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Intro

Welcome to the Sherrilyn Kenyon Dark-Hunter Re-Read. From the first time Simi used barbeque sauce… to listening to the Howlers play Sanctuary …to Ash (need we say more?!), this is where you can re-live the great moments of the series. Delve into posts written by DH experts and super fans picked by Sherrilyn, talk to your fellow Menyons, and earn points with the Kenyon Rewards Program all while enjoying a walk down memory lane, Dark-Hunter Style.

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Recap

Fantasy Lover is a tie-in to the Dark-Hunter novels and takes place two years before Night Pleasures. Readers are introduced to Julian of Macedonia and Grace Alexander, as well as learn about Kyrian of Thrace as well as other characters that play important roles in the Dark-Hunter world!

In Fantasy Lover, Grace’s best friend Selena is determined to help Grace leave her serious trust issues with the opposite sex behind and have a little fun. After Selena discovers a mysterious ancient book with a spell inside, she promises Grace a month of humorous fun if she follows the ritual inside. Even though she’s skeptic, Grace humors her free-spirited friend and summons Julian.

To everyone’s surprise, Julian appears, and Grace’s life-changing month begins. She discovers that Julian has been trapped for 2,000 years, cursed to serve his summoner for an entire month. He’s a demi-god, the son of Aphrodite, a Spartan warrior, and absolutely gorgeous.

But Grace isn’t so easily won or accepting of an ancient immortal warrior thrust into her world and life, and especially since it’s only for such a short amount of time. Transitory relationships of any kind aren’t what she’s after. As Grace gets to know Julian, she feels horrible for the suffering, loneliness, and darkness that he’s endured. Where there’s a will there’s a way, and Grace set her mind to finding a way to set him free from his brutal and eternal enslavement.

Julian grew up a Spartan warrior with a tough military father who tolerated no weakness and no emotion. Grace has to crack years of isolation and two thousand years of upbringing to make him feel something again. He initially finds her kindness to be unbearable, causing him to feel and think about things he had long ago locked away. But he soon learns what it is like to feel human again.

Grace and Selena encourage Julian to reach out to his immortal family to see if they can help him gain his freedom. Even though they haven’t answered him before, he gives it another try and when his brother Eros shows up, they learn that the Greek gods are alive and well and living among humans today. Julian and Eros, or Cupid as Julian likes to call him since his brother hates it, have an unexpected reunion (a lot of punches thrown) and Eros finally agrees to help. Especially since the curse was caused by the jealousy of their brother Priapus, who is the one who originally cursed Julian to an eternity of slavery.

But the road to salvation is not an easy one and it’s one that will risk both their sanities and their very lives. Julian tells her that he can’t ask her to do this for him, that he’s not worth saving. But Grace knows there is goodness in him and agrees to help. No one should be left alone to suffer.

As Julian and Grace navigate through their complicated relationship, Grace also has to deal with a lot in her professional life. One of her more dangerous clients, Rodney becomes obsessed with her and puts her life in danger as stalks her at her house. It’s a dangerous game and one that finally puts Julian at home as he’s used to dealing with vicious predators.

In the end, two people who aren’t used to relying on anyone for anything must find a way to put their faith in someone else. And together, they learn that while they are very strong alone, they are much stronger as a team, working together. And that together, they can face and defeat anything life throws at them, including crazy homicidal stalkers and even ancient gods bent on age-old vengeance.

Favorite Quote

“Cupid, you worthless bastard, I summon you to human form.” (Julian)

“Gee, I can’t imagine why he wouldn’t respond to that.” (Grace)

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We really need to talk about what kind of comments are appropriate in public. (Grace)

If you took me home, we wouldn’t have to worry about it. (Julian)

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“I worry about the men of your time, Grace. They all seem to be great fools.” (Julian)

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For the first time in over two thousand years he felt like a man again, and with that feeling came a longing so profound that it sliced through his heart.

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“Since I’ve never known love, I wouldn’t know whether or not it hurts. But I can’t imagine how being loved could possibly hurt as much as not.” (Julian)

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“You’re not going to get away from me, Julian of Macedon. You might have beaten back the Romans, but I assure you, they are wimps in comparison to me.” (Grace)

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“No power from above can make one human love another. Love comes from within the heart.” (Julian)

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“You know, I would date, if I could find a man worth shaving my legs for.” (Grace)

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“Grace? Are you tipsy?” (Selena)
“Maybe just comfortably toasty. Pop tart toasty.” (Grace)”

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“I waited two thousand years for you, Grace Alexander,” he whispered in her ear. “And you were worth every second of it.”

