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Dance with the Devil➭ [Ebook] ➨ Dance with the Devil By Sherrilyn Kenyon ➹ – Varanus.us Zarek s Point of View Dark Hunter A soulless guardian who stands between mankind and those who would see mankind destroyed Yeah, right The only part of that Code of Honor I got was eternity and solitu Zarek s Point of View Dark Hunter A soulless guardian who stands between mankind and those who would see mankind destroyed Yeah, right The only part of that Code of Honor I got was eternity and solitudeInsanity A condition many say I suffer from after being alone for so long But I don t suffer from my insanity I enjoy every minute of Dance with PDF \ itTrust I can t trust anyone not even myself The only thing I trust in is my ability to do the wrong thing in any situation and to put a hurt on anyone who gets in my wayTruth I endured a lifetime as a Roman slave, andyears as an exiled Dark Hunter Now I m tired of enduring I want the truth about what happened the night I was exiled I have nothing to lose and everything to gainAstrid Greek, meaning star An exceptional woman who can see straight to the truth Brave and strong, she is a point of light in the darkness She touches me and I tremble She smiles and my cold heart shattersZarek They say even the most damned man can be forgiven I never believed that until the night Astrid opened her door to me and made this feral beast want to be human again Made me want to love and be loved But how can an ex slave whose soul is owned by a Greek goddess ever dream of touching, let alone holding, a fiery star.

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    Dance with the Devil PDF/EPUB Î Dance with PDF \ never believed that until the night Astrid opened her door to me and made this feral beast want to be human again Made me want to love and be loved But how can an ex slave whose soul is owned by a Greek goddess ever dream of touching, let alone holding, a fiery star."/>
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    I m really not getting any points for originality, am I Dark Hunter Flashcard 3Name ZarekAge 2,150 give or takeFormer Occupation Greek slave to the RomansSpecial D.H power Telekinesis, Enchanted hearing, Energy blasting, Pissing everybody off Reason why he became a D.H The Romans were beating the crap out of him since the day he was born.Best thing that came out of his mouth I don t suffer from my insanity I enjoy every minute of it.He finds his one true love when She is sent to jud I m really not getting any points for originality, am I Dark Hunter Flashcard 3Name ZarekAge 2,150 give or takeFormer Occupation Greek slave to the RomansSpecial D.H power Telekinesis, Enchanted hearing, Energy blasting, Pissing everybody off Reason why he became a D.H The Romans were beating the crap out of him since the day he was born.Best thing that came out of his mouth I don t suffer from my insanity I enjoy every minute of it.He finds his one true love when She is sent to judge himHe falls for her because She was kind to him.Her Name Astrid Age Let s just say that she s old.Occupation Justice NymphBest thing that came out of her mouth I m a nymph.Because then he got to sayI hope you just left an important syllable off that word, princess She falls for him because Depends on who you re asking.If you asked me, I d say that she just couldn t resist his charming personality.If you asked a fan of tortured heroes in romance, she d say that she saw through his bad boy fa ade and that underneath it, was a tender heart craving to be loved.If you asked Freud, he d be on it for a week.Surgeon General s Warning Trauma Unit, kindly proceed to Ancient Rome to tend to the wounds of a very tortured hero The Devil s Advocate Bad boy finding his true love is probably the most popular female fantasy after Channing Tatum Take it or leave it Less cheesy than the first one, less sexy than the previous one,romantic than both of them he quotes the Little Prince, c mon, it s sweet Most D.H fans consider it to be one of the best in the series.Who s Channing Tatum You re joking, right


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    Dance with the DevilI m thinkingPhury Zadist Zarek.Zarek was very much like Zadist from Black Dagger Brotherhood, and I LOVE ZADIST If you take Phury away from Zadist you ll be left with Zarek This probably makes no sense at all but that s all i could think throughout the whole book Maybe it was a mistake to start this series with this book because now i hate all other hunters Except Ash Full review to come Dance with the DevilI m thinkingPhury Zadist Zarek.Zarek was very much like Zadist from Black Dagger Brotherhood, and I LOVE ZADIST If you take Phury away from Zadist you ll be left with Zarek This probably makes no sense at all but that s all i could think throughout the whole book Maybe it was a mistake to start this series with this book because now i hate all other hunters Except Ash Full review to come


