Burning Dawn (Angels of the Dark Series #3)

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New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter returns with a sizzling Angels of the Dark tale about a winged warrior renowned for his ruthlessness, and the woman who becomes his obsession….

A tormented past has left Thane with an insatiable need for violence, making him the most dangerous assassin in the skies. He lives by a single code: no mercy. And as he unleashes his fury on his most recent captor, he learns no battle could have prepared him for the slave he rescues from ...

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Overview

New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter returns with a sizzling Angels of the Dark tale about a winged warrior renowned for his ruthlessness, and the woman who becomes his obsession….

A tormented past has left Thane with an insatiable need for violence, making him the most dangerous assassin in the skies. He lives by a single code: no mercy. And as he unleashes his fury on his most recent captor, he learns no battle could have prepared him for the slave he rescues from his enemy's clutches—a beauty who stokes the fires of his darkest desires.

Elin Vale has her own deep-rooted scars, and her attraction to the exquisite warrior who freed her challenges her every boundary. But Thane's unwavering determination to protect her means she must face her greatest fears—and enter a world in which passion is power, and victory means breathtaking surrender.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
03/03/2014
Showalter’s clunky third Angels of the Dark paranormal (after Beauty Awakened) centers on Thane, one of the thousand-year-old winged, immortal demon hunters called Sent Ones, and Elin, a young woman descended from the Phoenix immortals. Thane nurses emotional wounds from time spent in brutal captivity decades ago, while Elin has suffered panic attacks at the sight of blood and violence—of which the book has plenty—ever since witnessing the deaths of her family. They meet as prisoners of the Phoenix and begin to build a relationship in spite of themselves, as the figurative and literal heat between them cannot be denied. Uneven pacing, clumsy language (“Life would be over the moon crazmazing”), and sketchy worldbuilding distract from magnetic characters and numerous conflicts, and readers might question the priorities of beings who pay more attention to a petty lovers’ quarrel than to the pursuit of a demonic prince. Fans of the preceding installments will likely enjoy this outing, but others will be put off by the discomfiting juxtaposition of frivolity and gruesome gore. (May)
From the Publisher
"Showalter's signature blend of sizzling attraction, breathtaking worlds, and lethal stakes rocks me every time!"-Sylvia Day, #1 New York Times bestselling author

"With compelling stories and memorable characters, Gena Showalter never fails to dazzle."-Jeaniene Frost, New York Times bestselling author

"Showalter does her magic with an intricately developed world, complex and intensive character arcs and dark, compelling paranormal themes. She releases that literary punch to the gut with excruciatingly detailed scenes that haunt the senses long after reading the pages."-USA Today on Wicked Nights

"The Lords of the Underworld series...keeps getting more satisfying. Sometimes with a long-running series, characters or storylines can run their course, but not with Showalter's talent. The chemistry has never been hotter and both the characters and the world they live in are beautifully detailed."-RT Book Reviews on The Darkest Craving

"One of the premier authors of paranormal romance."-#1 New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole

"Passion, humor, pulse-pounding action and just plain fun...Showalter's books are always a refreshing escape!"-New York Times bestselling author Lara Adrian

"One of Showalter's biggest strengths is her ability to create wounded characters who are riveting and intense, but who also hold out the hope of redemption."-RT Book Reviews on Beauty Awakened

"Bold and witty, sexy and provocative."-New York Times bestselling author Carly Phillips on Animal Instincts

From the Publisher
"One of the premier authors of paranormal romance."-#1 New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole

"Passion, humor, pulse-pounding action and just plain fun...Showalter's books are always a refreshing escape!"-New York Times bestselling author Lara Adrian

"Bold and witty, sexy and provocative."-New York Times bestselling author Carly Phillips on Animal Instincts

"Showalter does her magic with an intricately developed world, complex and intensive character arcs and dark, compelling paranormal themes. She releases that literary punch to the gut with excruciatingly detailed scenes that haunt the senses long after reading the pages."-USA Today on Wicked Nights

"Showalter's signature blend of sizzling attraction, breathtaking worlds, and lethal stakes rocks me every time!"-Sylvia Day, #1 New York Times bestselling author

"With compelling stories and memorable characters, Gena Showalter never fails to dazzle."-Jeaniene Frost, New York Times bestselling author

"The Lords of the Underworld series...keeps getting more satisfying. Sometimes with a long-running series, characters or storylines can run their course, but not with Showalter's talent. The chemistry has never been hotter and both the characters and the world they live in are beautifully detailed."-RT Book Reviews on The Darkest Craving

"One of Showalter's biggest strengths is her ability to create wounded characters who are riveting and intense, but who also hold out the hope of redemption."-RT Book Reviews on Beauty Awakened

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780373778447
  • Publisher: Harlequin
  • Publication date: 4/29/2014
  • Series: Angels of the Dark Series , #3
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 448
  • Sales rank: 30,304
  • Product dimensions: 4.10 (w) x 6.60 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Gena Showalter

Gena Showalter is the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of over fifty books, including the acclaimed Lords of the Underworld and Angels of the Dark series, and the White Rabbit Chronicles. She writes sizzling paranormal romance, heartwarming contemporary romance, and unputdownable young adult novles, and lives in Oklahoma City with her family and managerie of dogs. Visit her at GenaShowalter.com.

Biography

Gena Showalter is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Paranormal Romance, Contemporary Romance, and Young Adult novels from a multitude of publishers. She has appeared in Cosmo and Seventeen magazines, on MTV, and has also been featured on many regional and national news programs.

Good To Know

Gena credits much of her success to her wonderful fans, amazing family, and the three slobbery English bulldogs who sleep under her desk. She is a self proclaimed coffee addict and when she's not writing she likes to...well, we're not sure. We've never seen her do anything but write.
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He lived sex. Breathed sex. Ate sex. He was sex.

Maybe that was his name.

No. That wasn't what she called him. She-his heart. His reason for being.

She would straddle his waist, feed his aching length into her hungry body, and say, "My slave needs me more than air to breathe, doesn't he?"

My Slave. Yes. That was his name.

My Slave wanted his woman. Craved her like water to drink.

Must have her.

Only she would do. He couldn't live without her smoke-and-dreams scent. .mmm, or her too-close-to-the-sun heat…or her fiery claws. How deeply those little daggers cut into his bare chest. And her peekaboo fangs…how deliciously they nipped at the vein in his neck.

She was perfect, and only when she was with him, her strong body taking and receiving pleasure, was the gnawing hunger within him finally satisfied.

Must. Have. Her. NOW.

But…he looked around. She wasn't with him. He tried to rise from the bed. Something bound his wrists and ankles again. Not rope. Not this time. Too cold, too hard. Steel? He didn't care enough to look.

Problem. Solution. My Slave gritted his teeth and jerked with all his considerable might. Skin tore, muscle ripped, and bone snapped. Pain. Freedom. He grinned. His woman was out there. Soon he would find her. He would thrust inside her and slake his need for her. Again and again and again…

Nothing and no one would stop him.

"He's loose again," someone grumbled.

At the pond washing clothes and dreaming of salted caramel cupcakes…and frosted brownies…and, oh, oh, oh, peanut butter cookies, Elin Vale lumbered from the over-warm water. Brittle grass covered the small bank provided by the gorgeous desert oasis of Sahel, abrading her bare feet. As the sun glared from the clear morning sky, golden sand dunes undulated on every side; she sought shade under one of the handful of trees. A gentle breeze carried more grit than she was ever able to wash away.

At least there was a silver lining. A free daily body scrub meant her sunburned, freckled skin always glowed.

Yay me.

