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 fairy tale, determined to find the one man with the key to her redemption.
Lazarus the Cruel and Unusual rules his kingdom with a single 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…
About the Author
Gena Showalter is the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of the spellbinding Lords of the Underworld series, 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 and Seventeen magazine, she’s been mentioned in Orange is the New Black–if you ask her about it, she’ll talk for hours–and 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 at genashowalter.com.
Review of The Darkest Promise
Review (5 Stars): Have I told you how much I love Gena Showalter’s books? They are absolutely amazing and The Darkest Promise is a delightful addition to the Lords of the Underworld series. We meet Cameo, who is the host for the Demon known as Misery, and she is on the hunt to find Lazarus to help her find her freedom. She can’t experience any joy or love because the moment that she does, Misery will wipe her mind clean and she won’t remember anything of the experience. Except she can’t get visions of one man out of her head and she believes that this man is the elusive Lazarus.
Lazarus is the king of the Underworld but he can’t find happiness either. He is looking for the one woman that haunts his dreams and he believes that he will never happiness until he finds “the one.” Once he meets Cameo, all bets are off and their chemistry together is like nothing they have never seen before. Together, they must face the dark forces that are trying to destroy them and Cameo is trying to protect her heart before she forgets Lazarus forever.
The Darkest Promise is a sexy, exciting story that was a delight to read. I love Ms. Showalter’s books and each story can stand alone if you haven’t read the rest of the series. I loved every minute of The Darkest Promise and everyone needs to read this book now.