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Oct 20 2015 12:00pm

A League of Their Own: The League Series by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Born of Betrayal by Sherrilyn KenyonToday, Heroes and Heartbreakers is thrilled to welcome Sherrilyn Kenyon to the site to introduce her League series to you. Whether you are a long time fan of the series or this is your first introduction, there's plenty to enjoy! Plus, we're giving you the chance to win the first three books in the series!* Thanks, Sherrilyn. 

Hell’s New Heroes

Welcome to a world where corrupt assassination politics dominate everything and everyone. It’s kill or be killed. You’re either the hunter or the prey, and every life has a price.

Most live in fear. We fight back. These are the men and women who come from the streets and from bloodied backgrounds of survival. You just have to decide if they’re better than the ones chasing you…

Or worse.

Sarcastic, loyal, highly trained and lethal, these men and women are the next generation of heroes who have come together to protect the innocent from the corrupt governments and The League that prey on those who can't stand against them. They know how to laugh in the face of madness and danger, and to endure the worst The League and their enemies can hurl at them. They will not stand by and watch greed, tyranny and injustice tear their worlds apart any longer.

The war is on…

Read the excerpt below and don't forget to leave a comment to be entered for a chance to win books 1-3—Born of Night, Born of Fire, and Born of Ice!


Sherrilyn Kenyon's The League Series:

Born of Night (The League, #1)  
Born of Fire (The League, #2)  
Born of Ice (The League, #3)  
“Fire and Ice” in In Other Worlds (The League, #4)  
Born of Shadows (The League, #5)  
Born of Silence (The League, #6)  
Cloak and Silence (The League, #7)  
Born of Fury (The League, #8)  
Born of Defiance (The League, #9)  
Born of Betrayal (The League, #10)
(available 11/03)
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Born of Night (The League: Nemesis Rising Series #1) by Sherrilyn Kenyon

He was born and trained to kill

Command Assassin Nykyrian Quikiades once turned his back on the League—and has been hunted by them ever since. Though many have tried, none can kill him or stop him from completing his current mission: to protect Kiara Zamir, a woman whose father’s political alliance has made her a target.

She must accept his protection or die

As her world becomes even deadlier, Kiara must entrust her life to the same kind of beast who once killed her mother and left her for dead. Old enemies and new threaten them both and the only way they can survive is to overcome their suspicions and learn to trust in the very ones who threaten them the most: each other.

And now, read an excerpt of a selected scene from book 1 in The League Series, Born of Night.

CHAPTER 1
Nine years later

She’d been kidnapped!

Kiara Zamir came awake with indignant anger riding her hard. Even now, she could feel the cold, rough grip on her arms and mouth, feel the bite of the injector as the drug sped through her bloodstream and quickly rendered her unconscious. Her abductors had moved so fast, she’d had no chance to call for help.

Or better yet, fight.

Crippin’ cowards! She hated people who attacked like that. At least be a man and face her. But no … they’d resorted to the lowest means of capture. Sneaking around in the dark to take her while she slept.

There was nothing in the world she hated more than those who hid in the shadows, waiting to prey on people. Assassins, kidnappers, muggers, rapists, etcetera, they were all worthless, soulless scum who deserved nothing but pain and death.

Now, her head ached terribly as the last remnants of the drug wore off. An acrid smell filled her senses, choking her with its stench. Her throat was so dry, she could barely swallow as she tried to lick her dry lips to keep them from cracking.

She tried not to breathe deeply as she opened her eyes to confront who or whatever held her prisoner.

To her relief, she was still dressed in her pink nightgown, lying face down on a rotting mattress.

Ew, nasty …

There was no one else in the room and no sound warning her there was anyone nearby. Thank God for small favors. It would give her time to plot an escape or at the very least a counterattack.

With a grimace of distaste, she pushed herself up and nearly fell as a wave of nausea and dizziness buzzed through her head. She caught herself against the wall next to her, a roughened spot of rust scraping the palm of her hand.

“Great,” she mumbled. “So much for equilibrium. Bloody bastards.” At least they hadn’t bothered to bind her hands or feet. No doubt they assumed she’d be like other women of her station, too terrified and docile to fight them.

But if they thought she was going to blithely wait around for them to return to kill her at their leisure, they were sorely mistaken. She may have been born a princess, but docility wasn’t in her blood and neither was patience. Not to mention, she’d learned many tricks over the years while living with her overprotective military father, including the ability to pick a good lock.

