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Tour & Giveaway: 103. Gena Showalter's Seduce the Darkness...

June 30, 2009
Today's tour is for Gena Showalter's Seduce the Darkness... LOVE the cover!

About the book:

The war between otherworlders and humans changed Earth beyond recognition. It also saved Bride McKells's life. Before, the gorgeous vampire was a target for every fanatic with a stake and a crucifix. Now, she's free to roam the streets -- and desperate to find others of her kind. One man claims to have the answers she seeks.

Devyn, King of the Targons, is a warrior and a womanizer, and he makes no secret of how much he wants Bride -- and how dangerous he could be to her in every way. An avid collector of women, Devyn easily seduces human and otherworlder alike. Until now. Not only does Bride resist him, but she leaves Devyn feeling something entirely new...a bone-deep need bordering on obsession. Her blood is the key to curing a vicious alien disease, but helping Bride uncover her origins will compel her to choose between electrifying passion and a destiny that could tear her from Devyn's side forever.
About the author:
Gena Showalter sold her first book at the age of 27 and now, four years later, is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of thirteen books, with eleven more on the way in a thrilling blend of genres: breathtaking paranormal and contemporary romances, cutting edge young adult novels, and stunning urban fantasy.

Her novels have appeared in Cosmopolitan Magazine, MTV, Seventeen Magazine, and have been translated in French, Italian and Korean. The critics have called her books "sizzling page-turners" and "utterly spellbinding stories", while Showalter herself has been called “a star on the rise”.

drey's thoughts:
Bride is a vampire. And, it seems, the only vampire in town. How can that be? She doesn't know. She can't remember... Not only that, she has a problem--a vampire who can't keep blood down would, don't you think? In any case, I like her. She's brave and strong, but also vulnerable. When she meets Devyn, she doesn't quite know what to make of him, or his attitude. He's brash and cocky, quite sure of himself. And doesn't get it when Bride turns him down.

The storyline here is not just (alien) boy meets girl, they fall in love, and live happily ever after. There's the requisite boy-and-girl-have-to-figure-out-they're-in-"love" part, boy-is-separated-from-girl-and-is-miserable part, and the girl-saves-the-day part. The supporting cast here is varied and interesting--I had trouble remembering who was who, as well as who was what, since there are apparently lots of aliens (& cyborgs!) in the world. And don't forget the don't-have-sex-with-them-or-you'll-catch-a-deadly-disease-that-you'll-spread-to-everyone-else-you-have-sex-with aliens... Holy cow, talk about unsafe sex!

There are quite a lot of things that are different in this world, even if it's set in "our" world, even if there's vampires & you think you know vampires, even if it is a romance novel. And I liked it. Read on to win your own copy...

Thanks to Pocket Books, I have two copies of this book for you, if you live in the US or Canada (no PO Boxes, please!). To enter, comment on whether you've read any of Gena's other books (& if you have, did you like 'em?). I haven't, but will check at least some of 'em out, based on this one... As always, +1 for following, +2 for sharing this--do come back & let me know what/where.

Do it all before 6:00pm CST July 13th! Good luck!


RachieG said...

I've read the first couple of her series and really enjoyed them!! :) She has a neat way of putting things.

Thanks for counting me in!

rachie2004 AT yahoo DOT com

Suzanne Yester said...

I've never read this author before, but your review was great! I will definitely put her on my TBR list!

Please enter me in your giveaway!
*I'm a follower!
*I retweeted this! My Twitter id is Chickwithbooks

quzy (at) mac (dot) com

housemouse88 said...

I've never read this author before. However, I have heard great things about her books. I'm a follower.

house_mouse88 at yahoo dot com

Unknown said...

I haven't yet read any of Gena's other books but this one looks like a good book and I probably will soon. Please enter me into this drawing.

+1 I'm also a Google follower of your blog.

Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

donnas said...

I havent read any of her books yet but I definately want to. I have her on my wishlist.

I am already a follower.

bacchus76 at myself dot com

Dixie said...

It sounds like there is a lot of chemistry between those two and that is essential to any great romance, vampire or otherwise.
I'd love to win a copy.

Dixie said...

I follow Drey's Library.

Dixie said...



Anonymous said...

I've read the first three books of the Lords of the Underworld series by her. They're pretty awesome.

I'm a follower.

I posted the link on my sidebar.

jaam121388 at yahoo dot com

Julie said...

I haven't read this author before but this sounds like a great book! Please include me in your giveaway!

I'm also already a follower


Anonymous said...

I haven't read any of her books yet, there are a few sitting on my nightstand waiting to be read.

I'm a follower


Paranormal and Romantic Suspense Reviews said...
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Gaby317 said...

I haven't read any of her books yet, but your review makes me want to start. Please count me in!

gaby317nyc AT gmail DOT com

+1 I'm a follower

chey said...

I haven't read any of Gena's books before, But that wonderful review has put Seduce the Darkness on my tbr list.
chey127 at hotmail dot com

Kitten22 said...
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Kitten22 said...

This looks great! Please enter me!

