Monday, August 4, 2014

Release Day Review: Shadow Hunter (Execution Underground #0.5) by Kait Ballenger & Giveaway!!

Today Kait Ballenger is releasing her prequel to her amazing series; Execution Underground! (previously released in the anthology After Dark with Gena Showalter) Make sure to drop by her FB party later today, and check out my giveaway in the BOTTOM of this post!! :-D

This is the story of how the Rochester Division of the Execution Underground was started. But to know (and understand) why a new Division was necessary, we need to go back a little…

Damon Brock requested the transfer to Rochester. After the last mission, where EVERYTHING that shouldn’t go wrong, DID go wrong… All he wants is revenge. Damon wants payback for the killing of his best friend and fellow Hunter; Mark Solow.
He has closed himself off from the world. Damon’s always been a loner – but he’s even cut the string to the one person who knew him by heart. Not by face- since they’ve never met, only written letters to each other. (It’s a long story. Let me just say; exchanging letters started as forced by the Execution underground, but that’s not how it continued.)
Anyways…. (back to topic) There’s a reason why Damon requested Rochester. (Other than it should be relatively quiet supernatural wise *cough, cough*). The vampire who killed Mark should be there somewhere. All he needs to do is to find him….
Tiffany Solow misses her brother like hell. Mark was the only family she had left in this world. Unless you count B, but then… He was responsible for Mark’s death. How would she ever be able to forgive him?
Putting all her skill, determination, good looks and stubbornness to the test; may Hell or High water come – Tiffany WILL find the vampire who staked her beloved brother.  

Sooo… What happens when two different and equally stubborn people met? When both want revenge, both want the same vampire? Will they be able to put pasts hurt behind them and work together?
I have NO idea where to start. None.
Well, I can tell you I LOVED Shadow Hunter. Absolutely, freaking loved the book. From the beginning to the very end.
Even the end – although it was… Nope, NOT going there.
Damon and Tiffany are both stubborn (I do think I mentioned that). To tell you the truth, I think a donkey would be more agreeable. Seriously.
I wanted to walk up to Damon and smack him up on his thick head. He knew who Tiffany was when they met – and he didn’t tell her. And yet… I wanted to hug him, as well. He did everything to protect Tiffany – even when she didn’t want him to.
And Tiffany… *Sigh* Brave, stubborn, left with impossible choices, and STILL stands by who she is. Her inner core. *Closes eyes*
In addition to reading Damon and Tiffany’s story (well, part of their story), we get a quick peek at the rest of the new Rochester Division. (Oh my god.. Just saying. I swear – I’m STILL fanning myself over these guys!!)
Shadow Hunter is… Well, how shall I describe those pages?
An emotional rollercoaster.
Filled with sprinkles of hope and love.
Breath taking.
Throw-to-the-wall kinda book.
The ending was the absolute hardest part to read for me. It was… rough. (That’s the best way to describe the event). And yet…The ending fitted so perfectly with the rest of the book. I wouldn’t want it any other way.
Yes, the ending was emotional hard to read. I cried, I seethed. I wanted to throw the book at the nearest wall, I wanted to track down Kait Ballenger and give her hell for it. But. It was RIGHT.
Sometimes the ending isn’t the way we (the readers) want it to be. Then the author should get even more credit for doing it. For keeping true towards the story, the characters and themselves.

Kait Ballenger have created something new and amazing with her new series; Execution Underground, and I KNOW that Shadow Hunter is only a taste of what Kait have to offer. Trust me when I tell you this; you HAVE to put Kait Ballenger on your MUST READ LIST, because boys and girls…. She is THAT good. Shadow Hunter is an amazing beginning to her series, and I will definitely recommend that you read it before diving into Twilight Hunter, Kait’s first full length novel in the series.

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.
You can buy Shadow Hunter here:
Amazon ~ B&N

Kait Ballenger is a full-time paranormal romance author, wife, professional bellydancer, and graduate student living in Central Florida. SHADOW HUNTER, the debut prequel of her sexy paranormal romance series, the Execution Underground, about an international network of supernatural hunters who fight to protect humanity alongside the powerful women they seduce, releases in an anthology titled AFTER DARK along with NYT Bestselling author Gena Showalter's novella THE DARKEST ANGEL in July 2013. TWILIGHT HUNTER, book one of the EU series, debuts Sept 2013.

With a B.A in English from Stetson University, Kait is currently a student in Spalding University’s M.F.A in Writing for Children and Young Adults program, where she studies dual-genre in screenwriting. She writes dark paranormal romance with drool-worthy heroes and kickass heroines as Kait Ballenger, and sassy YA urban fantasy under her maiden name, Kaitlyn Schulz.

When Kait’s not preoccupied with paranormal creepy-crawlies, she can be found slaving over endless amounts of schoolwork or with her nose buried in a book. She lives in Florida with her husband, and doggie-daughter, Sookie (yes, like the heroine in Charlainne Harris’ books), and two mischievous kittens, 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.

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