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Tough, smart, and seriously ambitious, reporter Jacqueline “Jack” Dolan despises the secretive clan of shape-shifters known as the Ikati—and has become determined to destroy them. After she writes an editorial arguing for their extermination and turns public opinion against them, the Ikati vow to fight back. They plot to send one of their own to seduce the reporter, then bTough, smart, and seriously ambitious, reporter Jacqueline “Jack” Dolan despises the secretive clan of shape-shifters known as the Ikati—and has become determined to destroy them. After she writes an editorial arguing for their extermination and turns public opinion against them, the Ikati vow to fight back. They plot to send one of their own to seduce the reporter, then blackmail her into writing a retraction.Women practically fall at the feet of hulking, handsome Hawk Luna, and Hawk relishes the idea of conquering and destroying the fiery redhead who’s caused so much trouble for his kind. The last thing he expects is to develop real feelings for her, but their liaison awakens a hunger in him that he cannot deny. He kidnaps Jack and brings her to his Amazon jungle colony, but the two lovers are soon embroiled in deadly colony politics and threatened by a looming global species war.As the danger around them grows closer, Jack and Hawk’s forbidden passion may build a bridge between two ancient enemies—or cost them both their lives....

Title : Darkness Bound
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Darkness Bound Reviews

  • La-Lionne
    2018-10-28 08:40

    Sooo good! It seems that the author has got her mojo back. Not that she had lost it completely before, but couple of the books before this one, wasn't as enjoyable, something was off. This one however, was a "BOOM, I'm back bitches".This time we got to travel to the heart of the Brazilian jungle. Very fun trip. Loved Jack. To quote Hawk "The balls on this broad." Indeed. She is not your tipica heroine in these types of stories. She takes no shit from anyone, not even from the big bad Alpha with a ginormous cock. I loved her all the more for it. The scene where she wanted to climb a tree was one of my favorites in the book.There was instant lust, but no instant love and I liked that a lot. Geissinger's sense of humor is right up my alley. Her discription of animals and nature is incredible. This book reminded me why I fell in love with the series in the first place and I can't wait to dig in into the next book.

  • Shauni
    2018-11-13 04:35

    Originally reviewed for Tea and Book.Unfreakingbelievable!! I swear this book is the best of J.T.Geissinger's Night Prowler Series and that is saying a lit because Ms. Geissinger has set the bar incredibly high. Occasionally you find a series that captures your attention the minute you open the cover if the first book. J.T. Geissinger's Night Prowlers was just that type of series. Creative, unique and completely wonderful! Sadly we are nearing the end of this fantastic series as it's only a six book series and Darkness Bound is book five. While I admire, Ms. Geissinger for knowing how to end a series, I find I have mixed feelings about book six.. the sooner it comes out, the sooner the series will end (bummer) BUT.. if I judge from what has come before, it's going to be freakin AWESOME.But for now, let's talk about Darkness Bound.The Ikati have been outed and the world is judging them on the behavior of the oh so crazed Ceasar. They are convinced that the ikati must be eliminated, wipe the species off the face of the earth. So now along with a fanatically religious order that's sole purpose is to wipe out the "evil" that exists, a secret organization that wants to capture and "study" them, now the entire human race is after them. Forced to leave their homes and settle into the only compound that is yet undiscovered. Add to all that is a reporter with an attitude that has inflamed the masses...Jacqueline “Jack” Dolan has worked hard to get to the top. Having been embedded with the troops all over the world, she is hard hitting and tells it like it is. Her entire adulthood has been built around showing how tough she is. Hiding the void within. When she writes an article on the evils of the Ikarti she starts the ball rolling. They are evil and must be exterminated, using Caesar's actions for her reference. Yep destroy a people that have been around for millennia because one person claims to be king (and is a certifiable) wack job. But Jack is among the self righteous and knows she is right. "Hawk" Luna is the "least son" one of the few illegitimate children in the Ikati world he has forever remained on the outside. It doesn't help that his father was a sadistic animal who beat his two oldest sons (sending one to assassins school - the one who should be Alpha) and leaving his second son (Hawk) to the self entitled hands of the younger, legitimate brother. A sleazy, indulgent, self entitled leach. Forbidden by Ikati laws to leave and live elsewhere he is stuck as the omega cat.. Only this man is special and while he lives as isolated as possible, he is the one who all can truly rely on. When Hawk is sent to find a way to silence Jack the two all but combust. Chemistry explodes and a night of passions ensues. But Hawk manages to keep his head and comes up with a nefarious plot to destroy her. Using her camera he takes some rather explicit pictures. While the initial concept was to destroy her career, it is decided to blackmail her instead. Kidnapping her and bringing her to the Ikati compound. Meet them as they really are and tell the truth.Of course nothing is ever that simple... Hawk and Jack have a hard path to follow and their attraction to each other only makes it harder. It's a forbidden relationship. But Jack manages to impress everyone with her actions, especially the sleazy Alpha's. And that's just Jack and Hawk's story... The Queen has had to hold up her move because of childbirth but they are finally underway. But first she must root out a traitor... Oh yeah it gets good!See? Absofreakinlutly unbelievable! A five plus story.ShauniThis review is based on the ARC of Darkness Bound, provided by netgalley and is scheduled to be released on June 24, 2014

