It’s a new month so that means we have a new Author of the Month! And who else would we pick other than paranormal romance author, Larissa Ione! You may have heard of her delicious demons in her Demonica series, but Ione has a new spin-off series called the Lords of Deliverance. Her latest book, Immortal Rider features Limos and Arik, a character you may know from the Demonica series. UTC got the chance to chat with Larissa Ione on her newest release, so without further ado….

Hi Larissa! Thanks so much for stopping by! Paranormal romance is HAWT right now. What sets the Lord of Deliverance books apart from the others in the genre and what sets this new series apart from the Demonica series?

Well, I think what sets the Lords of Deliverance books apart from the rest of the genre is the fact that it’s about the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Yes, there are vampires, werewolves, angels, and demons in the books, but the main characters are Biblical legends who haven’t played major hero roles in romance novels (as far as I know, anyway.) As for what sets it apart from the Demonica series…that’s a difficult question since the two series are so intertwined, and as the Horsemen books progress, the Demonica characters become even more involved in the apocalyptic arc. But I guess I’d say that the LOD books are a little darker, and they delve deeper into the supernatural world.

I’d say you’ve found your voice in paranormal romance, but you’ve also written a pretty good contemporary erotica. If time permits, would you like to continue to write in that genre, or what other sub-genre would you like to dabble in?

Thank you! Actually, I’d love to write science fiction — a Star Trek novel, specifically.

Every reader is hoping for a Reaver book! What is about the angel that makes him so interesting and desirable?

Hmm…I think readers like Reaver because he’s a powerful authority figure, but also because he’s got a mysterious past that even he doesn’t understand. More of this comes out in the Lords of Deliverance books, which will kick off his own book I’m hoping to see released in early 2013.

You write some of the most inventive sex scenes I’ve read in a long time. Where do these crazy acrobatic moves and ideas stem from?

My crazy imagination! 🙂

When we had the pleasure of interviewing Stephanie Tyler earlier this year she told us there’s plans for a new Sydney Croft project for the summer of 2012. Can you give us any details?

Well, we’re still working on that. We’re planning some novellas, but we don’t know if they’ll be self-published or will be released through a publisher yet. We’re very excited about them, though!

After reading Vampire Fight Club in the Supernatural anthology, I am very excited to find out more about the day-walking vampires. What can you tell us about them?

Unfortunately, not much. But you’ll learn all about them in Lethal Rider, which is Thanatos’s book, set to release next summer.

Some fun questions! Demons, wargs, angels and vampires. You have them all! But if given the choice, which one would you be?

Vampire! A vigilante vampire. I’d spend my nights hunting scumbags. Fun!

Death, Pestilence, War and Famine. Which would you rather catch?

Do you mean, which Horseman? I think Pestilence/Reseph. I’m currently working on his book right now, and he’s a blast to write.

Which series do you prefer, Supernatural or True Blood? Eric or the Winchester?

Ooh, tough one. They both have their draws…and drawbacks. I’d say Supernatural edges out True Blood, but not by much. Definitely prefer Eric, though! Mmm….

Christmas is around the corner, and UGH is feeling festive. What would their company Christmas party be like? Who would be invited and what would happen?

Everyone at UG loves a good par-tay! There’d be champagne fountains, blood punch, plenty of, er, raw appetizers, and the invitations would be sent via a real life elf — but probably not the kind Santa uses. Elves in the Demonica world are less happy. The Horsemen would definitely be invited, which, by default, would mean that a hellhound or two would show up. As for what would happen? Drinking, eating, dancing, and, of course, lots and lots of sex!

Thanks so much for having me, and happy holidays to everyone!!!!

For more information on Larissa Ione and her books, please visit her website here.

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  1. I’ve read Sin Undone so far because that’s the only one local bookstores had here I plan on getting and reading the rest of the Demonica series and The Lords of Deliverance series from Amazon. I really enjoyed Sin’s book!!!

  2. Eek, more mentions of how fabulous Larissa is. I guess she gets boosted up more on the TBR pile too… got to start reading her books!!

    Great interview ladies, you always ask such great questions.


  3. oh i cannot wait. I’ve read all the demonica series and just love the intricacies and twists on fun myth and demonology. I already have my regular copy and it’s on the top of my TBR pile! thanks for the giveaway and another great interview!

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  4. Larissa has some of the best characters going and is one of my “Stalker go to’s”. She always manages to make me laugh and has at least one major surprise in each book. I watch for everything she writes, even if it’s an add on Craig’s List.

