"By turns funny and touching...a compelling story that will make you laugh out loud. The gods haven't had this much fun since Xena!"--Susan Krinard, author of the Secret of the Wolf
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1 . 2nd Book even better
Posted February 08, 2009 by Erica , DCFor the second book in the series, this book is pretty darn good. I'm impressed how these characters relate to the first book, yet still maintain a separate story line. I do like that a few of the first book's characters are brought back, so pay attention to whose in this book, because a passing friend will more than likely be the main character later on.
The first book was full of sexual tension, this was less tension, but no less steamy. Again, great believable characters, wonderful story line and history intermingled. Definite page turner, and a little more action than the last book. Highly recommend!
2 . Couldn't put it down!
Posted February 03, 2009 by Heather , ArlingtonThis is the 2nd book in the Dark-Hunter series and it is a page turner! I am hooked on these books and have just purchased the next 2 and the companion. The characters are wonderful and the story is full of lust, love and action packed. I'm addicted!!!
St. Martin's Press
August 11, 2004
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Excerpt from Night Pleasures (Dark-Hunter Series: #1) by Sherrilyn Kenyon
"I say we should stake him to an anthill and throw little pickles at him."
Amanda Devereaux laughed at Selena's suggestion. Leave it to her big sister to make her laugh, no matter the tragedy. Which was exactly what had her sitting at Selena's tarot card and palm-reading table in Jackson Square on a cold Sunday afternoon, instead of lying in bed with the covers pulled over her head.
Still smiling at the thought of a million ants biting Cliff's pasty, dough-boy body, Amanda glanced around at the tourists who were thronging the New Orleans landmark even on this drab November day.
The smell of warm chicory coffee and beignets floated from the Cafe Du Monde across the street, while cars zoomed past a few feet away. The clouds and the sky were an eerie gray that matched Amanda's dour mood.
Most of the Jackson Square peddlers didn't bother setting up booths during the winter season, but her sister Selena considered her psychic stand as much a New Orleans treasure as the St. Louis Cathedral behind them.
And what a treasure Selena's stand was '
The cheap card table was disguised by a thick purple cloth their mother had sewn with "special" incantations known only to their family.
Madam Selene, the Moon Mistress, as Selena was known, sat behind it wearing a flowing green suede skirt, purple knit sweater, and a large black and silver overcoat.
Her sister's strange outfit was quite a contrast to Amanda's faded jeans, pink cable-knit sweater, and tan ski jacket. But then, Amanda had always preferred to dress in an understated way. Unlike her flamboyant family, she hated to stand out. She much preferred to blend into the background.
"I'm through with men," Amanda said. "Cliff was the last stop on the bus to nowhere. I'm tired of wasting my time and energy on them. From now on, I'm going to focus all my attention on accounting."
Selena curled her lips in distaste as she shuffled her tarot cards. "Accounting Are you sure you're not a changeling "
Amanda gave a halfhearted laugh. "Actually, I'm sure I am a changeling. I just wish my real family would come claim me before it's too late and some of the weirdness rubs off."