Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Book Feature and Giveaway: Sin Undone by Larissa Ione

As the only female Seminus demon ever born, master assassin Sinead Donnelly is used to being treated like an outcast. She spent decades enslaved, and now vows she'll die before she'll relinquish her freedom again. Then Sin's innate ability to kill her enemies goes awry: She creates a lethal new werewolf virus that sparks a firestorm of panic and violence.

Half-werewolf, half-vampire Conall Dearghul is charged with bringing in Sin to face punishment for the plague. And she's no stranger: He's bound to her by blood, and the one sexual encounter they shared has left him hungering for her raw sensuality. Worse, Sin is the underworld's most wanted and Con soon learns he's the only one who can help her . . . and that saving her life might mean sacrificing his own.

About the Author:
I began writing the way so many writers do—the moment I learned to wield a pencil. But even as a child, I didn't write "kid" stories. I preferred something more dramatic. Something that didn't include Dick, Jane, and a dog named Spot. I wanted my characters to be named Dracula and my dogs to have names like White Fang or Cujo. I'll always have my parents to thank for that. They never censored my reading material (though I suspect that if they had truly known what was between the covers of some of the books, they'd have been a little more careful,) so when other girls my age were reading Laura Ingalls Wilder and Judy Blume, I was immersing myself in Stephen King and Dean Koontz.

Later, after I'd joined the Air Force and was in dire need of something to read between shifts at the weather station, I continued to read horror, but I'd branched out into fantasy, and then, finally, romance (though I admit I went kicking and screaming to the latter.)

Turned out that I loved romance! So I started writing it, but again, my style and voice leaned toward the dark, paranormal side. Fortunately for me, paranormal romance, as a sub-genre, was booming. I let my imagination fly, and soon I'd sold a series of dark, sexy paranormal romances to Grand Central Publishing.

I still read a lot of horror, science fiction, and fantasy, and in fact, one of my all time favorite books about writing is On Writing, by my favorite childhood horror author, Stephen King. If you're an author or a reader, I highly recommend this book for an insight into an author's mind—which can sometimes be a very scary place.

Go ahead; Seduce your dark side.


5 Fun Facts:
1. Snow is prominent in Sin Undone, and it’s no coincidence that I love snow. The freak snowstorm that takes place in a few scenes is based on my military time spent in Montana, where I experienced a freak snowstorm on the 4th of July, just two days after 70 degree temperatures.

2. In another snow scene, skiing is the focus… one of my favorite pastimes.

3. Though Sin and her brother, Lore, are both half-breeds who have no personal symbol on their throats the way their purebred brothers do, Sin does have a tattoo on the back of her neck. And yes, she put it there for a reason…

4. The “gun safe escape scene” comes right out of the book of my life. I actually knew — okay, went on one date with — a guy who had done the same thing Con did. Never know when you need to make a quick escape, apparently…

5. Sin Undone sets up the spinoff series coming in March, introducing both the villain and the hero of the first book, Eternal Rider. I had a lot of fun taking Sin, who Eidolon has referred to as basically “chaos on legs,” and making sure the word “chaos” applies to her in every way. Seeing how she sets of a series of events that could lead to the end of the world, I think Eidolon had it right!


I have one copy for giveaway. Please leave a comment below with your email address to enter. The winner will be chosen on Saturday, September 11.




14 comments:

  1. Thanks! Would love to enter.

    Lisa.2713 at gmail dot com

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  2. Thanks for the chance!

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

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  3. Hi Laura this sounds like it is up my alley !!

    Sharon


    absgrams at gmail dot com

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  4. I love the Demonica series so please count me in!

    lilazncutie1215[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  5. Haven't read this series or author yet, so I guess I have a very pleasant surprise to look forward to in the Demonica books *says the fantasy buff in me* :)

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    Cherry Mischievous
    mischivus101-warrior2 [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  6. please count me in
    elaing8(at)netscape(dot)net

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  7. Another great book in a terrific series. I look forward in reading it.

    Thanks,
    Tracey D
    booklover0226 at gmail dot com

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  8. Oh wow, what a wonderful giveaway!
    Please count me in!!
    alliwantandmorebooks@ gmail.com

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  9. Wow, this looks great! I really want to find out what that escape scene is! Incase i ever have to make one. Haha.

    I'm also wondering if this is an international contest? If so, please enter me!

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  10. Please enter me in the giveaway if it is open worldwide.

    Thank you.

    Carol T

    buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

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  11. I love the Demonica series. Count me in and thanks for the giveaway.

    smccar1@hotmail.com

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  12. If the giveaway is open Internationally, I would love to enter.

    Thank you.

    Carol T

    buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

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  13. I would love to enter if this is International. thank you

    Misha
    mishamary@gmail.com

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  14. Sounds like a great book! Thanks for the chance.

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

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