He promises the most forbidden desire - and the most tempting ... Dance with the Devil
Zarek's Point of View:
Dark-Hunter: A soulless guardian who stands between mankind and those who would see mankind destroyed. Yeah, right. The only part of that Code of Honor I got was eternity and solitude.
Insanity: A condition many say I suffer from after being alone for so long. But I don't suffer from my insanity—I enjoy every minute of it.
Trust: I can't trust anyone...not even myself. The only thing I trust in is my ability to do the wrong thing in any situation and to put a hurt on anyone who gets in my way.
Truth: I endured a lifetime as a Roman slave, and 900 years as an exiled Dark-Hunter. Now I'm tired of enduring. I want the truth about what happened the night I was exiled—I have nothing to lose and everything to gain.
Astrid (Greek, meaning star): An exceptional woman who can see straight to the truth. Brave and strong, she is a point of light in the darkness. She touches me and I tremble. She smiles and my cold heart shatters.
Zarek: They say even the most damned man can be forgiven. I never believed that until the night Astrid opened her door to me and made this feral beast want to be human again. Made me want to love and be loved. But how can an ex-slave whose soul is owned by a Greek goddess ever dream of touching, let alone holding, a fiery star?~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Previous Dark Hunter books, in order according to Sherrilyn Kenyon's website:
Novellas from the Dark-Hunter series
- Fantasy Lover
- Night Pleasures
- Night Embrace
- Dance with the Devil
- Kiss of the Night
- Night Play
- Seize the Night
- Sins of the Night
- Unleash the Night
- Dark Side of the Moon
- Devil May Cry
- One Silent Night
- Bad Moon Rising
- The Dark Hunter Companion
- Winter Born (in the Stroke of Midnight anthology
- Second Chances (in the Exclusive Dark-Hunter Collectible Booklet (St. Martin's Paperbacks, 2005), free giveaway. Also was included in the Dark-Hunter Companion)
- A Hard Day's Night-Searcher (in the anthology My Big Fat Supernatural Wedding)
- Until Death We Do Part (in the anthology Love At First Bite )
- Fear the Darkness (a free e-book)
- Shadow of the Moon (in the anthology Dead After Dark