  • Michelle Leah Olson
    2018-10-28 06:46

    Our Review, by LITERAL ADDICTION's Pack Alpha - Chelle:*Copy gifted in exchange for an honest reviewJ.T Geissinger has a sensual quality to her work. Not the content - though that, at times, can be quite sexy! - but the silken prose. It flows with a harmony that is impossible not to be swept up in and settles in your brain like the most memorable of compositions. There's a reason J.T is an award winning author, and reading the NIGHT PROWLER novels, for me, is always a highly anticipated and thoroughly enjoyable treat and reminiscent of the some of the best movies I've sat down to enjoy over the years.Like all of the NIGHT PROWLER books, Darkness Bound grabs your attention immediately. Starting out like the best action movie where a 'call to arms' state of the union address is being made, we're introduced to investigative reporter Jacqueline Dolan and her beliefs via a snippet from her "Enemy Among Us" article. Snap to the rainforests, where Hawk, the brother of the current Alpha there, is tasked with teaching the prejudiced woman a lesson she won't soon forget and coercing her into writing a retraction...The couple's initial meeting was hilarious, super sexy, and the start of something way bigger than either of them would have ever anticipated. When Hawk finally gets Jack back to the jungle and the rest of the tribe, they're embroiled in tons of Colony politics and there was surprise after surprise. There were things I adored about Jack and Hawk's journey, there were things I absolutely hated (I can't tell you what they were though, because it's a big spoiler to the plot), but one thing remained a constant... I was absolutely glued to the page every step of the way and couldn't wait to see what would happen next. Action, intrigue, and romance around ever turn, peppered by character development of past series characters, a great leading couple, an expansion of the plot arc of the series in general that literally made me gasp, and a set up for what looks to be one of the most thrilling installments of the series yet in Into Darkness coming in the Fall. I highly recommend the entire NIGHT PROWLER series to al Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance readers and cannot wait to see what J.T has in store for us next. I will admit, there were things about the last book that made me a bit afraid that the series was hitting its plateau, but Darkness Bound gave me confidence that there is PLENTY more to tell with these characters and this story, and I cannot wait to see what's next.

  • ♆ BookAddict✒ La Crimson Femme
    2018-10-17 10:35

    Do you love shifters? DARKNESS BOUND is a fabulous paranormal romance with a new-to-me author, Ms. Geissinger. For those who love Christine Feehan's Leopard series, the Night Prowler series is for you. Full disclosure, I did not read the first four books in this series. I jumped into the fifth book and easily caught up to speed with the world building and storyline.Jacqueline Dolan aka Jack is an investigative reporter who possesses a death wish. She travels to hostile locations during dangerous situations. The fact that she hasn't been killed or maimed is quite amazing. She also seems to be a person who is running from her past. She makes the mistake of writing an article pushing for the destruction of all shape-shifters known as the Ikati. Instead of killing her in retaliation, the Ikati uses her as a way to change public opinion. Although, to enlighten Jack, the Ikati need to cross some questionable lines. Hawk is the poor Ikati male forced to bring Jack to the colony and watch over her. It's not an easy task.Hawk is the abused bastard son of the previous alpha. He's literally a whipping boy and it's despicable. The way Hawk is treated makes me rage with a thirst for vengeance. He's antisocial and just wants to be left alone. Unfortunately, the current alpha is an asshole and his legitimate younger half-brother. When Hawk is paired up with Jack, their life will never be the same.The world building in this book is familiar and easy to follow. Since I've read similar themes like this one, it is easy to pick up the story from any of the books. What makes this book good for me is the character building. Hawk and Jack are both damaged from their childhood. It's hard pressed for some readers to pick which one is worse. Personally, I feel that Jack's childhood is the worst. The trauma she experienced impacted her entire family and the repercussions were severe. When Hawk and Jack open up to each other through their trials, it is a beautiful thing to watch. They both change for the better. It's not ideal, yet it's still a step closer to acceptance and understanding. This is the message I applaud Ms. Geissinger for slipping into her story. It's pretty obvious she's hoping for a better world where there are no bigots and people work together for a better tomorrow. She does it in a slightly heavy-handed manner, yet it's balanced well with the romance in this story.While I never experienced the trauma Hawk and Jack went through as a kid and they aren't people I can identify with, I still bonded with them. This is what makes a book good for me. When characters are different from me and yet I still empathize with them and admire them, it's a great read. The emotions this story pulls from me make the book memorable and enjoyable. A reader will run the gamut of feelings when reading this tale--anger, sadness, frustration, hope and happiness. Ms. Geissinger creates just the right blend of emotions for a satisfying journey. She ends it on a lovely note.     Instead [redacted] said in a steady, soft voice, those blue eyes burning, "[redacted], you underhanded son of a dung beetle...I love you. With all my heart and soul, I love you. I'm not a religious person, but because of you, I believe in miracles. You taught me how to be loved. I never knew what that meant before, I was too busy feeling terrible and hating myself" (Kindle loc. on 5960-5963)This is a story beautiful story of two lost people finding their way together. Recommended for romantics who never give up hope.

