Monday, August 30, 2010

Larissa Ione Q & A and Sin Undone Giveaway!


I am very excited to have had the opportunity to ask one of my favorite authors, Larissa Ione, some questions about one of my favorite series, The Demonica Series! If you have not read this series you are missing out! Not only are they wonderfully written, but there are hot scenes galore, and the brothers will have you crushing over them one minute, and laughing the next. Let's see what the wonderful Larissa has to say shall we!

Welcome to Hanging with Bells Larissa!

Sin is such a unique character. Did you know anything about her character when you started writing the Demonica series?

First off, I just want to thank you for having me! And what great questions! Which I should answer before I keep babbling...
Okay, Sin...actually, I did have an inkling about her early on in the series. Not at the very beginning, but by the time I was on book 2, Desire Unchained, I knew that one of the half-siblings I wanted to write about would be a female. I also figured that as a one of a kind, a "Smurfette," she'd have a bit of an attitude. I just wasn't sure how, exactly, her story would play out.

I absolutely love Conall (he is a book boyfriend now) and love that he fit in so well with the other characters. I also loved that his character was able to shed light on different Paranormal Species. Is there another Paranormal Species that you haven't written about that you would like to?

Angels -- of both the fallen and unfallen varieties. I just loved writing Reaver so much that the world of the fallen angel grabbed me and, in fact, I do have plans for him. *wrings hands and cackles*

I love all of the covers for the books in this series. Sin Undone is black and white. Is there a reason for that?

Ooh...I love Sin's cover!!! I had hoped for one just like it. Now, I know the cover looks black and white, but in person, it has a foil overlay just like the other books, so it's really more silver and black, and is very pretty in person. I think that next to the other books (in person) it fits in very well.

Sin Undone is the last of the Demonica series. Will we see any of the Demonica characters again?

Absolutely! Several Demonica characters play large roles in the new series, the Lords of Deliverance, about the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. In the first book, Eternal Rider we even visit Underworld General, so yeah, we'll see them. They aren't going anywhere! *g*

Any plans for any other series other than the Lords of Deliverance?

Not right now. My Sydney Croft partner, Stephanie Tyler, and I just wrapped up the ACRO series we write together, so right now I'm concentrating only on the Lords of Deliverance series. I do have other ideas, but for now, I'm sticking with my Horsemen and demons! Thanks again for having me and for all the great questions!!!

Big thanks to Larissa for answering my questions. The fangirl in me just squee'd when I learned that I would be able to ask her something. I have read Sin Undone and let me tell you that it was all that I hoped it would be! It was bittersweet reading it knowing that it was going to be the last in the Demonica Series, but it ended with a bang! Sin and Con are hot and are perfect for each other! If you haven't had the chance to read Sin Undone yet, here is your chance to snag a copy for yourself!

The wonderful folks at Hachette Publishing are letting me give away 3 copies of Sin Undone! Follow the rules below to be entered:

  • You must be a follower of Hanging With Bells to be entered into the giveway.
  • This giveaway is open to US/Canada followers only. Sorry.
  • Please leave a comment below to let me know that you want to be entered. Please include your email so I can contact you if you win.

Giveaway is open for 1 week. It ends on 9/6/10 at 12:00 PM. The winners will be selected using and your mailing info will then be forwarded to the publisher. Books will be shipped directly from them. Good luck!

Thanks again to Larissa for stopping by. I loved all your answers and can't wait to see what you have in store for your readers in the future. I will so be there!



  1. I'd love to win a copy of Sin Undone. The Demonica Series is awesome and I can't wait to read this latest story.

    I'm a GFC follower

  2. Oh I loved this and may I say, I also squuuuuueeeee while reading. Larissa Ione and the Demonica series is one of my fave series out there and Sin Undone by far is my number 1 book. Well done, Bells!

    ps- no need to enter me in the contest. :)

  3. SQUEE! Thanks for the great interview with Larissa! She is one of my absolute favorites and I'm so happy to hear the Underworld General isn't going anywhere soon!

  4. Great interview! I would love to win a copy. :))


  5. Great interview! I am going to fangirl squee right along with you! Larissa is the bomb and I am so happy that you, my book pimp, pressured me into buying this series!

    Don't enter me in the contest. I'm just commenting on the post.

  6. So glad to see we will still get so see characters from the Demonica series in future books. I love this series so much! Great interview!

  7. awesome interview with Larissa. I would love to win a copy my


    thanks so much

  8. I've bee looking forward to this one!

  9. *Don't enter me in contest*
    SIN is so awesome and everyone needs to read this book!!
    I can't say enough awesome things about Larissa and how she interacts with her fans! Great interview! I am so stoked that we'll get our beloved Demonica characters in the new series!!!

  10. Woo hoo! Count me in for the contest. It took me awhile to respond as I scrolled down and got completely distracted by all your amazing pictures of Joe Manganiello. Wow.

