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  • Eternal Rider

  • Lords of Deliverance, Book 1
  • By: Larissa Ione
  • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
  • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 679
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 551
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 554

His name is Ares, and the fate of mankind rests on his powerful shoulders. If he falls to the forces of evil, the world falls too. As one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, he is far stronger than any mortal, but even he cannot fight his destiny forever. Not when his own brother plots against him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Demonica For Animal Lovers!

  • By Jan on 04-01-12

Never thought of the Horseman like this!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-30-18

This part of Larissa's demonic world grabs you by the throat and doesn't let go! I fee; the Horsemen storyline is much more involved, more action backed and stimulating than the first five books. Don't get me wrong, those were are interesting and give a good perspective bu, for me, the real part of the tale has come alive

  • Ecstasy Unveiled

  • Demonica, Book 4
  • By: Larissa Ione
  • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
  • Length: 13 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 472
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 388
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 385

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. 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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • GREAT book, but bad narrator...

  • By Meredith Terry on 03-05-11

it's ok

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-17-18

Lore - another Seminus brother - gets his day. I have to say Lore and Idess' story dragged for me. Their connection didn't ignite for me. Toward the ending, the action sped up and it became more interesting. But, I found myself wanting the story to flow better. It felt weighed down for some reason

  • Desire Unchained

  • Demonica, Book 2
  • By: Larissa Ione
  • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
  • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 668
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 530
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 530

Runa Wagner never meant to fall in love with the sexy stranger who seemed to know her every deepest desire. But she couldn't resist the unbelievable passion that burned between them, a passion that died when she discovered his betrayal and found herself forever changed. Now, determined to make Shade pay for the transformation that haunts her, Runa searches for him, only to be taken prisoner by his darkest enemy.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good but, not as good as Pleasure Unbound

  • By RabidReads on 01-06-12

ok read

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-17-18

Book 2 is Shade's story - One of Eidolon's brothers. While each of the brothers have their complexities, idiosyncrasies, sex appeal, and secrets, I couldn't get into Shade as well as the first book. Maybe because the next brother, Wraith, was already intriguing me as the bad boy of the bad boys. Shade's story is, obviously, relevant to the saga and new information is uncovered in the ensuing drama, but I found myself anticipating the next story. It was an ok read

  • Passion Unleashed

  • By: Larissa Ione
  • Narrated by: Renee Raudman
  • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 580
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 457
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 454

Serena Kelley is an archaeologist and treasure hunter - and a woman with a secret. Since she was seven, she's been the keeper of a powerful charm that grants her health and immortality... as long as she stays a virgin. But Serena isn't all that innocent. And when a dangerously handsome stranger brings her to the brink of ecstasy, she wonders if she's finally met the one man she cannot resist.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Why oh why was the narrator changed?!

  • By SIMARA on 09-10-12

MMM Wraith

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-17-18

So...finally Wraith's story...the bad boy of the bad boys! We have had a build up on Wraith from the first two stories and what we discover about his past only serves to find him more intriguing. The want/need to find him redeemable, to want to hug away the wrongs intensifies as does the HEAT we exudes! I was wishing Serena was a stronger character for him - at times she seemed like an airhead you wanted to shake some sense into. But...overall, a great addition to the saga

  • Blood of the Infinity War

  • Afterlife Saga, Book 8
  • By: Stephanie Hudson
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Rainsford
  • Length: 24 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 44

As Keira still finds Persian sands beneath her feet, she is yet to discover the true meaning of what it is to be The Chosen One to the King of Kings. For now that Arsaces has her, he simply plans on keeping her.... No matter what the cost. Even if that means fighting the prophecy and stealing her from the only world she has ever known. A world that is about to end.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Totally awesome, but sad it's at an end.

  • By K. Ryan on 12-28-17

It can't be over!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-20-18

I loved the Afterlife series and am sad to let it go. I'll miss Kiera, all her friends, Lucius, and the Dravens - especially Dom. Blood of the Infinity Wars was a long time coming, and, while the beginning was a bit slow, the culmination was worth it. (Wished some of the typos had been caught but I was so engrossed in the story, they didn't take much away for me). This story that Stephanie has woven is truly a wonderful world that has given me many hours of entertainment and escape. I felt as if I was welcomed into the VIP with Kiera and made Afterlife a place I may have to just revisit again!

  • Pleasure Unbound

  • Demonica, Book 1
  • By: Larissa Ione
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,157
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 953
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 961

She'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 life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Will leave you feeling hot and bothered

  • By RabidReads on 01-03-12

Nice start

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-18-18

A very interesting world within the world tale this author has woven. As with most series, it takes a little to understand what makes up this world and the characters within it. But once the reader begins to comprehend this demon world within the human world and delves into the character make ups and conflict, you can't help but become immersed in the storyline. Eidolon had me from the start. Tayla....she had to grow on me. There are so many intriguing beings running around the hospital that it is easy to see many storyline spring boarding from this. Nice start

  • Sacrifice of the Septimus

  • Afterlife Saga, Volume 7
  • By: Stephanie Hudson
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Rainsford
  • Length: 15 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 58

'Together we stand and together we fall.' Because this time, what is asked of the Chosen One, she cannot do alone. Keira finds herself enlisting the help of her friends as she goes beyond the realms of sanity and steps into a world the likes of no other. One that is filled with personal demons she has no choice but try and tame. Join our heroine as she must face the Fates head on and discover what it truly means to be the Electus.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Where is part 2?!

