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After Dark: The Darkest Angel/Shadow Hunter

(Lords of the Underworld #4.5)

4.20  ·  Rating details ·  1,716 ratings  ·  121 reviews
A timeless seduction A unique temptation And a whole world of dark desires...

From New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter

The Darkest Angel

Winged warrior Lysander has been alive for centuries, and yet he's never known desire-until he meets Bianka. Spawned from the bloodline of his enemy, the beautiful but deadly Harpy is determined to lead the untouched Lysander in
Mass Market Paperback, 325 pages
Published June 25th 2013 by Harlequin HQN (first published May 16th 2011)
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Reviewed for: Where the Night Kind Roam

The Darkest Angel by Gena Showalter

This novella is hilarious! I laughed through the whole thing, Bianka was cracking me up! It is a very quick read maybe only 100 pages or so and well worth the time. It may be easy to miss this novella since it is in an anthology but DON’T miss it.

(This is probably my shortest review ever and I had to go digging to find it as this is a previously released novella in the Lords of the Underworld series)

Shadow Hunter by Kait B
Feb 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
Only reading Shadow Hunter- Execution Underground prequel

Shadow Hunter is a new addition to the Paranormal Romance genre. This isn't just a vampire romance, there are more than one type of paranormal creatures in this world. Of course there are vamps, weres, demons, witches, and even ghosts, although we don't hear about each in detail.

Within a few pages of reading Shadow Hunter, I knew I would enjoy this book.

What I loved
Damon is HOT! He's pretty much a super human as part of the Execution Unde
Iris Hunter (InstagramREADS)
Mar 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
After Dark; featuring SHADOW HUNTER (Execution Underground, #0.5) by Kait Ballenger

4 1/2 stars!
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 t
Lori {Romancing the Dark Side}
Apr 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Fans of smexy paranormal romance and kick-a$$ couples!
Review originally posted on Romancing the Dark Side:

**This review is only for Shadow Hunter by Kait Ballenger**

An enthralling new paranormal romance debut that leaves you craving more!

As a member of an elite group of supernatural assassins, vampire hunter Damon Brock's newest assignment leads him to Rochester, NY, a city infested with vampires. Seeking vengeance for his best friend and partner's murder is the only motivation he needs to carry out this mission. What he doesn't plan on is comi
Aug 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
My review is only for The Darkest Angel by Gena Showalter.

Lysander is a warrior angel, one of the Elite Seven. As an assassin, his only goal is to destroy demons. His calm and sense of duty are unflinching. But as every angel, he has one potential downfall.

Bianka is the daughter of a Harpy and a phoenix, spawned from the bloodline of Lucifer. She is a thief, a liar, a killer.

Lysander’s plan is to hold her captive and train to be sinless.

Bianka’s plan is to drive him utterly insane with lust.

I lo
Mar 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
I'm reviewing Shadow Hunter (Execution Underground #0.5) :)

I love paranormal romance! I actually started reading urban fantasy novels but for me, UF was missing the extra bit of romance I was looking for in my books. Give me a book that’s 50% urban fantasy and 50% romance and I’m completely ga-ga over the moon and I won’t be out of the house for days.

I’m a big, fat fan of long running series such as Larissa Ione’s Demonica, Kresley Cole’s Immortals After Dark and Gena Showalter’s Lords of the Un
Angela Carr (Under the Covers Book Blog)
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Shadow Hunter by Kait Ballenger

I was pleasantly surprised of how good this novella turned out to be. Shadow Hunter is the prequel for Execution Underground but not one time that this book felt like it was a prequel. The author’s execution of a good world building and character build up was awesome. Ms. Ballenger delivered a good blend of action, suspense and an ending that will have you panting for more. This author certainly captured my a
Sabina Bundgaard
Apr 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
4,5 stars

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.

Damon has closed himself off from the world around him. He’s always be
Mar 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
***This review is for Shadow Hunter only ***

Damon is on the hunt for the head vampire who killed his partner, Mark. However, when he tracks down the bloodsucker, he finds Mark's little sister acting as a potential feeding host. She's no longer the teenager he used to write letters to. She's hunting her brother's killer and will do anything to seek revenge, even if it means putting her life on the line.

I don't know why but I'm always a fan of the best friend's little sister stories. This one had
Sandy S
Mar 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
SHADOW HUNTER only Kait Ballenger

Shadow Hunter is part of an anthology called AFTER DARK with Gena Showalter and Kait Ballenger. Shadow Hunter is Kait’s storyline featuring Vampire Hunter Damon Brock and Tiffany Solow-a woman he has loved from afar but never really knew.

