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Giveaway: Gena Showalter's The Darkest Secret

Please welcome Gena Showalter to Parajunkee's View

My one question to Gena....

Q: How do you stay true to the world you created with the Lords of the Underworld series and keep from getting writer's block?

A: To be honest, I’ve never really experienced writer’s block.  There’s always something one of the characters wants to say.  Although…I have experienced “HTF do I start this bad boy?”  With Paris’s story (coming in 2012) I wasn’t sure whether or not I was on the right path – I wasn’t – and ended up rewriting the beginning.  Four times.  Little wonder “four” is now my new F-bomb.

In this sexy new installment of New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Gena Showalter’s Lords of the Underworld series, the haunted Amun meets a woman who tempts him like no other.

Keeper of the demon of Secrets, Amun can manipulate the darkest thoughts of anyone nearby. But when the immortal warrior is chained and isolated to protect those he loves, death is his only hope of release—until he meets Haidee, a fellow prisoner whose beauty and hidden vulnerability draw him into a reckless test of his loyalty.

Haidee is a demon-assassin, raised to despise Amun’s kind. Yet how can she hate the man whose touch sets her aflame? But to save him, she must give herself body and soul…and face the wrath of a powerful adversary sworn to destroy her.

Genre: Paranormal Romance Adult
Series: Lords of the Underworld
Order Online:  Amazon
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Giveaway: Two (2) winners from this site receive:
A copy of The Darkest Secret!
Giveaway courtesy of Gena Showalter & Big Honcho

Learn more on Gena’s website:

Contest Deets TWO WINNERS:
Two randomly chosen winners will receive a copy of Gena Showalter's The Darkest Secret (Hqn)

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ReneeRearden said...

I LOVE Gena Showalter's Lord of the Underworld series because the men are so Alpha and so human in their emotional failings and successes. Suffering, vulnerabilty and strength make for one hell of a combination in a gorgeous man! Gena's books are an emotionally charged delight!

romanticalreader said...

I love the series because the men are hot and dominating and so yummy! The women tend to be kick a$$ as well!! I <3 Gena!

Thanks for the giveaway!

katiewalthall AT ymail DOT com

SandyG265 said...

I like the characters in her series.

sgiden at

-petit said...

I love this series, because of the characters. We can identify with them, and everytime that they cry or laugh, we do that with them. And the covers are amazing lol

Bethie said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I just love the characters. And the men are so hot!

lizzi0915 at aol dot com

Karla Vollkopf said...

I love how the characters are so funny (not to mention hot!), the scenes are so well written, the stories draw you in and, ohmigod, the covers are WOW. LOL

Karla Vollkopf said...

Oh, almost forgot, I tweeted about this:!/vollkopf/status/53827482838769665

holly said...

I love how such powerful sexy beings have lives like normal people and relationships. And the sex ain't half bad ;0). The story is always fresh.

Hollybwright at

Emma F. said...

I LOVE the series because it has gorgeous, sexy men and beautiful, empowered heroines. I also love the storyline, how there's always something happening, not just between the two main but with everyone else around them.



Teril said...

I love the characters, and the men ;), and their stories. The books are so well and smoothly written that they read like a dream.

terilhack at gmail dot com

Sweet Vernal Zephyr said...

I love this series because I can pretend it is true... that hot ambulance guy at the coffee shop or that dark stranger always sitting in the library. This story lives on in my imagination all day long. :D

mdwartistry at yahoo dot com


Anonymous said...

Who could not love this series!?
You nearly cry when you need to lay the book aside to sleep. The way of Gena's writing is interesting and fascinating.
I really love the greek myth and she wrote there such a unique story.
The storyline is not clumsy or boring, you always get surprised.
The characters are just bad ass, funny, sexy, cunning and they seem to be real.
Even the heroines are so sympathic and they really fit to their man.

Twittered here:!/Lady_Misery
E-mail: sam(dot)williams(at)web(dot)de

Victoria said...

I love LOTU because all of the characters are alphas and so tortured in their own distinct way. I fell fro Maddox right off the bat.
Am a follower.


Maria (pronounced Mariah) I blame my mother... said...

I love this story not only for the smoking hot Lords (not that they don't help) but also for the way the story is told. Gena has a way of keeping you on the edge of your seat wanting to know what is going to happen next in their quest! You get so drawn in to the story and feel like you are living the story with the Lords and their ladies that you are phyically invested in their lives!

Thank you very much! mmafsmith(at)gmail(dot)com

Maria (pronounced Mariah) I blame my mother... said...

I tweeted:!/Maria_Smith_76/status/53851840655273984


Anonymous said...

They are sexy, sexy, hot, hot, and lots of action in all contexts! :D Tweeting away too!

Smash Attack! said...

Loved the book! It's a must read for the LOTU fans. :)

Anonymous said...

I'm addicted to my lords. Every time i read a book i begin to change my mind and switch myself into the books - enjoy every single moment with the heroes and don't want return home. Maybe this is the reason why i can only think about Gideon atm (cause i'm reading his story :P).
The lords are everything i'd like to have from a man. Strong, kind, lovely, careful... don't want to continue or i'll start to dream again, haha.

tami said...

I love this series because I feel it's something new and exciting with each and every character. Gina's writing style is awesome and her story lines are superb. The characters have the perfect amount of humor, seriousness, romance, and kick assness in their personalities. They way the intermix with each other is awesome. Especially when someone finds their woman. It's great. Oh and of course, who wouldn't love a series with macho hotties :D I'm completely addicted to these books!!

meggerfly said...

