About the Book

Original Publication Date: February 02, 2002

Setting: Modern New Orleans

Being trapped in a bedroom with a woman is a grand thing. Being trapped in hundreds of bedrooms over two thousand years isn’t. And being cursed into a book as a love-slave for eternity can ruin even a Spartan warrior’s day.

As a love-slave, I know everything about women. How to touch them, how to savor them, and most of all, how to pleasure them. But when I was summoned to fulfill Grace Alexander’s sexual fantasies, I found the first woman in history who saw me as a man with a tormented past. She alone bothered to take me out of the bedroom and into the world. She taught me to love again.

But I wasn’t born to know love. I was cursed to walk eternity alone. As an ancient Greek general, I had long ago accepted my sentence. Yet...

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Characters

julian

The Hero: Julian

Julian was born the son of a legendary Spartan commander. Reared in the manner of his Spartan brethren, he knew no love of any kind. His childhood was harsh and unforgiving. As a man, he fought his way to the top and became the most feared Macedonian general of his time. He was the commander who trained Kyrian of Thrace and once Kyrian attained his own command status, the two of them cut a trail of slaughter through the Mediterranean and nearly...

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grace

The Heroine: Grace

  Grace was a sex therapist by trade, who'd sworn off men forever. Until the night her lunatic girlfriend gave her the most outrageous present of all time: A Greek sex slave. Now there's something you don't get everyday. And that's what happens when you hang out with the Devereaux sisters. But that's all right by Grace. These last 11+ years have been the best of her life. Now she's the psychologist/therapist for most of the nonhuman...

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  • Artemis

  • Ambrose (Contains Spoilers)

  • Acheron

  • Adarian

  • Kyrian

  • Liza

  • Nicolette

  • Marissa

  • Maxis

  • Merlin

  • Misery

  • Morgen Le Fey

  • Nick (Squire)

  • Noir

  • Otto

  • Papa Bear

  • Psyche

  • Ravenna

  • Ravyn

  • Remi

  • Ryssa

  • Selena

  • Simi

  • Spawn

  • Stryker

  • Styxx

  • Sunshine

  • Talon

  • Tate

  • The Fates

  • The Morrigan

  • Thorn

  • Tiyana

  • Urian

  • Valerius

  • Vane

  • Varian

  • Wren

  • Wulf

  • Xedrix

  • Zarek

  • Zeke

  • Zoe

  • Zeus

  • Aimee

  • Amanda Devereaux

  • Amanda Hunter

  • Andy

  • Aphrodite

  • Apollo

  • Ares

  • Arthur

  • Astrid

  • Athena

  • Bill

  • Bride

  • Caleb

  • Camulus

  • Cherise

  • Chris

  • D'Alerian

  • Dev

  • Dionysus

  • Eric

  • Eros

  • Essie

  • Fang

  • Fury

  • Grace

  • Illarion

  • Jaden

  • Jared

  • Julian

  • Karma

  • Katra

  • Keegan

  • Kerryna

  • Kessar

  • Tabitha

  • Etienne

  • Seth

  • Margarite

  • The Howlers

  • Sanctuary

  • (A)SK Sherrilyn

  • Bethany

  • Cadegan

  • Jo

The Story Behind The Story

The original title of Fantasy Lover was Saving Grace which is ironic since that is exactly what this book was to my career. St Martins first changed the title to Slave of Love, but finally decided on Fantasy Lover. Which is good since I couldn't say the other title without bursting into laughter, while I simultaneously cringed in horror.

The book is very special to me in a way very few are. For one thing, the characters in it kept me sane during a difficult time in my life when I wasn't sure I would live. When the idea occurred to me, I was destitute financially. My husband had just graduated school and was working in a factory to make ends meet. My father had died of cancer, my mother had been diagnosed with cancer, and I had barely survived a high risk pregnancy. During the course of it all, I lost my house and we only had one car between us and a new infant son. I'd lost...

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Hear it from the Fans

I love this book i always tell people who love 50 shades to read this, as if thay like that they will love this.

Tammy Cousins, September 30, 2013

thank u sherrilyn kenyon ... i swear if i didnt have ur books ... i would go crazy LOL ... whn im upset i read them ... an ur helping my lil sister cope with a broken heart ... luv u for it ... a sister can only do so much then comes ur books LOL

kira grover, September 28, 2013

I love this book (and all the Hunter books..) i want to know when this is going to come out as a hardcover book?

Dannelle, May 4, 2013

I really loved this book, & am so glad I decided to read it before the DH books. I'm also glad somebody decided to take a chance on something so different.

Goddess divine, November 11, 2012

the very first book of Ms Kenyon I've read and i love every page of it!! Julian is sooo loveable and okey,, now i'll definitely will check out the others!

KExiah, October 9, 2012

i loved yr book the fantasy lover , which of your other books are similar

sally marsh, April 25, 2012

Sherrilynn Kenyon you did a great job on this book. I never wanted to put the book down. Thank you for a good book!

Katie, April 9, 2012

I have just started reading one Dark Hunter after the other, but so far this one is my Absolute favorite! I always love how the characters develop!

Kymbirlee, January 4, 2012

Being a fan of Greek mythology, this book instantly caught my interest. After reading the first two pages, I couldn't put it down! It made me laugh, cry, and most of all...in love.

Cleyra, November 20, 2011

This book is my all time fav out of all of the dh books :) I've reread it more times thant I can out hehe

Christine, November 4, 2011

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