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Night Embrace (Dark-Hunterverse #3)

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Dear Reader,

Life is great for me. I have my chicory coffee, my warm beignets, and my best friend on the cell phone. Once the sun goes down, I am the baddest thing prowling the night: I command the elements, and I know no fear. For centuries, I've protected the innocent and watched over mankind, making sure they are safe in a world wher
Paperback, 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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No sé si se debe a que la habilidad de la autora para crear emociones en el lector ha ido decayendo de una novela a otra, o si finalmente, uno se termina acostumbrando al estilo y argumento de los libros de esta serie, pero encuentro que esta entrega es bastante más plana que las anteriores. La historia de amor que se presenta en El Abrazo de la Noche no me logró enganchar ni por el lado sentimental ni por el lado erótico (que es, por cierto, el fuerte de estas novelas), sin mencionar que la lín ...more
 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
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
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
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
Jan 23, 2009 Julianna rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of PNR Romance, Dark-Hunters, or Sherrilyn Kenyon
Reviewed for THC Reviews
"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
Mar 29, 2017 Floripiquita rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Esta serie me tiene enganchadisima, y después de Fever de KMM no sé cómo me meto a leer una saga río con más novelas que las que tiene Carrie Bradshaw en su pisito de soltera.

Este libro empieza muy bien -lo que me pude reír con la Fabio Alert y las ocurrencias de Sunshine-, pero el desarrollo de la historia de amor entre los protagonistas se parece mucho al del libro anterior, pero con más vueltas sobre lo mismo, lo que llega a ser un poco pesado. Y el que haya tantos rubios venidos de la Antig
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
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.

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
Jul 27, 2014 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

'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!!!)
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 fucking way could I tolerate another second of her!

Moving on to next one because it looks better.

[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
Mar 18, 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
Le iba a dar 4 pero al final pasaron tantas cosas que le voy a subir medio puntín así que 4'5 y ya estoy ENGANCHADÍSIMA a esta serie oficialmente.

►Mi reseña en Mi Rinconín de Lectura
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
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
Tilly Slaton
Oct 16, 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
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
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Dear Talon,
I’ll hold your spear.

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.
Dec 26, 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!!!
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
Sophia Triad
Talon (Speirr) of the Morrigantes & Sunshine Runningwolf

Why Talon become a dark hunter: Tragic story and a combination of many things.
At age 7 his parents died and he and his infant sister Caera were thrown out of their Druid tribe, later his uncle is murdered and his aunt is raped and murdered, his wife Nynia dies in childbirth and their son is stillborn. And finally his clan kills his beloved little sister in front of him.

Sunshine: A vegan artist drowning in pink and purple flowers everyw
Jan 22, 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
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.
Fangirl Musings
Nov 26, 2008 Fangirl Musings 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 Fangirl Musings by: No one; but the series was recommended by a B.A.M saleswoman.
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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
Sofia Teixeira
Jun 04, 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
Lover of Romance
Originally Posted At My Blog: Addicted To Romance

Talon has lived for centuries, he traded his soul for vengence to the god Artemis, and is part of a group of vampire hunters known as "the dark hunters" with Acheron as their leader. Talon is without feeling or emotion, has a passion for coffee and is cursed the god Camulus, to lose everything he has and will love. In modern day New Orleans, during Mardi Gras celebration, Talon is run over by a runaway float, is injured and is saved by a gorgeous
Ronda  Tutt
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Dark-Hunterverse (1 - 10 of 28 books)
  • Fantasy Lover (Dark-Hunterverse #1)
  • Night Pleasures (Dark-Hunter, #1)
  • Dance with the Devil (Dark-Hunter #3)
  • Kiss of the Night (Dark-Hunter, #4)
  • Night Play (Dark-Hunter #5, Were-Hunter #1)
  • Seize the Night (Dark-Hunter #6)
  • Sins of the Night (Dark-Hunter #7)
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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.” 233 likes
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