Z by Larissa Ione #Review

Z by Larissa Ione #ReviewZ by Larissa Ione

Series: Demonica #11.7
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Published by Evil Eye Concepts on April 26, 2016
Pages: 154
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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I love Larissa Ione’s Demonica world. Just bad people who have some morals, but hide them pretty good. Zhubaal took the dive from angel to fallen angel when the love of his life had her wings taken away from her when she committed treason. Finding her was another matter since she died and her soul was placed in waiting to be reborn. Only no one knows where she was reborn too. So for a very long time Zhubaal has worked for Grim Reaper while continuing his search for the woman he loves.

The story starts off with Vex absorbing a demon soul. It’s her power or gift however you want to look at it. But no one is buying souls any more since the new guy took over Sheoul. The Grim Reaper seems to be the only one who can help, but the latest demon doesn’t want to leave the host they have taken over.

Wham! Zhubaal feels such a pull to Vex and Vex to Zhubbal. Z isn’t quite so sure Vex has the soul of the woman he loves because they have nothing in common. He just can’t explain the attraction he feels towards Vex and feels like he is betraying the one he loves. Vex doesn’t feel like the woman Z lost, but her own woman. She enjoys sex and has had multiple partners, comfortable in her own sexuality.

The short story is about loving the essence of a person, but taking who they are, not who their were. Loving the person not the memories of what was in the past. Having a hero be a virgin waiting for his one true love was ultra sexy, but also having that same male eat a little crow over the fact that Vex isn’t so lily white.

The one liners abound and I can’t wait to see what the future holds. I read somewhere that this series might jump ahead 25 years to get the children of the Horsemen’s stories. I can’t wait if that is true. I have loved this little alternate stories we have gotten lately, but damn I want a full length novel in this world!

Challenge Info:

Books ‘N Tunes: Eternity by Robbie Williams
Literary Pickers: Mask

About Larissa Ione

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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Shari is the Delighted Reader. Married to her Prince Charming and mother to two Princesses and one Prince. When she is not slaving away as Cinderella she loves to get lost in the pages of a good book. Never without a reading device and a few good paperback books, because she never knows when she might get 5 minutes to read!
  • I’m actually behind on the novellas, there’s like two or three right? Ugh, I need to get my butt in gear this summer and catch up on all the stuff I’ve missed.

    • Shari Delighted Read

      I think there were three – Azgoth, Hades and now Z. All are part of the 1001 Dark Nights Series. I love the idea of the series continuing since I never got enough of any of her writing!

  • Oh, that would be an interesting twist with him a virgin and her a confident sexual woman.

    I like it when my favorite series get a new start with the kids. I’ve only seen it once or twice, but I like it.

    • Shari Delighted Read

      Right! I love the switch in roles and how Z had to rethink his position. Sad that this part of the series is ending, but glad it continues even if we jump to the future.

  • I love Robbie!

    • Shari Delighted Read

      Glad you like the song.

  • Debbie Haupt

    Shari I’m a HUGE Demonica fan and I don’t think any body does it as good as Larissa. Thanks for the great review!

    • Shari Delighted Read

      Me too! I can’t wait for the next full book in this series. Larissa is one of my favorite authors!

  • These 1001 collections confuse me.

  • I haven’t read any of her books in a long while….looks like I’ll have to start again.

  • I enjoyed this story too. I do wish Zhubaal wasn’t so whiny. I also don’t like that he tried to make Vex into someone she wasn’t. Still a fun story.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads

  • Oh that would be interesting to see if the series jumps like that. Yay for the virgin hero. I love seeing them.