I recently won Ecstasy Unveiled (twice actually - hence giveaway) and read about how all my fellow book bloggers like smokin hot books, SmexyBooks, and Fantasy Dreamer love the series so I thought I should start at the beginning of the series with Pleasure Unbound - and man I'm glad I did! For those who aren't familiar with Larissa Ione's Demonica series her books focus on a group of brothers as they stumble upon/seduce/almost kill/etc. their forever lovers. But these brothers aren't ordinary - they are Seminus demons which are a type of incubus and every brother fits the incubus title well with their smokin' hot looks and bodies built for sin.
Sometimes in books that are labeled paranormal romance I feel that mystery and suspense plotlines get pushed aside for relationship building - that is not the case in this book. The action got so intense that I admit I had to peak at the back of the book to see how things would turn out before I finished it or otherwise the suspense would have kept me up all night reading (unfortunately I had to work the next day). Tayla and Eidolon are great characters. Tayla annoyed me at first with her justifications for killing demons being "they are evil" even after she learns that some of the demons she's killed are vegetarians and would never purposefully harm a human. Tayla struggles as she begins to see the world is painted in more gray than black and white. Her prejudices are strongly etched into her soul but after she experiences a few betrayals of her own by humans she saw as friends she begins to unravel and see demons as more than just evil. Her own discovery about her parentage adds an interesting dimension to the book and her outlook on demons.
Eidolon is a one hot doctor who could work on me anytime! Although he tries to be rational and detached as a doctor, he is anything but when it comes to Tayla. She has a passion that he has never experienced in his own life and the more time he spends around her the more he becomes intoxicated by it. And the relationship between Eidolon and Tayla is scorching hot! They go from enemies with benefits to lovers that have genuine feelings for each other.
This book is a 4.5 out of 5 stars for me - it had it all, great characters, an action filled plot, and smokin' love scenes. I'm looking forward to the rest of the series!
Be sure to check out Larissa's website for descriptions of her books and some free reads (including the Demonica Compendium that explains the demons and world that Larissa has built) as well as her blog.
So for CONTEST TIME - first if you are in the US or Canada you have the choice of winning Ecstasy Unveiled or you can chose one of the previous Demonica series books and join me with reading this sexy series from the beginning. For any international entries (anywhere Book Depository delivers) you can chose any of the Demonica series books. Please let me know what you want in your comments. There will be two drawings - one for Ecstasy Unveiled and one for any book of the series.
To enter answer this question in the comments (which is heavily influenced by the book covers): Do you have a tattoo? If so of what and where? If not do you like your book characters to have tattoos?
For an extra entry either become a blog follower or follow me on twitter @DarklyReading - just make sure to let me know in the comments!
I'll post the winner on my site on March 7th so make sure to come back and check!
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