When Darkness Hungers (The Shadow Keepers #5)
From J. Kenner, the New York Times bestselling author of Release Me and Claim Me, writing as J. K. Beck
FBI agent Alexis Martin knows that vampires exist—because one of them killed her sister. Assigned to investigate a series of bizarre homicides in Los Angeles, Alexis believes the murders are the work of rogue vampires—perhaps even the monster responsible for her sister’s
After learning about the death of her sister, FBI agent Alexis Martin's hunt to find the killer leads her into the dark and dangerous world of the shadowers. Becoming a hunter of rogue vampires, Alexis believes she is closing in on her sister's murderer. On her path for revenge, she meets a man that's as dangerous as he is sexy. Serge has spent centuries fighting back his daemon. Finding a way to keep his beast at bay and help rid the streets of L.A. of rogue vampires, Serge is immediat...more
Now this was a different kind of vampire book. Different in a good way. When Darkness Hungers combines vampire lore with magic, witchcraft, and voodoo for a compelling read. J.K. Beck builds an impressive world full of all sorts of paranormal creatures: vampires, weres, and daemons.
What set this book apart for me was the intriguing vampire lore. Having read many vampire books, I’m always on the lookout for any kind of fresh take on vampires. These vampires...more
This was my first read at the Shadow Keepers series and I was intrigued enough to buy the first two in th...more
Quick & Dirty: There is something for everyone in this story — murder, revenge, romance, vampires, and much more. Alexis is trying to find her sister’s killer and Serge is trying to find a way to save his soul.
Opening Sentence: The two vampires moved with steady purpose, the low fog curling around their ankles as if the oily darkness of the moonless night were caressing them.
Alexis Martin thought the only bad guys out there were human until she...more
เรื่องนี้เป็นเล่มที่ห้าในชุด ซึ่งในที่สุดก็เล่าเรื่องของคาแร็คเตอร์ที่ถูกกระทำ (โดยคนแต่ง) มากที่สุด เรียกว่าเหตุการณ์อะไรที่เลวร้าย แย่ ๆ จะต้องมาลงที่คาแร็คเตอร์ตัวนี้ จนทำให้เปิดหนังสือเรื่องนี้ เซิร์จซึ่งดั้งเดิมเป็นแวมไพร์ได้กลายเป็นสิ่งมีชีวิตบางอย่างที่ไม่ได้อาศัยเลือดในการมีชีวิตอีกต่อไป เขาสูบวิญญาณออกจากร่างของเหล่าผู้มีชีวิตเหนือธรรมชาติ และทำให้ตัวเองมีพลังที่คล้ายคลึงกับสิ่งมีชีวิตที่เขาฆ่า (เช่นถ้าฆ่าแวมไพร์ก็มีจะลักษณะเหมือนแวมไพร์ แต่ถ้าฆ่าหมาป่า...more
When Alexis was a child, her teenage sister vanished. Everyone said she had ran away from home but Alexis believed she had been kidnapped. This began her journey to be an FBI agent and to find her sister. After the death of her parents, Alexis finds her sister’s diary and discovers the truth. Her sister had ran away from home because of sexual abuse by their father. Filled with guilt and anger, Alexis continues her career of stopping criminals and hopes to reconnect with her sister.
REVIEW: When Darkness Hungers is the first book I read from J.K Beck and it will not be the last. I enjoy this book very much; I was fascinated by the characters and the story.
Alexis is a FBI agent who wants nothing more than revenge, she lives to find her sister’s killer. She is aware there are creatures that live to hurt others, to prey on humans to make them their victims. During her search for answers she meets Leena a witch who has a...more
Witches and Vampires are not supposed to play nicely together. Humans and Vampires aren't either. What is stereotyped as evil isn't always so. Sometimes the mixing and blending of worlds works and J.K. Beck has written it so wonderfully.
Sergius is a vampire that has lived for centuries who now tries to keep his daemon under wraps and in control. Alexis is an FBI Agent searching for the reason behind her sister's murder, vampire hunter sworn to kill and...more
WHEN DARKNESS HUNGERS is the fifth storyline in JK Beck’s Shadowkeepers series.
