Saturday, April 5, 2008

The Darkest Night by Gena Showalter

The Darkest Night
Lords of the Underworld, Book 1
Gena Showalter
May 1, 2008
ISBN# 978-0-373-77246-9

Traveling to Budapest with her boss and coworkers from the World Institute of Parapsychology, Ashlyn Darrow ignores her boss’s order and attempts to gain access to the men she thinks can help her. Ashlyn can’t stand the voices in her head anymore, and for her dealing with men who are described as angels by some or demons by others is worth any risk.

Maddox and his brethren have been cursed for freeing the demons contained in Pandora’s Box. His punishment is to be possessed by the demon Violence and to be killed night after night in a gruesome manner. When he finds Ashlyn sneaking around the fortress grounds with Hunters following her every move, Maddox sees her as Bait from their enemies. Still, there’s something about her he can’t resist.

When Ashlyn is taken back to the fortress by Maddox what she learns will have her questioning the Institute’s motives and the role she was forced to play. One thing she’s sure of is that being with Maddox is the most peaceful she’s felt in her life, and she has no plans of giving that up.

The Darkest Night is the first full-length print novel of the Lords of the Underworld series. There is an ebook prequel titled The Darkest Fire. Ms. Showalter gives readers a well-built and dark paranormal world to escape to, and spices things up with a scorching tale of love. With a unique blending of myth, fairy tales and imagination, The Darkest Night will lure you in and keep you entertained to the end. The next installment, The Darkest Kiss, is due to release June 1, 2008.

Kimberly Swan, Darque Reviews


Anonymous said...

Yep, I'm getting it when it comes out.

Kimberly Swan said...

I think you'll enjoy it. :)Besides being an intriguing storyline, how can anyone resist those covers? *grin*

Anonymous said...

True. Gotta love 'em.

Wendy said...

*mumbles under her breath*

I swear to god, Kimberly. You're killin' me.

Kimberly Swan said...

Wendy - You love me anyway, right? lol :)

Anonymous said...

These books are completely amazing. I promise you will enjoy it:)