The Darkest Surrender by Gena Showalter

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Plenty of whacked-out humor and hardcore action make this tale a page-turner.
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Possessed by the demon of Defeat, Strider cannot lose a challenge without suffering unimaginable pain. For him, nothing stands in the way of victory. Until Kaia, an enchanting Harpy, tempts him to the razor's edge of surrender.

Known among her people as The Disappointment, Kaia must bring home the gold in the Harpy Games or die. Strider is a distraction she can't afford because he has an agenda of his own—steal first prize, an ancient godly artifact, before the winner can be named. But as the competition heats up, only one prize will matter—the love neither had thought possible.…


About Gena Showalter

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GENA SHOWALTER is the New York Times and national bestselling author of more than twenty novels in a wide range of genres, including her acclaimed Alien Huntress series for Pocket Books: Awaken Me Darkly, Enslave Me Sweetly, Savor Me Slowly, Seduce the Darkness, and Ecstasy in Darkness. Her fiction has appeared in Cosmopolitan and Seventeen and has been nominated for a prestigious RITA, as well as the National Reader's Choice Award. She is universally acknowledged to be "made of awesome." Visit her website at
Published October 1, 2011 by HQN Books. 431 pages
Genres: Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction
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Peak Rank on Oct 16 2011
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Reviewed by HQN on Mar 21 2013

Plenty of whacked-out humor and hardcore action make this tale a page-turner.

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Reviewed by Catherine on Sep 26 2011

... it was not quite as action filled as most of the other ones, so I felt like I was spinning my wheels quite a few times. It slowed the pacing down and occasionally caused my attention to wander.

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Reviewed by Missy Wadkins on Oct 04 2011

Gena Showalter has brought us another great read about our favorite Lords, filled with the action and witty dialogue that we have come to know and love so much.

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Reviewed by Rebecca Feuerbacher on Nov 03 2011

If you are a Lords fan or just looking for another great author to love then you can’t go wrong with Gena Showalter or The Darkest Surrender.

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