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Mistletoe Madness 2014: Larissa Ione

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Thank you for stopping by That’s What I’m Talking About for today’s Mistletoe Madness spot. For a line up of all of the authors featured here and at The Book Nympho, and to enter the overall event giveaway for a free book (two chances to win!), please click on the image above or go to the kickoff post on November 26, 2014.

Today’s Mistletoe Madness author is…

Larissa Ione

Book: Revenant
Release Date: December 16, 2014
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

Hey, everyone!

So, I have a new release about to hit the shelves! The latest book in the Demonica/Lords of Deliverance series, REVENANT, will be loosed upon the world on December 16th, just in time for Christmas!

Now, for those of you who don’t know, the hero, Revenant, has lived his entire life believing he’s a fallen angel, and all of a sudden, he learns he has a family and that his life was utter BS. Now, he’s a pretty bitter dude. A bitter dude who has never experienced Christmas. So his holiday to-do list is a little, well, weird. But he’s cool with sharing, so here goes!

Revenant’s Holiday To-Do List:

  1. Buy alcohol.
  2. Drink alcohol.
  3. Drink more alcohol.
  4. Tell my grand-nephew that there is no Santa.
  5. Eat a reindeer burger.
  6. Buy more alcohol.
  7. Turn down all invitations to Christmas parties and family get-togethers. Assuming I get any.
  8. Spend a lot of time in the southern hemisphere, because snow is stupid.
  9. Get into an all-out brawl with Reaver because I told my grand-nephew about Santa. He has no sense of humor. And seriously, the kid is too little to understand what I said, anyway.
  10. Recover from the Reaver-inflicted wounds. Better yet, get that hot doctor, Blaspheme, treat my injuries. I want to experience her bedside manner.
  11. Listen to Blaspheme lecture me on why telling little kids that there is no Santa is an dick thing to do.
  12. Suitably chastened, buy gifts for said grand-nephew. I think he’d like a drum set. Or a dozen kittens. I’d get him a puppy but he already has an asshole hellhound.
  13. Oh, look…I got an invitation to Christmas dinner with Reaver, Harvester, and the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. I know how to say, “Hell, no,” in fifty different languages. But maybe…nah.
  14. Okay, okay, accept the invite. But I won’t enjoy it. I won’t love the Christmas music or the smell of roasting chestnuts or the way everyone is all happy.
  15. Make sure the eggnog is spiked.
  16. When no one is looking, tell my grand-nephew that Santa does exist, and give him some reindeer food to leave out for the jolly old dude’s reindeer. After all, you’re only a kid once. Unless you’re reincarnated. But I’ll save that conversation for later.
  17. Take my drunk ass home and dream of Blaspheme. Naked. Beneath a Christmas tree. Those things have to be good for something, after all…

to-do-list

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Website: www.LarissaIone.com

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About the Book:

Revenant200HELL HATH NO FURY . . .

For five thousand years, Revenant believed he was alone in the world, a fallen angel beyond any redemption. Now he finds he has a twin brother who had all the light and love Revenant was denied. Caught in a tug of war between Heaven and Hell, he must weigh his thirst for revenge against his desire for a mysterious female named Blaspheme—a female whose very origins could deliver him into salvation . . . or destruction.

LIKE AN ANGEL SCORNED

Blaspheme has a deadly secret: she’s the forbidden offspring of an angel and a fallen angel. Hunted by both heavenly and satanic forces, she has survived only by laying low and trusting no one. When Revenant claims he can save them both, how can she possibly believe him? But the powerful angel is persistence incarnate and for Blaspheme, there’s no place she can hide in Heaven or Hell where he won’t find her . . .

Giveaway:

Larissa is generously donating a tote bag & swag to one (1) lucky commenter. To enter, please fill out the Rafflecopter form AND leave a comment at the end of this post telling us what is on the top of your holiday to do list. The giveaway is open during the time specified on the Rafflecopter forms. Winner(s) chosen at random from all eligible entries. This contest is open internationally, where not prohibited by law. Open to participants, 18 years or older, who are legally allowed to participate in such a contest as allowed by their local laws. All federal, state, local, and municipal laws and regulations apply. Void where prohibited. No purchase necessary. By participating in the contest, participants agree to be bound by the decisions of the contest sponsor. Prize will be delivered by the author. This blog, its reviewers, and the owner are not responsible for items lost in the mail. By entering this giveaway, participants agree to abide by these terms.

