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Night Embrace (Dark-Hunter #2)

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Talon is a Celt warrior cursed by his ancient gods. After his sister was murdered he sold his soul to Artemis. In exchange for vengeance on his tribe he became a Dark-Hunter, fighting Daimons and rescuing the human souls they’ve captured. Now assigned to New Orleans, Talon lives in a shack on a bayou surrounded by his pet alligators. As with all Dark-Hunters, Talon is a ma ...more
Paperback, Alternate Cover Edition for ISBN: 9780749936099, 448 pages
Published June 2nd 2005 by Piatkus Books (first published October 1st 2002)
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Laurie McCreery no,each book is stand alone,each gives a brief history of the previous one except of course the first.most series are done this way because people may…moreno,each book is stand alone,each gives a brief history of the previous one except of course the first.most series are done this way because people may like the series but may not like all books in it.for me if I don't like what I'm reading put it down and on to the next...happy reading:)...(less)
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 Danielle The Book Huntress (Self-Proclaimed Book Ninja)
I wasn't crazy about this DH book like the other ones because, gasp, I think there is too much sex in this book. The sex scenes get to the point where you're skimming because you want to get back to the story. I realize that fundamentally, Sunshine and Talon are very sexual beings. No issue there. Some people are. But after a while I didn't really need to read more scenes with them being sexual. I just got old and distracting from the plot and Kenyon's phenomenal storytelling.

Talon's backstory w
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Alkyoni

Here we go,

Dark Hunter Flashcard #2

Name: Talon

Age: 1,430 give or take

Former Occupation: Celtic Druid

Special D.H. power: Controlling the weather, telekinesis, healing, chatting with the dead…

Reason why he became a D.H.: His clan betrayed and killed him and his younger sister.

Best thing that came out of his mouth: (on priorities management) Coffee…Daimons…Coffee…Daimons…

He finds his one true love when: He saves her life from a Daimon attack.

He falls for her because: At first I was willing to bet
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Jilly
I knew if I hung in there I would start to like this series! This book was a lot of fun.

There is Talon, an ancient Celtic warrior chieftain who is now a Dark Hunter, and Sunshine, a hippy-chick artist who would forget her head if it wasn't attached. I loved Sunny! She is hilarious.

When they meet, Sunny saves Talon after he is run over by a float. Yes, a float. It makes sense when you read it. ;) So, she takes him back to her insanely pink loft and undresses him to wash his clothes while he slee
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Exina
Apr 18, 2016 Exina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“So there’s hope?”
“Honey, there’s always hope.”

Night Embrace has a perfect and smoothly-built storyline. It is not only a pretty frame story for the romance, but it is actually a vibrant, thrilling action line with powerful and serious foes, a grandiose conspiracy, mystery, important and significant secondary characters, and surprising twists.

Talon’s backstory is unique, well-developed, and heartbreaking. It is filled with love, revenge, fate, sorrow, intrigue, and myth mixing with history.
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Julianna
Sep 14, 2010 Julianna rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of PNR Romance, Dark-Hunters, or Sherrilyn Kenyon
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"3.5 stars" I know that the Dark-Hunter series is an extremely popular one, and after reading and thoroughly enjoying Fantasy Lover, the prequel, I truly thought that the series would become a favorite of mine too. Unfortunately, I have yet to be completely sucked in by it. The next two stories in the series both suffered from some of the same problems, and for me, Night Embrace has followed in their footsteps. While there were some things that I really liked about the bo
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Kyraryker

This is the best way I can describe how I felt reading this book. I didn't read the previous books in the series, so I'm definitely at fault for feeling a little behind and lost but holy guacamole. I liked the book but trying to grasp all the characters, their identities, and all their agendas made me sweat from exhaustion.

How I imagine the author writing this. Seriously, we've got gods from EVERY mythology, paranormal beings, and bears, oh my! You know someone out there has cataloged all these
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Carmen
Mar 02, 2016 Carmen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Paranormal Romance Fans
Talon is a Celt. Born 1,500 years ago, he has a tragic backstory... like all demon-hunters in this series. (I refuse to call them Dark-Hunters... it's just so silly sounding.) ANYWAY.
- At age 7, he and his infant sister Caera were thrown out of their Druid tribe because their parents died.
- They're taken in by their birth clan, the Celts, but are hated and despised because their mother left the clan to marry a Druid.
- Talon has to put the beat down on everyone to gain respect for him and his
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Fiction Fool
My experience with this series is that most of the books are painfully annoying and difficult to finish. I found the first two books in this series only slightly entertaining. I started seeing annoying similarities and patterns to the series by the second book. Now the third book is repeating these same similarities and cookie cutter patterns to an irritating degree.

The authors dialogue is lacking and there is overuse of adjectives and specific phrases. Like the repetitive use of "Oh yeah"... "O
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Felicia
I loved the first 1/3 of this book, the heroine was really interesting, not the simpery virgin you usually see, but then the book rabbit-trailed off into a million different directions, not the most satisfying conclusion. I dunno. I am intrigued about a few of the other characters so I might try a few more books.

Also the Alpha male thing is getting old to me, too many in a row, I've burnt out lol.
CC
I made it 10%

The heroine is such an annoying TSTL waste of air that she makes me want to commit a violent crime! Preferably against her!

The hero is a disgusting man slut. So, so gross. But crazy enough I could have handled him. But her..no fucking way could I tolerate another second of her!

Moving on to next one because it looks better.

Alp
3.25/5

'Night Embrace' didn't live up to the two previous Sherrilyn Kenyon books I had read, yet it was my pleasurable read.
Hope the next one will be better.

(There's a long way for me to reach Acheron book! I'm dying to read his story!!!)
Louise
[image error]OMG I missed my favorite characters, they were introduce in this book:D..from Vane, Val, Zarek, Wren, and Nick(oh my poor Nicky, I missed his old self, always teasing Ash, and always got a humor handy when there's a problem brewing in the story now in the new books he's all bad and untamable and hates everyone including Ash:\) and oh found Dev in the story with the rest of the Peltier family where they owned the awesome Sanctuary, a famous Biker bar where "weres" like them can socia ...more
Crystal
Mar 28, 2011 Crystal rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2011
Rating 4.5

This is Talons story and my oh my was it hot! I am not sure where to even begin, I guess I will keep this review short and sweet and just say that Kenyon has done a fantastic job with her characters. Sunshine was so laugh out loud funny! Her eccentricities never became too much, she was just warm and very believeable. I really like all the additional information we get throughout the story as well. Talon and Sunshine are the central love story but Kenyon throws in all kinds of hilariou
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Tilly Slaton
Nov 14, 2011 Tilly Slaton rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Night Embrace is the amazing story of Talon and Sunshine.

Sunshine comes from a carefree and loving family. Filled with laughter and friendship, Sunshine leads the sweet life of an artist. Drowning in pink and purple flowers while singing Puff the Magic Dragon, she is everything that will drive Talon up the wall. Or seduce him with amusement.

“You know, Sunshine, you need to find a man like that to marry. Someone so well hung that even after three or four kids, he’d still be wall to wall.”

Talon ga
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Nichole (Dirrty H)
Man, oh man, did I try. I really, really did. I swear. But I'm just not ever going to finish this book.

So here's what I don't like about these books. It took me awhile to put my finger on it, but here's the bottom line. Come close so I can whisper it in your ear. Ready?

Sherrilyn Kenyon is a big dork.

That's right, I said it. She's trying to write (presumbly edgy) books about big, bad warriors in leather but she can't get the dialogue right because she's a big dork! No one has used the term "not
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Denisa
Gah! I couldn't wait to finish this book.

