The Darkest Secret

by Gena Showalter

HQN Books | March 29, 2011 | Mass Market Paperbound

The Darkest Secret is rated 4.125 out of 5 by 8.
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.

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 416 pages, 6.62 × 4.21 × 1.08 in

Published: March 29, 2011

Publisher: HQN Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0373775490

ISBN - 13: 9780373775491

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved Best book of the series so far! Very action packed and very emotional! I love Haidee and Amun!!!!
Date published: 2013-10-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from The Darkest Secret This book was slow I found the story lacking , it just didn' t hold my interest
Date published: 2013-09-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Darkest Secret It was fantabulous!!!!!!!!.
Date published: 2013-08-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The sercret is out... the book is awesome I thought that this was another great addition to the Lords Of The Underworld series and I thought Amun was an awesome characters and I think Haidee was a great match for him. Overall awesome book and I look forward to the rest. :0)
Date published: 2012-05-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Secrets To Enjoy Amun - a man possessed with the demon of secrets, he knows everything, and if he doesn't know, he has ways to finding out. There is a strong silent quality to this story that is a little different then previous books in the series. The characters are interesting, and the relationship grow and changes throughout the reading experience. He's a hard demon not to like, and though you may have grown to "hate" the female lead, I assure you this book will change your feelings about her.
Date published: 2012-01-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Another great Lord! I loved this book about Amun - Secrets. Amun's character was quiet, strong and of course incredibly sexy. I thought Amun's story had more conversation and maybe love moments between the two characters than past books. There was less fighting and war in this story. I loved the lead up for Strider's book ... it's gonna be good!
Date published: 2011-04-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Still Loving this Series! The Darkest Secret is book seven in Gena Showalter’s Lords of the Underworld series. This series revolves around a group of immortal warriors who have been punished for opening Pandora’s Box by having to each house a demon inside him or herself. We’re talking big, sexy, yummy immortal warriors. Warriors that have learned to (somewhat) control their demons and are now really awesome ‘people’ who are fiercely loyal to one another and those they love. Seriously, not much to not love about these guys and these books. They are Paranormal Romance at its finest. The Darkest Secret is Amun’s story, the Keeper of Secrets. Amun is not one to speak because when he tries, every secret his demon has ever fished out of someone’s head comes rushing out. He’d rather stay silent than risk hurting the feelings of those around him. He can also hear people’s thoughts, something he’s had to get used to over the years. He’s the Lord who is the most ‘stable’, doing anything and everything he can to help out his friends. He’s also the character we’ve known the least about from previous books because he’s so quiet, calm and seemingly ‘together’. But he’s found himself someone who can hear his thoughts! Someone he can communicate with! How can she hear him? Who knows really, but she can and that’s what’s important. Amun has found himself a woman he feels passionate about and who is helping him deal with the demon minions who entered him when he went to Hell in the last book. Yeah…these Lords are always up to something. Going to the U.S. to hunt some Hunters, going to Hell to help save a minion who has befriended one of them. You know, the usual kind of stuff we all do every day. (Not really) The only little glitch with the perfect woman Amun has finally found…she’s a Hunter. Annnnd she’s the one responsible for killing one of the Lords centuries ago. Well damn. Haidee has spent her whole life hating the Lords and the Demons who possess them. After all, they are responsible for the death of her family so it’s only natural that she do whatever she can to get her revenge. I liked how Haidee wasn’t written as automatically being cool with everything that was going on. I liked that she had a bit of fire in her. And I really liked where her character ends up. Amun and Haidee together…wonderful. Then again, Gena is excellent when it comes to her couplings. Her heroes and heroines are always unique and fun to watch. Witnessing their relationships bloom is sweet and the pairing in this book is no exception. Of course, you get your initial “Mine” moments – I always like those. Then you get to the real nitty gritty of the characters and you find out why they are so well matched. Now, the lovin’ in this series is always steaming. Really, there are some h-o-t scenes. But I don’t think I’ve even blushed the way I did when I read Amun and Haidee’s initial um…exploration. Authors always describe ‘things’. That’s a given. But I don’t think I’ve ever come across an author actually use a single word to describe what was going on. Honestly, I’m blushing just writing this and I’m not sure how else to put it. So I’m going to quote the book. You can use your imagination to fill in the blanks. And yes, what you think is most likely what is happening. Liiick That’s it. I read that and I didn’t know whether to hide my eyes or *squee*. Seriously, that one word made that scene one of the ones I will remember for a long while. I mean really. *blush* We saw a lot of Strider in this book, which makes sense because his book is next. We also saw him with his future HEA. There are a few characters in this series that guarantee to put a smile on my face and make me giggle out loud the second they appear on the page. William for one, Anya is the other. And then there is Strider. I LOVE him! Love Love Love him. I really can’t wait for his book and I am very pleased with who his HEA will be. They are, once again yay Gena, a wonderful match! Gena continues to amaze me with this series. The books all follow the same overall story arc, but each book is so different one from the other. The characters are wonderful to read, easy to love and fun to cheer for. She’s created an incredibly unique world that sucks me in each time I pick up a new title. I enjoyed this installment and am really looking forward to September 27th when The Darkest Surrender hits stores.
Date published: 2011-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from this series rocks!!! This is a great book! This series is wonderful, something you can go back and start from the first book over and over
Date published: 2011-04-08

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The Darkest Secret

The Darkest Secret

by Gena Showalter

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 416 pages, 6.62 × 4.21 × 1.08 in

Published: March 29, 2011

Publisher: HQN Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0373775490

ISBN - 13: 9780373775491

About the Book

In this sexy new installment of Showalter's bestselling Lords of the Underworld series, the haunted Amun meets a woman who tempts him like no other. Original.

Read from the Book

Strider, keeper of the demon of Defeat, burst through the towering front doors of the Budapest fortress he shared with a growing cast of friends—brothers and sisters by circumstance rather than blood, but all the closer for it—fighting a rush of undeniable pleasure.He'd freaking done it, man. Done. It. After chasing his enemy cross-continent, bargaining away one of the four godly relics needed to find and destroy Pandora's box—and yeah, he was gonna get spanked hard for that—then, after being eaten alive by insects and at one point (cough) walking into a chick's knife (cough), he'd finally won. And damn if he wasn't ready to celebrate."I'm king of the world, bitches. Come in here and bask in my glory." His voice echoed through the foyer, expectant, eager.No one returned the greeting.Still. Grinning, he shifted the unconscious female draped over his shoulder into a more comfortable position. More comfortable for him. She was the enemy he'd been chasing, as well as the chick who'd oh, so impolitely introduced his pancreas to the freaking hilt of her blade. He could hardly wait to tell everyone that he'd done what they hadn't. He'd bagged and tagged her, baby.He called, "Daddy's home. Somebody? Anybody?"Again, there was no response. His grin dulled a bit.Damn it. When he lost a single challenge, he battled crippling pain for days. When he won, though…gods, it was almost a sexual high, energy buzzing in his veins, heating him, priming him. That kind of enthusiasm called for a pla
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From the Publisher

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.

About the Author

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 Catch a Mate. Her books have appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists.