Review: Bound by Night by Larissa Ione

Title: Bound By Night {The MoonBound Clan Vampires #1}

Author: Larissa Ione

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Pubished: Pocket Books September 2013

Status: Read from September 22 to 23, 2013 — I own a copy {Courtesy the publisher/Netgalley}

My Thoughts:

Larissa Ione has been my on must read list for entirely too long, but I was unwilling to get entangled in an existing series so when Bound by Night became available I didn’t want to miss out.

Larissa Ione’s new MoonBound Clan series doesn’t seem to stray far from familiar ground for the author, it is a steamy paranormal romance featuring pairs of star crossed lovers. In Bound by Night Nicole Martin, has recently inherited the role of CEO of her family’s corporation, a global company built on the exploitation of vampires, to be used as, amongst other things, house servants and medical test subjects. When her company captures a female vampire with a highly prized talent, the members of the MoonBound Clan are desperate to retrieve her and kidnap Nicole intending to torture her to reveal the location of their missing vamp. Nicole is terrified, recognising MoonBound Clan warrior Riker as one of the vampires that was involved in the slave rebellion that slaughtered her entire family as a child. Riker has been dreaming of revenge on the Martin family for years but Nicole is not what he expected and neither, Nicole learns, is Riker the monster she has feared for years.

I liked the world building by Ione, here vampires have been known to the world for around sixty years and have been enslaved by humans. Largely vampires are viewed by society as murderous animals and afforded very few rights. There are small clans of rebellious vampires doing their best to avoid capture, forced to compete with each for scant resources, it is to one of these – the MoonBound Clan – that Riker belongs. Ione’s vampires are not mindless killers though they are more than capable of it. They can be born, or turned – a process not all survive, and have enhanced abilities such as speed and strength and may have a special power. And in an original twist on Vampire myth, they are said to descend from a Native American legend but their true origins, which very few know, can be traced to a curse laid by a demon.

The plot itself is fairly predictable for any romance, distrust and anger slowly give way to mutual understanding and cooperation, with the hum of irresistible attraction ever present. In terms of story this means Nicole and Riker find common ground when they learn more about each other and their prejudices are challenged. There is plenty of action in addition to the romance, kidnappings, battles between vampires and hunters and between vampires from rival clans, putting Nicole and Riker alternately in jeopardy and the tension leads to a fast paced read.

I enjoyed Bound By Night, it is pretty much what I expected from my reading within the genre but also offers its own small unique touches. It’s likely I will pick up the next installment to see how Hunter escapes the predicament he finds himself and how Nicole and Riker are faring with their HEA.

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  1. Trackback: BOUND BY NIGHT Fear, Blood, Revenge, Vampires, Injustice! WITH A GIVEAWAY!

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