Desire Unchained (Demonica Series #2)

Desire Unchained (Demonica Series #2)

by Larissa Ione

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ISBN-13: 9780446400985
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 03/01/2009
Series: Demonica Series , #2
Pages: 416
Product dimensions: 6.82(w) x 4.22(h) x 1.12(d)

About the Author

A former meteorologist and EMT, Air Force veteran Larissa Ione now gets her daily dose of excitement from vampires, werewolves, demons, and the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. She lives in wintery Wisconsin with her U.S. Coast Guard husband, her teenage son, a rescue cat, and her hellhound, a King Shepherd named Hexe.

You can learn more at:
LarissaIone.com
Twitter: @LarissaIone
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Desire Unchained (Demonica Series #2) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 582 reviews.
kitkat3ny More than 1 year ago
Shade is a Seminus demon (aka incubus minus the soul sucking but ramp up the raunchy arousal) and a paramedic at Underworld General. He's also a brother to the main character we met in Pleasure Unbound. Runa, an ex-girlfriend of Shade has had her heart trampled over by Shade and was caught in the wrong place at the wrong time. Shade and Runa wake to find themselves kidnapped and chained together in a cell by a cloaked assailant. This nefarious captor has been capturing demons and while the victim is still alive, cutting them up to harvest and sell their valuable body parts on the black-market. The dungeon they are trapped in permeates with screams of despair and pain. Despite bad blood between Shade and Luna, they rely on each other to survive. Shade's genetic perversions threaten to be the death of him. When Seminus demons reach a certain maturity, they transcend into a violent being who is obsessed with gorging on sex and impregnating women by any means necessary, unless they are mated before the change takes effect. Sounds like the answer to the change would be to mate, right? One problem, Shade has been cursed. If he mates and falls in love, his curse will subject him to eternal torment. Unfortunately for Shade, his captor is aware of this secret and deceives him and Runa into mating. Time is running out for Shade. As much as Shade tries not to, he's falling for Runa (always has been falling for her) but the only thing that will save him requires Shade to be unselfish for the first time in his life. As the mate bond strengthens and the chemistry between Shade and Runa heat up; at every turn, Shade's future looks bleak. I really loved this story but just couldn't tolerate Shade at all. He's a total nincompoop! Runa is a strong-willed heroine, who seems doomed to attract one devastating event after another. She is admirable and should be commended for putting up w/ Shade's self-hatred tantrums. She plays the cards life's dealt her and soldiers on as only a strong women can. I would characterize this story as a hybrid between dark urban fantasy and dark paranormal romance. I am a dark urban fantasy reader but this book was malicious and twistedly-deviant enough to keep me fascinated and interested. Frankly, more often then not, I found myself glued to my desk at work trying to steal just a few more pages of reading before my lunch ended; I was simply incapable of putting it down. Strictly urban fantasy readers need not be afraid. I recommend this book and look forward to reading the next book in the series Passion Unleashed.
Starface More than 1 year ago
The first book in this series was awesome and this one was on par. The plot is fast paced and has so many twists and turns readers will never see coming. I didn't want to put it down but I also didn't want it to end. There are subplots and characters that keep the story from being one-sided. Readers get to see what's up with Gem and Kynan and learn about Roag. Just finished last night and can't wait to read about Wraith, I know it will be fast paced and memorable.
