From the New York Times bestselling author who brought you the Lords of the Underworld comes a dark, seductive new series featuring angels poised on the brink of destruction…
Leader of the most powerful army in the heavens, Zacharel has been deemed too dangerous, too ruthless, and if he isn't careful, he'll lose his wings. But this warrior with a heart of ice will not be deterred...until a vulnerable human tempts him with a carnal pleasure he's never known before...
Accused of a crime she did not commit, Annabelle Miller has spent four years in an institution for the criminally insane. Demons track her every move, and their king will stop at nothing to have her. Zacharel is her only hope for survival, but is the brutal angel with a touch as hot as hell her salvation – or her ultimate damnation?
Bestseller Showalter launches Angels of the Dark, a companion series to her Lords of the Underworld books, with the graphically detailed story of angelic army commander Zacharel as he leads his forces against a horde of demons. Zacharel, introduced in The Darkest Secret, is driven by his passion for demon killing, and by grief over the loss of his twin brother; he has no emotional connection to the humans he defends until he encounters Annabelle Miller. Imprisoned for years for her parents' murder though they were actually killed by a demon who marked Annabelle as his consort Annabelle has no reason to trust anyone, including the "not nice" angel who takes her under his protection and agrees to help her defend herself. Showalter's fans will appreciate the mix of violent action and damaged souls gradually finding solace, though Zacharel's coldness and Annabelle's anger may put off new readers looking for fluffier romance.