Alexis is an ex-FBI agent who left the force to search full time for the vampire who killed her sister. Tormented by guilt, Alexis focuses the hunt for Tori’s killer with the help of a friend-a witch. Leena’s powers stem from a family history tormented by vampires and daemons and it is with those powers that Alexis hopes to track down the killer. But vengeance comes w...more
FBI agent Alexis Martin knows that vampires exist—because one of them killed her sister. Assigned to investigate a series of bizarre homicides in Los Angeles, Alexis believes the murders are the work of rogue vampires—perhaps even the monster responsible for her sister’s death. Now she finally has a chance for retribution. Even better, Alexis receives unexpected help from a sexy stranger as hungry for rogue blood as she is.
Serge is a centuries-old bad boy who stays off the grid—k...more
When Darkness Hungers is about Serge and Alexis. We learn of Serge in When Blood Calls, he was the best friend of Luke's who's had a real struggle keeping his Daemon down. Well after hiding for a couple of years, he's back but he's different from when he left. He's comes back as a vampire who has different tastes than the others, he feeds off of other shadowers instead of humans. Alexis is a vampire hunter, trying to track down the vampire that killed h...more
This is one of the most creative series I have had the luck to stumble across & I have had a soft spot for Serge since the beginning. His book couldn't have been better. The roller coaster of emotion & the extreme sides to every puzzle piece were thoroughly enjoyable.
Serge is a tortured soul, haunted by his past as a degenerate, his curse that may be broken but is still a part of him, the guilt he feels over things he’s d...more
Published by: Bantam
Age Recommend: Adult
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Raven Rating: 4
Blog Review For: GMTA
"When Darkness Hungers" by J.K. Beck was a real good paranormal romance. I really enjoyed this well written novel thinking that this author was very creative with many twist and turns...with this being great puzzle being put together piece by piece.
One of the main characters..Serge was definitely one tortured soul...trying now to do what is good...Alexis....an ex FBI agent...more
First I can say honestly that reading these out of order would be okay. I never had trouble under...more
And that left me somewhat disappointed.
It’s not that it was bad. Because it wasn’t. It’s more that pretty much everything that happened in the story was unoriginal to the point it almost mirrored almos...more
I was so excited when I learned that JK was going to continue on with the series. Another 3 book of The Shadow Keepers... YAY!!
But sadly, When Darkness Hungers didn't keep my attention like the first three book.
I am not sure where to start on this review. I loved the first three books of JK Beck’s Shadow Keeper’s series. But When Darkness Hungers didn't suck me into the world again the way that I would have like it to. Now don’t get me wrong. It is still a good book,...more
*SIGH* Sergius... How sexy was he? Let's just say broody, troubled, alpha, sexy hotness in one ancient vampire body...
Alexis - Great match for the broody Serge... She sees beyond the vampire to the man beneath and falls for him even though she should hate him. She has left the FBI to become a vampire hunter after the death of her sister. You see her sister disappeared when she was younger and she just never had closure. When she discovers what happened to her it drives he...more
Alexis was an alright character, as was Serge; but I just didn't really care for them at all.
Yes, I got Serge's motivation for wanting Derrick dead, I understood his fear of his 'beast'; but I didn't connect with him, I felt he was very one dimensional.
In fact I thought Serge and Alexis both, were very shallow characters, the entire book was rather flat I thought.
The only thing I did...more
However, the end didn't respond to an important aspect: (view spoiler)[Alexis is human; I thought she'd be turned to vampire so she could sta...more
With both Serge and Alexis we get snappy conversation between two damaged souls who really should NOT trust each other, and yet who manage to work together to hunt down rogue vampires and bring them to justice (oh and of course deal with curses, kidnapping and all round danger).
This isn’t the best in the series, but just enjoy it f...more
I liked this one well enough, but it is another shining example of slow going.. then a rush at the end and you're left going "Oh!... Well huh, it's over." Still, enjoyable story, and it was nice to see a talked about character finally getting his own chance to shine.
The first several chapters she introduced a lot of new characters in to the series do she had to give us lots of backstory. I was bored with learning about new people when I wanted to read about Serge, but then all her work paid off and all the pieces fit together perfectly to make an excellent story. So happy for Serge!!