Sherrilyn Kenyon ~ No Mercy

Sherrilyn Kenyon’s books always have solid plots. That is why I keep reading them. I liked The League series and I am enjoying the Dark Hunter series, but I would like them a whole lot more if she’d tone the sex down. No Mercy is part of the Dark Hunter series, but it can be read as a stand alone novel. Although after you read it, don’t be surprised to find yourself looking for the other books. Kenyon’s characters and stories always make me want more.

I love urban fantasy. It is edgy, new, and the ultimate in good verses evil storytelling. I don’t read as much urban fantasy as I used to because the constant wading through sex scenes gets tedious. Too many of the urban fantasy writers are sliding into soft-core porn and it turns me off. I haven’t quite reached that point with Kenyon yet, but this book came pretty close.

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The book:
No Mercy, by Sherrilyn Kenyon Shapeshifter Dev Peltier has stood guard at the front of Sanctuary for almost two hundred years and in that time, he’s seen it all. Or so he thought. Now their enemies have discovered a new source of power- one that makes a mockery of anything faced to date.

The war is on and Dev and Sam are guarding ground zero. But in order to win, they will have to break the most cardinal of all rules and pray it doesn’t unravel the universe as we know it.

From the dust jacket:
Live fast, fight hard and if you have to die then take as many of your enemies with you as you can. That is the Amazon credo and it was one Samia lived and died by. Now in contemporary New Orleans, the immortal Amazon warrior is about to learn that there’s a worse evil coming to slaughter mankind than she’s ever faced before.

Shapeshifter Dev Peltier has stood guard at the front of Sanctuary for almost two hundred years and in that time, he’s seen it all. Or so he thought. Now their enemies have discovered a new source of power- one that makes a mockery of anything faced to date.

The war is on and Dev and Sam are guarding ground zero. But in order to win, they will have to break the most cardinal of all rules and pray it doesn’t unravel the universe as we know it.

The Video Trailer:

The Author:
The #1 New York Times bestselling author, Sherrilyn Kenyon, who is proud of her Cherokee heritage, lives a life of extraordinary danger… as does any woman with three sons, a husband, a menagerie of pets and a collection of swords that all of the above have a major fixation with. But when not running interference (or dashing off to the emergency room), she’s found chained to her computer where she likes to play with all her imaginary friends. With more than twenty-three million copies of her books in print, in over thirty countries, she certainly has a lot of friends to play with too.

In the past two years, her books have claimed the coveted #1 bestselling spot twelve times. This extraordinary bestseller continues to top every genre she writes. Her current series include: The Dark-Hunters, The League, Lords of Avalon, BAD Agency and the Chronicles of Nick. Since 2004, she has placed over fifty novels on the New York Times.

Her Lords of Avalon novels have been adapted by Marvel and her Dark-Hunter novels are now a New York Times bestselling manga published by St. Martins.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from St. Martin’s Press.  I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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Born of Night

Command Assassin Nykyrian Quikiades once turned his back on the League—and has been hunted by them ever since. Though many have tried, none can kill him or stop him from completing his current mission: to protect Kiara Zamir, a woman whose father’s political alliance has made her a target.

As her world becomes even deadlier, Kiara must entrust her life to the same kind of beast who once killed her mother and left her for dead. Old enemies and new threaten them both and the only way they can survive is to overcome their suspicions and learn to trust in the very ones who threaten them the most: each other.

Born of Fire

Syn was raised as a tech-thief until his livelihood uncovered a truth that could end his life. He tried to destroy the evidence, and has been on the run ever since. Now trained as an assassin, he allows no one to threaten him. Ever. He is the darkness that swallows his enemies whole.

