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July 7, 2012

Book Review: Wicked Nights + Q & A with Gena Showalter

Author: Gena Showalter
Series: Angels of the Dark #1
Release Date: June 26th, 2012
Publisher: HQN Books
Age: Adult
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?
I love the Lords of the Underworld series, so when I got the chance to review Wicked Nights, I couldn't say no!

Zacharel is one of the angels we met in the previous series, but I wasn't sure I was going to like him....I was wrong! He's very cold and ruthless, but he's still a very 'innocent' angel and I couldn't help falling in love with him.

Annabelle is a young woman who has been constantly tracked and attacked by demons. Zacharel knows she's a demon consort, but he can't leave her suffering more. They are attracted to each other and soon they are enjoying themselves, but Zacharel heart's starts to warm and he can't let her go...he will save her, even if it means fighting with his past.

What I like about Gena Showalter's writing is that's it's so easy to read. I start to read and can't stop, it's full of action, never bores me and the couples, in this case Annabelle and Zacharel, are always on fire. So if you like hot and dark angels, you need to read the Angels of the Dark series. It introduce us to the world of almost-falling angels that I wouldn't mind falling with, hehe.

BTW, if you like the LOTU series, you'll be happy to know some of the characters are in this book :) Also, don't forget to read the Q&A!

Questions & Answers with Gena Showalter

Zacharel is so hot! Did you have someone in mind when you created him?

GS: To be honest, I don’t know anyone who is as cold and (seemingly) heartless as Zacharel. He will do anything he thinks is necessary, no matter how dark the task, without a moment’s hesitation. His emotions are trapped beneath an icy shell, and he exists rather than lives. That is, until Annabelle Miller enters the picture. Suddenly he’s plagued by desires he’s only ever heard about and uncertain about what to do or how to act. Watching him shatter for this woman rather than melt… shiver! I loved it!

Who is your favorite angel from the Angels of the Dark Series, and why?

GS: I am most intrigued by Koldo. Even as tough and intense as he is, what he sacrifices for Zacharel in Wicked Nights… yeah, I was instantly smitten. And okay, yes, he made the sacrifice for all the wrong reasons (and I’m not gonna say what they are and spoil it!), but that was only because he hasn’t met the right woman. Whose name is Gina. Or Genna. <- decisions, decisions

What can we expect for the next Angels of the Dark book?

GS: Koldo’s book is next, and the title is Beauty Awakened. I don’t want to give any plot points away just yet (for those who haven’t yet read Wicked Nights) but I can tell you that I had Jason Momoa from ‘Game of Thrones’ in mind as I wrote Koldo’s character. He is all warrior. Intense. Sexy. give me! He is big and strong and menacing. Demons are frightened of him, and for good reason!

Thanks Gena! I can't wait to read Koldo's book :)


  1. Congrats on the new release. Thanks for the post and Q&A. This book sounds amazing. Can't wait to read it to see more of Zacharel.


  2. I enjoyed the little peak at what's coming next with Koldo in the series.

    Thanks for the post!

  3. Great interview and review! I loved Wicked Nights and can't wait for Beauty Awakened.

  4. I love this cover, it's so cool. ;) This book sounds great too. I haven't read a lot of books with Angels in it, and this one sounds really, really HOT. :) Great review.

  5. Thanks for the info, sounds like a fun book!

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  6. Wow great interview can't wait for koldos book

  7. Well, since you mentioned my man Jason, Gena, I will most DEFINITELY be reading Koldo's book when it comes out! Great review. Thank you for sharing. :)