Sunday, February 21, 2010

Book Review -- Ecstasy Unvailed

I'm a huge fan of Larissa Ione's Demonica series. The most recent addition is Ecstasy Unveiled which is the fourth in what will be a five book series. (Published February 2010 by Forever -- paperback -- 432 pages) Genre is Romance with a sub-genre of paranormal.

A Demon Enslaved…

Lore is a Seminus half-breed demon who has been forced to act as his dark master’s assassin. Now to earn his freedom and save his sister’s life, he must complete one last kill. Powerful and ruthless, he’ll stop at nothing to carry out this deadly mission.

An Angel Tempted…

Idess is an earthbound angel with a wild side sworn to protect the human Lore is targeting. She’s determined to thwart her wickedly handsome adversary by any means necessary—even if that means risking her vow of eternal chastity. But what begins as a simple seduction soon turns into a passion that leaves both angel and demon craving complete surrender.

Torn between duty and desire, Lore and Idess must join forces as they battle their attraction for each other. Because an enemy from the past is rising again—hellbent on vengeance and unthinkable destruction.

Ione is amazing at building impossible romances that somehow work out in an unexpected manner. Never predictable the world of Demonica has me hooked!

Ione's created a wonderfully cohesive world where all the details fit and make sense. A very fast paced read -- full of action, mystery, suspense, and romance. The plot was even more complex and engaging than the earlier books in the series.

Lore and Idess's relationship develops slowly from literally battling each other to a deep love. I enjoyed seeing characters from the earlier books, as well as meeting new ones like Sinead and Conall. There are two main antagonists, one in particular will completely surprise you when revealed during a riveting climax.

This series is one of the better paranormal romance series out there but be sure to read it in order for the full experience.

First is Pleasure Unbound

Second is Desire Unchained

Third is Passion Unleashed

1 comment:

Nicole said...

I was afraid this was going to be a 5 book series. Alas. I really love the world she's created, and want MORE. Maybe other stories will emerge in the same world...