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Phantom Lover

from the anthology "Midnight Pleasures"
(V'aidan & Erin)

[Back of Book Excerpt]

  •  Because I wanted to be held.  Just once.  For one moment in eternity, I wanted to pretend someone cared.  (V'Aidan, Phantom Lover)
  • The least they could do is pay me, but oh no, I was lucky enough to be born into this.  And benefits...No sleep, no pay, no peace.  Got to love it.  (John, Phantom Lover)
Here you'll find all the juicy tidbits you learned from Sherrilyn Kenyon's Phantom Lover, 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!


Character Key:
Human (alive)
Human (deceased)

Chrissy Phelps/Krysti'Ana
  • (human form) light blue eyes, brunette
  • has a boyfriend and younger brother
  • (Skotos form) giant snake with a woman's upper body, scaly green complexion, bluish eyes, diamond-shaped pupils
  • Skotos snake
  • sister to V'Aidan & M'Ordant

Erin McDaniels
  • works with Chrissy
  • having bad nightmares (for 3 weeks) of a huge snarling monster
  • writes marketing reports
  • drives green Escort
  • has an Aunt Mae
  • suppressed creativity
  • shy, only child
  • has never gotten close to anyone

  • Erin & Chrissy's boss
  • rotund
  • jittery & cranky
  • dolphin tattoo
  • Oracle for the Greek Gods

  • broad shoulders, black hair, clear blue glowing eyes, tawny skin, warm spicy scent (sandalwood), 4" taller than M'Ordant
  • black armor
  • looks like a predator
  • M'Ordant & Kysti'Ana's brother
  • (Skotos form) dragon-like, shimmery blood-red scales, jet black wings, long teeth, silver-blue eyes

Rick Sword/Rec'Sord
  • Chrissy's boyfriend
  • psychologist, specializes in sleep disordrs
  • tall, distinguished-looking, early 40s, blue eyes

  • large silver eyes, long brown hair, braided
  • son of Nyx & Erebus, great uncle of V'Aidan
  • mother of Wink
  • night goddess

  • father of Wink
  • embodiment of primordial darkness

  • father of Skoti
  • name means 'frightening'
  • god of animal shapes, nightmares
  • mother of Oneroi
  • formless, shapeless, vacuous

  • holds dominion over all of the sleep gods

Aunt Mae
  • lived in the California mountains
  • has a barn with 3 horses (one is a pinto)

  • black hair, silvery eyes
  • looks like a "boyscout"
  • brother to V'Aidan & Krysti'Ana
  • favored by Morpheus

  • daughter of V'Aidan & Erin
  • chestnut curls
  • 3 months old at end of story

Places of Interest:

  • Thompson's Restaurant at Five Points
  • Vanishing Isle:  Greek sailors believed they would come here when they died. 
  • Aunt Mae's house:  in the California mountains, where Erin spent her summers as a young girl.

Other Details & Facts:
  • Skotos:  dream demon, sucks the emotions and creativity from dreams of humans, human emotions make the Skotos "high", they are only supposed to visit a human a couple of times and move on - if they don't they will drive the human crazy.  Children of Phobetor.
  • Oneroi:  children of Morpheus & Myst, protect and defend humans from Skoti.
  • Epilogue is two years later.