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August 30 2012 @ 12:46 pm
Books 4, 5 and 6.1 of Alien Huntress Series by Gena Showalter  
Titles: Seduce the Darkness, Ecstasy in Darkness, Deleted Scene from Dark Taste of Rapture
Series: Alien Huntress; 4, 5, 6.1
Author: Gena Showalter
Pages (data): 420 (527kb); 517 (2008kb); 1.7MB

Book Description:
Seduce the Darkness: The war between otherworlders and humans changed Earth beyond recognition. It also saved Bride McKells's life. Before, the gorgeous vampire was a target for every fanatic with a stake and a crucifix. Now, she's free to roam the streets -- and desperate to find others of her kind. One man claims to have the answers she seeks. Devyn, King of the Targons, is a warrior and a womanizer, and he makes no secret of how much he wants Bride -- and how dangerous he could be to her in every way.

An avid collector of women, Devyn easily seduces human and otherworlder alike. Until now. Not only does Bride resist him, but she leaves Devyn feeling something entirely new...a bone-deep need bordering on obsession. Her blood is the key to curing a vicious alien disease, but helping Bride uncover her origins will compel her to choose between electrifying passion and a destiny that could tear her from Devyn's side forever.

Ecstasy in Darkness: Growing up poor on New Chicago’s meanest streets, Ava Sans had two options: be the predator or be the prey. No contest. Now, working for Alien Investigation and Removal, she’s been ordered to capture the biggest, baddest warrior of all—a vampire too beautiful to be real, with the abilityto manipulate time. Once the leader of the entire vampire army, McKell has been deemed savage and unstable, spurned even by his own kind.

To McKell, humans should be nothing more than sustenance. Yet the petite, golden-skinned Ava is a fascinating contradiction—vicious yet witty, strong yet vulnerable, lethal but fiercely loyal. Against his better judgment, McKell craves that loyalty, and much more. When the chase leads to seduction, McKell and Ava will race to discover the truth about his past. But the answers will come at a price, even for a woman who thought she had nothing left to lose. . . .

Deleted Scene from Dark Taste of Rapture:
This scene comes directly after Ava and McKell’s wedding. Hector and Noelle have gone to check out a murder scene, and Dallas has gone to his friend’s house, in desperate need of help. Here, he gets that help—but it isn’t what he assumed and soon he finds himself in more trouble than ever!

What did you think of the book? (Why this book?, New Author? Read more by author? Keeping? Thoughts on Hero? Heroine?)
Seduce the Darkness: I've had trouble on and off with this series being alternately great and not so great but it was a nice surprise to follow up one of the good books with this delicious installment. Devyn can be something of a pain with his holier than thou attitude but he's worth it.

The lovely story of Bride and Devyn is worth every sexually tense moment.

My fascination grew with the Vampire underground and the muscled McKell. No, I don't want him claiming Bride but at the same time the flashbacks to Bride as a child, clearly, being enamored with McKell were enjoyable.

While Devyn doesn't seem the type to settle down I liked that Bride appeared to be woman enough to change that for him. Showalter did a fantastic job on both characters.

Ecstasy in Darkness: I have enjoyed some of this series and some of it not so much. I did hope that I would like McKell's story more than I did. It was enjoyable but at times predicable and didn't always seem to flow easily. The book really started off well but seemed to get lost somewhere around the middle when it seemed the story had mostly taken it's course.

I did hope to really enjoy the banter between Noelle and Ava. In the beginning, it really did seem like it would be a fun read and then it just got to the point where the banter wasn't as fun as it was. It became almost a second though rather than a personality trait for the characters.

Overall not in love with this book but it wasn't bad.

Deleted Scene from Dark Taste of Rapture: A little extra information we didn't know but overall not seeming that important.

Other Book in the Series:
1.0 Awaken Me Darkly
2.0 Enslave Me Sweetly
3.0 Savor Me Slowly
4.0 Seduce the Darkness
4.5 Tempt Me Eternally (Deep Kiss of Winter)
5.0 Ecstasy in Darkness
6.0 Dark Taste of Rapture
6.1 Dallas Deleted Scene from Dark Taste of Rapture (can be downloaded from GoodReads)
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Angelserenitysangel on August 30th, 2012 09:13 pm (UTC)
Shall make a note of these...Always on the look out for more books to read!
Jill aka Jo: H50: Steve and Danny suitessireesanwar on August 31st, 2012 05:48 pm (UTC)
Yeah. I'd say overall it was an okay series but nothing on the level of Fever. This is one I could take or leave. But you know if you want something to read...

I started Soulless. So far it is a little different than the other Steampunk in that it has Vampires and Werewolves but I'm wondering if you are partial to Vampire stories?
Angelserenitysangel on September 2nd, 2012 01:05 am (UTC)
Fever is one of a kind.

It's the first kind of books I read that featured Steampunk of any kind. Not read that genre before. I'm very partial to vampire stories :)
Jill aka Jo: OUaT: Graham Huntsmansireesanwar on September 5th, 2012 08:20 pm (UTC)
It really is.

I can't remember if you've ever talked about the Black Dagger Brotherhood series? Have you ever read it? It was quite a bit different than I'm used to but I did enjoy and have gotten really into that series.

Also, I really like the Midnight Breed series by Lara Adrian. A little reminiscent of Black Dagger but great in its own right.

These, however, go over different vampires for each book but both have overall arch stories.
Angelserenitysangel on September 5th, 2012 09:26 pm (UTC)
I've not talked about it - before I started doing reviews - but yes I've read the series and enjoyed it.

Don't think I've read the midnight breed series, but thank you will add that to my list.
Jill aka Jo: Movie: Stitchsireesanwar on September 5th, 2012 09:33 pm (UTC)
Well, I'm glad I could point you in at least one direction. If you find something absolutely fabulous... let us all know.
Angelserenitysangel on September 5th, 2012 10:43 pm (UTC)
I will do! :)