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Welcome to the Sherrilyn Kenyon Dark-Hunter Re-Read. From the first time Simi used barbeque sauce… to listening to the Howlers play Sanctuary …to Ash (need we say more?!), this is where you can re-live the great moments of the series. Delve into posts written by DH experts and super fans picked by Sherrilyn, talk to your fellow Menyons, and earn points with the Kenyon Rewards Program all while enjoying a walk down memory lane, Dark-Hunter Style.

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Recap

Carl's Recap

Family loyalty, really bad luck, snarky comebacks, high fantasy and dark, gritty urban fantasy combine to make Night Play one of my favorite Dark-Hunter novels. Ah hell, what am I saying? They’re all my favorites. It’s really hard to pick from them. But for different reasons.

This one opens with my two favorite wolves, smart-mouth Fang and ever-patient Vane hanging from a tree in a swamp where they’re about to die. As usual, Fang is working Vane’s last nerve and testing that brotherly bond with everything he has.

Their pack has turned on the Kattalakis brothers because they decided to help humans and the Dark-Hunters. Not a wise move given the fact that the Were-Hunters are cousins to the vampiric Daimons who make a meal on human souls and Dark-Hunters hunt Daimons down and kill them before those souls die. As a result, the law of the land is that Were-Hunters are supposed to play neutral and stay out of it.

But Acheron once saved their asses, so Vane returns the favor and it ends up costing them big. Their pack gets attacked by the Daimons and their sister and her pups are killed. The pack, which includes their father, turns on them and leaves them hanging as Daimon bait. Worse, the wolves are trapped in human form, which actually isn’t bad for Vane as he is a human Were-Hunter wolf. But for Fang who is a wolf Were-Hunter, it’s another story. Fighting for him and staying in human form isn’t easy. It’s painful and miserable.

When the Daimons come, Vane makes a radical move and saves them, but not before the Daimons do some lasting damage to Fang. Unable to care for his brother on his own, and knowing the pack will kill them if they find out they’re still alive, Vane has to den down at Sanctuary and pray he can get Fang to wake up before it’s too late (little does he know, his brother is caught in a hell realm and can’t get back to the human world).

Vane trades labor for shelter and struggles to hold it together and lay low while he does what he can for Fang. Until the day the Fates decide they haven’t screwed him over enough. The last thing a wolf on the run with a comatose brother needs is the pressure of a mate. But when a one night stand turns out to be permanent (unlike humans, the Greek Fates randomly decide when and who Were-Hunters are tied to), he is truly stuck in a hard place.

If he walks away, his enemies will find the human woman, Bride McTierney, and tear her apart in an effort to get to him. And he’s seen enough innocent blood spilled in this war. He wants no more of it. But how can he protect both?

Sadly, he has to put his faith in Fury. A brother whose loyalty is questionable at best. But it’s the best he’s got. Worse, with Fury on his team, he now has both his mother and his father in on the action of wanting him dead. Both parents have sent hit squads after them. And now Vane’s been thrown out of Sanctuary.

With no place to go, he’s forced to protect Bride or see her torn apart by his enemies. But when a demon snatches her back in time, all bets are off. Vane and Fury go after her and all hell breaks loose.

I don’t want to spoil the ending, but suffice it to say, it’s ass-kicking fun with some great trademark Kenyon one-liners. The thing I love best about the books, they always catch you by surprise. Even after thirty novels, they still remain fresh and no matter how many times you read them, you always catch something you missed the last time through. And with each novel, you catch another piece of the puzzle that makes up an incredible tale of the Hunterverse.

Donna and Corinne's Recap

Night Play is one of my favorite books in this series. I fell in love with Vane when he literally swept Bride off of her feet. After an awful breakup that left Bride reeling, Vane comes into her life. Vane was struggling with his own tragedies, not the least of which, the death of his sister and his brother Fang in a comatose state. When Vane spots Bride crying through her store window he can't stand the sight. It makes him angry that someone could make someone as beautiful as Bride cry and he was determined to make her feel better. He goes on to buy her a necklace, sweep her off her feet (that's the part I mentioned above), comfort her and then make love to her. He broke through her self-doubt and showed her how truly beautiful she was. Who doesn't want a sexy man to tell you that you’re beautiful and carry you off like a knight in shining armor?

Night Play was the first book I read where the heroine had curves and body issues. The ways Vane made Bride feel desired touched me deeply. Their love scene was one of the most beautiful I've read and it touched my heart. When Vane strips her down in the dressing room I think it was so emotional and vulnerable because Bride was seeing herself in the mirrors through Vane’s eyes instead of her own. He was worshipful in the way he made love to her. Vane had only had sex with other she wolves who are more violent when they mate, so Bride’s gentle caresses overwhelmed him and touched him deeply.

The mating mark appeared on their palms and that gave them 2 weeks to mate before the mark would disappear. Bride had no prior knowledge of the supernatural world and was thrust into it when Vane reveals that he was the wolf that had been guarding her. The wolf she thought was a stray she took in.

Vane's lack of dating experience was fun to experience. When he was just being himself instead of trying to make an impression he had his best moments. One of my favorite moments was when Vane showed up and confronted Bride's ex. It gave Bride more confidence and that is something we can all relate to. We all have one of those jerky exes we wish we had a hero to show up and take down. There were the little things Vane did like making sure Bride had enough to eat and did not deny herself food to try to lose weight. He loved her curves and that made me love him more. Bride finds herself in a lot of dangerous situations and Vane continued to come to her rescue throughout this story. I like that Bride found her own strength as well. She ultimately accepts Vane and loves him for who he is and for the way he loves her. I know I loved Vane too!

Favorite Quote

“C’mon, Fang,” he said in the stillness. “Say something stupid for me.”

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“I’m so sorry, Vane. I swear didn’t mean to get us killed like this.”

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“Because it’ll piss off the old man. I hate him, he hates you so I guess that makes you my new best friend.”

“I’m just going to shut up now and stand here looking tough. That’s what I’m best at.”

~~

“You wouldn’t like being a wolf, Nick,” Ash said. “You’d have to eat raw meat and sleep outside.”

Nick shrugged. “That sounds like a typical Mardi Gras to me.”

~~

“Rules of Sanctuary,” he said quietly. “Vane gets a head start and if you try to follow, you’ll be limping… Permanently.”

~~

“Any other freaky family traditions I need to know about? Bones hidden in the backyard? Crazy aunts? Fleas?”

~~

“Fury,” Vane snapped. “You have enough to answer already. Don’t mess with the humans.”

“Or Tabitha either,” Kyrian said.

~~

Yeah, they were just Jack and Jill Average climbing the hill to hell.

~~

“Valerius isn’t a Dark-Hunter, he’s a life-sucking Daimon out to bleed me dry. No wonder his last Squire quit. I keep putting in for a transfer and my father keeps telling me to be a man and take my assignment with dignity. I swear that man better not get feeble or I’m locking him up in the worst retirement home I can find.”

~~

But whatever you do, don’t tell Master Valerius that I ever stepped foot onto Princeton soil. He thinks I dropped out of the Barbizon School of Modeling.

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“And your dad neuters for a living,” Fury said from behind them. “I think that’s the sickest thing I’ve ever heard of.”

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“Otto’s right. Someone needs to take that stick out of your ass and beat you with it.”

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If you ever threaten Vane or his brothers again, I’m going to show you just how human I am. I will don my camouflage, hunt you down and skin you while you scream

Conclusion For more about the story behind Night Play, visit Sherrilyn Kenyon's site for The Story Behind the Story, Bloopers, Book Benies and more! Discussion Questions
  1. Vane and Fang have lived in several time periods. If you could pick and time and place to live, where would you choose and why?
  2. Because they are cursed by the Greek gods, the Fates cruelly mate the Were-Hunters at the worst time and to the worst choice possible. How would you feel if you woke up all of a sudden and found yourself bonded for life to the worst person you could imagine? How would you handle it?
  3. Bride and her sister have a fight, and Fang and Vane don’t always get along either. If you’ve had a sibling, you know how hard it can be sometimes to get along with them. What’s the funniest fight you’ve ever had where your brother or sister remembers an event one way and you remember it completely differently? Who do you think is correct? Have you ever reconciled whose version is actually the correct one?
  4. Otto lives to pull pranks on Valerius. Have you ever pulled a prank on someone? Did it backfire or was it fun?
  5. There are two very different Thanksgiving celebrations in the book. What are some of the holiday celebrations that are unique to your family that you do every year to bring your family closer together?
Contributor Bio
Night Play Re-read

Carl

Carl is the intrepid sole male moderator on the SK Facebook site that many fans mistakenly think is female. Something that often baffles him. Behind the scenes, he works with several other guys on the Mighty Barnacle/SK web site where he tries to solve nerve-shattering crises whenever the pages go down and fans panic. Usually, this occurs in the middle of the night, on weekends. Or whenever he tries to go out of town. Personally, he thinks it’s a grudge Artemis bears him for working with Sherri. At least that’s the story he’s sticking to. He has a lifelong addiction to all things SF and Fantasy, and has watched way too many episodes of Firefly and Stargate.

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  1. I find the mate bind concept very interesting. I wonder who I would be bonded with. Would it be my husband? I think so. As for time periods, I would want to live in atlantis. (Where else?) I think I need to reread the book. I remember the story, but some details are hazy.

  2. 1. I really don’t know. Mostly because most time periods aren’t friendly to woman, but right now seems awesome. Maybe North America before the europeans landed? Always wondered what it would be like.
    2.Not gracefully.
    3. Oh yeah. I once ate a pepper-flake coated brownie on a dare from my friend, and related the event to my younger brother Nick. Thinking he could up me, he attempted to eat the pepperflakes straight. Thinking he would get ill from the amount he was going to eat, I told him to eat powdered cinnamon, not realizing this was the worse option.
    At the end of the day, Nick was in the bathroom with a gallon of Milk and yelling for me to ‘Go To Hell’ while I fruitlessly apologized, and our Older brother Dave just shook his head and kept on walking, informing us that he didn’t want to know. We still have disrepencies on what exactly happened.
    4. Yes, I have. And it was awesome. Mostly because the plastic antelope took all the damage and the adults in charge lived for breaking stagnant rules.
    5. On my Mother’s side of the family, we celebrate Thanksgiving on Black Friday. My Grandpa has always worked Thanksgiving day since my Mom was young, so it stuck. I celebrate with my Dad’s family first, and then my Mom family the day after. 2 days of feasting with family. I am blessed.

  3. 1. I’m good with the time period of now but would rather be in Greece. I love the mythology and want to be closer to the history.
    2. Being a female, I could walk away. I don’t want to have children anyway.
    3. There is no correct version of events. There is your version, the other person’s version, and the truth lies somewhere between.
    4. Pranks rock…. and no I plan it so it does not backfire. If you’re going to do it, do it right.
    5. Watch movies, tell stories of the past, learn how to wield weapons, and make sure to tell our loved ones that they are loved.

  4. This was a great novel. I have read it more than three times and I never get sick of it. I love all the characters and feel an emotional attachment to each of the character’s struggles. I like how we see the struggle with women who have problems with being more heavy set and their journey to figure out body size doesn’t matter. This book brings us more into the dark hunter world which is amazing!

    1. I would stick with the modern era or the time period I’m in now. While it would have been nice to visit and learn about all the different kinds of societies, and how life was back in the day, I like the comforts of now. Back then you wouldn’t have realized what was amazing back then but now you get to love everything about the past and what to expect of the future. We have enough comforts now that we can live in peace and have long lives, but we are not surrounded by so much technology that we are lazy.

    2. I generally don’t like being surrounded by people and tend to not like being tied down by anyone. If I don’t like someone I don’t play with them to make them happy. To be linked to someone I would hate would not be a good part of my life. I would feel very angry because I would want to choose how I live my life and who I live it with. I wouldn’t want to feel forced into living with someone. I would do by my best to find a way out because I don’t think that person wants to stay with me either. If that doesn’t work find out a way to live with the person. There is almost always something good about someone if you look hard enough.