Now, if only she could accomplish her life goals so easily. 1) Escape the Phoenix warriors holding her captive, 2) make big bank, and 3) open a bakery. She would sell desserts good enough to induce orgasm…except peanut butter cookies because she would single-handedly consume the entire stock.

Life would be over-the-moon crazmazing. She would be doing what she loved and eating what she craved. Except, for one wee problem-she hadn't yet managed to cross number one off her list. Phoenix were immortals with the ability to flame to ash and rise from the dead, stronger than ever before. They were vicious. And, ironically enough, they were cold-blooded. They enjoyed pillaging and plundering, and killed for grins and giggs.

Elin had seen the worst of their handiwork up close and all too personal, and even now, a year later, the memories were formidable enough to break her down. Memories she couldn't stop…please, please stop…but there they were, flashing through her mind. Her father's head rolling across the floor-without his body. Bay's pain-filled moan echoing in her ears as he sagged to the floor, a sword sticking out of his chest. Silence descending. Such dreaded silence.

Even now her heart rate went full throttle, with enough horsepower to break records. Going to vomit.

"Catch him!"

The frantic shout was a welcome and wonderful distraction, the only life raft in a sea of horror, halting the oncoming breakdown.

Her gaze scanned-there.

Oh, blimey. He's magnificent.

Because of Elin's supposedly disrespectful mouth- some people couldn't tolerate the truth-she had spent the past two weeks stuffed inside a small, dank hole, unable to see the new prisoner "worth toppling an entire empire to possess."

The quote had come from every female in the village.

For the first time, Elin had to agree with her captors. The princess's immortal slave was a god among men.

He stomped through the sand, flinging expert soldiers out of his way as if they were stuffed animals.

He did this despite the fact that his wrists and ankles looked like raw hamburger meat.

His scowl was dark, frightening, and despite her fascination, she instinctively lowered her gaze.

Oh, wowzer. Hello, massive erection. The beast was in no way concealed by the leather loincloth the slave wore.

The ability to breathe abandoned her. Who knew pe-nises did actually come in size magnum, as romance novels proclaimed? And, sweet fancy, as the scrap of material rose…and rose…and eventually fell to the side, she saw a glint of silver. Was the head of his shaft- It was! It was actually pierced with a long, silver barbell.

Her knees went a bit weak.

Eye-raping the princess's slave, Vale? Really? Stop!

First, entertaining lustful thoughts for another woman's man was a crime punishable by death. Second, it was 100 percent skeevy.

That was why she would look away…in a second. A peek at the rest of him, that was all she needed. He was at least six and a half feet of primal male aggression, with the defy-me-at-your-own-peril muscle mass of a dedicated, centuries-old warrior. But what truly snagged her attention-besides the jumbotron, of course-were feathered wings of the most luminous pearl and gold arcing behind wide, bronzed shoulders. Actual, honest-to-goodness wings, fit for the most cherished of angels.

But if the whispers and giggles she'd heard about the male were to be believed, he wasn't actually an angel, and calling him one would have been an insult, since angels were lower on the totem. He was a Sent One. An adopted son of the Most High, the ruler of the highest realm of the heavens.

Sent Ones were expert trackers and merciless demon slayers. Defenders of the weak and helpless. They were honest to the point of seeming brutality. And, okay, wow, that was like a checklist of awesome. But the things that were supposedly specific to this male's character: cold, calculated and demented. Not awesome.

Apparently, he laughed when he killed his enemies…and laughed when he killed his friends.

But…that couldn't be true. Could it? He was too pretty to be so cruel.

Shallow much?

What? She was starved. A mind was mush when a body was hungry.

According to gossip, he was part of the Army of Disgrace, one of the Most High's seven heavenly defensive forces. Six of those forces were well respected and admired. The AoD, not so much. They were a group of wild, untamable mercenaries in danger of losing their homes, wings and immortality; in other words, permanent time off for wicked behavior.

The twenty or so men and women were on a yearlong probation, their every action scrutinized. One more screwup, and they would be adiosed forever.

The grapevine hadn't stopped there. The male directly below the Most High was named Germanus, and he was the Sent Ones' boss. Or rather, had been. Germanus was killed recently by demons. But before his death-obviously-he controlled the Elite Seven, the seven men and women who were the fiercest of the fierce, and the leaders of those seven defensive forces. After his death, the Most High appointed a new secondin-command, Clerici, and this Clerici guy had tweaked some long-standing rules.

Before: do not harm anyone or thing but demons.

After: unless a fellow Sent One is being held against his will.

Then, and only then, the entire race could play a Kill Everyone Card.

Elin's takeaway: once Sex On Legs' army buddies found out what had happened to him, everyone in the village would bathe in blood. And-if the expert-tracker thing proved true-bath time would come soon.

Have to be long gone by then.

"Woman!" he bellowed, his voice more smoke than substance. And yet, that one word dripped with command, expectation and raw animal carnality.

She shivered with vibrant anticipation.

Reacting to him, too? Why don't you just chop off your own head and call it good?

He belonged to Kendra the Merry Widow, Princess of Clan Firebird; she'd addicted him to the poison her body produced, a nonlethal substance worse than any drug, making him desperate for her touch. Then she'd cinched the deal by tricking him into killing her.

With Kendra, everything began and ended with death.

Shortly after drawing her final breath, she flamed to ash, reformed and rose again, the bond between mistress and slave firmly in place.

Apparently, she'd done the same to six of her husbands-and was currently doing it to her seventh, who was away from camp at the moment, the lucky jerk. Because, when she tired of her men, she cut out…and ate…their hearts, ensuring they stayed dead.

A shudder crawled the length of Elin's spine.

As punishment, the late King Krull, Kendra's father, had bound her with slave-chains to negate her abilities and sold her on the black market.

Where and when the Sent One had come into play, Elin wasn't sure. She only knew he'd returned Kendra to camp decades later, dropping her from the sky and flying away. Krull, thinking the time apart had mellowed her, had removed the chains and given her to his third-in-command, Ricker the War Ender.

But with her abilities fully restored, she'd been able to addict Ricker to her poison, and gain his permission to leave the camp to hunt the Sent One.

The princess was sweet like that.

"Woman! Now!"

Elin swallowed a dreamy sigh. Even laced with anger and annoyance, the Sent One's voice elicited images of strawberries dipped in warm, rich chocolate. Mmm. Chocolate.

Maybe I should help him.

The thought struck her, surprising her. She wasn't exactly on speaking terms with courage, and to be effective, she'd have to endanger her own life. But if she could free the male from the princess's bond, she could use him to escape.

Elin pored through every bit of information she'd gleaned during her enslavement but came up with only a few ways to free him. None that were particularly helpful. She could kill him, but that kinda threw a wrench in her plan, because he wouldn't come back to life. She could kill Kendra (again), but the princess would come back to life, and Elin would have a very determined enemy for the rest of her (probably) short, (definitely) miserable life. Like the Sent One, death was the end for her.

Elin was half Phoenix, half "weak, lowly human," with zero abilities to show for her dual parentage. And it sucked, because here-or in any immortal colony, really-halflings were an abomination. A stain against the race. A threat to the vigor of the bloodline.

She'd known she was half-immortal, but she'd had no idea she was so despised, living in happy ignorance until a group of Phoenix ambushed her mother, Renlay, a little over a year ago. All because her mother-a full-blooded soldier-had fallen in love with Elin's father- a human-and had deserted her clan to be with him. As punishment, the group murdered Elin's father, as well as sweet, innocent Bay.

So much loss… She tried to ignore the knot growing in her throat.

She and Renlay were taken prisoner. Then, four months ago, Renlay experienced the ultimate death. It happened to all Phoenix eventually-even if their hearts weren't eaten-leaving Elin alone, so alone, suffering in the cruelest of ways, battling loneliness, grief, sorrow. Heartbreak.

