MoonBound Clan Vampire, Book 1
Synopsis: 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.
Review: I had not yet the opportunity to read a novel by Larissa Ione, but I did not miss all the glowing reviews everywhere. Also with the release of Bound by Night, I was curious to see how her new series was. I must say that I was completely caught by the story and I had a great time with Riker and Nicole.
We discover an interesting world, where vampires are placed in bondage by humans where they are often treated as less than nothing. Here, we meet with Riker, a renegade vampire and Nicole, the president of the group that deals with the sale of vampires. The young woman has always taken a step back from her company and she is just returning at its head now. But while Riker kidnaps our heroine so she can help them getting back a missing vampire, Nicole is going to find herself thrown into a whole new world where her existence is questioned. While she hates vampires since the death of her nurse and her family, Nicole will understand that there are a lot of things she was not aware of and she’ll realize what it means to enslave a person. She also realizes that her company is not as white as she thought … and yet is it too late to change it all when everyone is against her? Teaming up with Riker, Nicole discovers a new world, where she could find her place elsewhere but she will also have to manage her feelings for the man in question. This last fact is also the most difficult thing especially when we know that the vampire can not leave his past behind him and is haunted whatever the circumstances.
I loved to follow the couple Riker / Nicole. Nothing predisposed to the birth of a relationship between them and yet an irresistible attraction appears. Both stands carefully around the other for different reasons but it is quite easy to understand that. It’s pretty cool to see a romance evolving over the chapters, through many obstacles, but not the least. We’re also affected by what happens, by the events they face and the support they have for one another. These are two wounded souls with many prejudices but who will nevertheless realize that many things make them alike. But it’s not just that, because I was also really carried away by the plot, by the business’ hidden secrets, some pretty terrible ones elsewhere; by the details of the lives of the vampires and humans, by the researches carried out by the Nicole’s family.
So yes, you’ll understand that I really had a great time with this story and I’m looking forward to read more and discover the second volume. New ideas are put forward in this book to our delight and I loved discovering this novel. A very good surprise to me.
I haven’t read anything by this author so far but I might pick some of her works one day! I loved slow burning romance. Glad to know you enjoyed this one. 🙂
Yes when it’s slow it’s the best. I think I need to try more of her books too.
Yay, so happy you loved an Ione book. I love her writing, so gritty, and her stories can be rough in a good way. I haven’ read this one from her yet.
I should try her other novels now. I was really surprised by this one!
It sounds more of a slow burn romance, is it? I read one a book before and AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH, it’s my favourite, haha.
yes it is!
Sounds like an interesting world.
I really liked to discover it.
So many people love this author, I really should try her one day soon!
Great review, glad you liked this!
that’s why I was curious
Blarg, another vampire romance? I’m glad you liked it, but I will pass. Good review though.
I know, we have a lot of books like that but it was nice.
Ah! I need to read this Melliane! I really enjoyed her Demonica books, but I haven’t read any of her more recent stories and I need to remedy that immediately. So happy this one worked well for you!
I’m sure you’ll love this one as well
Not an author I’m familiar with. Alas it doesn’t sound so very different from many others of its sort so though I’ll be certain to mention it to friends who I know love the genre I think I’ll be giving it a miss myself.
I can understand.
Oooh, your first Larissa Ione book! *high five* I’ve only listened to her Demonica series so far, but I’m fully hooked on her writing. Now, if only I could find time to read all of her other titles…
Carmel @ Rabid Reads
Yeah, I was happy to try her! Now I’ll have to read more.
I’ve read a lot from this author, but its been a couple of years! I definitely need to play catch up. Glad you enjoyed this one, it sounds like something I need to read!
This one was really good!
I have this one, I need to read it. Thanks for the review Melliane!
I hope you’ll like it!
I haven’t read her either, but as I was saying recently, I kind of miss reading some vamps stories, so this sounds really good to me. Thanks for sharing it, Melliane!
sometimes it’s nice to have one from time to time
First, I love the cover!!! *fans self* and second, I’ve heard a lot about this author! And who doesn’t love a good vampire book!!! Fabulous review Melliane! 🙂
I was happy that they kept this one in French too. I agree!
I actually don’t think I’ve read this author. I’ve definitely heard of her, but haven’t read her yet, which is strange because I like the genre! 🙂 I’m going to have to check her out now after reading your review!
I hope you’ll enjoy the books if you try her.
I think this was my first as well. I really enjoyed this one and I wasn’t sure if I was going to. I really liked the worldbuilding in this one. Glad you enjoyed it too!
Me too, really interesting.
I still haven’t read my ARC copy of this book and I have long wanted to try this author. Thanks for the reminder to dig out my copy!
I hope you’ll enjoy it when you try it.
The new ideas in this one is good.
This has been high on my wishlist and I am excited that you enjoyed it, since we tend to favor similar novels.
True, I hope you’ll like it too!
I’ve read books about vampires enslaving humans, but not the other way around. It definitely piqued my interest. 🙂 I hope you’ll enjoy the rest of the books in this series, Melliane.
yes the idea was intriguing. I liked discovering the world
This looks fantastic. A world where vampires occupy the “lower rung” of the social ladder than humans and are actually placed in bondage and enslaved? That’s new and interesting!
yes, it was!
Oh Melliane, I’m SO happy you had a great time with this title! Larissa Ione is one of my fave authors and, although I haven’t read this book yet (I already have the first two instalments in the series at home), I can tell you she creates some very powerful characters and worlds that just suck you in! Thumbs up for a very good surprise and more to come!! 😀
I hope you’ll like this one! I really need to try more of her books!
Woots! Yay for your first being good! I love her books. Haven’t tried this series of hers yet but oh I do plan on it one day 🙂