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The Darkest Kiss Audiobook

The Darkest Kiss: Lords of the Underworld, Book 2

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Publisher's Summary

She has tempted many men...but never found her equal.

Until now.

Though she has lived for centuries, Anya, goddess of anarchy, has never known pleasure. Until Lucien, the incarnation of death - a warrior eternally doomed to take souls to the hereafter. He draws her like no other. And Anya will risk anything to have him.

But when the merciless Lord of the Underworld is ordered by the gods to claim Anya herself, their uncontrollable attraction becomes an anguished pursuit. Now they must defeat the unconquerable forces that control them, before their thirst for one another demands a sacrifice of love beyond imagining....

Don't miss the other books in the Lords of the Underworld series.

©2008 Gena Showalter; (P)2008 Audible, Inc.
All rights reserved including the right of reproduction in whole or in part in any form. This edition is published by arrangement with Harlequin Books S.A. All characters in this book are fictitious. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.

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    Sarai Belton, MO, USA 12-02-08
    Sarai Belton, MO, USA 12-02-08 Member Since 2016
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    "WOW"

    This was amazing and is a must read. The passion and the action are never ending and makes you want to keep listening to the story. This is a must read!

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    a.hall 07-22-08
    a.hall 07-22-08 Member Since 2016
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    "The Darkest Kiss"

    I loved listening to the book. It kept me riveted and in suspense of what was going to happen next in the story. I didn't want to stop listening it to it. I couldn't wait to get back it. I felt very sad for Paris when that girl died. I felt a wide range of emotions that author managed write about or had her characters display. The various different stories about each of the characters was very intriguing. I can't wait to finish your other stories in this series.

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    Amazon Customer Spokane, WA 02-11-13
    Amazon Customer Spokane, WA 02-11-13 Member Since 2014
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    Ahhhh!! Another book in the series with the same mind numbing ticks as the last. A tough man, who would otherwise be very attractive except the fact that the author drags us through hours of nothing but the man pining away for this gal in his thoughts. Complete over kill on ALL the thoughts we must read through. It demasculinizes the man. Thankfully the author returns some grit back in the battles of the last half of the book. Not enough to make me buy the next book in the series though.

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    Patsy G. 12-21-09
    Patsy G. 12-21-09 Member Since 2009
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    "Loved it"

    the 2nd book in the series of the Lords of the Underworld and it lived up to the first book, hot sexy men with equally sexy women and a storyline the contuines from the first book...listen to all four... there are parts that will make you blush..LOL

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    Leesa 08-25-13
    Leesa 08-25-13

    I've always been a avid reader so now I'm a avid listener. I prefer the paranormal genre but I do like to switch things up. It's boring if you don't have variety. Of course I do love the romance and the hotter the better. Also, you can't beat a good thriller filled with suspense and a ending you can't even guess at until the very end.

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    "Love the Lords"

    This is a great series for a paranormal fan. I have these in actual book form and now I'm getting them in audio form. It's a nice change to listen to them. I enjoyed re-visiting Anya and Luciens story. This is a good story but I do believe the latter books in this series are better. It's important to get them in order to be able to have the full story of all the Lords. This is a series you can't go wrong with in investing in. A big plus on the price if you already have them on your Kindle.

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    Malinda Phoenix, AZ, United States 03-20-16
    Malinda Phoenix, AZ, United States 03-20-16 Member Since 2011

    I love books and love to get lost in the fantasy. I'm always looking for a new good story to bury myself in. :)

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    "Pretty good addition to the series :)"

    3.5-4 stars

    This was a pretty good story. I liked Anya and Lucien was good although there were times I wanted to kick him.

    Anya is the Greek goddess of Anarchy. She was born under unfortunate circumstances, to a mother that was way to loose in her affections and a father that was unknown and not around. Anya was cursed when she didn't even deserve it and the curse makes relationships....difficult. Anya ended up in possession of an item that Cronos, the King of the Titans wants desperately and will use any method to get.

    Lucien is an immortal that was part of group of warriors that were responsible for opening Pandora's box. Lucien was bonded with the demon of death and he has to escort certain souls to heaven or hell. Lucien loved a woman centuries ago but lost her. He scarred his face in his grief over her and so women turn away from him because of those scars.

    Anya got involved with the Lords of the Underworld in the previous book when she helped out Ashlyn and Maddox in their struggles to get together. Anya became interested in Lucien and found that she had trouble staying away from him, using her cloaking power to stalk him while he remained unaware. Unbeknownst to her, Lucien has realized someone has been watching him and is just biding his time while trying to figure out who it is. Unfortunately, just as they start to actually talk, things get messed up by Cronos. The Titans have taken the heavens over from the Greek gods and so Cronos has the power to order the LoTU to do his bidding, which he does,, commanding Lucien to kill Anya. Lucien doesn't want to kill anyone that doesn't deserve it and so he tries to refuse but Cronos threatens to hurt the other LoTU if Lucien doesn't do as commanded.

    Anya is actually pretty cool about Lucien being on a mission to kill her. She's very good at fighting and taking care of herself so she can hold her own against Lucien. The problem is that she can't stay away from him so even when she manages to lose him when he pursues her to attempt to kill her, she doesn't end op staying away for too long. I liked that even though Anya couldn't stay away, she still stayed strong. Lucien is confused about her interest in him because he doesn't think any woman could possibly accept him scars and all. He pretty much accepts Cronos' order without even trying to find an alternative (which I found very annoying) and kept trying to kill her off and on though a good chunk of the story. Thankfully, their mutual attraction makes it difficult for Lucien to keep trying to kill Anya and (eventually) they start plotting how to get around Cronos. Things don't go exactly as planned but Anya and Lucien do end up together in the end and starting their HEA.

    This was a pretty enjoyable story. I liked Anya as the heroine...she did good at being a strong heroine even while being so obsessed with the hero that she can't stay away from him. I liked Lucien overall but his insistence in the beginning of killing Anya without even trying other options made me want to slap him a number of times. That was my only real complaint though and the story itself was well written and stayed interesting. I'd recommend this story. :)

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    Jameson 03-16-16
    Jameson 03-16-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Story gets better with each chapter"

    I love this series, never a dull moment. It's full of action, passion, and suspense.

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    Shaunee Alberta, Canada 10-04-15
    Shaunee Alberta, Canada 10-04-15 Member Since 2005
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    "Even Better Than the First"

    Passion, romance, and sacrifice! With a wonderful continuation of the adventure from the first book. I am really looking forward to the next book in the series. I'm intrigued to find out how the series will end. I'm not an avid romance novel reader, but these ones have me hooked. Can't wait till my next credit is available so that I can get the next one.

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    Amazon Customer West Columbia, SC, United States 06-23-15
    Amazon Customer West Columbia, SC, United States 06-23-15 Member Since 2015

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    "Very boring romance"

    The story was still good but the romance was SO BORING. It's basically a make out book with lots of brooding

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    Lisa 03-08-15
    Lisa 03-08-15
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    "Lucien!"

    My most favorite book of Lords of the underworld! In my opinion Gena's best love story. And I just love Max Bellmore.

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