Inner struggles, Heaven and Hell, a kick-ass heroine and a fallen angel worth swooning for make for a perfect combination of sin, sex, and spitfire that will keep the pages turning from start to finish. ~ Alyn, Guilty Pleasures
Z is the latest in Larissa Ione’s incredible Demonica Underworld Series brought to you by the amazing team at 1001 Dark Nights! Be sure you grab your copy of this sexy new novella today!
Zhubaal, fallen angel assistant to the Grim Reaper, has spent decades searching for the angel he loved and lost nearly a century ago. Not even her death can keep him from trying to find her, not when he knows she’s been given a second chance at life in a new body. But as time passes, he’s losing hope, and he wonders how much longer he can hold to the oath he swore to her so long ago…
As an emim, the wingless offspring of two fallen angels, Vex has always felt like a second-class citizen. But if she manages to secure a deal with the Grim Reaper — by any means necessary — she will have earned her place in the world. The only obstacle in the way of her plan is a sexy hardass called Z, who seems determined to thwart her at every turn. Soon it becomes clear that they have a powerful connection rooted in the past…but can any vow stand the test of time?
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To say I am a huge Larissa Ione fan is putting it mildly. Demonica is one of the series that broke my metaphorical cherry for paranormal romance and erotica and I would without a doubt place this series in my top 5. Z is the latest installment of the series and is a novella featured in 1001 Dark Nights (another favorite because I get spoiled with quickies from some of my favorite authors) and follows the story of Zhubaal; the right hand of Azagoth. While the novella is enjoyable as a stand-alone, it will be more intriguing to those that have followed Demonica and Lords of Deliverence as it takes place immediately following the aftermath of Revenant.
Zhubaal is a fallen angel on the hunt for his long lost love. Laura; his innocent sweetheart, was not suited for her duties in the heavens and never quite fit in. After being kicked out of The Order and eventually meeting her demise, Laura’s soul was sent elsewhere and Zhubaal did the unthinkable to find her; he fell. Now he works for the Grim Reaper and keeper of souls in hopes of finding the one that was lost to him.
Vex is a Daemani; a magnet of sorts that attracts demon souls when they are displaced. For her, being a soul collector was once a lucrative business but lately business has been scarce and she is desperate. The souls she is carrying threaten to control her, especially one that is more evil than she can handle. Unfortunately, because of the threats that have been made to those that sell or purchase souls, Vex has found herself without a buyer and now must go to the soul keeper himself in order to get rid of her cargo. When she finally makes it to Sheoul-gra she comes face to face with a gorgeous yet menacing Zhubaal. Regardless, there is a familiarity between them that cannot be denied and Z will not stop until his suspicions are confirmed.
I dare not say more about the plot because I don’t want to spoil the story but it is a fun read for any paranormal fan and especially fun for those who have followed the series. The book does revisit Revenant and pokes a few jabs at The Horseman while addressing the issue of the weakening prison for higher level demons. For me this was important because it both ties up some loose ends while opening paths to further the series. Of course any Demonica novel would not be complete without a steamy romance and even as a novella, this one does not disappoint. I was surprised and found myself almost blushing at the innocence (yes innocence) in Zhubaal, and how eager his was to please. It was almost sweet and while sweet is not something I generally look for in Demonica, it fit perfectly in this case. While I would have liked a little more action, I had to remind myself that this story is not a full length novel and when I reconsider that fact, I was genially happy with all that Ione was able to include in such a brief story. Of course, it just left me wanting more. I have not yet encountered a book in this series I didn’t like and this one is no different. Inner struggles, Heaven and Hell, a kick-ass heroine and a fallen angel worth swooning for make for a perfect combination of sin, sex, and spitfire that will keep the pages turning from start to finish.
About Larissa Ione:
Larissa Ione is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. An Air Force veteran, she traded in a career as a meteorologist to pursue her passion of writing. She now spends her days in pajamas with her computer, strong coffee, and supernatural worlds. She believes in celebrating everything, and would never be caught without a bottle of Champagne chilling in the fridge…just in case. She currently lives in Wisconsin with her U.S. Coast Guard husband, her teenage son, a rescue cat named Vegas, and her very own hellhound, a King Shepherd named Hexe.
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