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Gena Showalter
The Darkest Night

The Darkest Night
Gena Showalter

Every night for thousands of years, he has been murdered and sent to the fires of hell… Cursed by the gods, bound to a rage-filled spirit he can barely control, Maddox has all but forgotten his humanity – until Ashlyn Darrow comes to his prison in Budapest seeking help. Maddox finds his anger is soothed by her presence. But he can’t help question why a beautiful innocent has come looking for the Lords of the Underworld.Ashlyn is tortured by voices from the past – and her knowledge might be enough to free Maddox from his death-curse. When an extreme sacrifice is demanded, will Maddox’s superhuman strength be enough to save them both?

Praise for the novels of New York TimesandUSA TODAYbestselling author

Gena Showalter

“A fascinating premise, a sexy hero and nonstop action, The Darkest Night is Showalter at her finest, and a fabulous start to an imaginative new series.” —New York Times bestselling author Karen Marie Moning

“Showalter delivers another smart and sexy romance

brimming with hilarious pickup lines, fiery banter

and steamy sensuality. A wickedly well-matched hero and heroine mix with an entertaining, creative

and tremendously fun premise.”

—Romantic Times BOOKreviews, 4½ stars, on Catch a Mate

“Smart-alecky, wicked, and hilariously funny…

sure to please the most jaded reader.”

—Contemporary Romance Writers on Catch a Mate

“A world of myth, mayhem and love under the sea!”

—New York Times bestselling author J. R. Ward on The Nymph King

“I want to visit Atlantis! Deliciously evocative and

filled with sexy men, The Nymph King is every woman’s fantasy come to sizzling life. A must read.” —Award-winning author P.C. Cast

“Wow… Gena Showalter always takes us on

a fantastic ride.” —USA TODAY bestselling author Merline Lovelace on Playing with Fire

“The versatile Showalter takes the nail-biting elements

of her exciting paranormals…and blends them with

the wit and humor of her contemporary romances…

to make a delicious offering spiced with the best

ingredients of both.”

—Booklist, starred review, on Playing with Fire

“Charming and hilarious…

I was hooked from page one.”

—New York Times bestselling author MaryJanice Davidson on Playing with Fire

“Another sizzling page-turner from one of the premier

authors of paranormal romance. Gena Showalter

delivers an utterly spellbinding story!”

—New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole on Playing with Fire

“Showalter writes with a sparkling humor that keeps

the story light without losing poignancy.”

—Booklist on Animal Instincts

“Bold and witty, sexy and provocative,

Gena Showalter’s star is rising fast!”

—New York Times bestselling author Carly Phillips on Animal Instincts

“Shines like the purest gem….Rich in imagery

and evocative detail, this book is a sterling example

of what makes romance novels so worthwhile.”

—A Romance Review, 5 stars, on Jewel of Atlantis

“Lots of danger and sexy passion give lucky readers

a spicy taste of adventure and romance.”

—Romantic Times BOOKreviews on Heart of the Dragon

“This couple is dynamite and Tristan’s intense

sensuality will have you sweating. [The Pleasure Slave] is definitely going on my keeper shelf.” —The Romance Studio

“Sexy, funny and downright magical! Gena Showalter

has a lyrical voice and the deft ability to bring

characters to life in a manner that’s hilarious and