Dear friends today we’re in for a treat! The lovely, wonderful, and basically all around awesome Larissa Ione is here with us today! (Erm… the fact that I like her so much is why I give her such a hard time and razz her. All that name calling etc on twitter is out of love. >.> That’s right. Love and affection. <.<) Anyway she’s sharing an exclusive excerpt of her upcoming June 1 release! That’s right – we’re getting a special sneak peek of Lethal Rider. And isn’t that cover something? 😀
They are here. They ride. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.
Thanatos, the most deadly Horseman of the Apocalypse, has endured thousands of years of celibacy to prevent the end of days. But just one night with the wickedly sexy Aegis Guardian, Regan Cooper, shatters centuries of resolve. Yet their passion comes with a price. And Thanatos must face a truth more terrifying than an apocalypse-he’s about to become a father.
Demon-slayer Regan Cooper never imagined herself the maternal type, but with the fate of the world hanging in the balance she had no choice but to seduce Thanatos and bear his child. Now, as the final battle draws closer and his rage at being betrayed is overshadowed by an undeniable passion for the mother of his child, Thanatos has a life-shattering realization: To save the world, he must sacrifice the only thing he’s ever wanted-a family.
Thanatos had lived during the days when being poleaxed wasn’t just an expression. He’d managed to avoid it…until now.
Now he knew exactly how it felt as he stood there like a dolt, staring numbly at Regan’s belly. He dragged his gaze upward, to breasts that seemed larger than before, to her slender throat, and finally, he met her hazel eyes. They were as beautiful as he remembered, bright, with a warrior’s hard ice behind fire. But they were also tinged with fear, proving she wasn’t stupid.
When he’d first entered the auditorium, he’d been prepared to kill her. Now he just wanted a stiff drink.
He was going to be a father.
From virgin to dad in zero to sixty.
The door burst open, and both Kynan and Decker were there, pistols trained on Than. Bullets wouldn’t penetrate his armor or kill him, but they’d hurt like hell if they struck exposed body parts. Like his head.
“Fire those guns,” Than said quietly, “and every Aegi in the building will pay for it.”
“We don’t want any trouble,” Kynan said. “Leave now.”
“Leave?” Than laughed even as the souls in his armor spun like thousands of little tornadoes. Thousands? Why would be there be so many? Didn’t matter. Not right now. He took Regan’s arm before she could scoot away. “I’ll leave. But she’s coming with me.”
Decker’s finger slipped from his pistol’s trigger guard to the trigger. “No way in hell.”
“It’s all right,” Regan said quickly. “I’ll be fine.”
“Presumptuous, don’t you think?” Than said, and then felt like an asshole when she paled.
“Regan, you don’t have to protect us.” Kynan stepped closer, and Decker moved with him, their bodies in practiced sync. “Let’s talk about this, Horseman.”
“Stall until you can summon my brother and sister? I don’t think so.” He dragged Regan to the door at the other end of the auditorium, and when he slammed it open he wasn’t surprised to find over a dozen Guardians, all armed to the teeth, waiting for him. Well, one female held a dagger and a menacing-looking glass of chocolate milk.
“First person who moves against me dies,” he told them. “Second person gets you all killed.”
Regan remained stiffly at his side. “Stay back, everyone. I’m going willingly.”
All but one obeyed, and the one, the idiot who dared to swing a skinny blade at him, found out how fast Thanatos could launch a soul from his armor. The other slayers found out how loudly someone screamed when they were having their souls ripped from their bodies.
“Stop it,” Regan yelled, but it was too late.
“I warned them,” he said, as he hauled her out of the building. “And I’m not in the mood for second chances, Regan. Keep that in mind.”
So what’d you think? This is the third Lords of Deliverance book. Have you read any of the previous ones? Or any of Larissa’s Demonica books? Did you know she’s also half of the writing duo Sydney Croft?
… It’s okay if you didn’t like it too. You can tell me. Larissa’s a skinny bitch so it’s ok if not every adores her across the board – she doesn’t need the extra validation. 😉 All joking aside – how do you feel about series? Paranormals, etc. With the “nontraditional” characters?
I love this series (and the Demonica books) so much! I can’t wait for this book! I’m a big paranormal romance fan. I also love non-traditional characters…makes it new and fresh!
I LOVE Larissa’s books! The first one I read was ETERNAL RIDER and I fell so in love with her writing that I had to have all the Demonica series and the IMMORTAL RIDER when it released. I can’t wait for LETHAL RIDER, and it is just mean to tease us when we still have over 2 months left 🙁
Seriously, I am very eager for this book and the rest of the series, although I do hope there is another spin-off and not an end to the series.
