On December 1st, Immortal Rider, second book in the Lords of Deliverance series, hit the shelves and Larissa accepted to stop by to talk about it and her families’ Christmas festivities =)
1- Immortal Rider is the second book in the Lords of Deliverance series, was it hard to start a new series?
It was harder than I expected it to be, to be honest. I think it might have been easier to start a brand new series, but since the Lords of Deliverance is a spinoff, there was SO much background and backstory to cover. I think it might have overwhelmed readers as much as it did me in the first book. Fortunately, Eternal Rider really kicks into gear about halfway through, and the next books start off fast. But yeah, that first book was a killer!
2- What would you say is the biggest difference between this new series and your Demonica series?
I think the LOD series is darker and grittier. In the Demonica series, we were dealing with more individual scenarios, the Horsemen are dealing with global disaster that kicks off in Sin Undone. That means lots more adventure and darkness!
3- How did you decide that Limos, one of the Four Horsemen, would be a girl?
This is going to sound silly, but it's because "Famine" just sounds feminine! *g* I knew I wanted a female horseman...I just wasn't sure which one would be the girl. But as their personalities started to develop in my head, Famine/Limos just became perfect for the role!
4- What's your favorite scene from Immortal Rider?
I love, love, love the scene between Arik, Decker, and Kynan in Arik's dorm apartment on the Army base. It was a lot of fun to write. The guys are good with each other. I also liked the "burger" scene with Arik and Limos. It was hard to write because it deals with a lot of emotions, but I love how it played out.
Now onto Xmas-y questions
5- What's a typical Christmas like in the Ione family?
Ah, fond memories! We always watched Christmas shows on Christmas Eve and then opened ONE present. The next morning, my brother and I would get up, open our Santa stuff, and then wait for the parents to get up to open the rest of our presents. Mom always made a special breakfast that we'd eat while opening gifts. Loved it! That's still how my husband and I do it today, unless we go to his parents' place for Christmas. They do everything Christmas Eve. I have to say, I don't like that. There's kind of no point to looking forward to Christmas morning.
6 - How is it different from when you were a kid?
I think the focus has shifted so that Christmas now is more about the family. I LOVE Christmas, but I love it more now for the traditions and the food, drink, family. I also love watching my son open his presents.
7- What could we offer Limos for Christmas?
She'd take anything as long as it's wrapped! She loves opening presents...but she'd be especially happy with jewelry!
8- If Santa could offer you anything, what would it be?
An offer from Hollywood for the rights to turn my books into movies! :)
If it got you curious, here’s a bit more about Immortal Rider
Sexy, powerful, and immortal, Limos is on a crash course with destiny. She’s been marked as Satan’s bride and her jealous fiancé wants her all to himself. The only way this Horseman can keep herself—and everyone else—safe is to keep her distance. But not even Limos can save herself from the secrets she’s kept . . . or resist the seductive allure of one very brave human.
Arik Wagner knows the saying “love hurts” better than most, yet he never thought stealing a kiss from Limos would land him in Hell. Literally. It takes all his military training to survive the demon torture, but once he’s topside, Arik realizes that the agony has just begun. With the Apocalypse looming and Satan demanding his bride, will Arik and Limos surrender to the desire smoldering between them? Or will giving in to their passion unleash hell on earth?
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Larissa Ione, an Air Force veteran, has been a meteorologist, an EMT, and a professional dog trainer. She now writes full time and is the author of 19 paranormal and erotic novels and novellas. She currently resides in Wisconsin with her Coast Guard husband, son, and a rescued cat.
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