Bringing you back to where it all started in a way. However the Demon...moreThis review was posted at Under The Covers
The Darkest Fire - LOTU # 0.5 3 feathers
Bringing you back to where it all started in a way. However the Demon Lords as we now know them are really not in this story. This is the story of Geryon, Guardian of the Gates of Hell, and Kadence, Goddess of Oppression.
He is not beautiful, how could a true beauty like Kadence want to even look at him. He feels like this from page one. Always beneath everyone, considered as low as a dog. With his almost demon-like appearance he can only watch the Goddess from afar, and dream.
Kadence has also her own cross to bear. She is tied directly to the Wall that keeps the demons inside. She cannot go far from it or the wall weakens. But what of her own weakness? How could she resist the tender soul in Geryon?
The Beauty falls in love with the Beast. This story is short, quite steamy, but will give you no more information on the LOTU storyline.(less)
These demons are just hot! I love the concept of this series. Just as the author describes it, it's a perfect combination between Buffy and ER. Except...moreThese demons are just hot! I love the concept of this series. Just as the author describes it, it's a perfect combination between Buffy and ER. Except the slayers are after demons mostly, which there is a huge variety of.
In this book we meet Dr. Eidolon, and incubus, or sex demon, who is close to the age where all incubus demons go through the s'genesis. But he finds someone to help him go through that ;) Tayla who is a aegi slayer, and doesn't know she's half soul shredder demon.
I love the whole world at Underworld General, the staff is hilarious, and in the staff we also have Eidolon's brothers Shade *cue swoons* and Wraith. They're all his brothers but by different mothers, so they're all half something else. The portals, the werewolves, the fights, the aegi deceptions. This whole story is captivating and original.
We also meet Gem, and she gets her side story as we learn more about her and through her the human aegi slayer world a bit more. Side note... LOVE GEM!
This book is hot, hot, hot, if you haven't read it, it's a MUST READ. Larissa Ione's writing style is officially one of my favorites. I've read everything she's released now and love it every time. This story will definitely get you hooked!(less)
What can I say... I still love this series, I still love this book, and I still WANT SHADE!!!!
Could he be any more perfect?!?! He's all da...more2011 Re-read
What can I say... I still love this series, I still love this book, and I still WANT SHADE!!!!
Could he be any more perfect?!?! He's all dark and sexy, but he's such a sweetheart! I think Runa is his perfect match, I love reading about them together, she's stands up to him, and complements his personality perfectly. And they're just HOT together!
Yes, my favorite scenes have to be in the cave, and then when he turns demon and does that thing with his tail! Very talented! ;) Ha!
The storyline is amazing too, there's a lot of action, deceipt, of course family is always the first one to turn their back on you, huh?
OMG, my favorite is the side story with Gem and Kynan! I forgot how much I love to read about these two!!!!! I really wish they would've gotten their own book, and I always find myself so excited to read their parts! In this book Kynan is still torn up about the death and lies of his ex-wife, and towards the end when he is starting to come around *fans self*.
Shade... still one of my top demons!!! And this series, still rocks, even the second time around!(less)
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 d...more2011 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 from Wraith/Serena:
"Obviously being charmed didn't cure insanity, because this... this was crazy."
"All I ever had before you was nightmares, but now I dream. Because of you." "I've always dreamed, but I never thought they'd come true."
I think my favorite aspect about this book was the "Indiana Jones" feel to the story. Every book in this series has had its own theme, and they all work very well, and seem very believable to be in the same world, while at the same time it keeps the series very fresh.
On to the side story... We finally get a resolution to Gem/Kynan in this book. I love their relationship, I love both their characters, and I'm just upset about one thing.... They should've gotten their own book!
My favorite quote from Gem/Kynan:
"Her resolve almost flew out the window when she saw him. He looked hot as usual, dressed in blue jeans, a sweater and a leather bomber. His spiked hair was wet and he smelled of outdoorsy soap. God she wanted to jump on him. Take him down to the floor and ride him twice before dinner. Resisting the urge to fan herself she ushered him in."(less)
Ahhhh My absolute favorite Sem brother! Lore is all tattooed and pierced and dangerous, and just sooo yummy!
The little bit we saw of him in the previous book led us to believe he was an assassin, but forced into that situation, somewhat of a slave to his Master, and in big part he's done this for his sister Sin.
After trying to make small attempts to connect with his Sem brothers, he is now put in a really bad spot. He's been assigned to kill Kynan. Except Kynan now has a sort of a guardian angel, the beautiful Idess.
But when Idess is then assigned as Lore's guardian as well, it can become a pretty difficult situation... which is why she has the bright idea of tying him to the bed! ;) What? Can't blame me if I think the girl has wonderful ideas!
While trying to protect both Kynan and Lore, she has a werewolf to protect as well, and that was Sin's target. Except Sin is almost successful with her kill, but by doing that she's unknowingly infected pretty much the whole species!
Lore is hot, Idess is one of my favorites in this series, I love the sweet names he calls her all the time (Cookie, Angel Cake, LOL) the Sem brothers are still around and fighting evil, the storyline is great, with constant new developments, and the next book was setup wonderfully.
"This remains between us, right?" "As long as you don't piss me off. You gonna piss me off?" "Every chance I get."
This is Savannah's book. I was so excited to read it, and it didn't disappoint at all. It was everything I expected from her and more! I don't want to...moreThis is Savannah's book. I was so excited to read it, and it didn't disappoint at all. It was everything I expected from her and more! I don't want to put a spoiler warning on this, so I'll try to be careful not give too much away.
At this point, Savannah is 21. She has been working for Paige and Lucas for 5 years, and now they are away on vacation and Adam is away at a conference, and a case comes up that sounds easy and safe enough for her to investigate her first case by herself. She follows Jessie, who's a friend of Lucas', to a nearby town to investigate three murders of girls that seem to have a supernatural connection. While there she discovers a bunch of women living in a commune and whose leader might be a suspect, another witch married to the main suspect in the killings, one of the victims' brother who comes from Dallas to investigate and actually goes on a date with Savannah twice, a witch hunter who they thought would just be a legend, and many more adventures.
What I liked: Savannah's personality, as usual, she's straight-forward, spunky, fun, confident and just adorable. And she riders a bike! Adam's relationship with her is so cute! I loved hearing all the phone calls, the teasing, the memories of vacations they've had together and things they do for each other. And how she keeps burning his clothes with the sparks from her fingers! I liked Michael also. :(
There was a lot of action and mystery in this book! The story kept building and twisting and getting more complicated, with more possibilities as we went along.
And the greatest thing is I never would've thought the way things turned out in the end! I started suspecting, but for different reasons. Savannah has to battle with being Eve's daughter or doing the right thing. And the caring that Adam shows for her at the end *tender* He was there for her, protected her, risked his life for her, yelled at her, confronted her and didn't let her get away!
And the actual ending... Oh.My.God! I have to read the next book as soon as it comes out, and that's not soon enough, to find out what's going to happen.(less)
I really enjoyed this book. The storyline had a great twist in it, I really felt for Scarlet and found Gideon endearing with the lies all the time. No...moreI really enjoyed this book. The storyline had a great twist in it, I really felt for Scarlet and found Gideon endearing with the lies all the time. Now I can't wait for William and Gilly's story!!!!! (less)
Conall:n. Hot as hell, viking sexyness, half vampire half shifter. He has the best of all worlds wrapped up in one. (And me wrapped aroun...more2011 Re-Read
Conall:n. Hot as hell, viking sexyness, half vampire half shifter. He has the best of all worlds wrapped up in one. (And me wrapped around his finger!)
Sinead:n. Total bad ass chick. Sex demon, full time assassin, and the cause of the Apocalypse! My favorite heroine in this series!
I LOVED THIS BOOK! Even more the second time around. There was plenty of action, emotions, romance, steamy scenes and world-changing events.
Sin Fever is killing the warg population, except it's only affecting turned wargs, a little known fact discovered by our hot resident demon doctor Eidolon, and they are trying to keep quiet about it so they don't start a war between born and turned wargs.
Con is torn between having to fulfill a role in the dhampire council and is assigned the role of guinea pig to find a cure for Sin Fever. His body might be creating certain defenses by drinking her blood. But how much more of it can he have before he becomes addicted? And being in close proximity with Sin might be bad for his health. He had a taste of her, body and blood, and now that's all he can think of! All he wants. And isn't it just so convenient that while they are alone together, and he has to protect her, even from her own assassins, he also has to satisfy her demon urges.
Sin and Con will rock your world! They will have you excited, mad, panting, moaning and crying! This was such an emotional ride, and I never wanted it to end!
