Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Eternal Rider by Larissa Ione and **GIVEAWAY**

Lords of Deliverance
Book One
Grand Central Publishing
March 29, 2011
ISBN: 978-0446574495
 Received Book from publisher for review.

"They are here. They ride. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.

His name is Ares, and the fate of mankind rests on his powerful shoulders. If he falls to the forces of evil, the world falls too. As one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, he is far stronger than any mortal, but even he cannot fight his destiny forever. Not when his own brother plots against him.

Yet there is one last hope. Gifted in a way other humans can't-or won't-understand, Cara Thornhart is the key to both this Horseman's safety and his doom. But involving Cara will prove treacherous, even beyond the maddening, dangerous desire that seizes them the moment they meet. For staving off eternal darkness could have a staggering cost: Cara's life."

Larissa Ione has a new series out and it's not only dark and exciting but hot and adventurous. Her Demonica series was not just mouthwatering but quickly became one of my favorites. I was super excited to find out this new book would be set in the same world as Demonica. Please welcome the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Ares (War), Reseph (Pestilence), Thanatos (Death), and the only female in the group, Limos (Famine). Each of the Horsemen have a Seal and each Seal comes with two prophecies. The goal will be keeping these seals intact so the end of the world doesn't come. Unfortunately, that might be a little too late for  Reseph. His Seal has broke and this brother is now causing disease and plagues all across the world. Can he be stopped in time?
Cara has the secret ability to heal animals, although she is not a practicing vet she tries to help and is thrown into a whole new world when an injured dog is brought to her doorstep. Just to add to this mess she then comes to find out, well, this isn't just a regular dog. Of course not it is a hellhound. Since she has no idea what in the world a hellhound actually is, but he bonds with her. Ares’ seal is passed over to Cara. Normally humans arent strong enough to carry Seals, but since she is now bonded to the hellhound, she is alive for the time being and Ares must make sure Cara stays that way. If not and his Seal is to break, he will become War and the world as she has come to know it will never be the same.  

Getting into this book way never an issue. It was the same world but different main characters who by the end of book I loved. These new characters are not only interesting but I loved that they had a good and bad side to them. And you get to see both sides. *squee* As in any new book of series the information and rules are very detailed and tend to overwhelm you while you are trying to get lost in this world. Even though a lot of information is thrown at you, I loved how you are reminded through out the book so you never can forget what they are. Once you pass through the beginning of the book it turns into smooth sailing from there and you wont be able to put down this tasty treat.
I loved Ares! I mean the way his character is and comes undone with Cara was not only sweet but sigh worthy. He for sure had his swooning moments. The build up to their relationship was not overly done and just perfect. The sex scenes are hot. I also loved that the characters from the Demonica series  made some guest appearances. That was a great treat getting to see them and how their lives have turned out since that series ended.

I will have to recommend this book to everyone. It was a breath of fresh air.
Larissa Ione never disappoints and she will have you hooked. I cant wait for the second book in the series Immortal Rider which is set to release December 2011.

I'm giving Eternal Rider 5 Stars



Thanks to the wonderful folks at Grand Central Publishing, I am able to giveaway 3 copies of  ETERNAL RIDER to 3 lucky People. Follow the instructions below to enter:
  • Leave a comment with your email address so I will be able to contact you if you should win
  • Giveaway is open ONLY to followers in the U.S. and Canada.
  • No P.O. Boxes please.
Please include email in comment if you want to enter giveaway. Giveaway will end on 4/11/11 at 12 pm. Winner will contacted via email and their name posted on the blog the same day. Please remember your copy will be sent out by Grand Central Publishing so please give the book ample time to get there. 

**Winners will be chosen by Random.org **

Good Luck!!!!!


  1. Oh, I'd love to win! The book sounds great, and something right up my alley.


  2. Thanks lisapeters at yahoo dot com this sounds great. Lisa

  3. Great contest!!! Thank u!!! ;)


    Katiewalthall AT ymail DOT com

  4. I would love to enter giveaway. Follower holly wright. Thanks!
    Hollybwright at comcast.net

  5. Been looking forward to reading this one and look at that cover!! Yum
    great giveaway!

  6. This book is on my to-read list! I want to be included in the giveaway! *new follower*
    booksavvybabe AT gmail DOT com

  7. Using the four horsemen (horsepeople in this case?) of the apocalypse is a nice new touch. I love the Demonica series too.


  8. I have never been disappointed by reading any of Larissa Ione's books. I'm sure I'm going to enjoy Eternal Rider.

    Tracey D
    booklover0226 at gmail dot com

  9. Larissa Ione is my fave author. I would love to win! My email: candydodson@yahoo.com. My name: Candy Dodson (creative, huh?)

  10. Love Larissa's books. Count me in please.

  11. Not entering the giveaway, but just wanted to say that I can't wait for this one. :) Great review.

  12. Would love to win this book! Sounds great!

    sweetpeg at gmail dot com

  13. Thanks for the chance to win this.Please count me in
    I am a new follower

  14. Would love to be entered. Thank you for the contest!

    robin [at] intensewhisper [dot] com

  15. Thanks for the great giveaway.

    cwilliams127 at gmail dot com

  16. This so cool....so ready to start this series....

  17. Please count me in...I am so ready to start this series! Now if I could only get final approval on my budget!

    Thank you! mmafsmith(at)gmail(dot)com

  18. Please enter me - I love Larissa's books!

  19. I just finished reading Sin Undone and got a quick peek at one of the Four Horseman of the Apocalypse. Can't wait to read more. Thanks for the giveaway and count me in.


  20. i loved eternal rider cant wait to read it again.. all her books are absol-fucken-lutely fantastic =)

  21. Thanks for the giveaway. I love Larissa's books.


  22. I can't wait to read Eternal Rider and I'd love to be included in the contest!

    I love Larissa and her ever changing hair colors!


  23. I can't wait to read Eternal Rider! I've just started on the Demonica series but I should be caught up in no time since I'm a fast reader. Omg! All of these giveaways just make my head spin.

    Reading about all of these characters just makes my mouth water just a little bit because those Sems are simply delicious. I wonder about Ares.


  24. I love the Demonica series and would love to win this book as she starts a new series.

    Thanks for the giveaway.

    smccar1 at hotmail dot com

  25. This book sounds fabulous! I can't wait to read it!


  26. Can't wait to read the book

    Please enter me in the contest


  27. I haven't read any of Larissa's books yet but have her on my must-read list. I'd love to start with this fantastic-sounding new release, 1st in her new series! Please enter me in your contest!
    Linda T.

  28. I love Larissa books. Her books and demons rocks.
    scrtsbpal at yahoo dot com

  29. Would love to win. Just starting her books but loving them so far.

    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

  30. What a great giveaway thank you so much! Can't wait to read this one! Please enter me thanks :)
    tishajean@ charter.net

  31. I can't wait to read this!

  32. Read the book on Kindle..Could use a hard copy :) I LOVE LOVE THIS STORY and author!


  33. I need this book!!!

    rootml1 AT hotmail DOT com