Thursday, December 22, 2011

A Christmas With… Larissa Ione

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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 =)

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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 bSin Undone (Demonica, #5)ooks 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! :)

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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?

Purchase: Amazon | Book Depository

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Larissa would like to offer one of you a signed copy of Immortal Rider

Open to US only

Giveaway Ends January 4th, 2012.

All you have to do is fill the Rafflecopter form below.

The only mandatory entry is to provide your name and email addy =)


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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.

You can visit Larissa here.

 

 

More of Larissa Ione‘s books:

Pleasure Unbound (Demonica, #1...Desire Unchained (Demonica, #2...Passion Unleashed (Demonica, #...Ecstasy Unveiled (Demonica, #4...Sin Undone (Demonica, #5)Supernatural (Lords of Deliver...The Mammoth Book of Vampire Ro...Eternal Rider (Lords of Delive...Lethal Rider (Lords of Deliver...

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Tynga is a 28 years old mom from Montreal, working as a lab technician in an hospital specialized in heart disease. In her free time, she enjoys reading all things Paranormal and blogging about them. You might also catch her watching an hockey game. Make sure to say hi on twitter!

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38 People left their mark' :

  1. I love the Demonica series, but I haven't started the Immortal Riders series. Not sure why, but it's on the list.

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  2. I've only been able to read the first 3 books of the Demonica series and none of the IR. I really love them and I hope to be able to read the rest of Larissa's Books ;)

    Happy Holidays!

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  3. I've read the Demonica series, but have not started this series yet. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  4. I love Larissa! She is one of my favorite authors. This series is a bit darker and I really wonder how she will redeem Reseph.
    Thank you so much.

    vsloboda(at)gmail(dot)com

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  5. I loved reading the Demonica series! Every book was just as good if not better than the last! Thanks for the great giveaway!

    kliu107(at)gmail(dot)com

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  6. Sometimes I feel like Larissa's stalker. LOL.. But yes, I love the Demonica and Rider series.

    I've been trying to get my friend to read these because I know she'd fall in love with every character there.

    The other day I was talking to a friend about the Horseman series (She jokes that I, her, Lillie, and another are the Four Horsewomen of the Apocalypse.. can guess who I ended up getting. LOL)

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  7. I love the demonica series, can't wait to start on this one.

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  8. I have read the Demonica Series. I was wonderful.

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  9. Anyone who hasn't read this series really needs to! LoD is great! And I love that the Demonica characters keep making guest appearances!
    Have a wonderful Christmas & New Year Larissa!
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

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  10. Yes, I've read some of the Demonica series and have more on my TBR shelf that I'm looking forward to reading. I also read Eternal Rider and can't wait to read this new book in the Lords of Deliverance series.

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  11. Oh, I left message before doing rafflecopter so did not answer that yes I have read Demonica series. My first read of Larissa's was ETERNAL RIDER and I loved it so much I had to get & read all her Demonica series. Now I am a huge stalker, um, I mean fan. LOL
    June M.
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

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  12. YES!!!! I have read the Demonica Series and I loved it!!!

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  13. I just started my first Demonica book yesterday and am LOVING it! Can't wait for everything to settle down so I can get out and buy the rest :)

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  14. I am a huge fan of the Demonica series. It is definitely one of my all-time favorites. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  15. Love love love Larissa - Love Demonica series and have the Immortals on my top TBRs - so need Arik's story.....

    Merry Christmas!

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  16. I've only read one so far...but love it and can't wait to get to the rest.
    GFC: ML

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  17. Larissa is one of my favorite authors and this is series is the best. I loved the Demonica Series and now how the characters from that intertwine with the Lords Series. Although I have not read this book yet it is on my long list of to be read books!

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  18. No I haven't, not yet. But it is on my Wish list! Thank you for the chance to win =D

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  19. I've read both of Larissa's series and love them. I'm so glad she's including a lot of the Demonica characters in this new series :-)

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  20. I've read Demonica - in fact, it was one of the first paranormal series that I discovered when I first started reading PNR and UF. I love that this series is linked to that one.

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  21. I've always heard such good things about Larissa's books, but haven't yet picked one up. But I kinda have a weakness for stories about the Horsemen, so I just may have to pick this series up!

    Thanks for the giveaway op! Happy holidays!


    Smiles!
    Lori
    serena423[@]yahoo.com

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  22. I love both series. I'll take any of the Horseman for Christmas. :) With the exception of Limos.
    Thanks for the opportunity.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

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  23. Awesome interview with Larissa. I have been DYING to get my hands on a copy of Immortal Rider. I LOVED the first book in the series Eternal Rider and I have her whole Demonica Series. I am hoping Santa puts Ares under my Christmas tree.

    skyla11377(At)AOL(Dot)Com

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  24. No I Haven't read the Demonica Series.... But I really enjoy reading Eternal Rider! Thanks for this giveaway!

    proserpinecravedfor(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  25. Haven't read this series yet but I've really been wanting to ^^

    It wouldn't let me add that I'm a gfc/facebook follower (Kara DiDomizio)

    Thanks!
    supersonic182@gmail.com

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  26. I haven't read the Demonic series yet but I want to. There are so many books out there I want to read lol. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

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  27. I have not read this series but I want to- Audra Holtwick
    audie(at)wickerness(dot)com

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  28. I have it in my TBR pile. GFC follower
    marlenebreakfield(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  29. I have read them and loved them so good I really liked shade!
    Thanks for the great giveaway and hope you have a Merry Christmas!
    Latisha D
    tishajean@ charter.net

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  30. I haven't read the Demonica series yet! :(
    I'm GFC follower!

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  31. I have the first book on my TBR list from the library. It sounds right up my alley.

    Happy holidays!

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  32. I am on book 4 of the Demonica series.

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  33. I haven't read them yet, but it may be something to pick up with christmas money.

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  34. I have only read one book in the series. I also loved Eternal Rider. Looking forward to reading more books.

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  35. No, I haven't read the Demonica series yet. Thanks!

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  36. I have read the Demonica series. I loved it. Thanks for the giveaway.
    Crystal816[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  37. I haven't read her series yet! but I will diffidently check it out!
    Thanks for the great giveaway!!
    email: red_tigergirl2(at)hotmail(DOT)com

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  38. This series rocks. I've read all of them but this last one. And its on my must read list.

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