  • Sandy S
    2018-10-25 11:46

    ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date June 24, 2014Tough, smart, and seriously ambitious, reporter Jacqueline “Jack” Dolan despises the secretive clan of shape-shifters known as the Ikati—and has become determined to destroy them. After she writes an editorial arguing for their extermination and turns public opinion against them, the Ikati vow to fight back. They plot to send one of their own to seduce the reporter, then blackmail her into writing a retraction.Women practically fall at the feet of hulking, handsome Hawk Luna, and Hawk relishes the idea of conquering and destroying the fiery redhead who’s caused so much trouble for his kind. The last thing he expects is to develop real feelings for her, but their liaison awakens a hunger in him that he cannot deny. He kidnaps Jack and brings her to his Amazon jungle colony, but the two lovers are soon embroiled in deadly colony politics and threatened by a looming global species war.As the danger around them grows closer, Jack and Hawk’s forbidden passion may build a bridge between two ancient enemies—or cost them both their lives.~~~~~~~~~~~~~REVIEW: DARKNESS BOUND is the fifth and second to last instalment in J.T. Geissinger’s contemporary, adult Night Prowler paranormal /UF series focusing on a supernatural species of panther shifters known as the Ikati. Facing off against a multitude of enemies, the Ikati must endure bigotry, specieism and discrimination at the hands of the frightened human population as well as one of their own. This is Ikati panther Hawk Luna, and reporter (and human) Jacqueline Dolan’s storyline. Told from several distinct close third person POVs, the storyline focuses on Jacqueline’s (aka Jack) hatred of all things Ikati. Having written a Pulitzer Prize nominated article denouncing the panther shifter species, Jack will find herself the target of the very group she has destroyed in the eyes of public opinion. Hoping to make Jack see the error of her ways, the Ikati tribe (of Brazil) commission Hawk Luna to bring Jacqueline to her knees. What know one had expected was for Hawk to lose his heart to the woman who was hell bent on the destruction of his kind.The relationship between Hawk and Jacqueline is combative, aggressive and at times bordering the edge of insanity. Their attraction to one another is instant; the sex is passionate and yet Hawk knows this is the woman who has placed a very large target on all of the Ikati around the world. When the entire Ikati species is threatened by one of their own, Jacqueline’s purpose is forgotten when everyone’s safety is placed in the hands of two small shifters whose powers have yet to be seen.DARKNESS BOUND focuses on three intersecting storylines that will merge in the rainforests of Brazil where a power so strong will be unleashed against those trying to destroy the Ikati race. We watch as the Queen of the Ikati makes it her task to seek out those who are responsible for the possible demise of her people and in doing so, discovers that the next generation of Ikati may be more powerful than the last.JT Geissinger pulls the reader into an emotional story of hatred and love; betrayal and forgiveness; walking away and letting go. Our leading couple are at polar opposites in the beginning but by the end of the story JT has found a small place in heart for a woman who only knew discrimination in a world torn apart by war and abuse-JT’s storylines will tug at your heart and make you think about the bigotry and abuse in the world-of which we live.Copy supplied by the publisher through

  • Edwina
    2018-10-24 06:38

    I Couldn't finish. I got to 78% read of Darkness Bound. "I went back and finished." Please read edited review at the bottom. I left my first review with a few changes in place, to show I went from 1 star review to 5 star review: I guess I kept reading this series to find out who the actual villains or the bad guys are in the Night Prowler series. Would there be a world for the Ikarti with out all the violence. But they are all Evil Depraved Characters The Ikarti, The Expurgarti The Jihads they all are all cruel, evil demented psychopaths. I need clear dividing. lines between the Good Guys and the Bad Guys. They torture there own with no real clear reason for such brutality.Darkness Bound is the story of Hawk "Lucas Edward Tavares Castelo" Ikarti and "Jacqueline/Jack Dolan Reporter. Jack has written hate articles and exposed the Ikarti to the human world. For revenge she has been seduced by Hawk and blackmailed into returning to his Brazilian Ikarti Colony. This author, however can pull you in and you find yourself wanting to know more and hoping that the evil is destroyed. But It all ways seems that evil wins the day. If Geissinger put her mind to it and stop relying on the shock effect and define her storyline she would be a great author and storyteller. Edited review 2/13/16After I decided it was unfair to write a review without finishing the story. I was so very glad I continued to read Darkness Bound. After I got over the caning of the heroine Jack and continued reading I now find at the completion of the story that I was wrong about the author not defining the lines between good and bad. The story does do that and more one enemy is destroyed. The romance between Hawk and Jack was one of unconditional love. The author goes even further to describe of the injustice of hating people or races and religions we don't know or understand. I felt in awe how Ms. Geissinger pulled together the first 4 books in the series into one magnificent bit of storytelling in bk5 Darkness Bound. It took awhile but everything does come together!! I feel a bit ashamed for judging her so poorly. I learned a good lesson!! Never review a book until you finish it!! Darkness Bound is one of the best written books I have read in a few years. It hits on what's happening in this world of ours today!! I highly Recommend Darkness Bound and the other 4 books in the Night Prowler series!!