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    Dying s easy It s living that s hardDance with the Devil is a perfect romance, the beautiful love story of Zarek and Astrid Certainly, it s not simply a romance there is an incredible plot and fast paced action, suffering and dread, twists and turns, revealed secrets, humor, one of the most heartbreaking background story ever, and fascinating secondary characters.But the main attraction of the novel is the story of the two of them, the development of the love and relationship oDying s easy It s living that s hardDance with the Devil is a perfect romance, the beautiful love story of Zarek and Astrid Certainly, it s not simply a romance there is an incredible plot and fast paced action, suffering and dread, twists and turns, revealed secrets, humor, one of the most heartbreaking background story ever, and fascinating secondary characters.But the main attraction of the novel is the story of the two of them, the development of the love and relationship of Astrid and Zarek Their every thought and emotions are meticulously captured and conveyed.Zarek is tired of pain he is unimaginably lonely, mad and angry at everyone, especially himself He is full of hatred and rage, has lost faith in goodness, and is incapable of trust He is totally broken, but at the same time, unexpectedly vulnerable, kind and gentle, with poetic and artistic skills He is generous, merciful, and tender She held her hand out to him You have to learn to trust someone, Zarek You ve been brave your whole life Now show me that courage Take my hand Trust me and I swear I won t betray you He stood there indecisively, his heart pounding He d never beenterrified Not even the day they d killed him. His personality is complex, and brilliantly layered While there are many attributes to describe his character, there are no words for the cruelty of his past.Astrid is a perfect mate for him She is strong, sensible, caring, and loving I admire her perceptiveness, as she is able to see through Zarek s fa ade.It was not my first read of the novel, and not the last either Dance with the Devilwill always remain one of my all time favorites. My favorite quotes


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    I felt quite sorry for Zarek in this one, he d had a terrible life and hadn t even been shown love by his own father He and Astrid made a good couple though.6.5 out of 10 I felt quite sorry for Zarek in this one, he d had a terrible life and hadn t even been shown love by his own father He and Astrid made a good couple though.6.5 out of 10


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    Zarek of Moesia Hunter Astrid Nymph of Justice Dream warrior Why Zarek become a dark hunter For many awful reasons His mother was a whore who wanted him dead since the day he was born His father was rich and from a noble family but also the cruelest man alive His father hated Zarek, his half brothers hated Zarek, the servants hated Zarek Before he realised what life is, he became the family whipping boy He was starving his whole life, he became crippled and half blind from the beat Zarek of Moesia Hunter Astrid Nymph of Justice Dream warrior Why Zarek become a dark hunter For many awful reasons His mother was a whore who wanted him dead since the day he was born His father was rich and from a noble family but also the cruelest man alive His father hated Zarek, his half brothers hated Zarek, the servants hated Zarek Before he realised what life is, he became the family whipping boy He was starving his whole life, he became crippled and half blind from the beating After a lot of continuous suffering, he died stoned to death, accused of being a rapist although he was a virgin Obviously, he needed to have his revenge.Astrid She was sent to judge Zarek, but she could not resist his dark charm She slowly breaks through Zarek, she makes him feel loved, she gives him cotton candy to taste, she follows him in his nightmares, she teaches him how to make love, she falls desperately in love with him.One thing I loved Both Zarek and Astrid love the book the Little Prince and they say passages and recite favourite quotes to each other while they are falling in love.Settings AlaskaI greatly enjoyed the story The book is about the healing powers of love A dark tortured hero is usually a favourite story of mine I felt sorry for Zarek, I was angry on his behalf, I was happy that he found Astrid The book made me feel really strong emotions.Favourite quoteCome away with me, Astrid Why should I His gaze burned into hers Because I love you, and even if I m lying on the sun itself I ll be freezing there without you I need my star so that I can hear laughter


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    3 REAL STARS, 5 ROMANCE STARS Yes, this an elusive 5 star romance that I rarely stumble upon.DISCLAIMER This review has some discussions about the correct use of the word fuck If the word fuck bothers you, please skip this review Some sex will also be discussed, although not graphically.Zarek has had a rough life Born with his father a nobleman and his mother a whore, his mother paid some servants to kill him by leaving him in the snow to die But a servant took pity on him, an 3 REAL STARS, 5 ROMANCE STARS Yes, this an elusive 5 star romance that I rarely stumble upon.DISCLAIMER This review has some discussions about the correct use of the word fuck If the word fuck bothers you, please skip this review Some sex will also be discussed, although not graphically.Zarek has had a rough life Born with his father a nobleman and his mother a whore, his mother paid some servants to kill him by leaving him in the snow to die But a servant took pity on him, and gave him to his father His father hated Zarek for existing, and turned him into the family whipping boy Due to these beatings, Zarek is blind in one eye, partially blind in the other, has had his legs broken so many times that he limps and is almost crippled, and doesn t have full use of his right arm for the same reason Not only is he regularly beaten and mocked by everyone, but he is also forced to eat rotten food, and sometimes shit.His father finally pays a slaver to take Zarek off his hands, and Zarek spends a few years cleaning out slave cesspools Eventually he is bought by a Roman noblewoman who uses him to keep watch for her husband when she is with her lover After 5 years of this, he hears one night his mistress being beaten He rushes in to save her from her lover, who has turned violent The lover runs off when he hears Zarek coming, and the noblewoman tells her husband that Zarek was responsible for the beating rape So Zarek dies being spat on and stoned to death for being a rapist, when in reality he is a virgin.Of course, this is when the goddess Artemis comes along and gives Zarek the powers to be an immortal Dark Hunter and save humanity from the demons But even though he is now physically healed and whole, his life never becomes any better Hated and feared by the other Dark Hunters, banished to isolation in Alaska, left to suffer and live completely alone, Zarek is a snarly, prickly mess Everyone thinks he is a murderous, dangerous, asshole This info dump I ve just given you is slowly and carefully revealed through the book, just in case you think Kenyon is a bad writer she s not There s also a lotto his story, this is just the bare bones But we, the readers, know this isn t true, Zarek s not a monster How Because in the previous novel, Night Embrace, we see him do things like help a child who is lost find his mother, and also save Talon s woman Sunshine Runningwolf So even if no one else can see it, we know that he s really a good man deep inside.Unfortunately, Artemis has him slated for execution Zarek is a hard man to kill understatement of the millennium and he drags his bullet riddled body through the blizzard to a cabin and promptly passes out outside the door.Imagine his surprise when he wakes up warm and dry in a woman s bed And not just any woman the beautiful Astrid, who is blind and lives by herself He s been unconscious for 4 days and cannot go back outside because there s a terrible blizzard.This being a romance novel, you should know what s coming LOVE Love Kissing Yay.Some important notes.1 This NOT erotica It s not a book that is just like, Here s some sex I don t like those books, they are boring This is a romance, and that means a really long story that focuses on love, acceptance, and redemption with a generous side dish of sex Big difference, huge I enjoy reading about people having sex, but only if they are characters that were developed, and characters who started to fall in love slowly and sweetly, and I understand how much they care for each other and why they are choosing to have sex Not like erotica, which is like porn in book form Erotica just shoves me into a room with two people orhaving vigorous sex And I m like, I don t care about these people, can I please leave Whereas in romance I am like, Oh, this couple is so cute Remember how he took care of her dog when she was sick Remember when she taught him how to make sugar cookies Oh, they re finally kissing Yay Also, most times erotica skips over kissing Who wants to read a book with sex but no kissing Blergh I must have tons of kissing in my romance novels.I m including this explanation for anyone who sneers at romance novels and says, Why is Carmen reading this shit Because it s sweet and cute and I like to read about kissing That s why.2 This book works for me only because it keeps up the pretense that Astrid is a human, normal woman I can t get as involved in paranormal romance as regular, human romance because oftentimes two powerful, magical beings are falling in love and I don t care I need at least one of them to be human so that I can relate to the story So, even though Zarek