The Darkest Craving (Lords of The Underworld, #10)
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The Darkest Craving (Lords of the Underworld #10)

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New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter is back with a breathtaking Lords of the Underworld tale about a warrior trapped by darkness and the woman determined to save him

Having endured weeks of torture in the bowels of hell, Kane wants nothing to do with his beautiful rescuer, Josephina Aisling. The half-Fae female threatens to awaken the demon of Disaster inside...more
Mass Market Paperback, 472 pages
Published July 30th 2013 by Harlequin HQN
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*~EDIT~* Finished. I'm giving it between 2.5 and 3 stars.

So, where do I start?

I guess it would be my overall feeling to this book.

This is what it was like for me;

It felt like a big punch in the face of her series.

It's true that there wasn't a major "Christianity > Greek Mythology" issue that I thought there was going to be. And I can almost hear you all taking a big sigh of relief to hear that, HOWEVER, if you are spoiled by previous Gena books, you'll not like it for a different reason.

Neyra ♦

This is my fourth, and I hope my LAST attempt at writing my review for The Darkest Craving by Gena Showalter. I'm tired, and more than a little grumpy...

If you remember in The Darkest Seduction, Kane was taken captive by Hunters and was being escorted to hell, when he was once again kidnapped, but by demons this time. Later on, we saw how he had been tortured, but was saved by an unknown female who rescued him on the condition that once he was free, he'd kill her. Fast forward to The Darkest C...more
Anna  (Bananas!)
One star for the cover. I do love the cover.

By the end of this nightmare I just wanted it to be over. Gena Showalter's books used to be smutty guilty pleasures, full of fun, humor, and steamy sex. Now all 3 have magically disappeared. *Poof* What happened? I'll get to that in a minute.

I had hope going into this. After all, I adore those testosterone-fueled (well, except for Cameo) Lords of the Underworld in all their supernaturally buff glory, endless ropes of muscle included. (Yep, the ropes m...more
✽ Sharon is an emotional book junkie ✽
3.5 ★'s

Kane has been stuck in hell for quite a while and being tortured by who knows what, doing who knows what else and it has damaged him emotionally. How could it not? So when he is finally rescued by some strange woman who then steals his powers including Disaster, why should he care about her? The problem is he can't stop thinking about her.

Poor Kane...


Kane, Kane, Kane aka Candy Kane...who knew? He's really just a big teddy bear that needs some lovins'. He really surprised me at how needy...more
4.5 stars
“You make me crave things I never thought I’d crave again.”

This book is very different from the previous installments of the series, in many ways, and it also represents a turning point. A very important thing is revealed that could give a completely new turn to the events. I’m very curious how many of the Lords will use this option that I won’t give away. :)

In ‘The Darkest Craving’ the relationship between Kane and his demon, Disaster differs very much from the other Lords’ relation...more
Sep 01, 2013 Ren marked it as own-but-not-read-yet

The cover is now up!

Umm, I'm not really like this cover. Poor Kane deserve better cover and the yellow color is too bright. I prefer dark color actually, and where his tattoo? :( . This is a little bit disappointment after The Darkest Seduction and Wicked Nights cover which I really love.

But well, I can live with it. I really hope the story is, of course, great than the cover :D.

Okay, I'm on minority about Strider's book. And no matter what people said Paris change a lot and Sienna not des...more
Mal {Waiting for The King}
The Darkest Craving

My rating: 3/5 stars
Going to be a quick review, guys.

The Characters:

Kane - Going to skip explaining who he is and just say what I thought. I liked Kane, he was..ok. I was definitely curious about him since about Strider's book? Yeah. I definitely liked that he hated his Demon (understandably) but I feel like Showalter definitely could have done a bit more gory scenes about what happened to him in Hell. She could have dug deeper into that and offered maybe something from...more

Gena showalter hiçbir zaman beni hayal kırıklığına uğratmaz. yine harika bir kitaptı. Gerçi yazarın william'ı kitabı okutmak için kullanmış gibi hissettim. Çünkü disaster'ın taşıyıcısı kane ile daha önceki kitaplarda pek bir etkileşimimiz olmamıştı. Cehennemde yaşadıkları yüzünden intiharın eşiğine gelen kane'i kurtarma görevini üstlenen william haşerilikleri , tahmin edilemez davranışları ve seksiliğiyle belkide kitabı kurtaran isimdei. en azından fifty fifty. ama ben kitaptaki esas kızımız jo...more
Kane is rescued from hell, only to be placed into a whole other kind. The world of the Fae...

