Dining with Angels
In a world where humans and supernatural beings coexist — not always peacefully — three things can bring everyone to the table: Love, a mutual enemy, and, of course, food. With seven brand new stories from the Demonica universe, New York Times bestselling author Larissa Ione has the love and enemies covered, while celebrity Southern food expert Suzanne Johnson brings delicious food to the party. And who doesn’t love a party? (Harvester rolls her eyes and raises her hand, but we know she’s lying.) Join Ares and Cara as they celebrate a new addition to their family. See what Reaver and Harvester are doing to “spice” things up. Find out what trouble Reseph might have gotten himself into with Jillian. You’ll love reading about the further adventures of Wraith and Serena, Declan and Suzanne, and Shade and Runa, and you’re not going to want to miss the sit down with Eidolon and Tayla. So pour a glass of the Grim Reaper’s finest wine and settle in for slices of life from your favorite characters and the recipes that bring them together. Whether you’re dining with angels, drinking with demons, or hanging with humans, you’ll find the perfect heavenly bits and sinful bites to suit the occasion. Happy reading and happy eating!

Dining with Angels Details

TitleDining with Angels
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseNov 6th, 2018
PublisherEvil Eye Concepts, Incorporated
Rating
GenreRomance, Paranormal Romance, Paranormal, Demons, Angels, Fantasy, Vampires

Dining with Angels Review

  • Sophia Triad
    January 1, 1970
    Food....Demons....and AngelsReview pending
  • AJ
    January 1, 1970
    4 Demonica-loving stars!This book was a surprising release – a cook book set in the Demonica world. Actually, it’s a series of shorts revisiting couples from the series, incorporating themed recipes from celebrity Southern food expert, Suzanne Johnson. Unexpected, perhaps, but as a mad Demonica fan I will take any opportunity I can to get back into this world, so I dove in eagerly!To be honest, I wasn’t initially interested in the cookbook aspect of this book. I wanted it for the short stories, 4 Demonica-loving stars!This book was a surprising release – a cook book set in the Demonica world. Actually, it’s a series of shorts revisiting couples from the series, incorporating themed recipes from celebrity Southern food expert, Suzanne Johnson. Unexpected, perhaps, but as a mad Demonica fan I will take any opportunity I can to get back into this world, so I dove in eagerly!To be honest, I wasn’t initially interested in the cookbook aspect of this book. I wanted it for the short stories, and I was so happy to revisit these characters again! But of course I couldn’t help but look at the recipes as well, and I really like the sound of some of them and was really impressed at the way that they fit in with the individual stories. The recipes are very American based, and as an Australian, I’d have to do a fair bit of substituting of ingredients, but I’m definitely keen to give some of them a try!But now on to Demonica! These stories are a toned-down version of what we’ve come to expect from this series. There’s no sex, and the swearing has been censored out – I guess to be a bit tamer to those who read the book just for the recipes – but we still get to see all of the characters that I love so much, catch up with where they are at and see them living their HEAs, and I loved that!The stories all interlink as the Demonica and Lords of Deliverance crew prepare for Ares and Cara’s baby shower, and there is trouble brewing as Azagoth has closed the gates to Sheoul Gra, with nobody allowed in or out, causing all sorts of problems. Of course these stories – and even the list of couples featured - will be a massive spoiler to anybody who hasn’t read the series, and you’ll be completely lost if pick it up and try to figure out how all of the characters fir together. So if you’re thinking of using these shorts to test out the series – don’t. But if you’re a fan of the series, you will love these little glimpses into the characters’ lives. Declan and Suzanne from Her Guardian AngelRecipes - Breakfast Food/Morning AfterA quick glimpse into the newest couple to join the Demonica cast as they are settling into life together. Wraith and Serena from Passion UnleashedRecipes - Romantic/Sexy FoodThis was one of my favourites. It’s also longest of the stories, allowing for a true look into Wraith and Serena’s life together as they hang with friends Thanatos and Regan (squee), fight demons, deal with being parents, and “Personal Growth Wraith” navigates mated life. He might need to pull a new trick out of his bag of forgive me tactics.Weird. He’d always thought sex could fix everythingSon of a bitch, he was growing as a person, wasn’t he? And Shade said it would never happen. Asshole. Harvester and Reaver from ReaverRecipes - Spicy FoodI loved seeing this couple all loved up and happy. Theirs was an unexpected pairing in the series, and I like that there is still so much to learn about them. Shade and Runa from Desire UnchainedRecipes - Family Friendly FoodThis one is a super quick scene showing us that Runa and Shade are as loved up as ever, enjoying their children and look to their future. Reseph and Jillian from Rogue RiderRecipes - Comfort FoodThese two had a lot to deal with in their book, and it still remains one of my faves of the series. I loved this chance to see how they are living with their unique situation, and how Reseph is coping with everyday life as they consider changes to their life together. Ares and Cara from Eternal RiderRecipes - Celebration Food and SnacksThis was my other favourite from this collection. We get to see a beautifully special moment for these two as they welcome their first child together and big, bad War gets all soft and gooey. I also loved it because it’s the one story that has ALL of the characters interacting, with all of their kids running around. A true family moment, it was great to see everybody all together. “Whoa.” Limos stepped into the middle of them all, arms outstretched. “This is a party. You know, to celebrate life. Stop with the doom and gloom. Why does this happen every time we’re together.”