is a Dark Hunter and therefore very powerful, we ve got the vulnerable Astrid to balance it out.3 This book employs one of my all time favorite tropes bring the dangerous wounded man home and heal him while falling in love tropes However, this trope is not a guarantee of a book s success just look at how Joyce Maynard screwed up Labor Day 4 Zarek is one of the only Dark Hunters in this very long series that is allowed to say fuck I believe it is used about 4 times in the novel However, Kenyon mostly makes him say screw when he means fuck I can understand why she s doing this she is being considerate of her readers and doesn t want to offend them but if anyone would be fine with saying fuck it s Zarek o.O I mean, I just can t see him pulling his punches and toning his language down no matter what the reason So when Kenyon did this, it just completely took me out of this very excellent story I didn t like that.Fortunately, I remedied the problem by taking a pen and scratching out every single time Zarek says a form of screw and replacing it with the proper tense of the word fuck Very fun, very satisfying, and will save me a lot of annoyance when I re read this And I will re read it.Yes, I am one of those terrible people who has no problem writing in books don t worry, it s a cheap paperback Bad habit I picked up at University.5 I love stories of grumpy men learning to be happy and enjoy life It is one of the reasons I re read A Christmas Carol every single year I had so much fun watching Astrid slowly, slowly break through Zarek s belligerence and sharp words So cute She does things like forces him to eat cotton candy LOL It s just so cute and sweet and makes my heart melt 6 Zarek and Astrid have funny conversations sometimesAre you up the unknown woman asked, her voice surprised Dressing No, he said irritably I m pissing on your rug What do you think I m doing I m blind For all I know you really are peeing on my rug, which is a very nice rug incidentally, so I hope you re kidding He felt a strange twinge of amusement at her comeback She was fast and smart He liked that.Or the amazingly cute scene where Zarek makes Astrid hot chocolateHere, he said, his voice ringing with its usual rude, hostile note He took her hand and led it to the cup What is it she asked Arsenic and vomit She screwed up her face in disgust at the thought Really And yet you managed to hack that up so quietly Who knew Thanks I ve never had vomit before I m sure it s extraspecial OrI think I might be grateful for my blindness, after all, she said Something tells me that if I could see the reckless speed you re driving at, I would probably have a stroke No doubt She rolled her eyes at his ready agreement You have no idea how to comfort anyone, do you In case you haven t noticed, princess, social skills aren t my forte Hell, you re lucky I m housebroke LOL This book was frequently making me laugh with Zarek s snarling sarcasm and Astrid s dry wit responses to his barbs 7 The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint Exup ry plays a big role in this novel, as it turns out to be a favorite book of both Zarek and Astrid If you are familiar with this amazing book, then your enjoyment of this novel will be that much sweeter 8 Kenyon s ideas of letting a man handle you how disrespectful or bad girl some innocuous behavior is continues to baffle me I mean, I can think of a thousand things a man can do to disrespect a woman sexually, but it s definitely not anything Kenyon writes about In this book, it sHe slid a cool hand under her shirt until he could cup her breast She shivered as his fingers pushed the lace of her bra aside so that he could run his palm against her swollen nipple.She d never allowed anyone to handle her like this.This whole thing is just confusing What he s doing is a safe, loving, respectful for a boyfriend activity and not even in the least bit dirty, shameful, or letting a man handle you, which to me makes it sound like he s doing something disrespectful, violent, or unwanted which he isn t.This isn t the first time Kenyon s pulled this crap she did it in Night Pleasures when the hero grabs the heroine s ass while they are kissing Again, not something I consider even the least bit shameful or scandalous or letting a man do something dirty with you I mean, both of these instances are just very basic, normal sexual behavior and I am unsure as to why she thinks they are shocking.9 I ve noticed that the way Zarek makes love to Astrid in this book is eerily similar to how Robert Kincaid makes love to Francesca Johnson in the book The Bridges of Madison County by Robert James Waller Just something to think about.10 The differences between making love and fucking Important differences Astrid has to have quite a few educational conversations with Zarek to stop him from referring as what they do together as fucking She has a problem with him describing their lovemaking as fucking because a