Review & Excerpt ~ The Darkest Captive by Gena Showalter @GenaShowalter @InkslingerPR

Posted December 6, 2018 by Tanya in Paranormal Romance, Reviews / 0 Comments

Review & Excerpt ~ The Darkest Captive by Gena Showalter @GenaShowalter @InkslingerPRThe Darkest Captive by Gena Showalter
Series: Lords of the Underworld #14.5
Published by Evil Eye Concepts Inc on December 4, 2018
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 125
4.5 Stars

I received this book for free from Tour Group in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

For centuries, Galen the Treacherous has been the most hated immortal in the Underworld. With good reason! This bad boy of bad boys has lied, stolen, cheated and killed with abandon. Possessed by the demons of Jealousy and False Hope, he has always lived for a single purpose: destroy everything.

Then he met her.

Former demon turned human femme fatale — Legion Honey -- sought to kill Galen, but ended up parting with her virginity instead. Afraid of their sizzling connection, she ran away…and ended up trapped in hell, tortured and abused in the worst of ways. Now she’s free, and a shell of herself, afraid of her own shadow.

Galen's hunger for Legion has only grown. Now the warrior with nothing to lose must help her rekindle the fire that once burned inside her. But as desires blaze white-hot, will Legion run again? Or will the unlikely pair succumb to love at long last?

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The Darkest Captive is book 14.5 in the Lords of the Underworld series by Gena Showalter. We are brought this tale from the 1001 Darkest Nights collection.

Galen has been in and out throughout the series. He’s done a lot of bad things. His character is extremely, over the top self-centered, which I loved. He was so funny when referring to himself. His letters to Legion before she was rescued were hilarious. I loved his approach to winning her heart. The Darkest Captive really made me fall in love with Galen!

Legion has been through so much. I still see her childlike in a way despite the horrible things that have happened to her. Galen is determined to bring back that joyous, outgoing Legion. He wants to banish her nightmares and fear. Galen is determined to kill everything and everyone who has made her suffer. Even if it means drawing demon heads on letters!

The road to our HEA with Galen and Legion had many pieces that needed to fit together. The two made me laugh in more than one situation and that is what I expect from this series. The personalities and attitudes of all of the characters never fail to make me smile. Legion had objectives beyond just getting revenge. She was determined to bring Galen back into the fold and reunited with his daughter. She had great intentions. Everything that did come together for her had me closing the book with a smile and even more holiday cheer. (This isn’t a holiday book, but it gave me the spirit!)

The Darkest Captive was a really fun read. Even with all the personal stuff the characters go through, we still get a good dose of action that is essential to a LoTU book. All the makings of a favorite! Let me share an excerpt!


Shocked to the bone, Legion performed a slow-mo 360. Galen’s kitchen had been transformed into an Arabian Nights paradise. Flickering candles filled the entire room. Multi-colored scarves cascaded from the ceiling, intermixing with strings of beads. A coffee table had replaced the kitchen table, jewel-toned pillows acting as chairs. Covered platters dominated the table’s surface, a gem-encrusted genie lamp the centerpiece.

Your wish is my command…

The scent of corn dogs, chili cheese fries, and cotton candy saturated the air, and her mouth watered.

As Galen stepped past a sheer purple curtain, electric pulses awakened every nerve in her body.

He looked her over. “You are stunning, Leila.”

His husky timbre sent shivers rushing down her spine. And when he looked her over a second time, taking in the frilly dress with a cinched-in waist and mid-thigh tulle skirt paired with ballet flats, his irises heated—and so did her blood.

Galen wore a dark, perfectly tailored suit, the polished veneer only enhancing the savagery of his soul. Awareness of him eclipsed her fears, and it was nice. Better than nice. Wonderful! For a moment, she felt like the old Legion again.

“I’m guessing I am stunning, too?” he prompted.

Did she detect a thrum of uncertainty? How adorable. The saucy, ultra-confident Galen cared about her opinion. Meaning she had power over him. How delicious.

“You are,” she admitted. “I think you’ve hijacked my thoughts.” And she was glad for it. Once, she’d made a deal with the devil because she’d dreamed of falling in love, being loved in return, and discovering why humans were so obsessed with getting naked and rolling around in bed. Here, now, she realized a part of her still yearned for those things, despite everything that had happened.

Fear had put her life on pause long enough. She deserved pleasure.

If she wanted better, she had to fight for it. Had she picked the right man for the job, though? Someone who would be patient with her, who would ease her back to life, and give as much as he took?

Time would reveal the truth, one way or another, but her hopes were high. Galen was strong. He would cross any line to get what he wanted, and for some reason, what he wanted most was a chance to keep her safe.

Unless he decided to bed her, even if she said no.


About Gena Showalter

Gena Showalter is the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of the spellbinding Lords of the Underworld and Angels of the Dark series, two young adult series–Everlife and the White Rabbit Chronicles–and the highly addictive Original Heartbreakers series. In addition to being a National Reader’s Choice and two time RITA nominee, her romance novels have appeared in Cosmopolitan (Red Hot Read) and Seventeen magazine, she’s appeared onNightline and been mentioned in Orange is the New Black–if you ask her about it, she’ll talk for hours…hours! Her books have been translated in multiple languages.

She’s hard at work on her next novel, a tale featuring an alpha male with a dark side and the strong woman who brings him to his knees. You can learn more about Gena, her menagerie of rescue dogs, and all her upcoming books at or