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A Demonica Novella
By Larissa Ione
A fallen angel with a mean streak and a mohawk, Hades has spent thousands of years serving as Jailor of the Underworld. The souls he guards are as evil as they come, but few dare to cross him. All of that changes when a sexy fallen angel infiltrates his prison and unintentionally starts a riot. It’s easy enough to quell an uprising, but for the first time, Hades is torn between delivering justice — or bestowing mercy — on the beautiful female who could be his salvation…or his undoing.
Thanks to her unwitting participation in another angel’s plot to start Armageddon, Cataclysm was kicked out of Heaven and is now a fallen angel in service of Hades’s boss, Azagoth. All she wants is to redeem herself and get back where she belongs. But when she gets trapped in Hades’s prison domain with only the cocky but irresistible Hades to help her, Cat finds that where she belongs might be in the place she least expected…
Her luxurious mink-brown wings were gone, sliced off in a brutal ceremony, and with them, her source of power. She totally understood why an Unfallen would cross the barrier between the human and demon realms to turn themselves into True Fallen and gain new wings and new powers. But was the evil upgrade worth it? Cat didn’t think so.
“Cat!” Azagoth’s voice startled her out of her thoughts, and she nearly dropped the tray of dirty dishes as she looked up to see him striding down the hallway from his office.
In the flickering light cast by the iron wall sconces, he didn’t look happy. He also wasn’t alone.
Hades, Azagoth’s second-in-command and the designated Jailor of the Dead, was walking next to him. No, not walking. With the way his thigh muscles flexed in those form-fitting black pants with every silent step, it was more like prowling. His body sang with barely-leashed power, and she shivered in primal, feminine response.
Son of a bitch, Hades was hot. Hard-cut cheekbones and a firm, square jaw gave him a rugged appearance that bordered on sinister, especially when paired with a blue Mohawk she’d kill to run her palm over. But then, she’d kill to run her palms over all of him, and she’d start with his muscular chest, which was usually, temptingly, bare. Not that she’d complain about what he was wearing now, a sleeveless, color-shifting top that clung to his rock-hard abs.
She tried not to stare, but really, even if she’d stood in the middle of the hall with her tongue hanging out, it wouldn’t have mattered. He never looked her way. He never noticed her. She was nothing to him. Not even worth a glance. Those cold, ice-blue eyes looked right through her. And yet, this was a guy who laughed with Lilliana, pulled pranks on the other Unfallen who lived here, and played with hellhounds as if they were giant puppies. Giant, man-eating puppies.
Azagoth stopped in front of her. “Cat? You okay?”
She blinked, realized she’d been lost in a world of Hades. “Ah, yes. Sorry, sir. What is it?”
Holy Hades… the latest installment in the Demonica Series, Hades by Larissa Ione is scorching hot. This novella is exactly what the readers have been wishing for.
Throughout the Demonica series Hades has made some very memorable appearances. He has captured the readers attention with his skin tight leather pants and blue mohawk. He comes across as a frightening enigma that no one wants to piss off. At the same time we get a glimpse that he can be a jovial kind of guy. So what is his real story? Who is Hades?
Hades is the jailor of the Underworld. He is a ruthless warden that answers to no one except his boss Azagoth ( the Grim Reaper). He is as much a prisoner of his world as he is a Warden. His only reprieves are his regular check ins with the boss or the sporadic time off hours he is granted on rare occasions. He’s learn to live with hellish world he commands. He’s adjusted to the discomforts that only can be found in hell. The only thing he looks forward to is the weekly episodes of The Walking Dead or the glimpses he catches of the fallen angel Cat when he visits his boss. This fallen angel fuels the fires of his soul and ignites all of his fantasies.
Cat is a fallen angel. She was sent to Sheoul-gra for her punishment for conspiring with Gethel to bring the Apocalypse forth. She is the servant to Azagoth and his lady love Lilliana. Her new world isn’t too bad but it isn’t too good either. She is a bit of a klutz and seems to make mistakes no matter what realm she is in. She is constantly making blunders that even Azagoth notices. It’s a good thing that Lilliana really likes her a lot.
When Cat makes the biggest blunder of all and accidentally lets some souls into Sheoul-gra all hell breaks loose ( literally). She must enter Sheoul-gra and right her wrong before Azagoth finds out. Fallen angels are not permitted in Sheoul-gra. She has not only blundered by letting undesignated souls in, she has turned hell into an even more dangerous place.
Together Hades and Cat will have to battle the 5 rings of hell and save the world. They have to win this battle before Azagoth finds out. Their lives are on the line. To make matters worse, Hades and Cat are falling in love with each other. This relationship is forbidden. It is worse than Adam and Eve eating the apple in the Garden of Eden. The Grim Reaper is not going to be happy.
Once again Larissa Ione added another exciting red hot romance in the Demonica world. It was fun, entertaining, action packed, and romantic. I would highly recommend this book.
I highly recommend reading the entire Demonica series before embarking on this book. The dynamics of this fictional world are multi dimensional. Many of the characters in this book are a bit hard to grasp if you are new to the series. The glossary at the front of this book does help the reader understand the Demonica world a little better but does not give enough of this series background. Even though I am a seasoned reader of this series and have read every book, I still had to reference the glossary while reading this novella.
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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