Thursday, October 28, 2010

Blog Tour: Ecstasy in Darkness by Gena Showalter

Ecstasy in Darkness is the fifth book in the Alien Huntress series by Gena Showalter and a Paranormal Romance from Pocket Star Books.

Book Blurb:
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. . . .

Ecstasy in Darkness was submitted for review and I retain my copy.  :)

This is the first book I have read in Ms. Showalter's Alien Huntress series - and it rocked!!  Though Ecstasy in Darkness is the fifth book in the series - I had no trouble reading it as a stand alone novel.

Ava Sans grew up on the wrong side of the tracks - no father and a drunk for a mother.  Ava learned at a very young age to trust no one but herself - and let no one in.  

Now Ava is working for AIR - Alien Investigation and Removal with her best friend Noelle - and the trainees have been given a final mission to determine if they are ready to become 'Agents'.  Their mission - bring in McKell - an uber vampire - for questioning.

Victor McKell is considered a traitor to his kind.  He has left his vampire home to live in the human realm - and he wants to know how other vampires have acclimated so easily to topside - and how they walk in the sun.  Having his own agenda, he is in no hurry to report to AIR for questioning.

When McKell sees Ava he is instantly attracted - and from the beating of Ava's heart, and the rushing of her blood - the attraction is returned.

McKell strikes a deal with Ava.  If she will help him in his quest - he will do as AIR asks - but on his own terms.

I absolutely loved this book.  :) 

Ava is tough and not at all afraid of kicking some a$$ when the need arises.

McKell is alpha all the way - but funny - a combination that is utterly divine.

I love Ava and McKell together - the chemistry is explosive - and the sexual tension thick enough to cut with a knife. 

I give Ecstasy in Darkness 5 out of 5 stars and I have the rest of the series on my Christmas wish list.  :)


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Julia Rachel Barrett said...

Quite a review! You've been reading some good books lately!

Michelle Greathouse said...


Thank you. :)

And I agree - I've been on a pretty good streak. Have I said lately how much I love books? LOL