Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Dark Alpha's Night by Donna Grant - Release Day Review and Excerpt

I am so excited to help bring you the release day blitz for New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Donna Grant's DARK ALPHA'S NIGHT, the next installment in her Reapers series. 

If you love paranormal romance, you're not going to want to miss this one!


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Author: Donna Grant
Publication Date:  6 March, 2018
Publisher: MacMillan
Series:  A Reaper Novel, book 5
Genre:  Paranormal Romance
Age Recommendation: 17 and Up
Rating: 5 Stars
~ I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review ~ 

Book Description:

Dark Alpha’s Night is a brand new paranormal romance in the Reapers series featuring a brotherhood of 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…


My Review:

Wow, Donna Grant has been giving us some pretty amazing books lately.  She's dropping hints and details that are obviously getting us ready or some those books and reveals we have all been waiting for and I for one am super excited.  But, all that comes with a downside and it's SPOILERS!  Something I refuse to give away so talking about all the little details about this book won't be happening here, I am not even going to talk about book characters much except for in some general terms, because I went into this book not knowing who the hero was going to be and I think that made it all the more amazing and exciting when it was revealed to me once I began reading.   Sometimes there truly some joy in not knowing what you are getting yourself into as a reader and I want you to find that joy like I did.  With this I would also like to warn you that if you do want the suprises I had, don't go looking at reviews other places because you will get 'spoiled' and that's a total bummer.  I personally felt like if Donna wanted us to know who the hero was prior to you reading the book she would have put his name i the description...just think on that a little.

Anywho, this book is more than just the surprise of who is in it, it's also the little details coming together to really move the story along.  I will say that over the last several books, mainly in the Dark Kings series, which has close ties to this one, I have been feeling a little stagnant but BAM, Donna starts putting it all out there with Dark Night's Alpha.  Everything is changing and in ways I am a little afraid of.  Bram is still out there causing havoc and mayhem, no surprise...and that guy needs to go, but it's the little behind the scenes events that have me biting my nails and worrying about what is to come for our Reapers, Dragons, and most especially Death and Rhi!

I loved Ettie and her sisters.  These are some amazingly strong women who have grown up 'in the know' about the Fae, something that was a bit refreshing since often times the heroine is getting her first introduction when she meets the hero.  I loved that they carried on a family legacy, one that they didn't fully understand but fully valued because....family is everything, even the family that is not yours by blood.  Which brings me to another point and it bugged me but probably won't bug anyone else, hahaha. but EWWWW Bram, she's like your great, great, great, great.....grand daughter or something.  It made me a little squeamish if I thought too hard about it, haha.  I am really hopeful that we will see Ettie's sisters in later books, I think that Donna gave us a good set up to end up bringing them into the fold either through a romance or just as the family of our heroine.  I loved them each though for their different personalities, their desire to be helpful, and their strength both individually and as a team.

The Reapers still are on the search for their missing brother, though Bram and his machinations keep getting in the way.  The mated couples are stronger than ever and a true team is beginning to form between all the Reapers and the mates, it was a joy to get to see how things are fairing for each of them.  I half wonder if with Bram we will get a bit of a Ulrik moment where he has a time of redemption coming.  It's clear that he is the villain and is doing some horrible things but like Ulirk (though there is some debate there, ha) did he do them because of the pain he was feeling from losing love?

As with Donna's other series I don't suggest starting this series out of order.  I suppose that you could read this as a standalone, but I think you will find yourself really missing out and wondering how we got to where we are.  I'd even suggest starting with the Dark Kings...heck maybe going all the way back to Dark Sword.  I know it's a lot but you will love the way all of these storylines tie together and how the this paranormal world and it's characters evolve over the centuries.  If you do start from the beginning let me just say, the books slow down in the middle, don't give up.  There are wonderful stories of family and love in each of them but we do kind of lose track (until recently, woot) of where things are headed I think.  Each book plays it's part but for a while there isn't the strong build up to the finale.  That's why I am so in love with this one, we are back on track and we are going somewhere and it's going to be amazing!


Read an excerpt from DARK ALPHA'S NIGHT

Five years that she had been taking care of her sisters and the land. Five years where she’d dedicated everything to training for a supposed event that might or might not occur. How many of her ancestors had done the same thing? How many others had watched the years pass them by as they held to their believes with such certainty that they died for it? More importantly, did she want to be a casualty to this... whatever it was? “What do I do?” she asked the air. She threw out her arms and lifted her face to the sky. “What do I do?!” Her arms fell to her sides as she lowered her head. How could she have been so certain of things for so long, and now doubt everything? “What do you do about what?” The sound of the male voice startled her, causing her jerk around. She found him with one leg braced on the summit as he paused on the trail, a black brow quirked. Ettie opened her mouth, but there were no words as she took in the sight of him. He was...beautiful in a rugged, untamed way that made her heart race and her stomach quiver. It became impossible to breathe as she drank in the cut of his jaw and square chin. She tried not to stare at his mouth and thick bottom lip, but all she could think about was what it would be like to kiss him. Then she looked into his eyes. They were molten silver, dark and enigmatic like mercury. Those gorgeous eyes framed with long, black lashes watched her with the concentration of a hawk. Layers of thick ebony hair fell nearly to his shoulders with the top half of it pulled away from his face. He wore only a denim shirt and a cream tee beneath it along with faded jeans and black boots. She didn’t know how he was up there without a coat. His lips slowly pulled into a smile, and she realized she’d been ogling him. Ettie glanced away, but her gaze returned immediately. She laughed nervously, still unable to find words. “I didn’t mean to interrupt,” he said as he took the last step to the top. “I assumed since you shouted your question you might want an answer.” His Irish brogue was deep, throaty, and absolutely sexy. It was slightly different than anything she’d heard before, and she wanted more.

Don't miss the other books in the Reapers series!

Dark Alpha's Claim 

 Dark Alpha's Embrace  

Dark Alpha's Demand  

 Dark Alpha's Lover 

Dark Alpha's Night


New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Donna Grant has been praised for her "totally addictive" and "unique and sensual" stories. Her latest acclaimed series, Dark Kings, features a thrilling combination of dragons, Fae, and immortal Highlanders who are dark, dangerous, and irresistible. She lives with her two children and an assortment of animals in Texas. Visit Donna at www.DonnaGrant.com

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