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Night Embrace

(Dark-Hunter #2)

4.25  ·  Rating details ·  54,072 ratings  ·  1,723 reviews
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 the mankind, making sure they are safe in a world where nothing is ever certain. All I w
Mass Market Paperback, 408 pages
Published June 24th 2003 by St. Martin's Press
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 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
Sophia Triad
Talon or Speirr of the Morrigantes (Hunter) & Sunshine Runningwolf (Human)

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 was murdered and his aunt was raped and murdered, his wife Nynia died in childbirth and their son was stillborn.
And finally his clan killed his beloved little sister in front of him. And then he was killed.
Naturally, he came back

I liked the previous two books in this series, but with this one I was n0t feeling it.
The first 15% were like...

...and the next 5%...

...annnnnnnnd stayed for pretty much the rest of the book like this...

...nuff said...
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
Ronak Gajjar
Mar 04, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018, series
Greek Gods + Vampires + Daimons + Were-Wolves + Dark Hunters + Celtic Gods + Insignificant Humans blabbering = the whole book!
Concept: 2.5/5.0
Execution: 2.5/5.0
Characters Bespoken: 3.0 /5.0
Cover: 3.0/5.0
Overall: 3.25/5.0
As for Talon and Sunshine:
I am amazed how Sherrilyn Kenyon does it? How does she make you feel so home with Vampires, Daimons, Were-Wolves, all sorts of Gods, curses, boons, and more importantly it’s like in her world you feel more human!
The best point of the book - Captivatin
Jan 23, 2009 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
Apollo Hesiod
Jun 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
another enjoyable read in this series, even if it is only the second book....LOL
will continue to read the rest of the series
Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
4.5 stars

A lot going on in this book. We met so many new people and world building, I think a lot of time was spent on future books. I still love Kieran. Talon was a great guy, but the love was a little too insta for me. I get they were souls makes, but two days with more fucking than talking doesn't breed love for me. The other problem was the narrator. She has such a wide range of voices and tones, I'm not sure why she used the same irritating voice for the female lead as the last book. For so
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.
1st reread

So much was revealed in this one. We also met so many important characters. This is an important one.
Mellie Antoinette
This reminds of the cover art for Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon album. While I didn’t love Talon and Sunshine’s story, I can appreciate it for what it is - a solid stepping stone for what is to come!

Prior to this, Kenyon hadn’t included much to build the breadth and depth of the Dark Hunter world.
Enter Night Embrace! Like a good prism spinning light into rainbows (see what I did there?! 🤘 And we’re back to Pink Floyd), the expanded character scape, location scouting and the deeper dive int
“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 a vibrant, thrilling action line with powerful and serious antagonists, a grandiose conspiracy, mystery, surprising twists, and important and significant secondary characters.

Talon’s backstory is unique, well-developed, and heartbreaking. It is filled with love, revenge, fate, sorrow, intrigue, and myth mixing with history.
Jul 27, 2014 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

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

Okay this book and possibly the series - is just meh. I can't decide if it's the characters, the accents, the narrator, or the entire story that just nudges me wrong. Somehow I always end up annoyed while listening to them. It took me a couple of days to finish this book because of any of those reasons mentioned above.

Night Embrace is the second installment of the Dark-Hunter series. I still think the way these guys become a dark hunter is interesting.. but that's pretty much it. The girls i

'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!!!)
3.5 stars

I am rereading the series and decided to try this one again. Happy I did. I was more patient with Sunshine (still don't like her that much) and ended up enjoying the story! It is certainly not going to be one of my favorites, but it was important to the overall plot.

Prior comments:

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
Nichole (DirrtyH)
Feb 24, 2009 rated it it was ok
Shelves: abandoned
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 "n
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
[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 rated it really liked it
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
Romance Queen
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I had read the first book "Dark Pleasures" in the "Dark Hunter" series like years ago, but i still remember Talon appearing naked in the first book if i am not mistaked,and i remember strongly liking this blonde sexually character and reading about his story in "Night Embrace" is a pleasure i can`t deny. He is the goldenhearted badboy i wish for myself and his romance with the half-crazy and bold Sunsine undid me...they are so beautiful and sexy together..just YUM!

Sherrilyn Kenyon knows her genr
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
Posted on Under the Covers

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
Many dynamics coursed through this story including soulmates, vengeance, curses, gods/ goddesses, dark-hunters, and sacrifice.... The primary story focuses on Talon, a cursed dark-hunter with a penchant for controlling his emotions, and Sunshine, an absentminded artist with a strong will and a determined heart, who are thrown together unexpectedly only to discover their bonds run deeper than either could have imagined... I enjoyed the history attached to these characters' story, but I felt somew ...more
Tilly Slaton
Oct 16, 2011 rated it really liked it
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.”

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. ...more
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
Megan (BookWifeReviews)

I am re-reading the Dark Hunter series and I did not write a review for most of them which is ludicrous. Especially since they are some of my favorite books and I think everyone should read them. And this one is one of my favorites.

Talon is male perfection. He has to be one of the most patient men alive. Sunshine cold be a handful at times and where most men I know would have yelled or at least been irritated, Talon thought it was cute. Which makes him one
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