Update: Our Hunter’s Fall giveaway is now closed. We’ve emailed the winners. Thanks to all who entered!
Rating (out of 5): 4 stars
One of the things I love best about Shiloh Walker’s writing is the very thing that made reading Hunter’s Fall difficult at times: She’s too good at making the complexities of human emotion come alive. Walker never shies away from the hard, painful aspects of life — they are the very things that can later bring joy. And Hunter’s Fall gives us both true emotional pain and real, honest hope.
It was an emotionally taxing ride, but well worth the fare.
Nessa is the most powerful witch among the Hunters. (For those not familiar with the series, Hunters are supernatural types who take out bad paranormal folk.) She’s also spent the last 500 years of her life searching for her husband. He died in her arms centuries ago after townspeople discovered her as a witch. He vowed to return to her. And she’s waited. But years of loneliness and heartbreak put a strain on Nessa. And after battling a young witch with a nasty taste for blood magic, she finds herself now living in Morgan’s body with the blood witch’s ghost clinging to her. She becomes depressed and Morgan’s memory antagonizes her into reckless behavior.
Dominic has always dreamed of Nessa. Even before he was turned vampire and joined the Hunters, he’s dreamed of her. For years they were together in his dreams, but lately he’s forced to watch her make stupid decisions and is unable to touch her. He thinks he may be going crazy, but a trip to the Hunters’ HQ finds him picking up her scent and learning that not only is his dream woman real, but is his wife from a past life.
Unfortunately, Nessa’s gone missing. She doesn’t remember who she truly is and the only person who can find her is Dominic. The question is: When he gets there will she remember who he is? Will love be enough to pull her away from dangerous actions? And what happens when you give up hope, only to get the one thing you’ve longed for?
Early on, I thought Hunter’s Fall might have a predictable pattern. (No fault to Shiloh, but when you throw in amnesia….) But, of course, I was wrong. Sure, I predicted a few of the early twists, but Walker didn’t make things easy for Dominic or Nessa. She forces them to confront fears, and sometimes those reactions aren’t ideal. That said, and it’s not a spoiler because it’s paranormal romance, you will get your HEA.
And while you do not need to have read any previous Hunters novels to read, appreciate and love Hunter’s Fall, those who have will definitely enjoy the big doses of Malachi and Kelsey.
Shiloh Walker and the lovely folks at Berkley have been kind enough to give us five copies of Hunter’s Fall for Vampire Book Club readers. Simply leave a comment on this post on or before June 21 to enter.
CONTEST DETAILS AND RULES
You must leave a comment on this post to enter. This contest is now closed. Winners have been contacted via email.
2. You do not need to follow Vampire Book Club to be entered, but we sure do like it.
3. This contest is open internationally. (Let’s all give Shiloh Walker a big ‘thank you’ for that!)
4. Contest closes at 11:59 p.m. CST on Tuesday, June 21.
5. The winners will be selected using Random.org. Then they will be contacted via email and given 48 hours to claim their prizes. If we do not hear from the winner(s) within that time, a new winner will be selected.
7. Though unlikely, Vampire Book Club has the right to change or cancel any giveaway at any time without prior notice.
8. Vampire Book Club is not responsible for prizes lost or damage in transit.
9. Thanks to Shiloh Walker and Berkley for providing the books.