At long last, New York Times best-selling author Gena Showalter unveils the story of Paris, the darkest and most tormented Lord of the Underworld….
Possessed by the demon of Promiscuity, immortal warrior Paris is irresistibly seductive - but his potent allure comes at a terrible price. Every night he must bed someone new, or weaken and die. And the woman he craves above all others is the one woman he'd thought was forever beyond his reach… until now.
Newly possessed by the demon of Wrath, Sienna Blackstone is racked by a ruthless need to punish those around her. Yet in Paris's arms, the vulnerable beauty finds soul-searing passion and incredible peace. Until a blood feud between ancient enemies heats up.
Will the battle against gods, angels and creatures of the night bind them eternally - or tear them apart?
©2011 Gena Showalter (P)2012 Audible, Inc
I've read all the series, really enjoying them. However, I almost put this one down and walked away. It seemed to drag on and on, with stupid dialogue, that I just couldn't get interested in.. I decided to keep listening, after all I used a credit, and by the second half of the book, it seemed to pick up and have a bit of plot to it. By, the end of the book, seems that the series has ended also, which might be a good thing, since this book just didn't make the grade. This book is a kick-off to her new series, so I don't know if I'll try it or not, after listening to this one. At any rate, if you want to go to the new series, you will want to listen to this book, or if you want to see what could have been the possible end to this series, you'll again have to listen to this book. It is better, once you get past the first half.
I love books and love to get lost in the fantasy. I'm always looking for a new good story to bury myself in. :)
This was a really good story. I liked both Sienna and Paris...I've been rooting for them to work things out for a while now so I'm happy to see it finally happen.
Sienna is a hunter that wishes she was a romance writer. Sienna lost her sister at a young age and later, was recruited into the hunters by a boyfriend that convinced her that all of humanity's troubles (including losing her sister) were caused by demons that she could help destroy. Sienna tried to do her part but when she was made host to the demon of Wrath, she realized she'd been on the wrong side the whole time.
Paris is one of the immortal warriors that was responsible for opening Pandora's box. As a way to imprison the demons and punish the men that released them, the Greek gods decided to make the immortal warriors hosts to the demons. Paris was made the host to the demon of promiscuity. He can't sleep with the same woman twice but if he doesn't have sex daily he'll weaken and eventually die.
Paris and Sienna met a few books back when Paris was really low on power and needed a woman. He met Sienna and liked her so he decided to seduce her. Unfortunately, Paris didn't know that Sienna was a hunter and she ends up drugging and capturing Paris. Paris is able to escape the hunters but having discovered that he can have sex with Sienna more than once, he decides to take her with him and hunters end up killing her before they can escape. Paris was torn up about losing Sienna and tried to find a way for them to be together again. Unfortunately, this brings Sienna to the attention of Cronos and when Wrath is freed from his host, Cronos puts Wrath in Sienna. Cronos holds Sienna captive while Paris has been tearing through anyone and anything that will help him get closer to finding Sienna.
Paris finds Sienna in a separate dimension in the heavens. Since she died while he was trying to escape with her, Paris isn't sure if she'll hate him or not. Since she's long since figured out how evil the hunters are and how wrong she was, Sienna realizes that Paris and the other LotU are decent men and didn't deserve all the crap they've been dealt. Sienna and Paris come together at first with them both thinking that their reunion will only be temporary but every second together makes the thought of being separated that much worse. They both soon realize that they want to stay together but there's much drama going on and it seems like most everyone is determined to use Sienna as a tool whether she likes it or not. I will say that there's a lot going on in this story and the series storyline takes a major jump forward! Things are rough for Sienna and Paris but they do end things starting a well deserved HEA together.
This was a really enjoyable story. I liked Sienna and how she grew into a better version of herself as she learned how her new world worked. I've always kind of liked Paris and I felt bad for him...the way he always had to have sex with women he didn't want to stay alive. The poor guy just wanted someone to love him and I'm so glad he found that in Sienna. Overall, the story was really good with some surprises at the end. I'd recommend this story and series. :D
The Real Housewife of Chicago
The ending was great but the story lacked something compared to the previous books. Still love the books though.
Retired, can't sit still but when I am I have one of 5 Chihuahuas in my lap and I'm reading, crocheting, or sewing even if at a machine!
There are parts that get very explicit but over a GREAT NOVEL!!! I don't really read fantasy much, but I really enjoyed this one!! I think t
Love worth the wait. When you find that special one you know. To brave hell to have her back is what makes it legendary.
I love this series, absolutely love it but I found the narrator's performance awful this time around. All I could hear were wet mouth noises, like he needed to just drink some water or swallow. It was gross and made me hate the pairing of Sienna and Paris. I didn't like the two characters together, I found their relationship forced.
Absolutely! I'm addicted to this series. I'll definitely buy the book and re read it.
The narrator needs to stop making those distracting wet sounds.
I could barely get through it because of the narrator.
It's a great book in an amazing series. But if you don't like sloppy wet sounds while listening definitely buy the paperback version.
Paris is awesome
Paris, he finally got his happily ever after.
Everything, I love his voice
Made me laugh and cry, but that's all of Gena's books.
Gena is a great writer.
It is obvious that the series continues past this book but this story really felt like culmination, several story lines are finalized. For the time being anyway. I have really struggled with liking Paris and Sienna in previous books, and even in the beginning of this one, but their story is really very sweet and incredibly well written. There is plenty of action in this book, in more ways than one. I felt very engaged for the whole story, my interest never wandered. I can't wait for the next installment. I am puzzled by some of the lower ratings and less than glowing reviews, I couldn't feel more differently.
Max Bellmore did a wonderful job in this book, as he does for the entire series.
I believe in true love, happily ever after, magic, and laughter. But mostly I believe in coffee.
I've been waiting to read Paris' story for a long time.
I wasn't sure about Max Bellmore at first but the more I listened the more I felt he became the characters. I will gladly listen to anything he narrates.
Max Ballmore is wonderful at doing the characters and bringing them to life, the emotions as well
Yes he is one of my favorite narrators.
It is an erotic para normal novel series, and this is the first book of the series. I like urban fantasy, and this covers it pretty good. The erotica also is pretty heavy so if you're not looking for that then pass this series by. It will only get more intense as each book progresses. I did enjoy the story and have continued through the entire series.Also there is some very intense and graphic depictions of torture. Each book has something along those lines. After all were dealing with demons.
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