by Kathy Davie
Fourth in the Demonica erotic, dark urban-fantasy series set in a demon hospital underneath New York City and revolving around a family of demon brothers.
Lore has just found out about his brothers (Passion Unleashed ) and brought Kynan back to life for Gemma. And, shit, now his demon master is requiring that he kill Kynan as his 100th assassination. A marker that will set Lore and his sister, Sin, free. If Lore fails…Sin will lose her head, literally.
Unfortunately for Lore, a Memitim angel has been assigned to protect Kynan for his immortal life…or until he accomplishes the purpose Heaven sees for him.
Lore bonded himself as a slave to a demon assassin master, Detharu, in exchange for Deth buying his sister, Sin, from out of slavery. When he achieves his 100th assassination job for his master, he will be set free. Lore and Sin are twins, which means they are both siblings to Eilodon, Shade, and Wraith.
Having been bought out of slavery, Sin is still bonded to Detharu as an assassin. A lifestyle which she enjoys very much.
Idess is a Memitim, an Earthbound angel, protecting Primori, humans who have an essential task to perform in their lifetime. She has been anxiously awaiting her turn to ascend to Heaven while secretly nursing a secret sin of her own…a betrayal of her brother, Rami, which prevented him from ascending to Heaven for an extra 200 years.
It’s interesting to read the interactions between Idess and Lore. Idess may be an angel, but she sure acts more like a demon in her imprisonment of Lore. As well as her, ahem, forbidden passions.
Ione kept up a nice bit of passion throughout the story and I certainly never saw this ending coming! I regret very much that the next in the series, Sin Undone, signals the end of the series. I’ll have to check out her other books because I have enjoyed Ione’s sense of humor and her writing very much. A very unique perspective!
The cover is consistent with previous covers in the series; it has a metallic purple tone over the nude torso of a nicely-muscled torso of a man with a gorgeous, scrolly tattoo covering his right arm up across his shoulder.
The title, Ecstasy Unveiled, is rather suggestive and so very true when the true joy of sex is unveiled for Idess.