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Tour Stop with Review: The Darkest Torment – Gena Showalter (2016, paranormal romance, Lords of the Underworld 12)

Tour Stop with Review: The Darkest Torment – Gena Showalter (2016, paranormal romance, Lords of the Underworld 12)Author: Gena Showalter
Title: The Darkest Torment
Series: Lords of the Underworld #12
Publisher: Harlequin
Pages: 576
Release Date: November 22, 2016
Genres: Paranormal Romance

Can Beauty tame her Beast?

Driven to his death by the demon of Distrust, Baden spent centuries in purgatory. Now he's back, but at what cost? Bound to the king of the underworld, an even darker force, he's unable to withstand the touch of anotherand he's quickly devolving into a heartless assassin with an uncontrollable temper. Things only get worse when a mission goes awry and he finds himself saddled with a bridejust not his own.

Famed dog trainer Katarina Joelle is forced to marry a monster to protect her loved ones. When she's taken hostage by the ruthless, beautiful Baden immediately after the ceremony, she's plunged into a war between two evilswith a protector more dangerous than the monsters he hunts. They are meant to be enemies, but neither can resist the passion burning between themand all too soon the biggest threat is to her heart.

But as Baden slips deeper into the abyss, she'll have to teach him to love or lose him forever.
Format: Hardcover
Also by this author: Wicked Nights, Beauty Awakened, Burning Dawn, Playing with Fire, The Darkest Fire, The Darkest Touch, The Darkest Night
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*I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.*

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We’re excited to tell you about this paranormal romance, written by Gena Showalter.

THE DARKEST TORMENT is the twelfth book in the Lords of the Underworld series.

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Jennifer’s Review of THE DARKEST TORMENT

Gena Showalter succeeded again at writing a thrilling paranormal romance, filled with action and excitement, both in and out of the bedroom. The Lords of the Underworld continues to be one my all-time favorite paranormal romance series. If you like tortured heroes, you should definitely read this series. THE DARKEST TORMENT was an excellent addition to the series. The book has the perfect blend of fighting, romance, mythology, and internal conflict!

In THE DARKEST TORMENT, we learn a lot about Baden. I really liked that all readers could jump into the series. Gena Showalter provided enough backstory (without slowing the pace) to make it easy for everyone to understand who the characters are and what has happened in previous books.

One of the things I liked most about THE DARKEST TORMENT was how Baden was dark and angry, yet didn’t want to be that way. He was like the other heroes in the Lords of the Underworld series–he wants to do the right thing even if it is difficult for him.

I don’t mention covers usually in my reviews, but I have to say that this one is so eye-catching. When I was in the breakroom at work reading the book, a sixty-something year old co-worker of mine even commented on it and the “nice-looking guy” on the cover! However, the cover may be appealing, but it doesn’t quite fit the description of Baden and the details about his wreaths. Otherwise, I loved the cover.

Overall, THE DARKEST TORMENT was an excellent read. I strongly recommend it. I look forward to reading more books in the Lords of the Underworld series.

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About Gena Showalter

Gena Showalter is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over thirty books in paranormal and contemporary romances, as well as young adult novels. Her series include White Rabbit Chronicles, Angels of the Dark, Otherworld Assassins, Lords of the Underworld, Alien Huntress and Intertwined.

Her novels have appeared in Cosmopolitan Magazine, and Seventeen Magazine, and have been translated all over the world. The critics have called her books “sizzling page-turners” and “utterly spellbinding stories”, while Showalter herself has been called “a star on the rise.”


Jen Schaper
I am a mom of three kids, a wife, and a wannabe author. For Books That Hook, I review books, create features and discussions, design the website, and do all the administrative stuff.

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