  • By Mrs. Chantel Adamson on 08-24-17

Oh Kiera!!!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-28-18

Ok, so now we see a little more of a bada$$ Kiera. She is taking off, with her friends, to another realm - I just can't help but think "Is this going to be another huge mistake where Kiera and Dom don't tell each other what they are doing or trust each other enough to explain their intentions?"
And, do we trust Renka? Time will tell. But as usual, Stephanie drags you into the story and keeps you waiting for the next show to drop. Can't wait to start Part 2!

  • The Sacrifice of Septimus, Part 2

  • Afterlife Saga, Book 7
  • By: Stephanie Hudson
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Rainsford
  • Length: 14 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 37

The Sands of Time are filled with dangers and new enemies to face. But for Keira to stand tall in a world she does not know, she must first brave the differences in loving the man she calls Draven and the man she must now call her King. Join Keira as she is thrown into an ancient time and faces her biggest challenge yet...how to get a Demon King to fall for a human girl he is forbidden to love.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Short but laying more background?

  • By madpharmd on 01-28-18

Short but laying more background?

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-28-18

First, I want to say that I really don't think "Septimus" should have been separated into to books - the length of Part two was on the short side. That being said...

In this part 2, the girls go back in time so that Kiera can try to get "past" Dom to get her pregnant....um...my first thought was...aren't you going to cause a change through history if you suddenly are in the past where you never were? Will it only change the supernatural realm or human history also?
It took awhile to realize what the title of this one means and then we hit a cliffhanger. I am all for suspense and sitting in the edge of my seat to find out what happens to my favorite characters next, but until sitting back and thinking about this addition to the saga, I had thought...where is this going??
Well, it seems Ms Hudson has her reasons for giving us this information at this time- or I am going to assume so. What was accomplished by this time travel and is it going to impact the present? Will there ever BE a wedding and HEA for this crew?

There seem to be a lot of GET ON WITH IT ALREADY reviews. And while some of the stories seem a little dragged out, I don't know if I am ready to see the end of Dominic, Lucius, Vincent , Pip and the gang - and yes, even Kiera. Sure. I want to see Kiera become even stronger as an individual and get complete control of her powers. I would love to see Kiera and Dominic married. And there are still a lot of opportunities and questions about other characters in the series. That's what happens in a saga. TV dramas can go on for years. Why should a novel series be only a set amount?
I, myself, look forward to see what is next in line for the gang.

  • Cult of the Hexad

  • Afterlife Saga, Volume 6
  • By: Stephanie Hudson
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Rainsford
  • Length: 21 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44

Time. Truth. Life. There is weakness in all when lies are told but the strength in each is what we must behold. Can our Chosen One find her way back from the deception and chaos that surrounds her or is this the life of a trapped girl, broken and lost forever? A worldwide search might be on the cards but what if the girl they're looking for was never meant to be found? These are the questions both sides face in a race against time, truth and the life they are all trying to save.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • fantastic writer and story

  • By denise davis on 09-29-18

This one confused me

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-29-17

Ok...so truthfully ,,, this one confused the heck out of me. To the point, I started it, tried to understand the Katie/Keira thing...misunderstood what had happened with the mirror thing, put it down and didn't pick it back up until just recently. I enjoyed the series to this point so I decided to give it another try. It was still a stretch for me, but it was an okay addition to the series because..... Vincent has a love interest! Good for him! I always thought he needed someone. Sofia has had Zagan, Dom has waited for and now has his Electus, but no one even really said anything about the third sibling, Vincent. That being said ... do all the main supernaturals have Electus's? I thought Keira was the only one. Where is Stephanie going with this? Hmm. Guess we have to wait and see.

  • The Pentagram Child: Part 2

  • Afterlife Saga, Volume 5
  • By: Stephanie Hudson
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Rainsford
  • Length: 14 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 64

As Keira and Draven reunite, it is but a bitter sweet moment as it is time they must put their loyalty on the line in the ultimate test of trust in order to seek the truth. But making it through the gates of Hell and back in one piece isn't something they can expect or take lightly. As for one of our destined lovers, a fight for the other's survival is something they will have to face alone. Will Draven release Hell on Earth for the sake of the woman he loves or let her go?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 4* on performance-imagined a deeper voiced Dom

  • By madpharmd on 11-29-17

4* on performance-imagined a deeper voiced Dom

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-29-17

Stephanie delivers! More rollercoaster of emotions! More action, more interesting characters(and even her human best friend makes an appearance), more excitement - in the second part of the book! I know it may feel like trudging through some parts but it is worth it! HEA! Or is it? Are Dom and Keira destined to ever have one? s! Can't wait to Vincent and Lucius to finally find love and leave Kiera to Draven though. Read on!