Saturday, July 10, 2010

Weekend Book Club: The Darkest Kiss


I'm ashamed to say, this is the first Gena Showalter book I've read.
I know, I know, but I read a lot and widely across genres, so that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it.
I grabbed this book on a quick mission to a new bookstore, with toddler grumbling for food, so I added it to a pile of 9 books in my arms and ran for the checkout.
Only later did I discover it's actually book 2 in the Lord of the Underworld series. But I didn't want to wait to read book 1 so I dove straight in.
And loved it.
Here's the blurb:
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.…
Anya, the goddess of anarchy, more than lives up to her name and Lucien, the incarnation of death, is a wonderfully scarred hero, both physically and emotionally.
And the sparks they create...phew! This is one SEXY read.
There are loads of secondary characters whose stories we get snippets of throughout this book, so loads more Lords of the Underworld books to come!
In fact, there are 12 books in the series. You can see them all here.

6 comments:

Lois said...

Hi again :) Now reading Married By Morning by Lisa Kleypas. . . although it feels like I'm late to the party, because it seems like everyone else has gotten to it before I did (or even bought it)! LOL

Lois

Nicola Marsh said...

Ah...I haven't read it, Lois.

This is a contemporary Lisa Kleypas, right?

I read her first, Sugar Daddy.

Lois said...

I haven't tried her contemporaries, so, no, it's historical. It's funny, I'm not a particular fan of paranormals, but I have gotten books from authors like Vicki Lewis Thompson who wrote (in her case) straight contemporary but went to paranormal. . . but I just can't get myself to trying LK's new genre. LOL What can I say, I'm strange that way.

Lois

Nicola Marsh said...

I've never tried her historicals.

It's interesting when authors change subgenres. Some readers follow them, some don't, so you're not strange!

Lois said...

Maybe it comes down to how much I want to read -- my example of Vicki Lewis Thompson was one where now she is back to doing Blazes, but if I wanted to read her, I had to read her paranormals (which are lots of fun too, just like her Nerds!), but with Lisa Kleypas, at least to this point, she's doing both historical and contemporary, and since I don't have to switch or anything, I can continue with just the historicals. Well, it's a reason that I thought of just now, and I guess it's just as valid as any other! LOL :)

Lois

Nicola Marsh said...

:)