Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Razr by Larissa Ione - Review and Excerpt

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 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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Author: Larissa Ione
Publication Date:  11 April 2017
Publisher: Evil Eye Concepts
Series:  Demonica Underworld #4, Demonica #11.8
Genre:  Paranormal Romance
Age Recommendation: 18 and up
Rating: 5 Stars

~ I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review ~ 

Book Description:

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.

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My Review:

If you haven't read one of my reviews of a 1,001 Dark Night Novella before than you don't know how much I love this collection of novellas, if you have, I am sorry for all the gushing I am about to do again, lol.  There is just something about a 1,001 Dark Nights novella that is different from other novellas.  I am not sure what conversations they had with the authors in regards to these books but you can always be guaranteed that you can pick up one of these books, like Razr, number 4 or 11.8 (depending on how you look at it) in a series, and not feel lost at all.  I have read plenty of novellas that have left me scratching my head because I picked it up in the middle of a series, (and you all know how I feel about reading in series order sometimes I simply just fail myself, ha) and couldn't quite grasp what had gone on before.  That isn't something you will get with these books. Yes Razr comes in the middle of a series, yes there are back stories that you will want to read, but no you won't be lost...these books feel more like standalones and that makes them perfect for trying to find yourself a new series to read or of course just keeping up with some of your favorites.  

Now, this really isn't about 1.001 Dark Nights, although I LOVE YOU, this is about Razr and how much I loved this newest addition to Larissa's Demonica Underworld series.  Larissa consistently knocks it out of the park with this series. Her characters are fantastic...all a bit broken, her males total alphas, her females badasses.  Her world building is one of my absolute favorites in the Paranormal Romance genre, even the depths of hell are (because hell has layers, like an ogre!) made fantastical when coming through her words.  I love the action, the adventure, the suspense... all of it.  The evil and the good, the truth that the world, even Angels and Demons, is/are not black and white and the moment her characters realize this.  Razr is a beautiful example of this, he's been cast out of heaven for failing to keep his charge and 'power' safe, one of his team members is dead and the other presumed dead, he is essentially the last 'Angel' standing that can right the wrongs made over a century ago.  Too bad that wrong will turn out to be the best failure he could have ever had, but before he knows how good that failure can ultimately be he has to come to terms with either the loss of his future as a Heavenly Angel or the loss of someone he can't seem to let go...Jedda.  Jedda is something Razr has never come across in all his Angelic years, he's pretty sure she's a Demon but she seems pretty clueless about Demon lore and she keeps insisting she's an Elf, but surely since he's never been told that elves exist they don't.  Jedda is a complex character who's life depends on the gemstones that call to her.  Her ultimate survival is tied to one particular gemstone, a long lost gemstone that is now being hunted for by Angels and Demons alike.  I loved these two together, their chemistry, their playful banter.  I loved watching them both discover new worlds together, it felt like I was right there with them.  I have been to the Demonica Underworld (Sheoul-gra)  many times now but each time Larissa gives me a new view of it and the Elven world....I could totally hang out there on vacation.  Picturing trees drooping with leaves of gems, of them rising from the earth surrounded by gemstones the size of elephants.  I know I mentioned this earlier buy Larissa' world building truly is magical.  

I am really excited about the introduction/reintroduction of a few characters that I am hoping to see again in the future, particularly the 'Unholy Alliance'  who are going to have me in a fit of laughter I believe, Jim Bob...what's up with you Jim Bob, Leta, and Suzanne and her 'charge'.  I want them all and am going to find it hard to be patient and wait but I know that Larissa will have me nose deep in each book she releases and that thankfully there is more to come.  I am not sure I will ever be ready for this series to end, so no pressure or anything Ms. Ione but keep on keeping on and I'll be here waiting and ready for more!  Long review short, you want this book.  If you are a fan of Larissa's don't skip this because you think it's a novella and isn't going to be important, it is.  If you are a PNR fan but have never read Larissa's books before, grab this one up and check it out, I promise you won't be disappointed and I have no doubt you will have a new series to love!  

