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Dead After Dark (Companion #6.5)

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With these four tales of paranormal romance, it's never been hotter to be close to death...

Shadow of the Moon by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Angelia has fought her entire life to make herself strong. Now, with her patria under fire, she has to protect her people from Fury and his werewolf clan. Vowing to bring him to justice, Angelia sets out alone... until the hunter becomes the hunt
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Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition, 373 pages
Published December 2nd 2008 by St. Martin's Paperbacks (first published January 1st 2008)
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Auntee
Sep 13, 2009 Auntee rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Fans of JR Ward
***This review is only for The Story of Son by JR Ward***

Now this is how you write a short story! I just read the most awesome short story by JR Ward, and I could just kick myself! I've had this book languishing on my TBR pile for 9 months! What was I thinking? Please, if you're a fan of Ward's BDB, do yourself a favor and read this little gem. It's only 90 pages long, but it packs a punch as only Ward can do. I was totally involved after the first few pages, and didn't want to put it down. I do
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Julie (jjmachshev)
Red Alert! Sexy supernaturals ahead!! If you're a paranormal fan, don't miss the "Dead After Dark" anthology with stories by a three well-known names in the paranormal romance genre and one newcomer to watch.

Sherrilyn Kenyon's story "Shadow of the Moon" is about the werewolf Fury and takes places in the Dark-Hunter world. Fury has never let himself get close to a woman because the only woman he ever loved turned on him when his heritage was revealed. Now that woman is back, but this time she's
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Dorsey aka ❤️ Wrath Lover ❤️ & KA Addict
This review is for J.R. Ward's "The Story of Son" only

Orginally Read in Aug 2011

Reread Aug 2014


I first read this back in 2011, and I devoured so I decided to revisit Michael & Claire.

When reading every new BDB book that is released, Michael is always in the back of my mind, I somehow always wish he will make an appearance somewhere in the series (perhaps when we learn more of the missing Brother Murhder, since they seem to resemble each other with the black & red hair).

This was a (too
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Miss Kim
Feb 08, 2009 Miss Kim rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: paranormal fans
Recommended to Miss Kim by: continuation of a series
Shadow of the Moon
Sherrilyn Kenyon

I loved this quote from the heroine:

“You and I should have had a lifetime together already. I allowed my stupidity to rob us of four hundred years. I don’t want to lose another minute of being with you.”

I really enjoyed going back to Kenyon’s world in this one. Fury is a were-hunter who crosses paths with a were from his past. The girl he loved for so long that betrayed him and tried kill him. The story is short and fast paced. We get to revisit Vane and Bride,
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Buggy
~A MIXED BAG WITH A HIT FOR WARD FANS~

DEAD AFTER DARK contains 4 paranormal romance stories, with two from a couple of heavy-weight authors in the genre. This anthology was really hard for me to rate because the stories varied from 5 big stars, to okay, to couldn’t even finish. I would definitely recommend this to fans of J.R. Ward though, her contribution was excellent and by far the most complete as a stand alone short story. (I also have a feeling we haven’t seen the last of Michael) I’m sur
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Mel
Dead After Dark is an anthology with four PNR short stories by Sherrilyn Kenyon, JR Ward, Susan Squires and Dianna Love. Here’s my review for all the stories:

Shadow of the Moon – Sherrilyn Kenyon 1 star

Aaargggh what can I say? I'm really trying hard but miss Kenyon is doing a damn good job to make me NOT love her.
The story started out great. I liked the premise, I liked the bantering between the two clans. But then it all went downhill...
I want to tell Miss Kenyon two things:
First of all: wh
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 ~*~Princess Nhya~*~
AWESOME! AWESOME READ!

I am so in love with Michael it is not even funny.

This brief Novella was obviously a test run for Ms Ward, for what we know today to be "The Black Dagger Brotherhood" but it was still an engaging, sexy, erotic & touching read. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

And all I keep thinking about is red & black hair, and deep set neon blue eyes... *sighs*

Yup, I would recommend this read.
K.
Dec 22, 2009 K. marked it as to-read
Recommended to K. by: Jackie B (Ami)
Review of J.R. Ward's entry - "The Story of Son"

4 stars for "The Story of Son." Had all the J.R. Ward flavor to it. The setting is in Caldwell, home of the BDB, so the scenario seemed appropriate and likely for Michael being held captive under his crazy mother and family butler's plan to "protect" the world from him. Ward could not have created a more empathetic hero than Michael. Sentenced to an imprisoned life of solitude at the age of 12, his only contact is a once per year abduction of a fem
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UniquelyMoi ~ 1-Click RockChick


Note: As I read and review each story, I will update this review and rate each one separately.


The Story of Son - 5 stars - contains some spoilers:

The Story of Son was my introduction into the Black Dagger Brotherhood world a few years ago. After reading Michael and Claire’s story, I had to run out and buy the entire series and it turned out to be my favorite PNR series of all time.

There’s something so compelling about the race of vampires that the WARDen, J.R. Ward, has created. They are incredi
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Vilda
Shadow of the Moon by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Rating: 4,5 stars

Gosh, I don't think it's possible to not love anything Kenyon writes! She's absolutely fantastic and this shorty sure wasn't an exception. I loved Fury's story and I'm glad we got this shorty, even if I wish he'd gotten his own book.

I've always loved the Kattalakis brothers and it was wonderful meeting them all again! Especially to see the cutie Trace... I had some issues with Lia though, even if I'm glad she finally proved herself to be w
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Kathrynn
There were four short stories in this paranormal anthology. Two I didn't care for and two I enjoyed.

1. Shadow of the Moon by Sherrilyn Kenyon wasn't for me. I looked on the author's Site to get the series order for this short story and she changed her Dark series order around--again. She moved some that used to be included in her numbering to a secondary column entitled "Related Books." Great. I've tried to order her blasted series here on GRs and have printouts that I've used in the past. Egad
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Mojca
There’s a love-hate sort of “thing” I have going for Sherrilyn Kenyon’s novella Shadow of the Moon. On one hand there’s Fury, my (currently) favorite wolf of the Were-Hunter bunch. I have a thing for tall, dark, handsome, and brooding, so sue me. I have a bone to pick (excuse the pun) with Angelia. For the better part of the story I just wanted someone to kick her judgmental, arrogant, narrow-minded butt. In the end, she finally seemed to see reason, but still, she takes second place on my least ...more
Holly
After re-reading Night Play the other day, I was curious to know who Fury's heroine was and how his story played out. I'm sorry to report this was one of the worst novellas I've ever read.

Angelia, Fury's heroine, is a small minded, judgmental bitch. She treated Fury abominably and refused to accept the responsibility for her actions. She was his best friend as they were growing up, yet as soon as she realized Fury was Katagaria (his base form is wolf) instead of Arcadia (human base form) she st
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MelissaB
I only read Fury's story by Sherrilyn Kenyon and The Story of Son by J.R. Ward.

Fury's story - the heroine was not likable in this story, she betrayed the hero twice in only a little over 100 pages. She spent centuries hating Fury's type of Were Hunter to the point of trying to kill Fury when she found out then allowing him to be tortured - then I am supposed to believe the last 10 pages where she suddenly realizes he is a good person and all Katagaria are not bad. Sorry but I needed a bit more t
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P.Z.
ดวยความทีเรากระโดดขามไปอานเรือง The Story of Son ของ J.R.Ward กอน พอยอนกลับมาอาน Shadow of the Moon ของ Sherrilyn กลายเปนวาเรืองของเชอรริลีนดอยกวาไปเลย และเมือรูวาเปนเรืองสันทังคูทำใหเราตองทำใจไวกอนวา การแกไขปัญหาตองงายและไมซับซอนเพือประหยัดเนือทีในการเขียนอยางแนนอน

แตเมือนำเรืองของนักเขียนทังสองคนมาเทียบกันจริงๆ เหนไดชัดเลยวา The Story of Son ทำไดดีกวา ทังในดานการใชพืนทีไมกีรอยหนาในการถายทอดเรืองราวออกมาไดละเมียดละไมและมีจุดใหตินอยกวา Shadow of the Moon ทีผูกปมความรูสึกของตัวละครมาซะอยางที แตการ
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Yz the Whyz
Kenyon's novella: Meh!
Ward's novella: Wow!
Squires' novella: Hmmm...okay, I guess.
Love's novel: Has some potential.

Overall, a decent anthology. Except for Kenyon's work, I thought it was worth the time reading. Actually, it should be read just for Ward's The Story of Son. : )
Raven
Short and sweet, just what I needed to past a leisure evening. I'm hoping we will get to see more of this vampire in the future books of the Black Dagger Brotherhood. I really want to know who Micheal's father is and how everyone will react to him and his family. Really good short story.
Stacey
I'm giving this book the 5 stars because I really liked three out of the four stories in the book. I might have likes Susan Squires a little more, but for some reason it didn't grab me from the beginning. With short stories you have so little time to get into the story before it is ending and her story just didn't grab me soon enough!

"Midnights Kiss Goodnight" was great. Fast paced as a shorty story should be and I really felt like I couldn't put the book down while reading it. This is the first
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Iva
This review is only about The Story of Son by J.R Ward. The other stories are connected to series I don't follow so I didn't read those.

Oh hell. When I found out there's an anthology with a story by J.R.Ward I didn't even had time to blink before I found it. And I don't have to mention that I devoured it in a single evening. And it was ah-mazing!!
I just realized I became such an addict. A J.R.Ward addict. Seriously. Her books are a guilty pleasure and a fix of the best drug on the market!

