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Sunday, April 17, 2011

KLB Virtual Events Book Blog Tour: Review & Giveaway of Eternal Rider by Larissa Ione


*Giveaway is now closed*



Welcome to Day 7 of the Eternal Rider Book Tour. Thanks to the wonderful ladies at the new KLB Virtual Events (also check to see the other amazing blogs that participated). I have been asked to participate in a book blog tour featuring one of the most amazing authors in the PNR world, Larissa Ione. Please check out my review and for a chance to win this great book.


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Author: Larissa Ione
Series: Lords of Deliverance
Number in Series: One
Format: Paperback
Pages: 402
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Release Date: March 29, 2011
Genre:  Paranormal Romance













Synopsis from Goodreads
 

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.





     Well through luck I was approached by the awesome Tigris Eden and I quickly jumped on board. I wanted to be in my first book tour ever and what better way to do that than with my all my awesome bookloving Tweeps. And man was I happy to get my hands on another great book by one of the most amazing authors in the PNR world, Larissa Ione. Her talent for storytelling has once again proven why she is so beloved in the book world.

     Eternal Rider is about the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, well pre-Apocalypse. You see all the Horsemen (three men and one woman=Reseph, Ares, Thantos, and Limos, all siblings) have been cursed. All of them were given an agimortus, a Seal that possesses their destiny on whether they will be good or evil. If these Seals are to break, they will become what we know as the Four Horsemen; War, Famine, Pestilence, and Death.

      The agimortus can be anything, an object or otherwise. But unfortunately, Reseph (Pestilence) was the first Seal broken after him and his siblings were attacked by hellhounds that were sent to take them out, the only creatures that can hurt the Horsemen. So after the sweet and caring Reseph has become Pestilence, Ares is in a fight against time to find an fallen angel (after his was killed by Pestilence) who can possess his agimortus before Pestilence can get to it because Pestilence wants the Apocalyse. If Pestilence does, Ares will become War, making the Apocalypse imminent.

      Then we meet Cara, a human who with a very special power who has a very interesting dog thrown on at her doorstep. After saving this pup, quickly named Hal, she is immediately tracked by the Aegis, supposed good guys who are trying to stop the Apocalypse, but go about it a different way. Cara has no idea what is going on and being called a demon, she believes the Aegis are crazy enough to kill her. Until she is rescued by Ares, but things take a turn when he finds out she is bonded to the hellhound she saved. After we find out the who and why of the hellhounds presence, Cara is given the agimortus. Thing is, only fallen angels can have it without dying and even so, whoever has it, Pestilence wants it so he can bring the world to an end. So they are in a race to find someone a fallen angel to take possession of the agimortus before the fallen angels and Cara are all dead.

     I absolutely loved this book. The characters are one of many things to love about this book. Ares is a very complex man. He is haunted by his past when he was human and the tragedy he faced. Even though it has been thousands of years, he still holds himself responsible. But even though he is haunted, he allows himself to fall for Cara and his conflicts over him being a warrior or a man made me want to punch him sometimes, but I understood him.

    Cara is one of my favorite leading ladies. She is not a gun-slinging, sword-swinging badass chick in tight leather pants. She is frightened because she has been thrown in the middle of the war of wars and she has become the key of whether the world will fall or not. Yet with all of that on her shoulders, she sucks it up and pushes forward. She does what she must to survive and she makes sure no one backs her into a corner, whether it be Ares or his siblings. She isn't one of the immortal horsemen, her life might be cut very very short soon, but she takes them all in stride and didn't let anyone bully her into anything. That is why I loved her.

    Now it isn't 100% critical for you to read the amazing Demonica series by Larissa Ione to understand this book, but it is 100% highly recommended because Ione is awesome. Though when (no if here because I know you will), you will notice the amount of cameos in this book. From some of our favorite Aegis to some of our sweet and sexy demons, we get a little from all the books in Eternal Rider.

     Overall, if you haven't started a book by Larissa Ione, I don't know what you are waiting for. This book is very sexy, innovate, and addictive. Ione has created a world full of action that pulls you in from page 1. The way she builds a different world is just too amazing for words. This is a book that truly shouldn't be missed and is a book I will be reading over and over. And knowing we have to wait until December for book 2, Immortal Rider, just makes me even more glad that this it will be the perfect Christmas present. Read this book!



