Review: Shadow Hunter by Kait Ballenger (After Dark: The Darkest Angel/Shadow Hunter by Gena Showalter & Kait Ballenger)

Description from Goodreads:

A timeless seduction A unique temptation And a whole world of dark desires... 

From New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter 

The Darkest Angel 
Winged warrior Lysander has been alive for centuries, and yet he's never known desire-until he meets Bianka. Spawned from the bloodline of his enemy, the beautiful but deadly Harpy is determined to lead the untouched Lysander into temptation. He may try to evade her attempts, but even the most iron-willed demon assassin can resist for only so long.... 

And from debut author Kait Ballenger 

Shadow Hunter 
Vampire hunter Damon Brock's first assignment with the Execution Underground is Rochester, New York, a city crawling with the undead. But he isn't the only hunter in town gunning for vamp blood. Tiffany Solow is fierce and ruthless when it comes to slaying the monsters that destroyed her family-and she works solo. But being alone is no longer so desirable when she meets the mysterious hunter who wants more than just her turf. As they work to massacre the local covens, the line between good and evil blurs when they are forced to decide between their lifelong beliefs... and their newfound hearts.

**I received a review copy of this book from Kait Ballenger to read and review Shadow Hunter**

Book Info:

Paperback, 325 pages
Published June 25th 2013 by Harlequin HQN
Original Title: After Dark: The Darkest Angel/Shadow Hunter
ISBN 0373778252 (ISBN13: 9780373778256)
Series: Lords of the Underworld #4.5, Execution Underground #0.5

Series Info:

The Execution Underground

(click on the covers to go to GR and add to your TBR)

Book 0.5:  Shadow Hunter

Book 1:  Twilight Hunter

Book 2:  Immortal Hunter

My Rating:

4.5 Stars

My Review:

Soooooooooooo what do you think of that cover?!  It's hot right!  Well it's even better in person on my paperback!!  Anyway... no need to show off my cover-whore colors anymore, you already know I love book covers :)

I have not read The Darkest Angel yet, but I will.... But that isn't what we are talking about today!  Today we are talking about Shadow Hunter by Kait Ballenger.  I have not read anything from Kait prior to this book, but I can guarantee I will be reading anything I can find from her now!  I loved her writing ... the style, the flow, the characters, the content - ALL OF IT!  This book is solid and it is just a prequel to her series Execution Underground!  I will be picking up these books as they are released.  

Ok now to get into the meat of this story.  Damon Brock is a bad-ass, sexy as hell, assassin for the Execution Underground.  He is in Rochester, NY on the hunter for someone specific while taking care of regular business for the EU.  He's working in a club when we see and meet Tiffany for the first time.  She is soooooo awesome!  She's beautiful, independent, strong, kicks ass and takes names, has an attitude that will kick your ass any day of the week.  I loved her!  To say the least these two have some chemistry ... and I'll leave that alone so you can read it yourself.  **bwhahahahaha** Now I couldn't stop reading when I figured out they have history together - you will do the same, I promise!  

This story grabs you by the balls and throws you against the wall and goes full throttle all the way through.  
I really enjoyed it and I think you will too - so check it out and keep an eye on this author.  I think great things are coming from her!  All the links are below, so check her out!!

Get your copy of After Dark right here:

Author Info:

Kait Ballenger is a full-time paranormal romance author, wife, professional bellydancer, and graduate student living in Central Florida. SHADOW HUNTER, the debut prequel of her sexy paranormal romance series, the Execution Underground, about an international network of supernatural hunters who fight to protect humanity alongside the powerful women they seduce, releases in an anthology titled AFTER DARK along with NYT Bestselling author Gena Showalter's novella THE DARKEST ANGEL in July 2013. TWILIGHT HUNTER, book one of the EU series, debuts Sept 2013.

With a B.A in English from Stetson University, Kait is currently a student in Spalding University’s M.F.A in Writing for Children and Young Adults program, where she studies dual-genre in screenwriting. She writes dark paranormal romance with drool-worthy heroes and kickass heroines as Kait Ballenger, and sassy YA urban fantasy under her maiden name, Kaitlyn Schulz.

When Kait’s not preoccupied with paranormal creepy-crawlies, she can be found slaving over endless amounts of schoolwork or with her nose buried in a book. She lives in Florida with her husband, and doggie-daughter, Sookie (yes, like the heroine in Charlainne Harris’ books), and two mischievous kittens, Elliot and Olivia (yes, like the Law and Order characters), near the love and care of her supportive family. Kait believes anything is possible with hard work and dedication. One day, she will be a bestseller and have people name their pets after her characters too.

until next time, 
xo jen


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