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Night Play (Dark-Hunter Novels (Paperback)) Mass Market Paperback – 8 Mar 2004
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Dance With The Devil
"Dance With The Devil cinches Sherrilyn Kenyon's place as a master of the genre! Zarek is a hero to die for, and his story will pull you in and keep you flipping pages into the wee hours; I couldn't put it down."
--Julie Kenner, author of Aphrodite's Secret
"A sensual, fast-paced read with a hero who is definitely worth the risk."-Booklist
"Powerful and unforgettable, DANCE WITH THE DEVIL is my pick for Best Paranormal of the Year, and it is my pleasure to give it a perfect 10."--Romance Reviews Today
"Truly exceptional!" --Old Book Barn Gazette
"Using figures from mythology, Sherrilyn Kenyon provides a deep novel that a romantic fantasy lover will cherish. A powerful story that makes believers of skeptics that Ancient Gods and Goddesses, Dark Hunters, Dayslayers, and other mythological characters walk among us...another fine myth from a superb storyteller climbing to the top."-Baryon Magazine
"Kenyon pulls out all the stops in this fast-paced action-filled adventure...the passion is fiery hot and the unique characterizations of shape-shifters will leave readers hanging on the edge of their seats...this entire series of outstanding books is a keeper."-Rendezvous Review
"Sherrilyn Kenyon's world of Dark-Hunters, Katagaria Slayers, Olympian Gods, Oneroi, Apollites, demons and Daimons is a fascinating one. Her Dark-Hunter series sweeps readers away into a dangerous and sensual world...Dance With The Devil is a tempting delight for both old and new Kenyon readers."
"With her steamy, action-packed Dark-Hunter novels, Kenyon is ushering in awhole new class of night dwellers...an abundance of hot sex and snappy dialogue keep the plot both accessible and appealing. With its courageous, unconventional characters and wry humor, this fast-moving fantasy will fill the void left by the end of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer series."-Publishers Weekly
"The second novel in Sherrilyn Kenyon's hot series is just as exciting, sexy, and thrilling as the first. Kenyon has hit on a fabulous premise that promises to be fodder for many more outstanding page-turners." -Romantic Times
"Her heroes are not only the ultimate alpha men, but are also the embodiment of every female fantasy...well rounded, with romance as its cornerstone and plenty of action, suspense, humor, and sorrow." -The Road to Romance
"A marathon of discoveries and pleasures-a wonderful addition to the Dark-Hunter series. Ms. Kenyon delivers another exciting, heart-pumping, virile male to titllate us...it's full of surprises, but this author's great storytelling talent is no surprise at all."-Old Book Barn Gazette
"A perfect ten!"--Rendezvous
"If you love 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' or 'Angel, ' then boy, is this the book for you...original and complex...the characters are unforgettable and the action thrilling." -Romantic Times Top Pick
"A wild, wicked delight, NIGHT PLEASURES made me laugh and cry and sigh with longing for the luscious Kyrian. No one does sexy, tormented heroes better-or more inventively-than Sherrilyn Kenyon." -Nicole Jordan, Bestselling author of ECSTASY
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"Kenyon is the reigning queen of the vampire novel."--Barbara Vey, "Publishers Weekly"
"An engaging read."--"Entertainment Weekly "on "Devil May Cry"
"Kenyon's writing is brisk, ironic, sexy, and relentlessly imaginative. These are not your mother's vampire novels."--"The Boston Globe "on "Dark Side of the Moon"
[A] publishing phenomenon...[Sherrilyn Kenyon is] the reigning queen of the wildly successful paranormal scene.. . .Just one example of arguably the most in-demand and prolific authors in America these days. "Publisher s Weekly"
Kenyon's writing is brisk, ironic and relentless imaginative. These are not your mother's vampire novels. "Boston Globe"
[An] engaging read. "Entertainment Weekly""
[A] publishing phenomenon...[Sherrilyn Kenyon is] the reigning queen of the wildly successful paranormal scene.. . .Just one example of arguably the most in-demand and prolific authors in America these days. Publisher s Weekly
Kenyon's writing is brisk, ironic and relentless imaginative. These are not your mother's vampire novels. Boston Globe
[An] engaging read. Entertainment Weekly"
Kenyon's award-winning Dark-Hunter series offer readers a world full of dark and dangerous heroes, feisty heroines and a richly imagined mythology - utterly unputdownable --This text refers to the Perfect Paperback edition.See all Product Description
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Top Customer Reviews
However, our heroine, Bride, is a lovely lady. She works hard and her best friend in one of the Deveraux sisters. Her heart has just been broken by her heartless long-term boyfriend and Vane walks into her life.
