Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Wicked Nights (Angels of the Dark, #1)




Wicked Nights (Angels of the Dark, #1) 

by Gena Showalter

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Published June 26, 2012 by HQN Books 411 pages

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?

*This novel was received by the publisher in return for an honest review.


My Thoughts:

Okay. So I have to be honest and say upfront that this may very well be the first angel/demon story that I've ever read. I am so glad that it was Gena's book that introduced me to this world because she creates the most interesting stories that I've read. I was completely and utterly engulfed in Wicked Nights. The story line was strong, the characters, amazing. When I started reading there was no way I was going to put this book down until it was finished.

Just to tell you a little about the novel without giving too much away. We have Zacharel who is the new leader to a group of Fallen Angels. In order for Zacharel to keep his beloved angel wings he must lead these tortured and brutal men to the side of good, gain their respect and obey any requests from the Deity. When these men do wrong and disobey, it is Zacharel that will endure the punishment for their behavior. 

On a night Zacharel and the others are on a mission to rid a group of demons from an institution for the criminally insane he finds Annabelle, a human female that has been sentenced to spend the rest of her life incarcerated for murdering her parents. Annabelle is being abused by the staff, tracked and attacked by the demons who are after her soul. However, Annabelle has been fighting for her life and sanity for four years and will not back down. ..from anyone.

It's interesting to watch the relationship between Annabelle and Zacharel form and turn to a passionate romance. Given the fact that Zacharel is a ruthless leader with a heart made of ice and Annabelle is a strong and determined female that will stand up for herself and not be ordered around. When the passion between the two of them ignite it is something magical and will have you begging for more. I absolutely loved this story and pleased that it is only the beginning. I am very anxious to see where Gena will take us next on this journey of good vs. evil.

Overall, I recommend this book for anyone that enjoys reading paranormal romance. I already can't wait for the next book in the series. Wicked Nights is definitely a must read.

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Thanks so much to the Publisher one person will win a paperback copy of Wicked Nights.

The Deets:

1. One entry per person/household.
2. You must be 16 or older.
3. Giveaway is open to US residents only.
4. Giveaway ends July 12th.

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9 comments:

Smash Attack! said...

nomnomnom! lol. I LOVE Gena and definitely plan to read this series. I love Angel mythology something fierce, too. I'm glad both parties are strong-willed. That always ends in some fun scenes. :)

Amber Hughes said...

I'm reading this right now and loving it! I read her Lords of the Underworld series (one of my favorites) and I was so happy she did this spin-off series with the angels. I really wanted to read more about them & especially Zacharel. It's great that people who haven't read the other series though can read this one and still very much enjoy it. So glad you loved it! :-)

June M. said...

This sounds like a good book. I have read some of the LoTU series and look forward to reading more books by her.

David M. Brown said...

I've always liked the idea of demons and angels. This sounds like an interesting read. Always like the theme of fallen angels rather than the pure, perfect beings who can do no wrong.

Reading mind said...

I'm glad you liked it, Amy! Gena is amazing and I love her writing.

Carol L. said...

I love Gena's LOTU series and this spin off is going to be just great.
I can't wait to start reading Wicked Nights. Thanks for the post and the opportunity.
Carol L
Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

Sophia Rose said...

I really enjoyed Gena's LOTU series and I want to read some of her other series too. I do love the angels/demons stories with the whole fights between good and evil and sometimes knowing which is which is not so easy.

Looking forward to reading this story of Zacharel. Thanks for the review and giveaway opportunity.

SacredmOOn said...

I'm loving her LOTU series! I'll be starting book 4 soon.
Thanks for the chance to win!
DeAnna Schultz

Anonymous said...

thanks for sharing.

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