Spotlight & Giveaway: The Darkest Craving by Gena Showalter

Posted July 15th, 2013 by in Blog, Spotlight / 154 comments

Today it is my pleasure to welcome back New York Times and USA Today best selling author Gena Showalter to HJ!

Gena SWhen I was asked to pick my top five scenes from The Darkest Craving, I thought: So freaking easy, I already know what to pick. Turns out, I couldn’t go with my absolute favorites because they come with huge plot spoilers. So, I selected snippets that caught my attention as I pouted about the spoilers. I hope you enjoy them!

He jerked away from her to crouch at the end of the bed. His gaze remained on her, watching intently as she slowly sat up. A red flush colored his cheeks, and she wondered if he was embarrassed by his actions or simply struggling to hide the weakness still pumping

through him.

“You have five seconds, female.”

“Or what, warrior? You’ll hurt me?”

“Yes.” Determined. Assured.

Silly man. Would it be totally gauche of her to ask him to sign her T-shirt? “Don’t you remember what you promised me?”

GS: In this scene found at the beginning of the book, Kane is recovering from savage torture. And yet, the heroine, Josephina—who grew up among the Fae, where the Lords of the Underworld are considered rock stars—wants his autograph. Makes me chuckle every time I think of it!

William grinned, saying to Kane, “Sometimes, when I’m bored, I do a little Magic Mike show for the ladies. Very tasteful. I’ll get you tickets.” He returned his attention to the guard. “My boy here needs the private room.”

TDCGS: I love any scene involving William. The things that come out of his mouth…truth? Lie? Either way, I want tickets to that show! Plus, this bit of dialogue leads to one of my favorite scenes in the entire book. What happens in that private room and the emotions it evokes, changes Kane.

“You’re not exactly a girl who can be overlooked, Tink.” And he would have utterly destroyed any man who had gotten a glimpse of her. Like, body parts and organs would have littered the floor.

GS: Fierce alpha male with an obsession for one woman? Check!

Kane sat at the table, putting his back to Josephina. He held up his arm and motioned with two fingers.

Was he…summoning her over?

Those fingers moved again, more adamantly this time.

He was. He really was. I’m going to smash his face!

Teeth grinding, she moved forward and poured three drops of juice into his goblet.

When she tried to move away, Kane grabbed hold of her wrist. Startled, she almost dropped the pitcher. His grip was strong, his skin white-hot.

“There’s a mark on your cheek,” he said with the stillness she’d come to recognize as dangerous. He looked up at her, the thick shield of his lashes hiding whatever emotion gleamed in his eyes. His lips pressed into a thin, hard line.

“Well, yeah,” she replied.


“A hand.”

“I get that. Whose?”

She licked her lips, and his gaze followed the motion. “Doesn’t matter. I took care of it.”

He squeezed her wrist harder. “Whose?”


“So I can kill him.”

GS: Another aspect of Kane’s fierceness—his protectiveness toward the heroine. Gets me every time!

Silent, he stalked toward her. A predator with a purpose. He was done resisting. Done thinking about all the reasons why not. Today, he was taking something.

Perhaps sensing the dark, greedy urges driving him, she straightened with a snap. Her breathing quickened. “Kane.”

“Tell me to stop.” He stood a mere heartbeat away, their gazes locked together, trapped. Nothing else would halt the madness.


GS: I also love his desire for her!


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Book Info

New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter is back with a breathtaking Lords of the Underworld tale about a warrior trapped by darkness and the woman determined to save him

Having endured weeks of torture in the bowels of hell, Kane wants nothing to do with his beautiful rescuer, Josephina Aisling. The half-Fae female threatens to awaken the demon of Disaster inside him—a beast he’s determined to kill, no matter the price.

Josephina is hunted by a brutal enemy—her royal family—and Kane is her only source of protection. He’s also the only male to ever set her aflame, and even he succumbs to the heat. But as they navigate the treacherous world of the Fae, they are forced to make a choice: live apart…or die together.

