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"Engaging paranormal romance"

In modern day New Orleans, Selena decides her best friend sex therapist Grace Alexander needs to get laid after four years of abstinence caused by an SOB using her just after her parents died. As a birthday present for Grace, Selena brings her an ancient book that contains a picture of a hunk General Julian of Macedon. Selena believes that if Grace follows the instructions of the tome, she can summon up Julian to come as her sex slave for a month. To shut up Selena, a skeptical Grace says the enchantment. After Selena leaves, Julian stands naked in Grace's house.

He begins a seduction, but Grace stops him, a new experience for Julian. He tells her he was cursed in 149 BC and has not been out of the book since 1895. Grace asks what it is like inside and he says that you can hear everything in the same room as the book, but admits that he is now claustrophobic. Grace says she will free him, but no sex though Julian plans to teach her the pleasures of the body. However, either a two thousand years old curse will vanish due to love or an enchanting duo will remain frustrated and depressed for eternity.

Readers will enjoy Sherrilyn Kenyan's paranormal romance that stars a delightful lead couple and a strong support cast including several members of the Greek Pantheon. The story line is at its ardent best when it focuses on the relationship between the son of Aphrodite and the American sex therapist. Though two sidebars involving a patient and an ex-lover respectively seem unnecessary, FANTASY LOVER still mesmerizes the audience.

Harriet Klausner

Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted January 1, 2002

SUMMARY

He was everything she'd ever dreamed of...

Dear Reader,

Being trapped in a bedroom with a woman is a grand thing. Being trapped in hundreds of bedrooms over two thousand years isn't. And being cursed into a book as a love-slave for eternity can ruin even a Spartan warrior's day.

As a love-slave, I know everything about women. How to touch them, how to savor them, and most of all, how to pleasure them. But when I was summoned to fulfill Grace Alexander's sexual fantasies, I found the first woman in history who saw me as a man with a tormented past. She alone bothered to take me out of the bedroom and into the world. She taught me to love again.

But I was not born to know love. I was cursed to walk eternity alone. AS a general, I had long ago accepted my sentence. Yet now I have found Grace-- the one thing my wounded heart cannot survive without. Sure, love can heal all wounds, but can it break a two-thousand-year-old curse?

~Julian of Macedon

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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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Fantasy Lover
(Dark-Hunters: Book 1)
by Sherrilyn Kenyon

St. Martin's Press
January 1, 2002
Available: January 1, 2002
ISBN #0312979975
EAN #9780312979973
307 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
Kiss Of The Night
Big Guns Out Of Uniform
Midnight Pleasures
Dance with the Devil
Night Embrace
Night Pleasures
Tapestry
Naughty Or Nice?
Fire and Ice
Born Of The Night
Born of the Night


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