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Passion Unleashed (Demonica #3)

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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
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Kindle Edition, 484 pages
Published April 1st 2009 by Forever (first published March 31st 2009)
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Alp
Aug 12, 2016 Alp rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“All I ever had before you was nightmares. But now I dream. Because of you.”


YES!!! I LOVED THIS BOOK!

This was utterly sensational! I have no idea why it took me so long to pick it up. Passion Unleashed is the third installment in Demonica series and it was so much better than the previous one. Just when I thought Eidolon is the most adorable among his brothers, Wraith proved me otherwise. Who would have thought a super bad boy like him could be such a sweetheart!? After seeing his soft and swe
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Shawna
Dec 18, 2008 Shawna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Paranormal romance fans and wicked bad boy demon lovers
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5+ stars – Paranormal Romance

Reading Passion Unleashed, I found myself once again transported to Ione’s sinfully decadent, wickedly dark, and utterly imaginative world of the Demonica with its diverse demon species, fallen angels, vampires, weres/wargs, werebeasts, shifters, slayers, humans, and half-breeds fighting for coexistence and peace. I’m continually blown away by Ione’s brilliance and creativity as a writer and the series just keeps getting better and better. Ione's writing is fresh, in
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 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
This is one of those reviews where I have to admit I'm wrong. I didn't like Wraith at all before I read this book. I thought my feelings would be unlikely to change, even though I love this series, and Larissa Ione's writing. Well, I was dead wrong. There. I said it. I ended up loving Wraith. And I have no regrets.

Wraith is one of those heroes who snuck up on me. I think it was the sign of the high caliber of Ms. Ione's writing. Wraith is very in-your-face with his often unlikeable, selfish natu
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Julie (jjmachshev)
Dec 09, 2008 Julie (jjmachshev) rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2009-reads
YES! YES! YES! Excuse me, I'm having a private moment ;) I finished "Passion Unleashed" by Larissa Ione and I must say that this is one series I'm so very glad I'm hooked on. Her Demonica novels take place in an intricately built world, with enough differences from the raft of paranormals available to distinguish themselves. The characters are NOT one-dimensional caricatures of one creature or another...oh no, Ione has a vast selection of characters with multi-layered personalities on top of the ...more
Sandra
Re-read from June 22nd-24th 2013

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“Let's be clear on this," he growled. "You have no idea how badly I want to be inside you. Standing up, lying down, taking you from behind. All of it. Right now."


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Reading Passion Unleashed (the 3rd book in the Demonica series) gave me the pleasure of loosing myself once again in the magnificent and awesome world Larissa has created. It's full of hot vampires, demons, werewolfs, fallen angels, shifters, slayers, and to sum it up everything you can imagine and wa
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DarienMoya
^^I WANNA UNLEASH SOME PASSION ALRIGHT!^^

I know I am sounding like a broken record, but I am gonna say this again “everyone needs to read this series”. I am just always surprised and excited when I get into one these books, seems like the last book is always a bit better than the previous. This book, good gawd I was cheering, I cried, laughed, lost my pants all at the same time. I call that a fantastic read.

A little recap, this series is the Demonica series, and it revolves around a tight knit g
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Monty Cupcake ☠ Queen of Bloodshed ☠
Ok, so 4 stars might be too high, but I'm astounded that I didn't hate the main characters, nor did they do anything to annoy me. See, astounding.

Story goes Wraith has been poisoned by an assassin with a poison to which there is no cure, except maybe this angelic charm worn by an Aegis human. The catch, if you care about people, is removing the charm from this specific person equals death for the human. Wraith is fine with that, until he meets the charmed human, Serena. Serena is an adventurer-
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UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish

Passion Unleashed is another entertaining, exciting installment to the Demonica series, and while I did liked it, I didn’t love it.

I thought the story itself was great. Wraith has been poisoned and to save himself, he has to find a special charm, an amulet whose keeper is a human. He not only has to take the item from her, but he also has to take her virginity. Slight Spoiler - (view spoiler)
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Sophia Triad
Aug 23, 2015 Sophia Triad rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: demons, vampires
The story of Wraith and Serena is a mixture of a paranormal romance (Wraith is a vampire-Seminus demon) and an Indiana Jones archeological adventure (Serena is an archeologist-top adventurer-treasure hunter).

Wraith is the second brother of Eidolon. His upbringing was really tough. Thus, he has become emotional unstable, scarred inside, untrusting, badass. And of course a man-whore. All Seminus demons are like that in order to survive.

