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The Darkest Kiss (Lords of the Underworld - Book 2)

The Darkest Kiss (Lords of the Underworld - Book 2) [Kindle Edition]

Gena Showalter
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'Showalter at her finest.' --New York Times bestselling author Karen Marie Moning<br /><br />'One of the premier authors of paranormal romance.' --New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole

'One of the premier authors of paranormal romance.' --New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole

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Doomed to escort the souls of the innocent – and the wicked – to their final resting place…

Lucien walks alone, even among the other Lords of the Underworld.His curse allows him little time or inclination for pleasure.Then Anya arrives.Anya is the goddess of anarchy and chaos, and she delights in wreaking havoc on Lucien’s ordered life.

But her playfulness hides a dark secret. She may be drawn to the Keeper of Death, but she isn’t going to let him get too close. When Lucien is ordered by the gods to kill Anya, their flirtation becomes a battle – one that can only end when Lucien takes her soul…

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 501 KB
  • Print Length: 384 pages
  • Publisher: MIRA; Paperback edition (1 Mar 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #24,446 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Gena Showalter has always believed in love. An avid romance reader, she decided to try her hand at a story of her own and is now the author of sexy paranormal romances. Fans of Sherrilyn Kenyon and Karen Marie Moning will find a new favourite in Showalter. Her wildly sensual page-turners have a mix of humour, danger and wickedly hot sex, a combination sure to enthrall.

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Long ago a band of immortal warriors stole and unleashed the evil within Pandora's box. In the melee, the box was lost. As their punishment for the deed, the gods forced each warrior to 'contain' one of the demons within themselves. So the Lords of the Underworld were born. The warrior who opened the box (Lucien, former Captain of the Guard) was 'gifted' with the demon of Death forever escorting souls to heaven or hell whenever the call came.

At present, some of these possessed immortals live a sheltered life high on a hill in Budapest. They struggle daily with their demons eventually succumbing to the demons desires. As well as warding off attacks by the radical humans called Hunters who want to see them and their demons dead.

The most serious and somber of the warriors is about to be the victim of a little mischief. For the minor goddess of Anarchy has her sights set on the sexy scarred warrior called Death. Lucien can't believe that any woman would be interested in him due to his harrowing looks, let alone a beautiful goddess. But Anya is. She's a stunning immortal who brings light into his dark soul and entrances his demon. Too bad he's been ordered to kill her.............

Woo Hoo! Another scarred hero book! I just love those! Lucien (Death) really didn't see the train called Anarchy coming until it plowed right into him. I thought Anya was hilarious. She flipped him upside down and inside out, teasing poor serious Lucien and keeping him totally off balance. I didn't know which way their fighting was going to go -would he actually try to kill her or kiss her (don't think you know what the answer is cause you don't!). They just made a great couple. I loved their bantering.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not a new book, BEWARE 2 May 2013
By Ymonz
Format:Mass Market Paperback
This is Lucien & Anya's story which has been re-issued. I believe it's book 3 of the series. Please pay attention before buying.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A little gem of a read... 7 Aug 2008
Format:Mass Market Paperback
The other reviews for this book are wonderfully detailed enough so I won't offer anything other than my opinion here. I read a lot of Paranormal Romance novels but it is quite rare that I feel compelled to write a review on one. Lately I've been somewhat disillusioned with the whole genre, finding most of the stories lacking or very 'samey'. Even novels from some of the most respected PR writers (Ward, Feehan, Kenyon et al) have fallen a little flat. So I was not expecting too much when I picked up Gena Showalter's latest. After having read it, I'm so glad I did. It's a very enjoyable read - cleverly written, fast paced and evocative. I like a heroine with balls and a hero who can live up to her. I like a story that doesn't have a neat happy ever after or at least has some bumps on the road to happiness. Yes there are the same old tried and tested ingredients here - impossibly gorgeous women, alpha males, hot s*x, immortality and eternal love - but I think there's enough originality to warrant the purchase price. If like me you're tired of the same old same old, you should give this a try. I don't think you'll be disappointed.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Lords of the Underworld" series book 2 31 May 2008
By Book Addict TOP 500 REVIEWER
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As the immortal warrior responsible for opening dimOuniak (Pandora's box) and releasing the most vile demons imaginable into the mortal world, Lucien was cursed by the Greek Gods to become the Keeper of Death; killing indiscriminately for a hundred years or so before learning to control the demon forever bound inside him. Now ordered by Cronus, the leader of the Titans who have recently usurped the Greek Gods, to kill a minor goddess; he and his demon instead find themselves falling in love with their ideal woman.

Anya (aka Anarchy who appears in book one "The Darkest Night") looks like an angel and can smile sweetly whilst slitting a man's throat (both aspects appeal deeply to Lucien and Death). Yet if he fails to kill her, the other Lords of the Underworld face the powerful wrath of Cronus. They also face further threats from the Hunters; an organisation determined to destroy them and their demons, whilst a race is on to find four ancient artefacts scattered in South Africa, the Artic, the US and Egypt; powerful items that will lead to the location of Pandora's box.

The second book in this series is as phenomenal as the first. Anya lies, swears, steals and thoroughly enjoys killing her enemies throughout "The Darkest Kiss" (thankfully she's over her pyromania phase); she's also somewhat in denial over her feelings for Lucien (deeply afraid of commitment due to a curse placed on her by the Goddess of Justice) yet she's willing to give up her only bargaining chip to save his life. What a gal! Apart, she and Lucien are great characters, together they positively set the pages of this book on fire; be it their sword fights, verbal sparring or their more intimate encounters. From the moment they physically meet sparks fly; however both harbour secrets and deep hurts.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good but The Darkest Night was better 9 Jun 2008
By K. Ross
Format:Mass Market Paperback
This is the second book of the Lords of the Underworld...Anya is the goddess of anarchy and Lucien is the LOTU who has Death inside of him due to his part in killing Pandora and letting the demons loose from hell.

This one for me was alright I prefered Darkest Night more, I just didn't find Anya all that likeable.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
As usual brilliant story
Published 17 days ago by nana
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mmmm very good book, love it!
Published 1 month ago by jaide coquelin
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic read
Love the series
Published 1 month ago by Christine
5.0 out of 5 stars I love it.
Gena Showalter has a style all of her own, I love it.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Not the worst book I have read this year but close
Poorly written, unappealling characters and a tedious MacGuffin combined with some unpleasant elements of homophobia and slut-shaming. Read more
Published 2 months ago by foodycat
5.0 out of 5 stars The darkest kiss
I loved reading this book and can't wait to read the next book.every time you get an answer you get 3more questions.
Published 3 months ago by lorry
3.0 out of 5 stars Badly formatted
The first book in this series was great; tortured souls meeting their soul mates but with enough differences to make it worthwhile. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Tracey Wells
5.0 out of 5 stars Very entertaining
Well this book starts very shortly after the first book finished.

Lucien, otherwise known as Death, is the stoic, calm one of the demons and rarely flies into a temper... Read more
Published 13 months ago by Mrs B's Books
1.0 out of 5 stars A 'non' book.
This book is badly written with very little content or characterisation. Frankly I am surprised it was published and is the biggest
waste of money I've ever spent at Amazon.
Published 14 months ago by Mrs. J. Callaghan
2.0 out of 5 stars Poor Writing
Written like a childs story book except the emphasis is on sex, sex and sex.
The story line is boring and repetitive.
Would not recommend to anyone
Published 14 months ago by Rampart 70
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