SHADOW AND ICE by Gena Showalter

 

The Queen of Paranormal Romance, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Gena Showalter, stuns with SHADOW AND ICE, the first title in her scorching new paranormal romance Gods of War Series. Check out the tour stop below and get your copy of SHADOW AND ICE today!

 

Gena Showalter, the New York Times bestselling author who brought you the Lords of the Underworld, introduces a scorching new paranormal romance series… Gods of War.

Knox of Iviland has spent his life competing in the All Wars, where vicious warriors with supernatural powers fight to the death to claim new realms. One winner takes everything—and all losers die. Enslaved as a child for his ability to control shadows, the most ruthless champion in history will stop at nothing to kill his king. But first he must win the battle for Earth. When a fearsome weapon imprisons every combatant in ice, centuries pass without progress…until she walks in.

Vale London craves a fun arctic getaway with her foster sister before settling down to open a bakery. Street-tough but vulnerable, she is unprepared to find ancient gods escaping a frozen cave—merciless beings who target her when she inadvertently enters their war.

Though Vale is now his enemy, Knox is consumed with lust and a fierce need to protect her. But only one combatant can prove victorious, and he will have to choose: live for freedom, or die for love.

 

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“I love this world…this is Gena Showalter at her best!”—J.R. Ward, #1 New York Times bestselling author

“The Gods of War series is my new obsession.”—Christine Feehan, #1 New York Times bestselling author

 

 

Excerpt

 

Three weeks ago, she and Nola had thought adventure awaited when they’d arrived in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden. And it had. For five days. Then they’d road-tripped into Russia and hiked through the Khibiny Mountains with a thirty-something guide who’d promised a kick-A experience. Temperatures had proven frosty, but there’d been very little snow, and no ice. A plethora of trees had awed, their leaves plush and green enough to rival freshly polished emeralds, seemingly dusted with diamond powder. Here and there, rivers had babbled happily, and breathtaking waterfalls had cascaded into crystal pools.

Somehow, their little trio had veered off of a path and ended up in this icy wasteland. In a blink!

Backtracking hadn’t helped. The ice had remained, and stretched on. A single set of footprints had led them to a cabin…where they’d spent every day of the past two weeks. Well, Vale and Nola had spent every day of the past two weeks inside the cabin. Before the end of day one, their guide had taken off to scout the perimeter, hoping to stumble upon the cabin’s owner, he’d said, but he’d never returned, and there’d been no sign of him since.

This morning, the sisters were forced to make a choice: remain in the warmth of the cabin and slowly starve to death, or set out to try to find help, and quickly freeze to death.

As Carrie—aka Care Bear, aka best foster momma ever—used to say, If you want to experience the miracle of walking on water, you gotta get out of the boat.

Better to try and fail than to never try at all.

In desperate need of a miracle, Vale and Nola had strapped on snow gear they’d unearthed in a trunk only a few days before. Oddly enough, the garments had fit perfectly, as if tailor-made for them. The coincidence had roused her suspicions, sure, but in the end she hadn’t cared about how or why, only survival. They’d set out bright and early that morning, trudging through mile after mile of snow.

Now sunset approached. So far, no luck. They’d found no hint of life, and Vale was getting worried.

Getting? Please. She’d been worried every second of every day since the nightmare had started. She wasn’t ready to die.

 

 

About Gena Showalter:

Gena Showalter is the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of the spellbinding Lords of the Underworld and Angels of the Dark series, two young adult series–Everlife and the White Rabbit Chronicles–and the highly addictive Original Heartbreakers series. In addition to being a National Reader’s Choice and two time RITA nominee, her romance novels have appeared in Cosmopolitan (Red Hot Read) and Seventeen magazine, she’s appeared on Nightline and been mentioned in Orange is the New Black–if you ask her about it, she’ll talk for hours…hours! Her books have been translated in multiple languages.

She’s hard at work on her next novel, a tale featuring an alpha male with a dark side and the strong woman who brings him to his knees. You can learn more about Gena, her menagerie of rescue dogs, and all her upcoming books at genashowalter.com or Facebook.com/genashowalterfans

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SHADOW AND ICE
Gena Showalter

This is the first book in the brand new Gods of War series by one of my all time favorite paranormal authors and I just knew this one was going to be a huge success! I've devoured every incredibly addictive story this author has written about vampires and other paranormal creatures and was over the moon when I saw that she was doing a series about immortal Gods and absolutely couldn't wait to get my hands on this book!

Knox of Iviland is an immortal warrior who believes that caring about others is a great weakness and has been badly hurt before because of letting someone in. He's upfront about his beliefs and has built impenetrable protective walls all around himself over the centuries to keep everyone out. Fortunately for Knox, Vale is a fiery cannon ball that tears right through his walls, leaving one stunned immortal God in her wake.

Vale is a perfect match for Knox and I loved the two of them together. I hope this series is going to have so many books and I can already see who's going to be featured next and I can't wait!

I highly recommend reading this great paranormal story to anyone and I look forward to so much more from this amazing author!

~ Kristen

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