SonyaP More than 1 year ago
So I am a heavy Vampire book reader, and I was recommended this book. I'm not into demons, and in the first few pages, realized this book was not necessarily a vampire book. One of the brothers is a vampire. I almost gave it up...SO GLAD I DIDN'T! Wow, it has the same feel. It has great romance of the explicit rating! So if you want something alittle different, have a open mind, and would like some steamy, hot and erotic romance with a great character plot, then pick up this series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm loving everything about this series! Larissa Ione is moving up to rank with Kresley Cole and J.R. Ward who top my list. Can't wait for the next one!
booklover1A1 More than 1 year ago
I used to search for books that way... the books with high number of reviews. This one might not be as popular as J.R. Ward, Lara Adrian, or Sherrelyn Kenyon...But they are as good or better. The writing is skillful, there's no dull moments, it's back to back. The characters are amazing. So if you love those authors you will love theses! I do. It's definitely one of those books you got to have on your bookshelf. For me Eidolon is my favorite of the brothers.
js217 More than 1 year ago
After reading the first book in this series there was no way to not read the second and third. The characters are great, the plot is new. Dive right into a fun, new world you have no chance of not loving.
HildaO More than 1 year ago
I couldn't have expected less from this book. Is utterly amazing. The plot flows naturally and you just can't stop reading. I couldn't put the book down, I was completely hooked.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought the first book in the series, Pleasure Unbound, was good but this one was even better! The hero of the story is sexy and heroine is someone you can relate to. The book kept me interested throughout the whole thing. I had to make myself put it down and go to bed. I wanted to stay up all night reading it. I'm very excited about the third book in the series, Passion Unleashed. You get a foretaste of the third brother in this book that will keep you wondering how his story is going to turn out. Plus the secondary characters still have issue unresolved and you have to wonder what's going to happen next wirh them. If intrested in this writer she also writes books with another author under the pen name, Sydney Croft, which is another great paranormal series.
The_Book_Queen More than 1 year ago
When I received my copy of Desire Unchained in the mail, I literally stopped, right on my doorstep, and did a dance. Yes, a dance! I know, that sounds so odd and childish, but ever since I read the first novel, Desire Unbound, last year, I've been hungry for more! And believe me when I say that DU delivered on all accounts!

In the first book, we were dropped straight into Ione's world, modern Earth, except for we're not alone. Shapeshifters, Witches, Demons, Vampires, and all sorts of other fantastical characters live in our world. For the most part, humans know about them, but they still don't flaunt themselves. Instead, they stick to the "Underworld's" of the area, tunnels and such below the city or hidden from the humans. The hospital that Shade and his two other brothers founded exist in one such area, hidden from the prying eyes of humans.

While the plot line, the intriguing characters, and the complex story development are a great part of the book, it's not the only part that made my fall in love with the series. It's also the very intense, sometimes graphic, but always satisfying *no pun intended, of course!*, sex. Along with the equally tender romance. Don't get the wrong impression-- it's not ALL about the sex in their relationship, though that part is definitely a big part of it. Personally, I enjoy the more erotic touches like this in my romances, but I know that some do not. If you fall into the later category, I'm sure that you could still enjoy this book, even if you have to flip through a few scenes.

The romance is fantastic, but it's not the only element that sticks out. There's a plot to it, a point besides just watching the H/Hr have hot sex 24/7. The suspense and action makes the reading interesting, not just sexy. I'm anxious for the next book, not only to find out Wraith's fate and story, but also to see what more could happen in this compelling paranormal world that Ione has created. I promise you-- just when you think that you have the story 100% figured out, nothing could possibly surprise you, a new twist in the story pops out, keeping you on the edge of your seat until the very end. And even then, it will only let you go, but it won't leave you entirely. You'll still find yourself thinking about the story, the characters and the world, anxious to return to it, but upset that you have to wait until the next book to do so.

4.5/5 stars! I can't stop raving about this amazing book! Heck, not just this book, but Ione's entire series! They're sexy, passionate, mysterious, action packed, humorous... I could go on and on! In short, they have everything you could possible ask for in a romance! I can't wait for her future books-- Ione is definitely an automatic author in my book!
northamericanwordcat More than 1 year ago
One of my favorite paranormal series.  This series is amazing. Stop what you are doing and entire this stunningly original world starring demons and others.  The second book in the series does not disappoint. The intensity of the connection between Shade and Runa keeps the reader up late into the night as the superb plot twists and turns its way through a paranormal  world so detailed and believable, you can close your eyes  and join in the fun.  I have reread this book and series many times. It is definitely one for the keeper shelf. 
shannon_grimm More than 1 year ago
This is by far my favorite book out of the Demonica series. I love all of them, but something about this book just calls to me. I love Larrisa's writing, and I love how she is able to give such great detail. I also love that she writes  her novels from multiple points of view. 
