Monday, October 1, 2012

Guest Reviewer Charlene Wilson (@AuthorCAWilson) reviews Underworld Lover by @sharonlhamilton. GIVEAWAY for comments!

Hello everyone, my name is Charlene A. Wilson.  I’d like to thank Jesi Lea for having me as a guest reviewer today on Diary Of A Bibliophile.  It’s not often that I get the chance to share what I think of some of my favorite books.  As I’m an author of Paranormal Romance, I love that genre.  So, you can guess what I'll be reviewing today.  This piece is a Paranormal Erotic Romance by Sharon Hamilton titled Underworld Lover.  Thanks again, and enjoy.

Underworld Lover
by Sharon Hamilton

  • Genre—Paranormal Erotic Romance
  • Heat Level—On Fire
  • File Size: 843 KB
  • Print Length: 274 pages
  • ASIN: B006ML4GGU


Joshua Brandon, a legendary and powerful rogue dark angel, meets a human woman whose soul he cannot take, and finds something he has not experienced before: love. At the same time, a new director comes to power in the Underworld, who asks for a test of Josh's loyalty by delivering this very woman to him.

Melanie Worthington is back among the living, after reeling from the suicide of a close friend. She has no idea she is to become the pawn between two powerful dark angels, one who would command her as his personal concubine, and the other who would set her free.

Will their love survive the battle between the two dark angels, or will Joshua risk his own immortal life to protect the woman he loves?

Charlene’s Review

When I read a book, if I can connect with the characters, the biggest part of winning me over is done. I knew I'd love Joshua by the time I was finished with page one. And his story didn't let me down. Ms. Hamilton used beautiful prose and rich description of the settings and put them right there with the characters.

Joshua's job as a Dark Angel is to comb the Earth for people who are sad and want their struggles to end. He offers them a chance to leave it all behind and bask in unlimited pleasures in a guilt-free world. Sound good to you? Willing to trade humanity for a life in the Underworld? He says it's the perfect choice. After all, he's enjoyed the dark freedom for several hundred years and he doesn't plan on changing his mind about it one bit. That is until he meets Melanie. Something hits him when he runs into her in her flower shop, and it's not just the bundle of roses in her arms. It's love. How disconcerting! Suddenly, trying to claim such a beautiful pure-hearted woman and damning her to eternal darkness isn't such a grand idea. And to complicate things, the new Director of the Underworld has his eye on her.

Will a devout Dark Angel find a way to deal with these new feelings and be strong enough to save her from being the personal concubine to the most powerful person in the Underworld? For that matter, can he save himself?

There were some times where actions didn’t quite line up logically for me—Melonie’s actually—but nothing that hindered my enjoyment of this book.  Ms. Hamilton’s original views of the Under World and Heaven held my interest and Joshua definitely kept my attention.  In fact, all the characters had strong individual personalities, from egotistical to insecure, from gruff to sweet, and from hot to hotter.  Lol *wink*  And like I said, she won me with her characters.

Underworld Lover is the follow-up to Ms. Hamilton's Heavenly Lover. If you love down to earth writing with rich romance, then you'll love Underworld Lover. It's got grit and silk woven together with a great story line. Bring on book 3.

Five Stars *****

Author did not request review.

About the reviewer

Charlene is an author of paranormal suspenseful tales that sweep you away to other dimensions. She weaves magic, lasting love, and intrigue into multi-layered story lines to immerse you into the lives of her characters.
She began writing in her early teens when her vivid dreams stayed with her long after she had them. The characters and worlds were so amazing, she brought them to life through her books. You can meet them now in her series, Chronicles of Shilo Manor, and soon in her series, Aumelan.

She resides in a small community in Arkansas, USA, with her two beautiful daughters, a gray cat, Chester, and a fluffy black dog, KooJo.

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About Charlene's books:

It's their nature - long lives and rebirth. They're from another dimension, one gifted with advance abilities, but they serve in Cornerstone Deep. They're the Wizards of Shilo Manor.
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"We are of another plane. Only by ancient covenant do few know our true natures. We walk this world among you, beside you, loving you."

Cornerstone Deep (book one)

They outlive the mortals of this realm by thousands of years, and when it comes to love the cruel fact is reinforced. Reincarnation doesn't exist on this plane. They lose their wives to death with no hope of reuniting. Yet they continue to accept others for whatever time they have together. Save for Cole. His love for his last wife still burns in his soul four centuries after her death.
When the service they render to the noblemen of Cornerstone Deep brings him face to face with Anna, something unexpected happens.  In a realm of silent souls, hers calls to him.  He responds with a kiss—one that joined with the spell of servitude she inhaled, binds her soul. 
Breaking ancient covenants, angering the lords, and bringing the gods' wrath upon him, Cole tries desperately to undo his wrong and free his love—despite the determination of the nobleman to keep her.
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“My life is a mirage of endless time. But you in this moment engulf me, rivet my mind, encompass my soul.”

Mianna’s return heals Cole’s soul and he promises to follow her for the rest of his existence.  But the past isn’t what he believes.  The fight for her has only begun.
Lord Dressen’s obsession grows as unexpected knowledge is revealed.  His search for Mianna has spanned six life times and he won’t give up now.  The courts stand behind him.  Power pulses through his veins.  Determination peaks and not even Cole Shilo can stop him.  He will win his prize.
Struggling to stay ahead, Cole’s anger explodes.  Nothing is sacred when it comes to keeping his love—not even covenants made with gods.  But, through all his efforts, lofty or damned, the truth remains.  Will echoes of another life cause him to fail?
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“Every breath you take is a song to my soul.”

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  1. I loved your review, and Cornerstone Deep sounds awesome!!! =)


  2. Hi Kritin, thanks for stopping by. If you love Dark Angel/Guardian Angel stories, you'll love Underworld Lover. Book one, Heavenly Lover, was more about the Guardians but this is Joshua's story soo.. and I like those dark alphas. ;)

    I'll get your copy of Cornerstones sent out to you. Hope you enjoy. :)