Friday, November 30, 2012

Rogue Rider (Lords of Deliverance #4) by Larissa Ione + giveaway

Jillian Cardiff came to this remote mountain town to forget the demon attack that almost killed her. Instead, she rescues - and falls for - a gorgeous stranger who has no memory of anything other than his name. Handsome, charming and protective, Reseph seems like the kind of man that Jillian can trust. But with hints of a troubling history of his own, he's also the kind of man that can be very dangerous . . . 

Reseph may not know his background, or why he mysteriously appeared in Jillian's life, but he knows he wants to stay. Yet when Jillian's neighbours are killed and demon hunters arrive on the scene, Reseph fears that he's putting Jillian in danger. And once it's revealed that Reseph is also Pestilence, the Horseman responsible for ravaging the world with death and destruction, he and Jillian must face the greatest challenge of all: can they forget the horrors of a chilling past to save the future they both desire?

Type: Paranormal Romance
Heat: 3 out of 5
Rating: 4 out of 5

That was just... I mean...daaaamn, that was good! I absolutely love the worlds Ione creates and how easily I'm sucked right into them. They're completely captivating with delectable characters, emotional turmoil that will have you in knots and excellent twists and turns that'll have your jaw dropping. And Rogue Rider was pretty much all of that with a bit of sexiness, danger and a touch of humor mixed in. Everything that makes for a blasted good read in my opinion.

So, I've got something to admit with this one. I'm totally reading the series out of order. <gasp>. I know, I know. So I came into Rogue Rider pretty free and clear when it came to Reseph and his less than stellar moments as Pestilence.  And I loved the man right from the start. He's sexy as hell, funny, sings and is just all together drool-worthy. It's pretty easy to guess how things were before and I loved how Ione decided to handle Reseph's story. Wiping his memory and pretty much tossing him to earth to heal. 
His struggles and inner battle as he discovered who he was and what he'd done in the past was heart breaking and oh my word it was so hard watching the other characters from his past interacting with him. They're rightfully wary of him but gah it was so hard to see him trying, dealing with his own guilt and finding no support from the people he loved. I seriously wanted to pinch the hell out of the lot of them and just wrap him in a hug and protect him from everything that was happening around him.

I really loved Jillian as much as I did Reseph. She's a damn strong woman and deals with a hell of a lot really well. I couldn't believe her strength in dealing with some of the realizations she and Reseph made about his past. The two were pretty fantastic together too. I loved all of the little moments between them. When they were feeling each other out, dealing with their attractions and fears and whew, the sexy bits. Yum!
Harnessing his libido--barely-- he hauled Jillian to her feet, ripped open her jeans, and jerked them down to where they tangled around her boots. He didn't need her completely free to move around. Sometimes, a little bondage was a good thing.
The only thing that was a little eh for me was the ending. The huge showdown. Reseph's big test. The ultimate battle of good vs evil... was just a little too anticlimactic in the end and left me in one of those "wait, wha?! that's it?" kinda places. Okay, so maybe I'm a blood thirsty hellcat but had to knock off a little on the rating for that. But damn if I'm not dying for more from Ione and so damn flipping excited to see Demonica's coming back with Reaver's story. Oh, yeah. I'm all over that! 


We've got a freaking fabulous giveaway for yall today from Grand Central Publishing. They're awesome!

All FOUR books from the Lords of Deliverance series are going to one lucky follower.

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53 comments:

  1. I hate to see the series end. I would love to win this book.

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  2. I love this series, Cant wait for Reaver's book. Thx for the giveaway.

    blinkysthebest at aol dot com

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  3. New Series and author for me. Looks really good.Hope it's international.

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  4. Ooh, I can't wait to catch up on these books--one of many authors that I love but haven't had the time to keep up with (I blame my #TBRMountain, end of story). :)

    Thanks for the great giveaway and review!

    Enjoy,
    TBQ

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    1. LOL. Hun you and me both. That sucker is MASSIVE! And growing all the time :) Good luck!

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  5. Thank you so much for this giveaway -- I haven't read these books yet but I hear they are great!

    I'm excited to check out a new paranormal romance series -- thank you for the review!

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    1. You're welcome Eva! Always fun to find a new series isn't it?

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  6. Love this series and Larissa Ione, can´t wait for my chance to read, =)

    Thanks for the giveaway & Happy Friday!
    //Linda

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  7. is this open to international? please.......

    thank you for the giveaway

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    1. Oooo Miki you know I don't know it's from the publisher. If one of yall international ones win though I'll see if they can mail them to my house and I'll get them to you :)

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    2. thank you a lot, it's very generous and kind of you

      i don't know this author yet so winning this would be great
      all the best

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    3. No problem :) Hope you're having a great weekend!

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  8. Ooh, I've never read these. Thanks for giving away a set so I can jump right in!

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    1. Oh you'll love them. Larissa's something else :) This one worked pretty good as a stand alone too which was nice :) Good luck!

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  9. me want in a very meaningful way! I am dying to read the last one :) thanks

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    1. LOL Sharon. SMH. Did you not grab it through Netgalley? I think they had it up there for reviewers.

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  10. I love this series and can't wait to read Rogue Rider. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  11. Can't wait to read the series. Would love to have the entire series.

    Thanks for the giveaway,

    Elizabeth Gray
    elizabethgr@sbcglobal.net

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  12. What a great giveaway! This is such an awesome series!!

    Julie K
    kornhsl@yahoo.com

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  13. I have a stack of Larrisa Ione books on my TBR pile. This just might be the incentive I need to move them to the top of that pile. Great giveaway!

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    1. lol Hope you enjoy them all! I've still got a few to get through myself :)

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  14. I love this series. I have it on my PC and I have been meaning to buy the paper copies. Thank you for the great opportunity.

    Thanks for the giveaway.

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    1. I always LOVE having the actual paper (or hardback) copies. Nothing better than seeing them in person :) Good luck!

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  15. These books looks great. Thanks.
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

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  16. It seems like this series just started and now the last book is being released. I love all of them and have no doubt that I will love this one too!

    I'm also excited to return to the Demonica world and read Reavers book next!

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    1. Aw I know! At least we'll still get a little more in the same world. Love that she's going back!

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  17. I have read the first three books through our local library and can't wait to read the fourth book! It would be great to own all of them! I love Larissa's books and loved all her LoD books...can't wait for her to continue them!

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  18. I haven't read any of these books. I've been eyeing the covers for a long time though. Maybe3 even giving them a lick or two. I'm really looking forward to reading the LOD series.
    luvfuzzzeeefaces at yahoo dot com

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    1. LOL. Right? She's got some great ones! Lick away! ;)

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  19. i love demoniva series by larisa ione..i can't wait to read lord of deliverance series...
    thx u :)

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  20. Haven't read this series, would love to try it. Thx for the giveaway

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  21. I have not read anything by the author but i have been looking at several of this series for a while. thanks for the great giveaway!
    miriam.whitewolf@gmail.com

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  22. it's a series finale right? that means it's time for me to start reading :D

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    1. Yep! Well, for the spin off at least. Now would be a great time! The original series is going to get another book though :)

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  23. I have not read anything by the author but i have been looking at several of this series for a while. thanks for the great giveaway!

    parisfan_ca@yahoo.com

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  24. I'm really looking forward to reading this!

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  25. Love this series, but I'm excited to see that Demonica is returning with Reaver. And of course we will be getting the horsemen in his book as well! Thanks so much!

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    1. Isn't that the best? I'm so excited about her next release. The woman is just brilliant!

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  26. This series is on my TBR list. Thanks for poiniting out that the books should be read in order. How many books will theer be in the series? Thanks for the chance to win!

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  27. I love this series! Thanks for the giveaway! I was loaned the first book in the series and just fell in love. I have wanted to read the rest for a while now.

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  28. I;m very curious about this series - I've read a lot of great comments about it.
    sallans d at yahoo dot com

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  29. I always hate the ending of a series. It's sort of an excitement/dreading feeling, because I need to know what happens. But thats a sign of a great writer. :)

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    1. It really is. That bittersweet feeling is kinda great though in an odd way. Thank goodness for rereading!

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  30. I love this series. I would love to have the whole set! Thank goodness Larissa is writing more Demonica!

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  31. I LOVED Demonica series
    LOVE Larissa's work!!
    would LOVE to win & READ
    LOVE the holidays!
    ok - need to take my meds now
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  32. Oh wow... Love Larissa's work... :)

    maybe31 at yahoo.com

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  33. I loved the Demonica Series, one of my favorites:) I will definitely be reading this series too.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  34. I love Larissa's books, you can't go wrong with any of them. Thanks for the chance

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  35. I've never read any of Larissa's books but they sound very intriguing. Now I want to start reading them.

    Marlene

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  36. I haven't read these, but have heard some wonderfull reviews!
    modularmates(at)comcast(dot)net

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