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In a place where ecstasy can cost you your lifeShe 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 lifeTwo lovers will dare to risk allEidolon 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


10 thoughts on “Pleasure Unbound

  1. Kat Kennedy Kat Kennedy says:

    Okay, so I m actually kind of embarrassed that I gave this book four stars.Please don t lose respect for me Hear me out Trust me I just seems antithetical I mean, the name of the book is Pleasure Unbound and when my husband asked what I was reading, I blushed as I revealed the book s name Then there s the cover that is, really, the epitome of cheap, softcore porn PNR.And the plot just seems too ridiculous He s an incubus demon, she s a demon hunter who can t come when she s with a man Okay, so I m actually kind of embarrassed that I gave this book four stars.Please don t lose respect for me Hear me out Trust me I just seems antithetical I mean, the name of the book is Pleasure Unbound and when my husband asked what I was reading, I blushed as I revealed the book s name Then there s the cover that is, really, the epitome of cheap, softcore porn PNR.And the plot just seems too ridiculous He s an incubus demon, she s a demon hunter who can t come when she s with a man it s like someone gave this plot device to Ione as a joke to MAKE her fail as an author A mean joke or some kind of wacky test Clearly the Mad Hatter has taken up work as a publisher But here s the deal Despite the seemingly cheesy concept, bad cover work and HORRIBLE name, Ione has written something remarkably readable.Allow me to demonstrate.The characters are actually interesting In some respects they do represent the mainstays of the genre He s a fuckhawt doctor and she s a kickarse Buffy clone She does ridiculously stupid things in the name of her prejudice toward demons and out of fear of her lust for him, and he gets angry at her but funnels that into sex because her cooch is like crack.Right We ve all been there and done that in other stories.But for once, I can actually believe that this man would be a doctor He actually behaves like one which is refreshing You know what else is refreshing The female protagonist is believably and understandably stupid as opposed to just being an idiot More than that she thinks and learns from past mistakes.They both deal with her emotional trauma together in a fairly touching way I really enjoyed the trust and respect growing between these two characters.What else is there, you ask Well, there s a reasonable plot, for starters It was interesting, immersive and this book was completely fun and sexy to read You will not find any manroots or blossoming lady gardens in this book I think he sheaths himself once or twice but, honestly, it s a romance novel if someone doesn t sheath something at least once then I m actually going to be disappointed Other than that, the language is very modern and the lemon scenes are very.niiiiiiiiceI give Ione props for reasonable writing that flows solidly.Lastly, the male protagonist is quite the wet dream a handsome, rich doctor who is a little anally retentive but otherwise dedicated and responsible And he has what every sexy, rich, charming man should have Sexy, rich, charming brothers.Which means I m going to head off and read the next three books


  2. Blacky *Romance Addict* Blacky *Romance Addict* says:

    Hey, I just met youAnd this is crazyBut I m gonna f ck you senselessAnd tell you all my secretsI am so disappointed with this book, I have no words.Wait, actually I do Let me tell you what happens in the first 5% of the book a bit spoilerish The main guy is a demon who works at a demon hospital The main woman is a slayer who is killing demons like crazy and is their arch nemesis and of course it goes the other way around as well.So this wounded woman ends up in the demon hospital and the ma Hey, I just met youAnd this is crazyBut I m gonna f ck you senselessAnd tell you all my secretsI am so disappointed with this book, I have no words.Wait, actually I do Let me tell you what happens in the first 5% of the book a bit spoilerish The main guy is a demon who works at a demon hospital The main woman is a slayer who is killing demons like crazy and is their arch nemesis and of course it goes the other way around as well.So this wounded woman ends up in the demon hospital and the main demon dude treats her The next day, the demon s demon brother goes into her brain and makes her have sex dreams and hallucinations The main dude of course can t help himself cause he s a sex demon and proceeds to f ck the patient while she is still wounded and having hallucinations and she has absolutely no idea who he is I am thinking, what the f ck kind of main character is that One who goes on and on about his doctor s oath about helping and treating people no matter how they are, but he is OK with f cking a woman who has been mentally roofied Way to go, jackass So, the first sex happened at 7%, if you can call it sex, there s a proper name for what happened but oh well, and after it, they are still enemies and she still wants to kill him, so of course the most intelligent thing to do for him is to tell her all about him, what his powers were, what his powers currently are, what his tattoos mean that he was born with, and so on, and so on That is the second conversation between them, if you count the sex as a first conversation.I don t know, maybe I am too used to reading about main characters who don t suck, or have a brain larger than a peanut, but this simply did not work for me at all.Not the idiotic romance between them, not even the writing, so the story was uninteresting to me as well.My advice if you are looking for a good paranormal book with good world building with intelligent characters DON T PICK THIS If you are only looking for smut, and don t care if your characters are stupid as sh t, this will work perfectly fine