She s in love with him and is hopeful that he is in love with her, too.b She sees calling what they do together fucking as disrespectful to her.c She s trying to educate him on the fact that all sex is not fucking Now, I don t exactly share all her beliefs on the word fucking and it s appropriateness and usefulness when describing sex, but I could definitely see where she was coming from and why she was doing what she was doing I am fascinated by semantics and how couples choose to describe what they do together sexually, so this was very interesting to me.11 Kenyon writes great sex It s so difficult to find an author who is able to write good sex Kenyon is amazing at this Some romance authors are just cringe inducing.That s about all I can think about now, but I might havepoints later.Overall, a sweet, tender book about the healing powers of love Sounds so sappy and silly, but I really need books like this sometimes.For every 50 romance novels I read, I only find 1 that I really enjoy So it s a slog I have a short list very short of actual romance novels that are good, and this is definitely going on it I cannot give any romance bookthan 3 real stars in good conscience, because they are predictable, silly, and just basically a daydream written down on paper So, don t expect any prize winning plot or superb writing from any romance novel, but just read them for fun and love them for what they are P.S Kenyon gives Zarek kiss virginity in this novel Yes, he is a Roman from ancient times who has been alive for thousands of years But with no kissing Kenyon frequently invents new forms of virginity for a man to have so that the heroine can be his first in some way.3 REAL STARS, 5 ROMANCE STARS


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    This is the story I was most excited about and I m so glad it didn t let me down I loved it I loved Zarek, loved Astrid and above all I loved their journey to each other Zarek s past is so sad and I m amazed how strong he turned out to be despite all the pain and loneliness He s one of my favourite characters and I m really glad I got to read his story I adored Astrid and her undiing strenght to not let go of Zarek and to show him the beauty of kindness and love they really are perfect for This is the story I was most excited about and I m so glad it didn t let me down I loved it I loved Zarek, loved Astrid and above all I loved their journey to each other Zarek s past is so sad and I m amazed how strong he turned out to be despite all the pain and loneliness He s one of my favourite characters and I m really glad I got to read his story I adored Astrid and her undiing strenght to not let go of Zarek and to show him the beauty of kindness and love they really are perfect for each other The other character that I liked was Sasha He s just adorable and I would enjoy reading about this story All in all, the action, romance and angst was really nicely placed and I couldn t have hoped forWellOK, so let s get to the grand plot, shall we Yes, we shall Sothe big problem seems to be the Gods and their immaturity, that on such a high level, not even Mount Everest can reach it And then we have Acheron, the supposedly God killer He was the very thing she feared most in the universe In this state, he could kill her with nothingthan a passing thought She panicked If she didn t get him calmed down the other gods would feel his presence and there would be hell to pay for everyone.And honestly that s where my mind stops and says so, you have a god problem and someone who can easily solve it, but can t because Why exactly can t he Seriously, I liked Acheron in the previous books but now I just want to kill him He s so weak, it s unbeliavable I get that the author want s to make him as such an important character and a wise, strong leader but come on Then why does she write such a weak plot, where he s nothing but a bitch for the bratty, slutty Artemis Oh, and let s not forget the reason poor Zarek has to spent nine hundred years in Alaska Fuck them I cannot believe what I m about to write but Artemis said it as it isI m a goddess, not a servant I fetch for no one Just because you sold yourself so cheaply, Acheron, it doesn t mean I have toTo be honest, I don t know how I could read about his book, since he fucked that bitch a lot Yeahpass And what s even , is that out of all the characters I like the demon Simi the most, now ain t that a funny thing.Sorry guys for my rantig but I just had to get that off my chest What matters is that Zarek s story is amazing and you definitely should give it a try


