Thursday, September 8, 2011

Review - Into the Dark by Gena Showalter

Into the Dark: The Darkest Fire\The Amazon's Curse\The Darkest Prison (Hqn)

TITLE:    Into the Dark
AUTHOR:    Gena Showalter
INFO:    Paperback, Fiction, 394 pages
PUBLISHED:   Harlequin, 2010
SOURCE:   Swapped on  Trade Books for Free - PaperBack Swap.

 Three otherworldly tales from the master of paranormal romance…
and a brand-new Lords of the Underworld bonus guide!

The Darkest Fire—a Lords of the Underworld prequel
Geryon is the guardian of hell, more monster than man. Kadence is the goddess of Oppression, more angel than woman. Together they will enter the flames to battle a dangerous horde of demon lords—and discover a passion unlike any other.

The Amazon's Curse—a tale of Atlantis
Zane, a fierce vampire warrior, has been enslaved by the Amazons. Nola, a lovely Amazon soldier, has been cursed with invisibility. Now, these two stubborn enemies must overcome the pasts that haunt them and embrace a love that can set them free….

The Darkest Prison—a Lords of the Underworld tale
Once, Atlas, the Titan god of Strength, was the Greek goddess Nike's slave. Now, he is her master. And soon these sworn rivals destined to destroy each other will be forced to risk everything for a chance at love….

MY TAKE:    I am an avid Gena Showalter fan and am working my way through her backlist. The latest book of hers that I've finished is actually three stories in one.  It's a treat that includes two Lords of the Underworld tales and one from her Atlantis series.  All three are really good examples of why her different series are so wildly popular.  They are full of romance, adventure and steam.  While I enjoyed all three of them immensely, I would have to say that the last story "The Darkest Prison" was my favorite.  The story of Nike and Atlas had me glued to the pages.  I liked the bonus guide at the end that gives you a little more info on the characters from the Lords of the Underworld series.

If you haven't had a chance to try any of Ms. Showalter's books, I highly recommend that you do so right away!  The books shown below are the first in each of her series, but all of the ones that I've read do quite well as stand alones too.

Heart of the Dragon (Atlantis)

Awaken Me Darkly (Alien Huntress, Book 1)  

The Stone Prince

The Darkest Fire

Playing with Fire (Tales of an Extraordinary Girl, Book 1)

Intertwined (Harlequin Teen)

Mysteria (Berkley Sensation)

Out of 5 JEWELS, I give it:

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