By Sherrilyn Kenyon
St. Martin’s Press, $25.99, 576 pages
Sherrilyn Kenyon is one of the world’s bestselling authors of paranormal romance of our time, and over twenty years of published writing under her belt. With over ten series, and over one hundred books and graphic novels with her name on them, if you haven’t read any of her work yet, there is no better time to start than right now with Dark Bites: A Short Story Collection. This almost six-hundred page book is packed with Kenyon’s best novella’s that intertwine into various series, as well as a never before read story surely to wet your appetite for more. You’ll quickly be absorbed into the world where mythological meets reality, but as she doesn’t utilizes the mainstream myth pool, you will not only get a story so rich in detail that it figuratively reaches out from the book and wraps itself around you, but you also get a lesson in history.
“Believe me, Matisera, I know. I should have ripped the throat out of her Eperon guard with my fangs and let her see for herself how fair that curse is.”
Kenyon is one of the few writers who has successfully been able to take mass characters and wind them through several series without missing anything, while keeping each book an easy stand-alone read. If you are looking for a new series to escape into, let this be the teaser and start to an epic new journey!
Reviewed by Kim Heimbuch