Monday, July 29, 2013

Guest Blog by Kait Ballenger - The Specialties of the Hunters of the Execution Underground - July 29, 2013

Please welcome Kait Ballenger to The Qwillery as part of the 2013 Debut Author Challenge Guest Blogs and the Twilight Hunter Blog Tour.

The Specialties of the Hunters of the Execution Underground

What is the Execution Underground? The Execution Underground is a covert organization comprised of elite men, hunters of the supernatural, who fight to protect humanity from all the monsters that threaten our existence.

What is the Rochester Division? The Execution Underground includes one main Headquarters with thousands of divisions scattered across the globe. All cities with an abundance of supernatural activity have a division present that covers the extent of those individual cities hunting needs. For example, a city which is infested with vampires and werewolves will have hunters who specialize in that field. The Rochester division is the division which serves the greater area of Rochester, New York. The Rochester division is made up of six elite hunters, regular men, some of whom have trained all their adult lives for their job, who with the help of a serum injection provided by the E.U Headquarters are capable of fighting creatures with supernatural strength and healing from often near fatal wounds from battle.

The following hunters are the members of the Rochester division:

Jace from Twilight Hunter (Book 1) RELEASES AUGUST 27, 2013

Name: Jace McCannon
Occupation: Werewolf Hunter
Height: 6’4
Eye Color: Emerald
Hair Color: Auburn, chin length
Hunting Characteristics and Specialties: Increased strength, speed, and healing capabilities—above that of what the EU has already gifted him with—courtesy of his half-wolf bloodline, which he keeps secret from his fellow hunters. Jace is a great shot and intelligent when it comes to tracking the monsters he loves to hate.

David from Immortal Hunter (Book 2) RELEASES JANUARY 28, 2014

Name: David Aronowitz
Occupation: Demon Hunter/Exorcist
Height: 6’6
Eye Color: Dark Brown, near black
Hair Color: Black, very short/near buzz-cut
Hunting Characteristics and Specialties: Has the rare ability to not only hunt and kill them, but exorcise them, allowing the victim of the possession a chance to live. David is well versed in all religious rituals capable of causing hellspawn pain and also harbors minor knowledge of the occult—yeah, that’s right, demons sometimes dabble in witchcraft.

Shane from Midnight Hunter (Book 3) RELEASES LATE JUNE 2014

Name: Shane Grey, Ph.D
Occupation: Occult Specialist/Witch Hunter/Professor at the University of Rochester. He is also in charge of the security systems and technology needs of the Rochester Division
Height: 6’3
Eye Color: Honey/Golden Brown
Hair: Light Brown, just long enough for a ponytail
Hunting Characteristics and Specialties: Deep knowledge of the occult. Shane’s intellect is a force to be reckoned with, and though he’d never admit this to his fellow hunters, his knowledge of the occult runs deeper than what he’s learned from his E.U training.

Ash from Book 4

Name: Ashley (Ash) Devereaux
Occupation: Ghost Medium/Poltergeist Hunter
Height: 6’3
Eye Color: Grey
Hair Color: Golden blond
Hunting Characteristics and Specialties: Powerful ghost medium with the power to lay the wandering dead to rest.

Trent from Book 5

Name: Trent Garrison
Occupation: Hunter of Shapeshifters (Non-Werewolf)
Height: 6’4
Eye Color: One blue, one green
Hair Color: Black
Hunting Characteristics and Specialties: A previous career in the military serves Trent well in his hunting for the E.U. His time serving

Damon from Dark Hunter (Book 6)

Featured in Shadow Hunter, an Execution Underground prequel novella inside the After Dark anthology

Name: Damon Brock
Occupation: Vampire Hunter and Leader/Founder of the Rochester Division
Height: 6’4
Eye Color: Ice Blue
Hair Color: Black, military buzz cut
Hunting Characteristics and Specialties: Coming from a long line of vampire hunters, Damon has trained to kill bloodsuckers his entire life and that extensive amount of training shows in his ability to easily massacre vampires who are thousands of years old.

The Execution Underground

Twilight Hunter
Execution Underground 1
Harelquin HQN, August 27, 2013
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 384 pages

Hunters of the supernatural, the Execution Underground are an elite group tasked with protecting humanity...but what happens when danger collides with desire?

Jace McCannon has one loyalty: the Execution Underground. Despite his mixed blood, his hatred for the werewolves he hunts is legendary. But in his search for a sadistic killer, Jace finds himself face to face with a stunningly seductive packmaster…and longing for a night with his mortal enemy.

Nothing can stop Frankie Amato from defending her kind--or catching the rogue responsible for killing women in her territory. For that, this alpha female needs Jace’s skills more than she wants to admit. But as their investigation exposes evil truths, need burns into a passion that dare not be fulfilled. For to do so will have deadly consequences for them both…

After Dark
Gena Showalter and Kait Ballenger
Lords of the Underworld and Execution Underground
Harlequin HQN, June 25, 2013
Trade Paperback and eBook, 336 pages

A Timeless Seduction

A Unique Temptation

And a Whole World of Dark Desires...

From New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter

The Darkest Angel

Winged warrior Lysander has been alive for centuries, and yet he's never known desire-until he meets Bianka. Spawned from the bloodline of his enemy, the beautiful but deadly Harpy is determined to lead the untouched Lysander into temptation. He may try to evade her attempts, but even the most iron-willed demon assassin can resist for only so long....

And from debut author Kait Ballenger

Shadow Hunter

Vampire hunter Damon Brock's newest 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 an option when she meets the mysterious hunter who wants more than just her turf. Forced to unite against the local covens, the line between good and evil blurs when they must decide between their lifelong beliefs...and their newfound desires.

And coming in January 2014

Immortal Hunter
Execution Underground 2
Harelquin HQN, January 28, 2014
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 384 pages

Hunters of the supernatural, the Execution Underground are an elite group tasked with protecting humanity…but at what price?

As an exorcist, David Aronowitz grew up the target of demonic assassins. Now he's a member of the Execution Underground and hellspawn everywhere fear his name. But when a demon slips into the seductive body of the only woman he's ever loved, David must confront the heartbreak of their past to save her.

The piece of her heart Allsún O'Hare gave to David so long ago left her trapped between two worlds: the Fae and the human. And when David comes to her rescue, fate reunites her with her greatest temptation—and her biggest mistake.

Now, as they're swept together into a wicked game with the demon who controls her, David must decide if saving Allsún's life is worth sacrificing his own—and the future of humanity itself.

About Kait

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), and don’t forget to check out Shadow Hunter, a prequel novella to the series featured in the After Dark anthology along NYT Bestseller Gena Showalter—now available in trade paperback, ebook, and audiobook formats. For more information, please visit or follow her on Twitter @kait_ballenger.

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  1. Love the cover of Immortal Hunter. That's hot!

  2. Wow! Those are some yummy members of the Rochester team! OMG! We have to wait until Book 6 for the rest of Damon's story? Oh my! I'm hooked.