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Dark Taste of Rapture (Alien Huntress #6)

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New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter captivates with a dark, tantalizing world of humans, otherworlders, and a powerful AIR agent consumed by his desire for a woman he can never have. . . .

With one caress, he can give unforgettable pleasure . . . or unending pain. . . .

Hector Dean is shaved, tattoo
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Mass Market Paperback, 451 pages
Published August 23rd 2011 by Pocket Star Books
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Audrey Probably so. She says on her website
Alien Huntress and Otherworld Assassin -- I wrote both series for a publisher I'm no longer writing for (but I…more
Probably so. She says on her website
Alien Huntress and Otherworld Assassin -- I wrote both series for a publisher I'm no longer writing for (but I still love them). So, to publish books for these series, I will have to write and self-publish them, something I know nothing about. I'm totally willing to learn -- and want to -- I just have to find time between books I already owe to the publisher I'm with.

Given that its been 4 years since the last book and given that self-publshing is extremely easy, I suspect AH is done. Very disappointing.
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Leah
Love having more of Dallas!


Favorite Quote:
His possibly-straddling-the-edge-of-gay guy-crush was reserved for Devyn, king of the Targons, best friend and egotistical shithead who once collected women like other men collected hats.
(Dallas, page 7)

Merged review:

Gena Showalter is a goddess. Seriously. I don't know how the woman does it. She has at least three series in progress and manages to get out at least four books a year! And I think she's had more than that this year. She's fucking amazing. I
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Jen (Red Hot Books)
Gena Showalter is on her A-game with this latest installment in her Alien Huntress series. I wasn't sure how I'd feel about this one. I didn't exactly love Noelle in the last book. But here we get to see that there is much more to her than good looks, piles of money, and a perverse sense of humor. And Hector... (sigh)... he is my favorite kind of hero: broken, tortured, powerful and unsure. Not to mention: ripped, loyal and sexy. Yum.

I expected the book to pick where Ecstasy in Darkness left off
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◊♦ Naomi

I've said it before and I'll say it again, Gena Showalter is the freaking best! DARK TASTE OF RAPTURE was amazing, it was so good, guys. I couldn't stop reading it and I actually didn't. And, have you seen that cover?!



I knew even before reading this book that I'd love Hector and I was not wrong! Before DARK TASTE OF RAPTURE, I only had one Hector in my life, THE Hector of all Hectors. You guessed it. Hector Chavez aka Hispanic Hottie aka Double H. Kristen Ashley brought him into my life and I ne
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Heather C
This was a nice continuation of the Alien Huntress Series.

What I did like:

1. I didn't have any trouble remembering the storylines from previous books. The author did a good job of refreshing my memory.

2. There was a lot of sexual tension

3. It was funny

4. Hector was actually a hottie

5. Hector was crazy possessive

6. Noelle was kick-ass

7. Favorite quote: (view spoiler)
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Francesca the Fierce (Under the Covers Book Blog)
I.LOVE.DALLAS!

That's pretty much all there is to it. He's funny, sexy, confident, and I can't wait for his book!!!

Merged review:

This review was posted at Under The Covers

How do you like your heroes? Tall, muscled, strong, tortured, tattooed, oh-so-sexy, with golden eyes and . . .dimples! Is that close? Well then, meet Hector Dean. I mean, just take a look at the cover. He is edible!! And to make the cover justice, the man you will meet in the book is a fantasy come to life!

This book backtracks i
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Laura the Highland Hussy
Jan 24, 2016 Laura the Highland Hussy rated it it was amazing
Review posted on Got Fiction?

4.5
So much of this series is left unfinished! I want to see Dallas and the Schoen Queen plot get tied up. I was so confused by the visions he had.
What's going on with Dare?
The sex slave ring?
It's been years but I truly hope Ms. Showalter comes back to this.

Full Review:

It was recently brought to my attention that I hadn't finished up the Alien Huntress series! One book short! Obviously I had to rectify that. This book isn't the last of the series though. I mean, it
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Melindeeloo
Aug 26, 2011 Melindeeloo rated it really liked it
Taking just a little step back in time from the previous book, Dark Taste of Rapture starts with Ava and Noelle's arrival at the AIR academy, and the start of the attraction rejection polka that is the courtship between dark and intense Hector and bubbleheaded on the surface Noelle, as Noelle and Ava make it through the academy, Noelle loses her best bud to marriage to McKell, and Noelle and Hector become partners working on a case that involves the kidnapping of alien woman.

