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Born of Night By: Sherrilyn Kenyon + Giveaway

Apr 19, 2010

Born of Night

In the Ichidian Universe ,The Leagues rules all. Expertly trained and highly valued, the League Assasins are the backbone of the government. But not even the League is immune to corruption....

Command Assassin Nykyrian Quikiades was born and trained to slaughter. Refusing to be a pawn, he turned his back on the League and has been hunted by them ever since. Though many have tried, none can kill him.

Kiara Zamir is a woman whose father's political alliance has made her a target. She wants nothing to do with politics, yet she is forced to submit to protection or die. And as her world becomes even deadlier, Kiara must entrust her life to the same k ...Read More
My Thoughts
I have had this book sitting on my shelf for some time now. I have heard many great things about this series, but the idea of an entire universe just didn't appeal to me at the time.But it sat there screaming my name, so i decided what the hey, i'll go ahead and give it a try. O...M...G... I loved this book!!! It's the first in the League Series.I realized i also had book 3, but book 2 was missing. So i tore apart my drug store till i found it, before i was 1/2 thorugh this book!! *whispers* yes i think it is that good!!!
The World Sherrilyn has created is for lack of a better term AWESOME! You have your high, mighty rich "species", you have your low, slum "species" that everyone seems to look down upon, and yes you still have your normal average humans.
The biggest thing that drew me into this was the main character Nykyrian. The way Sherrilyn writes his character makes you feel like you personally know him and feel his pain. There were parts that i felt so sad that a poor soul had to go through things that nobody should ever be put through, and still turn out such a strong person despite his past. How could someone who's been through so much, ever truly trust anyone again.
Now Kiara, I am not a fan of her so much. At the beggining of the book she started out such a strong willed, fight for her life kind of girl. Which i so truly enjoy in a heroine. But the further you get into the book she (to me) seemed like a scared, whinny, little daddy's girl that is very judgemental. Granted the scared part she is entitled to because of the things done to her in her past as well. But still there were times i wanted to knock the judgemental snot off her high horse!
Now i won't give anything away but there are a couple more characters we get introduced too that i can't wait to see if they get their own book. The first is Syn (who's book is #2), OMG i love his humor.For example:
"What the hell was that action?" Syn asked him.
"I think it's something called 'paternal concern.' "
Syn scowled at his bland explanation. "What.....? You sure? I thought that crap was a myth."
Nykyrian shrugged. "No,really. I watched it once in a documentary. It was fascinating. Believe it or not, there are people out there who actually have feelings for their progeny."
"Get the fuck out. No way. Your screwing with my head again, aren't you?"
"No, i swear. You just saw it with your own eyes. I did not make that shit up."
Syn shivered. "Yeah but it's really messing with my concept of the natural order of the universe. Paternal love? Whats next? Limb regrowth? Genetic splicing reversals?"  
OMG too funny! 2 others i can't wait to see if they get books are Hauk,and Darling.
So i would have to say the only thing missing in this book is a dictionary. There are several languages to go with the different species. On a few occasions characters curse , or make a comment in these other languages and we aren't told what most of them mean. I'm sure some are to keeping you wondering, but others it would have been really great to know what was said.
I give this Book in the wonderful new to me series
Ok now onto the giveaway!
In anticipation for the new release Silent truth (#4 in the BAD Series) By Sherrilyn Kenyon and Dianna Love which comes out tomorrow April 20, 2010, Terry Kate from Romance in the Backseat has given me the opportunity to give one lucky reader the chance to win a copy of Whispered Lies (#3 in the BAD Series)

This contest is open to USA residents only. It is open through Friday April 23rd. Make sure you include your name and email address when you comment.
Comment: Who is your favorite BAD boy type of Hero?

27 Hottie Follwers Thoughts:

katsrus April 19, 2010 at 11:07 PM  

Really sounds good. Now I want to read them too. Great review.

Sue B

jeanette8042 April 19, 2010 at 11:30 PM  

Loved the review, which makes me want to read this series from Sherrilyn Kenyon.

My favorite BAD boy type of Hero is one who is strong and alpha but still able to open his heart.

lilazncutie1215 @

Bookie April 20, 2010 at 12:01 AM  

Nice Review and funny excerpt.

My favorite type of Alpha is strong and protective but has a soft spot.

dawnpnr at aol dot com

Anonymous,  April 20, 2010 at 2:08 AM  

Ohhh, I knew Born of Night would be good, but now, man I can't wait to read this series. Now onto your question...

Who is my favorite bad boy type of hero? Hmm...I'm going to say Nicholas Argeneau from Lynsay Sands Argeneau / Rogue Hunter series. Because he's a rogue in a family of rogue hunters and is positively yummy.

~* Jessica Rabbit *~

elaing8 April 20, 2010 at 7:31 AM  
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elaing8 April 20, 2010 at 7:31 AM  

Great review. I allso just finished this up for BRT book challenge. I wasn't expecting it to have sad spots. And Ia gree with you on Kiara at times she really ticked me off.