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    Oh Zarek I still love you I wish he was real because I just want to give him a great big hug Upon revisiting this long time favorite of mine, I decided that Zarek deserved a review This was my first Sherrilyn Kenyon book once upon a time and it was the book that started my love of the Dark Hunters Zarek has remained my favorite hero all this time, and while there are others that I love, none match Zarek for me Every glimpse of him throughout the series is a treasured moment Reading Za Oh Zarek I still love you I wish he was real because I just want to give him a great big hug Upon revisiting this long time favorite of mine, I decided that Zarek deserved a review This was my first Sherrilyn Kenyon book once upon a time and it was the book that started my love of the Dark Hunters Zarek has remained my favorite hero all this time, and while there are others that I love, none match Zarek for me Every glimpse of him throughout the series is a treasured moment Reading Zarek s story breaks my heart He was a truly tortured hero who deserves all the good things in life, just to make up for his really horrible beginning The only other hero that comes close to Zarek s torment and actually surpassing it is Acheron, who is one of my other Dark Hunter loves.There are a few books that I love having multiple copies of I have the well loved paperback signed by the author herself and a brand new copy for my Kindle I normally have a hard time buying Kindle books for the same price as a paperback, but I had no problems doing that with this book I know Zarek is a character I ll revisit often, and actually being able to read the book at any moment, no matter where I am made the decision to purchase the Kindle version easy for me Every time I read this book, my heart breaks all over again as I read Zarek s memories Astrid is the perfect heroine for him She sees through his attitude to the guy he really is, and is able to love him in a way that shows she accepts him surly attitude and all view spoiler And straight from Sherrilyn Kenyon s website here s Zarek Astrid hide spoiler


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    Reviewed for THC Reviews 4.5 stars At last..another Dark Hunter book that I could really sink my teeth into pun intended I had greatly enjoyed the first book of the series, Fantasy Lover, but the stories in between that book and Dance with the Devil had left me feeling underwhelmed and less than satisfied As I suspected it might, Dance with the Devil gave me a meatier tale with two well developed characters that I could totally root for and who were very relatable, as well as getting Reviewed for THC Reviews 4.5 stars At last..another Dark Hunter book that I could really sink my teeth into pun intended I had greatly enjoyed the first book of the series, Fantasy Lover, but the stories in between that book and Dance with the Devil had left me feeling underwhelmed and less than satisfied As I suspected it might, Dance with the Devil gave me a meatier tale with two well developed characters that I could totally root for and who were very relatable, as well as getting back to some stronger relationship building Even though the story took place within a matter of days, much like the previous books, the connection between Zarek and Astrid waspalpable and consequentlybelievable to me, because they actually spent large swaths of time virtually alone together, during which they were able to communicate on a fairly deep level Their communication wasn t always of a direct nature, since Zarek was bound by the Dark Hunter code which forbade him from telling anyone about who or what he was Still, I thought that the author used a very creative solution for getting around that by having Astrid join Zarek in his dreams, where she was able to see the things he dreamed about nightmares really , and they could talk about some things that he wouldn t be able to discuss when he was awake It also provided the opportunity for Astrid to give Zarek some much needed love and kindness in a safe environment, as well as a couplesteamy love scenes than would have been possible otherwise I also liked how, in the dreams, Astrid gifted Zarek with a few small childhood pleasures that he had been harshly denied in his human life I just think that the hero and heroine being together and interacting inthan just a sexual way for a large part of the book really helped to solidify their burgeoning love for one another.Zarek definitely earned a place at the top of my most tortured heroes list I ve seen other readers liken him to Zsadist from J R Ward s Black Dagger Brotherhood series, and after reading this book, I would have to agree that it is an apt comparison Zarek s torment was somewhat different from Zsadist s, but no less inhumane and cruel What was truly heartbreaking to me about it was when I discovered through a bit of research that some Roman slaves really were treated that badly Sherrilyn Kenyon certainly did her homework on that one Even in the last book, Night Embrace, I could tell that there was a lot of depth lurking beneath the surface of Zarek s gruff exterior and harsh words, and he certainly didn t disappoint me in this story Inside, he has a sensitive, compassionate heart and especially