Ecstasy in Darkness by Gena Showalter

Author: Gena Showalter
Pages: 512
Genre: Paranormal Romance
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 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. . . .  [via GoodReads]
Gena masterfully takes you once again into the dangerous lives of her AIR agents.  This time around we get to know AIR trainee, Ava Sans.  Ava and her BFF Noelle have been in training with AIR in the hope of becoming agents.  I loved the friendship between these girls.  They have such great chemistry together and will do just about anything to get someone into custody.  Even if it means making out with one another to keep someone distracted long enough to subdue them.  Said distraction worked on McKell - leader of the vampire army and one heck of a tough guy.  He can stop time, is overly possessive and calls DIBS on Ava - right before his escape of course.  But when the Schon queen once again targets AIR agents,  Ava and McKell will have to work together not only to thwart the queen's plans but also on their feelings for one another.

Ecstasy in Darkness is the latest installment in Ms. Showalter's, Alien Huntress series. For those of you who haven't read any of the books in this series, you can pick any of them up whether it be the first one or this latest one and still know more or less what the story arc is.  That is the beauty of these books.  Although, it's preferable that you read them in order since some of the older characters come in and out of the newer books, it is still not mandatory.  I have enjoyed the previous books in the series and this new one was no exception.

I loved each and every scene that McKell and Ava are in.  Their chemistry is off the charts.  Their dialogue is full of snarky, witty and downright funny remarks.  Their scenes of a more "romantical" (I totally made that word up) nature were steamy and well... I might have even blushed a time or two.  

Ms. Showalter once again delighted me with her amazing characters, clever storytelling and cool futuristic world.  If you've never read anything by Gena before, please do.  You really can't go wrong with any of her novels.  This will definitely please fans of romance, sci-fi and paranormal lovers.  A great story and one that I guarantee will have you with a big goofy grin on your face.

My Rating:

GIVEAWAY: I have 1 copy up for grabs.

As always, leave a comment for one entry. If you'd like extra entries just say so in your comment or separate comments (extra entries for followers, Twitter, sidebars, All About {n} button, Facebook, etc.) Make sure to leave an e-mail address, especially if you are leaving comment under Anonymous.

Rules: This contest is open internationally.  Winners will be drawn Friday, November 5.


Jolene and Family said...

Wow, I'm the first :) I have only read three of Gena Showalter's books, Catch a Mate, The Stone Prince and The Pleasure Slave. I would love to win this book and have a chance to read her other works :)
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Melissa (i swim for oceans) said...

This sounds awesome! I haven't read much of Gena's, but I did read Intertwined, and she has quite the distinct voice...I'd love to try her adult books. Great review! :)

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Missie, The Unread Reader said...

What? Alien Huntress series! I hadn't heard of it. And it is more PNR and SciFi? Interesting.

Please enter me. I follow on GFC, e-mail sub, twitter.


Missie, The Unread Reader said...

P.S. I love the book cover!


Danny said...

Totally adore Gena's Books, but this one I haven't read yet! Thanks for the giveaway!!

Unknown said...

I would love to read this - it's been awhile since I have read one of her books and I miss them.

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Judy said...

sounds like a good read. I have read several of Gena's books, but none lately. This would be a good way to get started back


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Mervi said...

I've never read any books by Gena Showalter, but this sounds interesting. I'd love to try this book. :)

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Tore923 said...

I have read some of Gena's books before and I love them. Please enter me in contest. I would love to read this book. It sounds really good. Tore923@aol.com

Llehn said...

I'd love to play please :D

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babysaffron said...

My first book from this author....
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buddyt said...

I liked those of Gena's books that I have read and this sounds like a good read to me.

So please enter me in the giveaway.

Thanks for opeing it up to worldwide entries.

Much appreciated.

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Natalie @ Book Lovers Life said...

Please enter me thanks. I follow on GFC, e-mail sub, twitter and facebook. Twitter as @natcleary and facebook as @natalie cleary.

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VickyTinky said...

this book looks awesome! Count me in!

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Edna said...

Love the sound of this. Thanks for the giveaway!

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floating said...

this looks like a good read

CrystalGB said...

I love Gena's books. Please count me in.


whitewolfreads said...

I can't wait to read this!

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Unknown said...

I love Gena Showalter - please enter me in the giveaway.

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the Moorhouse's said...

would love to read this! thank you for all the great offers!

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Please enter me in the giveaway.
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Myranda said...

Please enter me in the giveaway.

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PinkStuff28 said...

Enter me please!

I've never read any books by Gena Showalter, but this sounds interesting. I'd love to try this book. :)

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I want to participate I´m a follower xD


nel said...

I haven't read any of Gena Showalter's books. But after reading this review i am going to go and buy some of her books!!! Thank you

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Laura H. said...

Thanks for the giveaway! Please include me!

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