gena showalter

February 13, 2011

Saturday Smackdown: Vishous versus Reyes

This week’s Saturday Smackdown is brought to you courtesy of Ruthie who suggested our contestants!  So without further ado, allow me to introduce our contenders. In this corner, we have…  Lover Unbound Vishous by J.R. Ward Vishous is considered one of the most intelligent of the Black Dagger Brotherhood and he bears the ability to see the future, although he doesn’t know “when” the events he sees will happen.  He is often tortured by his inability to save those he loves.  Vishous also requires a certain amount of pain to feel pleasure.  Vishous is notable for the tattoos on his […]
July 17, 2010

Saturday Smackdown: Valkyrie vs. Harpy

Today’s smackdown should hardly come as any surprise after my devouring of both Kresley Cole and Gena Showalter over the last few weeks. But I wanted to have some fun with the two series. As you know, there are a multiple types of Immortals in Showalter’s series along with Greek gods, titans and more. In Kresley Cole’s Immortals After Dark incorporate a rich tapestry of mythology and monsters with her Lore kind. The Valkyrie One of my favorites among the Lore are the Valkyrie. These small, fey like women, are the products of three parents: their warrior mothers, Freya and […]
July 16, 2010

Tell Me Sweet Little Lies – Gideon and Scarlet

The Darkest Lie by Gena Showalter is her latest entry into the Lords of the Underworld series. I just recently began reading this terrific series by Showalter thanks in part to the recommendations of several wonderful readers at my local Barnes and Noble’s Books that Bite club. As I said in Showalter’s Mad About Romance entry, Gideon and Scarlet’s story needed more space to discuss – so let’s discuss. The Darkest Lie Forced to his knees in agony whenever he speaks the truth, Gideon can recognize any lie—until he captures Scarlet, a demon-possessed immortal who claims to be his long-lost […]
July 15, 2010

Mad About Romance: Gena Showalter

I was recently introduced to Gena Showalter’s Lords of the Underworld series.   If you aren’t familiar with it, let me introduce you to the rich world filled with Greek Gods, mad Titans, immortal warriors, demon lords and angelic beings – just to name a few.  Opening Pandora’s Box Ages ago, the Greek gods trapped the wild and furious demon lords of Violence, Pain, Disease, Misery, Wrath and more in a box created from the bones of the Greek Goddess of Oppression. She’d died in their escape from imprisonment, but her bones contained enough of her essence to keep the demon […]