This story takes on a Cinderella theme: Girl rejected by disfunctional family, a horrible step-mother, two awful siblings, a small room she's locked in, and all the cleaning and cooking that needs to be done...mainly by her. Enter Prince Kane like the warrior he is into a relm outside and unfamiliar to his own. Oh, and you'll be glad to know -- William's traveling with him. Yep, the two tackle Hidden Fai
Alice Wulf
Not nearly enough Gilliam for my liking. I mean, like a scene and a half, IF THAT? YOU, MRS. SHOWALTER, ARE A TEASE. Sex scenes were very lackluster (although abundant), hated the Torin and Cameo cliffhangers, and I'm like 75% sure that Mari's friend is going to be his HEA. William, like always, makes everything better.

Alright! So when's the next book coming out? I want. If I have to wait another year, I'm gonna... *shakes fist* the gap between the last two books was so long, I totes forgot tha...more
Melissa ***BITCH, I'M READING!***
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This is painful y'all, Giving a LOTU book such a low rating,but my god! what happened to Showalters writing?! I read the Angels of the Dark series and thought maybe these are just different because it's a spinoff series. regardless it's threw me off my Showalter game, so starting this book I told myself "self..."Image and video hosting by TinyPic

But no, I just couldn't get into this book! I would set it down..and roll my eyes when I went back to pick it up..I can't really tell you want all happened because after about 45% I was
I know I was a little harsh in my last review so let me start by saying that this book was definitely a huge improvement from her last ones. It didn't have the in your face religious propaganda the last few have had and the preachiness was very well disguised.

As soon as you start reading it, you come face to face with the old GS. The one we love and have missed so much. It was incredible! I was so excited I couldn't wait to get into it. You meet Tink and you feel so hopeful. She is everything al...more
We are already hooked Gena, MISSION ACCOMPLISHED! ;)
An excerpt from THE DARKEST CRAVING!
His skin prickled, and maybe he moved. Maybe he spoke. Her gaze lifted to meet his. Her lips parted on a startled exhalation. Could she see the rawness of his need?
“Kane.” A breathy entreaty.
In that moment, the cry of the demon ceased to matter. The past faded, leaving only the present…the future, and the unstoppable tide of the pleasure to come. Every bone vibrated. He needed to get inside her. Here. No
Brianna Ryan


3 and a half stars

Ok so ill start by saying that I DID enjoy this book I loved Josephine smart mouth and the fact WILLIAM was in most of the book,

I really enjoyed Cameo's and Torins side story and looking forward to them,

What I didn't like and to be honest will probably can the series if the next books follows the same path.

Kane was a HUGE disappointment for me and at times I found him to be an Ass and not the sexy...more
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3.5 stars

What I liked the most

There was no strong religious aspect: two years ago Gena Showalter got very ill and turned to God (see her testimony : She’s doing better now and I’m glad that it helped her but this had an impact on her writing style. If you read Last Kiss Goodnight (Otherworld Assassin series) you've probably noticed it. So I was worried about the effect it could have on this series.

This book made me appreciate Kane more: until I rea...more

*Spoiler free review*

Saying that I was disappointed by Kane's story is an understatement.

For me this book was long, dragging, dull with little action, long and dragging. I'm sorry but for me, all the part taking place with the Feys was plain boring and Kane and Josephina's relationship oscillated between bland and over dramatic.

Two things saved this book from the 1 star rating: William (who already saved Paris's book) and what was happening with Cameo and Torin. So, yeah, their books better be...more

I was really looking forward to this book. Gena's recent turn to vanilla in her newer series was annoying but not for one second did I think she'd shortchange me in the LOTU.

The storyline and characters were forgettable (seriously, I'm struggling to remember much of it) and how did Kane's demon, Disaster, come to terms with the HEA again? Totally can't remember, I think I was just reading to get it over with at that point. None of it hung together very well and quite frankly, I find myself not...more
The Darkest Craving is the tenth book in Gena Showalter’s beyond addiction Lord of the Underworld series. I love these books like my “craving” for brownies and coffee ice cream. I’ve been a fan from the very first book, and I can promise you with each book, this series continues to shine. These books are about immortal warriors possessed by demons because they dared to open Pandora’s Box. The Darkest Craving features Kane, who has the demon of Disaster. Kane has had a very rough time since he wa...more
2.5-3 very cheesy stars

Unfortunately, for me this was a huge honkin'.... meh.

