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August 26, 2010 08:00 ET

Vook and Sherrilyn Kenyon Unite to Bring Original Content to iPad

Original Insider's Guide to Best-Selling Paranormal/Urban Fantasy Series "Dark-Hunter" Available Now on iPad, iPhone and iPod touch

ALAMEDA, CA and NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - August 26, 2010) - Today, Vook, the leading digital publisher that lights up the world's content with its mixed-media reading experience, announced the release of its newest Vook, "Dark-Hunter: An Insider's Guide," from Sherrilyn Kenyon, the multiple number-one New York Times best-selling author behind the legendary "Dark-Hunter" series that entirely redefined the paranormal genre.

Blending Kenyon's unique text with five video interviews, "Dark-Hunter" shares five stories from the Dark-Hunter Series: "The Promise," "Where Angels Fear To Tread," "Dark-Hunter Christmas," "Second Chances" and "Fear of Darkness." The Vook features an in-depth look at each of these tales and provides further insight into "Dark-Hunter" character development, plot twists and an inside look at Kenyon's inspiration for these stories, appealing to both her existing fans and new readers alike.

"As the first New York published author to publish an e-book back in the mid-1990s, the moment I saw Vook's integrated format, I knew that it was something I wanted to do. Vook does a tremendous job of bringing stories to life," said Sherrilyn Kenyon. "Vook's intuitive digital format provides readers and fans a new way to learn about the characters and stories as they read them. As a technophile and avid reader, I am captivated by this new medium and am sure it will grow to a dominant form in this new digital age. Reading will never be the same."

The five videos, shot by filmmaker Jason Mallory, highlight Kenyon speaking on the significance of each story to help readers fit together the missing pieces in the characters' lives. The Vook also features the new Vook user interface design and functionality, with a larger video player for improved viewing experience and 'pinch and zoom' that allows readers to focus in on both images of the "Dark-Hunter" characters and original artwork from Kenyon. 

"With the number of 'Dark-Hunter' books released in the past ten years, telling stories based on such a vast range of characters and plots, readers will find this guide essential to their understanding of the series," said Brad Inman, CEO and founder of Vook. "Vook has been able to light up these 'Dark-Hunter' stories and give superfans the inside scoop on their favorite characters to deepen their connection with this international number-one best-selling series."

A Vook is a digital mixed-media form that blends video, text, images and social streams into a single, integrated experience. Vooks are available on the Web-based Vook Reader and also on-the-go as a unique mobile application for the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch through the Apple iTunes App Store.

"Dark-Hunter" is now available for $6.99 for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. Visit vook.com or the iTunes App Store to get your copy today.

About Vook
Vook is the leading mixed-media digital producer that lights up the world's content and connects people around stories and ideas they love. A Vook unites words, videos, pictures and interactivity into new media experiences that allow users to engage with content the way they want. Vook publishes titles in a variety of genres, including lifestyle, business, entertainment, cooking, fiction and sports, working with authors such as Seth Godin, Deepak Chopra, Anne Rice, Gary Vaynerchuk, Slash of Guns N' Roses and Karen Armstrong. Vook partners with industry leaders including Simon and Schuster, Penguin Group, Trident Media, Harper Collins and Hachette. Vook is based in Alameda, CA with offices in New York. For more information about Vook, visit www.vook.com.

About Sherrilyn Kenyon
In the past two years, New York Times bestselling author Sherrilyn Kenyon has claimed the #1 spot twelve times. This extraordinary bestseller continues to top every genre she writes. With more than 23 million copies of her books in print in over 30 countries, her current bestselling series include: The Dark-Hunters, The League, Lords of Avalon, BAD Agency and the Chronicles of Nick. Since 2004, she has placed over 50 novels on the New York Times list. Kenyon was one of the first women web designers in the country and was the first author to build an interactive author website that featured character profiles, flash illustrations, chats, message boards and character blogs. The preeminent voice in paranormal fiction, with more than twenty years of publishing credits, Kenyon not only helped to pioneer, but define the current paranormal trend that has captivated the world.

Contact Information

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    Virginia Zimpel or Sara Schulte
    LaunchSquad (for Vook)
    415-625-8555
    Vook(at)launchsquad(dot)com