Ecstasy in Darkness by Gena Showalter

October 28, 2010 5 flames, Gena Showalter 2

Author: Gena Showalter
Source: Publisher

  • Mass Market Paperback: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Pocket Star; Original edition (October 26, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1439175772
  • ISBN-13: 978-1439175774


New York Times bestselling sensation Gena Showalter enthralls with a dark, tantalizing world of humans, otherworlders, powers beyond imagining, and a seductive vampire undone by his insatiable hunger for one woman. . . .Growing up poor on New Chicago’s meanest streets, Ava Sans had two options: be the predator or be the prey. No contest. Now, working for Alien Investigation and Removal, she’s been ordered to capture the biggest, baddest warrior of all—a vampire too beautiful to be real, with the abilityto manipulate time. Once the leader of the entire vampire army, McKell has been deemed savage and unstable, spurned even by his own kind.To McKell, humans should be nothing more than sustenance. Yet the petite, golden-skinned Ava is a fascinating contradiction—vicious yet witty, strong yet vulnerable, lethal but fiercely loyal. Against his better judgment, McKell craves that loyalty, and much more. When the chase leads to seduction, McKell and Ava will race to discover the truth about his past. But the answers will come at a price, even for a woman who thought she had nothing left to lose. . . . 


I have been craving another installment in the Alien Huntress series and the day had finally arrived!  I love the writing style of author Gena Showalter, and when the publisher offered the book for review, I emailed them so quickly that I might have broken my computer mouse! 

In the 5th book in the series, we get the chance to learn more about McKell.  Between bouts of laughter and swells of sadness, the story was written so well that I didn’t want it to end. I loved the plot and the characters and truly enjoyed this installment more than the previous books for some reason.  One thing I enjoy about the authors writing is that even if you haven’t read the entire series yet, she gives you just enough information to give you the basic rundown of the others without going overboard with history.  

I loved how McKell’s personality balanced out Ava’s and vice versa.  McKell was the grump and was strict at times while Ava was lighthearted and knew how to make a comeback with McKell’s grumpiness.  Even though McKell is written as the Alpha male in the book, Ava makes sure he knows that she is the Alpha female of the story. If I could change one thing about the story it would only be the rushed feel of the ending.  I wanted a couple more chapters to make the book feel complete.

If you haven’t picked up a story written by Gena Showalter yet, you are truly missing out on a fantastic read!  She keeps you laughing with just the right amount of romance that will keep you craving more of her writing no matter what the story is about!


Outstanding Book That Will Stay On My Bookshelf
For Rereading!

* I received this book free of charge in exchange for an honest review*

2 Responses to “Ecstasy in Darkness by Gena Showalter”

  1. yllektra (force-oblique)

    I really love Showalter as an author!
    Her books are fantastic and you are right, they can be both funny and angsty at the same time. She maintains a perfect balance! XD

    Thanks for this review! I haven’t read this book!

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