LeslieAnnG on LibraryThing 22 days ago
Runa Wagner's life hasn't been easy. Her childhood was not a walk in the park by any means and her bad luck has followed her into adulthood. She's had one bad thing after another happen to her. Then she meets him. He's hot, sexy and amazing in bed. Just what Runa needs to get her mind off her problems. He's also more than just a gorgeous guy on a Harley. Runa finds out the hard way that Shade is not looking for a long term relationship. After getting her heart broken she's thrown into another world she had no idea existed.The second helping of Larissa Ione's Demonica series is even better than the first. Pleasure Unbound got the series off to a good, solid start but Desire Unchained cemented the demon world into one of substance and realism. Yes, this is paranormal and fantasy but the way Ione has created her world she's given it a strong flavor of realism. While most of the characters may be demons and mythical creatures they have such powerful presence and emotions you can't help but believe they just might be real. If Mulder read these books he'd probably say "See, told ya Scully."The heroine in Desire Unchained is a woman just trying to live her life and pursue her dreams. She's someone many of us could relate to. Then her life takes a dramatic change and she's left trying to pick up the pieces. Runa is a wonderful heroine. She's smart, self sufficient with strong survival instincts. No TSTL heroine here. Which is a good thing considering the hell she's been through and still more on the way before she and Shade are safe. She doesn't spend much time complaining about her situation, except to Shade. She does seem to enjoy giving him a hard time. Otherwise she has taken her future in hand and done what she could to make her new reality the best it could possibly be. Runa is also not afraid to fight and prefers to stand at Shade's side in a fight. She's a really good match for Shade because she doesn't let him get away with crap. He tries to giving her the brush off when she's asks about Underworld General Hospital (UGH), his brothers and his curse. She keeps after him and wears him down. Not willing to simply take his lame excuses.Shade makes no excuses or apologizes for who and what he is. I like that. He's a Seminus Demon. Driven to give females what they need when it comes to sex. It's simply a fact of his life and he deals with it. He may not like all the aspects of it but it's something he can't change so why fight it. His loyalty to his brothers, Eidolon and Wraith, is what gives him strength. His job as an EMT for UGH gives him a purpose in life. Like any EMT, be they human or demon the job gets to him at times. The senseless loss of life he sees. Another example of Ione giving these demons humanity. But don't make the mistake of thinking they are tame creatures. Shade's got his demon instincts in spades. Shade's an alpha male all the way and has a need to protect Runa. But he does come to realize that she is far stronger than he first believed. Not only physical strength but emotional and mental strength.Shade and Runa have no choice but to work as a team after they are tricked into bonding. And while Runa still cares about Shade, he's determined to keep her at a distance. This proves very difficult because of his overwhelming desire for her. Shade and Runa get very physical and tend to wear each other out. So if you enjoy hot sex scenes Ione without a doubt delivers. Ultimately, Shade's curse lays heavy on his mind and he is left with a terrible decision to make.There's also Shade's brothers, E and Wraith, who are heavily involved in the story line and yet don't overwhelm the pages. The book is definitely Shade and Runa's story. Ione is able to create a blend of the primary and secondary characters without leaving the reader feeling shortchanged on the HEA. That blend gives us plenty of the continuing world and character development while still maintaining focus on the hero and heroine. And we get to see more of Gem
Deserie.Comfort on LibraryThing 22 days ago
Desire Unchained is the second book in Larissa Ione¿s Demonica series. This story focuses on Shade, one of three incubus brothers and Runa, a human turned were-wolf who he used to date¿when she was human. The book opens and Shade finds that he is chained in a dungeon with only one other person who seems to hate him furiously and tells him several times that she wants to hunt and kill him. This person is¿his ex-lover, Runa.Runa was once a quiet, shy woman ¿ that is, until Shade broke her heart. Unfortunately, the night she fled his apartment after catching him in flagrante delicto (with two other women, no less), she runs across an angry werewolf and is mauled within an inch of her life. (I felt this was an interesting turn of events from the 1st book and made the plot that much sweeter.) I enjoyed reading this book, despite not liking Shade¿s character all that much from the 1st book. Shade has since become my favorite now that I know about his past. I enjoyed how Ione slowly developed the relationship between Shade and Runa and showed the reader that they¿re not quite the same people they were when they broke up a year ago. Not to give away any spoilers I felt as though it was ironic in the type of position Shade was placed in with his life and his past choices, but found that the situation he subtracted himself from was well thought of and greatly deserved. The highlights of the book would be the extremely hot sex scenes from many of the characters in the book, the developing friendship/relationship between Gem and Ky and the caring friendship between Wrath and Ky. I want to say at this point, for all you BDB fans, the friendship between Wrath and Ky sorta reminds me of V and Butch. So I¿m sure you can see how it is sweet and addicting. I am also looking forward to additional information, if not its own book, between Ky and Gem.I would recommend this book to readers who can think ¿outside the box¿ and are looking for a book with a little bit of action, mystery, humor, and lots of romance. I have to say the first book in this series was confusing as I was still learning all the demonic words and the background to the characters on top of Ione¿s descriptive elements of what different demons look like but now, I¿m glad I hung through it and think I have found a fabulous new series. 4.5 stars rated for this great book in a wonderful series, out of 5.
DijaK on LibraryThing 22 days ago
Wow, this was just pure awesome. I love the Demonica world, and Shade's story was epic. The ending of a book is what always finalizes my opinion of it overall, and I loved the ending of Desire Unchained. So sweet and perfect. I can't wait to read Wraith's story, because even though I haven't read it yet, he's already my favorite brother of the three.
onyx95 on LibraryThing 22 days ago
Waking in a cage, Shad found Runa Wagner there with him. Remembering their time together and seeing her reaction to him left him no doubt how she felt about him. Learning who was behind their abduction was horrifying to Shade and he knew his brothers (Eidolon & Wraith) would be equally shocked. Becoming a werewolf about a year before was the most horrible experience until being locked away with one of the being she held responsible for it. Wanting to blame him and hate him just wasn¿t making it any easier, especially after they were forced to bond in the way of their kind of demons. Book 2 ¿.. The brothers bond and affection for each other is even better in this one than in the first story. Took a while to realized the connection to the first book, other than the brothers and I really liked it. Great characters, as usual in a good series, the inclusion of other characters only strengthens the story line. Really looking forward to the next one, Wraith¿s story, Passion Unleashed.
jjmachshev on LibraryThing 22 days ago
Hot sexy demons, sarcastic vampires, Slayers, organ harvesting, and werewolves...although it took me a few minutes to 'read' myself back into Larissa Ione's Demonica world, I was caught and fascinated by her latest tale. "Desire Unchained" is her second book in this series and tells Shade's story. He's a pleasure demon who is cursed to suffer unending hunger as a fade once he finds his true love. Ione's world is complex and unique, with dozens of different demon races and other creatures that 'go bump in the night'. It's also very sexy, especially when you consider that her demons are sex demons.Runa suffered the hurt of an abusive alcoholic father and an uncaring mother so when she busted her boyfriend 'en flagrante' with not one, but two other women--well, she learned to deal with that pain too. But while running from his apartment, she was attacked by a werewolf. Quite the introduction to the paranormal world, eh? So she's managed to deal with everything life's thrown at her so far...until she wakes up...chained to a dungeon wall...and her fellow prisoner is none other than her ex.Shade drove Runa away rather than risk falling for her and activating the curse that neither he nor his brothers have found a way to cure. So when he wakes up chained to a dungeon wall with Runa, he's not sure what's going on--but is pretty sure it can't be good. When he discovers his captor is none other than the deranged brother he thought was dead...well, he KNOWS that can't be good. And the icing on the 'not good' cake is when his enforced intimacy with Runa results in their mating. I'm thinking Shade will have a bit of explaining to do--and to a woman scorned no less!Once I immersed myself back into Ione's world, I became caught up in Runa and Shade's story. The insanity and evil of the mad brother was enough to make my skin want to crawl away on its own and hide in some dark corner. But for some reason, this book didn't grab me quite like "Pleasure Unbound" did. I didn't feel as connected to Runa and Shade and I still can't pinpoint exactly why. I still enjoyed the book, and I can hardly wait for "Passion Unleashed", Wraith's story which should hit stores in April 2009.
