Immortal Rider (Lords of Deliverance #2; Demonica #7) by Larissa Ione book review

Hello & welcome!
I hope you all enjoyed your Easter Sunday & if you don't celebrate Easter then I hope you enjoyed your Sunday nonetheless.
As previously promised, this post will be featuring a book review of Immortal Rider (Lords of Deliverance #2; Demonica #7) by Larissa Ione. 

**Spoiler Alert: This review may contain references to previous books in the series. For a review on the first book in the series, Eternal Rider (Lords of Deliverance #1; Demonica #6), click here.

So, for those of you who don't know me too well yet, I should let you in on a little secret. You see.. I can be a bit obsessive/compulsive/passionate... about certain things. In this case, we're talking about this series. The second I finished Eternal Rider, I went on to purchase the second book in this series for my nook ereader. No, I'm not getting paid to say this but my love for quick and convenient access to awesome books is a powerful thing... which has the tendency to evolve into free marketing.

Here is the synopsis you can find on the back cover of the book:

Sexy, powerful, and immortal, Limos is on a crash course with destiny. She’s been marked as Satan’s bride and her jealous fiancĂ© wants her all to himself. The only way this Horseman can keep herself—and everyone else—safe is to keep her distance. But not even Limos can save herself from the secrets she’s kept . . . or resist the seductive allure of one very brave human.
Arik Wagner knows the saying “love hurts” better than most, yet he never thought stealing a kiss from Limos would land him in Hell. Literally. It takes all his military training to survive the demon torture, but once he’s topside, Arik realizes that the agony has just begun. With the Apocalypse looming and Satan demanding his bride, will Arik and Limos surrender to the desire smoldering between them? Or will giving in to their passion unleash hell on earth?

This book starts up right where the first one left off - the four Horsemen (or three Horsemen and Horsewoman) of the Apocalypse are fighting against a prophecy (and time) to prevent their seals from breaking. Really, I mean the Horsemen except for Reseph (aka Pestilence) whose seal has already been broken and is wreaking havoc on all of mankind (and maybe demonkind as well).
In this book, we watch Limos struggle to separate her past from her present and of course, it catches up with her. With Arik around, she is constantly reminded and tormented by her previous choices in life and how they will not just affect her, but those she has come to love as well... most presently, Arik and her brothers.
So basically, this book is full of non-stop drama and holy hell is this full of sexual tension! Like the back cover mentions, Limos is betrothed to Satan and you can only guess how ecstatic he is when Arik tries to lay his moves on Limos (yes I definitely said, "lay his moves" - insert hash-tag 90s kid here). Aside from the torture Arik is put through for simply "stealing a kiss", there is a bit more that prevents Arik and Limos from finishing where that kiss left off upon his arrival back from hell and guys, the wait is more than worth it.
All in all, I thoroughly enjoyed this book, recommend it, and have just finished reading the third installment in this series, Lethal Rider, Thanatos' story... mostly.

If you like Paranormal Romance or simply hot demons with morals, definitely pick this book up because you will fall in love.

Basic info about this book:

Name: Immortal Rider (Lords of Deliverance #2; Demonica #7)
Author: Larissa Ione
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy
Rating (out of 5): 4.0
Sexual Content: Graphic Sex

Recommend? Yes! But at least start with Eternal Rider (Lords of Deliverance #1; Demonica #6) by Larissa Ione. Book Review here.

Where it can be purchased:

Author's website:

Alright ladies and gentlemen, I hope you enjoyed this book review! I am working to review a bit more and post the reviews at minimum 1-2 times a week and I should also be throwing in a family Flan Recipe shortly ;)

Hope everyone has had a great week & stays safe this weekend!

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Until next time, I'll leave you with a little True Blood goodness from the first clip tease HBO released for the seventh and final season below... enjoy!


Mid April Updates & Book Lover Swag

Hello there & welcome in!
I hope everyone's April is going well so far! Spring has sprung as "they" say (who are they, anyway?) and even though it's hot as summer in Florida, I hope you northerners are joyous about the warmer weather.
In my previous post, I had mentioned writing a blog post with updates on everything going on lately as well as promising another book review. While the book review will be up somewhere between Sunday and Tuesday of this upcoming week on Immortal Rider (Lords of Deliverance #2; Demonica #7) where you can find information on Goodreads about here, this post will be filled to the brim with updates.

Before I [officially] start with my updates, I would like to throw in a quick food favorite:
This Ben & Jerry's new "Core" Ice Cream in Hazed & Confused is absolutely amazing. It's like you're eating Nutella ice cream... but better! In case you can't read the writing well in the picture, this ice cream includes Chocolate & Hazelnut Ice Creams with Fudge Chips & a Hazelnut Fudge Core - Delicious!

Well, update numero uno is... I am currently a co-moderator over on Goodreads with a group called, "Paranormal Addicts & Newbies (link here). This makes me so happy! One of my goals for 2014 was the put myself out there and really connect with fellow readers and writers. So far, not very much progress has been made, but this is progress nonetheless. Please be sure to scoot on over to this lovely group on Goodreads where we are already working on making many changes to enhance the group experience for members who are readers (and writers) just like us.
For anyone out there curious enough, I used to be an English Lit. major before I switched over to Culinary. Thinking back on it now, I am not sure why I stopped mid-degree to pursue Culinary but if all goes well, I will be starting classes in the fall for continuing my education and hopefully attaining my Bachelors of Arts in English Literature (joy!).

