Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Interview with Gena Showalter and giveaways

Gena is hosting one question and giveaways per blog. Here is my question and answer.

Q- Do you have a favorite Lord? If so who?  

 A- I absolutely, utterly adore Strider, keeper of Defeat. (You’ll get to read all about him in The Darkest Surrender this October!)  I love his naughty sense of humor, his complete lack of inhibitions, and his willingness to do anything to win a fight -- even stab his best friend while playing XBox.  What that says about me, I’m not sure.

The Darkest Secret blurb

In this sexy new installment of New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Gena Showalter’s Lords of the Underworld series, the haunted Amun meets a woman who tempts him like no other.

Keeper of the demon of Secrets, Amun can manipulate the darkest thoughts of anyone nearby. But when the immortal warrior is chained and isolated to protect those he loves, death is his only hope of release—until he meets Haidee, a fellow prisoner whose beauty and hidden vulnerability draw him into a reckless test of his loyalty.

Haidee is a demon-assassin, raised to despise Amun’s kind. Yet how can she hate the man whose touch sets her aflame? But to save him, she must give herself body and soul…and face the wrath of a powerful adversary sworn to destroy her.

There will be two winners for The Darkest Secret. So you better be quick below. Please tell who is your favorite LOTU below and give a shout out to Gena along with your email if it not on your profile.

Giveaway is sponsored by Harlequin and open to addresses in the U.S. and Canada only.

My review of Darkest Secret  I want to think Harlequin for asking me to review Darkest Secret.


  1. How do you pick a favorite? That is so hard! I guess I would have to say my favorite at the moment is Aeron. But I am dying to read about Strider. September feels so far away right now. Congratulations on your new release!

    LadyVampire2u AT gmail DOT com

  2. I LOVE Maddox! The was so tortured and found love with Ashlyn who was able to tame him was so beautiful! I love hi9m so much!

    Here is a shout out to Gena for being one of the best writer of the paranormal romance! Sher really knows how to write those HOT SEXY SCENES! :D


  3. I love them all but my favorites have always been Aeron and Amun...I guess there is something about the strong silent type. Now that Aeron got his HEA I can't wait to read Amun's story. When he finally talks I can only immagine things are gonna blow!

    Thank you! mmafsmith(at)gmail(dot)com

  4. Congrats on the new release. Love the covers. They are always so sexy. Just read your free novella and loved it. Totally unexpected ending.

  5. I don't have a favorite because, unfortunately, I haven't had the opportunity to read any of these books yet. I'm really looking forward to reading them though - I have heard so many great things about this series and I just love the covers!!!


  6. I can't wait to read the all about Amun. I love all of your books and am an avid reader of all of your series. I think your wit and character development is unique and enticing and that's what keeps readers craving each additional novel.

    For LOTU I am currently in love with Reyes, but may start to have an affair with Amun. I have been intrigued with his character from the beginning and now that I get a chance for better look- well watch out!

  7. Congratulations on the release of the Darkest Secret! I haven't read this series yet, but would love the opportunity. All your LOTU sound exciting.


  8. I don't have a favorite. I haven't read this series yet. I would love to win this.

    lizzi0915 at aol dot com

  9. Good luck to all of you - for me it's impossible to join the contest, cause i'm an european reader *sigh*. But nevertheless: I absolutely adore Maddox and Reyes - after that Gideon, lol.

  10. My favorite Lord would definitely have to be Torin. I know his bookhasnt evencome out yet, but there's just something about him that I love. I think a lot of it has to do with how I feel so bad for him that he has to be so alone.
    And dear Gena, this shoutout is for you and your amazing writing talent! Congratulations on another successful book and I'm looking forward to many more! (:


  11. My fav is Paris! I cant wait for his book!!!! ;)

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    katiewalthall AT ymail DOT com

  12. Ive only read a couple, but I enjoyed aeron's book. Thanks so much for this great giveaway.
    Hollybwright at comcast.net

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  14. Hey Gena - CONGRATULATIONS! Love your lords ;).
    Maddox is my guy. He's so sweet with those he loves.
    Forgot my email - Duh!