littleflwers on LibraryThing 22 days ago
I think I have found another FAVORITE author. Wow! This book was awesome. This is the second in this series. I thought her first book was very good, but this one tops that by leaps and bounds. This isn't a book for everyone - it is violent, romantic, funny and has a good bit of sex. I think the storyline was great, she followed through with an amazing plot that just kept me going and not wanting to put the book down. I will definately be watching her for more and more of her books!
The_Book_Queen on LibraryThing 22 days ago
When I received my copy of Desire Unchained in the mail, I literally stopped, right on my doorstep, and did a dance. Yes, a dance! I know, that sounds so odd and childish, but ever since I read the first novel, Desire Unbound, last year, I've been hungry for more! And believe me when I say that Desire Unchained delivered on all accounts! In the first book, we were dropped straight into Ione's world, modern Earth, except for we're not alone. Shapeshifters, Witches, Demons, Vampires, and all sorts of other fantastical characters live in our world. For the most part, humans know about them, but they still don't flaunt themselves. Instead, they stick to the "Underworld's" of the area, tunnels and such below the city or hidden from the humans. The hospital that Shade and his two other brothers founded exist in one such area, hidden from the prying eyes of humans. While the plot line, the intriguing characters, and the complex story development are a great part of the book, it's not the only part that made my fall in love with the series. It's also the very intense, sometimes graphic, but always satisfying *no pun intended, of course!*, sex. Along with the equally tender romance. Don't get the wrong impression-- it's not ALL about the sex in their relationship, though that part is definitely a big part of it. Personally, I enjoy the more erotic touches like this in my romances, but I know that some do not. If you fall into the later category, I'm sure that you could still enjoy this book, even if you have to flip through a few scenes. The romance is fantastic, but it's not the only element that sticks out. There's a plot to it, a point besides just watching the H/Hr have hot sex 24/7. The suspense and action makes the reading interesting, not just sexy. I'm anxious for the next book, not only to find out Wraith's fate and story, but also to see what more could happen in this compelling paranormal world that Ione has created. I promise you-- just when you think that you have the story 100% figured out, nothing could possibly surprise you, a new twist in the story pops out, keeping you on the edge of your seat until the very end. And even then, it will only let you go, but it won't leave you entirely. You'll still find yourself thinking about the story, the characters and the world, anxious to return to it, but upset that you have to wait until the next book to do so. 4.5/5 stars! I can't stop raving about this amazing book! Heck, not just this book, but Ione's entire series! They're sexy, passionate, mysterious, action packed, humorous... I could go on and on! In short, they have everything you could possible ask for in a romance! I can't wait for her future books-- Ione is definitely an automatic author in my book!
24girl on LibraryThing 22 days ago
Walking in on her lover Shade with two other women, Runa Wagner ran from his apartment and into the arms of immortality. Runa was bitten by a warg (werewolf) and she spent over a year in hiding while her brother, a part of the US Army¿s paranormal unit, searched for a cure.Long ago the Seminus (sex) demon Shade was cursed to never know love. If at some point he were to fall in love he would slowly fade away to nothing yet fully aware of his surroundings, never able to interact with anyone or fulfill his endless sexual desire. He used this curse as an excuse to never form attachments to women.As Runa sets out to find a supposed traitor she is captured by the Ghouls, demons who harvest organs for money. When she¿s brought to the dungeon to await her fate she comes face-to-face with none other than Shade. Together they fight for their lives and despite their reasons for not wanting to get close they can¿t help turning to each other regardless of the danger for both.Again this was a smoking hot book that I really liked but it¿s my least favorite of the series so far. It may be due to the fact that some of this book¿s sex scenes have hints of S&M and while I might like a naughty spanking every now and then I was a bit turned off by some of it.Other than that I loved Runa and Shade as characters. Runa is a strong female and Shade has a tender side. Together they made a great couple and I enjoyed the way the book ended.In this book also is the beginning of the relationship between two characters Gem and Kynan that finishes up in book three, Passion Unleashed my favorite book in the series so far. This is another must read and I can¿t wait for the next installment Ecstasy Unveiled due out in February 2010.
TheBooknerd on LibraryThing 22 days ago
Enjoyable, but not as good as the first book. The plot was more involved than book one, true, but everything from the characters to the action seemed a little lackluster and forced. For the most part, this book came off as filler or a buildup towards the next book -- which is, in a way, fine because Wraith is the more interesting of the Sem brothers, anyway.
DarkFaerieTales on LibraryThing 22 days ago
Quick & Dirty: A delightful romp with gripping world building, fully fleshed-out characters and pulse-pounding action.Opening Sentence: ¿He¿s gone. Let¿s call it.¿The Review:Runa Wagner will never be able to forgive Shade for what¿s he¿s done to her. His betrayal haunts her and now she¿s out for vengeance. Unfortunately for Runa, on her mission to bring Shade down a peg or two, she ends up caught in a dangerous game of revenge fueled by Shade¿s darkest enemy. Shade thought that he dodged a bullet when his relationship ended with Runa the first time around. Between his curse and his demon nature, he didn¿t have the time to get tangled up in a relationship with a mere mortal. This time around things have changed. Something about Runa has changed, and when Shade wakes up to find himself shackled to Runa in a creepy dungeon, all hell break loose. Shade and Runa need to fight their way out to escape their captor, and try not to kill each other in the process. The story continues with a journey to discover more about the black market organ harvesting, demon torture and ultimately love.Desire Unchained, the second installment in the Demonica series, continues to captivate readers with a fascinating demon world. Shade¿s story takes center stage in this installment, which is worthy of high praise. Ms. Ione delivers another incredible romance with witty banter and explosive sexual chemistry. Desire Unchained is a well-written, fast-paced story that will have your heart racing. Ms. Ione does a fantastic job crafting characters with such passion and courage. You¿ll be on the edge of your seat until the very last page.I really enjoyed reading Shade¿s story. He¿s not as ¿agreeable¿ as his brother Eidolon, but I like the fact that he¿s rough around the edges. His brothers mean everything to him and he will do anything to protect them. Runa and Shade share such great chemistry. They connected in such a beautiful way, even when you were ready to count them down for the count. Their conflict is real and heartbreaking. I also like the fact that nothing comes easy for any of the characters. Nothing about this world is picture perfect.I was continuously surprised by the twists and turns in this book. The big bad is a stroke of genius. I love it when an author completely captures the essence of a villainous character. Meaning their goals and motivations were purely evil, and not some trumped up or poorly constructed conflict/plot device. It also helps when the villain actually does something evil, instead of skirting around the issue. The main villain brings so much excitement and fear to the story.Overall, this sophomore effort delivers on every level. The characters are highly sensual, complex, and have great emotional depth. The plot remains riveting, and these demons prove that they aren¿t controlled by their desires, but their hearts.Notable Scene:He burst out the side entrance and braced himself for a confrontation with the Nightlash and Seminus he¿s seen earlier. No doubt they¿d have hellhounds as well, and those beasts loved a good fight. Well-trained Carceris hounds wouldn¿t kill their target, byt they¿d fall just short of it. Worse, they were perpetually horny, and what they did to a demon when it was down amounted to a lot more than a little leg-humping.With Wraith and Eidolon on his heels, he charged down the path to the south side of the cliffs where the waterfall met the pool, not bothering with stealth. Ahead, in the clearing, Runa lay on the ground, her body crumpled next to a tree.