“My name is Death,” Than said drolly.“Mine is War,” Ares reminded her.Reseph raised his plastic floofing cup. “Pestilence.”“So, Famine,” Ares said pointedly, “what was your question again?” An Interview with Eidolon and Tayla from Pleasure UnboundRecipes - When Dining with DemonsThis is a fun interview with the couple that started it all as they answer what look to be reader questions. A fun little moment with them. I loved this read. I loved catching up with the whole crew, and I loved the hint of story to come - there are some serious things happening with Azagoth and Lilliana, and I can’t wait to see where their story goes in Cipher, which releases next year.This is a must-read for fans, and for those who love to cook!4 stars.An Advanced Review Copy was generously provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Sarah
    January 1, 1970
    Dining with Angels is a collection containing seven short stories, or slice of life snippets from characters who have previously starred in Larissa Ione's Demonica or Lords of Deliverance series. It also contains a whole collection of recipes from Suzanne M Johnson that fit the theme of the stories.As a huge fan of the Demonica world I had so much fun catching up with previous characters and seeing how their families have grown and changed over the years. To be honest I don't think this really w Dining with Angels is a collection containing seven short stories, or slice of life snippets from characters who have previously starred in Larissa Ione's Demonica or Lords of Deliverance series. It also contains a whole collection of recipes from Suzanne M Johnson that fit the theme of the stories.As a huge fan of the Demonica world I had so much fun catching up with previous characters and seeing how their families have grown and changed over the years. To be honest I don't think this really works as an introduction to the Demonica world because the whole fun of reading this series is getting to see the couples meet and fall in love so you really don't want to start off at the HEA and miss all the fun stuff that got them there. In a way I was kind of disappointed that the stories have been toned down (fade to black sex and all the swearing has been censored out) because people who love this world aren't going to be put off by any of those things and I don't think people new to the series are very likely to start here. That wasn't a major issue though, just more down to personal preference.The book features stories about Declan and Suzanne (from Her Guardian Angel) with a selection of breakfast food recipes perfect for the morning after; Wraith and Serena (from Passion Unleashed) with recipes for a romantic night in; Harvester and Reaver (from Reaver) whose recipes are all extra spicy; Shade and Runa (from Desire Unchained) with family friendly recipes; Reseph and Jillian (from Rogue Rider) with comfort food recipes; Ares and Cara (from Eternal Rider) with celebration food and snacks; and last but not least an interview with Eidolon and Tayla (from Pleasure Unbound) with some demon adapted recipes and treats for your very own family hellbeast. You'll get to see plenty of other characters along the way though so don't worry if that list doesn't include your personal favourites because the chances are they'll make an appearance in here too.I loved the way the stories are all linked together and building towards a certain baby shower at the end, they also continued the relationship developments between Azagoth and Lilliana that started in the recent Demonica Underworld series which was fun. I definitely can't wait to get my hands on the next book, Cipher, to see how things turn out for the couple! It was also nice that all of the recipes fitted in with the stories that were told and often linked back to things mentioned in previous books throughout the series.I have to confess I wasn't really that interested in the recipes but I did skim through them and there were plenty of different flavours to choose from so I'm pretty sure there's something for everyone in here. The recipes seem easy to follow and fairly simple so I think even I could probably get some decent meals out of them. I may not like cooking much but I love baking so I was excited about the cake recipes and disappointed that a lot of them tell you to just use a basic cake mix and then add a few additional ingredients. I guess that does make them simple and fast options so will probably be perfect for some but for me it takes all the fun out of baking something and made me far less interested in trying any of the cake options. The recipes are very much American based too so if you're an international fan like me you'll probably have to adapt them a bit to avoid ingredients that may be harder to find outside the states.Overall I think this is definitely worth buying just for the short stories if you're a fan of this series but I wouldn't recommend reading it until after Her Guardian Angel or you'll potentially end up spoiling yourself for previous books. I think it's highly unlikely I'll be making any of the recipes myself but I'm definitely not in the target audience for a cookbook so you can take my opinion on that with a grain of salt! I expect there are plenty of people out there who will love getting to try out all of the meal options and there are a LOT to choose from.
