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He stood as tall as Zacharel, with hair so thick and luxurious any woman would covet it. The mass was a symphony of colors, shades of flax interspaced with caramel, chocolate and coffee. His eyes were a deep, fathomless blue, and his hauntingly lovely face something out of a catalog--or the heavens-- and completely at odds with his warrior's body. Annabelle gasped as if she had just spotted something precious, and Zacharel could only gnash his teeth in irritation.
She yours? Paris, keeper of the demon of Promiscuity, grinned slowly and with a satisfaction that only increased Zacharel's irritation. The horrible clang of metal against metal--then metal popping through flesh and into bone. Grunts and groans sounded. Shock and confusion blasted through her, holding her immobile. War had broken out, but all Annabelle could do was stand there, clutching the collar of Zacharel's robe. Their timing leaves something to be desired. They should have burst into the office much earlier," he added more loudly.
Smears of blood covered the walls and floor, though she could tell someone had tried to wipe them away. Other than that, there was no sign that a battle had taken place. Four bloodstained male warriors and the three females stood in the center of the room, each studying her with avid interest. She would have studied them right back, but then she caught sight of Burden, still at his desk, his cheek pressed into the surface and a blade poised at the center of his neck, between two ridges of spine.
A horribly scarred man held that blade with a steady hand. We have questions, and he has answers. Zacharel smiled the cruelest of his grins. I told you I brought no angels with me, and unlike you, I'm a man of my word. But I didn't make any promises about demons, did I? Allow me to introduce you to the Lords of the Underworld.
The Lords!!! Oh Baby, it's the Lords!!!! Why, yes Yes I am! Apr 02, Kira rated it it was amazing Shelves: Eating strawberries I literally stopped my hand midway to my mouth and stared. I need some of that HOW has this book gotten so many 4 and 5 star reviews? The characters were flat and underdeveloped, the dialogue didn't flow, the sex scenes were lukewarm at best, the overuse of ellipses Like this: Now am I being a little nitpicky?
But I can overlook stuff like this if the writing is solid, and unfortunately, Ms. Showalter's writing just isn't. All that stuff aside, the WORST part of this book was the purple prose, most of which didn't even make a damn lick of sense.
An actual quote from the book: Showalter's comparing the taste of Annabelle's tongue to "sultry midnights"? How about this one: This is absurd, and makes me wonder if Ms.
Showalter even knows the meaning of the word. I was not impressed with the first book in the LOTU series, but I was willing to give the author another try. View all 3 comments. Loved this book! Loved this couple!
View all 32 comments. Mar 30, Exina rated it liked it Shelves: I pre-ordered his book in January, and after months of waiting, I was looking forward to knowing "ultracold" Zacharel's behaviour in romantic situations Wicked Nights is the first installment of the Angels of the Dark series, which is a Lords of the Underworld spin-off. The story revolves around his life, his deeds, and his future.
Someone wants to take revenge on him, wants him to pay for a deed he was forced to do long time ago. Although Zacharel did his best, he unintentionally hurt this person.
Since then, he suffers extremely because of it, and is sentenced to slow death himself. Meanwhile, his Deity wants to teach him a lesson about the true essence of their mission, their true task.
Zacharel hopes to be a member of the Elite Seven, but as yet he is not aware of the basic idea of being an angel. So the lesson is necessary. First it seems too cruel, but when the Deity explains it, it is so clear, so obvious. At the beginning of the story, I felt like Annabelle was a catalyst, a tool for starting and keeping the events in motion.
She is not his equal as a main character. She also suffers from this inequality in the story, from a different aspect, of course. Fortunately, she has the strength to become an equal partner of Zacharel. She is brave, smart, funny, and observant. Annabelle has spirit; she is filled with hope, she never gives up. I loved her teasing, and nicknames for Zacharel. They could have been suspenseful, but I felt them ineffective.
There is only one twist in the story, but that one is shocking. The awaited resolution-scene comes too late, only at the end. The fight with the antagonist is too short, too hasty. The erotic scenes are kind of boring and faint. They are moderate and mannered: Something is missing, maybe the heat. Romance, drama, and action are in appropriate amount in the novel, but their presentment is often superficial and depth-less.
I was not absorbed by the story. Sadly, I remained an outsider. The cover is beautiful. So far, it is the cover of the year. Originally posted on my blog on June 28, My favorite quotes. View all 4 comments. Maybe the worst book I have read this year. I'm no literary expert, I read fluff, smut, smuff, I read romance, scifi, fantasy, urban fantasy and I'll be the first to admit my tastes aren't very glamorous.
I'm not that hard to please So when I pick up a book like this and it is so resoundingly awful, I feel it is my duty to let everyone know. I ended up finishing it just so I could write this scathing Maybe the worst book I have read this year.
I ended up finishing it just so I could write this scathing review. In general, this author tries to be gritty, dirty and bad, she was trying to write this story about the ugly side of heaven She's too cutesy, and fluffy, and it didn't work. First, the circumstances that got Annabelle into that institute for the criminally insane were just dumb.
On the day she turned 18, this girl supposedly killed her parents with a knife and chopped their bodies up in daylight , then she called and sat over her brother until they came.
They got her because she had a knife in her hand that she had grabbed to protect herself, after her parents were murdered. First of all, the knife would have had no blood on the blade, and even if it were cleaned, a forensics lab would have been able to tell you that. Even though she had just turned 18, any good lawyer would have had her tried as a minor.
Also, when you're in "jail" or in Annabell's case, an institute for the criminally insane, you do not have your hands cuffed behind your back on a regular basis, unless you're being transported somewhere. That sort of treatment is considered abusive because it can do permanent damage to your ligaments. In a criminally insane institution, you would have been cuffed in front with leather straps, and your hands would have been linked by a chain to your cuffed ankles.
They also tend to have cameras everywhere, and I doubt that there would be so much abuse going on between the administrators and the patients. Also, if you were randomly attached by demons no one else could see, don't you think people would wonder about the random cuts and scrapes you got, seemingly out of mid-air?
Economics and punishment in the Angel world also made no sense. Why the hell would an angel have to pay to live in a "cloud" or to live anywhere? And seriously, the author could not have come up with something less simple for them to live inside of, instead of a cloud?
Why are bad angels punished with violence? That also made no sense. I think we all learned over the past few thousand years that flogging doesn't really solve anything I also don't believe for a second that if an angel is anything like a human, how one like Zacherel could have gone through thousands of years of his life without once having had sex or at least a friggin' hard on.
He was an adolescent once, one with mary-sue like abilities and he had a writhing mass of humans and otherworldly beings at his beck and call Yeah, no.
Also, I did not once understand how he could have been attracted to Annabelle. Annabelle was a bitchy, angsty, whiny, adolescent child who was supposedly 22 years old.
Apparently Zach's essentia latched onto her, and he didn't have a choice. Annabelle was such an awful person with no attractive or redeemable qualities. She was also incredibly dumb, anytime Zach told her he was leaving a room, she would get all angsty and wonder if that was him dumping her. Ahhh my goodness, I wanted to grab some bouncy balls and tape them to her anatomy, because I knew she didn't have the ability to grow a pair.
She would have been the most angsty and emo person to have ever lived, if it was not for Zacharel and his QQing over his dead brother. Did it annoy anyone else that he had this black spot growing on his chest, but didn't really care?
At least he stood up for himself at times and sort of tried to shake the dumb out of Annabelle. I also know I don't need to read any of the other books by this author because she introduced her other characters to the reader, and I hated them all.
So that's a relief! Okay, there were other things about this book that I didn't like, but I think I am done with this review. I am going to go read some paranormal romance that is actually good now, bye! Oct 28, Melanie rated it it was amazing Shelves: I absolutely loved it! Paranormal romance used to be my all-time favorite, numero uno, top choice when it came to reading However, it seems like the genre is just so overloaded with mediocre and crap books these days, it's hard to find and latch onto something exciting and new.