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Now, head over the THE BOOK NYMPHO to see today’s feature with Jennifer Bernard.

  • Melanie Simmons

    Luckily, we don’t do a big Christmas around our house, so there really isn’t a to-do list. I should probably send Christmas cards. I haven’t in two years. Maybe I should just be like Revenant and put alcohol on my list, at least that way, it would get done. 🙂

  • Jennifer @ The Book Nympho

    I love this list. LOL

  • top ogf my to do holidays list? Finishing all teh christmas present i must do and send them on time for teh receiver to hope getting them on time for christmas… all my time is spend on that at teh moment even the nights

  • bookbunny68

    The Christmas cards and baking. Big things to do.

  • UnaReads

    Don’t panic is at the top of my to-do list. Followed by a myriad of things and less time to do them. I loved this list! I am sadly behind in this series but seriously need to catch up. Is it on audio?

    • Easy answer – yes to audio! I don’t know if all of the series is available, but I know the most recent are certainly.

    • Yes all of them are available on audio (it is the only way I have “read” them 🙂 They are pretty darn good too!

      • Thanks Felicia!

      • UnaReads

        Perfect! Because of Jen, I started listening to audiobooks when I work out. BEST thing EVER! I just finished my last one so now I’m looking out for new ones. I just wish they were not so expensive. I’m going to hunt for those that are marked down and start there. Thank you both!

  • Erin F

    we don’t do a big Christmas either… so most of my shopping is done 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  • Poor Rev! I mean the guy is just all kinds of moody 🙂 This is my Birthday gift to myself this year—can’t wait 🙂 I think the 16th was chosen just for me!

    • Yea! Happy early birthday! Maybe you can help answer Una’s comment above about audiobooks for the series. Are all books (starting back with Demonica) available on audio?

  • I’ve got a lot of ‘drink alcohol’ on my list this year too. lol Right now though the top of my list is to wrap some of this stuff before the kids get sneaky.

  • Jess1

    Top of the Holiday list would be Christmas cards.

  • jovial_1

    Making fudge us at the top of my list. Love your list too :). Thank you.

  • anne r

    The top of my holiday to do list is to finish shopping and start baking. 🙂

  • Ren Puspita

    Gosh, Revenant cracked me up! Really love this list and can’t wait to read his book. I know I will love it so much 😀
    My to do holiday list? Umm, try new food, vacation and try more new food

  • donnas

    Great list. Mine isn’t nearly as exciting

  • Kimberly Hammond

    At the top of my list is to make a Birthday cake for my aunt on Christmas.

  • Tina

    Nice!

  • Katherine Ivan

    I need to write and send Christmas cards … am way behind this year! Spent too much time shopping online.

  • Michelle Willms

    I’ve kind of got two big items tied for top place: finish Christmas shopping and wrap gifts. Of course, in order to FINISH shopping, I should actually get started, right??? 🙂

  • Beverly Gordon

    only real thing on my to do list is to make sure all of the 7 kids that live with us get one

  • andie88

    Andie’s Holiday To-Do List:
    1 – EAT as much as you can of the amazing food while reading Revenant 😀

    Rev’s a meany, though! lol Can’t wait for the book! 🙂
    Thanks for the giveaway! Happy Holidays!

  • I love Revenant’s list :))
    I have to finish buying presents and lists for food 😀

  • Bette Platt

    This year we are heading to Florida for Christmas!!! so packing and driving are the top of my list!! Harry Potter for Christmas and Disney for the New Year!!!!

  • Ashley Martinez

    Wrap presents and finishing shopping

  • Bethany Frost

    Drive 20 hours to Syracuse to spend the Holidays with my parents since I have everything wrapped and ready to go!

  • Jenni

    Not much I hate procrastinating do I get things done early! So I guess just relax and read 🙂

  • Nicole

    Number one on my list is survive!

  • Margaret Stagg

    Finish baking!

