Dragonsworn – Dark-Hunter Series #21 – Sherrilyn Kenyon

Dragonsworn

By Sherrilyn Kenyon

Dark-Hunter #21/Hunter Legends (First I’ve heard of this one)/Lords of Avalon #?/Were-Hunter #? I’m kind of lost to where each of these are at but I will try to go over them and number them correctly soon.

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Another great adventure by Sherrilyn Kenyon! This time she paired a dragon named Falcyn with a daimon named Medea who, inadvertently, get sucked into another realm along with her sort-of-kind-of brother Urian and his grandson Blaise who thinks he is his brother.

Medea needs Falcyn’s dragonstone to heal her people from a disease her grandfather, Apollo the god, brought down upon them. Morgen Le Fey, the evil leader of Camelot and Apollo also want the stone so they keep sending their minions after them and setting traps to try to steal it.

I’m not sure I like the Lords of Avalon spin on this series because it just complicates an already complex storyline and I get a little lost. I have read all of this author’s series except for the Lords of Avalon series which was her first series she ever wrote under the pseudonym Kinley MacGregor. I did read the first one but really didn’t like it that much so I never read the rest. I’m glad I did read that first one though because it helped me understand some of the references in this book.

I won’t put spoilers in but there was a revelation in this book which will have an impact on Urian but I’m not sure it will be a good thing. You will have to read it to find out.

There are still a lot of characters who need their story told like Jared, Savitar and my favorite Jaden just to name a few.

I can’t wait for the next one but I hope it veers away from this Camelot story and more back to the Dark-Hunter side of it.

 

Retribution – Dark-Hunter Series #19 – Sherrilyn Kenyon

I love Sherrilyn Kenyon and the Dark-Hunter books but the last few books have had too much Indiana Jonesish action going on for my taste. Rather than excite me with all the non-essential action, it irritates me. I think of it as filler to make a short book longer and I usually try to skip over it. The one thing that kept me from skipping over the many action scenes in this book, was the humor. Sherrilyn Kenyon knows how to insert humor into the direst of situations which is one of the reasons I love her writing.

We met William Jessup “Sundown” Brady way back in book #3, Dance with the Devil when he helped Zarek in Alaska. He was the only Dark-Hunter who befriended Zarek and stood behind him when everyone else wanted Zarek dead. Sundown or Jess was an outlaw in the late 1800s who was trying to settle down and change his ways when his best friend killed him. It was his wedding day and he was on his way into the church with his best friend Bart behind him when Bart shot him in the back for the reward money. Artemis heard Sundown’s call for vengeance and made him a Dark-Hunter. She showed him what Bart did after he died which was kill his bride Matilda’s father and the priest and then rape her.

Matilda went on to marry someone else and had a bunch of children. Sundown made sure she was taken care of financially though. He hired a lawyer and anonymously set up a fund for Matilda, saying it was from some distant uncle. The child she had from Bart’s rape was adopted out.

Recently, Sundown was moved from Reno to Las Vegas because someone is killing Dark-Hunters in Nevada so he has been relocated to replace one of the Dark-Hunters who was killed. Rumor is that it is a woman who leads a few Daimons who has been killing them. His friend Ren, a Were-Hunter and Dark-Hunter, relocated with him.

Abigail hates Sundown with a passion. He was friends with her parents and then he turned on them and murdered them. She hid under the bed and saw his boots and then his face in the mirror. She was then adopted and raised by an Apollite family who told her that Dark-Hunters torture and kill innocent Apollites for no reason but the joy of it. To enhance her skills, her adopted brother and sister along with two friends and a doctor, merge her DNA with that of a demon. Now, she has become a vigilante and has been killing Dark-Hunters. Her biggest goal is to kill Sundown.

When Sundown chases a couple of Daimons who are dragging a woman down into the sewers, he learns it is a trap when the woman turns on him and starts fighting him and then tries to bite him. Her two friends run off but he manages to knock her out. Her face reminds him of a mixture between Matilda and Bart and he realizes who she is. Years ago, he met a woman named Laura who was a descendent of Matilda and Bart. She looked just like Matilda so he knew immediately who she was but he had her ancestry traced to be sure. He became friends with her and continued that friendship after she married and had a child, Abigail. But someone brutally murdered Laura and her husband and it was thought that Abigail was taken and probably also killed by the murderer. Now he knows she lived.

