I returned to my original question. “What is in your mouth? Let me see your tongue.”
He obligingly opened his mouth so that I could see what had been catching the light while he spoke. The entire line down the center of his tongue was pierced and studded with small gold balls. I had never seen anything like it in my life.
“What is that?” I asked, frowning.
Acheron closed his mouth and by the way he moved his lips and jaw, I could tell he was rubbing the balls against the roof of his mouth. “Erotiki sfairi.”
“I don’t understand that term.”
“Sex balls, my lady. It makes my licks much more stimulating to those I choose to please.”
Oh my, I suddenly feel hot. *fanning self* Er, *ahem* so did you like that excerpt? That’s Acheron. I call him Ash, my lover. *g* He is what you call a Dark-Hunter.
What’s a Dark-Hunter, you ask? Well, for one, their books—yep, BOOKS—are going to be our BBC selections for the month of October AND November.
Wait! Don’t panic yet! LOL Let me explain first. Instead of just one, we are going to have five books for our next BBC: Night Pleasures, Dance with the Devil, Night Play, Seize the Night and Dark Side of the Moon. They are part of Sherrilyn Kenyon’s extremely entertaining, ridiculously imaginative (that new authors are ripping it off LOL) and, oh yeah, verra verra *sigh* HOT series, “Hunter Legends.”
So far, the series already consists of 15 books (short stories and anthologies included). Of course you don’t have to read all of them (just the 5 I mentioned above :P) since not every book can be considered good. But the thing is, as much as possible, you should read the books in order. DON’T FREAK OUT WITH ITS VOLUME! I promise, these books are FAST FAST FAST reads—like The Flash! Uh-huh. The series hooks you in, keeps you flipping pages, seeking for answers like a coke addict looking for fixes. And did I mention you’ll be swooning for those mad, bad, immortal warriors with attitudes who fight rough and play hard? I know. YUMMY. :P
Now, since it would be impractical (and torturous!) to wait for everyone to finish all the books before we start our discussion, we are changing our BBC for a bit. It’s going to be free for all buffet open discussion, baby! Beginning next week (until November), after you finish a book and/or just want to discuss a certain theory/part/scene, no need to wait—just post! Just click the link in the sidebar (under the BBC section), and any time you can talk there till you drop!
Okay? Any more questions? If none, here’s the reading order:
- 1. Fantasy Lover (you can totally skip this; worst in the bunch!)
- 2. “The Beginning” (short story you can read here; also found in the back of Sins of the Night)
- 3. Dragonswan (also found in the anthology Tapestry)
- 4. Night Pleasures
- 5. Night Embrace
- 6. “Phantom Lover” (in the anthology Midnight Pleasures)
- 7. Dance with the Devil
- 8. “A Dark-Hunter Christmas” (short story you can read here; also found in the back of Dance with the Devil)
- 9. Kiss of the Night
- 10. Night Play
- 11. “Winter Born” (in the anthology Stroke of Midnight)
- 12. Seize the Night
- 13. Sins of the Night
- 14. Unleash the Night
- 15. Dark Side of the Moon
P.S. For more info, visit SK’s “Hunter Legends” site where you can find everything from character profiles, book excerpts, etc.
P.P.S. WARNING: (1) The series is very addictive. (2) Hot sex scenes included. (3) ASH. IS. MINE!!!!!