About the Book

Original Publication Date: October 28, 2008

Setting: Modern New Orleans, Kalosis

While the world carries on unawares, Stryker, who leads an army of demons and vampires, is plotting an all out onslaught against his enemies–which, unfortunately for us, includes the entire human race.

To avenge his sister, Stryker prepares to annihilate the Dark-Hunters. But things go awry when his oldest enemy returns.

Enter his ex-wife. Zephyra. Just when he thought nothing could stop him, he’s now embroiled in a centuries old war with a shrew who gives new meaning to pain and a shrew who is the only woman he’s ever really loved.



The Hero: Stryker

Stryker is one of the most ruthless of Daimons, and yet he has a code of honor that he follows. The son of Apollo, he was one of the first Apollites cursed and he hates his father passionately. He also hates Acheron and virtually everyone else. The only person he's loved in thousands of years was his son Urian. Although Stryker is loyal to his Spathi army. Sworn to Apollymi, Stryker is also plotting her death. He's just a really unhappy...

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The Heroine: Zephyra

  One of the fiercest Daimons ever created, Zephyra lives to torment humans and anyone who gets on her nerves. She only has patience for her daughter and no one else. Since she didn't have Apollymi to show her how to live past age 27, she conjured a demon, intending to sell her soul to keep Medea alive. Once it fed on her, she killed it and discovered a small secret. Since Jared was owned by the gallu she killed, she gained custody...

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  • Artemis

  • Nick DH (Spoiler Alert)

  • Ambrose (Contains Spoilers)

  • Acheron

  • Medea

  • Menyara

  • Persephone

  • Ryssa

  • Savitar

  • Simi

  • Sin

  • Stryker

  • The Fates

  • Tory

  • Urian

  • Zephyra

  • Alexion

  • Apollo

  • Ares

  • Athena

  • Cherise

  • Danger

  • Davyn

  • Hades

  • Jared

  • Katra

  • Kessar

  • Apollymi

  • (A)SK Sherrilyn

  • Apollymi's Mirror

  • Hellhounds

  • Skoti

  • Chthonian

  • Dark-Hunter

  • Dream-Hunter

  • Were-Hunter

The Story Behind The Story

When I originally wrote the Dark-Hunter short stories, Acheron was the Daimon/Spathi leader and was in league with his mother. When I sat down to write the novels, I moved him to the Dark-Hunters because I thought it was more poignant, and the conflict worked best. But that left me needed a villain.

Enter Stryker.

From the very beginning, I've had a very tender spot in my heart for him. The one thing I love most, is that he has a moral code, even though he kills. He was an innocent caught up in a curse given to him by his own father.

After Acheron's book, I wanted to tell Stryker's story. They are "brothers" after all....

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Hear it from the Fans

I'm still a bit confused as to how Ash is half human and half Charonte. Can someone please explain this to me?

AneishaVSKS, January 24, 2014

Aaahh...after reading Styxx I now know what Menyara meant about Ash being part Charonte....Styxx was heartbreakingly Awesome btw.

Bobbi Jo, September 11, 2013

By being part demon Ash is immune to some demons like the Gallu and it makes him more lethal to other gods and especially other cthonians

unknown, August 7, 2013

At the end Menyara tells Nick "U are part demon part human. In order to function in this world,u will have to be taught by someone who has similar powers" Acheron "before he was a God,he was half human half Charonte"what did I miss?I did not know this about Acheron being part Charonte :-/

Bobbi Jo, July 26, 2013

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