I cracked up at some of the way Sundown speaks. While he was fighting Abigail, he asks her why she is trying to kill him and she asks him, “Why do you think?” He says, “Other than the fact that you’re as loco as a three-tailed cat in a rocking chair factory, I’m as clueless as a newborn colt.”

The sun is about to come up so he rushes to his gigantic mansion with Abigail. He puts her downstairs in a bedroom suite. When she wakes up, she tries to attack him and accuses him of killing her parents. He tries to tell her that he did not kill her parents but she didn’t listen at first.

Zarek, a former Dark-Hunter turned god, pops in and tells them that some fool decapitated a Guardian. Abigail asks if they are talking about the Native American Dark-Hunter and tells them that she killed him. Zarek tells her that he wasn’t a Dark-Hunter but a Guardian of the West Lands and that he was guarding some of the worst evils possible like a couple of plagues, some weather anomalies and something called the “Grizzly Spirit”. Now that he is dead, those evils can be set free and the balance needs to be set right. And how do they do that? Choo Co La Tah (I shit you not, that is his name) has to go to the Valley of Fire and offer up a sacrifice of the one who killed Old Bear. Zarek passed a wry grin to Abigail, “That’d be you, sweet cheeks.” Then Zarek vanishes.

Abigail doesn’t believe it at first and tells Sundown that her friend Jonah did recon on all her targets first and he would have known if Old Bear wasn’t a Dark-Hunter but then an earthquake hits so they turn on the tv which is showing giant cracks in the earth with millions of scorpions boiling out of them. The basement floor buckles and cracks and scorpions start coming towards them. They run out and jump on Sundown’s bed. He breaks the ceiling open and they try to escape to the first floor but something invisible grabs Abigail. Sundown uses all his power to pull her up. It starts snowing. Then a bunch of shape-shifting coyotes start attacking them until a wolf jumps in and saves them. The wolf turned out to be Sasha who we also met in Dance with the Devil. The coyotes run away. Ren and Choo Co La Tah who is the Guardian of the North show up too.

Choo Co La Tah and Ren who is also Native American explain that there are four Guardians or were before Abigail killed one. They tell this rather long and drawn out tale about how there was some huge battle that ended up with four Guardians of the earth, two evil and two good. Old Bear was good. Now Coyote and Snake, the evil ones, have joined forces and are trying to take over. Coyote knows that Abigail has to go to the Valley of Fire before dawn of the next day so Choo Co La Tah can perform a sacrifice ritual and he wants to stop that from happening so he is sending out bounty hunters and unleashing his plagues in order to get her before they reach the Valley.

Abigail mostly believes it. She also sees that Sundown is treating her well and wonders why her family never told her about Daimons and why they lied about Dark-Hunters. She is also having visions of Sundown’s past and her past and sees the truth. But what does the dumb twit do? She runs from them. Why oh why do female leading ladies always run from the good guys when they know they will be killed by the bad guys? Abigail wanted to confront her adopted sister and brother and ask them questions. She steals a super expensive car and goes to their house and ends up killing their friend, Jonah, who explodes into dust. If she wasn’t a believer before, she now is. She leaves and runs into Sundown…literally…she ran a stop sign and clipped the back wheel of his bike.

She becomes altruistic and decides to let them sacrifice her for the sake of the world.

Here’s a little rundown, without trying to spoil the book about some of the things that happened to them in the span of a few short hours. A plague of wasps gets unleashed. They pull into car wash and have sex with each other while hiding from the wasps. Meanwhile innocent humans are being killed by the wasps. A mountain lion jumps on the hood of the car and tries to kill them. Choo Co La Tah goes into a coma but wakes up. Bloodfire rains down on them. Something hits their Bronco and it goes off the freeway and flips and weird looking monsters fight them. That is all before they get to the Valley of Fire.

Now do you see why I was a little irritated by all the action? I thought it a little much.

There was way more to this story that that there is also the legend of Buffalo and Butterfly who were cursed by Coyote to never find each other in any reincarnation because he was jealous. But you will have to read the book for that story.

I think the humor and Sasha’s sarcasm got me through this book. The story and plot were excellent but the constant action drove me insane. I kept stopping and doing other things and then coming back to it. I know this story continues in Time Untime which is book #21 and I look forward to it but I am glad there is another book in between so I get a little break.

