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A Demon Enslaved…

Lore is a Seminus half-breed demon who has been forced to act as his dark master’s assassin. Now to earn his freedom and save his sister’s life, he must complete one last kill. Powerful and ruthless, he’ll stop at nothing to carry out this deadly mission.

An Angel Tempted…

Idess is an earthbound angel with a wild side sworn to protect the human Lore is targeting. She’s determined to thwart her wickedly handsome adversary by any means necessary—even if that means risking her vow of eternal chastity. But what begins as a simple seduction soon turns into a passion that leaves both angel and demon craving complete surrender.

Torn between duty and desire, Lore and Idess must join forces as they battle their attraction for each other. Because an enemy from the past is rising again—hellbent on vengeance and unthinkable destruction.

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Demons. Not everyone loves them… can you imagine?

Yeah, me neither.

But in Ecstasy Unveiled, I took my demons a step further, and created a hero who is not only a demon, but an assassin.

Now, for most people, the word, “assassin,” does not conjure images of a cuddly, gentle teddy bear of a hero.

But I love them. I eat up Anne Stuart novels like popcorn with danger-flavored butter.

I recently said this about the assassin hero:

I love the promise of a dark, dangerous, alpha male who can take care of himself – and the woman he loves. I love how he’ll fight to the death for those to whom he’s loyal. I love how he’s the silent soldier, the highly-trained behind-the-scenes guy who does work others don’t have the stomach to do. He’s the guard dog we tread carefully around because he’s a little scary, but we also respect him because those very traits that make us fear him are the ones that keep the wolves (and, in my hero’s case, werewolves!) at bay.

We might not be able to do his job, but we are thankful that he can.

So yes, he may walk a fine moral line, but that’s what makes him so fascinating.  That’s what makes him the type to fall hard when he finally does fall for the strong heroine who stands up to him.

So, in Ecstasy Unveiled, I bring a demon assassin to the table, a man whose moral line is something he’s struggled with. When Idess, an angel who makes him confront the not the bad person he’s been, but the good person he could be, he sees something in himself he never thought existed.

And he realizes he can finally have something he’d been afraid to hope for; love.

What about you? As a reader, do you enjoy reading about heroes who struggle with their morals. I love them, so I’d love some reading suggestions if you have them!

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Thank you, Ms Ione!

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