(don't enter me in the giveaway)

The Book Vixen April 20, 2010 at 9:00 AM  

I've been wanting to read this series. I haven't read anything by Kenyon yet but I can't wait to try her out.

I love your new rating system with the flaming hearts!!

My favorite type of bad boy hero is one that is strong, rough and rugged, alpha...yet has a sensitive spot.

throuthehaze April 20, 2010 at 11:24 AM  

My favorite type is the strong, dark, broody, alpha.
throuthehaze at gmail dot com

SallyS April 20, 2010 at 12:13 PM  

Dang! Another series I'm gonna have to have!! Really great review!!! Thanks :)

I'm with The Book Vixen...I really love the strong, rough and rugged alpha type...with a soft spot. YUM!!

Terry Kate April 20, 2010 at 12:14 PM  

He has to be a total bad-a** but he just adores her sooooo much and she is kinda normal - and their souls call to each other - I love that.
Terry Kate
Romance in the Backseat

Moonsanity April 20, 2010 at 1:40 PM  
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Moonsanity April 20, 2010 at 1:43 PM  

OMG I have not read this series, and now I'm mad at myself. I think I got so confused between this and a couple of other that I just missed it along the way. MUST. BUY.
That snippet is so funny.

Oh, and enter me too:) wayfaringwriter at

Oops, forgot my bad boy answer. Gotta go with J.R. Ward's boys. Zadist is my favorite. Wow-- scarred, tattooed, tough but sensitive and loyal inside. Crap, I'm going to have to go get the book and read some snippets now:)

Robin K April 20, 2010 at 4:09 PM  

Acheron is my favorite bad boy hero.(Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark Hunter series book 12)

Robin K
robin [at] intensewhisper [dot] com

angie April 20, 2010 at 8:09 PM  

My favorite bad boy hero is one who is tough on the outside but is really just a big teddy bear on the inside. A guy who would do anything for his girl!
email bangersis(at)msn(dot)com

Ivy April 20, 2010 at 9:39 PM  

Great review hun! Born of Night was our book for last week challenge! I loved it! (I love everything by Sherrilyn)

@Robyn K I also LOVE me some Acheron!!! HOT!!!!!!!!!!!!

Acheron is my bad boy heroe!

donnas April 20, 2010 at 10:14 PM  

Sounds really good. Thanks for sharing.

My favorite is the strong, alpha type but still shows caring and sensitivity.

bacchus76 at myself dot com

Bethie April 20, 2010 at 10:41 PM  

Thanks for the giveaway. My favorite type of bad boy is the quiet brooding type.

lizzi0915 at aol dot com April 20, 2010 at 10:52 PM  

strong, bad boy type with a heart of gold and sin

Twimom227 April 20, 2010 at 10:59 PM  

Nice review. I read books 1 & 2 of the League series. I enjoyed the first and could barely finish the 2nd. I was very disappointed b/c I love her DH series so much. I'm glad you liked the books!

I love ASH - he's my #1 bad boy! LOL

Heather (DarklyReading) April 21, 2010 at 10:17 PM  

Wow..another series I need to start! I haven't read any of Kenyon's books yet but perhaps I should..

My favorite Bad Boy is Bones from the Night Huntress series.. I heart him so much- hired killer, former gigolo, stand by his woman type of guy.

hacarleton (at) gmail (dot) com

Amanda April 22, 2010 at 3:32 AM  

I am not sure that I have a favorite bad boy type of hero in the books section. But when it comes to comics I would have to say that I really love Deadpool and Green Arrow. Both are bad boys with weak spots. Yeah!

Emmagan April 22, 2010 at 10:48 AM  

my favorite bad boy type of hero is one who is not really bad, he is A kind hearted person, but hids be hide the bad boy image.

KariaK,  April 22, 2010 at 4:45 PM  

Ahhhh, the AG is the best isn't she...tried to buy Silent Truth yesterday and the shipment did not arrive to the island...ugg was sooo looking forward to it...Loved the League...As for BAD boy type hero, ex-military type or cop that has worked the fringe of the law to get his man and is willing to kill the nasties for a taste of me.

Lisa April 23, 2010 at 12:39 PM  

I like my hero's alpha, tough, and brooding with a tortured past.

Lisadeanne at prodigy dot net

cissikat April 23, 2010 at 10:24 PM  

I love a strong, quiet and yet very forceful (possibly tortured in there) man. I hate the past to be too involved in who he is but obviously that is going to affect WHO he is a lot....I don't know, give me good looking, funny and quiet and I will be happy!
cissikat @ yahoo . com

Donna April 23, 2010 at 11:25 PM  

I like a strong but nice male.

Tabitha Michelle April 23, 2010 at 11:25 PM  

I love a tough guy with a little bit of an attitude. A little cockiness is kinda sexy!


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