TITLE: Sin UndoneAUTHOR/EDITOR: Larissa Ione
INFO: Paperback, Fiction, 413 pages
PUBLISHED: Grand Central Publishing, 2010
HOW'D I GET IT: Received from Hachette Books for review
FROM GOODREADS: 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. HIS HUNGER CAN’T BE DENIED
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.
MY TAKE: I loved it! This was the first book I've read of Larissa Ione's and it is definitely NOT the last. (This is the 5th book in her Demonica series, but it is an outstanding book that can be read as a stand-alone as well as being an integral piece of the whole story. I'm getting the other 4 ASAP!)
The action, lust, and tension in this story start right from the first page. You meet Sin who is half-human and half-demon. She is still learning to use her powers that she didn't even know she had until recently - as well as getting used to the brothers she wasn't aware of her entire life. You also meet Con, yummy dhampire who is being driven crazy by both Sin and the plague she's unleashed on the world.
This was another of those books that I just couldn't put down until I was finished. The interaction between Sin and Con is amazing all by itself. But then you add in her brothers, her ex-lovers, the assassins (her own) trying to kill her, and everyone else, you've got one heck of a party! Of course we can't forget the vampires and werewolves that are right in the thick of things either. A lot of great characters are in this series.
The author has an amazing knack for writing some white-hot, steamy scenes. I appreciate her ability to use them in the telling of her story instead of putting them in the book just for the sake of having some sex scenes. WOW! Her talent for sharp, witty dialogue really makes a story come to life. (Can you tell I'm impressed as all hell with this book and Larissa Ione?)
While I was bummed to learn that this is the last book of the "Demonica" series, Ms. Ione has introduced us to The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse who will star in her new "Lords of Deliverance" series. In "Sin Undone", we meet Ares (War) who will be in the first book "Eternal Rider" due out in April 2011. Can't wait....
You can read more about the author and her fantabulous books on her blog and Hachette's website.
The Demonica Series: (in order)
Pleasure Unbound, Desire Unchained, Passion Unleashed , Ecstasy Unveiled , Sin Undone
MY RATING: 4.5/5
WHERE TO BUY IT: Amazon.com, The Book Depository
Sin Undone was just released on August 24th. You can order it HERE or you can put your name in the hat to try and win a copy. Hachette Books has generously offered THREE of my readers their very own copy.
Just leave a comment on this post and tell me if you favor demons, vampires or werewolves? Or how about those dhampires???
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