Thursday, June 30, 2011
Review: Bonded by Blood by Laurie London
*purchased this book
Amazon Product Description:
In this sizzling, sexy novel, debut author Laurie London invites readers into the Sweetblood world...
Deep in the forests of the Pacific Northwest, two vampire coalitions battle for
supremacy--Guardian enforcers who safeguard humanity and Darkbloods, rogues who kill
like their ancient ancestors.
Movie location scout Mackenzie Foster-Shaw has always known that she's cursed to die young. No one can protect her from the evil that has stalked her family for generations--vampires who crave her rare blood type. Until one afternoon in a wooded cemetery, she encounters an impossibly sexy stranger, a man she must trust with her life.
For Dominic, a man haunted by loss, Mackenzie satisfies a primal hunger that torments him--and the bond they share goes beyond heat, beyond love. She alone can supply the strength he needs to claim his revenge. But in doing so, he could destroy her....
The author takes the reader on an adventure filled with mystery, danger, romance, need, and desire. What stands out for me are the characters! She has created her vampires to be sexy, strong, honorable and driven. She has given her vampires the ability to not only exist in the human world but thrive there. Mackenzie is a rare sweet blood, both appealing and addicting to all vampires, and Dom is a vampire! The attraction between the two is electric! Their relationship is hot, hot, hot! Dom is fabulous and Mackenzie is simply wonderful. The supporting characters throughout the book are strong and add volumes to the story.
The story is fast paced, putting the book down wasn't even a consideration. I found myself completely immersed into Mackenzie and Dom's world, hanging on each sentence while the story unfolded for me.
*If this is what we are getting as a debut - I can't imagine what is in store for us! Incredible!