Review: Bound by Night by Larissa Ione

Bound by Night by Larissa Ione
Series: The Moonbound Clan Vampires (# 1)
Release Date: September 24, 2013
Publisher: Pocket Books
Pages: 392
Source: book provided by the publisher for review



Larissa Ione’s bestselling Demonica series has captivated fans with its sensual blend of dark passion and demonic fury. Now she takes you to another intoxicating world—where a dangerous clan of wild vampires rules the night…


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: Bound by Night is the first book in the Moonbound Clan Vampire series, which I believe is a great start to the series. It tells the story of Nicole Martin a human who is a vampire physiologist and Riker, a member of the Moonbound Clan. These two are sworn enemies. Why? Riker holds Nicole’s family responsible for the destruction of his family.

When Nicole was eight years old, she witnessed what she believed was Riker killing her nanny, Therese, who also happened to be Riker’s fiancé. Soon after that event the vampire slaves rebelled and Nicole’s family was massacred and she barely survived the attack.

Fast forward twenty years into the future, we see Nicole dedicating her life to finding a vaccine against vampirism. We see also that she is trying to deal with the nightmares she has been having since that fateful day when she was attacked.

Riker has his own demons to deal with. He was still grieving for the passing of his fiancé and unborn child. He was filled with anger and hatred towards the entire Martin family. His an Nicole’s path would cross once again when Riker and his clan had to rescue a vampire midwife whom had been captured by Nicole’s company. This rescue was necessary as it would mean preventing a war between rival clans. In undertaking the rescue attempt Riker ended up kidnapping Nicole. What follows is a story filled with action, romance, intrigue and suspense.

This is my first experience with Larissa Ione and I enjoyed every moment spent reading this title. I liked her take on the vampire species which differs from the vampire stories I have read prior to this. In this series vampires were enslaved by humans and are treated like a sub-species. They ran experiments on them as they wanted to learn the secrets to their long life, super strength and speed. In addition, it is believed that vampires were created as a result of a Native American legend which is different from the usual vampire legends.

The story grabbed me from the very first page and it pulled me in and refused to let go until it ended. I enjoyed the dialogue in the novel. It was very funny and entertaining. The secondary characters provide a great backup system for the principal roles. My least favorite is Chuck, Nicole’s brother and my favorite is Hunter, the leader of the Moonbound Clan. I can’t wait to read his story.

Bound by Night is an entertaining and fascinating read. If you love paranormal romance and hot and sexy vampires then I would recommend that you get yourself a copy.




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