The Darkest Pleasure - Gena Showalter

The Darkest Pleasure by Gena Showalter

Reyes is a man possessed. Bound by the demon of pain, he is forbidden to know pleasure. Yet he craves a mortal woman, Danika Ford, more than breath and will do anything to claim her - even defy the gods.

Danika is on the run. For months she's eluded the Lords of the Underworld, immortal warriors who won't rest until she and her family have been destroyed. But her dreams are haunted by Reyes, the warrior whose searing touch she can't forget. Yet a future together could mean death to all they both hold dear....
Despite the fact that the books are sort of getting repetitive, I'm still roped into this series. They all sort of fall into the same storyline though. Handsome (in one way or another) demon possessed warrior falls for some girl, so far all of which have something extra special about them. They decide because they are a "monster" with a demon stuck inside them, that they cannot have the girl and fight the urge to be with her. Girl fall for guy as well. They have wonderfully beautiful....bedroom talk...and both parties decide that the have found their other half and will do anything it takes to be together. That's it in a nutshell.

But then there is the underlying storyline, the one that has got me hooked. Where there are two (or three if you count the gods) sets of beings hunting for these treasures so that they can find Pandora's box. I KNOW (just judging by the way the books have gone so far) that the Lords of the Underworld are going to do it some how, some way, but I like it anyway.

Danika was better female lead than Anya was for me. Although, Anya was still a big part of the book, and she still annoys me. She's like an overgrown spoiled brat. Just my opinion. I'm sure there are those out there who love her. Danika has a unique ability, that was amplified through sex, which wasn't my favorite part of their story. I like sex, but I'm not a fan of "sex is how my power shines through" or "sex IS my power" type things. I think it's silly. Anyhow, I did like that she wanted to be everything that Reyes needed her to be, no matter how disturbing it might have been.

Paris...he's the character I'm really waiting to be resolved. And I'm interested to find out how the "pet demon" is going to play out in the future books as well.

My favorite Lords book is still the first. There was just something powerful about Maddox and Ashlyn's story to me that just made it the best. Now the wait is on for book 4, coming in the fall. Until then I'll just continue through the Highlander Series, and I have a few other books that are waiting to be read as well.


The Darkest Kiss - Gena Showalter

The Darkest Kiss
by Gena Showalter
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Form: Book

Though she has lived for centuries, Anya, goddess of anarchy, has never known pleasure. Until Lucien, the incarnation of death--a warrior eternally doomed to take souls to the hereafter. He draws her like no other. And Anya will risk anything to have him.

But when the merciless Lord of the Underworld is ordered by the gods to claim Anya herself, their uncontrollable attraction becomes an anguished pursuit. Now they must defeat the unconquerable forces that control them, before their thirst for one another demands a sacrifice of love beyond imagining...
I am enjoying this series. I enjoy equal parts action mixed in with the romance, it makes the stories fun and active. Unfortunately, I thought I had started from the beginning, but having checked Gena Showalter’s website I found that that just isn’t true. I am also excited to find out that there is another book coming out in September. So something else to look forward to, and add to my “must read” list – which I need to publish soon so I don’t forget. I’m thinking of adding a mini-calendar too, of the releases of books I’m looking forward to. Guess I am going to need to go back to a 3 tier blog set up.
While I did enjoy The Darkest Kiss, I liked The Darkest Night better, mainly because of Ashlyn. Something about Anya was all wrong. I didn’t like her pet names at all, or her repeated use of the word “Twinkies.” Her language and mannerisms were just annoying to me, I guess. Perhaps, because she was everything I’m not, and I could not really relate to her. I didn’t feel the attraction between her and Lucien or the desire as I did with Ashlyn and Maddox. I did like Lucien’s character a lot, and found him much more relatable and agreeable character. I loved their flash fighting. In fact, I enjoyed the fighting between Anya and Lucien a lot. I’ve said before, I like girl’s who can kick a little butt. I loved Lucien’s half-hearted attempts (most of the time) at catching her, knowing he really didn’t want to kill her. That was fun.
The book left me feeling especially sorry for Paris. I’m not sure what Gena has in store for him, but I hope there is something to make up for his loss.
I am looking forward to Rene’s and Danika’s story – I hope I grow to like Danika more than I did Anya. It is next up on my list..so I’ll find out soon enough.