Damon Brock has been desperate to prove himself worthy of the title vampire hunter, but when his best friend and fellow hunter at the Execution Underground was killed while on assignment, Damon cannot compete with his
Laura *Little Read Riding Hood*
Feb 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
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***I only read Shadow Hunter so my review is only for Shadow Hunter***

Quickie Review:
I really enjoyed how Ballenger drew me into the world of the Execution Underground but never left me feeling confused or lost, yet at the same time moved the story along and allowed me to get to know the characters. It can be hard for me to connect with the characters in a short, but I found myself caring about their feelings and what happened to them. While I found myself confused at some of their decisions and
Harlequin Books
"In this hot anthology Showalter brings readers a Lords of Darkness story and Ballenger offers up an Execution Underground prequel. Pages sizzle with 'The Darkest Angel' as a harpy makes it her goal to besmirch the innocence of a demon hunter. Imaginative and seductive, Showalter's tale is the author at her best and it caused this reviewer to blush more than once. Debut author Ballenger shows awesome potential and talent with 'Shadow Hunter.'" RT Book Reviews, rated 4 stars

Category: Paranormal R
Melissa Hayden
Mar 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
Both are new authors to me. I enjoyed the stories told by both. One of vampire hunters, in a town full of more supernatural than suspected who find each other while fighting the same battle. Kait has the starts of a new series I'm looking forward to following. The second, of angelic warriors and demons. A warrior finds his temptation in a gorgeous Harpy that draws his attention, that could destroy him. But what he doesn't realize, she could very well be the temptation to make him better. Gena ha ...more
This is a review of Shadow Hunter only.

Originally posted on Shelf Addiction! Check this and more of my reviews at Shelf Addiction

Disclaimer: I received this book as a ebook courtesy of the author in exchange for an honest review.

Shadow Hunter is apart of a two story anthology, After Dark (Lords of the Underworld #4.5) by Gena Showalter and Kait Ballenger.

Woah, this was good! Kait Ballenger was able to give what felt like a full novel in a mere 200 pages. This story was full of action, hot roma
All Things Urban Fantasy
Dec 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy

This review is for SHADOW HUNTER only.

Rarely does a book manage to sucker punch me on the very last sentence. By that point I’ve usually guessed the possible outcomes and it’s hard to surprise me. But SHADOW HUNTER, a prequel novella to Kait Ballenger’s new series, Execution Underground, did just that. Leaving me speechless and wanting more, SHADOW HUNTER packs action, romance and an underground society of vampire hunters into 200 amazing pages.

Damon, t
Jennifer (random jendsmit)
Mar 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

Really solid story,loved these characters, can't wait to read more of this series!

Fantastic ending!


Soooooooooooo what do you think of that cover?! It's hot right! Well it's even better in person on my paperback!! Anyway... no need to show off my cover-whore colors anymore, you already know I love book covers :)

I have not read The Darkest Angel yet, but I will.... But that isn't what we are talking about today! Today we are talking about Shadow Hunter by Kait Ballenger. I have
Mar 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
Underground 0.5: 3.5/5

Mon avis en Français

My English review

I didn’t know this series and this author before the opportunity to experience this new novella and I did it with a great pleasure.

Since this is just a prequel, we can read the story quite fast, but it is still very well done too. Kait Ballenger presents her characters and their world in a few pages. We discover Damon, the vampire slayer who secretly loves the sister of his dead friend. It must be said that during his revenge mission h
Mar 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
Wow - What an ending!
What's a guy to do?? Right?? lol

Damon is in Rochester trying to avenge the murder of his best friend. He knows who did it, and knows how to kill the Leech - only one thing standing in his way.

Tiffany is now fully in the circle of vampires. and has Cialis in sight. He's interested in her, and she's ready to strike. Getting revenge for her brother's death is the only thing she cares about. Mark trained her to know how to deal with vampires. She's ready for this..
That is un
Jun 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I'm a huge fan of Gena Showalter's Lords of the Underworld series and knew I couldn't miss The Darkest Angel, Lysander's story. If you are a fan of the Lords, you will be in for a treat with this entry. Lysander hasn't exactly endeared himself to me as he's been a goody-goody with the Lords. I'm so glad that Bianka finally gave him a come-uppance! There were some laugh-out-loud moments that I will treasure. AND a GREAT ENDING! Thank you, Gena, for another winner!

Then... I also thoroughly enjoyed
Nikki McCarver
Jul 09, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Even though there are 2 stories in this book, my review is just for Kait Ballenger's Shadow Hunter. If ever there was a tortured soul, Kait definitely nailed it with her creation of Damon Brock. Haunted, a loner, tough, not quite human, alpha, and 100 percent yummy, Damon fits all my requirements for instant love. In this series, the vampires are the bad guys. I must say its actually refreshing to have the super-human vampire hunters as the hero. We follow Damon on hit quest to avenge his partne ...more
Jul 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book has 2 separate stories from 2 different authors and I am reviewing Shadow Hunter (Execution Underground #0.5) by Kait Ballenger. This is the prequel to Kait's Execution Underground series.

