Demonica Book 1
In a place where ecstasy can cost you your life…
She’s a demon-slayer who hungers for sensual pleasure—but fears it will always be denied her. Until Tayla Mancuso lands in a hospital run by demons in disguise, and the head doctor, Eidolon, makes her body burn with unslakable desire. But to prove her ultimate loyalty to her peers, she must betray the surgeon who saved her life.
Two lovers will dare to risk all.
Eidolon cannot resist this fiery, dangerous woman who fills him with both rage and passion. Not only is she his avowed enemy, but she could very well be the hunter who has been preying upon his people. Torn between his need for the truth and his desire to find his perfect mate before a horrific transformation claims him forever, Eidolon will dare the unthinkable—and let Tayla possess him, body and soul…
*** NAMED BEST PARANORMAL ROMANCE OF 2008 BY ROMANCE NOVEL TV, IN THEIR FIRST ANNUAL REVIEWERS CHOICE AWARDS!
*** NAMED ONE OF THE TOP TEN ROMANCES OF 2008 by THE AUSTRALIAN ROMANCE READER!
“Very dark, very sexy, and very creative. Ione’s Demonica series will have the most jaded paranormal fans perking up!”
—Emma Holly, USA Today bestselling author of DEMON’S FIRE
“What a ride! Dark, sexy and very intriguing, this book gripped me from start to finish. I can’t wait to read the next in the series!”
—Nalini Singh, author of MINE TO POSSESS
“A heroine with attitude and a hot-blooded demon make for a dangerously erotic, wonderfully satisfying read. Ione knows how to make your blood boil and your heart race as you devour each and every page.”
—Cheyenne McCray, New York Times bestselling author of DARK MAGIC
“Who knew demons could be so hot? Ione takes you on an adventure that’s dark, dynamic and dangerously seductive!”
—Jaci Burton, author of HUNTING THE DEMON
“Sexy, dark and suspenseful, Pleasure Unbound will leave you breathless! Larissa Ione brings to life a riveting new world filled with sizzling sensuality, dark wit and wicked hot demons. Larissa Ione is an exciting new voice in paranormal romance!”
—Lara Adrian, bestselling author of MIDNIGHT AWAKENING
“There is nothing easy about Ione’s sizzling new world in this first Demonica novel, where no one is innocent and everyone is fighting their natures. The author’s hard-edged style infuses the story with darkness while taking it to sizzling heights.”
—Romantic Times, 4 STARS!
“I am absolutely blown away by PLEASURE UNBOUND: DEMONICA, BOOK 1! With a blend of sarcastic humor, dark plots, sensual love story and a multitude of paranormal creatures both good and evil, Ms. Ione delivers everything that a fan of erotic paranormal romances could want. I predict that ‘Buffy’ fans will find this new book series highly addictive!”
—Jennifer, Wild on Books
“This is book one in Ione’s Demonica series and I will definitely be coming back for more. There are new paranormal series popping up all over the place, so it’s really important to stand out. Pleasure Unbound does stand out. Ione has created a fascinating world…”
—Casee, The Book Binge
“Pleasure Unbound…happens to have the only “heroine has never had an orgasm until she met hero” plotline that’s believable. Larissa’s taken one of the most awful genre clichés and made it work. Honestly, it’s worth it to buy this book just to find out how she does it, if not for the fact that is has excellent worldbuilding, lots of hot sex and is just generally fun to read.”
“Ms. Ione writes a passionate tale…is able to blend two different worlds together seamlessly.”
—Night Owl Romance Reviews, TOP PICK
“Pleasure Unbound is a pleasant change from the current crop of dark urban fantasies that are becoming far too similar in plot, character and tone…Ione has in fact, created a very imaginative demonic tapestry as well as rich, multi-layered characterizations in both the leads and secondaries…A heady blend that I look forward to re-visiting in her next instalment.”
“Never has the paranormal world been more intriguing…PLEASURE UNBOUND will leave a lasting impact on the reader, as this unforgettable story will evoke emotions long after the last page is read.”
“Ms. Ione has created a dark fantasy world that’s filled with intriguing characters, entrancing suspense and fast-moving action. I enjoyed the uniqueness of each demon dependant on their parentage, loved the chemistry that sizzles between hero and heroine and was captivated by the black market mystery unfolding. Pleasure Unbound has found its spot on my keeper shelf.”
“PLEASURE UNBOUND is one of those books that hooks you from the very first page and won’t let go till the last page is turned. I have read some phenomenal books this year, but without a doubt this one easily makes my top ten. Larissa Ione has created a world and characters that makes me want more NOW. Highly recommended!”
—Debbie, CK2SKWIPSandKRITIQUES, 5 Klovers, July Recommended Read!
“Wow, Wow, Wow! This is one hot demon love story! The pages are riddled with action, sex, and danger. The intensity is palpable and you are quickly transformed into the heart of the story. I was moved by this love story and will think about it for some time. Ms. Ione was a new to me author, but let me assure you she is now on my auto buy list! I want MORE!!!!”
—Thia, The Romance Reader’s Connection!
“Pleasure Unbound took me on a rip-roaring ride through every emotion I have.”
—Joyfully Reviews, a Joyfully Recommended title!
“Intense, engrossing, and titillating, PLEASURE UNBOUND is a story not to be missed.”
—Romance Reviews Today-Erotic