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Would you consider the audio edition of Dark Bites to be better than the print version?
What about Fred Berman’s performance did you like?
Oh....My....Freakin'....God!!! The man's voice is sexy on a stick or yummy-goodness whispering sweet nothings all night long.
If you could take any character from Dark Bites out to dinner, who would it be and why?
Ash!!!! Always and forever!!!
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I LOVE ME SOME SHERRILYN KENYON!!! Now with that being said, having all her wonderful short stories in one location and read by the wonderful Fred Berman...... (swoon). That man has the sexiest damn voice and just brings life and total hotness to SK's wonderful characters. As always, the stories are full of hope, heartache and heroes. From the first story, I laughed, I cried and I went through the whole gambit of emotions along with the characters. And it didn't stop there, each story is unique. Some are in her Dark Hunter world and some are from others. It's just like the title says but instead of Dark Bites, I'd say they are yummy, yummy bites of PNR goodness for new and old SK fans!<br/><br/>Included novellas:<br/><br/>From the World of the Dark-Hunters:<br/><br/>House of the Rising Son - (Aricles & Bathymaas: you can find more about them in Styxx's book). OMG I absolutely loved this story and now I wanna go back and read Styxx again but I warn you, it's a tear jerker but of course, so was Styxx. This story lays the ground work for Styxx's romance, so if you haven't read Styxx yet, read this first. If you have read Styxx, you're gonna wanna read it again after reading this. This is everything you love about SK's stories in a short, fabulous package. FREAKIN' LOVED IT!<br/><br/>Phantom Lover - (V'Aidan's story) that was first in "Midnight Pleasures" - This is a Dream-Hunter story, sort of. It's a lovely story about redemption and true love. It's about a woman whom has terrible nightmares and the hero who comes to her rescue only to need saving himself. I read this one when it was originally published but it was wonderful revisiting the story again. Still loved it!<br/><br/>Winter Born - (Dante & Pandora's story: Were-Panthers) that was first in "Stroke of Midnight" - As someone who frequents Comic-Con, this story has always held a tiny piece of my heart although it's set at Dragon-Con, LOL. It's wonderfully descriptive in describing all the wonderful characters present at a Con. It has the fabulous Ash and Simi as well as Were-Panthers reeking havoc. Just a great fun story.<br/><br/>A Dark-Hunter Christmas - (Gallagher's story) originally posted online - Again, this story holds a special place in my heart and has one of the best lines from Simi ever "We have three kinds of family. Those we are born to, those who are born to us, and those we let into our hearts.”. Just hits home, ya know? We also get to see how the DH's do Xmas as well as get some extra special Ash yumminess!<br/><br/>Until Death Do We Part - (Velkan's Story) originally published in "Love At First Bite" anthology - This is a classic Dark Hunter tale of one of Ash's Dark Hunters whom is a cross between the classic dracula and Romeo from Romeo and Juliet. I know right! Well unfortunately, his Juliet is also super pissed off at him and has been estranged from him for.....oh......five hundred years, LOL. You'll have to read it to find out what happens. <br/><br/>A Hard Day's Night Searcher - (Rafael's story) originally published in "My Big Fat Supernatural Wedding" anthology - Again, another DH story. This one is of Rafael, whom is an ex-pirate and he's had a major crush on a cute little OCD squire who's been sent to haul Rafael's own squire in before the counsel because his squire is as dumb as a door nail. Can Rafael make a deal to save his squire and spend time with his cute little OCD crush? Super cute novella with all the wonderful hi-jinks and fun as well as getting to know more about the squires.<br/><br/>Shadow of the Moon - (Fury's story: Werewolf) originally published in "Dead After Dark" - Fury meets his match and his mate! Ok, I love me some of SK's Were's and I know Savitar told Fury he had already met his mate but when this chick comes on stage, ugggggg! I'm totally not a fan of hers but I am his. Also I still want to just shoot her and be done with it but I did love visiting all the Were's again and Savitar steals the show again!