This latest Alien Hu
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Catherine
Boy, was I surprised to open this book and find that we were much earlier in the series timeline than we left off on in Ecstasy In Darkness. It was a good thing, though. Not only did we get to see an earlier glimpse of Ava and Noelle’s friendship, we also got to see the intriguing backstory between Noelle and Hector. I’ve got to say, even after reading this last book, I had no idea they had that kind of history together.

I really enjoyed Ava and Noelle in Ecstasy In Darkness. They were violent,
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Crystal ♥ RBtWBC
You know when you pick up a novel from Gena Showalter that you’re going to get the very best!

Hector Dean is a hard bodied, tattooed and sexy as sin AIR agent with a tortured past and a dangerous secret. When his emotions get hot so do his hands, becoming deadly weapons, turning anything they touch into ash. Afraid to harm those around him, Hector keeps to himself. That is until he meets the beautiful and rich Noelle Tremain, AIR agent in training. For some reason he can’t get her out of his head
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Lisarenee
Aug 25, 2011 Lisarenee rated it it was amazing
"You're clearly upset about something."
He did. He knew. But how did he know? "I'm not upset."
"Bullshit."
How dare he call her on her lie! "This is my best friend's most special day and I have never, ever been happier--"
"--more miserable."
"--than I am right now."
"I can't believe you ever fooled me," he said, all kinds of self-disgust in his tone. "You're a terrible liar."
How. Did. He. Know? Dallas hadn't. Ava suspected, but even she hadn't realized the depths of Noelle's misery.


Have you ev
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Lynsey A
Man, I did not want this book to end. After the previous book I wasn't sure what to expect in this one. It was kind of relief not dealing with the evil Queen in this one.

I wasn't too sure of Noelle, as a heroine, but as usual, I never should have doubted Gena. She did a great job of making Noelle a heroine to be admired and respected. She was such a great and sassy character. I loved her! The engagement ring that Hector got for her was spot on and her response to it was quite laughable. I reall
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PepperP0t
Color me surprised that I was completely engrossed in Hector Dean and Noelle Tremain's romance from AIR Boot Camp to impacting the alien slaver ring. I didn't expect to like it as well as I did given I wasn't overly impressed with the last installment. I also expected Ava & Noelle's stories to overlap and cover material already discussed from a different POV. But they completely didn't. I've never been so happy to have my expectations derailed. It was also good to see the projected personas ...more
Wendy *Sebella Blue* Mitchell
Hector Dean, bad ass of the AIR, has some BIG secrets he’s been keeping from his co-workers. He doesn’t keep them from his friends, well because he doesn’t have any. He has co-workers he’s friendly with, but other than that, un- unh. He’s been getting under Noelle Tremaine’s skin since he was her instructor at AIR boot camp. Noelle is used to being overlooked and thought to be not good enough. Doesn’t bother her at all……really. When she starts getting mixed signals, Noelle decides maybe Hector i ...more
Vanessa theJeepDiva
Oct 08, 2011 Vanessa theJeepDiva rated it it was amazing
This adds some insight into the visions Dallas had concerning Noelle and who she would sleep with. It also explains some of the attitude coming from Dallas. I can understand why this was deleted, Dallas was not the books hero. However, this scene sheds some light on what the visions could possibly mean and the repercussions that readers may see in the next book.

Merged review:

Gena Showalter is in the top five of my most favorite authors. I can’t pick one, so I have a top five. I’ve read the major
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 ~V~
Dec 02, 2011 ~V~ rated it it was amazing
I think this has become my new favorite Alien Huntress book! I loved it!! Hector was SO yummilicious!!! Bad boy to the core! I really really liked the sexual tension and build up to Hector and Noelle's eventual hook up..made it all the better when they finally got there!...and i have to say..in the last book Ava and Noelle kind of annoyed me...their bantering was a little bit over the top but in this book they were HILARIOUS!! I loved when they were at camp in the beginning...they were so funny ...more
Ronda
Jul 11, 2013 Ronda rated it it was amazing
I have to say, when I started this book I was utterly disappointed... I so wanted it to be Dallas and Noelle, not Hector, not boring, stiff Hector... and then I was confused... The last book finished and this one just didn't follow suit, it seemed to go back in time - because it had!!! Around 30% in my penny dropped and the book caught up with what was going on and boy oh boy did it flip me upside down...

