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You’ll be Dreaming of her Heroes. Welcome Larissa Ione!
Thursday, February 24th, 2011

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….

Eternal Rider

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.

Leave Larissa a comment on her post and qualify to win an ebook of Eternity Embraced AND a choice of her backlist books! All winners for the four contests will be announced this Sunday evening.

102 comments to “You’ll be Dreaming of her Heroes. Welcome Larissa Ione!”

  1. Tori
      · February 24th, 2011 at 3:59 pm · Link

    Please write the book for Reaver. I can not wait for Eternal Rider I am sure it will be a huge success . I loved The Demonica Series I was very sad that you had to end it.

  2. jennifer mathis
      · February 24th, 2011 at 4:01 pm · Link

    oh but the release date is so far away I need my fix now

  3. ana
      · February 24th, 2011 at 4:04 pm · Link

    Looks good, can’t wait!!! 😛

  4. Joder
      · February 24th, 2011 at 4:25 pm · Link

    I love the way Larissa writes heroes. They’re all to die for with so many emotional layers. Would love to with this since I have everything of hers so far.

  5. Joanna
      · February 24th, 2011 at 4:27 pm · Link

    Big tease! Really looking forward to it. Each book just gets better and better.

  6. Lisa F.
      · February 24th, 2011 at 4:36 pm · Link

    Can’t wait for it’s release, already got mine pre-ordered!

  7. Tina Footen
      · February 24th, 2011 at 4:42 pm · Link

    Larissa: I can’t wait for the books. Yours is my favorite of all series! I absolutely love the blend of many different types of characters and the strength of the females in your characters!

  8. LeeAnn Campbell
      · February 24th, 2011 at 4:52 pm · Link

    pls tell me this isnt the end for the demonica series ?????

  9. marie
      · February 24th, 2011 at 5:00 pm · Link

    Im still new to Larissa, and I have to say I love Pleasure Unbound!! This is my first taste of the Demonica series, and I can not wait to get to all of them!! Incredible :-0

  10. cher
      · February 24th, 2011 at 5:11 pm · Link

    Loved your books. Was completely addicted to your series and will be once again be rereading them as the new book gets near.Wraith and Sin were my favorites. Can’t wait for the new book.

  11. Linda Fitzpatrick
      · February 24th, 2011 at 5:49 pm · Link

    I just wanted to say a big thank you to you and say how awesome your books are.

    They helped me during a difficult time, as my family were struggling with the Australian floods and I was stuck in Sydney ~ they helped me escape from reality and calm my nerves as I was unaware of how my family were going.

    Thanking you again ~ Linda

  12. Charline Gutierrez
      · February 24th, 2011 at 6:04 pm · Link

    Larissa i love your books so much…i can’t wait for Eternal Rider!

  13. Drea Becraft
      · February 24th, 2011 at 6:23 pm · Link

    I can’t wait for this series!!! LOVE THE COVER!!!


  14. Meggerfly
      · February 24th, 2011 at 6:24 pm · Link

    I’ve not yet had a chance to read a book by Larissa yet but my friends on Goodreads will not stop raving about the Demonica series! i can’t wait to read it!

  15. JoAnna B
      · February 24th, 2011 at 6:46 pm · Link

    I absolutely love the Demonica series and can not wait for Eternal Rider! I am sad to see the ARCO series ending but can’t wait to read it!

  16. Kimberly K
      · February 24th, 2011 at 7:07 pm · Link

    I love all of your books, Larissa! Can not wait til Eternal Rider comes out!!!

  17. Dannielle
      · February 24th, 2011 at 7:17 pm · Link

    I can’t wait to start this series. I love your guys!

  18. Amelia
      · February 24th, 2011 at 7:31 pm · Link

    I enjoyed breakfast with you and Beth W. at Lori Foster’s last June!

  19. Gretchen
      · February 24th, 2011 at 7:36 pm · Link

    Love the cover. Can’t wait till it comes out

  20. Jocelyn
      · February 24th, 2011 at 7:53 pm · Link

    Weeeeee!!! Can’t wait to begin reading the new series!

  21. Cindy L
      · February 24th, 2011 at 7:59 pm · Link

    Larissa I just moved your books to the top of my TBR pile!

  22. Angie T
      · February 24th, 2011 at 8:05 pm · Link

    Larissa! Anne Rice started my vampire obsession, too! I had to read everything she wrote…mummies, witches and LeStat..sigh! I have to say, your books got me through some really hard times the past two years. The Demonica series helped distract and entertain me when many things couldn’t. You and Stephanie both! I hate that the ACRO series is ending 😥 , but glad that it is going to have a tidy end! 😛
    Hugs! Angie

  23. Erika
      · February 24th, 2011 at 8:14 pm · Link

    My ‘to read’ just gets taller and more delicious looking every day!!