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*Giveaway Time*

Now I know you would love this in your hands, you know you would. So I am giving away a copy of Eternal Rider to one lucky winner. Read below for what you have to do and the guidelines

1) Must be over 18 for this book, this is not for kids.
2) Please leave a comment with your email address.
3) Share this by Tweet/Facebook/Blog, etc and please leave link for an extra entry.


That is it. Also please take note:
*Contest ends on April 24th at 11:59 pm, winner will be announced April 25th.

*Book will be sent where Book Depository ships, please check here to see if you're listed.

*Winner will be chosen randomly and will be given 48 hours to respond. If they have not, next in line will get the prize.


Good Luck Everyone!!!

19 comments:

  1. Oh, man, I really need Ares in my life, so, SO bad! LOL
    I'll love you forever for opening it internationally! I've been following this tour for a while, but every single giveaway I see it's just for US. ;)

    kah_cherub at hotmail dot com

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  3. reat synopsis!
    Please count me in. ;)
    Thanks for teh international giveaway!

    cris_mv at hotmail dot com

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  4. +1 tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/mcrism1/status/59661397138743296

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  5. I almost forgot!
    +1 entry: http://twitter.com/#!/vollkopf/status/59661934609444864

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  6. Excellent review and I agree with you completely - if you haven't read Larissa what are you waiting for!
    Re-Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/Tigris_Eden/status/59586667270504448

    vsloboda(at)gmail(dot)com

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  7. Great review. I'm dying to read Eternal Rider, so it would be awesome to win a copy.

    Barbed1951 at aol dot com

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  8. My girlfriend really likes this author and I'm sure she'd be super happy if I got it for her.
    rodrigodc01@gmail.com

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  9. @Karla - I want an Ares really bad too hon *sighs*. Thanks for the comment & the tweet and as long as Book Depository has you country listed, you are good :) Thanks for following hon


    @Maria - Thanks so much hon and you are welcome :)


    @Tigris - Thanks so much hon :)


    @Victoria - Thanks hon and it is so true, I will push Ione on anyone who hasn't started her work, they will thank me later LOL!


    @Barbara - Thank you hon.


    @Rodrigodc01 - Oh that is so sweet hon, she will love you for this if you win LOL! Thank you :)

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  10. Can I just say, Larissa ROCKS! -- it's my mantra now! LOL

    I re-tweeted @Bakin_Goddess
    http://twitter.com/#!/Tigris_Eden/status/59586667270504448

    Blazesandbubbles AT gmail DOT com
    readingwithbakingoddess.blogspot.com

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  11. @Bakin_Goddess - Yes she does. How can you not love her? Thanks for the comment & link hon. Love your name by the way :)

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  12. I love Ares. Id love a copy of this book, Iv only got it on my ereader. Thank you soooo much for making it international

    queen_tui AT hotmail DOT com

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  13. OH btw I live in New Zealand which thankfully Book Depository does ship to :)

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  14. Thanks for doing this giveaway! :) If I win, my email is grig at gmx dot com

    *crosses fingers*

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  15. I linked to your giveaway on my blog. :) Here is the link: http://shamelessopportunist.blogspot.com/2011/04/win-copy-of-eternal-rider.html

    grig at gmx dot com

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  16. What a fun giveaway Diana! I have heard so much about this book and it sounds so interesting. Now I have been winning a lot of giveaway's recently and as much fun as it would be to enter this one I think I'm going to have to pass. I'm sure I'm going to kick myself later for this decision but for right now I'm sticking to it! Thanks for the opportunity and good luck to all the other contestants! :-) It's still on my TBR list right now.

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  17. LOve this series on book 3. Great review. Love reading your reviews.

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  18. @Wickedly Delicious I have all of them. Need to get those reviews up soon. Ione is another favorite author. I have been catching up with her Demonica series though. Thank you hon :)

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Due to the daily spam comments I have been getting lately and to avoid the annoying word verification, Anonymous comments are no more. I do not want bargains on bags, watches, jerseys, boots and other crap. Geez, they could at least spam me with book and movie stuff, I would be somewhat interested LOL! Thank you :D