Wednesday, August 13, 2014

~Blog Tour & Review: Shadow Hunter by Kait Ballenger~


Shadow Hunter (Execution Underground 0.5)
by Kait Ballenger
Scheduled release date: August 4, 2014

See where it all began in this exciting prequel to The Execution Underground, Kait Ballenger’s sexy paranormal series about the men who hunt evil and the women who love them.

Vampire hunter Damon Brock’s first assignment with the Execution Underground is Rochester, New York. But he isn’t the only hunter in town gunning for vamp blood. Tiffany Solow is ruthless when it comes to slaying the monsters that destroyed her family—and she works solo. But when she meets the mysterious hunter who wants more than just her turf, the line between good and evil blurs as they must decide between their lifelong beliefs…and their newfound desires.

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TSRBR's Review

Overall Rating:  4.5 Rockin’ ★★★★☆

Violence, death and bloody bodies left by a serial killing vampire bring out the Execution Underground.  This is a highly trained and enhanced group of men that fight to protect human kind from others.  Damon Brock has devoted his life to training and becoming one of the elite hunters that go out daily to hunt down and destroy the vermin that prey on the unsuspecting.  His dedication was fueled by the death of his family at the hands of the monsters that he now hunts and terminates. When his partner is taken down, Damon swears revenge and begins his hunt for the vampire responsible.
Tiffany Solow is the sister of Damon’s partner Mark that was murdered. She was also Damon’s secret pen pal and they had developed deep feels for each other over the years through their correspondence.  Mark had arranged with his sister the exchange of letters without telling her who Damon was.  All of this had been done to keep Damon from having to see a therapist.  The organization requires all operatives to have a therapist, family member or someone to help keep them grounded. So Damon knows who Tiffany is but she does not know who the hunter is that she writing too. 
Damon arranges to patrol the Rochester zone so that he can hunt Mark’s killer.  When he arrives at a club that he knows the vampire will be at he is totally knocked off balance to find Tiffany, Mark’s sister working to infiltrate the vampire’s inner circle.  He takes control and gets her out of the vampire’s path and to safety.  Damon knew that he wanted Tiffany before meeting her and when he is finally face to face the force of his feelings for her are uncontrollable and she appears to feel the same.  Danger is everywhere especially with the mutation that is showing up in the vampire population.  Vampires are not only draining their prey but eating them as well.  Damon must keep Tiffany close to protect her from herself and the vampire hunting she is doing.  Will they be able to avenge their families and keep each other alive?  How will Tiffany react when she finds out the Mark was turned and Damon promised to stake him?  This book checks off so many boxes for what makes not only a great read but also is pure entertainment for the reader. 

Hero –Damon Brock: 4.5 stars
Heroine –Tiffany Solow: 4.5 stars
Steam: 4.5 stars 
Plot: 4.5 stars 
Cliffhanger: Yes

Would I recommend this book: Yes! Vampire Hunters are all that stand in the way of death and destruction for an uninformed human world.  This book is about those hunters and the lives of the people they protect.  It has bloody violence, hot sexual lust, mad love and an opportunity for two people to experience all that is possible between two lovers in a world where life is not a sure thing.

Would I read other books by this author: Yes! This is a uniquely written book that makes it really hard to wait to read more by this author.  This is a FAVE author for me!

***Received an ARC of this book from the Author in exchange for an honest review***

About Kait:
Kait Ballenger is a full-time romance author, wife, a former professional bellydancer, and soon-to-be-professor. She is the multi-published author of the Execution Underground paranormal romance series about an international network of supernatural hunters who fight to protect humanity.

With a B.A in English from Stetson University (2011), Kait is graduate of Spalding University’s M.F.A in Writing for Children and Young Adults program (2013), where she studied dual-genre in screenwriting.

When Kait’s not preoccupied with paranormal creepy-crawlies, she can be found spending time with her family or with her nose buried in a book. She lives in Florida with her husband, their doggie-daughter Sookie (yes, like the heroine in Charlainne Harris’ books), and two mischievous cats Elliot and Olivia (yes, like the Law and Order characters), near the love and care of her supportive family. Kait believes anything is possible with hard work and dedication. One day, she will be a bestseller and have people name their pets after her characters too.

She is represented by Nicole Resciniti of The Seymour Agency.

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Tour wide giveaway will be - US only - 5 copies of After Dark and 5 copies of Twilight Hunter this will be open from August 4th to August 22nd

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