Dark Alpha's Awakening: A Reaper Novel

Dark Alpha's Awakening: A Reaper Novel

by Donna Grant

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There is no escaping a Reaper. I am an elite assassin, part of a brotherhood that only answers to Death. And when Death says your time is up, I’m coming for you…

Serving Death and the Reapers has been my life for centuries. I’ve always put my duty before everything, even my yearning for Death. But now, she’s fading – our foe is bent on destroying her and he will stop at nothing until he does. Death holds the key to our survival. I will do everything in my power to stop her from disappearing. For her, I will ensure we have the best fighting chance. For her…I will cross the divide keeping us apart.

This is a full length Reaper novel.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781250231710
Publisher: St. Martin''s Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/05/2019
Series: Donna Grant's Reaper Series , #7
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 584
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Donna Grant has been praised for her “totally addictive” and “unique and sensual” stories. She’s the author of more than thirty novels spanning multiple genres of romance including the bestselling Dark King stories. The acclaimed series features a thrilling combination of dragons, the Fae, and Highlanders who are dark, dangerous, and irresistible. She lives with her two children, a dog, and four cats in Texas.

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Donna Grant has been praised for her “totally addictive” and “unique and sensual” stories. She’s written more than thirty novels spanning multiple genres of romance including the bestselling Dark King stories, Dark Craving, Night’s Awakening, and Dawn’s Desire. Her acclaimed series, Dark Warriors, feature a thrilling combination of Druids, primeval gods, and immortal Highlanders who are dark, dangerous, and irresistible. She lives with her two children, a dog, and four cats in Texas.

"Dark, sexy, magical. When I want to indulge in a sizzling fantasy adventure, I read Donna Grant."