  • Kristin
    2018-10-19 03:40

    Jack wrote an unfavorable article about the Ikati. Thus, gaining the attention of the ikati, who aren't too thrilled to be written in an unfavorable manor. An idea is born that if Jack comes to their colony and witnesses how they aren't so bad after all, she will write an article discrediting her previous work. However, she's not just gonna go willingly into an area overrun with creatures. It isn't until there's a little blackmail involved that she decided to trudge into the monsters den. Jack is a tough-as-nails reporter. She's not afraid to get in the middle of the action to get her story.So it comes as no surprise that when she's blackmailed into going to the Ikati, she goes along with the plan. She wasn't holding her breath that they'd get her to change her mind about them. After all, Hawk slept with her, took photos of it, and blackmailed her. Nothing says "I was wrong about you" quite like a good ol' blackmailing. However, she finds herself connecting with Hawk and realizes that she was quick to judge those whom she didn't understand. Hawk has been beaten down more times than he can count. He's used to his brother, the Alpha, lashing out at him. So it comes as no surprised when he's tasked with bringing Jack to the colony or face death. It isn't until he brings her to his brother that he starts to second guess his decision. He starts to peel away Jack's layers and realizes that she's not as much of a bigot as he once thought. However, just when he starts to find himself falling in love with her, fate decides to shake things up.Not only do we get their love story, but the story of the Ikati's final showdown which is still forming. The way the author finished this book lets you know that the next, and final, book will be a doozy. Especially since she wrote the Queen's (MC from the first book) children in a certain light that lets you know they will be a big asset in the last book. Not to mention all the various powers and strengths everyone is throwing around. You know it's going to be one heck of an ending. Favorite quote..."Love had finally found him, and so had love's bastard brother.Misery."

  • Megan Riverina Romantics/Meggerfly
    2018-10-30 11:53

    MINI AUDIOBOOK REVIEWRating: 5/5Heat Rating: 3/5Narrator Performance: 4.5/5Best of the series so far!!!Jack and Hawk worked well together and I enjoyed their romance. Jack was an extremely strong woman. It was easy to admire her fierceness. And man did I love it when Hawk stood up to his oppressor. Plus his gift was really cool. While listening this I had this feeling of trepidation whenever the twins were in a scene. I was actually holding my breath at some points! Their's was a secondary plot but it's inclusion in the story just made it awesome.DARKNESS BOUND was narrated by the same woman who's performed the series since book 2. While her narration was always enjoyable her performance this time around was so much better.

  • Rachel- Goodbye Borders
    2018-11-07 11:32

    I wasn't sure if I'd like Jack (Jacqueline) or Hawk. Jack wrote an editorial arguing the Ikati are evil and need to be exterminated. I didn't like Hawk at first either because of the whole blackmailing and kidnapping thing. Nothing says you might change your mind if you really get to know "us" like blackmail and kidnapping!Jack shows her strength and empathy. Hawk shows his as well. I was rooting for both of them individually and as a couple. I was really enjoying this and thinking this would be a good 4 star read. Then, (view spoiler)[Jack gets amnesia. Yes, she does. This makes a strong character, who previously never cried (hell- she was canned and never yelled, cried, or said a word), a fainting, sobbing mess. I knocked a star off for that. I hated that plot line and felt it was completely unnecessary. Not just for how it made Jack behave, but also adding an extra obstacle just wasn't needed.(hide spoiler)]I liked seeing Morgan and Jenna. Jenna's twins, Hope and Honor, have interesting Gifts. The underlying storyline that started in book 1 continues in this one. One of the big bads meets his end, but there are so many more.

  • Lorna
    2018-10-17 08:47

    A Secret society of black panther shifters is the backdrop for the latest installment of the Night Prowler series by J.T.Geissinger. This series is as addicting as it is well written. It is also one of my very favorite paranormal series ever. I went into the book thinking it was the last book of the series but was recently corrected by the author and that was a very happy moment. Just one more left after this book though, but I would happily read as many of these as the author would write.Jacqueline(Jack) Dolan is the ultimate war correspondent. Virtually fearless, she spends way too much time in war torn countries. Not much of a life, but she’s pretty much okay with that. She’s in Brazil, it’s her birthday, and she meets a mysterious, handsome man named Hawk, who keeps turning up everywhere. She ends up seduced and set up with pictures. Why? Because she wrote a Pulitzer nominated article demanding the extermination of all of the Ikati race of panther shifters. Blackmail and revenge, pure and simple, followed by kidnapping and being transported to the heart of the jungle where the Ikati live in obscurity. What I liked about this book:The characters of Jack and Hawk top my list of course. The author has fully realized each of them; we get each back story, as well as their dreams of a different life. Neither are happy and neither have much of a life. When they find each other, they have found their better life-hopefully. Of course, it doesn’t seem like it at first, but you know that’s where it’s going.Which brings me to the romance. Off the charts chemistry, and some really steamy scenes lead to a pretty great relationship, complete with the bones of a good friendship as well, but it does take awhile for all of this-well except for the first steamy scene!The Ikati society is in rare form in this book. They have always been a dark society but this time the darkness is really out there. The main villain in this book, the Alpha of the jungle enclave of Ikati, was just as evil as you want a good villain to be. I am putting this in the like column but I really despised this character. And that’s how it should be, a villain this well written deserves to be in the like column, even if he is despicable.I enjoyed the author’s vision of the setting in the jungle. It is so well described that I could just see it like I was there. A large group of shifters that live in tree homes, all interconnected, was a pretty different setting for a book. What didn’t I like about this book:I was thinking about leaving this blank, because yes, this book is that good. If I had one complaint-We have to wait until October for the next one! So no not really anything I didn’t like. Who would I recommend this book to:Paranormal romance and Urban Fantasy readers.If you haven’t started reading this series yet, you are really missing out on a good story, always good characters and just a great adventure story and that’s true for the entire series.Full disclosure-I am a member of this author’s street team and that’s because of how great this series is.(

  • Zita
    2018-10-21 09:23

    Awesome addition to the series…This is the fifth book in the Night Prowler series and should be read in series order. The Ikati shape shifters are collapsing their strongholds in an effort to remain hidden from their enemies which are comprised of governments, religious zealots, and secret organizations, most of the human race and some of their own kind. They are converging in the rainforests of Brazil.Jacqueline “Jack” Dolan is a reporter whose recent editorial after the events in Rome has brought her to the attention of the Ikati. Her words called for their extinction, swaying public opinion, and were used by politicians to further their own agenda against the Ikati race. The Ikati are not taking this lightly, they have a plan and it just might destroy Jack who having never even met an Ikati denounced them based on the actions of one. When she does meet an Ikati it will blow her world apart and she won’t know what he is when she meets him.Hawk Luna is an Ikati that women of both races swoon over, an illegitimate son who has never fit in with his clan but is subject to his race’s rules. He was selected to seduce Jack in an effort to get her to retract her words through blackmail. But Jack is not as expected for the woman who would write such a piece. She is complicated and there are things in her past that have damaged her. She stirs feelings in Hawk and the plan changes. Together these two will walk a dangerous path that leads to each other amidst racial politics, betrayals from within and the coming war between the species.This series is excellent paranormal romantic suspense, superbly written. The prose is sensual, at times lyrical, the storyline riveting. The author has an amazing imagination, she interweaves subplots that accompany the romance with twists and turns that you do not see coming and that make you gasp for you can’t believe what just happened, you don’t want to stop reading for a minute. I look forward to the last book in the series and dread it at the same time for I will miss this world and the characters that J.T. Geissinger has created and shared with us. This series I will re-read throughout the coming years.I was lucky enough to win an early copy of this book and am so happy to have won such a great read.

  • Rachel V.
    2018-10-18 10:48

    This book was slightly different than the other books in the series. Despite the differences of the main characters backgrounds and things I still really enjoyed reading the story of Jack and Hawk.Jack is a tough girl but she has had to be given the things that happened to her in the past and the situations she puts herself in for her job. I admire her backbone and the fact that she captured Hawk’s heart. When Jack offered to take Hawk’s punishment I knew that she would win over the Ikati very easily but still it was enjoyable to watch it happen.Hawk doesn’t see himself worthy of anything, thanks to his father the previous alpha, until he has something worth fighting for. I was really hoping that Hawk would get his younger brother, who is the current alpha, straightened out or take his place because he is not a good leader. The author managed to have another two character who end up being perfect for each other even though at first you think it would never work out.I love that each book focuses on a main couple but in addition still continues with the others from previous books and has an overall storyline continuing with the main storyline. It makes the stories so much more multi-dimensional. The characters as always are great and the story flows well and while you know what is going to happen at times the author still manages to surprise you along the way. I can’t wait for the final showdown that this series is building up to but I also don’t want the series to ever end either. So here’s to hoping for many more books in this series!If you are looking for a new series to start or just a new read to get in to, I recommend checking out this series. *I received a copy free from the author in exchange for an honest review.

  • Mskychick
    2018-10-23 07:51

    I won this from Goodreads First Reads. I have been a long time fan of J.T. Geissinger. I think the Night Prowler series just keeps getting better. This is a fantastic PNR series that keeps me coming back for more.The Ikati are panther shifters, and we slowly learn more about them with each book. There's a psychopathic ruler of one sect of the Ikati named Caesar who wants to take over the world and sadistically rule humans. Humans found out about the Ikati because of Caesar's monstrous actions, and now they're fighting back to save their race.There's the "good guy" Ikati who are gathering in their last safe enclave in Brazil, and who are against what Caesar is doing. The ruler of the supposed good guys is pretty crappy, in my opinion, however, as are many others there. They totally stressed me out through a bunch of the book, which heightened the tension and made it even more compelling to me to read.Jacqueline (Jack) Dolan is a war correspondent who wrote a Pulitzer-nominated op ed piece called The Enemy Among Us that gets all the humans stirred up against the Ikati. The Ikati ultimately kidnap her and take her to their secret lair so they can scare the scrap out of her, thinking they'll make her write a new opinion piece in support of them. Against all odds, Jack falls in love with her kidnapper.This story has a lot of great action, snappy dialogue with outstanding snark, and a steamy love between hero and heroine. This is a great twist on the enemies to lovers trope, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Can't wait for the next one, although I'm so sad to read that the next book will be in the last in the series.

  • Make Kay
    2018-10-27 05:47

    DARKNESS BOUND is one of my favorite of the series. It can be read as a standalone, but readers will get a greater appreciation of the action having read the previous books. I'm very sad that the next book will wrap up the series, as I've been loving it so much I'm not ready to see it end.Please see my full review at Fresh Fiction:

  • Hard12luv
    2018-11-17 06:40

    Hawk and knows no end

  • Tammy
    2018-11-07 04:38

    J.T. does it again!! Review coming soon.

  • Michelle Willms
    2018-10-23 11:51

    Review to come.

  • Kay Ridge
    2018-11-06 09:50

    Amazing Series!!!These books were wonderful. I can't believe it took me this long to find this author and her perfect for me books! You always worry with a series this long, that it will run its course before it ends......not so with this series. Each book was so exciting and the main topic stayed true throughout the series, that being the Ikati shifter Clan. If you're looking for a great paranormal romance with a lot of adventure, one that's going to be extremely hard to put down, then this series is for you!!!!

  • Shantie
    2018-10-22 04:39

    I'm confused by the ending.

  • Yogi
    2018-11-02 11:51

    One of my favorites. I always like a story that introduces the strong man who doesn't feel any emotions for the women he's been with and can't understand how other men could be drawn into the 'love thing.' I like it because when he meets the right woman the transformation is so satisfying. Hawk was transformed by a woman he absolutely hated when he first met her. Their story is wonderful and his transformation if wonderful. The ending still has my heart missing a beat. Hawk and Jack (Jacqueline) are my favorite couple.I do wonder though how this works with an immortal and human. In other books, the author figured out a way to convert the human to immortal. J.T. seems to keep them human but there is no mention of it being a problem in the storyline. I guess she ages, he doesn't?

  • Marta Cox
    2018-10-25 10:41

    I kept seeing this authors name crop up but you know how it is , so many good books out there so sometimes you hold off from starting yet another series in case the hype is wrong. I luckily won a copy of the third book in the Night Prowler series so thought why not buy the first two and I confess I'm hooked! This author has a great imagination and delivers fast paced adventure with great world building and it's truly a wonderful thing!This book quite literally starts with a bang as our heroine Jack is in danger from numerous directions! She's a tough reporter and so focussed on getting her story that she puts herself unwittingly in the line of fire. Now luckily for Jack there just happens to be a total stud muffin around to pull her to safety but is it a coincidence that he's there?Hawk is one if the Ikati , a race of shifters unlike any others you can imagine. They have lived amongst us for eons but there's a war brewing and one of their Alphas has taken matters into his own hands and committed atrocities against humans. Hawk is sent on a mission and that mission means he's about to get as close as possible to Jack! Jack is a journalist with the knack of swaying public opinion but her more recent stories have done the Ikati no favours. Jack makes a terrible mistake and thinks that the very sexy Hawk has been sent by a friend. One night of passion may be all Jack had hoped for but her life is about to get much more complicated!I really enjoyed this book and from the outset it's a story that just grabs the readers attention and just keeps going. Hawk is such an alpha male and the initial scenes with him are very hot. Don't misunderstand though as yes it's a sexy story but it's not just about getting down and dirty. This book has a lot of twists and turns with corruption coming to light. The world of the Ikati is a dangerous one and for far too long this race has remained in the dark ages. Change is coming though and if they are to survive new attitudes will need to be formed. This incredible race is splintering from within as power hungry individuals fight to take control. It's going to be a bumpy ride !The two main characters are at complete odds with each other which really helps to ratchet up the tension. Hawk likes to be in charge but with the ever feisty Jack around he doesn't get an easy ride. In fact it's quite funny as the story progresses as the tables become well and truly turned! Hawk is so much more than just a hunter though and he's about to have to choose whether or not to make a stand . As for Jack well she doesn't just have baggage, no she's dragging a whole container load! That woman has suffered and yet she still stands tall but her choices may not always be the safest. I loved her sense of honour but I think what I enjoyed the most was the way Jack constantly challenged Hawk. I do love to see a guy squirm!There's lots going on in this steamy book and it's opening up for much more to come. The words just flow so naturally and the dialogue feels believable . Another great book from this author and I'd happily recommend all this series.

