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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 god bent on total destruction....
Love in vein: listen to another Dark-Hunter novel.
©2008 Sherrilyn Kenyon; (P)2008 Macmillan Audio

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"Kenyon's Dark-Hunter books are changing the face of the vampire novel, making it hip, darker, and all the more appealing." (Publishers Weekly)

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  • Sherry
  • Oakland, CA USA
  • 08-22-12

(very) Pleasantly Surprised

Although I'm an urban fantasy aficionado, I guess I had been avoiding this type of PNR erotic fiction. Since a friend told me my book recommendations weren't sexy enough I thought I would dip my toe into the genre starting with Sherrilyn Kenyon since I've seen her books for years and always wondered about them. Night Embrace turned out to be a great choice. I got my UF fix, an interesting story, great setting, really likeable characters, AND hot smut that was NOT cheesy; not only that, but actually really well done. Who'd of thought?! I think that's why I've always avoided hot and steamy books, especially in audio: most are done soooo badly I just can't take it .... I know you all know what I mean... But SK really knows what she is doing, so much so that I may be a convert. In fact I've already moved on to additional books in the series, but so far NE remains my favorite. Having said that, I was not a fan of the narrator. I actually skipped the first book because her southern accent was far too grating, even from the short sample snippet (say that 3x fast). She is somewhat tolerable in this one, however, and I don't feel I missed too much.

In short, if you're looking for a hot yet sensitive alpha male, a quirky, perky, plus-sized heroine, great chemistry, and lots of steamy sexytimes, all within a unique paranormal universe and a gothic New Orleans mystique, this is a good place to begin.

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  • James
  • Oswego, IL, United States
  • 10-10-10

Hot chemistry.

These books are good. I like the chemistry between Talon and Sunshine. Sometimes I think the author is a little junior highschool. I mean, come on, we are adult readers.." he has the hottest backside".. what is that. I believe most women, like me, feel perfectly comfortable using an alternative word for that. Could be a little more hardcore is all.Like the character developement and the story. Really want to see what happens with Ash! Otherwise this is O.K. I guess I'm just use to Trueblood:)

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  • Emily
  • tuba city, AZ, USA
  • 03-07-10

accent draining.......

Ill make this short --- interesting story -- interesting characters -- could not stand the accent and voice of sunshine !! OMG it was terrible -

7 of 9 people found this review helpful

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Great listen!!

I loved this book. I loved the story and Carrington MacDuffie is a wonderful narrator. It's the second book in a series but can be considered a stand alone book. There is a reference to the previous story but it's explained enough that it's not confusing. It was fun to listen to because I love the Irish brogue.

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  • Tracy
  • Allison Park , PA, USA
  • 07-25-08

I've read the book twice...

And still, at times, this brought tears to my eyes. Even though it was 'read' by a woman, she does Talon and Sunshine's voice's so different, that it's like more than one person reading. Fantastic. This makes me remember WHY I love this series.

Her last few stories weren't all that great, but this makes me remember and makes me excited for Ash's story coming out Aug 5th :)

Ordering the next one now. :)

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

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Awesome

I love this series. At first, I wasn't sure but each book gets better and better. I LOVE the narrator! She does a great job with the characters. Once you get to know the style of the writing and the "world" of the dark hunters, it will make you want to hurry to the next. I only wish Audible had the rest of the series. I'm trying to find them in downloadable form as I love listening to a book while I drive, do laundry or anything else. For now, I'm getting others from the library and reading them. I can't put them down.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Horrible narration of the main character

I managed to finish the first book and I don't know if I will be able to finish the second book because of the narrotor. I just can't stand the voice of Sunshine. It killed the whole story. If this narrator continued with the series, I would not considering to give a try to the next book.

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  • Tina
  • Houston, TX, United States
  • 11-23-08

Night Embrace

I think is book was great. I enjoyed all the different characters and voices. The story line was funny and was just enough off the wall to keep you interested. If you are a die hard Kenyon Fan, then you must listen to this one; you will indeed be entertained.

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Fun story but painful for a NOLA native

The narrator had a lovely voice but to hear her butcher the local names was almost physically painful. when did Mardi Gras become a 3 syllable question?

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Can he really save New Orleans?

Talon is an immortal that can only emerge from his home after dark. Sunshine is a human that loves the daylight. Can they merge their completely different lifestyles?

Talon, thousands of years old, finds that he cannot leave Sunshine defenseless when his enemies target her. She is a bright light in his otherwise dark world and when they stay together for her protection, her inquisitive nature and gentle stubbornness frustrates and attracts him.

Mardi Gras is coming and the enemy is out in full force hunting for Sunshine.

Can he keep her safe while the enemies of the Dark-Hunters are determined to kill her?

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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