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Original Publication Date: September 04, 2012

Setting: Fairbanks, Alaska

Zarek’s Point of View:

Dark-Hunter : A soulless guardian who stands between mankind and those who would see mankind destroyed. Yeah, right. The only part of that Code of Honor I got was eternity and solitude.

Insanity : A condition many say I suffer from after being alone for so long. But I don’t suffer from my insanity-I enjoy every minute of it.

Trust : I can’t trust anyone…not even myself. The only thing I trust in is my ability to do the wrong thing in any situation and to put a hurt on anyone who gets in my way.

Truth : I endured a lifetime as a Roman slave, and 900 years as an exiled Dark-Hunter. Now I’m tired of enduring. I want the truth about what happened the night I was exiled-I...

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The Hero: Zarek

Zarek was born the unwanted son of a Greek slave and a Roman senator. Moments after his birth, his mother gave him to a servant with orders to kill the infant. The servant took mercy on the child and took him to his father who had no more use for the baby than his mother had so Zarek became the whipping boy of a noble Roman family. No one knows how he died or why he traded his soul- he keeps it as a well-guarded secret. He trusts no one....

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The Heroine: Astrid

Astrid had lost all faith in the better nature of humans. Tired of judging their black hearts, she wanted nothing to do with any of them. But when Acheron came to her and asked for a rare favor, she couldn't deny him. It was the best decision she ever made.

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  • Artemis

  • Ambrose (Contains Spoilers)

  • Acheron

  • Kyrian

  • Nick (Squire)

  • Otto

  • Sasha

  • Simi

  • Spawn

  • Sundown

  • Sunshine

  • Talon

  • The Fates

  • Themis

  • Valerius

  • Vane

  • Wulf

  • Zarek

  • Andy

  • Apollo

  • Archon

  • Astrid

  • (A)SK Sherrilyn

The Story Behind The Story

Zarek was a fun character to try and get past an editor. Ever try pitching a story where the hero is an insane refugee from the "sh*t pits" of Rome?

"It'll be great, trust me," doesn't quite cut it when they have that 'deer in the headlight' look.

That being said, this book is often cited as a fan favorite. (I think it's the scene when he blows up the helicopter for the heck of it that gets people).

Dance with the Devil was written in just under three weeks. Originally, it was supposed to be the fifth book, but after Sherri wrote Night Embrace, she had to write Zarek's story. It came out fast and furious-- just like Zarek.

Dance with the Devil not only finaled, but won every contest it was entered into, except for the Rita Award. Ironically, it didn't even final in that one.

Dance with the Devil was slated to be a December release, but a slip-up in...

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Hear it from the Fans

I luv-luv-luv Z's story & can't wait to get it in HC. I've re-read his & Val's story more times than is normal cuz I'm a sucker for the underdog. Thanks SK for takin care of us fans!

Cindy – Greenbrier, TN, August 21, 2012

A local bookstore employee recommened the Dark Hunter series by Sherrilyn Kenyon. I was skeptical at first. I am more of an Anne Rice devotee. However, I started reading and I was captivated! I haven't been able to put them down. I have fallen in love with all of the Dark Hunter/Dream Huntter/Were Hunter characters, especially Zarek. Anytime Zarek shows up in another storyline I get giddy. I hope to see more of him in future books and really hope to see his character fleshed out more now that he is a husband and a father and a GOD. Keep up the amazing work Sherrilyn!

Monica, August 18, 2012

How can we order the hardcover collector's edition? This is my favorite book!!!

Jennifer, August 17, 2012

Just received my signed ltd edition time untime in the beautiful leather box! It was the highlight of my day! Thank you for such fantasic work!

Jennifer O, August 17, 2012

It's been so long since I read Dance with the Devil but I recall after reading it that Zarek was my favorite of the dark hunters. I've always loved the underdog. So glad he found love and happiness.

Gena, August 15, 2012

Zarek is my guy and the book broke my heart and made me love him more. Thank you Sherril for sharing this story. I have read this book so many times and never tire if it. I hope you keep Zarek in upcoming novels.

Renee, August 10, 2012

Zarek is my favorit, he shares nr 1 spot with Ash, I will by it in collecters addition becouse I almost broken my paperback I read it so much :) thanks for all the wonderful books and charaktera u created. They are like friends, and u cant have to many of thoses!

Joy, August 8, 2012

I loved the scene where he blew up the helicopter. I would like to see a little more of how he has grown as a character now since having a loving wife and child. Jericho's book was a tease for me. Please have a revisit with the married ones. They would be great books to add to any collection.

Beth, August 7, 2012

Ugh! I love Zarek's series! I am so glad that he is finally getting a collectors addition!!

Kymbirlee, June 23, 2012

this book is just wow!! i just cannoy find a suitable word to describe it. besides, all the dark hunter series are fabulous.hats off to you sherrilyn.

prishavee veerasamy, April 15, 2012