Thursday 6 June 2013


Desire Unchained by Larissa Ione
Read by Hillary Huber
Book 2 of Demonica series
Genre: urban fantasy erotica
Format: audiobook

About Desire Unchained:
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.
Source: Info in the About Desire Unchained was taken from GoodReads at on 31/02/2012.

I was quite disappointed with Book 1 and expectation bar is now quite low. I did not think that there would be much listening enjoyment in this one any more than Pleasure Unbound had. In a way I was wrong and in some ways I was right. But I continued following this series anyway because one, I already have the books in my TBR shelves. And for another, first books are not always brilliant, so I can't condemn the entire series with just one book specially seeing that this series has so big a following. There must be something in there that is worth following. Anyway, Runa, our female protagonist was doing really well until the end where she turned stupid all of a sudden. I blame this on the author's blatant manipulation to create a dilemma in the story so that our hero could save the world rather than a character development flaw. Or it could be both. Still, pretty pathetic plot building skills there. However, I am a fantasy geek girl to my soul so the vampires, werewolves and other fantastical creaturese in this world speaks to me. The world of the Demonica script has so much potential in it even with it's huge gaping hole in the world building that I am still compelled to read on...

Empirical Evaluation:
Story telling quality = 2
Character development = 1
Story itself = 1.5
Ending = 3.5
World building = 2.5
Cover art = 2
Pace = (10 hrs and 51 mins listening time)
Plot = 1
Narrator = 3

Overall Rating: 2 out of 5 cherries

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