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Amy and Jennifer ARE Seduced by Books. We’re both in our 30’s, moms, close friends, work together, and share many of the same interests including our love of reading. Amy grew up in Maryland and has been obsessed with Vampires for as long as she can remember. Jenn grew up in Florida and loves the furry, the fey, and the fangs, in that order. Currently we are both in Orlando, FL. When we can be pulled away from books, Amy loves to bake and Jenn loves to take pictures and scrap.
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Sunday, September 19, 2010

No Mercy - by Sherrilyn Kenyon

No Mercy (Dark-Hunter)Live fast, fight hard and if you have to die then take as many of your enemies with you as you can. That is the Amazon credo and it was one Samia lived and died by. Now in contemporary New Orleans, the immortal Amazon warrior is about to learn that there’s a worse evil coming to slaughter mankind than she’s ever faced before.

Shapeshifter Dev Peltier has stood guard at the front of Sanctuary for almost two hundred years and in that time, he’s seen it all. Or so he thought. Now their enemies have discovered a new source of power- one that makes a mockery of anything faced to date.

The war is on and Dev and Sam are guarding ground zero. But in order to win, they will have to break the most cardinal of all rules and pray it doesn’t unravel the universe as we know it. (cover comments via Amazon)

If you have NEVER read Sherrilyn Kenyon you have not READ! - if you have missed her Dark Hunter series, this is the newest book, and you need to get caught up cause you are missing out!! One thing about Kenyon's writing is it truly grips you starting with the first page.  In her Dark Hunter series, she has added a Greek mythology twist to her story line.  We have a race of Soul-eaters, Daimons, that must eat to live past 27 years of age, after being cursed by the great god Apollo.  To save the humans from them, sister goddess Artemis has created the Dark Hunters (great warriors who became Dark Hunters in an answer to their need for revenge).  As the Greek myths pull in we have 2 types of what we know as "weres" or "shifters", as well as those from the dream realm that can haunt us in our nightmares or make us hunger for sleep from their sensual invasion of our dreams, Dream-Hunters and Were-Hunters.  

This book is about one of our favorite "bears" Dev (one of identical quads), he guards the door to Sanctuary - the long time "safe place" where the motto is "Come in Peace or Leave in Pieces".  In the battle at our last book, Dev has lost his parents, on top of having lost his 2 of his older brothers which he blames himself for.  (I wish they made a stuffed Dev for us ladies to snuggle in bed)  Barreling down the road on her customized bike, is Samia, an Amazonian Dark Hunter.  She's confident, sexy, tougher than most men, and has an interesting power.  But she too has a past that haunts her and feeds her guilt and grief.  Dev and Sam desperately need a night of the "hot and sweaty" but they find that they fit together nicely however, can they both overcome their past?  If that weren't enough their Daimon enemies have just gained the edge they needed to tip the scales on their battles and they really feel they need Sam.  

No Mercy is magnificent.  Kenyon's found the way once again to keep me hooked to the book.  I found the last few of this series refreshing, in that I feel her series really is moving as the plot and action ahead of the love story.  So I get the best of both worlds; lots of action and lots of sex.  So in No Mercy, there was lots of action, I finished wanting to reinvent the Amazons.  The story developed in different realms.  We've got to wonder how with new powers are our Dark-Hunters going to keep the Daimons at bay in the new books.  She never goes overboard with the scene set up, you get just what you need to remember it and feel like you are there.  Her character dimension is admirable; the baseline characters are so intense and alive you feel like you know them and even if she brings in a new branch they fit right as if they were there all along.  I can't praise Kenyon's writing enough, in this book, this series, and her other series.  She also writes as Kinley MacGregor. 

5 slices 

Sherrilyn's writing has tons of action.  This is the series I most recommend to my male friends that read. Kenyon's done her research, she's got guns, bikes, cars, weaponry, fighting, sex and plot.  What more could a guy ask for?  

1 comment:

  1. Great review guys Sherrilyn Kenyon is one of my favorites to Ive read all her Dark Hunter books and my copy of No Mercy arrived the other day so it is in the pile to read next.