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About the Book

Original Publication Date: September 24, 2002

Setting: Modern New Orleans

See how it all began…

Have you ever wanted to know what it’s like to be immortal? To journey through the night stalking the evil that preys on humans? To have unlimited wealth, unlimited power?

That is my existence, and it is dark and dangerous. I play hero to thousands, but am known to none. And I love every minute of it.

Or so I thought until one night when I woke up handcuffed to my worst nightmare: an accountant. She’s smart, sexy, witty, and wants nothing to do with the paranormal.

My attraction to Amanda Devereaux goes against everything I stand for. Not to mention the last time I fell in love it cost me not only my human life, but also my very soul. Now I find myself wanting  to believe that love and loyalty do...

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The Hero: Kyrian

Born prince and heir to Thrace, Kyrian was disinherited when he married an ex-prostitute against his father's wishes. As a legendary Macedonian general, he cut a trail of slaughter through the Mediterranean during the 4th Macedonian War. Chroniclers wrote that he would break the Roman stranglehold on the known world and claim Rome for his own. He would have succeeded had he not been betrayed by his wife into the hands of his enemies. He...

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The Heroine: Amanda Hunter

Accountant by trade, Amanda wants nothing to do with the kooky paranormal world of her sisters. She likes normality, but when her psychic powers are uncovered, all Hades breaks loose and her life will never be the same. The Devereaux sisters are (listed in their birth order): Esmeralda (Essie) Yasmina (Mina) Petra (Pet) Ekaterina (Trina) Karma Tiyana (Tia) Selena (Lanie) Tabitha (Tabby) Amanda Amanda's psychic powers are:...

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  • Artemis

  • Kell

  • Acheron

  • Adarian

  • Kyrian

  • Liza

  • Mina

  • Nick (Squire)

  • Rosa

  • Selena

  • Sebastian

  • Sundown

  • Sunshine

  • Talon

  • Tate

  • The Fates

  • Tiyana

  • Trina

  • Valerius

  • Wulf

  • Zarek

  • Zeus

  • Amanda Hunter

  • Aphrodite

  • Apollo

  • Ares

  • Athena

  • Bill

  • Cherise

  • D'Alerian

  • Eric

  • Essie

  • Grace

  • Julian

  • Karma

  • Tabitha

  • (A)SK Sherrilyn

  • Rogue

  • Skoti

  • Dark-Hunter

  • Dream-Hunter

  • Were-Hunter

  • Dark-Hunter Handbook

The Story Behind The Story

At the time Sherri sold the Dark-Hunters, the vampire genre was dead. No one had been writing any that sold in so long that she had to use the word Daimon instead to get the series even looked at by New York.

My how things change...

Sherrilyn started writing the Dark-Hunters in 1986 as urban fantasy short stories. Many of these were published in the SF magazine, Cutting Edge. The first DH novel was completed in 1991.

Night Pleasures was first submitted to a publisher in 1991. It was rejected by every publisher (more than once) in New York, as well as small press publishers and eBook publishers until 1999 when St. Martins finally bought it.

Because there was no market for paranormal at the time Night Pleasures came out, Sherri's editor was terrified of using the word 'vampire' on the back cover. She honestly thought no one would buy a vampire book if they...

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Hear it from the Fans

Hey, Since this one had a daimon sired by Dionysus, Desiderious, could we maybe get one sired by an Oneroi? Email me if you can

David, September 8, 2014

I just found this series through a book party. Cannot wait to read your first books. I know I'm getting a late start.

Melvena Asa, May 24, 2014

is this series only for adults?

Emily, January 6, 2014

    It contains adult language and situations.

    MB_Staff, February 16, 2014

No matter how many of Sherri's books I read, Night Pleasures will forever be my favorite.

Jordan, January 4, 2014

Jake, It was that Artie was trnsferring Valerius to New Orleans. Probably did it on purpose since she loves her game playing especially when Ash was involved.

PhoenixFyre, December 22, 2013

what does artemis say to acheron at the end?

Jake, July 11, 2013

So, I was just wondering...where is Adarian mentioned in this book?

Amanda, April 24, 2013

    Nick talks about his father who is Adarian. Carl

    MB_Staff, July 6, 2013

I LOVE ur books!!! I started getting them from a friend, she would go by a new book, read it, & then let me read it & I would give her $ for the next book. That way we both were responsible for buying the same amount of books but she did the shopping. But, she would only get one of ur books every once in awhile. Needless to say I went &bought every single one I could find, & have been having the bookstore order the ones they don't have!!! I just want u to know how u lifebringto my life!!! &, I haven't found

Tory, February 27, 2013

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