--Allison Brennan, New York Times Bestselling Author

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Dark Alpha's Awakening: A Reaper Novel 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 31 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
ValerieStuckInBooks 11 months ago
I have been looking forward to Cael and Erith's story. How does Death have someone of equal status to be with? A Reaper? It's an interesting thought. Cael has loved Erith forever. We never saw it happen, it just was from the first book in this series. Erith has kept herself apart throughout and it's unclear how she feels. We started to see her feelings as she is weakens with Bran draining her magic. As a result, there is very little romance in this book. It's just two people who have always loved each other finally getting a chance. I feel like this book had a pacing issue. Perhaps the author was attempting to make this book be able to be read stand alone or perhaps she just wanted to give Erith's back story but the beginning dragged. I adore Cael and I was glad he got his story. It was hard to watch him go through what had to happen but he was strong enough to withstand it. It was also a way to bring him to Death's level. No more on that. But I do like the characters in this book, this series. They are strong, full characters that I enjoy seeing time and time again. It's interesting that Balladyn comes up so much in this series. He is king of the Darks and we see him mostly in the Dark Kings series. I often wonder if he will get his story or if he is the convenient bad guy forever. He deserves his story and I think he'll get it. It is his appearance here that makes me believe that. Not my favorite of the series but a good read. It does bring an arc of the series to an end but the world is well made. It can hold more stories and I was glad to see more are planned. Wouldn't read it stand alone, but it ties up this set of seven books well.
sportochick More than 1 year ago
I have been anxiously waiting for this book between Cael and Death aka Erith because their explosive interactions with each other on the pages in previous Reapers books to this series. After each book I read I kept thinking I hope these two get a happy ending. This book fully explains who Erith is and how she came to be. The reader will get a clear picture of why she lives her life as she does and what the purpose for the Reapers is. This is thrilling for me because I wondered about her previous life every time she appeared in a book. For me a strong female main character is always a pleasure to read but I also love when they are sensitive without appearing weak. Cael has been my favorite of the Reapers. As their leader he instantly drew my attention. What was intriguing with him was how he dealt with his feelings for Erith. I know this is a book and fantasy but his abstaining centuries because of his love for Erith sure warms a girl’s heart and makes her believe fantasies can come true. Our villain Bran is still very dominant in this book as he keeps getting more and more powerful while Erith keeps getting weaker. This book is also a learning lesson on not waiting so long to tell someone how you feel because someday they may be gone and you will have everlasting regret. This is a 5 STAR read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The wait leading up to find out more about Death kept me reading book after book! What an amazing closure on many points and opening doors to others. Ready for the next book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great continuation of the Reapers stories.
PRH_TX More than 1 year ago
Finally Erith and Cael get their story. The final battle with Bran. Donna Grant has a true gift for creating a magical incredible world and bringing her readers in for the ride. Dark Alpha's Awakening was just another great example of that talent. If you've never read Donna Grant, I can't recommend her enough. Her Warriors, Dragon Kings and Reapers take you into a world of Fae, Dragons, magic, and mystery that is truly remarkable.
Eloise_In_Paris More than 1 year ago
I am a big fan of this series, but I was extremely disappointed in this book. 267 pages and about 10 of them dedicated to the final showdown. Cael and Death have been flirting forever, so their angst and hesitation to get together was annoying. There has been enough of that in the other books. It didn’t need to take up half of this one. Bran stealing the magic in such a simple way was a good idea. It makes sense that Death and her crew would miss something that would seem insignificant. However, it was so simple it was easily ended and then Bran was quickly defeated. There was no big showdown, no fear he could win. Even his dying words were lame. It’s a shame that such a major conflict and the exit of a main villain could be skipped over. Nothing happened here that couldn’t be quickly recapped in the next installment of this series. I will continue on with this series, with the hope that the next story has much more action.
closkot More than 1 year ago
My Thoughts - 5 out of 5 Unicorns - I loved it!!! ***I choose what I read and review based on what intrigues me!! Yes, I got a review copy of this book, but no one tells me what to think, feel, or write about any book! I think I want to collect this series in paperback in the future! This is the 7th book in the Reaper series, and I’d recommend reading them in order because otherwise you are missing events. And because this is a spin-off from the Dark Kings, I’d read both series in the order written because there are references to things that happen in both series. You can read them just fine not in order, but you’ll get more if you read them all and your invested in the world and characters. This is Death and Cael’s love story with a conclusion to the Death and Bran issues. I was pulled into the story and didn’t want to put it down, but I do love all the Reapers. There were no Kings in this book, but you still have Rhi, Balladyn, and more from the previous books, and a baby! So much going on in this book, but you should be aware there is some torture. I don’t want to give anything away though. This world is complex and intense with drama, treachery, fighting, and romance. I can’t wait to see what happens next! I highly recommend to any paranormal fans who love mixed worlds filled with magic, fae (both light and dark), reapers, Death, love, betrayal, loyalty, and so much more! I really love Donna’s books!
