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Original Publication Date: February 02, 2002

Setting: Modern New Orleans

Cursed into an eternity of slavery by his own brother, Julian of Macedon has spent centuries in hell, where the only respite he knows is measured in a handful of weeks whenever he’s summoned through an arcane spell. With the modern age, those summonings are becoming fewer and fewer, and he lives in fear of the day when they’ll stop for good.

Grace Alexander doesn’t believe in much of anything. But when her “psychic” girlfriend talks her into performing the spell as a joke on her birthday, the last thing she ever imagines is it working. But work it does. Now, she finds an ancient Greek general in her living room and trapped in her life for the next month. Worse, they learn too late that part of the spell means Grace will...

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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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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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  • Kyrian

  • Psyche

  • Selena

  • Sunshine

  • The Fates

  • Tiyana

  • Valerius

  • Zeus

  • Aphrodite

  • Apollo

  • Ares

  • Athena

  • Bill

  • Dionysus

  • Eros

  • Grace

  • Julian

  • (A)SK Sherrilyn

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

Hi.. Wondered why Fantasy Lover is not the 1st book in the DH series???

Shirley Bennett, August 31, 2016

    Because it's a spin-off book.

    Carl, MB Staff, September 2, 2016

I think this should be made into a film

caroline williamson, January 14, 2016

Are there any plans to re-release Fantasy Lover in a hardback format? I've been working on collecting SK's entire series in Hardback.

Eric, August 9, 2015

Hi Mrs. Kenyon, I'm a huge fan of the series. Just wanted to ask if there is any possibility of a Dark Hunters HBO series coming out in April? I know you are very busy creating more unforgettable characters, if you could contact me through my email that would be fantastic!

Ashleigh, March 25, 2015

    The series is being developed for TV and movies, but not in April. We don't have release information yet. As soon as we do, we will share it. It is in the hand of the production company and they are busy at work on it.

    MB_Staff, April 3, 2015

Hi, I've managed to collect all the Hunter series books in hardback now but am wondering if Fantasy Lover will be re-released in that format.

Debbie, January 28, 2015

I love this book and really wish I could find all of them in hardback. Will an omnibus of the older books be released eventually or perhaps hardbacks re-released? The paperbacks wear out so fast.

Iris, January 13, 2014

    The publisher is releasing a hardcover each year for the backlist titles.

    MB_Staff, February 16, 2014

hello sherrilyn be priapus going, I'm dying to know.

romi, November 1, 2013

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