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Sherrilyn Kenyon - Author

About the Author

Writing as Sherrilyn Kenyon and Kinley MacGregor, she is the New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of several series, including The Dark-Hunters. She lives with her husband and three sons.

Featured books by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Styxx

Styxx

Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/03/2014

The most highly-anticipated novel in the Dark-Hunter series since Acheron is here - the unforgettable story of Styxx, Acheron's twin brother and one of the most powerful beings on earth Just when you thought Doomsday was over ...Centuries ago Acheron saved the human race by imprisoning an ancient evil bent on absolute destruction. Now that evil has been unleashed and it is out for revenge. Misjudged, condemned, betrayed and abandoned, this is Styxx's only chance to set the record straight. He hasn't always been on his brother's side but now he could prove his loyalty ...if he's willing to trade his life and future for Acheron's. When allegiances are skewed and no one can be trusted, not even yourself, how do you find a way back from the darkness that threatens to consume the entire world - one that may soon devour your very soul?

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Other books by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Phantom in the Night

Phantom in the Night

Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon Format: eBook Release Date: 24/04/2018

In #1 New York Times bestselling author Sherrilyn Kenyon's thrilling novel of romantic suspense, a gutsy female agent from the Bureau of American Defense encounters an elusive killer who isn't at all what he seems.After losing her mother to a vigilante killer, Terri Mitchell has dedicated her life to justice. Working covertly as a new agent for the Bureau of American Defense agency, she's consulting with the New Orleans Police Department to bust an organized crime ring suspected of funding terrorism. But when rumors surface of a phantom ghost terrorizing and killing the very people she's investigating, she's suspicious. Nathan Drake has spent his life protecting his family, the only thing that matters to him ... until the most feared drug lord in the southeast takes everything Nathan holds dear. Now he's a man on a mission with nothing to lose. He figures he only needs to stay alive long enough to protect the innocent lives the killers are out to destroy. As the two of them seek a similar goal by different means, Terri and Nathan are drawn deep into an evil underbelly that cuts through all levels of society. Now two people who have no reason to trust must trust in each other or die. And if they die, a deadly attack will be unleashed on thousands of innocent people.

Bad Attitude

Bad Attitude

Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon Format: eBook Release Date: 24/04/2018

B.A.D. agent Sydney Westbrook must find the perfect sniper for a risky counter-terrorism mission. The assignment is simple: find and kill a hired assassin before he kills a high-profile world leader during a peace conference on American soil.J. D. Steele, a trained military sniper whose attitude problem landed him in prison, seems a good candidate for the job since he doesn't have many other options. But it turns out Steele doesn't take orders easily-not even when they come from an intriguing agent who has his number down pat.As they're dragged deep in to a secret world of freelance killers, Sydney begins to discover the man of honor hidden beneath Steele's arrogant facade. It's a man even Steele didn't know he could be. But how can he fulfill his mission when doing so will risk the life of the only woman he's ever really cared for?

Deadmen Walking Dark-Hunter: Deadman's Cross

Deadmen Walking Dark-Hunter: Deadman's Cross

Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/03/2018

'A pirate romance, filled with epic adventures, fantastical creatures and an epic romance. What's not to love?' Fortress of Books To catch evil, it takes evil. Enter Devyl Bane - an ancient dark warlord returned to the human realm as one of the most notorious pirates in the New World. A man of many secrets, Bane makes a pact with Thorn - an immortal charged with securing the worst creations the ancient gods ever released into our world. Those powers have been imprisoned for eons behind enchanted gates . . . gates that are beginning to buckle. At Thorn's behest, Bane takes command of a crew of Deadmen: humanity's last hope to restore the gates. But things are never so simple. And one of Bane's biggest problems is the ship they sail upon. For the Sea Witch isn't just a vessel, she's also a woman born of an ancient people he wronged - a woman who is also sister to their primary target. Now Marcelina, the Sea Witch, must choose. Either she remains loyal to her evil sister and watches humanity fall, or she puts her faith in an enemy who has already betrayed her. Her people over the totality of humanity? Let's hope Bane can sway her favour. . . A brand new historical fantasy series set in the Dark-Hunter World, from #1 NYT bestselling author Sherrilyn Kenyon. Discover the dark magic of the Dark Hunter series: 'Kenyon boldly goes where no author has gone before and claims yet another genre as her own' Publishers Weekly 'Brisk, ironic and relentlessly imaginative. These are not your mother's vampire novels' Boston Globe 'Kenyon blew me away with her imagination' Goodreads reviewer 'Intense and thrilling' Goodreads reviewer 'Fantastically fun romance' Goodreads reviewer 'A fantastic start to the trilogy' Goodreads reviewer 'Angels. Demons. Sirens. Goddesses. The undead. Pirates. Mermen. Dragons. This book has it all!' Goodreads reviewer

