Gena Showalter's The Darkest Touch, Torin's story, is one of the most anticipated books in her Lords of the Underworld series. Why? Because he shouldn’t be able to touch any body without spreading death and disease. And it was revealed in earlier installments that he was pretty much a virgin. We’ve seen him on and off in the series with the female Lord, Cameo. Initially, the two were supposed to end up together, but Showalter nixed that idea. Here’s a list of what we can expect in the exciting installment of Showalter’s LOTU universe:
1. Tortured heroes and more tortured heroes—The Lords of the Underworld universe is based on the idea that these super-soldiers opened Pandora’s box and now must suffer the consequences of their actions by having the demons inhabit their bodies. With most of the Lords now experiencing an HEA, there will be a lot of focus probably on the remaining two who are unpaired: Torin and Cameo. Don’t expect things to come easy for Torin, even if he meets his heroine. The angst and suffering yet later redemption the heroes find in their heroines/partners are a trademark of this series.
2. Sassy, yet vunerable, heroines—Readers of the series have seen surprise appearances by Kresley Cole’s Immortals After Dark heroines, and Showalter writes her heroines in the same vein. The women are sarcastic and unpredictable, yet all of them have vulnerabilities that make them somewhat relatable no matter what awesome powers they might possess.