  3. ✘✘ Sarah ✘✘ (former Nefarious Breeder of Murderous Crustaceans) ✘✘ Sarah ✘✘ (former Nefarious Breeder of Murderous Crustaceans) says:

    DNF at 9% Because life is too short to read infuriating crap Friendly message to my dear, ever stalking PNR review trolls YES I DNFed this at 9% YES I had the audacity to rate it anyway YES I had the nerve to write a so called review about it NO I have no credibility as a reviewer Be offended all you want, I don t give a damn.Worry not people, for this is not going to be one of my never ending, rambling reviews I ve wasted enough time on this awe inspiring masterpiece as it is.Why DNF at 9% Because life is too short to read infuriating crap Friendly message to my dear, ever stalking PNR review trolls YES I DNFed this at 9% YES I had the audacity to rate it anyway YES I had the nerve to write a so called review about it NO I have no credibility as a reviewer Be offended all you want, I don t give a damn.Worry not people, for this is not going to be one of my never ending, rambling reviews I ve wasted enough time on this awe inspiring masterpiece as it is.Why did I DNF this so early Here s why spoilers ahead, deal with it and stuff So this girl called Buffy Tayla is a demon slayer ooooooh, original As the story begins she lays half dead on a demon hospital bed because yes, demons have hospitals, too The doc in charge is obviously a super good looking, HAWT AS HELL demon called EidolonI love it when MCs have Greek names Kinda makes me feel like I m reading Socrates Or something Definitely makes me feel muchintelligent and stuffSo dear Buffy Tayla here is all dosed up because of her multiple wounds In comes one of HAWT AS HELL Eidolon s brothers What does he do He gets into Buffy Tayla s little head because cool demons can do that and makes her have sex hallucinations And that s not screwed up at all Nope It s not like he s taking advantage of the fact that she s just laying there unconscious or anything Damn, I love PNR.I Have a Greek Name I m So Bloody Fishing Cool and HAWT AS HELL Eidolon comes in just as dear Buffy Tayla is thrashing in her bed, consumed by demon manufactured lust You d expect Eidolon who just spent 3 pages blabbering on and on about his doctor s oath view spoiler eat your heart out, Hippocrateshide spoiler , his utter dedication to all patients and his all encompassing respect for them to kick his brother s sorry ass out of the room to protect Buffy Tayla, right Right To his credit, he does get rid of his two grey celled asshole of a brother Yes he does And then proceeds with Tayla s treatment What treatment might that be, you ask Why fucking his patient senseless, of course But hey, it s not like it s his fault or anything He might be a caring concerned dedicated doctor but he s also a sex demon He has urges, you know He can t fight them, you know Besides, Buffy Tayla is asking for it, isn t she And it s not like she s high on meds Or like she doesn t know where she is and who the hell Eidolon might be She s hallucinating, half asleep and thinks she s dreaming but, hey, NO BLOODY SHRIMPING BIGGIE And this, ladies and gentlemen, is why I DNFed this piece of crap at 9% PS want to read about demons Forget about PNR trash Read SM Reine or Pippa DaCosta You re welcome.


  4. Stacia (the 2010 club) Stacia (the 2010 club) says:

    Adult Review for Erotic Content Tayla s observationhis magic penisWhoops, excuse me I did not mean to react so strongly I meant to reply with, please tell meSothis Eidolon guy He kind of has magic spermies that do magic sperm y things to a woman If that s not going to get someone interested, then I don t know what else to say.This was fluffy, cheesy, good time PNR and I loved every second of it I never once rolled my eyes at the flowery sexual terms, nor did I bat an Adult Review for Erotic Content Tayla s observationhis magic penisWhoops, excuse me I did not mean to react so strongly I meant to reply with, please tell meSothis Eidolon guy He kind of has magic spermies that do magic sperm y things to a woman If that s not going to get someone interested, then I don t know what else to say.This was fluffy, cheesy, good time PNR and I loved every second of it I never once rolled my eyes at the flowery sexual terms, nor did I bat an eyelash at the crazy male behavior If there s one thing I expect from PNR, it s that I already know I m going to get a yummy, smutty, ridiculously over the top story and that s what I crave when I reach for the genre It s my comfort food version of reading, where for once I don t have to stop and question every single action I find incredibly unrealistic I m pretty sure that creatures with green skin and demons with horns are a dead giveaway that realism is going out the window Hooray Let the good times roll Speaking of good timeslet s go back to the magic sperm If there s a wait list to be the test subject for this stuff, SIGN ME UP The chick in this book had serious issues with even getting an O due to previous trama and she was still having the time of her life Talk about some awesome sex, right As for the world building.it wasn t bad I had a few moments of confusion when it seemed like a lot of races and descriptions were dumped on me all at once, but after a few chapters, it all started coming together I can honestly say that I would prefer not to read about demons unless it s a Georgina Kincaid type of succubi , so it was never my intention to read this book until a group picked it for their read Even though I m still not comfortable with demons the concept makes me feel kind of icky , I enjoyed the read enough that I might continue on with the series because I want to knowabout the other characters.Three cheers for snark This author has a great sense of humorI m taking you home In a car Only because my flaming chariot is at the shop And eew Dude, she s a Buffy I d sooner shove my dick into a month dead corpse You probably have, Wraith snorted You eat fast food Only when there s a shortage of live sheep and small children UGH Your hospital is called ugh She wondered if his apparently keen sense of smell would pick up the odor of her failing deodorant.Hot guy sense of humor smokin hot sex interesting world recipe for success If you can ignore the obvious cheese which automatically goes hand in hand with the whole smutty pnr vibe, you ll have a fun time


  5. Bubbles Hunty Honest & Direct Opinions Bubbles Hunty Honest & Direct Opinions says:

    That glossary at beginning was helpful, but it still left out a lot of words A warning, I m gaytarded, and this review will reflect said gayness He doesn t need to touch her black panties to know they soaked He can smell it From across the room In her defense she has been wearing the same panties for at least two days So it s understandable they d smell, but still my fragile gay boy eyes didn t need to read thatSex at 7% I preferbuild up before sex And her slippery juices shudd That glossary at beginning was helpful, but it still left out a lot of words A warning, I m gaytarded, and this review will reflect said gayness He doesn t need to touch her black panties to know they soaked He can smell it From across the room In her defense she has been wearing the same panties for at least two days So it s understandable they d smell, but still my fragile gay boy eyes didn t need to read thatSex at 7% I preferbuild up before sex And her slippery juices shudder shouldn t she be dehydrated with the quantity of fluids leaking out of her cooterYou re so wet You smell raw, ready like raw eggs or some uncooked steak There is no way for me to pictures these smells as erotic I hate smells though the gross me out And honestly the raw vagina probably smells better than the sweaty anus I had to use the kindle dictionary to look up labia and that makes me wish kindle had a gay language so it could have said oh girl, you don t even want to know Because yeah, I didn t want to knowIs the touchy feely homo moment overI object to this slanderous filth If anything they were being total chicks Gays would never be so disgraceful I like that the author makes us feel sympathy for the poor demons being hunted by the ignorant and evil humans 69% view spoiler Gem says the people that kidnapped her parents need her ASAP because their current cutter was injured in an explosion They narrow it down to the nurse, Paige but she s in a comma and can t be questioned The explosion was in their secret parking lot and Paige kept at their hospital How would the bad guys know what happened to her hide spoiler I loved this book the plot was great, very engaging reading it made me go a few times some parts were just laugh out loud funny even though the sex made me goand I still really liked the bookI am too lazy to write any words but i ll post somestuff i find funny I figure over a 1,000 reviews on here everything s probably already been said anyway I now see the danger of blue balls


