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Dead After Dark

(Companion #6.5 - Beyond the Night)

4.11  ·  Rating details ·  12,219 ratings  ·  591 reviews
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
Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition, 373 pages
Published December 2nd 2008 by St. Martin's Press
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Jul 30, 2008 rated it it was amazing
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
Sophia Triad
●●●5 stars for The Shadow Of The Moon by Sherrilyn Kenyon●●●

Fury Kattalakis (Katagaria Were-hunter) and Angelia (Arcadian Were-hunter)

We have met Fury and all the Kattalakis brothers in book Night Play. Initially Fang and Vane did not trust Fury because he was coming from a different time period and they thought that he was Arcadian. All Arcadians hate Katagaria wolves and they consider them animals. Fang anf Vane did not know that Fury was born Arcadian, but soon he changed and he become Katag
Julie (jjmachshev)
Jul 30, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2008-reads
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
Miss Kim
Sep 11, 2008 rated it really liked it
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,

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
❤️ Dorsey aka Wrath Lover Reviews ❤️
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 short)
 ~*~Princess Nhya~*~
Apr 05, 2014 rated it really liked it

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.
Sep 28, 2009 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
Sep 27, 2009 rated it liked it
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
18th book of 2019.

Shadow Of The Moon 2 stars

The Story of Son 4 stars

Beyond the Night 4 stars

Midnight Kiss Goodbye 2 stars
UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish

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
Only read Shadow of the Moon by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Worst heroine ever! Maybe Fury is a bit of an ass, but no way does he deserve a freaking bitch mate who tried to kill him - twice! And continues to call him a dirty animal basically the entire story. I HATED her!
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
Nov 21, 2008 rated it really liked it
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
Originally I was thinking on reading just Fury's story. I really liked him in Vane's book, but when I saw that there's a story of J.R. Ward, I couldn't pass it.

So, 5 HUGE STARS go to J. R. Ward's The Story of Son. The story is amazing. Emotional. And thrilling. A rare author can make such a wonderful thing in so little words.

As for Fury's story - unfortunately I can only give it 3 stars.
And all of them for Fury. I simply love him. But Angelia... she's a small-minded, judgmental bi*ch whom I wa
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
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
Yz the Whyz
Feb 07, 2009 rated it really liked it
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. : )
Apr 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
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. ...more
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
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
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
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
May 14, 2009 rated it it was amazing
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
Apr 09, 2012 rated it really liked it
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.
★★★★★ 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
Aug 31, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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
Nov 24, 2009 rated it really liked it
"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
Sammy Loves Books
The J. R. Ward short, Story of Son, was very good. A definite 5 star love story of a lawyer and a vampire finding love against all odds. This story was very touching the I loved the heroine. She was smart, aggressive, and fiercely loyal. All traits making her worthy of an alpha male vampire. I would love for Ward to develop this into a full novel or allow these characters to find their way to the BDB.

I really wanted to read this book for the Dark Hunter novella Shadow of the Moon, which is story
Mar 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: paranormal
I only read The story of son, it was great. I really enjoyed it. It was short but really got me I would have liked to read more about Claire and Michael and hows and whys.
It definitely doesn't happen in BDB world (no transition, feed once a year, ...)but it happens in Caldwell.
It seemed to me that Michael was the basic for creating V, Z and Mhurder. They share some simillarities but probably I'm mistaken as the publish date is 3 years after dark lover.
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