Customers Also Bought
Arik Wagner, a soldier with the U.S. Army's paranormal unit, the R-XR, kissed a girl and liked it. And then he went to hell as punishment. Where he's spent weeks being tortured...and plotting revenge.
Limos, Horsewoman of the Apocalypse, isn't your average girl. She's immortal, dangerous, and her fiance is Satan himself. In a moment of weakness, she gave in to her desire and kissed Arik, triggering her fiance's wrath - and his claim on her. In order to save Arik, and the world, Limos must make a dangerous pact with her recently turned evil brother, Pestilence. A deal that might just cost her her soul...and her heart.
- ISBN-13: 9780446574471
- ISBN-10: 0446574473
- Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
- Publish Date: December 2011
- Page Count: 448
- Dimensions: 6.6 x 4.1 x 1.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.45 pounds
Series: Lords of Deliverance (Paperback) #1
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2011-10-31
- Reviewer: Staff
Ione’s second Lords of Deliverance paranormal (after Eternal Rider) provides a thrilling ride for readers. Limos, Satan’s betrothed and daughter of the biblical Lilith, will become a horseman of the apocalypse if, like her brother Reseph (now known as Pestilence), her seal is found and broken. At the engagement party for Limos’s brother Ares, Arik Wagner, a soldier for the U.S. army’s R-X paranormal unit, steals a kiss from Limos and is dragged down to hell, where he’s tortured until Limos helps rescue him. Their burgeoning relationship and attempts to end Pestilence’s apocalyptic threat are impeded by the lingering effects of Arik’s torture and personal demons, Limos’s shame over long-held secrets and lies, and the fight against the forces arrayed against humanity. A secondary plot involving Limos’s brother Thanatos adds more character torment while setting up the next installment. Ione balances all the angst with plenty of action, sexual tension, and dark humor. (Nov.)
Good versus evil
Larissa Ione builds a complex world brimming with legends and supernatural beings in Immortal Rider. The only female among the four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, Limos has been engaged to Satan since infancy—yet a sexy human, Arik Wagner, snares her attention. He feels the attraction, too, but a single kiss sends him to a hellish torture chamber. Complicating matters, Limos is cursed with her brothers to lead the world into Armageddon. They have dodged calamity until recently, when one of the Horsemen began working on the side of evil. Now Limos must rescue the blameless Arik while also keeping clear of her now-demonic brother. Once free, Arik realizes he wants the beautiful immortal more than ever. Is there a way to release Limos from the ancient betrothal? Can they be together without unleashing more dark forces into a world braced for the end times? A sizzling story filled with adventure, violence and the tug-of-war between good and evil, Immortal Rider sets the stage for further battle in this series.
As hot as its title, Seductive as Flame by Susan Johnson is a smoldering love story set in the England of 1894. During a country party, independent Scottish beauty Zelda MacKenzie meets the seductive Alec Munro, Earl of Dagliesh. Theirs is an instant attraction of two sophisticated, headstrong people, and while Zelda briefly resists, entering into an affair with Alec is impossible to refuse—despite the fact that he’s married. Everyone knows Alec’s marital arrangement is miserable—with his spouse to blame—but Zelda figures her heart is safe against the Earl, who goes through lovers at a world-renowned rate. Yet it seems Alec’s legendary casualness is over once he comes under Zelda’s spell. Soon he finds himself imagining a happier life, with Zelda at his side and his small stepson as part of their family. But will his witch of a wife let him and the boy go? Can Zelda trust in Alec’s promises? Filled with scorching love scenes and a hero and heroine who have sacrificed much for family, Seductive as Flame is an erotic and entertaining read.
TOP PICK IN ROMANCE
Published posthumously, Beverly Barton’s Dead by Nightfall is a chilling romantic thriller that wraps up mysteries exposed in the first two books of her Dead By trilogy. The Powell Private Security and Investigation Agency goes on high alert when Nicole, wife of the agency’s founder, wealthy Griffin Powell, is kidnapped . . . by a man Griffin thought he had killed 20 years before. It appears the sadistic and vengeful Malcolm York has risen from the dead and is back with his sexual and violent games. When she was taken, Nic had been in the process of leaving Griffin due to long-buried secrets. Will he get a chance to win her back? Nic regrets her rash departure and begins to understand his lies of omission as she experiences depravities at the hands of the twisted York and his cronies—depravities similar to those Griffin once suffered. While Nic is determined to stay strong and return to her man, it’s a literal fight for survival. Amid tension and bloodshed, Barton depicts the unwavering beacon of abiding love.