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Wicked Nights (Angels of the Dark #1)

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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...more
Mass Market Paperback, 411 pages
Published June 26th 2012 by HQN Books
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Ren
4 stars

Wicked Nights, is the first book of Angels of The Dark, spin-off series from Lords of The Underworld.

Annabelle Miller accused as murderer, and insane. 4 years after the the death of her parents, now she become patient of asylum and endure humiliating things done to her while she actually innocent. Worse, demon track her everywhere, and she never know why. Since Annabelle just a mere human. All change after she met this cold-than-ice angel, Zacharel.

Zacharel is one of the warrior angels an...more
kristina


Annabelle was tricked by a demon and everything change in her life.This demon accomplished not only to destroy her family but also her life.
Now she is enclosed in an institution and her sick doctor violates her instead of helping her.

Here you are completely at my mercy.You are mine to do as I please...
and I please plenty.


However, he is not her only problem .Creature from the underworld are coming for her and she must fight them in order to survive.

Zacharel is assigned to teach the rebelious ange...more
Neyra ♦
Mar 16, 2013 Neyra ♦ rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: ALL LOTU & ANGEL PNR FANS :D
Actual Rating: 4.5

What I really loved about Wicked Nights was the slow building of the romance. The change in Zacharel, his curiosity, Anabelle's determination, her tenacity. To be honest it's a slow read, more an introduction to the world of the Angels of the Dark, but I found I did not mind. I didn't want to jump into a story where I had no idea what was going on and everything needed to be explained at once so I could play catch up, making it even more confusing. Heartbreaking as it is heart...more
Kristalia
Final rating: ★★★★☆/★★★★★



This was amazing! I felt skeptical about reading it, mostly because it's connected to Lords of the Underworld. Actually, all that is connected are the characters (or so i have concluded - and yes LOU characters do appear) so it really isn't necessary to read LOU first. (But because of this book i will definitely read LOU now). And it's my first Gena Showalter experience!

Anyway, this story was sweet, funny and sometimes tragic, but still amazing book! The characters wer...more
Karen
Eating strawberries... I literally stopped my hand midway to my mouth and stared.

Yup, this was my facial expression.

^Yup, this was my facial expression.

Oh.
My.
God.

I need some of that... like, now.
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
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. In WICKED NIGHTS, the first book of the ANGELS OF THE DARK series, Gena Showalter introduces a virgin angel named Zacharel. 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...more
Melanie
5+ stars!!! Zacharel = HOT HOT HOT (even when he's oh so cold...)

'Wicked Nights' heralds the first in Gena Showalter's new series 'Angels of the Dark', a spin-off of her wildly popular 'Lords of the Underworld' books, and (IMHO) she has definitely hit it out of the park with this one. I absolutely loved it!

Paranormal romance used to be my all-time favorite, numero uno, top choice when it came to reading... and it still is to some extent. However, it seems like the genre is just so overloaded wit...more
Alexis *RealityBites! Let's Get Lost!*

Spoiler Free Review
4 STARS out of 5
Genre: Adult Paranormal Romance/Urban Fantasy
Series: Book #1 in Angels of the Dark series

Zacharel is cold blooded, he feels no emotion. HOWEVER one human girl will warm his blood and bring a passion that will burn him to his soul. In Wicked Nights

The Deity has claimed Zacharel too dangerous. 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...more
Katie(babs)
It’s pretty much a given I will read anything by Gena Showalter. I’m beyond addicted to her Lords of the Underworld series, and when I heard she had written a spin off series, called Angels of the Dark, I was more than happy a start to what looks to be a great new series.

A few angels have popped up in her Lords of the Underworld series, specifically, Lysander. If you read The Darkest Angel from the Heart of Darkness anthology, then you have a good idea what Zacharel, the angel hero of Wicked Ni...more
Carla-Book Monster Reviews
Gena Showalter is one of my favorite all time authors. I own every book she's ever written and pre-order her books as soon as they are available. I was super excited to get an ARC of Wicked Nights and could not wait to read it, although I hesitated reading it for a few days because I did not want it to end so quickly.

Wicked Night's is the first book in Gena's new ANGELS OF THE DARK series, which is a spin-off of the LORDS OF THE UNDERWORLD series.

We've met Zacharel, the hero of this book, in pre...more
Jo ★The Book Sloth★
So...It seems this won't be getting a decent review because I don't have the time to write it and it's been some days since I finished it so the details are already getting blurry.

What I can say is that I adored this book the first time around but during my re-read it seemed to drag at many instances. I found myself getting bored sometimes and this is a thing that would usually make me reduce my rating. But the truth is that I could only read 10 or 20 pages at a time and you really can't get int...more
Nicis
Amo al tipo de la portada. Punto.

