Last Kiss Goodnight

Last Kiss Goodnight

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by Gena Showalter
     
 

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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Gena Showalter ignites a thrilling new paranormal series with this breathtaking tale of a warrior enslaved by desire, and the woman who frees his soul.

THE SWEETEST TEMPTATION . . .

Black ops agent Solomon Judah awakens caged and bound in a twisted zoo where otherworlders are the main attraction. Vika Lukas, the

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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Gena Showalter ignites a thrilling new paranormal series with this breathtaking tale of a warrior enslaved by desire, and the woman who frees his soul.

THE SWEETEST TEMPTATION . . .

Black ops agent Solomon Judah awakens caged and bound in a twisted zoo where otherworlders are the main attraction. Vika Lukas, the owner’s daughter, is tasked with Solo’s care and feeding. The monster inside him yearns to kill her on sight, even though she holds the key to his escape. But the human side of him realizes the beautiful deaf girl is more than she seems—she’s his.

THE ULTIMATE PRICE . . .

Vika endures the captives’ taunts and loathing, hoping to keep them alive even if she can’t free them. Only, Solo is different— he protects her. But as hostility turns to forbidden romance, his feelings for her will be used against him . . . and he’ll be put to a killer test.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Confusing world-building mars the launch of bestseller Showalter’s Otherworld Assassins series, in which a bewildering variety of aliens have taken refuge on Earth. Deaf, kindhearted Vika Lukas tries to protect the otherworlders captured by her father, Jecis, who runs a nightmarish zoo. When Solomon Judah, an Allorian employed by a shadowy government agency, is kidnapped, Vika cares for him as she does the other victims of Jecis’s cruel ambitions. Torn between two other-dimensional entities—one that seeks to protect him, one that urges him to embrace his innate violence—Solo first vows to kill Vika once he escapes, but she refuses to be intimidated by his brutish nature or Jecis’s sadism, and Solo begins to fall in love with her. Readers who enjoy a Beauty and the Beast tale with a truly despicable villain may appreciate this story, but they will need to get through the florid prose and some overlong scenes of brutality. Agent: Deidre Knight, the Knight Agency. (Jan.)
Booklist
"Showalter kicks off her new Otherworld Assassin series, addressing her signature themes: inner darkness, inner light, and the battles between good and evil waged both between people and within individuals' souls...[Showalter's] fans will be eager to follow her into new adventures."
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"A fast-paced, intense paranormal romance that offers original, dynamic characters, vivid, compelling world building and a powerful 'love prevails' narrative."

"Showalter kicks off her new Otherworld Assassin series, addressing her signature themes: inner darkness, inner light, and the battles between good and evil waged both between people and within individuals' souls...[Showalter's] fans will be eager to follow her into new adventures."

Kirkus Reviews
When otherworlder Solomon Judah wakes up as a main attraction in an evil circus, his first thought is to escape and kill everyone involved in running the place. That is, until he meets Vika, the owner's daughter. She should be his enemy, but somehow every instinct tells him she's his soul mate--and salvation. An attack on a secret Black Ops unit renders agent Solo Judah incarcerated in a dark menagerie run by Jecis, an adherent to the black arts. Jecis has no regard for human or otherworldly life, and he rules his circus with a ruthless iron fist. As the primary caretaker for the interplanetary captives, Jecis' daughter Vika wants nothing more than to release her charges safely and disappear herself, but the reach and savagery of her father's power is insurmountable. When she tried once before, her father killed the escapees and beat her until she was deaf. She's not sure why she's drawn to newcomer Solo, but the more she watches and interacts with him, the tighter their bond becomes--until Jecis decides to use it against them. For once, his brutishness misfires. He's underestimated Solo's strength and Vika's fierceness and the overarching spiritual principle that good always conquers evil in the end. The launch of Otherworld Assassins, a new paranormal romance series from author Showalter, this book is a roller-coaster ride of a story, with plot twists aplenty and character arcs that draw you in with visceral force. The fervency of the romance is a little sudden, and the brutality can be hard to traverse, but Showalter is a strong storyteller and a convincing writer who uses conflict to great effect. A slightly overhanded "good vs. evil" spiritual message--complete with biblical phrases introducing each chapter--might be a little off-putting to some, but ultimately, it doesn't negatively impact the overall success of the book, and for readers with a similar mindset, it is an interesting fusion of paranormal concepts and metaphysical tenets. A fast-paced, intense paranormal romance that offers original, dynamic characters, vivid, compelling worldbuilding and a powerful "love prevails" narrative.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781451671599
Publisher:
Pocket Books
Publication date:
12/26/2012
Series:
Otherworld Assassin Series
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
403,406
Product dimensions:
4.32(w) x 6.58(h) x 1.20(d)

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