<br/><br/>Fear The Darkness - originally a digital download for her fans. It is a little piece of Nick after his mother died. Just like the title indicates, this is Nick at his darkest moment. He's returned home after his long absence, only to find the aftermath of Katrina. It's very dark and depressing. It's really more like a couple of scenes that really don't go anywhere but just give you a glimpse of how depressed Nick is and how far he's willing to go for revenge.<br/><br/>Where Angels Fear to Tread - (Zeke) originally published in the "Blood Lite" anthology - Just a quick tale or beginning with the caveat: "Be careful what you wish for". The story or scene was so quick that I wasn't even sure what was going on or if it was part of the DH world. Anywho, it's nicely written but again, it's more the beginning of a story with not a lot of explanation. I don't know how else to explain it.<br/><br/>Redemption - A bonus scene from The Guardian - If you loved Seth and Lydia, you're gonna love this short scene. Savitar also makes a scene-stealing appearance as well. Definitely has that awwwww factor!<br/><br/>Unrelated Stories:<br/><br/>Love Bytes - originally published in "Naughty or Nice" - Loved this quick contemporary romance short story about a computer geek and his assistant. Super cute and super romantic.<br/><br/>Santa Wears Spurs -originally published in "All I Want for Christmas" anthology. Written as Kinley MacGregor - More of a historical romance based in the old west about a man torn between the woman he has always loved and his good for nothing brother. Not my favorite out of the bunch but I still liked it.
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5 stars. House of the Rising Sun. This is the story of Aricles and Bathymaa's how they fell in love and was betrayed. I read this after Styxx so I was familiar with the story, but it can be read before or after. But truthfully I was glad I read Styxx first. This is a must read if you loved Styxx. 3 hrs 14 mins.
5 stars. Phantom Lover. V'Aidan and Erin's story. This short story supposedly falls after Night Embrace and before Dance with the Devil. Possibly the intro into the dream hunter world. I personally don't remember these characters in any of the other books, if they are in any. 2 hrs 31 mins.
5 stars. Winter Born. Falls after Night Play and before Seize the Night. A short sexy story, although no romance, but defiantly hot. This Dante and Pandora show up from time to time in future books, or least Dante does. I love the Simi pop-ups. 2 hrs 12 mins.
4 stars. A Dark Hunter Christmas. This story also falls after Night Embrace and before Dance with the Devil. Simi makes this story, without her this would be meh. 38 mins.
3 stars. Until Death We Do Part. Now we know where the real Dracula came from. A Dark Hunter short that can be read anytime in the series. This book is not connected to any of the other stories. I didn't like the heroine in this story, otherwise I would give it a higher rating. 2 hrs 27 mins.
5 stars. A Hard Day's Night Searcher. This story falls after Dark Side of the Moon before Dream Hunter. Bad boy pirate Rafael and goody two shoe Selena meet there matched. A fun very short story. 1 hr 25 mins.
2.5 stars. Shadow of the Moon. This story falls after Acheron but before One Silent Night. Fury and Angelia story. As much as I like Fury, I don't like Angelia. I think Fury deserved better than her. 2 hrs 47 mins.
2 stars. Fear the Darkness. After Dream Hunter but before Devil may cry. I love Nick but I don't think this story was very good. Too much anger to make a good short story. 40 mins
4 stars. Where Angels Fear to Tread. Also after Acheron but before One silent night. Zeke beginning as a Hell Chaser. You can read more about Zeke in Bad Moon Rising. 27 mins.
4 stars. Love Bytes. Not a Dark Hunter story. A sweet Christmas love story at the office. 2 hrs 2 mins.
3 stars. Santa Wears Spurs. This is a western romance not a Dark Hunter story. I wasn't a huge fan of the characters in this book, but it was Sherrilyn writing and she almost never goes wrong. 1 hr 44 mins.
4 stars. Redemption. Seth and Lydia's wedding, characters from The Guardian. 21 mins.
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