Wednesday, October 4, 2006

Book Selections of the Month (October/November '06)

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
What are you waiting for? Go get the books and read! *g* Have fun!

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!!!!!


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50 comment(s):

Blogger Shoshana said...

Sorry Harlot, Ash is here now because I needed a bad old man slayed. We can't agree on how to finished this annoying, old, pervert and miserable bastard. I am voting for evicerating him slowly! Ash might just suck him dry.

No, we're not getting naked so just draw back those claws now. I said we're not getting naked! After all, we can do it perfectly well with clothes on!

10/04/2006 12:10:00 PM  

Blogger Gun_Wielding_Bitch said...

OK I read Fantasy Lover and The Beginning so I am on to Dragonswan which is like a wee little baby book so it should go fast, then I can get inthe meat and potatoes!

I'm so glad you chose to do it this way, now I can read them all since I've been dying to since I just bought books Fantasy Lover to Unleash The Night. ;)

10/04/2006 12:24:00 PM  

Blogger Mailyn said...

I don't like her writing, which I think is corny, cheesy and just plain bland [like Feehan and Moning] or her series but I LOVE Simi and I think Ash is cool. In fact, theirs are the only books I am waiting for so I an read them. Oh and is it possible to have a line of tongue rings?!?! I've seen one or two but a line?!?! I've had mine forever and according to the exes it does indeed heighten the pleasure....but a whole line?!?!? LOL.

Simi and Ash rock! LOL.

10/04/2006 12:29:00 PM  

Blogger Ladybug said...

OMG, that's a lot of books! LOL Though I have like three of these books in here somewhere since my friends always recommend them. Anyway, I should start immediately then. LOL

10/04/2006 12:30:00 PM  

Blogger ames said...

What quote is that book from? I've read all but the two that come before Dark Side of the Moon.

10/04/2006 12:35:00 PM  

Blogger ames said...

LMAO! I meant which book is that quote from. LOL

10/04/2006 12:36:00 PM  

Blogger Harlot said...

Hey Ames!
That quote was given by SK in her old BB i think. It's an excerpt from Ash's upcoming book. Which, i have to say, is TAKING FOREVER TO GET RELEASED!!!

I say skip FANTASY LOVER. LOL You won't miss anything, the dark-hunters are not even mentioned there. :/ But of course if you want to read, please go ahead. :P

I LOVE SK! Yes, some of the books in the series aren't exactly good, but i think SK has a very rich imagination. I LUB mythology and with her dark-hunters, it's like she created another branch of it and i find that AMAZING. Even some authors copied her ideas and made it appear like it was theirs. *snort* And yes, Ash and Simi rock!

I hope you like the series! :D

So sorry to hear you're still having problem with that bastard. :( I have Ash to protect me (i need him!) so you can have the others to punish that old perv. ((hugs))

10/04/2006 01:05:00 PM  

Blogger Vicious Trollop said...


I have no idea where/how Harlot got that quote LOL But it would get me reading even the book of mormon's if it was in there LOL


Love love Simi!!!!! She's my fave DH character. As for the tongue thing, dunno and errr sort of don't care lol as long as those little pleasure beads in his tongue are just for me!!!! :D

GWB, fantasy lover SUCKS SUCKS SUCKS! Gawd that book was bad! LOL

All the DH books in our BBC list were hand picked and aproved by moi :D (we can't always trust Harlot, she's into adulterous heroes that wear capes!!!).

I'm reading Dark Side of the Moon now, and loving it.

So far Vane's book is my favorite, followed by Zarek's (Dance with the Devil) and I of course LOVE the yummy Valerious!

The only one from the list I didn't like so much was Alexion's, but there are tons of important Ash scenes in there, so it had to go.

BTW, i don't know the titles of any of the books LOL I call them by the heroes names. It's just so hard, they all have similar titles; totally confusing.

Ladies, these men are H.O.T hot. They're into tons of sex and foreplay and lots and lots of laving LOL

Enjoy :D

10/04/2006 01:08:00 PM  

Blogger Vicious Trollop said...

Forgot to say, I can't wait for us to start discussing these books.

Harlot and I have spend many hours (and I mean MANY) discussing various theries.