I'm soooo sad this is the last book in this series, even though there's a spinoff series... I'll miss everyone at Underworld General and all my favorite people! WAR was introduced a bit in this book, and the setup for the next series was laid out, and it all just sounds intriguing. Of course, you have to hate Sin sometimes, she got both hotties! Con AND War! Not fair!!!
One of my favorite series!!!!! Loved this book, there was plenty of action, emotion, romance, steamy scenes, and as always, you get such a good view into everyone's point of view to really be able to get into the whole Demonica World. I'm soooo sad this is the last book in this series, even though there's a spinoff series... I'm guessing we won't get to see too much of Underworld General and all my favorite people!!!!! Please keep them in some way in the next books!!!!! I love Larissa Ione's writing style, the humor put into the dialog. This was the best book in the series! And I LOVED the previous ones!
"Kiss me again without my permission," she whispered against his lips, "and I'll gouge you and sell your balls to a Ruthenian specialty meat shop. Understood?" "You won't do that." He whispered back. "You'd miss them too much." "Men are always overestimating the worth of their genitals."
"Yeah, I need sex or I die. so stop with the obnoxious chaperon shit because I really don't want you anywhere nearby while I'm doing it. And I don't think you want that either." She gave them her sweetest smile. "And I know that the second you're gone, I'm going to ride Con until he begs for mercy."(less)
What an excellent concept for a series!!!! I love the way Ms. Ione thinks, develops and writes her stories. She is truly great at making us feel as if...moreWhat an excellent concept for a series!!!! I love the way Ms. Ione thinks, develops and writes her stories. She is truly great at making us feel as if we are in this wonderful world she creates.
Being a dedicated fan, and having read all her previous work, I am not disappointed with this one! Her style is still all over the pages of Eternal Rider, and I am so excited to be back, in a way, in the Demonica world.
Demonica If you thought you would never see your favorite demons/angels/vampires again, you were wrong! It could be because this book involved one my favorite characters, Kynan, quite a bit in the new story; or maybe because we get to see Gem being pregnant and giving birth; or maybe the fact that our sexy demon doctor and paramedic are still around. I loved every single glimpse of the original Demonica characters, and I'm happy to say that if you wanted to keep reading about them, this book feels almost as if the series is still going. Even though I understand they might not be as big a part in future books.
"Your mom is my sunset, and you are my dawn." - Kynan
Another character from Demonica, Runa's brother Arik, also makes a substantial guest appearance. Can I just say... yum!
"Some scholars, including myself, think that the Horsemen's Seals will be broken by Jesus himself, and the Horsemen will lead the way into the end of days, but that's not necessarily a bad thing." "Of course not," Arik drawled. "Every Apocalypse if a party. Bring your own beer, pretzels, and semiautomatic weapons."
Onto the main characters, here's where I was a bit disappointed and didn't give this book a 5 star rating. I just thought Ares was an A$$ for most of the damn book! Argghhhhh I wanted to punch him half the time, he kept fighting his feelings for Cara. But, yes, he was sexy in his brooding ways, and all that leather.
"...and horror of horrors, he realized that he was experiencing some sort of a crush. He needed to kill something." - Ares
Cara was nice and funny. Even though I find most of the time the heroines in Ione's books not to be anything remarkable, she was likeable, and to put up with Mr. Grumpy she would have to be almost a saint. I loved their shower scene and the upside down tree scene and that's all I'm going to say.
"His hand sliced through the air in a silencing motion, and he stalked to the window. "Have you seen any rats?" Her mind spun at the sudden shift of subject. "Rats?" "Rodents that resemble large mice." "I know what rats are," she gritted out. "Why?" "They're spies." He peered through the curtain into the darkness. Thick fog diffused the yellow lamplight, creating an eerie glow on the street below. "Have you seen any?" Rodent spies? The man might be hot as hell, but he was a loon. As inconspicuously as possible, Cara inched toward the door. "I didn't see any furry little James Bonds."
BUT... I absolutely loved, and can't wait to read more about....Limos! OMG I can't wait for her book, she is amazing!!!! This is the first Ione heroine I can honestly say that I LOVE! I'm glad her book is next and we don't have to wait too long for it. Is it December already? And then of course, Thanatos... he's all bad boy, tattoed hotness, wrapped in a HAWT and LETHAL package. I.WANT.MORE!
"Eeeeeevil is wiiiiiining..." "They were so fucked his ass hurt"