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The Darkest Promise (Lords of the Underworld Book 13) by [Showalter, Gena]
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New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter returns with a sizzling Lords of the Underworld story about an iron-willed sovereign and the somber beauty who melts him with a glance...
Possessed by the demon of Misery, Cameo isn’t allowed to experience joy. If she dares, her memory is wiped clean. With no other recourse, she sneaks into a land more fantastical than any fairytale, determined to find the one man with the key to her redemption. 
Lazarus the Cruel and Unusual rules his kingdom with unwavering focus: to build his army and annihilate his enemies. Nothing distracts him — until Cameo. He is relentless in his quest to make her smile...and seduce her into his bed.
As dark forces conspire against them, threatening to destroy the fragile bond they've forged, the once-calm Lazarus grows crazed. Every heart-stopping kiss and wicked touch causes Cameo to teeter on the brink of happiness. But if she falls, she risks forgetting him forever… 


"One of the premier authors of paranormal romance. Gena Showalter delivers an utterly spell-binding story!"

-Kresley Cole, #1 New York Times bestselling author

"Gena Showalter never fails to dazzle."
-Jeaniene Frost, New York Times bestselling author

"Showalter…rocks me every time!"
-Sylvia Day, #1 New York Times bestselling author

"Showalter writes fun, sexy characters you fall in love with!"
-Lori Foster, New York Times bestselling author

"Showalter makes romance sizzle on every page!"
-Jill Shalvis, New York Times bestselling author

"A fascinating premise, a sexy hero and non-stop action, The Darkest Night is Showalter at her finest."

-New York Times bestselling author Karen Marie Moning

"Gena Showalter is a romantic genius."
-San Francisco Book Review

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Publisher: MIRA (1 July 2017)
  • Sold by: Harlequin Australia
  • Language: English
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #13,194 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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4.0 out of 5 stars The hero's named "Lazarus the Cruel and Unusual". What could be better? 4 April 2017
By ConstantReader - Published on
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Cameo, the only female among the Lords of the Underworld, finally has her own book. She also has a terrific man as her hero: Lazarus, the Cruel and Unusual. Explaining who he is and what he does would only cause spoilers, so I'll just say that at least one of the Lords (a straight one!) said (half joking) he'd consider having Lazarus' baby. He's able to kick the Lords' butts, deal with Cameo's demon of Misery, and even makes her smile. Even better, the search for Pandora's box is finally getting somewhere. More detail is given on the history of it's creation, what it contains, what it can do and even where it is. Again, don't want to give out spoilers. The only criticism I have is that this book has much less of Showalter's smart mouthed heroine LOL lines. That's probably because the heroine here is the Keeper of Misery. Still, it's a great read and a necessary one if you're a fan of the Lords of the Underworld, and their world of immortals.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Cameo (Keeper of Demon of Misery) and Lazarus the Cruel and Unusual 15 April 2017
By Misuzmama - Published on
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Another good book in the Lords of the Underworld series, although they are getting a bit repetitive at this point. Cameo and Lazarus romance is so similar to Showalter's other Lords books. In order to be free to love the hero, or heroine in this case, he/she must "overcome" or "make peace" with their demon. This usually involves some sort of adventure looking for some kind of object to help with that process, during which the two fall madly in love. And, of course, the ending needs to have a death or a semi death and possible "resurrection". Oh yeah, and the H/h dislike each other in the beginning.

I hate to complain because the writing is really good and the characters are well developed and this is a really good book * but I think this series has run its course. How man books/novellas are there? 15+? Thats a lot. Maybe a spinoff in the same world would be better.

And is anyone else sick and tired of waiting for William's book?!?!? I understand teasing and cliffhangers but its gotten ridiculous already. Please just get it done with or without Gillian I don't care at this point.

***Timeline at the end of the book includes highlights from all the past Lords of the Underworld books. Excellent reference guide.

*I was given the advanced readers copy of this book in exchange for an unbiased review.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good, but not great. 31 March 2017
By J. Howard - Published on
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I rate most of Ms. Showalter's books a good 5 stars. I enjoyed but the plot seemed to jump more rather frequently than I would like from one scene to the next. Also, it is difficult to relate to Cameo - Misery - in that she sees everything in (of course) such a miserable light! Lazarus, instead of giving her any hope in her attraction to him, stays close-mouthed, which doesn't help either of them. You know that eventually they will work it out, accompanied by all the other Lords (and ladies) of the Underworld, but it took a long time to get to that point!
4.0 out of 5 stars Misery does love company, especially when he is tall, dark and handsome. 24 April 2017
By Michelle L. Beck - Published on
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I enjoy Gena Showalter’s Lords of the Underworld Series. They always have just the right amount of action and romance, and are traditionally easy to read and offer several hours of pure entertainment. Simply stated, The Darkest Promise was no different.

Fans of the series have been waiting to see Cameo find true happiness, which has been difficult since she is possessed by the demon “Misery”. The demon Misery lives to make everyone miserable, especially Cameo. The demon’s very voice drives people mad to the point that they would consider suicide. Well, all but one person, Lazarus. The only problem, Cameo doesn’t remember their last encounter – she allows Misery to wipe her memory clean - and is afraid to let him into her heart. She only wants to locate the remaining artifacts that could change her life and those of her friends forever. They want to be demon free.

Lazarus, the Cruel and Unusual, wants two things. (1) He wants revenge and (2) for Cameo to remember how she feels about him. They are meant to be together although she may prove to be his greatest weakness. The more he loves, the more he is destined to follow in his father’s footsteps…his body encased in a crystallized tomb. Is love worth his impending doom?

I enjoy how Showalter provides some symbols of hope. For example, Cameo’s butterfly tattoo and the constant mention of Lazarus being followed by butterflies, as well as being known as “The Butterfly King” did not escape me. Brilliant! They are destined to spend a lifetime together. Seeing the evolution of Cameo and Lazarus’ love and finding out how secrets can form perceptions, all yielded a very satisfying read. I also enjoyed the Insider’s Guide (because I had forgotten some of the back stories of some of the characters) as well as the Glossary of terms/plays. It was great seeing some of the characters that I have grown to enjoy in the series. And finally, I can’t wait to see what happens to the Lords in the future. We have the impending showdown between Hades & Lucifer, and a possible romance for Viola.
3.0 out of 5 stars Not a favorite, just me? 20 April 2017
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I normally like Showalters books but this one just seemed too "wordy"..normally something I wouldn't complain about! Having to constantly go through the characters full names ie: Lazarus the Cruel & Unusual. SPOILER ALERT*****Our female lead, Cameo, has the Demon of Misery inside of her. Lazarus believes she may be the one he needs..for just 1 night. Cameo needs to be rid of her demon without dying. The demon can remove her memories at will and any love she may feel. Like all Showalter's books this has plenty of sex & angst. There is a much needed Insiders Guide included in this book. If you are just starting series with this book I think it will take a bit to get the hang of it..

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