    Ok, where were we? Ah yes, the hotness that is Conall. Love this series. Have been a fan since the beginning and the wait between each book is torture. I'm counting the days until September 1 when it is released in Canada.

    Great interview. I'm am thrilled to hear that she is concentrating on her next series and that we will get to see all her other beloved characters as well.


  11. love larissa & all her books!! lucky u, u got to talk to her :)

  12. Larissa's books are the bomb....thanks for the will be impatiently waiting for the new series...LOL..PLEASE
    enter me in the contest.Thank you.

  13. Great interview! I was wondering if we would see some of the Demonica characters in the new series. Love the Deomonica series and can't wait to read the new one. Please enter me in the contest.

  14. I love love love!!! This Series of books sad to see it end but I'm sure the next project will be just as awesome... Larissa is amazing.
    Please enter me for a chance to win.

  15. Oooooh please count me in! I love this series and it's the last book I need to complete it, plus I still haven't read it yet!


  16. please count me in.I have the other books in the series but haven't read them yet. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of this book.

  17. I would love to read Sin Undone. I love this series.


  18. I would love to read this! Count me in please
    I am a follower

    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

  19. What great news to know that the Demonica series characters will be playing a big part in the next series. Yay! Please count me in for a chance to win Sin Undone.

    I am a GFC follower

    armiefox at yahoo dot com

  20. :-) i hope after the horsemen novels u return back to demonica and think up lots of new odd n interesting scenarios for the characters to get into!

  21. Love this series. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of Larissa's latest. (And for the sneak peek).

    a follower

    caity_mack at yahoo dot com

  22. I've been meaning to check out Larissa's books! Great interview, Bells (as always)!

    Count me in for the giveaway!

    mamakitty AT mamakittyreviews DOT com

  23. I'd love to win a copy of Sin Undone! The Demonica series is one of my very favourites and I hate that it has come to an end. I'm glad that we will still see some of the characters in the new Lords series though.

  24. Fantastic interview, I'm so glad to know we get more of the Demonica characters even though the series has ended:) I'd love a chance to win my own copy, I had to mail my tour copy to the next person so now I'm Sin and Con-less:( Thanks Bells!

  25. Thanks, everyone! I'm SO lucky that this series as done so well, and it's all because I have such fantastic readers! I love you guys! :)

    Thanks so much for doing this, Bells!

  26. Sounds great. Thanks for the chance!

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  27. *howls and banshee screams* i cannot enter!!! and its still not released here. Wahhhhh!!

    Ooooo im so jealous you got a Larissa Ione Interview Bells-a-mia! it was awesome!!

    So sad this series is at an end, i heart it so! but yay we'll still see the characters again, and im so excited for the Lords of Deliverance. It's going to be awesome, i just know it!! =)

  28. I love your site!

    Joe Manganiello is one of my latest obsessions. Hotness. Love the whole look of your blog.

  29. Awesome interview I love Larissas books shes one of the best writers out there everyone of her books are fantastic reads .I cant wait to read Sin Undone
    wanda f

  30. Please enter me. I love this series and I'm sad to see it end, but I'm happy to hear that some of the characters might be appearing in the new series (Wraith, please, please). I'll definitely be picking that one up when it comes out.

    jen at delux dot com

  31. Great interview! I would love to be entered to win a copy of this book!

    I'm so glad that you asked the question if we will get to see any of the Demonica characters in the upcoming spin-off series. I've been hoping so, so obviously I'm all sorts of happy! Can't wait!

    amongthemuses @ gmail . com

  32. Great interview! This series is next up on my list of "Twitter Made Me Do It" reads! I'd love to win!

    sweetiepiepen at gmail dot com

  33. I love them the books are so good and I can't wait to read this one. Great giveaway thank you for the chance :) Im a follower too.

  34. Okay that was just an awesome Q&A Bells loved it to pieces... But you have to admit Larissa is pure Genius when it comes to the writing.. I love all her stuff can't wait for the New Series starting up... You go girl and Larissa keep up the good work and maybe just maybe gives us some more snippets of the happenings at UGH you know Trauma, Sex, Drama all the good stuff!

  35. Love this series & would love to be counted in for this giveaway. Thanks!


  36. I can't wait to continue this series.

    I'm a subscriber through Google Reader (duh-can't find the GFC link!)

    Tracey D
    booklover0226 at gmail dot com

  37. Wonderful interview. I would love to win a copy of this book

    jellybelly82158 at gmail dot com

  38. Not entering the contest, but how in the heck did I miss this interview?? Great job with it Bells. I'm so glad we'll see some Demonica characters in the new series.

  39. No need to enter me in the contest since I already have the book ordered. Just wanted to post that the Demonica series was my 1st true venture to the dark side and thanks to Larisaa Ione, I've started to read more paranormal and am really liking the ones I've recently read. Great interview!

  40. I'm a follower and I'd love to be entered into the giveaway.

    cwilliams127 at gmail dot com