#Review: Bound by Night

16130410Bound by Night (MoonBound Clan Vampires #1) by Larissa Ione

Published: September 24th 2013
: Pocket Books
Paperback: 400 pages
Genre: Paranormal, Romance
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Next: Chained by Night (MoonBound Clan Vampire, #2)
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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.” – Goodreads

My Thoughts:

In a world where vampires are property, Nicole is a scientist that has been forced into a job she doesn’t want, a job that sells vampires like they are commodities. But this is normal life. Vampires are dangerous and should be controlled, right?! Well as Nicole can attest, when she was young her whole family was slaughtered by vampires, and she herself sustained such bad injuries that still affect her today. She knows that some vampires are not too bad, like her childhood nanny, but that doesn’t excuse vampires living free. That is all until she gets kidnapped. By vampires…

On the other side of this story are the vampires. Forced to live in hiding. Hunted like they are deer. They live together in clans that support one another. They are also fiercely loyal and bound by a code of ethics. So when one of their females gets kidnapped they do everything they can to get her back. Even if they have to kidnap a human to find out where she was taken!

This is where things get interesting. Nicole a scientific minded woman meets Riker, a reckless vampire. Together they have to figure out what led them to this situation, try and understand each other and figure out a way out of this mess.

I liked both Nicole and Riker as characters. They were interesting and very well written. The secondary characters were just as great! Lucy, Hunter, Myne and the rest were what gave this book something extra special!

This reminded me of the Black Dagger Brotherhood series, but with less leather and hulking big vampires. Although their lives were also lived in secret, the aspect of vampires being something dirty and only good enough to be slaves, really put a different twist on things! However, this book was just as hot at BDB. This author really knows how to write romance!

Overall a fast paced and erotic book with a great story-line! I will definitely read the next in the series asap!

Favorite Quote:

She leaped to her feet and torn open her jeans. “Maybe my magic vagina will cure you of all the traumatic acts my family has inflected on you.”newcup5newcup5newcup5newcup5

This got a 8/10 from me.


  • I saw your review on GR earlier, and you made me wanna read this! I’ve never read BDB because the “leather and hulking big vampires” doesn’t appeal to me. But I still like my books with some heat and can never have too many vampire books, so this sounds like one I might like.

    • Sugar & Snark

      Oooh if you like books with heat then you will like this!