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Wicked Nights (Angels of the Dark) [Paperback]

Gena Showalter
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)

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26 Jun 2012 Angels of the Dark
Leader of the most powerful army in the heavens, dark angel Zacharel has been deemed too dangerous, too ruthless – and if he isn’t careful, he’ll lose his wings. But this warrior will not be deterred…until vulnerable mortal Annabelle tempts him. Accused of a crime she did not commit, Annabelle has been imprisoned for four years. Demons track her every move. Zacharel is her only hope for survival, but is the brutal angel with a touch as hot as hell her salvation – or her ultimate damnation?

Product details

  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: MIRA (26 Jun 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1848451342
  • ISBN-13: 978-1848451346
  • Product Dimensions: 19.2 x 12.4 x 2.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 219,177 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

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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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wicked Nights 26 Jun 2012
By Mich_Mc
Format:Kindle Edition
When we first met Zacharel in the Darkest Secret I was intrigued, how could an Angel be so deliciously sexy and dare I say wicked? When you think Angel I automatically think good, pure and innocent. I don't think warrior angels who think nothing of taking a human life in the battle of good versus evil.

Zacharel has made mistakes and in retaliation he has been charged with ruling an army of likeminded angels who are all perilously close to falling. Can he redeem them and himself? Does he even want to? Even if the punishment is severe...

Annabelle is an interesting character, she has been through a lot and is still standing that says a lot about the strength of her character. A weaker woman would be a drooling mess in a padded cell.

I loved the chemistry between Zacharel and Annabelle, their strengths and weaknesses compliment each other well. I was firmly in their corner from the beginning.

Gena never disappoints, as always the love scenes were tantalisingly hot and the battle scenes were both viscious and satisfying. I can't wait for the next installment to find out more about the angels from the little glimpses Koldo's story is going to be an emotional journey.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Hmmmmm 26 Sep 2012
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I ultimately decided to give it a 3 star, i was considering a 4 but based on genas other work, this is a pale comparison.

Zacharel, hard faced leader of the angels, is nto a nice man, he has no emotion, compassion, empathy, nohting, to describe him you could literally say he is a slab of ice and that would be the most accurate escription.

However, as with all of the lords gena likes to pair them off with their one true mate and poor old zacharel doesnt really ahve much of a choice, enter soul mate Annabelle.

Half Japanese, half america with captivating eyes and earmarked as a demons consort, Zacharel discovers annabelle in a mental institution and because he just had been whipped severely by his deity for killing humans, he decides he is going to take this human to his cloud and look after her.

Snoozefest alert.

Zach develops feelings, falls in love, literally within the space of half a chapter and then goes on this caveman mission to demand she can never be with anyone else blah blah blah.


A few of the lords pop up in the book along with Bianka and Kaia and Lysander, but not for long and not forever as Lucien makes a rather dramatic statement about 2/3rds fo the way in that makes it pretty clear that Zachs association with the lords is over.

All of that said the most interesting bit for me was Thane, Xerxes, Bjorn and Koldo, Axel, oh and Jamilia, all Angels, all with very interesting stories to tell im sure.

Personally if you are hoping for more of the same like the LOTU books you are going to be massively disappointed, it doesn't hold the same level of descriptiveness, prowse, passion or steam.

To be honest, i felt really let down.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars yep love this follow on. wow 6 July 2012
By annette
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great meeting the angels on their turf.love meeting others from lords of the underworld again. gena showalter thank you for another adventure.*****
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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I loved Gena Showalter lords of the underworld and to be honest I don’t like to read as I would say continuations or follow on books from a favourite set I have read, but I was surprised to see that I loved wicked nights the story reads with ease and I found myself thinking of the next time I would have the time to curl up and continue reading this amazing story, the lords make an apperance, it’s full of action fast paced and never seemed to get boring. I loved it that much that I have preordered the second book (write faster Gena) looking forward to the second book which can’t come soon enough..
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Intriguing 27 Jun 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Whilst I enjoyed this story,I just felt at the end that I wanted more. I mean the characters are feisty,complicated and really engage the reader but, as a spin off to the amazing Lords of the Underworld it struck me as feeling a little "immature" and that it was more an introduction for YA to Gena Showalter. I mean her writing is dark, intense and at times a little explicit leaving the readers a little flushed and heated . The physical side to Anna's and Zach's relationship was lot of teasing and inference and no "nitty gritty" (sorry about the analogy). Maybe it's just me who has had too much exposure to the hot and heavy and is being unfairly critical of what is undoubtedly an excellent read and is going to be another fantastic series. Don't let me put you off though, it would be a shame for you to miss it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wicked 29 Jun 2014
By Susie1
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I love these books. I cannot wait to read the next instalment in the series. Bring on the next Angel.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing 25 May 2014
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great read. just as good as the Lord's of the underworld. looking forward to starting the next book. bring it on
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another corker from Gena :) 2 April 2014
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What a great story. Absolutely loved the characters. Zacharel is especially likeable and my favourite but am intrigued to read about Thane (hopefully the next instalment). Loved the appearance from certain lords of the underworld too. Will definitely be reading the next in the series
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Series
I was hoping this new series will be as great, hot and exciting as The Lord of the Underworld. I am happy to confirm it is so! Wow! Gena Showalter has done it again, brilliant!
Published 6 months ago by Ymonz
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing
Zach the ultimate Angel is amazing. He struggles with all kinds of feeling or should i say a lack of feelings. Read more
Published 6 months ago by b tidyman
5.0 out of 5 stars Hot
In Wicked Nights, Annabelle Miller, a young woman accused of murdering her parents, has been sent to a mental asylum because she blames demons for her parents death. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars An introduction to a series I want to explore further
If there isn't a Kresley Cole to read, a Gena Showalter will always fill the need beautifully! I really liked the leads, especially the heroine and her strength and complexities.
Published 9 months ago by ManivoneP
1.0 out of 5 stars Dull
Dull, dull, dull. I could keep writing dull to fill up the word count. If you're a Gena Showalter fan, save your money and don't bother.
Published 10 months ago by bookaholic
2.0 out of 5 stars Instantly forgettable
I am not a fan of this author: I have yet to find anything really captivating about her writing. This is the 3rd attempt. So many people are raving about her work. Read more
Published 10 months ago by M. Gomeze
4.0 out of 5 stars Quite enjoyable
Looking forward to reading the next instalment of the angels of the dark series. Well written, would like to meet one of these angels.
Published 10 months ago by mandy fullen
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
Gena Showalter does it again! Another stunning addition to my ever expanding collection, I really enjoyed this book and can't wait for the next one.
Published 11 months ago by BelleAimee
2.0 out of 5 stars Not really my cup of tea
Thought I'd give this a go since I enjoy the jr ward books but found it a bit repetitive and I didn't care much for the characters. Won't b bothering with the rest in the series.
Published 12 months ago by jeannie
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
Ace read sizzling stories read it! Enjoyed the two main characters and the chemistry which is instant from the beginning.
Published 12 months ago by Victoria Hughes
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