Title: Dark Alpha's Lover Series: Reapers #4
Publisher: St. Martin Paperbacks
Release Date: April 18 2017
Genres: Paranormal Romance
I answer to no one but Death. I am impenetrable, impervious, immortal. I exist to do Death’s bidding and no one–not Reaper nor human nor Fae–can stand in my way. Except for the bewitching half-Fae, Catriona. She swears the magic in her family passed her by, but I know better. This woman is strong. This woman is powerful. And when her abilities surge forth, no one will be able to stop the Dark Fae from coming for her. Except for me. I want to keep her close. I want to keep her safe. I want lose myself to her, again and again…
Also by this author: Dark Heat .1-.4, Dragon King, Dragon Fever, The Hero, Firestorm
*I received a free copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.*
Welcome to our stop on the Dark Alpha’s Lover Release Day Blog Blitz!
We’re excited to share with you an excerpt from Dark Alpha’s Lover and Misty’s review of the book!
Thank you to Donna Grant and St. Martin for this opportunity!
Excerpt from Dark Alpha’s Lover
Nothing was ever as it seemed.
There were more than humans walking this earth. The things seen out of the corner of your eye were real, even if your mind refused to recognize—or accept—them.
But Catriona Hayes knew of their existence, even if she wished she didn’t. They were Fae. Magical creatures that were so beautiful they seemed otherworldly—because they were.
The Fae had come to this world, seamlessly integrating themselves into the lives of mortals. But then again, when it came to beings with magic, they could do such things.
Cat blew out a breath and put the day’s earnings in the pouch before placing it inside the safe and shutting the door. She straightened and looked through the windows of the café and across the street to the pub alight with merriment.
There was a bit of wistfulness within her when she spotted three women walking into the bar with bright smiles. She’d never been that carefree.
From the first moment she could remember, her family had kept her apart from others. It wasn’t until she was older that she realized what made her so different—she was a Halfling.
Part human, part Fae.
Some might rejoice at the news, but she wasn’t most people.
The first time her grandfather had told her of her heritage, she’d laughed, thinking it was a jest. But as they’d walked down the streets of Galway, he began pointing out the Fae.
That was the day her life changed. At eight years old, she’d felt the weight of the world drop upon her shoulders. The burden had nearly brought her to her knees. And it had lingered, growing heavier with each passing year.
Yet she remained standing beneath it all. Only because of her grandfather. The man who smiled in the midst of the many storms life threw his way. He was what kept her composed and mindful of the dangers of living near Fae.
While she had been fearful of her grandfather’s revelation, her older siblings had embraced it as a gift.
Cat looked down at the counter and the top that covered it. Beneath the thick glass, next to the register, was a picture of her with her brother and sister twenty years ago.
Whatever gift having Fae blood had given her siblings had been taken away in a cruel twist of Fate several months ago when they were savagely killed.
Her brother had been murdered in a crowded pub, while her sister had had her life snuffed out on a train to London. No one had seen either attack. One moment, her siblings had been alive. The next, they were dead. It was how Cat knew the Fae were responsible.
Only beings with magic and the ability to veil themselves could have committed such crimes without a single person catching something on their mobile phones.
Ever since her family’s deaths, she’d been waiting for the Fae to come for her.
Q & A with Donna Grant
Where do you get your inspiration? Everywhere. TV shows, music, movies, books, and real life.
How long on average does it take you to write a book? A full length book takes me 5-6 weeks total before I turn it into my editor. A novella takes 3 weeks.
What is your writing Kryptonite? I don’t really have any. ::knocks on wood::
What books have most influenced your life? I believe that every book I have ever read has influenced me in one form or another. They’ve shaped my thoughts and my actions. I’m one that believes a book comes into a person’s life when they need it the most.
What is the first book that made you cry? I can’t remember the title, but it was a western where the heroine was kidnapped by Indian’s and she fell in love. It wasn’t a romance because there was no HEA, but I bawled.
What was your hardest scene to write? It’s different with every book. Mostly its the sex scenes because there is so much more emotion that goes into those scenes than in others, and I like to get it right.
What did you edit out of this book? lol. I write “that” a lot. I edit most of those out. And the use of names. I don’t realize when I’m writing that I do it, but when I read over it, I do.
Misty’s Review of Dark Alpha’s Lover
A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book and my comments here are my honest opinion.
Dark Alpha’s Lover is book 4 in Donna Grant’s Reapers series. I really enjoyed this book. I couldn’t put it down till I reached the end of the book. I was captivated to the pages of the story and I watched it play out like a movie in my head. Donna Grant has a special way to captivate her readers to her stories. I love her other paranormal stories that I have read. This is one of my other favorite series so far.
Dark Alpha’s Lover is the story of Catriona aka Cat a fae halfling and Fintan a Reaper. Cat is always on the look out because she knows that the Fae are the reason most of her family is dead. Fintan finds Cat interesting and wants to know more about her.
Fintan approaches Cat to learn more about her and her family. For some reason all the Fae knows her family legacy. Then Fintan’s enemy Bran has plans for Cat and Fintan wants to know what Bran has planned for Cat. Bran has a plan and Fintan knows for a fact that it isn’t good.
When Cat’s only living family member is kidnapped Cat has to do the unthinkable to save him. Through all this Cat realized that she has fallen for Fintan, but she has no other choice but to do this to save her family member.
To see what happens to Cat and Fintan in Dark Alpha’s Lover go grab your copy of the book.
I give Dark Alpha’s Lover 5 stars and would recommend this series to anyone who loves paranormal romance with reapers.