Dark Alpha's Claim
by Donna Grant
Publisher ~ St. Martin's Press Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Genres ~ Paranormal Romance
Dark Alpha's Claim is the first in an exclusive new series from New York Times bestselling author Donna Grant!
There is no escaping a Reaper. I am an elite assassin, part of a brotherhood that only answers to Death. And when Death says your time is up, I am coming for you...
My whole existence is based on taking what Death wants. Born to eliminate Fae guilty of unforgivable crimes, my reckless, wild nature makes me the perfect assassin to carry out Death's bidding. I've seen more sinister and violent dealings than anyone could ever imagine. But it was the sight of her face that stopped me cold. I've never wanted a woman-never mind a human-so badly; never felt my heart, hardened by death, burn brighter and hotter until it burst into flames. She is everything I desire. The kind of woman that compels you to stake your claim on her, to let the world know that she's yours. A Reaper saving her life will only attract danger, but I vow to protect her at all costs from the Fae that hunt her, and keep safe the woman who has claimed me, body and soul.
Oh I love how this author interweaves her new spin-off of the Dark Kings series which itself is a spin-off of the two existing series of the Dark Warriors series and the Dark Sword series.
Phelan and Aisley from Midnight's Temptation, Dark Warriors series, makes a small appearance. This book is on my All Time Favorite Books list see my review. Also there are some scenes with characters from the Dark Kings series.
This new series involves seven Reapers aka elite assassins, with extremely different and intriguing personalities and skills. Each Reaper is presented with full character descriptions and hints of mystery as to why they act or react the way they do. Because of this I want to continue reading each book that will be in this series so I can find out what makes each Reaper tick. Most intriguing ones that I want to know about are Cael and Eoghan but all of them hold my interest.
The main female character is Jordyn who also appeared in one of the Dark Kings books. She has a very inquisitive nature and a love for the Fae lore. She starts out as a average mannered, beautiful woman and as the book progresses her personality expands creating a heroine that one just has to love.
Baylon is the main male character who is strong, determined, and honorable. He mesmerized me from the first page with his dynamic steady character. Baylon is the perfect match for Jordyn and throughout this book you can feel their love expanding.
There is fighting, compassion, love and death in this book but you will have to read it to see if these two characters survive to get their HEA.
The author is skilled at scene descriptions that draw you into her paranormal world and make you not want to leave. I give this book 4 STARS
Received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review.
Her childhood dream was to become a professional ballet dancer and study under the amazing Mikhail Baryshnikov. Though she never got to meet Baryshnikov, she did make it to New York City and performed in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Later, Donna’s love of the romance genre and the constant stories running through her head prompted her to sit down and write her first book. Once that book was completed, there was no turning back.
Donna sold her first book in November 2005 while displaced from Hurricane Rita, a storm that destroyed portions of the Texas Gulf Coast. Since then, Donna has sold novels and novellas to both electronic and print publishers. Her books include several complete series such as Druids Glen, The Shields, Royal Chronicles, Sisters of Magic, Dark Sword, Dark Warriors, and her new series, Dark Kings.
Despite the deadlines and her voracious reading, Donna still manages to keep up with her two young children, four cats, three fish, and one long haired Chihuahua. She’s blessed with a proud, supportive husband who loves to read and travel as much as she does.
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