Born to Be Bad

Born to Be Bad

Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon Format: eBook Release Date: 27/03/2018

New York Times bestselling author Sherrilyn Kenyon has created a sensation with her sexy stories about the Bureau of American Defense. Now, three novellas about BAD agents are collected in one steamy volume! In the all-new "e;One BAD Night,"e; the bureau believes that agent Jason Banks has sold them out. Agent Samantha Winslow has never particularly cared for Jason, whom she reluctantly finds attractive, and she volunteers to bring him in. Under orders to infiltrate his rogue mission and kidnap him, she is also trying to pull off the ultimate double-cross. But who would have guessed that Jason would be so pleased to be her captive? In "e;BAD to the Bone,"e; Marianne wins the Hideaway Heroine Sweepstakes and a chance to pretend to be the heroine in her favorite romance novel. Whisked away to a remote island, Marianne's daydreams become real when BAD agent Kyle Foster kidnaps her and uncovers her every fantasy. In "e; 'Captivated' by You,"e; BAD agent Rhea must go undercover as a dominatrix to capture a deadly terrorist. Fortunately, Agent "e;Ace"e; Krux, whom she has long desired, is her training partner. Immediately, the roles of master and slave are wonderfully blurred, and Rhea and Ace unleash a wealth of hidden desire.

Born of Vengeance

Born of Vengeance

Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/01/2018

'A publishing phenomenon... [Sherrilyn Kenyon] is the reigning queen of the wildly successful paranormal scene.' Publishers Weekly 'Kenyon builds a story that is wall-to-wall action, yet touched with poignancy.' Romantic Times A fate worse than death . . . Bastien Cabarro survived the brutal slaughter of his entire family only to have his wife pin their murders on him. Made Ravin by The League, he is now a target for their assassins-in-training to hunt and kill. The average life expectancy for such beings is six weeks. But defying the odds is what this Gyron Force officer does best, and Bastien won't rest until he lays his betrayers in their graves. Ten years later, he has one chance to balance the scales of justice, provided he relies on his former wingman - the very sister of the woman who testified against him. Major Ember Wyldestarrin joined the outlaw Tavali the day Kirovar fell into the hands of a tyrant, and she and her team were left on an outpost to die under the barrage of enemy fire. The last thing she wants is to be involved in politics again. But if she doesn't bring Bastien in, her sister will pay the ultimate price. Now she has to find some way to betray her former wingman before he catches on and kills her. Even so, treachery doesn't come easy to a woman who took a loyalty oath to protect her homeworld and comrades-in-arms, especially when Bastien means more to her than just another partner. Yet as she tries to do right for her family, she learns that Bastien doesn't just hold the key to the fate of Kirovar, he is vital to The Sentella-League war, and to The Tavali. If she hands him over, three nations fall. If she doesn't, her entire family dies. Their fates are all in her hands, and time for all of them is quickly running out.

The Simi's ABCs Adventures with Dark-Hunters

The Simi's ABCs Adventures with Dark-Hunters

Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon, Alethea Kontis Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/12/2017

A is for Akri, and B is for...barbecue! Learn the Alphabet Simi-style! Join everyone's favorite adorable little demon from Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark-Hunters (R) as she explores the alphabet in her own unique and colorful way in this delightful new children's book. Simi is one of the most recognized and adored characters from Kenyon's Nick Chronicles (R) and Dark-Hunters (R). Now you can join her for a thrilling adventure unlike any other as she explores the world of Dark-Hunter (R) while learning her alphabet. This picture book showcases the imaginative artwork of the Dabel Brothers and the artist Juno, and features all your most beloved Dark-Hunter (R) characters, including Acheron, Menyara, Nick, and even some of the villains. Menyons of all ages will be enchanted by this brilliant new look into the Dark-Hunters (R) universe. It's the Simi book fans have been clamoring for, and one they can enjoy with their kids for generations to come!

