Please help us welcome author Larissa Ione today, as she tours to promote the newest addition to her Demonica Series, Base Instincts. Enjoy Larissa’s guest post, then be sure to leave a comment to enter in a drawing for a tote bag with swag and signed copies of Pleasure Unbound and Desire Unchained, the first two books in the Demonica/Lords of Deliverance series! Entries close at midnight, Eastern time, on September 19, 2015. Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. entries.
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The Cost of True Love
As a very observant person pointed out, the heroes of my newest Demonica book, Base Instincts, embark on a dangerous journey on their way to true love. They face violence, betrayal, and even death to be with each other. It made me think…do all relationships require sacrifice?
I know that in my own relationship with my husband, we both made sacrifices in order to be together. When we met, I had a great job with the National Weather Service, and he was serving in the U.S. Coast Guard. Marrying him meant that we would be moving every 1-3 years and that my career would, basically, be over.
For his part, he knew that for much of our marriage, he’d be gone and I’d be left alone at home while he was out to sea. Then there are all of the family issues involved in a relationship – what if your parents and/or siblings don’t approve of your partner? What if you have to sacrifice the relationship with your family in order to be with the partner you love?
Now, granted, relationships in fiction can come with much more dramatic and dangerous risks. In Base Instincts, our medic hero, Raze, is forced to make a painful choice in order to be with the male he loves, and Slake, our other hero, must risk his very life and soul.
So here’s to love and the costs involved. May every sacrifice be worthwhile!
Blurb: As a Seminus demon, Raze’s life literally depends on having sex with females. The problem is that he doesn’t desire females, and it’s physically impossible for him to be with males. Thankfully, he and his best friend, Fayle, have an arrangement that keeps him alive . . . if lonely. He finds some solace in his work as a medic at Thirst, a vampire club known for its rough clientele. But his carefully structured world turns upside down when he meets a mysterious male who makes him want what he can never have.
Slake is an assassin used to getting what he wants, and what he wants is Raze. But he also wants to earn back the soul he sold when he was a much different demon. All he has to do is capture a runaway succubus named Fayle and hand her over to her family. What he doesn’t count on is being caught himself by a web of lies—and his attraction to Raze.
Raze and Slake must navigate a dangerous world to be together. But as Fayle’s jealousy of their relationship turns deadly, they find themselves embroiled in a battle not only for their love, but their lives and souls.
Base Instincts is available for purchase at Riptide Publishing and other fine e-tailers
About the Author: Larissa Ione is an award-winning New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. An Air Force veteran and former EMT, she traded in a career as a meteorologist to pursue her passion for 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 US 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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