Celebrating… Larissa Ione

Posted February 14, 2011 by Jen in Giveaway Tags: , , , , , ,

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. 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. *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. 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. 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)!

  5. Happy Bloganniversary!!

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

    I cried for the 1st 400 pages.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.


  8. 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

  9. 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.)

  10. 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

  11. 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…


  12. 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 🙂

  13. 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!

  14. 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!

  15. 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.


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

    Please count me in for the ebook

  17. 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.

  18. 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!!).


  19. 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.

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


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

    Thanks for the giveaway!


  22. 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

  23. 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

  24. 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


  25. 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.


  26. 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

  27. 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).


  28. 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.


  29. 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

  30. 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.