This s
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mlady_rebecca
Technically, I only read the Kenyon story, but seeing as I have no desire to tackle the other contributions, I'm calling this book read. Enjoyed Fury's story. Of the WereHunters, the wolves have always been my favorites. This was a nice complement to Vane and Bride's story. I think Fang's story is coming soon. My only complaint is that the shorts always seem to be over before you get into them.

Reviewed January 3, 2009

******

Re-read Fury's story again after we got Fang's story in "Bad Moon Rising
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Amanda
I got this book for the J R Ward story, and I was not disappointed at all, It was a mesmerizing tale and love and self discovery, for both of the main characters. I was truly amazed at how J R was able to pack so much into such a short story. She has yet to not amaze me with her writing. My heart jump right into the pages of her story and fell in love with main character because he was so fragile even though in so many ways he wasn't. I love how Claire opened herself to him and was so soft and l ...more
Ruth Ellen
although I have read my Lia and Fury's story...I don't think I finished this book. So I am going to read it today, I am curious about a character I read about on the Fan Pages named Michael. I will update when I am done.

Done with the book. I liked all the stories...they were good and some had humor. I like humor.
Alex is The Romance Fox
Dead After Dark is anthology of novellas written by 4 different authors. I am not a fan of short stories but purchased this book solely for my ultimate all time favorite paranormal romance authors, JR WARD and SHERRILYN KENYON’s names on the cover.
Of course I read their novellas first and struggled through the other two – not crazy about historical/futuristic books so I skimmed over quite a lot of pages, so it would be unfair for me to give a true review on those as I did not get totally into t
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Julianna
Dec 10, 2014 Julianna rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Fans of PNR Romance, Vampires, Shifters, Virgin Heroes, Superheroes, Reunion Romance
Reviewed for THC Reviews
*newest review for this anthology

Shadow of the Moon by Sherrilyn Kenyon - Shadow of the Moon is one of the better stories by Sherrilyn Kenyon that I've read in recent history. This Dark-Hunter novella is about Fury Kattalakis, the somewhat recently discovered brother of Vane (Night Play), and the woman he fell for centuries ago but who betrayed him when she found out he was Katagari rather than the Arcadian they always believed him to be.

When they were young, Fury and A
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Laura the Highland Hussy
"Shadow of the Moon" by Sherrilyn Kenyon- 5 stars
I loved the mating of Fury and Angelia, I just wish it had been a full-length novel. I also loved seeing Bride, Vane, Fang, and the Peltiers. Oh, and Sascha! Zarek's role cracked me up!
"Story of Son" by JR Ward-5 stars
This story reminded me of why I love her writing so much. Here, in a story I believe takes place during the time of the BDB timeline, we get to see a sweet romance without the evil and danger of lessers. Just a wonderful story on par
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Nihcki
Borrowed this from the library to read Ward's "Story of Son". I'd just discovered her BDB series, buying the Insider's Guide,Dark Lover, and Lover Eternal at my fav store, Half Price Books, since I was 85% done with my library copy of DL and absolutely loving it. I never took this to be associated with the BDB series in any way, but adored the tale of Son / Michael and Claire. Michael drank from humans, not vampires of the opposite sex, and fed only once per year. He was a halfbreed vampire with ...more
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Dead After Dark(Shadow of the Moon) by Sherrilyn Kenyon book 15.6 in Dark Hunter Series

The story of the son written in the style of BDB, but not actually part of that series. Would be nice to see them brought in though. The story of the gylmera, money and secrets.
Shadow of the moon, another short story from the dark hunters series, always good

Shadow of the Moon
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J.D.
Claire Stroughton is a tough, no-nonsense attorney for a big New York law firm who is happily married to her job and has no plans for romance. She inherited a partnership in the firm from her father along with an eccentric old lady who is her only estate planning client. When the lady calls Claire to her sprawling mansion to make changes to her will, Claire believes it will be just another of many routine visits. Her house call turns frightening though when she is drugged and thrown into a dunge ...more
Hypia Sanches
I've only read JR Ward's "Story of son" from this.

PLEASE, I WANT TO SEE MICHAEL AND CLAIRE ON A BDB BOOK!!! I think this is everyone's reaction with this story.

All the "ingredients"/elements from the BDB series are here. E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G. Even without JR Ward's name on it I'd know that story is hers.

Loved it.
Barbara  바보 ♥
Me quedé con gusto a poco. De verdad creo que la historia de Fury debería haber sido más larga. Era un personaje para sacarle provecho, y la idea principal de la historia también.
De hecho a veces parece que se hubieran resumido partes importantes para la mejor cohesión del libro. Igual me gusto bastante LOL
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Companion (9 books)
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  • The Hunger (Companion, #2)
  • The Burning (Companion, #3)
  • One With the Night (Companion, #4)
  • One With the Shadows (Companion, #5)
  • One With the Darkness (Companion, #6)
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