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Beauty Awakened: Angels of the Dark, Book 2 | [Gena Showalter]

Beauty Awakened: Angels of the Dark, Book 2

His name is Koldo. He is scarred, powerful, his control legendary - and he lives only for vengeance against the angel who viciously removed his wings. But if he yields to the forces of hatred, he will be eternally damned. Nicola Lane was born with a defective heart, yet this fragile human shows surprising strength as demons stalk her every move, determined to end her. She is the key to Koldo' deliverance...and his downfall.
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New York Times best-selling author Gena Showalter returns with another captivating Angels of the Dark tale, as a tormented warrior is brought to his knees by the most delicate of humans.

His name is Koldo. He is scarred, powerful, his control legendary - and he lives only for vengeance against the angel who viciously removed his wings. But if he yields to the forces of hatred, he will be eternally damned.

Nicola Lane was born with a defective heart, yet this fragile human shows surprising strength as demons stalk her every move, determined to end her. She is the key to Koldo' deliverance...and his downfall. Though he fights duty, destiny, and his first addictive taste of desire, his toughest battle will be the one for Nicola's life - even if he has to sacrifice his own....

©2013 Gena Showalter (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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    CAROLYN newark, New Jersey, United States 03-04-13
    CAROLYN newark, New Jersey, United States 03-04-13

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    "Awesomelicious - it's happy & sad as good vs bad"

    If you're not really a fan of the paranormal/romance genre, and you don't like a passion filled plot that has funny one-liners given by some brilliant loveable characters such as the hero - a sexy tortured tormented fragile virgin whose destiny is to fall in love with an equally fragile tormented heroine that's being stalked by death - which has heartbreaking consequences. Or, if you dislike a storyline that's filled with thrills, action and adventure but is also tender, touching and full of personal sacrifice - then go no further and stop reading this review - BUT, for those of you who do.......

    Then you're in for a treat as I am sure you're really going to enjoy GS's second fantastical instalment about the lives of an imperfect group of Angels that have been given another chance at redemption of their past sins before they fall from grace. However, in order to be redeemed they must make amends which involves fighting evil in the form of minions, demons and any ungodly creature that GS's talented mind can throw into the mix to give us a good mental visualisation of each of the addictive paranormal encounters.

    This could be a stand alone listen (but come on - why deny yourselves), there's sexual chemistry but it only has one mild sex scene in it and the book has a clear message that positive thinking can, and did, work magic.

    Worth a credit? It's a YES, yippee and it was a yabberdabberdoo time listen....... and I'm hoping for many many more.

    11 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Jeanah_99 Crystal Lake, Il, United States 03-20-13
    Jeanah_99 Crystal Lake, Il, United States 03-20-13 Member Since 2012

    Say something about yourself!

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    "A + for Gena and Max"

    Once again G, Showalter does a great job of making us feel for her characters. This book has everything including the ability to make me stop another read to finish this one.

    Story of Kaldo and his journey to find love and happiness or rather it finds him. Overcoming so much hate and resentment.


    Max Bellmore adds such feeling!

    This is well worth the credit!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    kathy dundee, mi, United States 03-29-13
    kathy dundee, mi, United States 03-29-13 Member Since 2009

    must read: darynda jones, Karen moning, Ilona Andrews, kim harrison, gena showalter, Karen chance,patricia briggs,jeaniene frost ,L taylor,

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    "really good but..."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    yes, i would recommend this series. this is the second book in the series, i really like the action and the characters that gena showalter writes about. I really like the romance...BUT i guess i am so used to the lords of the underworld series being so romantic AND sexy that i felt after all the build up when they main characters finally got together it fell flat. the romance of the characters and the story was very present and i love that, the characters themselves are sexy, the build up is so fun, i just thought compared to the other books it was almost a side note, in this one, the final get together wasn't epic.
    i still love the series and the world gena showalter brings to life and will wait anxiously for the next. worth the credit!!


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    leaves you anxiously waiting for the next book


    Which character – as performed by Max Bellmore – was your favorite?

    hard to say, he REALLY does a great job with the male voices!


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Teresa NAMPA, ID, United States 03-27-13
    Teresa NAMPA, ID, United States 03-27-13 Member Since 2011

    Hello, my name is Teresa and I'm an addict.

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    "Where can I get an angel robe?"

    Although I like the LOTU series better, this series is good too. Another tortured soul in need of some loving. I laughed and I cried, I only wished it had better sex scenes but was moved by what Koldo has learns and what he is willing to sacrifice for his woman. I enjoyed watching Nicola learn to be strong and let go of the darkness in her life. Max Bellmore does it again. He has a rich sexy voice that is very easy on the ears. If you like Gena Showalter I recommend reading Sherrilyn Kenyon Dark Hunter series and Thea Harrison Elder series.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Aimee SACRAMENTO, CA, United States 03-10-13
    Aimee SACRAMENTO, CA, United States 03-10-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Nothing exceptional here"

    After reading Book 1 in this series, I was interested in Coldo's story. However, there was just something lacking in the telling. Parts of the book moved extremely slowly. I was also a little turned off by some of the religious/faith analogies and had a hard time with some of the character development. For instance, the 'heroine' who started out a pitiful, weak mess miraculously, and completely out of nowhere in the final chapter, becomes something resembling an Anita Blake. Sorry, just not buying it. Overall, this is one of those books I put down and will never read or think about again.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Phyllis United States 03-30-14
    Phyllis United States 03-30-14 Member Since 2008
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    "Love it"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, I love the way Max reads such a wonderful story.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Koldo, such strength in adversity


    What does Max Bellmore bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Tone of voice for each character


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Angel Warrior


    Any additional comments?

    Love all Gena's books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    jpc BARRINGTON, RI, United States 09-18-13
    jpc BARRINGTON, RI, United States 09-18-13 Member Since 2011
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    "One of my favorite series thus far!"
    What does Max Bellmore bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Max is fabulous, brings the book to life!


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Both, this book has great dynamics... and takes you for a great ride!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Regina SOUTHINGTON, CONNECTICUT, United States 07-27-13
    Regina SOUTHINGTON, CONNECTICUT, United States 07-27-13 Member Since 2010

    Believer in what you can't see

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    "Better than the first book"
    Would you listen to Beauty Awakened again? Why?

    Yes, I am actually listening to it now. I found the story intriguing and wanted to see what I missed.


    What other book might you compare Beauty Awakened to and why?

    This book reminds me of some of the "Lord of the Underworld," stories. It has the same tension and adventure. However, I found the couple more cordial with each other than in the other series.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Nicola became a sentential and fought to save Koldo.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Nicola had to let her sister Lala go, she knew that there was no guarantee that the water of life would bring her around to believing in Demons and living a more positive life would help her.


    Any additional comments?

    I cannot wait to see who will be next in this series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Vicki Irving, Texas, United States 06-14-13
    Vicki Irving, Texas, United States 06-14-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Disappointing Follow-On to Book 1"

    I am a huge Gena Showalter fan, and I loved book 1 (Wicked Nights) and was very excited to listen to Koldo's story. Koldo is such an amazing character - powerful, scarred, complex, deep, totally HOT. The heroine, Nicola was a total disappointment - weak, pathetic, sickly, fragile. She did not gain any character or interest until the last chapter of the book, and then suddenly she turns into a superhero - NOT believable. There was just no way I could buy that a strong character like Koldo could find any interest in a weak character like Nicola. It totally fell flat and there was NO chemistry between the characters. Also, I'm not sure what Showalter has going on in her personal life, but this book had a lot of religious overtones, and it felt like she was preaching to us in every chapter. It is a total 180 from Lords of the Underworld. Despite this, I'll still listen to the next book in the series.. I just hope it is more like Book 1!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Julie Fremont, CA, United States 04-12-13
    Julie Fremont, CA, United States 04-12-13 Member Since 2008
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    "Love this and recommend it"

    this is the first time I have listened to Gena Showalter and I am glad I did.

    this is a great series and I definately would recommend it to anyone who believes in finding your soul mate!!!

    the characters are wonderful!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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