Sunday, 28 September 2014

(ARC) Book Review (389): Chained By Night (Moonbound Clan Vampire #2) - Larissa Ione

Chained by Night (MoonBound Clan Vampire #2)

Publication: 30th September 2014
Publisher: Pocket Books
Pages: 416
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Age Appropriate: Adult
Buy It: Amazon | Powell’s | B & N
Leader of the vampire clan MoonBound, Hunter will do what he must to save his people from extinction or worse, a torturous eternity as vampire slaves and subjects of human experimentation. To keep his enemies at bay, he has agreed to mate a rival clan leader's daughter in return for peace between the clans and an ally in the looming war with the humans.

But survival comes at a price. First, Hunter must break an ancient curse by successfully negotiating three deadly tests. Then he must resist the searing passions of the gorgeous vampire warrior he despises but is bound to mate. Will Hunter stay true to his word? Or will he risk everything for the woman he really loves: the vampire seductress's identical twin sister?
My Thoughts.
Chained By Night was such an exciting instalment in the Moonbound Clan Vampire series, this book was so much more enjoyable than the first one.

The main storyline of Chained By Night is the arranged mating of Moonbound's clan chief Hunter to the enemy clan Shadowspawn chief''s eldest daughter Rasha, traveling with her is her twin sister Aylin who has been shunned her entire life by their clan for a deformity that she was born with and is treated poorly.

When Hunter mistakes Aylin for Rasha and she thinks that he's someone named Roger, sparks fly and the chemistry goes through the roof, until reality sets in and the realisation of each others true identities come to light, fighting their attraction to one another while Hunter finds his future mate Rasha abhorrent, when Hunter is made to complete three deadly tests to defeat an ancient curse he finds himself accompanied by Aylin after Rasha refuses, which only makes his decision to distance himself from her even harder.

With a greater threat of humans trying to hunt them down and destroy them and a traitor inside the clan, this is on it's way to being one of my favorite series, I have high hopes that the third book will be Myne's, the slivers of story we got of his past has me in dire need to read his story.

A great series by a fantastic author.

I give this 5/5 stars.

Many writers will tell you they began writing stories the moment they learned to wield a pencil. I’m no exception. But even as a child, I didn’t write “kid” stories. I preferred something more dramatic. Something that didn’t include Dick, Jane, and a dog named Spot. I wanted my dogs to have names like White Fang or Cujo. I’ll always have my parents to thank for that. They never censored my reading material (though I suspect that if they had truly known what was between the covers of some of the books, they’d have been a little more careful,) so when other girls my age were reading Laura Ingalls Wilder and Judy Blume, I was immersing myself in Stephen King and Jack London.
Considering my fiction preferences, it came as no surprise to anyone that my first short stories were tales of horror, and my first novel, penned at the age of 12, was an Alaskan wilderness story with a wolf hero.
Eventually, my interests changed. Oh, I still enjoy a good Stephen King novel, and Jack London remains a favorite, but I discovered some new favorites while I was in college. Robert Jordan. Marion Zimmer Bradley. Mary Stewart. Oh yes, I’d found fantasy. I devoured every novel I could find, and in time I started writing my very own fantasy novel. That novel is still a work in progress, thirteen years later.
Eventually, after I’d read just about every fantasy novel published, I had to switch to something else. That something else was straight historical fiction. Again I exhausted my supply, but my longtime friend from my Air Force days, Karen, came to the rescue with something I never thought I’d read. Something I made fun of her for reading.
She made me read a historical romance.
Thus began a passion for, well, passion. I wanted to write romances, and I wanted to see them in print. To help fulfill that dream, I joined RWA, writers’ lists and critique groups. In order to build some writing credits, I worked on some military and National Weather Service technical manuals. As my writing improved, I began to sell my work to print magazines like The Canine Journal and Dog Fancy, and to online publications such as
Then, in early 2006, while in the middle of recovering from hurricane Katrina (and after nearly giving up on writing,) I inked a 3-book deal with Bantam Dell with my collaboration partner, Stephanie Tyler. We write together under the pseudonym of Sydney Croft.
I also sold a series of dark paranormal romances to Warner, a sale that was extremely satisfying because I was finally able to combine my love of romance with the darkness that creeps into my voice, thanks to my youthful and still-present love of horror novels and dark fantasy. This sale also cemented my ability to write full time, a dream come true because of my husband's Coast Guard career and frequent moves. I can take my job with me! And happily, in March of 2009, the second book in this series hit the USA Today Bestseller list, and in April, the third book, Passion Unleashed, hit both the USA Today AND New York Times bestseller lists.
I've also written for Samhain, a wonderfully supportive publisher with a great list of authors.
Most recently, I sold a vampire series to Pocket Books…and I hope there are more to come!
For more on my journey, check out my FAQ page and my For Writers page under articles.
Oh, and the friend who got me addicted to romance? I paid her back by getting her hooked on Star Trek. Live long and prosper, Karen! (One day I WILL write that Star Trek novel!)

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