I have been reading the Lords of Deliverance books and am excitedly awaiting this book. I have not read any of the Demonica books yet, but I plan too. I am loving the series think that one of the reasons I like it so much is because of the non-traditional characters. I read a lot of paranormal romance so to find something different in this genre and have it be great..is a real plus.
How have I missed this series? You bet your sweet bippy I hopped right over to amazon to check them out. 🙂 Thanks for the really cool excerpt. I’m all about paranormal romance, and a 4 Horseman series sounds awesome.
Liz, start with her Demonica series as this does follow on slightly and you will enjoy it more – I love all her books Wraith is my favourite 🙂
Thanks for the advice, Petronella! I’m looking forward to getting into the series and I’m definitely crazy about starting them out right.
never read larissa’s book but my friend had sent me larissa’s book and i will read it asap 🙂
i love series but if could the series will be not too much sometime waiting the next series is so tired 🙁
Oh my goodness, that excerpt was so so so AWESOME! I simply cannot wait until Lethal Rider comes out 😀 I have read both the Demonica Series and The Lords of Deliverance Series and they are both freaking fantastic!!!!!! I love Paranormal Romance. I am so glad this was a spin off to the Demonica series because I love the characters so so so much! Thanks so much for sharing this really just made my day 1000000 times better
Wow – Thank you for posting. I love this series. I’m also very happy to hear there will be more to the Demonica series. Larissa’s world is the best!
Eehhhh I luv luv the Dominica series..I can’t wait ,can’t wait Eehhhh ….luv you Larissa u hallways make my day when I pick up one of ur books ….come on june mams ready …..** clapping hands together**** hehe
Can I have Lethal Rider now pweaseeeee…I’ll be good, honest.
I am completely enthralled by this series and (as you can probably tell) I cannot wait for Lethal Rider to be released…man this excerpt only makes me want it more 🙂
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i love this series i have the first 2 got hooked only problem is i cant stop reading them when i start and that means no sleep
This book is THE ONE I have been waiting for. Love Than and can not wait to see how his story pans out… June 1 can’t come soon enough…..
DAMNDAMNDAMN!!!!!!!!!!! I’ve read all of her demonica and Lords of Deliverance books and CAN’T FREAKING WAIT for this!! C’mond Than, ride faster!!! (ok that sounds a little bit naughty :P)
LOOOOOVE IT! I like that the characters walk a fine line between good and evil. The scenes are sexy, wild and daring. The storyline is engaging. Can’t ask for more.
I’m so hooked. I’ve read everything Larissa has ever written. I’m would go so far as to say, I’d read her toilet paper if she wrote on it. LOL! I love the Demonica series and the Lords Of Deliverance. I can’t wait for this one and Resph’s book.
I too have read all of the Demonica books and the Lords of Deliverance books…they are the best, cant put down, holding my breath awesome books out there! Thank you for the teaser, I cannot wait to read Lethal Rider! Love you!
I’ve already pre-ordered this book. I have the others and this one has Paul Marron as Than!
I read all the Demonica books and Lord of Deliverance books. Cant wait to read Thanatos story!!!!!!
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the Demonica series!! I am collecting this series as they come out, then I will read them back-to-back. Can’t wait!!
I didn’t think I could love anything more than the Demonica series and then along came this offshoot and I was even more hooked.
I’ve read and loved Larissa’s Demonica series! But I havent yet gotten round to her Rider series. I’ll probably wait for book 4 and then get ’em all at once cuz I love nothing more than reading a series back to back!lol
Yay! Glad you all have enjoyed the excerpt! Big thanks to Lime for all the…um…KIND words! *g* (((smurf)))
I love Larrisa books I am a fan of paranormal books. Her books make it seem like they are real can’t wait to read every book she has written. Larrisa you rock girl!
Cannot wait for more!
Sorry, got to say I really love the skinny bitch. Not only is she one hell of a terrific writer, but like me she’s a veteran, and her husband is Coast Guard. Got to love that if nothing else. But she is a great writer, I have all of the Demonica and LoD books in both paperback and on my eReader. And I only do that with my really, really, really favorite writers.
I Love the excerpt; and waiting patiently for Lethel Rider. Larissa is an amazing writer..
I LOVE ALL OF YOUR BOOKS AND IM IMPATIENTLY WAITING ON THIS ONE LOL KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK