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About the Book

Original Publication Date: December 27, 2005

Setting: Greek Underworld

This is the short story that was given away with Unleash the Night about Acheron and his brother Styxx. You can find it in its entirety inside the novel Styxx.

You can also read it in its entirety by clicking on Book Excerpt under the book cover.




The Hero: Styxx

The identical twin brother of Acheron, Styxx was born to wealth and power. During their mortal lives, Styxx believed himself to be the older brother. Because of Acheron's life choices and refusal to listen to Styxx's warnings, he was humiliated to be related to Acheron. The fact that they were identical in looks made it all the worse for him, and he was mocked throughout his life for it. Because of his own isolation brought on by being Acheron's...

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  • Acheron

  • Mnimi

  • Ryssa

  • Styxx

  • Hades

  • (A)SK Sherrilyn

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  • Dream-Hunter

The Story Behind The Story

Second Chances was written as a special thank you gift to readers. What no one could foresee was the high demand that readers would have for it. Unfortunately, only 75,000 booklets were printed and the stores didn't realize how zealous Dark-Hunter fans were. They were deluged by the demand. Some Canadian fans drove down to the US to get copies. Since some stores didn't realize fan demand, they threw the booklets out. Fans who learned of this, went through Dumpsters to get the books. Copies of them have sold on eBay for as much as $400. But never let it be said that DH fans aren't the best in the world. Dozens of fans banded together to seek out the booklets and send them for free to Menyons all over the world.

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Hear it from the Fans

This was the first book in the series I picked up and it was just by chance I happened to be in the CVS that day for something to drink on my way home. I read the first couple of pages and before I knew it my girlfriend was having to pry the book out of my hands. I don't consider myself a reader at all. I never really did, unless it was manga, in high school. But since that day 2 years ago I have bought and read over 10 books of hers spanning from The League to Dark-Hunters, and Chronicles of Nick. She is an amazing writer and I hope I get the chance to meet her and say 'Thank You' to her personally one day

Daniel Joe Rodriguez, March 31, 2015

I thought Ash had it worst. Then I read Styxx's. I have to stop every now and then cause I kept on crying. I even thought Id die on heart ache. Its so sad what had been done to him. There really are 3 sides in every story.

Flinks Matawaran, January 21, 2015

I just finished Styx tonight, and I think I cried through maybe 90% of it. It broke my heart. I am so glad I finally read it. Excellent book. Thank you for writing it.

michelle cole, January 7, 2015

I love this book! The story of both Acheron and Styxx brings tears to my ears and I'm a guy lol. Now will there be a new book after this following what was said in the end? "Razar has returned"? It sounds so awesome. I'm hoping for one. I hate being named after Apollo he's a major jerk in the series( okay he does have some good moments) but you write him well.

Apollo, November 10, 2014

I haven't finished the book yet, and my heart aches for Styxx. I hated him for a long time, but this book has opened my eyes up to him and his pain. I'm to a point that I'll need to re-read Ashes book just to refrain from hating him. Styxx's story is so powerful to me, as someone who puts a lot of value on family.

Paige, August 8, 2014

This is by far my favourite book in the series so far. Every time I read it it take me on an emotional ride. I love Styxx and Bethany. Now I just can't wait to see if their son Urian gets his own story and Phoebe is some how brought back.

Tamika Barrett, May 22, 2014

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