Author Larissa Ione
Publication Date 26 May 2015
Genre Adult Paranormal Romance
Rating 5 *****
A fallen angel with a mean streak and a mohawk, Hades has spent thousands of years serving as Jailor of the Underworld. The souls he guards are as evil as they come, but few dare to cross him. All of that changes when a sexy fallen angel infiltrates his prison and unintentionally starts a riot. It’s easy enough to quell an uprising, but for the first time, Hades is torn between delivering justice — bestowing or mercy — on the beautiful female who could be his salvation…or his undoing.
Thanks to her unwitting participation in another angel’s plot to start Armageddon, Cataclysm was kicked out of Heaven and is now a fallen angel in service of Hades’s boss, Azagoth. All she wants is to redeem herself and get back where she belongs. But when she gets trapped in Hades’s prison domain with only the cocky but irresistible Hades to help her, Cat finds that where she belongs might be in the place she least expected…
Having encountered Hades at various stages in the Demonica series, which happens to be one of my favourite PNR series and learning more about his true character is a real bonus.
Hades is a fallen angel who is the right wing man of Azagoth, the grim reaper and the big boss in Sheoul gra, the demon realm. Hades uses torture as his preferred method of punishment to those who breach the rules.
Cat short for Cataclysm is the fallen angel who helped towards initiating the apocalypse and now serving under Azagoth. Her main goal is to stay on the good side so that she can get back to heaven. The problem is that she lives up to her names! Catastrophe and curiosity.
She is attracted to Hades but he appears to be oblivious to her interest in him or is he? As they get to know each other in a platonic way to begin with , Hades starts opening up to her. Big Bad sexy as hell, Hades has a great sense of humour whilst enduring ongoing deprivation as punishment from Azagoth for something he did thousands of years ago. He finds himself attracted to Cat who is brave and courageous but cannot act on how he feels as she is forbidden fruit.
Another disaster looms on the horizon with Cat in the middle of it all and her life at risk. Just like that, she becomes Hades' Achilles heel. Can this disaster be averted? Will Azagoth relent on his ongoing punishment for Hades?
This novella is fast paced and full of humour even whilst there is conspiracy which could have disastrous consequences. I loved Cat's character and Hades' true self.
About the Author
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Larissa Ione penned her first novel at the age of 13 and hasn't stopped writing since. She has been a U.S. Air Force meteorologist, an EMT, and a professional dog trainer, and you never know when one of those interests will pop into her novels.
She lives a nomadic existence with her U.S. Coast Guard husband and son, so her writing career has been a blessing -- a job that moves easily.
She writes dark paranormal romance for Grand Central Publishing (formerly Warner Books,) and contemporary romance for Red Sage and Samhain. Under the pen name Sydney Croft, she writes erotic action adventure romance with partner Stephanie Tyler.
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