When Darkness Hungers: A Shadow Keepers Novel by J.K. Beck

When Darkness Hungers: A Shadow Keepers Novel

byJ.K. Beck, J. Kenner

Kobo ebook | June 26, 2012

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From J. Kenner, the New York Times bestselling author of Release Me and Claim Me, writing as J. K. Beck

FBI agent Alexis Martin knows that vampires exist—because one of them killed her sister. Assigned to investigate a series of bizarre homicides in Los Angeles, Alexis believes the murders are the work of rogue vampires—perhaps even the monster responsible for her sister’s death. Now she finally has a chance for retribution. Even better, Alexis receives unexpected help from a sexy stranger as hungry for rogue blood as she is.
 
Serge is a centuries-old bad boy who stays off the grid—keeping his secrets, his hunger, and his heart safe from exposure. A new breed of vampire that feeds off other shadowers, Serge finds sweet torture in Alexis’s arms. Loving her is a chance to be free from the hiding, the loneliness, the secrecy. But the truth about what he is, and what he’s done, may banish him to the dark confines of his own private hell—and destroy the beginnings of their love.

Bonus: This edition contains an excerpt from J. Kenner's Release Me.

Title:When Darkness Hungers: A Shadow Keepers NovelFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:June 26, 2012Publisher:Random House Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0345525663

ISBN - 13:9780345525666

Reviews

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Really Liked It...Last Book of the Series "When Temptation Burns" by J.K. Beck. Book 6 (final book) in The Shadow Keepers series. I really enjoyed this book. Ryan Doyle, known as just Doyle throughout the book, has been a character that was introduced in the first book and has been in each book thereafter. I've been hoping that he would get his own book and I'm so glad this book gave him a happily ever after with the character of Andrea, known as Andy throughout the book. Doyle is a paradaemon working for the PEC (Preternatural Enforcement Coalition) and he's going undercover to infiltrate a group of humans who are attacking paranormals. The last thing he needs is a reporter, Andy, who knows who he is compromising his cover. He also happens to be attracted to Andy, who's is human, and that's a very bad thing. The last thing he wants to do is hurt her. Andy is a reporter and her cousin is telling her he's part of a group that defends people from vampires and werewolves. But when he tells her that he may have killed werewolf, she needs to know what is going on. Andy is propelled into a world she didn't know existed, but is this new world everything she's been told? Or are there two sides to every story? I really enjoyed the romance between Doyle and Andy in this book. Great chemistry together. A lot of action throughout the book. And we finally get to know why Doyle and Luke (Lucius from book 1 "When Blood Calls"), who used to be best friends, are not friends anymore and basically just tolerate each other. Great character development for both Doyle and Andy and the story line throughout the book was excellent. I really enjoyed it.
Date published: 2016-12-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I Really Liked It "When Darkness Hungers" by J.K. Beck. Book 5 in The Shadow Keepers series. I really liked this addition to the series. Sergius (Serge) is a character that has been in the series from the beginning and I was hoping he was going to get his story told because he definitely needed a happily ever after and the character of Alexis was a great match for him. The story line was very well done explaining just enough of Serge's history for the reader if you haven't read the previous books. Serge is a vampire that has struggled with controlling the daemon part of himself for centuries. In book 3, "When Wicked Craves", Serge is willingly cursed to save his friends and then cured but no one knows what side effects he may suffer from. This is were this book begins, with Serge dealing with his side effects from the curse. Along the way he meets Alexis, a human woman who is a vampire hunter. Her sister was killed by a vampire and now Alexis wants revenge. I'm giving the book 4 stars because I really enjoyed the overall story line. The romance between Serge and Alexis was good but didn't really have momentum until about halfway through the book. They don't actually have a meaningful conversation until just before halfway through the book. From there, their relationship starts and is quite complicated with both of them fighting their feelings for each other. I will definitely be reading the next book.
Date published: 2016-12-02