  15. Of course, I love Paris. He's so...well, so! But my favorite guy in the stories is William. I so want him to get is HEA! I'll do a little wiggly dance of joy. The series is great. I just sent a copy of the first one to my niece. I can't get this book at my local Borders. I stopped in again yesterday and they are still "on order". I would love to win this otherwise it's time to order on line. Thanks for the contest.

  16. Unfortunately, I have not read any of the series yet, but I have heard GREAT things about it. Best of luck with the new release. I would love to win a copy of this book.

    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

  17. I have a soft spot for Maddox since he was the one who started my love for this series. But Paris intrigues me too, can't wait for his story!


  18. My favorite changes from time to time. These days, I'm all for Kane ~ Lord of Disaster.

    reenajacobs at reenajacobs dot com

  19. My favorite has to be Paris. I'm dying to read his book. I just hope he ends up with Sienna!

    kalynnick AT yahoo DOT com

  20. So excellent, Gina, thank you! I know that people love Maddox, but I've always harbored a secret desire to see Torin get his story - with a lot of plastic separating him from her, of course!

  21. Oops. outredgeous@gmail.com is my email.

  22. Hi Gena!
    I think that my favorite lord would be Torin Keeper of Disease. I love his sense of humor, his wit,and above all his loyalty to his friends.He makes me want to cry and give him a big hug. I think that out of all of them, Torin has it the hardest in not being able to enjoy the simple pleasure of touching another person be it human or a fellow Lord. Yet despite it all Torin does what he can for his friends and I admire that quality. I also like that he is quite intelligent and technologically proficient. He's my kind of guy!

    Hilda at hrnnd799@gmail.com

  23. There is a tie for my favorite between Torin and Lucien :) Thanks for the giveaway!
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

  24. Sadly I have not read any books in this series yet, so I can't pick a favorite. I've heard great things about the entire series, and I plan on starting it soon.


  25. Strider is definitely my favorite. He is so damn hot. Even the cover of his book is my favorite. He's ruthless and sexy and fights dirty and when he falls in love its TOTALLY intense. I ADORE him. *le sigh*
    Thanks Gena for writing one of my all time favorite paranormal series - I can't wait to read Amun's story!!

  26. I haven't read any of the LOTU books, but I do have books 1-3 on my TBR stack. There aren't enough hours in a day for all these great books!!!
    I absolutely LOVE Gena Showalter's books, especially her Extraordinary Girl series and her contemporaries. She's Awesome. I can't wait to finally dig in to this series.

  27. oopsie forgot my email address

    jcross719 at yahoo dot com

  28. Maddox! Yum. this series is just amazing to read.

    terilhack at gmail dot com

  29. Reyes!!!! He's delicious :-)

    spifferfish AT yahoo DOT com

  30. Love em all! Hey Gena, thx for letting us know about a chance to win your books, great blog here to!


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  32. I love Torrin. I was hoping so much that he would end up with NIX from IAD. They say now that it won't happen. Oh well. I feel sorry for him. I suppose it is why I like him, and he is super smart.

  33. I love Maddox and Paris!!!It's so hard to choose between the two!!! :D Hi Gena, thanks for the chance to win one of your books!

  34. Aeron is my favorite, followed closely by Maddox. Can't wait to get my hands on the new book!

  35. Reyes is my fave... although I love love love William :) also


  36. My Favorite Lord is Strider. Most of the time you can find him smiling and teasing his friends. And the way he teases............*shivers*
    Gena your writing is amazing!!!! I am currently buying all of your books and reading them, the ones I can find that is. I will post a picture of all of them when I get them.
    christina08242002 AT yahoo DOT com

  37. Just started series(3 books done, more to go), so haven't read all of them, just on my way to do it (trying to squeeze every opportunity to read). But favourite is Paris.

  38. My favorite is Reyes

    Great giveaway


  39. Maddox "Keeper of Violence" This was the first book I read in the series obviously because it is book one. I just feel a deep connection with him. I feel as though I understand his pain he suffers each night.

