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Saturday, December 5, 2015

5/5 Review: Base Instincts by Larissa Ione

As a Seminus demon, Raze’s life literally depends on having sex with females. The problem is that he doesn’t desire females, and it’s physically impossible for him to be with males. Thankfully, he and his best friend, Fayle, have an arrangement that keeps him alive . . . if lonely. He finds some solace in his work as a medic at Thirst, a vampire club known for its rough clientele. But his carefully structured world turns upside down when he meets a mysterious male who makes him want what he can never have.

Slake is an assassin used to getting what he wants, and what he wants is Raze. But he also wants to earn back the soul he sold when he was a much different demon. All he has to do is capture a runaway succubus named Fayle and hand her over to her family. What he doesn’t count on is being caught himself by a web of lies—and his attraction to Raze.

Raze and Slake must navigate a dangerous world to be together. But as Fayle’s jealousy of their relationship turns deadly, they find themselves embroiled in a battle not only for their love, but their lives and souls.
Base Instincts by Larissa Ione is another excellent work!  Slake is a Duosos Demon.  He left his family after he became what he was meant to be and they didn’t accept his decision.  In order to gain protection from them he signed a contract that gave the owner his soul if he failed to complete one of his one hundred missions.  He became a retriever for the law firm and because of the type of demon he is, he is a very good tracker.  On his last mission to retrieve a succubus things start to go really wrong, or in his case, finally right.  He meets Raze, a seminus demon, who works as a medic in a club and in a hospital.  He is a sex demon whose species can only mate with females if not they go crazy and attack the first woman they see.  Slake and Rave feel a draw to each other that they can’t explain, but they don’t fight it either, things just keep getting in the way of them being together.  Fayle being one of them.  She is the succubus that Slake must retrieve for the law firm.  In order for Raze to find sexual release a female has to be present during the action, and he has to come inside of her.  Being gay this then is extremely difficult for Raze, but if he doesn’t have release about every 12 hours he becomes extremely ill, and will eventually die.  The way that Larissa Ione solves this problem is amazing and I love the creativity!  When Raze and Slake have a real chance at being together, they have to deal with Slake’s soul being forfeit because he failed his mission in retrieving Fayle.  I loved this story and was drawn into their lives.  I am of course going back to the beginning and reading the others’ stories so when the next book comes out, I know who everyone is.  I felt the emotions between Raze and Slake and could see the events happening as they happened.  I love when a story is so well written that you see it as a movie in your head, and when the credits roll at the end you can’t wait for the next one.  I recommend this and any other work by Larissa Ione!


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