Welcome to WE LOVE GENA WEEK Day #3 where today Bells and I are discussion our favorite Lords, Books and Scenes. Be sure to hop over to Hanging with Bells to catch her post.
I have to say it was easy picking my favorite Lord because he’s been the same all along. However, my favorite book and scenes was much harder. The books are all so great and each has such memorable moments. Every book is unique in story and I love them all! So I’ll start with the easy one…
Aeron. *sigh* He was existing as a Lord and warrior in Budapest until a horrible curse was placed on him by the king of the gods, Cronus. He slowly went mad and well… I’m not going to tell you all what happens because a lot of you haven’t yet read the series. He is the subject of the upcoming book, The Darkest Passion. Here is how his true love describes Aeron in the book:
… he looked gorgeous. He was tall and mouthwateringly muscled, with the most amazing violet eyes fringed by long black lashes. His dark hair was cropped nearly to his scalp… He was heavily tattooed, even on the perfectly sculpted planes of his face. Each of those tattoos depicted something gruesome… Yet amid all the violence were two sapphire butterflies, one riding his ribs and one outlining the wings on his back.
Yes ladies… this male has wings! And they aren’t the feathery-fluffy kind that angels have. They are “long and black and [look] as soft as gossamer, but the ends [are] pointed, sharp as knives.” Oh, Aeron is a total bad ass with a heart of gold (once you get past the whole “keeper of wrath” thing!)
This really was a tough because the books are all great. Aeron is my favorite LORD and The Darkest Passion is AMAZING! However, I still have a soft spot for the third book in this series, The Darkest Pleasure. The first three books really set up the world and were very intertwined. The key players in Pleasure (Reyes and Danika) were introduced early on in the first book and their story unfolded during the first three books. But it was in The Darkest Pleasure that their story climaxed in a triumphant pairing. However, it wasn’t just their story that made the book great. There were big reveals and plot twists that keep me on my toes and eager for more. It’s such a great story and a must read!
(WARNING: contains spoilers if you haven’t read The Darkest Night)
Again, this was tough. But mostly because a lot of my favorite scenes would be considered spoilers if you haven’t read the series! So I’m picking a scene from the very first book to have the fewest possible people impacted by spoilers.
Our hero, Maddox, keeper of Violence, was cursed and he was murdered by his friend Reyes every night of his life. He suffered tremendously and knew that there would be no way for him to be with his love, Ashlyn and put her through this awful fate. One of my favorite scenes comes near the end of the book.
Her eyes met Maddox’s, pooled with unshed tears. “I love you.”
In that moment, he realized exactly what they planned. He bucked and fought for freedom. He shouted profanities even Paris would not utter. All the while, hot tears streamed down his cheeks. “No. Do not do this. Please, do not do this. I need you, Ashlyn. Reyes, Lucien. Please. Please!”
Reyes hesitated. Swallowed.
And then he stabbed Ashlyn in the stomach.
Maddox screamed, straining so forcefully the metal links cut all the way to the bone. If he kept it up, he would lose his hands and ankles. He did not care. Only one thing mattered, and she was dying in front of him. “No! No! Ashlyn!”
YEP – his love sacrifices herself to set him (and Reyes) free from the curse. It was powerful and I shed a tear or two. I love emotionally powerful scenes like that one.
So now it’s time to talk about today’s giveaway! Gena has generously donated a signed copy of one of her books for each day of the celebration!!! Today’s giveaway is for the 3rd book in the Lords of the Underworld series THE DARKEST PLEASURE!
Here is what this great book is all about:
Reyes is a man possessed. Bound by the demon of pain, he is forbidden to know pleasure. Yet he craves a mortal woman, Danika Ford, more than breath and will do anything to claim her—even defy the gods.
Danika is on the run. For months she’s eluded the Lords of the Underworld, immortal warriors who won’t rest until she and her family have been destroyed. But her dreams are haunted by Reyes, the warrior whose searing touch she can’t forget. Yet a future together could mean death to all they both hold dear.
To win a signed copy of The Darkest Pleasure this is what you need to do:
Leave a comment at the end of this post telling us which one of the Lords is your favorite. If you haven’t read the books, tell us about another hot demon male you love. You can leave a comment at both or either blogs, but you only get one entry per day!
Provide your email so we can contact you to let you know that you have won. We will contact you for your address info and then forward it to Gena so she can sign your book and send it to you!
All comments must be received by May 26, 2010 by 11:59 PM EDT. A winner will be chosen using random.org and all winners will be announced on both blogs on May 28, 2010.
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We have a great week in store, especially for all the Gena lovers out there! So make sure you check the schedule HERE and Bells blog for the opportunity to win more signed books from Gena.
Don’t forget to check back on Sunday to get a snippet of the upcoming release: The Darkest Passion!