  • diane
    2018-10-25 08:32

    Interesting readI liked this book, the characters were fascinating and easy to relate to. Hated the beatings though. I was left wondering at the end though so waiting for the next installment.

  • Linda McDowell
    2018-10-21 10:40

    InterestingI like this author. Story is unbelievably believable I want to read another of his books before I make any more statements

  • Suzan
    2018-11-02 06:28

    Absolutely loved this book! It's the penultimate book in the series which is kinda sad cause I don't want the series to end! In the previous books we've been to the English colony and the Rome colony as well as a couple of places in between but this book takes the story to the Brazilian colony and I loved seeing how different they were to the English and Rome colonies. They're more isolated and so seem to be even deeper into the old ways and old rituals that the other colonies no longer celebrate.I loved the characters of Hawk and Jack and seeing them progress from enemies to friends to lovers on their journey. Jack always prided herself on her open-mindedness and not being a racist like her father but she was blind to her own bigotry until it was pointed out by Hawk and further emphasized during her time with the colony.In particular the events at the Punishment Tree presented a poignant and beautiful scene in my opinion. I won't say what happened as it's a moment that each reader needs to experience for themselves but it is one of the scenes in the book that profoundly touched me and the scene of Jack's first heartfelt soul deep epiphany that significantly changes her opinion towards the Ikati people.I also loved her speech near the end. She and Hawk were a perfect match and really brought each other to life and healed each other in ways no-one else has ever been able to. I also love Hawk's Gift, one he shares only with Jack that no-one else knows about and is one that has never been heard of before in Ikati history!I really loved getting to see some (not all) of the old favourites like Jenna & Leander and Morgan & Xander, none of the Italian Ikati though or Christian, though Christian is mentioned so we get a little update on how he's doing through Jenna. I also love Jenna and Leander's twins! I admit they are in some ways a little creepy but also very very special and also never seen before. I can't wait to learn what else they can do and what surprises are still in store with them and Jenna!The book ends on a cliff-hanger which has me desperate for the next book! I only wish Into Darkness wasn't the last in the series but at least I won't have long to wait for it as it's due to release on October 21st this year (2014) but even that's too far away for me!

  • KathyAnne
    2018-11-08 07:53

    I am a huge fan of this series... and out of the 5 books so far I do have my favorites... this is one of them! I would not recommend reading this as a stand alone... it is better to start with book one. Here is what I loved about this installment:~The very cool Rainforest setting... I totally wanted to go there and live in the trees. ~The Queen! Oh my... she is fierce in this one... and we get to see her use her gifts which are so very cool. ~Morgan is back... yay! One of my favorite characters from a previous book in the series.~The way the author changed my mind about Hawk... no, I didn't like him initially but by the end he totally won me over. ~Jack (Jacqueline)... A very strong willed, smart and fearless lady. Her back story got to me and for whatever reason I just really connected to her character. ~The Twins... OMG... they were so creepy... their gift emerges and it is a doozy! Jack and Hawk were a perfect fit as a couple... and, even though they came together under unpleasant circumstances, sometimes love just happens and takes you by surprise and changes you in ways you never thought possible. I think I might have even got a little teary eyed there towards the end. I loved their love story... :)The writing in this book was really, really good... drew me in and kept me engaged from beginning to end. Everything was very well balanced and I loved seeing the reappearance of characters we met in previous books. There was a lot of progression in the overall story in this installment. War is definitely coming between Caesar's army and the Queen. I for one would definitely not mess with the Queen... or her offspring! The final book in the series is coming out in the Fall... can't wait! Really excited to see what is in store for the future of the Ikati. Things are changing! See what happens when you put the ladies in charge? Three cheers for the Queen... :)ARC provided by Montlake Romance via

  • Diane Lynch
    2018-11-12 05:52

    Reporter Jacqueline (Jack) Dolan became a Pulitzer prize finalist for an incriminating article against shifters she wrote called “The Enemy Among Us.”The shape-shifters known as the Ikati send Hawk Luna to seduce and blackmail the reporter into writing a retraction. Darkness Bound was amazing. It had me captivated from the first page. The story was unique and well written. At first, I didn’t want to like Jack because of the article she wrote. The piece is in the Prologue, and it is pretty harsh. However, the more you discover about her; she becomes a commendable and self-sacrificing heroine, not to mention extremely likeable. Hawk was the perfect shifter to send to seduce her. He is a strong alpha but always felt like he was an outsider. The two actually have a lot in common. I love that Hawk stands up for what he believes in and doesn’t back down, even if it means his punishment.As the two are forced to live with each other, they discover the other’s true personalities. The dialog and plot are so interesting it was next to impossible to put down. J.T. Geissinger is a phenomenal writer. She makes visualizing easy. She does a fantastic job with character development. I enjoyed that previous characters from the series are included, especially Morgan, who played a key role in this book. If you love paranormal romances and haven’t read the Night Prowler Series, I highly suggest giving it a try. The series definitely builds so I would read the books in order. If you’re an existing fan, you will want to continue reading the series because it is astounding, and the story keeps intensifying. I can’t imagine what is going to happen next. Complimentary copy provided by publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