  40. REYES:) Everyone needs a little pain in life!

  41. My favorite lord has been Aeron so far. I really enjoyed Lucien too. I loved Aeron's wings ;) My shot out to Gena is that she rocks! Of course she knows that though. I've never read a bad book of hers. They are all great and I can see her sense of humor in them too.

  42. I love Reyes and Torin. I can't wait for Torin's HEA.


  43. My all time favorite Lord is Paris. I can't wait for his story next year. But my second favorite Lord is a tie between Strider, Gedion, and William(if you can count him as a Lord). They are all so funny and always bring a smile to me.

    Chelsea Sawyer

  44. Hi Gena--- i can not possibly pick just one favorite Lord -- love them all and would not throw any of them to the curb !! he he
    lisa roberts

  45. My favorite Lord is Lucien, I have a thing for scars too. Congrats on the new release, this is my favorite series and Gena is my favorite author.


  46. But...I don't want to choose! I LIKE alpha heros!

  47. Hmmm. So many Lords...so little time. Honestly, I have a thing for Paris, but I also have a thing for the very different Aeron. Nothing wrong with a little sharing, right?


  48. If I HAD to pick one, I'd say Paris. I just feel so for him.


  49. Gideon is my favorite Lord, although all of them are pretty close but Gideon stands out because of how he has to say the opposite of everything.
    My email is elenac15@sbcglobal.net

  50. I love all of the Lords. Paris is probably my favorite and I can't wait to read his story.

    smccar1 at hotmail dot com

  51. I absolutly love Paris, he is my favourite lord, his sense of humor at the begening and his later tragedy, is a very well done caracter, strong but with a heart still, is a hard pick up but fear enough for me to say PARIS

    katellinb at hotmail dot com

  52. Have not read them yet, so I do not have a favorite, but I AM SHOUTING at the top pf my lungs :)

    robin [at] intensewhisper [dot] com

  53. I would have to say my favorite Lord is Torin. His out of everyone else's story seems the saddest and most compelling. Not only does he not have another half of his own, but when he does find her he has that peskly little problem- his nice little Demon who because of he cant touch anyone. Every book that Gena has written I just can't get enough of!!! So a GIANT shoutout to her! She is amazing and I think if I read nobody else's work besides hers for the rest of my life I would be happy!
    tishashaw at hotmail dot com

  54. Hi Gena,

    They're all my favorite. I love this series.


  55. I loved Maddox (really, how could you not!?) but I can't wait to read about Strider! Really, it's hard to choose a favourite - they are all so dynamic and different - and their conversations are always so hilarious! I just love this series! Thanks for creating it, Gena! :)

  56. i can't really pick a favourite yet because I haven't really had the chance to start reading this series. But it's definitely in my TBR list as I've heard amazing things about it :)


  57. Well crap do I really have to pick one? Hmmmm...I'm going to go with whose story I'm salivating over right now for and that would be Paris. So I'll say he's my favorite right now.

    But Strider stabbing his best bud is kinda hot! LOL! Thanks for the giveaway Laurie!


  58. If I have to pick just one it will have to be Maddox!

    sallans d at yahoo dot com

  59. Sharon DuplantisApr 5, 2011, 6:57:00 PM

    would have to say Aeron.

  60. I love all of the LOTU, but I think my favorite is Paris. I can't wait to read his story.

    Barbed1951 at aol dot com

  61. Hi, Gena! :-) I adore your books! My favorite LOTU is Paris and Gideon-- because there is no way I can pick just one!


  62. I have no particular favorite and have just bought my very own brand new copy today so not entering but just wanted to let Gena know that the LOU series is wonderful and have gotten much reading pleasure with it !

  63. I have only read the first in the series and it was awesome!


  64. This series has me up most nights! LOL! My favorite Lord is Lucien, the keeper of death. He is the Buda clan's leader, and might I say quite perfect to me...dark, strong, no non-sense kind of man. Anyway, I love him! Gena, I am so happy The Darkest Secret has been a success, although I knew it would! Thanks for writng such awesome stories!


  65. Hey Gena!! Love your work.... I've read intertwined series, Alantis series, Animal Instincts but I'm totally in love the Lords of Underworld my Favourite lord is Reyes xoxoxo ;)


  66. My Favorite lord is Aeron so far but i also love William he's such a smart ass you gotta love it. I love the series Gena it's wonderful i can't put the books down. i followed the series since you release The Darkest Night with Maddox. i love your books all of them you and Kresley Cole Are amazing author's and Women. God bless you both can't wait for the Darkest Surrender!

  67. I have to pick just one fav!! hard as it is I just love Paris!!! I so can not wait to read his story :-) The whole series is amazing...Thank you so much for writing something I just love readin!!


  68. I absolutely adore Strider.....but I also adore William. I absolutely loved reading parts where those 2 share dialog. Them two together are scene stealers. Aslo.....where can we get a print of Striders picture hanging in his bedroom? I have a friend who is dying to have it *g*


  69. Ack, I can't choose just one!
    Maddox, Gideon, Strider, Paris, Torin...
    eni..mini..miny..mo...Strider it is! I can't wait for His Darkest Surrender to come out. Gena, you're made of pure awesomesauce, this is one of my favoritist series eva.


  70. Oh I've only read one of these so I don't think I can pick one right now. However, I am so stoked to really get into this series.

  71. Oh Gena!!! How can one choose???? If I have to, I will pick two.....Maddox, of course, and Lucien. They went through Hell together, literally. They carry such different strengths and weaknesses.

    You have such a great imagination and such an awesome way with shaping a story so that it both tugs at your heart and makes you want to throw a rock at some of the characters.

    Keep writing!!!


    Blazesandbubbles AT gmail DOT com

  72. Oh my gosh - I totally meant to say Sabin, not Strider!! How humiliating. I mean, nothing against Strider, I just absolutely ADORE Sabin. So please forgive my earlier faux pas *looks sheepish*

  73. Atlas, the Titan god of Strength is my fav Lord.


    alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com

  74. This is a hot and sizzling series. I have enjoyed each and every one of these books. Gena Showalter is one of my favorite writers. She creates characters that you laugh, cry, and fall in love with.
    I look forward to losing myself in The Darkest Secret! Thank you Gena Showalter!

  75. Tough question. I absolutely adore this series. I really like Paris because of the sacrifice he made. But I'm very intrigued by Torin and Amun and want them to find their HEAs.

  76. Hey Gena! Thank you for creating the Lords! I love this series. I came across it by chance and I've been addicted ever since! (maybe you can tell that by my tattoo) My favorite Lord is Reyes.


  77. I dont have a favorite yet. I havent had the chance to start the series. Really looking forward to it though.

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  78. My favourite is Torin. I just love what we have seen about him and I can't to read his book! I love your series, by the way. It's sizzling, has the paranormal side that I love, and a whole lot of passion that is to-die-for. I just love me some passion lol.

  79. i have not had a chance to start reading the series, but have wanted to. would love to win so that way i could read the books. please choose me and thanks for the great giveaway.


  80. My favorite is still Maddox! This is such a great series! The books are so addicting, once I start one, I can barely put it down. Thank you for great books :)


  81. Id say my favorite lord is Gideon, i love his humor and patience and style.
    Hey Gena, Even though William isnt really a lord will he get his own book?


  82. I Absolutely LOVE Kane. He has this odd guilt about him when it comes to women. Its awesome that he causes all these catastrophe's but comes out unscathed. Gena you are a radical and creative thinker, thank you for allowing all of your readers and ME!:) to have a peek into that head of yours.


  83. Picking one is so hard to do but I do favor Reyes and I love William even though he's not one of the guys. :)
    Gena, Congrats on such a great series. I love your writing. Gfc follower under Lucky47.
    Carol L

  84. I love Maddox. Thanks Gena for writing such awesome books!

    spettolij AT gmail DOT com

  85. I can't pick just one love them all I love the covers of these books! Thank you so much for the great giveaway!
    tishajean@ charter.net

  86. I don't know who I would choose, I haven't read any of this series. I do want to though. I have read Gena's intwined/Aiden series and really enjoy her writing - so I am sure I will enjoy this one too. Thanks for the opportunity to win. :)
    Mrs. Kjovus


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