend Nexus by Ramez Naam. He does other horrible stuff, too. Isn't this guy a hero in a future book? What the flip?
I found out that the Valerius who is the hero later is the grandson of this a--hole, not the a--hole himself. She'll mention something, and then "forget" about it for a while.
I don't know why she thinks the reader won't pick up on this and be confused. Two examples from this book are: The mental powers. She's like: Kyrian is giving up his mental connection into Amanda's mind. But then he's still reading her mind for about 10 or 20 more pages.
And THEN it's like: Okay, now this time for real! He can't read her mind anymore! O Just confusing and as if she's going back on what she said earlier. It's sloppy. The climax clause. Kyrian and Amanda are told explicitly that Kyrian can't climax anymore or he'll lose his powers. So no orgasms for him! But then, a few hours later, they're going at it like rabbits and he definitely orgasms.
No explanation for this is given.
Even if Kenyon had thrown in a "Hey, they were just so horny they couldn't help themselves" I would have been satisfied. But it's never mentioned or addressed.
It's strange. And also sloppy. What is it with Kenyon's obsession with denying men their orgasms? I don't like it. Here, it's stated that if Kyrian orgasms with Amanda 'cause of love and stuff - doesn't work with other women then he will lose his powers. This is the second book by her where she's been like: No orgasms for you! I feel sorry for her male characters when she puts them through a book like this.
It makes me actually very sad, and I can't enjoy the sex scenes because I am too upset for the hero. I totally understand the need to empower females in a sexual way in your book.
By all means, have the woman climax first and make the guy super-attentive and in love with going down on her and stuff. By all means. Give her 5 orgasms before giving him one. But please let the man come too! It's just so mean. Amanda is given this special Barbie with knives that shoot out of her feet.
She loves the Barbie and carries it around with her for half the novel. O I find this strange and not at all appealing. Infantilizing a grown woman who's an accountant and doesn't even normally like dolls or collect them by making her carry a Barbie around is gross. Especially at the end when Kenyon stresses the "little girl" vibe. End fight scene - if you read the book you know what I'm talking about.
OMG, so lame and silly. Just really dumb. I was incredulous. This is it!?!? Not as funny as Gena Showalter, but she's funny.
I like her jokes and her sense of humor. It's cute. I know people complain about this, but in romance novels I really enjoy the "damaged" hero or heroine being healed or set free by love and good sex.
This was definitely a case of loving sex with Amanda "curing" Kyrian of his phobias and healing the wounds from his past. Way to do it right, Kenyon! I'm glad you didn't magically heal her afterwards. This is true love and commitment and I appreciated it.
Soon she will get a "3 real stars, 5 romance stars" from me! Just you wait! LOL 2 real stars, 3 romance stars. View all 10 comments. Just finished my reread and I loved this just as much, if not more, the second time. Her books are the perfect blend of tortured heroes, strong heroines, engaging plot, intricate mythology, heart touching moment and the sweetest HEAs.
I really love how she also clearly had an overall story arc from page one. During my reread, I caught a lot of things that set up books far down the series that I never noticed the first tim Just finished my reread and I loved this just as much, if not more, the second time. During my reread, I caught a lot of things that set up books far down the series that I never noticed the first time. Best PNR series hands down: PS, I'd recommend starting the series with this book not the prequel Fantasy Lover.
It's not that I don't like FL, I really did, i just think its not as good an example of what the series is like if you trying to figure out whether or not this series is for you since it takes place in the world, but is not technically a Dark Hunter book since the main hero is not one.
I personally read it after I finished book 6 and was very happy with that placement. View all 7 comments. Nov 20, Jilly rated it liked it Shelves: There is a lot of hoopla about this series, so I will give it a few books before judging it as good or eye-rollingly tropey cheesey smut. There are tons of these type of things: Stroking tongues Moaning into mouths Hot gazes Hungry looks And melting On the other hand, the world is really cool and original.
