Audiobook Review: Ecstasy Unveiled by Larissa Ione

Posted January 7, 2013 by Carmel in Audiobook Reviews, Carmel, Paranormal Romance / 6 Comments

Audiobook Review: Ecstasy Unveiled by Larissa Ione
Ecstasy Unveiled by Larissa Ione
Narrator: Paul Boehmer
Series: Demonica #4
Published by Hachette Audio
Published on: March 4, 2011
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Length: 13 hrs & 6 mins
Format: Audiobook
Source: Purchased
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A demon enslaved.

Lore is a Seminus half-breed demon who has been forced to act as his dark master's assassin. Now, to earn his freedom and save his sister's life, he must complete one last kill. Powerful and ruthless, he'll stop at nothing to carry out this deadly mission.

An angel tempted.

Idess is an earthbound angel with a wild side, sworn to protect the human Lore is targeting. She's determined to thwart her wickedly handsome adversary by any means necessary - even if that means risking her vow of eternal chastity. But what begins as a simple seduction soon turns into a passion that leaves both angel and demon craving complete surrender.

Torn between duty and desire, Lore and Idess must join forces as they battle their attraction for each other. Because an enemy from the past is rising again - one hellbent on vengeance and unthinkable destruction.

I pick-up a Demonica novel every time I’m in the mood for something a little more risqué than my typical reads and Larissa Ione really pours on the sizzle in this installment. All five audio books in this series have different narrators and Ecstasy Unveiled is the first time that a man has been selected for the job. Paul Boehmer nails the voice of Lore; he can talk dirty to me anytime! His portrayal of female characters is also surprisingly good. I’m still not entirely sure whether it was his sexy voice that pushed my review into 5 star territory or Ione’s writing but regardless, this is my favourite Demonica novel!

Lore isn’t part of the original three seminus brothers that started this series so I was surprised that I enjoyed his character as much as I did. I felt like he was the first demon who actually played his role to its full potential. He’s not clear cut good or evil and I liked that about him because he is a hell spawn after all and should act accordingly! Eidolon’s a sweetie but sometimes he’s just a little too righteous for me. I’m a sucker for bad boys and Lore definitely fits the bill in this installment. I enjoyed the complexity of his character; he was born human and didn’t learn about his seminus side until he received a harsh wake-up call when he reached maturity. Its one thing to grow up knowing that you’re a sex demon but quite another to have the news sprung on you later on in life. His “gift” is actually more of a curse and has forced him to distance himself from all intimate contact which is a huge deal given his seminus nature and the reasons he became an assassin are surprisingly well-intentioned. All this to say that there’s definitely more to Lore than what meets the eye!

I enjoyed the demon/angel match-up in this book; you can’t get more opposite than that. Idess has her own issues to deal with and it was refreshing to see her struggling with her moral dilemmas right along side Lore, albeit their quandaries are very different in nature. The angel took a vow of celibacy but ends up testing its limits in order to help ease the seminus brother’s suffering which made for some rather creative intimate encounters. As a result, this installment has more sex than any of its predecessors (now that’s what I’m talking about!). There’s also a lot more to this story that just the relationship aspect; there’s conflict between the brothers, the seminus equivalent of Smurfette makes an appearance and the hospital is taking fire from an unforeseen foe.

The Demonica books are renowned for delivering plenty of heat and intensity; Ecstasy Unveiled goes beyond that by adding outstanding character development and world building to the mix. This installment is a must read for all paranormal romance borderline erotica enthusiasts.

Books in this series:
Pleasure Unbound by Larissa Ione
My Review
Desire Unchained by Larissa Ione
My Review
Passion Unleahsed by Larissa Ione

Ecstasy Unveiled by Larissa Ione

Sin Undone by Larissa Ione


Recommendation: Get your fix of tall, dark and tormented here. Oh, and I forgot sexy. Definitely sexy.
Like this, like that: The Lords of the Underworld series by Gena Showalter, the Immortals After Dark series by Kresley Cole and the Breeds series by Lora Leigh.

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6 responses to “Audiobook Review: Ecstasy Unveiled by Larissa Ione

  1. Yes! Yes! This was my favorite of the series, and I read this one…OH boy, here I go again, I now have to listen, you nailed it, I totally agree with all your points.
    Awesome review girl 🙂

  2. Oooo man, you had to post a review for this series didn’t you?!? If I end up rereading this entire series because your review reminded me why I love it so much it’s going to be your fault that I fall behind on other books ;-D

  3. I really enjoyed this one out of the series. I thought it was great with the angel aspect as well. I hadn’t heard it in the audio version, I bet that definitely makes for a different experience. Excellent review! Jaclyn @ JC’s Book Haven

  4. i haven’t read lore’s book in a long time but it was always one of my favorite demonica books. glad you liked it. i think you’ll really like the next book. that’s another of my faves. 🙂

    fishgirl182 @ nite lite reviews