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Gena Showalter’s THE DARKEST TORMENT is now available in paperback! The Queen of Paranormal Romance, USA TODAY bestselling author Gena Showalter, returns with THE DARKEST TORMENT, the eagerly anticipated twelfth novel in her Lords of the Underworld series! Grab your copy today!

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Can Beauty tame her Beast?

Driven to his death by the demon of Distrust, Baden spent centuries in purgatory. Now he’s back, but at what cost? Bound to the king of the underworld, an even darker force, he’s unable to withstand the touch of another…and he’s quickly devolving into a heartless assassin with an uncontrollable temper. Things only get worse when a mission goes awry and he finds himself saddled with a bride—just not his own.

Famed dog trainer Katarina Joelle is forced to marry a monster to protect her loved ones. When she’s taken hostage by the ruthless, beautiful Baden immediately after the ceremony, she’s plunged into a war between two evils—with a protector more dangerous than the monsters he hunts. They are meant to be enemies, but neither can resist the passion burning between them…and all too soon the biggest threat is to her heart.

But as Baden slips deeper into the abyss, she’ll have to teach him to love…or lose him forever.

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    thedarkesttorment-available-now-teaser-2     EXCERPT: Baden reached the keeper of Defeat’s door and knocked hard enough to crack the wood. Note to self: Buy a new door. “Coming, coming.” A patter of footsteps rang out and the door swung open, revealing Strider’s mate, Kaia. She greeted him with a dagger in hand, her mass of red hair anchored in pigtails, her eyes bright with fury. She’s armed…a true threat. Kill her! Baden did his best to ignore the beast, staring over Kaia’s shoulder. He scanned the room, checking for hidden threats out of habit. Well. Her decorating style could probably be classified as a hoarder died here. “Did you reach your sister?” “Yep. She’ll meet you at Downfall in an hour.” “Thank you.” “Save your thanks and do me a favor.” She gave the hilt of her dagger a kiss. “Next time you’re with Hades, demand to know each of William’s hideouts.” The urge to protect suddenly overwhelmed him. Protect William? Or Hades? Both. Destruction snarled inside his head. They are mine, and I will annihilate anyone who even thinks to harm them. His mouth watered. Her blood, I’ll taste it. His hands itched. Her bones, I’ll break them. As a predator, Kaia sensed his intentions and reacted accordingly, crouching, readying for attack. Rational thought intruded: No, no. Not her. But Destruction had already pulled back his fist to strike. At the last second, Baden regained a semblance of control, raining the fury upon the wall with punches and kicks. The beast roared as more and more of Baden’s friends sprinted from their rooms, grabbing hold of him to try to stop him. They dare try to restrain me? Again, the beast was able to overtake him, flinging one warrior after another across the hall. He laughed. “How do we corral him?” someone shouted. “Keeley.” Torin’s voice poured over the intercom. “You’re needed in Strider’s room. ASAP.” “No time. We need Katarina,” a female called. “She calms him, I think.” A handful of warriors rushed him at once, tackling him to the floor, but again, flinging them away wasn’t difficult. Power expanded his limbs, reinforced his bones. He was able to work his way to his feet. I might fall, but I’ll never stay down. A grinning blond stepped into his path. The male named Strider. Killing him would be a pleasure. Baden screamed at Destruction. He’s my friend. They all are! “Hey! Over here.” One of the women said, “I’m going to rip you a new asshole—in your face.” Not my friends, Destruction told Badenas he grabbed her by the neck and lifted her off her feet. Anya. Destruction had made of point of learning the identities of the residents. Know your enemy… “No!” Lucien shouted, tackling him from behind. The goddess of Anarchy twined her legs around Destruction’s neck and, as he stumbled, squeezed with surprising strength. From the corner of his eye, he spotted Katarina and the one named Ashlyn rounding the far corner. Both females stopped to gap at him. He paused, he wasn’t sure why, giving Baden the opportunity to regain a bit of control. Not enough to claim ownership of the body, but enough to slow him down as their wills clashed. He bellowed to the rafters. “Run, Ash and take the girl with you,” Maddox demanded. “She’s only making him worse.” Katarina…leave? Baden and Destruction worked together to pull Anya off their shoulders and drop her. They sidestepped Lucien and stalked to the woman who’d haunted them. The woman who belonged to them. If only for a little while. “Go!” multiple voices screamed at once. The warriors were giving chase, trying to beat him to the object of his fascination. Ashlyn attempted to tug Katarina away, but Katarina shook off her hold and stepped forward. Toward him. The moment she reached him, she framed his face with her delicate hands. He had to crouch to allow the action, which wasn’t exactly a prime position to mount a proper defense—butworth it. “What’s wrong with you?” she asked. He drew in a breath, his usually useless lungs suddenly infused by the sweetness of her scent…as if he were coming back to life. “They are threats.” “Wrong. There are no threats here.” “They are threats,” he insisted. She brushed her thumbs over the rise of his cheeks, gentle, so gentle, and yet still the action stung. But he didn’t pull away. The air between them thickened and crackled with awareness. He liked it. The others stopped their pursuit and maintained a proper distance, whispering with incredulity. “Is this really happening or am I hallucinating?” someone asked. “Does the human have a magic hoo-ha?” “You have a job to do,” Katarina reminded him, ignoring the others. “Why don’t you go do it, and I’ll take care of the threats here?” He snorted. “You’re not strong enough.” That earned a raised brow. “So you’ve told me.” “Dude. Isn’t she married?” Kaia asked. He snarled at the Harpy, though his gaze remained on Katarina. She’d lost weight and looked more fragile than ever, and yet her beauty took his breath away. Breath he now needed to survive? “Baden,” she said. “Destruction,” he corrected. “Since he’s affected by you, I’m willing to bet you’re affected by him. Why don’t I call you Baduction?” She smiled at him, inviting him to play with her. “And a hat tip to you. If your newest job is to stare at me, you’ve got it nailed.” He didn’t know how to play, but he liked seeing her like this. Happy rather than despondent. He shouldn’t care what she felt. Caring left him vulnerable. He scowled at her. “Stay out of trouble today.” “I will, but not because you ordered it. Because I’m a girl and girls are made of—” “Sugar and spice,” he interjected, remembering the rhyme. Boys were made of snakes and snails. “Wrong. Girls are made of vodka and ice. 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And don’t miss the previous titles in the Lords of the Underworld Series!

