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I am in LOVE with these Demonica Novels by Larissa Ione. (I really hope that she writes more than 5 books!) I also really enjoyed the first 3 audio downloads, but this one, book #4, is my least favorite. Again, the book itself is fantastic, as good as the other 3. Yet I had a very hard time listening to this male narrator. I wish that they would have used a female narrator as they did for the other books in this series. (Why wouldn't they use the same narrator for each book in the series????) He sounds way too snooty, radio commerical, to read the dirty talking and great sex scenes that are in this book. His voice really made if difficult to get into the book like i did with the others. The others I could listen to over and over, but not this 4th book. SAD!!!!
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I pick-up a Demonica novel every time I’m in the mood for something a little more risqué than my typical reads and Larissa Ione really pours on the sizzle in this installment. All five audio books in this series have different narrators and Ecstasy Unveiled is the first time that a man has been selected for the job. Paul Boehmer nails the voice of Lore; he can talk dirty to me anytime! His portrayal of female characters is also surprisingly good. I’m still not entirely sure whether it was his sexy voice that pushed my review into 5 star territory or Ione’s writing but regardless, this is my favourite Demonica novel!
Lore isn’t part of the original three seminus brothers that started this series so I was surprised that I enjoyed his character as much as I did. I felt like he was the first demon who actually played his role to its full potential. He’s not clear cut good or evil and I liked that about him because he is a hell spawn after all and should act accordingly! Eidolon’s a sweetie but sometimes he’s just a little too righteous for me. I’m a sucker for bad boys and Lore definitely fits the bill in this installment. I enjoyed the complexity of his character; he was born human and didn’t learn about his seminus side until he received a harsh wake-up call when he reached maturity. Its one thing to grow up knowing that you’re a sex demon but quite another to have the news sprung on you later on in life. His “gift” is actually more of a curse and has forced him to distance himself from all intimate contact which is a huge deal given his seminus nature and the reasons he became an assassin are surprisingly well-intentioned. All this to say that there’s definitely more to Lore than what meets the eye!
I enjoyed the demon/angel match-up in this book; you can’t get more opposite than that. Idess has her own issues to deal with and it was refreshing to see her struggling with her moral dilemmas right along side Lore, albeit their quandaries are very different in nature. The angel took a vow of celibacy but ends up testing its limits in order to help ease the seminus brother’s suffering which made for some rather creative intimate encounters. As a result, this installment has more sex than any of its predecessors (now that’s what I’m talking about!). There’s also a lot more to this story that just the relationship aspect; there’s conflict between the brothers, the seminus equivalent of Smurfette makes an appearance and the hospital is taking fire from an unforeseen foe.
The Demonica books are renowned for delivering plenty of heat and intensity; Ecstasy Unveiled goes beyond that by adding outstanding character development and world building to the mix. This installment is a must read for all paranormal romance borderline erotica enthusiasts.
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