Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Wicked Nights, by Gena Showalter {Giveaway!!}

I'm holding a week-long giveaway for a chance to win a copy of this book. If you'd like to enter, be sure to scroll down to the bottom of this post to find out about the rules!


Leader of the most powerful army in the heavens, Zacharel has been deemed nearly too dangerous, too ruthless--and if he isn't careful, he'll lose his wings. But this warrior with a heart of ice will not be deterred from his missions at any cost...until a vulnerable human tempts him with a carnal pleasure he's never known before.

Accused of a crime she did not commit, Annabelle Miller has spent four years in an institution for the criminally insane. Demons track her every move, and their king will stop at nothing to have her. Zacharel is her only hope for survival, but is the brutal angel with a touch as hot as hell her salvation--or her ultimate damnation?

 I don't think that it's a secret I love Gena Showalter's books, especially her Lords of the Underworld series. When I found out there was a spin-off series, I was excited. When I found out the first book was about Zacharel.. I almost hesitated. Don't get me wrong, I'm not bias - I love the angels, demons and other supernaturals that pop up in Showalter's books just as much as the Lords. But, Zacharel? He's so serious! Could there really be a girl out there that would turn him around like the heroines in my LoTU books? Not too be too spoiler-ific but, after reading Wicked Nights, I can definitely answer this with a resounding YES!

At the beginning, there is no mistaking that the Zacharel we encountered briefly in the Lords of the Underworld books is exactly the same Zacharel that we are introduced to here.. just as serious as ever. Then there's Annabelle, who is a bit on the vulnerable side but still has a hard, kick-ass side to her. Honestly, I think she has to have that hard side to live through all of the things that she has in order to live to see another day. The chemistry between the two is pretty explosive from the very beginning, though not necessarily the way that you would think. It's fun to see these characters evolve into what I would consider almost better, stronger versions of themselves throughout the story - as well as seeing the attraction between the two build up and explode. 

Like all of Showalter's books, the story doesn't just revolve around the romance between the two main characters. There is an amazing plot to this book that doesn't just center around these two, though it does definitely involve them. This plot just scratches on the surface of what is the beginning of a major storyline in the Angels of the Dark series. After reading this story, I don't think this new spin-off could have started with a better main character than what it did. There are also a ton of supporting characters that you will fall in love with, some you have met before if you've read the Lords of the Underworld series - including some of the Lords themselves! 

I know that I have mentioned the Lords of the Underworld a lot in this review because I'm a little obsessed with that series. Make no mistake though, you will NOT get lost in this book if you've never read that series before. While there are references, the Angels of the Dark series is an entirely different brand with it's own story that may run parallel to the other story but definitely does not run on the same story. 

If you're a huge Gena Showalter fan like me, make no mistake that you WILL love this book. If you've never read her books before but you like paranormal romance, you will definitely fall in love with her stories after reading this. Showalter delivers and definitely does not disappoint with her new series. 


Rating: Avg 4.33
Source: Little Bird Publicity



Title: Wicked Nights
Author
: Gena Showalter
Series:
Angels of the Dark
Publisher:
HQN Books
Format:
Paperback, 411 pages
Release Date:
June 26, 2012

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Giveaway!

Thanks to Little Bird Publicity, Harlequin and Gena Showalter, I am to give away a copy of Wicked Nights to one lucky reader!! The rules are simple:

You must live in the US.
You must comment on this post with a VALID e-mail address.
You must get your entry in before Wednesday, July 4th. 

Good luck!!

24 comments:

Beth Moody said...

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Maria pronounced Mariah said...

Me! Me! Pick Me!!!! This is just one of so many fantastic books being released today!

Thanks for the chance!
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donnas said...

Sounds great. Thanks for the chance!

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Barbara E. said...

I'm looking forward to reading Wicked Nights. I think Gena Showalter is such a fantastic writer, I enjoy her work so much.

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June M. said...

I have read some of the the LoTU books and look forward to reading more of her books.
Thank you for hosting the giveaway!
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Bonnie Regan said...
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wanda f said...

Thank you for this chance to win this is my most wanted book.Have a fantastic week
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Michelle @ Oh! For the Love of Books said...

Sounds awesome! Thanks for the giveaway Mf060784@gmail.com

Jessica said...

I love Gena Showalther. She is a great author. Thank you for the giveaway!

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Chi Kittie said...

Thank you ever so much for this awesome giveaway and the chance to win!!

- Beckie
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Di said...

I haven't read Gena's books yet, but everyone seems to enjoy them, so I'd like to .
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Book Flame said...

I was so excited when I heard she was writing this new series.I've been dying to read this one...thanks for the chance to win a copy!

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Melissa (Books and Things) said...

Oh sweet! I would love a chance to win this one.

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Tore said...

I would love to read this book. It sounds very good. Please enter me in contest. I am a follower and email subscriber. Tore923@aol.com

Emily said...

I want to read this one so badly! I love Gena's work!
Thanks so much for the giveaway! :D

Chelsea B. said...

This book sounds amazing. Though, Gena Showalter books usually are :-)

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Jennifer L. Bielman said...

I wanna win so baaaad. Pick me. :)
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tetewa said...

I'm always looking for new series to read, count me in! tWarner419@aol.com

SacredmOOn said...

Gena Showalter is one of my favorite authors. I'm loving the Lords of the Underworld series. I read up to book 3 so far. I can not wait to catch up! Wonderful review!
Thanks for a chance to win!
DeAnna Schultz
sacredmoon1(at)gmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the review. And the chance to win a copy of this fantastic sounding book. I'm also an avid reader of the Lord of the Underworlds series and have been waiting anxiously for the start of this spin-off series. The more I know about the book, the more I want to read it soon. Thanks again!

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Rachel said...

Can't wait to read this book! I am a huge LOTU fan, and was really excited to see that Zachariel has his own book now. Thanks for this chance!

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Jeff Rivera said...

This book sounds unique. Angels and demons? Books like this are very rare. I can't wait to get a copy of this. Thanks for sharing and nice review!

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