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Posted September 22, 2013
Looking for a sexy man and hot romance? Oh yea.
Jace McCannon is hunting the killer of innocent women left with their organs flung around their dead bodies. He's got a trail and he's following it on this full moon, and his prime time. Jace is outraged by the abuse and torture the women are put through before and after death. The killers scent is everywhere and hard to narrow down. Jace needs to find him now. The leader of the Execution Underground Rochester area unit is on Jace's tail. Could he be involved with the personalizing toward Jace that's surfaced? Jace has to solve the case to prove he's innocent. While checking over a recently killed woman, Jace comes face to face with what he hunts and hates, a werewolf and a female one at that.
Frankie Amato has tried to protect her kind as the Alpha and Packmaster she is, hunting the murderer killing in her territory, and now face to face with the rumored Hunter killing rogue werewolves. Having thwarted the mating ceremony and her estrus cycle at a high, the Hunter's smell and sound plays across her mind. She needs to try to stay focused and get away from the man holding her captive, or the night will heat beyond what either are ready for.
Knowing the history of his father and what he did to his mother, Jace doesn't want anything to do with the Alpha female he's got in handcuffs, but things grow to a point of not turning around. The killer is watching, waiting, acting. And Jace and Francesca stumble along trying to solve the case as they are distracted with their 'relationship'.
We get four POV's in this story. Jace, Frankie, Robert, and David. Hmm, Jace. He's got some issues, but man is he a hot number. He's a smoker, carries a flask of Irish whisky on him at all times, and curses worse than a sailor. And...he's got a bit of Daddy issues as well. He's even got a secret of his own. Then we have Frankie. She's fighting to keep hold of her position. Robert is the sicko doing all these horrid things to the woman he kills and mutilates. David is another Hunter, part of the Execution Underground, that's been friends with Jace for years.
I like the romance. It works great with Jace and Frankie. Jace is determined to fight what he finds he wants. Frankie is a bit weakened emotionally with it being her Estrus cycle and mating call, which seems to maybe have affected Jace too. When we get Frankie with her pack, she stands stronger as an Alpha. There are parts that could be a bit more fine tuned with why or reasoning, an explanation strong enough to take the story in that direction.
It's a hot romance with the road Jace and Frankie travel. And we even see a potential future for David and his love? Hmmm, only time will tell.
I look forward to the growth of this world and of the author. This is a series I'll be keeping an eye out for. Lovely romance here.
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Posted June 11, 2014
A Serial Killer, Weres, Hunters and so much more Jace is a Hunt
A Serial Killer, Weres, Hunters and so much moreWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Jace is a Hunter of the paranormal kind, but when he runs into Frankie his life is changed forever. Isn’t that how it usually goes? She is Alpha to the Rochester Pack, so the last thing he needs to do is get involved with a were. I lived in Rochester for ten years, so I was very familiar with the territory, but I never did run into a were or a hunter. Drat, I wouldn’t have minded running into Jace myself. He’s a good guy that gets a bad rap and a great example for all the males. I love books about serial killers and this had twists and turns that kept me turning the pages until the wee hours of the morning. Romance, lust, murder, jealousy and so much more abound in this novel of the paranormal.
I am looking forward to reading more about The Execution Underground. Rated for adults.
I won this signed first edition paperback on Dark Faerie Tales.
Posted September 2, 2013
Twilight Hunter is a good throw-back to the Paranormal Romances
Twilight Hunter is a good throw-back to the Paranormal Romances I first read before I really knew what the genre was called. Girl and Boy meet, both have something they are hiding from the other, they think they make decisions that are for the betterment of others at their own sacrifice, and in the end realize they can't live without each other and must be together.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
I did have a few minor issues with the story - mainly the falling in love after less than a week, but at least it isn't ISEEYOUANDILOVEYOU. But I mean really, with sex that hot I'd probably be in love after a week too ;-). I am not ashamed, I mean, WOW. Steamy scenes are steamy. Ballenger really took me by surprise with those, though they really shouldn't have, having read her story Shadow Hunter in the anthology After Dark. *fans self*
Jace is a sad angry big sexy man. He is certainly a survivor, and if you ask me, turned out to be as well adjusted as he could with the circumstances he had. And in Frankie he finds his mate; his equal. They are both stubborn stong-willed Alphas and butt heads time and time again, until they both realize they are being idiots.
And along with this will they won't they sex all the time, there is a murderer running around killing and kidnapping young women. And of course Jace and Frankie are the only ones that can find and stop the guy.
While at times predictable, Ballenger's Twilight Hunter puts a unique twist on the supernatural hunting Paranormal Romance story idea and I certainly look forward to following the other hunter's stories.
Posted August 27, 2013
Great series: TWILIGHT HUNTER is the first full length novel (s
Great series: 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’.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Jace McCannon is on the edge. With a string of unsolved murders, Jace is the best werewolf hunter the Execution Underground has ever commissioned but 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 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, relationships, 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; 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.