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Night Pleasures


(Kyrian & Amanda)

Dear Reader,

Have you ever wanted to know what it's like to be immortal?  To journey through the night stalking vampires that prey on humans?  To have unlimited wealth, unlimited power?  That is my existence, and it is dark and dangerous.  I play hero to thousands, but am know to none.  And I love every minute of it.

Or so I thought until one night when I woke up handcuffed to my worst nightmare:  a conservative woman in a button-down shirt.  Or in Amanda's case, one buttoned all the way up to her chin.  She's smart, sexy, witty, and wants nothing to do with the paranormal - in other words, me.

My attraction to Amanda Devereaux goes against everything I stand for.  Not to mention the last time I feel in love it cost me not only my human life, but also my very soul.  Yet every time I look at her, I find myself wanting to try again.  Wanting to believe that love and loyalty do exist.

Even more disturbing, I find myself wondering if there's any way a woman like Amanda can love a man whose battle scars run deep, and whose heart was damaged by a betrayal so savage that he's not sure it will ever beat again.

Kyrian of Thrace

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Here you'll find all the juicy tidbits you learned from Sherrilyn Kenyon's Night Pleasures, this includes important dates, details, and character interactions.  My hope is that these pages and the subsequent ones from other novels and short stories will paint a clear and detailed "family history" and timeline of the Dark-Hunter world!  If you have additional details to add or corrections you noted feel free to email us and we'll add/fix them!  Enjoy!

Characters:

Character Key:
Human (alive)
Human (deceased)
Gods/Demi-gods
Dark-Hunters
Were-Hunters
Dream-Hunters
Apollites/Daimons
Other


Kyrian of Thrace

  • Prince, warrior
  • 6’5”, blonde, wavy, shoulder length hair, high cheekbones, aristocratic look, small cleft chin, hairline scar from lower edge of jaw from ear to chin, smells of leather and sandalwood, 6 pack, scarred chest, lean and well muscled, tan
  • Born in July, 2182
  • Strength of Ares, body & face of Adonis, sensuous gifts of Aphrodite
  • Heightened physical senses, mind control (doesn’t work on the strong-willed), psychic
  • Carries two handguns, a butterfly knife, and two other knives
  • Drives a black Lamborghini Diablo
  • Hates Romans
  • DH brand on his left shoulder
  • General’s Ring:  top made of flat rubies, held the design of a sword of diamonds surrounded by emerald laurel leaves and topped with a sapphire crown (Julian’s is the same without the crown)
  • Disowned when he married Theone
  • Had three sisters
  • Got involved with an Amazon princess
  • Prymaria…?
  • Lives in a Neo-Classical, Antebellum house, with a mahogany banister

Amanda

  • 26, 5’10”, dark brown hair with auburn, deep blue eyes, freckle below her right eyes (not on Tabby), almond shaped eyes, smells like roses/flowers and sunshine, Southern drawl
  • Younger sister to Selena, twin to Tabitha
  • Understated style of dress, wears a silver charm bracelet
  • Hates to stand out
  • “too straightlaced & uptight”
  • Known as the “ball breaker” in her office
  • Black belt in Aikido
  • Father is normal
  • Reads romance novels by Kinley Macgregor (Claiming the Highlander)
  • Lives down the street from Tabby (2 blocks away)
  • Was locked inside a supply closet with Randy Davis for three hours by Tabby

Selena

  • Madam Selene, the Moon Mistress
  • Tarot and palm reader in Jackson square
  • Card table covered with a thick purple cloth sewn with special incantations

Cliff
  • Pale
  • Amanda’s ex fiance
  • Data entry clerk

Bill
  • Selena’s husband

Grace Alexander
  • petite
  • Sex therapist
  • Married to a Greek sex slave she conjured out of a book
  • Son = Niklos, blonde curls, walking, twin to Vanessa
  • Daughter = Vanessa, dark hair
  • Pregnant - due March 1st (due in 9 weeks), boy will be strong willed, loving, giving, and completely reckless
  • Lives off St. Charles in a bungalow

Julian (of Macedon) Alexander


Priapus

  • Julian’s brother
  • Greek god

Tabitha Devereaux

  • Aka Tabby
  • Thick, wavy auburn hair, pale blue eyes, 5’10”
  • Goth
  • Crossbow, throwing stars
  • Has a roommate
  • Lives in a purple Victorian house with a wrought iron gate, with a gargoyle named Ted outside the door

Eric St. James

  • 5’11”, short black hair with a purple stripe, spiked, pierced nose
  • Tabby’s boyfriend
  • Goth

Gary

Apollo
  • God of plagues
  • Father of Apollites

Cassandra

  • Spurned Apollo
  • Psychic, no one would believe her prophecies

Harvey
  • Deceased husband of an elderly hospital volunteer (died during sex)

Ryssa
  • Apollo’s Greek Divine Mistress
  • More beautiful than Helen of Troy

Tiyana
  • Voodoo High Priestess

Aphrodite
  • Can produce god bolts

Hephaestus
  • Has dark hair
  • Made shackles attaching Kyrian and Amanda

Valerius
  • Roman commander

Scipio
  • Roman commander

Terminator
  • Tabby’s dog
  • Pitbull

Desiderius
  • Daimon
  • Golden tan, blonde
  • Blue pinstripe suit
  • 250 years old

Theone
  • Small, blonde
  • 8 years older than Kyrian (22)
  • Kyrian’s wife
  • Former “hetaira” (low born women trained to be entertainers and companions to wealthy men)

Crocodile Mitch
  • Birth Mathe, pet alligator
  • Amanda’s blind date, 4 years ago

Dr. Tate Bennett

  • Tall, African-American
  • Met when Kyrian saved him
  • Stubborn
  • Parish coroner
  • Office outside morgue (wooden desk with two chairs, pillow, blanket, two metal filing cabinets, phone on desk)

Nick Gautier

  • Kyrian’s squire
  • 6’4”, blue eyes, shoulder length dark brown hair
  • Hot headed, smart mouth, reliable

Rosa

  • Employed by Kyrian
  • Spanish

“Sundown”/William Jessup Brady

  • Nickname - Jess

“Rogue”/ Christopher “Kit” Baughy

  • Dark-Hunter

Places of Interest:
  • Café du Monde
  • Jackson Square
  • St. Louis Cathedral
  • old Olson Plant (in Slidell)
  • Iberville
  • St. Claude
  • Clay

Other Details & Facts:

  • Kyrian and Amanda meet in November.
  • Handcuffs used were five inches thick with a Greek design on them and a four inch chain.
  • Lynrd Skynrd “That Smell”
  • Twin’s nursery has yellow teddy bear wallpaper
  • One time at age 5 Atolycus replaced the horsehair in Julian’s helm with feathers
  • Kynigstosaia - Homer (birth of the Dark-Hunters - Kynogstosi = Dark-Hunter
  • Agamenee, adelphos
  • Tabitha’s Strength Potion: curdled milk, Tabasco sauce, egg yolks, tea leaves

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