Certain Girls - Jennifer Weiner

Certain Girls by Jennifer Weiner
Form: Audiobook

After her debut novel -- a fictionalized (and highly sexualized) version of her life -- became an overnight bestseller, she dropped out of the public eye and turned to writing science fiction under a pseudonym. She's happily married to the tall, charming diet doctor Peter Krushelevansky and has settled into a life that she finds wonderfully predictable -- knitting in the front row of her daughter Joy's drama rehearsals, volunteering at the library, and taking over-forty yoga classes with her best friend Samantha.
As preparations for Joy's bat mitzvah begin, everything seems right in Cannie's world. Then Joy discovers the novel Cannie wrote years before and suddenly finds herself faced with what she thinks is the truth about her own conception -- the story her mother hid from her all her life. When Peter surprises his wife by saying he wants to have a baby, the family is forced to reconsider its history, its future, and what it means to be truly happy.
Radiantly funny and disarmingly tender, with Weiner's whip-smart dialogue and sharp observations of modern life, Certain Girls is an unforgettable story about love, loss, and the enduring bonds of family.
(Yes, I finished two books today!)

This was a very good book about family, about life, about death, about growing up. I found this touching and familiar on more than one level. I could relate to Joy on some parts of her life. I remember being a teenager, and questioning everything including my very own existence. I could also sympathize with Candice, as a mom - just trying to do the best you can do, make the right decisions. Protect and love your kids to the point that you are smothering them to death.

I found all of the characters to be believable and fun. I laughed a lot while listening to this. Candice was especially witty, and I think that made her even more real to me. Humor was how she dealt with a lot of hard issues in her life. Although it seemed that she would eventually face the inevitable, she side stepped all the hard stuff with jokes until she was prepared enough to deal.

Joy was so teenager! She knew where she wanted to be - pretty, popular, to belong. She also had no clue who she was. She gave into peer pressure, and suffered the guilt of it. She went a little far when she jumped a plane to California, at which point I was glad that it was just a book. I honestly felt that in the few months we got to see of Joy's life - we literally watched her grow into a young woman. It was beautiful.

The last several chapters of this book really threw me for a loop, and honestly I didn't like it much. I had the perfect picture ending in my mind - and while there was completion, there was a feeling of happiness and peace at the end, I'm still not happy for that twist.

A Kiss of Shadows - Laurell K. Hamilton

A Kiss of Shadows by Laurell K. Hamilton
Paranormal Romance
Form: Paperback

Meredith Gentry, princess of the high court of Faerie, is posing as a human in Los Angeles, working as a P.I. specializing in supernatural crime. But now the queen's assassin has been dispatched to fetch her back - whether she likes it or not. Suddenly Meredith finds herself a pawn in her dreaded aunt's plans. The job that awaits her: enjoy the constant companty of the most beautiful immortal men in the world. The reward: the crown - and the opportunity to continue to live. The penalty for failure: death.
Before I started this book I sort of knew that Laurell was an...imaginative writer. I had borrowed one of the Anita Blake audiobooks from the library. I was oblivious that the book was one of many, and that I was jumping way in the middle of something, so I wasn't really understanding a lot. About the time her and her vampire lover started "feeding" on another vampire by having 3-way sex with him - I was done. Weird. Anyhow, I decided to give this book a chance anyway. It was another Christmas gift and, well, I like books about faeries.

Laurell did not disappoint in the creativity of the story. Actually, for the most part the story line was semi-okay. But it was a weird book none-the-less. Meredith (just like many of her other female leads I'm assuming) is something of a slut. She has sex with, or at least seductive mostly bare kisses with pratically every male in the book. Yes. I know I got a romance novel. Well, I don't think "romance" is a good catagory. It's an erotic novel. And it wasn't even that entertaining in that aspect. I don't like so much - putting out - with so many people. Crazy. The book was filled with all sort of different creatures (mostly varieties of Fae) that look anywhere from human to monster. And Meredith is NOT PICKY AT ALL what you look like. She has a very compassionate heart.

The parts of the book that I did like was basically the politics. The scenes in the Fae court. Figuring out what her Aunt wanted from her (which wasn't all that surprising really considering the type of book..she wanted her to have lots of sex..go figure). I need to be somewhat nice. There is a lot of insinuated sex, but only actually a few sex scenes. Lots of fooling around. Lots of weirdness. I liked the evil cousin, and I wanted to see Meredith kick some cousin butt.

