REVIEW: The Hunters; Ben and Shadoe – A Hunters series novel # 5 by Shiloh Walker

Shiloh Walker has created a fun and erotic paranormal series.  Her books are filled with vampires, werewolves, random paranormal adventures and as much sex as the characters can endure.

When this author was introduced to me, I opened the first book with a smile.  A vampire/werewolf book surrounded by sex, what more could a girl ask for?  How about … Intrigue?  Consuming passion?  Page turning, lip licking and arousing sexual content?  The stories in the Hunters series appear to gravitate towards the erotica.  How many times can he touch you there?  How many different synonyms can someone use for ass and lubricant before your eyes start to sting?

Ben is a werewolf / witch, which is considered a rarity in these books.  Usually, the two talents cancel each other out.  *shrug*  He has been searching for years for the female child that escaped the raping mad men who destroyed their village.  I appreciate his character’s complexity, patience and understanding for his mate’s virginal magical state of profound ignorance.  Usually, it’s the dominant alpha werewolf types that beat on their chests like cavemen ahh yayaaaahhh *Tarzan voice* hah ..

Shadoe, formally known as Jillian, lived her life without the knowledge of who she really is, where she came from, or the magical potential simmering underneath her skin.  She’s more or less this oh so pure, dainty little oh woe is me female who is dragged into the world of paranormal shit by two werewolves, one of whom is this ancient vampire, who try to rape, kidnap and hold her captive as their servant.

After reading and writing the review for Declan and Tori, I compared Walker’s books to Hamilton’s.

The characters seemed similar.  Anyone who adores Anita Blake.  The ancient vampire pining away in lust and loneliness all along watching while others are consumed in love and a sexual frenzy with their mates.

The first book was outstanding!  Unfortunately, the imaginative and dangerous adventures have drastically declined in excitement.  I found this book tiresome.  Please understand, this may be a personal problem.  I adore Hamilton’s Anita Blake series.  I had originally  bonded these two authors together in hopes of an offline continuation for Blake.

If you set your standards too high, they are bound to disappoint you.

Shiloh Walker entertains you with easy on the brain, paranormal erotica that are fast and fun.  If you’re looking for something more complex that is filled with twisted lusts, as with Blake, this series is not for you.

He’d rape her until she bled, beat her until she couldn’t breathe for the screams, and then he would let her die.  Slowly.  Bleeding from a hundred different little nicks he’d put on that ivory hide. 

She’d totally fucking rue the day she had dared not to cower before him. 

Oh, yes.  Jillian Morgan was going to suffer.

I am a wee bit over 80% of the next book in this series; the story of *thinks* Rafe and Sheila.  At this time, the book is far more intriguing.  I have been quite busy today.  I opened the book this morning and should finish it before I crash.

Again, I’m not knocking this author.  I think it’s wonderful that she is living her dream.  Her work is better than most other paranormal erotica that I have read.  I just set myself up to be disappointed.

I recommend this book and this series to mature adults only.  Extreme sexual content, although repetitious, it is unsuitable for children or immature adults. Moderate violence, which is a total bummer.

~happy reading!

PS – Thank you, spellchecker!

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