Turns out, there was no need to be wary. We first met aloof, sexy badass Angel Zacharel in 'The Darkest Secret' and it was a panty-melting experience. His arrogance and continued cold-indifference have landed him in trouble with the Deity and he now finds himself leading an army of badass Angel misfits. Trouble is, there is little to no respect between Zacharel and his new army, and they are struggling and pretty much failing to work together.
When they are called in to defeat a horde of demons attacking an institution for the criminally insane, Zacharel meets a beautiful inmate, Annabelle, who manages to crack his ice-cold facade. She is the intended target of the demons and while he can't understand why he's drawn to her, he decides to free her anyway And when Zacharel begins to feel for the first time in eons, trust and respect begins to grow between him and his warriors.
There were a lot of twists and turns in 'Wicked Nights', and the last pages were especially gripping.
I'll admit that I believed I knew where the book was heading fairly early on - and it does indeed turn out somewhat like I expected Showalter manages to pack in a few unexpected surprises and follows through with a thrilling climax. When all was said and done, I was left completely satisfied and antsy for more! I can't wait for Koldo's story - bring on more 'Angels of the Dark'! View all 6 comments. Posted on Under the Covers From the amazing author who brought you the Lords of the Underworld comes a new world were angels toe the line between darkness and light.
Burdened by the Deity to be the leader of a group of badass angels, Zacharel is forced to lead and receive punishment for any misdeeds they commit. In this group there is Thane, Bjorn, Xerxes and Koldo. All of w Posted on Under the Covers From the amazing author who brought you the Lords of the Underworld comes a new world were angels toe the line between darkness and light.
All of which are tortured souls waiting to exact revenge on someone or something. I thoroughly enjoyed this book! I have been a fan of Showalter for some time now and firmly believe that her writing has improved with each book.
Her writing has become more descriptive, more tighter and the proof is in the pages. Gena has been working her butt off and you can totally see the improvements in each subsequent book. Probably the biggest reason I loved this book is because I adored the hero and heroine. Zacharel is a virgin — need I say more? Here, case in point: Annabelle alternately marveled at the change in him and at the luminosity of the full moon.
Other humans gave him a wide berth, nearly flattening themselves against the building walls to widen the distance between them. Annabelle danced around him, grinning. You just did. Zacharel is adorable! While I thought the book lacked the thread that should have pulled the plot forward, I found that I really enjoyed the ending. Showalter pulls a little twist at the ending that I really enjoyed and it really stirred the pot up! For fans of the LOTU, there are a lot of cameos in this book.
Now I am jonesing for a taste of Koldo and Xerxes. Out of all the other angels, they stood out to me the most. If Showalter continues to write like this for her next books, there is no doubt that the Angels of the Dark series will be just as successful as the Lords of the Underworld. View all 13 comments. I was stuck for a while teetering on 4 stars probably because I'm in such a book funk. I have been needing romance.. But when it came it was beyond satisfying and I had tears streaming which catapulted this straight to 5 stars.
I adored Zacharel and Annabelle was so feisty and funny at times. I will definitely be checking out the other angels st I was stuck for a while teetering on 4 stars probably because I'm in such a book funk. I will definitely be checking out the other angels stories. View all 7 comments. Mar 16, Kaila rated it really liked it Shelves: Everyone takes about her Lords of the Underworld series and here I am only just starting her spin-off series. I totally understand why everyone is addicted to these books, Wicked Nights was amazing!
It was sweet, funny and had angels in it!! Angels are by far my favourite paranormal being to read about, but I just haven't found 4. Angels are by far my favourite paranormal being to read about, but I just haven't found many angel books that Ive really connected to.
