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REVIEW: Night Pleasures – A Dark-Hunter series novel #2 by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Night Pleasures is the second (Actually, the sequence is interesting but I’m referring to them as I will .. neener) book in the Dark-Hunter paranormal and mythical romance series by Sherrilyn Kenyon.

This story is of Kyrian and Amanda.

When I first read this series, I thought I read the wrong book.  What does this book have to do with Fantasy Lover?  Well, almost nothing IMO.  There are a few tidbits that  flow into each other, but not enough to really tie them together.

Night Pleasures really takes off into a unique world of vampires, daimons, gods and demigods and Dark-Hunters.  It’s all very quite interesting and wholeheartedly intriguing.  Unlike Kenyon’s recent publications, this series is more adult focussed.

Kyrian, a General, a Commander and Julian’s right arm from ancient Greece, is fighting the daimons in effort to protect the little humans.  He’s a lonely, cold and bitter man who refuses to care for another.  Refuses to give any second thought to a woman.  Refuses to find himself betrayed by the woman he loves….Again.

“What are Daimons?” she asked.

“They’re vampires on steroids with a God complex….”

Amanda is an accountant and is just one sister in huge family of weirdos.  Psychics, Mistresses, Prophets and Vampire hunters, Amanda has spent her entire life refusing her powers, pretending as if nothing was wrong with her.  Striving for normality, she forces her other half, the half she has buried so deep that it has fallen asleep, she dates regular men in hopes of a normal life.  Everything her family isn’t.

“I faced down an entire Roman legion with only a sword to protect me.  Now, why would I be afraid of some two-bit, half-god Daimon with an inferiority complex?”

Finding herself handcuffed to Kyrian in an unknown room, she realizes that her captors believe she is her twin sister Tabby, the vampire hunter.  She is anything but submissive or passive which just about drives Kyrian up the wall.

That did it.  She hated alpha men in the worst sort of way.  Those domineering, I’m-the-man-baby-let-me-drive types nauseated her.

“All right, macho babe boy,” she said irritably.  “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.”

I recommend this book to mature adults only.  Extremely fun violence and moderate to hello there baby sex content.  I give this book a double thumbs up for its genunity and delicious descriptive intimate moments…even those without any lust.

Now, I’m on to the next book! …Night Embrace .. The story of Talon and Sunshine.

~Happy reading!

REVIEW: Dark Predator – A Dark series novel #22 by Christine Feehan

As most of my friends and family know, Christine Feehan is my favorite author.  The Dark series, is my favorite series, followed by the Leopard series.

I have been looking forward to this book ever since Feehan’s site posted it as an upcoming release.

With that said, I was somewhat disappointed.  Total bummer.

Zacarias, the oldest of the De La Cruz brothers, sets out to accept the sun’s destruction.  He can no longer handle the dreary gray existence and tells his brother that he will seek death in honor rather than turning into the undead and being hunted by the very people he once loved.

Marguarita finds Zacarias on the ground burning, the sun claiming his life.  Unable to allow him to die, she is driven by a force so strong.  She must save his life.  This man must live.  Below is his response 🙂

For the first time in the long centuries a deep-seated rage coiled in his belly and smoldered there, that someone dared defy his direct order.  She had no right.  She knew better.  No one ever defied him-certainly not a human, and definitely not a woman.

You will suffer as no one else has ever suffered for your disobedience, he promised, thrusting the words into her brain.

Unlike the majority of the Dark series novels, Marguarita accepts Zacarias’ dominance and vows to be in his service, to please him .. whatever it takes.  The relationship is interesting to say the least.  Unlike the other books, if her presence in his mind is lost, if she builds those barriers to throw him out of her mind, he is tossed back into his dangerous gray world, once again a dark predator.

The bad guy of this book is one of the Malinov brothers, Ruslan.  Once Zacarias’ best friend, Ruslan has sought out to destroy him or bring him over to their undead ranks.  Of course, Zacarias will have no part in their plan as he is a Carpathian hunter with honor.

Zacarias had seen his share of rotting corpses, but nothing equaled Ruslan Malinov.  Flesh peeled off of him.  Worms crawled through gaping holes in his flesh.  His mouth was more of a gaping hole, without lips, his eyes sunken.  Every living thing shrunk from him, grass withering, ferns and moss going muddy brown.  Even the insects scurried away.  Only the black flies persisted, feasting on the rotting flesh and depositing as many eggs as possible in the blackened organs.

I have been looking forward to the “Zacarias book” for many books now.  There was always this huge build up, awaiting what would finally save Zacarias and whatever battles he must fight in order to be with the woman that brings light and colors to his life.

None of that happened.  This book had few struggles and fewer battle scenes.  Although the attraction between Marguarita and Zacarias was intense, it will never compare to those before him.

Line of the book:

I see you.  All of you.

I will however, recommend this book to ADULTS only.  This is the 22 installment in the Dark series and a MUST read for everyone reading these books.

Semi strong sexual (as brief as it was) content, moderate to severe (though short) violence.  I do not recommend this book to children or immature adults.

Book of the day … Dark Predator – A Dark series novel # 22 by Christine Feehan

Christine Feehan is my FAVORITE author!  This is also my top favorite series out of everything I have ever read.

With that said .. HELLOOOOOO DARK PREDATOR WOO HOOO!!

Christine Feehan delivers the most   startling novel yet in her “must-read” series (Night Owl Romance) as an immortal male   comes to the end of a long and violent journey—only to reach a far more   dangerous and inescapable threat…

As brutal as the undead he hunted, Zacarias De La Cruz   was a master executioner. Over the long, dark centuries, he plunged into so many   battles they blurred into an endless lifetime of evil that hardened the soul of   this merciless, ruthless and implacable dark predator.

Now his stark and savage journey is over. After a   thousand years in a gray world, he has accomplished everything he set out to do.   His brothers are safeguarded. Each has found a woman who completes them. And   they are at peace. For his brothers, Zacarias has walked the edge of madness, but with centuries   as a killing machine now left to the past and without a hunt to define him,   Zacarias wonders, for the first time in his life, who he really   is.

The answer awaits him back home in Peru , in the betrayal of a woman who   is readying her trap, in the vengeance of an old enemy, in the inevitable   consequences of a bloody family legacy, and in the deliverance of a lifemate he   never could have imagined.    Continue reading