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The Darkest Promise (The Lords of the Underworld Series) Audio CD – June 15, 2017
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About the Author
Gena Showalter is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over fifty novels in multiple series. She writes paranormal romance, contemporary romance, fantasy, and young-adult novels.
- Publisher : Recorded Books, Inc. and Blackstone Publishing; Unabridged edition (June 15, 2017)
- Language : English
- Audio CD : 1 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1664438998
- ISBN-13 : 978-1664438996
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Cameo goes looking for Lazarus the Cruel and Unusual, because friends have told her she has met him twice and she has slivers of memories of him. Seems her demon likes to erase her memories so she isn't sure of anything except wanting to find him.
Lazarus in now King of the Realm of Grimm and Fantica and seems to be unaffected by her voice. And he is definitely attracted to Cameo. This is such a sweet story as the feared Lazarus courts Cameo, and as Cameo's demon tries to keep her too miserable to accept Lazarus' interest in her.
I purchased this book when it first came out but didn’t get to it right away, then I decided to buy the audiobook. Which is quickly becoming my favorite way to enjoy books. I am ready to listen again, I loved it that much! Max Bellmore was superb.
The Darkest Promise is EVERYTHING! Funny, exciting, passionate, and I didn’t want it to stop. Gena’s wit is unsurpassed!
“Her pain was so strong, so shrill she could almost understand a man’s suffering when he had a cold.”
Yep, that’s in chapter one and I spit coffee when I heard that. This novel made me laugh so much. I didn’t think that was possible, especially considering the story revolved around Cameo, the keeper of sorrow. But laugh I did. I loved every minute of the story and Lazarus is the dream hero, Arrogant, possessive, protective and loyal, and let's not forget alpha to his very core. I LOVED him. He and Cameo were perfect together.
What I can’t wait for now is Viola’s story, I really hope we get that next. Because she is awesome.
I am rating The Darkest Promise 5 Huge Boundless stars, I absolutely loved it.
I'm so happy that I had to wait! This story was beautiful and so perfect for Cameo. She is officially my favorite Lord. Lazarus may have become my new book boyfriend in the process.
Cameo is a fierce, badass woman who isn't afraid to stand up for (or with) the man she loves. All she wants is a taste of happiness, and who doesn't? When you are at your weakest most vulnerable moment, you hunger and crave happiness like its a sustenance to keeping you alive, which it very well could be.
And Lazarus honestly reminds me of my husband. He is always making me smile when I'm in a bad mood and he knows how to push me to get me out of my mood. This is exactly what Lazarus does to Cameo.
This is a beautiful story of love and I'm excited to read more about the Lords soon!
Lords of the Underworld book 13. Dark paranormal romance. Best read as part of the series.
Cameo is the only female demon in the series. She carries the demon of Misery. If she experiences joy, her memory is erased. She is paired with Lazarus the Cruel.
Lots of crying by guards because of Misery.
Lots of dark actions and between Misery, Lazarus, and situations.
Worth reading if you are invested in the series since these two have been included in previous stories so it’s good they get their tortured, but happy ending.
The book starts out slow as it took me a bit to get into understanding the comments coming from Misery and how they sent Cameo off. But once Cameo and Lazarus connect, the story gets hot and the suspense builds. Each of them have a secret which they are unwilling to share. They don't trust and yet we all know how trust is important in love.
For fans of the series, the original characters are back and we get to see where the battle is heading between Hades and Lucifer. Looks like Ms. Showalter has some more stories to tell!
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Objectively, however I’d say this book should be a must read. Cameo’s development is imperative to the story of the Lords as we discover an essential piece of the puzzle (no spoilers!). We also learn about Will and Gilly (and yet more possessed folk).
The writing is engaging. The romance quite believable. I like Lazarus - he’s a good fit with the Lords, with his dry and sarcastic (if self-depricating) wit. The potential off-shoots/storylines here are endless...
For me though, it just lacked a certain something. After characters like Torin and Strider (and there forceful female counterparts!) as well as the Wicked novel couples, this pair seemed a little bland.
Gena? I love your books more than I love chocolate ice cream, more than my honeymoon to the Maldives! And I hope one day I can meet you and hug you like crazy, for giving me those few hours of bliss ❤️❤️ You have to read this 🙇🙇
I just loved Lazarus he was an amazing character and not just because he is hot and powerful but also because he has a great sense of humour that made me smile and laugh out loud quite a few times.
I also think the author did a splendid job of writing cameos character especially since she is possessed with the demon of misery and I didn't think her story would be as entertaining as the rest but she is a strong and likeable character that I really liked.
I enjoyed their banter and their growing romantic relationship aswell as the multiple battle scenes throughout the story.
This story drew me in straight away and it was a very visual and entertaining read that kept me hooked and wanting to read every single word written.
I loved reading about all the characters from previous books, this story is essential to the whole series so is a must read as you find out alot more about the series and how it will progress and I can't wait to read the next installment.
Lazarus has found his mate, but has too much on his plate to be able to seek her out. As usual fate has other ideas.
Cameo is lumbered with a demon who causes her nothing but misery. To top it all, any good memories are oblilarated.
When Cameo and Lazarus meet again, she is unable to remember him. He tries his best to help her have good memories, but it's easier said than done. He wants to make her his, but will misery allow her to have some happiness?
It's a good paranormal romance which has some laugh out loud moments, and will keep the readers entertained. Not my favourite.
So the only female lord or should I call her lady finally gets her story and boy it does not disappoint!
Cameo is awesome with her sassiness and independence. Not only is she kick ass when it comes to defeating enemies but she shows her demon Misery exactly who's boss! She's one strong independent woman. I love her possessiveness and how protective she is of the ones she cares about. Oh yeah she knows what she wants or should I say who? And she'll make sure everyone knows, be it her enemies or exes who just refuse to let go.
Lazarus is the epitome of HOT! He is just yummy with his quick wit and his soft spot for Cameo which he tries to keep hidden. He's got his own past and his own batch of Misery, but hey this is good. Sort of. This makes him immune to the sound of Misery in Cameo's voice and able to do his damnest to woo her! Trust me when I say his wooing skills are just off the charts, the passion he induces is hot hot hot!
Whilst this wooing goes on there's also the brewing of a war, a certain artifact is being searched for and two little terrors known as Ever and Urban also show themselves. FYI they're the cutest kids ever! Plus someone else has their sights set on a certain goddess known as Viola, but for what I wonder....