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 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 sole obsession, his greatest temptation, and, perhaps, his only salvation - a hot-blooded lover who could heal him with her touch....or bury him forever.
©2013 Larissa Ione (P)2014 Tantor
"With violent consequences. Ione does what she does best: deliver paranormal romance with a sexy and dangerous bite!" (RT Book Reviews)
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"Still debating on how good this book is…"
I love the Demonica and Horseman series, so much that this was an instant download for me. And although this book was okay, it was nowhere near as good as her other books. It was almost unbelievable that the main characters actually got together and fell in love. Nicole character was not congruent, she went from doing lab test on vampires to being a vampire lover. She was supposed to be smart, but she blatantly ignored horrors that were right under her nose. She must know how the slaves were treated, yes I can see when she was a child she didn't know better, but she was 28 in the book. What got my caw was the fact she supported things I wouldn't wish on anybody not animals, not people, and not vampires. I know she didn't know the extent of what was happening, but still she was supposed to have been the CEO. After I got over her the book improved and I will probably read the next book, based on how well I liked her other series, who knows maybe this one will improve. I liked the narrator pretty good but I'm not as picky as other listeners out there. Overall I would give this a 3.5, it's hard to rate because the characters weren't great but the world building has potential.
"Different Take on Vampires"
I typically prefer male narrators since many female ones make the males sound feminine or overdone. She does a good job with the voices and it's easy to distinguish between characters.
This book has a different take on vampires and their society. At first I wasn't sure I would like it, but then the more I listened the more I got into the book. The book does end with a cliffhanger and I would definitely listen/read the next in the series.
"Bound by Night"
Yes, the suspense and action and smutty fluff would be great to hear a second time
Nicole, as a human in a vampire controlled environment, she stod her ground.
In a world where Vampires are either slaves to human, or hunted as animals, Nicole is the heir to the Martin global company, a company founded on research and exploitment of Vampires. When she's kidnapped by her enemies, everything gets turned upside down. Her childhood nightmare is one of the kidnappers, and they're out for blood, in more than one way.
Riker's mate was caught and turned into slave, and in the end murdered by the Martin family and their ways, so when he has to grab Nicole as a way to save his clan, he doesn't hesitate. But what started as something clear cut, soon turns into so much more.
Action, Vampires, smutty fluff and suspense in a great combo, a great listen and can't wait to start #2, I need to know more about Hunter and Aylin!
"Yay for the new Vampires"
Excellent story with a twist on vampire slavery. It's great to see new ideas written with clarity and definition. I sincerely enjoy reading a book that makes me feel like I'm there. This is as if the author has an uncanny ability to transport me to the story itself.
Ione never fails. She continues to prove she is still one of the top PNR author out there!
Bound By Night is an awesome listen!
"What a shame !!"
Like others i just fell in love with the Demonica Series by Larissa and couldn't wait to get my fangs into this new series. Very sadly, this book just had no grunt to it at all and i couldn't make it to the end... Even so, this won't put me of other Larissa's books as i know she can do a lot better than this :)
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 . . .
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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