Intensity

Intensity

Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/09/2017

It's a demon-eat-demon world . . . Just when Nick Gautier thinks he's finally gotten a handle on how not to take over the world and destroy it, Death returns with an all-star cast that is determined to end the Malachai reign and lineage forever. Worse? Death and War have found the one, true enemy Nick can't find, and even if he did, it's one he could never bring himself to banish or kill. Now framed for murders he hasn't committed, and surrounded by new friends who might be turncoats, Nick is learning fast how his father went down in flames. The heat in New Orleans is rising fast, and Nick's threat-level has gone into a whole new level of intensity. He's learning quickly that when War and Death decide to battle, they don't take prisoners. They don't negotiate. And they're immune to both his biting sarcasm and Cajun charm. To win this, he will have to embrace a new set of powers, but one wrong step and he will belong to the side of Darkness, forever. The eighth book in bestselling author Sherrilyn Kenyon's fantasy YA series featuring Nick Gautier from the Dark-Hunter world

Dragonsworn

Dragonsworn

Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/08/2017

Sherrilyn Kenyon returns with the next addictive novel in her globally bestselling Dark-Hunter series . . . There is nothing in the universe the cursed dragon, Falcyn, hates more than humanity . . . and in particular, Greek humans. In a war he wanted no part of, they systematically destroyed everything he'd ever cared for. Now he lies in seclusion, away from the world and waits for the day when evolution will finally rid him of the human vermin. Medea was born the granddaughter of the Greek god Apollo, and among the first of his people that he cursed to die. But she will not let anyone rule her life. Not even her notorious grandfather. And when Apollo sends a new plague to destroy what remains of her people, she refuses to standby and watch him take everything she loves from her again. This time, she knows of a secret weapon that can stop the ancient god and his army of demons. Once and for all. However, said device is in the hands of a dragon who wants nothing to do with politics, the gods, humanity, demons or Greek Apollites. And especially not her. He is the immovable object. When Apollo makes a strategic move that backfires, he forces Falcyn back into play. Now Medea either has the weapon she needs to save her people, or she's unleashed total Armageddon. If she can't find some way to control the dragon before it's too late, Falcyn will be an even worse plague on the world than the one Apollo has set loose. But how can anyone control a demonic dragon whose sole birthright is total destruction?

Dragonsworn

Dragonsworn

Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon Format: eBook Release Date: 01/08/2017

There is nothing in the universe the cursed dragon, Falcyn, hates more than humanity . . . except Greek humans. In a war he wanted no part of, they systematically destroyed everything hed ever cared for. Now he waits for the day when evolution will finally rid him of the human vermin.Medea was born the granddaughter of the Greek god Apollo, and among the first of his people that he cursed to die. But she will not let anyone rule her life. Not even her notorious grandfather. And when Apollo sends a new plague to destroy what remains of her people, she refuses to stand by and watch him take everything she loves from her again.This time, she knows of a secret weapon that can stop the ancient god and his army of demons. Once and for all. However, said device is in the hands of a dragon who wants nothing to do with politics, the gods, humanity, demons or Apollites. And especially not her. He is the immovable object.She is the unstoppable force . . .When Apollo makes a strategic move that backfires, he forces Falcyn back into play. Now Medea either has the weapon she needs to save her people, or shes unleashed total Armageddon. If she cant find some way to control the dragon before its too late, Falcyn will be an even worse plague on the world than the one Apollo has set loose. But how can anyone control a demonic dragon whose sole birthright is world annihilation?

