One of the best pieces of advice any writer can get is to read, read, read. Gena Showalter, New York Times bestselling author of the Lords of the Underworld series, takes that to heart. In addition to writing wildly sexy paranormal romance, like her latest release, The Darkest Promise, featuring a hero known as the Cruel and Unusual, who rules his kingdom with an iron fist . . . but melts every time his warrior woman walks into a room, Showalter reads across a wide range of romance genres. There’s something wonderful about visiting another author’s playground. Here are her top picks for Summer romance reading!