The Darkest Promise - Gena Showalter

The Darkest Promise

By Gena Showalter

  • Release Date: 2017-06-13
  • Genre: Paranormal Romance
Score: 4.5
From 194 Ratings


New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter returns with a sizzling Lords of the Underworld story about an iron-willed sovereign and the somber beauty who melts him with a glance…

Possessed by the demon of Misery, Cameo isn’t allowed to experience joy. If she dares, her memory is wiped clean. With no other recourse, she sneaks into a land more fantastical than any fairy tale, determined to find the one man with the key to her redemption.

Lazarus the Cruel and Unusual rules his kingdom with a single unwavering focus: to build his army and annihilate his enemies. Nothing distracts him—until Cameo. He is relentless in his quest to make her smile…and seduce her into his bed.

As dark forces conspire against them, threatening to destroy the fragile bond they've forged, the once-calm Lazarus grows crazed. Every heart-stopping kiss and wicked touch causes Cameo to teeter on the brink of happiness. But if she falls, she risks forgetting him forever…


  • Great read

    By E. Markewitz
    Great fun!
  • Lazarus... nuff said

    By FantasyLoverRN
    My favorite LotU book so far!!!
  • Excellent!

    By Kirakira2013
    This book was absolutely amazing!!! It's intrigued me about what's to come next. I'm hoping that some of the plot twists dealing with Gilly and William end up with them being together!
  • There was no party in my pants🤷🏼‍♀️

    By Heyyyyalllofyouuuthisisit
    The dialogue of century old immortals, especially those filled with misery, should not be "speaking of a party... I'm inviting myself to the one in your pants." First off normal, non creepy, adult males do not even say that when attempting to seduce a woman. Second horny teenage boys rarely say that stuff unless joking. And yet this book is filled with the same nauseating language. I loved the idea and the storyline of the book. But I could barely get into it because the "pickup lines" and "come-ons" and the general voice the characters were given was just off-putting.
  • Loved it

    By Feelrefreshed
    Sweet, sexy, loving
  • Waiting for an eternity

    By sschrell
    I admit that I am never patient waiting for a new book by Gena Showalter😝. When it finally comes I intend to savor as long as possible. I figure closing out my classroom will force me to do that😂😂😂😐. I raced through the book way too fast😢... I tried not to but... Sigh... It is just that good. And seriously? Axel? Hmmmm😏, intriguing. Also, Viola and the Sent Ones. You create so many characters and storylines that I want to follow I honestly would never get bored with this series💜💜💜!