Parts I didn't understand, the ending was so sudden. It was like, 'OH I'm over my alloted 450 pages, time to wrap things up,' and she did. Another part I didn't get was her weird healing by sex power. I understood the power itself, but the fact that she could do it, did it twice, but did NOT do it with my favorite male character, Galen, who had his male parts picked apart by some other vulture-like character. Dag-nabit, heal the cool green guy, Meredith!!!

I had a real hard time keeping up with all the characters. More than once I had to go back and re-read parts so that I could remember which guy was the rhino-guy, and which one had tentacles under his shirt. That was annoying.

I'm sure there are sequels to this book. And unlike the Highlander books, where I said I didn't know if I would read more and did anyway, I will not be picking up the sequals to this book. And I doubt I'll read anymore Laurell K. Hamilton either. I know she's really popular with some, but she's just not my type.


The Dark Highlander - Karen Marie Moning

The Dark Highlander by Karen Marie Moning
Form: Audiobook
Reader: Phil Gigante

From his penthouse lair high above Manhattan, Dageus looks out over a glittering city that calls to the darkness within him. A sixteenth-century Scot trapped between worlds, he is fighting a losing battle with the thirteen Druids who possess his soul, dooming him to an eternity of sexual pursuit. When Chloe Zanders, student of antiquities, is drawn into his world, she finds the insatiable alpha male an irresistible lure.
I liked this Highlander book more than Beyond the Highland Mist. I thought perhaps jumping to some of Karen Moning’s latter highlander books I may enjoy them better, and I was right. I also, for whatever reason, seem to like the guy to be kind of dark and evil in a way, as this Highlander is. I kind of like the animalistic nature portrayed – it makes for fun sexy men in my opinion.
The tension and sexual frustration between the two main characters in this book is great. There were many parts where I literally laughed out loud (and when you’re listening to an audiobook at work, it can cause some weird looks). I liked Chloe much better than Adrienne as the female lead – she was fun and she also wasn’t going to take any crap. I like it when the girl is not completely helpless, and even the better when she’s willing to kick a little butt.
Some of my favorite points of the book; one would definitely be listening to it on audiobook as oppose to reading it. The reader, although I was a little leery of having a male reader for such a sexual book, was great! He did a beautiful Scottish accent. His girly voices were awful, but he definitely made up for it with the Scottish accent and his animated reading. He really got into the part, making it very very good. Another favorite part of mine was the way Dageus would look at Chloe and bite his lower lip and slowly release it. It caused sparks to fly, and near the end of the book ended up being their own sort of sexual dialogue. The story line was good to, filled with myths and druid histories and all sorts of fun little tid-bits. I don’t know if Karen made up a lot of that stuff, or if she got the information elsewhere, but I always like depth. I like the stories of the past that play into the here in now (in books). I like it when you can see a lot of though and effort went into making the book as real as it possibly can be, without being real of course. (Because, you know, time travel..just isn’t happening…yet.)
I’m growing attached to these romance novels. I’ve already got the library sending me The Immortal Highlander because I’ve been dying to know what happens to Adam Black after reading the excerpt from Beyond the Highland Mist. I’m going to have to go back to some normal books sometime soon to get some variety in my system. I also don’t want to be pegged as a “romance reader” or people to think of my blog as being mostly romance novels. I like being a semi-well rounded reader, although the romance is becoming a favorite. Especially when it is mixed with dark/evil or the paranormal/fantasy aspects. I’ve been having fun in make-believe worlds.


The Darkest Night, Gena Showalter

The Darkest Night
by Gena Showalter
Form: Paperback

All her life, Ashlyn Darrow has been tormented by voices from the past. To end the nightmare, she has come to Budapest seeking help from men rumored to have supernatural abilities, not knowing she'll be swept into the arms of Maddox, their most dangerous member - a man trapped in a hell of his own.

Neither can resist the instant hunger that calms their torments...and ignites an irresistible passion. But every heated touch and burning kiss will edge them closer to destruction - and a soul-shattering test of love...

