Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Gena Showalter, Wicked Nights

Title: Wicked Nights
Series: Angels of the Dark
Author: Gena Showalter
Rating:  Five Siren Stones

Genre:  Fantasy Romance
Key-words: Angels, Demons, Heaven, Hell 
Length:  Novel  
ISBN: 978-0373776986
Price:  (Print) $7.99 
Publisher:  Harlequin  
Reviewer:  Kayden McLeod

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 Miller has spent four years in an institution for the criminally insane. Demons track her every move, and their king will stop at nothing to have her. Zacharel is her only hope for survival, but is the brutal angel with a touch as hot as hell her salvation—or her ultimate damnation?

Wicked Nights by Gena Showalter is a thrill ride, with unexpected twists and turns that doesn’t leave anything to be desired.

Annabelle Miller is a young woman who has been badly abused by forces beyond her control, secretly plotting against her, warping her preordained path in life. The violence and pit of angst her life has become, filled with demons who stalk her every move, draws the dark haired, dangerous and captivating warrior angel, Zacharel. 

Zacharel has his own crosses to carry, a past that haunts him every moment, of every day, poisoning his views on life, and himself. He’s cut himself off from any emotion he might’ve once possessed. But Annabelle could hold the key to unlock freedoms he never dare hope to have.

Upon reading Wicked Nights, I was thoroughly taken with the gritty, dark edge, mixed with sultry desire, driving the characters toward the book’s climax and beyond. These aspects lend flawless, believable cause for the variety of actions and reactions: a rare quality I adored from start to finish. The author pulls all the right emotions, at just the right time: a master of a poignant orchestra. As you near the end, you never expect the final blows, all the threads of the plot pull together seamlessly, in ways that are so unexpected, the emotions the characters feel are your own. 

I can’t wait for Beauty Awakened, Koldo’s story, a particular angel who caught my interest, with his interesting back story. 

No comments: