Thursday, September 25, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Bound by Night by Larissa Ione (my review) & Chained by Night is out next week!

Book I of The MoonBound Clan Vampire series

Bound by Night was a fantastic start to this very promising new series…
a very tasty treat from a must be read author.  Happy reading everybody…you’re bound to love it.
Night Owl Reviews for Bound by Night

“The exceptionally entertaining Ione kicks off a sexy new vampire series…
Ione does what she does best: deliver paranormal romance with a sexy and dangerous bite!
RT Book Reviews ****HOT Review for Bound by Night

My Review:
 I haven't been reading vampire based books like I use to, so when I was sent Bound By Night in preparation for the release of Chained by Night, I wasn't sure what I was getting into.  And to top it all off, Larissa Ione is a new author to me (yes, I know, I've been living under a rock, or a mountain of ARCs by new authors). 

So what did I think?  I thought the world building for this one was fasscinating.  Vampires as slaves, a vampire uprising, vampires living on their own, yet being hunted down.  All of this made this book a great start to a new series.  I also enjoyed the characters, Nicole who has her own history with vampires and Riker who just wants to live his life in peace.  But of course when they are thrown together everything hits the fan.

Bound by Night starts out just a bit slow because of the world building but it quickly picks up pace and once the pace hits it's stride I could not put the boook down and I would have rushed into my ARC of Chained by Night if life hadn't gotten in the way in the form of school starting and football for the boys.  But I will be reading it very soon to see what happens next with the MoonBound Clan.

Excellent suspense, action and romance with very interesting world building make this a series that is a must-read for people who love vampire books or ones that are looking for a good series to start with.

My Rating: 4.5/5.0

Book II of The MoonBound Clan Vampires series
“Ione’s second MoonBound Vampires paranormal deftly uses a mixture of complex rivalries, primal violence, and sex to portray a society in which frequent vampire enslavement provokes a civil-rights dispute…Ione’s characters are relatable and sympathetic both because of and despite their id-drenched setting, and Ione’s flavor of vampirism produces a fascinating mixture of authoritarianism, atavism, and compassionate humanity that works on multiple levels.”
Publishers Weekly STARRED REVIEW August 25th
“Ione has created a fascinating vampire world steeped in Native American traditions and lore and developed a path to happiness for Hunter and Aylin that is fraught with potent and poignant internal and external conflicts. The action-packed plot and creative worldbuilding keep us enthralled; the romance and sexual tension keep us emotionally invested.”
Kirkus Reviews August 28th online, Sept. 15th print

“Major talent Ione is back with the second installment in her gritty new MoonBound Clan Vampire series, where vampires live under the threat of enslavement and torture by humans.  Ione’s vampire world is made up of sometimes warring clans who fight against each other as well as humans.  Uniting the clans may be the vampires’ best hope for survival in the upcoming war with humans.  With so much at stake, these excellent character relationships are fraught with intense and conflicting emotions.  Hang on tight, as this is one exciting and dangerous world!”
—Romantic Times ****1/2 HOT