Dark Bites: A Short Story Collection

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For years, fans have been clamoring for an all-in-one collection of #1 bestselling author Sherrilyn Kenyon’s novellas. At their enthusiastic behest, we have delivered this brand-new short story collection, Dark Bites, including stories previously exclusive to Sherrilyn’s website, as well as an all-new, never-before seen Dark-Hunter story!

Sherrilyn Kenyon takes readers from the Dark-Hunters to the demigods, from Dream-Hunters to demons, and everything in between.  Dangerous and ...

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Overview

For years, fans have been clamoring for an all-in-one collection of #1 bestselling author Sherrilyn Kenyon’s novellas. At their enthusiastic behest, we have delivered this brand-new short story collection, Dark Bites, including stories previously exclusive to Sherrilyn’s website, as well as an all-new, never-before seen Dark-Hunter story!

Sherrilyn Kenyon takes readers from the Dark-Hunters to the demigods, from Dream-Hunters to demons, and everything in between.  Dangerous and exciting,  each story is one thrill ride after the next, proving time and again how Sherrilyn has captivated millions of readers worldwide.  Now, readers are invited to go deep into Kenyon’s rich and imaginative world and experience the heart-racing moments that never stop coming! 

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Editorial Reviews

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Sherrilyn Kenyon's first-ever short story collection brings together never-before-published stories that previously appeared on her website as well as a shiny-new Dark-Hunter story. Titles include "Love Bytes," "A Hard Day's Night Searcher," and "Phantom Lover."

Publishers Weekly
★ 11/18/2013
Aptly named, Kenyon’s deliciously decadent collection pulls together a sampling of sometimes-sweet, often-sensual stories that will delight even the most persnickety reader. The collection opens with the beautifully emotional “House of the Rising Son,” the tale of a god’s daughter and the warrior who taught her to feel. It progresses to the age of time travel in “Shadow of the Moon,” where redemption is the key for Arcadian Angelia and Katagarian Fury. The theme binding the collection is that of second chances, whether for love (“Santa Wears Spurs”) or to right a past wrong (“Until Death We Do Part”). Wars among deities, family feuds, and fantasy fan conventions are brought together with humor and sexy spice. This well-balanced treat for Kenyon’s fans is also an excellent introduction for new readers, who will be inspired to go on an immediate hunt through her extensive backlist. (Jan.)
Library Journal
Kenyon's darkly intriguing works regularly claim the top spot on the New York Times best sellers list, and there are more than 30 million copies of her books in print. This first story collection includes pieces she has written over many years, including a few zingers —e.g., "Phantom Lover" (about V'Aiden), "A Dark-Hunter Christmas" (about Gallagher), and "Love Bytes" (about Adrian)—that have appeared only on her website. Plus, there will be a new "Dark-Hunter" story. Fans are already clamoring.
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 “[A] publishing phenomenon . . . [Sherrilyn Kenyon is] the reigning queen of the wildly successful paranormal scene. . .Just one example of arguably the most in-demand and prolific authors in America these days.” —Publishers Weekly

"Kenyon's writing is brisk, ironic and relentless imaginative.  These are not your mother's vampire novels." —Boston Globe

"[An] engaging read." —Entertainment Weekly

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312376864
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 1/21/2014
  • Series: Dark-Hunter Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 576
  • Sales rank: 33,310
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 1.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Sherrilyn Kenyon

New York Times bestselling author Sherrilyn Kenyon is a regular in the #1 spot. This extraordinary bestseller continues to top every genre in which she writes. With more than 60 million copies of her books in print in more than one hundred countries, her current series include The Dark-Hunters, The League, and Chronicles of Nick. Her Chronicles of Nick and Dark-Hunter series are soon to be major motion pictures.

 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2014

    Save your money

    If you are a fan, nothing new here. I was hoping for a little new material. Don't look for allot of "Dark Hunter" material either. Just another book to keep author's name a float.

