Review: Hades by Larissa Ione

Posted June 14, 2015 by Melanie in Melanie, Paranormal Romance, Reviews / 20 Comments

Review: Hades by Larissa Ione
Hades by Larissa Ione
Series: Demonica #11.5
Published by Evil Eye Concepts Inc
Published on: May 26, 2015
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 146
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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A fallen angel with a mean streak and a mohawk, Hades has spent thousands of years serving as Jailor of the Underworld. The souls he guards are as evil as they come, but few dare to cross him. All of that changes when a sexy fallen angel infiltrates his prison and unintentionally starts a riot. It’s easy enough to quell an uprising, but for the first time, Hades is torn between delivering justice — bestowing or mercy — on the beautiful female who could be his salvation…or his undoing.

Thanks to her unwitting participation in another angel’s plot to start Armageddon, Cataclysm was kicked out of Heaven and is now a fallen angel in service of Hades’s boss, Azagoth. All she wants is to redeem herself and get back where she belongs. But when she gets trapped in Hades’s prison domain with only the cocky but irresistible Hades to help her, Cat finds that where she belongs might be in the place she least expected…

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I’ve been a big fan of the Demonica series since I picked book one back when there was only three books in the series. I’ve always wanted to learn more about the mohawked jailer of the underworld. He hasn’t had large parts in the previous books. There’s a reason for that. He pissed Azagoth off many, many years ago, so Azagoth keeps him limited to the Inner Sanctum of Sheol-gra. When Hades does appear in the stories, I always felt he made a big impact and was very rememberable.

Cataclysm is a fallen angel. She was kicked out of heaven for helping Gethel try to start the Apocalypse. She now works for Azagoth cleaning his office and what not. She really isn’t very good at it. She constantly breaking things. She has quite the history of making bad decisions, but as a general rule, she wanted to do good things. Even when helping Gethel, she didn’t know what Gethel had planned.

This was another great short story that gives a look into lives of some the secondary characters of a series that I enjoy considerably. You can read these stories whether you’ve read the series or not, though there are spoilers, but you wouldn’t realize it when you read these shorts. They are fun and sexy. There is insta-love in this book, which isn’t my favorite thing, but not didn’t bother me as much as I would’ve thought. My biggest complaint about this story, in the sex scene, Hades actually uses his mohawk on Cat’s different lady bits. This was just not sexy to me in any way. I still enjoyed the story. We are also given a glimpse of what we will be seeing in the next story. I’m glad that I get to keep visiting this world, even if it is only in short bursts.

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I’m Melanie and I live in Ohio. I have two horses and a dog. I’m an animal lover, avid book reader and audiobook listener. I like to live vicariously through fictional characters. I enjoy reading and listening to mostly fictional books in the paranormal genre, including Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance and Horror. My favorite paranormal creatures are shifters, doesn’t matter the flavor.

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20 responses to “Review: Hades by Larissa Ione

    • I’ve really enjoyed the novellas. I will say that there is a series spoiler in this book. When you read this one, you really won’t know the spoiler, so I don’t know that it will bother you if you go back to the full series. I also don’t think it is a spoiler that would ruin the story for you if you find out early either.
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    • Well, I’m glad. I love this series. When I first started reading the early books of the three incubus brothers, I fell in love with them. Then she moved on to Horsemen of the Apocalypse and those were even better. I just can’t say enough great things about this series. I think it has been underrated for years.
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