Shadow Hunter features Vampire Hunter Damon Brock who works for the elite secret organization known as the Execution Underground and is out for blood for the death of his partner. Tiffany Solow is a woman who knows how to kick some ass and looking for revenge for her brothers death. She is also his de
Full Review posted on Book Lovin' Mamas

(I am only reviewing Shadow Hunter from After Dark)
I read Gena Showalter's The Darkest Angel back three years ago and loved it...and I was excited to read the debut novel of Kait Ballenger's upcoming Execution Underground series.

Kait Ballenger gives you not only vampires, but she also makes sure to let you know that other supernaturals are going to be in the series as well. Be prepared for some steamy sex scenes and action-packed adventures in this book. It
Dani C. (Paulette's Papers)
Apr 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
This review is for the novella Shadow Hunter by Kait Ballenger.

Don’t you just love that feeling you get when you finish a book and you realize that you have found a new favorite author? Because that is the feeling I got when I finished this very enjoyable novella! The plot and the characters totally dragged me into their world and I can’t wait to go back again.

Damon Brock is a part of Execution Underground, a group of vampire hunters who protect humans from the hungry vampires. Now that his cl
Joy Whiteside
Aug 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This was an awesome book. This book had been suggested to me and I spent about 40 minutes searching the bookstore by my house in order to get it. We finally found it, only 1 copy, which I got. I finished the book as soon as I got home, I actually started reading it on the way home.

The book moved along at a good pace, had characters to die for and a storyline that would not stop.

I am looking forward to reading more about the Execution Underground in the future.

These are two wonderful authors who
Nov 30, 2012 rated it really liked it
4 stars for story one. 2 starts for story two. I really enjoyed reading about Lysander and Bianka. They cracked me up. Poor Lysander was so ridged and wanted his temptation Bianka to learn to be like him. Yet he craved her and it was funny the way he fought temptation and Bianka shoved it in his face. I certainly enjoyed the little Paris cameo as well.

But sadly book two was just boring for me. I never got into and struggled just to finish it.
Grace Moore
DARKEST ANGEL only review.

i LOVED the Darkest Angel! of course, i love everything by Gena Showalter, but i especially liked her expert blend of greek mythology and angels to make an enchanting love story. Bianka is a Harpy and that means that she's lucifer's descendant. And Lysander is all that is stead and strong and good and rightious. i enjoyed seeing how lysander changed and loosened up because of Bianka.

I seriously recommend this book! :D
Sep 24, 2015 rated it it was ok
Okay, so I finished Gena Showalters Darkest angel. And I loved it as I always love her books. If it was only her story I would have rated it five stars. I got to the second story from Kate, and i couldn't finish it. I got halfway through it and couldn't keep interest in it. I love vampire stories, so stories where they are ugly and being killed...not so much however that is just my personal preference. That cover though!!! Hawt. ...more
Feb 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I love Gena Showalter and the LotU series. The characters are great and I love the world she's created. Her writing is fanstastic. If you haven't read The Darkest Angel yet you should pick it up. I also really enjoyed the other story Shadow Hunter. I will be looking for other books by this new author. ...more
Jun 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I loved Shadow Hunter,
This prequel to the upcoming Execution Underground series gives you just a taste of what’s to come, and what’s coming is going to be great. You meet Damon and Tiffany as they try to let go of the past to find each other while kicking major vampire butt.
I enjoyed this book immensely and cannot wait for Twilight Hunter to get here.
Crystal Zapata
Jun 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I love love love Gena's books. And I love when she does these short stories with other authors because it gives me a chance to find another great author. But Lysander & Bianca's tell is a MUST read! I think I want an Angel with a cloud of my own now. Uhh I'm so torn between my demon lovers from LOTU and the Angels. ...more
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Gena Showalter is the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of over seventy books, including the acclaimed Lords of the Underworld series, the Gods of War series, the White Rabbit Chronicles, and the Forest of Good and Evil series. She writes sizzling paranormal romance, heartwarming contemporary romance, and unputdownable young adult novels, and lives in Oklahoma City with her family an ...more

Other books in the series

Lords of the Underworld (1 - 10 of 15 books)
  • The Darkest Night (Lords of the Underworld, #1)
  • The Darkest Kiss (Lords of the Underworld, #2)
  • The Darkest Pleasure (Lords of the Underworld, #3)
  • The Darkest Whisper (Lords of the Underworld, #4)
  • The Darkest Passion (Lords of the Underworld, #5)
  • The Darkest Lie (Lords of the Underworld, #6)
  • The Darkest Secret (Lords of the Underworld, #7)
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