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The Darkest Seduction | [Gena Showalter]

The Darkest Seduction

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.
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Publisher's Summary

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

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    kathy 08-02-12
    kathy 08-02-12 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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    "always a great escape with gena showalter"

    this book was really everything i hoped it would be. this series is so much fun you really should try it. you need to try it from the beginning. each book focuses on one couple's romance but there is a back story and building of other characters if you were to just pick this one up and read it you'd be lost. the romance is steamy, there is wit and fast paced action. the story is good and although there are things from each book that repeat there is enough to make them unique and keep me thouroughly entertained! This one had some twists i totally didn't see coming and i loved it!

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    Sarah Champaign, IL, United States 05-08-12
    Sarah Champaign, IL, United States 05-08-12

    Mom, cupcake froster at local gourmet shop, and avid listener to books while doing said frosting or housework. True audiobook addict!

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    "5 Stars All Around!"

    Being a fan of the Lord's of the Underworld, when I saw that Gena had released her latest installment, I could not get it in my cart and onto my iPod quick enough! I had plans for my credits (to help me finish out a different series) but those plans were quickly tossed aside - I could not wait to hear Paris' story!

    If you have not been following LOTU then you need to start with the first book and work your way to this point - you will NOT be disappointed. Each book features a demon possessed Lord through their inner struggles with their demon, their trials, and how they might find someone to love...

    We have been seeing tidbits of Paris' story through the last few books. I sat on the end of my seat wondering when we would get the full picture and hoping the next book would be about him. With that finally happening, I was not disappointed in the least!

    The story is filled with ups and downs, steamy love scenes (how can there not be with Paris' demon being "Sex"!), and a peek into new characters' lives. Even though there are steamy scenes, this book does have great content. I hung on every word and every scene - even the ones not involving Paris' and his woman. And at the end of the book I was wishing that I had another to listen to straight away.

    As for performance, Max Bellmore is amazing (as usual!). He is brings the characters to life, as any true voice actor should, which helps to paint the best picture in my mind's eye as to what is happening. I would probably listen to anything he read!

    Huge thumbs up to Gena and Max!

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    wii-zer sc 05-06-12
    wii-zer sc 05-06-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Great addition to the series and new plot points"
    What made the experience of listening to The Darkest Seduction the most enjoyable?

    Max reads beautifully and it enhances the storyline.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Anya is always funny and William is intriguing - tie.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    It would spoil too much to say


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

    Legion helping...


    Any additional comments?

    Good progression in the series and future points revealed

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    CAROLYN newark, New Jersey, United States 04-30-12
    CAROLYN newark, New Jersey, United States 04-30-12 Member Since 2015

    I love being swept away by a new romance and thankfully Audible's ever growing Library means I get to indulge myself over and over again

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    "BREAKS MY HEART TO ONLY GIVE IT 3 STARS"

    I couldn't wait for this next instalment and it saddens me to say that it had a very slow start, seemed to have too many sub-stories going on but it eventually got better and had an ending you'd never expect. Spoilt too by the narrator - I doubled the speed to get through it - so not one of her best I'm afraid.

    But if you like the LOTU series then it's a must I'm afraid.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Sidonie 04-15-12
    Sidonie 04-15-12 Member Since 2013

    Something about yourself.

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    "Another great one from the LOTU Series."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    It depends on the friend. There are some "earthy" scenes. (wink) The title overall was very well done and I have listened to Lords of the Underworld from the beginning. This was one of the better ones not that they aren't all good. I hate to say that the books on the Keeper of Pain and Keeper of Secrets were disturbing and not in a fun way. I would recommend it because it was a very satisfying chapter in the series.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked the way conflict was created. It sparked my imagination and was not too frustrating. The characters were strong and it felt believable. The story of Paris has been long awaited by me and it was not disappointing. One of my favorite books in this series was Gideon's story and this one was even better. The story had the continuation of some of the recurring plot lines and I wonder how she is going to get them out of those fixes. The reunion of the 'family' was very well done. I loved the ending!


    What about Max Bellmore’s performance did you like?

    He is the voice of the Lords. He has a signature style that complements the series and is very talented. He makes the tale believable and adds suspense, tension and humor.


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

    It made me snicker when I see the teasing. I love a sense of fun when the subject can be dark and you need some comic relief.


    Any additional comments?

    If you are a fan of the Lords of the Underworld this is one you need if you are stranded on a deserted island.

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    jupiterl79 Brooklyn Center, MN, United States 03-02-12
    jupiterl79 Brooklyn Center, MN, United States 03-02-12
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    "I agree with the juicy mouth!!"
    Where does The Darkest Seduction rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    The best so far!!


    Any additional comments?

    I totally agree with the one comment about how the narrator has juicy mouth. It totally grossed me out every time he swallow his spits. It's soooo gross!! Over all, the story was great! He had a good voice. I loved it all BUT I can hear him everytime he swallow a mouth of of his saliva!! Ewwwww... So gross.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Nathalie LOS ANGELES, CA, United States 03-01-12
    Nathalie LOS ANGELES, CA, United States 03-01-12 Member Since 2011

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    "Juicy mouth."

    The story was okay and the background story looks promising. My only problem is the narrator juicy mouth. I hate to hear the swallowing of spit every pause he makes. I don't blame him I blame the editors... I know they have programs to edit watery mouth. I cringe inwardly when I hear him swallowing mouth full of spit. Ahhhhhh ewwww yuck!!!!

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    HELENA MCGLOTHLIN PITTSBURGH, PA, US 05-20-12
    HELENA MCGLOTHLIN PITTSBURGH, PA, US 05-20-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Need another one STAT!"
    Where does The Darkest Seduction rank among all the audiobooks you???ve listened to so far?

    Top of the heap!!!


    What other book might you compare The Darkest Seduction to and why?

    I love the Black Dagger Brotherhood because the have special powers too in that series.


    What does Max Bellmore bring to the story that you wouldn???t experience if you just read the book?

    You get drawn in when he speaks...you don't even have to try. It's just automatic to know who is who. I really enjoy that , not when you have to try to figure out who is talking 'now' when you are in the middle of the story. He is fantastic.


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

    I love the end where Paris says..he is King over his boys now...I had to laugh on that one....I did love when she just cut off this head!!! That was a fantastic part too!


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Cathy 03-19-12
    Cathy 03-19-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Didn't even finish it. I found it that disjointed."
    Would you try another book from Gena Showalter and/or Max Bellmore?

    Probably not


    What was most disappointing about Gena Showalter’s story?

    How convoluted the story line was.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Nope, it's the one of the few books I just couldn't finish.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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