~ Happy Reading ~ 


He moved toward Jedda, his pulse inexplicably growing faster as he neared her. He’d been in the presence of blindingly gorgeous females with unmatched power in his centuries of life, and none of them had affected him like this. No, this was different, a mix of attraction and anticipation he would almost compare to battle lust. 

The thought made him slow his approach, his mind tripping over the implications of that. Was he hoping she was one of the demons responsible for the theft of his property and the deaths of his friends, in which case he’d kill her, or was he hoping she wasn’t involved? And which was worse? Oh, he had no problems with killing demons—it was what he’d been bred for. But it seemed like such a shame to slaughter someone so unique. Or so attractive. 

Idiot. You never drooled over demons when you were a full-fledged angel. 

No, he hadn’t. There had been a clear separation of class and species back then. But ever since he’d had his wings bound and his powers muted and had been tossed in Sheoul-gra to serve Azagoth, he’d relaxed his standards. Not intentionally, but he had to admit that living life on the other side of the tracks had given him new perspective. 

He just wasn’t sure if that was a good thing or a bad one. 

Jedda looked up as he stopped in front of her. Up close, she was even more beautiful, with full, pouty lips made to stir up some wicked male fantasies. Her fine, perfect features made her seem delicate, fragile, even, but something told him she was stronger than she looked. Which made him wonder how that strength would play in bed. 

Down, boy. Get what you want and get back to Heaven and females suited to your status. And species. “Hello, Ms. Brighton. I’m Razr.” 

Cocking her head slightly, she gave him a long, assessing once-over before saying with just a hint of an English accent, “Razr? That’s not a common human name, is it?” 

Either she couldn’t sense his species or she was testing him. Either way, he didn’t see any reason to lie. “It’s my fallen angel name. A take on my given name. Razriel.” 

“Ah.” She gave him another long, measuring look, taking in the expensive suit Azagoth had given him for the event, and he wondered what she was thinking. “Until tonight, I’d never met a fallen angel, and now I’ve met two, including you.” 

“Tonight? Is the other one here?” 

She nodded. “Shrike, the event organizer. He owns this place.” 

Well, that was mildly alarming. Fallen angels reveled in power and status, which meant that this shindig had probably been arranged for a purpose. An evil purpose.

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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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Larissa Ione’s RAZR – Review & Excerpt Tour Schedule:

April 12th
A Fortress of Books – Review
Booklovers For Life – Review
Reads All the Books – Review & Excerpt
The Romance Rebels – Review & Excerpt
April 13th
Calling All Bookaholics – Review & Excerpt
GraveTells – Excerpt
Smut Book Jukie Reviews – Review & Excerpt
April 14th
Milky Way of Books – Review
Read-Love-Blog – Excerpt
The Ordinary Housewife Book Blog – Review & Excerpt
April 15th – Excerpt
Deluged with Books Cafe – Review & Excerpt
Shayna Renee's Spicy Reads – Review & Excerpt
April 16th
I Smell Sheep – Review & Excerpt
Shelf_life – Review & Excerpt
The Escapist Book Blog – Review & Excerpt
April 17th
Bobo's Book Bank – Review & Excerpt
Oh My Growing TBR – Review & Excerpt
April 18th
Feeling Fictional – Review & Excerpt
I'm A Sweet And Sassy Book Whore – Review & Excerpt
Under the Covers – Review & Excerpt
April 19th
A Hopeless Romantic's Booklandia – Review & Excerpt
Dirty Girl Romance – Review
Rambling Reads – Review & Excerpt
Somewhere Lost in Books – Review & Excerpt
April 20th
Adria's Romance Reviews – Review & Excerpt
Loves Great Reads Blog – Review & Excerpt
Rantings of a Reading Addict – Review & Excerpt
Reese's Reviews – Review & Excerpt
April 21st
Evermore Books – Review & Excerpt
Jax's Book Magic – Excerpt
The Romance Reviews – Review

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  1. Thank you so much for taking the time to read Razr and write this amazing review! And I have to agree with you about 1001 Dark Nights - what an incredible organization, from the talented authors to the dedicated people who run it. Their passion for romance is obvious in every book. Thank you again!!!!

  2. Thank you so much! ~Jessica, InkSlinger PR