Narrator: Justine Eyre
Length: 13 hours 8 min
Series: Alien Huntress #5
Published by Simon & Schuster Audio on April 1, 2014
Genres: Paranormal Romance
I received this book for free from Simon & Schuster Audio in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
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. . . .
I swear, I love this series more and more with each book. The characters in the Alien Huntress series are all so sarcastic and narcissistic that they are amusing to read. Ava comes from the streets and is besties with Nicole Tremain, the rich girl with an attitude. Well, they both have attitudes and they work together seamlessly. They are out to prove to Mia Snow that they are ready to be full A.I.R agents and can take down the big, bad McKell.
McKell has been sending Mia’s agents back to her with missing fingers just to prove he can’t be bothered with her questioning, until he meets up with Ava & Nicole and they totally throw him with their act. He is so puzzled by them, it’s hilarious. His plan was just to find more of his kind and find a good way to live above ground since his dismissal from the underground world, but Ava has a pull that he finds hard to resist.
I love the way these characters interact with one another. Gena Showalter can write some great, intricate characters that keep me hanging on their every word and wondering what they are going to get themselves into next. Ecstasy in Darkness just follows this formula and the storyline is fast paced and action packed. They are constantly racing from one situation, tracking down McKell’s past, hunting the Shun (I don’t know if that is how it is spelled or not since I’m listening to the audios), and trying to put some kind of name on what they are to each other.
I can’t seem to stop saying the word “love” in this review, but Justine Eyre’s narration just sucks me in and really enhances the interaction with her sarcastic tones. I’ll say it, I love her! The next book has a new narrator and I pray that he lives up to what Justine has done with this series so far.
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