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Subject: Accidentally Ordered Night Play
Date Posted: 9/16/2010 9:13 AM ET
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I had thrown a Sherrilyn Kenyon book on my wishlist figuring if it ever came to me with the option to buy I might consider it because I see so much raving for Kenyon on this site and I've never read her. I didn't realize my wishlist was on auto request and it ordered automatically. Now I hope it was worth the credit *crosses fingers*  

Date Posted: 9/16/2010 9:45 AM ET
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OH! Thats one of the best of the whole series. I love that one! You wont be dissapointed. I would read them in order though.

Date Posted: 9/16/2010 11:11 AM ET
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I agree, that is one of the best in there series...actually the first 4 were the standouts to me.

Date Posted: 9/16/2010 12:16 PM ET
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I hope you two are right! This is actually rather reckless for me, I never buy books without having read at least a couple by the author before lol. I'm kind of picky (I don't like cheating, I don't like the hero to be an ass, I would prefer the heroine not be whiny or TSTL, and I want the majority focus to be on the relationship not on  some crazy spy plot or something) so we shall see O _ O

Date Posted: 9/16/2010 1:02 PM ET
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Well. You'll have to let us know how you like it! I love the Dark Hunter series. Some are not near as good as others, and some I absolutely LOVE and would re-read over and over if only I had the time, but I've enjoyed them all.

Date Posted: 9/21/2010 9:35 AM ET
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I don't regret ordering it although it was definitely outside my usual. The only paranormal romance I ever read is Jayne Krentz under her Castle pseudonym and I haven't read a single book about vampires or werewolves since being traumatized by an Anne Rice novel when I was still in middle school. I thought it was very charming and funny in a lot of places (particularly Bride's disappointment at not being able to turn herself into a bird) and the author managed to convey her fears and hang-ups without ever going overboard and making me want to wall-bang the book. I think her writing needs some polishing and a more aggressive editor and she could stand to reduce or eliminate a lot of the peripheral characters dialogue and "face time" but it was fun and amusing and the main characters were incredibly likable.

 

Date Posted: 9/21/2010 9:37 AM ET
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I just realized who her writing reminds me of - Dara Joy in Knight of a Trillion Stars and Mine to Take. By all accounts Kenyon is a nicer person and a more consistent writer than Joy though!

Date Posted: 9/21/2010 9:47 AM ET
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LoL, I am afraid Dara is out there in lala land forever, don't think that chick will ever be back to writing mainstream, anyway. Glad you enjoyed it, but as far as your concerns they are valid, but it never happens. To me the series deteriated to such an extent that I no longer even read or buy the series. I read around the first 10 and that was it. I did get Archeron's story(that one was an 800 page manifesto, but still good to me), that is the last one of hers that I bought.

Date Posted: 9/21/2010 9:50 AM ET
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she could stand to reduce or eliminate a lot of the peripheral characters dialogue and "face time"

 

LOL. When I first read this series I kinda thought the same thing. I just couldnt believe all the different characters and species, lol. I wondered how I was ever going to keep them all straight. Once I got a ways into the series though it all kinda came together and was a bit less confusing.

Date Posted: 9/21/2010 9:22 PM ET
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"I just couldnt believe all the different characters and species, lol."

 

The different species thing kind of got to me, lol. She keeps name dropping all of these "X is a HAWK!" and "Y is a BEAR!" and I kept waiting for a less glamorous animal person to materialize, like a Were-Ferret.

Date Posted: 9/21/2010 9:28 PM ET
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"I read around the first 10 and that was it."

 

There's more than TEN of these? Wow. I am laaaaate. Some authors just don't know when to gradually let go when they've got a good thing going and she might be one of them. But her covers are definitely worlds better than Dara's self made ones *shudder* How she went from Ritual of Proof to Death by Ploot Ploot I will never know but I suspect some illegal substance usage might have played a role. Anyway, it's kind of a shame about the lack of editing in Kenyon's writing because it was a surprisingly charming book and there seems to be potential there for something more exceptional. Ah well. Everybody can't be Kinsale or Ivory and the romance writing world would probably be more boring if it was, lol.

Date Posted: 9/21/2010 10:04 PM ET
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You actually read Ritual of Proof and Death by Plot Plot? I thought they were both a case of Printing on Demand while drunk or something. In regards to Kenyon, when an author has to publish a Companion book in order to help you keep up with her characters in her books, it is time to move on. But I think she is at number 19 something like that at least in this series. 

Date Posted: 9/21/2010 11:12 PM ET
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"You actually read Ritual of Proof and Death by Plot Plot? I thought they were both a case of Printing on Demand while drunk or something."

lol, I think Death by Ploot By Ploot definitely was that. Ritual of Proof was very interesting to me though, both the premise and the surprisingly tight, coherent plot and clean writing. I think it even won a couple of awards....and was apparently a total aberration for her. Ah well.

Date Posted: 9/21/2010 11:57 PM ET
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I tried to read ROP and I couldn't get past the first couple of chapters. DOPP was just her way of thumbing her nose at her publisher. I thought she was a talented writer and Rejar was one of my favs of hers.