Blog Tour: SHADOW HUNTER (Execution Underground Novella in AFTER DARK) by Kait Ballenger


Well, hello there, my lovelies!! We get to introduce a brand new series here today!! Kate Ballenger’s debut novella, SHADOW HUNTER, is included in a duology with one of my very favorite storytellers, Gena Showalter!! SHADOW HUNTER is the prequel story to Kait’s paranormal romance Execution Underground series and will be out on the 25th. The first full length book in the series will be out in August. I’m so excited, and can’t WAIT to get my hands on this book!!

Here’s a little about SHADOW HUNTER, and then a fun “This or That” chat with Kait. (And a giveaway, too!!)


Shadow Hunter 

(from Kait’s website)

Vampire hunter Damon Brock’s first 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 so desirable when she meets the mysterious hunter who wants more than just her turf. As they work to massacre the local covens, the line between good and evil blurs when they are forced to decide between their lifelong beliefs… and their newfound hearts.

Available for pre-order in both trade paperback and e-book formats

So… sounds AWESOME, doesn’t it!!!! And you also get Lysander and Bianca’s story from Gena Showalter!!! Talk about a win/win situation.

I thought we’d have a bit of fun, and do a “This or That” chat with Kait. I always get a kick out of people’s choices for these kind of things. And below, find out how you can win a copy of AFTER DARK!!

KaitBallenger_authorphoto1 – Spring or Fall

KB: Fall, definitely.

2 – Vacation: Ocean or Mountains

KB: Ocean, but I live only a short drive from it, so it’s like vacation year round haha.

3 – Early Bird or Night Owl

KB: Night owl, definitely. I get more work done when I wake up early, but I hate getting up before 11AM since I stay up so late lol.

F4 – errari or Limo

KB: Ferrari

5 – Superstrength or Invisibility

KB: Neither. I like being normal lol.

6 – Drive or Fly

Fly—for long distances.

7 – Books: Happily Every After or Happy For Now

Happy For Now. I think that’s more realistic. Most of my books—with the exception of Shadow Hunter—have a HEA ending, but I enjoy the occasional book that breaks that mold. Plus, I love when a great book came make me cry. I can enjoy a good heartbreaking ending if it fits the story.

8 – Harry Potter or Chronicles of Narnia

KB: Harry Potter forever!!! I’m a HUGE fan!

9 – The Voice or American Idol

KB: Neither. I don’t have cable lol.

10 – Dinner In or Dinner Out

KB: Dinner In, because my husband is an amazing cook. It’s fun to go out sometimes though.

11 – Pie or Cake

Pie, as long as it’s one I made. I bake some damn good pie lol.

12 – Twitter or Facebook

KB: Used to be Facebook, but lately I’d say Twitter.

13 – Plotter or Panster

KB: Plotster. I’m a mixture of both.

14 – I Will Always Love You: Dolly or Whitney

KB: Whitney, but I like both.

15 – Coke or Pepsi

KB: Coke.

16 – Baseball or Football

KB: Neither. I’m not a sports fan.

17 – PC or Mac


18 – Zombies or Unicorns

KB: Unicorns

19 – Pizza: Homemade or Delivery

KB: Homemade. I make a really good buffalo chicken pizza dish. Yum.

20 – Easiest To Write: First Line or Last Line

KB: Last Line

BIO: 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). For more information, please visit or follow her on Twitter @kait_ballenger.

And now for a treat!! To win a copy of AFTER DARK, please leave a comment below with your name and email address, referring to anything in this post. You can mention how excited you are to read SHADOW HUNTER, how much you loved Dolly’s version of I Will Always Love you, or whatever else you’d like to say. Contest is open until Wednesday, June 19th, when the tour ends. Winner will be contacted on Thursday, June 20th. Good Luck, everyone!!


  1. Comment by bn100:

    Also like the ocean
    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  2. Comment by barbed1951:

    I enjoyed the interview and I’m looking forward to reading Shadow Hunter in After Dark. Lucky you Kait, to have a husband who cooks, that’s my kind of man. 😀

    Barbed1951 at aol dot com

  3. Comment by Kait Ballenger:

    Being a Floridian it’s hard not to like the ocean since it’s right here all the time lol 😉

  4. Comment by kaitballenger:

    I hope you enjoy Shadow Hunter! Yes, I feel very lucky to have a husband who cooks. I think I might starve otherwise lol. I’m so busy I rarely have time to cook.

  5. Comment by Stephanie Fredrick:

    I’m excited to read this series. You have me hooked with vampire hunters and hot men :). I’m with you on being a Night Owl, mornings suck hehe and a husband that cooks and does it well..sigh I’m jealous. Congratulations on the new series.

    fsteph55 at yahoo dot com

  6. Comment by Kait Ballenger:

    Thanks, Stephanie! =) Yes, mornings DO suck lol. I’m awake already right now and it’s 7:25AM, so I’m not starting the day off well haha. And yes, I feel SUPER lucky to have a husband who can cook well. Hope you enjoy the series! Best!

  7. Ping from Blog Tour: TWILIGHT HUNTER (Execution Underground, #1) by Kait Ballenger | Books Make Me Happy:

    […] might remember a few weeks ago, we featured a fun Kait Ballenger post just before AFTER DARK was released. That book had a prequel novella, SHADOW HUNTER, to her debut paranormal romance series, Execution […]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *