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The Darkest Pleasure – Spotlight & Review


The Darkest Pleasure by Gena Showalter

  • Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher:HQN Books ( Jul 1 2008 )
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0373773102
  • ISBN-13: 978-0373773107
  • (From Back Cover)

    He can bear any pain but the thought of losing her…

    Reyes is a man possessed. Bound by the demon of pain, he is forbidden to know pleasure. Yet he craves a mortal woman, Danika Ford, more than breath and will do anything to claim her—even defy the gods.

    Danika is on the run. For months she’s eluded the Lords of the Underworld, immortal warriors who won’t rest until she and her family have been destroyed. But her dreams are haunted by Reyes, the warrior whose searing touch she can’t forget. Yet a future together could mean death to all they both hold dear.…”

    This is the third book in Gena Showalter’s Lords Of The Underworld series and I would like to go on record as saying that I AM OFFICIALLY HOOKED!! It’s right up there with JR Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood series, and is on my auto-buy list. Yes indeed. 🙂

    This book follows Reyes and Danika’s story and also keeps all the other characters in this on-going story out where you can fall for them too. I’m totally blown away by the story weaving involved to write a series as amazing as this one. The hunt for the artifacts to find Pandora’s Box is on with enemies aplenty to try and beat the “Lords” to them, and amongst battles, both inner and outer, a touching love story evolves and wraps you up in the telling. Simply put, these stories are stunning and you can’t help but fall in love with the Lords Of The Underworld!

    You can find out more about Gena Showalter and her fabulous books at her WEBSITE

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    July 25, 2008 Posted by | Reviews | , , , | 2 Comments

    The Darkest Kiss – Spotlight & Review


    The Darkest Kiss by Gena Showalter

  • Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher:HQN Books ( Jun 1 2008 )
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0373772327
  • ISBN-13: 978-0373772322
  • ( From Back Cover )

    She has tempted many men… but never found her equal.

    Until now.

    Though she has lived for centuries, Anya, goddess of anarchy, has never known pleasure. Until Lucien, the incarnation of death—a warrior eternally doomed to take souls to the hereafter. He draws her like no other. And Anya will risk anything to have him.

    But when the merciless Lord of the Underworld is ordered by the gods to claim Anya herself, their uncontrollable attraction becomes an anguished pursuit. Now they must defeat the unconquerable forces that control them, before their thirst for one another demands a sacrifice of love beyond imagining.…”

    This is the second book in Gena Showalter’s Lords Of The Underworld series and it does not disappoint. Lucien and Anya are perfectly matched to go up against each other and the sparks were flying right off the get-go. Ms. Showalter is a master of fusing fun, passion, danger, mystery, the forbidden and the paranormal all into a grand adventure and love story. The search for Pandora’s box continues as well as for some ancient relics that may help “The Lords” find it. Several other characters’ story-lines are developed while taking us through Lucien and Anya’s story, and I for one, am definitely hooked. This series is evolving into one that I hope will last for several more novels!

    July 12, 2008 Posted by | Reviews | , , , | 1 Comment

    The Darkest Night – Spotlight & Review


    The Darkest Night by Gena Showalter  May/08 by HQN

  • Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: HQN Books ( May 1 2008 )
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0373772467
  • ISBN-13: 978-0373772469
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    (from back cover)

     

    His Powers – Inhuman   His Passion – Beyond Immortal…

     

    All her life, Ashlyn Darrow has been tormented by voices from the past. To end the nightmare, she has come to Budapest seeking help from men rumored to have supernatural abilities, not knowing she”ll be swept into the arms of Maddox, their most dangerous member—a man trapped in a hell of his own.Neither can resist the instant hunger that calms their torments…and ignites an irresistible passion. But every heated touch and burning kiss will edge them closer to destruction—and a soul-shattering test of love….”

    The first novel in The Lords Of The Underworld series, The Darkest Night did not disappoint. Maddox, the host of the demon Violence, and Ashlyn are a great pairing. Suffering untold amounts of pain and trials to be together, they captured my attention and carried me into their world to experience it all as if I were in the stronghold with them! The cast of characters, world-building and premise behind this series involves  Greek Gods, Pandora’s Box, Immortal Warriors, Curses, Demons, Hunters, Romance and a whole lot of action and danger. That’s a mix to get me hooked and wanting more! Plus, I am Hungarian, so basing it in Budapest and having some Hungarian in the book was also pretty cool to me personally.

