Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Bound by Night by Larisa Ione (review)

Bound by Night (MoonBound Clan Vampire, #1) 
 MoonBound Clan Vampires:  Bound by Night (1)

by Larissa Ione

Genre(s): Paranormal, Romance, Adult
Pages: 400
Published: Sept. 2013
Publisher: Pocket Books


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 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."

Review:  Welcome to Larissa Ione's latest vampire series! An interesting story of slavery, loyalty, revenge and a hot 'n sexy romance.

Nicole is a human woman and New-found CEO of Daedalus Corp. She inherited the company from her parents who were massacred in a vampire rebellion attack when she was a young girl. Her illegitimate half-brother, Chuck, has been ruining it in her place until she was ready to take the reins. But what she thinks she is getting may be more than she expected.

Daedalus Corp is a scientific companies working on vampires. TO create vaccines, to understand them, breed them and worse... Nicole only knows some of what the company is. But when a few vampires, Ryker and Myne, kidnap her and demand she release a certain vampire, her rose colored glasses are finally removed...

Now I am not sure if this book is a futuristic book or just an alternate timeline but regardless, in this reality most vampires are slaves to humans. Often collared, De-fanged and used however humans see fit. Yet there are still free vampires out there who are fighting back.

Nicole grew up thinking as vampires are the enemy and Ryker thought the same of humans. Both share a past with Terese who was Nicole's nanny and Ryker's mate. Nicole is about the learn how much more there was to her death, her families company and vampires in general. And Ryker needs to learn that not all humans are that bad.

While I liked all the characters, Myne is probably one I wish we had gotten to know better and hope to learn more in future books. Bastien has me very curious about with his ability and we even had a mad scientist in this book with an affinity for kool-aid!

Nicole sort of annoyed me at times. While I like how she presents herself and is strong in many ways, she is also lived a naive life. I kept wondering why she never question the attack, or how she thought vampire experimentation is okay. She'll confront a wrong if shoved in her face but otherwise seemed to have her own interests at the forefront of life. She never questioned the order of vampire exterminations that her company obeyed, in which her signature was on the order. I mean, if you didn't sign it, WHO DID? I would have thought she would have realized things were wrong and need her attention. But it took a kidnapping to get her to wake up. Sad

Ryker I loved. Ryker with a good heart but a few too many chips on his shoulder. He loves sticking his foot in his mouth on areas that quickly come to bite him in the butt all too often.

I was not a big fan of the Indian backround for the creation of vampires. and The end did nothing to fix that. While I am curious enough to continue the ending alone almost cost this 1/2 a star. It just doesn't seem necessary and it's overkill. I will leave it at that.

So overall enjoyable. Some very steamy, almost rough sex scenes so this is very much adults only. Bit of intrigue and science blended in. The characters are well done and each unique. The slavery aspect is new but I wish I knew a bit more of what is going on there.

**I received a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.**


  1. Sex scenes in books terrify me, which is pitiful coming from a 32 year old I know. I just get so dang embarrassed, even if I am home alone and one pops up. Putting that part aside though, this sounds interesting. Not much different from a lot of vampire/human stories, but that is okay if the story itself is written well and can stand on its own. I haven't really read or heard much about this author. I will have to Goodreads her, and see what I can find out!

  2. so far i have read 2 book by this author one sport romance which i loved ( fabulous one) and one paranormal romance that i hated....^^;; to say that i was hesitant when i saw this book first is an understatement.
    Now the twist with vampires are slaves is quite a novelty for me ( or at least i don't think i have read one already or i can't remember) so it's a bonus point to make me read this one but i think i would be as angry with nicole as you were... the fact we don't know exactly if it's a "future" or alternate universe is also bothering me a little so i will see if i cave and get it or wait

    thank you for teh helpful review

  3. I still haven't read any Ione yet...can't tell if this is one for me or not (annoying heroines are often a dealbreaker).

    Trix, vitajex(at)Aol(Dot)com

  4. I always love finding a new vampire series to sink my teeth into.

  5. This book is one of those books you encounter that are fun to read yet not unforgettable. I'm sorry, but it just didn't stick on my memory cells.


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