Base Instincts

Larissa Ione
Base Instincts
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Riptide Publishing
Release Date
September 2015
LGBTQ, Paranormal Romance

As a Seminus demon, Raze's life literally depends on having sex with females. The problem is that he doesn't desire females, and it's physically impossible for him to be with males. Thankfully, he and his best friend, Fayle, have an arrangement that keeps him alive . . . if lonely. He finds some solace in his work as a medic at Thirst, a vampire club known for its rough clientele. But his carefully structured world turns upside down when he meets a mysterious male who makes him want what he can never have.

Slake is an assassin used to getting what he wants, and what he wants is Raze. But he also wants to earn back the soul he sold when he was a much different demon. All he has to do is capture a runaway succubus named Fayle and hand her over to her family. What he doesn't count on is being caught himself by a web of lies—and his attraction to Raze.

Raze and Slake must navigate a dangerous world to be together. But as Fayle's jealousy of their relationship turns deadly, they find themselves embroiled in a battle not only for their love, but their lives and souls.

Book Review by Steffi (reviewer)
Dec 08, 2015   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
270 people found the following review helpful
BASE INSTINCTS takes readers back to the magic of the addictive Demonica series by Larissa Ione. For fans and new readers alike, this book offers a glimpse into the wonderful world of demons, vampires and other mystical creatures and combines it with a sexy love story, an intriguing plot and old favourites from previous books.

Seminus demon Raze has a problem: as a sex demon he needs sex around every 12 hours. He can only find fulfillment with women but he is also gay. Without his friend, Fayle, Raze would likely already be dead but constantly suppressing his sexuality means Raze is only surviving, not thriving.

To earn back his soul, Slake has to complete one last job – capture Fayle and deliver her to his employer, a Soul Reaper. Getting to know Raze was only supposed to be a way to get to Fayle, but there is much more to Raze than meets the eye and Slake feels himself slowly falling for the sexy demon.

BASE INSTINCTS is a treat for fans of the Demonica novels but also a great book to start for anyone interested in this paranormal series. Larissa Ione introduces the Demonica world without repeating unnecessary information but makes it possible for new readers to find their way into the story easily. Raze and Slake have a special bond but their story seems impossible to end happily. Larissa Ione takes readers for a wild ride, with plot twists that are surprising and keep the story interesting and unpredictable. The sexual chemistry between the two males is explosive but their romance is sweet and emotional; readers get the best of both worlds!

Fans will appreciate the appearance of some old favourite characters since Raze works part-time at Underworld General. More than anything, BASE INSTINCTS revived my love for this series. Larissa Ione created a story with addiction potential and draws readers back into the wonderful supernatural world of Demonica.
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