New Year's Giveaway: Day 9, Larissa Ione

>> Thursday, January 13, 2011

I know Larissa Ione because my critique partner, Elisabeth Naughton, badgered me until I finally agreed to email Larissa and ask her for a quote for my debut novel, FEVER.

I'm not shy, but neither am I an extrovert who can just talk to anyone, anywhere, anytime.  And I'm incredibly independent, so asking for some one's help is tough for me.  And, mind you, I wasn't asking for something small.  I was asking for a New York Times Bestseller to take time out of her prolific schedule to read my manuscript, create a quote she felt described my work and my writing, and attach her name to it.  Her reputation.

Ack! The pressure!

When my editor expressed her excitement over the prospect of having Larissa's quote, I finally worked up the guts to email her. 

And...yes...I'm going to say this in public...my critique partner was right.  She told me Larissa was totally sweet, completely unselfish and absolutely professional.  And Larissa is all those things.  But she's also personable, down to earth, funny, easy to talk to and incredibly accommodating. 

SIN UNDONE was the first book I'd read by Larissa.  By about page 10 I knew I'd be reading the rest of her series.  I love kick-ass heroines, and Larissa knows how to write them.  Her plots are twisted and intricate and deep.  Her love stories heart-rending.  Her sex scenes sizzling hot. 

What more could you ask for?

I am thrilled to include Larissa in my list of authors I am grateful for everyday!  Whoever gets SIN UNDONE in the give-away is a true winner.

Up For Win Today:
SIN UNDONE, the fifth book in Larissa's Paranormal Romance series Demonica.
(Or any other book in her Demonica series if you win and have already read SIN)
To enter:
Follow me on Twitter: @joanswan & send me a tweet with #newyear in the message. (Tweet Here)

Book Summary:
As the only female Seminus demon ever born, master assassin Sinead Donnelly is used to being treated like an outcast. She spent decades enslaved, and now vows she’ll die before she’ll relinquish her freedom again. Then Sin’s innate ability to kill her enemies goes awry: She creates a lethal new werewolf virus that sparks a firestorm of panic and violence.

Half-werewolf, half-vampire Conall Dearghul is charged with bringing in Sin to face punishment for the plague. And she’s no stranger: He’s bound to her by blood, and the one sexual encounter they shared has left him hungering for her raw sensuality. Worse, Sin is the underworld’s most wanted and Con soon learns he’s the only one who can help her . . . and that saving her life might mean sacrificing his own.

Read an excerpt: HERE

Upcoming Releases:
  • ETERNITY EMBRACED, ebook, January 2011
    Originally printed in The Mammoth Book of Vampire Romance 2, Eternity Embraced has been expanded for the ebook release.
  • ETERNAL RIDE, April 2011
    The first book in the Lords of Deliverance series, which is about the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and is a spinoff from the Demonica series.
Works In Progress:
  • VAMPIRE FIGHT CLUB, September 2011
    A Demonica novella that will release as part of the Supernatural anthology
  • IMMORTAL RIDER, December 2011
    The second Lords of Deliverance book
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Tomorrow, Darynda Jones, paranormal romance debut author

3 comments:

Larissa Ione 6:37 AM  

Aw...thanks for all the kind words! Glad Elizabeth talked you into contacting me! It's been great getting to know you, and I'm loving the book!

CLMcCune 4:36 PM  

1/2 werewolf 1/2 vampire...hmmm...sexy:)` And going after a woman called "Sin"! This sounds GOOD.

Joan Swan 7:32 PM  

Larissa...so glad you're loving it :) and I'm glad Elisabeth is so pushy...er...I mean insightful as well. :)

Cindy...it's VERY good! A must have!

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