It was annoying, the characters had no chemistry and I skimmed 'till the end.
One good thing, though, is that it made me curious about Zarek. So I'm not giving up on this series yet :D
Juli
Dec 30, 2015 Juli rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
Esta saga me esta encantando, y no puedo parar de leer. Quiero ya ponerme con el que sigue
Estos hombres me van a convertir en una soltera que espera su Cazador Oscuro que la salve!!!
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Arlene
He who lets fear rule him, has fear for a master.

Night Embrace is the third installment I’ve read in the Dark Hunter series. It’s fun, fast paced and filled with exciting characters. I will admit after reading three books in this series that it’s starting to remind me of JR Ward’s BDB series with eternal creatures that roam the night protecting humans from vampire baddies. Their ultimate leader is a fearless woman, their demise will lead them to Shadedom… yes, quite a bit of similarities coupled
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HeatherLovesReading
Jan 24, 2015 HeatherLovesReading rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 5-stars
**** SPOILERS****

Ahhhhhhhhh Litterally read this book in just one day, Once I started I just couldn't put it down, I loved this book the first time I read it years ago and LOVED it just as much the second time around. Talon and Sunshine's stroy is beautiful one, where do I start with this book, It's HOT and STEAMY and everything in between. Lots of my favorite characters are introduced as well, Wren, Vane, Valerius, Zarek, Fang. and the GODS are explained more in this 3rd book in the series. The
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Sandra ~ ♥ Cross My Heart ♥
A letter from Talon in the Synopsis of the Kindle edition of Night Embrace . . . if it's not enough to make you want to read more, I don't know what is. Talon is a DarkHunter - pledged to protect mankind from the Daimons. In the act of performing his duties, he meets Sunshine Runningwolf - and the chaos and fun begins!

Through Talon's backstory, we learn he sacrificed his soul for vengeance against those who murdered his family, leaving him a man living in an emotional void - a DarkHunter. He al
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Jacqueline
Nov 30, 2014 Jacqueline rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone who loves sarcastic dry humor, awesome fight scenes, and sexy characters
Recommended to Jacqueline by: No one; but the series was recommended by a B.A.M saleswoman.
Shelves: series-dark-hunter, author-sherrilyn-kenyon, trope-hero-tortured, trope-hero-across-the-tracks, trope-heroine-across-the-tracks, trope-hero-genius-or-cerebral, trope-heroine-plain-or-ugly, trope-heroine-genius-or-cerebral, genre-romance-contemporary, genre-romance-paranormal, trope-heroine-working-class, trope-at-odds-couple, trope-hilarity-within, trope-not-your-usual-conflict, trope-threes-company-or-more, trope-nursed-back-to-health, trope-heroine-widow-or-divorcee, trope-hero-alpha, trope-hero-beta, trope-hero-in-pursuit, trope-heroine-misfit, trope-heroine-in-pursuit, trope-hero-ethnic-scot-or-irish, trope-angst-ridden, trope-pnr-fated-to-be-mated, trope-pnr-ghosts, trope-childhood-bond, trope-jealousy-runs-amok, trope-hero-widower-or-mourning, trope-hero-rogue-or-rake, trope-hero-jealous-protective, trope-pnr-good-v-evil, trope-pnr-adventure, trope-pnr-vampires, trope-pnr-nonhumans, trope-heroine-alpha, trope-pnr-demons, trope-hero-ethnic-flavor, trope-adventure, trope-in-deception, trope-mystery-within, trope-big-misunderstanding, trope-shhh-its-a-secret, trope-forbidden-love, trope-perfect-banter, trope-hero-recluse, trope-hero-deformity-scars-disabled, trope-heroine-plus-sized, trope-hero-in-deception, trope-pnr-magic-or-occult, trope-hero-knight-in-shining-armor, trope-pnr-human-other-pairing, trope-pnr-gods-goddesses, trope-pnr-heroine-human, trope-pnr-hero-cursed, trope-pnr-hero-vampire, trope-pnr-hero-human, trope-pnr-hero-warlock, trope-pnr-heroine-saves-the-day, trope-pnr-hero-begifted, trope-pnr-hero-guardian-warrior, trope-pnr-hero-psychic, genre-romance-urban-fantasy, trope-pnr-shifters, trope-hero-job-warrior, trope-siblings-or-family-within, trope-heroine-hoyden-or-spirited, trope-pnr-dark-and-dark-forces, trope-pnr-hero-nonhuman, trope-heroine-job-artist-or-muscian, trope-hero-smitten-with-heroine, trope-mistaken-or-hidden-identity, trope-star-crossed-love, trope-second-chance-together, trope-married-couple, trope-older-man-younger-woman, trope-courtship-dance, trope-opposites-attract, classified-five-stars