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154 Responses to “Spotlight & Giveaway: The Darkest Craving by Gena Showalter”

  1. Allison W

    Gena, I LOVE your books!! Most memorable scene… Chapter 32 by Jeaniene Frost. LOL If you don’t know what I mean, read it 🙂

  2. Pat Powers

    I love all the books from Lords of the Underworld!! My favorite scenes are when the girl gets the guy, or the guy gets the girl….those first moments when the realize it!!

    • Maegan Wright

      I know right? That moment almost always makes me feel happy for the characters because it’s like once they accept their feelings for the other person, I feel like the character is then open to a world where nothing is impossible to achieve ^-^

  3. Mary Preston

    Some of the most memorable scenes are when the hero and heroine meet for the very first time. Very telling.

  4. ashley

    So awesome! Love kane already. My fav scene is when they have their first love scene. So passionate and sweet

  5. HeatherH

    The scene with Reyes and Danika, after the stripclub! That’s one of my favorite scene’s!

  6. Nicole S

    One of the most memorable moment is when the hero and heroine realize they love one another because those moments always make my heart feel good.

  7. Michelle Huang

    Some of the memorable scenes were Lucien making Anya remember their times together when Anya was put in the Cage of Compulsion after Anya gave up the All-Key to Kronos to save Lucien’s life and Ash sacrificing herself to save Maddox from his curse.

  8. Stephanie

    My most recent favorite is Darynda Jones 5th Grave love scene when Charley totally dominates and seduces Reyes! The chemistry between those two is palpable!

  9. booksofbounty

    This comes out the day before my birthday, and I’ve already got it pre-ordered! Now my question is this: Do I have to wait until my birthday to unwrap my Kane present????

    • Smokenator

      I think you reading it is a build up to your birthday. Any excuse to unwrap that book makes it worth it. Early birthday present! There we go! Enjoy it and savour it!

  10. Erika

    I always love when the bad boys find a girl that is worth being loyal too and love first kisses too!

  11. Megan Baxter

    The most memorable scenes to me are when the couples actually admit their feelings for each other.

  12. Samantha Cox

    OMG… Big fan here. Can’t wait to read Kane’s story!!!
    Most memorable would be any of Gena’s books where the hero knows he’s in deep, and instead of running away from the situations…. he fights with all that’s in him. The hero gets the girl, but sometimes at a price.

  13. elena k

    i love when the hero and the heroine meet for the first time and there are sparks either because there is instant attraction or attraction with a little dislike and of course the happy endings

  14. Bube

    In the book Real,when Remi give to Brooke hear song ” Iris ” and the meaning behind that,and what song says about him 🙂
    One of the best emotional scene in books 🙂

    Thanks for the giveaway,I adore books from Gena Showalter,can’t wait to read The Darkest Carving 🙂

  15. Candace Fox

    Ending of Dangerous Games when Morganna is talking to “Kitty” Chesney about Clint…Funny and very emotional at the same time…

  16. Leanna

    The moment the main characters both realize they are both absolutely as stubborn as the other one!

  17. Shelley C

    I absolutely love love love your books and can not wait to read Darkest Craving! You are on my must buy list of authors! I have loved your books for years!

  18. Jenn

    Your books are what got me reading again! Love them so much I have my own butterfly on my ankle !

  19. kayla

    I love Gena Showalter’s book Alice in Zombieland. I love first kisses and the scene when she fighs with Cole for the first time like her vision. It’s so hard to pick a favorite part cuz I absolutely love the whole book!

  20. Taylor

    My memorable ones are Bianka and Lysander when he tries to hide her I really felt for her. I love Kaia and strider when he saves her when she was stabbed in the cave.

  21. cerianh

    There’s a scene in Devil in Winter by Lisa Kleypas near the beginning, where the hero and heroine have just gotten married and their hands are tied together. They have their first kiss, and it’s filled with so much sexual tension and promise. Best. First. Kiss. Ever!

