I owe Larissa a debt of gratitude because after reading and loving her book “Pleasure Unbound”, and posting a review on Amazon.com I visited her website. It was through her site that I found Writeminded_Readers, a yahoo group where authors and readers join in discussions about books, reading and life. I had been scouting around for an online reading group for a long time and when I noticed that the majority of the cornerstone authors at Writeminded had written books I read and thoroughly enjoyed I immediately joined and have since made my ‘online home’ there.
Since joining Writeminded I’ve had the opportunity to chat with Larissa online on many occasions and I can tell you she is gracious, grateful to her readers and has a wonderful sense of humor. I feel she is a kindred spirit in a way, she has similar reading tastes to myself and told me recently she is a vegetarian (not that that has anything to do with my author picks – lol). Larissa has an amazing imagination and a gift for taking a simple idea and spinning it into a wonderful story.
Which brings me to my review of “Pleasure Unbound”.
“Pleasure Unbound”, is IMHO one of the best books I’ve read of it’s genre to be published in 2008. Larissa has woven erotic romance, suspense, and treachery into a great storyline in an original setting. The story is laced with dark wit and the action scenes are explosive. The book opens at “Underworld General”, a hospital created for the treatment of demons and all manner of paranormal creatures. It is here we meet the main protagonist of the book, “Eidolon”, a charismatic (and I mean charismatic), demon physician who has endured many losses in an ongoing war with a society of demon hunters and exterminators. Practicing medicine is Eidolon’s passion, however he is struggling to control dark impulses that are raging within him as part of a transitional phase inherent to his species.
Robyn is forced to return to her home near a world famous ski resort for a reunion where many traumatic memories from her high school years await.
Larissa Ione’s website is: http://www.larissaione.com/