Hfowler More than 1 year ago
This was SO good!  I have been waiting for Cael and Erith's story almost as long as I have been waiting for Rhi's story.  The final battle against Bran happens and hints are dropped about Rhi's coming battle with the Light Queen, and Ballidyn starts to get hints (hopefully) that he will get his own story and a happy ever after (Not with Rhi!). So good, so passionate, so exciting. Just perfect!!!! You will not be disappointed with how this story plays out.
belllla More than 1 year ago
Amazing read! This is my first book from reapers and it was just brilliant. I loved it. We get to know Death deep into her core and it is interesting to see how she develops through millennia. Cael (loved the name btw) great person, smart and so mentally strong. I can't image to hide love for so many years to yearn and to be every day with this person and not able to touch it so breathtakingly painful. In a way thank the universe that Bran did such a horrible thing because if not for him Erith and Cale will not confess to eachother their true feelings. I loved that the story was not predictable it was intense full of suspense and intense feelings. Another brilliant book from the series. Recommended! I volunteered to review an ARC of this book for Netgelly
BuckeyeAngel More than 1 year ago
I was so excited when I saw this book was coming out. I love Donna Grant’s books. However, since there was a second set of reapers introduced in a previous book, I was afraid we wouldn’t get a conclusion to the main enemy across the series. I also wasn’t expecting Death to get her HEA! The only other Fae book that would’ve made me happier would’ve been Rhi’s. If you can’t tell, this book didn’t disappoint me at all. I tore through it as quickly as possible and loved every page. I highly recommend. **I voluntarily read and reviewed this book
CathyGeha More than 1 year ago
Dark Alpha’s Awakening by Donna Grant A Reaper Novel #7 This book begins with the beginning...the beginning of Death or Erith or sometimes SHE...it tells of her past and how she came to be and why the sword was hidden and then picked up again. From there we move to a dream Cael is having of how Death came to him and turned him into a Reaper. From there we move on to dealing with Bran...once a Reaper but definitely fallen from Grace. He must be thwarted and to do so Erith has to pick up her sword again. Cael and the other Reapers (now two teams of them) will be there at her side as she makes her move. Cael and Erith have danced around one another for...well...almost forever. In this book the dancing pace picks up and moves on to and beyond seduction and...it was well worth waiting for. Cael and Erith SO belong together. There are fights and captures and torture and pain and angst and drama and...LOVE...getting to see the other reapers and their women and hearing about the first birth of a Reaper child was so much fun! I am not sure where this series will go next and having NOT read all the other threads dealing with this marvelous world filled with dragons and warriors and kings and reapers and faeries and...probably other beings I am unaware of it made me wish I had started with book one of the series and not book one of the Reapers to really immerse and know everyone mentioned in this book. That said...this was a superb read and well worth waiting for! Thank you to NetGalley and St. Martin’s Press-Swerve and InkslingerPR for the ARC – This is my honest review. 4-5 Stars
annie2015 More than 1 year ago
Another fabulous book in Donna Grant's Reaper series. I wasn't sure Cael and Eriith (Death) would every be able to come together (even though they clearly had feelings for each other but we're trying to hide them) but they found a way. Love all rhe characters, danger, and heat in this series. The danger continues as one enemy is destroyed and another is in their sights. Looking forward to the next book in the series. I received a copy of this book from the publisher, St. Martin's Press, via NetGalley. My thoughts and opinions are my own and without bias.
AggieHist More than 1 year ago
This is the first book I have read in the Reapers series and I LOVED it! I now have to go back and read the whole series. I will say that I was able to enjoy the whole story but I do think that you need to read the rest of the books for the full picture. Cael and Erith have had feelings for each other for a long time and finally give in! Though I have not read the series I could still feel the angst of two lovers who have had to resist their feelings and know that fans of the series must be excited. I don’t want to give to much of the story away but there is action, romance, suspense and a page turning plot! Donna Grant has build an amazing paranormal world that is a joy to delve into with each book!
Charlotte-P More than 1 year ago
This is my 1st Reaper book. I enjoyed the power struggle between Erith who is Death and Bran a fallen reaper who is able to siphon her power for himself. Will her love for Cael finally be her Achilles heel in her war with Bran. Death must bring all her reapers together and bring back the Mistress of War to confront Bran once and for all. This is a series that would be well worth visiting again. I was given an ARC of this book by Netgalley and the publisher St Martin’s Press in return for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A true climax on the series. Death and Cael's story was truly magical.
Evampire9 More than 1 year ago