  5. 3. Me and my brother are always fighting. Being years apart and two different genders, it tends to bring a lot of trouble and confusion along. We could never agree on anything and always wanted two different things. The funniest fight was when me and my brother were really young. I was my brothers role model so he would get into whatever I do, even the girly. This was when my brother would copy whatever I did. We were always fighting over this, especially when I got into dresses and nail polish. I don’t really remember most of the fight but what ended up happening was my brother ended up in one of my dresses, and wearing new clear nail polish. It was pretty interesting. Never had any more fights like that ever again.

    4. Well I try pranks every April Fool’s Day but they don’t really work. I’m not a very good liar so every time I try, I start laughing or something else happens and everyone knows I’m lying. But it’s really fun trying to do the prank and to plan it as well.

    5. My parent’s anniversary is the biggest tradition in the family. We trade around more presents than on our actual birthdays. We always have fun playing them. This year we bought pastries, gave them new presents and we sent them on a scavenger hunt to a resturant for themselves. Always really fun!

  6. probably in my top three fave dark hunter books….i am actually getting this one free through the rewards program, so thanks a bunch!

  7. 1.Vane and Fang have lived in several time periods. If you could pick and time and place to live, where would you choose and why?
    Answer: Though they did not live here, i’d have loved. Feudel era japan, or Italy during the madichi era, that would of been interesting.

    2.Because they are cursed by the Greek gods, the Fates cruelly mate the Were-Hunters at the worst time and to the worst choice possible. How would you feel if you woke up all of a sudden and found yourself bonded for life to the worst person you could imagine? How would you handle it?

    Answer: If it was someone I hated. I’d gladly live through the curse of not being able to be with anyone else, and let things run their course. If it was someone I liked but unconvient. I’d power through and see where fate led me.

    3.Bride and her sister have a fight, and Fang and Vane don’t always get along either. If you’ve had a sibling, you know how hard it can be sometimes to get along with them. What’s the funniest fight you’ve ever had where your brother or sister remembers an event one way and you remember it completely differently? Who do you think is correct? Have you ever reconciled whose version is actually the correct one?

    Answer: I’m an only child, so this has never happened with me before, and though I’ve fought with my friends, we’ve never had completely different views on events before. So I don’t have any funny stories to share here.

    4.Otto lives to pull pranks on Valerius. Have you ever pulled a prank on someone? Did it backfire or was it fun?

    Answer: I never pulled any pranks, though they seemed fun. Unless you count Hiding the blood sugar reader from the nurse In one of my many stints in the hospital as a prank. and that did backfire. she just got another one and I had to hand it over lol.

    5.There are two very different Thanksgiving celebrations in the book. What are some of the holiday celebrations that are unique to your family that you do every year to bring your family closer together?

    Answer: In my family we usually make one dish from another country, getting the receipe in a forieng cook book or online. and trying some traditional food from another place along with our own traditional food. this is always fun, and sometimes we like it and the receipe becomes a permanent addition to our book. Or we don’t like it but we tried something new and different at least.

  8. I absolutely love this book AND the whole series. And if I could live in any time period, it would either be the medieval or Victorian. I’m fascinated with both – especially for the clothing ;)

  9. I think if I could choose a time period it would be the roaring 20s. I don’t know it just seems like it would be fun with all the music and gangsters and especially the clothing.

  10. I love this series and Vane’s book is still one of my favorites. The relationship with his brothers kind of reminds me of my three older brothers. They fought amongst themselves when they were young, but were a united front when anyone else tried somthing.

  11. Ques 1 – Medieval times in Scotland…hunky highlanders in kilts!
    Ques 1 – Definitely not a good feel; would need to find a connection with that person…

  12. I would so love this and it says to comment on this #KenyonReReads Night Play so I pray and hope that I am doing this right if you could let me know that would be great and thanks lol

  13. I don’t think I could pick just one time period to live in, there is much to love about many of them. Like Vane and Fang and the rest of the Were-Hunters I think I would like to be able to live in different ones over the years and experience and learn about them through the passing of time. See what living in the past is like, then going to live in the future to experience the vast differences and advances that have taken place.

  14. I love this!! Sherrilyn is such an amazing author and she’s created a wonderful world of the hot paranormal kind!!

  15. 4. I constantly pull pranks on my best friend and one of the ones I did a few years ago because I scared her while reading a book by portraying a scary section of the book so later that night she called me and acted out my book to me. It was horrible because the book I was reading had a serial killer calling and heavy breathing and saying they’re next then hanging up and them dying the next day. My friend called me at 9 pm and did the heavy breathing, told me I was next then hung up. I still prank her but not as often anymore.

  16. The quotes for this book are amazing. I especially like the ones from Fury! My favourite scene is when Vane and Fury meet Bride’s family.

  17. Question 1 I would live in the 1800′s even though the life style is hard it is simpler and you relied on being self sufficient living off the land and providing for yourself.
    Question2.. I would at least try to make the best out of it and if it didn’t work then I would probably either kill the jerk or myself to end the torment lol

    Question 3.. I have a younger brother, but we must be an oddity we didn’t have many fights he did his thing and I did mine.

    Question4.. No I didn’t have the courage to pull a prank on someone.

    Question 5….WE have a traditional Thanksgiving with all the trimmings. Our family is spread out through different states so it is hard to get everyone together. Last year we took our adopted children on a cruise and would like to make that a tradition and get our other children to join us.

  18. I really can’t wait until we see them again! I really hope that Dare or Star will get their book next, and Vane and Bride will be featured in it.

  19. If I could choose a time and place to live… I’d probably would rather see the future rather than the past.

    As for being bonded to the worst person I could imagine? I would try to deal with it and move on, hoping for things to get better.

  20. I’m happy in this time period. The food in Vane’s mother’s time with no spices and no coke to drink would be awful. I also like the modern conveniences like a shower and toilet. those things are important to me.
    I love these Dark Hunters. Sherrilyn Kenyon did a wonderful thing by introducing them to the world. I have re-read these books more times than I can remember.

  21. I love all types of romance books. My favorites are paranormal romance. I love Kenyon’s books from the first one. I own at least one copy of each. I normally purchase hardcopy on release day since I can’t wait for paperback copy….I now have kindle and nook so collecting on there also. I love finding new authors to read especially in paranormal category.

  22. I love all paranormal.. Vane is one of my favorite books of this series because he doesn’t care the size of Bride….

  23. I was given the first six books in the series by Corinne from Reading in Pajamas. I invited had heard so much about this series and really wanted to read them. I started Fantasy Lover and loving it so far.

  24. i love this book! It is my absolute favorite and I’ve reread it at least 20 times! The way Vane treats Bride and shows her she is beautiful inside and out is unbelievably amazing. And I love the scene when Vane shows up and pays the movers to put her stuff wherever she wants despite what her ex says!

    1: If I could live in any time or place, I would still choose now, because I wouldn’t want to miss out on reading my favorite authors!

    3: my sister and I were always fighting. We have very different personalities and they clash. We do better when there’s distance between us. There are probably several stories of our childhood that we don’t remember in the same way.

  25. This is one of my favorite books in the Dark Hunter series. When we first meet Vane I curious to see how his story would go. This story did not disappoint.

  26. I love the dark hunter series! It’s my one-click no matter what!
    1. I’d like to live either in Victorian Times in Europe or in Mexico during the Mayan reign. I always wanted to find out what it was like back then.
    2. I don’t know but I’d probably freak out! I’d definitely fight it.
    3. I always fight with my older sister. She sees things her way and twist them to make her look like the victim. I’ve given up arguing with her long ago.
    4. Most of my pranks fail since I end up laughing so I gave it up. Lol
    5. Nothing unique just the usual Christimas, Easter and Thanksgiving Celebration.

  27. Favorite quotes from Night Play.

    “I think infatuation is like a garden. If tended and cared for, it grows into love. If neglected or abused it dies. The only way to have eternal love is to never let your heart forget what it’s like to live without it.”

    “See… I knew baby Marissa was quality people, look how she’s eating the head off the red-headed Artemis doll. Simi need to teach her to belch fire, then introduce her to the real heifer-Goddess herself.”

    “I need dating advice. Fast…Julian, how did you meet your wife?”
    Julian shrugged. “My brother the sex god cursed me into a book for two thousand years. Grace got drunk on her birthday and summoned me out of it.”
    Vane rolled his eyes. “That’s useless. Kyrian? What about you?”
    “I woke up handcuffed to Amanda.”
    Vane could work with that. “So I need to get a set of handcuffs?”

    “On second thought she hoped she never met a woman that attractive.. If she did, she would be morally obligated to run her over with her car..”

    “So what do wolves do to date?” Nick asked.
    “We don’t date,” Vane said. “When a woman is in season, we fight for her and then she picks who mounts her.”
    Nick gaped. “Are you kidding? You don’t have to buy her dinner? You mean you don’t even have to talk to her?” He turned to Acheron. “Dayam, Ash, make me a wolf.”

    “There was nothing humane about humanity. At the end of the day, they were all
    animals with only survival instincts.”

    “I need dating advice. Fast.”
    Ash arched a single brow at that. “I’m useless. I’ve never been on one.”
    The three human men turned to gape at him.
    “What?” Ash asked them defensively.
    Nick started laughing. “Oh man, this is priceless. Don’t tell me the great Acheron is a virgin?”
    Ash gave him a droll look. “Yeah, Nick. I’m lily-white.”

    “You mean Kyrian Hunter?” she asked. “The guy with the minivan who lives a few blocks over?”
    Valerius’s eyes sparked at that. “He’s driving a minivan?” There was no mistaking the humor in his tone.”

    “If you ever threaten Vane or his brothers again, I’m going to show you just how human I am. I will don my camouflage, hunt you down, and skin you while you scream. Do you understand me?”

    “Hi, my name’s Vane and I howl at the moon late at night in the form of a wolf. I sleep with your daughter and don’t think I could live without her. Mind if I have a beer? Oh and while we’re at it, let me introduce my brothers. This one here is a deadly wolf known to kill for nothing more than looking at him cross-eyed, and the other one is comatose because some vampires sucked the life out of him after we’d both been sentenced to death by our jealous father.”
    Yeah, that would go over like a lead balloon.”

  28. 1. I think the Mayan time period would be pretty interesting. So many secrets that I would have loved to unveil. I would have loved to see their lifestyle and culture. Although, I could have done without their sacrifices. But that also goes with a bunch of other time periods.

    2. I like people but it takes a long time for me to appreciate or get used to someone. And I chose who I hangout with. If I was forced into a relationship it would anger me and I may not be able to get over it. But I wouldn’t purposefully make it a living hell. I would try and get to know them and make life more bearable.

  29. One of my most favorite books out of this series. Absolutely love it when Bride kicks ass on Vane’s mom. Epic scene.

  30. 3. I’m an only child and I’m really not that close with anybody that I will start fighting like that with them. I kinda wish I had some siblings some times.

    4. I’m a horrible liar, I could never pull something like that off. I start laughing right and if I show up laughing with a “bloody nose” then the whole prank is lost.

    5. Christmas is the biggest. We go out every year and buy our own Christmas tree and decorate with hand made decorations. Our family is a bunch of weird artists so this is up our alley. We then go and make some presents. We decided a while back to not buy presents cause they can get pretty expense so we just make simple now for each other. We drink egg nog, eat tons and tons of junk food and sing Christmas carols all day. It’s really fun just the three of us!

  31. I’m not sure what time period would be my favorite but i would love to go to medevil Scotland love everything about the history.
    I don’t really think it’s the wrong person, i think it is the person you would have to try the hardest to understand. Sure Vane has issues but who doesn’t
    Vane is one of my most favorite “person” after Zarek. All Sherri’s books are fabulous but some of her characters really speak to me. Love the whole Dark Huner series and League series.

