January 25, 2010

Blog Tour and Giveaway: Ecstasy Unveiled by Larissa Ione

WINNERS: Cheryl in Indiana, Debbie and Doreen in Canada, Crystal in Kentucky and Beth in New Jersey

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.

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-one hellbent on vengeance and unthinkable destruction.


I began writing the way so many writers do—the moment I learned to wield a pencil. But even as a child, I didn't write "kid" stories. I preferred something more dramatic. Something that didn't include Dick, Jane, and a dog named Spot. I wanted my characters to be named Dracula and my dogs to have names like White Fang or Cujo. I'll always have my parents to thank for that. They never censored my reading material (though I suspect that if they had truly known what was between the covers of some of the books, they'd have been a little more careful,) so when other girls my age were reading Laura Ingalls Wilder and Judy Blume, I was immersing myself in Stephen King and Dean Koontz.
Later, after I'd joined the Air Force and was in dire need of something to read between shifts at the weather station, I continued to read horror, but I'd branched out into fantasy, and then, finally, romance (though I admit I went kicking and screaming to the latter.)
Turned out that I loved romance! So I started writing it, but again, my style and voice leaned toward the dark, paranormal side. Fortunately for me, paranormal romance, as a sub-genre, was booming. I let my imagination fly, and soon I'd sold a series of dark, sexy paranormal romances to Grand Central Publishing.
I still read a lot of horror, science fiction, and fantasy, and in fact, one of my all time favorite books about writing is On Writing, by my favorite childhood horror author, Stephen King. If you're an author or a reader, I highly recommend this book for an insight into an author's mind—which can sometimes be a very scary place.
Go ahead; Seduce your dark side.
Author Website: LarissaIone.com
The Demonica Series - My Reviews

To enter to win one of five copies just visit Larissa's website and comment on one thing you learned while visiting. It could be anything.

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Giveaway open to US and Canada only. Please, no PO Boxes. Winners will be selected February 8th and will have 48 hours to respond to the winning email. Please be sure to leave me an email address in your comment if it's not in your profile or your post using anonymous.

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tetewa said...

I love the fact that Stephen King is her favorite horror writer as he is mine also! tWarner419@aol.com

Scorpio M. said...

I learned that Larissa partners with Stephanie Tyler to create the Sydney Croft books.

Count me in please, I am new to Ms. Ione's work. Thanks.


Susan Helene Gottfried said...

No need to enter me, ladies. I'm dropping in to say thanks for the e-mail, Monie. I've got this posted at Win a Book for you.

Anonymous said...

I learned that her favourite horror writer is Stephen King. That thrills me because he has been a long-time favourite of mine, too!!

BookHounds said...

I began to sell my work to print magazines like The Canine Journal and Dog Fancy -- now why didn't I know that. No wonder I love this author LOL...

Maryinhb at gmail

Lisa Rusczyk said...

I loved On Writing too.Your book sounds cool!

Simply Stacie said...

She wrote her first book at age 12.

simplystacieblog at gmail dot com

Benita said...

I learned the Larissa Ione wrote 5 full length novels brfore she was published. Also that Larissa Ione is her real name and Ione is a middle name handed down.


Unknown said...

She is also a Stephen King fan! Please count me in.

Thanks for the chance.

lizzi0915 at aol dot com

doreen lamoureux said...

Even as a child, she didn't write kid stories. She liked vampires, etc. instead.

dorcontest at gmail dot com

Brenda S. said...

I learned that her favourite horror writer is Stephen King.

Isabel said...

Larissa's sign is Leo. Please count me in for the giveaway.


Beth (BBRB) said...

Oh, and the friend who got me addicted to romance? I paid her back by getting her hooked on Star Trek. Live long and prosper, Karen! (One day I WILL write that Star Trek novel!)

BethsBookReviewBlog AT gmail DOT com

donnas said...

Her first sale was to Red Sage Secrets.

Tweeted - http://twitter.com/DonnaS1/statuses/8224359704

bacchus76 at myself dot com

enyl said...

I learned that she made her first sale to Red Sage Secrets.

Meljprincess said...

Larissa's a Leo. I am too! I've found several of her books autographed and since she lives near me I hope to meet her one day. Her hubby's Coast Guard and mine's Navy so we get around. *g*

Meljprincess AT aol DOT com

Literary Winner said...

Larissa's husband is in the Coast Guard.
weird chick online at gmail dot com

D Q said...

I learned that her first novel, penned at the age of 12, was an Alaskan wilderness story with a wolf hero.

Anonymous said...

I learned that Larissa Ione's reading material was never censored when she was a child (which is awesome!). She read Stephen King and Dean Koontz when she was younger.

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/thegoodgonegirl/status/8310782151

Anna ♥

CrystalGB said...

She and Stephanie Tyler write together under the pseudonym Sydney Croft.

dsandyboy said...

I learned Stephen King is her favourite horror writer.


Anonymous said...

I learned that she wrote 5 novels before she was actually published.


throuthehaze said...

I learned that her first novel, penned at the age of 12, was an Alaskan wilderness story with a wolf hero.
throuthehaze at gmail dot com

jellybelly82158 said...

I learned that she wrote contemporary novels as well as paranormal ones.

booklover0226 said...

Larissa discovered Mary Stewart while in college; so did I!

Tracey D
booklover0226 AT gmail DOT com

Anonymous said...

"If I couldn't be a writer, I'd want to be a doctor, a vet, a meteorologist, an archaeologist, and an astronomer." *Thanks* for the giveaway!

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