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Love, pain, loss, blessings, death, reunion, sacrifice, torture, happiness, parenthood, responsibility, darkness, evil, honor, goodness, determination, and redemption are just an itsy-bitsy list of the themes with which Night Embrace is gonna rock your world. You're gonna laugh, you're gonna cry, you're gonna face-scream and applause pretty
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Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
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Dear Talon,
I’ll hold your spear.
Love,
Ann



NIGHT EMBRACE is the second book in the Dark Hunters series and I have to say that it is definitely my favorite so far! I usually have a problem with Kenyon’s tendency to overdramaticize, but for this book, I don’t think she pulled anything crazy or over the top.

As always, the hero is a tortured soul. Talon has lost something that he holds dear. But he doesn’t allow it to run his life now. I loved Talon’s lighthearted attitude.
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Sofia Teixeira
Jun 07, 2010 Sofia Teixeira rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
“Um dia surgirá alguém que te voltará a fazer sentir e que trará consigo a dor dos séculos que viveste. Tudo o que escondeste será revelado e poder-te-á destruir, não só a ti mas a qualquer pessoa próxima de ti.” Esta é a premissa que nos acompanha durante todo o livro. E que livro...

Talon dos Morrigantes é um milenar guerreiro celta que, na sua vida humana, viu a sua família morrer perante os seus olhos. Filho de uma rainha que se apaixonou por um druida e por isso foi "condenada" até à sua mor
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Ronda  Tutt
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Burak
Dec 01, 2013 Burak rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Bu kadın bu türün yazarları arasında en iyisi bence. Üslübuna bayılıyorum ama Pegasus yavaşlık konusunda Artemis'le yarışıyor. 25 kitaplık seriyi kaç yılda okuruz Allah bilir. En çok Acheron'u merak ediyorum ya daha çoooook var onun kitabına.
Estefanía Álvarez
Dec 23, 2015 Estefanía Álvarez rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: tengo
La parte romántica no me ha convencido, pero tiene muchas tramas secundarias que hacen que la historia me guste mucho también así que aunque no le puedo dar 4.5/5 como a los otros se queda en 4/5
Monty Cupcake ☠ Queen of Bloodshed ☠
The 3 star rating doesn't really apply to Talon & Sunshine, as they were tedious & boring. The rating is more about the overall plot and the other characters, like Acheron, Zarek, Vane, Kyrian, etc.
Kayleigh
This was much better than the first one, but it sort of lost it towards the end - so this one gets a 3 Star rating as well.

These books are hard books to rate because I really, really like them but the quality doesn't warrant any higher than what I've given it. It's a shame. The writing itself is actually very good, but the pacing and plot need a lot of work. I'm hoping this improves as the books progress because I'm really enjoying the world that Sherrilyn Kenyon has created.

End of the day, I lo
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~Tina~
Talon and Sunshine story makes for another awesome addition into this amazing world. Hawt, sweet and pure entertainment!
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“He who lets fear rule him, has fear for a master [Acheron]” 282 likes
“Nick, fetch my car, fetch my clothes, sweep the chimney, make my bed, watch my psychopath, fetch my slippers.” 231 likes
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