¿Son of a-¿ Something struck him in the head, and pain exploded in his skull. He wheeled toward the source, a slimy Drec demon holding a cudgel.Wraith struck with the bullwhip. How he¿d managed to grab the thing while on the run was a question for later. His brother wielded it as if it was an extension of his arm, and the Drec¿s face split open, sending blood and teeth flying.A massive four-winged creature dropped in
JamesterCK on LibraryThing 22 days ago
My opinion: After reading the first book in the Demonica series, I knew I had to check out the next one! This book focuses on Eidolon's brother, Shade. He wakes up in a dungeon, chained up and unaware of how he got there. His cell mate is a woman named Runa, and Shade is all to familiar with her; they dated for awhile...until she caught him in bed with two other women one night. Immediately after she caught him cheating, she was attacked by a werewolf which lead to her turning into one. In a way she blames Shade for this and she's none too happy to be trapped with him. They soon learn that they are being kept by Ghouls who are kidnapping demons, shifters, and other beings to harvest their organs. And who is responsible for the whole operation? Roag, Shade's brother, who was thought to have died in a fire. Shade was cursed by a warlock when he was younger; the curse maintains that if shade should choose a mate, he will eventually fade away and become invisible to everyone, suffering with need and hunger for the rest of his life. Knowing this, Roag forces Shade and Runa to bond to each other (which can't be undone). They eventually are able to escape from their captor and make it to safety, but of course something has to be done about the horrifying organ harvesting. In the middle of everything, being bonded has brought Shade and Runa closer together; but with the curse looming over his head may cost him his life - if Roag doesn't get to him first. This book was great, exactly what I was hoping it would be. I loved Eidolon so much that I was afraid I wouldn't be able to connect with Shade as well, but that didn't happen. Runa was really cool and extremely understanding given the circumstances. She told herself that she hated Shade, but after they were bonded she didn't have a complete meltdown so you can tell she was still harboring some major feelings for him. Even though he hurt her beyond belief. She still continued to throw the fact that he cheated on her in his face, even though he is a Seminus demon and is therefore an incubus that has to have sex to survive. But I guess sometimes when you're wronged you don't care the circumstances (you got hurt, damn it!). I loved Shade, he was seemed so sexy and beneath the tough exterior he really had a good heart. Shade's brothers, Eidolon and Wraith, thought it best to kill Runa to sever the bond in order to save Runa's life, but Shade was adamant that they not harm her. Yes, part of that was probably being bonded, I think they almost don't have a choice but to protect their mate. But I also think no matter how much he denied it, he fell in love with Runa right away. They make such a cute couple and I look forward to seeing more of these two in the rest of the series. I knew Wraith would be the feature in book #3 because he went through a lot in this book and he's going to have a lot to deal with so I'm so excited to get started on the next one in the series! Another great thing about this series is the definitions of some of the words used throughout the book to describe the supernatural world (sometimes you forget what a term refers to, so then you can just go to the front of the book and find out); very helpful! Definitely a great read that I would recommend everyone check out! My rating: 4/5 stars
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed reading this series and have several time. Fabulous read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of my favorite series! It is the perfect blend of romance and amazing storyline to suck you in and get you hooked.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Second book in the series deals with Shade, the second brother. Exciting from page one. Learning more about this world while getting to know the brothers. I love this series.