As well as how to beat an attacker into the ground.

A determined grimace settled over her face as she headed toward the door on unsteady feet. True, it’d been years since she’d bypassed the intense security and picked the locks on her house to sneak outside and meet her friends after curfew, but she was sure she would remember how.

She had to.

Besides, the chance that this rusted-out junker had the latest in security was slim to none. If they couldn’t afford a clean mattress and repairs, they surely couldn’t pay the exorbitant fees a security company charged to update their systems.

Reaching the door, Kiara ran her hand over the smooth keypad. Very old indeed. How quaint. It reminded her of the locks on her grandfather’s house from twenty years ago.

She looked around for anything that might give her a clue about the key code, but there were no numbers listed anywhere. Nothing personal about her attackers other than what they ate and how filthy they were.

Ugh! There was no use in simply guessing random number sequences since that could very well lock her out completely and trap her here. It might even gas her back into unconsciousness.

Or death.

One could never be too sure what tricks a lowlife might use.

“I’ll have to rewire you.” If she could find a means of unbolting the lock from the wall …

With a sigh, Kiara glanced about the room, noting the inordinate amount of garbage strewn across the floor. She wrinkled her nose in distaste of the disgusting odor. The thick, steel walls were covered by huge spots of rust and corrosion. How in the universe had this craft ever passed space inspection? It wasn’t fit to carry the stinking garbage offending her, let alone human occupants.

They must have greased a major palm.

“Suck it up, baby,” she said under her breath. “You have to find something for that lock and get out of here.” Surely there was an escape shuttle or pod she could find and launch.

Heck, at this point, she’d be willing to eject herself into space and float home—at least if she could find a suit that would protect her from the vacuum of space.

She curled her lip at the nastiness as she kicked at a pile near her, looking for something she could use on the door. I’d rather be eaten alive than call this place home …

There was a pile of half-gnawed food under a small towel. “Ah, gross.”

One would think the sheer disgustingness of this mess would kill them. Where were flesh-eating parasites when she needed them?

Suddenly she heard footsteps approaching in the corridor outside. Even more determined than before, she cast her gaze around, searching for a weapon.

Nothing but the wilted garbage met her sight.

Kiara growled deep in her throat. The only help the garbage offered was the possibility her kidnappers might faint from the stench.

If only she were so lucky. They probably smelled worse than the garbage did.

Clenching her teeth, she pressed herself against the wall by the door and waited to attack them when they entered.

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Copyright © 2009 by Sherrilyn Kenyon.
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New York Times bestselling author SHERRILYN KENYON is a regular in the #1 spot. This extraordinary bestseller continues to top every genre in which she writes. More than 60 million copies of her books are in print in more than one hundred countries. Her current series include The Dark-Hunters, The League, and Chronicles of Nick. The Chronicles of Nick and Dark-Hunter series are soon to be major motion pictures.

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50 comments
Vanessa Porter
1. VPorter
I can't wait to start reading. Hopefully, I'll be lucky enough to win because I can't get enough of Sherrilyn's novels.
Maria Smith
2. TexasBookLover
This is by far my favorite series by Sherrilyn Kenyon! I'm so excited for the release of Born Of Betrayal. I know I won't be able to put it down once I start it. This series never disappoints.
Beret Brenckman
3. BeretBrenckman
I love this series. I have all the books in paperback. I started reading this series because I was an avid fan of the Dark Hunter books and I read and LOVED a short story/novella in "Man of My Dreams" called Fire & Ice. That sent me to this series and I've devoured every one since. I even purchased the set for my library!
srothchild
5. srothchild
omg I love this series. I have been following for a longgggg time, since BORN OF NIGHT was first published in paperback. I want a Nyk of my own!
Denise Powers
6. dapowers
I've been a fan of this series for years. I even read the books from another publisher way back when. So glad they're back and better than ever!
Pamela George
7. renji63
love these books! this is one of the best series i have read. :)
donna kenney
8. donna ann
would love, love, love to win these so I could go back and enjoy these stories again & again :)
Debora Fox
9. deborafox
I would love to win these books! Sherrilyn's books are my favorite!
Rowandamia5
10. Rowandamia5
My fave series by Kenyon. Anxiously waiting to rean Born of Betrayal.
Rowandamia5
11. Lynne Morris
Born of Night is one of my favorite books that Kenyon's written. I love this series!
Rowandamia5
12. Nikki Noffsinger
From book one I have become a League addict. How these books have not been made into movies idk.
Rowandamia5
13. Sandy Lyon
I love this series- its my favorite from Kenyon. I have read every book and cannot wait for the latest release.
Ginger Hendrickson
14. gessink
Cannot wait to read this again. I started it aeons ago and stopped reading for some reason. Glad to be reminded of it.
Rowandamia5
15. Morcai
Thanks for the contest and the opportunity to win!
smmoe1997
16. smmoe1997
I love Kenyon's books, but I haven't managed to pick up this series yet. Would be nice to win so I don't have an excuse for not starting it.
Christina Hunt
17. Christina Hunt
I am loving this series so much! I have gotten several friends to read this series. Can't wait to read the next one :-)
Rowandamia5
18. rinib
Thanks for the excerpt, I read the first book a while back, looks like I need to get caught up :)
Rowandamia5
19. Tall Ak lady
I've read everything that's in print you've written. Love your work!!
Rowandamia5
20. Tina Haus
Love all her books I keep rereading them would love to win the series to see what the next books will be
Sanda Mohr
21. sandab
Cannot wait for the next in this series. All your books are awesome. Thanks for writing these wonderful series.
Rowandamia5
22. a great reader-
OMG! I've only read thye first two of this series and im so lucky for this! im loving this series as much as the dark-hunters and the lords of avalon!
tanks h&h and Sherrilyn! i love you both :)
this soo good!
Renee Pacheco
23. dark2010
I am curious about about reading this this as I have dark hunter and nick chronicles.
Lisa Cox
24. vetteklisa
This series should be on everyone's to read list. I love this series!
Rowandamia5
26. Cdonn
My absolute favorite book series. I've read every one several times :)
susan beamon
27. susanbeamon
This would be a good way for me to start reading the seriees.
Rowandamia5
28. SharonC
By far my favorite series that Sherrilyn Kenyon writes, I already own electronic versions of all the books, and hope I win the print ones so I can hook other friends on them by loaning them out.
Rowandamia5
29. catslady
Sounds like something I would enjoy very much! Enjoyed the excerpt very much.
Rowandamia5
30. Linda W
Oh I'm a BIG, HUGE fan of Sherri and have been since the 1990's! I have never read a book by her I didn't like!
Rowandamia5
31. CarolineS
Sherrilyn Kenyon is always on my auto buy list
Marla Corniels
32. pikafanm
I love this series, and each book just keeps getting better and better!
Rowandamia5
33. LeavesFall
I've been lured in!! Excited to discover a new series!
Rowandamia5
34. Michelle DeLeon
I love a strong heroine and going by the excerpt I'd really enjoy reading this series.
Rowandamia5
36. Vivian G.
???? The Dark-Hunters series, I would love the chance to get to know other characters from your other series.
Rowandamia5
37. Dancer
This is an exciting series I definitely want to read!
rhedrick
38. rhedrick
This is an awesome series just her others....a must read if you have not already read
Rowandamia5
39. betsy bailon
I love Sherrilyn Kenyon! I have read all her Dark Hunters series and the League!!!
Kai Wong
40. ecocat
I love the League series. Each book gets better and better.
Rowandamia5
41. Barbara B
Born of Silence was very intense! Darling Cruel's story was awesome! Love The League Books!
Melissa Keith
42. MelK
I recently went to a yard sale and found Sherrilyn's, THE DARK-HUNTER COMPANION. I bought it because I want to read about her characters and start her series. This is the perfect contest for me! Thanks!
Rowandamia5
43. Hrönn Inghvarsd
Would love to get those, have read everything I can get my hands on by this author and loved it.
Rowandamia5
45. Blue eyes
Love all of Sherrilyns books! Always a good laugh!
Rowandamia5
46. Linda Poorman
I love all of these books and every series she has. She is awesome
Rowandamia5
47. Elizabet
Love this series !!!! I never get tired of reading these books :)
Alison Almquist
48. alisonalm
She is an awesoe writer. I can't wait to read the books.
Rowandamia5
49. Jaimeleecurtis
Enjoying all sherrilyn's books, I'm waiting for new ones to come out to continue reading, my oasis in my world of crazy motherhood. Thank you Sherrilyn for all your great work and your publisher for taking a chance that someone out there just may like out of world, world's and supernatural justice. :).
Rowandamia5
50. bob dougherty
some of the best stuff ever written!
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