Aug 30, 2010

Larissa Ione Blog Tour and Giveaway

Sin Undone (Demonica, Book 5)
by Larissa Ione
Grand Central Publishing (August 24, 2010)

[see contest details at end of post. there will be 5 winners] This contest has ended.

As the only female Seminus demon ever born, master assassin Sinead Donnelly is used to being treated like an outcast. She spent decades enslaved, and now vows she'll die before she'll relinquish her freedom again. Then Sin's innate ability to kill her enemies goes awry: She creates a lethal new werewolf virus that sparks a firestorm of panic and violence.

Half-werewolf, half-vampire Conall Dearghul is charged with bringing in Sin to face punishment for the plague. And she's no stranger: He's bound to her by blood, and the one sexual encounter they shared has left him hungering for her raw sensuality. Worse, Sin is the underworld's most wanted and Con soon learns he's the only one who can help her . . . and that saving her life might mean sacrificing his own.

About Larissa Ione

"Many writers will tell you they began writing stories the moment they learned to wield a pencil. I’m no exception. But even as a child, I didn’t write “kid” stories. I preferred something more dramatic. Something that didn’t include Dick, Jane, and a dog named Spot. I wanted my dogs to have names like White Fang or Cujo. I’ll always have my parents to thank for that. They never censored my reading material (though I suspect that if they had truly known what was between the covers of some of the books, they’d have been a little more careful,) so when other girls my age were reading Laura Ingalls Wilder and Judy Blume, I was immersing myself in Stephen King and Jack London...." 

For more biographical information go to Larissa's home page.

Five Fun Facts about Sin Undone

1. Snow is prominent in Sin Undone, and it’s no coincidence that I love snow. The freak snowstorm that takes place in a few scenes is based on my military time spent in Montana, where I experienced a freak snowstorm on the 4th of July, just two days after 70 degree temperatures.

2. In another snow scene, skiing is the focus… one of my favorite pastimes.

3. Though Sin and her brother, Lore, are both half-breeds who have no personal symbol on their throats the way their purebred brothers do, Sin does have a tattoo on the back of her neck. And yes, she put it there for a reason…

4. The “gun safe escape scene” comes right out of the book of my life. I actually knew — okay, went on one date with — a guy who had done the same thing Con did. Never know when you need to make a quick escape, apparently…

5. Sin Undone sets up the spinoff series coming in March, introducing both the villain and the hero of the first book, Eternal Rider. I had a lot of fun taking Sin, who Eidolon has referred to as basically “chaos on legs,” and making sure the word “chaos” applies to her in every way. Seeing how she sets of a series of events that could lead to the end of the world, I think Eidolon had it right!


This contest has ended. 

*As part of Larissa's Blog Tour five lucky readers will win a copy of Sin Undone

*To enter the contest answer this question: Would you rather be a vampire, a werewolf, a demon, a combination, or none of the above? Pick ONLY ONE!

*This gives you one chance.

*No need to do anything else!

*Contest is limited to US and Canadian residents only. No P. O. Boxes.

*Winners will be contacted via email.

*Contest ends Sept. 10, 2010


Sandy Jay said...

I'd rather be a werewolf. Thanks for the giveaway.

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Angela M. said...

A combination for sure. Gotta have the best of multiple worlds, right? Thanks for the contest.

SiNn said...

deff a combination best of all worlds

debbie said...

I would choose the half vampire, half werewolf. That way you would have the qualities of both.

Virginia C said...

Hello, Larissa & Patricia! I will choose...Vampire! Vampires will never lose their eerily erotic allure. They can easily dispatch all challengers to the paranormal throne. Vampires are the most insidious evil, often appearing solicitous and charming. All the while, they are sensing the beat of your heart and savoring the thought of slaking their thirst with the red, red wine of your blood. I've no doubt Vampires will be around as long as humanity exists.

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Julie said...

I think it would be cool to be some sort of combination. Then you would have all the powers and still be able to be mostly human in the daytime.


Dot S. said...

I can't make a choice but since you insist I think it will be vampires. Although.....

tetewa said...

My choice would be a vampire, I've been looking forward to this one!

tina werner said...

I think i'd rather be a vampire... the werewolf change over to human and vice versa kind of scares the crap out of me... like ouch!!!

thanks for the chance to win!!!

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elaing8 said...

I would rather be a vampire..being immortal.

CrystalGB said...

I would want to be a combination of the best attributes of all these.

Alicia0605 said...

If I could chose I would probably stay a human, but I would have a Vampire fall madly and deeply in love with me (of course he could turn me into a vamp later so I dont get all old and wrinkly).


Cathy M said...

I would rather be a werewolf. Love the magic of it.

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Robin K said...

I choose MERMAID!!! Or vampire.

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katsrus said...
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katsrus said...

I would pick a vampire. Thank you for the giveaway.
Sue B

Tore said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I am a follower. I would rather be a vampire. Something about vampires is very attractive and just draws you in. Please enter me in contest.

latishajean said...

Im going to have to pick vampire Great giveaway thank you so much for the chance. I can't wait to read this one :)

Asylumgirl said...

Totally a vampire, they've always been my first love. lol

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Cecile said...

OH what a great giveaway! Thank you!
I would like to be a combination... I mean... Really A Vampweredemon! =) I would really kick some butt!

jeanette8042 said...

Oooh I would love to be a combination because I'll get the best of all! Thanks for hosting the giveaway!


Martha Lawson said...

Werewolf, definitely!!

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JenM said...

I think I'd be happy just being a werewolf. I'd be very unhappy as a vamp because I'm so not a night person.

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donnas said...

Definitely a mix, makes things more interesting.

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jellybelly82158 said...

I'd rather be a werewolf. I really like shapeshifters.

Pam S (pams00) said...

Yay! I am so in love with series so thrilled with this book's release!

I would be a vampire though i'd like to date a combo man hehe :).

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Tanya said...

Definitely a combination! Best of both worlds!

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throuthehaze said...

I think I would like to be a combination and hopefully have the best traits of them all.
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writtenwyrdd said...

If it meant looking like I was 20 again, I'd pick vampire. Who needs sunlight!

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Lisa R/alterlisa said...

Never thought of a combination that is definitely my pick.

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mbreakfield said...

I would pick werewolf.

Jess (The Cozy Reader) said...

I'd want to be a werewolf. :) But a nice one, okay? ;)

Thanks for the giveaway!

booklover0226 said...

I would like to be a combination; having the best powers of each. I would be accepted by all groups..hopefully! LOL

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Sue A. said...

I can't just pick one so I think a combination of the three is my answer.

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mortiana said...

I would prefer to be a supernatural being with attributes of all of those, selectively.

justpeachy36 said...

I think if I had to choose I would want to be a werewolf, the freedom they seem to possess while running seems exhilarating to me.

Anonymous said...

Oh my this is hard one....demon I think

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Breanne said...

Definitely a demon!

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