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Sencillamente nunca he encontrado un libro de esta autora que no me guste, y este no fue la excepción, aunque sí se sintió algo flojo como la mayoría de los libros que comienzan una serie, no porque sean lentos, sino porque hay demasiado personajes que absorver y escenas que no acabas de comprender hasta que no llega el siguiente libro y hacen que se diluya levemente el sentido de la historia principal algunas veces...more
Megan Riverina Romantics/Meggerfly
4.5 Stars 3/5 Hotness Rating

Wicked Nights is the first book in Gena Showalter's new Angels of the Dark series. This series is a spin-off of the Lords of the Underworld series and follows a group of warrior angels who are about to be kicked out of the heavens. Zacharel, whom we've met in the LOTU series, has been reassigned as the leader of this powerful army.

In The Darkest Seduction, Zacharel heads the cast of secondary characters. In that book we learned more about him including the fact that h...more
Blacky *Romance Addict*
This is my first book from Gena Showalter, and I reeeealy liked it :) Actually I think this is my first PNR involving angels (as main characters), and I find I like that too :)

Aaaanyway, "up there" there are armies of angels who protect humans and fight against demons on Earth. Zacharel is in charge of an army of angels that nobody wants XD They don't follow rules, break them all the time, have no discipline, and are a second away from being expelled from "up there". This is their last chance to...more
Exina
Zacharel’s appearance in “The Darkest Seduction” really intrigued me to read his story. 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.

Zacharel was always enigmatic, and although in his book I get to know a lot of things about him, I still don’t feel him close to me.
It...more
Crystal ♥ RBtWBC
Gena Showalter is sure to sweep readers away with these sexy, bad boy angels in her new Angels of the Dark series, a spin-off of the hit paranormal romance series, Lords of the Underworld.

The coldly emotionless angel warrior, Zacharel, is on the brink of losing his wings unless he can learn the value of human lives. As punishment, his Deity casts upon him the duty to lead a ragtag group of angels who toe the line of goodness. There is a war coming and Zacharel must prepare his warriors but if h...more
Pavlina loves Dex ❤❤
I enjoyed this book more than I thought . Not only Zacharel and Annabelle are likable characters also they are so incredibly believable. The author pulls all the right emotions, at just the right time. As you near the end, you never expect the final blows in ways that are so unexpected.I cant wait to see what happened in the second book!!!!
Jen (Red Hot Books)
4.5 Stars
I have no doubt that Lords of the Underworld fans are going to love this one. It's got all the things that make a great Gena Showalter book: hot sexual tension, humor, great world-building, a strong heroine, and an alpha hero undone by his first feelings of love. --Oh, and did I mention the hero is a virgin? Mmm.

We first met Zacharel in The Darkest Secret, an angel sent to deal with Amun when he came back from Hell, dripping with demons. He's gorgeous and powerful, but seemingly void of...more
MISS VAIN
His gaze drilled into her very soul. "What are you thinking about, Annabelle?" Huskily asked, a caress to each of her senses.

Like him, she couldn't lie. Not this time, the truth already proven by the softening of her lips. "Kissing you."

His gaze immediately dropped to her lips, his pupils gobbling up his irises. "Why?"

Because you think I'm a prize. Because, when you look at me, I feel cherished rather than leered at. "I believe you'll be familiar with my answer----because."



Wicked Nights is the d...more
Melissa ***BITCH, I'M READING!***
I didn't really like this book as much as I did the LOTU series, it has kind of a different vibe.
I don't think there's any "bad language" in the whole book,there was no sexual tension between Zacharel and Annabelle and barley any sexual encounters..I hear there is even less(only one) in the next book!

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I read something about Mrs.Showalter making a lifestyle change.getting saved, finding Jesus..or something like that, but people are not reading paranormal romance for religious lessons..and from t...more
✽ Sharon is an emotional book junkie ✽
Annabelle has spent the last four years in an asylum for the criminally insane for a crime she didn't commit. Unfortunately, she witnessed the killing of her parents by demons on her birthday. Of course, no one believes her. Zacharel has been put in charge of a small army of angels who are not supposed to harm humans but that's turned out to be hard to do till he meets Annabelle.

If you're a fan of Gena Showalter's series, Lords of the Underworld, you will enjoy this book. It has the same feel, t...more
Michelle
There were definitely some similarities between the characters (Koldo-Amun, Paris-Thane, possibly a Xerxes/McDonald's guy-Qhuinn/Blay storyline) this was a wonderful story. Zacharel and Annabelle (teehee, rhyme time) were a perfect match for each other. Rather predictable twists but here, fun fact. The reason pop music is, well, popular, is because being able to predict how the song will go gives our brains an endorphin rush. It is literally addictive music. Since this author is sort of a pop au...more
Patricia BookExhibitionism
Just finished it and while I'm not completely sure what to think, I thought it was a good read. I mean, I finished it in one sitting or two, and there were several memorable moments. Despite that there were also two or three things that bothered me a little. So.. 3.5, I think? If you enjoy PNR, you'll probably enjoy this.