What/who is Ash?
And who the fuck is Savitar? Is he like the devil or something?
And now I want to know who is it that Nick wants to kill? Is it Ash? 'cause that would just be stupid!
Also, what is Artemis' hold on Ash? I've always been confused about that. Who has the real power between both of them?

Have tons of questions!

10/04/2006 01:31:00 PM  

Blogger Harlot said...


Now, Shura is NOT adulterous. He DIDN'T cheat, for crying out loud!!! Oh fuck it, i am not starting this again! GRRR. And please, Alec only wears that cape because it's part of his costume! What is wrong with you and capes anyway? You're obsessed!!!

Btw, you only replaced KISS OF THE NIGHT in that list! Which is good, because that one sorta suck. LOL

10/04/2006 01:40:00 PM  

Blogger Petra said...

Oh, very excited with this discussion! A lot of things you can talk about the DH books. :D

10/04/2006 01:42:00 PM  

Blogger Serendipity said...

Harlot, Shura had sex with Tatiana's he's at least an emotional cheater.

I love the story...geez, don't kill me. But didn't he slept with the sister? Or was that before or after?

I love this type of BBC, it's like buffet! I could hug you right now for bugging...err convincing me to read this series.

In every book I read, I find a luscious guy waiting for me. What more could I ask for in a series?

I like FANTASY LOVER. That guy is practicing that thingy where a guy holds all his orgasm forever. What's it called?

Anyway, I like that book, and I think everyone should read it. It's a great start to the series.

10/04/2006 01:57:00 PM  

Blogger Isabella said...

I think the DH books are great! BBs, this is perfect timing too because I have to reread for the upcoming books. I can't remember some of the books! LOL

10/04/2006 02:55:00 PM  

Blogger Gun_Wielding_Bitch said...

VT I know you told me to skip Fantasy Lover but I couldn't stop myself. I have a slight OCD prob and part of it is having to read a series in order, in entirety. I'm sick I say!

Anyway, it wasn't THAT bad but it was cheesy. However, it was quick and I knew not to base the whole series on that book cause you warned me.

I would like to say the premise of a man being that good in bed... well if there was a man like that, I wouldn't kick him out of bed for eating crackers in it

10/04/2006 03:00:00 PM  

Blogger Vanessa said...

OK, should I read Fantasy Lover or not? The BBs said not to read it, the others said I should!

Anyway I have four of these dark hunter books courtesy of my best friend and will definitely start soon. She's in love with Ash too and another DH whose name now I can't remember, but he's a shapeshifter or something. LOL

10/04/2006 03:13:00 PM  

Blogger Serendipity said...

Start with FANTASY LOVER because the people there shows up again later. It's a good start for the series, though not technically Dark Hunter, but it's related.

I think it's good. Don't listen to VT or Harlot. VT is just mad because the guy can't cum...and Harlot, well, I forgot what Harlot said.

10/04/2006 03:29:00 PM  

Blogger Vanessa said...

Ok I'll read then. LOL I think I'll just read all. I like to read books in order anyway. Thanks Serendipity!

10/04/2006 04:10:00 PM  

Blogger Vicious Trollop said...


Re: but he's a shapeshifter or something

Ohhh that's probably Vane my fave hero so far. Or maybe Ravyn, reading his story now. Pretty good actually!

Fantasy Lover, I really really didn't like it, ok lets be honest here I HATED IT! LOL

It's not really part of the DH series, just that some of those characters later appear in DH books but not of importance. Idiot Sex Slave (Julius) is a wannabe DH later on, which gets on my nerves!!!! grrrr

Who's ever heard of a horny fuck sex slave that CAN'T FUCKING CUM?!?!?! And he's always trying to get it on with that dimwit sex therapist! GIVE ME A FUCKING BREAK! I could be a better sex therapist than an almost virgin, repressed idiot! Anyway, LOL *calming self*

But those of you who want to read it, be my guests. It's apparently liked by many :P Just don't say I didn't warn you!

This story The beginning is very interesting, and will explain more of the DH world to those of you who haven't read/heard of the series. Simi is there!

This one A Dark-Hunter Christmas is cute, and simi is there too! I lub simi LOL!

