The Darkest Touch by Gena Showalter – Pre-Order it Today! #Excerpt

Posted November 3, 2014 by Sophia Rose in Excerpt, Promo / 5 Comments

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The Darkest Touch Pre-Order Campaign Pre-Order Goal

If we reach 15,000 pre-order for The Darkest Touch before the November 25th release date, Gena Showalter will:

  • Post a never before seen excerpt from The Darkest Touch 
  • select one winner for a Swarovksi Two-Tone Crystal Butterfly Pendant Necklace
  • select winners for 1 of 10 signed posters of the Darkest Touch cover, just in time for Christmas.

(prize winners announced on her website for 10,000!)

To enter The Darkest Touch Pre-Order Campaign, visit for details.


Praise for the novels of
New York Times bestselling author
Gena Showalter

“Showalter’s signature blend of sizzling attraction, breathtaking worlds, and lethal stakes rocks me every time! ”
—Sylvia Day, #1 New York Times bestselling author

“With compelling stories and memorable characters, Gena Showalter never fails to dazzle.”
—Jeaniene Frost, New York Times bestselling author

“For fans of expertly written, gritty paranormal romance that is laced with hope, Showalter has just the book for you.”
RT Book Reviews on Burning Dawn

 “The Lords of the Underworld series…keeps getting more satisfying. Sometimes with a long-running series, characters or storylines can run their course, but not with Showalter’s talent. The chemistry has never been hotter and both the characters and the world they live in are beautifully detailed.”
RT Book Reviews on The Darkest Craving

“Showalter does her magic with an intricately developed world, complex and intensive character arcs and dark, compelling paranormal themes. She releases that literary punch to the gut with excruciatingly detailed scenes that haunt the senses long after reading the pages.”
USA TODAY on Wicked Nights

“Gena Showalter knows how to keep readers glued to the pages and smiling the whole time.”
— Lara Adrian, New York Times bestselling author

“Another sizzling page-turner…
Gena Showalter delivers an utterly spell-binding story! ”
—Kresley Cole, #1 New York Times bestselling author,
on Playing with Fire

And look for Gena’s all-new contemporary romance series—
The Original Heartbreakers

All For You (anthology featuring “The One You Want”)
The Closer You Come
The Hotter You Burn
The Harder You Fall
coming soon!


And here is the sneak peek at The Darkest Touch:

They would be a couple, she decided. Touch— pleasure—had been denied her for far too long. A fact his presence had never allowed her to forget. He’d had other girlfriends so he knew how to handle a romantic relationship. They could do this, could make this work. And they would be vigilant, cautious, never courting danger.

All she had to do was get him to agree.

There was no better time to try. “I’m dirty,” she an- nounced. “Absolutely filthy, and I’m going to take a bath.”

“Good for you.” So mocking.

So unaware of his coming fall.

“Be a dear and help me remove my dress,” she said. A strangled sound left him. “It has no ties, no zipper.

You tug it on and off.”

“Well, good news, then. As strong as you are, you shouldn’t have any problems.”

His gaze swept over her and heated. He licked his lips, as if he could already taste her. “What game are you playing, princess?”

“Does it matter?”

“Yes. And why the hell are you looking at me like that?”

“Like what?”

“Like I’m a hero. I’m not a hero. I’m a villain.”

Did he not realize that only made her want him more? “Well, be a good little villain and help me out of my dress.

“No.” His tone dovetailed into guttural as he added, “I’m not going near you.”

Hes definitely tempted. How thin was his control? “Very well. I’ll near you.” Hips swaying, she closed

the distance between them. She reached out.

He jerked away only to return—closer.

She wrapped her fingers around his wrists and guided his hands to her hips.

He resisted. At first.

“Relax, warrior. We’re protected by our clothes.”

His fingers clenched around her and held on tight. Did he think she would f loat away like a forgotten balloon?

“What’s…next?” he gritted.

Not exactly surrender, but close enough.

She leaned forward, careful as her breath fanned over his ear. “All you need to do is feel good.”

“I can do that.” He tugged her against him. Suddenly they were f lush, the softest parts of her cradling the hard- est parts of him. A growl rose from low in his chest as if, in this stolen moment, he’d regressed into little more than an animal. “I’m doing it right now.”

The pleasure…thoughts of being careful evaporated like mist. “Would you like to do more?”

“More. Yes.” His lips parted as he fought for breath. Eyes glazing with a wildness she’d never seen from any- one other than condemned prisoners, he squeezed her hard enough to bruise. “I’m going to take more, and you’re going to like it.”


About Gena Showalter

Gena Showalter is a New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author whose books have appeared in Cosmopolitan and Seventeen magazines, as well as Entertainment Weekly. Her novel Red Handed has been optioned by Sony Television. Critics have called her books “sizzling page-turners” and “utterly spellbinding stories,” while Showalter herself has been called “a star on the rise.” Her mix of humor, danger and wickedly hot sex provides wildly sensual page-turners sure to enthrall.

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I was born and raised near Sacramento, CA. I have read since I was four years old and developed tastes that run the gamut of literature. I went away to college and have a degree in education, a certificate in family history research, and a certificate in social work. I worked for a non-profit agency with low income families for 20 years which included being responsible for the children’s library and promoting/teaching adult literacy. I have lived in Southeast Michigan for the last 18 years and I am currently a book addicted homemaker with a cat and husband who keep me grounded. Recently, I made it a challenge to review each book that I have read as a favor to author friends who said reviews are important. I have done reviews for Good Reads, Amazon, eBay, and Smashwords, but mostly at Goodreads and Amazon.

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Braine TS

This series is still going strong although I’m more interested in her YA Zombie series. I hope this is a winner, Sophia!

Sophia Rose

It is still pretty strong. I like some books more than others, but Torin’s book was definitely a winner. I’ve had my eye on that zombie series. Are the zombies really scary?

Sophia Rose

It is still pretty strong. I like some books more than others, but Torin’s book was definitely a winner. I’ve had my eye on that zombie series. Are the zombies really scary?

Mary Kirkland

I have been reading this series for a long time and I still love it.

Sophia Rose

Me too! I think it’s hit its heights and then she tosses in something new and tantalizing. I want Cameo’s story now with the mysterious Lazarus.