416 p, Simon & Schuster
The war between otherworlders and humans changed Earth beyond recognition. It also saved Bride McKells's life. Before, the gorgeous vampire was a target for every fanatic with a stake and a crucifix. Now, she's free to roam the streets -- and desperate to find others of her kind. One man claims to have the answers she seeks. Devyn, King of the TarMgons, is a warrior and a womanizer, and he makes no secret of how much he wants Bride -- and how dangerous he could be to her in every way.
An avid collector of women, Devyn easily seduces human and otherworlder alike. Until now. Not only does Bride resist him, but she leaves Devyn feeling something entirely new...a bone-deep need bordering on obsession. Her blood is the key to curing a vicious alien disease, but helping Bride uncover her origins will compel her to choose between electrifying passion and a destiny that could tear her from Devyn's side forever.
Gena Showalter is accomplished at spinning stories filled with action and sex and this book's no exception. More than Bride, it's Devyn who alternately charms and makes the reader laugh with his incorrigibility. His hedonism could have been a turnoff if not for the justification provided for it in the prologue. Bride's character is one who's quick and smart-mouthed, with surprising powers (not to mention an intriguing name) and most of all, she's noble. And that's just plain irresistible to both readers and Devyn himself. They bring out both the best and the worst in each other and the process is just plain fun.
Heated sexual tension scorches the pages - so much so that it overpowers the story time and again. Despite that, a reader can't help but be intrigued by an Earth where everything is new and different, where aliens are part of our lives and what's common for us now is all rare and strange. One of the things I most liked about this book is that while it's book 4 in the Alien Huntress series, it feels like a stand-alone story. A reader like myself who hasn't read the rest of this series can only glean about the other books from the conversations and interactions of the other intriguing characters. I appreciated the subtlety and it made me crave to read the other stories as well.
In short, Seduce the Darkness is fast and intriguing fun and well worth reading.
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