Night Pleasures (Dark-Hunter Series #1)

Night Pleasures (Dark-Hunter Series #1)

by Sherrilyn Kenyon
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Night Pleasures (Dark-Hunter Series #1) by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Dear Reader,

Have you ever wanted to know what it's like to be immortal? To journey through the night stalking the evil that preys on humans? To have unlimited wealth, unlimited power? That is my existence, and it is dark and dangerous. I play hero to thousands, but am known to none. And I love every minutes of it.

Or so I thought until one night when I woke up handcuffed to my worst nightmare: a conservative woman in a button-down shirt. Or in Amanda's case, one buttoned all the way up to her chin. She's smart, sexy, witty, and wants nothing to do with the paranormal—in other words, me.

My attraction to Amanda Devereaux goes against everything I stand for. Not to mention the last time I fell in love it cost me not only my human life, but also my very soul. Yet every time I look at her, I find myself wanting to try again. Wanting to believe that love and loyalty do exist.

Even more disturbing, I find myself wondering if there's any way a woman like Amanda can love a man whose battle scars run deep, and whose heart was damaged by a betrayal so savage that he's not sure it will ever beat again.

Kyrian of Thrace

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312979980
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 10/13/2002
Series: Dark-Hunter Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 75,247
Product dimensions: 4.27(w) x 6.85(h) x 0.87(d)

About the Author

In the past two years, New York Times bestselling author Sherrilyn Kenyon has claimed the #1 spot twelve times, and since 2004, she has placed more than 50 novels on the New York Times list. This extraordinary bestseller continues to top every genre she writes. With more than 23 million copies of her books in print in over 30 countries, her current series include: The Dark-Hunters, The League, Lords of Avalon, BAD Agency, Chronicles of Nick and Nevermore. A preeminent voice in paranormal fiction, Kenyon helped pioneer and define the current paranormal trend that has captivated the world. She lives with her husband, three sons, a menagerie of animals and a collection of swords.