  6. Sophia Triad Sophia Triad says:

    5 I don t know how many times I have reread this book STARS Eidolon is a demon and a doctor and the founder of the only demon hospital A hospital where all lucky demons can visit, get well, not kill each other and then run free to torturehumans or not And of course in this hospital no humans are allowed, since humans are the worst race that walks on earth according to the Demon Bible of course And then Eidolon s future lady, Tayla Mancuso, appears who is human, wounded and abo 5 I don t know how many times I have reread this book STARS Eidolon is a demon and a doctor and the founder of the only demon hospital A hospital where all lucky demons can visit, get well, not kill each other and then run free to torturehumans or not And of course in this hospital no humans are allowed, since humans are the worst race that walks on earth according to the Demon Bible of course And then Eidolon s future lady, Tayla Mancuso, appears who is human, wounded and about to die and Eidolon decides to make her feel better in every possible way deep sigh Tayla basically has three secrets 1 she likes killing demons because demons are bad ha ha 2 she cannot orgasm poor Eidolon 3 the last secret will be revealed while you read the book and will be a surprise for her as well I absolutely adore Eidolon He is on my top ten list of desirable paranormal guys that although I have a crush on them, I do not want particularly to meet in person Eidolon is a Seminus demon, a sex demon that requires sex often in order to survive And his love partner has to be satisfied in order for him to be satisfied After a certain age, he has to be bonded to a female otherwise he will lose his mind This age is approaching and Eidolon does not want to lose his mind He has endured a lot to become the first demon doctor and to build the first demon hospital Underworld General Hospital aka UGH is a perfect little world Demons even the meanest ones are likable or at least tolerable but definitely interesting The same way some humans can be bad and this is not accepted by humans society, some demons can be nice and this is not accepted by demons society.The atmosphere of the series reminds me the TV series Angel, which I used to adore Angel David Boreanaz was a vampire whose human soul was restored to him by gypsies as a punishment Epic TV series Larissa Ione has created a whole new world with places, mythology, demon names and attributes It will blow your mind if you love paranormal and you give it a chance


  7. mark monday mark monday says:

    Are you feeling emotionally blocked and bound up Are your personal pleasures compromised by feelings of loneliness, dissatisfaction, murderous wrath Is your sex life arid extra dryDIAGNOSIS Torpid Trench SyndromeTREATMENT Treatment for TTS addresses the psychosis or delusional symptoms exhibited by lady demon slayers This often involves a combination of therapy and medication Your incubus doctor may guide you through counseling, psychotherapy, or role play before a diagnosis COMP Are you feeling emotionally blocked and bound up Are your personal pleasures compromised by feelings of loneliness, dissatisfaction, murderous wrath Is your sex life arid extra dryDIAGNOSIS Torpid Trench SyndromeTREATMENT Treatment for TTS addresses the psychosis or delusional symptoms exhibited by lady demon slayers This often involves a combination of therapy and medication Your incubus doctor may guide you through counseling, psychotherapy, or role play before a diagnosis COMPLICATIONS TTS causes sufferers to engage in risky, aggressive behavior In some cases, this behavior can include the stalking or slaughter of poor innocent demons who are minding their own business In rare cases, TTS can result in being taken to a secret demon hospital, sedated and strapped down, and then gently roused and aroused by a sexy incubus doctor who really fills out his scrubs and who is tenting those loose pants of his in obvious appreciation of your assets, so no need to get uptight about that, it s a natural reaction for humans and incubus doctors alike Untreated TTS is often associated with pointless threats, running hot cold , pretending you re just not that into him, and strident whinese OUTLOOK TTS may only last for a few hours or days, but it can continue for months or years or forever If you are a lady demon slayer and notice symptoms of TTS, seek medical help right away Getting treated for Torpid Trench Syndrome is crucial in maintaining a sexy lifestyle both above ground and within the Stygian depths below.SUGGESTED MEDICATION Seminus Incubus USES This medication is used to stoke and enhance uncontrollable sexy movements and or outbursts of words sounds Seminus Incubus is a medication that works by increasing the activity of a natural substance dopamine in the brain and by increasing other sorts of activities as well Take this medication by mouth, or any orifice, with or without food, usually once a day, or twice, or thrice, or however many times you can handle it, in the morning or at bedtime, or anytime, as directed by your incubus doctor SIDE EFFECTS Seminus Incubus may cause muscle nervous system changes Tell your incubus doctor right away if you notice any of the following side effects relaxed muscles and attitude, sexy spasms, arching back, shaking, restlessness, dirty talk, bow legged walk, drooling, a bed soaked with sweat and other fluids, and or eyes rolling upwards in a cathartic ecstasy you never imagined was even possible Your incubus doctor may prescribe increased dosages PRECAUTIONS Before ingesting Seminus Incubus, tell your incubus doctor your medical and personal history, seriously tell him everything, especially in relation to blood problems e.g drinking blood, bathing in blood, having half human half demon blood , rage, depression, weird mother, creepy father, overwhelming self pity, ability to see in the dark, traumatic past including irregular flashbacks , shitty apartment, weasel as pet, innate fighting skills and that s hot , enrollment in a laughably loser ish club of so called demon slayers , inability to have lasting relationships with wimpy human beta males can t blame you for that , and or a completely unreasonable antipathy towards perfectly nice and sexy incubus doctors with superabundant magical semen that you shouldn t knock until you try it


