by Gena Showalter
All her life, Ashlyn Darrow has been tormented by voices from the past. To end the nightmare, she has come to Budapest seeking help from men rumored to have supernatural abilities, not knowing she'll be swept into the arms of Maddox, their most dangerous member -- a man trapped in a hell of his own.
Neither can resist the instant hunger than calms their torments... and ignites an irresistible passion. But every heated touch and burning kiss will edge them closer to destruction -- and a soul-shattering test of love...
Though they carry an eternal curse, the Lords of the Underworld are irresistibly seductive -- and unimaginably powerful...
Genre: Adult, Paranormal
Publication Date: May 3rd 2008
Format: Mass Market Paperback, 380 pages
Source: my own copy
Yes, I must be the last person on Earth to have read this book, blah-blah-blah. I know and it doesn't matter. What matter is that I totally fell for Death and Pestilence and I
want need them NOW. And, yes, I know how that sounds.
I mean, I liked Ashlyn and Maddox (LOVE that name! *runs and steals it for maybe-who-knows-firstborn-to-be*) just fine, but what really kept me going were the 'minor' appearances of the other characters. I was like 'just tell all them stories already, I gots to know' (not sure why I thought that particular phrase with a sort-of-gangsta-accent, but aaanyway). Moving on...
That cover... pure wow. So Hawt. Me want some. Hum... I should say something about the plot, right? Erm... yeah! I felt so sorry for Ash and all her hardships, but nothing compared to having to die and then burn in hell every night, right, Violence? It was very touching to see how Ash broke this particular curse. I'm very curious to read the second book and find out more about the owner of the 'mysterious voice' that gave her the wondrous idea (all while checking Death's cute butt).
Oh, I also found it to be so funny that each of the Lords (Death, Violence, Pestilence, Promiscuity and Wrath) had their own chores to do around the mansion. *giggles* (pictures hot, muscled, sweaty men cleaning toilets and doing dishes = real fantasy stuff). You broke it, Violence will fix it. You bled there, Wrath will mop it up. Need money, ask Pestilence.... and so on. Oh, yeah, need a blow-up doll?, Promiscuity got tons of those. XD
I had forgotten how amusing and creative Showalter could be! It's been years since the last book I read by her. No wonder she's such close friends with Kresley Cole, they are both so funny and such amazing authors! *-*
But enough with the gushing, I have to go and get me some more of the Lords!!!