Book Review: Into the Dark by: Gena Showalter

Pages: 384 pages

Received: Netgalley

Publish Date:  April 27, 2010

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Book Blurb: 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 . . .  

Book Review in Pieces:

The Darkest Fire:
This was a nice little story, even with the death and knowing the ending from the beginning. The two characters in this book are actually very good for each other. I think there is good chemistry and an excellent story. This story reminded me somewhat of P.C. Cast's 'Goddess of the Rose' as well.  Just a thought, it's a Beauty and the Beast tale with hell, demons, and lots of fire.
The Amazon's Curse:
I haven't read many of Ms. Showalter's Atlantis series book as of yet. So I didn't know these characters like I knew of the characters in the previous story. This one was pretty short and to the point. The characters were already in love they just were having uh...issues. It was quickly resolved and there was a seriously sensual scene and everyone was happy. It was a very nice little story. I did have problems trying to figure out why Nola could be touched all of a sudden but I didn't want to over analyze it.

The Darkest Fire:
This is a short story about the Greek goddess Nike and the titan God Atlas. It offers a good glimpse at life in Tartarus, the location of the jailed Greek pantheon. Atlas and Nike have a weird and twisted relationship, you will see what I mean when you read the story. All in all this was a short, hot, explosive story. I liked it.

Book Extras:
There are a ton of awesome extras at the end of this book. A great interview at the end of the book, Kresley Cole does the interview with Gena Showalter. I heart them both, so it was awesome! The rest of the extras are like a LOTU companion guide. LOVE IT!

For more information or for purchasing visit Gena Showalter's webpage.


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  1. Great review of this book!
    I love Ms. Showlater's books!!

  2. Nice review, sounds like an interesting read. I really like the cover, dark and sexy ;)


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