Conclusion For more about the story behind Fantasy Lover, visit Sherrilyn Kenyon's site for The Story Behind the Story, Bloopers, Book Benies and more! Discussion Questions
  1. If you were trapped by a curse for decades (or more!) at a time, what would you miss most?
  2.  If you were tasked to help an ancient Greek deity to get used to modern-day life, what would you show and teach him first?
  3. If you were in Julian’s shoes, alone and riddled with jealousy, would you have been tempted to do the same thing he did to Iason and Penelope? What do you think would make you go through with it?
  4.  The Spartan way of life is incredibly harsh and unforgiving. What are your thoughts about the way their culture and society?
  5. What was your favorite part of this book and why?
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Fantasy Lover Re-read

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  1. This book has always been one of my favorites. This is the book i usually read over from time to time because i enjoy the story between Grace and Julian. I love all the dark hunters but this one and a few other of the books really move me to read over and over again

  2. I read this book in a day. Once I started it, I couldn’t stop, and just like that, I was hooked!

  3. 1. Books
    2. Plumbing/toilet
    3. Yes. Pain makes us do things that we would not normally do.
    4. Spartans were true warriors. Even the women were strong in all ways. They stood strong and were a great people.
    5. When Julian first appears!

  4. Okay so now I have to go down to the dungeon (sons suite of rooms) where all the books are and collect all my Kenyon books. Which also means I have to clean shelves in my bedroom where my tbr books are. Last 3 DH books are also on the tbr shelves cause I’ve been to lazy to take downstairs and the covers are all so pretty. Worth all the effort to do the re-read.

  5. My favorite part of this book is the entire character of Julien. He has such depth and strength. Even after the entire world has done him wrong, he still treats Grace with respect. All men should have such respect for their women.

  6. I’m pretty this is the area where we answer the questions and comment, so in response to the disscusion questions of Fantasy Lover…
    1. Time passing me by. If I don’t see it happening…I think the new world would freak me out, since I couldn’t go back in time to watch it happen. That, or the life and family I used to have before being locked up.
    2. First ATM, new clothes, then Disney Land, in that order. English After. And maybe the Disney version of Heraclues, but I’m not sure how much of a sense of humor they’ll have.
    3. No…I dont think I would have. Sure, I’ve never been in love or completely alone before so I can’t say for sure. But I’ve seen enough friends try and surrond themselves with people who don’t really love them. It’s not the same situation as Julien, but I know in both cases, the result didn’t work out well. I don’t think I’d ever trade solitude for people who wouldn’t truly love me, even if it did hurt like hell.
    4. It must have been hell to live through and I would never want live in Sparta. But…from what I’ve learned, they did have an excellent military. It just sucks that in order to be that strong, they beat and basically tortured their own children. There’s definetly better ways to raise a military than what they did, despite the fact it may have worked.
    5. Julien summoning then punching Eros. The first time I read that part I was shocked…and then had this juvenile impulse to yell ‘Fight!’… and that parts where Julien can beat the tar out of said baddies in the book. Reason why I like this? Everyone has that moment where they wish they could seriously mangle or at least stand up and be the protaganist against the person who hurt the people they love, and normally, we never get to. The people who hurt us and our loved ones just slip through the cracks and get away. But it’s not like that in the books. Karma comes around and even if its twisted, I like the fact Julien can and will go Spartan on their ass.

  7. If you were trapped by a curse for decades (or more!) at a time, what would you miss most?
    Food and books

    If you were tasked to help an ancient Greek deity to get used to modern-day life, what would you show and teach him first?
    I would show him modern movies, and food then show him the internet.

    If you were in Julian’s shoes, alone and riddled with jealousy, would you have been tempted to do the same thing he did to Iason and Penelope?
    Yes

    What do you think would make you go through with it?
    To much pain not to.

    The Spartan way of life is incredibly harsh and unforgiving. What are your thoughts about the way their culture and society?
    That i am glad we are not that way anymore

    What was your favorite part of this book and why?
    Part are you nuts i loved the whole book. I have read it at least five times until i lost the whole series now i need to rebuy them in ebooks.