I LOVE Dallas but Hector slowly grew on me... then I kind of fell for him somewhere along th
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Jacqueline
How did I miss this series? Although I think I may have read Jaxon's book when it first came out and just didn't realize it was part of a series. That was before GRs so I wasn't as aware.

Anyhoo, I really enjoyed this book. I liked the world building although if you think about it too much it doesn't make a whole lot of sense. Why do all these other types of aliens want to live on Earth? But I liked the love story enough not to think about that too much. It did't have any dopey futuristic gag tr
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Keri
Mar 10, 2016 Keri rated it it was amazing
Knew Noelle and Hector's story was going to be special and for realz and it was! Loved it! I read on her website though that she currently isn't contracted for Dallas's book!!! boohoooo I want Dallas's HEA and so does he!
Jennifer (a.k.a The Book Nympho)
Originally posted at The Book Nympho

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First Thought

Dark Taste of Rapture left me wanting more of this world!

the romance

Noelle and Hector is a great couple. Both are strong and vulnerable. Noelle is cocky and keeps people at arm's length with her snark and dumb, rich girl act. But Hector sees right through it. The two can't stay away from each other at first until Hector shuts their attraction down by telling Noelle not to ever speak to him again.

Hector, like Noelle, keeps people from getti
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Jan
First things first. It is entirely possible that my judgment and appreciation of this book is clouded by my adoration of the gorgeous cover. If I could I would make wallpaper of the cover-art, it's that delicious. I'm not rational about it, but I decided a while ago to just embrace my horniness and go with it. (In the same vein I used the original artwork of this for my computer background. If you embrace something, embrace it well.)

Anyway, I didn't want to jump in the end of a series (or near t
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Nikki Brandyberry
Aug 19, 2011 Nikki Brandyberry rated it it was amazing
If I were to say one word about Dark Taste Of Rapture it would be, LOVED. LOVED LOVED LOVED! This book was so awesomely awesome it simply knocked my socks clean off. I had not read a full length novel by Gena Showalter and now I’m wondering what the heck I was waiting for?

Dark Taste Of Rapture takes us to a world where humans know of alien existence. In fact they plainly walk around among humans. In true to human form, some are prejudiced against them and some embrace their differences. In this
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Danielle
Aug 20, 2011 Danielle rated it it was amazing
The Dark Taste of Rapture is the latest installment in Gena Showalter’s Alien Huntress Series and believe me she brings in this book with a BANG! Since I loved the last book so much I was really curious to see how Noelle’s story would play out. And to be honest I believe this is one of the best books in the series up to date.

Now the treat of this book is that it doesn’t pick up where Ecstasy in Darkness left off but starts before that book. So you get a good look into life before the hot McKell
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Mel
Aug 24, 2011 Mel rated it it was amazing
I can understand why the scene was deleted as it wasn't necessary but it was really nice to finally get a little more insight into Dal's vision. This little scene was short but big on the laughs. I love that Dallas decided he should be known as Dallas the Magnificent and that he has what he feels is a "possibly-straddling-the-edge-of-gay guy-crush" on Devyn. I can't wait til Gena does a book for him.

Merged review:

I love Gena Showalter. I have yet to find anything of hers I wasn't impressed with
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Eteline Rangel
Mar 06, 2014 Eteline Rangel rated it it was amazing
Qué tengo que decir, en serio qué!!!

Amo totalmente esta serie, para mi es la segunda mejor serie de esta autora, que por cierto es de "Mis Favoritas" luego viene O.A. en tercer lugar porque es un Spin Off de esta jejejeje.

Aunque la unica queja que tengo es el final me pareció un poco apurado y quedé como... (Qué??? ya terminó, así???) y el deseo incomprensible porque saqué más libros de ella, todo lo demás es genial, te ríes con ella, lloras con ella, te entretiene, te mantiene enganchada a cad
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Crazy4more
Sep 16, 2011 Crazy4more rated it really liked it
4 stars but I really wanted to give it 5 bc I was so captivated.

