Flora Reviews… Dark Alpha’s Night (Reaper #5) by Donna Grant. My thanks to the publisher (St Martin’s Press) for the free eBook after making a request (via Netgalley.com) in exchange for an honest review.
So what’s Dark Alpha’s Night about?
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Title: Dark Alpha's Night by Donna Grant
Series: Reaper #5
Published by St. Martin's Publishing Group, Macmillan Audio on 6 March, 2018
Genres: Adult Paranormal Romance, Fiction, Romance, Fantasy, Paranormal
Narrator: Victoria McGloven
Length: 5 hours 20 minutes
No. of Pages: 180
Dark Alpha’s Night is a brand new paranormal romance in the Reapers series featuring a brotherhood of elite assassins 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'm coming for you...
To some Fae, I am their worst nightmare. For I do Death’s bidding. But for all our strength and skill, a powerful enemy has risen up. Finding Ettie could change everything. The Half-Fae is our one chance. She’s sharp and strong and fierce. She steals my breath every time I'm near her. And looking into her eyes is like a bolt of lightning right through me. She’s what I’ve been waiting for my long, dark existence. But for us to be together, we must first stay alive...
I received this ARC for free in exchange for an honest review. This doesn't affect my opinion of the book or influence the content of my review.Review Format: Audiobook, eBook
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Read: 25th February – 1st March 2018
Ms Grant tries to ensure her new readers aren’t completely lost by weaving pertinent information into this story; having said that, as with most long-standing series, I admit that I have probably missed some of the nuances of experiencing those past plots, knowing the characters and the history of certain relationships jumping in cold like this.
So, what did I like about it?
I’m becoming a fan of Ms Grant’s books. Her writing style is easy to read, I like the way she paces her plot development and love the fantasy world that she has created.
I liked the way that Ms Grant uses her first chapter to introduce us to the Reapers. It gives us a brief outline of their history and highlights some of the pertinent story arcs. Plus, it gets you wondering how they can win the war against their enemy, Bran and his army.
Now, based on the couple of books that I read so far, I am beginning to realise that Ms Grant loves the romantic aspect between her lead couple to be concluded by the end of each book; I love Happy Ever After endings, no nasty cliffhangers wondering will they, won’t they? Woop! Woop!
I connect to a story more if the lead female character is intelligent, resilient and has a good sense of humour that’s similar to my own and I wasn’t disappointed here. Ettie was amazing, what an inspiring woman! I liked the way that all of the characters in this story were written – even the villain of the tale – none of them were flat 2-dimensional creations, they all felt very real.
Dark Alpha’s Night managed to surprise me a couple of times, had me reaching for a tissue *sniff*, growling in tense frustration, smiling and I can’t tell you how many times the temperature seemed to mount while reading certain scenes too! *blush* Throughout this book, I found myself desperate to find out what would happen next, staying up late to finish just one more chapter, in other words I was gripped!
So, ummm, was there anything I disliked about it?
No, not really. Yes, Dark Alpha’s Night features an existing story arc that had started in a previous book and continues through this story and beyond but that’s OK because I feel that the current situation was concluded to my satisfaction, the girl got her man, there’s no life or death cliffhanger and it’s just the background war with the Reapers’ nemesis Bran that still continues.
So, basically what I’m saying is…
I really enjoyed this book; it was a tale that kept me reading from start to finish – I was hooked! Dark Alpha’s Night has everything that I look for in a good book; adventure, some mystery, a bit of action, great characters, a little humour and even a sprinkling of romance and passion.
I would recommend this to adults who wants read a paranormal romance with an “against-the-clock” backstory that keeps you turning the pages from start to finish.
So, has my review of DARK ALPHA’S NIGHT (REAPER #5) encouraged you to find out more? Just click on any of the links below to check out the book yourself. Keep reading to find out more about the Reaper series and its author.
Reaper by Donna Grant
Donna Grant’s Reaper series is a spin-off within her Dark World universe that includes; Dark King series, Dark Warrior series and Dark Sword series. The world features a range of supernatural/mythological beings including. Dark and light fae, fae Reapers (who work for Death herself) and dragon shifters. Magic welding druids – the mies who use light magic, dark magic users the droughs – and the druid Warriors who have the powers of the old gods. These various species can be found inhabiting our world as well as in their own magical realms hidden from the knowledge of humans.
Books in the Series
Reapers centres around Death (Erith) and her group of Reapers. Death is the judge and jury of the Fae world and her Reapers are the ones who carry out the executions when she’s passed sentence on those most deserving of Fae. The Reapers are a mixed bunch of seven Light and Dark Fae. Baylon, Kyran, Talin, Fintan, Eoghan and their leader Cael. Each book follows the romance of one of these impressive males and the woman who brings him to his knees and claims his heart.
It’s never too late to start your adventure with these amazing fae warriors. Read my thoughts about each one.
- Dark Alpha’s Claim (Reaper #1) (2015)
- Dark Alpha’s Embrace (Reaper #2) (2016)
- Dark Alpha’s Demand (Reaper #3) (2016)
- Dark Alpha’s Lover (Reaper #4) (2017)
- Dark Alpha’s Night (Reaper #5) (2018)
- Dark Alpha’s Hunger (Reaper #6) (2018)
- Dark Alpha’s Awakening (Reaper #7) (2019)
- Dark Alpha’s Redemption (Reaper #8) (2019)
- Dark Alpha’s Temptation (Reaper #9) (2020)
- Dark Alpha’s Caress (Reaper #10) (2020)
- Dark Alpha’s Obsession (Reaper #11) (2021)
- Dark Alpha’s Need (Reaper #12) Expected 11th October 2021
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As promised, here’s Donna’s bio.
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