TWILIGHT HUNTER (Execution Underground #1) by Kait Ballenger-a review and giveaway
Execution Underground #1
by Kait Ballenger
Release Date: August 27, 2013
ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date August 27, 2013
Hunters of the supernatural, the Execution Underground are an elite group tasked with protecting humanity…but what happens when danger collides with desire?
Jace McCannon has one loyalty: the Execution Underground. Despite his mixed blood, his hatred for the werewolves he hunts is legendary. But in his search for a sadistic killer, Jace finds himself face to face with a stunningly seductive packmaster…and longing for a night with his mortal enemy.
Nothing can stop Frankie Amato from defending her kind–or catching the rogue responsible for killing women in her territory. For that, this alpha female needs Jace’s skills more than she wants to admit. But as their investigation exposes evil truths, need burns into a passion that dare not be fulfilled. For to do so will have deadly consequences for them both…
REVIEW: TWILIGHT HUNTER is the first full length novel (second story) in Kait Ballenger’s new paranormal romance series- Execution Underground – focusing on an elite group of warriors/hunters who protect humanity from the supernatural beings out to destroy or control the world. This is Jace and Frankie’s storyline. And in true paranormal style, not everyone is as they appear to be. Even the good guys are something ‘more’.
Jace McCannon is on the edge. With a string of unsolved murders that point at a vicious werewolf attack, Jace is the best werewolf hunter the Execution Underground has ever commissioned. His inability to find the ‘werewolf’ responsible for a rash of grizzly murders forces Damon Brock, the leader of the EU to take action. And when the clues begin to add up, Jace will find himself face to face with a female werewolf who is trying to uncover the person responsible as well. Only for Frankie, it is personal. As the pack master of the local werewolf pack, it is her responsibility to ensure the murderer isn’t one of her own.
The relationship between Jace and Frankie begins as Jace captures Frankie hoping to get information about the person responsible for the murders. But Frankie is no ordinary wolf-she is the pack master, alpha and about to enter her ‘once yearly fertile period.’ And Jace is not immune to Frankie’s condition-he is of mixed blood and his ‘other’ half wants to mate. The sexual tension is high as their attraction to one another is over the top: but there is always a caveat and both believe the other made a huge error in judgment.
The storyline focus is on the murders and the person responsible but it also introduces several potential storylines, connections, and the acrimonious relationship between Damon Brock and the other members of the Execution Underground. In the introductory novella to the series Damon found then lost the love of his life and in this, it has transformed his personality and caused rifts in his association with the men who work in the EU.
The story development is fast paced and keeps on course without spreading in too many directions; the characters are as likeable as they are flawed. No one is perfect. The personalities are as diverse as the number of supernatural species introduced into the story-demons, wolves, vampires, fae, beserkers and more.
Kait Ballenger does a magnificent job with TWILIGHT HUNTER as she blends a complicated storyline with a building romance and a premise filled with murder, suspense and forbidden attraction.
Copy supplied by the author.
Reviewed by Sandy
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