Compare to the other books in this series and the bad guys weren't bad enough and the lack of AIR action, thus AIR humor, AIR camaraderie, etc. That said, this was one hopelessly romantic book!

This book is about Noelle & Hector. In Ava's book, we were exposed to what a great team, great friends and great love Ava & Noelle were to each other. Hiding behind the facade of spoiled-entitled-rich-ruthless-sexy agent, Noelle kept
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Wminbc
Oct 24, 2011 Wminbc rated it it was amazing
Okay...why was this deleted???? I actually was a tad confused when Dallas let the bombshell drop..."the vision is a cautostrophic vision"...I was like really how could one outcome mean his salvation and the other mean his demise??? This would have been very helpful in the story, plus I loved Dallas' description of the flowers in the decorating...LOL

Merged review:

My Review:
http://www.nocturnereads.com/Dark-Tas...

Oh Noelle...I know how you feel girlie! I didn't get to spend the night with Hector l
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Nícky
Mar 13, 2014 Nícky rated it it was amazing
Adoro esta saga!!! Y la pareja Ava-Noelle es de lo mejorcito. Me he reído mucho con las salidas de esta niña rica, con sus frases, sus atuendos picantes, cuando se hacía la tonta y de tonta no tiene un pelo... con todo. Me ha gustado Hector y su necesidad de salvar a los inocentes, de su miedo por dañar a alguien, de su decisión de vivir en soledad para no quemar a nadie... La pareja perfecta, el anillo perfecto y el mejor final de todos, aunque he echado de menos un poco más de interacción Ava- ...more
Netanella
Sarcasm, badass-ery, and misunderstood alpha tendencies for both H and h have typified Showalter's Alien Huntress series, and "Dark Taste of Rapture" is no exception to this winning combination. Both agents for A.I.R., trainer Hector Dean is the poor boy from the slums and a human torch, haunted by his inability to control his powers, while Noelle Tremaine is the poor little rich girl, deliberately creating a fake persona to hide her sadness from the world. Together, they work perfectly as a co ...more
Louisa
Jul 22, 2014 Louisa rated it it was amazing
Shelves: re-reads
Loved this book, their romance, Ava and McKell's wedding/her potential transformation into a vampire, and how I've already read Corbin Blue's story, so I know why he was an asshole, though that doesn't excuse it! Loved this book, I hope that Dallas gets his story soon!

*First read June 25th 2012*
Great to read Noelle and Hector's story, though I wish that we could've explored where his arm heat came from, and exploring the reactions of her family, and the football player's reaction to their relati
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Mrs Wilson
Feb 27, 2016 Mrs Wilson rated it it was amazing
Shelves: gena-showalter
Alien Huntress Novels: Dark Taste of Rapture (No Spoilers)

I have been eagerly awaiting Noelle's story since her and Ava were first introduced to the Alien Huntress series and this book has had me laughing out loud with Noelle's quick and witty ways. One of my favourite 'funnies' from the book being Noelle's ring tone "You better answer this, genius, or I'll kick your ass!" in Ava's voice. The delectable other half in this book is Hector Dean and we find out more about his super hot (literally) a
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Gena Showalter is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over thirty books in paranormal and contemporary romances, as well as young adult novels. Her series include White Rabbit Chronicles, Angels of the Dark, Otherworld Assassins, Lords of the Underworld, Alien Huntress and Intertwined.

Her novels have appeared in Cosmopolitan Magazine, and Seventeen Magazine, and have been transl
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Other Books in the Series

Alien Huntress (6 books)
  • Awaken Me Darkly (Alien Huntress, #1)
  • Enslave Me Sweetly (Alien Huntress, #2)
  • Savor Me Slowly (Alien Huntress, #3)
  • Seduce the Darkness (Alien Huntress, #4)
  • Ecstasy in Darkness (Alien Huntress, #5)

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“Dallas popped his jaw. “I do not cackle. I bitch like a he-man.” 30 likes
“Impossible. I merely brought the essentials. Clothes, my favorite boots, face cream, makeup, a few books to read, a couple cans of caviar, lingerie, and my coffeepot.
Plus a few other things a girl like me just can’t live without but can’t mention in mixed company because it would be indelicate. You know, because they’re sexual.”

- at “lingerie,” Hector and Dallas had stood a little straighter. At “sexual,” they’d moaned. Jaxon punched them both in the back of the head.”
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