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"Another deep, dark and very desirable Dark Hunter novel!"

Sherrilyn Kenyon continues her Dark Hunter theme in Kiss of the Night, but takes you on a whole different wild and sexy adventure with Wulf and Cassandra. So sit down buckle yourself in and prepared to be amazed by this dynamic world of Dark Hunters, Apollites, and Daimons. For Sherrilyn has a myth of her own to weave for you.

Wulf, a Viking warrior, was tricked by a dark huntress into trading souls. As a result Wulf becomes the Dark Hunter, an immortal, who must travel through time in the dark of night and slay those Daimons that would prey on human souls. Unlike most Dark Hunters, Wulf is granted a power that renders other humans outside of his bloodline with amnesia. Within five minutes of meeting him they forget who he is. Unfortunately this power ultimately becomes his curse and leaves him lonely. And now Wulf's bloodline is down to one, Chris his over protected squire that he pushes to breed so his line continues and he is not completely forgotten.

Out on the town with some girlfriends, Cassandra has a run in with some Daimons that want her dead. As she is the last of the Apollites and it is believed that by her death all Daimons will be saved. Enter Wulf as he shows up in time to save Cassandra and kick some Daimon butt. Grateful for his intervention, Cassandra follows him out the door to thank this gorgeous man that came to her aid. Only to find there is an attraction that goes both ways and Wulf seals his with a passionate kiss and walks away... knowing she will never remember him. What he doesn't realize is he has saved a woman who is half human and half Apollite, which is an enemy he has sworn to kill. As an Apollite, Cassandra will die upon her 27th birthday, which is only eight months away. The only way to avoid this death is to turn Daimon and take the blood and soul of a human.

Thus I find myself reading furiously wanting answers to so many questions that a creative author like Sherrilyn Kenyon can stimulate. Can Wulf accept Cassandra for who she really is? Can Cassandra resist the urge to become Daimon? Can Cassandra trust the one man that is her sworn enemy, with her life?

The Dark Hunter series is superb! Each novel lends itself to the next and together they form an even bigger story of this world in its entirety. Kiss of the Night is loaded with great action, deep suspense, hot romance, and amazing wit. Sherrilyn's imagination is a powerful thing and this book continues to prove just that!

Reviewed by Mindy Lobaugh
Posted February 29, 2004

SUMMARY

Some kisses are worth dying for...

Dear Reader,

What do you get when you have one immortal Viking warrior no one can remember five minutes after he leaves their presence, a princess on the run for her life, and one seriously annoyed demigod? Basically, you get my life.

It started out simple enough. One night I went to save a woman in trouble. The next thing I knew, the doorway to hell had opened and out stepped Daimons-vampires the likes of which I'd never seen before. Led by the son of Apollo, they are out to end the curse that has banished them all to darkness. The only problem with that is they have to kill Cassandra Peters to do it and if she dies, so dies the sun, the earth and all who dwell here. Life's just a bowl full of cherries, ain't it?

Brought together by fate, it's now my job to protect a daughter of the very race I have been hunting for centuries. Neither of us dares to trust the other. But she is the only one who remembers me... More than that, with her courage and strength, she is the only one who has ever touched a heart that I thought had died centuries ago.

The only way for a Dark-Hunter to regain his soul is through the love of a woman. But what happens when that woman isn't exactly human?

Wulf Tryggvasen

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Previous Dark Hunter books, in order according to Sherrilyn Kenyon's website:
  1. Fantasy Lover
  2. Night Pleasures
  3. Night Embrace
  4. Dance with the Devil
  5. Kiss of the Night
  6. Night Play
  7. Seize the Night
  8. Sins of the Night
  9. Unleash the Night
  10. Dark Side of the Moon
  11. Devil May Cry
  12. Acheron
  13. One Silent Night
  14. Bad Moon Rising
  15. The Dark Hunter Companion
Novellas from the Dark-Hunter series
  1. Winter Born (in the Stroke of Midnight anthology
  2. Second Chances (in the Exclusive Dark-Hunter Collectible Booklet (St. Martin's Paperbacks, 2005), free giveaway. Also was included in the Dark-Hunter Companion)
  3. A Hard Day's Night-Searcher (in the anthology My Big Fat Supernatural Wedding)
  4. Until Death We Do Part (in the anthology Love At First Bite )
  5. Fear the Darkness (a free e-book)
  6. Shadow of the Moon (in the anthology Dead After Dark

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Kiss Of The Night
(Dark-Hunters: Book 5)
by Sherrilyn Kenyon

St. Martin's Press
April 1, 2004
Available: April 6, 2004
ISBN #0312992416
EAN #9780312992415
384 pages
Paperback
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Other Books by
Sherrilyn Kenyon

The Guardian
Alterant
Retribution
Born of Shadows
Invincible
Blood Trinity
No Mercy
Deadly Promises
The Dark-Hunters, Vol. 3
In Other Worlds
Infinity
Silent Truth
Born of Ice
Born of Fire
Born of Night
Night Pleasures
Knight Of Darkness
Bad Moon Rising
Not That Innocent
Whispered Lies
The Dark-Hunters, Vol. 1
The Mammoth Book of Paranormal Romance
Dream Warrior
Dead After Dark
One Silent Night
Blood Lite
Acheron
Phantom in the Night
Dream Chaser
The Dark-Hunter Companion
Upon The Midnight Clear
Devil May Cry
The Dream Hunter
My Big Fat Supernatural Wedding
Love At First Bite
What Dreams May Come
Dark Side of the Moon
Playing Easy to Get
Unleash the Night
Totally Charmed : Demons, Whitelighters and the Power of 3
Dragonswan
What Dreams May Come
Exclusive Dark-Hunter Collectible Booklet
Sins of the Night
Tie Me Up, Tie Me Down
Seize the Night
Stroke of Midnight
Man of My Dreams
Night Play
Big Guns Out Of Uniform
Midnight Pleasures
Dance with the Devil
Night Embrace
Night Pleasures
Tapestry
Fantasy Lover
Naughty Or Nice?
Fire and Ice
Born Of The Night
Born of the Night


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