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Wicked Nights

(Angels of the Dark #1)

4.10  ·  Rating details ·  21,316 ratings  ·  1,483 reviews
From the New York Times bestselling author who brought you the Lords of the Underworld comes a dark, seductive new series featuring angels poised on the brink of destruction....

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
Mass Market Paperback, 411 pages
Published June 26th 2012 by HQN Books
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Ren Puspita
Oct 27, 2011 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: If you're LOTU hardcore fans
Recommended to Ren Puspita by: I love Gena!
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
Sep 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: angels, favorites, fantasy

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
Sh3lly (
*checks cover*
*checks blurb*

I thought this was a romance.

261 pages and NO sexy times?!?!

I'm done. DNF.

Seriously, NO ROMANCE needs to be over 400 pages long. The story CAN'T be that good, and it isn't here. Seriously. Most of this is filler.

I can't even be bothered to find the scene where they FINALLY consummate their twu wuv. So boring.

It started good, but then... filler. Major padding. Around chapter seventeen, the demons came in more and I think it started to get better, but I just didn't car
Final rating: 5/5 stars

“It shall be my pleasure to remedy it. First, it is not your strength or your speed that draws me. It's your... everything. Your laugh, your wit, your emotions and the way they change. Your courage, your sweetness, your near obsessive delight in cookies. Second, you are indeed a prize. You've made me want what no one else ever had. A communion of bodies."

※ update: I did some editing of the review on 17/10/14.

One word: AMAZING! I felt skeptical about reading it, mos
Neyra ♦
Feb 02, 2012 rated it really liked it
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 hear
Apr 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: alpha-male
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.


I need some of that... like, now.
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 (...) throughout the book bugged the crap out of me, and the "and oh"s plaguing the book--all 16 of them--were highly annoying.

Like this:
"A long, white robe draped him, somehow displaying his incredible strength, and oh, oh, oh, but he had brought the chill of the Arctic with him."

All those "oh"s are unneces
2.5 stars

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.
Mar 20, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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 wanted to put this book down when I was 70% of the way in, which is very very rare for me. I ended up finishing it just so I could write this scathing ...more
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
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
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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
~Nichole~  Sizzling Pages Romance Reviews
I was stuck for a while teetering on 4 stars probably because I'm in such a book funk. I have been needing romance.. swooning romance where you feel the love they have and because of all the side stories and all the battles I didn't get that till the end of this story. 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 ...more
4.25/5 stars

“You are mine,” he rasped. “Only ever mine. I accept all that you are, and we can be together.”

I cant believe that this is my first Gena Showalter book! 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
Elise ✘ a.k.a Ryder's Pet ✘
Re-read: 12.10.2016
Ah, how I love angels: 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.
“You,” the female on the bed said, her timbre shaded with irritation. “New guy. Angel Boy. Colonel Curls, or whatever you want to be called. I'm done asking, so now
Alexis *Reality Bites*

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
Oct 27, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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
Μαρία Γεωργοπούλου
Δεύτερη ανάγνωση και κατεβάζω ένα αστεράκι. Μου άρεσε πολύ, αλλά θεωρώ ότι έτσι θα αδικήσω μερικά άλλα από τη σειρά που μου άρεσαν λίγο πιο πολύ!
(Η παρακάτω κριτική είναι από την πρώτη φορά που το διάβασα αλλά δε θα την αλλάξω)


I have to say that Gena Showalter knows how to keep my interest! ! This is the first story from the Angels of the Dark series and I’m sure that this series will be one of my favorites. If you expect something like the Lords of the Underw
Deborah Obida
This book was okay, not as good as the Lords of the Underworld but its okay. I adore Zacharel and Annabelle's story so much. Their story is so original. The fight scenes were well depicted.

The writing was amazing, I don't like the way the Angels were portrayed, am quite religious so it was blasphemous.

Carla-Book Monster Reviews
Jun 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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
Jan 26, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites
Amo al tipo de la portada. Punto.


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
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
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
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
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
4.25 stars

I really loved Zacharel. He was a very appealing character and hero. He was really pretty wonderful and gave me nice warm fuzzies. I also really liked Annabelle. She was also an appealing character. I enjoyed the romance between them and the development of their relationship.

So overall, this was an entertaining and enjoyable read, but there were some things that prevented me from giving it 5 stars. For some reason, I thought the writing was a bit choppy and stilted at times (perhaps it
Jen Davis
Jun 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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
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
Melissa ***BITCH, I'M READING!***
Dec 23, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2013
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
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
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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

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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.”
“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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