Friday, December 20, 2013

Reaver Book Blitz: Review + Excerpt + Giveaway!

Welcome to my post for the Reaver book blitz! I have a review of this wonderful book coming up, as well as an excerpt and a giveaway for a signed set of the Lords of Deliverance series and a KINDLE FIRE! But that's not all. Forever Romance has another wonderful paranormal romance coming out this month, Dragon Awakened, and I have a review, excerpt and giveaway for that book as well. Go here for that post. But, for now, let me introduce Reaver:

Reaver  (Lords of Deliverance, #5; Demonica, #10)
Release date: December 17, 2013
Publisher: Forever
Genre: Paranormal (Angel/Demons) Romance
Series: Lords of Deliverance #5

WARRIOR OF HEAVEN

Reaver is an angel with a past, a record, and a less-than-heavenly attitude. Powerful enough to fight alongside the fiercest battle angels-and crazy enough to risk his wings on a one-way mission to hell-he's agreed to go where no angel has ever gone before...to steal the most seductive and dangerous prize of Satan himself.

ANGEL OF HELL

Harvester is one of the Fallen, a once-heroic angel who sacrificed her wings to work as an undercover agent in hell. But now her cover has been blown, and she's been doomed to an eternity of agonizing torture. Even if Reaver can snatch her away from Satan's lair, even if they can fight their way out of the underworld's darkest depths, there is one thing Harvester can never escape-her newfound thirst for an angel's blood...


My Rating: 4 Roses

A dark and lovely paranormal romance, Reaver was a fantastic read. The action was thrilling, the romance was hot, and the secrets were a surprise. I really enjoyed reading this book. Loved it!

Harvester was a strong heroine. She had been through a lot of horrible things, but she still stood strong and continued to fight. I really liked her. I thought she was a fantastic heroine.

Reaver was also great. He made mistakes, but he always admitted to them and did his best to right them. Hence, the journey to rescue Harvester. He was very sweet and clever and determined to do what he thought was right, even if he had to break a few rules in doing so. He was wonderful.

The romance was both sweet and hot. Harvester and Reaver had a lot of history, some of which they couldn't even remember, and that added a lot of depth to their feelings, which I thought was sweet. And, the chemistry between them was super hot. They were a lovely couple.

The plot was fast paced and I was hooked the entire way through. My one problem was that there were times when there was so much going on that I got lost in all the happenings and it took me a few pages to reorient myself. It wasn't a deal breaker but it did bother me enough to knock off a point. I still really enjoyed the story. There were tons of thrills that kept me on the edge of my seat and one hell of a shocking secret that I never saw coming. Who knew Reaver's past was so complicated? The story was great and the ending has me curious as to what's coming up next.

Reaver was a wonderful paranormal romance. It had thrills, romance, and secrets. All of that made this book a fantastic read. Lovers of paranormal romance, this is a book worth reading.

*I received a free copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review
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Excerpt:

“R-Reaver?”

Reaver held Harvester’s frail body tight against his as he navigated the final steps of a winding ledge that dropped them into a world of weird. “It’s me. It’s okay. We’re safe.”

Relatively safe, anyway. Relative meaning that they weren’t dead. Yet. He just hoped the same could be said for Tavin, Matt, and Calder. When he’d left them to sneak into Satan’s realm, they’d been engaged in a battle they’d initiated as a diversion. It had been a risky move, and Reaver could only pray they’d make it to the rendezvous point.

A hunter’s horn sounded in the distance and was answered by another, closer horn signal.

Satan’s minions hadn’t gained ground, but they were spreading out. Damn.

He scanned the landscape of thorny plants, hills of blackened earth and trees, and twisted, abandoned structures. Nothing moved.

He looked down at Harvester, and as before when he first saw her hanging over a pit of acid, he felt sick to his stomach. He didn’t like Harvester even though he was grateful for the things she’d done, but she didn’t deserve this; her naked body too thin and mottled with bruises and ligature marks, her once silken black hair tangled and dull, and worst of all, missing her gorgeous green eyes.

Under ideal circumstances, an angel could heal from even the most heinous injuries within hours. But these were far from ideal circumstances, and Harvester’s source of power, her wings, had been severed. Without wings or medical assistance, it could take weeks, even months, for an angel’s body to fully heal.

“I can’t risk healing you more than I did,” he said. “My power isn’t reliable right now, and I could do more harm than good.”

“Reaver,” she croaked, as if he hadn’t spoken. “Why…how…”

“Shh.” He tucked her face into his chest, quieting her. “We’re going to meet up with some friends, and then I’ll answer all your questions.”

Reaver and the assassins had worked out a plan A and a plan B. Plan A had been shot to hell when iron gates had prevented Reaver from getting out of Satan’s realm to the south, where his companions would have been waiting. Now, with demons in pursuit, they were on their way to plan B. Hopefully Tav, Matt, and Calder had realized quickly that Reaver’s escape route had gone bad.

Inhaling the stench of rotten vegetation that permeated this section of Sheoul, he started away from the skeletons of some burned-out buildings and toward a mountain range as expansive as the Rockies. He moved swiftly, outrunning the sounds of pursuit and pausing once to blast a group of imps with a ball of lightning. The sphere struck the leader, and from there sent electrical strikes at each of the surrounding imps, frying them all in a handy eight-for-one.

Harvester slept in his arms, barely stirring when he stopped to listen for anyone following them. By the time they neared the plan B meeting site, Reaver was sure they’d lost the demons—temporarily. Reaver wasn’t naive enough to think they were off the hook. The demons chasing them were only the first wave, the security detail unlucky enough to be guarding the dungeon Harvester was kept in.

Once Satan got wind of this, if he hadn’t already, Reaver and Harvester were going to have legions of minions on their heels.
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Giveaway:
Up for grabs is a grand prize of a Kindle Fire! And 4 winners will get a signed set of Larissa Ione’s Lords of Deliverance Series: Eternal Rider, Immortal Rider, Lethal Rider, Rogue Rider! Ends December 22.
Good luck!

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About the Author:

A former meteorologist and EMT, Air Force veteran Larissa Ione now gets her daily dose of excitement from vampires, werewolves, demons, and the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. She lives in wintery Wisconsin with her U.S. Coast Guard husband, her teenage son, a rescue cat, and her hellhound, a King Shepherd named Hexe.



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