  22. Lorrie Woodward

    I love all the Lords of Underworld books! Love the parts where the girl finally gets the guy! All your books are awesome! You can’t write them fast enough for me.

  23. Janice Hougland

    A memorable scene. Hmmm. I think it would have to be the one that started me on the road to reading romances: Gone With the Wind. At the end, when Scarlett is alone, she intimates that Tara will rise again. I love a strong heroine and I liked that she was a survivor, despite any character defects a reader may have deducted that she possessed. As to the here and now, I like both the hero and heroine to be strong, feisty, but eventually accepting of each other. Your story Darkest Craving sounds to be quite a story, Gena, well worth the read.

  24. Michele Williams

    I love all of the Lords but I think Ashlyn & Maddox are still my favorite. I loved when Ashlyn stood in front of Maddox when Reyes tries to stab him and gets her instead because she loves him so much.

  25. Nancy Huddleston

    Thats hard. I read so many great books. Unfortunately my mind cant remember stuff. Gena Showalter’s The Darkest Passion. Their love is great.

  26. nancy

    some of the most memorable scenes are usually when the hero and the heroine realize that the desire they have for one another is more then just that … even if they don’t realize its love just yet. lol

  27. Lauren Nickel

    My Favs moments was basically the whole book of the darkest kiss. Lucien’s inability to accept love and Anya’s quirkyness are amazing!

  28. Libby Roth

    Easily, Charlaine Harris’ Sookie Stackhouse Series, Dead to the World. Pretty much the whole book, but especially the beginning when Sookie sees Eric walking down the lane of her road, naked. Yummy!

  29. Amanda White

    First off…Gena I love all your books! One of my all time fab scenes is from Taking Chances…”the” weekend before everyone comes home.

  30. Krista Openshaw

    I have to admit, it’s HARD to pick one favorite scene from this awesome series! But, thinking about it, mine is a little gruesome, but TOTALLY shows the love Maddox and Ashlyn have for each other. The scene when Ashlyn decides to die for Maddox and he’s chained to the bed, she is stabbed and she dies, and his reaction gets me every time I read it (and believe me, I’ve read it many times.)

  31. Joyce

    In Beauty Awakened I love how Koldo gave up his wings to save Nicola’s sister because it shows that he really cares for her.

  32. Jeanette Melone

    Gena I love your books! My favorite scenes are the fight scenes-bcz everyone loves a good butt kickin once in a while 😉

  33. carocress

    One of the most memorable scenes is in Gena’s “The Darkest Night”. In the next to last chapter, Ashlyn sacrifices her life for Maddox. The ultimate sacrifice for love!

  34. Ashley Eriksen

    The most memorable scenes for me, would be when either the hero or the heroine admit to why the other is important to them. So, in only a few sentences, the lover is able to convey such a strong feeling of love, which just sticks with me. Like in The Darkest Night when Maddox says, “You are mine, woman, and I am yours. Until you, my life was desolate. I existed, but I didn’t truly live. Now I live, even in my death” (Showalter 283). That scene was soooo sweet and touching and ROMANTIC!!! Anyways, scenes like those are ones that I find memorable. ^_^

  35. Lydia

    Oh god any sexy scene!! No really I just love the battles between the main characters of any romance book I read and when they finally get to be together and confess there love it just makes me so happy……. Then I go and make my hubby happy 😉 haha love your work Gena can’t wait for the darkest craving!!! Xx

  36. Jennyfer Morton

    One of my favorite scenes is in “The Darkest Secret” when Amun realizes how much he loves Heidi. For a man to say that he would leave his friends and family if they don’t accept the woman he loves says that he would practically do anything to make her happy and that he has put her needs before his own.

