Dance with the Devil (Dark Hunter #3)

Dance with the Devil (Dark-Hunter, #3)Dance with the Devil Summary:
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 hurt 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?

Dance with the Devil Review:
This is one of the first books in the series where I really did want to cry because of what Zarek had to endure when he was young and even as he got older. Unlike the other dark hunters, much like Julian he never got a happy ending. In Night Embrace you come to almost dislike Zarek but in Dance with the Devil you start to wonder why no one ever saw anything but hatred in Zarek. Every other person in the previous books has had an extremely large or comfortable house, but Zarek lived in a wood shack and thought of himself as nothing above slave. Zarek was a slave through and through and never learned anything about warmth or love. Even when Astrid and Zarek first met there was no love in between them. He has a icy heart but inside he cares for every living thing and will die to protect what he loves most and he has a moral.

Astrid on the other hand is incredibly kind but is jaded because she is the truth goddess and has condemned many dark hunters to shadedom( death for dark hunters). Having lost all hope in people, it was heart warming watch her get back her faith and teaching Zarek that he was worth more than his old life as a slave. Sasha as another new character that was humorous in a very sarcastic way and was very protective of Astrid. Sasha has another sad story and I'm waiting for him to get his own book.

This book made me really start to hate Artemis because she killed so many dark hunters and she managed to put it's own kind of curse on Zarek for thousands of years. I'm really waiting for her to die, but so far there's no way to kill her. We see a flash back of Acheron so we get to see why he's so jaded. Zarek's hope and loss in this book was amazing was the first book to really affect me, even though I still loved the other books as well. Overall 5 stars!

Night Embrace(Dark Hunter #2)

Night Embrace (Dark-Hunter, #2)Night Embrace Summary:
Dear Reader,

Life is great for me. I have my chicory coffee, my warm beignets, and my best friend on the cell phone. Once the sun goes down, I am the baddest thing prowling the night: I command the elements, and I know no fear. For centuries, I've protected the innocent and watched over mankind, making sure they are safe in a world where nothing is ever certain. All I want in return is a hot babe in a red dress, who wants nothing more from me then one night.

Instead, I get a runaway Mardi Gras float that tries to turn me into roadkill and a beautiful woman who saves my life but can't remember where she put my pants. Flamboyant and extravagant, Sunshine Runningwolf should be the perfect woman for me. She wants nothing past tonight, no ties, no long-term commitments.

But every time I look at her, I start yearning for dreams that I buried centuries ago. With her unconventional ways and ability to baffle me, Sunshine is the one person I find myself needing. But for me to love her would mean her death. I am cursed never to know peace or happiness-not so long as my enemy waits in the night to destroy us both.

Talon of the Morrigantes

Night Embrace Review:
Talon was a character that I liked but didn't care too much about since whenever he showed it for just a few seconds. That really changed after I read this book. It really was amazing and it so funny from beginning to end. I instantly fell in love with Sunshine and Talon and their relationship with each other.

Sunshine was in Fantasy Lover and now she's a little older. She's one of the artists that you hear about who are so into their art they forget about everything. I remember one scene where Sunshine had to keep going back into the house three times because she had forgotten something. She also is incredibly caring to anyone who affects her and is willing to take care of complete stranger, Talon. She wants to do stuff for herself even though Talon can take care of her completely. Selena shows up again and this time she's helping with Sunshine's and Talon's relationship. The way that Talon and Sunshine meets is incredible funny after the epic night battle.

Talon on the other hand is incredibly serious but is much more levelheaded than the rest of the characters. His history is incredibly sad because he lost his whole family and lived his whole life in misery. He goes to great lengths to protect from Sunshine and that shows a more caring side of him that is letting him love again.

There is a crazy revelation about Acheron, which sets the whole book up and shows a side that isn't bad-ass. there is a bonus chapter which goes to Tartarus where Acheron's secret is kept and seems to show a caring side of Acheron.

Also, Zarek and Valerius are added to the New Orleans Dark-Hunters. Valerius is the grandson of the person who killed Kyrian and he;s got the same name. Zarek is dark hunter who lives in Alaska in complete isolation and is supposed to be evil to the core, and he never turns down any rumors. All of this added together was funny and crazy.

Fantasy Lover(Dark Hunter #0.5)

Fantasy Lover (Dark-Hunter companion novel)
Fantasy Lover Summary:
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 onto the world. She taught me to love again. But I was not born to 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

Fantasy Lover Review:
I read this story after I had read about half of the books in the Dark Hunter series. I usually don't read adult books because they are so inappropriate. I read A Game of Thrones which kind of scarred me. Fantasy Lover is technically before Night Pleasures, but you can read this book anywhere in the series since Sherrilyn writes the books so that you can read each book without reading the ones before. Fantasy Lover was more darker than the other books, I had a few ah-ha moments when I read this after read Night Pleasures.

This book doesn't have much to do with dark hunters but it gives a bit of incite into other characters pasts and sheds some light onto other people's relationships. I loved Grace as a person because she loved to read those old books and had a history with each book, that I felt her lost when she lost them. She works in a very quirky place and is very ironic since she's a sex doctor and she's got to live with Julian who's got one of the biggest problem.

Julian is so much more dark and jaded, but I like how Grace heals him and shows him the light in a very dark place. The attraction is there from the very beginning of the book, but the love starts much later, and I like how it's slow and how much they truly do care about each other. This book was about healing for both Julian and Grace because of the people who lied to them and abused them. Fantasy Lover wasn't as action packed as the other books, but I still loved and one of the best books in the series.