Saturday, October 23, 2010

Book Review: Ecstasy in Darkness by Gena Showalter

Ecstasy in Darkness (Alien Huntress, Book 5) by Gena Showalter
  • Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Pocket Star; Original edition (October 26, 2010)
Goodreads Description:

New York Times bestselling sensation Gena Showalter enthralls with a dark, tantalizing world of humans, otherworlders, powers beyond imagining, and a seductive vampire undone by his insatiable hunger for one woman. . . .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 ability to 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. .
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First I must say that this book has one smokin hot cover. Besides that, as I expected this book was amazing. Gena Showalter knows how to deliver a story packed with conflict and sex appeal. The love scenes were written to perfection with just the right amount of heat without going overboard. Another thing I loved about this book is the humor, especially Ava and Noelle's banter. They have a unique friendship where they can basically verbally bash each other and not get mad...it is pretty hilarious at times. McKell played a pretty big part in a previous book in the series and I thought it was pretty interesting that he became a main character. He is an Alpha male with a huge ego and an interesting power and background. Initially I thought I would have a hard time liking him but it turned out it was a lot easier than I thought. If you have not read the previous books in the series I don't think it would be a problem to just pick this one up and read it but I always recommend a series should be read in order so you don't miss out on some of the background info that rounds out the story. The gist of the story is an alien queen is infecting people (through sex) and it turns them into raging cannibals. The New Chicago Police Department's Alien Investigation and Removal Agency is fighting to save the infected and get rid of the alien queen and her minions. Ava and Noelle are trainees and are sent to bring McKell in. After that is when the book starts to get really good (and that is really early on).

5/5

I received this book from the publisher for review. Any opinions expressed are my own.

CymLowell

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