Bad Moon Rising – Dark-Hunter Series #17 – Sherrilyn Kenyon

 
Bad Moon Rising: A Dark-Hunter Novel (Dark-Hunter Novels Book 13)

If I am correct in my calculations, this book spans a two or three year period. It begins January 2003 and the events of this book overlap the events of a few previous books, Night Play which is book #5 about Vane and Bride, Unleash the Night which is book #8 about Wren and Maggie, and Shadow of the Moon about Fury and Angelia which is a Novella in Dark Bites and falls somewhere between book #14 and book #15 in the series. I’m guessing it was two or three years because the events in this book began just before Vane and Bride met and ended when their child was a toddler. It was interesting to watch the events of previous books unfold from a different perspective and once again, I am in awe of how Sherrilyn Kenyon keeps track of her timelines.

This is the 17th book in the Dark-Hunter series and the 4th full-length book in the Were-Hunter series.

I’ve included some terms at the end of this summary because if I stopped to explain each unique Dark-Hunter term, I would get way off track.

We met Fang in previous books. He is a Were-Hunter Katagaria wolf which means he is a wolf who can take human form. He was reluctantly raised by his father Markus along with his litter mates Anya and Vane when his mother, an Arcadian, dropped her Katagaria born puppies off with him because she wanted nothing to do with anything Katagaria. She kept her three Arcadian born children. Their father resented and was cruel and harsh to them most of their lives. Although he outwardly hated Fang and Vane, he seemed more tolerant and may have even loved Anya.

From the previous books, we know that Anya was pregnant and since she was a Katagaria wolf, she had to stay in wolf form until she delivered. Someone attacked the pack and killed a few of the wolves, one was Anya’s mate and they were bonded mates. Usually, if a couple is bonded, when one mate dies, the other one immediately dies also but because Anya was pregnant, she would stay alive until her last puppy was delivered. This was excruciatingly painful knowledge for Fang and Vane who tried to spend as much remaining time with her as they could. Another threat came when Daimons attacked the camp while Anya was in labor. While fighting the Daimons off, one Daimon took out a Taser and shocked Anya with it. Any kind of electrical shock will make a Were-Hunter convulse and change from human to animal form over and over again. If a Katagaria changes into human form while pregnant, their unborn children die immediately. This happened to Anya which made her die also.

Fang and Vane’s father, Markus, who was just looking for an excuse to get rid of them because he feared them, used Anya’s death as an excuse to call for a timoria which is a punishment doled out to members of a pack who endanger or betray their pack. Markus said that since Vane and Fang helped the Dark-Hunters who slay Daimons, it caused the Daimons to come after them which was not true at all. Markus put metriazo collars on both Fang and Vane, had them beaten and then hung them with razor wire on limbs of a tree hanging above the swamp full of alligators and snakes. They were left there to die but Markus didn’t leave it at that, he also sent Daimons after them.

The Daimons attacked them but Vane was finally able to get loose and out of his collar. A bunch of the Daimons ganged up on Fang and before Vane could get to him, they had fed off of him and Fang was barely clinging to life. He took Fang to Sanctuary where the doctor was able to save his life but Fang slipped into a comatose state. Carson, the doctor, said that it was purely mental and not physical and Fang would eventually come around. In the story about Vane, Fang stayed at Sanctuary while Vane fought off some crazy demon, their father’s pack and their psychotic mother. Everyone believed Fang was just too overwhelmed by the loss of his sister and the Daimon attack. Fang stayed in that comatose state from around Mardi Gras in February to Thanksgiving in October.

But we learn in this book that Fang was not wallowing in his own sorrow and misery, he was fighting for his life in the netherworld. When the Daimons fed off of him, they took part of his soul which sent him into the netherworld. When he gets to the netherworld, he meets a demon named Misery. She tells him to hide when he hears voices saying, “The Harvesters are coming.” And then everyone scatters. Misery pulls him into a crevice. He watches the Harvesters who look like trolls with twisted bodies get closer and then rip someone apart. Misery tells him that if a Harvester finds him, they will destroy this part of him and he will be stuck in the netherworld forever as their slave. Then there are Reapers who are just as scary. She takes him to a cave where she says it is safe but it a trap. There are other demons there who strap him down and feed off of his power. He eventually escapes those demons but spends months in the netherworld hiding from all the dangerous beings.

