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Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Release Date: April 6, 2004
ISBN: 0-7394-4273-2
Format Reviewed: Hardback
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Genre: Paranormal Romance
Reviewed: 2004
Reviewer: Shelina Emery
Reviewer Notes:  Explicit content - Adult Theme

Kiss Of The Night
By Sherrilyn Kenyon

     Cassandra’s life is not an easy one. Being half Apolloite, and hunted by the Daimons, who happen to be Apolloites turned vampire, she is always on her guard. But in eight short months, it would not matter. You see, Apolloites, because of a curse from long ago, die on their 27th birthday. The only way to prolong that life would be to turn Daimon, and steel the souls of the innocent. The Daimons believe her death will free them from the curse.

     With her friends, and her ever faithful bodyguard by her side, Cassandra is attacked in a crowded bar by the Daimons. Though she and her guard Kat fight them, it looks to be the end for Cassandra. But the door swings open, and in walks a hunk in leather. Cassandra is amazed at the skill the big man possesses, and in no time the Daimons are dispatched, and the hunk walks away as if it was nothing at all. Cassandra rushes to catch him, to thank him.

     Wulf, A Dark Hunter, pays little attention to the woman until she stops him in the street. He is not only stunned by her beauty and his reaction to her, but when she thanks him, he is doubly stunned. No other had ever thanked him before. Wulf has been fighting for 1200 years, and her gratitude affects him. After a quick kiss, knowing she would forget him in minutes, he once again walks away. But alone in his room, Wulf dreams of the woman. Cassandra is her name. Through shared dreams, he can make love to her and touch her with no fear of the consequences, it is only a dream. Or is it? But upon realizing she is apart of the race he must hunt and kill, he is determined to avoid her. But fate steps in, and his new mission is to protect her. Against his will, his heart opens, and Wulf and Cassandra find a love worth fighting for, and Wulf acquires a new understanding for a race he thought deserved to die.

     “Kiss of the Night” is by far my favorite yet in the Dark Hunter series. Sherrilyn Kenyon is a master at her craft. A fantastic tale of honor, love, and devotion. Of two people from different worlds beating the odds. I feel like I know each character a little more, not to mention my favorite little demon, “Simi”, who never fails to make me smile. Guaranteed not to disappoint. I look forward to the next in the series, but it’s hard to believe it can get any better than this. Highly recommended to anyone who loves a great romance.