  5. Larissa is one of my favorite PNR authors! I think it’s awesome how she chooses some very controversial topics and make it so easy to read about them. I also love how she doesn’t let criticism undermine her work. To me, she’s one of the few who can make demons and wargs sound sexy! I wish her all the best!
    Thanks for the interview ladies! Very exciting!!

  6. I always knew you were a girl after my own heart Larissa! A vigilante vampire it is!!! Thank you for taking the time to share with us today and for the awesome giveaway opportunity.

  7. I just finished with this book and it was amazing. The places she has taken her characters is deep and complex. I will be first in line for Reaver book.

  8. I have not read the Demonica series yet so I need to get on the stick.

    I love how she’s got her books all planned out for two years and I still find its incredible that she’s part of a bestselling writing team.

    Informative interview, thanks!

  9. Eeek! A Reaver book! How exciting! I love him! (no surprise there, since Larissa’s side characters are just as awesome as her main characters.<3)

    Great interview, ladies! I haven’t even read Immortal Rider yet and I’m already super excited about Thanatos’ book!

    P.S. I’d go with the Winchesters’ too.:))

    Thank you for the giveaway!

  10. I’ve heard and seen so many awesome reviews for this author. Now I gotten a glimpse into the world of Larissa Ione with an outstanding interview. I can’t wait to start reading her series. TY for the giveaway chance! DeAnna @SacerdmOOn1

  11. I love that woman! Good job!!
    The Demonica series is one of my all-time favorites, and Lords of Deliverance is on its way..anxioulsy waiting for the Immortal Rider audio book, I’ve heard nothing but great things about there would be any doubt!!

  12. This is so exciting 🙂 I recently discovered I could actually have “applications” on my google chrome and I discovered this Feedly one where it basically gives the RSS code to all the blogs I follow so I can see new posts in a quick glance 🙂 OF course I saw this one down the list and I HAD to click because I adore Larissa’s books 😛 Though I’d take Eric from True Blood over Dean, even though he’s delicious too 😉 I’m still learning how to spice up my own blog LOL but eventually I’d love to have one as nice as yours looks. Thanks for doing an interview with one of my FAV paranormal authors 🙂 I always love reading these, so its much appreciated! :)one of my favorite parts.. I just finished reading Limos story and I was thinking well hmm when is Thanatos/Regan’s story out? And what about Reseph? Does he get a “save” so to speak? And of course my other question was what about Reaver! I really want to read all three 😀 So exciting 🙂

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  13. Thanks for a very fun post and giveaway! I love the Demonica series and I would love to read this new series! Love larissa’s voice and any new book of her’s is first on my wishlist!

    Thanks again and happy Holidays!

  14. I only discovered Larissa Ione this year when ETERNAL RIDER was released. Since then, I have become a huge fan of her work and this world. I can’t wait to read more about this series and strongly suggest that anyone who has not read Larissa Ione’s books do so immediately!

  15. Great review!! Can’t wait for Reseph’s book. And Reaver’s. Just started Immortal Rider. I hope there’s more Sidney Crofts books. Riding the Storm is one of the hottest books I’ve ever read, wth a real and great plote! 😀
    Awesome Giveaways ladies, and Congrats to Larissa on her Immortal Rider release!!

  16. This is my top wanted book .I love Larissas books .Ive read all the Demonica and the first LOD book shes an amazing writer .I realy enjoyed this interview and cant wait to get my hands on Immortal Rider

  17. It is on my List for Christmas! Hope the hubby gets it for me..I put it on there like 8 times so he can’t miss it!
    Great interview!

  18. I’ve heard great things about Larissa Ione & her books from my friends, but I haven’t had the chance to find out for myself…yet. This book looks amazing. Can’t wait to read Larissa’s books.

    GFC: Jewel

  19. I want to go to a Christmas Party like that one! Most excellent.

    What a wonderful interview Larissa. Your writing is wonderful and I for one, would love for you to pen a Star Trek novel.

  20. Great interview!
    The Lord of Deliverance series in on my wishlist! A friend of my raves about Larissa’s books…so I’m hooked before even reading them, lol.

  21. Larissa’s books are fantastic!!!Glad to see that Demonica will be more entwined with th e Lords books. I noticed a few commenters haven’t read ay of these yet…get on the ball & start you won’t be disappointed!!

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