BTW, Shosh did you read Dark Side of the Moon? I'm half-way through and really really liking it! First time in a long while I pulled an all-nighter with a book! *G*

10/04/2006 04:13:00 PM  

Blogger Lily Moon said...

I've yet to read Sherrilyn Kenyon. Actually I've never heard of these dark hunters. But I really liked that excerpt!

Harlot, I'm not sure if it's just me but I think the links you gave are not working.

10/04/2006 04:25:00 PM  

Blogger Lorelei said...

Oh good choice! I love these dark hunters though I have yet to read the last two books.

Lily, you should try these books. They're good. :)

10/04/2006 05:22:00 PM  

Blogger HOTMAMA said...

I am intrigued! I read a short story by SK in BIG GUNS OUT OF UNIFORM and didn't care for it. HOWEVER, I am willing to have a go :D Lurv your excerpt Harlot.

Someone please tell me that these Dark Hunters are not like C Feehan's books?

10/04/2006 06:58:00 PM  

Blogger Jordis said...

Hotmama, SK's DH books are NO WAY like Feehan's books. Blah! SK is hipper and her DH books are very interesting and fun. Harlot was right, they're very addictive and you will keep on reading. Try them. If you start with Fantasy Lover and didn't like it, don't base the series from it. Read Night Pleasures afterwards. Now that one is hot and a good book to start the series. ;)

Love that excerpt!

10/04/2006 07:09:00 PM  

Blogger are you asking me to dance? said...

I read one of her books - I *think* it was Dance with the Devil - and thought it was okay. Haven't picked up any more of them, though.

Re Shura: have you read the third book?

10/04/2006 07:10:00 PM  

Blogger Vicious Trollop said...


I don't know about the third book, but he cheated enough on the first one for my taste.

He fooled around with tatia while engaged with her sister. hence he cheated on dasha.

He fucked dasha while "in love" and in a mini relationship with tatiana. Hence he cheated on tatiana.

Bottom line HE'S A CHEATER!

*big grin* lol

10/04/2006 07:22:00 PM  

Blogger Lollie Rose said...

I haven't read Kenyon yet, but that quote, OMG! Heh.

Anyway, so next week the discussion will be open already? Is that right? And no questions? Just post your thoughts about the books?

10/04/2006 07:44:00 PM  

Blogger Danielle De Barbarac said...

Harlot, where did you get that quote? Hot! Anyway, this is good for BBC because it's time I should do some rereading - I know I really liked these DH books but for the life of me I can't remember many parts of the series!

10/04/2006 08:24:00 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the DH, But I have to pimp JR Ward for a min...Her books are amazing

10/04/2006 08:37:00 PM  

Blogger Dakota Cassidy said...

Hey, guys! Long time no see. I was having blog issues :(

I've never read Sherrilyn. However, she's lovely in person. Very personable and very generous with her time spent with fans.

And just a wild guess here, but I'd bet anonymous is a cellie...LOLLOL

DC :)

10/04/2006 08:48:00 PM  

Blogger Vicious Trollop said...

Re: Anyway, so next week the discussion will be open already? Is that right? And no questions? Just post your thoughts about the books?

Lollie, We'll post some of our thoughts/questions as guidelines, but after you guys start reading you'll see why its a free for all bufett (sp?) LOL.

A lot of people have different theories, some might agree, some might not. But the books do make for very a interesting/lively discussion.


Hey babe, how's your blog template doing? LOL Let me know if I can be of help with your issues (my skills are rather limited though LOL!).

Read SK with us and join BBC :D You're into paranormal stuff and hot sex, I'm sure you'll like her! *wink*

10/05/2006 01:41:00 AM  

Blogger Dakota Cassidy said...

My blog is saved because of Y-O-U! I'm sooo much better now, doll.

I will sure try to. My mom has 'em ALL :)

10/05/2006 01:51:00 AM  

Blogger Shoshana said...

VT, I did read the book, and pulled an all-nighter. That book is the reason why I am having a hard time with Linda Howard's Cover of Night

10/05/2006 01:51:00 AM  

Blogger Vicious Trollop said...


I am really enjoying this book. Such a fresh surprise after skimming over the last two. Alexion and that woman got on my every last tini, tiny nerve LOL and Wren and Marguerite, well, I dunno they were too Blah for me!

Will re-read most of the books after this.

Not touching Fantasy Lover or Wulf's book (and this one wasn't so bad, dunno why I didn't like it really :/) with a 10 foot pole though! LOL

DC, not at all! LOL I got lucky on that one!

10/05/2006 02:24:00 AM  

Blogger Harlot said...

Why are you having problems with LH's COVER OF THE NIGHT after reading DARK SIDE? :/

Hey Dakota!
Glad your blog porblems are solved. :P Hope you can join us on our BBC discussion!

I have to reread too. I can't remember many stuff! Before i can connect everything (albeit questionable LOL) of my little theories, but now i'm very confused! :S

Nope, don't have SUMMER GARDEN. Btw, thanks for the Wash video. Sexy, sexy, sexy. LOL Too funny! :D

Firefly DVDs are not available here so i'm downloading episodes. :P

10/05/2006 04:41:00 AM  

Blogger Shoshana said...

Harlot, I am having problem enjoying it because I keep looking for the damn DHs to show up on the pages.

I know, I know. I need a cracker book, like when you're tasting wine you know. Reset my tastebuds.

Any suggestion? LH is too much a favorite book for me to spend it pining for Ash. Savitar and what-not. LOL.

10/05/2006 07:38:00 AM  

Blogger Menchie said...

OMG! OMG! OMG! I love you bitches!!!!! I have ALL of SK's books. I cannot wait for Ash's book.

10/05/2006 09:56:00 AM  

Blogger Polly King said...

I've never read Sherrilyn Kenyon but I liked that excerpt, very sexy. Ok I'll try to get some of the books so I can join in too.

10/05/2006 11:21:00 AM  

Blogger Gun_Wielding_Bitch said...

OK, finished Dragonswan (the whopping 75-80 pages) and i say *BOO* *HISS* Wow, what a piece of crap. Thank God it was short.

Really now, WTF?

Hi, Shannon with a C here. Hi Channon, I'm hot and have a tattoo on my face. Now we do it, now I, Mr. Hottie finishes my life's quest in 2 second, now we do it again. The end.

Fantasy Lover looked like chocolate dipped in peanut butter to a PMS-ing woman compared to this book, well, pamphlet really.

10/05/2006 02:21:00 PM  

Blogger Vicious Trollop said...


I'm sorry to say this but I TOLD YOU SO!

Skip those crappy antologies! I'd rather be skinned and dunked into a pot of boiling oil than read those again ACKKKK!

Trust me, read the good ones, or you'll end up getting tired and not reading the hot DH's I've rec'd *sniff*

10/05/2006 04:06:00 PM  

Blogger Jolie said...

Oh goody, I love Kenyon's DH books!!! Can't wait for the discussion. Good choice BBs!

10/05/2006 04:42:00 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, these books look interesting.

Has anyone here read Anne Bishop's 'The Black Jewels' trilogy? Mmm, Daemon Sadi, I would lust after you if I didn't know that was a lethal thing to do . . .

'The Black Jewels Trilogy' is a reaction to all those 'feminists' who think that if women ruled the earth, then we would live in a utopia of peace. Bishop shows us that the world would simply be another kind of horrible, because whereas men are bastards, women are bitches.

(Warning: graphic violence right from chapter one.)

10/06/2006 09:36:00 AM  

Blogger Lorelei said...

Catherine, that Anne Bishops trilogy sounds good. Who is this Daemon Sadi? I'm intrigued. LOL. By the way, thanks for the recommendation.

10/06/2006 08:50:00 PM  

Blogger Chantal said...

I only have one book from this series (Sins of the night) I have not started it yet though.

10/07/2006 06:10:00 PM  

Blogger Gun_Wielding_Bitch said...

OK so I finished Night Pleasures and am on to Night Embrace. Maybe I'm not there yet but what is so hot about Ash? I was actually drunk on Tequila when I finished Night Pleasures, (Tequila is like coffee to me. WTF? I couldn't fall asleep.) and I thought I remember Ash had green hair, yes? OK so how is that hot, or is it just me?

Off topic, I heart Michigan State but blame them for the Tequila because they let me down last night and every other Michigan/Michigan State game! BOOOO, but I love them. And I have to say GO TIGERS! Way to take down NY Yankees! Next victim, Oakland A's!

