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Mini Review: The Darkest Night (Lords of the Underworld #1) by Gena Showalter

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Flora Reviews… The Darkest Night (Lords of the Underworld #1) by Gena Showalter.

Hello Avid Readers,

A while back, I came to the decision that mini reviews are the way forward for this book blogger. 😉 I’ve already just been writing a paragraph or two for my Amazon and Goodreads reviews for the last few years – especially when it’s a book with thousands of reviews already – but as I want to build up my blog to be THE place to go for paranormal romance fans, I thought I should really post those old smaller reviews on here too, right?

I started reading Gena Showalter’s Lords of the Underworld series back in 2017 and today I’d like to share my thoughts on the very first novel in that series.

So, on with my thoughts about…

The Darkest Night (Lords of the Underworld #1) by Gena Showalter

book cover for Lords of the Underworld 1 - Darkest Night by Gena Showalter

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 than 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…

Though they carry an eternal curse, the Lords of the Underworld are irresistibly seductive—and unimaginably powerful…

What A Fantastic Story – I Loved Every Minute!

Ok, so this book/series has been popping up on my recommendations listing, groups and friends’ feeds since joining Goodreads. Oh why did I wait so long?!?

I found Ms Showalter’s writing style very easy to read; she captivated my imagination with her world building, the complexity of her characters and the balance of violence, humour, passion and romance.

I knew that these demon possessed warriors were men I could get behind when they battled internally with the “evil“; fighting the urges, feeling guilt, regret and shame for their less than angelic actions.

But it wasn’t just the alpha warriors that keep me hooked, the female characters are written with plenty of gumption and intelligence.

This book is cliffhanger free (woohoo!) regarding our romantic main couple, however the background story arc is definitely not over and we are left with a myriad of questions and mysteries to solve in the subsequent books as well as other demons to tame. 😉

Buy THE DARKEST NIGHT (or the rest of the series) in print, ebook and audio formats through the usual sources, including:

Amazon UK ; Amazon US ;  The Book Depository Audible ; Foyles ; Waterstones.

Or read for FREE using your Kindle Unlimited subscription!

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Author - Gena Showalter

Gena Showalter is the New York Times and USA TODAY best-selling author of over fifty books, including the acclaimed Lords of the Underworld and Angels of the Dark series, and the White Rabbit Chronicles.

She writes sizzling paranormal romance, heart-warming contemporary romance, and unputdownable young adult novels, and lives in Oklahoma City with her family and menagerie of dogs.

Visit her at GenaShowalter.com.

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Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to read my mini review. I hope I’ve sparked your interest in this one and will add it to your ever growing TBR pile. 😉

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Bye for now,

Flora x

Update: This series is one of the many that I’ve started but still haven’t finished. Those new releases keep tempting me away. Click HERE to find out how I’m tackling the unfinished series in my wake.

About Author

I'm in my late forties, my interests are varied but since menopause hit a few years ago, I find myself becoming a "grumpy old woman" all too frequently - where has my infinite patience gone!?! Lol!
I bought a Kindle in the summer of 2013 and haven't stopped reading since. If you want to know more about me, check out my blog - www.florasmusings.com

(3) Comments

  1. […] the time to write some book reviews: Fused in Fire by K.F. Breene ~ A Ghostly Gift by Angie Fox ~ The Darkest Assassin by Gena Showalter ~ Here Be Sexist Vampires by Suzanne Wright ~ Seducing Destiny by Amelia Hutchins ~ A Touch of Death […]

  2. […] the time to write some book reviews: Fused in Fire by K.F. Breene ~ A Ghostly Gift by Angie Fox ~ The Darkest Assassin by Gena Showalter ~ Here Be Sexist Vampires by Suzanne Wright ~ Seducing Destiny by Amelia Hutchins ~ A Touch of Death […]

  3. Beware Of The Reader says:

    I am so happy you are enjoying this series Flora! It’s been years since I read these books but I really enjoyed them!

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