The angels in this book are sexy, edgy and super cute although they'd probably kill me for saying so! Zacharel is the commander of a brutal angel army who all seem to be on the brink of falling. They're all a force to be reckoned with but Zacharel is by far the most likely to lose his wings as he is seen as too cold hearted, dangerous and too ruthless of heaven.
He has never cared about collateral damage or taking human lives whilst destroying demons Zacharel experiences desire like he never has before and will try everything to claim the human for as his own. Annabelle Miller has spent the last four years locked away in a mental institute for the criminally insane accused of killing her parents.
Nobody believes her when she talks about the demon who killed her parents or the other demons that seem to follow her everywhere. Zacharel might be her only salvation, but their relationship grows to become much more than just Zacharel protecting Annabelle. Their desire for each other grows, but how can an angel love someone who has been claimed by a demon.
It was addictive, funny and constantly entertaining. The world that Gena Showalter created is so rich and phenomenally detailed, I was thinking about it long after it was finished. The angels were so uniquely created and described.
There were unique aspects about them that I've never read before and I absolutely loved diving into the world and getting to know all about the paranormal beings and magic system. Usually I get bored about history, politics and backstories but I was drawn into every word about these angels. I am well and truly hooked! I have no specific negative comments about this book, however, it did take me a while to get connected to the story.
I think this was may be to do with me being extremely busy whilst I was reading the book so I never had time to just sit down and get fully immersed in the story. There was also a lot of history and hierarchy explanations at the start which took a while for me to fully get my head around. But this really wasn't a big issue for me and overall, I really enjoyed the book!
I just wish I could have sat down and binge read it instead of being constantly interrupted how rude of life to interrupt my reading time!! They had an enormous amount of chemistry as well as great banter, some super sweet moments and an overwhelming desire to protect each other. At the start of the book, Zacharel is basically emotionless and has a very hard time understanding human fancies, emotions and vulnerabilities.
It was actually hilarious to read about him stumbling over these newfound emotions and desires after meeting Annabelle. He developed so much over the book and by the end he was sweet, protective but still hot as hell! I thought he was such an adorable character and I loved him to pieces! His character also meshed so well with Annabelle who I also love because she was a strong, stubborn and feisty women with a heart of gold.
Together they made such a perfect character and I revelled in every moment they spent together and how much they developed throughout the book. Even though I haven't read the Lords of the Underworld series , I found it super easy to get to know the characters and understand where they fit in the story.
The minor characters were such a grea influence on the book and brought so much more fun and entertainment. Whilst I was reading and loving Annabelle and Zacharel's story, at the same time I was excited to read about these other characters.
Without a doubt I'm continuing this series as well as the author's other series. View 2 comments.
I still adored it. It's a cute, charming and awesome story. I like the characters; I find no wrongs in them and I like the story. I don't love it, but I like it. Well enough to at least re-read it, obviously: Though, it's not the best angel book out there, it's still worth re- reading.
Angel Boy. Colonel Curls, or whatever you want to be called. I'm done asking, so now Re-read: I'm done asking, so now I'm commanding. Free me. Will I read this again in the future?
Who knows if I'll do it again? Rating - 3. First read review: Good written, awesome story, and nice characters! I give the book 4 stars: View all 8 comments.
PNR Lovers. Book 1 in Angels of the Dark series Zacharel is cold blooded, he feels no emotion. His cold hearted mentality will leave him wingless if he does not change his ways. Now with a gang of angel misfits Zacharel must learn to melt the ice in his chest while teaching his misfit army of Angels to do the same by showing compassion and respect for human life.
Annabelle Miller has spent the last four years of her life in a hospital for the criminally insane for the murder of her parents. Problem is Annabelle did not commit the crime. A demon did, of course when she tells the police " A monster did it" that does not help her case. A Demon king wants Annabelle and he sends out demons to track her on a regular basis.
Fighting has become her lifestyle and she refuses to let the demons win. So when an Angel appears she holds out a little hope that he will save her. How can Zacharel save Anna when he has not felt emotions such as sympathy for over a millennium? And how long will it take for him to realize that they share a common enemy? Soon the ice cold Angel with the piercing green eyes will learn that love is more powerful than anything he has EVER experienced. Thoughts The book started pretty slow for me but when it picked up it really got my attention.
