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Subject: Anyone else bored with the Dark Hunters?
Date Posted: 7/16/2008 8:50 PM ET
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Im probably blasphemeing here but I got bored with the DH series by Sherrilyn Kenyon. The books became way to formulaic for me. After the 7th (I think) I said to myself no wonder she has a bazillion books written already she just changes the names of people and places. Its all bad boy meets pretty girl. Bad boy has some deep dark pain. Pretty girl helps bad boy work through deep dark pain. Bad boy becomes mortal again. (or a god in one case) It was like reading the same book over and over again.

Am I the only one that got bored with it? Am I going to lose my membership to the paranormal fans club for this?



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Date Posted: 7/16/2008 9:09 PM ET
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Well, I wan't bored with the last Dark Hunter I read, but I'm not up to date.   I can tell you that I couldn't finish the Dream Hunter book, and haven't read anything by her since. 

I was extremely disappointed with the fate of the first female Hunter we got to know. 

I am more bored with Feehan's Carpathian series. 

Betsy

Date Posted: 7/17/2008 1:02 AM ET
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Absolutely!!!  I'm like you - I've thought that she just writes the same book, with only the names and the places changed.  I've stopped reading her books.

Date Posted: 7/17/2008 8:37 AM ET
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Most series get off-track and just plain old after-a-while!!  I have Kenyon's last 3 books and just haven't read them yet.  i am not going to buy anymore (except for Acheron) until Nick's book comes out.  I still like Feehan, but I know what you mean about the same story line.  I have gotten into other series and read these older ones between those books.  I am an eclectic reader and read from Diana Palmer, Linda Howard, Jayne Krentz, William Johnstone, Angela Knight, Susan Sizemore, etc-etc.  There is always something for me that I will be sure to enjoy.

 

Currently reading:  "Night Slayer Series" by Robin Popp and "The Nightwalker Series" by Jacquelyn Frank.  I am patiently waiting for the 4th book in each series to be available.

Finished:  "Conquering Worms", "Rising", by Brian Keene--------this should be in Horror genre.

Date Posted: 7/17/2008 9:11 AM ET
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I think if you read them back-to-back, they probably get a bit tiresome, but that applies to any series of course.  I personally am not tired of the Dark-Hunters yet and am looking forward to "Acheron". 

Date Posted: 7/17/2008 9:24 AM ET
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I wasnt reading them back to back I almost never read a series back to back because after a while I get bored with the same old characters. Like I dont watch every episode of a TV show back to back. I space them out. I also dont think its just cause the series is on up there in numbers cause Ive read every Southern Vampire book to date and those never get old.

Date Posted: 7/17/2008 3:01 PM ET
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I love SK and I am even in her fan club. The books can get a little repeatative. I am re-reading them all now to remind myself of everything for Acheron, and I can see it better now. I think they have kind of lost their shine a little, but I'm not sure if its because of the books or because the genre is so overdone now. Half of the paranormals I read remind me of the dark hunter series.

Date Posted: 7/17/2008 3:02 PM ET
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whoops repeat



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Date Posted: 7/17/2008 7:34 PM ET
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I'm getting a bit tired of these books, but I'm still enjoying them.  They do seem to all have the same storyline though. 

I'm reading Devil May Cry right now and even though it's like the others, I still like it.  It's an easy read for me and I like that I already know all the background of the DH's. 

I am really looking forward to Acheron's book in a few weeks. 

I did not like the first dream hunter book that I read, BUT I will probably still read the next two. 

Date Posted: 7/17/2008 9:26 PM ET
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You're not alone! Those were my thoughts after book 3 or so and sadly I couldn't read anymore.  :(   I know, I know - I'll probably get kicked out of the club, too!

Date Posted: 7/20/2008 11:25 AM ET
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I wouldn't say that I'm bored with them but I don't jump on starting a new one immediately like I used to.   I really haven't liked the Dream Hunter books but have them because stuff happens that turn up in the following books or new characters are introduced. 

I'm doing some DH trivia game that I clicked on and just answering those questions (or not in many cases:lol:) opened my eyes to all the details I miss in the books or just plain can't remember.   The cast is so huge now that it's lost that mysteriousness it had once.   Heck, New Orleans alone is practically infested with DH's and such, practically one on every corner:lol:  

Acheron is on preorder, really want Nick's story and wouldn't mind another Were Hunter story or two since Night Play and Unleash the Night are favorites.   I imagine the same thing will happen with J.R. Ward and others as more books are added to the series. 