Both are attracted instantly each other and have a touching, intimate encounter. Shortly afterwards, they realise they are mated. Being mated in the were world means that the male is impotent around all other females and his only chance to have offspring lies with her. He has three weeks to get her to accept him as her mate or he remains impotent for the rest of her lifetime. Meanwhile, the female is free to be intimate with anyone she pleases. Hence, Vane is faced with wooing Bride, hiding his differences, and then sharing his dark, dangerous world with her.
Our old friends, Acheron, Nick Gautier and other dark hunters adn their wives make their appearances giving us a chance to catch up with them and for the bigger story about the fate of the dark, magical world to unfold. We also see more of Sanctuary, the famous bar full of gorgeous were-people that is a safe haven for all. We learn more about the were powers and how dangerous both the Katagaria and Arcadians are.Read more ›
Vane is just so SWEET!! Every woman should have a Vane in her life!! I loved the way he loved Bride, I loved the entire book!!
The secondary characters are unbelievably funny, but the humour in no way detracts from the book's impact, it adds to it. I found myself alternately sighing dreamily and giggling at some of the comments the secondary characters made.
Story: Bride's boyfriend just broke up with her because he's "going places" and she's bad for his "image" (she's no super model). So she's crying in her shop while vacuuming when Vane Kattalakis, were-hunter extraordinaire, passes by. He once saw her months ago and couldn't get her out of his mind because he thinks she's the most beautiful woman he ever saw. He goes in and tries to make her feel better.
I read this scene alone about a dozen times and you will too! I won't spoil it but let me tell you it's one of the sweetest things I ever read!
Some time later both discover markings on their hands, which Vane recognizes as the sign they're mated. Meaning she's the only one for him and if she doesn't accept him as he is he'll be destined to remain alone. He now has 3 weeks to convince Bride, but is reluctant to tell her that he's part wolf because he is being hunted, and as his mate she will too.
I won't divulge anything more, you'll have to read the book to know what happened!!
It's best to read the series in order to fully appreciate the reappearance of some important secondary characters (Acheron and Simi!!!), so for those who want to know the correct order of things go to the FABULOUS website:
I have found that all charactors in Sherrilyn Kenyon books are alive and give a great sense of depth. If you like not just romance and hot sex but a story with real people with real problems then this is a book for you.
We also get introduced to some of the other characters we know will be in other DH novels, which makes us want to read more and connect the dots. And Acheron, the first of the Dark Hunters, features in all of them. Great marketing strategy. It must work as I've read most of them.
What endears me to this particular book is the fact that our heroine, Bride is a 'normal' woman. She's a size 18 (14/16 UK?)and curvy. She has a total lack of confidence in her appearance, especially as Taylor, her ex-boyfriend is so condescending of her. So she doesn't understand why this beautifully 'masculine man' (she thinks that a lot) finds her not only attractive, but beautiful. He doesn't understand her self deprecation as he adores her just as she is. He re-introduces her to her femininity in a really loving way. And I love the way he 'deals' with her ex...
Yes, I know it's a little bit cheesy, and there's a lot of our hero saying: "I'd rather cut my arm off/die than see you hurt" stuff, but the DH series are pure, unadulterated fantasy after all, and the ecapism is great, so Dammit! Why shouldn't the good guy fall in love with a good girl, make hot love to the good girl, vanquish the bad guys, make love to the good girl some more and dance the Macarena with a demon and a load of other Were-animals in a club? Bring it on!!!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Different, refreshing, and completely sexy. I loved this story! Bride and Vane have so much chemistry and are such cute couple. would highly recommend.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Great book, some great character's too. Can't wait to read more, I hope there's a follow on from where this one finished?Published 4 months ago by Kim Single-Bloom
Pure escapism but with a twist of intelligence, depth and humour - perfect.Published 8 months ago by Lindy J
Sheridan kenyon never stops amazing me all her books are astoundingPublished 16 months ago by tanya rogers
Great escapism one of my favourites from the series. Bride has had the ultimate bad day and is ditched by letter when a ha dsome stranger comes into her shop.Published 18 months ago by Mrs P