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Passion Unleashed (Demonica Book 3) by Larissa Ione

Passion Unleashed
Demonica Book 3
Grand Central Publishing
March 31, 2009
ISBN-13: 978-0446401050
ISBN-10: 0446401056

Originality: 19!

Characters: 19!
Writing: 20!

Setting: 10!
Plot: 19!
Passion: 9!
Grade: 96/100!

This was a great book! Wraith scared me and I wasn’t sure if I would enjoy it or not. But I LOVED it! Wraith surprised me so much with this book.

Here’s the blurb:

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.

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Desire Unchained (Demonica, Book 2) By Larissa Ione

This story is about Demonica brother Shade. We meet him in the first Demonica book that covered his brother’s, Eidolon, story. We learn that Shade, of course, is an incubus just like his other brothers. He ended a relationship with a human woman, Runa Wagner, because she walked in on him “engaged” with two other females. Shade is unique also. He has the ability to “beat” the deep, dark, nasty truths out of women, which ends up being a big part of this story as well.

We find ourselves in a dungeon with Shade and Runa chained apart to the walls. Their captor is very surprising and is the major plot of the story so I will not divulge that info.

Also, Runa is special now.

The captor trys to torture Shade with sexual acts without release. Left to die in his cell after the torture, he asks Runa to hurt him bad. She does and he gets all better. The captor does one hell of a cloak on Shade and Runa which results in them consummating the mating sequence, only Runa doesn’t end up with the tell-tale mating mark on her hand. They end up working together to escape.

Shade and Runa stick together to keep their captor away from Runa. Shade’s bonding has really impacted his defenses and he doesn’t feel safe if Runa isn’t with him.

That’s about as much as I should say about the basic plot of this story. There are a ton of details I didn’t hit on because, frankly, they are too important to just dish out here. The plot is complex and amazingly written. The characters are very likeable. Shade is just adorable in this book. Runa is a kick ass girl who doesn’t take any shit from Shade or his brothers, which is saying a lot when it comes to Wraith. I really enjoyed reading this book. The story and the world of Underground General are two things I appreciate when I read these books in this series.
I’ve already begun reading Passion Unleashed, which is Wraith’s story and I’m soooo looking forward to seeing how Wraith handles his change. Wraith is full of emotion and we get a sneak peek of that in Desire Unchained.


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“Eyes Like Stars” Shakespeare Quote!

The Shakespeare quote is located in my blog somewhere!

Find it and copy it for your entry for the “Eyes Like Stars Shakespeare Scavenger Hunt” for your chance to win an ARC (advance readers copy) of the prettiest book ever.

Don’t forget to leave a comment here letting me know you visited and found my quote!

The Rules:

  1. Contest limited to those in the USA. Apologies to our friends abroad, but these ARCs are being mailed out by the generous souls on the blogroll, and there will be other contests which will be eligible to readers overseas.
  2. All entrants must be the age of 13 or older. Entrants 12 and under (if any) can be entered by their parents.
  3. No family members of anyone connected with the Scavenger Hunt, please.

How To Play:

  1. Players should start at Lisa’s Blog ( to get the Official Blogroll and List of Clues
  2. Players then need to visit the blogs, collect the quotes, AND leave a comment (like a trail of bread crumbs… we want to know you actually did the leg work!)
  3. E-mail Lisa with your list of quotes: lisa AT lisamantchev DOT com
  4. Prizes will awarded thusly: to those who collect the most quotes. Should more people remit the complete quote list than we have ARCs to give away, Lisa shall award the prizes by lottery/random drawing. She shall also retain the right to add extra ARCs to the prize pool at her discretion.

I haven’t had a chance to sit down and begin this book, which I’m very sad about. I wanted to get a few other books off my list before I got to this one. I’m super excited about this book!

If you don’t win a copy, don’t forget to pre-order a copy so you get it! I’m going to buy a copy just so I can have the cover!

Good luck and have fun!

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