around Astrid, he is extremely tender and gentle He was strong enough to live through 2000 years of loneliness, torture and betrayal, but no matter how brutally he was treated, his tormentors were never quite able to kill that part of him that longed to love and be loved He just buried it very deeply inside, where I m not sure even he realized it still existed, making it a challenge for Astrid to find and unlock it The only thing about Zarek which I would have liked to know that wasn t told, is exactly how he became a Dark Hunter and what his act of vengeance was Typically, it seems that the Dark Hunters were warriors in their human life, but Zarek was a lowly slave This left me wondering why Artemis decided to grant him immortality, but this part of his backstory was never explored Otherwise, Zarek was a wonderful character who has become one of my favorite heroes.I knew after reading about Zarek in Night Embrace that he would need a strong, patient heroine to help him overcome his past, and in my opinion, Ms Kenyon wrote the perfect mate for him Astrid is very intuitive and understanding of Zarek, instinctively knowing that he isn t the bad person everyone thinks him to be I loved that she never took his barbs and sarcasm personally, but realized it was just part of the armor he used to protect that most fragile piece of himself, his heart This was wonderful, because it meant that there were no silly misunderstandings between them She also exhibited some bravery in staying by Zarek s side to keep him from being killed by the gods, even though by doing so, she was endangering her own life Additionally, she showed determination by not giving up on finding out the truth about what happened to Zarek s village, which nearly everyone thought he was responsible for decimating 900 years ago Overall, she was just a warm, kind, gentle and loving heroine who was exactly the kind of woman Zarek needed in his life Dance with the Devil had a fairly broad secondary character palette Acheron and Artemis returned from previous books, and readers get to know Ash even better Ash played a strong role in this book, and the depth that was added to his character made him all thelovable, but still an enigma that leaves me wondering exactly who and what he is Acheron s little demon companion, Simi, is introduced in this book, and she is mostly cute and endearing, although I will admit that she talks a little too much for my taste She is a child like creature who has stream of consciousness dialog, basically no filter between her brain and her mouth, but her heart is definitely in the right place There are a number of other new characters who were introduced in Dance with the Devil as well including Jess aka Sundown who is Zarek s friend and the first cowboy Dark Hunter his book Redemption is forthcoming Sasha, Astrid s Katagari Were Hunter wolf companion Syra, the first female Dark Hunter to grace the series Spawn, the first Apollite Dark Hunter, and M Adoc, a Dream Hunter There was also a brief mention of D Alerian, another Dream Hunter who appeared in Night Pleasures, and several assorted squires Some of these characters were quite intriguing, but unfortunately, I m not aware of any of them appearing in their own books as of yet.While I did enjoy Dance with the Devil a lot, especially when compared with some of the previous books in the series, it wasn t absolutely perfect for me The author seems to have a habit of throwing supernatural powers into the story for the sake of convenience, and Dance with the Devil unfortunately was no exception It just wasn t as pronounced in this book as in past ones which made itpalatable I was also able to take it a little bit better because there were no human characters who were being afforded these powers either Ms Kenyon also seems to enjoy creating lots of new characters, as is evidenced above, which usually means new mythology as well, but again unlike previous books, she managed to weave most of these elements in without bringing the story to a screeching halt to do it, which I greatly appreciated The last thing that was a little bothersome to me was the ending There was certainly some excitement in the climax, but things just seemed to peter out a little too quickly Maybe it was because the bad guy wasn t quite as bad as he seemed, so I didn t get the satisfaction of his comeuppance Also, the final romantic scenes between Zarek and Astrid, while quite happy, seemed to be a little lacking and I felt they needed a bitzing to them Overall though, my complaints are pretty minor and didn t detract much from my overall enjoyment of the novel Dance with the Devil still managed to earn a place on my keeper shelf and has definitely reinvigorated my interest in the Dark Hunter series which I now look forward to continuing in the future There are currently a total of 19 full length novels in the Dark Hunter series and quite a number of related novellas and graphic novels