Join me in welcoming Larissa Ione! Larissa is a wonderful writer with a unique voice and style and the ability to create worlds and characters the reader will never want to leave. Larissa has generously offered one commenter here today (chosen randomly) to win one pick from her backlist AND an ebook copy of ETERNITY EMBRACED. (All winners announced this Sunday evening). Now, learn a bit more about Larissa and her upcoming Lords of Deliverance series!
Larissa, what’s the first vampire novel you ever read?
Salem’s Lot, by Stephen King. He started my love of vampires and horror novels.
What’s your favorite vampire book or series?
As much as I’d love to say the Demonica series, I can’t, because it’s too demon-y. So I’ll have to go with Anne Rice’s Interview With The Vampire. It was that book that made me see vampires as sexy and not just monsters.
Tell us about your new series! How do you feel about venturing into this new, exciting arena of writing?
Oh, wow — I’m SO nervous! I mean, the new Lords of Deliverance series is basically a continuation of the Demonica series, but at the same time, it’s different. I think it’s a little darker — at least, the first book is. Second is lighter. But we’re dealing with the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, so things get dicey for the human race. I’ve already had one reader say that Eternal Rider gave her unsettling dreams. That kind of made me happy. Is that weird? 🙂
Not at all. I think most paranormal writers would take that as a HUGE compliment. 🙂 What’s up next for you?
Well, Eternal Rider comes out at the end of March, and after that, the final Sydney Croft book comes out in July. Stephanie (my Croft writing partner,) and I are SO excited about that last book, Taken By Fire. It ties up all loose ends and was a blast to write.
Larissa was nice enough to give us a glimpse at her upcoming Eternal Rider, the first in the Lords of Deliverance series coming very soon! And just a glimpse will make you burn for more….
Fury and frustration at Cara’s helplessness, her situation, and at Ares made something inside her snap, and she launched herself. Ares spun and caught her easily as she struck out, and in a heartbeat, she found herself backed into the wall, his body pinning her, one hand gripping her shoulder, the other cupping her chin so she couldn’t so much as turn her head.
“I am the only thing standing between you and death,” he said through clenched teeth, “so I’d be a little more grateful if I were you.”
“Are you completely delusional?” She wriggled, but she might as well have been trying to move a boulder.
“Listen to me carefully, Cara.” His voice had gone quiet. Chillingly quiet. “Don’t ever use violence against me. Violence…excites me. You do not want to be part of that.”
His dark gaze narrowed, his jaw tightened, and for a moment, she thought she’d gone too far. After all, she didn’t know anything about the Horsemen beyond what she’d seen in the movies, read in books, or heard in Bible school so many years ago, and none of it was very flattering. Her heart pounded as her anxiety level rose, and then a subtle shift in his expression made her heart pound for a different reason.
He’d softened. Even his grip had loosened, and yet, he’d somehow gotten closer. The brand between her breasts drummed, and as she studied the pulsing vein in his temple, it occurred to her that the rhythm was the same as her own.
She became achingly aware of a dozen different sensations, including the heat radiating off him, and though the room was already warm, his weight, his heat…it sent a fluid surge of lust to her very center.
And his mouth…she remembered putting her lips on him.
God help her, she wanted to do it again.
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