Monday, April 30, 2012

Enslave Me Sweetly

Enslave Me Sweetly is the second book in the Alien Huntress series.  It's been a while since I read the first book but the characters are different in this book so I had nothing to worry about and no stress of trying to remember who was who.  Again, Gena Showalter totally rocks it out with a kick ass female character.  Eden Black is an assassin.  She also happens to be a Raka, one of the rarest forms of aliens living on Earth.  Her gold skin and hair has caused others of her kind to be killed so people could harvest the gold in her skin.  This didn't stop her from learning to be an assassin and how to kick some serious booty.  Eden is tracking a Mec, an alien stealing Earth women and selling them to aliens in other planets.  Eden's mission...to kill the Mec.  Only problem, he eludes her somehow and she ends up recovering from gun shot wounds.  She failed.  She gets another chance though...but she must have a partner.  A human by the name of Lucius.  Sparks fly and tempers rise.  Such a good story though.  Even after two books in the series I already love it because the main characters are all female and they kick some serious ass.  I love stories where the females can beat up the males :)  Also this was a pretty short book so that helped reading go by quicker.  Can't wait to read the other books in the series.  She also has a teen alien huntress that I would like to read one day.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

The Darkest Seduction

Finally!  Paris' story!  It's been how many books and all that has happened to Paris has been a roller coaster of disappointment.  This is the latest book in the Lords of the Underworld series so please see my other blogs for more description.

Paris is the keeper of the demon Promiscuity.  He needs sex or else he will weaken and die.  Sounds great for any guy, right?  Wrong!  He can never be with the same woman more than once.  All Paris yearns for is love and a relationship.  He tried once but had to cheat on her because he was weakening.  All that changed when he met Sienna.  A former Hunter who helped trap him so her Hunter colleagues could poke and prod him.  She drugged him and in his weakened state she had to have sex with him so the Hunters could utilize him.  They didn't expect it would strengthen him so much he would be able to break out of his bonds.  When he broke free he grabbed Sienna intending to use her as his ticket out.  It wasn't until his body reacted that he realized she was the one he could be with more than once.  By the time he had this revelation it was too late.  Hunters were firing at him, not even caring that Sienna was with him.  As an immortal he could get shot and still live, but not Sienna.  With her dying breath she cursed Paris.  After her death, Paris lost control.  He became an ambrosia addict, a drug of the gods.  Paris later learns that Cronus took Sienna's spirit and infused her with the demon of Wrath.  Paris sets out on a quest to find where Cronus is hiding her to set her free.

In the Darkest Seduction Paris has finally discovered where Cronus is hiding Sienna.  He feels guilty for her death and she has become his obsession.  He doesn't know how she will react to him or if she will even want to see him.  Now that Sienna has wrath in her, she is able to see all the wrong-doings people have done.  That includes her Hunters.  She sees how terrible they are and that the Lords aren't that bad.  She cares for Paris and wants to apologize for cursing him while she died.  Even when they finally meet up they know they cannot stay together.  Even if Paris can be with her more than once, he fears he will have to cheat again if he weakens too much.  Always obstacles in their way, they don't know if they can overcome them to be together.  Such an awesome story and I loved the ending.  Gena has almost written about all the Lords so you know the end is in sight but I heard she was going to write spin off stories about the angels that have been helping the Lords.  YAY!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

The Darkest Surrender

First of all, Gena Showalter has quickly become one of my favorite paranormal romance authors.  I love her writing and she keeps you entertained.  Must be considering this is the twelfth book in the Lords of the Underworld series that I have read.  To give you a brief background: these Lords were there when Pandora opened the box and the demons that escaped entered their bodies.  This book is about Strider, keeper of the demon defeat.  If someone challenges him, he has to win or else he will end up on his back and doubled over with pain.  So you know it is going to be an interesting story when he is teamed up with Kaia, harpy extraordinaire.  What I liked about this book is even though it was supposed to be Strider's story, it merged to include Kaia's story.  We learn about her past and how she ended up with the name Kaia the Disappointment.   Now Kaia has been invited to play in the harpy games.  First prize just so happens to be an artifact the lords are looking for that will prevent hunters from sending their demons back into Pandora's Box.  That means Strider has to accompany Kaia to the games.  He spends the whole time being cold to her and not fulfilling all the consort duties because he is afraid she will challenge him and he will end up in pain and won't be able to get the rod.  Before long he realizes he likes Kaia's nature and the challenges she elicits from him.  But is it too little, too late?  Will he be able to protect her from the games?

Man let me just say Kaia is one kick ass harpy.  She is proactive and an ask questions later kind of girl.  She spends the whole book trying to prove she is not truly Kaia the Disappointment (yes they do explain how she got that name).  Kaia's character is fun and I loved reading the scenes from her life.  I think I preferred reading about her over Strider ;)  Can't wait for the next read, it will be Paris' story, keeper of the demon of promiscuity.