Last Kiss Goodnight: An Otherworld Assassin Novel by Gena ShowalterLast Kiss Goodnight: An Otherworld Assassin Novel by Gena Showalter

Last Kiss Goodnight: An Otherworld Assassin Novel

byGena Showalter

Mass Market Paperback | December 26, 2012

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The sizzling first novel in New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter’s new paranormal romance series, Otherworld Assassins—featuring a black ops agent who is captured and enslaved, and the beautiful deaf girl who holds the key to his salvation.

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.


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.


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.
Gena Showalter writes in the genres of contemporary romance, paranormal romance, and young adult fiction. She is the author of the Alien Huntress series, Tales of an Extraordinary Girl series, Atlantis series, and Lords of the Underworld series. Her other books include The Stone Prince, The Pleasure Slave, and The Darkest Seduction. He...
Title:Last Kiss Goodnight: An Otherworld Assassin NovelFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 6.75 × 4.12 × 1.3 inPublished:December 26, 2012Publisher:PBLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1451671598

ISBN - 13:9781451671599


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Start to this New Series "Last Kiss Goodnight" by Gena Showalter. Book 1 in the Otherworld Assassins series. I really enjoyed this book! Great start to a new series. The main characters, Solo and Vika are a good match. They fit very well together. In the beginning, we are introduced to 3 assassins, Solo, John and Blue (Blue is mentioned in the Alien Huntress series). So I don't spoil anything, "something" happens at the beginning and all 3 are separated and the book follows what happens to Solo. Solo is taking to a circus where Otherworlders are on display as animals. Vika is the one that takes care of the Otherworlders. She also happens to be the daughter of the owner of the circus. The story line is very good. And the adventure scenes are very well written. A few sensual scenes and a few sexual scenes, but not to over-the-top. Written in well with the flow of the story. I thoroughly enjoyed it and I can't wait to read the next one "Black and Blue".
Date published: 2016-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved this book. I can't wait to read the next book.
Date published: 2013-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! Fans of Gena Showalter will not be disappointed with the first book in her Otherworld Assassin series! Viktorija“Vika” Lukas is a 14 year-old teenager who has a soft spot for the animals she cares for in her father’s circus. Her father, Jecis, wants to get rid of the animals because they don’t have the same draw that they used to and they are getting too old and too expensive to care for. His plan is to replace the animals with Otherworlders, aliens who have been born on other planets but came to Earth in peace. The humans feared the many species of Otherworlders and misunderstood their motives and defended themselves against the invaders. Before Earth was destroyed, a pact was made to let the Otherworlders live on Earth in peace. Despite this, humans are still wary and fear these strange beings. Some have unusual colours and shapes, while others have special powers. The story then jumps ahead six years, and Vika is now a young woman. Jecis’ newest Otherworlder acquisition is a beast of a man named Solomon “Solo” Judah. Vika is drawn to him, and she vows to save the Otherworlders and free them. Showalter’s alternate fantasy world is filled with so many unique creatures! There is a great variety of Otherworlders, each with their own traits and gifts. Solo is a character who has never really known real love. He has a dark side, and only a certain kind of woman is drawn to him and the pain that only he can deliver. His inner self is in a constant state of battle, good versus evil, and he has little guardians that try to influence him. Dr. E is the evil one, and he relishes when Solo caves to his beastly side. On the other hand, there is X who always tries to encourage and support Solo to do what is right. Depending on which guardian he listens to, one will grow stronger while the other one weakens and they are in a constant state of flux. I can’t wait to read the next book in this series, Black and Blue, which is expected to be released in October 2013. Narrator George Newbern is new-to-me, and I have nothing but praise! His emotive narration drew me further into the story, and he made it very difficult for me to put down my iPod! His feminine vocalization for Vika was subtle, and it was an equal match for her sweet disposition. I received this audiobook from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I did not receive any compensation for my review, and the views expressed herein are my own.
Date published: 2013-07-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good book Took a little while for the main characters to hit it off but it was a great book. Cant wait for the second book in the series :-)
Date published: 2013-03-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Okay reading I'm not sure why but this took me a while together into & I enjoyed the last quarter better than the first three. I'm a fan of LotU & Alien Huntress but this just didn't grab me as quick. Vika's mucking up sayings got old quick but otherwise still well written.
Date published: 2013-02-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great new series Loved this new book.
Date published: 2013-02-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A good fantasy romance novel, but a little out of my league I did really enjoy the romance in this novel, and how both characters saved each other (one by allowing other to tame the wild beast within, and the other being pushed to show their true self and become stronger). I knew this book was going to be good from the start because not only is it Gena Showalter but because I cried in the prologue! Oh, yeah it as emotional, traumatic, and just heart breaking in general while reading those first couple of pages. Now, I have to warn you that this book is more along the lines of fantasy in my opinion and it is not a genre I am overly familiar with. I had concerns about having to the Alien Huntress series to understand this novel, and although it would have been nice and probably would have cleared some things up, it is still not necessary. But, there were some things I didn’t quite understand like how her father became the person he is from the loving father he use to be. I get that it had to do with inheriting the circus and using dark magic, but I felt there were still some things left unexplained, as well as how people other than Solo were able to see X and Mr. E. There were somewhat explained, but again I felt there could have been more. This also could simply be either because I was missing the background info or because it’s s fantasy novel and not my “field of expertise”. No matter what I can still recognize a good story. I liked the characters, they were along the lines of Beauty and the Beast style except he was not holding her captive. I liked Vika whose idea of planning her escape properly by suffering for a while until she could get the money she needed to secure her escape and new life. It seemed very smart to me, unlike some characters that would just leave and then luck happens to provide for them. I also liked the Alpha-Male and insecure Solo who believed that he was just as ugly on the inside as the outside, but was a little weary about his falling in love with Vika at first sight, even though he tries to hide it by asserting his dominance. Although there were some fantasy aspects of this book that threw me for the loop I still saw the beauty that was Gena Showalter’s writing and the epic tale of salvation through love that had my fingers crossed for these two lovers from separate worlds. Good: Vika—She seems sensible. She wants to be independent, and secured based off her own means so that she can never be hurt of disappointed a again Solo—the Alpha male “Beast” of the story, whom I could never seen as anything other than handsome and awesome. Bad: There are some parts of the novel that could have been explained better or elaborated on more to get a better picture of the characters and the worlds they come from. I also would have like some background info that was probably provided in the Alien Huntress novels re-stated (maybe mildly) in this novel. Overall (Writing style, story line, and general): Overall the story was enjoyable. There were some moments when I found the fantasy aspect of the novel interesting and like it brought something new to the story. The writing was easy to follow even when the story sometimes was not, and the story overall was pretty serious with minimal humour. Although the novel may have been out of my comfort zone I am happy that I took the step outside and read the novel. Gena Showalter still has not disappointed me, and has taken me on a romance of many worlds that was a cross between Romeo and Juliet, and Beauty and the Beast, and officially has be eyeing her other series hoping to get some of the same good stuff I’ve seen in this novel.
Date published: 2013-01-10

Editorial Reviews

"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."