Night Embrace (Dark Hunter #2)

by Sherrilyn Kenyon | Romance |
ISBN: 0749936096 Global Overview for this book
Registered by cathepsut of Metzingen, Baden-Württemberg Germany on 6/12/2006
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9 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by cathepsut from Metzingen, Baden-Württemberg Germany on Monday, June 12, 2006
From the back cover:
Talon was once a Celt warrior cursed by his ancient gods. Following the murder of his sister, the dying Talon had made a deal with the goddess Artemis. He had been given one act of vengeance against the clan who betrayed him, in exchange for his soul and his eternal service as a Dark-Hunter. Talon has sworn to fight Dalmons and rescue the human souls they've captured. He has never had cause to regret this choice - until he meets Sunshine Runningwolf. The unconventional Sunshine should be Talon's perfect woman. She is beautiful, sexy and isn't looking for a long-term commitment. But the more time Talon spends in her company the more he starts yearning for dreams of love and family that he buried centuries ago. But loving Sunshine would be dangerous for both of them. Talon is destined never to know peace or happiness while his enemies still seek to destroy him and everyone close to him...

My own comments will follow, once I've read it.

Replacement copy for this book.

List of remaining participants - see the next journal entry by NeedSun.

Journal Entry 2 by NeedSun from Perth Road, Ontario Canada on Tuesday, June 27, 2006
Thank you for starting up this bookring again. I just wanted to make one journal entry so I can track where this book is travelling.

Once you read it, be sure to journal your thoughts so the book is back with you. I am just recopying the participants in case I have any more to add to the list.

joasik--->Netherlands/int
BooksnBeer-->USA/Int
CheriePie--->USA/Int
Back to me NeedSun in Canada
toyjoy--->Singapore/Int

Journal Entry 3 by cathepsut from Metzingen, Baden-Württemberg Germany on Wednesday, July 05, 2006
Still with me, currently reading it, comments will be up in a few days...

Journal Entry 4 by cathepsut from Metzingen, Baden-Württemberg Germany on Friday, July 07, 2006
I am still not sure, if I really like this series. I even considered putting this book down and not to finish it. It took about half way into the book, until something resembling a real storyline finally emerged. Nice sex, granted. But the constant descriptions of how gorgeous everybody looks on every second page started to go on my nerves eventually.Still not much vampire hunting going on, despite that being the sole reason of being for the main characters. Still, the whole idea has some appeal, so I guess I will venture on to book #3, as it is already sitting on my shelf.

Did a little googling on things popping up in the book, here are the links:
Acheron
The river Styx
Artemis
Dionysos
Morrigan
The Celts - I know, I know, silly, but cute!
What is a torc?

7/10: Good book, but I had some problems with it.
My book #33 in 2006, first published in 2003; 424 pages; Total pages for 2006: 9,838.

Released 13 yrs ago (7/9/2006 UTC) at by mail in To the next participant, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases

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Off to joasik in the morning, have fun! Reading number 3 now....

Journal Entry 6 by joasik from Amsterdam, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Friday, July 21, 2006
Got it! Thanks.

Journal Entry 7 by joasik at on Friday, August 18, 2006

Released 13 yrs ago (8/17/2006 UTC) at

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Sent yesterday to the next person in the ring!

Journal Entry 8 by BooksnBeer from Annandale, Virginia USA on Monday, August 28, 2006
Received this in the mail safe and sound. I'll start reading this shortly - book #1 is on it's way to me and I am expecting to receive it anyday.

Journal Entry 9 by BooksnBeer from Annandale, Virginia USA on Wednesday, September 13, 2006
Very enjoyable series. Actually, I finished reading this last week and have started book #1 in the series. Unfortunately, I couldn’t wait for book #1 to come in the mail, I already had book #3 waiting for me, and as it turned out it has been lost. But, no fear I bought a replacement.

I am enjoying that each book is centered on a set of characters and information about other characters in their sphere is just pieced out. The books feel less like sag ways, and more like complete stories. Now that I am reading the first book I can see that this book’s writing is little smoother and provides more descriptive language.