  • Kim

    I always have Christmas cards out by dec. 1st. Haven’t even thought about them yet this year

  • Ashley Clark

    Lots of baking and tons more Christmas shopping! Thank you for the giveaway!! 🙂

  • Cheryl Johnson

    Love Revenant’s list. Cannot wait to read the book!

  • Suzanne McNutt

    I sent presents out early. Now I can just relax and shop for me. Books are at the top of my list.

  • April Roodbeen

    Enjoy my holiday! 🙂

  • sinrh

    Buy alcohol is at the top on my list too. Hubby agrees.

  • junemanning

    My to do list is pretty simple, spend time with my family.

  • Staci Rickman

    Spending time with my loved ones

  • clara

    whaat? who got reincarnated?

  • Karen C.

    To get some sleep when I can.

  • Guest

    omg I’m so right there with him on the snow :O

  • Andrea McKay

    Omg, I”m so right there with him on the snow. Top of my holiday to do list is always to stay warm v.v

  • Renee Hartman

    Spend time with my family and relax.

  • C.c. Townsend

    I have to find a great double gift for my mom. Her birthday is the 22nd!!! uuugghhh i haven’t been able to find anything good enough for her.

  • Pj Hansen

    Making a donation! Love Larissa’s books, cannot wait for Revenant! Thanks!

  • Sharon Lynn

    I am putting Slow Down and enjoy the season at the top of my to-do list. I am always a stressed, miserable mess by Christmas Day. Determined to relax if it KILLS me! Lol

  • JoAnna B

    Finish buying and then wrapping presents. 🙁

  • Marion Mohr Kennedy

    Our lists are identical!

  • Trina Parker

    Top of my To Do List is to spoil all my Grandchildren with lots of presents as they have all been very good this year, and we have a new Granddaughter and two new Step-Grandchildren, so, the more the merrier lol xx

  • Tracy

    Trying to think of the best present for my mother-in-law!

  • Iris Salazar

    Christmas cards to be sent out!

  • krises

    Holiday to do list??…I’d have to agree with Revenant’s top three for sure but include, baking with alcohol and wrapping gifts while drinking alcohol.

  • Verukah Wylde

    spend quality time with my dog, Percy. We like quiet time.

  • bn100

    go shopping

  • Tania M

    Send out my Christmas cards.

  • Priscilla Pomeroy

    Bake! I love to bake & give the goodies away to neighbors & friends

  • VictoriaMiller

    I am almost done with holiday stuff. I have three more gifts to buy and I am done, done, done.

  • gizfawn

    Finish making cookies, and try out Grandma’s pound cake recipe.

  • Krrizis

    My top holiday to do list? Find a way to remain in Australia as my doors all start closing one by one.

  • mellissa monteforte

    Happy holidays to you and thank you for the chance. For Christmas I’m just trying to get my kids some gifts. It’s been difficult this year for my family.

  • marianna veszpremi

    Well that’s one hell of a to do list. Loved it.
    Mine not that long. Only one come hell or high water I am gonna read all day on the 25th!!!
    Have withdrawal symptoms

  • BookAttict

    1. Make Cookies
    2. Eat cookies!
    3. Eat more cookies!!

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!

  • Deborah Elise Marchello

    Would like to have both my daughters home for christmas, but one lives 3-4 hours away and can’t leave work. Not really a to do list.

  • Belle79

    Finished my list today, learned to bake Potica.

  • Kirsten

    Relaxing during the holidays!

  • Karin Anderson

    Christmas cards are now on the top of my list. I have them and even have a list of people to send them to. I just haven’t written them or addressed them. 😉

  • Julieta

    Be on time for the bus.
    Be talkative and social so my mother will be happy.

    Help if they ask for it.
    And the rest I will see.

  • Raine Dawson

    1: Re-read all of your books and pretend that the real world doesn’t exist. 2: Remember to start ‘getting the flu’ a few days before Xmas to avoid family functions. 3: Assemble the awesome new cat tree I bought, which seemed a lot less awesome when it arrived ‘assembly required’ in a box big enough for a Fiat!. (English instructions not included ) 4: Stock up on Jagermeister and Xanax because in preparation for Xmas because I’ll feel too guilty telling my mom I have the flu again. 5: Read more, this time add coffee and chocolate!

  • Betül

    BUY GIFTS ASAP!

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