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.

  • https://me.yahoo.com/a/BSRVcD97hIQDUlaNM77M_d1egoPTYHyFhA-- Stacie

    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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18242815352060918244 Larissa Ione

    *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!

  • https://me.yahoo.com/a/BSRVcD97hIQDUlaNM77M_d1egoPTYHyFhA-- Stacie

    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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06188933485601101842 RA

    I heart selkies.

    beatrixtroels @ gmx . com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02776445478374549475 kim

    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)!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04931390281936554040 holly

    I love vamps from Anita Blake….hollybwright@comcast.net

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11324148886274753363 Lambie

    Happy Bloganniversary!!

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

    I cried for the 1st 400 pages.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17812619293535500252 Una

    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.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01794488183771670244 Danielle Gorman

    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.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14159198145627046070 Raonaid Luckwell

    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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15818018833243601832 Sharon S.

    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.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10551147044529756940 LSUReader

    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.)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18116537618542717234 just me

    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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08579466511006695297 Michelle Bledsoe

    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…


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00144097122181524081 Angie

    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 :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12151925613539384949 Victoria

    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!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13942504162437095192 Justducky422

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


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04287233499993365048 tetewa

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16613282698726922126 CrystalGB

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03918114495597065317 The

    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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12851076302662456981 fallengrace96

    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!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14872628549380526803 angel

    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!!!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14766114161857888169 Jocelyn

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10558815123145983661 Catrina

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


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17760348905228169738 BLHmistress

    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.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01040778428228318383 elaing8

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

    Please count me in for the ebook

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08342323183929781448 zigzag1773

    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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10143791558499155030 purplevixen91

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07139270715006822223 Susan

    I love shifters the best – especially big cat shifters!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10143791558499155030 purplevixen91

    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.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06518756549759309338 Robin K

    I am all about the vampires!!!

    robin [at] intensewhisper [dot] com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14511624999193943230 Amy

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


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04199693275287344161 Estella

    Vampires are my favorite paranormal being.

    kissinoak at frontier dot com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03140691306774701040 myrandaroyann

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02270021685454865399 twimom817

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


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04162357464852287493 LadyVampire2u

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04162357464852287493 LadyVampire2u

    Opps..forgot my addy LadyVampire2u AT gmail DOT com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02349003752156414176 Ellie

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15147146795963513531 Joyce

    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.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01452148910315411644 Kim D.

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


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03665626134630896984 AsianCocoa

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


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01273328129259118833 ~D

    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!!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05572247688497515974 winnie

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

    Thanks for the giveaway!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10822002034350514039 Julie

    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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08371086085424462650 sticpixie

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02349003752156414176 Ellie

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16459323734201391878 Smash Attack!

    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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11267932235027791052 k2sgal

    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


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10042665559975481397 Barbara E.

    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.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02561495224462195425 Trish

    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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17911597920198584482 Nicole

    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).


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01877862613378136426 Andrea

    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.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06057084975042699887 Denise

    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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11328940738718418510 throuthehaze

    Vampires are my favorite paranormal creatures :)
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04867511070984911889 Maria

    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.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05488910099708179888 trouble

    What girl doesn’t like vampires.

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