Review ~ Dark Swan by Gena Showalter @GenaShowalter

Posted October 23, 2017 by Tanya in Paranormal Romance, Reviews / 4 Comments

Review ~ Dark Swan by Gena Showalter @GenaShowalterDark Swan by Gena Showalter
Narrator: Justine Eyre
Length: 5 hrs 43 mins
Series: Otherworld Assassin #2.5
Published by Pocket Books on September 25, 2017
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 216
3.5 Stars
Amazon B&N Apple Books Audible BAM

The Alien Huntress series is back with fan favorite AIR agent Dallas Gutierrez from New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling paranormal romance author Gena Showalter, who doesn’t disappoint with this sizzling hot alpha hero.

Lilica Swan isn’t quite human or otherworlder; she is the best—and worst—of both.

She is willing to do whatever proves necessary to save her sister from the seductive and deadly Alien Investigation and Removal agent, Dallas Gutierrez, even bonding her lifeforce to his by effectively marrying him. But the bond will fade without consummation. Can Dallas resist his insatiable desire for the powerful beauty? Or will she lead to his ultimate downfall?

Originally published in the Blood Red Kiss anthology.

This post contains affiliate links you can use to purchase the book. If you buy the book using that link, I will receive a small commission from the sale that goes towards keeping the blog running.

My first comments are that I was very confused by this book’s series assignment. I knew the character Dallas and the whole Schon disease from the Alien Huntress series. If I remember right, some of the characters leak over to the Otherworld Assassin series, but to me, Dallas was Alien Huntress. In Goodreads, it is listed as Otherworld Assassin. When I went to Gena’s site, it showed it under both series. Color me confused. So, for indexing in my review, it will go in Otherworld Assassin, but truly I believe this is Alien Huntress.

Dallas’s story was one I had been anticipating since I read the series, oh gosh, a couple of years ago maybe? He was a wise ass, self-centered character who had a slight issue with some of his new abilities. His attitude made him a favorite and I wanted to see who would be able to tame him. Dallas was having a lot of visions and communications with Trinity, the Queen of the Schon, and I was hoping SO hard that he didn’t hook up with her. The introduction of Trinity’s sisters brought on a whole new meaning to some of Dallas’s visions.

Lilica was one of three sisters created in a lab with mixed alien heritage. They all had different abilities and were treated harshly in their lab environment growing up. The three are inseparable until Trinity contracts the Schon disease. Lilica and the third sister, Jade, are out to try and find her, thinking they can save her. We find Lilica as a prisoner of Devyn’s. Devyn is another of my favorite characters with his self-centeredness and general devil may care attitude. Once Dallas takes over the care of Lilica, they find themselves in a situation that brings them together win a way that is both good and bad for them.

I enjoyed Dark Swan and was really glad to have Dallas’s story. Even more glad he didn’t end up with Trinity. However, I didn’t have the connection with Dallas I had in the previous books. He wasn’t as off the wall outrageous as he was before. Lilica did temper his normal personality some. It is still there in places, but I didn’t feel it as strongly. It also could be that I haven’t read an Alien Huntress book in years and my feelings for him have diminished a bit. I felt like the story left off with a possible love connection that I’m wondering if it might potentially lead into another book. We’ll have to see!

About Gena Showalter

Gena Showalter is the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of the spellbinding Lords of the Underworld and Angels of the Dark series, two young adult series–Everlife and the White Rabbit Chronicles–and the highly addictive Original Heartbreakers series. In addition to being a National Reader’s Choice and two time RITA nominee, her romance novels have appeared in Cosmopolitan (Red Hot Read) and Seventeen magazine, she’s appeared onNightline and been mentioned in Orange is the New Black–if you ask her about it, she’ll talk for hours…hours! Her books have been translated in multiple languages.

She’s hard at work on her next novel, a tale featuring an alpha male with a dark side and the strong woman who brings him to his knees. You can learn more about Gena, her menagerie of rescue dogs, and all her upcoming books at or

Reading this book contributed to these challenges: