Fun with Larissa Ione + Giveaways!!!

>> Tuesday, November 29, 2011


We're having a little fun with Larissa Ione today!  She's UBER busy with the release of IMMORTAL RIDER, so when I asked her over to the blog, I gave her something really easy to do and something fun for us to read!  A Twitter-type interview with fun, fascinating and frivilous facts about Larissa!

Comment or choose one question to answer for yourself and enter to win:
1 of 3 copies of Larissa's last release ETERNAL RIDER
1 of 5 custom handmade bookmarks


The signs are everywhere...disastrous world events. Evil rising up, unleashed upon the innocent. The prophecies were there...but no one listened. Until now. The time has come for those who can either usher in Doomsday...or prevent it. They are here. They ride. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.

Arik Wagner, a soldier with the U.S. Army's paranormal unit, the R-XR, kissed a girl and liked it. And then he went to hell as punishment. Where he's spent weeks being tortured...and plotting revenge.

Limos, Horsewoman of the Apocalypse, isn't your average girl. She's immortal, dangerous, and her fiancé is Satan himself. In a moment of weakness, she gave in to her desire and kissed Arik, triggering her fiancé's wrath - and his claim on her. In order to save Arik, and the world, Limos must make a dangerous pact with her recently turned evil brother, Pestilence. A deal that might just cost her her soul...and her heart.

Now, let's learn some fun stuff about Larissa!

Do You Like Going Window Shopping?

Can You Tell If Someone Is Lying To You?

Do You Have Any Undiscovered Or Hidden Talents?
I kill watch batteries. Like, within hours. Can't wear anything but wind-ups!

Are You The Same Person You Were As A Child, Or Much Different?
I'm happier!

Do You Believe In Destiny?
Sort of...

Ever Broken Any Bones?
Both wrists (at the same time)

Have You Ever Felt Like You Hit Rock Bottom?

Are You A Touchy Feely Person?
*shudders* No

Do You Like Eating Out At Restaurants?
Love it!

Any Tattoos?
Two. Demon caduceus from my books on my right ankle and a Vulcan IDIC from Star Trek on my hip.

Have You Ever Cheated On A Test?

Do You Have Any Weird Habits?
I only shave one leg per day.

Have You Ever Walked Out On A Movie At The Theater?

Have You Ever Regretted One Of Your “Romantic Encounters”?

Do You Believe In The Afterlife?

Ever Been Addicted To A Game?
Oh, yes. Any D&D computer game!

How Did You Rebel As A Child?
You name it...

First impression of your significant other.

Do You Like To Go Camping? long as it's in a camper. I hate the tent thing!

Can't Stand Being Around People Who_________?

Do You Believe In Extraterrestrials Or Life On Other Planets?
I do!

Have you ever had a job where you had to wear a uniform?

Are You A Window Person Or An Aisle Person?
Aisle - so I don't have to climb over people to go to the bathroom!

How Do You Like To Celebrate Your Birthday?
By pretending it didn't happen.

How Do You Like To Spend New Year's Eve?
Sleeping. Yep, I'm a BLAST!

Have You Ever Been Hit By A Girl?
Yep. And I hit back.

Are You Afraid Of Heights?

Have You Ever Gone Cow-Tipping?
Ugh...that's horrible!

Do you prefer your mattress soft or hard?
Very soft!

Do you believe in snipes?
They exist!

Do You Like Rainy Days Or Snowy Winter Days More?
Gimme snow any day!

What is Your Favorite Beverage?

Are You A Heavy Or Light Sleeper?
Light. So very, very light.

Do You Have Any Phobias Or Fears?
I'm insanely claustrophobic. I'm still traumatized by Mission: Space at Epcot Center because it was so tight!

Ever Been To A Strip Club?
More than one!

Ever Won The Lottery?
I wish!

Are you wearing socks right now?
Yep. I'm rarely without them.

Last food you ate?
Chocolate creme Oreos

Do you need to do laundry?

Have You Ever Fired A Gun?
I earned a marksmanship ribbon in the Air Force, so... :)

Given A Chance, Would You Bungee Jump?
Hell, no.

Favorite Thing To Spend Money On?
My pets

Have You Ever Ridden In An Ambulance?
Yep...was a certified EMT!

Do You Have A Recurring Dream?
I often dream of my daughter. Except I don't have a daughter. It's weird.

Do You Snore Or Steal The Covers Or Roll Around In Your Sleep?
All of the above

Last concert you went to?
Brooks and Dun

Before you started this survey, what were you doing?
Playing with the dog

What is the last thing you watched on TV?

Would you ever consider living abroad?
In a heartbeat

What time is bed time?
10 PM

Have you ever won a trophy? 4-H

What's under your bed?

What do you do most when you are bored?

What are some of the different jobs that you have had in your life?
Fast-food worker, waitress, video store clerk, security officer, bartender, EMT, meteorologist

Can you tie a maraschino cherry stem with your tongue?

Comment or choose one question to answer for yourself and enter to win:
1 of 3 copies of Larissa's last release ETERNAL RIDER
1 of 5 custom handmade bookmarks
Open Internationally!


Carla 4:43 AM  

That was a great interview Joan and very informative Larissa. I really enjoyed it. Looking forward to reading Immortal Rider...if it ever gets here darn it.
Would LOVE one of those awesome bookmarks. I'm a bookmark and pen whore LOL. ;-)

Anonymous,  5:23 AM  

I really liked that. A good way to get to know someone, would love win the book!!!

Anonymous,  5:30 AM  

I am such a huge fan. I have been hooked since I picked up the first Demonica book and fell for Eidolon. Love LOD series and can't wait for more. Thanks Larissa!!!


Schrock 5:34 AM  

Great questions. The things you find out about people, LOL. I would love to know why she only shaves one leg at a time!

Joanne 5:41 AM  

Great and informative interview. I did not know Larissa was a certified EMT.


cherthib 6:02 AM  

Absolutely love Larissa. I can't wait to start Immortal Rider.

alainala 6:34 AM  

Awesome interview! i love NCIS (I just started watching it though.. halfway through season 2.. coincidentally the last thing i watched on tv as well)..

alainala At hotmail DOT ca

Avery Flynn 6:50 AM  

Chocolate creme Oreos? Heresy! Oreos should remain unadulterated and pure. :)

Proserpine 7:05 AM  

Lovely interview! How can you tie a maraschino cherry stem with your tongue? LOL I love to know more about the author I truly love to read! IN fact the only book I read from Larissa was Eternal Rider and I totally fell in love with this story! Can't wait to read Immortal Rider! Thanks for the interview and great giveaway! (One leg per day that's funny!)


Nicole 7:29 AM  

One of my fave series! Love this author! Great interview.

Angi Morgan 7:47 AM  

I've met very few people who also "kill" watches. Mine run for a bit, but even replacing the batteries, they never start up again. Most people don't believe me when I tell them why I don't wear a watch.

Great interview!

Victoria 7:47 AM  

I love these quick Q&A's. I remember someone falling at their high school reunion and breaking their wrists. Might that have been you Larissa ;)?
I really enjoy Larissa's books and can't wait for Amazon to finally get my copy to me.

Thanks for the giveaway.


Anonymous,  8:06 AM  

Love the interview, learned a lot about Ms. Larissa :) Thanks for having her stop by Joan and always great giveaways, thank you :)


GayleC 8:33 AM  

I was wondering what D&D computer games were you favorite. I love computer RPG games,such as Baldur's Gate and Dragon Ages Origins. Always looking for a new game.

Linda McDonald 9:09 AM  

Fun interview! Love that style of interview. And ah, another shirtless man it!!!


SilverRose313 9:10 AM  

Great Q&A! The book looks like such a good read, too!

silverrose313 at gmail dot com

Tasha 9:23 AM  

Great interview! I sooo look forward to starting this new series...


Na,  10:06 AM  

I do believe in the afterlife and I think that mostly comes from my reading of paranormals! Some of the creatures I've "met" I really wish existed.