Now THIS is much better! :) The characters were strong. The story was good. The romance was definitely present, but paired with the story it was great. I cannot say this one of the best books I've ever read...by far. But it was a good book. There were parts of it (the romance parts...) that had me clinching my fist and holding my breath. And I'm not really (well, I wasn't anyway) a romance reader. I like romance pared with drama. Maybe I'm a convert, at least to the fantasy, or paranormal romance novel. I will be getting the 2 books that follow this one.

I do not think that the synopsis on the back of this book does it much justice. We're dealing with a clan of men who are demons, and who are possessed with the spirits from Pandora's box. But they try to be good guys...they don't want to be monsters at least. But their struggles are great. Particularly Maddox, who is sentenced to die every night at midnight - 6 slashes of a sword, and then must suffer the remainder of the night burning in hell. So meeting Ashlyn is the greatest, and perhaps the worst thing that can happen to him. She provides the taming that his spirit needs, and he does the same for her. I think one of my favorite parts of the book was how Maddox and Ashlyn talked to each other in fragments. Ordinarily that would just be awful, but in this book, it worked.


Beyond the Highland Mist by Karen Marie Moning

Beyond the Highland Mist by Karen Marie Moning
Form: Paperback

He was known throughout the kingdom as Hawk, legendary predator of the battlefield and the boudoir. No woman could refuse his touch, but no woman ever stirred his heart -- until a vengeful fairy tumbled Adrienne de Simone out of modern-day Seattle and into medieval Scotland. Captive in a century not her own, entirely too bold, too outspoken, she was an irresistible challenge to the sixteenth-century rogue. Coerced into a marriage with Hawk, Adrienne vowed to keep him at arm's length -- but his sweet seduction played havoc with her resolve.

She had a perfect "no" on her perfect lips for the notorious laird, but Hawk swore she would shisper his name with desire, begging for the passion he longed to ignite within her. Not even the barriers of time and space would keep him from winning her love. Despite her uncertainty about following the promptings of her own passionate heart, Adrienne's reservations were no match for Hawk's determination to keep her by his side...
This books is perfect for a romance reader. Since I fall somewhere in between, not exactly "perfect" for me, but it was good enough. Something I'll likely get used to in about a month or so since my next 4 books, which I got for Christmas, are all romance/fantasy (probably more romance than fantasy I assume), so brace yourselves!

This book actually had only a semi-good on my character development spectrum since I felt that we got to know Hawk pretty well actually, and not enough about Adrienne. But that's my opinion of course. It was heavy on the romance, as I'm sure you can guess - so the plot was there, but only in between passionate embraces. I felt that Karen could have played a bit more with Adrienne's resistance. I wasn't overly thrilled with Adam Black's character at all. He lacked any real compassion for Adrienne. He seemed really only to care that he was beautiful and she was beautiful and felt like that should have been enough to convince her to choose him over Hawk. There really could have been more conflict build into that one also.

As I said, this was good, but not great for me. I definitely prefer Karen Marie Moning's Fae series better than her Highland Series - so far. But I DID read an exerpt from The Immortal Highlander at the end of this book, and was much more intregued, so this may not be my last Highlander book.


Nineteen Minutes - Jodi Picoult

Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult
Genre: Adult Fiction
Form: Paperback Book

Sterling is an ordinary New Hampshire town where nothing ever happens - until the day it's complacency is shattered by an act of violence. Josi Cormier, the daughter of the judge sitting on the case, should be the state's best witness, but she can't remember what happened before her very own eyes - or can she? As the trial progresses, fault lines between the high school and the adult community begin to show - destroying the closest of friendships and families. Nineteen Minutes asks what it means to be different in our society, who has the right to judge someone else, and whether anyone is ever really who they seem to be.

I have sort of a love/hate relationship with Jodi Picoult books. Just like the last book I read by her, this one was just a little to close to real life for my taste, but I'm guessing a lot of her books are. I think Jodi's niche must be homing in on those things in life that we don't usually want to think about happening, deal with, or cringe at when we see it on T.V. and hope to God that it will not be us one day. She is an AWESOME author in my opinion. She creates characters and scenes that draw you in from the first page and keep you hooked until the book is finished. Apparently, she's also a big fan of the "twist" ending...not surprise ending, just something a little more and unless you try and guess the entire time you are reading the book (like I did) just something semi-unexpected. I didn't quite come close to guessing this book's ending until almost the very end where I figured it out just before it was revealed in the book. Another good thing is, as I told my husband, she always does wrap the book up with a semi-good ending. Never the ending you want exactly, just sort of bittersweet. Probably more real-to-life.

