I just finished a new paranormal romance released this week by HQN, Laurie London’s Bonded by Blood (and is that a hot cover, or what?). Want to win a copy? Read on…
ABOUT THE BOOK: 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.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Laurie London grew up near Seattle. After working as a programmer/tester and as an underwriter for a Fortune 500 company, Laurie now writes from her home in the Puget Sound area where she lives with her husband, two children, her faithful dog, and her horse.
MY THOUGHTS: Among a certain element of the reading population (*ahem–clears throat*), a new hot and sexy vampire romance is always welcome, and debut author Laurie London’s Bonded by Blood didn’t disappoint.
The vampire world of Bonded (first in a new Sweetbloods series) is divided–the Guardian enforcers, who protect humans and keep vampire existence hidden, and the Darkbloods, rogue vampires who traffic in human lives and the addictive blood of a certain subset of humans known as Sweetbloods.
Movie location scout Mackenzie Foster-Shaw has grown up in the Pacific Northwest in a family whose female members have a bad tendency to disappear, and as soon as Dominic Serrano meets her by chance at a location she’s scouting, he knows why: she’s a Sweetblood.
Injured, Dom can’t resist feeding from her and then gives her a bit of his blood to help her recover–not realizing it will give him the ability to read her thoughts and emotions and create an irrevocable bond between them, both emotional and physical.
Both Mackenzie and Dom are great characters, and the heat between them develops slowly through a series of dangers and a push-and-pull relationship as they’re drawn in a web of revenge and evil. London makes great use of her Pacific Northwest locations, there’s a sexy vampire, and some steamy love scenes. What else can a certain element of the reading population ask for?
Want to win a copy of Bonded by Blood? Leave a comment and tell me your favorite vampire. I did this a while back, and Zhadist from the Black Dagger Brotherhood series won. We have some new folks around so let’s see if it changes! (Mine is still BDB’s Vishous. Yeah, I knowweird.) As always, +1 for comment, +1 for blog follow, +1 for Twitter follow, and +1 for Tweet / Retweet.