Chained by Night

Hunter and Aylin together are something really special, their interactions were funny and sweet, heated when arguing but you felt the underlying tension – and oh my, Ione really turns up the heat for these two, the yearning and longing were almost more than I could take.

 As I suspected at the end of Bound by Night, this is Hunter’s story and oh my is it a good one!  Yet again Larissa Ione manages to create a protagonist who I love, can respect and also leaves me feeling the need to fan myself.  It’s a skill that leaves me in awe as you would think they would start to get similar when you create so many alpha males but honestly, they all have their own personalities and flaws and are very different from each other.

The female lead is Aylin, the twin from ShadowSpawn clan who helped Nicole escape and that made me really happy as I loved her already from the first book.  There is so much more to her than I thought and she is as strong as she is compassionate. Her sister Rasha is a complete and utter bitch however, and I was worried that Hunter was really going to do something he didn’t want to.  She has balls though, I’ll give her that!

Hunter and Aylin together are something really special, their interactions were funny and sweet, heated when arguing but you felt the underlying tension – and oh my, Ione really turns up the heat for these two, the yearning and longing were almost more than I could take.

The MoonBound Clan is a progressive one led by Hunter and you really get to see the differences within other clans.  The other Clan Chiefs we get to see are utterly despicable and a few things happen there that gave me great satisfaction.  The members of the Clan are a pretty lovable – if lethal – bunch and I already loved Riker and Nicole from the first book.  Myne, oh Myne, I wonder what is in store for you.  A lot gets revealed about him and I’m hoping the next book will be his but I don’t know if he is ready yet.

I liked the plot of this book a lot, we learn the true origins of the vampires and what legends are real and which are meant to hide the truth.  It’s pretty fast paced too which worked really well given the time frame involved and it’s all starting to come together for some pretty major action and change in future books.

All in all this was an engrossing fast read that you won’t want to put down and you might want to have a fan handy when you read it! Now the wait begins for the next book, argh!

Rating: ★★★★★ 

Book Information
  • Author: Larissa Ione
  • Series: Moonbound Clan (2)
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Bound By Night

 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.

A new series by Larissa Ione??  Yes please!

With the Lords of Deliverance series ending and the characters merging with the Demonica, it did feel like there was now a void that needed filling (until Reaver is released!). Happily we now have Bound by Night and our introduction to the MoonBound Clan Vampires.

Nicole and Riker are just magic together and their interactions are brilliant whether it’s romantic or confrontational.  They have every reason to hate each other but being ‘with’ them as they worked through everything just made me love them more, even when they are being idiots. Such is the charm of Larissa Ione’s characters!  Intriguing glimpses of the other members of the MoonBound Clan give me hope that this series will have a good few books and I am really looking forward to reading the next, which I think will be Hunter’s story.

Initially I was a bit doubtful about ‘yet another vampire series’ but in all honesty, I loved the premise of this one.  Vampires are out in the world but are treated as little more than animals – kept as slaves, farmed and experimented on, yet there are also clans of ‘wild’ vampires who remain hidden and fight to live their lives with honour in spite of the human threat.

The lore is drawn from Native American history and again, while this is not an interest of mine, Larissa Ione made it interesting and added her own twist to it which I loved.

Everything I love about Ione’s clean writing style and visual storytelling is in this book; emotional conflict, characters you want to kick one minute and love the next, tense battle scenes and hot, hot sex.  By the end I was completely in love with the new characters and wish I could pick up the next novel already. The pace of the story was nicely judged and when mixed with fluid prose, it made for an extremely easy to read, but no less enthralling book.

Bound by Night is just amazing – more please!!

Book Information
  • Author: Larissa Ione
  • Series: MoonBound Clan Vampires (1)
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Rating: ★★★★★