Darkness Bound (Night Prowler Series #5)

Darkness Bound (Night Prowler Series #5)

by J. T. Geissinger

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Overview

2015 Golden Quill Award Finalist for Best Paranormal

2015 Daphne du Maurier Award Finalist for Best Paranormal

Tough, smart, and seriously ambitious, reporter Jacqueline “Jack” Dolan despises the secretive clan of shape-shifters known as the Ikati—and has become determined to destroy them. After she writes an editorial arguing for their extermination and turns public opinion against them, the Ikati vow to fight back. They plot to send one of their own to seduce the reporter, then blackmail her into writing a retraction.

Women practically fall at the feet of hulking, handsome Hawk Luna, and Hawk relishes the idea of conquering and destroying the fiery redhead who’s caused so much trouble for his kind. The last thing he expects is to develop real feelings for her, but their liaison awakens a hunger in him that he cannot deny. He kidnaps Jack and brings her to his Amazon jungle colony, but the two lovers are soon embroiled in deadly colony politics and threatened by a looming global species war.

As the danger around them grows closer, Jack and Hawk’s forbidden passion may build a bridge between two ancient enemies—or cost them both their lives.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781477820100
Publisher: Amazon Publishing
Publication date: 06/24/2014
Series: A Night Prowler Novel , #5
Pages: 432
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

J. T. Geissinger’s debut novel, Shadow’s Edge, was published in 2012 and was a #1 Amazon international bestseller in fantasy romance and romance series. It also won Best First Book in the Prism Contest for Published Authors. Her second book, Edge of Oblivion, was a finalist for the prestigious RITA Award for Paranormal Romance from the Romance Writers of America. She currently lives in her native Los Angeles, with her husband and one too many cats.