Oh, the heartbreak. It was a constant companion. Cruel and merciless, darkening her days and soaking her nights with tears.

To be honest, the beatings and degradation did not compare to the torture of her emotions. Not even when she was treated like a dog, told to eat her meals on her hands and knees, without the use of her hands. Not even when she was made to take care of her bladder's needs in front of a laughing audience.

Elin blinked away tears.

In a sick, twisted way, she kind of…welcomed the abuse, she supposed. After all, she deserved it. Her parents and Bay had been strong and brave. She was a weak coward.

Why had she lived and not them?

Why did she continue to live?

As if you don't know.

Her mother's final words echoed in her mind. Whatever proves necessary, my darling, do it. Survive. Do not allow my sacrifice to be in vain.

"Woman! Need. Now." The Sent One once again ripped her from the past. He neared the river…neared her….

Soon, he would pass by, and the opportunity would be lost….

Her hand twitched as she debated whether or not to palm the glass shard another prisoner-now gone- had given her. A shard she'd hidden in the fabric of her leather dress, just in case one of the males decided to stop looking at her and start taking. She would have to do something drastic to break through the Sent One's obsession long enough to capture his attention. Maybe cutting him would do the trick. Maybe not. Maybe it would enrage him, and he would snap her neck with a single flick of his wrist.

Should she risk punishment? Death?

Decision time.

Pro: there was no better time for an escape. Many in the camp were distracted, as King Ardeo-who'd replaced the late Krull-had taken his most trusted men to who-knows-where to hunt Petra, Kendra's aunt, the Phoenix who had murdered Malta, Krull's widow and

Kendra's mother and, for a short time, Ardeo's most beloved concubine.

Ugh! What a mind-maze of names.

Ardeo had waited centuries to claim Malta, only to lose her two days later when a jealous Petra stabbed her in her sleep-and, taking a page from Kendra's How To Be A Psycho book, ate her heart.

Con: Elin wasn't in possession of Frost, a new "medication" for immortals, and the only thing capable of diluting Kendra's poison.

Pro: she might be able to get some.

Krull had purchased a handful of cubes right after Kendra's marriage to Ricker. Kendra now kept them inside a locket she wore at all times.

If Elin could steal that locket..

Another pro: never again having to worry about Orson.

He was away with Ardeo, but when he returned…

She shuddered as she recalled his parting words to her. "I will have you, halfling, and the way I'll take you, there'll be no chance of a babe."

Hellmongrel!

Con: she could die horribly.

The Sent One was almost in front of her. Any second now.

If her mother were alive, she would tell Elin to go for it, despite the risk.

Well, then. Decision made.

Moving as fast as her reflexes would allow, Elin palmed the shard and swiped the jagged edge across the Sent One's arm.

As crimson droplets trickled down his skin, she gagged. Dizziness struck her, and a burning tightness bloomed in her chest.

Panic.threatening to consume her.already restricting her airways.

No! Not this time. She focused on her life goals- freedom, money, bakery-breathed in and out with purpose, and the storm passed.

The Sent One ground to a halt.

He's a slave, like me, and I'm his only hope. Heck, he's my only hope. I can do this. For my family.

He turned his head, looking at her over the arch of his wing, and she shivered. Curly blond hair innocently framed the face of a born seducer…exquisite, flawless. In contrast, his bedroom eyes were at half-mast, beseeching a female to naughtiness.

Anything for you.

Too bad those eyes were so poison-fogged she couldn't guess their color. Long, spiky lashes of the deepest jet rimmed his lids, and his soft, full lips practically begged for reckless kisses.

A ring of angry scars circled his neck, and she frowned. Evidence of an injury, no matter how great or small, did not usually remain on an immortal's flesh. Had someone tried to kill him before he'd been old enough to regenerate?

