ARC Review: Bound by Night by Larissa Ione

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ARC Review: Bound by Night by Larissa Ione
Bound by Night
Book Info

Released: Sept 24, 2013
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 400

“It’s a solid paranormal romance read in a world with a lot of depth that I’m anxious to explore.” ~Under the Covers

Let me start by saying that I love the concept of this series!  Although BOUND BY NIGHT suffers a bit from first book in a series syndrome (at least for me), I got all the information I need about how things work between the vampires and the different clans and how they relate or not relate with humans.

The set up is basically that humans know about vampires and keep them as slaves.  Some vampires that we can call “wild” live in clans, following a very Native American vibe.  But the humans aren’t necessarily the good guys here.  Not only do they keep vampire slaves, but a small group of them actually wants to experiment on them.

Nicole, our heroine, has dedicated her life to find a cure for vampirism.  This based on some tragic events when she was a child where she lost everyone she held dear.  Well, everyone except her brother.  Daughter of one of the most influential humans at the time, Nicole was seen as the enemy by clan vampires, including Riker.

Riker’s mate used to be Nicole’s caretaker and she was killed the same day that Nicole lost her family.  Riker has never forgiven the humans for her death.  But Nicole has never forgiven Riker for killing her.

Before you go thinking this might be a little weird about his dead mate having such a close relationship with the heroine, don’t.  I thought it would be weird but as the events unfold and we find out the truth, you can’t help but feel a big injustice was done that has caused much pain in their lives.  While Riker is an extremely sexy bad boy, he’s also a pillar in his clan and a man (vampire) full of heart.

BOUND BY NIGHT brings a completely new Larissa Ione than I’m used to reading.  Her vampires come with a new set of rules, yes, but it’s also about the pace and style of the story.  The writing is still just as awesome but where I’m always expecting fast paced, edgy, daring and sensual BOUND BY NIGHT takes it down just a notch.  It’s a solid paranormal romance read in a world with a lot of depth that I’m anxious to explore.

*ARC provided by publisher

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About Larissa Ione

Air Force veteran Larissa Ione traded in a career in meteorology to pursue her passion of writing. She has since published dozens of books, hit several bestseller lists, including the New York Times and USA Today, and has been nominated for a RITA award. She now spends her days in pajamas with her computer, strong coffee, and supernatural worlds. She believes in celebrating everything, and would never be caught without a bottle of Champagne chilling in the fridge…just in case. She currently lives in Wisconsin with her U.S. Coast Guard husband, her teenage son, a rescue cat named Vegas, and her very own hellhound, a King Shepherd named Hexe.

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