Dark Side of the Moon
Series: Dark-Hunter, book #9: Were-Hunter #5
Pub: 2006, Piatkus (imprint of Little, brown Book Group)
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
Cat: paranormal romance
Format: paperback (sm); 322 pp w/ 21 chapters
Whose: Ravyn & Susan
Age Range: adult
‘Ravyn Kontis is most definitely not human. He’s been born into the world of nocturnal predators who commanded the hidden magicks of the earth – who ruled its darker arts – and he had died as one of their toughest fighters... now he walks the earth as something else. Something soulless. Something ferocious and even deadlier than what he’d been before...’
Susan Michaels is a reporter on a mission to resurrect her professional reputation. And she only has to brave her cat allergy at a local animal shelter to follow the lead that could get her off the tabloid beat forever. But she gets more than she bargained for when she inadvertently adopts one of the cats...
As soon as she gets home the cat turns into a gorgeous naked man. Ravyn is entirely unique – a Were-Hunter as well. Suddenly, Susan is pulled into Ravyn’s mysterious world – one full of danger and magic. And, despite the way he makes her sneeze, despite the danger that swirls around him, she can’t resist him...
This is one of those book with a very strong female lead, and being that Ravyn in unconcuss for a large chunk and then as he lets his family treat him the way it is... well, that strong helps make this story into something different and, well, great. And it’s a great one
This ones, is a book about families. Yep, family.
Susan who has none, not even her close friend are still alive by chapter 2. She’s has absolutely nothing left until she’s pushed into Ravyn’s hands and then into the world of Dark-hunters. It’s unexpected and only her courage and past problem that helps her deal with it.
Ravyn, is hated by his family because of something that happened in past lives, and even though they don’t want to they are forced to take him in (mainly because they own a sanctuary in the same town he lives in) and even though Ravyn understand why they hated him. Even hates himself a little because of it, he still hurts from it all.
Then the main plot. A someone is killing off the dark-hunters because one of then killed his wife and he’s wants to protect his sons.
Looking at it put that way, it kind of reminds me of a crime show, where they have something in the main part—or the rollover plot about what the crimes about. And this is that. Susan is a reporter, and acts like one with everyone around her. Both driven to find out truths about others as well as simple enough to understand when she needs to see things differently.
I love the little speech near the end of this book (actually there’s two) that she gives to his family before there off for the final battle, it’s one I’d love to share but it’s too much of a spoiler—both of my fav parts in this one are.
Fantasy Lover, Night Pleasure, Night Embrace, Dance with the Devil, Kiss of the Night, Night Play, Seize the Night, Sins of the Night, Unleashed the Night,
Dark Side of the Moon, The Dream-Hunter, Fear
of the darkness, Upon the Midnight Clear, Devil May Cry, Dream Chaser, Acheron,
One Silent Night, Dream Warrior, Bad Moon Rising, No Mercy, Redemption, The
Guardian, Time Untime,
Related stories: The Beginning, Phantom Lover, Dark-Hunter Christmas, Winter Born, Second Chance, Love at First Bite, A Hard Day’s Night-Searcher, the Dark-Hunter companion, Blood Lite, shadow of the Moon, Dragonswan, in Other Worlds, Until Death We Do Part