May 24, 2010

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Review: Into the Dark by Gena Showlater

Paranormal Romance
April 2010
Mass Market Paperback
400 pages
Harlequin

From Goodreads

“Three otherworldly tales from the master of paranormal romance . . . and a brand new Lords of the Underworld bonus guide!

The Darkest Fire
A Lords of the Underworld prequel

Geryon is the guardian of hell, more monster than man. Kadence is the goddess of Oppression, more angel than woman. Together they will enter the flames to battle a dangerous horde of demon lords — and discover a passion unlike any other . . .

The Amazon’s Curse
A tale of Atlantis

Zane, a fierce vampire warrior, has been enslaved by the Amazons. Nola, a lovely Amazon soldier, has been cursed with invisibility. Now, these two stubborn enemies must overcome the pasts that haunt them and embrace a love that can set them free…

The Darkest Prison
A Lords of the Underworld Tale

Once, Atlas, the Titan god of Strength, was the Greek goddess Nike’s slave. Now, he is her master. And soon these sworn rivals destined to destroy each other will be forced to risk everything for a chance at love”


I just wanted to start by saying that I Love Gena Showalter!  Whether she is writing a paranormal or a contemporary romance book, her stories are wonderful and well written.  These stories were no exception.

The three novellas in this book were initially released as e-books.  The stories themselves were good – you got a little more insight into the Lord of the Underworld world and you get a taste of Gena’s Altantis world too.    But my most favourite part of the book was the “Lords of the Underworld’s Bonus Guide”.

The interview where Kresley Cole asks Gena 20ish questions is FUNNY!  It reminded me what a wonderful sense of humour Gena Showalter has!  I enjoyed the “Files from the private records of Dean Stefano” too.  There was a file for each Lord noting which demon they house, where their tattoo is located, their background, and so on.  These file were very useful in getting my brain ready for “The Darkest Passion”, which is coming out May 25th.  The book also contains a couple other little interviews:  the first is William interviewing the Lords and the second is Gilly questioning the Lords’ ladies.  Both are quite cute.

Will I pick this book up again to read the novellas?  Most likely not.  But I’m sure I’ll pick it up again before a new Lord of the Underwold book is released to remind myself of who’s who and why and what.  For that, this book/guide was excellent.  Now I really can’t wait for Aeron’s story, and Gideon’s story, and Anum’s story, and Strider’s story, and Paris’ story…*sigh, Paris*

3/5 stars


  1. I just got done reading this book last night, I loved it. it was jam packed full of goodies! Im now awaiting my copy of His Darkest Passion, the synopsis was so teasing i want it NOW!! Bring on Aeron!

    Swoon Sigh PARIS! cant wait for his book, by the sounds of things Gena is having difficulty writing his book, What’s the betting its the very last story in the series??! DOH!! Give us Paris already!!!

    Lovely review Julie!

  2. Thanks Claire! I have a feeling Paris will be at the end too…grrr. I’m really curious where she’ll take him!

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