The seventh book in the Reaper series is an explosive thrilling read that readers don’t want to put down. Finally, the one that readers have been eagerly awaiting, Death and Cael’s romance is packed full of sizzling chemistry with a magnetic pull that defies gravity. The relationship is not an easy one that’s for sure and readers cannot possible imagine the heat and the passion that explodes from the pages when this couple finally give in to the attraction that they have denied for so long, in fact that passion singes readers with its intensity and the emotional depth of their relationship is one that captures readers hearts forever. The fast paced and smooth flowing plot gets the adrenaline pumping right from the start and keeps readers biting their nails and holding their breath in expectation and anticipation of what will happen. The thrilling events and the suspense filled story keeps the excitement flowing throughout and there is never a dull moment to be found anywhere in this book. Not only is the Reapers going up against their enemy in a major way but they are joining forces with unexpected allies and things are happening that one would never have expected would happen which really makes the story more realistic as the group gear up for this huge battle that they know may just cost them their lives, a battle that is fantastically depicted by the way. Donna Grant always spins her tales in a way that ensnares readers and keeps them spectacularly entertained but Dark Alpha’s Awakening is so much more that there is just no way that readers can remain detached during the unfolding events that take place throughout this gripping, explosively thrilling and memorable story.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Donna Grant does not disappoint!
booknooknuts More than 1 year ago
I have not read any of the other books in this series and I will be remedying that because this book just blew me away. We get so much action and all the chills and thrills I love in a good book. Erith and Cael have one heck of a fight to get through. All the Reapers are in for the battle of a lifetime against a trader Bran. Those once thought Foe may, in turn, be a friend and vice versa... A wickedly great read.
PalmaMama More than 1 year ago
This was everything I wanted it to be and more. Cael and Erith have been dancing around each other for a millennia. Long time for an attraction to simmer and boy, when they got together, they combusted! I was surprised by where Donna took these two and am still a little confused by Cael’s transformation, but it didn’t take away from the book. While this was the end of the Reaper series, this isn’t the end of the Reaper’s. With a Fae to fin d and a psycho queen to see disturbed, I anticipate we’ll see more of our friends in the Dragon King books. Here’s hoping we get also get something in the future with Xaneth and Aisling. Those two have some sparks that I’d love to see explored. “At the female’s words, Cael saw Xaneth stiffen. Interesting that Xaneth was known for his ability to negotiate with both the Light and Dark Fae, but Aisling seemed to get under his skin.”
Thi More than 1 year ago
I’ve been a fan of this author for a long time and have enjoyed this series. This books was a great addition to the series. I would recommend reading the other books in the series.
Pokeybooboo More than 1 year ago
Donna Grant was one of the first paranormal romance authors I read, and I really enjoyed her books. I moved more toward historical romances, and I haven't read much of this genre in a while. This book reminded me why I loved paranormal romance and Ms. Grant's exciting storytelling. I will admit right off the bat that not having read the previous books in this series left me a bit lost. Apparently the many characters previously had numerous adventures together. Did it ruin my enjoyment of this story? Not in the least! I am now determined to go back and read about the rest of Death's Reapers. Cael was one of Erith's (aka "Death" and the "Mistress of War") Reapers. They have had feelings for each other for ages, and here it becomes too much to resist. It's hard to have romance during a time of war between the Light and Dark Fae! Erith is an incredibly strong woman - she's called Death, after all - but Cael is nothing to sneeze at. Who else could make Death weak in the knees when he's being commanding? Things come to a head when Erith and the Reapers battle it out with arch enemy Bran. The story became exciting and totally un-put-downable, plus also made me cry. Can't wait to read more of Ms. Grant's Reapers! I received an ARC of this book courtesy of the publisher and NetGalley. I received no compensation for my review, and all thoughts and opinions are entirely my own.
BoxerLover2 More than 1 year ago
There is a war. Death is tired of killing Fae. There are multiple battles. More Reapers appear. The bad guy dies. This was not my cat-nip. 2 Stars
ZR1000 More than 1 year ago
The ultimate battle unfolds… This is the seventh book in the Reapers series. Who is the woman known as Death? To the Reapers, she’s known as Erith, judge of the Fae race. But is she Fae? Was she the Mistress of War as suspected? We have been tantalized with tidbits of her story, here we finally learn where she came from, what she’s capable of, what drives her, and what she yearns for. A crossroads has been reached, the crescendo that’s been building reaches culmination. A solution must be found to stop the drain of Erith’s essence if she is to destroy her enemy to save the very fabric of existence, the battle between Bran and Erith is one between good and evil in the universe. Erith, who has always been separate from other beings, doesn’t stand alone, those given life after death from betrayal stand with her, they won’t desert her no matter what she orders, she has gained more than their loyalty, the Reapers are a bonded family. The Reaper Cael, leader of a group of justice bringers, has stood by Death, yearned for her though they could never be as she’s an entity so far removed from the Fae that he is. But where there is Death there is Fate and sometimes Fate has a hand in the final outcome of things, as Erith has grown so does Cael. I loved this wonderful conclusion to the suspenseful plot that has played out over the previous books, answers were provided, loose ends tied up, ties to the Fae and the Dragon Kings made much clearer yet there is still more to come. Justice has yet to be claimed against one of the Fae, the evilest one. The characters in this series have so much depth, lightness and darkness are not always exclusive within them and it’s those with redeeming qualities that you feel for the most. The scenes with Balladyn and Xaneth left me wishing for more for them than what they have. Can what was once good be again? An advanced reading copy was obtained from the publisher via NetGalley.