Serena has a secret since she was seven years old. She used to
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Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
Dear Eidolon,

As much as I loved you, I am leaving you for Wraith. Yes, he's stubborn and selfish and demented in a lot of ways, but he has passion as is evident in the title of his book. I'm sorry. Please don't kill me.

Love,
me

Yup, it's true. I've found a new lover and his name is Wraith. I am absolutely spellbound by this book. It's probably my favourite so far, though I haven't been reading the series in order. There's still Shade's book (which I can't find) and Lore's book (which I have) to l
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Laura the Highland Hussy
SPOILERS
****I do believe I summarized it a bit, people, consider yourselves warned***



My favorite so far. Not only did I love Wraith, but Serena was his perfect counterpart! And the celibate girl raised by nuns spending time with a seminus demon (sex demon) who wants to take her virginity to save his own life and that of his brothers (and the hospital)...interesting. Very interesting. Of course he finally becomes selfless and falls in love with a human who once she (ahem) does it, loses her immor
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Alex is The Romance Fox
This is one of my favorite PNR series and have read all the books - somehow I missed this one!!!!

Wow, I adored Wraith...he's such a cool demon/vampire and sexy too...yes and a bit of a man..or should I say demon whore...until he meets Serena Kelley. And can't say I blame him!!!

Serena is a lot of things....treasure hunter, sassy, interesting and keeper of a charm that gives her immortality...if she remains a virgin!!!!

Now, that is not so easy when Wraith is around....because he needs her immortal
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ᴥ Irena ᴥ
Serena Kelley and Wraith have a seemingly unsolvable problem. Every single moment in the book makes it even harder for them to deal with it. I loved how everything is resolved.

Passion Unleashed expands the Demonica so much, you almost get to see the Apocalypse.

Eastofoz
Jun 15, 2009 Eastofoz rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of UF, Lara Adrian and Gina Showalter
A no-go 2.5 star read for me. I don’t particularly like Urban Fantasy, but I do like romance and the romance in this story had virtually zero development, hardly any emotional investment for the reader or believability when it came to the “love” between Wraith and Serena. There are a few annoying sub-stories that went on for too long detracting from the main romance that bugged me too. The writing style reminds me of a cross between Lara Adrian’s Midnight Breeds and Gina Showalter’s Lords of the ...more
Leah
Mar 06, 2010 Leah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Leah by: Annie, Sam, Laurie, Alli, Gokce
This book started out a little bit slow for me. Maybe because I jumped into it immediately upon finishing Desire Unchained, but I think it was more because I didn't immediately like or dislike Serena like I did Runa and Tayla, respectively. However, it didn't take me long to get into the story and fall for Wraith even more.

Wraith is quite possibly one of the sexiest demons out there. If Shade wasn't my favorite, Wraith would have immediately slid right into that spot. He is so strong yet vulnera
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Lisa Kay
Philae Island, Egypt, where the Temple of Isis is located.
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★★★★✩ (This is a review of the audiobook.) I was surprised to read some people didn't like the narrator, Renée Raudman, as I thought she did a nice job. Although, I have only listened to the second book by another reader, not both, so that might have something to do with it. (Sometimes we audiobook aficionados get attached to a narrator doing a certain series.)

Ms. Raudman has a gravely, raspy voice that I thought went well
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Corrine
Okay, so Ione built up some really dark expectations of Wraith and failed to deliver, but IMO what we're left with is still the strongest in the series.

At the starting point of this book, half-demon half-vampire Wraith has already forced the 'sgenisis, the change all Seminus demons go through that makes them potent and gives them the unrelenting desire to impregnate females. However, it's not working like he thought it would; he thought it was make him a sex-craving animal with no human conscien
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Suzanne (Under the Covers Book blog)
4.5 Stars

Wraith is dying. The only way he can save himself is to find a charm, but to do this he must first seduce and take the virginty of a human woman, a human woman who will die without the charm. After being tortured by his insane mother, human women have been off the menu, both sexually and as a meal, but more is at stake then just Wraith's live and so he goes hunting for Serena. But can he really do it, especially when he thinks he is starting to fall in love with the spunky, fearless hum
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Karolina
I wanted to give this book five stars I really, really did. I loved the story, dilemma, all the twists and turns Ione can catch you off guard with but what I was missing was Wraith! As I'm quite worked up I'm going to pass on recapping the details of the actual story and I'm going to focus on the issues that's bothering me.

