Friday, May 6, 2011

Please Welcome Larissa Ione to NN!

And the winner is (Drum Roll)
Nina Pierce

I want to welcome everyone to NN. We are so excited about all of our events planed for this month but Larissa is center stage for us today. So this is how it will work. Larissa has been generous enough to give away a signed copy of one of her Demonica novels. I have listed them all below for you. You can pick the one you like. I know some have already read them and have a favorite. 

So anyway first thing is sign up for the blog. You can do that in a few different ways. Networked blogs which is facebook. Google friends which works with your google account. Or through email. You will find all these options in the right hand-side of the blog. Then leave a comment and be sure to leave your email. 

The winner will be announced tonight at midnight central time. You will have 24 hours to contact me or we will pick another winner. I will email you and post the winner on the blog as well.

 Please give Larissa a warm welcome. She will be stopping by tonight 6 p.m. central time. She loves to hear from her fans. 

Let the contest begin, Good Luck! Oh one more thing unfortunately bloggers on NN can't take part in the contest just to keep it fare. But feel free to leave Larissa a comment. 

And don't forget to visit Larissa at her website

Important info:
For the comments to refresh you need to click on the title of the blog (Larissa Ione Giveaway).
This will take you to a screen that will show only this blog.
Comments will appear at the bottom.
Every once in a while just refresh your page and this will refresh the comments.
Unfortunately we have to do it this way because its not a chat site.

Contest is limited to the US and Canada. This is for shipping purposes. 

But we will be having ebook giveaways that are open to everyone.
Check our Celebration schedule for these dates.

In a place where ecstasy can cost you your life…
She’s a demon-slayer who hungers for sensual pleasure—but fears it will always be denied her. Until Tayla Mancuso lands in a hospital run by demons in disguise, and the head doctor, Eidolon, makes her body burn with unslakable desire. But to prove her ultimate loyalty to her peers, she must betray the surgeon who saved her life.

Two lovers will dare to risk all.
Eidolon cannot resist this fiery, dangerous woman who fills him with both rage and passion. Not only is she his avowed enemy, but she could very well be the hunter who has been preying upon his people. Torn between his need for the truth and his desire to find his perfect mate before a horrific transformation claims him forever, Eidolon will dare the unthinkable—and let Tayla possess him, body and soul…

Pleasure is their ultimate weapon . . .
Runa Wagner never meant to fall in love with the sexy stranger who seemed to know her every deepest desire. But she couldn’t resist the unbelievable passion that burned between them, a passion that died when she discovered his betrayal and found herself forever changed. Now, determined to make Shade pay for the transformation that haunts her, Runa searches for him, only to be taken prisoner by his darkest enemy.

A Seminus demon with a love-curse that threatens him with eternal torment, Shade hoped he’d seen the last of Runa and her irresistible charm. But when he wakes up in a dank dungeon chained next to an enraged and mysteriously powerful Runa, he realizes that her effect on him is more dangerous than ever. As their captor casts a spell that bonds them as lifemates, Shade and Runa must fight for their lives and their hearts—or succumb to a madman’s evil plans.

Forbidden Temptations…
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.

Fatal Desires…
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 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.

As the only female Seminus demon ever born, master assassin Sinead Donnelly is used to being treated like an outcast. She spent decades enslaved, and now vows she’ll die before she’ll relinquish her freedom again. Then Sin’s innate ability to kill her enemies goes awry: She creates a lethal new werewolf virus that sparks a firestorm of panic and violence.

Half-werewolf, half-vampire Conall Dearghul is charged with bringing in Sin to face punishment for the plague. And she’s no stranger: He’s bound to her by blood, and the one sexual encounter they shared has left him hungering for her raw sensuality. Worse, Sin is the underworld’s most wanted and Con soon learns he’s the only one who can help her . . . and that saving her life might mean sacrificing his own.

Don't forget to check out Larissa's latest release Eternal Rider.

They are here. They ride. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.
His name is Ares, and the fate of mankind rests on his powerful shoulders. If he falls to the forces of evil, the world falls too. As one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, he is far stronger than any mortal, but even he cannot fight his destiny forever. Not when his own brother plots against him.

Yet there is one last hope. Gifted in a way other humans can't-or won't-understand, Cara Thornhart is the key to both this Horseman's safety and his doom. But involving Cara will prove treacherous, even beyond the maddening, dangerous desire that seizes them the moment they meet. For staving off eternal darkness could have a staggering cost: Cara's life. 

Larissa Ionea former Air Force meteorological technician, EMT, and professional dog trainer, is the author of sexy contemporary and dark paranormal romances. Published with Red Sage, Samhain, and Grand Central Publishing (formerly Warner Books) under her own name, she is also one half (along with Stephanie Tyler) of the writing team of Sydney Croft, whose erotic paranormal action-adventure novels are published by Bantam Dell. Larissa currently resides in Virginia with her Coast Guard husband and ten-year-old son.

Thank you so much Larissa I can't wait for the next book in your Lords of Deliverance Series. I am sure I'm not the only one chomping at the bit to get my hands on the next one. It has been a pleasure.

Happy Reading and Writing,


Brenda said...

Hi Larissa. I feel like a groupie, screaming and fainting at an Elvis concert. Hold on, I just need to get myself back under control before I do something stupid like shout out: I LOVE YOU, LARISSA!!!
Crap, I did do something stupid. Anyway, I just want to say, not only are her novels FANTASTIC IN EVERY WAY, but I need to mention the covers--I love them!!!!Hot, hot, HOT!
Thank you soooo much, Larissa for offering a signed copy for the readers of NN to win. You are an angel among angels.

Mary Abshire said...

Hello Larissa,
I haven't read any of your books, but they look like (or read like?) the kind I would enjoy. Readers have recommended them to me. I'd love to read them, and plan on it one day!!

I wish you the best, and thank you for the giveaway.

D'Ann said...

Hi, Larissa!
I hadn't seen you forever, and now I'm seeing you all the!

Tabitha Blake said...

Larissa will be stopping by at 6 p.m. central time tonight. Just confirmed that with her.

Tammy said...

Hello, Larissa! Thank you for sharing your time and your work. Signed and everything. LOL Exciting stuff!!! Love the cover art!!!

ReneeRearden said...


Not to beat a dead (demon maybe) horse, but thank you for the giveaway! The covers so rock. Having a signed copy of your work would be oh so freaking cool.

A friend gave me Pleasure Unbound as an early birthday gift and told me, "You have to read this book! Larissa Ione's books kick ass."

So there you have it. I'm a fan, and I haven't read a book yet...but I'm on the hunt to collect the series so I can devour it!

Sheri Fredricks said...

Hi Larissa~
Hi Tabby~ *wink*

I can hardly wait for the questions to begin! So much so...I have one!

I keep hearing about (I'm going to hear some groans about this) Series Bibles.

Did you have to submit one too?

Your books and SUPER HOT titles are rockin' great!! Thank you for taking time from your busy schedule to swing by.

Brenda said...

I just signed up got Larissa's newsletter. I'm excited to receive the first one.

Tabitha Blake said...

Larissa is an amazing author and one of my favorites. Her Demonica series kept me turning pages and left me disappointed when they were over. Her horsemen series is just as good. I am antsy because of the wait but I know I won't be disappointed. If you haven't read any of her books I recommend that you do. Her books are a guaranteed good read. Plus she write a amazing alpha male!

Nina Pierce said...

Larissa - I'm with Brenda ... a total squeeing fan girl. I just got my copy of "Ecstasy Unveiled" and you can be sure I'll be reading tonight and finished by the end of the weekend. I keep very few books, but this amazing series is on my shelf to revisit.

I'm in love with everyone of these demon brothers!

Tabitha Blake said...

Hi Nina! Which brother is your favorite? Mine has got to be Wraith then Shade would be next. They are just amazingly written. I agree this is a series you keep and read again. I just read her first book in her horsemen series and loved it!

Sheri Fredricks said...

I don't want to sound ignorant, but I haven't read the horseman series. Are they cowboys?

Tabitha Blake said...

No they are the 4 horsemen of the apocalypse. They have these really cool tattoos on their arms of horses and when they call their horses the tattoos leave their arms and become real horses. But they are really cool horses not your average horse. Love this series!

Tammy said...

Okay, color me stupid, LOL, but I can't figure out how to do this the way Tabby said. Such a computer dummy. Anyhow, I'm doing it the long way. LOL

Question, Larissa. What is the main reason/thing that drew you to want to write para/rom?

And do you see yourself maybe branching off to other forms of the romance genre, say proper historical?

D'Ann said...

Hi again, Larissa.

Do I remember you writing a Blaze that I read a long time ago? I know you were writing something else besides para...right?

Something with Allison, or am I nuts?

Ok, don't answer that last one!

Brenda said...

Hi Larrisa. You probably get asked this question a lot, but here goes. How long did it take you to write your first novel--from start through revisions?

Larissa Ione said...

Hi everyone!

I had internet problems last night so didn't make it in -- every time I tried, I timed out. I'm going to reply to the questions, but I'm going to make each one quick because now I'm paranoid.

Hold on -- new comment for first questions!!!

Larissa Ione said...
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Larissa Ione said...

LOL -- Brenda, thank you! And just so you know, I always feel like that when I talk to readers who actually read my books! I can't ever believe people want to read my work!

Okay, to answer your question, it took a good year to write the first one. I got so many critiques on it and did so many revisions to make it perfect. Now I work without critiques because my deadlines are tight, so it generally takes me around 6 months to finish a draft.

Thanks, Mary!

Renee...LOL, you crack me up!

Larissa Ione said...

Hi Sheri!, I don't submit a series bible. It would probably be a good idea, but that sounds WAY too organized for me! :)

Aw, thanks, Nina and Tabitha! (And thanks for answering some of those questions! Again, I'm SO sorry for not being here. I even had an alarm set on my phone. It kept going off while we were at the restaurant where we'd gone for the wifi, but I just couldn't keep a connection. By the time we got back to the house, the power was back on, but cable and internet weren't. Went to bed. :(

Tammy, what drew me to paranormal was pretty much that it was my first love from childhood. Well, I was an animal lover (still am!) so my first reads were about animals and Jack London-ish books. But after that, Stephen King entered my life, and I never looked back.

Now, I have written some contemporary romances, but I much prefer paranormal, so I don't see myself doing historicals or anything. Maybe contemporary now and then, but I'm enjoying the PNR world right now!

Larissa Ione said...

D'Ann *waving* So good to see you again!!!! And yes, you remember right! That Blaze is now published as Snowbound, by Samhain! It went to Blaze, got sent to Desire, then sent to M&B when they moved the Desire line...and then ultimately rejected. But it's available from Samhain, so all was not lost!

Okay, I think that's it for now. I'll pop back later. Again, big apologies! The problem with living in a new development neighborhood is that the power is always being shut off or lines accidentally cut (which is what happened) during construction. Grr.

Brenda said...

Thank you sooooo much for stopping by, Larrisa. And thank you for answering our questions.
Isn't technology a pain? I live in a rural area, and when the wind blows, the power always goes out!!!
Thanks again, Larissa. You are truly awesome!

Tabitha Blake said...

Thanks for stopping by Larissa. Don't you just hate technical difficulties that are out of you control? There is nothing you could have done about that. We are just excited to have you on NN. Things happen and they seem to happen at the worst times. So no worries.

Janice said...

Happy anniversary.