I look forward to reading more of this series. This book will be shipped along with #1 and #3.

Journal Entry 10 by CheriePie from Campbell, California USA on Tuesday, October 03, 2006
The first four books of the Dark Hunter series (not counting Fantasy Lover which I already read) arrived with me yesterday. I need to squeeze them into my extremely long owed TBR pile so I probably won't read and send them on all together. I notice they're all due to go to CdnBlueRose after me, which works out well because I've got another owed book I need to read and send off to her anyway.

Journal Entry 11 by CheriePie from Campbell, California USA on Monday, February 19, 2007
This is the 2nd book in Kenyon's Dark-Hunter series. Talon is a 1500 year old Celt who's cursed by the God Cumulus that anyone he loves will die. Therefore, he's lived the last millennium in solitude, doing his duty as a Dark-Hunter to save the human population from Daimons. Sunshine Runningwolf is an artist, with the soul of his long-dead wife, who just may be able to save Talon's soul, and break his thousand-year curse in the process.

I liked this book a bit better than Night Pleasures, the first in the series. Though some of the same things that bugged me about Night Pleasures still plagued me here as well. For instance, mostly towards the beginning of the book, Kenyon would drag on an on about how gorgeous Talon's body was, how sculpted his pecs, saying the same thing over and over and over.... Those parts read like some sappy romance novel to me and I find my mind wandering. I remember thinking, like I did with the first book, that if this didn't stop, I was putting down this book and not picking up any more in the series.

Fortunately, after the first 100 pages or so, the author must figure we've got the picture: Talon is a hottie! Okay, enough already! I guess you can't say that she doesn't develop her characters well... I just think it's a bit too well sometimes, and a bit too syrupy. But once all that has stopped, you can really get into the meat of the rest of the story, and the danger stalking Talon and Sunshine through the streets of New Orleans during Mardi Gras.

Unlike Night Pleasures, which left me unsure as to whether or not I want to continue reading this series, this one left me wanting more. :)

Journal Entry 12 by CheriePie from Campbell, California USA on Thursday, March 08, 2007
This is now on it's way to toyjoy in Singapore. Mailed 08-Mar-2007 via Global Priority Mail (sm flat rate envelope). Customs tag # LZ864200457US.

Journal Entry 13 by toyjoy on Tuesday, March 13, 2007
I had this book, so I'll pass on to the next reader.

15/03/07

It's now returning back to Needsun, mailed today

Journal Entry 14 by NeedSun from Perth Road, Ontario Canada on Wednesday, May 23, 2007
Arrived today, thank you. LOVED the postcard!

Thanks everyone for making this bookring a success.

Journal Entry 15 by NeedSun from Perth Road, Ontario Canada on Friday, May 25, 2007
Lending this book to kathyb25. Someone else to get hooked on the Dark Hunters.

Edit May 28: Sent surface mail today.



Journal Entry 16 by KathyB25 from Arlington, Texas USA on Thursday, June 07, 2007
Finsihed!! I think this was my favorite one so far. I swore I wasn't going to get hooked on another series of books and then I go and ordered "Dance with the Devil" from Bookmooch, lol.

Will send back to NeedSun.

Journal Entry 17 by NeedSun from Perth Road, Ontario Canada on Friday, July 20, 2007
Home again, thank you

Journal Entry 18 by NeedSun from Perth Road, Ontario Canada on Sunday, January 24, 2010
sent by surface mail today to ylef (Germany) from bookmooch

Journal Entry 19 by ylef from Steinenbronn, Baden-Württemberg Germany on Monday, March 08, 2010
...just received the book today!

Journal Entry 20 by ylef at Steinenbronn, Baden-Württemberg Germany on Tuesday, June 01, 2010
It was a very good read and I enjoy it so much. The book is on to the way through Bookmooch to Letterdelver in the USA/MA.

Journal Entry 21 by wingAnonymousFinderwing at St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands US Virgin Islands on Wednesday, March 28, 2012
The book was entertaining, but I wouldn't give it a top rating. I really appreciate the previous reader who covered it with protective plastic, though. The book is in great condition.

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