He tries to call out to Vane when he first enters the netherworld to come help him but Vane thinks he is dreaming and dismisses it so Fang goes to the only other person who has ever been kind to him, Aimee Peltier. Aimee listens to her dream and to what Fang was telling her. He tells her that nine Daimons fed off of him and in order for him to get back, those Daimons have to be found and killed to release his soul. She uses powers and sees the faces of the nine Daimons so that she can hunt them.

Aimee has had an appearance in almost all of the previous books. She is the only female out of males born to Nicolette and Aubert Peltier, the owners of Sanctuary in New Orleans. She waits tables at Sanctuary and is protected by not only her brothers but every other person who lives and works there. Aimee can take care of herself though because she knows how to fight and is a Were-Hunter bear. She is fiercely overprotected by her family because she is the only female and is expected to carry on their line. Katagaria bears are matriarchal and the lineage goes through the females. Her mother has a seat at the Omegrion and Aimee and her female heirs are expected to follow.

Her mother or Maman as they call her constantly invites eligible Katagaria bears to meet with Aimee so she can find a mate. Apparently, when a bear finds her mate, there is something called “the quickening” which is some kind of strange feeling that overwhelms them but Aimee has never felt that yet. She really wants to find a mate to carry on their line but is also frightened because she has a BIG secret. Aimee is Arcadian. Not only is she Arcadian but she is a sentinel and an Aristos. Her maman absolutely hates Arcadian sentinels because they are the ones who killed her two brothers when Aimee was young. She is afraid her mother would hate her…or worse, kill her if she ever found out. Aimee thinks if she mates with a Katagaria bear, she can give birth to a Katagaria female and that child can follow her mother to sit on the council of the Omegrion. Yet Aimee is afraid that if she is mated, her mate may discover she is an Arcadian which would not be good since Arcadians and Katagaria are natural born enemies.

Aimee’s father is an Arcadian but the family has hidden that fact from everyone. A few of her brothers are also Arcadian but her family never talks about it and they all know to hide it from everyone. It would cause a lot of problems if anyone ever found out.

When Aimee first met Fang, he and his brother Vane along with a few others from their pack had come into Sanctuary. She and Fang had an immediate attraction to each other but fought it because it is considered unnatural to mix species. A bear and a wolf mating would be sacrilege. Arcadians and Katagaria rarely mix but an Arcadian bear with a Katagaria wolf has never been heard of and would definitely go against all their laws of nature and is probably against Omegrion law. Plus, Aimee has to have a Katagaria heir.

Now, Fang is fighting for his life in the netherworld and Aimee is the only one who can help him. She has enlisted the help of two of her brothers, Dev and Kyle but they have to find the Daimons in secret so her maman doesn’t find out.

While Aimee and Dev are fighting Daimons, Misery escapes. Before Misery escapes she throws up a scene on a cave wall so that Fang can see what is happening to Aimee. Misery materializes along with a hoard of other demons where Aimee is fighting the Daimons. Fang decides that in order to draw away the demons and save Aimee’s life, he will offer up his soul. I don’t think he was actually meaning to give it up but was using it as a means to draw Misery away. Someone named Thorn comes and takes Fang up on his offer and saves Aimee but now he owns Fang. He has agreed to send help to Aimee to kill the remaining Daimons but Fang will now have to work for him fighting evil demons.

About 75% of this book covered and coincided with events from previous books so I knew, approximately what to expect except there was a lot on behind the scenes that the readers and the other characters were never aware of as events from the other stories unfolded.

The Peltier family has enemies. As long as they have a license to keep Sanctuary open, they can hold off their enemies but if something happens to that license…if they break the laws of Sanctuary…all bets are off. Their enemies will declare open season on them and there will be no Savitar or Omegrion to stop them.

I had forgotten almost most everything in this book and am glad that I am re-reading the series. It has really helped to read one book right after the other because it keeps everything fresh in my mind. This book was action packed and had some important developments happen that will impact future events. And because I have already read all the books in this series that have been released, it might sound strange that I am looking forward to re-reading the rest of the books but I am.

Terms

Apollites – A race of people made by Apollo with the intention that he would one day replace Zeus. He thought that he could create a race superior to humans. Apollites are stronger and taller than humans with psychic powers. Angered by this, Zeus made declared war on them and exiled them to Atlantis.

