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Setting: Modern New Orleans

"Night Embrace" spins the story of Talon, an ancient Celtic warrior who killed the son of the god Camulus.

Camulus cursed Talon, decreeing death for everyone he loved. Now a Dark-Hunter in modern-day New Orleans, Talon meets Sunshine, who is key to ending his curse once and for all. Not to mention helping him to save New Orleans from an ancient go...more
Paperback, 408 pages
Published July 1st 2003 by St. Martin's Press
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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...more
 Danielle The Book Huntress (Angels Weep For Goodreads)
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...more
Julianna
Sep 14, 2010 Julianna rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  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...more
Carmen
Aug 04, 2014 Carmen rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Paranormal Romance Fans
4 romance stars, 3 real stars.

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...more
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.
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...more
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
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...more
Tilly Slaton
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
...more
Nichole (Dirty 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"...more
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...more
♥ Sarah ♥
Like every other night Talon is enjoying his chicory coffee and beignets at his favorite coffee shop in New Orleans. Or at least he's trying to, when he has to go after some Daimons who seem to be prowling after an unsuspecting woman. After fighting them and saving the woman he runs off to get away from her, in order to keep her questions and suspicions down. But what he doesn't suspect is to be run over by a Mardi Gras float. After passing out, Sunshine takes him to her loft to let him sleep it...more
Jacqueline
Oct 28, 2013 Jacqueline rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  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: author-sherrilyn-kenyon, series-dark-hunter, genre-romance-contemporary, genre-romance-paranormal, genre-romance-urban-fantasy, trope-adventure, trope-angst-ridden, trope-at-odds-couple, trope-big-misunderstanding, trope-childhood-bond, trope-courtship-dance, trope-forbidden-love, trope-hero-across-the-tracks, trope-hero-alpha, trope-hero-beta, trope-hero-deformity-scars-disabled, trope-hero-ethnic-flavor, trope-hero-genius-or-cerebral, trope-hero-in-deception, trope-hero-in-pursuit, trope-hero-job-warrior, trope-hero-knight-in-shining-armor, trope-hero-jealous-protective, trope-hero-recluse, trope-hero-rogue-or-rake, trope-hero-ethnic-scot-or-irish, trope-hero-smitten-with-heroine, trope-hero-tortured, trope-hero-widower-or-mourning, trope-heroine-across-the-tracks, trope-heroine-alpha, trope-heroine-genius-or-cerebral, trope-heroine-hoyden-or-spirited, trope-heroine-in-pursuit, trope-heroine-job-artist-or-muscian, trope-heroine-misfit, trope-heroine-plain-or-ugly, trope-heroine-plus-sized, trope-heroine-widow-or-divorcee, trope-heroine-working-class, trope-hilarity-within, trope-in-deception, trope-jealousy-runs-amok, trope-married-couple, trope-mistaken-or-hidden-identity, trope-mystery-within, trope-not-your-usual-conflict, trope-nursed-back-to-health, trope-older-man-younger-woman, trope-opposites-attract, trope-perfect-banter, trope-pnr-adventure, trope-pnr-dark-and-dark-forces, trope-pnr-demons, trope-pnr-fated-to-be-mated, trope-pnr-ghosts, trope-pnr-gods-goddesses, trope-pnr-good-v-evil, trope-pnr-hero-begifted, trope-pnr-hero-cursed, trope-pnr-hero-guardian-warrior, trope-pnr-hero-human, trope-pnr-hero-nonhuman, trope-pnr-hero-psychic, trope-pnr-hero-vampire, trope-pnr-hero-warlock, trope-pnr-heroine-human, trope-pnr-heroine-saves-the-day, trope-pnr-human-other-pairing, trope-pnr-magic-or-occult, trope-pnr-nonhumans, trope-pnr-shifters, trope-pnr-vampires, trope-second-chance-together, trope-shhh-its-a-secret, trope-siblings-or-family-within, trope-star-crossed-love, trope-threes-company-or-more


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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...more
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
Posted on Under the Covers

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....more
Ronda  Tutt
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~Tina~
Talon and Sunshine story makes for another awesome addition into this amazing world. Hawt, sweet and pure entertainment!
Marulett
This series seriously kicks butt!

The plot and characters really do get better and better with each book!
Angie's Dreamy Reads
I loved it!!!!!!! Love love love. Review coming soon !
May
It wasn't bad actually... but it also wasn't a great read. What I said about the first book, stands for me:

I have been told by so many that I would LOVE this author + that the earlier books in this series are gold... so I had to check it out. Here's my verdict:
1. Don't like this world. It just doesn't make sense to me. To be in this "dark hunters" club you have to have had such a F'ed up life/betrayed/etc. that when you die you catch the goddesses notice and she turns you into a creature of the...more
Sofia Teixeira
“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...more
UKSandy
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Leah
I think this is one of my favorite Dark-Hunter books so far. I already loved Talon from the other books I read about him in, but this book made me appreciate him even more. I have to say, I think Sunshine was hilarious, especially with the way she was always forgeting things. I was surprised to find that Sunshine's grandma was an ancient Celtic goddess, though. I was very happy that Vane and Fang showed up in this book, and I have now decided that I adore Fang. He was very hilarious to me, and V...more
Miss Kim
They just keep getting better! This is Talon's story. I really like him and feel his pain through the entire book. Sunshine is ok--a little spacey--but not too bad. Its Mardi-Gras and Acheron has to call in reinforcements to handle the extra daimons that will be out during the festival. He sends for Zarek,the psycho, who has been basically banished to Alaska for hundreds of years. Zarek comes off as a bad ass you don't want to mess with, but I liked him. There were moments when you could tell he...more
Cassie
5 Celtic-Sunshine Stars!!

HOOKED! This book was better than the first and the last few chapters... GEESH! I cannot wait for more of these stories! Zarek's and Ash'a stories will be amazing, I can't wait!

I am sad I didn't see a lot of Amanda and Kyrain, but maybe they will come out more in the future books! Love Nick, and now there are Bears and Wolves... bam!
Ravioli Rachel
This series just keeps getting better as I go. I seem to enjoy series where the characters are introduced and their stories evolve over the course of the books and then they get a book of their own, we get to witness there HEA and we still get glimpses of them in future books. As I'm sure lots of other people do too.

It's hard not to grow attached to them :). I especially liked Sunshine in this book, her forgetfulness was adorable.

I'm usually not a big fan of when a book flips to another POV tha...more
Burak Uluışık
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.
Gokce ~Muslin Myst~
I was torn between ratings for this. But with the story improving so much, and new characters getting into the picture and getting their points of views and leaving so much to wonder about, I had to give this a high rating. I really liked this one.

I loved Talon's fighting spirit. His kindness and ability to make Acheron rely on him about being calm on situations, and of course his love for coffee. Sorry Sunshine, I'm with Talon on this one. Can't really see right in the morning without that stuf...more
Sheree
Sherrilyn Kenyon has a wonderful ability to weave ancient history and mythology in a modern storyline and the story of Dark Hunter Talon of the Morrigantes and Sunshine, a quirky, absentminded artist is now a favourite.

Talan is an ancient Celtic warrior, cursed by the God Camulus, his history is tragic, much like Julian's story in Fantasy Lover and Kyrian's story in Night Pleasures but it's the journey into Talon's past that captures your heart and has you yearning for a happy ending.

In Night Em...more
Tiya Rosa
Things to expect when reading a Dark-Hunter book:

1. ALL characters suffer from a serious case of spill your guts to strangers-itis. Doesn't matter if they've just met you or whether the topic is too personal, these people will tell you anything you want to know and then some. With an audience, if need be.

2. Characters will not figure things out until it's time for the big reveal. Sure, the clues will be following them around wearing a pink tutu and singing some Nicki Minaj, but no one will stop...more
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