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If that's what Zacharel looks like I want a piece of him. Now.

I think.. if I kept my real hair-color and lost about 230498345 lbs I'd look like the woman on the cover, too....more
♥ Sarah ♥
Gena Showalter's new Angels of the Dark series spins away from the sexy demons of the dark we lovingly know of as the Lords of the Underworld and sheds some light on those who stand on the opposite end of the battlefield -- the angels who fight those demons who escape hell on an all-to-regular basis.

After first getting a glimpse of Zacharel in the latest LOTU book, The Darkest Seduction, I was more than looking forward to reading about him in his book Wicked Nights. He definitely didn't let me d...more
valee
3.5 stars. I really did like it, it's just that I thought I would like it much more than I actually did. As it usually happens to me with most first books in all series, I just couldn't love it. First, too many new characters to get used to, then a romance that didn't develop as swiftly as I wanted it to... but what I disliked the most was that the whole plot was a bit too predictable.

Still, it was a great introduction to a new series I know I'll grow very fond of. Also, I really liked the main...more
Marie
OH HOLY GOD!
I couldnt out this amazing book down.
It was... HOT.

I mean there was plenty of action and a whole lot of hotness. I mean even though this book was about a war against angels and demons there was so much time for romance.

When finally he lifted his head, he stared down at her and gave voice to action. “I love you, Annabelle.”
She was more than his other half; she was the best part of him.
“I know.”
That was it? That was all? “Tell me how you knew this.” When he himself hadn’t known until
...more
Aly is so frigging bored
I never pout. I ponder, and probably quite sexily.[Zacharel at his best]


Another amazing book by Gena Showalter.

Zacharel is as arrogant as Vlad(from J. Frost's series:D, he's the last, extremely arrogant character who's book I've read), but I can't say that I will ever tire of them :D Arrogant and self-possessed heroes are my most favorite type to read about, they never disappoint(their ego wouldn't let them).

Annabelle's character can be summed with this photo:

Beside this she is also very kind...more
Michelle Leah Olson
Our Review, by Michelle L. Olson, LITERAL ADDICTION's Pack Alpha:

I am a huge fan of Gena’s. Her books are always on auto-buy for me, and getting an ARC of Wicked Nights was a real treat.

Wicked Nights is the first installment of the ANGELS OF THE DARK series, a LORDS OF THE UNDERWORLD spinoff.

Our hero, Zacharel, is a warrior angel and commander to a group of misfit angels that the Deity is punishing for their ‘devil may care’ attitude toward humanity. They’re sent on some pretty intense mission...more
Saly
WARNING: SPOILER AHEAD

This is the start of a new spin-off series and features Zacharel, a warrior angel we have met before. Zacharel feels no emotion and that has made him kill innocent humans while hunting demons, something his deity doesn't like, so he made his wings feel ice and then:
"For one year, Zacharel would lead an army of angels just like him. The ones no one else wanted under their command. The rebellious ones. The tortured ones. His assignment: to teach them the respect that he himse...more
Camilla

Holy mother of sweet baby Jesus!

Ask me if I loved this book?

Come on, ask me!

YES!! God, I loved this book!

I had multiple toe-curling sessions while reading this book, because it was just that good, and Zach was just… that good.. *shivers*

This is the first book in the LOTU spin-off series, and its Zach’s story. We met Zach first in The Darkest Secret (I think?) but we definitely got a lot more of him in The Darkest Seduction, and I completely fell in love with him in that book, so I may have sque...more
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Gena Showalter is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over thirty books in paranormal and contemporary romances, as well as young adult novels. Her series include White Rabbit Chronicles, Angels of the Dark, Otherworld Assassins, Lords of the Underworld, Alien Huntress and Intertwined.

Her novels have appeared in Cosmopolitan Magazine, and Seventeen Magazine, and have been transl...more
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“You know, you’re pretty when you smile,” she said, patting the side of his cheek.
“Fierce, woman. I am fierce.”
“If you say so.”
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“Look, Winged Wonder. Get me out of here, then we'll hammer out the details about where I'm staying. Okay?"

"Winged Wonder," he said, nodding. "I find that I do not mind that one. It fits."

"Captain Modesty fits better," she muttered.

"I disagree. Winged Wonder is clearly the better choice for a man such as me."

-Annabelle and Zacharel”
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