things that make you go O_o

Story synopsis:

Girl gets kidnapped.
Boy saves Girl.
Boy likes Girl.
Girl likes Boy.
Girl finds out about Boy.
Girl gets scared of Boy.
Boy goes away.
Girl gets threatened.
Boy protects Girl.
Boy likes Girl.
Girl likes Boy.
Boy saves Girl.
Girl gets scared of Boy.
Girl finds out more about Boy’s past.
Girl likes Boy.
Boy likes Girl.
Smexing happens.
Girl likes Boy more.
Boy likes Girl more.
Girl and Boy are happy.
Girl finds out something about Boy… again.
Girl gets scared of Boy… AGAIN!!!
Kris thinks Girl is a fucking idiot.
The End.

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48 Responses to things that make you go O_o

  1. Ingrid says:

    How can you know how it ended when you DNF?

  2. Kris says:

    Ingrid, let's just put it this way, with a heroine that pissed me off to the point where I wanted to scream that was The End of the book as far was I was concerned.

    Too bad really cos I quite liked it otherwise.

  3. Ingrid says:

    I am not sure if I read this one. I read a lot of her Dark hunter stuff

  4. Kris says:

    I read her Dark Hunters too. This one is a re-release that just came out. It's futuristic sci fi and the premise is really interesting, but the chick!

    It's also the beginning of a series so I might pick up the second and see how I go with that one.

    Want me to send this one to you??

  5. Ingrid says:

    I checked, I read this one. But thanks anyway 🙂

  6. Jenre says:

    Well what did you expect with a Sherrilyn Kenyon book, eh?

    You should know better. 🙂

  7. Kris says:

    Hey!! Did you not see both Ingrid and I say we read her?! How rude!

  8. Tam says:

    LOL Oh boy. Get a grip girl (in the story, not you). Don't these girls read PNR? I'd be so freaking stoked if I met a shifter or vampire or alien in real life (especially if they were hot and good in bed) they'd never get rid of me. Sigh.

  9. HEE! just had to say i loved your synopsis of BON. I loved it and yes said heroine needed a lil smack for not being all over Nykyrian like white on rice right from the get go. seriously did she not SEE him?! =)

  10. Only one smexing going on? Tsk Tsk.

  11. Ha – sweet, short, and straight to the point. I read this book – I liked it, but the heroine need to get over herself. In reality who knows I may be like her, but in my fantasy book world I so do not want to read about wimpy heroines!

  12. Kris says:

    Tam: Believe me, this guy was friggin hot. Plus she'd just found out about his traumatic childhood – hence the smexing – yet she was still scared of him?? *rolls eyes* Pu-lease!

    Sparklybearsy 😉 Exactly! The boy had it going on. I was like 'Do us all a favour and think with your clit, you stupid twit!' *Wow, I'm a poet.*

  13. Kris says:

    Katiebabs chook: Only one hot *Very Hot!* night of smexing that I read before the Girl pissed me off too much to read any further.

    Smokinhotbooks: Word. She was the wimpiest chick I've read in a fantasy for ages. I had high hopes with her 'I never cry' attitude to begin with and then she ended up being a total #heroinefail.

    Not that I expect all fantasy heroines to be kickarsery, but – Dear God – at least not be a wussy, girly cry baby.

  14. Needed at least a demon orgy or some menage to spice things up.

  15. Kris says:

    Katiebabs chook: You're bringing up menage??? Again?! You need to go out, find two guys and fuck this menage obsession out of your system, hun. Just sayin'.

  16. Richard Armitage and George Clooney won't return my calls.

  17. Kris says:

    *pats shoulder* Some men have their heads up their arses.

    Gee, that reminds me of a recent conversation I had with someone. 😉

  18. *passes flashlight and nose plugs*

  19. Kris says:

    Nose plugs?? Nup, it's all roses, baby.

  20. JenB says:


    I *shouldn't* be excited about this one?

    Damn. I have a coupon.

  21. JenB says:



    “Re-release”??? Of what?

  22. Kris says:

    Well, others liked it, Jen, so it could have just been me and my PMS. 🙂

    It was published in 1996 (, but was pretty heavily edited from what I can understand from reading the author's website. This version is apparently more like what SK originally intended.

  23. Tam says:

    So she intended her heroine to be a pussy? No pun intended.

  24. Kris says:

    You mean she could have reworked the chick so she was less of a whiney girl? Good point.