THE DARKEST NIGHT

THE DARKEST KISS

THE DARKEST PLEASURE

THE DARKEST WHISPER

THE DARKEST PASSION

THE DARKEST LIE

THE DARKEST SECRET

THE DARKEST SURRENDER

THE DARKEST SEDUCTION

THE DARKEST CRAVING

THE DARKEST TOUCH

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Author pic- Gena ShowalterAbout Gena Showalter: Gena Showalter is the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of over fifty books, including the acclaimed Lords of the Underworld and Angels of the Dark series, and the White Rabbit Chronicles. She writes sizzling paranormal romance, heartwarming contemporary romance, and unputdownable young adult novels, and lives in Oklahoma City with her family and menagerie of dogs. Visit her at genashowalter.com.          

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The Queen of Paranormal Romance, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Gena Showalter, returns with THE DARKEST TORMENT, the eagerly anticipated twelfth novel in her Lords of the Underworld series, now available in paperback on November 22, 2016! Order your copy today!


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THE DARKEST TORMENT Synopsis:

Can Beauty tame her Beast?
Driven to his death by the demon of Distrust, Baden spent centuries in purgatory. Now he's back, but at what cost? Bound to the king of the underworld, an even darker force, he's unable to withstand the touch of another…and he's quickly devolving into a heartless assassin with an uncontrollable temper. Things only get worse when a mission goes awry and he finds himself saddled with a bride—just not his own.
Famed dog trainer Katarina Joelle is forced to marry a monster to protect her loved ones. When she's taken hostage by the ruthless, beautiful Baden immediately after the ceremony, she's plunged into a war between two evils—with a protector more dangerous than the monsters he hunts. They are meant to be enemies, but neither can resist the passion burning between them…and all too soon the biggest threat is to her heart.
But as Baden slips deeper into the abyss, she'll have to teach him to love…or lose him forever.
Includes Q&A featuring J. R. Ward, Jeaniene Frost, Nalini Singh and more!

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Author pic- Gena ShowalterAbout Gena Showalter:   Gena Showalter is the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of over fifty books, including the acclaimed Lords of the Underworld and Angels of the Dark series, and the White Rabbit Chronicles. She writes sizzling paranormal romance, heartwarming contemporary romance, and unputdownable young adult novels, and lives in Oklahoma City with her family and menagerie of dogs. Visit her at genashowalter.com.    

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Blog Tour: The Darkest Torment | Gena Showalter

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Gena Showalter’s THE DARKEST TORMENT is coming in paperback! The Queen of Paranormal Romance, USA TODAY bestselling author Gena Showalter, returns with THE DARKEST TORMENT, the eagerly anticipated twelfth novel in her Lords of the Underworld series! Order your copy today!

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About THE DARKEST TORMENT:
Can Beauty tame her Beast? 

Driven to his death by the demon of Distrust, Baden spent centuries in purgatory. Now he's back, but at what cost? Bound to the king of the underworld, an even darker force, he's unable to withstand the touch of another…and he's quickly devolving into a heartless assassin with an uncontrollable temper. Things only get worse when a mission goes awry and he finds himself saddled with a bride—just not his own.

Famed dog trainer Katarina Joelle is forced to marry a monster to protect her loved ones. When she's taken hostage by the ruthless, beautiful Baden immediately after the ceremony, she's plunged into a war between two evils—with a protector more dangerous than the monsters he hunts. They are meant to be enemies, but neither can resist the passion burning between them…and all too soon the biggest threat is to her heart.

But as Baden slips deeper into the abyss, she'll have to teach him to love…or lose him forever.

Includes Q&A featuring J. R. Ward, Jeaniene Frost, Nalini Singh and more!

EXCERPT

Rage mixed with possessiveness and lust, heating Baden from head to toe. Steaming him. He closed in on Katarina at last, dropped to his knees and cupped hers, spreading her legs with a single push. She watched him, wide-eyes sparkling, but she didn’t protest as he moved between her thighs. Her breath caught as he leaned in, flattening his palms on the coffee table where she sat to cage her with his strength.
“What are you doing?” she asked softly. Tremors rocked her sweet little body. Behind her, sunlight streamed through an oversize oval window, illuminating the dust motes dancing between them.
She had used him. At the moment, he didn’t care. He wanted to mark her. Had to prove she belonged to him, and only to him.
“Your loyalty is to me,” he said. As he inhaled, she exhaled; as she inhaled, he exhaled; they were breathing each other’s breaths. “You need me to survive in this world. To protect you and our dogs.”
“I soooo don’t need—”
“Oh, but you do.” He slowly dragged his tongue between the seam of her lips. Liiiick. Tasting her sweetness, savoring it.
She gasped his name, jerking as if hit by a bolt of white- lightning. “I’m not doing this. Not with you.”
“You are. You want more, krásavica, so let me give you more.”
She shook her head.  “You don’t like me anymore.”
“I don’t think you like me anymore, either. Does it really matter?” He still burned for her. “I want you.”
She leaned toward him, melting, only to catch herself. She cursed his name and plucked at the collar of his shirt. “You’re too old for me. Way too old.”
“Age didn’t bother you earlier, when you were grinding on my thighs.” As she sputtered for a response, he added, “You’re too weak for me, but I got over it.”
“I’m not too—you know what? It doesn’t matter. You were a temporary distraction then and you’re a temporary distraction now. Despite our unsuitability, you can still give me an orgasm. One I deserve after putting up with you.”
He knew they were temporary, but her blasé attitude was far from appreciated. However, admonishing her would have been counterproductive to his goal: getting her into his arms, achieving the ultimate satisfaction.
She tangled her fingers in his hair. “You better give me the pleasure you promised me before I change my mind about this.”
There would be no changing her mind. He scowled even as he traced his tongue over her lips. This time, her tongue emerged to greet him. Flames of arousal spread through him, a blistering wild fire that couldn’t be stopped. There was pain because of skin to skin contact, as usual, but it didn’t compare to his need.
The beast protested. She’s our betrayer. She means to harm…means to…She tasted of mint and whipped cream.  She’s dessert.
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And don’t miss the previous titles in the Lords of the Underworld Series!

