Review: Desire Unchained by Larissa Ione

Title: Desire Unchained
Author: Larissa Ione
Series: Demonica, #2
Publisher: Forever
Release Date: March 1, 2009
Pages: 380

Pleasure is their ultimate weapon . . . 
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.

A Seminus Demon with a love-curse that threatens him with eternal torment, Shade hoped he'd seen the last of Runa and her irresistible charm. But when he wakes up in a dank dungeon chained next to an enraged and mysteriously powerful Runa, he realizes that her effect on him is more dangerous than ever. As their captor casts a spell that bonds them as lifemates, Shade and Runa must fight for their lives and their hearts-or succumb to a madman's evil plans.

Pleasure Unbound was a great read, but DESIRE UNCHAINED was even better. And I gotta say that Shade blew me away. Can I have him for myself? Please?? Seminus Demon, Shade has been love cursed as a punishment for bedding a warlock's wife. He is never allowed to fall in love if he wants to live. He gets together with Runa for some time and he ends things badly with her because he had begun to feel and care for her.

The night Shade ends things with Runa she is attacked by a Warg and is changed and she blames shade for everything though she simply cannot forget Shade and still deeply cares for him. She is a very unique Warg though. Runa is able to change at will. Runa and Shade meet again under tortuous circumstances.

"You can't truly hate someone you've loved. You can only hurt."

They have both been captured by Shade's lunatic brother, Roag who was thought to be dead. Roag forces Shade and Runa to mate and now they are mated to each other. They have both escaped Roag but they are bonded to each other and it is only a matter of time before Shade falls deeply in love with Runa and triggers the curse and also that Roag is out for revenge on all three Seminus brothers.

I loved Runa and Shade even more than Eidolon and Tayla. I thought that it was an interesting twist to the story with Shade having this curse and he actually does fall in love. I just wanted to know how they were going to break the curse. Shade tries so hard to not give in to Runa, to love her, but he can't help himself. His brothers want to kill her so he can live, but Shade is already so attached to Runa that he just couldn't.

"I could say I think coulds are pretty, and you'd say they're only pretty to demons."

Runa is a strong female. We get flashbacks of when Runa and Shade met and I felt from those flashback we got the idea that Runa was shy and a bit weak. But the present Runa is very strong and fights for what she believes in. She doesn't know if she can trust Shade though. Due to them having to spend time together because of their mating bond, they slowly fall back in love with each other.

DESIRE UNCHAINED was a great book and I loved it even more than the previous book. I love the strong bond that all of the seminus brothers have for each other. Each one of them has the back of the other and I just love the relationship of these brothers. I am really looking forward to Passion Unleashed, which is Wraith's story. I love Wraith and hopefully I will love his book just as much as Wraith's. The Demonica Series is a must read for all paranormal romance fans.


  1. Awesome review! This is one of my fave series ever! and Shade is my man LOL LOVE him to pieces!! cant wait to see what you think of the rest of the series! YAY!

  2. Mariya your blog is great! Keep up the good work. I am a huge PNR/UF addict myself!