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Dark Hunger

(Demonborn #2)

3.53  ·  Rating details ·  152 ratings  ·  23 reviews
Reporter Annabelle Armstrong will go to any lengths to deliver a story, even track down Quinton Valtrez, a man she believes is a coldhearted assassin. Yet the truth about the darkly sensual Quinton is even more shocking...and the overwhelming desire he ignites is one she vows to resist.
Quinton has fought his demonic
Paperback, 320 pages
Published August 1st 2009 by Forever (first published July 14th 2009)
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Shannon (Giraffe Days)
Quinton Valtrez is half human, half demon. Raised by monks to harvest and control his chi and his powers, to battle demons, he now works for Homeland Security and is a sniper assassin on the side. He kills bad guys without remorse, and is happy to live the life of a lonely recluse.

In Savannah, Georgia, for All Hallow's Eve - a time of year when the veil between the mortal and the demon worlds is thin - Quinton sees CNN reporter Annabelle Armstrong, who's after the real story about Quinton. When
Aug 08, 2009 rated it really liked it
Dark Hunger is the second book in The Demonborn trilogy. I would have to say so far Dark Hunger is much darker and gritty than Insatiable Desire. If I had to categorize this book, I would have to say it is more urban than paranormal. While I instantly fell in love with the prior book and knew that it was the start of a great new series by Rita Herron, I did take pleasure in this latest offering in this series but just not as much as I did Insatiable Desire. Though I do believe Forbidden Passion ...more
Oct 02, 2009 rated it liked it
Sequel to Insatiable Desire, half angel/demon brother number two, Quinton, is an assassin for a secret government home security agency allowing Quinton to channel his demon-side's need for death into his sanctioned 'kills'. The heroine is a reporter Annabelle, who has been fed some hints on Quinton's occupation and is looking for a story, but the two come together when an otherworldly killer appears to be behind suicide bombing in three of the most haunted cities in the South.

I liked Dark Hunger
Trisha W.
Sep 23, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-books, read2009
Book three comes out April 2010. Even knowing this I started the book, and loved it. You do not need to go in order to understand the book and enjoy it. I am going to go back and read book one though, I loved the series and everyone in it that I want more of them. I can not wait for book three to come out next year.
I loved how this book was a romance, and paranormal suspense all in one book. It kept you on the edge of your seat waiting to see what would happen next. Annabelle and Quinton are the
Paranormal Romance
When her mother died and her father abandoned her in his grief, the heroine turned her focus and devotion to uncovering the truth. Single minded in her pursuit of a story, she's turned her sights on an assassin and disclosing him to the world. The hero has lived a life of solitude. Spending his childhood in the company of monks who near tortured him in their pursuit of training him to fight his demons, the hero has grown up believing that he is better off alone. He always had and will always hav ...more
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Jul 20, 2009 rated it it was amazing
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I love a good paranormal romance and the latest book to fit that description definitely did not disappoint. DARK HUNGER by Rita Herron was a wonderfully passionate story full of suspense and quite a bit of tasty action. Although this is the second in The Demonborn series, I believe that it could do quite well as a stand-alone novel. Rita Herron is the latest on my list of authors to keep an eye on and I can’t wait for the next The Demonborn to be released.

Quinton Valtrez has been battling his da
Aug 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Quinten Valtrez a demon born man raised by monks after his mother ridden with heartbreak and pain leaves him at the doorsteps of his protectors. Quinten being body and mind trained by monks served time in the military and is now part of a secret Homeland Security team called the Ghosts. He lives and breathes to take out and eliminate the evil in this world including his own kind, demons. feels no remorse for his kills, he’s dead inside, empty, only the walking shell of a demon born man. His fate ...more
Kelly Moran
May 21, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-reviews
Author Rita Herron is an award-winning author of more than thirty suspense, paranormal, and contemporary romance novels including: A Breath Away, The Eye Witness, In a Heartbeat, Last Kiss Goodbye, Say You Love Me, Don’t Say a Word, Marry Me Maddie, Collecting Evidence, Under His Skin, Undercover Avenger, Epiphany, Silent Surrender, Silent Night Sanctuary and Up In Flames. In 2007, she was nominated for two Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Awards, including a Career Achievement Award.
CNN News Rep
Jul 24, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own
Dark Hunger is the second in Rita Herron’s Demonborn Trilogy. In it we meet Quinton Valtrez. Quinton is not your average man - he’s half human / half demon - and can hear your thoughts. He was orphaned as a child and was raised by monks who helped train him in controlling his powers in order for him to battle the demons that would eventually taunt him into turning evil and returning to the underworld. He presently works for Homeland Security as a deadly assassin, part of an unacknowledged divisi ...more
A paranormal thriller and love story, Rita Herron introduces us to reporter Annabelle Armstrong whose current assignment is to uncover the mystery behind the dangerous Quinton Valtrez. Annabelle suspects that Quinton is a killer but must follow him to find proof. The night that they meet, Quinton surprises her. Not only does Annabelle find herself deeply attracted to him, but she watches him save lives during an emergency. Quinton isn't what she'd expected but she has enough sense not t
Aug 17, 2009 rated it really liked it
Dark Hunger by Rita Herron is an explosive paranormal romance that will leave you drooling with desire round every turn. A tall, dark and sexy hero that will drive our heroine into a tizzy. See that hunka, hunka on the cover, well that only gives you a little insight into the lip smacking, tongue tingling deliciousness of our hero. Our heroine is in for the fight of her life on all fronts. Desires, passions, cravings, damn them all!

Quinton is a respected team member of our National Security. A m
Jul 21, 2009 rated it really liked it
Annabelle Armstrong, a reporter for CNN, feels that Quinton Valtrez is hiding something; she feels he is an assassin and plans to prove it. When finally meeting him however, she is very strongly attracted to him. Quinton is a half-breed demon who supresses his dark side in order to live a good life. He uses his gifts to help Homeland Security hunt down paranormal predators. He also finds himself attracted to Annabelle, much to his chagrin. They soon learn of an upcoming attack that they both wis ...more
May 14, 2012 rated it liked it
Really 2.75 Rating,

This review will be brief, since this book has already been thoroughly reviewed already. I didn't enjoy this installment as much as the first book in this trilogy, Insatiable Desire. Although this book was darker and grittier than its predecessor, I found it to be extremely predictable and too conveniently coincidental. I mean, I could see every move coming; it was as if the plot was transparent. I can usually handle very predictable books but there has to at least be an inter
Nov 11, 2009 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance, paranormal
Dark Hunger is the second book in a trilogy by Rita Herron, set in a modern-day world with a backdrop of demons pulling the strings. Three brothers are demon-born but redeemable, and each book tells a different sibling’s tale.

Quinton, trained by monks and the army, uses his demonic skills to fight terrorism and save lives. But there’s a dark hunger for violence and death hiding under his cool efficiency. And when reporter, Annabelle Armstrong, gets too close, all hell, or at least, Quinton’s evi
Aug 16, 2009 rated it really liked it
Quinton isn't human. While he hasn't embraced the demon inside, he hasn't fought it either. When Annabelle, a hot young reporter sets her sights on exposing Quinton, she soon finds herself knowing a little too much about this mysterious man. A fire ignites between them and threatens to explode. Will they both set fire or will they be able to do the smart thing and douse it before it spreads out of control?

If you like hot and spicy, relentless romance, this book is for you. Racy and sexy in the b
Suzanne Cotton
Jun 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great read, couldn't put it down

Rita Herron writes a great story. Quinton is a ghost for the government by trade but by heritage he is the son of Zion the devil himself He meets Annabelle and together they try to solve the mystery of who's. blowing up buildings in several cities and why dark creatures are trying to take over the earth. intense and well written a great read
Nov 20, 2009 rated it liked it
On some levels it's quite predictable, he's a part-demon, she's a reporter, sparks fly when they get together, but he's got issues about his demonic urges and she doesn't know if she can trust him.

It's interesting, I didn't really connect with her but he was quite an interesting character. Very readable though, it kept me up for a while last night.
Patti Freeman
Sep 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
kept me wanting
Jan 19, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: rita-herron
So far going slowly...normally I'm pulled right in, this one I really have to work at.
Eusmiry B.
Oct 18, 2009 marked it as to-read
i read the previous book before this (Insatiable Desire) and can't wait to read this one!!!
Jan 22, 2014 rated it liked it
could have been so much more.
Felicia (Ferishia)
Sep 26, 2009 marked it as to-read
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USA Today Bestselling and award-winning author Rita Herron fell in love with books at the ripe age of eight when she read her first Trixie Belden mystery. Although she wanted to be a writer then and actually scrawled her first novel at age twelve, she didn’t think real people grew up to be writers, so she became a kindergarten teacher instead. Ten years ago, she traded her classroom storytelling a ...more

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