Thursday, September 2, 2010

Vooking with Sherrilyn Kenyon

 Recently I had the opportunity to view the VOOK of  Dark Hunter: An Insiders Guide at What is a VOOK you say? According to the website -
A vook is a new innovation in reading that blends a well-written book, high-quality video and the power of the Internet into a single, complete story. You can read your book, watch videos that enhance the story and connect with authors and your friends through social media all on one screen, without switching between platforms.

From the Press Release -
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.
I found the Vook format friendly and easy to use and the mix of video intros along with the stories and cut-scenes was entertaining.  At $6.99 for online screening, iPhone or iPad it seems like good value. For those of us who haven't adopted ereaders yet it is a comfortable alternate for ebooks. I am betting this looks great on an iPad. The stories themselves fill in background on key characters and situations so Dark Hunter fans will want to check this out.

Here's a screen grab of what you see  and a couple of sample videos from the production.
Have you Vooked? What are your thoughts on the format?

1) What do Dark Hunters have to give up

2) Does Ash have the power to forgive ?


  1. Hmmm, that looks and sounds pretty cool. Very multi-tasky. I dunno if I would really enjoy it because I tend to get sidetracked when there's too much going on (too many choices/options) but this is definitely something I'd be interested in learning more about.

  2. It's seven dollars and you can't even download it? No thanks. Maybe people who don't keep books would be interested.

  3. Rhianna the format is fsirly simple, just a video introduction and the story, but the combination is entertaining.

    MaryK you are right it is not for everyone but I think the value is there for those interested.

  4. Well it seems like I already Vook when it comes to non-fiction lol. This does sound incredibly neat though!

  5. I can see how this would be useful for nonfiction if the videos included demonstrations for DIY, craft, or recipe books.

  6. MaryK,

    Just wanted to let you know that although you can't download the Vook- you do have access to it "forever."

    When you purchase a Vook, it's stored in your account and you can log on and watch it as many times as you like--as long as you have internet connection.

    Also, if you purchase it for iPhone or iPad, it is a download.

    Hope you give us a try-- or at least look at Sherrilyn's Vook:


    rachel @ vook dot com


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