Review: THE DARKEST KING (Lords of the Underworld) by Gena Showalter


THE DARKEST KING (Lords of the Underworld) by Gena Showalter

Publication Date: February 25, 2020

Genre: Paranormal Romance


9F7A39B6-A99E-448F-ABA8-E42EEBA824F7To become a king of the underworld at long last, William must resist an irresistible beauty—or a curse will ensure his end…

A merciless prince feared by all…

Cursed by a vengeful witch, William of the Dark will die if he ever falls in love—murdered by the woman who steals his heart. His lone shot at redemption is a book filled with indecipherable code. Break the code, break the curse. Now, centuries later, he’s condemned to a string of one-night stands…until he finds the only woman in the worlds able to set him free.

A rare creature of myth and power…

One of the last living unicorn shifters, Sunday “Sunny” Lane works from the shadows as a cryptanalyst, on the run from assassins and poachers. Then the darkly seductive William abducts her, holding her captive in Hell. The closer they get, the more she hungers for his touch…and the stronger a mystical desire to kill him becomes…

But which desire will prove stronger—lust or death? And who will give in first?


Cori 5 Stars

Grab it now! It’s William’s book! THE DARKEST KING is the fifteenth book in Gena Showalter’s Lords of the Underworld series and features William and Sunny, a unicorn shifter. I know a lot of us wanted William to end up with Gillian, but I got over that in the last book and realized Gena Showalter knew what she was doing. I loved William with Sunny! Sunny quickly became one of my favorite heroines in this series! William has always been my favorite in this series and I was just so happy with his story. I recommend reading the series in order to fully enjoy the series storyline. I highly recommend this series for paranormal romance lovers. Gena Showalter always delivers a great love story.

*Review copy provided by Harlequin in exchange for an honest review.



Buy Links

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Amazon Series link



Amazon Series Link
✦THE DARKEST FIRE (this is a bonus story and you don’t have to read it to understand the series or the characters) ➢ Kindle
✦THE DARKEST NIGHT – Maddox (Violence) ➢ Kindle
✦THE DARKEST KISS – Lucien (Death) ➢ Kindle
✦THE DARKEST PLEASURE – Reyes (Pain) ➢ Kindle
✦THE DARKEST PRISON (Novella) – Atlas and Nike (another bonus story) ➢ Kindle
✦THE DARKEST WHISPER – Sabin (Doubt) ➢ Kindle
✦THE DARKEST ANGEL – Lysander and Bianka ➢ Kindle
✦INTO THE DARK – a compendium of The Darkest Fire and The Darkest Prison printed inside, plus the original The Darkest Facts ➢ Kindle
✦THE DARKEST PASSION – Aeron (Wrath) ➢ Kindle
✦THE DARKEST LIE – Gideon (Lies) ➢ Kindle
✦THE DARKEST SECRET – Amun (Secrets) ➢ Kindle
✦THE DARKEST SURRENDER – Strider (Defeat) ➢ Kindle
✦THE DARKEST SEDUCTION – Paris (Promiscuity) ➢ Kindle
✦THE DARKEST CRAVING – Kane (Disaster) ➢ Kindle
✦THE DARKEST TOUCH – Torin (Disease) ➢ Review 5 Stars | Kindle
✦THE DARKEST TORMENT – Baden (Distrust) ➢ Review 5 Stars | Kindle
✦THE DARKEST PROMISE – Cameo (Misery) ➢ Review 5 Stars | Kindle
✦THE DARKEST WARRIOR – Puck & Gillian (Releasing 06/26/18) ➢ Kindle | Amazon HBK
✦THE DARKEST CAPTIVE (1001 Dark Nights Novella) – Galen & Legion ➢ Review 4.5 Stars | Kindle
✦‪‪‪THE DARKEST ASSASSIN (1001 Dark Nights Novella) – Fox & Bjorn ➢ Review 4.5 Stars | Kindle $2.99
✦‪‪‪THE DARKEST KING – Willam ➢ Kindle
✦‪‪‪THE WARLORD (Rise of the Warlords) (Releasing 2/23/2021) – Taliyah Skyhawk & Alaroc Phaethon ➢ Kindle:
✦‪‪‪THE DARKEST DESTINY (1001 Dark Nights Novella) – Viola & Brochan (Releasing 12/07/2021) ➢ Kindle $2.99


About the Author

411A3C05-FDF9-4C09-BE5D-F743C622384CGena 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 on Nightline 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

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