In Other Worlds Mass Market Paperback – Jul 6 2010
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Sherrilyn Kenyon is the New York Times bestselling author of the Dark Hunter series of paranormal romances.
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The first story was taken from Kenyon's Born Series. I really liked this story about Adron and Livia. It was so sweet and loving that it sucked me in from the first page. I had seen Adron's name from the other Born books but it was great to get his back story. This book could have been longer because it would have been great to get into more depth about Adron and his injuries and Livia's culture. It was clear that both characters had been through some tragic situations. I loved how the story developed and ended. Adron was in so much physical pain and just wanted to be with Livia so much. I loved the way they met and how their loved developed over one night. I know I had tears in my eyes throughout most of the story. I also laughed a lot. I hope that Ms. Kenyon will do stories on Adron's brothers and sister Zarina. I remember Zarina from Devon's story. She is a kickass female.
The second story started off cute but then just turned weird and confusing. I could not get into it. It just seemed so rushed. I liked the characters but then it got into some kind of library with books written by children and lost authors and just a lot of mumble. I could not get into it after that and I just skimmed over the last half to get to the last book which I knew was a werehunter book.
I loved the last story because I love Kenyon's werehunter stories. This story was so entertaining that i could not put it down until I finished. I had not read a dragon shifter story before and I loved the story between Sebastian and Channon. Sebastian was so sexy and sweet. The whole mating and hand imprinting was great. I cannot wait until her next book No Mercy.
All in all this was a good purchase and I enjoyed two of the stories. I would recommend the book to any fans of Kenyon who have not already purchased these stories earlier. You will enjoy the stories very much. I would have given five stars if not for the second story.
THE STORY - Adron, a league assassin commander, was severely injured by a target. He is fragile now and he hates it, he pushes everyone away and lives in self pity. One night out drinking Livia sits down next to him and starts kissing him to escape the guards her father sends after her. Adron takes her home with him and finds out how perfect for him she is. Livia has a tenacity that is perfect for Adron. Adron is the son of Kiria and Nykyrian from the first league book Born of Night. All the brothers and sister are out to play on this one.
THOUGHTS - This book is my favorite of the three. I adore all the league books, I was hoping to hear Adron's story. Out of the three books, this one has the most feeling coming through the pages. It made me cry and feel the love of Livia and Adron. That's rare, nevertheless in a short story. I'm very impressed with this story. I'm glad we got to see his three brothers and sister.
THE STORY - Taryn has been hurt too much to believe in happy endings anymore. A book store she's never seen before calls to her, where the shop keeper gives her a book for free. SparHawk the brave, the cover of her book, wakes up in her bed the next morning. Taryn and Hawk hit it off right away.
THOUGHTS - this book is my least favorite of the three. I liked the idea behind this story, it just lacked emotion for me. This one is the shortest of the three as well.
THE STORY - Channon is a history fanatic. She wants to decipher an old dragon tapestry. While studying it she meets Sebastian. He is someone she never pictured being interested in her, but he is. One thing leads to another, but he must go back into time. He is a dragon shifter, right before he leaves a mark shows up on his palm. The mating mark. Sebastian must decide where to go from there with Channon.
THOUGHTS -This was my second favorite in this book. I really liked this story, I wished she wrote more in this setting. Channon and Sebastian's relationship is touching and sweet. I'm not big on anthologies, but this is a good one all in all.
I really wish that publishers would print that fact on the cover.
This is a great Anthology from Sherrilyn Kenyon, I enjoyed every story and is a must have for all her fans! ~ Under the Covers
Fire & Ice
Of all SK's series her League series is my absolute favourite and I have loved each book so far and this novella was no different. With her trademark tortured hero, Adron who who was viciously tortured after selflessly sacrificing himself for a pregnant woman he didn't know is now badly scarred and bitter his every movement an agony. Livia has had a sheltered life, but is determined to break free before she is forced to wed a man 60 years her senior. To do this she must lose her virginity so that her betrothed will no longer have her, and so that is what she intends to do, even if they kill her for it, and Adron seems just the man to help her out.
This was a great story I loved it, it had all the aspects of SK's writing which I love to moan about but still read; the soul deep romance; the tortured hero; the melodramatic writing, I lap that stuff up! Another aspect I liked is the family interaction, seeing all Adron's brothers and sister tease him and each other showing how much they love him was both funny and sweet. This is definitely story I would reread (and have done!)
Of the three novellas this is the one I enjoyed the least. It was still fun and romantic, but I didn't really connect with either of the characters, that might be because it was so short, but it was still a (very) quick amusing read.
This one was actually a reread for me as I have the ebook on my computer, I think this may actually be the first SK book I ever read. After rereading it I can see why I went on a major SK reading binge afterwards. It was romantic with a bit of action some steamy scenes and of course the requisite hot and tortured hero. I really enjoyed reading this again and I am glad I have it in paperback form as well as on my computer as I am certain I will want to read it again.
I liked the concept of "Knightly Dreams," that characters in books are as real as you and I, but just reside in other realms. And that if books that are meant to be written languish because writers refuse to finish their stories, the characters that inhabit those books can go crazy and be locked in literary prison. It was a sweet read, and I thought Sparhawk was rather silly/charming in an Edward-from-"Enchanted" kind of way.
I read "Dragonswan" a few months ago and I don't remember a whole lot about it except that it filled in some initial info about Were Hunters from the Dark Hunter series. I don't remember it being a bad story, just not instantly memorable.
Get this book for "Fire & Ice." You won't regret it!