Hello book monsters and literal addicts! Book Monster Reviews and LITERAL ADDICTION are happy to welcome Kait Ballenger to the our blogs today!
Kait Ballenger is a full-time paranormal romance author, wife, bellydancer, graduate student, and soon-to-be-professor. She is the multi-published, award-winning author of the Execution Underground paranormal romance series. With a B.A in English from Stetson University, Kait is currently earning an M.F.A in Writing. Kait believes anything is possible with hard work and dedication. One day, she hopes to be a bestseller and to see her novels on the big screen. Look for the next two books in her page-turning Execution Underground series: Twilight Hunter, book one (August 2013) and Immortal Hunter, book two (January 2014).
Kait is the creator of the brand-spanking-new series The Execution Underground, which currently has SHADOW HUNTER, a short story that can be found in the AFTER DARK Anthology. The first full length novel of the series, TWILIGHT HUNTER, will be released on August 27, 2013. Let's take a look at both books in the incredible new series:
Execution Underground, #0.5
Vampire hunter Damon Brock's newest assignment with the Execution Underground is Rochester, New York, a city crawling with the undead. But he isn't the only hunter in town gunning for vamp blood.
Tiffany Solow is fierce and ruthless when it comes to slaying the monsters that destroyed her family—and she works solo. But being alone is no longer an option when she meets the mysterious hunter who wants more than just her turf. Forced to unite against the local covens, the line between good and evil blurs when they must decide between their lifelong beliefs…and their newfound desires.
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Execution Underground, #1
Hunters of the supernatural, the Execution Underground are an elite group tasked with protecting humanity…but what happens when danger collides with desire?
Jace McCannon has one loyalty: the Execution Underground. Despite his mixed blood, his hatred for the werewolves he hunts is legendary. But in his search for a sadistic killer, Jace finds himself face-to-face with a stunningly seductive packmaster…and longing for a night with his mortal enemy.
Nothing can stop Frankie Amato from defending her kind-or catching the rogue responsible for killing women in her territory. For that, this alpha female needs Jace’s skills more than she wants to admit. But as their investigation exposes evil truths, need burns into a passion that dare not be fulfilled. For to do so will have deadly consequences for them both…
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Top Five Things Readers Should Know About The Execution Underground World
1). Unlike the heroes in most paranormal romance, the hunters of the Execution Underground are not supernatural creatures. In fact, the Execution Underground is made up entirely of humans—or at least, headquarters thinks it is. These elite men have been chosen to be trained as members of an international covert organization. The Execution Underground is like a supernatural police of sorts. They're out to protect the best interests of humanity, which often means policing supernatural creatures, whether it be through monitoring to assure the general population’s safety, or when necessary, destroying any threat to human life.
2). The Execution Underground is made up entirely of male hunters. At this time, there are currently no female members of the Execution Underground. The reason for this is because the Execution Underground was founded hundreds of years ago, during a time in which women were not hunters. Over the years the Execution Underground established a brotherhood of sorts, and thus they are very set in their traditional ways. There are no current plans for any female hunters to be involved in the Execution Underground, but there is always a possibility of course.
3). The six men featured in the Execution Underground series are not the only hunters involved in the organization. The Execution Underground is comprised of an international headquarters based in the U.S with multiple divisions scattered throughout individual cities internationally as needed. Each division is comprised with a different number of hunters depending on the needs of that particular region. The series focuses on the six hunters who make up the Rochester, New York division of the Execution Underground. Though there are no current plans of books beyond the stories of the initial Rochester division members, the possibility is open to explore different cities, divisions, and hunters both in the US and around the globe.
4). The Execution Underground usually finds its recruits through legacies, the sons of men who are already members of the organization, or those who have knowledge of the supernatural or rare human capabilities (such as being a ghost medium or having the ability to exorcise demons, etc). Because of this many members of the Execution Underground were recruited after someone they loved or cared for was hurt or killed by a supernatural creature, though this is not the case for all hunters. After recruitment the potential of hunters sign a contract binding then to the organization until they choose their retirement--which most of the time hunters never retire until they are forced to do so by H.Q. After this initiation and contract signing, there is no turning back. There is no deciding that the training is too hard for you or that you’re unable to become a hunter. This is because the Execution Underground maintains an extremely high level of privacy with their secret and privileged information as well as their hunting techniques. They do this in order to help keep the hunters already in their organization safe. Upon signing the paperwork, trainees are tattooed with a unique symbol on their shoulder blades or some other section of their body to mark them as a member. Then, the training begins. Hunters are trained in fighting skills for several years both in-house and field-training. Upon completion of their training, they receive an injection which gifts them with additional strength, speed, and healing capabilities which helps them keep up with the supernatural creatures which they hunt.
5). Though this series focuses on the male hunters, the heroines of the Execution Underground series are no damsels in distress. They are strong and powerful females. They're both rogue supernatural hunters as well as supernatural creatures themselves.
To celebrate the release of SHADOW HUNTER and the AFTER DARK Anthology, Kait is giving away a paperback of AFTER DARK on both Book Monster Reviews and Literal Addiction.
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