Oops! Sorry! Forgot to say that this will be my first read of hers.

BookcrossingKitten22 AT gmail DOT com

Kitten22 said...

I'm a subscriber (through Google Reader).

BookcrossingKitten22 AT gmail DOT com

The Book Resort said...

I don't want to be entered, drey, but will tweet this in a sec!

Good luck to all!

Bridget said...

Just got this posted on Win A Book. No need to enter me, Drey.

Valorie said...

I have never read anything by Showalter, but I have a friend who loves her stuff and I have always wanted to try her out.


I follow.


Mariee said...

I recently read The Nymph King by Showalter and loved it!

I'm a follower.
marieimy (at) gmail (dot) com

Chris said...

Haven't, but I would love to check this one out!


Lee P said...

I haven't read any of Gena's books but this one sounds good. I'd love to read it. Please count me in for this giveaway. Thanks.


Lee P said...

I'm a follower


throuthehaze said...

I havent read her books but would love to check this book out



throuthehaze at gmail dot com

Pissenlit said...

I haven't read any of her books...yet! :)

un_pissenlit (at) hotmail (dot) com

Rose Red said...

I have not read any of gena's books but this is my favorite book genre so count me in. I've been looking at authors that are new to me for a bit of a refreshing change. Thanks for the chance.

espressogurl at hotmail dot com

Rose Red said...

I'm a follower on Blogger. (rubymoon/Ally)

espressogurl at hotmail dot com

Sweet Vernal Zephyr said...

I'm a follower now!

I have not read any of Gena's books but she is getting so much chatter that I have put her on the TBR list ... and the cover art is hot! Eye candy helps, you know?

Please enter me in the contest - Thank you, Miranda

mdwartistry at yahoo dot com

Danni T said...

I've read all of her books from the series Atlantis, Lords of the Underworld, and Imperia. Also read Savor me Slowly and Catch a Mate. I've loved all her books, especially the Lords of the Underworld series. Can't wait for Gideon's book to come out.

ChristyJan said...

I haven't read any of Gena's books . . . yet, but I love vampires and romance, so I really must add this author to my shopping list.

hawkes (at)

ChristyJan said...

I just subscribed by e-mail

hawkes (at)

LadyVampire2u said...

What books do I have of Gena's? I have the Darkest Fire and Heart of a Dragon. I liked both of them and my favorite of the two was The Darkest Fire.
On another note, I am a follower of yours already and I have Gena's Book Tour posted on my blog so your website is listed there.

Sue A. said...

I haven't read this author yet!

I'm a follower

magenta 2 red [at] gmail [dot] com

Marie said...

I have not read this author before but based on your review I am certainly going to look for her books.

I am a follower.

Cheryl McInnis said...

I've read almost all of Gena's other books and loved them! I bet this one is great as well~

I'm a follower!


Unknown said...

I haven't read Gena Showalter yet, but I'd love to. Please enter me!

Dottie :)

Unknown said...

I'm a follower

Dottie :)

CherylS22 said...

I've never read any of Gena's books. She will be a new author for me.

megalon22 at yahoo dot com

CherylS22 said...

I follow

megalon22 at yahoo dot com

Nicole said...

I have never read one of her books. The cover looks great on this book.

+1 I follow.

Belinda M said...

I have not yet read any of her novels but would like to start off with this one

I follow

I have also shared your giveaway here

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Mishel (P.S. I Love Books) said...

I'm afraid I haven't read any of Gena's books, but I definitely plan on it!

I of course already follow =)

And I posted a link to this on my sidebar

Thanks so much Drey,

mishtakes AT gmail DOT com

kalea_kane said...

I have never read any of Gena's books, but I certainly would like to. I love paranormal stories. This looks great. Please enter me.


kalea_kane said...

I am also a follower of your blog


kalea_kane said...

I tweeted your giveaway:

It is also posted in my side bar


Kammie said...

I haven't read any of Gena's stories, but have one on my wishlist. Now, two! lol This one sounds like a great story! She has some of the best covers. (kammie2u at ameritech dot net)

kalea_kane said...

Also blogged about your giveaway here:


Jenny N. said...

I have not read any of Gena's books so if I win this one it would be my first


Belladonna1975 said...

I am a huge fan of Gena and have been lucky enough to read ALL of her previous books and have almost all of them signed since she lives in my town and I used to work at a local bookstore that she frequented. Her writing is fantastic and with this series she is just getting better and better!

Thanks for entering me!

Debs Desk said...

I would love to be included in your giveaway. I have never read one of Gena's books.

Shawna L. said...

Shawna Lewis
310 N 55th W
Idaho Falls ID, 83402
I have never read any of these books but I will start as soon as I win one ;o)

Shawna L. said...

Shawna Lewis
310 N 55th W
Idaho Falls ID, 83402

I subscribe to you on Google Reader

Shawna L. said...

Shawna Lewis
310 N 55th W
Idaho Falls ID, 83402

I follow you

Shawna L. said...

Shawna Lewis
310 N 55th W
Idaho Falls ID, 83402

I twittered you

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