Monday, December 22, 2014

Review: REVENANT by Larissa Ione Earns 5 Hearts!



(Lords of Deliverance, #6; Demonica, #11)

by Larissa Ione

Revenant, Larissa Ione
Rating: 5♥s Outstanding
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Length: Novel
Audience: Adult
Sensuality: Hot
Release Date: December 16, 2014

An angel raised in hell …
For thousands of years, Revenant believed he was a fallen angel who belonged in Sheoul (hell). Then he found out that he was not only an angel, but he had a brother, Reaver. And, he discovered that he was not just any angel, but a Shadow Angel. One of the most powerful angels in existence.

But because he was tainted with Satan's blood, he was not welcome in Heaven.

A False Angel who isn't what she seems …
Blaspheme, a doctor at Underworld General Hospital (UGH), has been living under the radar. She has been hiding her true nature, but now the magical disguise is wearing off. She's terrified of being found out, as she believes she'll be hunted and killed by angels or fallen angels.

Fallen angels like Revenant.

An attraction that won't be denied …
Revenant desires Blaspheme like he has never desired any other woman before. He believes he just wants sex and will get her out of his system.

Boy, is he wrong. He has no idea what he's gotten himself into.

Blaspheme wants Revenant, but she's terrified that he'll find out what she is.

And in the meantime …
Lucifer is about to be reborn. Blaspheme and Revenant are caught in the middle of the rebirth with few choices. And, oh yeah, Satan wants Revenant to bring him the head of an angel or suffer dire consequences.

Just another day in Sheoul, while the angels conspire against Revenant.

A conflicted hero
Revenant is a cold-blooded killer who wears biker goth. And yet he's heart-breakingly vulnerable. He's angry and hurt. He just wants to be accepted.
'You're a bastard, Revenant, but a beautiful one." Never had anyone given him such a precious compliment, and for a few stuttering heartbeats, he froze, committing [Blaspheme's] words to memory.
How heart-wrenching.

He's lethal. And yet with Blaspheme, he becomes something else. He becomes gentle.

A conflicted love story
Like Revenant, Blaspheme and Revenant's love story is conflicted. Blaspheme's secret threatens the very foundation of their relationship. She can't get close to him. Yet he can't leave her alone.

Secrets come to light, altering the nature of their relationship and the course of their lives.

The love story is tense, humorous, heart-wrenching, and ultimately beautiful.

A fulfilling ending                                                                     
Remember Satan, Lucifer, and the conspiring angels? Well, let's just say that Revenant fulfills his destiny.

The End?
Is Revenant the end of the Lords of Deliverance/Demonica series? Yes and no. It's the beautiful, satisfying ending of the overall story arc of both series. But it's not the end of the Demonica universe. At the end of the book there's a link to a special epilogue and a peek into the future of Demonica and Lords of Deliverance characters.

The bottom line
Don't miss Revenant. With its vulnerable bad-boy hero, it's one of the best books in the series. You'll fall in love with Revenant, and finish reading with a happy sigh.


The Demonica/Lords of Deliverance Series

Monday, October 20, 2014

3 Excellent Paranormal Romance Novels

Don't miss these three excellent paranormal romance novels. These recent releases all earned 4.5♥ ratings.


Chained by Night

(Moonbound Clan Vampires, #2)

Larissa Ione


A page-turner. I loved the strong heroine and the sexy alpha hero. There was suspense, betrayal, and truly awful villains. I loved it from the first page to the last.
Leader of the vampire clan MoonBound, Hunter will do what he must to save his people from extinction—or worse, a torturous eternity as vampire slaves and subjects of human experimentation. To keep his enemies at bay, he has agreed to mate a rival clan leader’s daughter in return for peace between the clans and an ally in the looming war with the humans.