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  • Shayna
    January 1, 1970
  • Ing
    January 1, 1970
    Nice peek into the Demonica world after the HEA. These are short little stories for some of the couples that mated and fell in love in the Demonica world. If you have not read this series do not start with these short stories. This is a book you read after you have immersed yourself in the Demonica world. For fans of this series you will love getting glimpse into your Demonica couples.I really love seeing how some of the couples are doing. It was like coming home and catching up with family and Nice peek into the Demonica world after the HEA. These are short little stories for some of the couples that mated and fell in love in the Demonica world. If you have not read this series do not start with these short stories. This is a book you read after you have immersed yourself in the Demonica world. For fans of this series you will love getting glimpse into your Demonica couples.I really love seeing how some of the couples are doing. It was like coming home and catching up with family and friends. I enjoyed how the stories of each couple connected into one main story-line for this book and gives us a lead in to an upcoming book. Couples featured in this little slice of life/recipe book are as follows:*Declan & Suzanne from Her Guardian Angel* Wraith & Serena from Passion Unleashed* Harvester & Reaver from Reaver* Shade & Runa from Desire Unchained* Reseph & Jillian from Rogue Rider* Ares & Cara from Eternal Rider* Interview with Eidolon & Tayla from Pleasure UnboundI wish Gem and Kynan had a chapter. They are my favorite Demonica couple. Will have to try some of the recipes featured in the book. Sounds so yummy. Hoping we get more of these peek books from Larissa.
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  • Janna ♥ I'm A Sweet And Sassy Book Whore ♥
    January 1, 1970
    ***This and other reviews can be found at www.imasweetandsassybookwhore.com ****ARC*Okay it is official I need a solid month off from blogging so I can read the Demonica, Demonica Underworld and Lords of Deliverance series all over again. I didn’t realize how much I have missed these characters until I read Dining With Angels, also I will be checking out a good amount of these recipes because some sound really good. Yes, you read that correctly, there are also recipes along with short stories fr ***This and other reviews can be found at www.imasweetandsassybookwhore.com ****ARC*Okay it is official I need a solid month off from blogging so I can read the Demonica, Demonica Underworld and Lords of Deliverance series all over again. I didn’t realize how much I have missed these characters until I read Dining With Angels, also I will be checking out a good amount of these recipes because some sound really good. Yes, you read that correctly, there are also recipes along with short stories from our favorite couples. I really loved having the recipes in with the stories. It made this book unique and just added to my enjoyment since I personally love to cook. If I had to pick a favorite I think it would be Wraith and Serena’s or maybe Harvester and Reaver, ugh don’t make me choose just one because I can’t, I loved them all. Fans of these series really need to have this one on their TBR lists because they won’t want to miss out on a floofing great read! Yeah read the book to understand the whole floofing thing.
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  • Ann Lorz
    January 1, 1970
    Reviewed for Romancing the Readers Blog: https://romancingthereaders.blogspot....When I heard about this cookbook I couldn't wait to try it out. It's a mix of stories and recipes. I loved being able to visit with characters that I truly enjoy reading about. Their little stories really help you enjoy the cookbook part of this even more.Each story story gives you a glimpse into the lives of the character but it also draws in the foods. As the characters enjoy the food so will you.Each of the recip Reviewed for Romancing the Readers Blog: https://romancingthereaders.blogspot....When I heard about this cookbook I couldn't wait to try it out. It's a mix of stories and recipes. I loved being able to visit with characters that I truly enjoy reading about. Their little stories really help you enjoy the cookbook part of this even more.Each story story gives you a glimpse into the lives of the character but it also draws in the foods. As the characters enjoy the food so will you.Each of the recipes are very easy to understand. I don't know about you but that's a plus for me. I hate when I find something that sounds good and then I spend half my time looking up the cooking techniques they used.This is the perfect holiday gift for those friends of yours that are both readers and foodies. I'm so glad I was given the chance to review it.Follow me on:https://www.facebook.com/RomancingThe...ARC received for a honest review
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  • Rubysbooks
    January 1, 1970
    Review originally posted at Ruby's BooksIt's here, it's here!!!! I’m not sure what excited me more when I first found out about this book, the fact that it was a new Larissa Ione book or a new Suzanne M. Johnson cookbook. You guys already know I love Larissa Ione, and Suzanne’s pairing with Lexi Blake in their two cookbooks is my absolute favorite thing ever. So when I heard about Dining With Angels, I was over the moon with excitement. Not only do we get new Demonica stories, but we also get de Review originally posted at Ruby's BooksIt's here, it's here!!!! I’m not sure what excited me more when I first found out about this book, the fact that it was a new Larissa Ione book or a new Suzanne M. Johnson cookbook. You guys already know I love Larissa Ione, and Suzanne’s pairing with Lexi Blake in their two cookbooks is my absolute favorite thing ever. So when I heard about Dining With Angels, I was over the moon with excitement. Not only do we get new Demonica stories, but we also get delicious new recipes. Win-win!Let's start with the stories first, shall we? I loved these short stories. We get to see a lot of our favorite couples. There's Suzanne being an absolute darling, filming her cooking show, while Declan is in a bit of trouble because of his day job. There's Harvester trying to be badass and impress her mate with her cooking, while Reaver is trying to understand certain things about Harvester. Then there's a super cute scene with Shade and Runa, and then Wraith and Serena and Stewie. We also get to witness Cara giving birth and scaring big bad Ares, and then we get tohave a look into Jillian and Reseph's life after the Apocalypse. While these scenes can be taken individually and enjoyed separately, I love that there's a uniting thread, a longer subplot that develops and, hopefully, will be explored later on. The stories all follow the development of Azagoth and Lilliana's relationship, as well as some new things going on in the underworld. Azagoth is having a hard time with some things that happened not too long ago, and he took some decisions that endanger the world, unless someone manages to talk some sense into him. Lilliana on the other hand is dealing with some personal stuff, and she's considering going back home. Will she go back home? You'll have to read these stories to find out!The thing I loved about this stories is that we get to see what happens after the Apocalypse. Is everything sunshine and roses, or are some things that don't go just the way our heroes planned? We get to see the couples, yes, but we also get some really cool insight into each and every one person, how their lives are now that things are calm. We get to see a little bit more about their individual struggles now, and how they deal with some issues they might have, both by themselves, and as a couple. We also get to see some peculiar things, some that I didn't expect, involving a certain slave bond that I don't want to get much into because of spoilers, but I wonder if that somehow will become a real problem, or if it's just an isolated thing that happened. The time has come to talk about the recipes. Oh, the recipes. As I was anticipating, they are absolutely fantastic. Most of them sound super tasty and easy to make, and they fit each and every taste possible. Do you want fish? There are recipes for that. Are you a vegetarian? There's some of that too. Want something sweet? Check. And because this is Larissa Ione, you also get to have recipes for treats just for your furry beasts. That makes me super happy, because I always love giving treats to my hell hound. My favorite recipe, by far, is White Chicken Chili, which I can't wait to make in the weekend (will share photos of the result). Actually, all recipes sound fantastic.All in all, a fantastic collaboration, and I can only hope these two amazing authors will join forces again in the future.
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  • Tammy
    January 1, 1970
    So good to see these guys again.
  • Becca - ✭Little Red Reading Hood✭
    January 1, 1970
    Review can be found at Little Red Reading Hood from 11/11!
  • Sheena
    January 1, 1970
    I would skipHonestly if I knew this is what I would of been buying I would of skipped it. It honestly really does not give you much of a slice of life. It gives you a “sli “ not full on.it was more about the recipes for this book. Which I can do without. This book leaves so many things open and so much foreshadowing it is ridiculous. If you really want some recipes buy this. But if you are looking for an actual slice of life this is not it. Also what is with the non cursing by the characters? Wr I would skipHonestly if I knew this is what I would of been buying I would of skipped it. It honestly really does not give you much of a slice of life. It gives you a “sli “ not full on.it was more about the recipes for this book. Which I can do without. This book leaves so many things open and so much foreshadowing it is ridiculous. If you really want some recipes buy this. But if you are looking for an actual slice of life this is not it. Also what is with the non cursing by the characters? Wraith saving “floofing” like really? Really! We are talking about Wraith here. Wraith. Will I re-read? No. Do I recommend? Yeah no. Reason it received 3 stars was because I love these characters.
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  • Melissa Schaub
    January 1, 1970
    So I’m not sure where to start... with the stories or the food....I really loved that we were able to see these couples where they are “today” and I love that not much has changed with them since we last saw them. These are the characters that we fell in love with and even though they still tend to get themselves into situations, their relationships are still as strong as ever! But I am really excited to try the food. My family is always looking for new recipes and I am totally going to try some So I’m not sure where to start... with the stories or the food....I really loved that we were able to see these couples where they are “today” and I love that not much has changed with them since we last saw them. These are the characters that we fell in love with and even though they still tend to get themselves into situations, their relationships are still as strong as ever! But I am really excited to try the food. My family is always looking for new recipes and I am totally going to try some of these out. This week we are going to try the Meatloaf and Monster Mash cupcakes and the stuffed flank steaks! I will be back to let you know how it goes...
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  • Laura
    January 1, 1970
    Clever idea for a cookbook!Is it a cookbook? Is it a collection of short stories about the Demonica Universe that I've been dying to read? It depends on if you're jonesing for a Demonica fix or desperately in need of a last minute dinner idea. The stories are all wonderful and totally whet my appetite (heh) for more from the Demonica Universe. I'll definitely need to try some of the recipes too. This is one book that I think I'll have to get in paper form as well as ereader format. I like my rec Clever idea for a cookbook!Is it a cookbook? Is it a collection of short stories about the Demonica Universe that I've been dying to read? It depends on if you're jonesing for a Demonica fix or desperately in need of a last minute dinner idea. The stories are all wonderful and totally whet my appetite (heh) for more from the Demonica Universe. I'll definitely need to try some of the recipes too. This is one book that I think I'll have to get in paper form as well as ereader format. I like my recipes easily accessible!
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  • Rob
    January 1, 1970
    Best yetAs a die hard fan of any and all books, this compilation of intertwined stories is the best folding together of any series I have probably ever read. Not only does it have so many beloved characters but it reaffirms why series of any genre are created, because as readers, we always want more. Regardless that I have read through all of these books several times over, I will be doing it again, and highly recommend them all after these shorts.
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  • Miriah Oswald
    January 1, 1970
    It was nice to catch up with the characters, but it was seriously toned down. No sex scenes and no swearing. It didn’t feel right and every time the characters said “floofing” I got pulled out of the story. It’s still super worth reading, and I can’t wait to find out what happens next with Azagoth and Lilliana. No comment on the recipes portion as I was not interested in it :)
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  • Mare
    January 1, 1970
    This is the most precious recopilations of after-book-life-characters stories I have ever read! It is particularly enchanting to get very detailed information of how everybody is doing. The demonica and LOD books are my absolute favorites ones inside this genre, so this is exactly what I needed during this time of the year, when my kids are driving me crazy!
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  • HTL
    January 1, 1970
    Okay I don't care about recipes (lol) so I found them annoying. Overall I enjoyed seeing the crew years later BUT I FEEL CHEATED WITH SHADE & RUNA'S STORY. It was like, two second long. Ugh.
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