Dark Cities

Dark Cities

Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon, Cherie Priest, Jonathan Maberry, Seanan McGuire Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/05/2017

An anthology of horror stories in urban settings-whether back alleys, crumbling brownstones, gleaming high-rise towers, or city hall. Terrifying urban myths, malicious ghosts, cursed architecture, malignant city deities, personal demons (in business or relationships) twisted into something worse...virtually anything that inspires the contributors to imagine some bit of urban darkness.

Deadmen Walking Dark-Hunter: Deadman's Cross

Deadmen Walking Dark-Hunter: Deadman's Cross

Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/05/2017

'A pirate romance, filled with epic adventures, fantastical creatures and an epic romance. What's not to love?' Fortress of Books To catch evil, it takes evil. Enter Devyl Bane - an ancient dark warlord returned to the human realm as one of the most notorious pirates in the New World. A man of many secrets, Bane makes a pact with Thorn - an immortal charged with securing the worst creations the ancient gods ever released into our world. Those powers have been imprisoned for eons behind enchanted gates . . . gates that are beginning to buckle. At Thorn's behest, Bane takes command of a crew of Deadmen: humanity's last hope to restore the gates. But things are never so simple. And one of Bane's biggest problems is the ship they sail upon. For the Sea Witch isn't just a vessel, she's also a woman born of an ancient people he wronged - a woman who is also sister to their primary target. Now Marcelina, the Sea Witch, must choose. Either she remains loyal to her evil sister and watches humanity fall, or she puts her faith in an enemy who has already betrayed her. Her people over the totality of humanity? Let's hope Bane can sway her favour. . . A brand new historical fantasy series set in the Dark-Hunter World, from #1 NYT bestselling author Sherrilyn Kenyon. Discover the dark magic of the Dark Hunter series: 'Kenyon boldly goes where no author has gone before and claims yet another genre as her own' Publishers Weekly 'Brisk, ironic and relentlessly imaginative. These are not your mother's vampire novels' Boston Globe 'Kenyon blew me away with her imagination' Goodreads reviewer 'Intense and thrilling' Goodreads reviewer 'Fantastically fun romance' Goodreads reviewer 'A fantastic start to the trilogy' Goodreads reviewer 'Angels. Demons. Sirens. Goddesses. The undead. Pirates. Mermen. Dragons. This book has it all!' Goodreads reviewer

Deadmen Walking Dark-Hunter: Deadman's Cross

Deadmen Walking Dark-Hunter: Deadman's Cross

Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/05/2017

'Kenyon boldly goes where no author has gone before and claims yet another genre as her own. [She is] a publishing phenomenon . . .' Publishers Weekly 'Brisk, ironic and relentlessly imaginative. These are not your mother's vampire novels.' Boston Globe Deadmen tell their tales . . . To catch evil, it takes evil. Enter Devyl Bane - an ancient dark warlord returned to the human realm as one of the most notorious pirates in the New World. A man of many secrets, Bane makes a pact with Thorn - an immortal charged with securing the worst creations the ancient gods ever released into our world. Those powers have been imprisoned for eons behind enchanted gates . . . gates that are beginning to buckle. At Thorn's behest, Bane takes command of a crew of Deadmen: humanity's last hope to restore the gates. But things are never so simple. And one of Bane's biggest problems is the ship they sail upon. For the Sea Witch isn't just a vessel, she's also a woman born of an ancient people he wronged - a woman who is also sister to their primary target. Now Marcelina, the Sea Witch, must choose. Either she remains loyal to her evil sister and watches humanity fall, or she puts her faith in an enemy who has already betrayed her. Her people over the totality of humanity? Let's hope Bane can sway her favour. . . Brand new Historical Fantasy series, set in the Dark-Hunter World from #1 NYT bestselling author Sherrilyn Kenyon, 'arguably one of the most in-demand and prolific authors in America' Publishers Weekly

Dragonmark

Dragonmark

Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/04/2017

Sherrilyn Kenyon returns with the next addictive novel in her globally bestselling Dark-Hunter series . . . Centuries ago, Illarion was betrayed - a dragon made human against his will, then forced to serve humanity as a dragonmount in their army, and to fight for them in barbaric wars, even while he hated everything about them. Enslaved and separated from everyone he knew and from his own dragon brothers, he was forced into exile in a fey realm where he lost the only thing he ever really loved. Now he has a chance to regain what's been lost - to have the one thing he covets most. But only if he gives up his brothers and forsakes the oaths he holds most dear. Yet what terrifies him most isn't the cost his happiness might incur, it's the fact that there is just enough human in his dragon's heart that he might actually be willing to pay it and betray everything and everyone - to see the entire world burn . . .