  37. jackie woodland

    I love all the smart come backs that are in books,the battering and funny things they do to each other to help when they know of the danger lurking around them…:)

  38. Caterin Nolasco

    My most memorable scene was when Olivia becomes Aeron’s joy-bringer and they meet again in the afterlife then go home together.

  39. Melissa Rodas

    The moment when Sienna and Paris reunite. I was just a reunion that was several books in the making.

  40. Ethel M. Staats

    I love each character, and the fact that no matter how strong there is an equally strong woman to deal with them…and lets not forget the totally hot love scenes….lol

  41. Erica M

    I read so many books that after I read them I barely remember them. My favorite scenes are when the girl talks back to the guy who is mean to her. I sometimes hate how in some books the woman is meek and mild and if the guy is mean she puts her head down and tears up. I hate that, I want the woman to stand up for herself and tell him how she feels about the way he treats her.

  42. elizabeth gray

    Love the Lords of the Underworld, and I can not wait to read Kane’s book. What are some of the most memorable scenes you’ve read in your favorite books and why? I love when the hero realizes he loves his woman (or man) for the first time.

    Thanks for the giveaway,

    Elizabeth Gray

  43. Danielle West

    Most memorable scene? I started reading Gena Showalter after I couldn’t stop reading Maddox’s story when I downloaded the sample. I was hooked. I will never get tired of this series!

  44. Tamara L.

    The word was a declaration. It rocked him to his very foundation. It was a truth he’d kept hidden for far too long. Caleb didn’t know anything about love, or loving anyone, but he knew… Livvie was his.”
    ― C.J. Roberts, Seduced in the Dark
    This is the moment that Caleb finally admits to himself that he loves Livvie.
    It was the turning point for me in the series, Caleb admitted he could feel.

  45. Briana Cole

    I love all of the books so I couldn’t possibly pick one scene as most memorable. I really hope that William gets his own book, the scenes with him are always great.

  46. SassyCat's Reviews (@KatN21)

    I love any books that have twist and turn of romance, and having that sense of rightness that that person belongs. I haven’t read any of your romance novels Gena but I have the Interwined books. Book one was read but I need to re-read it again, then start on the next ones

  47. Laura Baer

    Well favorites would be a tie between JR Ward’s and Gena Showalter’s books I love the scenes where the heroes struggle to come to terms about their mates. I have always enjoyed stories where a person can overcome what they perceive as their faults to recognize their soul mates.

  48. Meg O'Leary

    The most memorable scene for me is when Amun is shampooing Haidee’s hair when they first came forward with who each other were. He was so gentle towards her!

  49. Michelle Harlan

    I love the cliffhanger scenes in series. My absolute favorite, the final chapter of Karen Marie Moning’s DreamFever. OMG…I was a wreck! It’s one of those scenes that when I think about it, I instantly remember everything about it & how I felt reading it. Another was a scene in J.R. Ward’s BDB series involving Vishous and Butch. I don’t want to give it away if someone here hasn’t read it. It was another soul-sucking scene that just blew me away. I felt like my heart had been ripped out, trampled on, and then put lovingly back where it belonged. I absolutely love when an author can do that!

  50. Shaine (@Txgiggle)

    Lords of the Underworld is one of my favorite series. My favorite is The Darkest Kiss. Favorite scene is whenever Lucien & Anya give into their attraction. Although the harpies crack me up too.

  51. Miranda

    One of my absolute favorite scenes is in The Darkest Kiss, by none other than the great Gena Showalter. Its the first time Ashlyn and Maddox make love in his bed. He’s hesitant to take her because he wants to be gentle with her. She gets angry because he won’t move so being the smart woman she is, she bides her time and strikes saying “If you won’t take me, then I’ll just have to take you.” I’ve read a lot of books and that scene always sticks out in my head. I love the Lords of the Underworld! Can’t wait to read Kane’s story 🙂

    • Pam

      It was so funny when they did it hard and then gentle and she wanted to do it hard again to decide which she liked better..Tricky Ashlyn LOL 🙂

  52. Rosie

    What are some of the most memorable scenes you’ve read in your favorite books and why?

