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The Darkest Promise Audiobook

The Darkest Promise

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New York Times best-selling author Gena Showalter returns with a sizzling Lords of the Underworld story about an iron-willed sovereign and the somber beauty who melts him with a glance.

Possessed by the demon of Misery, Cameo isn't allowed to experience joy. If she dares, her memory is wiped clean. With no other recourse, she sneaks into a land more fantastical than any fairy tale, determined to find the one man with the key to her redemption.

Lazarus the Cruel and Unusual rules his kingdom with a single unwavering focus: to build his army and annihilate his enemies. Nothing distracts him - until Cameo. He is relentless in his quest to make her smile and seduce her into his bed.

As dark forces conspire against them, threatening to destroy the fragile bond they've forged, the once-calm Lazarus grows crazed. Every heart-stopping kiss and wicked touch causes Cameo to teeter on the brink of happiness. But if she falls, she risks forgetting him forever.

©2015 Gena Showalter (P)2017 Recorded Books

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    Anonymous 07-26-17
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    "totally awesome"

    loved it completely, emotional ride🤗😂😍😲😃😃😃, felt great when I was done, like watching really good feel good movie

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lila 07-06-17
    Lila 07-06-17 Member Since 2012
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    "Just enough story to get me through."

    I have read/listened to all of the books in this series and AotD series and have enjoyed up until the last several. I feel the storyline has fallen flat and the pornographic aspect has been enhanced. I literally rolled my eyes in several parts of the story and felt like fast forwarding some. There was just enough story to keep me listening through the end.

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    TheLadyKT Las Vegas NV 06-29-17
    TheLadyKT Las Vegas NV 06-29-17 Member Since 2010
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    "Ok"

    definitely not one of my favorites 3 and 1/2 Stars Max was great as always

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    Van 06-24-17
    Van 06-24-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Boooring!"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    No one . The other stories were more interesting.


    What was most disappointing about Gena Showalter’s story?

    It was long dull and drawn out, No action.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Max Bellmore’s performances?

    Yes


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment


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    Malinda 06-21-17
    Malinda 06-21-17 Member Since 2011
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    "Really good story/addition to the series :D"

    4-4.5 stars

    This was a really good story and addition to the series. I have to admit to a certain amount of curiosity about how Showalter could make Cameo into a good heroine when she's inhabited by the demon, Misery but she did a surprisingly good job at making Cameo someone I could root for.

    Cameo is an Immortal woman that was part of the reason why Pandora's box was opened. As punishment, the Greek gods decided that Cameo and the other's responsible would be bonded with the demons that escaped the box so the demons wouldn't be let lose on the world. Cameo was bonded with the demon of Misery, who not only tries to spawn misery in those nearby, he also makes Cameo so miserable that her life is pretty much a living hell.

    Lazarus is an immortal man that has special powers and is intent on revenge. Lazarus' parents weren't happy and his childhood wasn't a good one. It was topped off by his mother being killed and his father being imprisoned (although he hated his father so the only reason that part bothered him is because it keeps him from being able to kill his father). Lazarus was also enslaved for a long time by a harpy that wanted him as her consort and used magic to hold him captive. Lazarus has sworn vengeance on the harpy, his mother's killer and his father.

    Cameo and Lazarus had an encounter that took place before this book started where they worked together to try to find Pandora's box. They almost succeeded but Cameo lost her memories of that time and doesn't know what happened. Desperate to figure out what she forgot, Cameo goes to find Lazarus and try to figure out what she forgot. Lazarus has mixed feelings about seeing Cameo again because he discovered that she's his destined mate. He's seriously drawn to her and this should be a good thing but something in his heritage causes a weakness that seems likely to kill him, and the longer he spends with Cameo, the more it spreads. Because of his reluctance to experience this weakness, Lazarus attempts to spend as little time as possible with Cameo.

    Despite his fears, Lazarus wants Cameo badly and figures maybe he can have just a short affair with her before they break things off and she leaves. Cameo isn't willing to be with a man that doesn't like her though so when Lazarus' reluctance shows through to Cameo, she sees it as him not liking her as a person and backs off. They do still end up in an adventure together and it gives them a few days to bond so once they split up, the longing for each other is rough on both of them. They do get reunited but there's a good amount of angst and danger to get past before things get completely settled. Thankfully, although Cameo and Lazarus both suffer from bouts of relationship dumbassedness, they do end things happily together and starting on a well deserved HEA.

    I really enjoyed this story. I always felt for Cameo as a secondary character in the other books...it had to be so rough not to even be able to speak much because your voice causes people to cry (or at least wince). Until I read this book, I didn't realize how bad Cameo had it and it made me even happier that things worked out the way they did...with Cameo and Lazarus (who also had a hell of a life) getting their HEA. I wont say that the story was perfect but I had no major complaints. Overall, I loved the characters, the story was really good and it was very engaging so I'd recommend this (and the whole series). :D

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    Patricia 06-18-17
    Patricia 06-18-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Really enjoyed Lord of the Underground. waiting on"

    William story now. it's about time. his mystery and secrets need to be revealed....And maybe finally a live action movie or series. just putting g it out there in the universe

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    Phyllis United States 06-17-17
    Phyllis United States 06-17-17 Member Since 2016
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    "An Amazing and Action Packed Book"

    I enjoyed listening to this book, as always Max did a great job narratoring Gena's awesome work. I loved Misery and Lazarus as a couple. The chemistry between them were sizzling hot, along with some very fun and tender moments.

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    Brandy 06-15-17
    Brandy 06-15-17 Member Since 2015
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    "what's not to love about Gena Showalter books"

    as always Jenna show author writes amazing sucks I love the Lords of the Underworld series. the fact that Max Bellmore narrates it it. he can always bring the characters to life!!!

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    "loved it..... <3"

    As always with a gena showalter book I LOVED it. Amazing characters and a beautiful story that takes you on an amazing journey to a completely different world while remaining completely relatable

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    V. Clifford-Leopold Chicago, il 06-15-17
    V. Clifford-Leopold Chicago, il 06-15-17 Member Since 2015
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    "I thought I had it figured out the end but Showalt"

    she always surprises me just when I think I have a figure it out boom twist and turn this is why I'm a fan. I love these characters so much and I really love this story all of them. I'm so excited for the next installment I want to see Hades I want to see Galen I want to see Williams I want to know about this axle character who looks just like William I want to know about viola and this creepy thing the keeps bothering her Please Release another one don't make us wait too long pre-ordering is the best thank you Gena thank you so much

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