Date Posted: 7/20/2008 1:09 PM ET
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I am a fan of the SK and so far the only book I have not really liked is Fantasy Lover but I enjoy the Dark Hunters and can't wait for A's to come out since he has always been my favorite.

 

Date Posted: 7/21/2008 7:23 AM ET
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My least fav is Kiss the Night and I'm trying to re-read it now. I'm skipping any parts that have nothing to do with the running plot lol

Date Posted: 7/21/2008 12:37 PM ET
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I'm rereading embrace the night and you know there is alot about Ash in there that I had forgotten.

Date Posted: 7/21/2008 5:41 PM ET
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I've been saying this for awhile myself, Chris.  For me, it started with Unleash the Night (Wren's story).   They've progressively gone downhill with less and less romance and more and more twisted, convoluted myths. 

I will read Ash's story (only because my BFF is buying and said she'd lend me.  I told her she doesn't need to rush but can send it with my birthday package --October-- and I'll return in her holiday package.)  only to put some kind of closure to this.

But I'm not expecting much from it, to be honest. 

Date Posted: 7/21/2008 7:21 PM ET
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The only reason why I expect Ash's book to be good is because she wrote it years ago, before her latest ones, before it started going downhill.

Subject: Warprize
Date Posted: 7/21/2008 8:43 PM ET
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Has anyone read the trilogy by Elizabeth Vaughan?   I read them one after the other and it was really good that way.      Warprize----Warsworn-and   Warlord

Date Posted: 7/21/2008 10:37 PM ET
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So I'm curious If she wrote Ash's book years ago then why did she take so long to put it out?

Date Posted: 7/22/2008 8:29 AM ET
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Because it wasn't time for it to come out yet. She has had this series arc planned for quite some time now.

Date Posted: 7/22/2008 9:29 PM ET
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JK Rowling had written most of Harry Potter 7 years before it was released also and I was very disappointed in it.

Date Posted: 7/22/2008 11:28 PM ET
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it is SO LONG between books, I got bored wating for Kenyon and Feehan to put something new out there. Too bad because I've found many authors that have as good or better book on the market now. I agree, after waiting so long for another book to be published, I've forgotten what the first ones were about and why I liked them so much. After the Wren book, they did go downhill and I couldn't finish the dream hunter one either....boo hoo



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Date Posted: 7/23/2008 8:19 AM ET
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I agree there are better books, SK was my first trip into paranormal romance so she will always hold a special place for me. There are a few characters I want to learn more about, but after Ash's book and then Nicks...I won't care so much. This is why I wish authors would not let their series go on so long.

I am re-reading all the dark hunter books now and I am finding that I enoy them much more (with the exception of Kiss the Night...can't stand those characters). I can pick up on things that I missed, and I catch on to more of the humor. I just love them.  Though, I'm not sure if I will feel the same about the rest I've yet to read. Those I didn't like half as much.

Date Posted: 7/26/2008 2:43 PM ET
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Hey all.. I have to agree with most of the posts here...DarkHunters have become...Formulated. BUT, still love to read them...each and everyone!! Agreed New Orleans is crawling with them and it is now a cast of thousands.(Bears, Weres, Cats, Apollolytes,Daemons Oh my!!) Sometimes it is hard to keep everyone strait...Thank goodness for the Companion and website. The Dream Hunter books, to me are so-so, the last one wasn't so bad. (Good Gracious, I can't remember the name!). I am waiting for Ash's book which will be out in a couple weeks...(Mine is on reserve). I will hole myself up till I am finished. Nicks book should be a page turner also!!

If memory serves, there was only one female DarkHunter that actually received her own book. I do hope Kenyon will write another with a female DarkHunter. I have to also say, that during the time I have been here at PBS, I have looked at some of the Wish Lists of the people here and some of the recommendations handed out. I thank you all for that....I have read some really good paranormal/romance/erotica/series books!! Again.. Thanks....

Date Posted: 7/26/2008 4:24 PM ET
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The Dark Hunters always hold a special place for me cause it was the first series of that kind that I picked up.  But yes - there is a formula to her writing and the series but I kind of like it -although I do think there's probably an optimal series length and SK has passed that.  I'm anxious to read Acheron and I still want Nick's story and Savitar's but like others have said - I don't have the rush I used to when a new SK comes out.  I give her MAJOR props for the universe she created - her website set standards IMO and she's clearly very creative.

Date Posted: 7/30/2008 12:20 PM ET
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What was the book with the female Dark-Hunter?  I don't remember.  My memory has flown the coop, and hasn't found its way back yet.  I didn't care so much for the Dream-Hunters.  But really can't remember to much of the others.  Waiting for Acheron and Nick to get here.

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