Title: Bound By Night
Author: Larissa Ione
Length: 400 pages
Publisher: Pocket Books
Rating: 3 Stars
The first installment in a sexy new paranormal romance series by Larissa Ione, author of the bestselling Demonica series!
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.
Larissa Ion has penned a new and exciting chapter in the annuals of vampire lore with her new series, The Moonbound Clan Vampires.
The first installment, Bound By Night, introduces readers to a world where vampires are slaves tty o humans. Forced to serve, caring for their homes, children, lives, and keeping their secrets.
Nicole Martin, a child of privilege, has been surrounded by vampires all of her life. She has known them as protectors, friends, tutors, but never as...monsters.
Until, at age 8, the young Nicole becomes their first victim.
Now a young woman, Nicole has done her best to put the horrors of her past, in the past.
The past however, has other ideas.
Author Larissa Ione, has created a world full of vampires quite different from any seen to date.
The vampires in this read can give birth, have a heartbeat, can withstand daylight, and function in pretty much the same way that human's do...except that is, for their need for blood.
Everything having to do with the vampires and their world is where this book shines.
There is however, a disconnection between the vampire story, and the present day story of Nicole and her family.
The reasoning for the kidnapping that brings Ryker and Nicole together seems rather thin, but the story that results is well worth the shaky link.
Ryker is a very strong leading man and his character is very well defined. His role as leader of his clan is also well done.
Roles and the who's who clanwise, seems to get a little muddy when the interaction between the
ShadowSpawn and MoonBound clans.
A lot of the stop and starts plot wise are due to the story trying to find it's feet, and as such, should be worked out in coming books.
Overall, this is a great start to what promises to be a very interesting series.