  • Shelley
    2018-10-30 08:43

    4.0 Hot species starsARC generously provided by publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.Jacqueline “Jack” Dolan is a reporter set on a mission. She is a tough gal, one who isn't going to fear anyone. She has lived through enough trauma in her life that she is determined to not fear anything. When she writes a story, people listen, especially when she wrote a piece about the shape-shifters known as the Ikati and how they need to be band from the rest of the world, how dangerous they are and how they are a threat to man kind.Hawk Luna doesn't like many people, and members of his own family look down on him due to his bastard status, however he will duty to his kind, the Ikati, and revenge justice on the reporter who has turned the world against them. He planned on framing her, he never expected to fall for her.Darkness Bound is the fifth book in this series and I have to admit I have not read the first four. I know it makes no sense but those are the facts. Now having said that I will admit I probably missed some things but I followed the story easily and there are other characters mentioned in the book that are the main characters for earlier books. So even though I don't have their whole story the book does a good job catching you up and I never felt lost. I did get hooked and sucked into this world of the Ikati and now I cannot wait to read the other books in this series. Yes there are lots of hot moments in the book what the best part of this book is two people learning that they can change if that change is brought about by the right person.

  • Jeannie Zelos
    2018-10-25 06:44

    Darkness Bound, A Night Prowler Novel, J.T. GeissingerReview from jeannie zelos book reviewsI love paranormal romance series, especially ones like this where each book has a complete romance, but for which there is an additonal main story linking all the installments. This time, though I enjoyed this read, it didn't grip me quite as much as the last one. I wasn't convinced by Jack's response to Hawk. OK he was hot but....she's been so, so anti shifter, so publicly biased, so long entrneched in her beliefs I just wasn't convinced by the speed of her mental shift. I found it off she accused her dad of being a bigot and yet didn't think she was herself?? Likewise Hawk was so convinced of her bias and then...a few words of explaination, add in the searing attraction they have and ... Still, it led to some hot and spicy sections :-) That Hawk sure knows how to sweep a lady off her feet ( and onto the nearest surface!!) I loved the build up to the problems, enjoyed seeing the others again, but the actual climax was – well, - anticlimatic for me. It seemed to be over very quickly. Not that I enjoy actual battle scenes, but I'd expected more problems from the way it had been set out. I'm pleased by the references to the larger problem, and the updates on it and I'm very curious to who exactly is behind it – who is the Chairman, and what's his motive, other than absolute power of course ! Overall another good read, and a great addition to the series, but just not quite as solid for me as the last one. Stars: Four, a good paranormal roimance and a great addition to the series. ARC supplied via Netgalley

  • Carrie
    2018-10-23 09:52

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.As a disclaimer, I have not read any of the other Night Prowler books and was completely unaware of the rest of the series when I picked this book up. That being said, I didn't have any trouble understanding the characters, world, plot, or larger storylines. This was a really meaty paranormal romance read that offered more than your typical "quickie" PNR. Jack is a tough as nails reporter who is taking a stand against the "shifter invasion." While on assignment she ends up getting saved by a mysterious hottie who calls himself Hawk. Unrealistic? Jack thinks so, too, which leads her to believe that her BFF has sent this beautiful man as a birthday gift, fully paid for. The chemistry is super hot in this book -- reader be warned! They explode from the beginning, but are unfortunately faced with *a lot* of obstacles, the first of which is Hawk's less than stellar motivations. He has been chosen by his pack to seduce Jack and then reveal photos of them together along with his shifter background, thus ruining the great anti-shifter reporter's credibility. Lucky for them, there are larger forces at play that manage to keep these two in close company long enough to overcome some "misunderstandings" from their first encounter. The story goes along those lines for a while -- each time I felt like they were closer to a HEA, some badness would creep into their relationship again (either paranormal or otherwise). The book does eventually meander towards a HEA, but you really have to work for it with these two.

  • Amanda Gill
    2018-11-11 04:48

    Oh J.T. Geissinger how I love thee. I was captured and taken prisoner from the moment I read Shadow's Edge and have been addicted to the series. Darkness Bound did not disappoint and left us with some pretty intense feelings of what is to come next in the final installment. Hawk is one of our assassins and a member of the Brazil tribe under the leadership of Alpha Alejandro. Hawk is sent out to get blackmail material on a human journalist who has swayed public opinion against the shifters. As the story unfolds they decide to bring Jacqueline back to the colony to try and per sway her to changer her opinion on the Ikati. Of course nothing goes as planned and Hawk finds himself intensely drawn to her. Jeanna and Leander are once again featured as we follow them on their journey to join the Brazilian tribe and learn about their new twin daughters abilities. Readers will be baffled by these girls and their roles in the highly anticipated final installment. The ending will leaving you counting down the days till Into Darkness.