Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Dream Chaser By Sherrilyn Kenyon

Dream Chaser (Dark-Hunter #14)

Genre: Paranormal Romance


Hades doesn’t often give second chances...

Xypher has one month on Earth to redeem himself through one good deed or be condemned to eternal torture in Tartarus. But redemption means little to a demigod who only wants vengeance on the one who caused his downfall.

Until one day in a cemetery...

Simone Dubois is a medical examiner with a real knack for the job. Those who are wrongfully killed appear to her and help her find the evidence the police need to convict their killers. But when a man appears and tells her that she’s more than just a psychic, she’s convinced he’s insane.

Now the fate of the world hangs in her hands...

It was bad enough when just the dead relied on her. Now’s there’s the seductive Dream-Hunter Xypher who needs Simone’s help in opening a portal to the Atlantean hell realm to fight insatiable demons. The future of mankind is at stake—and so is her life. The only question now is: Who is the bigger threat: the demons out to kill her, or the man who has left her forever changed?


Simone is a psychic who can see the dead, Xypher is a fallen dream god who was led astray by Satara and killed, doomed to be tortured fir eternity, but Hades lets him out for one month. Now Satara must find a way to get Xypher before he comes to seek his revenge, she binds him to a human, Simone to be exact, if Simone dies, Xypher dies and if she gets more than twenty feet away from him they both die. He needs to find a way to get the bracelets off before he gets sent back to hell in twenty-two days. Xypher started off as a real ass and abrasive, but the more he connected with Simone he softened up. The ghost that follows Simone around, Jesse, is a riot:

“She smiled at him.”Not you. Jesse. He’s using his ghost voice on me. It’s extremely unnerving.”
“Yes, but you still love me.” Jesse winked at her.
“Of course I do. But save the voice for a haunting.”
“I would if anyone else could hear me. Have you any idea how annoying that is? No, ‘cause everyone hears you when you talk.” He stood up and danced in the corner. “Hey, people!” he shouted. “See the freaky ghost dance.” He flapped his arms around and shook his booty.”I’m bab, I’m bad, I’m bad.” He stopped and looked around at the people who went on about their business, oblivious to his offbeat antics.”See. Sucks.””

The twist with Simone being half demon was pretty unexpected, her father a demon, her mother a human. After a demon attack she gets sick and starts to unlock her true power which allows her for the first time to touch Jesse, who had comforted her through the toughest time in her life. When it is time for Xypher to return to hell it leaves Simone broken, thankfully the deal to allow him to be human for one month hinged on the contingency that he finds his humanity he be free. A pretty good read overall, a nice balance of humour, action and steam.

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