  24. Amy
      · February 24th, 2011 at 8:29 pm · Link

    I’m reading both the Demonica and ACRO series and loving them! All of Larissa’s books are so sexy, and the plots are really good.

  25. Kristen Gough
      · February 24th, 2011 at 11:51 pm · Link

    I love your books and I can’t wait until Eternal Rider is released! : )

  26. Sarah W.
      · February 25th, 2011 at 12:52 am · Link

    This new series sounds great; I can’t wait!

  27. Heather V.
      · February 25th, 2011 at 1:17 am · Link

    I am soooo excited about this new series, I cant wait!!! Keep rockin me socks Larissa!!! 😉

  28. savonna
      · February 25th, 2011 at 3:07 am · Link

    ER sounds amazing and I can’t wait to read it!! I’m also looking forward to Taken by Fire, even though I’m sad to see the series end.

  29. Ellie
      · February 25th, 2011 at 7:06 am · Link

    Thank you Larissa for keeping us entertained!!!! I’m totally gonna read the new book, I hope Wraith is in it a little bit 😉

  30. Jen
      · February 25th, 2011 at 8:10 am · Link

    Can not wait! I love Demonica books.

  31. Julie
      · February 25th, 2011 at 9:22 am · Link

    Very excited for the new book/series! :mrgreen:

  32. Lori Ferber
      · February 25th, 2011 at 10:57 am · Link

    Am a big fan of Larissas!! Can not wait for the new series!!

  33. Karin
      · February 25th, 2011 at 11:03 am · Link

    Wow. I love the little glimpse into the next series. It sounds like it is going to make for very good reading.

  34. Cathy M
      · February 25th, 2011 at 1:53 pm · Link

    I love your heroes, Larissa, and can’t wait to start your new series.

  35. Marianne W
      · February 25th, 2011 at 3:30 pm · Link

    Love Larissa’s stories..can’t wait for the new series!

  36. Maria S (pronounced Mariah)
      · February 25th, 2011 at 4:02 pm · Link

    Can’t wait to read this new series…I have a feeling I am going tolove it every bit as much as Larissa’s previous one’s!

    Thank! you mmafsmith@gmail.com

  37. Linda J.
      · February 25th, 2011 at 7:03 pm · Link

    I loved the Demonica series and have been waiting anxiously for this new series.

    Loved the interview.

    Thanks for having the contest.

  38. gigi
      · February 25th, 2011 at 6:42 pm · Link

    Love your books Larissa! Can’t wait for Eternal Rider. I remember watching the Salem’s Lot mini series when I probably too young to be watching it…lol, but that was my first vampire book.

  39. Kelly Thrash
      · February 25th, 2011 at 8:25 pm · Link

    I haven’t read any of your books but you’ve been on my TBB list for a while now 😉

    kittykelly28 @ hotmail.com

  40. Mary G
      · February 25th, 2011 at 8:30 pm · Link

    Hey Larissa
    Fancy meeting your here. If your ears were ringing last weekend, that was just Lea & me catching up over coffee and of course we talk about our fave authors. Your book covers are so gorgeous.

  41. Heather Johnson
      · February 25th, 2011 at 10:02 pm · Link

    I can’t wait for Eternal Rider! Sounds like it will be amazing-no shocker there! Larissa-you are an amazing writer and I absolutely love getting lost in one of your books! Thanks for the interesting info above!

  42. jennifer graham
      · February 26th, 2011 at 6:59 am · Link

    I can’t freaking wait…..you write the best stuff ever!!!


  43. Maria Ramey
      · February 26th, 2011 at 11:00 am · Link

    I’m so excited about this book. I have read all of the Demonica books. They are one of my favorite book series. So count me in. I would love to win!

  44. Leni
      · February 26th, 2011 at 2:16 pm · Link

    I just read that excerpt from Eternal Rider and that is a great example of why I love this genre.

  45. Nancy Gilliland
      · February 26th, 2011 at 3:19 pm · Link

    I love the peek at Eternal Rider-looks like shopping is in my future in a big way.

  46. Debra
      · February 27th, 2011 at 1:46 am · Link

    I love all of your books.The series is awesome and the covers are very hot!!!This spring looks to be a scorcher…adleast this read will be 😉

  47. Valerie
      · February 27th, 2011 at 9:15 am · Link

    Very excited…can’t wait for this one!!

  48. Rosy B
      · February 27th, 2011 at 9:53 am · Link

    Soooo excited!!!

  49. Lea
      · February 27th, 2011 at 9:56 am · Link

    *waving at Larissa & Beth*

    Sorry I’m late.. 🙁 Larissa, you know I love your stories, Demonica is my favorite series and I know the Lord’s of Deliverance will be right up there with it!

    Please don’t enter me in the contest Beth, I already have a copy of Eternity Embraced!

    Thanks for hosting such a great contest Beth!


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