Even with the imperfection, he was beautiful. A visual feast. A rare eye candy. A delicacy to be savored. And now I'm struggling to breathe again, drowning, seriously drowning in his utter masculinity, and now in guilt…grief… I haven't lustedfor a man since Bay, my sweet, darling Bay, my husband of only three months, dead now, and I should be ashamed…

"Female."

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  • Posted April 29, 2014

    Holy hotness! From the very first page . . . I was hooked, rivet

    Holy hotness! From the very first page . . . I was hooked, riveted, and on the edge of my chair. There are so many twists and turns. I was truly looking forward to Thane’s story and Showalter delivered!

    While held captive as a sex slave, Thane is poisoned by a wicked Phoenix, unable to control his bodies lascivious response to her. When Elin sees the fierce hero for the first time, she quickly devises a plan to save them both.
    Vengeance can make anyone dangerous, even an angelic warrior of the Almighty . . . especially when Thane’s already teetering on the edge of losing his wings and falling from grace. He is fierce, powerful, and protective of those he considers his, yet brutal to those who wrong him. The care he exerts toward Elin, a tenderness he doesn’t show others, made me fall head over heels for him. 

    But secrets . . . oh, the secrets they keep destroy them as they struggle with their attraction for one another—talk about being on an emotional roller coaster just waiting for the plunges. 

    Thane is one of my favorite characters and I couldn’t wait for his story. Sometimes I worry when I have a fav hero before reading their book because I have certain expectations for their “woman.” Elin held her own in the immortal world and I was proud of her. (If you like the Harpy’s from LOTU you’ll like Elin). She is young and a little timid, but there is a hidden strength inside of her just waiting to burst through. And like every character on their path in life, she has to grow. Her journey made her so much more real. Even the strongest of women still have a vulnerability. The fact that she wasn’t just discovering herself, but also helping Thane “weed” through his own demons gave me a deeper respect for her. 

    Desire and heat were definitely not lacking between Thane and Elin! Oh. My. Goodness. The tension and powerful attraction between the two was palpable—scorching, searing from the inside and radiating out. Let me just say the scenes are super hot! 
    The only way I can describe it is "Burning."

    The world-building is so in depth—the character’s so developed, colorful, and rich, that they reach a spot inside of you and pull you into them. I love seeing the Lord’s, Anya, and the Harpy’s pop in, meshing the two series together. I loved it. :)

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 24, 2014

    This is Gena's third book in the Angels of the Dark series and b

    This is Gena's third book in the Angels of the Dark series and by far my favorite.
    Thane's story is heart breaking, but watching him learn to love (himself as well 
    as Elin) is a sizzling, on the edge of your seat, sexy page turner! Ms. Showalter's
    unique sense of humor is, as always, ever present and will leave you either
    lusting or laughing! Great job Gena, and can't wait for the next Angel's story!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 23, 2014

    Have you ever read a book that you just couldn't put down? Devou

    Have you ever read a book that you just couldn't put down? Devouring it. Page after page is flying by and and you can't stop because it's just that awesome. And yet the closer you get to the end the more your dread builds, because seriously? You know what's going to happen when you finish. Yep, it's the hated book slump, I mean what is going to be able to top the amazeballs book you have just finished? Yeah, you know what I'm talking about. Well peeps for me that book is Burning Dawn.

    I honestly don't know where to start with my review because I adored every facet of this book. The characters, the storyline, the emotions, all of it was just total awesomesauce! I couldn't put it down! I just love a book that can make me angry, laugh out loud like a loon and then teary eyed from one page to the next.

    I have been a fan of Gena's ever since I first fell in love with Maddox from The Darkest Night (I won't go off topic but my god I could wax poetic about that man for HOURS!). Needless to say I am a PNR fan for life because of her. Another thing that I've always loved is Gena's ability to create stories that will send your emotions on a roller coaster ride that you'll never forget. Love and hate, betrayal and forgiveness, treachery and devotion. Burning Dawn has all of that and more!