As always the world building was awesome and Showalter even had a cameo in there with some of my fave Lords of the Underworld which i loved! I also loved Thane can't wait for his book the guy had me laughing out loud often. The twist was good though i saw it coming about 2 seconds before it happened. Annabelle- Anna has become one of my fave PNR heroines.
She was fun fierce and female just the way I like them! She kicked all ass and was willing to make the ultimate sacrifice if need be. Zacharel- Started off very cold and at times ignorant. And i guess with some things he really was ignorant to his credit he is considered to be like most Angels innocent and nonchalant. However Anna heated his cold blood quickly making him crave things he never knew he wanted.
Like Love, Sex and Cookies. Now go forth and read. Then come tell us about it on Goodreads! View all 9 comments. Oct 27, Katie babs rated it it was amazing.
A few angels have popped up in her Lords of the Underworld series, specifically, Lysander. Zacharel has the same mind set as Lysander. These angels are all rejects, and Zacharel is in charge of keeping them in line while they battle the demons of the underworld that cause havoc on Earth. Zacharel does care because his Deity takes it out on his hide, literally, if any angels kill innocent humans while taking down demons. During the latest battle on Earth, Zacharel ends up at a mental institutional for the criminally insane.
For some reason the demons want to get inside. When Zacharel enters the building, he comes in contact with a drugged woman tied down to a gurney. He thinks nothing of her until he notices the demons want to hurt her. Annabelle sees demons everywhere. They stalk her because she has been claimed by a powerful demon. She has no idea how or why this has happened. Zacharel decides to take her up to heaven and keep her safe in his cloud until he can figure out why Annabelle has been marked.
Soon enough Annabelle breaks through his defenses and he starts developing feelings for her. Together they join forces and soon their lessons become passionate and all consuming where Zacharel will move heaven and earth to claim his Anna forever. Wicked Nights is wicked awesome.
Gena continually gets better with every book she writes. Annabelle is fierce, strong, no weeping hides in the corner, TSTL heroine. She fights back with everything inside of her.
Her strength is what attracts Zacharel to her. Watching him fall for Anna is beyond delicious. Annabelle reaches deep inside of him and makes his heart beat, as well as bleed for her. Zacharel comes to respect them throughout this story.
The issues Zacharel has on his own, the realizations he had with Annabelle and then the relationship with those he leads really add different layers to the story. Zacharel has to navigate through all the emotions that accompany him. He has no clue how to deal at first since he locked his heart away a long time ago.
The ending revealed a shock but the author left hints if you were paying attention. It was a great read. One person found this helpful. Just Wow! I loved this book! I'm a huge Gena Showalter fan and read all of the Lords of the Underworld series so of course I knew about Zacharel somewhat and was excited to know he was going to get his own book. Now I'm loving all of the other Angels of the Dark and want to know about them as well.
The first book in this series introduces us to Zacharel's army of misfits All of which are supposed to be lead by Zacharel, who himself has been punished by the Deity for his own transgressions. The pain that Zacharel has carried for centuries has hardened him and not allowed him to open up to anyone for any reason Enter Annabelle The immediate response from Zacharel when he met Annabelle was exactly how I thought it would be Of course he chalked it up to "finding out why the demons were after her" and not his feelings at all but we all knew why he did it.
Now I will tell you that I strongly recommend you read the Lords of the Underworld Series first because it really sets the scene with the Deity and the Titans and Greeks and the battle that is brewing in the heavens. But I believe you could still enjoy this book if you didn't.
And finally I can't believe I didn't see that coming and it brought a tear to my eyes when he had to make his choice. On to the next book Koldo's story! See all reviews. site Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about site Giveaway. This item: Wicked Nights Angels of the Dark Book 1. Set up a giveaway.
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