Seriously, all I was pretty much thinking while reading this one was:


IMO Kane, aka Disaster, definitely lived up to his moniker as a hero and the heroine was... well, just plain D-U-M-B. And that's me trying to be nice.

The only redeeming qualities I can list are that the stage has been set for Torin's book (woot!) and Cameo's circumstances just got wayyyy more interesting. I sure hope GS gets her game ON and brings "I...more
2 ½ stars – Paranormal Romance

I'm a big Gena Showalter and LOTU fan, but this was a disappointment for me. Kane has never been one of my favorite warriors, and I just couldn't get into the story. It was too slow and dragged at times, and the Fae element didn't really interest me. The steam factor was just a low simmer and never quite sizzled. William's scenes and his sarcastic humor kept it from being a total bust. Overall, this was just an okay addition to the series. Hopefully Torin's book wil...more
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
Hovering between a 4 and 4.5 star

Showalter has really outdone herself with Kane's story, breathing life into his character and making him stand proudly alongside the other Lords of the Underworld.

Read this review in its entirety at Fresh Fiction
Jen (Red Hot Books)
I went into this story with a little bit of trepidation. The last two Showalter books were not the best for me –and on top of that– I have never been that interested in Kane. But I am happy to say that I actually ended up enjoying this book more than I thought I would. Kane turned out to be a pretty good tortured hero; and his heroine turned out to be just as tortured, but with an inner strength that could not be denied.

As the story begins, Kane is recovering from his trip to hell. He had been t...more
Well, the prosthelytizing was toned down a bit, and this book was definitely steamier than her last couple, but it was still not the old Gena that was an auto-buy author for me. The sex was pretty vague and the romance and characters are kinda goody-goody and sweet. Marriage before sex seems to be a thing for her now, which is going to be a reach to pull off with every couple. Still, this is an improvement on the last couple of books from her, so while Torin's book will be from the library or bo...more
I feel bad saying this, but I'm disappointed:/ I mean the book was overall okay, I liked some parts of it but I also got often bored. The sex scenes used to be so much better, in this one everything kinda felt rushed and there aren't really any details in them anymore which is a bummer:/ The books used to be really steamy, what's happened!??
I was also looking forward to some Gilly + William moments or at least something from William's POV but there wasn't any of that either so I'm sad:(
But ther...more
Sophia T. (♥ Dimitri Belikov)
“No. I never asked for your help. Never wanted it.”

“You did, too! Your eyes begged me, and you can’t deny it. You couldn’t see your eyes, so you have no idea what they were doing.”

“I think that’s the most illogical argument I’ve ever heard.”

Where to begin?

I'll start by saying that this book was way too different from the other books in the series...

kane and Josephina's (known as Tink as well) story takes place in a whole new paranormal world, the Fae world. Specifically, the story is set in Sédu...more
This book was really frustrating to me. Although it was better then the most recent book in her angels series she still isn't back to her old self. I found myself skimming parts of the book and I had a hard time connecting to Kane and Tink. I just didn't care about them at all. I didn't enjoy the addition of the Fae at all. It felt like she didn't want Kane to end up with White, because she is evil, so she had to create a sweet kind creature for him to ride off into the sunset with. Another thin...more
Britt Marczak
I don't even know where to begin with this was so very painful to read, and to finish. I almost DNF'd it several times. I kept hoping it would get better. (Hint: It didn't.) I used to really love and enjoy this series. But it's gone downhill, and fast.

My first hate was Kane himself. In previous books, I felt for him. Not pity, but compassion, because if I were to house any of the LOTU demons, I most certainly have Disaster in me. So I was looking forward to learning more about him. Bu...more
And that Ladies and Gents, is how it's done!! I think I say this about like every LOTU book, but I think this one was my favorite. Definitely in the top five. Very cool story line, interesting new characters, more deets on our old favorites, oh and plenty of William!! *le sigh*

Kane brought the alpha awesome that only these immortal warriors can bring... wooooweeee but he was amazeballs. Tink (Josephina) was totally likeable, a mentally tough chick with some very cool super powers.

And I love th...more
The book was....

Showalter really outdid herself, the book was totally worth the wait...I think it's in my top 5 fave books of the series!

If you haven'ft started this series shame on you! It's amazing and you're missing some awesomeness in your TBR!

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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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“Lord Kane beat me up,” one said with a grin. There was blood on his teeth. “Did you see?”

“Best. Night. Ever.”
“Lord Kane," the king acknowledged. "Before the proceedings begin, we must say how thrilled we were to meet your PMS."
Uh..."My what?" "Your personal male secretary.”
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