    This book is the beginning of what promises to be an awesome series, right up there with JR Wards’ Black Dagger Brotherhood books. I am happy to say that the first three books in the series, The Darkest Night, The Darkest Kiss and The Darkest Pleasure are all being released one month apart! May, June and July. Get ready to have your socks knocked off by Showalters sinfully sexy Lords Of The Underworld, I know I did! If Gena Showalter wasn’t already on my auto-buy list, she would be just based on this book. Run and get it for yourself.

    ( Moved over from original blog )

     

     

    4 Comments.

     

     

    Posted by Lori T:

    I loved this book! I can hardly wait for the next one to come out!!
    Tuesday, May 20th 2008 @ 7:10 AM

    Posted by Judi:

    Me Too!!! Thankfully it won’t be a long wait for the next two books. 🙂
    Tuesday, May 20th 2008 @ 7:13 AM

    Posted by Liviania:

    I’ve been meaning to read this series – I love her sense of humor, based on her work in Author Talk.
    Tuesday, May 20th 2008 @ 8:01 AM

    Posted by Judi:

    Trust me, her sense of humor carries over to her writing too. I love her writing style and own almost all of her books. 🙂
    Tuesday, May 20th 2008 @ 1:05 PM

     

    May 19, 2008 Posted by | Reviews | , , , | Leave a comment

    The Nymph King – Spotlight & Review


    The Nymph King By Gena Showalter   Published Feb. 2007 by HQN

    Format:Mass Market Paperbound

    Published:February 1, 2007

    Dimensions:384 Pages

    Published By:HQN Books

    The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
    ISBN – 10:
    0373771886
    ISBN – 13:9780373771882

    (from back cover) “Enter a mythical world of dragons, demons and nymphs…enter a world of dark seduction and powerful magic…enter Atlantis…

    Females young and old, beautiful and plain crave Valerian’s touch. None can resist his blatant sensuality and potent allure…until he steals Shaye Holling from a Florida beach and holds her prisoner in his underwater kingdom.

    The cynical Shaye wants nothing to do with the mighty warlord, but she’s inexplicably drawn to him. For underneath the warrior’s arrogant beauty lies a complex and powerful man. A man whose caress is like fire…

    Now Valerian must fight for the privilege of claiming her as his own. Because there’s one thing Shaye doesn’t know…

    That when a nymph discovers his true mate, she’s his for life.”

     

    This is Ms. Showalter’s third paranormal romp through Atlantis,(at least I believe it’s the third, please don’t flame me anyone if I’m wrong! ), and I enjoyed it immensely. She has a wonderful sense of humour, and Shaye is a fun character to follow through her ups and downs. The world building of Atlantis and the characters there are great, I’m looking forward to more romantic adventures here and in any other “world” Ms. Showalter creates.  See more about her books at www.genashowalter.com

    Shaye and Valerian along with the supporting characters were a lot of fun to read. I got totally wrapped up in this story for a few hours and for me, that’s the goal of reading, so The Nymph King gets

    ( Moved over from my original blog and edited a bit on May 19/08 )

     

    March 1, 2008 Posted by | Reviews | , , , | Leave a comment

    A Taste Of My Bookshelf


    Here are a few of the books in my “keeper” shelf to tide you all over until I get the full list on here. Hope you’re all having a great weekend.

             

             

     

    (Moved here from my original blog)

    2 Comments.

     

     

    Posted by Amber:

    Seems we have some similiar reading tastes! I hope you will stop by my Book Blog for some inspiration for your next book busy 😉
    Saturday, March 1st 2008 @ 8:04 AM

    Posted by Sidhe:

    I am always happy to find fellow book-a-holics who are into the same genres as me. 🙂
    Saturday, March 1st 2008 @ 1:29 PM

     

    February 16, 2008 Posted by | On My Bookshelf, Rambling | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment