Celebrating… Larissa Ione

Welcome to Week #3 of my Month of Celebrating!  

Today I want to tell you about another one of my favorite authors: Larissa Ione.  Larissa is the author of one of the hottest paranormal books series: The Demonica Series.  Demonica follows the adventures and romances of sexy demon brothers who run a hospital for paranormal creatures. Fantastically original!
She is also co-author (under the pen-name Sydney Croft) of hands-down one of my favorite series: Agency for Covert Rare Operatives aka ACRO Series. This series is erotica, paranormal, suspense and emotionally-satisfying romance all rolled into one fantastic ride. I liken it to “X-men for Adults.”
One of the great things I adore about Larissa, is that she always makes time for her readers. She is easily accessible via twitter and email. She and I have discussed books, sports, cold weather and fruit flies. Gotta love a diverse author!
Larissa has been a big part of my first year blogging. She always answers my questions and spreads the word on my reviews. She stops by my blog and leaves me comments (which is a total *squee* for me). Not only is she one of my favorite authors, but she is an amazing lady. I look forward to stalking finally meeting her this August in Philadelphia at the Authors After Dark convention.
To help me celebrate my one year BLOGIVERSARY and my upcoming 40th birthday, Larissa has generously donated a signed copy of one of her Demonica Series books (winner’s choice) plus assorted swag.  BUT WAIT… that’s not all… She is also donating a copy of her current release (ebook only): Eternity Embraced.  SO this week there will be TWO WINNERS! Thank you, Larissa!! (rules for giveaway are below)
I hope you all are enjoying this MONTH OF CELEBRATING! I know I am!!  Be sure to enter my $40 Birthday Gift Card giveaway as well. For more information, please go HERE.  Once again, thank you all for making my first year of blogging such a success!
Rules for the giveaway:
1) Contest is open from Monday February 14, 2011 to Friday February 18, 2011 at 11:00 PM EST.  
2) In order to enter, you must leave a comment telling me what one of your favorite book series is at the END OF THIS POSTETA: sorry folks, forgot to edit this part from last week. Please leave me a comment telling me what your favorite paranormal creature is (and if it comes from a specific book or series). For example… do you *heart* werewolves? Are you gaga for angels?
3) Please also leave your email address so that I may contact you if you win. (If you prefer not to leave your email, you may send it to me confidentially.) 
4) You do not have to be a follower of my blog, but it is appreciated. 
5) Winner must be 18 years of age.  
6) Each person that leaves a comment and follows the rules for the giveaway will receive an entry for the giveaway – only one entry per person. 
7) Winner will be selected from all eligible entries using random.org. 
8) The winner will be announced on my blog on Saturday February 19, 2011. Winner will have one week to contact me or another winner will be selected. 
9) NOTE: The contest for the book and swag is open to US mailing addresses ONLY. Contest for ebook is open to US, Canadian and INTERNATIONAL mailing addresses.

56 Responses to “Celebrating… Larissa Ione”

  1. Stacie says:

    I’ve read Eternally Embraced and loved it! I just ordered Pleasure Unbound and it should arrive later this week. I would love to win another book in this great series.

    One of my favorite series would be Lauren Dane’s Brown siblings books set in Seattle. They are contemporary stories set around a family and their friends.

    user1123 AT comcast DOT net
    I’m in the US

  2. Larissa Ione says:

    *waving* I hate fruit flies!!!! 🙂

    Thanks so much for having me!!!!! I appreciate all the nice words about me, and back atcha! You’re one of the bright spots in my online world!

  3. Stacie says:

    I commented too soon! LOL

    To answer the new question: I love shifters! They are very ALPHA and I like that in a paranormal creature!

    user1123 AT comcast DOT net
    I’m in the US

  4. RA says:

    I heart selkies.

    beatrixtroels @ gmx . com

  5. kim says:

    oooh-I hate ?’s where you have to pick one…(dying 2 win-love Larissa’s books)-lets see-what girl doesn’t love a hot vamp so that goes without saying. Personally I’m going to go with a Valkyrie on this one-Kresley Cole’s V’s are sexy,wild,sarcastic,and they kick some serious ass(in style of course)!

  6. Lambie says:

    Happy Bloganniversary!!

    My fav is Dark Hunter/ Vampire type Acheron. Obv from Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Dark Hunters.

    I cried for the 1st 400 pages.

  7. Una says:

    I agree with Kim, it’s hard to pick one thing, but I would have to say, at this moment and mood, shifters…any kind of shifters…maybe a particular lion shifter from Kate Daniels….

    Oh my, I agree, Lambie, the first half of Acheron’s book was so powerfully depressing…so tragic. Too me FOREVER to get through it…hard to read when you are balling.

  8. I honestly love all types of paranomal beings. I think each one brings something different to the story. If I had to pick a favorite it would be vampires. They were my first foray into paranormal many, many years ago. I will usually pick up any book if it is about vampires. My favorite vampire series it the BDB by JR Ward. I love those warriors.

    OMG, I love Larissa Ione. She is one of my top 5 authors and I can’t wait to read her new series.


  9. Gotta love Larissa’s books. Favorite paranormal creature is the same as my favorite fantasy creature… Elves. Not too many authors venture into that direction. My favorite is drows (which I’m happy that Cheyenne McCray did some)

    Raonaid (at) gmail (dot) com

  10. Sharon S. says:

    I like whatever I am reading about at the time . Right now it will have to be whatever Barrons is!! He is the ultimate alpha-male. I love Larissa’s series and can not wait for the new series.


  11. LSUReader says:

    I agree with Danielle G–I like to read about all types of paranormal creatures. If I have to narrow it down to one, I’ll go with the “oldie but goodie,” vampires. Thanks for another great contest. Happy Blogiversary/Birthday. (Email in profile.)

  12. just me says:

    I want to Thank Larissa for letting me know about this blog. You’re wonderful. My favorite creature would have to be weres’ I’ve always been drawn to the moon and two of the best characters I’ve read are Vane from Sherrilyn Kenyon and one of Larissa’s creations (don’t want to spoil anything for anyone). Great blog, can’t wait to read all the past posts. Oh and have a wonderful birthday and BLOGIVERSARY 🙂

    Bppump3 @ msn.com

  13. I have to say that I love those bad demons who are always saved by those amazing heroines.I came across Larissa’s books by accident and just fell in love.I am impatiently waitning for her new series.You go Larissa.Also,love the Sydney Croft series…


  14. Angie says:

    Paranormal and made leaps and bounds, and the types of characters are amazing. One of my favorites is the Shadowdwellers by Jacquelyn Frank. Hot, powerful, sexy men at their finest…yummm 🙂

  15. Victoria says:

    I am a follower. I love Larissa! My favorite paranormal male creature is currently the demon/vamp aka Wraith and my favorite paranormal female creature is the Valkyrie. Those girls are tough!

  16. Justducky422 says:

    Shifters of any kind are my first “go-to” choice. But I generally like most paranormal romance books.
    ~*Love, Love, Love Larissa Ione!!!!!


  17. tetewa says:

    This is my favorite genre to read and a hard to to pick but I’d go with vampires! tWarner419@aol.com

  18. CrystalGB says:

    I am a big fan of paranormals. My favorites are shapeshifters.

  19. The says:

    The one paranormal that always does it for me is the incubus. More to the point Seminus demons. The way Larissa Ione brings them to life through her write is amazine! I love those boys! love2roar@yahoo.com

  20. This is an uber tough choice as I swoon at the thought of any paranormal being, be it vampires, werewolves or shifters. Though I’m going to have to say my favorites are Demons. I never thought I could say that but, Cadeon ( Kresley Cole), Shade ( Larissa Ione), Jaden ( Sherrilyn Kenyon) and ALL of the saucy Lords of the Underworld ( Geno Showalter have really convinced me otherwise. fallengrace96@hotmail.com, I’m only eligible for the ebook as I’m in Canada!

  21. angel says:

    i was actually introduced to this series by one of my friends. as soon as i read the first book ibecame totally addicted to them. i cannot wait for her next book to come out!!!


  22. Jocelyn says:

    Seminus Demons – How hot are they?!
    The Demonica Series rules!

  23. Catrina says:

    I have always loved vampires! but recently started a series about angels, and quickly fell in love!


  24. BLHmistress says:

    I love Vampires with Demon’s coming close second thanks to the Demonica series.

    I so can’t wait for Eternal Rider I am counting down the days.


  25. elaing8 says:

    Vampires and werewolves are my favorite paranormal creatures.I can’t choose between the two.

    Please count me in for the ebook

  26. zigzag1773 says:

    I have to say Vampire.There is just something about the sex and the blood sharing.Not to mention living forever together. I’m just a romantic I guess lol

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  28. Susan says:

    I love shifters the best – especially big cat shifters!


  29. I love all types of paranormal characters BUT I do probably own more books based around vampires (the BDB series by J.R. Ward being a prime example). Mircea and Louis Ceasar from the Cassie Palmer/Dorina Basarab series by Karen Chance are absolutely divine. Though I love a strong heroine as much as a strong male lead in my books. I wish I had the talent to be an author.
    As I live in England I’m not eligable for the signed book.

  30. Robin K says:

    I am all about the vampires!!!

    robin [at] intensewhisper [dot] com

  31. Amy says:

    I like a lot of werecreatures especially were-felines (weretigers, were-lions, etc.). I also like angels (yay, Nalini Singh’s Guild Hunter series!!).


  32. Estella says:

    Vampires are my favorite paranormal being.

    kissinoak at frontier dot com

  33. I’m cheating slightly. I choose the Psy and Changelings from Nalini Singh’s Psy-Changeling series.

  34. twimom817 says:

    Right now I heart the vampires. I just started reading more books with paranormal beings so it could change.


  35. I have liked vampires since reading Laurell K Hamilton’s books. There’s just something about them…

  36. Opps..forgot my addy LadyVampire2u AT gmail DOT com

  37. Ellie says:

    I love half-breeds and my favorite is Wraith. Sem/vamp

  38. Joyce says:

    I have to say that vampires have a nitch in my heart, but Barrons from The Fever series is my favorite at the moment. I love the paranormal genre of romance. I have just started the Demonica series so hmmm my fav might change. LOL my addy is jisharp2@yahoo.com.

  39. Kim D. says:

    Vampires. I’ve loved them since I was little and am just a bit obsessed with reading about them now! 😉


  40. AsianCocoa says:

    I love Vampires!! But I could go for an Incubus Demon too!


  41. ~D says:

    I love shifters. Not just werewolves, but all different animals. I’m talking specifically of LKH’s shifter in her Anita Blake series. Man I love the were-leopards!!


  42. winnie says:

    One of my favourite book series would be the Night Huntress series by Jeaniene Frost!

    Thanks for the giveaway!


  43. Julie says:

    It’s so hard to pin down just one paranormal creature…but I do love shifters and weres. Thanks for the chance to win!

    julieguan AT gmail DOT com

  44. sticpixie says:

    I favorite demon is of course Seminus demons. i just finished reading Sin Undone and can’t wait for more

  45. Ellie says:

    sorry i forgot to tell you my email elliecat86@gmail.com

  46. Wow. This is tough. Because of my current interests right now, I’m going with Fae. They are disgustingly magical, tricky and not to be trusted. Very fun to read. My runner up with would be weres!

    Thank you! I still haven’t read any Ione books. 🙁
    SmashAttackReads at gmail dot com

  47. k2sgal says:

    Absolutely love the Seminous Demons god love the brothers and so do I LOL. Next would have to be the vampires just sexy. Or and we can’t forget the Lords of the Underworld. HOMINA HOMINA HOMINA


  48. Barbara E. says:

    I love Keri Arthur’s Riley Jenson, who is half werewolf, half vampire – and Jeaniene Frost’s Cat Crawfield, who is half human, half vampire. Both characters have the best traits of each half and they can really kick ass.


  49. Trish says:

    Oh it has to be Vampires or Demons, hands down! YUM!

    I love the Demonica Series, I’ve read all of them except the last!

    trishbrittingham at gmail dot com

  50. Nicole says:

    I have to pick just one? *sigh*…in that case, gonna go w/vamps a la Bones from Jeaniene Frost. Don’t take this to mean I in anyway discriminate between paranormals. I love shifters, angels, demons (Wraith anyone *G*?) etc…but you asked for one…

    Happy Blog-iversary! Thanks to Larissa as well :). (PS, I have Eternity Embraced, already, so please don’t enter me in that).


  51. Andrea says:

    I like most of the paranormals. My favorite would be vampires. Dante Baptiste from Adrian Phoenix’s Makers Song series was my introduction to paranormals.


  52. Denise says:

    I love Bones (master vampire) from Jeaniene Frost’s books, too!! Thanks to both you and Larissa for hosting this contest! dyreads[at]gmail[dot]com

  53. throuthehaze says:

    Vampires are my favorite paranormal creatures 🙂
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

  54. Maria says:

    Ok I would have to say Vampires for me (even tho I <3 The demonica series!) But The Vampires in the black dagger brotherhood series are soooo yummy. lol Thanks for the giveaway! I'm excited about it.


  55. trouble says:

    What girl doesn’t like vampires.

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