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 28, 2014

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    Sherrilyn Kenyon is a master story teller. When you combine a bu

    Sherrilyn Kenyon is a master story teller. When you combine a bunch of her novellas into a book you can't go wrong. Dark Bites is a fabulous example of Kenyon's writing abilities. This book high lights many of her marvelous series with this collection of short stories...making me want to delve deeper into Kenyon's highly imaginative worlds. I found Dark Bites a brilliant collection of utterly entertaining stories that left me wanting more. As a fan and avid follower of everyone of Kenyon's series, I adored this book.




    I received this ARC copy of Dark Bites from St. Martin's Press in exchange for a honest review. This book is set for publication January 21, 2014.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 30, 2014

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    ~Reviewed by ANGELA & posted at Under the Covers Book Blog

    ~Reviewed by ANGELA & posted at Under the Covers Book Blog

    Dark Bites is a great big book of Dark Hunter novellas; a fabulous treat for Kenyon fans. All these short stories are entertaining and some hotter than others but all stories are great reads.  There are twelve short stories plus a bonus scene from the Guardian.  Most of these were initially released from anthologies which I’ve listed below.

    From the World of the Dark-Hunters:

    -House of the Rising Son –First time in Print. A prequel to Styxx.
    -Phantom Lover – This is V’Aiden and Erin’s Story and it originated from Midnight Pleasures anthology.
    -Winter Born – Dante and Pandora’s Story and this novella came from Stroke of Midnight
    -A Dark-Hunter Christmas –Gallagher and Simi’s Story (not romantically) originated from Dance with the Devil
    -Until Death WE do Part – Velkan and Espertta originated from Love at First Bite
    -A Hard Day’s Night Searcher -Rafael and Celena originated from My Big Fat Supernatural Wedding-
    -Shadow of the Moon – Fury and Angelia’s story which originated from Dead After Dark
    -Fear the Darkness –First time in Print. Nick Gautier
    -Where Angels Fear to Thread –Zeke  originated from Blood Lite
    -Love Bytes -Unrelated Story
    -Santa Wears Spurs -Unrelated Story
    -Redemption: A Bonus Scene from The Guardian -Seth & Lydia.

    I enjoyed all of these shorts.   Some I’ve just read before and some are new to me.  My faves are House of the Rising Son which is a short story connected  to Styxx.  It’s actually a prologue to his book.  My next fave is Fear the Darkness.  This novella is a short glimpse of Nick after the biggest tragedy in his life.  I think Kenyon really shows how bitter he had become and you  will sympathize with him.  And last is Shadow of the Moon.  This one is Fury’s story. He meets his mate and I think this is the hottest of them all.  There’s just something about the shifters when they are mated; uncontrollable and undeniable lust and love.  Very romantic.  What I love most is that seeing any of the DH, Simi, and other members of the series. I found myself paying extra attention to make sure I don’t miss them.  Overall, Dark Bites is a good investment for Kenyon fans.

    *Review copy provided by publisher

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2014

    I expected to read something new. If you have read most of the D

    I expected to read something new. If you have read most of the Dark Hunter series, this book has short stories of the same books. I do not like to read what I have read before.
    This book is only good for someone who has never read any of the Dark Hunter Series.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2014

    No

    This book was so not like her writing. It was so hard to finish the book. I love her Dark Hunters series I have read them three times. And looking forward to Dark Bites If you love the Dark Hunters
    Don't bother with this one It was like someone else was writing his one And not Sherrilyn Kenyon

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2014

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2014

    Blurb says novellas then short stories

    Last short stories were three in 50 pages and rest promo please might we have an honest count of lenght publishing date h c might help too

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2014

    Melissa to newcomers

    Welcome all. I am Melissa. Temporary leader of this coven. I hope you feel welcome an please post a bio in the next res. The third res is where we talk. Please dont post here so others can read the message.

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    Posted February 1, 2014

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