    I love all of Gena Showalter’s books!

    I think one of the most memorable scenes for me was in “Wicked Nights” When Zacharel has to choose between Annabelle and someone very very close to him. ( Don’t want to spoil it for anyone). Love is all about sacrifice, and a lot was sacrificed in this scene.

    Another on is in the “The Darkest Seduction” When William, Strider and Paris have a party and William sees Sienna and Cronos. It was so funny! To be honest I love any scene My sweet, sweet William is in.

    In “The Darkest Passion” When Olivia is eating the grapes. I love Olivia she is so sweet and innocent ( When shes not trying to seduce Aeron) its adorable.

    In “The Darkest Surrender” Any scene where Kaia and Strider are together is a memorable scene. Strider’s stubbornness and Kaia’s persistence kept me laughing.

    I really could keep going on and on…… 😀

  53. Stacie

    Kane has been one of my favorites since he first appeared. He is the ultimate under-dog. I can’t wait to see him get some deserved happiness. I love all of the Dark-Hunter books. My favorite read was Gideon’s story. That one made me laugh out loud. He proved you can get the girl…even if you have to tell her she is ugly and you hate her!

  54. Kim Perry

    I loved when Sebastian and Evie made their bet in Devil in Winter by Lisa Kleypas! It was one of the moments where you saw him change and become more of the man that Evie needed him to be.

  55. tina tippett

    in the first of this series- ash clings to maddox while he is in demon or half demon and Maddox is showing surprise and to the others and does not get that ash is feeling such peace with not hearing thoughts in her head. his look must have been priceless though.

  56. Alyssa S.

    One of my favorite scenes, most recently, was from Dark Wolf Rising by Rhyannon Byrd where Eric is rescuing Chlesea from being drugged and kidnapped. As he’s running out with her over his shoulder fireman style, is her entire drunking and aroused inner monologue that leads to her randomly grabbing his butt to see if it was as firm as it looked. I swear I laughed for a long time. It was great.

  57. Rachel

    The talk between Eile and Faolan (The Well of Shadows by Juliet Marillier) when he comes back and they meet in the garden. It’s so truthful. Loved it.
    For me, those are the best scenes, when the characters decide to finally give in to their feelings and stop frustating me.
    From Gena Showalter, my favorite scene is when Strider and Kaia & the rest of the gang are at the bar, and the two of them are dancing. I just loved it when he gets scared that she won’t forgive him from stealing the Paring Rod.

  58. Barbara E.

    I love action, adventure and conflict, but the most memorable scenes are the ones with depth, real emotion and character development, and of course, the happily ever after, which is why I read romance.

  59. Lady Jayne

    In general I love scenes that involve the a couple who eventually get together but they start out disliking or even hating each other. I like lots of insults that turn into verbal foreplay before they finally give in to the inevitable, lol

  60. Sherry

    Some of my favorite moments include Lucien and Anya. Those two made me fall in love with the LOTU and the rest is history.. It is really difficult to wait for the stories to continue

  61. Lori P

    Looks like I have a new series to read. This book looks amazing. I love alpha males and the scenes in books with them being very protective are the best.

  62. Kai W.

    My favorite is Lucien and Anya in “Darkest Kiss”. I love how Anya kept calling Lucien “Lucy”. Anya gives this off-handish care about everything in her life until she was tempted by Lucien and went to seek him out.

  63. orchid7

    My favorite scenes in romance novels are the witty banter scenes between the hero and heroine. The bedroom scenes are nowhere near as good in a novel if there’s no tension and chemistry building up between the characters first. That has to come before the action, or else it just seems too cheap to me.

  64. Cindy Nalini Sarran

    Love all of your books.. My favorite part is when Galen falls for Legion. Completely unexpected!!. Wasn’t the main characters, but still loved it. Also when Sienna killed Cronus. Awesome!!!

