Review: Ecstasy Unveiled by Larissa Ione

Ecstasy Unveiled by Larissa Ione

Ecstasy Unveiled by Larissa Ione
Demonica Series, Book 4 
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Format: Paperback, 432 pages
Published: January 26, 2010 by Forever
ISBN: 978-0446556828
Received From: Hachette Book Group


Lore is a Seminus half-breed demon who has been forced to act as his dark master's assassin. Now to earn his freedom and save his sister's life, he must complete one last kill. Powerful and ruthless, he'll stop at nothing to carry out this deadly mission.

Idess is an earthbound angel with a wild side, sworn to protect the human Lore is targeting. She's determined to thwart her wickedly handsome adversary by any means necessary-even if that means risking her vow of eternal chastity. But what begins as a simple seduction soon turns into a passion that leaves both angel and demon craving complete surrender. Torn between duty and desire, Lore and Idess must join forces as they battle their attraction for each other. Because an enemy from the past is rising again-one hellbent on vengeance and unthinkable destruction.

My Ramblings:

This story is based on the traditional plot of the good girl falling for the bad boy, but Larissa Ione has added her own brand of intrigue that keeps this passion filled story so very interesting. I found myself immersed into the story of Idess and Lore because it goes from complicated to critical fast at the very beginning and just builds from there. Throughout the book I kept thinking how's this new kink going to get work out. The characters are not perfect and they are flawed in such a way I found myself emotionally tied to each one. I found Idess to be the just right combination of tough, soft and just a little of a bad girl. Lore was self-sacrificing for those he loved, and perfect for Idess.

As a subplot to Estasy Unveiled, there is an angry disturbance causing the spirits to be agitated at Underworld General, a medical center under the city of New York for vamps, demons, werewolves, well pretty much all paranormal beings. This disturbance also starts to flow over and effect the people who visit and run the hospital. Things start to get pretty tense around Underworld General and angry emotions start to fly.

Also, when you get to end of the book and you're thinking about how you want more, there is an excerpt to the next novel in the Demonica series.

After reading Ecstasy Unveiled, the fourth book in the Demonica series, I have come to expect to be captivated by Larissa Ione's writing. Yes, in my opinion, Larissa Ione is the mistress of world building and  scorching love scenarios with endings that leaving you feeling beyond satisfied.

If you have been reading the Demonica series then you do not want to miss Ecstasy Unveiled. Or you haven't started this series yet, don't wait another day but I recommend you start with the first book, Pleasure Unbound.

My Rating: Really Liked it

Places you can find Larissa: Web Site | Blog | Twitter | Facebook

Demonica Series:

  1. Pleasure Unbound
  2. Desire Unchained
  3. Passion Unleashed
  4. Ecstasy Unveiled

Other Ramblings:


Mandi said...

Loved Lore - thought he was a great character! I had a tiny bit less love for Idess, but I think it is because Sin overpowered in the book..but I adored Sin...oh, I can't wait for her book :)

Chris said...

I'm looking forward to this one!

Larissa Ione said...

I never know if I'm supposed to comment on reviews or not...but...Yay!!!!! *g* I'm so glad the book worked for you! Ecstasy Unveiled feels a bit "different" to me, compared to the others, so I've been very nervous about it.

Then again, I'm always nervous! :)

Glad you enjoyed it!

Donna said...

Mandi - I liked Sin also but for me this story was all about Lore & Idess. I'm looking forward to seeing what's in store for Sin also.

Chris - It was good!

Donna said...

Larissa - I'm so glad you stopped by, your visit has made my day! I really, really enjoyed reading Ecstasy Unveiled. It did have a different feel to it but it worked and kept this series fresh me. I'm definitely looking forward to your next book in this series.

Michelle Greathouse said...


I am so looking forward to this installment - I love this series. :)

Great review.


Patti (@TheLoveJunkee) said...

Nice review, Donna! I just won this book and am going to drive the mailman crazy until I get it - he's going to start skipping my street if he sees my car in the driveway!

Donna said...

Michelle - Same here. I should have mentioned that I have come to like this series better than the BDB series. :)

Donna said...

Patti - LOL! I know how you feel about a most wanted book, you can just hear the clock ticking waiting for the delivery. I hope you enjoy it!

Leontine said...

The need to feed me some Demonica books becomes more urgent with every review read. Looking forward to meeting some demons *grin*

Smokinhotbooks said...

*sobs* I have to wait until February to read this book. I am totally fine if you want to add quotes, go into vivid details on certain scenes and what the next book is about.

Donna said...

Leontine - I love this series! It's definitely one to look forward to. :)

KC - Why do you have to wait? Okay, the reason I didn't say specifically about what the next book will be because while I was reading this one I didn't know, so it added to momentum of the book. But if I had know, it would have been a different read for me. Make sense? I know I'm being a bit cryptic...

Blodeuedd said...

Hi Donna,
great review, you make me wanna pick up book 2 that is sitting on my shelf ;)

Unknown said...

Yay!!! I just received my copy and I cant wait to dig into tit!!!

Awesome review hon!! =)))

VampFanGirl said...

I really need to get going with this series. I read the first book eons ago so I'm thinkin' it might be wise to ro a re-read and then dive into the other three series installments.

Thanks for the review Donna and for reminding me that this is a series to read.

:) VFG

Alexia561 said...

Great review! I really need to pick up this series, especially if you liked it better than BDB!

Donna said...

Blodeuedd - Do read it! Terrific series. :)

Larissa - Great! I hope you like it. But for some reason I'm willing to bet you do. ;)

VFG - This is a scorching hot series so yeah I'd agree with you about dive into it. :)

Alexia - Yes, I do mean that. I really like the BDB series but I can honestly say the Demonica series has not disappointed me yet. Can't say the same about the BDB series.

Lea said...

Great review Donna:

I so enjoyed this book too. I really like the way you described Lore and Idess's relationship.

Larissa is brilliant IMHO..

Thanks for sharing!


Donna said...

Thanks Lea! I agree with you 100% about Larissa. Her books are keepers for me. So ready for the next one. Glad it's coming out this year. :)

Maija said...

This series is awesome! I got my friend hooked to it too :)
I'll get my copy of Ecstasy Unveiled next week... Can't wait!

Jess (The Cozy Reader) said...

I can't wait to read this one. Love this series.

Unknown said...

LOVED this book! This is such an awesome series!!!


Donna said...

Maija A. - It is awesome, I have to agree with that. I think that is so cool that you got your friend hook on this series. I bet you both have a lot to talk about. :)

Jessia - Same here!!

Larrisa - LOL! Glad you liked it but you know Larissa Ione's always going to come through. ;)

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