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Guest Post and Giveaway: The Base Instincts Blog Tour with Larissa Ione

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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.

And please don’t forget your email address in your comment so Riptide Publishing can contact you if you win!

Good luck!


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!


BaseInstincts_1200x1800HRBlurb: 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


Author BioAbout 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.

Follow Larissa Ione at: Website || Twitter || Facebook



The Fine Print:

*Entrants must be 18 years or older to qualify

*No residency restrictions apply

*All comments must be relevant to the author’s prompt to be eligible (when applicable)

*The Novel Approach will not be held liable for prize delivery unless otherwise specified


46 thoughts on “Guest Post and Giveaway: The Base Instincts Blog Tour with Larissa Ione

  1. Marilyn says:

    Ever since I read Snowbound I have read every one of Larissa’s books as soon as they were released. The Demonica series and Underworld General Hospital have been my favorites ever since. I love m/m and was thrilled to download this book right away and on my list to read next. SO GLAD to have you and your books in my life, Larissa. Your choice in love was for my benefit, too!

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  2. cheryl johnson says:

    I have been a fan of Larissa for quite a while and love her Demonica series, so of course I was excited to learn about a new book set in that world. Can’t wait to read it.


  3. Kitti says:

    Thank you for the giveaway! :) I have read you first two books in Hungary speach and the others in Germany speach, I hope Base Instincts will be translatet too when not I am going to read it with a dictionary :)


  4. Holly says:

    I have been hooked since I found your novella in supernatural, picked it up for another novella read the whole thing and glad I did I’ve been reading your books nonstop and have been stalking the 1001 dark nights books for more of your work! So excited to read this one!


  5. Kat Daugherty says:

    Larissa conveys reality, no matter what world she’s creating.
    I can picture everyone and everything, from atmosphere to facial expression. The humor, adventure, drama, love, hate, growth and evolution of the players. The twists, turns, tears, snorts, public outbursts and bone deep outrage (no matter how many times you re-read/live the above, even KNOWING it will be okay and HEA!). infuriating and comforting at the same time. Larissa’s worlds are my most revisited, and always a rocking good time; demons, horsemen, clans, ski boys and ACRO, oh my!!!


  6. haylee james says:

    I absolutely love your work and I have never read anything else like these books. I cant wait to read any others that you can create my favorite thing about these books is that they can go on forever thanks to all the books and all the characters that are in them I am very happy to be your fan thank you for the demonica series and the Lord’s of deliverance novels


  7. The Demonica series was the very first series that I ever read and i usually have whatever book Larissa releases on pre order but money’s tight right now so I couldn’t get Base Instincts this time. Totally bummed about it. But I’m totally anticipating the read.


  8. I have read all of Larissa’s books and LOVED them! The Demonica/LOD series are amazing! I have converted many friends to come to the awesome side by reading her books! 😃
    Thanks for the chance!


  9. Ashley Clark says:

    I’m so excited to read this! The Demonica and LOD series are two of my favorites! Thank you for the chance at such an awesome giveaway and for such amazing books! :)


  10. Antonia says:

    After decades of not wanting to read romance in any form, I found Larissa Ione. After reading the first couple of pages of Pleasure Unbound, I knew resistance was futile! If ever there was a story with a combination of elements designed to appeal to me, it was this one, and even now, having read all of Larissa’s books, Eidolon is still my special demonic sweetie. First love, and all that…. :) Her writing has gone from strength to strength, and each new book is a cause for celebration, as this one is – it’s currently burning a hole in my Kindle app on the iPad! Do all relationships require a sacrifice? I’d say yes, I can’t imagine a relationship with a family member, friend, colleague, or even a pet, that didn’t both give and take in some form or other. Wherever there are two living beings living or working together, compromises, or sacrifices must be made. In any loving or healthy relationship, what is gained is always worth the cost. And now that *I’ve* written a book, I’ll sign off here! Thank you for all the wonderful reads, Larissa!!


  11. Nichola says:

    Love the demonica lords of deliverance series. Just got base instinct so heading for early night to read in bed undisturbed…. Oooh major excited thanks Larissa x


  12. Jennifer Anderson says:

    You were the first paranormal author I read. I wasn’t to sure about that genre, but my library had one of your books on display, so I decided to try it. Boy, am I glad I ever did! I loved it, and have read every book of yours since, including Syndey Croft books. Are you going to write more of those with Stephanie? I love both worlds you write in! I can’t wait to get this one! My Birthday is Thursday, so feel free to pick me to win. I’d love a belated gift! LOL! I know what sacrifice is too. I grew up in California, and my husband grew up in NY. We were pen pals, and he didn’t want to go West, so I came East. It’s worked out for the last 27 yrs., so sacrifice does workout when you’re in love.


  13. Trudy says:

    Absolutely love Larissa Ione and the Demonica Series! Looking forward to Raze’s story because anything worth having, especially true love, is worth fighting & dying for!


  14. Jane M. says:

    Can’t wait to start reading‼️😊 Arrived in my library last night😊👍🏻. I just Lv the Demonica Series👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻😊. I’ve been hooked from Book One with Edilon👍🏻😊


  15. I have been counting down for this to be released! I love the Demonica world and to add a M/M story to it? Oh, yeah!!! Can’t wait to get lost in that story….must go buy it now :)
    manning_J2004 at yahoo dot com


  16. Leilani says:

    Demonica was one of the first pnr series I read back in 2010 when I fell back in love with reading for pleasure. Wraith is my favorite. I don’t read much m/f or paranormal anymore so I was shocked and excited to see this book on the m/m books published in September list.


  17. Wonderful post!
    I love,love paranormal romance and looking forward to read Demonica series,I heard and read only good things about this series.
    So excited!


  18. Rhonda Tollsy says:

    Thanks for the giveaway!! The Demonica series is one of my fave paranormal romance series! I can’t wait until I read Raze’s story. It’s next on my splurging;)


  19. Cristina Chavez says:

    This story sounds amazing! I’m looking forward to reading it. Fell in love with all of larissa’s characters since I picked up one of her first books. Thank you so much for sharing with us and this opportunity♡♡♡♡


  20. Lori A says:

    I’m very much a fan, my current copies of the books have spines that are illegible because they have been read so many times! My friends definitely helped out because I used Demonica to get them hooked on PNR. Thank you for giving another voice to the LGBT fans-I can’t wait to see what’s next!


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