Review & Contest: The Darkest Seduction by Gena Showalter

In anticipation of the May 2016 release of the latest installment of The Lords of the Underworld, The Darkest Torment, TLC Book Tours has arranged a review tour of the series. Following our review, there is a list of all the participating blogs and a contest to win the entire series.

The Darkest Seduction by Gena Showalter
Series: Lords of the Underworld (# 9)
Release Date: February 28, 2012
Publisher: Harlequin
Pages: 508
Source: book provided by NetGalley for review



At long last, New York Times bestselling 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?


Review:  I’d been waiting for Paris’s story for a really long time, the way Miss Showalter write his character is captivating, I mean, he basically has no choice but to have sex every day or take the chance and weaken his powers…the catch? The person has to be new. Now at first glance this sounds like every guys dream come true. Have sex with new chick every night, gain power beyond my wildest dreams.

And for a while, or at least in other books you think that he’s okay with this–until you get in his head and realize he’s not, not by a long shot, especially since the only girl who had EVER turned his head was dead. Paris starts off this story with a lot of attitude and a ton of depression, his character goes from being cocky and arrogant to just as dark and dangerous as the rest of the Lords, possibly even more so.

Because of Sienna’s death, he’s decided he doesn’t want to be that person anymore and tries to go against his true nature which of course means the rest of the lords feel the need to step in.

I will say this, to the reader it does get a little grating that the first quarter of the book is mainly self loathing from both characters in each of their POV’s lots of self loathing over one another, which gets kind of old.

Sienna was a really strong female character that had a lot of trouble deciding what she wants and here’s the thing, you want her to WANT Paris in the worst way and since he’s the lord of promiscuity you have to wonder, is he as good as he says he is? Because she’s able to resist him and part of me wants the exact opposite–here’s where I’M glad she’s strong but at the same time I want her just a little bit helpless.

The flow of the story was good–a bit slow like I said in the beginning, but things really started to pick up a third of the way through and I liked (don’t hit me) the secondary characters at times a bit more than I liked the main story.

What I hated: The slow build–I’m more of a fast paced kinda gal and I could have done without all the internal woe is me.

What I loved: It’s Paris, Enough said. I was waiting for this book and I do believe it did deliver what I wanted I was just greedy and wanted it all at once.

Miss Showalter is without a doubt a seriously talented author with a ridiculous amount of books under her belt, she delivers well though out stories. This is definitely one of them.

I give it four roses, I wouldn’t read it again because it was pretty long and a bit slow in the beginning but I WOULD recommend it to all of my friends because this is hands down one of my favorite paranormal series, ever.






Visit these blogs for more reviews from The Lords of the Underworld:

Monday, March 28th: Read Love Blog – Series spotlight
Tuesday, March 29th: Supernatural Snark **The Darkest Craving
Tuesday, March 29th: Booked on a Feeling **The Darkest Night & The Darkest Kiss
Thursday, March 31st: Bewitched Bookworms – spotlight, The Darkest Passion
Friday, April 1st: Reading Reality **The Darkest Touch
Monday, April 4th: Reader Girls **The Darkest Lie
Tuesday, April 5th: Bibliotica **The Darkest Secret
Wednesday, April 6th: Romancing the Book **The Darkest Seduction
Thursday, April 7th: From the TBR Pile **The Darkest Night
Monday, April 11th: Lovely Reads  **The Darkest Whisper
Monday, April 11th: Books that Hook **The Darkest Touch
Tuesday, April 12th: Stranded in Chaos  **The Darkest Night, The Darkest Kiss, The Darkest Pleasure
Wednesday, April 13th: Romancing the Readers **The Darkest Seduction
Friday, April 15th: Bibliophilia, Please ** The Darkest Night


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4 thoughts on “Review & Contest: The Darkest Seduction by Gena Showalter

  1. With such high expectations, you never know what you’ll actually think when you finally read a book you’ve been anticipating. I’m so glad that this book gave you what you wanted from Paris!

    Thanks for being a part of the tour!

  2. Carol L says:

    I love the series. After waiting for Paris’s book I wasn’t as satisfied as I thoughtI’d be after reading it. But I did enjoy it. I’ve enjoyed the whole series and can’t wait for The Darkest Torment.
    Carol L

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