    BTW, I don't get it, Tam. Please explain.

  25. It cracks me up that Ms. Kenyon keeps recycling names over and over and over again. Kyrian, whathisface in this book, etc. Variety is the spice of life, you know.

    And I like her Dark Hunters to a point…some more than others. Acheron is one of the most heartbreaking books I've ever read. *sniffle*

  26. Kris says:

    I noticed the similarity of the names too, Bridget.

    BTW, I seem to recall someone describing themselves as a sap recently. I this further proof?? 😉

  27. Tam says:

    I'm not spaining nothin'.

    Acheron was sad but 1/2 of the first part of that book was recycled stuff almost word for word from previous books that told his story. I think because I read all of the Dark Hunter books in a 3-4 week period right before Acheron came out I really saw all the duplication. If you read some of them 2 years earlier you likely forgot she said that. So I was disappointed and saw it as a bit of lazy work to make a GIANT book and draw attention to it rather than telling us new things.

  28. K. Z. Snow says:

    I once wrote a review (not a professional review or nothin') of a Kenyon novella, “Dragonswan” or “Dragonschwans” or something, just so I could vent after reading it. God, it was bad. I mean, really, really groan-inducing bad. I think the review is still in my computer somewhere, probably in a file labeled ReminderWhyIShouldNeverReadAnotherKenyonBook

  29. Tracy says:

    Oy and I bought this one? Should I shoot myself before I read it? lol

  30. Kris says:

    Tam: *Meanie.* Acheron was GIANT book in order to convey to we readers the awesomeness that is Acheron.

    That being said, I didn't notice the repetition at all and I usually have a pretty good memory for stuff like that. Huh.

    KZ: *Geezus.* So, are you saying you don't like SK then?? You know you really need to state your opinions more clearly, KZ.

    Tracy: I think the moral of this story is don't read this book if you're in the mood for a kickarse heroine and/or if you have PMS. 😉

  31. K. Z. Snow says:

    KZ: *Geezus.* So, are you saying you don't like SK then??

    Nope, that's not what I'm saying. But since that was the first thing I'd read by her, and was so B-A-D, it put me off trying anything else. It was just stoopid from start to finish.

    Maybe other books are better, but I doubt I'll ever find out. Unless she starts writing m/m. Ha.

  32. Kris says:


    Hmmm, I was thinking of challenging an m/f author to do the 'choose your own m/m story' game. Perhaps SK could squeeze it in. 😉

  33. orannia says:

    ROFLOL! That is one of the best reviews I've ever read. Although, maybe it should finish: The END IMO *grin*

    And the comments are inspired! KB – you so crack me up (in a good way 🙂

    I've only read one SK book – the one with the heroine names Bridei? Loved it! Am so not tempted to read any others…

  34. Kris says:

    *blushes* Thank you.

    It was 'Yippee Ki Yay, Mother Fucker' to begin with, but I thought that that wasn't quite objective enough and was perhaps a little crude for the blog. 😉

    Awww, Vane and Bride. My fave Dark Hunter couple. *sigh*

  35. jitterbug says:

    *snort* Maybe you're PMSed, Kris, but the heroine does sound like an idiotic wimp ;).

    Mh.. I have some issues with SK's choice of names. More often than not I find them improbable. I haven't read one of her books in a loooong time! I stopped because after I finished them they tended to blend together in my mind. The only one I remember is Born in Sin (written as Kinley MacGregor), because the hero was – gulp! – a virgin. Everything else is an indistinct blur.

  36. Kris says:

    Mumma says to tell you, Sara, that PMS only explains my attitude for 1 week of the month. She is so mean to me. 😦

    Have to admit that I love a virginal hero. LOL. I haven't read her KM stuff though. It's historical, which is total blech to me.

  37. Mary M. says:

    Um. You're making me rather happy that I decided not to buy this book. I've been disenchanted with Kenyon for the last 6-7 novels she wrote. Too bad, she used to be so good and entertaining… In the case of this reedited series, the blurb flat-out didn't appeal to me. Is the hero truly named Kyrian? Huh. I didn't even notice.

    Anyway, look at the bright side of things: this can't possibly be as bad as an Anita Blake novel, can it? I'm reading the latest and 3/5 of the way in Anita has gone to look at the latest bodies, talkted to the local were group, arrested a few, and that is IT. 300 pages for so little relevant action. The rest is all pissy contests, metaphysical shit and ill-time rambligns. Ugh.

