Ecstasy in Darkness is book 5 of the Alien Huntress series by Gena Showalter and can be read as a standalone. Here's the gist of the story...Goodreads Blurb
New York Times bestselling sensation Gena Showalter enthralls with a dark, tantalizing world of humans, otherworlders, powers beyond imagining, and a seductive vampire undone by his insatiable hunger for one woman. . . .
Growing up poor on New Chicago’s meanest streets, Ava Sans had two options: be the predator or be the prey. No contest. Now, working for Alien Investigation and Removal, she’s been ordered to capture the biggest, baddest warrior of all—a vampire too beautiful to be real, with the ability to manipulate time. Once the leader of the entire vampire army, McKell has been deemed savage and unstable, spurned even by his own kind.To McKell, humans should be nothing more than sustenance. Yet the petite, golden-skinned Ava is a fascinating contradiction—vicious yet witty, strong yet vulnerable, lethal but fiercely loyal.
Ecstasy in Darkness is an enthralling, hilarious ride from it's outrageous characters to it's witty dialogue. Set in a futuristic world of aliens and vampires, the opening chapters are one of my all-time favourite and had me giggling at the banter between the characters.
I loved McKell, (I call DIBS on him) though a tough guy, he's so sweet but completely clueless at times. Ava and Noelle are kick-ass and awesome, their argument had me cracking up and just because they insult each other doesn't mean they'll take it from anyone else!
Ecstasy in Darkness was the first book I read in this series and I enjoyed it so much I went on to read the rest though I didn't warm to them as much. This book will always remain my favourite from the series.