Shahara Dagan is the best bounty hunter in the universe. When Syn comes back on the radar, she’s the only one who can bring him to justice. There’s only one problem: Syn is a close family friend who’s helped out the Dagans countless times. But if she saves him, both of their lives will be on the line. Is Syn’s protection worth the risk? The only hope Shahara has is to find the evidence he buried long ago. Now it’s kill or be killed—and they, the predators, have just become the hunted…

Born of Ice

Devyn Kell spent his life in service to the League until he learned of the double dealing and backstabbing that was costing innocent people their lives. Refusing to play those politics, he became a Runner—someone who makes sure planets get the weapons, medicine and supplies they need to survive. May the gods have mercy on any who get in his way, because he definitely won’t.

Alix Garran is a woman on the run from a past she can’t escape. Signing on to work for Devyn as a System’s Engineer, she finds a cause she can fight for—and a man she can respect. But as Alix’s past catches up to her, and Devyn’s old enemies turn lethal, they have to fight together…or fall alone.

Sherrilyn Kenyon, Author of “The League”

Sherrilyn Kenyon is a talented author with an incredible imagination. She creates compelling characters in complex worlds and writes stories that keep readers on the edge of their seats.  Sherrilyn Kenyon earned her first recognition as a writer in third grade when she penned an essay in honor of her mother; she made her first professional sale at age 14; and  is credited for being one of the pioneers of Urban Fantasy.  Writing was her only career choice and she pursued it relentlessly while working many other jobs to help support her family.

From her website:
#1 New York Times bestselling author, Sherrilyn Kenyon lives a life of extraordinary danger… as does any woman with three sons, a husband, a menagerie of pets and a collection of swords that all of the above have a major fixation with. But when not running interference (or dashing off to the emergency room), she’s found chained to her computer where she likes to play with all her imaginary friends. With more than twenty million copies of her books in print, in over thirty countries, she certainly has a lot of friends to play with too. [more]

With over 20 million copies of her books in print in 30+ countries, I think it is safe to say that Sherrilyn Kenyon’s childhood dream has become reality, however it wasn’t easily achieved.  You can find Sherrilyn’s biography on her website.  Reading it will give you a glimpse into the psyche that created the complex worlds and characters of “The League.”

Born of Ice, Sherrilyn Kenyon

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December 1st, 2009

Born of Ice is the third and final book in The League series.  I don’t know about you, but I am liking these so much I wish they wouldn’t end.  Still, whatever is next on the Kenyon horizon, I am positive it will be a good read.

You may also know Sherrilyn Kenyon as Kinley MacGregor.  You can follow Sherrilyn on Twitter, Facebook, and My Space.  Links to these sites and her fan club & newsletter can be found below the “author” tab on her website: Sherrilyn Kenyon.  You can also read an excerpt of Born of Ice there.  So what are you still doing here?  Go check it out!

Born of Night, by Sherilyn Kenyon

I spent much of this afternoon at the Ala Moana Mall,  Barnes and Noble store mourning the books I had to leave behind.  I brought three home.  At one point I had nine in my hands.

Sherilyn Kenyon’s, Born of Night, is a must read book. I sat on the floor at Barnes and Noble (all the comfy chairs were taken), opened the book and started to read.  I read several chapters.  I might still be sitting there reading, but a child came along wanting the comic books behind me.  I scooted out of his way, put Born of Night in my “must read” pile and quickly glanced through the other books.  I chose what I wanted and made my way to the front desk.  A few minutes later I was in my car, shocked to find that three hours had passed.    I thought I’d been in the store an hour, max.

Sherilyn Kenyon is a #1 New York Times best selling author.  Born of Night, her latest book, is the first in the three book series, “The League”, from St. Martin’s Press.  If you want to know what kept me on the floor reading while hours ticked by, you can start reading the story here: first nine chapters.  For those who don’t like to buy into a series, each book is a complete, stand alone story which can be read independently of the others.

Stop by Kenyon’s “Sanctuary,” check out her Twitter feed, link to her Facebook page and order your copy of Born of Night today.

Watch the video.  Read the first nine chapters of the book.  Check out all the Sherrilyn kenyon websites — Live the League & Sanctuary — then order the book.  I can personally guarantee, it’s a spellbinding read.