Release Blitz + Review: Z by Larissa Ione – A Demonica Underworld Novella

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Z is the latest in Larissa Ione’s incredible Demonica Underworld Series brought to you by the amazing team at 1001 Dark Nights! Be sure you grab your copy of this sexy new novella toady!


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About Z:

Zhubaal, fallen angel assistant to the Grim Reaper, has spent decades searching for the angel he loved and lost nearly a century ago. Not even her death can keep him from trying to find her, not when he knows she’s been given a second chance at life in a new body. But as time passes, he’s losing hope, and he wonders how much longer he can hold to the oath he swore to her so long ago…

As an emim, the wingless offspring of two fallen angels, Vex has always felt like a second-class citizen. But if she manages to secure a deal with the Grim Reaper — by any means necessary — she will have earned her place in the world. The only obstacle in the way of her plan is a sexy hardass called Z, who seems determined to thwart her at every turn. Soon it becomes clear that they have a powerful connection rooted in the past…but can any vow stand the test of time?

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Inside Sheoul, the demon realm sometimes called Hell, evil was everywhere.

It dripped off the sides of the sheer rock walls in streaks of black acid that ate into the stone with a hiss. It wafted through the humid air on tendrils of mist that reeked of sulfur and decaying flesh. And, as Vex watched, it oozed like toothpaste from out of a fissure in midair that only people like her could see.

Her purple-tipped black hair, already short and spiky, stood even more on end as the thing squeezing out of the fissure, a dead demon’s soul, popped free of whatever realm and mystical enclosure it had been inside. The toothpastey glob took a transparent, vaguely humanoid shape, but its glowing crimson eyes were sharp and clear. A malevolent wave of rage and hate rolled off the soul, and Vex backed away, even though escape was impossible for her.

She was what her parents had called a daemani, a demon soul magnet, a person to whom souls stuck like glue. According to them, most daemanis couldn’t prevent it from happening, and that was a serious pain in the ass. If a demon died near Vex, not even the Grim Reaper’s personal daemanis, creatures called griminions, had a chance to collect the soul before it got sucked into her and stored as a glyph on her skin.

The demon shrieked, a sound only she or another soul-sensitive person could hear, as it struggled to keep from being sucked into the prison of her body. In a futile attempt to avoid the inevitable, she fled, her booted feet nimbly negotiating the rock shard-strewn ground that was all too common in this part of Sheoul.

But no matter how fast she ran, every time she looked over her shoulder, the distance between her and the soul had decreased. Closer. Closer.


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4 Star

Michel’s Review

Readers have been waiting for Z’s book in the Demonica Underworld Series.

It’s not easy being the Grim Reaper’s personal assistant.  How does one get that kind of job?  What are the qualifications?  For starters one must be a fallen angel.  The fallen angel has to have a certain code of ethics, in other words not corrupted to the point of no return.

Z willingly became a fallen angel when his beloved, betrothed Lauren fell from the ranks of heaven.  The problem was that by the time he fell, Lauren had been killed.  He has been searching for her soul for over a hundred years.  Working for the Grim Reaper seems to be a logical place to find her.  If she has been reincarnated, her soul is bound to show up.  And it does but not like Z expected.  Her soul is being held prisoner by other demonic souls and being housed in an emim.

Vex doesn’t know much about the order of the heavens and hells.  The only thing she knows is that she is a magnet for souls.  Right now she has five souls taking residence within her body.  One of them is evil and slowly it’s tearing her apart, not to mention the other souls.  The soul trade has declined and her only hope is the Grim Reaper.  Vex is in for a surprise when she goes to make a deal with the Grim Reaper.  There’s a fallen angel that has captured her attention.

Vex and Z are in for a soul reckoning reunion that could be destroyed by the evil soul before it begins.  Vex is housing Laura’s soul.  Z will have to choose between Laura and Vex.  It may not be a choice at all.

Larissa Ione has created a very complex world in the Demonica Underworld series.  Even though the world is complex, the reader can always count on an adventurous, action packed, red hot paranormal romance that’s loaded with snarky dialogue and fun characters.

I highly recommend this series.


Larissa Ione - headshotAbout Larissa Ione:

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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