ARC Review & Excerpt: Razr (Demonica, #11.9, Demonica Underworld, #4) by Larissa Ione

 

 

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Larissa Ione, comes RAZR, a passionate and spellbinding novella from the Demonica Underworld Series, brought to you by 1,001 Dark Nights! Be sure you grab your copy today!

 

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New York Times bestselling author Larissa Ione returns to the Demonica Underworld…

A fallen angel with a secret.

An otherworldly elf with an insatiable hunger she doesn’t understand.

An enchanted gem.

Meet mortal enemies Razr and Jedda…and the priceless diamond that threatens to destroy them both even as it bonds them together with sizzling passion.

Welcome back to the Demonica Underworld, where enemies find love…if they’re strong enough to survive.

 

 


Review

4 stars!

The Demonica series is probably my all-time favourite paranormal series, so any new addition always has me scrambling to get my hands on it. And now Larissa Ione has introduced a whole new species to the Demonica universe – ELVES!

This is the fourth novella in the Demonica Underworld series, an off-shoot of the original books, featuring characters who live in Sheoul and Sheoul-Gra (the ‘hell’ realm and home of the Grim Reaper, Azagoth). These books don’t impact on the overall series story arc, but add depth to an already wonderfully complex and well-developed world, and I love any chance to revisit with these characters.

Razr was introduced in the last book of this series, Z. He is a fallen angel who lives and works in Sheoul-Gra as a punishment from Heaven, subjected to regular torture for a mistake that cost lives and lost priceless artefacts. Despite his circumstances, he has created a good life for himself and has good friends, but he is still desperate to return to Heaven and reclaim his wings, and if he can recover a missing gem, he will get his shot.

His search leads him to Jedda – a mystical creature with power that allows her to track down precious stones all over the world. She is the only one that can reclaim the gem for him, and when she is threatened by another fallen angel to hunt down the exact gem that Razr is looking for, he joins her on a mission which could finally bring him his freedom.

Razr and Jedda have insane chemistry from the very beginning. There’s a clear attraction and some sizzling (and imaginatively supernatural) sexy time, and the teasing and banter is fantastic as they get to know each other, learn about each other and share their worlds with each other.

“Tell you what. You prove you work for the Grim Reaper, and I’ll prove I’m an elf. Deal?”
“Deal.” Razr grinned, that killer one that made her ovaries clench. “Come on, Dobby. Let’s go.”

Things between them develop pretty quickly (as it has to in a novella), and I loved the two of them together. There’s fun and sex, but they also open up and share their painful pasts and their vulnerabilities, and I enjoyed the sweetness and emotion . But when secrets are revealed and ties from the past are uncovered, will the bond that they have formed be enough to survive the fallout?

Once again, Larissa Ione has created a fast paced, sexy, romantic, fun and intriguing story with a nice amount of action and all of the humour and intensity that I love about this series. I loved catching up with the other characters that inhabit the Demonica Underworld, and loved exploring the new part of the world as we get to know Jedda and learn the secrets of her race.

Short, fun and sexy and heavy on the paranormal, I loved it!

4 stars.

Advanced Review Copy generously provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

 

 

For more information about the Demonica series – including series reading order – please check out our Demonica / Lords of Deliverance Series page.

 


Excerpt

Shivering, she went back inside and fetched the med kit from the bathroom. Razr was still passed out cold, so gently and carefully she stripped off his slacks.

He didn’t wear underwear. Oh, my.

Her mouth went as dry as the sand forest in her elven homeland as she took in his magnificent body. Everything began to burn, parts of her she’d all but forgotten she had in the five years since she’d last been with a man. The fallen angel was about as perfect as anything she’d ever seen. Made sense, she supposed—she’d never thought angels would be anything less than perfection. But seeing one naked and up close? No one could blame her for wanting to take pictures and post to all her friends on Instagram, right?

Cursing her ethics, she arranged him on his belly to allow access to his shredded back.  Shame at the fact that she’d just ogled him shrank her skin. Gods, he must have been in so much pain. She’d nearly passed out herself during the beating, unable to stomach the sight of muscle and bone exposed by the deep lacerations.

Making matters worse, Shrike had reveled in the gore, growing angrier with each strike, as if he’d been taking some deep inner pain out on Razr. When it was over, he’d thrown down the cat and fled the office without a word, leaving her to gather Razr’s unconscious body and find her way out of the castle.

At least the wounds had stopped bleeding and were already starting to heal. Still, this was one of the times she wished she’d chosen the garnet Gem of Enoch instead of the diamond. Jedda and her sisters hadn’t known what power each of the gems had possessed at the time they’d chosen and assimilated them, but neither Jedda nor Reina had been completely happy with the outcomes. Manda had embraced the killing power of her stone, but Reina had no desire to heal and had been furious. And while Jedda’s gem had given her an ability to violently repel demons that she actually used sometimes, being able to help now and then would have been cool too.

Very carefully, she cleaned Razr’s wounds and applied bandages, each one drawing an elven curse from her. Such a perfect body, torn to shreds on a regular basis. He had no scars—at least, none that were visible. She’d heard there were species of demons that could see scars no one else could, and she wondered what one of those demons would see if they looked at Razr.

Jedda saw a very fit, very toned male.

 

 


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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