  65. Edwina Kristina

    Oh,love the book already.My fav scenes are when those Alpha males looked so possesive and their jelaousy were so cute to watch esp to William..LOL..My fav quotes from the males to their females are : Try to leave, see what happen! 🙂

  66. Amy Carmer

    The Lords books are my all time favorite books. I have several scenes from each book that I can choose from. I like how Ashlyn makes the sacrifice for Maddox and Anya’s part in breaking the curse. I love how GS let’s each Lords express how they value and appreciates each woman. My #1 favorite is when Strider goes after Kaia during the games and they finally are able to get together. The Lords are bad-ass marshmallows that remind me of my hubby!

  67. Nancy Beese

    When Merit faces off against Ethan in Cadogan House in front of all the House vamps–she is one kick-ass chick! (Chicagoland Vampires #1)

  68. Ashley Crawford

    My fave scene of ALL is in The Darkest Night when Ashlyn tells the other Lords that she wants to break the curse and how it must be done.

  69. Elena Lim

    Ugh. Choosing a favourite scene is just soo effin hard. All of it. even the narrations are sooo good you’ll find yourself asking for moreee. ~

    But this one particular scene struck me: When Aeron saw Paris’ suffering because of what he choose to give up for him, he promised that he will do all his best to be at Paris’ side anytime he needs hence taking him to the city to look for a girl to satisfy his demon Promiscuity was never a hassle for him.

    I was just so touched for the deep connection and beyond friendship that each one of them feels towards another! Sooo made me want to cry a bucket of tears. ~.~

  70. dina reyna

    i absolutely love this series and cannot wait for Kane. Team Kane all the way!. Some mine favorite scenes are anything that has to do with William and GIlly. But my absolutely all time favor ite scene all time is from Christine Warren Big Bad Wolf Graham and Missy the first time they are together ever. Him chasing her at a friends party and then taking Missy back to his place. haven’t blushed that much in a very long time. 🙂

  71. Zandalee

    I absolutely love the moments when the hero and/or heroine finally realize that they love one another. x

  72. Kim Nelson

    you have an amazing talent, love the lords of the underworld series. my most memorable scene is when Reyes keeper of pain is on the roof of their home in budapest and the other lords come out to talk him out of jumping, but fail misarable to do so, the deamon was so thrilled with the plumit.

  73. Katerina

    I love Gena Showalter. So much, that she even has her own shelf on my bookcase. My most memorable scenes from my favorite books are 1) In The Darkest Night, when Maddox and Ashlyn hooked up for the first time, and he wanted to go slow, and be careful. But Ashlyn was having none of that, and practically attacked him. 2) Is in 13 by Kelley Armstrong, when Elena, Clay and Savannah have a run in with someone who they all thought was long dead, but turned out to be alive all these years.

  74. Ada

    My favorite scene is from Gaelen Foley’s My Dangerous Duke – when Rohan and Kate embark on their journey to the Alchemists Tomb and it gets all Indiana Jones. That was pretty epic IMO.

    So glad for Kane’s book, so looking forward to reading it!

  75. kromthen

    My favorite scene is the one in Shadow’s Claim by Kresley Cole when Trehan leaps into the air to cut the giant’s head off with his sword of fire. I also like the scene in Leopard’s Prey by Christine Feehan when Remy chases after Blue because she’s in heat and he leaps the window to the bedroom and they can’t stop having sex because their cats are riding them. It was like the boat scene from The Notebook, but without the rain….and WAY more aggressive.

  76. rebekah marson

    When ash gives up her life to save Maddox because it was very touching and showed how much she loved him x

  77. Alexandra A

    My favourite scenes are usually between two main charaters. For example I liked almost all scenes between Nastya and Josh (The Sea of Tranqulity). It showed how they built their friendship and how the fall in love. I like slow build romance 🙂

  78. LucyS

    very hard to choose, each book is a new emotion, but one of my favourites so far is the last chapter of Lover at Last but i can say my favorite scene will be for sure all of Torin’s book 🙂

  79. wendy

    Wow hard to pick a fab as I love them all…..I’ve read and reread your books but one of my favourite was in the darkest surrender with striker and kaia….when she realised he won’t leave her and will follow her lead even into death. Their chemistry is great.

