Awaken Me Darkly (Alien Huntress Series #1)

Awaken Me Darkly (Alien Huntress Series #1)

by Gena Showalter
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Awaken Me Darkly (Alien Huntress Series #1) by Gena Showalter

Snow is in the forecast.
In a time and place not too far away, Mia Snow is an alien huntress for the New Chicago Police Department. Heading up her expert team of Alien Investigation and Removal agents, Mia's unmatched at battling the elusive enemy among us, and she's the perfect girl for the job. She's seen her brother die at the hands of aliens. She's earned each of her scars. And she'll die before she cries. Now, a series of killings have Mia and her partner Dallas tracking alien suspects -- but a sudden blast of violence leaves Dallas fighting for his life.
They are ice and fire.
The chance to save Dallas appears in the form of a tall, erotic stranger. An alien. A murder suspect. Kyrin en Arr, of the deadly Arcadian species, holds the power to heal the injured agent but not without a price. For Mia Snow, that price is surrendering to Kyrin's forbidden seduction...and embracing their electric attraction. She's walking a knife's edge, risking her badge and even her life. The closer she gets to Kyrin, the more Mia learns about her own heart, her human needs -- and the shocking secret that will shatter everything she's ever believed.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781416510055
Publisher: Pocket Books
Publication date: 06/01/2005
Series: Alien Huntress Series , #1
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 50,279
File size: 744 KB

About the Author

Gena Showalter is the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of more than fifty novels and multiple series, including the spellbinding Otherworld Assassins, Alien Huntress, and Lords of the Underworld series, her wildly popular young adult novels—Firstlife and Alice in Zombieland—and the highly addictive Original Heartbreakers series. Visit her at and


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Awaken Me Darkly (Alien Huntress Series #1) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 253 reviews.
chaosSM More than 1 year ago
I decided to read this series after falling in love with Gena's Lords of the Underworld and Atlantis Series. I fell in loe with this series as well and love Mia Snow. She is my fav alien hunter of the series...This book is a great read and I highly recommend it.
kitkat3ny More than 1 year ago
I had my reservations about trying this series but I was pleasantly surprised. Mia Snow, is a kick-a$$ alien hunter who reminds me of a cross between Eve Dallas meets Ellen Ripley meets Sarah Connor. Gena Showalter has built a dark, frightening world, where earth has become invaded by powerful aliens. Investigator Mia Snow, stops at nothing to try and stop a serial killer who has been killing human men. I had a hard time categorizing this book. It's not a paranormal romance but it's not an urban fantasy either. For those who really need to know what category any particular book falls in, I would say this novel has combined elements from scifi, dark paranormal romance and urban fantasy. However, regardless of the genre this novel falls into, it's still a great creative, crime novel. I enjoyed this book immensely and look forward to reading the next book in this series, Enslave Me Sweetly. I highly recommend this book to dark urban fantasy readers.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I expected so much from this book, but was highly disappointed. I have read Showalter's Lords of the Underworld and Atlantis Series so I expected her Alien Huntress to hold strong, but it failed. Perhaps book two will be better. Writing a so-called paranormal romance in first person is awful. Additionally, it took nearly half the book before the hero (Kyrin) and heroine (Mia) to have some form of contact that would lead to a romance, which by the way, is unrealistic considering her constant need to punch and beat up on him. I will likely not continue reading the series.
Alena Barrick More than 1 year ago
I loved it to be perfectly honest it isn't like her other series which i also happen to love. It shows the possibility of a future years beyond now and the romance isn't something i was expecting, which is a very good thing because i hate when i can guess whats going to happen. It keeps you guessing and i love how you feel as if you can connect with at least one of the characters in this amazing novel. In my personal opinion its a must read and i am lokking forward to reading the next in the series
FastReaderMJ More than 1 year ago
Usually after 100 pages if I still can't get some attachment to a book I will not finish it. I stuck with this one though, mainly because I love all of Gena Showalter's books. It got better near the end and I will probably read the next in the series.
dani_kress More than 1 year ago
I love her series on the Lords of the Underworld. With its in depth details and the characters. she didn't let me down here. She writes as if you know it already. i love it when you piece things together. how they don't bombard you all at the same time with all the details. she leads you on a path that you just can't get off.
DeeVoelkel More than 1 year ago
Ok, to be honest, I haven't read to many alien books, but Showalter definetly is number one right now on my awesome author list! This book is has all the musts..... It's funny, has great character development, and is totally original. I like that Mia is a tough talking, butt kicking heroine! Needing no one, but wanting someone. She's hard, but not in a to-damaged-to-make-friends way. Her connection to her friends and eventually a tall pale stranger make this book just a tad bit touching. (just a tad!) I loved it! I can't wait to get the next book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Awaken Me Darkly was a suspensful book in a category all its own. Gena Showalter has amazing talent to keep the reader guessing until the last pages.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Chief of the Chicago Police Department Alien Investigation and Removal Agents, huntress Mia Snow and her second in command Dallas Gutierrez investigate the murder of human William Steele. Mia quickly recognizes that the victim died from onadyn poisoning, an item used by three alien groups to breathe in earth¿s oxygen world. She next notices three pieces of hair tied to one follicle which means a deadly Arcadian committed the murder. Other evidence link Arcadian Lilla en Arr to Steele. --- Lilla is taken downtown, but insists her brother Kyrinen will avenge this affront even as she hypnotizes males to abet her escape. At the precinct, for no known reason, Isabel Hussin shoots Dallas, whose chances of surviving are nil; only Kyrinen can save him, but Mia wonders at what price as he wants her. He also seems to know who the killer is and how the murder connects to Mia, but refuses to reveal anything at this time. --- Using the Men In Black concept, Gena Showalter provides a strong ET police procedural that grips the audience from the moment the tough heroine investigates the murder scene and never slows down until the final altercation. Mia is a fabulous ¿Bad Girl¿ who has a license to kill, but struggles with her growing feelings for an alien Kyrinen who she believes his sister is probably the serial murderer. The final spin will shock the audience though clues are cleverly placed in our faces as Gena Showalter will awaken more than just her female champion with this fine sci fi who-done-it.--- Harriet Klausner
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the paranormal book story line awesome book loved the story line between Mia and Keryn
aloveless More than 1 year ago
Loved this book. Not a highly sexual book but FULL of action and emotional connections. Must read this book. Cant wait to read the series.
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BooksnKisses More than 1 year ago
REVIEW PROVIDED BY:Kelly   NUMBER OF HEARTS:  3 1/2 REVIEW:  I had to think about this review for a little while.  I really love Gena Showalter’s book.  I absolutely love Justine Eyre as a narrator. And I really did enjoy this story.  But when I got to the end I kept looking at my phone (because that is where my audio books plays) and thought “That’s it??”.  Yep sure enough that was the end of the book.   To me it felt just a little rushed but yet it was wrapped up nicely.  My next thought was there will be another books with Kyrin & Mia, but as far as I can see they don’t get another book.    So I am on the fence.  I like the book.  Loved Justine reading to me.  Loved Kyrin.  Liked Mia. Loved the side characters.  But was left wanting more.   I wanted more Kyrin time.  I wanted to see more Kyrin & Mia.  I guess I hope that as the series goes on we will get glimpses of Kyrin and Mia.  Because there are a lot of questions that need to be answered and the future is not certain. If you love Gena Showalter I think that you will like this book.  If you love to listen to Justine Eyre this is right up your alley.  Over all I am happy with my purchase and read.  Disclaimer:  I purchased this story from Audible and this review is my own opinion and not a paid review. 
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babiesandmoore More than 1 year ago
Pretty Good Read.  It was good enough to continue with the series and I have read all of Gena's other books. I was not crazy about it being written in the 1st person perspective, so maybe the others will be better since she  changes that.  I enjoyed the characters and who doesn't love a butt kicking woman who doesn't look like she should be one.  I also really liked Kyrin.  Great to have a leading male character who does not have black hair and blue eyes.
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northamericanwordcat More than 1 year ago
Compelling  I think this may be my favorite Showalter book. It has her trademark wonderful world building and well paced plot but unlike many of her  books I really like the couple. The heroine is really fierce in a believable sort of way and the hero is so pretty and so underestimated and so arch.   And then they combust. Love it. 
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Plenty of action- both physical and erotic. Compeling characters that you become investeed in, drama without being overly dramatic, and a kick-ass strong female lead, really what more could you want?
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