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About the Book

Original Publication Date: May 01, 2012

Paperback Publication Date: January 29, 2013

Original hardback edition – 5/1/12 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,...

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Characters

darling

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

  • Sherrilyn

  • Cezar

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

Ok finally finished reading a little while ago. OMG, I ABSOUTELY LOVE DARLING! I liked him in "Born of Night" but I really fell in love with him during this book. What I wouldn't give to have a guy in my life like the ones Sherri puts in these amazing books. And as for Maris, YOU GO GIRL! I'm so glad the he and Ture found each other. It's very mind-easing to know that he finally found someone who loves him as much as he loves Darling but can actually reciprocate the feeling in a way fitting to him.

Adrianne Rannella, May 20, 2012

i love it!!! Darling is my fav to begin with. I love the story. I am so happy the way it all turned out. i love who he ended with. i think its heartwrenching but in the end what you made of darling is top notch

helen eliezer, May 21, 2012

Dear Sherrilyn: I just finished Darlings book. Tt is hard to formulate the words to tell you how wonderful this book was. Poignant, moving, strong, stunning character development and a HEA. This book reminded me of Ach but even better. This series of the League I know had stops and starts in your life at different times. I have to tell you I think it is your best work!! I am so glad that you brought it back to life and to print. It is so strong and so solid. You offer your readers so much support, optimism, and inspiration, I only hope we offer you the same in kind but times a thousand. It is a pleasure to read what you write and I look forward to the next installment and or offering. Best wishes, for health happiness and prosperity to you and your whole family. Best regards Denise Fogel

Denise Fogel, May 22, 2012

Loved this book! Couldn't put it down. As usual, WELL DONE!!

Andrea, May 24, 2012

Fantastic book! I love all the characters can't wait to read the next one!!!

emma, May 30, 2012

I LOVE THIS BOOK!!!!! Maris is so funny

Luna Kirschner, June 3, 2012

This book is AWESOME!!!!I read it in one day since I couldn't put it down.So happy for Darlings happy ending.

Audra, June 13, 2012

very heartbreaking... great story... one of Sherri's best

Ashley, June 14, 2012

This book was amazing! I have to say, I think it is your best book yet! Can't wait for Maris' book...

Milly, June 19, 2012

The byplay between the guys are just LOL funny and I did just that. I loved this book and I especially enjoyed watching the characters develop.

Jane, July 5, 2012

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