    This has everything in it that Paranormal Romance fans are looking for. You have the hot, broody ALPHA (and I type that in caps because Thane is all things alpha) the fragile yet courageous heroine, powerful storyline, stunning backdrop (uhh... they live on a cloud, how freaking awesome is that?) and Gena's trademark humor (I have got to get myself a Multiple Scorgasm shirt). And Holy HOTNESS Batman! Never fear, the heat level in this book is out of this world! I love nothing more than seeing the tortured hero, and man Thane has some serious inner demons, brought to his knees by his heroine. Elin was the perfect match for Thane, she was the light to his dark and I loved seeing her blossom as her confidence grew. I have to say Thane surprised me. Instead of trying the typical macho "I refuse to see what she means to me" crap he embraced it! Sure he resisted at first, trying to protect her from himself but not for too long. Thane LOVED Elin and once he realized how much he held nothing back from her. BEST. ALPHA. HERO. EVER. Ooh and the dimples, oh my god Thane has dimples! *swoon*

    I also loved that we got a few cameos from our favorite LOTU characters! :)

    I HIGHLY recommend that you buy Burning Dawn but make sure to clear your calender because once you start you're not going to be able to put it down until it's finished! IT'S THAT FREAKING AMAZING!

    * I won an early copy from the author on her website for an honest review

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2014

    If your looking for a REALLY great book that you won't be able t

    If your looking for a REALLY great book that you won't be able to put down that get Gena Showalter new book, Burning Dawn the newest book in Angels of the Dark series. The moment I picked it up I couldn't put it down. There are so many twist an turns, you think your have it figured out, but then Gena gives you another twist that have you saying "WHAT, it can't happen like that!?" The moment you pick it up make sure you set an alarm otherwise your forget to like eat, or something. It's that good. The best one yet of the series! Come's out April 29th, so go ahead an get your pre-order in!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2014

    Showalter keeps the thunder coming, loud and clear. Two words, T

    Showalter keeps the thunder coming, loud and clear. Two words, Thane and Elin!!!!
    WOW need I say more. Two people that are starving for love and acceptance collide and find bliss. Hello Volcano meet Tornado, Angels of The Dark you won't be sorry you read this.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 21, 2014

    Please I need a clan

    My name is Mistpaw. I need a clan. Please reply. In the top box put to Mistpaw. Thankyou:)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 20, 2014

    Dawnclan

    Res 1: here Res 2: main grounds Res 3: Highstone Res 4: bios Res 5: leaders den Res 6: apprentence den Res 7: warrior den Res 8: med cat den Res 9: nursery Res 10: nursery Res 11: hunting grounds Res 12: herb garden for med cats Res 13: edge of territory

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 13, 2014

    Hoping for a 4th

    I'm really hoping for a 4th and 5th book in this series. I loved them so much!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2014

    Love Love Love this book

    This book was more steamy, sexual, and a lot more hard core! Another great variation from the first two book in the series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2014

    Anonomous

    This book needed some help
    Elin: If you are the type of person who enjoys strong female leads, don't read this book. Elin is a wimpy woman who is frightened by blood, and is in constant need of protection. She is drawn to Thane soley by his looks and she often only stays whith him because she wants to have sex with him.

    Thane: This beast is always focused on pain and sex. He does gruesome things to the woman he beds before Elin and again he soley likes Elin for her looks. He also finds it fun to torture people, by say cutting out their toungues.

    Background: The author needed to explain the world a little more. The different kings and the life span of each specises needed to be explained in detail, instead it was simply metioned in passing.

    It seemed as though Elin and Thane were only attracted to each other on a sexual level and they never seemed to be able to have a relationship past that.

    If your the type of person who likes long sex sences that go on for pages, you'll like this.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 28, 2014

    Thank you!!

    Welcome back, GShow. I missed you.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 27, 2014

    I highly recommend reading this book

    I loved it

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  • Posted July 20, 2014

    more from this reviewer

    I Also Recommend:

    ~ 5 Burning Stars ~ Fabulous! Spectacular! Magnificent!  I beca

    ~ 5 Burning Stars ~ Fabulous! Spectacular! Magnificent! 

    I became addicted with Ms. Showalter’s work, with her Lord’s of the Underworld and she has added to it with her Angels of the Dark series. I love love love Burning Dawn. I feel in love with Angels of the Dark series at the start and have been waiting for the next installment with avid anticipation. Ms. Showalter knows how to create an intriguing world with fantastically unique characters and I enjoy her writing style. 

    Burning Dawn is book three in the Angels of the Dark series and can be read as a stand alone, but best read in series order. It’s non-stop romance and action.

    I loved everything about this book. The relationship building. The chemistry between Thane and Elin was scorching. We are taken on their emotional journey. Thane turned out to be a much more deeper character then I ever thought and Elin is hilarious once she comes into her own. Their where parts that just made my heartache, but also parts that made me laugh. I loved the camaraderie between Thane and his two besty-best friends and Elin and her girlfriends where so much fun. I enjoyed the insight into Thane’s club and the employees that work there. You see a family kind of atmosphere. I can’t wait for the guy’s stories as well as the rest of the angel's in the Army of Disgrace. 

    Ms. Showalter has created a seductive read, with sexy angels. It’s an extraordinary, phenomenal, and emotional journey into the Angels of the Dark. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 16, 2014

    Good but editor should have addressed grammar issues

    I really enjoyed this story. I only wish it did not swap between first and third person, the shifting of this made it sometimes hard to follow and randomly wonder if there was another person in the room with the characters that I missed.
    It would be first person and the next sentence third, so it wasn't like it was by chapter or by obviously separated paragraphs... this was the only thing I would say to be aware of when reading this book. Otherwise I thought it was good, I blew through it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2014

    Breath-taking

    Once again, GShowalter delivers a book that is enjoyable, funny, lots of drama and the happy ending we all love. Thane and Elin's story is a delight...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2014

    Loved

    Loved loved loved it!! Can't wait for the next one

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 21, 2014

    Great book

    This was wonderful. I couldn't get enough, please keep them coming

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2014

    WELCOME TO DAWNCLAN!!!!!

    Map: <p> Res 1~ map, rules, information <br> Res 2~ Bios <br> Res 4~ Chatroom <br> Res 5~ Nursery <br> Res 6~ Apprentices' Den <br> Res 7~ Mentors' Den <br> Res 8~ Leader's Den <br> Res 9~ Co-Leader's Den <br> Res 10~ High Rock <br> Res 11~ Woods <br> Res 12~ River <br> Res 13~ More Woods <br> Res 14~ Herbs <br> Res 15~ Fresh Kill Pile <br> Res 16~ Warrior Cats' Den <br> Res 17~ Medicine Cats' Den <p> RULES <p> 1) NO godmodding!!!!! This stuff ticks me off and makes rp be no fun.... <br> 2) To become an apprentice, you must be ten moons old. <br> 3) All cats are welcome to join, but they can't be spies! I will be looking at other clans to see if any names match.... <br> 4) You must be 20 moons or older to be a mentor! This way we wont have newbies teaching other newbies! <br> 5) Warrior Cats must train every day by hunting for the rest of the clan or sparring with other warrior cats. <br> 6) Enjoy yourself and no trying to kill each other please! <p> Information <p> The High Rock is used for ceromonies <br> Use the river for bathing and rinsing off blood if we have a war <br> We are a PEACEFUL CLAN!!!!!! <br>

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2014

    Awesome

    This book was amazing. I loved to catch a small glimpes of the lords of the underworld. Absolutely loved how hard Thane fell. Can't wait to see Xerxes and Bjorn stories.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2014

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