Despite the fact that I really enjoy reading her books, I will not be picking up one of her books for a little while. This book was not quite as heart wrenching as My Sister's Keeper was, but it was still a little hard for me to read, and I need a break. I read for entertainment and I usually like feel good books. I'll save Jodi for when I'm wanting something a little more serious than fun and light hearted.

2009 has come upon us, and I have a few goals I have set for myself.

  1. I am attempting to read the bible all the way through, with help of one of those New Living Translation One Year Bibles. So far, so good. But then it's only January 6th right now.
  2. I want to read/listen to 52 NEW books. I emphasis new, because I'm currently listening to the Twilight Series (yes again) on audiobook.
  3. I want one of my books to be A Midsummer's Night Dream. I haven't read a play since High School...so this should be interesting.

Some things I'm looking forward to in 2009 include:
  1. The release of The Hunger Games Sequel, which I'm only assuming is being released in '09. All I know is The Hunger Games was suppose to be a part of a trilogy...and that was just a rumor I read somewhere.
  2. The August release of the next book in the Faeseries by Karen Marie Moning, DreamFever
  3. The New Moon movie!
  4. I'm especially looking forward to hearing about a new book release by Stephenie Meyer....I'm more hoping than anything. I read in an article that she was writing, and that's enough for me to hope. It doesn't even have to be releasing in '09, I just want to know it's coming!!


About my blog

Hello, my name is Anita, and I’m a book-aholic!

Okay, I may not be the biggest bookworm out there, but I do think I rate pretty far up there. I read at least one book a week, and listen to anywhere between one and two audio books a week – depending on the length of the book.

I’m not the worlds best or most eloquent writer. In fact, some days I don’t have very much to say at all – but since I read a book, I want to archive that I read it somehow, therefore I will do some kind of review on it. I have read and reviewed ARC’s in the past and have been working to achieve a better “blog” as I go. If you would like to have me review one of your books – I’m usually more than willing. I like romance, chick-lit, fantasy, paranormal, action – but I tend to steer clear of horror, crime (true or not), or anything extremely graphic in a abuse, pain, beating sort of way. I have been writing reviews and blogs about my booking for over a year now. If you’d like to get a hold of me, you can leave a comment here or e-mail me at morgan.anita@ sbcglobal.net (minus the space of course).

I am glad you stopped by and I hope you’ve enjoyed yourself!


At the beginning of the year I made it a goal to read at least 1 book a week. A goal I have far exceeded since I got my IPod for Christmas and discovered the joy of audio books - and how they are able to pass my day off quickly at work. Anyhow, below is a list of all the books I've read in 2009.