But survival comes at a price. First, Hunter must break an ancient curse by successfully negotiating three deadly tests. Then he must resist the searing passions of the gorgeous vampire warrior he despises but is bound to mate. Will Hunter stay true to his word? Or will he risk everything for the woman he really loves: the vampire seductress’s identical twin sister?


(Eternal Guardians, #7)

Elisabeth Naughton


Finally! Nick's story! And what a story it is! It's filled with tension, mystery, jealousy, heartbreak … and love.


NICK – Leader of the half-breeds and the last true hero. He’s spent his life fighting a dark pull toward the gods. A pull he now knows is linked to his father Krónos and the Titan’s plan to escape from the Underworld. 

But Nick’s hidden powers are coveted by more than just his father. Imprisoned by Hades, Nick battles every form of torture imaginable as the sadistic god schemes to break him. Only one thing is keeping him sane. One woman who gives him the strength to fight the relentless darkness. She has a dangerous plan of her own, though, and as Nick’s powers grow stronger, even she might not be enough to alter his destiny. 

As the fate of the world hangs in the balance, Nick’s allegiances are tested. And no one knows whether he will choose to fight for good or succumb to the sinister lure of evil. Not even him. 

Night Unbound

(Immortal Guardians, #5)

Dianne Duvall

There is lots of humor in this book, which is good. Because there's tragedy. But there's also joy and romance. Don't miss it. It's a game-changer for the series.

For centuries, Lisette d'Alençon has been a warrior against the dark. She fights alongside her brothers and comrades. But when the dreams start coming, she can't bear to confess them to the Immortal Guardians' command. Dreams of a dark-haired man with soft eyes and brutal wounds, a man her heart aches for--and a man she knows has been declared a traitor.

Zach is an exile, a loner. He won't defend himself against false accusations or grovel to those who should have faith in him. But he'll damn sure defend the woman who kept him sane against a plague of super-vamps that seems to have appeared from nowhere. The Guardians will blame him, and that will make Lisette suspect, too. With life, death and eternity on the line, who can they really trust? 

Monday, September 8, 2014

Joy, Tragedy & Love: NIGHT UNBOUND by Dianne Duvall


(Immortal Guardians, #5)

by Dianne Duvall

Night Unbound by Dianne Duvall
 Rating: 4.5♥s Excellent
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Length: Novel
Audience: Adult
Sensuality: Hot
Release Date: September 2, 2014

An Immortal Guardian…

Lisette is one of the few female Immortal Guardians. Her special gift is that she's a telepath. She has been drawn to Zach ever since she met him. Even when, previously, she was part of a group that captured and interrogated him.

And a mysterious, powerful being

Zach is...well, we don't know what Zach is. He's big, he's very powerful, he's ancient, and he has wings. He's an Other, but what's an Other? Seth, leader of the Immortal Guardians, used to be an Other but chose a different path and came to live among humans. Zach helped Seth in a previous book, and put himself in the cross hairs of the Others.

A deadly vampire army

Another vampire army has arisen, intent on taking down the Immortal Guardians. This new army is eerily similar to the one they wiped out before, which shouldn't be possible.  Seth believes Zach betrayed the Immortal Guardians, and Zach suffers the consequences. Lisette is warned to stay away from Zach.

When Zach returns—gravely injured—months later, Lisette can't stand by. She disobeys Seth and helps Zach. She believes in Zach, and believes they are meant to be together.

Humor, Joy, Tragedy, and Love

Throughout the book, Duvall weaves clever, fun humor. We need it, because the war continues and the stakes are raised.  The Immortal Guardians are in mortal danger. Mystery surrounds those behind the new vampire army.  Zach has a change of status, which takes the series in a new direction.  We learn some of Seth's background and see some things about him we've never seen before. There is joy. There is terrible tragedy. And there is great love.

We get an intriguing teaser as to what the Others might be, but is it a red herring? We can only wait and see!

If you haven't read this series, don't miss it! Start with Darkness Dawns. If you're already a fan, don't miss this game-changing book.



The Immortal Guardians Series: