Night Pleasures Mass Market Paperback – May 1 2007
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“Kenyon is the reigning queen of the vampire novel.” ―Barbara Vey, Publishers Weekly
“An engaging read.” ―Entertainment Weekly on Devil May Cry
“Kenyon's writing is brisk, ironic, sexy, and relentlessly imaginative. These are not your mother's vampire novels.” ―The Boston Globe on Dark Side of the Moon
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Amanda came awake to an awful throbbing in her head. She felt terrible.
What had hap-
She tensed as she remembered the unseen man.
Terrified, she pushed herself up, and quickly learned she was on a cold concrete floor, in a very small, dust covered room...
And handcuffed to an unknown blond man.
A scream wedged itself in her throat, but she held it back.
Amanda took in her surroundings. There was no furniture or anything else. The only light came from a small bulb in the center of the ceiling.
Okay, so she wasn’t in immediate danger.
Still far from comforted, she looked at the body beside her. He lay with his back to her, and he was either dead or unconscious.
Hesitantly, she reached out and placed her hand against his tawny neck to check his pulse. A strong, heavy heartbeat thumped against her fingertips. Relieved he was alive, she tried to shake him.
He moaned low in his throat, then slowly blinked his eyes open.
With a curse, he grabbed her by the shoulders.
Before she could move, he rolled over with her, pinning her against the floor beneath his body as he held her wrists above her head.
Those dark, captivating eyes searched hers suspiciously.
Every inch of him was pressed intimately against her and she became instantly aware of the fact that his arms weren’t the only part of his body that was rock hard and solid.
His hips rested dead center between her legs while his hard, taut stomach leaned against her in a way that brought a flush to her cheeks. Made her feel hot and tingly. Breathless.
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Kenyon has a knack for mixing the Modern with the past w/ a Somewhat Spunky & Punky Twist!!
In this Book, our Yummy Dark Hunter find's himself Handcuffed to a Woman who Tries to Deny the reality of Who & What she is. Her family consists of Witches & Vampire Hunters :) Who could have guessed this of a Straight laced Amanda Devereaux. Again, Sherri greats us with a mix of Laughs & Steamy Love scenes.
If you Love guys in Leather...You gotta read her books :)
He was a Dark Hunter, and she was an uninitiated human. The two were not to mix!.
When Amanda Deveraux, a self proclaimed "Boring and as straight-laced as they come" accountant went to her sisters home to let the dog out, she had no idea the adventure in store for her!
After entering her sister's home, Amanda finds that she is not alone. Someone is there! Before she can finish the thought, Amanda is hit over the head and kidnapped by Desiderius, an evil soul sucking vampire, or Daimon, who we later find out is after Amanda's deeply buried supernatural powers. Hours later, Amanda awakens to find herself handcuffed to a yummy "Macho Babe Boy"!
Kyrian of Thrace, formerly a prince and renowned Spartan General from ancient Greece, never new what was in store when he woke up cuffed to "sexy, witty, and smart" Amanda Deveraux. After the ultimate betrayal by his wife over 2000 years ago, Kyrian was given one chance at vengeance in return for an eternity of service to Artemis (Greek Goddess) as a Dark Hunter - A vampire, who is sworn to protect humans from the Daimons. And it's as a Dark Hunter that Kyrian must follow his duty and protect Amanda at any cost. But, what if that protection comes at the cost of his broken heart?
With twists and turns that kept this reader turning the page for more, Night Pleasures is a thoroughly entertaining and sensual read! You will not be disappointed!
Fav Comical Quote, Page 26:
"What is a Dark Hunter?" she asked. "Is it like Buffy the Vampire Slayer?" He laughed at that.Read more ›
Kyrian of Thrace was gorgeous (as with all of Ms Kenyon's heros) and you can just imagine all those rippling muscles, 6 pack abs jumping off the page. Amanda was a tough heroine and stuck by her man even though she wasn't sure there was any future for them together. The sex scenes are hot. Your fingers will get burnt turning the pages. I also like the introduction of other Dark Hunters such as Acheron and Talon (who is featured in the following book Night Embrace). Ms Kenyon's writing is full of humour and modern slang which adds a certain pizzazz to the book which is unique. A thoroughly good read and I can't wait to read the following books.
I happened upon "Dance with the Devil" first, so I had a major learning curve getting into Keyon's Dark-Hunter world. This book, at the beginning of the series, is much clearer about creatures who inhabit this imaginative world. I was quite impressed with Kenyon's ability to take Greek myths and morph them into this paranormal world.
My complaints are a heavy preponderence of gratuitous sex scenes; only a few truly further the relationship. More damning is that the sex overshadows the love rather than verifying it. We know the love is there, but it is rarely shown in any fashion other than sex. The relationship could have been richer. Finally, except for being told briefly about the rest of her family, we're never given clues to Amanda's supernatural powers until Kyrian says she has them. Then, at the crucial moment, they suddenly appear.
It's a good if imperfect read. Kenyon is not Teresa Medeiros, but she's interesting enough and her Dark-Hunter world is a fascinating creation.
Most recent customer reviews
Awesome book 2 to introduce the Dark-Hunters. I just finished book #15 and Kyrian will always hold a special place in my heart. Great story mixed with love and mythology.Published on March 8 2010 by emtx3015
If you enjoy some fantasy mixed in with your romance, or some romance mixed in with your fantasy, or some Greek deities with a penchant for meddling in modern mortals' affairs... Read morePublished on March 16 2006
I'm a fan of romance, but I just don't get the vampire thing here. Aside from not really being able to care about the characters, I failed to sense anything dark enough to be... Read morePublished on June 28 2004
It's fun, it zizzles and it's different from anything you've read before. Great escape reading for any time of the year...Published on June 24 2004 by Amazon Customer
I loved the book. I thought that it was as well-executed as the other Dark Hunter books. Each book stands alone but, together, they form a complex puzzle of mythology, legend,... Read morePublished on June 7 2004 by K. Click
This book was not a disappointment major or otherwise. I look forward the rest of the series quite eagerly. Read morePublished on March 28 2004 by Amberelle
I really like this book. I thought it was the first one but Fantasy Lover has Julian and Grace in it. I thought it was different and I loved the twist it had. Read morePublished on March 27 2004 by Ronda Drum
I did not like the first thing about this story! I thought it was nasty in every area. I was totally disappointed with it as a whole so much in fact that I will not read any more... Read morePublished on March 21 2004