I like the Dark Hunter origin story and the Greek mythology. Those Greek gods sure are assholes. So we have Kyrian, a former Greek commander and present D There is a lot of hoopla about this series, so I will give it a few books before judging it as good or eye-rollingly tropey cheesey smut.
A perfect match! There is a bad guy who introduces them by hand-cuffing them together. Talk about an awkward first date. And, of course they are magnetically attracted to each other, and of course she is now in danger unless he protects her.
There are many Dark Hunters, they are all gorgeous, and they all have sad back stories, and apparently they are all going to fall in love.
And, the good news is that they seem to get all hot and bothered by average, somewhat chubby, everyday women. Lucky us! So, on to the next tortured brooding hot man. View all 6 comments. Mar 26, Floripiquita rated it really liked it. Me ha encantado este primer libro de los Cazadores Oscuros. El universo que crea la autora es muy interesante y me encantan su sentido del humor y los tiras y aflojas verbales de los dos protagonistas.
May 18, Gary rated it it was amazing. The writing is professional. The information about the characters, the background myth, the world-building, the different kinds of beings, the story of Kyrian, and the significance of the secondary and tertiary characters are all built up very accurately and smoothly.
As the story progresses, every "Well, I'm not an expert, but that guy behind you looks like a Daimon to me.
As the story progresses, everything is unfolded. Excellent, I really enjoyed it! You ready?
Remember that time you attacked the Anne Rice — Lestat reenactment group in the cemetery? Still, somehow his personality remains in shadow. Life and death just are. Fair has nothing to do with it. Her character is really special with her suppressed and finally activated abilities.
What is he driven by? Rage, revenge, bitterness, or simply pure cruelty? His erratic deeds make the action line random and incidental. He wants view spoiler [Kyrian dead, but why him? Why not another Dark-Hunter? There is no real drama at the end. Secondary characters. Nick, Tabitha, Esmeralda, Talon, Acheron are professionally delineated, and very intriguing.
As in every paranormal romance, the realization that they are in love comes pretty fast. But as they are not merely human, and possess supernatural abilities, I can absolutely accept it. The erotic scenes — as usual by Ms. Kenyon — are hot and sizzling. Night Pleasures is an entertaining book of a really unique series. Originally posted on my blog on December 2, My favorite quotes. View all 15 comments. Dec 25, Mellie Antoinette rated it really liked it.
It's actually unbelievable that I get such a kick out of these books.
They are completely rushed, thick with cheese and very eye-roll worthy, and yet, I'm loving it. Amanda wanted normality in her life, but sadly it's not in the cards for her. Mistaken for her twin, she is attacked and the next thing she knows she's handcuffed to a big, tall and sexy who she can't help but want Enter Kyrian.
I don't know why I have such a thing for tortured past-brooding tempered- smoldering vamps, but It's actually unbelievable that I get such a kick out of these books. I don't know why I have such a thing for tortured past-brooding tempered- smoldering vamps, but at last, Kyrian is very tasty and I love that sexy humor. I guess technically this would be the first book for the Dark Hunters.
Fantasy Lover introducing the world and Julian's role, but Night Pleasure is the first one that has the Dark Hunters in it. I was happy to see Nick since he's the reason for these reads to begin with, wanting to get into Kenyon's new YA release Infinity Chronicles of Nick.
Acheron seems like a promising character, very commanding and sharp. I look forward to getting to know him as I continue with the series. I'm pleasantly surprised just how much I'm enjoying this world, it's captivating with crazy imagination. Night Pleasures was another fun read. It's has some great humor and even some action, definitely still cheesy, but very sexy.
One thing is for sure, these books are great for sheer entertainment! View all 28 comments. Fans of J. Wards BDB Series. Way better! It has all of the ingredients for a steamy, edgy, exciting and faced paced adventure. I loved all the snarky dialog between Amanda and Kyrian. They make a great pair and not just in the convo department. There is definitely a lot of steam between these two characters.
A LOT! I really liked the secondary characters in this novel, especially Nick.