Mega-talented USA Today and NY Times bestselling author Larissa Ione is here today! What a perfect author to help us wind-down the Daring Time Contest with a touch of class. She’s talking about her latest Passion Unleashed (among other things…like tatoos) and doing a giveaway of Passion Unleashed…
And a demon duckie!
Now this particular give away is going to be for US residents only, as Larissa is in the midst of a move and it’s difficult for her to get to the post office at this time. (Yep, authors get smacked by stress as much as anybody.)
So let’s show Larissa some love. 🙂
Serena Kelley is an archaeologist and treasure hunter—and a woman with a secret. Since she was seven, she’s been the keeper of a powerful charm that grants her health and immortality . . . as long as she stays a virgin. But Serena isn’t all that innocent. And when a dangerously handsome stranger brings her to the brink of ecstasy, she wonders if she’s finally met the one man she cannot resist.
Wraith is a Seminus demon with a death wish. But when an old enemy poisons him, he must find Serena and persuade her to give him the only known antidote in the universe—her charm. Yet, as she begins to surrender to his seductions, and Wraith senses the cure is within his grasp, he realizes a horrible truth: he’s falling for the woman whose life he must take in order to save his own.
****A USA Today and New York Times bestseller!
Order Passion Unleashed here.
BK: Wow, that last line on the blurb gives me shivers. Thank you for joining us, Larissa!
LI: Thank you for having me!
BK: What is sure to distract you from sitting down and working/writing?
LI: TV. Definitely the TV. I have to turn the thing off and keep it off, or my writing really suffers. Also, my husband is a HUGE distraction! He likes to turn on the TV, sit beside me, and flip through the channels. Constantly. I love the guy, but sometimes I wish HE had a remote control! *g*
BK: LOL. How interesting that your downfall (besides hubby, of course) is good, old-fashioned TV. What are you working on presently? What about upcoming releases?
LI: I’m currently working on the fourth book in the Demonica series, Ecstasy Unveiled. It is scheduled for release in Feb 2010, and I can’t wait! The hero, Lore, was introduced in Passion Unleashed, the third book…and he’s a big, bad assassin who suddenly has an angel on his shoulder and no idea how to deal with it. *g*
As far as upcoming releases, I have an entry in the Mammoth Book of Vampire Romance 2, which comes out at the end of September. The story in it is very loosely tied to the Demonica world, and features a demon slayer heroine who is faced with having to slay the man she loves.
I’m also working on revisions for the 5th Sydney Croft (my pen name with author Stephanie Tyler called Tempting The Fire. We’re looking at a summer 2010 release date for this erotic sci-fi adventure!
LI: What’s the best compliment you ever got on your writing or a book? The best compliment has to be when people send me pictures of their Demonica tattoos! I mean, how cool is it that people love the books and the caduceus (medical symbol on the front covers) enough to have the symbol permanently inked on their bodies? I got the tattoo myself, I have to admit!
BK: All right, that just might be one of the most amazing compliments I’ve heard during the Daring Time contest. Extremely cool. If you could time travel to any time or place—the past or future—where and when would you go to, and why?
BK: I would visit medieval England ““ not to live, but to observe. I’ve been fascinated with the medieval world for years, and I’d really, really like to see it. Though I’d love to visit the future too. If I had to pick…I honestly don’t know which I’d choose! Medieval days, or maybe 100 years into the future. Tough choice!
Thank you so much for having me, Beth! You’re awesome!
BK: You rock, Larissa!