Thursday, November 4, 2010

[Review] - Ecstasy In Darkness

Title: Ecstasy In Darkness
Author: Gena Showalter
Series: Alien Huntress
Genre: Paranormal Romance/Futuristic
Release Date: October 26, 2010

Summary:  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. . . .

Thoughts: Ava Sands is a trainee with Alien Investigation and Removal. To be granted agent status Ava and her friend and fellow trainee Noelle are sent to take down the big bad vampire McKell and bring him in. McKell has dealt with four agents already, and when the two friends walk into his camp he thinks he'll deal with them the same way. But Ava and Noelle are more that meets the eye. For McKell this is especially true with Ava, she intrigues him like no other.

Ecstasy In Darkness was a fantastic read! An action packed story and a delicious Alpha male, to die for. Two things I've learned to love and expect when reading Gena Showalter. Plain and simple this author rocks.  Every time I read one of her books I'm amazed with the story lines and the addicting & intriguing characters.  I thought Noelle and Ava were great they - their bickering back and forth was hilarious and endearing. Their relationship dynamic is just as important to the story as is the love story between Ava and McKell. If you haven't read the Alien Huntress series yet, I highly recommend you give it a try.

Score: 5 Stars

Author Website:

Alien Huntress series:
Awaken Me Darkly
Enslave Me Sweetly
Red Handed
Savor Me Slowly
Seduce the Darkness

Tempt Me Eternally (in Deep Kiss of Winter)
Ecstasy In Darkness
Dark Taste of Rapture (Noelle's story)- August 2011

Upcoming Releases:
Deep Kiss of Winter (pbk)- December 28, 2010
On the Hunt (anthology)- February 1, 2011
The Darkest Secret- April 1, 2011
Dark Taste of Rapture- August 2011
The Darkest Surrender- TBA
Twisted- TBA


  1. Oh I also loved this one. Just enough snark to make me laugh!!

  2. I LOVED this book! I think it was my favorite so far of the series!

  3. I haven't read this one but I am getting it. I love Gena's books.

  4. Do you have to read the other books before this one to understand the series? Or is it okay to just skip ahead to this one?

    I do love Gena's books, esp. Lord of the Underworlds and Atlantis Series!!

    Can't wait to read this one :D

  5. Hi Catherine,

    Although I'm a stickler for reading a series from the beginning... I would say its ok to read this one without the others. Things are mentioned from previous books, but Ms. Showalter does an excellent job in explaining things.



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