Dark Alpha's Hunger

Dark Alpha's Hunger

by Donna Grant
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Dark Alpha's Hunger by Donna Grant

Dark Alpha's Hunger is the sixth paranormal romance novel in New York Times bestselling author Donna Grant's Reapers series featuring a brotherhood of elite assassins who wage war on the Fae at Death's behest--and the women who change their hearts.

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…

Where Death leads, I follow. Nothing will stop me from my duty – not even the darkness that claims me. It’s the music that leads me from the dark, returning me to my brethren and a new foe that has risen. Learning who hunts Thea could be the key to unraveling what we need to know to defeat our enemy. The Half-Fae’s music stirs a passion within me that I’ve never known. For her, I will break my vow of silence. For her…I will risk everything.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781250138132
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 08/07/2018
Series: Reapers , #6
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 158
Sales rank: 448
File size: 1 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 Hunger 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
Anonymous 7 days ago
Dark Alpha's Hunger is the sixth book in the Reapers series by Donna Grant. While some may prefer to read it as a stand alone, I would recommend reading the full series in order for maximum enjoyment. There is a lot happening in each of these stories that connect the series together, but they also connect to the Dragon Kings series. I enjoyed reading about Eoghan, a Reaper who had been lost, and Thea, a halfling who knew nothing about her background. They both had an intriguing backstory and we also learn a big secret about Thea. No spoilers, promise. I look forward to reading the next book as soon as possible. These are addictive. I read a digital galley obtained from St. Martin's and NetGalley.
Anonymous 2 days ago
Wow you won’t be disappointed!
Anonymous 3 days ago
Answers so many questions about the Queen of the fae. Then the amazing reveal about Death. Can't wait for next book!
CathyGeha 4 days ago
Dark Alpha’s Hunger by Donna Grant Reaper #6 I have a feeling that the last Reaper, Cael, who has not met his mate may do so in the coming book BUT, that said, there are six new Reapers and a new character or two that have appeared in this book so who knows what will happen next. I do see an eventual battle between Bran and Death and perhaps a few others but will it be in the next book or not? In this book I loved the way Eoghan emerges almost as if being birthed from the earth and all because of Thea’s violin playing and drawing him out. I enjoyed their story – though short – and was happy they found a way to be together. I wonder if the “humans” in the story will make an appearance again in the future…the humans that were part of Thea’s musical group. And, as many Reapers as are finding true love and getting to be with their mates I now wonder why Death REALLY had Bran’s woman killed so many many years ago…anyway… This was an entertaining story that had good and evil pitted against one another, was filled with action, continued the Reaper saga and sets the reader u for what may soon be an epic battle. I can’t wait to see how it will all work out. At some point I would like to read this series from beginning to end but even without having done so I found this to be an enjoyable book to read. Thank you to NetGalley and St. Martin’s Press for the ARC – This is my honest review. 4 Stars
Anonymous 4 days ago
Good read but not as exciting as the other book in the series. To short.
Anonymous 6 days ago
What can I say but great and WOW! Never would have seen that coming. Thanks for a great HEA as usual.
marincheto007 6 days ago
This was my first Donna Grant book and I can honestly say that I am intrigued. Though it wasn't the best PN book I've ever read, I definitely enjoyed the writing style and the story line. I got sucked in into the characters' lives, their feelings and fate. Thea and Eoghan are two quite interesting characters in my opinion. They both lived through hardships and heartbreak that defined them as the people they are when they first meet. Their attraction is immediate and though Eoghan tries to fight it, also inevitable. I did enjoy their story with the slightly suspenseful edge to it and the beautiful and devoted relationship that developed. But to be honest, the ease with which Thea accepted that practically all fairy tales were true was kind of too easy. I would've expected a little bit more resistance. Even her best friend accepted all the strange things happening around her with ease. She might've protested a little but that was kind of it. With that being said, I still think that Dark Alpha's Hunger is a pretty good read. I am definitely intrigued by the series and I am looking forward the next book in the series which hopefully will be about Cael :) In the mean time, I am planning on binge reading the first 5 ;) I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Anonymous 7 days ago
As expected it was amazing. I can't wait for the next book.
Hfowler 7 days ago
This one is Eoghan’s book; one I have looked forward to since meeting the Reaper who refuses to speak for thousands of years and then sacrifices himself to save his friend Cael, causing him to be sucked into a hell realm. He finally fights his way free and it is all because of a halfling. Thea is an orphan and ever since she was a little girl and visited some standing stones, she is drawn back to the portal stones and again and again throughout her adult years. They call to her, though she doesn’t know why, and now she goes up to them and plays her violin just to get out of the city and have alone time. It is her music that helps Eoghan find his way to the gateway where he fights to get free and she helps pull him out. He is drawn back to her again and again, and even though he tries to push her away, when she is kidnapped he will stop at nothing to find her. Who wanted her kidnapped was a HUGE surprise and their love story was awesome and the plot was so good. He is one of the more interesting and dynamic Reapers in the series and Donna Grant didn’t disappoint with his story at all. I am so happy with how this one turned out. I think it is one of my all time favorite Reaper books.
