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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Author of Fantasy Lover

270+ Works 88,528 Members 1,894 Reviews 275 Favorited

About the Author

Sherrilyn Kenyon was born in Columbus, Georgia in 1965. She attended the University of Georgia. She has written novels and nonfiction works using both her real name and the pseudonym Kinley MacGregor. The name was created when she started writing historical romances. She writes several series show more including The Dark-Hunters, The League, Lords of Avalon, BAD Agency and the Chronicles of Nick. In 2018 her title, Death Doesn't Bargain, made the bestseller list. (Bowker Author Biography) show less
Image credit: Sherrilyn Kenyon at Bad Moon Rising book signing in Portland, Oregon. Photo mine.

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Works by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Fantasy Lover (2002) 3,641 copies, 106 reviews
Night Pleasures (2002) 3,455 copies, 88 reviews
Dance with the Devil (2003) 2,931 copies, 55 reviews
Night Embrace (2003) 2,883 copies, 54 reviews
Acheron (2008) 2,715 copies, 107 reviews
Night Play (2004) 2,698 copies, 51 reviews
Seize the Night (2004) 2,625 copies, 51 reviews
Kiss of the Night (2004) 2,579 copies, 42 reviews
Dark Side of the Moon (2006) 2,534 copies, 55 reviews
Unleash the Night (2005) 2,489 copies, 49 reviews
Sins of the Night (2005) 2,461 copies, 37 reviews
Devil May Cry (2007) 2,337 copies, 48 reviews
The Dream-Hunter (2007) 2,182 copies, 47 reviews
Infinity (2010) 1,952 copies, 74 reviews
Dream Chaser (2008) 1,819 copies, 33 reviews
Upon the Midnight Clear (2007) 1,801 copies, 41 reviews
Bad Moon Rising (2009) — Author — 1,733 copies, 40 reviews
One Silent Night (2008) 1,704 copies, 38 reviews
Dream Warrior (2009) 1,478 copies, 22 reviews
Born of Night (2009) 1,457 copies, 42 reviews
No Mercy (2010) 1,432 copies, 31 reviews
Invincible (2011) 1,213 copies, 35 reviews
Dragonswan (2005) 1,199 copies, 21 reviews
Born of Fire (2009) 1,098 copies, 28 reviews
Retribution (2011) 1,040 copies, 30 reviews
Born of Ice (2009) 984 copies, 22 reviews
Stroke of Midnight (Anthology) (2004) — Contributor — 966 copies, 15 reviews
Infamous (2012) 937 copies, 24 reviews
Styxx (2013) 892 copies, 28 reviews
Sword of Darkness (2006) 883 copies, 10 reviews
Time Untime (2012) 842 copies, 22 reviews
The Guardian (2011) 827 copies, 25 reviews
Love at First Bite (Anthology 4-in-1) (2006) — Contributor — 818 copies, 12 reviews
Where’s My Hero? (2003) — Contributor — 803 copies, 16 reviews
Born of Shadows (2011) 766 copies, 22 reviews
Inferno (2013) 691 copies, 24 reviews
Son of No One (2014) 676 copies, 11 reviews
Bad Attitude (2006) 671 copies, 10 reviews
The Dark-Hunter Companion (2007) 659 copies, 11 reviews
Knight of Darkness (2006) 658 copies, 11 reviews
Tapestry [Anthology] (2002) — Contributor — 630 copies, 9 reviews
Illusion (2014) 613 copies, 12 reviews
Born in Sin (2003) 604 copies, 10 reviews
Phantom in the Night (2008) 603 copies, 8 reviews
Born to Be Bad (2005) 580 copies, 9 reviews
Born of Silence (2012) 568 copies, 19 reviews
Blood Trinity (2010) 556 copies, 16 reviews
Dragonbane (2015) 552 copies, 13 reviews
Master of Desire (2001) 550 copies, 9 reviews
Claiming the Highlander (2002) 528 copies, 3 reviews
Return of the Warrior (2005) 510 copies, 7 reviews
Taming the Scotsman (2003) 495 copies, 1 review
Instinct (2015) 481 copies, 6 reviews
Dark Bites: A Short Story Collection (2014) 469 copies, 10 reviews
A Dark Champion (2004) 465 copies, 4 reviews
Born of Fury (2014) 458 copies, 6 reviews
The Warrior (2007) 447 copies, 7 reviews
Whispered Lies (2009) 438 copies, 4 reviews
Dragonmark (2016) 435 copies, 11 reviews
Man of My Dreams [Anthology 4-in-1] (2004) — Contributor — 413 copies, 3 reviews
In Other Worlds (2010) 400 copies, 6 reviews
Deadmen Walking (2017) 378 copies, 10 reviews
Invision (2016) 375 copies, 4 reviews
Silent Truth (2010) 371 copies, 2 reviews
Born of Defiance (2015) 363 copies, 7 reviews
Big Guns out of Uniform (2003) — Contributor — 358 copies, 4 reviews
Dragonsworn (2017) 355 copies, 6 reviews
A Pirate of Her Own (1999) 324 copies, 3 reviews
Born of Betrayal (2015) 322 copies, 7 reviews
Master of Seduction (2000) 311 copies, 3 reviews
Stygian (2018) 306 copies, 8 reviews
Alterant (2011) 299 copies, 8 reviews
Born of Legend (2016) 284 copies, 4 reviews
The Dark-Hunters, Vol. 1 (Dark-Hunter Manga) (2009) 248 copies, 8 reviews
Born of Vengeance (2017) 237 copies, 4 reviews
The Curse (2012) 222 copies, 7 reviews
Cloak & Silence (2013) 222 copies, 11 reviews
Fear the Darkness (2007) 206 copies, 9 reviews
Naughty or Nice? Four Novellas (2001) — Author — 185 copies, 1 review
Rise of the Gryphon (2013) 178 copies, 3 reviews
Night Pleasures / Night Embrace (2005) 169 copies, 1 review
Intensity (2017) 169 copies, 5 reviews
Shadow Fallen (2022) 151 copies, 4 reviews
At Death's Door: A Deadman's Cross Novel (2019) 145 copies, 3 reviews
The Beginning (2004) 137 copies, 3 reviews
The Dark-Hunters, Vol. 2 (Dark-Hunter Manga) (2010) 124 copies, 2 reviews
Winter Born [novella] (2016) 122 copies, 4 reviews
Daemon's Angel (1995) 121 copies, 2 reviews
Paradise City (1994) 113 copies
Dark-Hunter Collectible Catalog (1957) 94 copies, 1 review
Fire and Ice (2001) 87 copies, 1 review
Second Chances [novella] 82 copies, 1 review
Phantom Lover [short story] (2016) 71 copies, 1 review
Insurrection (2017) 56 copies
Darkness Within (2009) 52 copies
Dark-Hunter: An Insider's Guide (2010) 51 copies, 5 reviews
The Dark-Hunters: Infinity, Vol. 1 (2013) 49 copies, 1 review
Redemption [short story] 46 copies, 1 review
Not That Innocent (2009) — Contributor — 44 copies
A Hard Day's Night-Searcher (2016) 41 copies, 1 review
Born of Rage (1988) 40 copies
Born of Blood (2018) 40 copies
House of the Rising Son (2016) 38 copies, 1 review
Until Death Do We Part [short story] (2016) 37 copies, 1 review
Julian of Macedon (2020) 29 copies, 1 review
The Wager (2017) 29 copies, 1 review
Eve of Destruction (2022) 28 copies
Fire Bound — Co-Author — 23 copies
Born of Trouble (2018) 21 copies
Dark Places (2021) 18 copies
Omega Rising 14 copies
A Hero for the Holidays (2023) 13 copies
The Character Naming Sourcebook (2014) 9 copies, 1 review
Born of Darkness (League) (2019) 9 copies
Sanctuary (2021) 8 copies
Winter's Night (2015) 7 copies
Lords of Avalon: Sword of Darkness #1 [of 6] (2008) — Orig Text — 5 copies
Queen of All Shadows (2013) 5 copies
Turn Up the Heat 3 copies, 1 review
Battle Born (Dark-Hunter) (2018) 3 copies
Dark-Hunter — Author — 3 copies
The Promise 2 copies
Love After Midnight, Vol. 1 (2022) — Author — 2 copies
El guerrero (2009) 2 copies
O guardiao (2018) 2 copies
Lords of Avalon: Sword of Darkness #5 [of 6] (2008) — Orig Text — 2 copies
O Juramento do Dragão (2021) 1 copy
Objetí noci (2014) 1 copy
Hunter 1 copy
Lords of Avalon: Sword of Darkness #3 [of 6] (2008) — Orig Text — 1 copy
Season of Magic (2024) 1 copy
El escoces domado 1 copy, 1 review
Dueno del deseo (2006) 1 copy, 1 review
El retorno del guerrero 1 copy, 1 review
A kitaszt̕ott (2003) 1 copy
Lángoló szenvedély (2003) 1 copy
Lords of Avalon: Sword of Darkness #4 [of 6] (2008) — Orig Text — 1 copy
Lords of Avalon: Sword of Darkness #2 [of 6] (2008) — Orig Text — 1 copy
Il guerriero 1 copy
Lords of Avalon: Sword of Darkness #6 [of 6] (2008) — Orig Text — 1 copy
Sebastian 1 copy
The Wraith 1 copy

Associated Works

My Big Fat Supernatural Wedding (2006) — Contributor — 1,487 copies, 31 reviews
Dangerous Women (2013) — Contributor — 1,141 copies, 45 reviews
Blood Lite (2008) — Contributor — 894 copies, 32 reviews
Midnight Pleasures (2003) — Contributor — 835 copies, 17 reviews
The Writer's Complete Fantasy Reference : an Indispensable Compendium of Myth and Magic (1998) — Contributor, some editions — 516 copies, 5 reviews
The Mammoth Book of Paranormal Romance (2009) — Contributor — 419 copies, 16 reviews
Blood Lite III: Aftertaste (2012) — Contributor — 209 copies, 9 reviews
All I Want for Christmas [Anthology 4-in-1] (2000) — Contributor — 184 copies, 2 reviews
Love Is Murder (2012) — Contributor — 180 copies, 13 reviews
Elemental (2006) — Contributor — 180 copies, 4 reviews
Hex Life: Wicked New Tales of Witchery (2019) — Contributor — 173 copies, 6 reviews
Dark Duets: All-New Tales of Horror and Dark Fantasy (2014) — Contributor — 104 copies, 4 reviews
Dark Cities (2017) — Contributor — 85 copies
Seize the Night: New Tales of Vampiric Terror (2015) — Contributor — 77 copies, 11 reviews
Dangerous Women 3 (2014) — Contributor — 77 copies
Break Into Fiction: 11 Steps to Building a Powerful Story (2009) — Foreword, some editions — 75 copies, 2 reviews
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 75 • August 2016 (2016) — Contributor — 7 copies

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Exciting and a little dark with an interesting premise.
 
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LaPhenix | 73 other reviews | Jul 8, 2024 |
Night Play is a fated-mates romance between Vane, a magic-wielding wolf shifter that was left for dead by his pack, and Bride, a curvy small business owner who just got out of a crummy relationship.

The story kept my interest throughout, with likable characters, interesting villains, and a complex world. There are many unique groups (human shifters, animal shifters, vampires, vampire hunters, gods, demons) that all have different terminology. It's not too confusing, but it's a lot to remember.

Both main characters were very infatuated from the get-go, but they had some issues to take care of before they could be a couple. The heroine was pretty insecure and down on herself for a lot of the book. The hero had some family problems to resolve. They both only had eyes for each other from the moment they met.
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zeronetwo | 50 other reviews | May 14, 2024 |
Too much going on in this one. Don't care about universe, care about relationships. It's messy
 
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Members
88,528
Popularity
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Rating
3.9
Reviews
1,894
ISBNs
1,415
Languages
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Favorited
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