About the Book

Original Publication Date: May 01, 2012

Setting: Ichidian Universe

Death stalks the night…

Kere, the Caronese god of death, is the second most infamous member of the shadow organization called Sentella. As an explosives engineer who is known for striking terror into the hearts of all enemies and the League, the bounty on his head is truly staggering. No one outside the Sentella knows his real identity.

Zarya Starska grew up hard on the back streets of hell. Because of his political beliefs, her father was labeled a traitor and her family hunted to the brink of extinction. But Zarya dreams of a different life and a different world. A world where the harsh hand of the Caronese government doesn’t destroy the lives of its citizens. As a resistance leader, her goal is to topple to government that took her...

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The Hero: Darling

  Kere has a dark secret and a brutal past. As he aids the Resistance, he’s actually working to bring down his own family- the Cruels- so named for the viciousness in their blood that runs so deep, no other name would do. Born and bred from one of the oldest and noblest families in the United Systems, Kere’s real name is Darling Cruel. And the one thing he wants most is to see his uncle, who stole the crown by murdering his father,...

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The Heroine: Zarya

The daughter of a traitor, Zarya was raised on the backstreets of hell. After her father's murder when she's 18, she rises to replace him as leader of the Caronese Resistance that opposes Arturo's cruel laws that strangle their people. A wanted felon, she is a lead rebel trying to bring down one of the most powerful dynasties in the United Systems. Her greatest asset is a mysterious member of the Sentella she knows nothing about, one who...

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  • Maris

  • Nero

  • Nykyrian

  • Shahara

  • Syn

  • Tess

  • Zarya

  • Caillen

  • Chayden

  • Darling

  • Desideria

  • Fain

  • Hauk

  • Jayne

  • Kasen

  • Kiara

  • Drakari

  • Annalise

  • Ryn

  • Sorche

  • Kyr

  • Saf

  • Ture

  • (A)SK Sherrilyn

  • Cezar

  • Kirren

The Story Behind The Story

I was extremely lucky that I had a very diverse background growing up. My mother's best friends came from what a lot of people would call alternative lifestyles, and a variety of different cultures and religions. As a woman of mixed heritage myself, I've always been intrigued by other people and the beauty of diversity. Since one of my mother's best friends was gay at a time when no one spoke about such things, I was raised around that community and have numerous friends from it, as well as family members.

Darling's story is so poignant, and it's tied integrally to Maris's. Some fans have been vocal in their disappointment that Darling isn't with a man, but if you'll give the book a chance, I think you're going to be more than pleased. His story is every bit as heartbreaking as Acheron's or Zarek's. More so, in some ways. As is Maris's.

Most of my books deal with the...

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Hear it from the Fans

I have always pronounced your name as cheryl-in when recommending your books, but was recently writing it down for a co-worker and realized it could be sherri-lyn. Which is correct? Also that co-worker is now safely addicted to both the dark hunters and the league because frankly, you create amazing worlds for us to get lost in. Thanks!

nicole, August 31, 2015

    Cheryl-in is how it's pronounced. Like Marilyn with an S. Carl, MB Staff

    Carl, MB Staff, September 1, 2015

I just love Darling. He is one of favorite and it really breaks my heart knowing everything he went through... He is too good...

Nitisha, September 16, 2014

Haven't read it yet, but am looking forward to it. At first I was incredibly crushed to hear that Darling ends up with a woman (after being so happy in earlier books that there was a gay character), but since other readers all seem to be satisfied, I'm going to hope that he turns out to be bisexual, so I can still have my LGBT-like-I-am League member to keep me reading ^_^

Elspeth, January 3, 2014

    You need to read Cloak and Silence. Maris's book.

    MB_Staff, February 16, 2014

Please help I am trying to order this Born of Silence in paperback .. I am having major problems.... please help me ... I waited fot it in paper back for so long and where I live we don't have a proper book store so very hard to get any thing ... same as when I tried to get STYXX in paper back

Becky Clark, December 20, 2013

    If you look at the links above, it shows all the stores where it can be ordered online or for an ebook.

    MB_Staff, February 11, 2014

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