  8. Nenia ⚔️ Queen of Villainy ⚔️ Campbell Nenia ⚔️ Queen of Villainy ⚔️ Campbell says:

    Instagram Twitter FacebookPinterestI wanted to read this book because that title was way too sexy for the bus, and also because I am a garbage can and this looked like primo trash PLEASURE UNBOUND was, indeed, far too sexy for the bus, but whether it was primo trash is up in the air I m a fairly discerning garbage can, and I m snobby about my trash.PLEASURE UNBOUND is set in a world filled with various types of demons, who can pair off and breed and share traits like se Instagram Twitter FacebookPinterestI wanted to read this book because that title was way too sexy for the bus, and also because I am a garbage can and this looked like primo trash PLEASURE UNBOUND was, indeed, far too sexy for the bus, but whether it was primo trash is up in the air I m a fairly discerning garbage can, and I m snobby about my trash.PLEASURE UNBOUND is set in a world filled with various types of demons, who can pair off and breed and share traits like sexy CryptoKitties These demons are hunted by a group of slayers called the Aegis, who believe that they re dangerous Sometimes people also collect the demon parts and sell them to black markets, but most of the Aegis, who appear to be holier than thou literally snobs want no part of the magic world, even by proxy.Eidolon is an incubus who works as a doctor in a demon hospital Being a demon hospital, they see a lot of patients who have fallen victim to the Aegis But one day, a patient comes in who isn t a victim to an Aegis she s an actual Aegis Everyone in the hospital wants to kill her, except Eidolon, who thinks that she might be useful and it doesn t help that she s hot, and Eidolon Jr agrees.It isn t until he s poking around in her anatomy no , not that way, perverts that he realizes there s something off about this demon slayer, who calls herself Tayla She s not quite human In fact, she s part demon herself le gasp I bought PLEASURE UNBOUND because it was 99 cents in the Kindle store and the garbage can inside me deemed that a fair price for worthy trash With a title like PLEASURE UNBOUND, I didn t have very high expectations I figured this would be a lightly pornographic romp through an equally lightly plotted urban fantasy world, and in that sense, I was right and this isn t that different from what you would expect to see in a Sherilyn Kenyon or Kresley Cole novel.PLEASURE UNBOUND had an interesting idea but it wasn t fully fleshed out heh The porn definitely overtook the world building at the expense of everything else The villain in here was so creepy, and yet got almost no air time The secondary characters were interesting, but weren t given a lot of air time and the one I wanted to read about the most, Yuri, was killed off How could you kill off Yuri, Larissa Ione I wanted to readabout this sexy Middle Eastern demon man who had his own BDSM dungeon That would have made for an excellent garbage can read RIP, Yuri.Plus, and let s face it, the heroine of this book was incredibly annoying and made the most stupid decisions The only good things about her was that she a wasn t a version and b didn t have orgasms at the drop of a hat and the hero really had to work for it to make her come That would have been great except the heroine says that this isn t normal, implying that you have to explode with orgasms all the time in bed to be normal She s always marching into danger, she whines and cries a lot, and she made some of the most ridiculous decisions on the most flimsy pretenses of logic That would be OK if she were an ordinary human but she s supposed to be this amazing demon slayer I don t buy it.The hero was hot, but he couldn t carry the book on his own and deserved way better than Tayla.2 to 2.5 stars


  9. UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish says:

    UGH Your hospital is called ugh Oh, that s precious I m not going to go into a lot of plot detail, because honestly, there are already so many wonderful reviews out there, so I ll just briefly share my thoughts on this book which is an awesome start to a great series The underlying story line of good vs evil, with a very gray area defining them, has been done over and over by many authors, but very few have done it this well And I wasthan a little surprised because it can t be easUGH Your hospital is called ugh Oh, that s precious I m not going to go into a lot of plot detail, because honestly, there are already so many wonderful reviews out there, so I ll just briefly share my thoughts on this book which is an awesome start to a great series The underlying story line of good vs evil, with a very gray area defining them, has been done over and over by many authors, but very few have done it this well And I wasthan a little surprised because it can t be easy to carve your own niche in a genre where everything s been done to death, but Ms Ione has created a world unlike any other, and I m thrilled to have finally taken the leap into that world known as Demonica Saving the lives of demons, vampires, werewolves and any other number of species, is all in a day s work for Eidolon, the head of Underground General Hospital A demon himself, he knows what a bad rap his race has gotten, and so he tries to be fair in his treatment of everyone, including Tayla Mancuso, a demon slayer who has been brought into Eidolon s hospital, barely alive Torn between saving her life or killing her, or saving her life so his brothers can kill her, Eidolon finds himself drawn to her at the most inopportune time in his life just as he s about to go through a horrific transformation that will make him one very dangerous Seminus demon.Tayla Mancuso is a demon slayer who takes her work seriously Having witnessed her own mother s murder at the hands of a demon, Tayla has made it her life s mission to rid the world of as many of the monsters as possible But as luck would have it, she s landed in a hospital a demon run hospital at that and all she wants is to get out of there as quickly as possible Oh, and to have wild monkey sex with her doctor There were several laugh out loud moments in the book, like this one when Tayla has been unconscious and is finally coming out of it Though her mind is foggy, she s been admiring the doctor who has been working to save her life and says,I ll bet you could make a woman throw out all her toys Had she said that out loud The cocky grin on his face told her that yes, she d verbalized her runaway thoughts. As I said, I m not going to spend a lot of time on plot details, so I ll close with another favorite snippet, a quick exchange which also takes place between Eidolon and Tayla She had a feeling he was messing with her, but it didn t matter She couldn t take the bite Not until she asked the vital questions that had been bugging her since she woke up So, uh, where am I exactly And what do you plan on doing with me You re at Underground General Hospital As you can probably guess, we specialize in nonhuman medical care Our location is secret, so don t ask UGH Your hospital is called ugh Oh, that s precious The bottom line If you enjoy PNR and are looking for something a little different than what we usually find in this genre, I would encourage you to give this book a shot


  10. Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books) Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books) says:

    This book is utterly fascinating What an interesting universe I wish I had this author s imagination For anyone who s read Lovecraft, I think this book is Lovecraft mythos meets romance novel I can say that reading this book was a unique experience Ms Ione did a fantastic job developing this world within around under the regular world, where demons are the good guys Sort of Not all demons are good, but not all are bad I can t say too much about that without spoiling a person who wants t This book is utterly fascinating What an interesting universe I wish I had this author s imagination For anyone who s read Lovecraft, I think this book is Lovecraft mythos meets romance novel I can say that reading this book was a unique experience Ms Ione did a fantastic job developing this world within around under the regular world, where demons are the good guys Sort of Not all demons are good, but not all are bad I can t say too much about that without spoiling a person who wants to read this book Let s just say that it really turns around things for a person raised in the Christian tradition I don t feel like a person who believes in Christianity shouldn t read this book, though This book is sexed up However it makes sense if you consider the characters and their demonic type I felt that the sex did fit in with the story very well The characters are well developed and interesting Their motivations are clear and their struggles play well into the storyline I feel that Ione captures the tortured characters that I like very well Although she follows a similar formula for the paranormal series, she claims this niche and makes it her own Tayla is a likable heroine although she is not the unblemished, cleancut type of heroine She s had a very rough life and seen and done things that would keep some people up at night I admired her fortitude and her strength She had to go through some pretty painful things in her life, and within the timeline of this story Eidolon was also likeable and conflicted He s born to be on the dark side, but has done his best to have morals and has dedicated his life to medicine He is about to face a change in his body and mind that could drive him over the edge, and it does make this story compelling It s hard to say too much because it would spoil a person, so I am eluding to these things I would say that reading this book is like peeling away onion layers to find higher levels of understanding It s an enjoyable process As a fan of mythology and folklore, I think she made the demonic taxonomy, if you will, very credible for her universe I wouldn t mind reading one of the demonic natural history books that Eidolon owned, in fact She made up quite a few species and gave them characteristics that were interesting and creative, causing laughter at some moments, and dread at others One of the things I liked about this book was how she played with the reader s perception of right and wrong You go from feeling bad for the humans, then to feeling bad for the demons, and then you come to realize that in this universe, neither group is always right or always wrong They both commit atrocities that will make you wince, and it adds to the moral ambivalence of her universe For that reason, you should approach this story with an open mind and with the understanding that it is a fictional world which does not have to have bearing on our consciousness of the real world.The secondary characters are very intriguing, particularly Eidolon s brothers You definitely want to read about their stories, and also Gem, who plays a very pivotal role in this story I want to see how things play out with the human male Kynan, who she is in love with At times eye raising, and always intriguing, I did enjoy this book I felt that the ending was a bit rushed, but overall, the pacing was very good and the story flew by