10/08/2006 08:02:00 PM  

Blogger Vicious Trollop said...

RE: Maybe I'm not there yet but what is so hot about Ash?

They don't show him as much in the first books, so no real hotness there. Plus, I don't find him all that hot to begin with LOL but I am definitely in the minority.

He is very interesting for discussions though. WHAT THE FUCK IS HE? Is what I want to know! LOL

Is Night Embrace Talon's book? Hate talon!!! Maybe I should re-read since I did skip quite a bit of that one :/ There's that Stixx dude in there and I didn't even know about him if Harlot (with her weird ass theories) hadn't told me about him.

10/08/2006 08:31:00 PM  

Blogger Gun_Wielding_Bitch said...

I'm confused, so in Night Pleasures, Talon says something about calling the Were-Hunters to Kyrian so Kyrian didn't get killed by Desiderius but Kyrian said no he didn't want to call Kattalakis for whatever reason.

So, I thought I rememberd the name Kattalakis and looked in Dragonswan and sure enough the hero was Sebastian Kattalakis, who was a Dragon-something-or-other (can't remember the name) but it wasn't Were-Hunter. So WTF? Or will I find this out later? Does he have a cousin or something?

10/09/2006 08:25:00 AM  

Blogger Harlot said...

GWB, Sebastian is a drakos (dragon), which is a were-hunter. There are different kinds of were-hunters: dragons, wolves, panters, jaguars, leopards, lions, hawks, eagles, tigers...

Kattalakis is a family name that means a direct descendant of King Lycaon's sons. (King Lycaon, ancient Greek king who made the were-hunters.) This name belongs to the dragons and wolves (most powerful weres). Here are some of their family members: Sebastian (Dragonswan), Vane (Night Play), Fang and Fury.

10/09/2006 07:03:00 PM  

Blogger Gun_Wielding_Bitch said...

OK, so I am on Night Embrace and I'm getting really pissed at how bad everyone is treating Zarek. Poor guy is just misunderstood.

P.S. The name Sunshine, sucks.

10/10/2006 02:54:00 PM  

Blogger Vicious Trollop said...


I think Talon was refering to Vane Katalakis (my fave hero from the series). He's a wolf (I think :/ or maybe a panther) and has a lot of powers! More than the normal were-hunter. Thing is Were's are sort of impartial in the DH-Daimon fight since they themselves were Apollites before the experiment made them half animal- half human.

"Talon concurred. "I'm thinking we should call in Kattalakis to flush both of them out."

"No," Hunter said quickly. "This isn't the typical Daimon we're dealing with and something tells me siccing a Were-Hunter on Desiderius would be like tossing a grenade on a keg of dynamite. The last thing we need is for him to grab one of their souls. Can you imagine the damage he could wreak with that?""

You see, Vane is SUPER powerful. More so than the DH's, but he has a soul, and if a daimon took his soul, it would become very powerful!

Zarek *sigh* my second fave DH. I think he is treated better than Val though LOL My poor misunderstood DH's!

P.S. I wish it wouldn't only suck! every time I had to read that name I heaved! YUCK

10/11/2006 07:09:00 AM  

Blogger Gun_Wielding_Bitch said...

VT, OMG I'm so glad I'm not the only one that hated that name. I wanted up heave every time I had to read it too. LOL.

I finished Night Embrace, last night, and I’m starting Phantom Lover, as soon as I post this, and Dance With The Devil will get started today too, since PL is only about 80 pages. I’m so glad that Zarek got his own story. I got really pissed how NE finished leaving me to think that he was going to get killed. I had to go through my stack of the DH series and check the hero name for each book to see if he got away and didn’t die. I haven’t read anything about Val yet, I don’t think, but I believe Zarek is misunderstood and he will be my fave (I have to read his story but so far he is my fave). So far, he seems a lot like me, (not the whole blood lovin' thing but the misunderstood thing) and that makes him cool in my book ;)

10/11/2006 08:35:00 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just read Fantasy Lover and Beginnings today. If Fantasy Lover is the worst book in the series then the rest are going to be totally amazing!

11/07/2006 06:41:00 AM