Awaken Me Darkly (Alien Huntress, Book 1)

by Gena Showalter | Romance |
ISBN: 074349749x Global Overview for this book
Registered by CheriePie of Campbell, California USA on 4/30/2007
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Journal Entry 1 by CheriePie from Campbell, California USA on Monday, April 30, 2007
Another book I picked up for one of my secret Birthday Exchange Buddies. But since I didn't already have it on my shelf, I'm making time to read it first. :)

Book Description
RIDDING THE WORLD OF EVIL, ONE ALIEN AT A TIME: THAT'S MIA SNOW'S MISSION.

Snow is in the forecast.

In a time and place not too far away, Mia Snow is an alien huntress for the New Chicago Police Department. Heading up her expert team of Alien Investigation and Removal agents, Mia's unmatched at battling the elusive enemy among us, and she's the perfect girl for the job. She's seen her brother die at the hands of aliens. She's earned each of her scars. And she'll die before she cries. Now, a series of killings have Mia and her partner Dallas tracking alien suspects—but a sudden blast of violence leaves Dallas fighting for his life.

They are ice and fire.

The chance to save Dallas appears in the form of a tall, erotic stranger. An alien. A murder suspect. Kyrin en Arr, of the deadly Arcadian species, holds the power to heal the injured agent but not without a price. For Mia Snow, that price is surrendering to Kyrin's forbidden seduction...and embracing their electric attraction. She's walking a knife's edge, risking her badge and even her life. The closer she gets to Kyrin, the more Mia learns about her own heart, her human needs -- and the shocking secret that will shatter everything she's ever believed.


Journal Entry 2 by CheriePie from Campbell, California USA on Sunday, May 6, 2007
Mia Snow is an agent for A.I.R. (Alien Investigation and Removal). She's been hunting aliens her entire life, and hated them ever since she was a little girl and they had killed at least one of her brothers, the other gone missing and never found.

Now she's on the hunt for an Arcadian that's killing human men and leaving them to be found in compromising positions. But if she's to find who's behind these murders, and save her partner in the process, she must accept help from the most unlikely of sources: a tall, exotic Arcadian by the name of Kyrin en Arr. And as she gets closer to the truth, and closer to Kyrin, she discovers some shocking secrets about herself in the process.

I went into this book not sure what to expect. I was thinking I might just be getting another romance in a paranormal wrapper, but I couldn't be further from the truth. :-) I totally enjoyed Gena's writing style, and Mia's kick ass character reminded me of the Anita Blake of old. This book would probably be considered more Paranormal Fantasy, or even Sci Fi because of the Aliens, though some of the powers they exhibit are very similar to what we see in Vampires in other stories: strength, quick moving, mind control, enhanced life, etc.

After finishing this story, I immediately added the rest of the series to my wishlist. There's currently one other published, Enslave Me Sweetly, with the next two coming in June and July 2007 actually being YA, and a return the non-teen version in January 2008. I believe the YA books, going by the series title "Teen Alien Huntress", will take place in the same world but with different characters. (I added the forthcoming titles and release dates to the Ongoing Releases Dates thread at BookObsessed if you want all the details.)

Released 14 yrs ago (5/7/2007 UTC) at BookObsessed Birthday Exchange in USPS, By Mail/Post/Courier -- Controlled Releases

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Sending to my Secret Birthday Exchange Buddy along with some other goodies! :)
USPS Priority Mail Delivery Confirmation # 9101 8052 1390 7816 5303 08.

Journal Entry 4 by krin511 from Olney, Maryland USA on Friday, May 11, 2007
Arrived a while ago, but I opened it today on my birthday! Thank you!!!

ETA, 7/16/07: Reserved for wss4

Journal Entry 5 by krin511 at on Sunday, October 14, 2007

Released 13 yrs ago (10/6/2007 UTC) at

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Mailed to wss4!

Journal Entry 6 by wss4 from Branford, Florida USA on Thursday, October 25, 2007
Another book that arrived a while ago and somehow got set aside without journaling. So sorry. I am looking forward to this series. Thanks for sharing!!

Journal Entry 7 by wss4 at on Saturday, May 24, 2008

Released 13 yrs ago (5/24/2008 UTC) at

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I ended up with 2 copies of this book so this copy will be moving on.

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Sending to CdnBlueRose for the May US Only swap.

Happy Reading!!


Journal Entry 8 by CdnBlueRose from Steinbach, Manitoba Canada on Thursday, May 29, 2008
Looks interesting!!! Arrived today, thanks Wendy!

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