Pleasure Unbound (Demonica Series #1)

Pleasure Unbound (Demonica Series #1)

by Larissa Ione


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In this dark and intriguing paranormal romance from New York Times bestselling author Larissa Ione, a forbidden romance turns deadly when a slayer is tasked with killing the demon who saved her life.

In a place where ecstasy
can cost you your life . . .
She's a demon-slayer who hungers for sensual pleasure-but fears it will always be denied her. Until Tayla Mancuso lands in a hospital run by demons in disguise, and the head doctor, Eidolon, makes her body burn with unslakable desire. But to prove her ultimate loyalty to her peers, she must betray the surgeon who saved her life.

Two lovers will dare to risk all.
Eidolon cannot resist this fiery, dangerous woman who fills him with both rage and passion. Not only is she his avowed enemy, but she could very well be the hunter who has been preying upon his people. Torn between his need for the truth and his quest to find his perfect mate before a horrific transformation claims him forever, Eidolon will dare the unthinkable-and let Tayla possess him, body and soul...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780749955625
Publisher: Piatkus Books
Publication date: 08/28/2011
Series: Demonica Series , #1

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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Twitter: @LarissaIone

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Pleasure Unbound (Demonica Series #1) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 758 reviews.
KrazyKim More than 1 year ago
OOOH, I've discovered a new writer. The characters were dynamic, the story was origianl, and the book was action-packed. The sex scenes were super yummy, so if you like it light, then keep it moving cause this book is hotter than hot!
plrlgltm5 More than 1 year ago
I am so gald that I got "Pleasure Unbound". I was looking for something to read becasue I was going to the Post Office and you now how long the line can be, so I needing something to read. I am gald that I saw Larissa Ione books and I like to read them in order and she put that in her books. I am now reading book 2 "Desire Unchained" and it is as just as good "Pleasure Unbound". Looking forward to reading book 3 "Passion Unleashed", which are will be getting at your store. The saving are great. And yes I am 60, but I am not dead and if one of them brothers were to walk through my door, I would drop to my kenees and say please take me. I would greatly recommend Larissa Ione books. Thank You Sharon Ballard I would greatly recommed Lar
NookLoverAD More than 1 year ago
I just finished this entire series, 1-6. I couldn't put them down. After reading all the Twilight and Sookie Stackhouse books, I wanted more Vampire, werewolf, demon books and I came across this series. I loved everything about these books. The guys are HOT, HOT, HOT!!! The love scenes are very, very erotic! I never thought I would enjoy Demon books, but now that is all I am looking to read! I would most definitely recommend this book and the entire series.
ReadingVixen67 More than 1 year ago
The Demonica series is a nice twist from the usual vampire/werewolf fare. Not that I have anything against that; I LOVE vampires and werewolves! But this was a refreshing change. The series begins in a hospital for demons called UGH (Underworld General Hospital). Eidolon, an Incubi demon, is chief of staff, and Tayla is a demon-slayer who comes in seriously injured from, you guessed it, fighting demons. Interesting mix, but somehow, throughout the trials, tribulations, and drama (MUCH drama!) in this book, the 2 of them make their relationship work. I thoroughly enjoyed Pleasure Unbound, and am preparing to read the very next one in the series, Desire Unchained.
ladyjaye More than 1 year ago
The Demonica series revolves around the "Demonica" which is basically the demon/fallen angel version of the Bible. There are two sides to every story and as humans can choose to be either good or evil, demons also have a choice. This series revolves around a family of Seminus, or incubus demons who run Underground General Hospital (yes, UGH) to provide medical care for demons. Naturally the incubi require sex to survive but despite the frequent steaming hot sex scenes, Ione still manages to weave a compelling story that doesn't feel tacked on like most typical romance fluff. I enjoyed Pleasure Unbound so much, I was a little disappointed that Eidolon was not the prominent character in the subsequent novels. That was before I found out Ione could make his brothers equally as addictive! Owe it to Ione's impressive imagination, writing talent and charming characters to create another world with so much detail you feel like it exists and makes you wonder if all this stuff is actually going on in the world today. I mean if there can be angels who can become fallen, why not demons who strive to do good and help keep the balance between Heaven, Earth, and Hell? I highly recommend this novel be read before reading the rest in the series because each installment builds upon the characters and story lines from previous installments. There are a lot of references and inside jokes that you won't appreciate unless you read all of them. And believe me, the jokes are worth it if you love sarcastic or tongue-in-cheek humor. I just finished the 4th book and am eagerly awaiting the release of the 5th (in 2 days!! argh). Definitely not cliche trashy romance novels that suck - at least not in the figurative sense since some of the characters are vamps.
MzFashionista More than 1 year ago
This paranormal romance series is a definite read. This book has some twists within the twisted plot. The series is a great read and should definitely be read in order....This Demonica series goes as follows (in order); Pleasure Unbound, Desire Unchained, Passion Unleashed, Ecstasy Unveiled and Sin Undone. Enjoy reading, I know I did.
Jonnet More than 1 year ago
This book not only keeps you so wrapped up in the story and chartacters but it stops you from putting it down. IT's new intersting ideas and plots with a new world (or should I say underworld). I'm usually not into demon reading but I like the story plot and ideas,and that after only a few pages in. I just couldn't put it down!!! Not only is it addicting to just love the characters but the dash of medical story line is gripping. I have a new love of *good* demons with a short temper. Just like with humans, there are good demons and bad ones. Strong and mind blowing heros with huge drawbacks! Gotta LOVE them. These brothers are awesome and compelling to just keep turning the page well into the late night. I read this book in six hours straight! I couldn't put it down, then went out and bought the other two...LOVE this series. Plus, being in the medical field, I totally could believe the hospital's workers. (shall we say). SExy, smart and VERY creative with blood rushing love scenes. Great writing..can't wait for the last book! Word of advice, if you like action, vamps or dark paranormal then keep an open minded reading with ice water to drink to keep the flames down while reading! hehe
SonyaP More than 1 year ago
So I am a heavy Vampire book reader, and I was recommended this book. I'm not into demons, and in the first few pages, realized this book was not necessarily a vampire book. One of the brothers is a vampire. I almost gave it up...SO GLAD I DIDN'T! Wow, it has the same feel. It has great romance of the explicit rating! So if you want something alittle different, have a open mind, and would like some steamy, hot and erotic romance with a great character plot, then pick up this series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great paranormal romance. I read the horsemen series first amd this one is just as awesome.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great series! A little confusing with the names! But worth it!
TristanKY More than 1 year ago
This whole series is absolutely wonderful! A must read to get lost in!!! There is passion, deciet, desire, strong family bonds, and so much more. These are very intense books both sexually and language wise (which I personally feel strengthened these story lines). Larissa Ione is an author I will definitely continue to follow because of these books! Other series I also liked were Karen Marie Moning's Highlander and Fever series, Rachel Vincent's Shifters series, Richelle Mead's Vampire Academy and Dark Swan series (even though the ending could have been so much better), and definetly Lara Adrain's Midnight Breed series (very intense as well)!!!
eReaderSS More than 1 year ago
Although it was a little difficult to absorb all the different demons and creatures and their special abilities in this book , I still really enjoyed it. It took a while before Tayla realized she loved Eidolon, but it did happen. It was a good love story and I would recommend it to paranormal romance lovers. I look forward to reading Larissa's other book in this series. Some others you might like are J. R. Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood Series and Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark Hunter Series, as well as two books by Nicky Charles "The Mating" and "The Keeping". Angela Knight's "Jane's Warlord" was really hot too.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I picked this book up at random and am so glad I did. The plot is kinda predictable for a romance novel. Tayla is working for a human, warrior society that hunts demons. Eidolon is a demon doctor who saves the lives of other demons. Tayla ends up at his demon hospital. Tayla is supposed to get close to him to gather intel to bring down the demons but Eidolon and Tayla end up falling in love. The heroine is feisty and hero touching and hot. There are some extremely steamy scenes which make you want to take a cold shower after reading them!!!! Definitely recommend to those who love the paranormal romance genre!
aunt_stormie More than 1 year ago
i just finished a series and was interested in finding another one. all the reviews i read about this author and series was positive so i decided to give it a try. and im glad i did bc i loved it. i usually like series that stick with one characters view point but i find im interested in hearing from all these characters views. she def builds up the other characters in this book to get you interested in whats going to happen in their future. so i just ordered the rest of the series
peaceloveandpat More than 1 year ago
When I heard of Pleasure Unbound, I was looking forward on reading it. But the first part of the book was a glossary of all the fancy unpronounceable words that I know for sure that I will have to get used to. I am not a fan of that part. Turns out I don't really have to go back and see what it means so I was glad. The world of Eidolon slash Dr. Demon slash Hellboy is interesting and atypical. For exmple, for them their God is Satan, whatever belief we have is reverse for them. He is also an Incubus by the way and he is a Doctor at Underworld General Hospotal that caters for Demons and other netherwolrdly creatures who got injured during hunting or during an encounter with the Aegis (humans that protect humans from demons and other hell spawn). He is fictional book boyfriend material. Dark hair, sensous lips, glorious bod, possesive, great lover... ok you get the point. Sadly for us, he does not exist and he belongs to Tayla Mancuso, an Aegi (enemy) who arrived at his hospital fatally injured after her battle with a Creuntus. Really Doc Demon should have killed her but after treating her wounds and examining her anatomy both literally and carnally, he couldn't and he woounld not let his brothers and his co-workers do it. Why? well turns out she's a half demon and he have the hots for her is it only the S'genesis (maturation cycle at 100 yrs.) talking or is it more than that? Tayla Mancuso is a Demon Slayer, she hates them with passion, her mother got killed by one and the Aegis told her all the things that they are doing to make humankind life a living hell. Or so she thought. One fateful night of hunting injury and death of her partner lead her to Eidolon, who saved her life and showed her so many things and characteristic that are very undemon like. She wanted to hate him and kill him but a coonection they share wouldn't let her do it. To make matters worst she found out that she is half demon, the Aegis - the family that she thought she have is now trying to kill her. I like it how Ione played the good vs. bad in this book. This is my first of her books and I'm so glad that I like it. Smoking hot sex scenes, Imaginative world, well developed mian characters, awesome plot. What more could you ask for? If you are looking for a new Erotica with lots of hot demons and crazy villains this book is for you.
JillLOswalt More than 1 year ago
Larissa Ione has a wonderful series going here. Pleasure Unbound starts the amazing journey and it could not have been better! The characters are so complex and emotional, you feel like you are there with them. The story has a great plot and keeps you guessing from one minute to the next. It has lots of great twists and turns, which lead you into the second book of the series. I recommend the entire series, it's worth it!!
girlygirlME More than 1 year ago
Wow this book brought heat to every word i read. you will love this book, the characters are so unreal that you wish you could be in the book and join. A must read.....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What happens when you fall in love with the thing you hate the most? Tayla Mansusco is a demon slayer who well on a mission ironically lands in a demon hospital where she finds Eidolon,a semius demon. Eidolon treats her against the objection of his brothers knowing that she might be behind the underground selling of demon organs. As he heals her wounds he discovers a shocking truth Tayla is not only human but her internal orgnas are that of demons and time is not on her side. The demon in her is taking over her human side and the only way to survive is to combine her demon side with her human and become that which she hates the most or die. Eidolon is struggling with his own inner demon as the s'genesis prosses is almost at his end. He must find a mate or be overcome by his uncontrollable sexual demon insticts. On top of that he hast to discover who is behind all the mutilation of demons and makes it a priority to point Tayla who is unaware of being a demon let alone the out come of not intergrating both her sides together. Talya is unwilling to accept any help from the man who saved her life but also not able to kill what she has killed all her life. They both sturggle with the idea of loosing eachother but neither lets their guard down since they are natural enemys. This is a romance novel full with lust, passion and action. You are automatically hooked from page one and it keeps you wanting to read more and more as you discover the bond between these two lovers. There are many other characters and bonds that will do the same. This book will reel you in and hold you to its pages. I absolutly enjoyed meeting all of the characters and would not change a thing about it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is amazing, i could not put it down. She really knows how to write! I have a list of authors i really like and i ended up moving her to # 1. I love the twists and suspense, this book was fantastic!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I didn't expect this book to be as good as it was. Larissa has a perfect amount of mystery, sex, romance and action. Eidolon was hot hot hot! And Tayla is a force to be reckoned with. There were no down parts or pointless page fillers in this book. I was captivated the whole time. I just loved this book from start to finish and I highly recommend it. I can't wait for the next installment.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Couldn't put it down yesterday when I bought it. Reread the ending again immediately. Reread the ending 3 more times before I went to bed. And now I reread it again this morning. Lots of action - love the characters and a great ending. Can't wait for the next one in this series! AM already looking up other works by this author. This one is GREAT!!!
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Rachybee on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
