Review by Ann McDonald
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.
There is a large audience out there for the vampire genre. Just look at the ‘Twilight’ series, ‘Vampire Academy’, ‘Salem’s Lot’ and of course ‘Dracula’ by Bram Stoker. I have read a lot of different vampire books and have enjoyed many of them but but I found ‘Bound by Night’ to be very generic. War is war and war is hell and the bad blood between the protagonists is nothing new and for me, it became old very fast. Our heroine is Nicole Martin, heiress to the Daedalus Corporation which was founded by her father and assisted by her half-brother Chuck. She was traumatized during the vampire rebellion when she was eight years old and saw her family and friends torn apart by the vampire slaves in her home.
In Paris, her mission is to develop a vaccine that will eradicate vampires worldwide. The fact that the corporation she heads, located in Seattle, depends on providing the humans who have vampire slaves with blood and other needs, passes completely over her head. The board of directors are not about to let her dismantle a billion dollar industry and her half brother’s eyes glisten with greed and he agrees with them so she returns to Seattle to face the board. Enter the vampire villains Riker and Hunter, ruler of the renegade Moonbound Clan. When Riker kidnaps Nicole the sparks begin to fly and an intense sexual chemistry ignites between them, a relationship that is complicated by both their background experiences.
You realize early on, that this book is part of a series and by the end of the book, a lot of questions are left unanswered. There is plenty of fighting and sex thrown into the mix and also a rival clan, Shadow Spawn, is determined to overcome Moonbound and the answer, as Hunter sees it, is to form an alliance so they can unite against their common enemy, the humans but for this to happen Hunter must face the leader of all vampires, a demon called Sam and fulfill a quest that will determine if he will live or die. The book is a passable summer read and if you’re into this particular genre, you might have some fun.
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