As the third book in the Lords of Deliverance series
LETHAL RIDER was much anticipated. I was very pleased when it
started off exactly where book two left us. I want to state
here that if you have not read the first two books of the
series I would highly recommend it. There is so much going
on in this book that, while not a necessity, it would be a
very big added bonus to have read the series as a whole. The
plot lines just keep thickening and the stories are getting
deeper and deeper with each and every book. And oh how the
mighty have fallen! It is truly a pleasure to have a writer
go back to the big, brawny, tattooed, and beefed up hunk of
a hero! The way a man is really sets the mood for the story,
I don't want a wimpy guy, I don't want an athletic guy, no I
want the brawn, the danger, and the raw sex appeal that Ione
creates every time. Thank you for understanding women the
way you do.
As to the story, I honestly was not too sure about Regan as
a heroine. I highly expected to hate her throughout the
entire book. What she did to Thantos was extreme to say the
least and my anger for him was definitely high. Regan almost
seemed to grow on me as we learned more about her back
story, her personality as a character, and just began to
understand what she has gone through for this one moment in
time. By the end of the book I was enchanted with her
strength, her depth, and her ultimate guilt over her prior
actions. I almost felt sorry for her at times because of the
bi-polar way she was being treated by Thantos.
Thantos was everything I had imagined and a little bit more.
This is a man who was betrayed, used, and frozen for 8 1/2
months only to be let go and find out that the one woman he
wants to kill most is carrying his child! No matter what he
feels for the mother I was very pleased by the fact that
Thantos does not hold it against the child and instead will
do anything to protect it. Thantos soon learns that this is
something easier said than done. His emotional roller coaster
treads toward the bi-polar state more than once. That
said, I absolutely loved meeting the hard man behind the
armor. Thantos has always been the one that I found myself
wondering about and Ione did not disappoint me at all.
Thantos, like Regan, was full of depth and emotion. His
range both shocked and amazed me and even if at times I found
that he just made me mad. Thantos displays all the emotions
of a real life man which is something not many writers are
able to capture. He is not the typical too perfect to be
true hero, he has faults and he has his own set of issues to
LETHAL RIDER is an excellent book. I laughed, I yelled at
the pages, I
cried, and my emotional roller coaster matched Thantos'
every step of the way. I cannot tell you how much I
completely enjoyed this book. Ione is enthralling and has
completely captured my attention. I cannot wait for the next
book to come!
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
Born of a match between good and evil, four siblings stand
between hell's minions and everything they want to destroy.
They are the Lords of Deliverance, and they have the power
to ward off Doomsday . . . or let it ride . . .
Thanatos, the most deadly Horseman of the Apocalypse, has
endured thousands of years of celibacy to prevent the end of
days. But just one night with the wickedly sexy Aegis
Guardian, Regan Cooper, shatters centuries of resolve. Yet
their passion comes with a price. And Thanatos must face a
truth more terrifying than an apocalypse-he's about to
become a father.
Demon-slayer Regan Cooper never imagined herself the
maternal type, but with the fate of the world hanging in the
balance she had no choice but to seduce Thanatos and bear
his child. Now, as the final battle draws closer and his
rage at being betrayed is overshadowed by an undeniable
passion for the mother of his child, Thanatos has a
life-shattering realization: To save the world, he must
sacrifice the only thing he's ever wanted-a family.