THE DARKEST NIGHT

THE DARKEST KISS

THE DARKEST PLEASURE

THE DARKEST WHISPER

THE DARKEST PASSION

THE DARKEST LIE

THE DARKEST SECRET

THE DARKEST SURRENDER

THE DARKEST SEDUCTION

THE DARKEST CRAVING

THE DARKEST TOUCH

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About Gena Showalter: Gena Showalter is the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of over fifty books, including the acclaimed Lords of the Underworld and Angels of the Dark series, and the White Rabbit Chronicles. She writes sizzling paranormal romance, heartwarming contemporary romance, and unputdownable young adult novels, and lives in Oklahoma City with her family and menagerie of dogs. Visit her at genashowalter.com.        

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Book Review: Dark Vision | Debbie Johnson

Imagine if you went your entire life not knowing who you really were or ever being able to enjoy the simple pleasure of human touch. This is the life that Lily McCain has had. She considers herself cursed with the ability to see the future of those she touches, and it is a heavy burden that she has to carry. Her whole life comes into question with the appearance of a sexy and mysterious stranger who if he is to believed, holds the key to Lily’s true identity. Also the majority of the novel is set in my home city of Liverpool, so I had a wonderful sense of location which added to my enjoyment if the book. 

This book by Debbie Johnson is the first of her Paranormal Romance novels that I have read and I LOVED it. Debbie is better known for her hilarious romance novels which I love, but reading this has made feel the need to pester her to write more Paranormal Romance.  Fingers crossed one day she will (HINT HINT Debbie!).
Lily McCain is a great character, she’s a tough but caring scouse girl and I love her despite her issues with relationship and human touch. She is a girl who doesn’t take anything from anyone and can really hold her own against even the most controlling and stubborn of men. Gabriel! Who is hot and infuriating at the same time. Although I must add I have a soft spot for Lucien, but you will understand that when you read this book. 

We have a wonderful cast of characters who all have their part to play in how this epic story unfolds. Pay attention to Carmel as well, who is Lily’s best friend, she is a fab character who has some amazingly funny things to say along the way.
I already have the second book in this series and am looking forward to starting it when I slim town my TBR pile a little. 

The only thing I would say is that the cover of book one isn’t exactly great, I feel that the publishers could have done much better with this but it does not reflect at all on the book itself which is fab. So please don’t let the cover put you off. The cover for book two however is FABULOUS!!!

I gave this epic paranormal romance a sexy and magical 10/10

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Debbie Johnson is a best-selling author who lives and works in Liverpool, where she divides her time between writing, caring for a small tribe of children and animals, and not doing the housework. She writes romance, fantasy and crime - which is as confusing as it sounds!

Her latest book, The Birthday That Changed Everything (HarperCollins), has been described by Sunday Times best-selling novelist Milly Johnson as 'a lovely, emotion-filled, giggle-inducing story.'


Her other romantic comedy best-sellers include Cold Feet at Christmas, Pippa's Cornish Dream and Never Kiss a Man in a Christmas Jumper. Her next tale, The Comfort Food Cafe, will be out on HarperImpulse in May 2016.


You can find her supernatural crime thriller, Fear No Evil, featuring Liverpool PI Jayne McCartney, on Amazon, published by Maze/Avon Books.


Debbie also writes urban fantasy, set in modern day Liverpool. Dark Vision and the follow-up Dark Touch are published by Del Rey UK, and earned her the title 'a Liverpudlian Charlaine Harris' from The Guardian.

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