Friday, November 15, 2013

New Vampire Series to love!

Bound by Night (MoonBound Clan Vampires, #1)Bound by Night by Larissa Ione
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Wow. Just. Wow.

Larissa Ione new series The Moonbound Clan Vampires is fresh, hot, heart wrenching at times, and ohhh so sexy!

The vampires in this series are unlike other vampire stories. She takes it to a different level where vampires are warm blooded, more like what I've read about werewolves being, running hotter than humans by a few degrees. There is no mention of not being able to walk in the sunlight, and they are descended from American Indians, and many are taken as slaves for the very rich.

There are a lot of twists and turns in this book all of them well planned and well timed. Very typical of the great stories Larissa Ione writes, so I'm not surprised that I loved this book.

I felt connections to the characters, main *and* secondary. Nicole and Riker are an unlikely couple. Nicole is human Riker is a turned vampire. Nicole is his sworn enemy, coming from a family that runs a company that uses vampires as test subjects. Doing to them things that are akin to animal testing. Nicole is pretty much in the plausible deniability realm of it all, and has a (justifiable) fear of vampires, seeing how her family was killed by them, when she was very young, in the Vampire Rebellion. Riker is fully aware what her family has cost him, and fully aware that Nicole is actually directly responsible for the death of his mate. And neither are happy to be in each others company when Riker kidnaps Nicole.

But there is a chemistry there, that neither can deny, but neither of them wants to acknowledge. Oh and there is hot human/vampire and vampire/vampire sex. Can't forget that!

I really enjoyed this book and giving it a solid 4.5. I'm really looking forward to the next in the series starring Hunter and the twins! Now *that* should be interesting to say the least!

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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Review: For The Sub

For The Sub
For The Sub by Sierra Cartwright

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I got used to a certain level of writing from Sierra Cartwright, I love everything I've read by her. Totally love the Mastered Series. But this book, I just wasn't really sure about. It felt like I was reading a story that was just written because it had to be, not because it needed to be.

Brandy has been in past books, but I'm not sure she deserved this book, or maybe she didn't deserve the way this book was written. The whole book felt like filler to me.

The ending felt so rushed, Master Niles and Brandy went from Point A to Point B to Point G without more in between. While they spent a couple of good weekends together, there was still much more they needed to learn about each other before the plunge the book took at the end. But I do understand that this is a book and timelines have to be a bit more rushed than normal. I guess I just felt there could have been more discussion, or more time in just a relationship before the whole marriage thing came up. The book would have been fine ending with them just deciding to work on having a relationship.

But all in all, I enjoyed the times that Brandy and Master Niles were together, their scenes were well written. And I enjoyed the antics of the animals, and the gift of the plastic dog toy, foot, that Master Niles gave to MW.. that part of the story was just priceless.

Master Niles seemed like a very sweet and compassionate Dominant. And Brandy surprised me at being such a feisty submissive, to the point of really pushing some boundaries. I did like the characters and their connection, and for the most part I did feel that connection between them.

I'd say this book was a 3.7 star rating for me, so I'm rounding it up to a 4. I'm looking very forward to the next book and Master Damien's story!

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