Bound by the demon of Doubt, Sabin unintentionally destroys even the most confident of lovers. So the immortal warrior spends his time on the battlefield instead of the bedroom, victory his only concern…until he meets Gwendolyn the Timid. One taste of the beautiful redhead, and he craves more.
Gwen, an immortal herself, always thought she'd fall for a kind human who wouldn't rouse her darker side. But when Sabin frees her from prison, battling their enemies for the claim to Pandora's box turns out to be nothing compared to the battle Sabin and Gwen will wage against love….
Cindy (USA: NV) (2009/08/30): Sabin, keeper of Doubt, merciless warrior, driven leader and all-round badass. Gwendolyn the Timid, poster child for the self-esteem challenged, current captive and all-round victim. And they fall for each other so hard it registers on the Richter scale. This is a pairing worthy of Nina Bangs' Sparkle Stardust, the cosmic troublemaker who specializes in creating sexual havoc by matching total opposites [to their eventual delight] to watch the fireworks.
Gwen is a Harpy - who is afraid of her 'inner Harpy' and equally afraid of her lack of Harpy qualities. Sabin avoids women because his demon, Doubt, damages his lovers even to the point of suicide.
Plot-wise [meaning the overall plot of the series] we don't seem to advance much; but I suspect considerable grounds were laid for future books. Comic interest is provided by Gwen's sisters who can almost approve of her choice - after all he's a bloodthirsty warrior with the social skills of a piranha. Some revelations and truly heart wrenching moments are provided by the other Lords...
Lords of the Underworld 1. The Darkest Fire (2008)[related ebook] 2. The Darkest Night (2008) 3. The Darkest Kiss (2008) 4. The Darkest Pleasure (2008) 5. The Darkest Whisper (2009)