  8. If you were tasked to help an ancient Greek deity to get used to modern-day life, what would you show and teach him first?

    The internet!!!

  9. Fantasy Lover Discussion Questions
    1. If you were trapped by a curse for decades (or more!) at a time, what would you miss most? My E-Reader and Chocolate tied.
    2. If you were tasked to help an ancient Greek deity to get used to modern-day life, what would you show and teach him first? The technological advances, starting with television.
    3. If you were in Julian’s shoes, alone and riddled with jealousy, would you have been tempted to do the same thing he did to Iason and Penelope? What do you think would make you go through with it? No, I wouldn’t, because Julian manipulated emotions. I would have done something else to show Iason in a bad light, simply because I would have wanted revenge.
    4. The Spartan way of life is incredibly harsh and unforgiving. What are your thoughts about the way their culture and society? For the times, they needed to have that type of society in order to survive among the different cultures of Greece.
    5. What was your favorite part of this book and why? The way Julian constantly cherished Grace, even though she wasn’t the typical definition of beautiful.

  10. 1. Human contact
    2. How to use a hot shower – ahhh
    3. I don’t think you could help but be tempted if you had lived his life. I would like to think I would do that, but until you’re faced with those circumstances yourself, no one knows what they will do.
    4. Those were the times he lived in and it was either embrace it or die.
    5. When Julian sells his general’s ring to replace Grace’s books. It was a selfless, incredibly thoughtful thing to do and it’s the first time you realize exactly how much he loves her.

  11. 1. The freedom to read what I want
    2. wow so much to teach them, but would have to say indoor plumbing
    3. Tempted but doubt I would go through with it
    4. It was harsh but it was also one of my favorite time periods
    5. They were all my favorite parts, but I think when Grace is given a do-over and gets to stay with her true love.

  12. 1. Being free to live and love.
    2. An amusement park. I would teach him the beauty of our world now
    3. No. You can’t force someone to love you.
    4. Pure cruelty and barbarian. I love a world with freedoms and not to have to be with a man because he says so.
    5. When Grace was crying after Julian left and begged him to come back to her and Aphrodite reversed time to make it happen.

  13. Books and Chocolate I would miss the most. Julian and Grace made this book great from then on I was hooked. I would love to see all of these characters on screen one day I’ve read all books at least twice!

  14. 1. Food, water and my books
    2. How to navigate the world wide web and to used the bathroom learn how to use the ATM drive a car!
    3. No I would have been happy for my friend and tired to found someone to love me for who I am. Not just the son of a goddess.
    4. They thought this was the right way to produces the best army for that time. Even if it hurt their children they learn to be one unit if one fell in battle than the next one would take his place not braking formation this is what made them very strong. We can’t not Judge them for we were not there but we can learn from them on how to be kind in the book Julian talk about how some parents left cloths and food for them so were they bad parents? If this is all you know how can it be a bad thing?
    5. How Julian always saw Grace for the person she was and let no one tell him she was not beautiful he saw the beauty in her that no one saw how she treasured life. How kind she was to him and did not take anything for granted not form him or anyone else.

  15. I read this book years ago and just finished rereading it February 6th. I am trying to re-read up to Seize The Night this month prior to reading it for a Goodreads group’s book of the month.
    Question #1: I would miss my family, my dogs and reading (of course!) Oh, and chocolate, also!

  16. I would definitely start teaching him about modern day food (bc who doesn’t love food?) and then move on to music and movies

  17. I would definitely introduce him to the internet first. From there you can view history in little sound-bites, thanks to Wikipedia and Google searches. He could also view music and movies which is the perfect way to understand how modern people think and speak. I think that would have to be the hardest thing for someone who had been locked away for so long, understand how modern people view the world and language. At least Kyrian and other hunters are IN the world to watch as it changes.

    I loved this book, my favorites are still Kyrian and Amanda, but Julian and Grace sold me on the series. Sherrilyn writes real people in such extraordinary circumstances. All the supernatural is happening, yet you can still believe this person exists and could be your neighbor!