Rainn2978 7 days ago
Book 6 in the Reaper's series and you absolutely have to read the books before it or you will be lost as to what is going on. Especially as those books affect one of the main characters in this book. This book is about Eoghan and Thea. Thea is an orphan who knows nothing about her family or her heritage. And she certainly doesn't realize that she is a halfling. All she truly knows is that she needs and loves her music. It's a part of her and makes her feel whole. And because she answers the call of her music she manages to pull Eoghan out of the hell he was stuck in for so long. And she definitely didn't know that was going to change her whole life. I absolutely love this series and I kept hoping that Eoghan's book would do him justice. And let me tell you, this book did NOT disappoint! I don't want to say much because I don't want to spoil it for others but there are things in here that you will not see coming in any way shape or form! And it is such a good read that you will be hooked from the get go and not be able to put it down. Eoghan and Thea are great characters that make you feel for them in ways you won't expect. And the twists and turns just made it my favorite in this series!
GmaTeri 7 days ago
This book was totally engrossing, once you start don’t plan on putting it down. The author has uncanny ability to make you feel and hear the music that Thea plays. I swear I was swaying to the music in more than one part. Readers feel the fear, frustration, anger, (you name it) of the characters. Eoghan is definitely swoon worthy between his attitude and his quicksilver eyes! The storyline is so different it’s refreshing. Book can be read as a stand-alone (I did, and yes went back and purchased the previous books in the series) but would probably be better if read in order so have a better sense of the other, lesser characters problems. Has its own HEA. Paranormal readers will want to gobble this up. Highly recommend, you won’t be disappointed! Reviewed for NetGalley.
Sandy-thereadingcafe 8 days ago
4.5 stars--DARK ALPHA’S HUNGER is the sixth instalment in Donna Grant’s contemporary, adult REAPERS paranormal/fantasy romance series. The REAPERS is a spin off from Donna’s DARK KINGS series which is a spinoff from Donna’s DARK WARRIOR series which in turn is a spin off from Donna’s DARK SWORD series- all set in the Highlands of Scotland. You do not have to have read any of the previous series to understand the premise but many of the events overlap with the events of the Dark Kings. This is Reaper Eoghan, and half-fae, musician Thea Keegan’s story line. DARK ALPHA’S HUNGER can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty but I recommend reading the series in order for back story and cohesion. SOME BACKGROUND: The Reapers (believed to be a folk lore amongst the Fae) are a group of Dark and Light Fae, selected by Death (aka Erith), on their own deathbed, to do her bidding-Death is the judge and jury; the Reapers are the executioners. The Reapers are not harbingers of death, but are tasked with destroying the Light and Dark Fae who have crossed a line from which there is no return. All Reapers must follow two rules: never to fall in love; and never to reveal their existence to anyone. If you have read Donna’s DARK KINGS series you will recognize the familiarity between the two series as both follow a similar plot and premise including betrayal by one of their own. Bran is a former Reaper who fell in love but Death ended their relationship by destroying his heart and the woman he loved, sentencing Bran to Netherworld for millions of years. Upon his escape, Bran sets about to destroy the Reapers, and seeks revenge against the woman known as Death. Told from several third person points of view including Eoghan and Thea, DARK ALPHA’S HUNGER follows the forbidden relationship between Reaper Eoghan, and half-fae, musician Thea Keegan. Eoghan has been missing; sent through a portal into the unknown until a music melody calls to him from beyond the mist. Enter Thea Keegan, a young woman unaware of her half-Fae heritage but a woman whose control over melody and music calls to our hero’s heart. With his return to the land of his ancestors, Eoghan will be drawn to our story line heroine, a heroine whose attraction to Eoghan is immediate and swift. Eoghan will be assigned, by Death, as the leader of a new band of Reapers, Reapers who will soon find themselves searching for the woman with whom Eoghan will fall in love. What ensues is the building relationship between Eoghan and Thea, and the potential fall-out as Thea is kidnapped, not once but twice by two very powerful Fae. DARK ALPHA’S HUNGER is a revealing story line that introduces several new characters into the author’s numerous interconnected and cross-over series focusing on the Dragon Kings, the Reapers, and the war with the Fae. The introduction of Thea and a second group of Reapers shifts the focus of the series in another direction foreshadowing a much deeper connection by everyone concerned. Although the Dragon Kings are noticeably absent, more is revealed about the past and Queen Usaeil’s role in the destruction of relationships, family and love. Death is slowly succumbing to the loss of her magic and power, a loss that threatens the Reapers, and the position they hold. DARK ALPHA’S HUNGER is a story of music and magic; family and betrayal; second chances, and falling in love. The premise is intriguing and thought provoking; the romance is spirited and fated.
valerie holm 8 days ago
I read an ARC copy of Dark Alpha’s Hunger from NetGalley and St Martin’s Press in exchange for my honest opinion. Dark Alpha’s Hunger by Donna Grant is book six in the Reaper series. The Reapers are a unique group among the Fae. Both the Dark and the Light Fae make up the Reapers. They align primarily with Death and each other. Reapers are responsible for the execution of the Fae so deplorable they can no longer exist among their people. This story focuses on the Reaper Eoghan and the Half Fae Thea. When the couple finds each other, Thea discovers she belongs in a world of magic she never knew existed. One can read this book as a stand-alone, more so than the rest of the series. The storyline diverts a bit with this installment. It moves away from the main Reaper group and introduces multiple new characters. I always suggest in a setting such as the Dark World, that reading all previous installments take place. Hostilities in a realm that includes the Reapers and the Dragon Kings in the immediate, and going as far back as the Dark Sword series, are now in full swing. Several characters that share time here have deep-seated pasts. To omit confusion background information is given when relevant, but the full dramatic effect will not occur if that past is not familiar to the reader. As always, the characters are engaging. And who doesn’t enjoy a sexy Fae with an Irish brogue? Eoghan has the respect of his fellow companions due to his integrity. Thea overcomes a dark past to find happiness in a new world. The attraction between the two is fast and fierce. I am not typically in support of an insta-love scenario, but overlook it when the payoff is worth it. In the Dark World, the thematic developments deeply integrate into their world and are tremendously compelling. I like the buildup of various subplots, and again, sexy Fae. For those who are aware of the Dark World and its complexity. ** Beware of minor spoilers.** Usail, the Light Queen, has gone way beyond what I feel is redeemable. Or rather, any delusions regarding Usail’s true nature can no longer be contested after her actions and admissions in Dark Alpha’s Hunger. If one considered Usail’s words carefully, there is a slight hint about Rhi and her Dragon King. Perhaps one that gives it away. But, maybe not. This secret, as for many others readers, is one I am invariably trying to uncover. What I find best about these books is the world building. The Dark World is a fun and intriguing urban fantasy setting, everything interconnects. The males are dominant but possess decency and honor. The women rise above their fear and become better for it. The romantic interludes are always sensual. I plan for the release dates, so I don’t have to wait to experience them. My opinions may not match others, and I encourage everyone to find their own.
Monnie777 8 days ago
So happy to be back with the Reapers again. So much is going on in this world between the Reapers and Dragon Kings. This is not a book you can read by itself. As the description doesn't say who of the Reapers this book is about I am not going to spoil it in my review. I was happy with this book. A lot does happen and there are surprises. War is coming between Death and Bran and I look forward to seeing how Donna does that book. If you have read any of the other Reapers books you will enjoy this one and be happy too. *I received a free copy of this book via NetGalley and am voluntarily leaving a review.*
MusicInPrint 8 days ago
Grant continues with her Reaper Series. This one gives romance, loyalty, paranormal and did I mention ROMANCE. DEATH is female and on the side of good but is loosing her battle to death herself. Her warriors, secretly known as reapers fight the war between the Light and the Dark Fae. Fans of OUTLANDER will sigh when an orphan Thea is drawn to the portal stones in Ireland even as a young child. As an adult Thea is still a magnet to this magical place. Finding peace in music and on one of her frequent visits to the portal stones she rescues a silver eyed man from the torture of another Realm. Dark Alpha's Hunger is a quick read that is full of page turning adventure. "A copy of this book was provided by St. Martin's Press via Netgalley with no requirements for a review. Comments here are my honest opinion."