When the Apollite queen became jealous of Apollo’s beloved mistress, Ryssa, she ordered Ryssa and her newborn’s son to be killed and ripped apart. In sorrow and rage over this, Apollo cursed all Apollites to die painfully on their 27th birthday because that was how old Ryssa was. They also could no longer live in the daylight and had to live only off of Apollite blood. In doing this, he also cursed his son, Stryker.

Daimon – some Apollites live longer because they have learned to suck the souls out of humans to extend their lives but they have to keep a steady diet of souls to live. Daimons have black tattoo-like marks on their chests like inkblots where they gather souls.

Were-Hunter – A long time ago, a king with the help of a god did magickal experiments on animals of prey and Apollites to save his sons from the Apollite curse of dying when they reach the age of 27 which resulted in humans and animals to shift into each form. There are two kinds of Were-Hunters, Arcadian and Katagaria. The gods cursed them to hate each other so they always fight between the two races.

Arcadian – Were-Hunters who are born human but can shift into animal form when they reach puberty and unlock their magickal powers. Arcadians believe they are superior to Katagaria because they are more human. When they sleep, they retain the natural form of a human.

Arcadian Sentinel – soldiers, chosen by the Fates, who hunt down Slayers. Only a few are born to each patria. A Sentinel knows he or she has been chosen because when they reach maturity, geometrical shapes appear and cover one side of their face. Many choose to use their magick to hide the markings to blend in with humans and so other Weres don’t know what they are.

Aristos – the rarest of Arcadians. An Aristos is the most powerful of their breed and can wield magick effortlessly. They are considered the gods of their kind and are usually guarded and revered. Unlike any other Were-Hunter, Aristos can time-travel any time even when the moon is not full.

Katagaria – are animal hearted Were-Hunters who are born in animal form and able to transform into human form when they reach puberty and unlock their magickal powers. When they sleep, they retain their natural form of an animal.

Metriazo Collar – a collar that Were-Hunter, usually Arcadians, use to dampen the magickal powers of a Were-Hunter. Electrical pulses are sent from the collar into the body of the wearer which keep them from shifting shapes and keeps them in a weakened state. The collar can only we taken off by magick or extreme strength.

Timoria – a Katagaria punishment which sometimes results in death.

Mating – Were-Hunters do not get to choose their own mates. The Fates choose them and the Fates often seem to be cruel about it. Were-Hunters have to have sex in order to find their mate and when they are assigned their mate, matching tribal or geometrical designs are burned into their skin (usually on the palms of their hands but not always). Once the mark appears, the couple has three weeks to complete a mating ritual or the male is rendered impotent for as long as the female is alive. The female can have sex with others but will never have children. Even if they complete the ritual, the male can only have sex with his mate.

Bonded Mates – a mated couple can choose to complete a binding ritual which will tie them together forever. If one dies, the other one dies.

Sanctuary – a neutral zone for all things paranormal. Nicolette and Aubert Peltier aka Mama and Papa Bear set up Sanctuary after two of their cubs were killed by Arcadian Sentinels. Anyone is welcome at the bar even Daimons as long as no one gets violent or sheds blood on the premises. It is also imperative that nobody exposes the paranormal world to the humans who frequent the bar. To humans, Sanctuary is a popular biker bar and attraction in New Orleans.

Omegrion – is the ruling council of the Were-Hunters. One representative from each patria of both Katagaria and Arcadian sit on the council and have a vote. The Omegrion is responsible for setting and keeping the laws of the Were-Hunters. The members also are responsible for punishment of Were-Hunters and call for a blood hunt for any who are deemed a threat.

The Omegrion meet on the Savitar’s moving island of Neratiti. Savitar is the mediator to the Omegrion and nobody messes with Savitar. A glaring reminder of that is the empty seat where the Arcadian jaguar representative used to sit. After pissing Savitar off, Savitar destroyed all of the Arcadian jaguars. There are none left so the seat on the council remains empty.

 

 

 

Winter Born – found in Dark Bites – Dark-Hunter Series – Sherrilyn Kenyon

Continuing on in the Dark Bites, A Short Story Collection by Sherrilyn Kenyon, this is the 3rd story in the book. The Dark-Hunter series has a few series within the series; Dream-Hunter, Hellchaser and Were-Hunter and this one is part of the Were-Hunter series.

A few helpful terms before I start:

Were-Hunter – A long time ago, a king with the help of a god did magickal experiments on animals of prey and people which resulted in humans and animals to shift into each form. There are two kinds of Were-Hunters, Arcadian and Katagaria. The gods cursed them to always fight between the two races.

Arcadian – are Were-Hunters who are born human but can shift into animal form when they reach puberty and unlock their magickal powers.

Katagaria – are animal hearted Were-Hunters who are born in animal form and able to transform into human form when they reach puberty and unlock their magickal powers.

Mating – Were-Hunters do not get to choose their own mates. The Fates choose them and the Fates often seem to be cruel about it. Were-Hunters have to have sex in order to find their mate and when they are assigned their mate, matching tribal designs are burned into their skin (usually on the palms of their hands but not always). Once the mark appears, the couple has three weeks to complete a mating ritual or the male is rendered impotent for as long as the female is alive. The female can have sex with others but will never have children. Even if they complete the ritual, the male can only have sex with his mate.

Bonded Mates – a mated couple can choose to complete a binding ritual which will tie them together forever. If one dies, the other one dies.

This book seemed to be about sex more than anything. Yes, there was more to it but for the most part, it was about sex which isn’t usually the main subject of Sherrilyn Kenyon’s stories.

Pandora Kouti has been kidnapped from the future and brought to the present day. Well…she wasn’t exactly kidnapped but it wasn’t her will. She is an Arcadian were-panther and her pack made an agreement with a pack of Katagaria in this time period which allows the Katagaria to take a lot of their female Arcadians in order to breed with them. But the Katagaria pack of panthers abuse the Arcadian females. They take a female who is in heat and allow the whole pack to have sex with her in order to find mates. If she doesn’t find a mate, they turn her into a slave and when she is in heat, even though they know she isn’t a mate to any of the males, they still have sex with her.

Pandora escaped and is in Atlanta and Dragon*Con looking for Acheron, an ancient Atlantean and leader of the Dark-Hunters. She has heard he can help her return to her own time. She has not mastered time-travel and won’t have the capability until after she is mated. She has no idea what Acheron looks like but knows he is there with his daughter so she is looking in the crowd of dressed-up comic heroes and villains for someone who looks ancient and powerful.

She decides to go up to her room when she spots four Katagaria were-panthers. She is frightened that they will find her because she is in heat. When a female were-panther is in heat, she can’t help but want to have sex with a male panther but Katagaria are known to be rough and dangerous during sex. She knew one female who had her neck snapped because the Katagaria male became too wild and out of control.

Dante Pontis and three of his brothers are at Dragon*Con to meet with Acheron so he can introduce him to some alternative bands for Dante’s club in Minnesota. When they smell a female were-panther in heat, Dante becomes concerned. His two younger brothers, Leo and Mike, who are twins become excited and immediately go looking for the source. His other brother, Romeo, is mated so he is in control of himself. Dante doesn’t want to lose control because he never wants to chance mating with a were-panther. He likes humans, not only because there is very little chance of one of them being his mate, but because they don’t get violent like Katagaria females when they have sex. Katagaria females can turn on a male and sometimes kill them. It happened to his brother and his brother’s bonded mate. She got too rough and accidently slashed his jugular and both of them died because they were bonded.

His mother and other members of his pack mate with the males, get pregnant and then drop the pups off with their mates and run off until they are in heat again when they show up for a few days and then run off again. Dante has a lot of siblings so his mother must have done it a lot. His father liked to run off into the hills a lot so Dante was stuck raising his siblings.

But Dante can’t stay away from Pandora. He seems not to be able to control himself. And of course the Fates decide to mate them. Now, they have three weeks to complete the mating ritual or he will become impotent for life. Not only that, the other Katagaria pack has found Pandora and wants to reclaim her.

The story was good, mostly because I liked the twins. They were pretty funny. And I liked seeing Acheron and Simi in the story. Simi is Acheron’s adopted daughter. She is a Charante demon who has a ferocious appetite and puts barbeque sauce on everything. Acheron is always telling her not to eat anyone. I liked the rest of the story but I thought there was too much focus on the sex and I don’t think sex is something to build a relationship upon. It’s important but not the foundation of a relationship. Sherrilyn did make a point of Pandora and Dante wanting more from a relationship that what Katagaria weres usually want.

I think in the reading order of the Dark-Hunter series, this would be 6.5 and would be part of the Were-Hunter series.

Now, I’m off to read the next story in the book.