Written by: Kait Ballenger
Publication date: 8/4/2014
Series: Execution Underground
Sequence in Series: 0.5
Rating: 3 Stars
Genre: Dark Urban Fantasy
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See where it all began in this exciting prequel to The Execution Underground, Kait Ballenger’s sexy paranormal series about the men who hunt evil and the women who love them.
Vampire hunter Damon Brock’s first assignment with the Execution Underground is Rochester, New York. But he isn’t the only hunter in town gunning for vamp blood. Tiffany Solow is ruthless when it comes to slaying the monsters that destroyed her family—and she works solo. But when she meets the mysterious hunter who wants more than just her turf, the line between good and evil blurs as they must decide between their lifelong beliefs…and their newfound desires.
Shadow Hunter by Kait Ballenger
Action packed, gruesome and sexually charged, Shadow Hunter is the dark urban fantasy prequel in the Execution Underground series.
Damon Brock, vampire hunter, is out to seek vengeance on the vampire that killed his partner. When his partner's sister is on the same mission, their worlds collide and the sexual chemistry between them can't be denied. Can they take down the murderer and discover the strange mutation to newly turned vamps before more die?
We are told often and repetitively that Tiffany is Damon's deceased partner's sister and that Damon can't reveal his identity. This didn't really work for me. I also have reservations with the intalust between Tiffany and Damon. Both seemed to impede my reading flow.
The story was intriguing and entertaining. Ballenger writes extremely vividly, giving us a strong picture of the world she created. Packing such a detailed story into a novella length book, made me wish for more content. Don't get me wrong, I would definitely be interested in reading more of the Execution Underground world but I do believe reading book 1 before the prequel 0.5 would of helped with my investment in the storyline.
I received this ARC copy of Shadow Hunter from Harlequin e-HQN in exchange for a honest review. This book published August 4, 2014.