ZR1000 8 days ago
Powerful music that saves them both… This is the sixth book in the Reapers series. The reaper Eoghan, once a general in the light Fae army before being betrayed, had been missing, thrown into a realm of darkness where he’d been hunted by a creature of horrendous evil that he couldn’t see. The most enchanting music draws him to a portal back to the world he’d left to find a female Halfling who assists him in getting through the magical doorway which he has to destroy to prevent anything following. Before he can even conceive of thanking the woman she’s done as he’d asked and run away. He’d broken his vow of silence to protect her. Death suddenly appears to greet him, update him, and give him a new mission. But the music he’d heard does not leave him and he’s soon drawn to it and the Halfling again, their fates are entwined. Thea Keegan is a Human/Fae Halfling with no knowledge of her origins, raised at an orphanage. She always knew there was something different about herself and kept her own counsel, a self-imposed solitude from the surrounding humanity, drawn to music as if she was born to it when handed a violin. The ancient dolmen stones in Ireland have always inexplicably drawn her to them and one evening she visits them and as the music flows from the depths of her soul and into the violin the world she’s known changes forever. A glow began to emanate from within the stones and then a hand comes through, she should run but something inside her makes her reach out for that hand and hold on. The most perfectly exquisite man she has ever seen comes through and when he tells her to run she does. There’s just so much a person can take of the unknown but the magnificent silver-eyed man stayed in her thoughts as does all of what she experienced and can’t explain. And so begins a fascinating tale of the missing reaper that those we have known missed and sought trace of and a Halfling in whose genetics lie a secret unknown to her that could cost her life itself. With each of these books, I am more enticed by this imaginative paranormal fantasy world that continues to evolve, the intricacies of this tapestry of words never fails to enrapture this reader. The main protagonists are intriguing characters, their romance that was destined to be once they’d met was a surprise to them both; they had a magnetic and palpable attraction neither could deny. There are revelations relating to the underlying storyline that crosses the books, things are intensifying. She who guides the Reapers, Death, makes a decision she’d been loath to make that she might not recover from even if she survives the battle ahead and all the Reapers will stand with her, their loyalty to Death and each other is formidable. The Reapers are those that provide justice to the Fae race, beholden to Death who gave them back life after they’d suffered betrayal in their previous lives. There is no doubting that Death’s powers are waning but she keeps many secrets. How are the reapers to save Death from death without knowing what she hides? An advanced reading copy was obtained from the publisher via NetGalley.
nku 8 days ago
Dark Alpha's Hunger (Reaper, #6) by Donna Grant ...Another great addition to the Reaper's series Donna. Thank you so much for bringing Eoghan back and giving him his own Reapers to lead. (now there are two teams) Thanks to #NetGalley for letting me preview this book. Thea saves Eoghan with her music... She is half-fae and doesn't know who her parents are. They are perfect together... Now what of Usaeil and her new secret... What weapon has Erith recovered? What is going to happen with Bran? This book grabbed me from the start and didn't let me leave until I finished it. Yes there is a HEA ..and I can't wait for the next book.
MBurton 8 days ago
Just when I thought we were getting closer to the end, we get introduced to a bunch of new characters. I have to admit I have no idea where the author is going next, but more is good. I'm enjoying this series. It's unique and has very appealing characters. I also like how this gets intertwined with the Dragon Kings series. It's good to see Eoghan. I like him more now that his role has been expanded. I'm curious how much Thea is going to be able to do now that her identity has been revealed, but the one I'm really looking forward too is Erith. I'm guessing her story will be the last one in the series. I would recommend starting at book 1. There are too many characters to keep up with and an overall storyline that continues in each book. The great thing about this series is that each book is about the size of a larger novella and they sure do pack a punch.
Eloise_In_Paris 8 days ago
This is the second book I’ve read in this universe, but the first in this Reaper series. This was actually the perfect place to start this ongoing series. Eoghan has literally been out of this world for at least three decades and Thea knows nothing of the Fae. So learning and catching up were necessary for the characters, but it didn’t feel heavy handed. I liked both leads. Eoghan wasn’t too brooding and Thea wasn’t overly helpless. The instalove was a bit much, they knew each other for about a week before their declarations, but that is to be expected in this genre. The only thing that really bothered me was the choice of villain. The cat is out of the bag, too many people know the Light Queen is evil. The fact that no one went after her in this book baffled me. Maybe her demise is supposed to occur in the Dragon King books, and if that is the case she shouldn’t have been so heavily featured in this story. Also the main bad guy the Reaper’s are after was only talked about but never appeared. I like this world and I like the new characters introduced so even though there are some flaws I will continue with this series.
Momma_Becky 8 days ago
Donna Grant is clearly talented and this one had so much potential, but it still fell flat for me. The story felt rushed and I never quite felt a connection with the characters. To be fair, I haven't read the whole series, so I did feel like I was missing some things that are mentioned in this one. On the flip-side of that, the blurb does mention that this is part of that series, and maybe it's just me, but I didn't see anywhere that mentioned a continuing story. A small disclaimer in the blurb to warn readers of the necessity to read earlier books would go a long way toward avoiding reviews like this one. That said, I did manage to follow the story well enough, but I feel like I would've gotten more out of it with more world building and depth. Based on my lack of connection to the story or characters in this sixth book in the series, I am undecided on whether or not I'll check out the earlier books.
Anonymous 8 days ago
Ms. Donna Grant continues to keep us all on the edge of our seats! Cannot wait to see how this all comes together!