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Night Pleasures (Dark-Hunter Series #1) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1154 reviews.
MM1019 More than 1 year ago
I don't think B&N has their series numbers labeled correctly. I went to numerous other websites to get the listings for the Dark-Hunter series. There are atleast 13 books, so I wanted to make sure I had an accurate list so I could read the books in order. B&N says Night Pleasures is the first in the series. All the other sites say it is "Fantasy Lover". B&N does has this book, but it is not numbered at all. I had a hard time reading Night Pleasures, and now I see why. I should have read the other book first. Very frustrating, seeing as how I'm already on the third book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Basically I own the whole entire series in paperback and I am looking foward to the rerelease in hardcove, which looks amazing. If you are not familiar with the dark hunters now is a good time to start. Sherrilyn Kenyon is honestly my favorite author of all time and out of the dark hunter series Night Pleasures is probably my favorite because it is the book that started it all. Just keep in mind if you are interested in the dark hunter saga there is a prequel called Fantasy Lover that you might want to read before you read this one. But even if you don't read Fantasy Lover you will still be okay because Night pleasures fills in the gaps. But if you are on the fence about Night Pleasures you will not be disappointed if you get it in fact if you don't get it you will be missing out. Honestly I reccomend Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark Hunter series to anyone and everyone. Sure It is labeled Romance, but it is so much more than that it's like a whole entire world that you can fall in love with. So basically overall buy Night Pleasures for your library you will be glad you did. Especially since this book introduces you to characters you will love, Kyrian and Amanda, and it also introduces you to an amazing concept that is laced with greek mythology which makes it even better.
Luv_My_Nook64 More than 1 year ago
I love this story and would like to read #2, but the typos in this e-book were horrendous. The word "wife" was replaced with "with". Many punctuation marks were missing. Odd capital letters and even sometimes numbers showed up in the middle of words. Very distracting when you are trying to decipher what it is supposed to say. I really thought something was wrong with my nook until I read the other reviews. It would really be great if the publisher would send out a corrected version.
Xedra77 More than 1 year ago
Perhaps it's because he's the first, but Kyrian is, by far, my favorite Dark Hunter. As thus, "Night Pleasures" is also my favorite Dark Hunter novel. In stark contrast to Kenyon's first book, "Fantasy Lover," "Night Pleasures" has an exciting storyline and strong characters. This one definitely went into my personal library to read again and again. Kenyon also earns brownie points for the absolute most erotic way for someone to overcome a fear of crucifixion. . .you really want to read it now, don't you? Again, like all Kenyon novels, this book is not for children. Amanda is a young urban professional, but without all the yuppie stereotypes. She spends most of her time trying to overcome her supernatural family, trying to live her own, normal life. She's strong, independent, and in possession of admirable wit. Enter Kyrian, a Dark Hunter with a tragic past and many personal demons to overcome, whose mere presence turns her world upside down. Amanda soon finds herself being chased for powers she has tried all her life to hide and being protected by a man whose entire world she's been trying to avoid. The ending of this one will leave you speechless. Well done, Ms. Kenyon.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this book! the characters were hilarious and sexy. You gotta read this book but beware once you enter the dark-hunter world you won't wanna leave.I love the new spin on this old genre
Cougar123nn More than 1 year ago
I love a good series of books. This the fourth series I have started. I find it easy to follow and always keeps my interest. I look forward to each book in the series with great anticipation. I totally recommend this book series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely love Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark-Hunters. I've been following the series for about five years now, and it just keeps getting better! Night Pleasures is the first in the series (if you don't count Fantasy Lover, which is, also, an excellent book). So if you're new to Sherrilyn's books, trust me, you've just stumbled upon a gold mine of amazing reading. The stories are extremely well written, full of wonderful details, engaging characters, and an always developing plot. Pick up this book, you will not regret it!
DoB77 More than 1 year ago
After reading all the great reviews I was interested to see what all the hype was about. Unfortunately, I'm not as excited as others seem to be. While this was a quick easy read and entertaining, it was also predictable and corny at times. I have read other series creating a world of vampires and things that go bump in the night that are much more developed and enthralling. Check out Lara Adrian!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My favorite author of all time! A must read series.
lighthouseAS More than 1 year ago
I love this series but have been reading it out of sequence. I am trying to catch up now so that I can understand references in the later books...this can stand alone though but you won't want it too!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The storyline was good! Look forward to reading the next in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Romance that has less of the extreme longing found in many other novels. That sort of formula gets old quick. This was a nice change of pace. The main characters are snarky and sarcastic with each other but still maintaining the attraction that leads them to each other. The female lead can fend for herself as well, none of that "poor little helpless me" crap. I am interested in reading more in this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love mythology! This book was amazing! I loved Kyrian!
WhatsBeyondForks More than 1 year ago
Night Pleasures mixed Vampires with Greek Mythology. I don't think that's something I've seen before in fiction, but I have to say, they mix well. There is a whole new world created in this series, with all different kinds of hunters and creatures. It made for an interesting read. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Here goes harriet klausner ruining another book. Please bn, why cant you do something to this poster, ban her, delete her posts, but please put a stop to her revealing every detail of the book! Who does she think she is anyway???? Please get rid of her.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you are looking for only heavy breathing and explicit sex then this will be your cup of tea. If you like an actual storyline, suspense and action to go with it then you will not find it here. I finally just skimmed to the end trying to find the story, but if you take away the sex is there only a short story at best. I will take a pass on this series.
au More than 1 year ago
I loved the story and would def. recommend it. But I bought the ebook and I found so many typos and missing letters that it's not even funny anymore. An example is that the word "wife" was replaced with the word "with" too many times to be an accident so I'm wondering if there's something wrong with barnes and noble's version of the ebook because I can't believe that an editor would miss the amount of problems I keep seeing in the ebook.
fun_with_books More than 1 year ago
I had a difficult time getting through this book. It was like I was reading soft-core and the characters were very weak. Wish I would have gotten it from the library rather than spending money on it. Waste!
twilighfan More than 1 year ago
i find it very very nice to read in rainy days :)) the story of Kyrian was so sad it makes me ache for him. and i just loved Amanda here..all in all i really love the story and the way they met at the dark room hand cuffed together that was sooo cool and..other than that its so steamy hot but i have one little complain about the hot scenes i mean part of the story really dont like (but actualy little) the way Ms.Kenyon described their love making..but it was ok just think that its just balancing the mood of the story(humor,suspence,action and romance)..but does it always need to be always? i mean everytime Kyrian look at Amanda does it need to be like having and craving for her body on his mind? well hello? is that a man always think of everytime he saw the one he loved? but all in all the Dark-Hunter Novel is a must read!!! Dark-Hunters are the Best!!! :D
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thanx for my book!!!! Its my first book that I buy here, and I didn't have any problem so I'm going to buy the rest of the series here!!! I'm so in love with the Dark hunter novels can't wait to have them all!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story line was fantastic! The intimate scenes were not as wonderful as I was hoping.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was great! Can't wait to read the next one. It's a shame I didn't start reading these a long time ago. Now I've got some catching up to do. If you like sci-fi with gushy romance, then this is the series for you.