“Hunt The Darkness” by Alexandra Ivy

 photo htd200_zps7a9f5420.pngThe vampire Roke is raw, sensual, always in control. Yet somehow he’s allowed the unthinkable to happen: a nymph-like witch named Sally has used her magic to trick Roke into mating with her. The pair will remain bound for eternity unless Sally breaks the spell. The trouble is, she has no idea how. . .

Mating with Roke was an accident;at least that’s what Sally keeps telling herself. She’s on the hunt for her demon father, whose identity holds the key to releasing the spell. The search won’t be easy with Roke shadowing Sally’s every move. As they mate with a ferocity that leaves them both aching for more, Sally isn’t sure if her world is more dangerous without Roke–or with him. . .

A copy was provided by the Author, Alexandra Ivy and the Publisher via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review. I did this as a Guest Reviewer for Coffee Talk Writers.

The Review

Anyone who knows me, knows 3 things…1. I love my family. 2. I love my dogs and 3.  I LOVE Alexandra Ivy!  So when I had the chance to review her newest book in the Guardians of Eternity Series, I came close to hyperventilating from excitement!  For me, Alexandra Ivy sets the bar for the Paranormal Genre.  If a book doesn’t measure up or come even remotely close to her level of writing, then you’ll hear about it.  She is the Goddess of Paranormal.(Yes I’m totally fan girling here).

That all being said, the bar she sets, also applies to HER and her books.  So again, if she doesn’t measure up, you’ll hear about it, ESPECIALLY with the Guardians of Eternity Series.  I have fallen in love with the men in her books and what really endears Alexandra Ivy to me, is the fact she lets you see them again and again in each of her books, so you never feel like you lost your lover, even though she’s brought another one to make your heart beat fast and your temperature rise.

Hunt the Darkness did NOT let me down.  Just when I think my lover lineup can’t be expanded anymore, she brings me yet another hunk to add to my collection.  Roke took a little longer for me to warm up to, he seemed too snooty in the very beginning, but I believe that was intentional, because I was really able to enjoy his humiliation and give a little evil “TEE HEE HEE!” when Sally puts the spell on him that makes him her dutiful love slave! He still comes out as a sexy, stubborn and sensitive Alpha Male that trips my trigger though.

Sally, even though she was the “evil” witch from before, immediately gained my sympathy and compassion. I’m a believer in second chances and I knew she was trying to do the right thing, despite what she did before. I loved that Ivy made a point to mention how Sally had removed the heavy, dark make-up and was going pure and natural.  The symbolism wasn’t lost on me. It’s little touches like that, that makes her writing so special.

Levet…oh how I love this little gargoyle. I was so happy to see him again!  I find myself constantly wondering how Alexandra Ivy comes up with the hilarious, laugh out loud, banter that goes on between Levet and the Alpha males in this series.  And now that Levet has Hero/Savior of the World, status, he gives those Alpha egos a run for their money.

Final Thoughts: Hunt The Darkness is proof yet again that Alexandra Ivy hasn’t lost her magical touch.  I’m finding many of my other favorite Paranormal authors are slowing down a little bit, but maybe it only seems that way, because Alexandra Ivy keeps setting the bar higher and higher for them AND for herself.  Even with her other great series out there, she’s not letting the Eternal Guardians Series slip. In fact she keeps bringing new things into the series to keep it fresh and alive.  I’ve been hoping she’d start focusing on the Fey a little more, and she is! Cyn and Fallon’s book should be amazing, just as every other book in this epic series has been!!!

~Robin Malone


Grade Scale:

(Based upon the Book Reads and Reviews Rubric)

  • Plot – 10
  • Characterization – 10
  • Style – 10
  • Threshold Quality – 10
  • Addictiveness – 10

Total – 50 Points

Rating – 5 PERFECT Stars!


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