  38. K. Z. Snow says:

    Oh, gawd, and then there's Anita Blake…

    Small wonder I've come to despise m/f UF.

  39. Tam says:

    I've never read Anita Blake. I tried once, the first book and got bored and quit.

    From what I hear I haven't missed much lately.

  40. K. Z. Snow says:

    Tam, trust me, you'd want to pull off her Nikes-with-swooshes and shove 'em down her throat. I made my way through two Anita Blake novels and have never, ever wished death on a character like I did with her. It would've brought me great joy to see her blown away.

  41. Ingrid says:

    I am glad I am not the only one that did not like them.

  42. Kris says:

    Mary: It's got a 'Ny' in front of the 'Kyrian' so it's not quite the same. *rolls eyes*

    I don't read SK as KM or the ones she writes with that partner or the Dream Hunters spin off of the Dark Hunters series. As far as I can see there can really only be a few books left in the DH series worth reading like the one which has just been released and Nick's story. I guess we'll see what happens.

    As to Anita Blake, I gave up on that series about 7 books ago now. Too much like PWP for me.

    KZ, Tam & Ingrid: You're definitely not alone.

  43. Mary M. says:

    Oh, right. There's a “Ny”. Not the same name at all, then. *eyeroll* I used to be interested in Nick's story, but now I don't know anymore. one of the things that's been pissing me off with Sherri lately is that habit of introducing or turning her characters into badder and badder and more powerful guys, when Ash used to be the top of the chain. Now I can't even keep track anymore. I loved Nick as a regular, funny, obnoxious human, and have him become a perpetually pissed-off uber-powerful mythological creature mad eme want to throw the book at the wall.

    And I stopped buying the Anita Blake books several books ago, but I have some sort of morbid compulsion to keep reading them anyway, out of some sort of vain hope that THIS on will have something worth reading in it. I know, I know, I'm deluded, no need to tell me. But I did love the first 9 books and I have a hard time letting go. I got SKIN TRADE because the copy was sitting on the shelf at the library and because I saw there was Edward in it. I love Edward, even though LKH is starting to emasculate him too :(. In this book, Anita didn't actually have sex until p. 370, which almost impressed me. Too bad said 370 pages were 90 % pointless chatter about why men don't trust Anita ebcause she sleeps with the monsters. And Anita's a total damsel in distress for the whole time, completely unable to do her job anymore. She used to be such a cool hard-ass. A pity. And a laziest writing you couldn't imagine. *shakes head*

  44. Kris says:

    I hear you, hun. What annoyed me about the DH series was when we started to get the love stories for all the baddies (ie Stryker). I'm not a follower of the even-bad-people-fall-in-love-line in fiction. I just want the fuckers dead.

    What scares me about Anita Blake is that I'm certain there will be a whole generation of women using the ardeur as an excuse for being a slut or nympho.

    BTW, I was absolutely stunned to hear that “In this book, Anita didn't actually have sex until p. 370”. Stunned!

  45. orannia says:

    Jitterbug – I just adored Born in Sin.

    Kris – the KM books are medievals. Born in Sin is very good 🙂

    K.Z. – there is some good m/f UF around – Patricia Briggs' Mercy Thompson series for a start 🙂

  46. Kris says:

    Orannia, you know how I feel about historicals. *scrunches nose*

    Good suggestion to KZ re: Mercy Thompson. She is a terrific UF heroine.

  47. Mary M. says:

    BTW, I was absolutely stunned to hear that “In this book, Anita didn't actually have sex until p. 370”. Stunned!

    Page 378 to be precise, actually :). It is a bit of an improvement compared to most of the latest books; unfortunately, the pages in question aren't filled with anything more relevant either, consisting mainly of Anita being tested-by-the-cops-who-don,T-trust-her, Anita getting-questionned-by-anothe-cop-who-doesn't-trust-her, Anita getting ranted at by Jean-Claude who doesn't like what she's doing, Anita worrying she isn't able to do her duties anymore (and she's right, because she cannot), etc. A pitiful, meager thread of plot can be found, but if you get exaperated at the pointless and page-consuming discussions, you'll miss it entirely.

    Sorry, just needed to complain a bit.

  48. Kris says:

    Well, you know how I hate ranting, Mary, but I'll allow it since it's you. 😉

    It really sounds as though Anita has become a weak, ineffectual character which seems a real strange because she was so strong to begin with. Makes me even gladder that I didn't stick around to see her demise.

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