  32. images

    I found these quotes and I was surfing the internet then I came across these three. I know they look nothing like Vane, Fury and Fang, but the idea was kinda there. :D

    “I need dating advice. Fast…Julian, how did you meet your wife?”
    Julian shrugged. “My brother the sex god cursed me into a book for two thousand years. Grace got drunk on her birthday and summoned me out of it.”
    Vane rolled his eyes. “That’s useless. Kyrian? What about you?”
    “I woke up handcuffed to Amanda.”
    Vane could work with that. “So I need to get a set of handcuffs?”

    “Hi, my name’s Vane and I howl at the moon late at night in the form of a wolf. I sleep with your daughter and don’t think I could live without her. Mind if I have a beer? Oh and while we’re at it, let me introduce my brothers. This one here is a deadly wolf known to kill for nothing more than looking at him cross-eyed, and the other one is comatose because some vampires sucked the life out of him after we’d both been sentenced to death by our jealous father.”
    Yeah, that would go over like a lead balloon.”

  33. 1.Vane and Fang have lived in several time periods. If you could pick and time and place to live, where would you choose and why?
    America early 1900′s to watch the changes happen.
    2.Because they are cursed by the Greek gods, the Fates cruelly mate the Were-Hunters at the worst time and to the worst choice possible. How would you feel if you woke up all of a sudden and found yourself bonded for life to the worst person you could imagine? How would you handle it?
    I would not be happy at all. but I would try to make the best of it. Anyone can fall in love with anyone, you just have to give people a chance to open up to you and then open up to them in return.
    3.Bride and her sister have a fight, and Fang and Vane don’t always get along either. If you’ve had a sibling, you know how hard it can be sometimes to get along with them. What’s the funniest fight you’ve ever had where your brother or sister remembers an event one way and you remember it completely differently? Who do you think is correct? Have you ever reconciled whose version is actually the correct one?
    I am always correct when it comes to me and my siblings .:) I am the oldest so I do remember a lot of fights with my little sister and brother, more so my sister then brother. but in the end we love each other even though we don’t see eye to eye.
    4.Otto lives to pull pranks on Valerius. Have you ever pulled a prank on someone? Did it backfire or was it fun?
    I am horrible at pranks.
    5.There are two very different Thanksgiving celebrations in the book. What are some of the holiday celebrations that are unique to your family that you do every year to bring your family closer together?
    When my Papa was alive every holiday was celebrated with his delicious food. Since his passing we have had 2 Thanksgivings. Although they are not the same with out him I enjoy having family time.

  34. I love this book! This is one of my favorite stories. I really feel for Vane, Fang and Fury and the screwed up parents they ended up with. Being caught up in their parents war is just not fair.

    If I could live in any time period I would probably jump around because there are to many interesting time periods to choose from.

    I have always found the mating bond aspect of this series very interesting and have thought about what I would do in a similar situation and I have to say I am not sure. At first I would probably be totally freaked out, but I think in the end I would try to work things out so that we both got something out of such an uncontrollable fate.

    I can’t really recall an incident where my siblings and I had a fight that we each remembered different, but I do remember all the petty squabbles we had growing up and even now as adults. That is just the nature of those relationships. I love reading the scenes with Vane and his brothers because there relationships are so interesting, especially once Vane finds out who Fury really is.

    I find the pranks Otto pulls funny in the beginning, until you really get to now Valerius and realize how hurtful these petty pranks really are to him…..always on the outside. I have never pulled a prank but, I have seen some pretty funny ones that backfired and hurt people….whether physically or just feelings. Some things are just not funny.

    Thanksgiving has always been a fun time at my house. Lots of food, pies, family and friends. In my family we always have the Christmas Tree (artificial) up a couple days before so the lights can be put on….than on Thanksgiving Day we decorate the tree together after we eat. Lots of fun and memories!!!!

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