  80. Katie Wegener

    I love the Lord’s of the underworld, especially the scene’s with Anya and William, even better if it involves them harassing Sabin. All time favourite scene tho is in sherrilyn kenyons born of silence when Nyk and syn are haggling and paying out Kyr.

  81. Anita H.

    I’m going old school but Julie Garwood’s Saving Grace had so many memorable scenes that to this day I still love. There was the one where Johanna saved Gabriel’s wolfhound Dumphries, or the time she threw pots at the men during dinner trying to get them to learn manners before her mother came for a visit or one of my favorite scenes, the ending where all the men came to save her. Such a great book!

    • Pam

      I just had to reply to you to let you know I friended you on facebook. I was amazed to see your name. My maiden name was Pamela Landon. I kind of stared at it for a minute thinking gee that looks familiar lol:)

  82. Texas Book Lover

    First off I’ve gotta say I’m super excited to read this. I’ve been a Kane fan forever and super curious how his story is going to play out.

    As for favorite scenes…I love the first kisses. So sweet or hot! And of course the famous Chapter 32 is also an all time favorite.

  83. Jill Richardson

    One of my favourite scenes is in darkest passion, when olivia finally seduces aeron but she says I don’t know what to do. Aeron says ‘i may be a fool, but I’ve got it from here’. He is so adorable.

  84. Pam

    I love the scene when Maddox goes to get Ashlyn out of the dungeon and she calls him her Maddox. ” Don’t touch..there will be touching later” lmao!!! Their attraction was fireworks from the start. I also like the part about the Tylenol. That is still my favorite book. The book was perfect. It was a great start to the whole series for me.

  85. Dawn

    My favorite scene depends on which book I’m reading (or re-reading, as the case may be). Currently, it’s the Darkest Whisper, so my favorite scene is when Gwen pins Sabin to the tree 🙂

  86. Pam

    Oh Anita.. I loved Saving Grace too!! I felt so bad for Joanna’s life before hand and Gabriel was wonderful.. Dumfrey did have his comical relief but I mostly loved watching her heal through the love and care Gabriel showed her. When she killed that wolf and was hiding in the tree and didn’t see Gabriel and was asking his men not to tell on her was so funny. I also love The Bride and The Wedding. If you haven’t read them ..give them a try. They are the same era and Scots. Sorry..I love my books and get carried away Have a great day:)

  87. Missy Morrison Goodsell

    Picking just one scene in one book is WAY TO HARD !! the most memorable scenes are the ones with depth, real emotions, witty banter, and great characters, and let’s NOT forget the happily ever after !

  88. Mili

    Wooooow!!!! i have so many fave scenes! I love the scene in The Darkest Secret between Stryder and Kaia when they make the bet about killing hunters and Kaia lets him win so he doesn’t suffer… i love pretty much any scene between Gilly and William… i love any scene in The Darkest Lie to so with Scarlet and Gideon’s son- i love the way you wrote those scenes! the scenes in all of your books when the main characters first lay eyes on each other are all my favorites and are amazing….. i also love the humor in all your books especially the mysterious Tylenol 😀
    I love all your books and cannot wait for The Darkest Craving!! xxx

    • Pam Maddox thinks all you have to do is get Tylenol for everything now….its little things like that..that make her books great.

  89. Zsofia Turoczi

    If I should talk only about my favorite books, I would sit here for years to come, not about my fav scenes… So let’s just say that I think that all of the firsts are very memorable… meeting, kiss, sex, etc. Besides that there are the endings, and a special character’s scenes… And the scenes that are favorites just because they are favorites. This last kind of scenes happen very often in Gena’s books for me… like… always. I love her stories and can’t wait for Craving!

