After Dark; featuring SHADOW HUNTER (Execution Underground, #0.5) by Kait Ballenger


AfterDarkJPEGAFTER DARK (Lords of the Underworld #4.5) by Gena Showalter, an anthology featuring SHADOW HUNTER by Kait Ballenger 

Paperback, 384 pages
Expected publication: June 25th 2013 by Harlequin HQN
ISBN: 0373778252 (ISBN13: 9780373778256)

Review copy: Author

Shadow Hunter 

Vampire hunter Damon Brock’s first assignment with the Execution Underground is Rochester, New York, a city crawling with the undead.

But he isn’t the only hunter in town gunning for vamp blood. Tiffany Solow is fierce and ruthless when it comes to slaying the monsters that destroyed her family-and she works solo. But being alone is no longer so desirable when she meets the mysterious hunter who wants more than just her turf.

As they work to massacre the local covens, the line between good and evil blurs when they are forced to decide between their lifelong beliefs… and their newfound hearts.


Kait goes full speed ahead. Nothing stopping her. With this amazing first installment she is making a big statement. “Here is my kick-ass new Urban Fantasy series!” Fantastic! I loved it.

SHADOW HUNTER is fun, fast paced, full of action and romance together with the mix of the paranormal beings and realistic characters, Tiffany and Damon and world-building a tease to get me hooked and looking forward to the next installment.

Although some things in the plot are obvious and you can see where it is going with Tiffany and Damon. Of course meant to be together. I think Kait is a genius how she can pull it off to get the readers to like her characters in such a short story without feeling rushed or cramped.
I recommend this to all Paranormal Romance readers, Maybe you will think, just like me that AFTER DARK by Gena in this book is a nice bonus next to SHADOW HUNTER! 🙂

About Kait

Kait Ballenger is a full-time paranormal romance author, wife, professional bellydancer, graduate student, 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 alongside the powerful women they seduce.

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, 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.




For the next book in the series, Twilight Hunter, which releases August 27th


Hunters of the supernatural, the Execution Underground are an elite group tasked with protecting humanity…but what happens when danger collides with desire?

Jace McCannon has one loyalty: the Execution Underground. Despite his mixed blood, his hatred for the werewolves he hunts is legendary. But in his search for a sadistic killer, Jace finds himself face to face with a stunningly seductive packmaster…and longing for a night with his mortal enemy.

Nothing can stop Frankie Amato from defending her kind–or catching the rogue responsible for killing women in her territory. For that, this alpha female needs Jace’s skills more than she wants to admit. But as their investigation exposes evil truths, need burns into a passion that dare not be fulfilled. For to do so will have deadly consequences for them both.



*JUNE 25 we will post an exclusive first chapter of SHADOW HUNTER!!*