After Dark

After Dark : An Anthology

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A timeless seduction A unique temptation And a whole world of dark desires...
From "New York Times" bestselling author Gena Showalter
The Darkest Angel
Winged warrior Lysander has been alive for centuries, and yet he's never known desire--until he meets Bianka. Spawned from the bloodline of his enemy, the beautiful but deadly Harpy is determined to lead the untouched Lysander into temptation. He may try to evade her attempts, but even the most iron-willed demon assassin can resist for only so long....
And from debut author Kait Ballenger
Shadow Hunter
Vampire hunter Damon Brock's newest assignment with the Execution Underground is Rochester, New York, a city crawling with the undead. But he isn't the only hunter in town gunning for vamp blood. Tiffany Solow is fierce and ruthless when it comes to slaying the monsters that destroyed her family--and she works solo. But being alone is no longer an option when she meets the mysterious hunter who wants more than just her turf. Forced to unite against the local covens, the line between good and evil blurs when they must decide between their lifelong beliefs...and their newfound desires.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 325 pages
  • 137 x 211 x 25mm | 295g
  • Don Mills, Ontario, Canada
  • English
  • Original.
  • 0373778252
  • 9780373778256
  • 541,692

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"Showalter delivers yet again!"-RT BookReviews on Wicked Nights
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About Gena Showalter

Gena Showalter is the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of the acclaimed Lords of the Underworld series and more than thirty other books. She lives in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Visit her at
Kait Ballenger is a full-time paranormal romance author, wife, professional bellydancer, and graduate student. She lives in Central Florida with her husband, their doggie-daughter Sookie (like Charlainne Harris' character), and two kittens, Elliot and Olivia (like the SVU characters). Kait believes anything is possible, and one day, she hopes people name their pets after her characters, too. Find Kait at
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1,714 ratings
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4 33% (569)
3 16% (278)
2 3% (57)
1 1% (19)

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Shadow Hunter is a promising start to the Execution Underground (EU) by Kait Ballenger. Damon Brock is one of the Execution Underground best men he has taken an oath to protect the humans from the dangerous creatures that lurk and seek to harm them. Damon has been tracking the person responsible for taking his closest friend and partner Mark. Locating him in Rochester Damon has requested a transfer to seek his own justice for Mark and the sister he left behind. Tiffany Solow lost everything the day her brother was killed not only did she lose the only family she had left she also lost the man who captured her heart in a letter. Now determined to find the person responsible she has inserted herself into the seedy underground of Rochester. The closer Damon gets to Mark's killer the stranger things become and when he comes face to face with his best friends sister things are about to take a turn. Determined not only to get justice for his friend, Damon must also try to keep Tiffany safe and with things happening that can't be explained there are no guarantees he will be able to do either. I enjoyed reading Shadow Hunter and look forward to reading Twilight Hunter book 1 of the Execution Underground. Reviewing with Book Monster Reviewsshow more
by Tracie Runge
4,5 STARS This is the story of how the Rochester Division of the Execution Underground was started. But to know (and understand) why a new Division was necessary, we need to go back a little... Damon Brock requested the transfer to Rochester. After the last mission, where EVERYTHING that shouldn't go wrong, DID go wrong... All he wants is revenge. Damon wants payback for the killing of his best friend and fellow Hunter; Mark Solow. Damon has closed himself off from the world around him. He's always been a loner - but he's even cut the string to the one person who knew him by heart. Not by face- since they've never met, only written letters to each other. (It's a long story. Let me just say; exchanging letters started as forced by the Execution underground, but that's not how it continued.) Anyways.... (back to topic) There's a reason why Damon requested Rochester. (Other than it should be relatively quiet supernatural wise *cough, cough*). The vampire who killed Mark should be there somewhere. All he needs to do- is to find him.... Tiffany Solow misses her brother like hell. Mark was the only family she had left in this world. Unless you count B, but then... He was responsible for Mark's death. How would she ever be able to forgive him? Putting all her skill, determination, good looks and stubbornness to the test; may Hell or High water come - Tiffany WILL find the vampire who staked her beloved brother. Sooo... What happens when two different and equally stubborn people met? When both want revenge, both want the same vampire? Will they be able to put pasts hurt behind them and work together? I have NO idea where to start. None. Well, I can tell you I LOVED Shadow Hunter. Absolutely, freaking loved the book. From the beginning to the very end. Even the end - although it was... Nope, NOT going there. Damon and Tiffany are both stubborn (I do think I mentioned that). To tell you the truth, I think a donkey would be more agreeable. Seriously. I wanted to walk up to Damon and smack him up on his thick head. He knew who Tiffany was when they met - and he didn't tell her. And yet... I wanted to hug him, as well. He did everything to protect Tiffany - even when she didn't want him to. And Tiffany... Sigh. Brave, stubborn, left with impossible choices, and STILL stands by who she is. Her inner core. (Closing eyes) In addition to reading Damon and Tiffany's story (well, part of their story), we get a quick peek at the rest of the new Rochester Division. (Oh my god.. Just saying. I swear - I'm STILL fanning myself over these guys!!) Shadow Hunter is... Well, how shall I describe those pages? Gut-wrenching. An emotional rollercoaster. Tear-inducing. Filled with sprinkles of hope and love. Toe-curling. Breath taking. Throw-to-the-wall kinda book. The ending was the absolute hardest part to read for me. It was... rough. (That's the best way to describe the event). And yet...The ending fitted so perfectly with the rest of the book. I wouldn't want it any other way. Yes, the ending was emotional hard to read. I cried, I seethed. I wanted to throw the book at the nearest wall.... But. It was RIGHT. Sometimes the ending isn't the way we (the readers) want it to be. Then the author should get even more credit for doing it. For keeping true towards the story, the characters and themselves. Kait Ballenger have created something new and amazing with her new series; Execution Underground, and if Shadow Hunter is a taste of what Kait has to offer... wow. Sign me up for more! Trust me when I tell you this; you HAVE to put Kait Ballenger on your MUST READ LIST, because boys and girls.... She is THAT good. Now, if you'll all excuse me... I have a date with a book.... Twilight Hunter. (Yes - THAT book. The first book in Kait's series. And no... This is MY copy. Mine! Hands off!!!)show more
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