As you can see from my picture I love the LOTU series. Gena's writing is great! I think the most intriguing thing about the series is that it was men who opened Pandora's box. I love how they were then punished by the gods. I also love that they care so much about the Budapest residents and how they take care of the city. The whole series is great!

meggerfly said...

I shared this contest on FB

Tore said...

I have never read the underworld series yet but I heard good things about it. I would love to read. Please enter me in contest.

Robin K said...

I have not read it but love it because of the great feedback and reviews!

robin [at] intensewhisper [dot] com

Robin K said...


robin [at] intensewhisper [dot] com

Jess said...

I'm still getting my LOTU series together so I haven't read any yet, but I love Gena's work. Extraordinary Girl series blew me away. And I love her comteporaries too! She's great.

jcross719 at yahoo dot com

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

I've only read Ecstasy in Darkness but I'm hooked! Please enter me!

books (dot) things (at) yahoo (Dot) com

Anonymous said...

This is the first time I have heard of this series. It sounds interesting. Thanks for the contest!


Barbara E. said...

I love the Lords of the Underworld series because the heroes are so dark and tortured, it's so lovely to see watch them find love and happiness.

Barbed1951 at aol dot com

Katie said...

I like the series because the men are juicy and hot


Chelsea B. said...

Because of Gena's amazing writing. I'm pretty sure I would love anything she wrote :-)


Anonymous said...

I am a big fan of Showalters work. I have read almost every book she has written. I waited for this book to come out and already I can't wait for the next one. I really look forward to reading Paris' story. He is my favorite Lord.

Chelsea Sawyer

marian said...

what's not to love about this series?
great characters and romance plus hot guys


Jen B. said...

I love LOTU because they are fun and funny. Each Lord book is something new and different. The concept is cool. And, I just plain like Gena Showalter's writing style. The books all read so smoothly. Thanks for the contest!

Meghan said...

I LOVE this series #1 because I think it is such an original and interesting story line- men (and a woman) that opened Pandora's Box and now are living with those demons. Their personalities are so different and their significant others each complete them in their own unique way. It's a kick-ass world to read about.

mric883 (AT) gmail (DOT) com

wanda f said...

I absolutely love Gena's books,she is my favorite writer .LOTU is one of the best series Ive ever read . I have read them all except for the Darkest Secret and I cant wait to get my hands on it. Genas books just grab and envelope me I cant put them down until Ive finished the whole thing .

wanda f said...

I tweeted!/lilblupixie/status/54039720358985728

wanda f said...

Thanks for this awesome giveaway this is the book I am most looking forward to this year.I also shared on FB and Blogger

donnas said...

I love the characters and writing in her other books, but havent read any in this series yet.

bacchus76 at myself dot com

donnas said...

tweet -!/DonnaS1/status/54087638063398912

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Janhvi said...

i LOVE this series because each of the lord is wonderful and gorgeous in his own unique way.this series is soo much fun!!!u cannot miss it.thanks for the awesome contest.


ShadowLover said...

I could mention a lot of things why I love Gena Showalter and her books, but maybe the most important thing is that her stories and characters makes me HOT. Each character has a different personality and I think it's hard to carry out. And Gena is writing better and better, each new book has something new and someting really-really exciting. I can't get enough of her books :)

+1 tweeted:!/mikkimano/status/54193525155315712

Thank you for the giveaway,

DarkBloodyVamp said...

I LOVE the Lord of the Underworld series because all the characters are so sexy and the smexy scenes are steamy hot that I always need a cold shower! ;)!/DarkBloodyVamp/status/54200812787863552


Jamie said...

I love the heroines in this series, they're so strong and funny, and of course the men are super hot.

AsianCocoa said...

Well, I haven't started this series yet but I guess I need to soon! Hot Men? Hells yeah!
asiancocoa94 at aol dot com

winnie said...

The premise of the entire series is very interesting and I like the mythology that this premise is based on.


Chi Kittie said...

Thank you so much for this giveaway!

I have never read this series but I will be starting it soon. It has been in my To-read list way to long. :) I have heard so many good things about this awesome series.


Chi Kittie said...

I have shared this giveaway on Twitter:!/SyCo4Twilight/status/54327613593894912


CemeterySecrets said...

I love the Lords so much because they excite me. Each one is unique but so incredible. I can't get enough of their personalities and of course the way they treat their women! :) Wish I could be one! Lucien is my favorite!

PinkStuff28 said...

Well... this is an easy one : Hot alfa males...what more could you wish for ??

Count me in if this is open to Europe :D

raluk.93 (at) gmail (Dot) com

linda2060 said...

I love the series! Hot and definately sexy. Can't get enough of it! Thanks so much for the giveaway!
Tweeted because everyone had to know:
Lindadao2060 at yahoo dot com

CatsMeow said...

I love all of Gena's alpha males, no matter the series. they are always sexy and most have a great sense of humor, which I love.

Jennifer A said...

I haven't read any of Gane's books. I know, I know! For shame! I would love to win this book so I can start reading her books!

Thanks for the giveaway!

jennifer.aguilar (at)yahoo(dot)com

Jennifer of Little Shelf

minhchieu said...

I love all of Gena's alpha males, theyre all so hot, and each have different personality that just makes them so loveable


latishajean said...

What a great giveaway can't wait to read this book love the alpha sexy males :)

latishajean said...

What a great giveaway thank you so much can't wait to read this book alpha sexy males love them :)

latishajean said...

Tweeted too!/latishajean/status/56096619690606592

jmspettoli said...

I haven't read any of the books yet however I hear awesome things about them (especially about her awesome heroes).


Thanks for the giveaway!

spettolij AT gmail DOT com

JessS said...

I haven't read this one yet but am enjoying the series so far.


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