17 October 2013
BOUND BY NIGHT by LARISSA IONE
AVAILABLE NOW FROM: Simon & Schuster/ Pocket Books
ABOUT THE BOOK:
A WOMAN OUT FOR BLOODNicole Martin was only eight years old when the vampire slaves rose up in rebellion and killed her family. Now she devotes her life to finding a vaccine against vampirism, hoping to wipe out her memories—along with every bloodsucker on the planet. But there’s one thing she cannot destroy: her searing, undeniable attraction for the one man she should hate and fear the most . . .
A VAMPIRE OUT FOR REVENGE
A member of the renegade vampire MoonBound Clan, Riker is haunted by demons of his own. When he recognizes Nicole and remembers how her family enslaved his loved ones, his heart burns for vengeance. But when he kidnaps Nicole and holds her in a secret lair, his mortal enemy becomes his soul obsession, his greatest temptation, and, perhaps, his only salvation—a hot-blooded lover who could heal him with her touch . . . or bury him forever.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Larissa Ione penned her first novel at the age of 13 and hasn't stopped writing since. She has been a U.S. Air Force meteorologist, an EMT, and a professional dog trainer, and you never know when one of those interests will pop into her novels.
She lives a nomadic existence with her U.S. Coast Guard husband and son, so her writing career has been a blessing -- a job that moves easily.
She writes dark paranormal romance for Grand Central Publishing (formerly Warner Books,) and contemporary romance for Red Sage and Samhain. Under the pen name Sydney Croft, she writes erotic action adventure romance with partner Stephanie Tyler.
MY REVIEW: (SPOILERS )
I really wanted to like this book more since I've enjoyed previous books by Ms. Ione.
Her style remains the same- she's got that snarky/sarcastic humor going on, and to die for men.
But.... somehow I ended up with mixed feelings on this book. It was a bit slow and confusing, especially in the beginning. Because this was a series starter I understand that a certain amount of background and set-up needs to be done but I was left scratching my head a bit.
I had an issue that the vampires are written to be superior humans but they end up being domesticated like animals. Not very realistic for such bad asses to end up being enslaved.
And Riker and Nicole? I didn't believe how she got from total abject fear/hatred of vampires (especially with all the therapy she's had all) to suddenly having sex with Riker yada yada yada.
And perhaps I missed out on how her life threatening illness was healed - I guess it just went away after she changed?
I will probably read future books in this series because I overall I did like the characters- especially Myne.
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