  90. ssmommie75

    Groveling scenes by alpha males. Next to that, of course when an author interjects humor at just the right time.

  91. Malissa Coy

    In the Lord of the Underworld books my favorite scenes are any that involve William. I just adore his snarkiness!

  92. Lourdes Cabrera

    One of my favorites is in The Darkest Secret, but its the part when Paris, William, and Strider prank call Maddox and ask him if he’s naked.

  93. Christina Gross

    My favorite scenes are the ahhh moments, when the alpha males realize they are lost and can’t live without their woman. The defining moment of true emotion between the two.

  94. Alicia Jespersen

    One if my most memorable scenes is in Jacob by Jaquelyn Frank, where they are in the library at the compound and Jacob starts to have sex with Bella and just as she’s about to get off he leavers her high and dry(well not really dry, but you get the point). But I remember this scene because it was the first time I had had that type of an experience in a book. The fact that there was so much need between the two characters and then Jacob just walks away… just baffled me why he would do that. Which of course made the book that much better!

  95. parisfanca

    I love all the books from Lords of the Underworld!! My favorite scenes are when the girl gets the guy, or the guy gets the girl….those first moments when the realize it!!

  96. Yesenia Jarvis

    I don’t think I can choose just one …. Its so good your books, it gets to the point where everyone is yelling at me to get my attention and I look up with a dumbfounded look like “huh?”


  97. Giaochau Nguyen

    I love the scenes when the guy gets the girl or the girl gets the guy (like when Olivia finally gets Aeron).

  98. Tamara Harlow

    I have so many… One of the most memorable I can think of is in Dark Prince by Christine Feehan, when Mikhail changes Raven in to a Carpathian. The emotion he feels when he thinks he’s going to loose her, and then his relief when he realizes that she lived… it’s just so amazing! And then it furthers because he realizes that since Raven survived the change, it means that the Carpathian race can be saved as well.

    • Pam

      I have every Carpathian book. I love the one where they all get together for the celebration but my favorite is Dark Prince. I love Mikhail. When he is sitting out on the balcony and realizes he can see in color is great the Christine described it. I also agree with you about when Raven was hurt and she survived. A great series.

  99. Laura G.

    I love so many scenes in so many books its hard to pick one. I love how happy I feel reading a great book!

  100. Janie McGaugh

    Yeah, I think I’ll agree with Chapter 32 in Frost’s One Foot in the Grave. It was so passionate.

  101. Chelsea B.

    Oh, the Lords of the Underworld. *Swoon*
    So many books, so many scenes going through my mind… I’d need a little while to narrow it down! 😉

  102. Gabrielle Phelix

    I love all of Gena Showalter’s books! My favorite scenes are when she incorporates Nix from Kresley Cole’s books into the scenes. I cant wait until there is a book with it all!

  103. Tammy York

    My most memorable scene is when Ash comforts Maddox when he has to die every night. Love conquers all!

  104. Marru Aguilar

    KANE! his bad luck with disaster makes you want because I’m just salty never win anything, always happens to me all and more lol
    William and Gilly when he is hurt and she cares and this moves him why … because this couple I hope they hit something.
    Sabin with the megaphone in the game of the harpies
    When William introduces twins Maddox is funny and very emotional.
    Olivia feeding Aeron front of everyone, Aeron sacrificing themselves for their loved ones.

  105. Myranda

    I don’t know! I’m horrible at picking things… 🙂 I love when characters (esp. H/h) have hilariously snarky/smart ads conversations. Great examples: Charley and Reyes, Kate and Curran, Cat and Bones, Bianka and Strider, pretty much all of Gena’s couples. 😀


    some of my favorite scenes are from susan elizabeth phillips chicago stars series. laugh out loud scenes. listening to the books on audio with an excellent narrator is what really made these books.

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