Review + Blog Tour: Z by Larissa Ione

Posted May 2, 2016 by Jen in Blog Tour, Paranormal Romance, Rating B, Reviews Tags: , , , ,

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Z is the latest in Larissa Ione’s incredible Demonica Underworld Series brought to you by the amazing team at 1001 Dark Nights! Be sure you grab your copy of this sexy new novella today!

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My Review:

Larissa Ione
Jen Twimom
Rating: B-

Vex is a daemanis, a demon soul magnet, a person to whom souls stick like glue. If a demon dies near her, it gets sucked into her and stored as a glyph on her skin before the griminions can take the demon souls to the Grim Reaper. Selling the demon souls is the only way Vex can make a good living, but someone, or something, is killing off all those that buy and sell souls. So Vex heads to see Azagoth, the Grim Reaper himself, to try and unload her current evil riders.

Zhubaal (Z) is Azagoth’s second in command. He doesn’t love the job but keeps it, hoping to find his beloved, Laura. Her soul was trapped in Sheoul-gra until she was reborn into life 30 years ago. Unfortunately Z doesn’t know Laura’s new identity, but realizes his long search may be over because he can feel her soul trapped inside the uber sexy Vex.

Vex and Z’s romance is one that has to overcome some big obstacles. Z has been hung up on his lost soulmate for over a hundred years, and even when his body reacts to Vex, he cannot see past his sacred love for Laura to the awesome woman before him. Finding out that Vex shares something with Laura causes such internal conflict for Z that he doesn’t know what to do, and of course, messes everything up. While the couple shares some sweet and sexy moments, the book walks a fine line between using Vex and helping Z discover his true love.

Overall, Z is an enjoyable read that focuses on the romance between Zhubaal and Vex. While the romance is sexy and fun, I missed the deeper, overarching storylines I’m used to from the Demonica / Lords of Deliverance series. Readers unfamiliar with Ms. Ione’s wonderful series should have no troubles enjoying Z’s story.

My Rating: B-  Liked It


About the Book:

Zhubaal, fallen angel assistant to the Grim Reaper, has spent decades searching for the angel he loved and lost nearly a century ago. Not even her death can keep him from trying to find her, not when he knows she’s been given a second chance at life in a new body. But as time passes, he’s losing hope, and he wonders how much longer he can hold to the oath he swore to her so long ago…

As an emim, the wingless offspring of two fallen angels, Vex has always felt like a second-class citizen. But if she manages to secure a deal with the Grim Reaper — by any means necessary — she will have earned her place in the world. The only obstacle in the way of her plan is a sexy hardass called Z, who seems determined to thwart her at every turn. Soon it becomes clear that they have a powerful connection rooted in the past…but can any vow stand the test of time?

Release Date: April 26, 2016
Evil Eye Concepts
Demonica #11.8 / 1,001 Dark Nights #39
Paranormal Romance, novella
paperback (100 pages), e-book
Book Source: Publisher

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Reviews in the Series:
One shirtless man with nice musclesSin Undone by Larissa Ione (Demonica #5)
Eternity Embraced by Larissa Ione (Demonica #3.5)
Eternal Rider by Larissa Ione (Lords of Deliverance #1 / Demonica #6)
Immortal Rider by Larissa Ione (Lords of Deliverance #2 / Demonica #7)
Lethal Rider by Larissa Ione (Lords of Deliverance #3 / Demonica #8)
Rogue Rider by Larissa Ione (Lords of Deliverance #4 / Demonica #9)
Reaver by Larissa Ione (Demonica #10 / Lords of Deliverance #5)
Azagoth by Larissa Ione (Demonica #10.5)
Revenant by Larissa Ione (Demonica #11 / Lords of Deliverance #6)
Hades by Larissa Ione (Demonica #11.5)
Base Instincts by Larissa Ione (Demonica #11.7)

Larissa Ione - headshotAbout Larissa Ione:

Larissa Ione is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. An Air Force veteran, she traded in a career as a meteorologist to pursue her passion of writing. She now spends her days in pajamas with her computer, strong coffee, and supernatural worlds. She believes in celebrating everything, and would never be caught without a bottle of Champagne chilling in the fridge…just in case. She currently lives in Wisconsin with her U.S. Coast Guard husband, her teenage son, a rescue cat named Vegas, and her very own hellhound, a King Shepherd named Hexe.

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Larissa Ione’s Z – Review & Excerpt Tour Schedule:

April 27th

A Fortress of books – Review

What Is That Book About – Excerpt

Booklovers For Life – Review & Excerpt

Queens of the Darkside – Excerpt

April 28th

Milky Way of Books – Review

Extreme Bookaholics – Excerpt

Nice Ladies, Naughty Books – Excerpt

April 29th

Collector of book boyfriends – Excerpt

Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews – Review

I Smell Sheep – Review

Oh My Shelves – Review

April 30th

Reading Between the Wines Book Club – Excerpt

Smokin’ Hot Reads Book Blog – Review & Excerpt

Barbara Book Reviews – Excerpt

May 1st

Angelika blogja – Review

Sultry, Steamy Reading – Review & Excerpt

Deluged with Books Cafe – Review & Excerpt

Coffee-Books-Life Blog – Review & Excerpt

May 2nd

Bridget’s Book Bungalow – Review & Excerpt

That’s What I’m Talking About – Review

Books-n-Kisses – Review & Excerpt

May 3rd

Reads All the Books – Review & Excerpt

Wicked Faerie’s Tales and Reviews – Excerpt

Diane’s Book Blog – Review

Alpha book club – Review & Excerpt

May 4th

The Romance Reviews – Review

Ashley Book Blog – Review & Excerpt

Romancing the Readers – Review

KatyaRath – Review & Excerpt

May 5th

Hike2Forty and beyond – Review & Excerpt

KT Book Reviews – Excerpt

A Hopeless Romantic’s Booklandia – Review & Excerpt

SnoopyDoo’s Book Reviews – Excerpt

May 6th

Hart’s Romance Pulse – Excerpt

Book Lovin’ Mamas – Review & Excerpt

Angel’s Guilty Pleasures – Excerpt

Evermore Books – Review & Excerpt

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2 responses to “Review + Blog Tour: Z by Larissa Ione

    • This one felt more standalone in that there weren’t as many ties to the overall series, which is basically done. Larissa is going to start up a spinoff, taking place 25 years in the future.