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Darkness Bound 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
coziecorner More than 1 year ago
"Darkness Bound" is the 5th book in the 'Night Prowler Series'.  A well written emotional book of love, hate, betrayal and forgiveness with well developed characters, it held me captive from the start. I do recommend reading the series in order as the author does crisscross into the previous stories. Be warned there is a cliffhanger at the end, so expect the next, and I believe final book in the series to appear. Highly recommended for all paranormal fans. This review is based on a complimentary copy from the author which was provided for an honest review.
Book_Sniffers_Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Jack wrote an unfavorable article about the Ikati. Thus, gaining the attention of the ikati, who aren’t too thrilled to be written in an unfavorable manor. An idea is born that if Jack comes to their colony and witnesses how they aren’t so bad after all, she will write an article discrediting her previous work. However, she’s not just gonna go willingly into an area overrun with creatures. It isn’t until there’s a little blackmail involved that she decided to trudge into the monsters den. Jack is a tough-as-nails reporter. She’s not afraid to get in the middle of the action to get her story. So it comes as no surprise that when she’s blackmailed into going to the Ikati, she goes along with the plan. She wasn’t holding her breath that they’d get her to change her mind about them. After all, Hawk slept with her, took photos of it, and blackmailed her. Nothing says “I was wrong about you” quite like a good ol’ blackmailing. However, she finds herself connecting with Hawk and soon realizes that she was quick to judge those whom she didn’t understand. Hawk has been beaten down more times than he can count. He’s used to his brother, the Alpha, lashing out at him. So it comes as no surprised when he’s tasked with bringing Jack to the colony or face death. It isn’t until he brings her to his brother that he starts to second guess his decision. He starts to peel away Jack’s layers and realizes that she’s not as much of a bigot as he once thought. However, just when he starts to find himself falling in love with her, fate decides to shake things up. Not only do we get their love story, but the story of the Ikati’s final showdown which is still forming. This isn’t a book that you can just read out of order. It’s true that every book deals with a new pair of characters but sometimes those character are introduced in the previous books. That isn’t really the case with this one, but the storyline itself is the heart of the story. Without reading the previous books you have no idea what the Ikati have been through. There would be no sense of the upcoming showdown which I’m assuming we will see all the previous characters in and with the way the author finished this book you know that the next, and final, book will be a doozy. Especially since she wrote the Queen’s (MC from the first book) children in a certain light that lets you know they will be a big asset in the last book. Not to mention all the various powers and strengths everyone is throwing around. You know it’s going to be one heck of an ending.
Sandy-thereadingcafe More than 1 year ago
4.5 stars:  DARKNESS BOUND is the fifth and second to last instalment in J.T. Geissinger’s contemporary, adult Night Prowler paranormal /UF series focusing on a supernatural species of panther shifters known as the Ikati. Facing off against a multitude of enemies, the Ikati must endure bigotry, specieism and discrimination at the hands of the frightened human population as well as one of their own. This is Ikati panther Hawk Luna, and reporter (and human) Jacqueline Dolan’s storyline.  Told from several distinct close third person POVs, the storyline focuses on Jacqueline’s (aka Jack) hatred of all things Ikati. Having written a Pulitzer Prize nominated article denouncing the panther shifter species, Jack will find herself the target of the very group she has destroyed in the eyes of public opinion. Hoping to make Jack see the error of her ways, the Ikati tribe (of Brazil) commission Hawk Luna to bring Jacqueline to her knees. What know one had expected was for Hawk to lose his heart to the woman who was hell bent on the destruction of his kind. The relationship between Hawk and Jacqueline is combative, aggressive and at times bordering the edge of insanity. Their attraction to one another is instant; the sex is passionate and yet Hawk knows this is the woman who has placed a very large target on all of the Ikati around the world. When the entire Ikati species is threatened by one of their own, Jacqueline’s purpose is forgotten when everyone’s safety is placed in the hands of two small shifters whose powers have yet to be seen. DARKNESS BOUND focuses on three intersecting storylines that will merge in the rainforests of Brazil where a power so strong will be unleashed against those trying to destroy the Ikati race. We watch as the Queen of the Ikati makes it her task to seek out those who are responsible for the possible demise of her people and in doing so, discovers that the next generation of Ikati may be more powerful than the last. JT Geissinger pulls the reader into an emotional story of hatred and love; betrayal and forgiveness; walking away and letting go. Our leading couple are at polar opposites in the beginning but by the end of the story JT has found a small place in heart for a woman who only knew discrimination in a world torn apart by war and abuse-JT’s storylines will tug at your heart and make you think about the bigotry and abuse in the world-of which we live.
jeanniezelos More than 1 year ago
Darkness Bound, A Night Prowler Novel, J.T. Geissinger Review from jeannie zelos book reviews I love paranormal romance series, especially ones like this where each book has a complete romance, but for which there is an additonal main story linking all the installments. This time, though I enjoyed this read, it didn't grip me quite as much as the last one. I wasn't convinced by Jack's response to Hawk. OK he was hot but....she's been so, so anti shifter, so publicly biased, so long entrneched in her beliefs I just wasn't convinced by the speed of her mental shift. I found it off she accused her dad of being a bigot and yet didn't think she was herself?? Likewise Hawk was so convinced of her bias and then...a few words of explaination, add in the searing attraction they have and ... Still, it led to some hot and spicy sections :-) That Hawk sure knows how to sweep a lady off her feet ( and onto the nearest surface!!) I loved the build up to the problems, enjoyed seeing the others again, but the actual climax was – well, - anticlimatic for me. It seemed to be over very quickly. Not that I enjoy actual battle scenes, but I'd expected more problems from the way it had been set out. I'm pleased by the references to the larger problem, and the updates on it and I'm very curious to who exactly is behind it – who is the Chairman, and what's his motive, other than absolute power of course ! Overall another good read, and a great addition to the series, but just not quite as solid for me as the last one. Stars: Four, a good paranormal roimance and a great addition to the series. ARC supplied via Netgalley
dsubsits More than 1 year ago
Darkness Bound (Night Prowler #5) by J.T. Geissinger  Reporter Jacqueline (Jack) Dolan became a Pulitzer prize finalist for an incriminating  article against shifters she wrote called “The Enemy Among Us.” The shape-shifters known as the Ikati send Hawk Luna to seduce and blackmail the reporter into writing a retraction.   Darkness Bound was amazing.  It had me captivated from the first page.  The story was unique and well written.   At first, I didn’t want to like Jack because of the article she wrote. The piece is in the Prologue, and it is pretty harsh.   However, the more you discover about her; she becomes a commendable and self-sacrificing heroine, not to mention extremely likeable.   Hawk was the perfect shifter to send to seduce her.  He is a strong alpha but always felt like he was an outsider.  The two actually have a lot in common.  I love that Hawk stands up for what he believes in and doesn’t back down, even if it means his punishment. As the two are forced to live with each other, they discover the other’s true personalities.  The dialog and plot are so interesting it was next to impossible to put down.  J.T. Geissinger is a phenomenal writer. She makes visualizing easy.  She does a fantastic job with character development.  I enjoyed that previous characters from the series are included, especially Morgan, who played a key role in this book.  If you love paranormal romances and haven’t read the Night Prowler Series, I highly suggest giving it a try.  The series definitely builds so I would read the books in order.  If you’re an existing fan, you will want to continue reading the series because it is astounding, and the story keeps intensifying. I can’t imagine what is going to happen next.  Complimentary copy provided by publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.