Review & Giveaway: The Darkest Seduction by Gena Showalter

Welcome to our stop on Gena Showalter’s LORD OF THE UNDERWORLD series tour! For Romancing the Readers stop we will be reviewing The Darkest Seduction #9 of the Lords of the Underworld Series!

The Darkest Seduction
Lords of the Underworld #9
Gena Showalter
 HQN Books; February 28, 2012

Possessed by the demon of Promiscuity, immortal warrior Paris is irresistibly seductive—but his potent allure comes at a terrible price. Every night he must bed someone new, or weaken and die. And the woman he craves above all others is the one woman he’d thought was forever beyond his reach…until now.

Newly possessed by the demon of Wrath, Sienna Blackstone is racked by a ruthless need to punish those around her. Yet, in Paris’s arms the vulnerable beauty finds soul-searing passion and incredible peace. Until a blood feud between ancient enemies heats up.

Will the battle against gods, angels and creatures of the night bind them eternally– or tear them apart?

Gena Showalter is the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of the spellbinding Lords of the Underworld, Otherworld Assassins, and Angels of the Dark series, as well as two young adult series--Everlife and the White Rabbit Chronicles--and the highly addictive Original Heartbreakers series. In addition to being a National Reader's Choice and two time RITA nominee, her romance novels have appeared in Cosmopolitan (Red Hot Read) and Seventeen magazine. She was interviewed on Nightline and has been mentioned in Orange is the New Black. Her books have been translated in multiple languages.

She’s hard at work on her next novel, a tale featuring an alpha male with a dark side and the strong woman who brings him to his knees. You can learn more about Gena, her menagerie of rescue dogs, and all her upcoming books or

I can't tell you how happy I was to join this tour. There is two reasons why, or maybe a few reasons. One, I love this series and let myself get behind. Two, I thought this was a real good reason to start reading the series again. And three, I really do love her books and love talking about them! 

To be honest I don't know how or why I'm so behind on this series. I use to read them almost the second I got that. In fact, I couldn't wait to read Paris and Sienna story. 

Or at least I thought I couldn't wait! 

It looks like I could since it's now 2016 and this came out in 2012. So what the hell happened? I have no clue. I could blame it on the page count but to be honest the rest of the books are that much shorter. The Darkest Seduction just looks very large and intimidating, very much like the Lords themselves. 

I've even picked it up once or twice with no such luck. So this time I had to read it. And boy and I'm glad. I couldn't figure out what stopped from not reading it before. I really enjoyed, The Darkest Pleasure. It made me laugh one minute and tear up the next. It's the whole romance package. 

So much happens in the story. You won't be able to stop once you start. You see both Paris and Sienna in a different light. They are much more then they appear. I'm keeping secrets here but I can't help myself it's better to learn those secrets for yourself. 

What I loved is that there are so many of the old characters in the story. Even though this is Sienna and Paris story, you catch up with the others and what's going on in their lives too. I like that in a series. The other characters don't need to be front and center, we just need a quick look. 

If you've read The Darkest Seduction or any other book by Gena Showalter I'd love to hear your thoughts. Thanks for visiting and happy reading! 

Here's a look at what's coming next for the Dark Lords! 

The Darkest Torment #12
Out on May 31st.

Click on the cover to pre-order from Amazon

To Follow the Tour
Monday, March 28th: Read Love Blog – Series spotlight
Tuesday, March 29th: Supernatural Snark **The Darkest Craving
Tuesday, March 29th: Booked on a Feeling **The Darkest Night & The Darkest Kiss
Thursday, March 31st: Bewitched Bookworms – spotlight, The Darkest Passion
Friday, April 1st: Reading Reality **The Darkest Touch
Monday, April 4th: Reader Girls **The Darkest Lie
Tuesday, April 5th: Bibliotica **The Darkest Secret
Wednesday, April 6th: Romancing the Book **The Darkest Seduction and The Darkest Craving
Thursday, April 7th: From the TBR Pile **The Darkest Night
Monday, April 11th: Lovely Reads **The Darkest Whisper
Monday, April 11th: Books that Hook **The Darkest Touch
Tuesday, April 12th: Stranded in Chaos **The Darkest Night, The Darkest Kiss, The Darkest Pleasure
Wednesday, April 13th: Romancing the Readers **The Darkest Seduction
Friday, April 15th: Bibliophilia, Please ** The Darkest Night
Monday, April 18th: Stuck in Books – **The Darkest Pleasure


  1. I don't know - I haven't read this series yet

    1. It's really good. She adds a lot of humor in her stories.

  2. Oh it's so hard to chose one, every time I read a new one, that Demon becomes my favorite. But I guess if I had to pick, it would be The Darkest Night. Ashlyn and Maddox started my love affair with this series and I really loved getting to know the Lords from then on!

  3. I'm very glad that you finally got to read this book after all these years, and that you loved it so much. Thanks for being a part of the tour!

  4. I really love this series. Can't wait for The Darkest Torment. It's hard to pick a favorite because I love all of them :)
    Thanks for being part of the tour and giveawasy.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  5. I really love this series. Can't wait for The Darkest Torment. It's hard to pick a favorite because I love all of them :)
    Thanks for being part of the tour and giveawasy.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  6. Good review. I read this a while back. It is hard to keep up on even favorites!


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