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The Darkest Seduction (Lords of the Underworld Series Book 9) [Kindle Edition]

Gena Showalter
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At long last, New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter unveils the story of Paris, the darkest and most tormented Lord of the Underworld….

Possessed by the demon of Promiscuity, immortal warrior Paris is irresistibly seductive—but his potent allure comes at a terrible price. Every night he must bed someone new, or weaken and die. And the woman he craves above all others is the one woman he'd thought was forever beyond his reach…until now.

Newly possessed by the demon of Wrath, Sienna Blackstone is racked by a ruthless need to punish those around her. Yet in Paris's arms, the vulnerable beauty finds soul-searing passion and incredible peace. Until a blood feud between ancient enemies heats up.

Will the battle against gods, angels and creatures of the night bind them eternally—or tear them apart?



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

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"One of the premier authors of paranormal romance."

-New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole


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  • File Size: 1023 KB
  • Print Length: 508 pages
  • Publisher: HQN Books; Original edition (March 1, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006QADQ5Y
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #30,215 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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50 of 56 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A bit bloated, but a great ending February 28, 2012
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Let me start out by saying that I am a huge, huge fan of the Lords of the Underworld series. And like everyone else, I have been anxiously awaiting the story that would give poor Paris his HEA. This book gave me all the things I wanted -and even worked in some amazing surprises-- but it didn't quite live up to its potential for me.

The biggest problem is simply that the book is bloated. It's too long and stuffed with too much stuff. I was excited when I first saw how thick it was, but it was actually a hindrance to the storytelling. The first 100 pages or so really dragged. It didn't feel anything like the snarky, snappy, and sexy series I love. It was a portrait of a miserable Paris and a miserable Sienna, each enduring their own tragedies as they dream of a reunion. This could have been streamlined enormously and still conveyed the same things. It isn't until Paris finally tracks down his long-lost woman, that the book becomes engaging at all. Maybe around page 150.

**PLOT POINTS AHEAD**

Once Paris and Sienna are together, you can start to see the sparks. And in their interactions, the book has some of its best moments. After all, their reunion is what we've all hungered for. But Paris has changed so much, he is almost unrecognizable from the character we once knew. I know he's been through a lot, but I would have liked to see a few more glimpses of the suave Lord of Promiscuity. This guy is supposed to be the end-all, be-all Lothario and he just didn't deliver. Yeah, the sex is hot, but no more so than with any of the other Lords.

We're introduced to a slew of new characters, from the annoying Lord of Narcissism to three random Lords stuffed in a castle turret. I could have done without all of them.
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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars 3.5 Stars March 3, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Wow, what can I say? I've been waiting for Paris' story since he first met Sienna in The Darkest Pleasure (LOTU #3) As hyped as I was I struggled through the first 100 pages. It was sooooo slow. I mean, come on, I've been waiting for four years for these two to get together. When they FINALLY meet up past betrayals put a damper on the reunion, but are fairly quickly resolved. Then, we get treated to numerous chapters of Sienna warring between staying with Paris and (according to prophecies) getting him killed, or leaving him to fulfill the duty that King Cronus guarantees her will assure the survival of all the Lords. Tedious is the only word that comes to mind when trying to describe the drama between these two. I wanted to reach in the book, shake Sienna and yell, "MAKE A DECISION!"

The overall story was good, but I wasn't enthralled. Maybe I just hyped myself up too much. I didn't feel the *spark* that I'm always looking for. Honestly, I found myself far more interested in the side story of Galen and Legion. Not to mention the perilous situation that Kane (Keeper of Disaster) is thrown into.

While some have found the extended length daunting I probably would have been annoyed if it weren't for all the extra stories twirling around. The introduction of the angel Zacharel had me raising an eyebrow. With the situation concerning the Lords being, pretty much resolved, it looks like we're to be treated with a spin-off series featuring Zacharel and his band of bad-boy angels in Wicked Nights scheduled for release in June of this year.

In all, if you've been following the Lords from the beginning you absolutely have to read The Darkest Seduction. It ties up a lot of loose ends and, honestly, is a fun read. But promise yourself you'll stick through the first few chapters or you'll never get to the good stuff :)
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28 of 34 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Going for honesty here. What a let down!! March 2, 2012
By Kaye
Format:Mass Market Paperback|Verified Purchase
My apologies to all those who loved it, but this book didn't cut the mustard. My main complaint is the lack of dialogue. It's pages and pages of introspection. I mean seriously, one character asks another a question and instead of getting a response we get paragraphs, sometimes pages, of self-analysis and back history, and most of it is redundant. By the time the second character replies, I forgot what the original question was! Not to mention, a lot of the limited dialogue between Paris and Sienna was just lacking. I literally skipped pages, looking for interesting key words to catch my eye and get me back into the storyline. And no, I wasn't in this read for the sex scenes, I was just looking for something beyond all the facts we already know. I did find the Galen/Legion plot engaging, but as other reviewers have stated, the book was bloated and the excessive plots were well ... draining. I guess I just anticipated Paris' story as a chart topper. Yes, it was great to read about the other Lords and their ladies, but the Paris/Sienna plot was simply weak.

I don't know if this is the last of the Lords, but I know I'm done. I've truly enjoyed so many of Showalter's books, though, and plan to revisit my faves. Starting with the Atlantis series--Love it.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Rambled on and on.... March 23, 2012
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I've enjoyed this series, up until this one. The beginning of the book rambled on and on, and where's the plot anyway. Well, you have to wait for the last part of the book, to find it. Luckily, it gets alittle better halfway through. I think we have another author here, trying to punch out one book after another so fast, that the writing really reflets it. This installment could be the last for the Lords, but is the beginning of a new series. For me, it's a good ending for the Lords,so I'll stop there with this series.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fanominal
Love these books
Published 8 days ago by Greenclover76
5.0 out of 5 stars 5+++++ Stars Great story
This by far worth more then 5 stars, since the beginning I couldnt wait for Paris's story and the one woman that can calm his demon. Read more
Published 18 days ago by Lenna WB
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow what a Ride!
Loved this book. It had everybody in it. Love the way this book flowed. It was all over the world and or realms. We learn more and more of heaven and hell. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Neddie
5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic
Loved every second of this book. The wait was worth it. The ending is perfect. Can't wait to read the next book in the series.
Published 1 month ago by Brandy
5.0 out of 5 stars Good book!
Gena Showalter is a great author and I love her books this is just one of many
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
excellent
Published 1 month ago by Leah
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Awesome.
Published 1 month ago by Debra Kelly
5.0 out of 5 stars I WAS SEDUCED
I finished this book in under 3 days.
Published 1 month ago by DJ
5.0 out of 5 stars 4.5 "It's FINALLY Paris' Story" STARS!!
RATING: 4.5 STARS

This is, perhaps, the most highly anticipated story of the Lords of the Underworld, especially given the amount of time and angst invested into Paris’... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Maida @ Literary Love Affair
4.0 out of 5 stars Kiddo
There was more true story than in the other books. The action doesn't end even jumping from kneel tale to another. An excellent read where you can dream.
Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer paonia12
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Gena Showalter is the New York Times and USA Today best selling author of the White Rabbit Chronicles, Otherworld Assassins, Angels of the Dark, Lords of the Underworld, and several of other young adult and adult romance series. She has written over thirty novels and novellas. Her books have appeared in Cosmopolitan and Seventeen magazine, and have been translated in multiple languages.


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