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Advance Review- Chained By Night by Larissa Ione

Title: Chained By Night (Book #2, Moonbound Clan Series)

Chained By Night

Genre: Paranormal Romance/Fantasy

Author: Larissa Ione

Publisher: Simon and Schuster, Sept. 30, 2014-Preorder available

Source: Free for review from the publisher

Rating: 4

Sexy Rating: 5

Description from Amazon.com:

THE FUTURE OF HIS TRIBE

Leader of the vampire clan MoonBound, Hunter will do what he must to save his people from extinction—or worse, a torturous eternity as vampire slaves and subjects of human experimentation. To keep his enemies at bay, he has agreed to mate a rival clan leader’s daughter in return for peace between the clans and an ally in the looming war with the humans.

THE LOVER OF HIS SOUL

But survival comes at a price. First, Hunter must break an ancient curse by successfully negotiating three deadly tests. Then he must resist the searing passions of the gorgeous vampire warrior he despises but is bound to mate. Will Hunter stay true to his word? Or will he risk everything for the woman he really loves: the vampire seductress’s identical twin sister?

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It is a violent and deadly world that the Moonbound Clan must navigate. Hunter has vowed not to be the monster leader his father had been. But it is difficult at best to resist his vampire rages. He is determined to be honorable in a totally dishonorable world. His betrothed is from a clan where her father is the despotic ruler and she has been raised to obey and is calculation and evil personified. Her sister on the other hand is not at all like that. She has a deformed leg that has made her an outcast in her own clan, shielded only because her father is chief. Because of her traumas in her clan she is compassionate and nothing like the others in her clan and Hunter falls in love with her.

This is the second book in the Moonbound Clan Series. The first BOUND BY NIGHT introduced the world of vampires and humans in the USA. Set in the Pacific northwest, Ione sets the stage with vivid images of the forests of this area where the vampire clans exist, constantly avoiding humans who want to capture them for slaves and trying to maintain peace between clans. She creates a fantasy world where magic exists along with demons and vampires.

This is a page turning read. It is chock full of action, adventure, violence, fantastical monsters and monstrous vampires and humans. The pages turn quickly as I was anxious to find out how the author would bring about the happy ending that I knew would happen but which seemed far beyond the reach of the protagonists. The fast pace and sizzling sexual tension kept me reading long into the night. This is a standalone novel but it does have characters that are in the first book. I think the world of the Clans and the dynamic between humans and the vampires can be understood more fully if you start with the first book in the series.

I highly recommend this book and this series to Paranormal Romance fans

 

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Review- Bound By Night by Larrisa Ione

Title:  Bound By Night

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 Genre: Paranormal Romance

Author: Larrisa Ione

Publisher: Pocket Books, Sept. 2013

Source: Free for review from the publisher

Rating: 4.5

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.

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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.

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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?)

sexy man Coby Lefebvre

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