Born of Legend

Born of Legend

Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/02/2017

'A publishing phenomenon... [Sherrilyn Kenyon] is the reigning queen of the wildly successful paranormal scene.' Publishers Weekly 'Kenyon builds a story that is wall-to-wall action, yet touched with poignancy.' Romantic Times The next League novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Sherrilyn Kenyon . . . 'It's official Take a Psycho to Work Day. Why else would I be here?' Hunted. Hated. Betrayed. Dagger Ixur is on the run for his life. As one of the most recognisable members of his royal house, he has a bounty on his head that guarantees him no quarter from any friend or even family. But surrender isn't in him. He will fight to the bitter end. A resolve that is sorely tested when he narrowly escapes a trap that leaves him severely wounded. With what he believes is his dying breath, he saves a boy born to an extinct race from a group out to enslave the kid for his legendary abilities. Ushara Altaan has spent her entire life hating those born to nobility. After all, it was a royal house that drove her entire species into virtual extinction. As a rare Andarion Fyreblood, she is sworn to end the existence of any royal she finds. But when Dagger saves her son's life, she is torn between her people and a debt that can never be repaid. Yet worse than Dagger's family that's still out to end hers, are the League assassins after him who will stop at nothing to claim the lives of her Tavali family. The only hope she has to save them all is to put their future and her faith into the hands of the very enemy whose grandmother personally extinguished Ushara's legendary lineage. But how can she ever trust Dagger when he is a disinherited outlaw whose very name is synonymous with betrayal?

Born of Vengeance

Born of Vengeance

Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/02/2017

'A publishing phenomenon... [Sherrilyn Kenyon] is the reigning queen of the wildly successful paranormal scene.' Publishers Weekly 'Kenyon builds a story that is wall-to-wall action, yet touched with poignancy.' Romantic Times A fate worse than death . . . Bastien Cabarro survived the brutal slaughter of his entire family only to have his wife pin their murders on him. Made Ravin by The League, he is now a target for their assassins-in-training to hunt and kill. The average life expectancy for such beings is six weeks. But defying the odds is what this Gyron Force officer does best, and Bastien won't rest until he lays his betrayers in their graves. Ten years later, he has one chance to balance the scales of justice, provided he relies on his former wingman - the very sister of the woman who testified against him. Major Ember Wyldestarrin joined the outlaw Tavali the day Kirovar fell into the hands of a tyrant, and she and her team were left on an outpost to die under the barrage of enemy fire. The last thing she wants is to be involved in politics again. But if she doesn't bring Bastien in, her sister will pay the ultimate price. Now she has to find some way to betray her former wingman before he catches on and kills her. Even so, treachery doesn't come easy to a woman who took a loyalty oath to protect her homeworld and comrades-in-arms, especially when Bastien means more to her than just another partner. Yet as she tries to do right for her family, she learns that Bastien doesn't just hold the key to the fate of Kirovar, he is vital to The Sentella-League war, and to The Tavali. If she hands him over, three nations fall. If she doesn't, her entire family dies. Their fates are all in her hands, and time for all of them is quickly running out.

Born of Betrayal

Born of Betrayal

Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/12/2016

The next League novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Sherrilyn Kenyon . . . Years ago, family loyalty caused Fain Hauk to give up everything he loved: His military career. His planet. His fiancee. Even his name. Now decades later, everything has changed. He's built a new life out of the ashes of his old, and he's vowed to never let anything threaten his loved ones again. But when old enemies align themselves with new ones, he's caught in the middle of a brutal war. And when fate throws his former fiancee back into his world and she has her own agenda that includes taking his head for what he did to her years ago, more than just his life is at stake. The fate of the Ichidian universe and that of his brothers-in-arms hangs in the balance. Winner take all. It's killed or be killed, and never has the battle been more fierce . . .