At first I wasn¿t quite sure if I actually liked this book or not. I¿ve read a lot of similar books, J.R Ward¿s Black Dagger Brotherhood, Sherrilyn Kenyon¿s Dark Hunter and Gena Showalter¿s Lords of the Underworld series, but there was something about this book that turned me off in the beginning whereas none of those books did. I disliked how quickly the two main characters slept together, they didn¿t even know one another¿s name, had never had a conversation and yet they were happy to screw one another simply because they felt like it. There was just something--and I can¿t really put my finger on that I disliked, however as the story went on I found I enjoyed it more and more. The world that Larissa Ione has created is interesting. I love the intricate demon world and the way everything goes together. Having it based in a hospital was cool. It was kinda like Greys Anatomy meets Buffy with extra sex and gore. The storyline was pretty good and I loved Eidolon. Despite his demon heritage and nature, he¿s truly a good, honourable man, with a wicked side mixed in. He knows the difference between right and wrong and he acts accordingly. He doesn¿t go out to harm people, and yet he does whatever is necessarily to protect those he cares about and himself. Yes, he¿s dark and gritty, but there¿s something sexy about that to me. The real issue I found I had with this book was actually Tayla.... I hated her. Okay, perhaps hated is a bit too strong, but for the most part I certainly disliked her. I admit she has some issues, and she¿s led a tough life, but that doesn¿t excuse the way she acted in my eyes. I understand that she thought that what she was doing was for her own good, but she was so cruel in the things she felt sometimes. It was easy to see that not all the demons were outright evil and that some were even harmless, but she still continued to maintain that same belief she¿d had since the beginning. I hated that she still felt the way she did more than halfway through the book and that she was still willing to harm Eidolon ¿for the greater good¿. Geez....bitch anyone? But alas, she began to change a bit about half way through....and then I liked her a bit more. I thought Gem, Shade, and Wraith were all interesting characters too and I look forward to reading the other brothers stories. I did like this book and I will be finishing the series......
onyx95 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
As a doctor of the Underworld General, Eidolon sees all sorts of people and creatures, but discoing his new patient, Tayla Mancuso is a demon slayer leaves him and his brothers nervous. Keeping her safe became a priority after discovering she was more than any of them had suspected her of being. Spending so much time hunting and killing all the demons she could find, Tayla felt out of sorts to have one helping her, protecting her, trusting her. As a tentative aliance formed, she started seeing things and people differently than she ever had before. That new information might just be what she needs to help her face some of the truths the Eidolon and his brothers help her discover. Book 1 ¿.. Another paranormal romance, I liked the dynamics between the brothers and look forward t them having a story of their own, especially the rough Wraith. This was action packed and yet easy to follow. I got into the main characters and wanted to see more of them. A few of the concepts were difficult to imagine, but by the end I was looking forward to the next story - Desire Unchained - which is Shade¿s story.
rexrobotreviews on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Pleasure Unbound is the first novel in the Demonica series by Larissa Ione. I have never enjoyed a debut novel so much. If the books to come are anything as imaginative as Pleasure Unbound- sign me up. I can't wait to read the rest of the series.There is a plethora of different species and subspecies of demons. They're all incredible creatures and the descriptions given are to die for. Literally. Some are evil and some are good. They're all hunted by the Aegis, or more commonly called the slayers. On an unfortunate hunt a young, unconscious slayer with strange anatomy almost dies and is brought into a demon founded hospital to be healed... When a doctor is extremely intrigued...and excited by her.Eidolon is a seminus demon, a species of incubus. He is our delightfully delicious hero doctor. (Yes! A doctor!) All seminus demons must change when they reach a certain age -this change can be weakened if they find a mate for life. Not many want to be linked to a seminus demon for life. So can he do it? Can he find a woman (or demon?) that wants to be his soul-mate? For ETERNITY?! (Uh, he's a gorgeous doctor, what is the problem?)Tayla, our young and unconscious Aegis slayer wakes up and finds herself all warmed up. *cough* Can she kill the demon that saved her life? I mean, they're demons, they're all bad, right? Tayla and Eidolon only learn to trust each other after long efforts to fight side by side to find serial killers. Talented serial killers. Someone has been kidnapping and carving out the organs of demons. Selling the organs and then dumping the bodies.So, unlike the majority of paranormal romance novels you're going to read... this one literally starts off with a bang. No back story. No one true love. No emotional attachment. Not yet, anyway. Just a hospital bed, a demon and a half demon. It is pretty hot. I was really surprised, shocked. I'm not complaining, at all- it was awesome. Although, I think I still prefer a little background. Not to worry though, we get lots and lots of brothers and background throughout the rest of the novel. Speaking of brothers. Ahem. The next novels in the series are allllllll about the scrumptious seminus siblings.This book is intense- lots of action, intimacy and mystery. I was on pins and needles throughout the entirety of the book because of the literally ignorant Aegis and their unpredictability. This may not have been such a quick read if I was able to put it down... I wasn't. I read this book until I was finished. I've been on an Angel kick lately- but I don't know. I think that I may be picking up more and more demon books. MMMmmmhm. If you're into paranormal romance, nose dive into this book immediately. ;o]