2nd, I am proud to say that I will be attending the RT Booklovers Convention 2014 in New Orleans, LA. 

For anyone unaware of the awesomeness that is RTCon14, it is basically a week-long convention where readers, writers, authors, bloggers, editors, publishers, booksellers and anyone else involved in the book publishing industry unite to talk about what they love most - books! Here is a link to their website: I will be attending from Monday, May 12 through Sunday, May 18. 
If you will not be able to attend, I would still recommend going to the GIANT Book Fair on Saturday May 17 which opens to the public at 11am. Here is a complete list of all of the 700+ authors attending which includes 100 Young Adult authors and more than 30 New Adult authors as well. 
And if you cannot attend the Giant Book Fair, I will be bringing back some swag from the convention to give away here on my blog! Cannot wait :) But I still hope to see you there!

&&&... just a quick personal update - things are pretty good here in Orlando; work is starting to slow down a bit and we are all finally able to get the sleep we have been craving since January.

Hope everyone stays safe & has fun this Sunday as well - Happy Easter!
You can thank Google images for this picture. I think it's so cute & original with all of the chalk drawings on the eggs!


A little nonsensical blogging & Eternal Rider by Larissa Ione (Lords of Deliverance #1; Demonica #6) Book Review

Hello all & welcome to my blog!

I think that a month is long enough to wait to make a new post, don't you think?
It's been a bit busy here in Orlando what with all of the conventions and what feels like endless working hours but alas, there is a light at the end of the tunnel.. for this month, at least.
I was going to make this blog post chock-full of updates and favorites and what not but I know it's time for a book review.

I would, however, like to point out the the name of my blog has changed from "Jannelle in Wonderland" to "Jannelle Reads". This is mostly because I feel like the focus on this blog will be the books I'm reading/loving and then every once in a while I'll throw in a recipe post. I cook for a living... so naturally I'm going to come home and think, "eff this; I'm not cooking"... or something along those lines. :) Though I do love baking and I don't get to do enough of that at work so baking goodness is probably what you will be able to catch on this lovely blog.

Now, about that book review...

So when I write up my book reviews, I like to write them fresh. That is to say that while the book is still [fresh] in my mind, I like to review it. Once I start reading another book (be it within the same series or otherwise) my mind gets a bit fuzzy... maybe more caffeine would help with that.

Now, the reason I'm saying this is because I might have promised a book review of either Poison Princess by Kresley Cole (The Arcana Chronicles #1) or The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa (Blood of Eden #1) and yeah, neither of those will be reviewed in this blog post (sorry?).

If you would like to see my ratings of those books, head on over to my goodreads profile to check it out here.

While you might be able to get away with reading this book on its lonesome and then continuing the series from here, I wouldn't recommend it. This book can be viewed as either number 6 in the Demonica series starting with Pleasure Unbound (Demonica #1) by Larissa Ione or as the first book in the Lords of Deliverance series also by Larissa Ione.

Here is the synopsis you can find on the back cover of the book:

They are here. They ride. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.
His name is Ares, and the fate of mankind rests on his powerful shoulders. If he falls to the forces of evil, the world falls too. As one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, he is far stronger than any mortal, but even he cannot fight his destiny forever. Not when his own brother plots against him. 

Yet there is one last hope. Gifted in a way other humans can't-or won't-understand, Cara Thornhart is the key to both this Horseman's safety and his doom. But involving Cara will prove treacherous, even beyond the maddening, dangerous desire that seizes them the moment they meet. For staving off eternal darkness could have a staggering cost: Cara's life.

This book follows two people - Ares (aka War & one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse) and Cara, a human with a special gift that allows her to heal animals.
At the beginning of the novel, we find out that Reseph (aka Pestilence and another of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse) has had his seal broken. This means that he has turned over to his demon nature and is spreading sickness and plagues around the world while the rest of his siblings are waiting around, worrying about when their seals will break and bring hell on earth (because yeah, that would not be a good thing for humankind). 
In his plot for an impending Apocalypse, Reseph focuses on Ares' seal which involves destroying his agimortus (basically, the thing/person responsible for a seal breaking).
As fate would have it, Cara ends up being Ares' agimortus and has to be guarded since her death can bring on the Apocalypse. Did I also mention that since Cara is a human, the weight of being an agimortus can kill her? In days? Well yeah... It gets real interesting real quick.
If you didn't think that was enough tension, add some of the sexual kind and a brother who is hell-bent on turning you into the evil version of yourself and we have ourselves one heck of a rollercoaster ride in book form.

Like all of her other books, I seriously enjoyed reading Eternal Rider. It has enough action, paranormal intrigue, and enough sexual tension to keep you flipping the pages and aching for the next book in the series (which I purchased promptly after finishing this one).
If you're a fan of Paranormal Romance, definitely give this one a go and don't forget to start it from the beginning with Pleasure Unbound.

Basic info about this book:

Name: Eternal Rider (Lords of Deliverance #1, Demonica #6)
Author: Larissa Ione
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy
Rating (out of 5): 4.0
Sexual Content: Graphic Sex

Recommend? Yes, but would start with the first Demonica book

Where it can be purchased:

Author/s website:

So, that's it! Hope you enjoyed my blog post & I will*** be posting up a review soon with the following book in the Lords of Deliverance series, Immortal Rider (Lords of Deliverance #2, Demonica #7).

Also, completely unrelated to this book review, I have been obsessed with Frozen's Love is an Open Door. So here it is... you're welcome?

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Enjoy your night, happy reading, & happy April!

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