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review 2019-02-23 02:49
If continuous torture for the hero is your thing
Born of Silence - Sherrilyn Kenyon

“You are my heaven… And you will always be my eternal hell."


This was almost 700 pgs and I'm guessing 680pgs have the hero either experiencing physical or emotional abuse or recalling it. It is truly awful stuff, examples: 

the hero experiences rape, as a child from other males and as an adult from foreign objects while captured, along with inhumane torture consisting of a spiked metal gag, carving into face, electrocuted, fed his own waste and finger, and homophobic slurs constantly spouted at him.  

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Those are just some examples. It was all too much for me, the torture and constant homophobic slurs started to feel sensationalized, the point that the hero was constantly kicked and belittled by people, past and currently but still remained kind to those less fortunate was made without the feeling of, not reveling in it, but torture porn. 


The heroine had some offbeat moments with almost thinking things weren't fair for her after all the hero had endured from her carelessness, not much of heroine material. The whole thing was just off with the excessive torture the hero went through and constant homophobic slurs. This wasn't fun or entertaining to read. I did enjoy past characters from the series and the world the author has set this in but I don't ever want to revisit or read Darling's story again.

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text 2019-02-22 01:56
Reading Update: 30%
Born of Silence - Sherrilyn Kenyon

His heart hammering, he stared at her, torn between the two things he wanted most. To kill her and to love her...


This isn't exactly a fun/enjoyable story to read. Geesh, with the torture :/ 

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url 2019-01-16 01:20
"Author Sherrilyn Kenyon files lawsuit accusing husband of poisoning her" (CW: abuse)

FYI, this article is pretty detailed about what the poison has done to her. Holy crap. The toxicology report sounds pretty damning - I hope he screwed up enough to leave plenty of evidence directly linking himself to it.


I hope it's possible for her to recover at least somewhat, physically and emotionally. :-(

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text 2019-01-11 18:14
Kind of surprised this hasn't been posted

Regarding author Sherrilyn Kenyon, posted link to her newsletter without further comment.



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review 2018-12-31 00:06
Review of "Night Pleasures" (Dark-Hunter, #1) by Sherilyn Kenyon
Night Pleasures - Sherrilyn Kenyon

I'm glad I read Ash's book prior this one. It probably changed my reaction to his appearances and the whole origins of the Dark Hunters thing. More depth, maybe; not that this series or book is more deep than the usual PNR books.


Which isn't a criticism. Just that it is fairly typical of the genre that each book centers on a couple, pretty much if not completely outright fated mates. In this one, it was immortal-centuries-old-Kyrian-Greek-Prince-during-Roman-invasions-turned-DarkHunter and



I liked Kyrian and Amanda. So, liked their story. Neither was an asshat or TSTL. Fairly explicit (maybe even skim-worthy explicit sex), but no dubious consent or some supernatural whatsit compulsion factor. Without being too spoiler-y, I really liked that the conclusion didn't require one of them to act totally out of character. Not really an in-line-with-internal-logic of the series explanation of the villain, though.


As much as I enjoyed this one, the preview of Talon's story at back of the ebook I read makes the next book sound way more interesting.

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