Title: Bound By Night
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Author: Larrisa Ione
Publisher: Pocket Books, Sept. 2013
Source: Free for review from the publisher
Sexy Rating: 5
Description from the author’s website:
A WOMAN OUT FOR BLOOD Nicole 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.
Riker is an 89 year old vampire who looks 29. He is second in command at his clan Moonbound. He is tormented by the loss 20 years ago of his mate, Terese, and her unborn child. So when he kidnaps Nicole because she is a member of the family who destroyed his family, and she can gain his clan leverage with another clan, he has no understanding of why he is so attracted to her. Nicole is also attracted to Riker and she questions if she has Stockholm Syndrome. There is plenty of action that comes into play as Nicole tries to escape and predators abound.
Larissa Ione has written a novel of action, violence and romance set in what appears to be our world populated by humans and vampires. This new world is one where humans have enslaved vampires but renegade clans of vampires hide in the deep woods. Some of these clans are modern with all the trappings of modern society except that they live underground in caves and caverns. Other clans are nearly primitive, also living in caves but in filth and lacking a social conscience. This diversity creates animosity, and wars often break out between the vampire clans. Still, the biggest threat to vampires is the humans.
Having practically devoured Larissa Ione’s Demonica Series, I don’t know how I missed the release of this the first book in her Moonbound Clan Series. But even though I’ve come to it half a year late(3/4 to be more precise), I enjoyed every minute of these non-sparkly vampires and the human who joins them. Now I don’t have forever to wait for the next book in the series CHAINED BY NIGHT, coming in September.
I have to give Ms. Ione credit for using this cover model god, Coby Lefebvre. (He does add a little spice to this review, Hm-m?)