The build up to Wraith's story in the first two books was great, so unsurprisingly my expectations were high, the whole story definitely did not disappoint, what did disappoin
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new_user
Apr 05, 2009 new_user rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was much more plausible for me. Both characters were developed, full and layered, and they did suit each other. I understood both of them; their conflicts were touching and they were very real characters, rather than archetypes. They were both likable, especially Wraith, who's really a big softy and an ideal vampire when he's not, LOL. ;)

I think it helps when the conflict is from without, not from within the relationship because otherwise it's easy to get into contrived land. The actio
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Steph
Dec 23, 2012 Steph rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another fantastic book.

I absolutely loved this book. There was so much going on and I enjoyed every page of it.
Okay, so I'll give you a quick run-down of the story... Wraith has been injection with a fatal dose of poison by an assassin, courtesy of Roag (yeah, I know he's dead. You'll have to read it to see what I'm talking about) *evil laughs* ;)
Serena is a treasure hunter, like Wraith, who was charmed by Angels. She is the Keeper of a very important Amulet. Said Amulet/Charm stops Serena fr
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Tom
May 03, 2013 Tom rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really love this series. Being seminus demons or sex addict demons you would think it is just porn with teeth but the stories are fairly intricate compared to what I keep expecting.

If you are checking out this review you already get the gist so I’m going to skip right to my thoughts. I really wasn't too excited about this book until my friend said she loved it. Mainly because I like to “like” the characters in the story to enjoy it. Let’s face it. Wraith has had some great one liners but he wa
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Elena R a.k.a. Lunies R
Wow! The title speaks for itself.The love and passion unleashed between partners, family, friends, and saving the world, was so surreal and amazing! There was more than enough love to spread around and make everyone mushy, yet strong for one another. I didn't know what to expect when I started reading this book, besides a few friends telling me "I'll love it" which I most certainly did. Wraith & Serena, Gem & Ky , two new couples added to this wonderful series which made this novel remar ...more
♥  Sam ♥ ~S2~Im made of awesomness
Anyone want some wickedly hot demons??

This was my favorite of the Demonica series so far. There were so many little thing revealed to keep as all riveted and alot of great changes took place that are going to rock the demon underworld in the future.

I wont go on and on about the book because it seems that I am the last person on the planet to actually read this book.

But I will quickly say that this one of the most compelling series I have read of late and I am only looking forward to more.
Blair
Jul 22, 2014 Blair rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 stars

This series is getting better and better.

Loved it.

Wraith <33
Aure   `Reading With The Dark`
5 proud Stars!

I knew it! from starting this series I knew that
I love this story most of all from Demonica!
valee
Nothing better than to re-read one of your fav books. I must admit I loved it even more this 2nd time. What an amazing read. I remember I loved it the first time I read it but as it had been such a long time ago I wasn't sure why. Well, it was definitely nice to finally be able to remember and what a read to remember. I just can't believe I had not done this re-read sooner, men .... SO SO SO gooood.

Wraith will always be my favourite brother. While I loved Shade and adored Eidolon, Wraith will al
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SATIN SUE
Mar 14, 2011 SATIN SUE rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Francesca the Fierce (Under the Covers Book Blog)
2011 Re-read

Wraith has never been my favorite brother. I do like his humor, and find him sexy, but I didn't think I would like his book as much as I did.

Reading this for a second time, I think I enjoyed it even more. Wraith IS a very sweet guy, vampire, demon, whatever. And I actually liked Serena. I might've not liked her as much the first time I read this book, but she's a pretty cool chick. She has a "gift" that while keeps her alive, it also keeps her from living fully.

My favorite quotes fro
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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Larissa Ione penned her first novel at the age of 13 and hasn't stopped writing since. She has been a U.S. Air Force meteorologist, an EMT, and a professional dog trainer, and you never know when one of those interests will pop into her novels.

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Other Books in the Series

Demonica (1 - 10 of 11 books)
  • Pleasure Unbound (Demonica, #1)
  • Desire Unchained (Demonica #2)
  • Ecstasy Unveiled (Demonica #4)
  • Sin Undone (Demonica #5)
  • Eternal Rider (Lords of Deliverance, #1, Demonica, #6)
  • Immortal Rider  (Lords of Deliverance, #2; Demonica, #7)
  • Lethal Rider (Lords of Deliverance, #3; Demonica, #8)
  • Rogue Rider  (Lords of Deliverance #4; Demonica #9)
  • Reaver  (Lords of Deliverance, #5; Demonica, #10)
  • Revenant (Lords of Deliverance, #6; Demonica, #11)

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