GzNKz4evr 12:28 PM  

Joan, you keep coming up with the coolest questions. Can I borrow your brain for a bit? I promise I will give it back after *coughs* a while. *grins*

I was wondering - Do you think it is easier to write a stand-alone novel or a series? And if series, do you think they should be able to be stand-alones within the series? The reason I ask is that I have been getting feedback from a lot of friends about a few series lately. But I have a lot in the to-read pile. Many of these series are 5 or more books into the game already, so I would have to commit a lot of reading to one series. It is a tough decision for me because of the time invested and all of the other books that will wait in the mean time.

Also, when does an author know when to stop a series? Do you think some series go way too long - or maybe the author gets burnt out on the characters? Is there an acceptable or magical series number?

Thanks for the interview. I really enjoyed reading your answers.

Sheree 12:30 PM  

I used to be able to tie a maraschino cherry stem with my tongue (got to have the right stem) until I became allergic to the food coloring used for the cherries. Too bad.

ironss [at] gmail [dot] com

Poison Rose 12:36 PM  

Love those fast paced Q&A sessions.. Love how we find out so much about the authors we love. I have yet to read the series, but it sounds so good! I might have to run out and buy a few soon. *grins*

Thanks for the interview Larissa!

Raonaid Luckwell 1:12 PM  

Ouch! I remember when you broke both wrists at the same time. * huggles Larissa*

Though I am curious of what D&D game? I'm totally giggling over how you celebrate your birthday. I do the same thing but friends won't let me.

Cow-tipping. LOL.

Larissa already knows I love her books, that each book gets better and better. I'm proud to say I got one friend into it, and now I'm working on the others. I can see her loving the demon brothers.

Raonaid at gmail dot com

Angie-la 1:42 PM  

I love these type interviews! And I can also tie a knot in a cherry stem with my tongue.

Shonna,  4:50 PM  

Wish I could tie a knot in a maraschino cherry stem. Is there a trick to it??? Love your work.

Anne R 6:00 PM  

Loved the interview. I am a huge NCIS fan. Plus, I have bungee jumped, scariest thing ever! But I'm glad I did it.

Heather Joy 9:54 PM  

Yea! I love this series...and the Demonica series... and Sydney Croft... ok yep anything Larissa does... lol

Given A Chance, Would You Bungee Jump?

Been there, done that! When I still lived in Ks, there was a huge crane downtown that was setup for it. So before graduation, several of us "took the plunge" together!

June M. 12:09 PM  

I only discovered the wonderful Larissa Ione this year. I saw ETERNAL RIDER in the store and decided to try it. LOVED it!!! Had to get all the Demonica books too! I am a total fan now. I have not read the Sydney Croft series yet but I will be. I am hoping that there will be another spinoff series after LOD. I don't want this world to end, lol.
June M.
manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

Di 1:31 PM  

That was a lot of fun! I'll echo several of Larissa's reaponses: Love eating out, don't like braggerts, would bypass my birthday, soft mattress, light sleeper, usually wear socks. Really want to read one of Larissa's books!
sallans d at yahoo dot com

Kara 2:29 PM  

Thanks for the giveaway.


Michelle McMichael,  2:31 PM  

Love quick fire Q&A's, i always feel as if you learn more about people that way.

Thanks for sharing!


Emily Tardy 2:43 PM  

Great interview! Thank you for the chance to win!

Vanessa N. 4:11 PM  

I'm addicted to tetris and legend of zelda games. I don't even notice how many hours go by.

Kathryn Merkel 8:13 AM  

Very cool interview. I too can tie a cherry stem in a knot with my tongue, not that the skill has gained me anything.

drainbamaged.gyzmo at

Diana 12:42 PM  

Very beautiful interview! I found and someone else who shave one leg per day(sometimes).
Thank you for the great giveaway!

mistrywomyn 6:09 PM  

Larissa, we have more in common than not - I've been to more than one strip club too! Got a laugh out of a lot of your answers, and cannot wait for the next LoD book as well as the compendium!

Vanessa Vasquez,  5:21 AM  

Great interview! Love the books, love Larissa! And Reaver! Would love to know more about her.

Here the question:
Do You Have Any Phobias Or Fears?
Yes, i do have Arachnophobia. i cannot even see spiders on pictures on the internet without feeling one is crawling down my spine. And if I see a real one, I CRY!!!


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