125. Dear Zoe by Philip Beard
124. April and Oliver by Tess Callahan
123. Blood Brothers by Nora Roberts
122. Devil May Cry by Sherrilyn Kenyon
121. Bed of Roses by Nora Roberts
120. The Villa by Nora Roberts
119. Jewels of the Sun by Nora Roberts
118. The Ninth Key: The Mediator by Meg Cabot
117. Shadowland: The Mediator by Meg Cabot
116. The Spellman Files by Lisa Lutz
115. Covet by J.R. Ward
114. Something, Maybe by Elizabeth Scott
113. Wings by Aprilynn Pike
112. Stealing Heaven by Elizabeth Scott
111. Wild Blue Under by Judi Fennell
110. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
109. Perfect You by Elizabeth Scott
108. The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen
107. Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr
106. Blue Dahlia by Nora Roberts
105. Remember Me by Sophie Kinsella
104. Ghostgirl by Tonya Hurley
103. Bloom by Elizabeth Scott
102. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
101. The Darkest Whisper by Gena Showalter
100. Eleven on Top by Janet Evanovich
99. Revenge in Death by J.D. Robb
98. The Treasures of Venice by Loucinda McGary
97. The Awakening by Kelley Armstrong
96. Ceremony in Death by J.D. Robb
95. Ten Big Ones by Janet Evanovich
94. Dreamfever by Karen Marie Moning
93. Acheron by Sherrilyn Kenyon
92. The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong
91. Stargazer by Claudia Gray
90. Evernight by Claudia Gray
89. Rapture in Death by J.D. Robb
88. What I Did for Love by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
87. Boy Toy by Barry Lyga
86. To The Nines by Janet Evanovich
85. Glitter Baby by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
84. Vampireville by Ellen Schreiber
83. Catch a Mate by Gena Showalter
82. Immortal in Death by J.D. Robb
81. Vision in White by Nora Roberts
80. Visions of Sugar Plums by Janet Evanovich
79. Because She Can by Bridie Clark
78. Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You by Peter Cameron
77. Glory in Death by J.D. Robb
76. Evermore by Alyson Noel
75. Kissing Coffins by Ellen Schreiber
74. The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl by Barry Liga
73. Hard Eight by Janet Evanovich
72. Honest Illusions
by Nora Roberts
71. Can You Keep a Secret by Sophie Kinsella
70. Naked in Death by J.D. Robb
69. Seven Up by Janet Evanovich
68. Vampire Kisses by Ellen Schreiber
67. Second Chance by Jane Green
66. Wife for Hire by Janet Evanovich
65. Hot Six by Janet Evanovich
64. Take Five - Janet Evanovich
63. Queen of Babble Gets Hitched by Meg Cabot
62. Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder by Joanne Fluke
61. How to Teach Filthy Rich Girls by Zoey Dean
60. Tantalize by Cynthia Leitich Smith
59. Love Walked In by Marisa de los Santos
58. Thirty Nights with a Highland Husband - Melissa Mayhue
57. Four to Score by Janet Evanovich
56. Three to get Deadly – Janet Evanovich
55. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – J.K. Rowling
54. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince – J.K. Rowling
53. Ironside – Holly Black
52. Valiant – Holly Black
51. Two for the Dough – Janet Evanovich
50. In Over Hear Head – Judi Fennell
49. A Wedding in December – Anita Shreve
48. Holly’s Inbox – Holly Denham
47. One for the Money – Janet Evanovich
46. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix – J.K. Rowling
45. Miranda’s Big Mistake – Jill Mansell
44. Oh My Goth! – Gena Showalter
43. Keeping the Moon – Sarah Dessen
42. Lover Avenged – J.R. Ward
41. Ace of Hearts – Barbara Metzger
40. Kiss of Midnight – Lara Adrian
39. Manhunt – Janet Evanovich
38. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets – J.K. Rowling
37. Dragonswan – Sherrilyn Kenyon
36. Fire Me – Libby Malin
35. Love @ First Site – Jane Moore
34. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone –J.K Rowling
33. Stardust – Neil Gaiman
32. Lover Enshrined – J.R. Ward
31. Lover Unbound – J.R. Ward
30. Natural Born Charmer – Susan Elizabeth Phillips
29. Lover Revealed – J.R. Ward
28. Lover Awakened – J.R. Ward
27. Lover Eternal – J.R. Ward
26. The Highlander’s Touch – Karen Marie Moning
25. Cross My Heart – Carly Phillips
24. The Vampire’s Bride – Gena Showalter
23. Bet You – Jennifer Cruise
22. Kiss of the Highlander – Karen Marie Moning
21. The Nymph King – Gena Showalter
20. The Bachelor – Carly Phillips
19. Jewel of Atlantis – Gena Showalter
18. Soulmates – Elizabeth Chandler
17. Heart of the Dragon – Gena Showalter
16. Dark Lover – J.R. Ward
15. I Am Not Joey Pigza – Jack Gantos
14. Back to the Bedroom – Janet Evanovich
13. Sunshine – Robin McKinley
12. To Tame a Highlander Warrier – Karen Marie Moning
11. Confessions of a Shopaholic – Sophie Kensella
10. The Immortal Highlander – Karen Marie Moning
9. Spell of the Highlander – Karen Marie Moning
8. The Darkest Pleasure – Gena Showalter
7. The Darkest Kiss – Gena Showalter
6. Certain Girls – Jennifer Weiner
5. A Kiss of Shadows – Laurell K. Hamilton
4. The Dark Highlander – Karen Marie Moning
3. The Darkest Night – Gena Showalter
2. Beyond the Highland Mist – Karen Marie Moning
1. Nineteen Minutes – Jodi Picoult