as well, withstill to come A complete list of all the books and their recommended reading order can be found on Sherrilyn Kenyon s website A Dark Hunter Christmas A Dark Hunter Christmas is the story of Gallagher, a relatively young Dark Hunter only about 100 years , who was newly introduced for this tale Readers will get to see yet another side of Acheron and Simi that adds a bitdepth to their characters, and also get a brief visit with a bunch of the Were Hunters from Sanctuary as well as Tabitha Seize the Night I don t know if Gallagher will play a part in any future Dark Hunter stories or if he might someday get his own, but I felt like I got to know him well enough to think that he would make a good hero.Overall, this was just a quick, heartwarming holiday themed read that emphasizes the importance of family and how people don t necessarily have to be related by blood to consider themselves family A Dark Hunter Christmas is a short 16 page bonus novella that falls between Dance with the Devil and Kiss of the Night in the Dark Hunter chronology It can be found in the back of first editions of Dance with the Devil, and was later republished in The Dark Hunter Companion The novella can now be read in its entirety for free on Sherrilyn Kenyon s website Rating 1 2 Review updated 9 21 10


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    My favorite one so far I love me a damaged hottie who just needs someone to love him in order to fix him.So, this is Zarek s story He had one messed up life but I guess they all did in order to become Dark Hunters Zarek was a whipping boy and then a slave during his mortal life He was beaten daily, to the point of being disfigured when he met Ash Luckily, Ash was able to restore his body before becoming a Dark Hunter Of course, no one could restore his soul Dun dun dun So, he turned My favorite one so far I love me a damaged hottie who just needs someone to love him in order to fix him.So, this is Zarek s story He had one messed up life but I guess they all did in order to become Dark Hunters Zarek was a whipping boy and then a slave during his mortal life He was beaten daily, to the point of being disfigured when he met Ash Luckily, Ash was able to restore his body before becoming a Dark Hunter Of course, no one could restore his soul Dun dun dun So, he turned into a hardened psycho who lashed out at everyone and everything so that nobody would have the ability to ever hurt him again.Poor poor Zarek sniff sniff.Yeah, I m going with this cute animal theme I know it s disgusting, but I stand by my decision.Astrid is a justice nymph who is sent in to judge immortals when the gods are thinking of killing them It is her job to find out if they have any redeeming quality that should allow them to live So far, she has never judged anyone innocent She is sent in to judge Zarek since he is so feral He has no idea, but his life is in her hands Since justice is blind, she has to go in there blind with only her wolf man guide dog, Sasha as her eyes I absolutely loved Sasha He totally wanted to bite Zarek the whole time I love when dogs can talk in books I wish I could have a talking dogAlthough, my dogs would just nag me for treats all day Never mind Mute dogs are fine if just one talkedSo, Astrid finds Zarek injured and brings him into her cabin to help him heal and to find out whether he gets to walk the green mile Zarek, of course, is rude and prickly as ever, but he also finds her attractive and does nice things for her behind her back Since she is blind, he feels free to be a littleof himself He has no idea that Sasha is telling Astrid what he s doing, or that Astrid can look through Sasha s eyes to see him occasionally Of course, Sasha hates him, soSashaI swear he shoved one entire pancake in his mouth at once Astrid would have been disgusted had she not been in his dreams No one had ever taught him even the most basic form of manners Okay, that made me laugh She would have been disgusted seeing him stuff a pancake in his mouth I m guessing she s never been around young boys, or teenaged boys, or young men I have two young men who bring over loads of friends all of the time and shoving a whole pancake into their mouths would be a good day You don t know the word disgusting until you ve had a slumber party with 10 teenage boys at your house It s scary stuff And, the next day, with the bodies all around it smells like a petting zoo yeah, that looks about rightBut, of course they fall in lurrv It is cute and sweet.We also learnabout Ash, and meet his child , Simi, who is some weird Greek demon thing She is also kind of funny But, poor Ash His mortal life apparently sucked, and his immortal life doesn t look like it s much better Still in the sucks category I m looking forward to his happy ending, but I don t think it comes along for a while Suffer a bit longer, Ash We ll get to you eventually

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