Edge of Darkness (Night Prowler #4) by J.T.Geissinger-Review, Blog Tour and Giveaway
Edge of Darkness
Night Prowler #4
Genre: paranormal, contemporary, romance, erotic
Release Date: December 10, 2013
EDGE OF DARKNESS (Night Prowlers #4) by J.T.Geissinger
ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date December 10, 2013
Six years after a shocking tragedy left her emotionally and physically scarred, Ember Jones lives a life of quiet isolation in Barcelona. Determined to keep her troubled past a secret, she keeps her head down and her heart locked up tight. Until the day a beautiful, mysterious stranger walks into her life, and her carefully controlled world is shattered forever.
Christian McLoughlin is unlike anyone Ember has ever met. Wealthy, cultured, and utterly charismatic, he also has dark secrets of his own. They succumb to the undeniable pull between them and embark on a passionate affair, but things turn explosive when the truth about Christian and the reason he came to Barcelona is exposed. As their dark pasts collide, the two unlikely lovers find themselves caught in a web of danger and deceit that neither of them might survive.
The Edge of Darkness, where hunter becomes hunted, no one can be trusted, and love is the most dangerous game of them all
REVIEW: EDGE OF DARKNESS is the fourth instalment in J.T.Geissinger’s paranormal, romance Night Prowlers series focusing on the elusive shape-shifting panther species known as the Ikati. Edge of Darkness continues on the theme from book three-Rapture’s Edge-where a warring faction of Ikati ruled by a power hungry non-shifter of the species, known as Caesar, intends to reveal their existence to the world. This is Ember (September) Jones and Christian McLoughlin’s storyline and I think one of J.T.’s best.
Ember is a woman whose heavy guilt over the car accident that killed her mother and brother has left her emotionally and physically crippled. Believing herself responsible for their deaths, Ember has lived in a world surrounded by books and the knowledge that pain is her only companion. But when a beautiful and exotic looking man enters her bookstore looking for a one of a kind first edition, Ember knows that she is facing a true assassin-and someone definitely not human.
Christian is an Ikati shifter on a suicide mission to save his own kind and take down the man who has destroyed everything they worked hard to protect. But a chance run-in with the human woman known as September Jones has called to his inner panther. He knows that she is his mate but his first priority it to protect the Ikati from a dangerous man. With a handful of assassins on the hunt for the Ikati, Christian is willing to risk his life to protect those he loves including the woman with whom he is falling in love.
The relationship between Ember and Christian is slow to build as the couple dance around one another throughout most of the book. Ember is a woman so mired in guilt, depression and self-depracation that the character was initially difficult to like. She is a woman considered average-if not plain-in the looks and body and, in this it was a self-fulfilling prophecy. Her self esteem is so low that eating is tiresome; dressing up is a chore; and suicide is always a thought or bomb away.
J.T.Geissinger has written a storyline where one species struggles to remain hidden in a world full of humans –a world of hunters and assassins-who want nothing more than to destroy the beast within. As Christian hunts for the man responsible for the destruction of so many lives-Ember will ensure that Christian remains alive while she sacrifices her life for the man she loves.
EDGE OF DARKNESS is a storyline with depictions of graphic torture, violence and a look at the ramifications of PTSD and depression. It is also a story about forbidden love between two people from different worlds and a second chance at life for a woman who stopped living the day her family died.
J.T.Geissinger pulls the reader into a gritty, realistic and heartbreaking storyline that will forever be etched into your heart and your soul. Edge of Darkness is an amazing and fantastic addition to the Night Prowler series-and Christian McLoughlin is the alpha male that every woman needs in her life.
I also want to add that Edge of Darkness reveals some of the backstory and history of the Ikati species and how they came to be. This, for me, is always a powerful motivator to continue a series when the author takes the reader into consideration as he/she writes the story.
Copy supplied by the author.
Reviewed by Sandy
Night Prowler Series by J.T. Geissinger
The Ikati is an ancient shape-shifting species of panther, with only a few remaining colonies in the world. Each full-blooded Ikati is blessed (or cursed) with a special ability. Some are telepathic, able to shift into mist and others can walk through walls. And anyone betraying their secrets is punished by death.
Night Prowler #1
Release Date: June 2013
Deep within the primeval forests of southern England, a race of beautiful, savage shape-shifters lives hidden from the everyday world. Bound together by ancient bloodlines and a ruthless code of secrecy that punishes traitors with death, the Ikati send their leader Leander on a mission to capture one raised outside the tribe before she can expose their secret. When Leander tracks the unsuspecting outsider to Southern California, the hardened warrior is prepared for a fight—but not for the effect the sensual young beauty has on his heart.
Jenna spent her childhood in hiding, on the run from someone—or something—her parents refused to discuss. She trusts no one, not since her father’s mysterious disappearance, not since her mother’s sudden death, and definitely not since she began exhibiting strange, superhuman abilities. When handsome, enigmatic Leander appears, promising answers to the mysteries that shroud her past, she knows she shouldn’t trust him either. But their connection is undeniable, and as powerful as the enemy hell-bent on destroying every one of their kind…
EDGE OF OBLIVION
Night Prowler, #2
Release Date: October 2012
There exists a world beyond our own. It is a world of ancient magic and well-guarded secrets, a world of strict laws and harsh punishments for those who betray them, a world inhabited by the Ikati, a race of gifted people who are so much more than they first appear. Brought together by fate in this world of danger and beauty, two people with dark pasts will meet.
Morgan is beautiful, smart, sexy…and about to die. Convicted of treason against her shape-shifting kin, she is given one last chance at redemption; discover the hidden lair of the enemy intent on destroying every one of her kind, or forfeit her life.
Xander is ruthless, heartless, cold-blooded…and assigned to kill her if she fails in her task. Expecting to feel nothing but contempt for the traitor under his watch, the assassin accompanies Morgan on her search, but as the two race through the heart of Italy while the clock winds down to zero hour, he finds himself drawn into a dangerous web of desire as powerful as it is forbidden. Their passion will test everything they believe in, and endanger the future of the tribe itself.
Night Prowler #3
Release Date: June 18, 2013
SECRETS…In the hidden world that exists beside our own, a mirror world of ancient magic and elegant deceptions, a world of people who are so much more than they first appear, a war is brewing. Most of these Gifted people—the Ikati, a savage, sensual race of lethal predators—are content to hide behind human smiles, disguising their splendor in order to survive. But others are discontent. And they will hide no longer.
BETRAYALS…Eliana lives for two things only: vengeance on the man who killed her father, and seeing his dream of living in the open with humans come to pass. But that dream is far too dangerous for The Hunt, a group of elite Ikati assassins with one objective: eliminate her before she can expose their secrets to the world.
SEDUCTION…Demetrius is haunted by the memory of the woman he once loved. He will risk everything to save her from the killers on her tail…and convince her, before the ancient walls between two worlds crumble, that only together can they defeat their real enemy, a brilliant, cunning traitor far more deadly than either of them can guess.
J.T. Geissinger’s debut novel, Shadow’s Edge, was published in 2012 and was a #1 Amazon US and UK bestseller in fantasy romance and romance series. She has been nominated for the prestigious RITA® award from the Romance Writers of America for best paranormal romance for her second book in the Night Prowler series, Edge of Oblivion.
A life-long lover of reading and a self-professed “book addict,” she didn’t realize her dream of writing a novel until a milestone birthday forced her to take stock of her goals in life. Always believing the right time to commit to putting pen to paper would magically announce itself, it took waking up one cold January morning with a shiny new zero as the second number in her age to kick start her determination.
Starting on that very day, she wrote what would become Shadow’s Edge in a little over four months and submitted it to several literary agents. Nothing happened. Thinking that was the end of that but by no means willing to give up on her dreams of being published, she began work on a second manuscript.
Then, during a trip to Italy in honor of their 10th wedding anniversary and the honeymoon she and her husband never took, she received an email that would change her life. It was from an agent, Marlene Stringer of Stringer Literary, and it contained the three words every aspiring author longs to hear: “I loved it.”
Marlene sold the manuscript to Montlake Romance who published it six months later. Hitting the #1 Amazon bestseller lists within weeks of publication, Shadow’s Edge was book one of the Night Prowler novels. Book two, Edge of Oblivion, was published in October 2012 and will be followed by Rapture’s Edge in June 2013, and Edge of Darkness in fall 2013. There are six books total planned for the series.
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