  18. 1. If you were trapped by a curse for decades (or more!) at a time, what would you miss most? Tootsie Pops, Chocolate, my Kindle. Can’t live without them.
    If you were tasked to help an ancient Greek deity to get used to modern-day life, what would you show and teach him first? The sauna with high-powered water jets.
    3. If you were in Julian’s shoes, alone and riddled with jealousy, would you have been tempted to do the same thing he did to Iason and Penelope? What do you think would make you go through with it? I would have douse them in BBQ sauce.
    4. The Spartan way of life is incredibly harsh and unforgiving. What are your thoughts about the way their culture and society? Way too, hard!! I’d be looking for the BBQ sauce, asap.
    5. What was your favorite part of this book and why? The way Julian loved Grace, not all of us are beautiful and a perfect size 6, or even an 8.

  19. 1. I would miss communication.
    2. The internet. He/She would be able to learn anything and everything as long as they learn how the internet works.
    3. I wouldn’t have done the same thing. Love that isn’t yours, will never be. I wouldn’t that person’s body, if I couldn’t have their heart. What may drive me to do that though, would be revenge. If someone did that to me first.
    4. They are too harsh on their soldiers. But hey, what do I know? lol
    5. My favorite part was when Julian beat the crap out of Grace’s ex. It was hilarious and I hate men who use women like that. Serves him right!

    Fantasy Lover is one of my favs. paranormal novel of all time. ^-^ And it’s always refreshing when Julian shows up in other stories as well.

  20. Human contact would be the one thing I think I’d miss the most. Food, appliances, especially the shower lol, that is the most enthralled device of modern time for people from the past. I probably would have felt the same way Julian did, and the spartans where are strong people living in rougher times. That way of life seems fitting. My favorite part of the book is when Julian and grace first meet.

  21. If you were trapped by a curse for decades (or more!) at a time, what would you miss most?
    A: I would most miss reading, I would be so bored.

    If you were tasked to help an ancient Greek deity to get used to modern-day life, what would you show and teach him first?
    A: I would Show him or her some museums to catch up on what they missed, and how to operate modern technology.

    If you were in Julian’s shoes, alone and riddled with jealousy, would you have been tempted to do the same thing he did to Iason and Penelope? What do you think would make you go through with it?
    A. It would be tempting, but i don’t think I could of gone through with it, And if I did. Iason would of had to betray or hurt me pretty bad for me to act on my feelings.

    The Spartan way of life is incredibly harsh and unforgiving. What are your thoughts about the way their culture and society?
    A: as harsh as it was, It was very affective at the time. They did things both as warriros and politicians that other societies did not do at that time, and they survived a fairly lon time because if it, but it was also their downfall. Wanting perfection slowly caused their numbers to dwindle.

    What was your favorite part of this book and why?
    A: My favorite part of the book is eros’s parts. Expecially when he goes to meet his neice and nephew, but its also tied with Juilan meeting Grace’s ex and teaching him a well deserved lesson.

  22. First thing I would probably show is electricity. Mostly because they would probably be incredibly shocked and confused by it and I could totally make up a story with how it works and it’d be really great.

  23. To be trapped in a book for decades would have been awful boring! But to get let out by the one person in the world that would mean life to you that is amazing and all I would want to do is be with that person and learn to live life again. Too many new things to say I miss food, or clothes,ect., but to feel passion there is nothing better or more consuming. Absolutely love Sherrilyn’s characters.

  24. I really do enjoy this book!! I love how grace how she over came her past for the man that she loves even this she new there was a 50/50 chance he could leaver bit we all new he never would!!

  25. 1. Companionship
    2. Electricity and all the things it can be used for.
    3. I don’t know as I can’t imagine being that lonely.
    4. That is just how the culture was at that time. A thousand years from now, the people might think of us as totally barbaric or weak depending on how their culture is.
    5. The end. Grace loved Julian enough to sleep with him to break the curse even though she thought he would leave her. And Julian loved Grace so much that he was willing to go back into the book rather than hurt her.

  26. This book was the reason why I have began my own adventures of becoming an Author, and I want to Thank the author Sherrilyn, she changed my life and I have no idea where I be today without her.

  27. 1. My husband
    2. Netflix
    3. Even riddled with jealousy and envy, I’d have wished them well…maybe hoped they would stub their toe on a desk corner or something. lol nothing permanent and I’d have moved on. Justice is served when that pinky is busted. haha
    4. Talk all the mess you want about it, they were THE strongest and toughest fighting force we’ve ever seen. Maybe harsh by our standards but the times were harsher than, it was either adapt or die.
    5. Julian beating the hell out of Grace’s ex. Love when someone gets what’s coming to ’em.

  28. I think books and chocolate would rank at the top of what I would miss.

    I would have to show them the use of the television and cell phones. to much going on I the world not to have access to that information right away.

    no two ways about how I would feel if I was in Julian’s shoes. There would be due cause for payback.

  29. 1. I would miss reading books and listening to and playing music the most.
    2. How modern things in the house work. The basics like running water, the toilet, shower, ….
    3. I don’t think so.
    4. Back in their day, it was the only thing they knew. It wouldn’t have been considered harsh, it was just they way of life.
    5.Finding new things in the book each time I read it.

  30. This was not the first DH book I read it was actually close to one of the last ones. Yet it was still amazing!! When I read it I had so many AH! moments because I already knew the characters introduced and what the ending was. For example, when Selena told Grace that she would 6 kids and marry a greek god, it clicked since that was mentioned in the next book. I loved this book and I’m constantly re-reading it.

    1. Food (‘m constantly hungry and eating), Nature (I’m a nut that loves going outside), Books and Drawing ( best hobbies ever!) and physical activity (I need to be able to run or move around)
    2. The library where all the books are. And then I would show him music since they’ll be hearing it a lot. I would teach them how to act in public since that’s probably way different and how to have fun.
    3. Maybe. I’m not sure, I would like to say no because I would end up feeling guilty so I would rather not. But if someone did back stab me like that I don’t know what I would do.
    4. They created incredibly strong warriors and had strong civilians as well. No one was untouched by their way of life. It might seem a bit cruel at first but I think it made them very strong and you lose your fear of many things that way. It was a quick and efficient way to create men. But I would never send my kids through what they had to go through!
    5. The moments where it was just Grace and Julian. They had a lot of cute and some very funny moments. With them together, they forgot their troubles for a while and were themselves. I especially liked the scenes when Grace was trying to teach Julian to drive. 😀

  31. I have to say my favourite part of the story has to be the first line of the first chapter. When I pulled it out to read, my friend was with me and asked what I was reading, when I told her she promptly took the book from my hands and read the first line, with her eyes going wide she passed it back to me and didn’t ask another question about the subject. A week later I found her reading her brand new copy of it and laughed at the memory.

  32. My favorite part of the book is where Grace finds out Julian was listening in on her and Selena’s conversation. Or maybe where Julian saves the kid. Or maybe all the hot steamy scenes. Or… you know, I really can’t pick a favorite! And if I were cursed, I would definitely miss my hubby the most. That would be heart wrenching agony.

  33. 1. I will miss my freedom to travel or do anything i want!
    2. Love to share with him the movies, music and wonders of internet!
    3. Probably, pain can really make people go crazy!
    4. I love Grace and Julian story! Especially the scenes when Julian first appeared.

  34. Question one I would miss family and friends and all the new things that happened while I was trapped and not able to see happen.

    Question two. The bathroom, then I would introduce to him sweats something he could be comfortable in,

    Question three. I would probably do the same thing he did. Betrayal does something to you and makes you do things you wouldn’t normally do.

    Question 4 The Spartan way was harsh but it was the way they did things back then they didn’t have the conveniences we have now so they had to be way stronger than we are now.

    Question 5 When Julian appeared out of the book.

  35. Favorite quotes from Fantasy Lover.

    “Cupid, you worthless bastard, I summon you to human form! (Julian)
    Gee, I can’t imagine why he wouldn’t respond to that. (Grace)”

    “No power from above can make one human love another. Love comes from within the heart. (Julian)”

    “Because I have no boobs. My ears stand out, and I have freckles all over me. (Grace)
    Boobs? (Julian)
    Breasts. (Grace)
    You have very nice breasts. (Julian)
    Thanks. What about you? (Grace)
    I have no breasts. (Julian)”

    “Grace- “You are naked.”……”You are so naked”
    Julian – “I know”
    Grace – “You are naked!”
    Julian – “We’ve established that.”
    Grace – “You’re happy and naked.”
    Julian – “What?”

    “Honey, you need to get laid. (Selena)
    Why don’t you speak a little louder, Lanie? I don’t think the guys in Canada were able to hear you. (Grace)
    Oh, I don’t know. They’re probably headed south even as we speak. (Waiter)”

    “Don’t cry for me, Grace. I’m not worth it. (Julian)
    Yes you are! (Grace)
    You are my saving Grace. Without you, I would never have known love. And I would never have known me again. (Julian)”

    “You have the optimism of a child. (Julian)
    Peter Pan all the way. (Grace)”

  36. This is one of my favorites I love them all but I think I have re-read this book atleast 6 times over the last 10years!!

  37. This was not the first DH book I read it was actually close to one of the last ones. Yet it was still amazing!! When I read it I had so many AH! moments because I already knew the characters introduced and what the ending was. I love this book!! AND I HOPE TO SEE MORE OF THEM!

  38. 1. Food, Nature, Reading and Drawing and Running.
    2. The library where all the books are. And then I would show him music since they’ll be hearing it a lot. I would teach them how to act in public since that’s probably way different and how to have fun!
    3. Maybe. I’m not sure, I would like to say no because I would end up feeling guilty so I would rather not. But if someone did back stab me like that I don’t know what I would do.

  39. 4. They created incredibly strong warriors and had strong civilians as well. No one was untouched by their way of life. It was a quick and efficient way to strong people and a strong society. But I woudn’t want to live through that.
    5. The moments where it was just Grace and Julian. I especially liked the scenes when Grace was trying to teach Julian to drive. And when they were reading together.

  40. Love these quotes, not all of them of course!!

    “Cupid, you worthless bastard, I summon you to human form! (Julian)

    “Grace- “You are naked.”……”You are so naked”
    Julian – “I know”
    Grace – “You are naked!”
    Julian – “We’ve established that.”
    Grace – “You’re happy and naked.”
    Julian – “What?”

    “Honey, you need to get laid. (Selena)
    Why don’t you speak a little louder, Lanie? I don’t think the guys in Canada were able to hear you. (Grace)
    Oh, I don’t know. They’re probably headed south even as we speak. (Waiter)”

  41. “Don’t cry for me, Grace. I’m not worth it.” (Julian)
    “Yes you are!” (Grace)
    “You are my saving Grace. Without you, I would never have known love. And I would never have known me again.” (Julian)

    “You have the optimism of a child.” (Julian)
    “Peter Pan all the way.” (Grace)

    Love these two quotes as well!

  42. This book was my first introduction to the dark hunter world and Sherrilyn. So it has a special place in my heart. I reread this on occasion because Julian and Grace are such a great couple.

  43. I know I’m late to the party but i just started my rereads today, maybe i’ll catch up, don’t think so though cause this is the home stretch of the semester, lol and i have to pick the gpa up, lol, mmm btw love this book, its what got me into reading this series, mmm Julian!! I so wish i’d gotten to you first! lol

  44. 1. My books and indoor plumbing would be sorely missed.
    2. I’d show him around the house, plenty stuff around to keep him busy, like a light switch or better yet a shower.
    3.no, can’t force someone to love you.
    4. They didn’t know any better.
    5. 1st line, got me hooked, HAD to read the book, after that bought all kenyon ‘ s books

  45. If you were trapped by a curse for decades (or more!) at a time, what would you miss most?

    I would miss food the most and family
    If you were tasked to help an ancient Greek deity to get used to modern-day life, what would you show and teach him first?

    Umm just walk him around my house and point things out.

    If you were in Julian’s shoes, alone and riddled with jealousy, would you have been tempted to do the same thing he did to Iason and Penelope? What do you think would make you go through with it?

    What did he do again?
    The Spartan way of life is incredibly harsh and unforgiving. What are your thoughts about the way their culture and society?

    I think it was just the way it was back then. If they weren’t trained like that then they would of lost their wars…or maybe they could of been trained like ninjas? But maybe they had a harsh life too, and even if ninja’s weren’t trained harshly it would take away the Greek history and culture and replace it with Japanese

    What was your favorite part of this book and why?

    When Julian says to Graces ex guy she was with “I will rip your heart out” or something like that.

  46. This was the first book by Sherrilyn Kenyon I read, I loved it do much I couldn’t wait to read the next. I think this book was the perfect introduction to the series.

  47. 1.If you were trapped by a curse for decades (or more!) at a time, what would you miss most? I would miss the rain the most.
    2. If you were tasked to help an ancient Greek deity to get used to modern-day life, what would you show and teach him first? how to use a phone with internet so that they could navigate youtube, then they could learn anything.
    3.If you were in Julian’s shoes, alone and riddled with jealousy, would you have been tempted to do the same thing he did to Iason and Penelope? What do you think would make you go through with it? Yes and
    4. The Spartan way of life is incredibly harsh and unforgiving. What are your thoughts about the way their culture and society? in order to live in that environment back then children had to be raised under the same circumstances so they could live.
    5.What was your favorite part of this book and why?
    the moment Grace and Jillian finally accept each others company and allow one another to trust just a little bit. Just because Grace has a big problem with men and Julian cant trust anyone to be there for him let alone risk her self for him.

  48. I know I’m late but i had midterms and finial and wasn’t able to participate when this started, so I’m going to try to catch up, I finished this one two weeks ago!

    If you were trapped by a curse for decades (or more!) at a time, what would you miss most?
    Chocolate, can not live without it!
    If you were tasked to help an ancient Greek deity to get used to modern-day life, what would you show and teach him first?
    TV definitely, history channel, food network, lol movies music car
    If you were in Julian’s shoes, alone and riddled with jealousy, would you have been tempted to do the same thing he did to Iason and Penelope? What do you think would make you go through with it?
    No I would have put on my big girl panties and realized that not everyone gets to be in love, for someone who was supposed to be so strong he sure acted weak.
    The Spartan way of life is incredibly harsh and unforgiving. What are your thoughts about the way their culture and society?
    Yes even by ancient standards it was brutal, there is a reason it only last a couple generations.
    What was your favorite part of this book and why?
    when juilian is fighting priapus and the goddesses are commenting on her dress, lol, too funny

  49. So I reread this February 17th for like at least the fourth time because it’s a great story. I’m not really sure I what’s supposed to do here. So I guess I’ll just answer the questions.

    If you were trapped by a curse for decades (or more!) at a time, what would you miss most?
    Well the people in my life for one, especially my children. But if we’re not counting that, my books.

    If you were tasked to help an ancient Greek deity to get used to modern-day life, what would you show and teach him first?
    That’s a hard one but I’m thinking we’ll go with necessities before all the cool new gadget, so I’d show him the current acceptable mode of dress, as in the sheets belong on the beds, they’re not clothes anymore.

    If you were in Julian’s shoes, alone and riddled with jealousy, would you have been tempted to do the same thing he did to Iason and Penelope? What do you think would make you go through with it?
    Probably not, I don’t really get jealous and I’m pretty content in my own company so that sort of behavior isn’t my style. I think it was a moment of weakness and he made a very human mistake.

    The Spartan way of life is incredibly harsh and unforgiving. What are your thoughts about the way their culture and society?
    I’m glad I didn’t live there.

    What was your favorite part of this book and why? I pretty much loved the whole book, but I think my favorite part was probably that he’s s sex slave and ends up with a woman the refuses to sleep with him for quite a while. That was hilarious.

  50. I would ask what the person trapped would like to do and learn since they were the ones that missed out on so much. I love all of these books I’m actually re-reading them all now and I love them!!

  51. This book was awesome and I enjoyed reading it. When I first read it I couldn’t put it down. She is an amazing author and her books have helped me get through some major issues

  52. 1. I would miss my son and family the most.
    2. I agree with whitewolfaw – plumbing
    3. I’m not sure, I would have to think more on this one.
    4. I just don’t have an answer for this one.
    5. The whole book – as well as the Dark Hunter series – they make you laugh and cry, they make you happy and sad and they make you angry and want to kick some a** – Love them all

  53. 1. Be able to read or see my friends… Most of all finding Love.
    2. How to drive. Then again he may need more than a month to learn.
    3. I wouldn’t know where to begin… I am not a jealous person. This would take a bit more to think about the situation completely.
    4. Though it may be harsh and unforgiving, it prepared them for what the world could throw at them.
    5. I had a few, One was when she and him would read from her private collection of rare books, Then when he gave up his last possession to get her collection back. How that Julian was finally free with the woman who saw him more than what he was cursed to do.

  54. reading this book makes you want to go out and try to find a fantasy lover of your own. LOL

  55. I love to read. I will read just about anything. I have really come to love the Dark Hunter Series. So far, Vane probably has to be my favorite. He looks on the inside of a person rather than the outside.

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