Friday, October 3, 2014

Chained By Night- Larissa Ione

Chained By Night
Larissa Ione
Pocket, Sep 30 2014, $7.99
ISBN 9781476700182

In the Seattle area, the ShadowSpawn and MoonBound vampire clans have been at each other’s throats for centuries; as each possesses polar opposite philosophies of life.  However, recently the respective leaders agreed to a marriage of convenience pact.  MoonBound chieftain Hunter will wed the ShadowSpawn leader Kar’s daughter Rasha in exchange to the latter returning the captive wife of a member of the former’s clan (see Bound by Night) and other peaceful considerations.

Though he detests what he must do as he knows of the brutal reputation of his fiancée, her father and her clan adhering to the vicious Way of the Raven, stoic Hunter accepts an eternity with her.  That is until he meets her gentle rejected twin Aylin; his heart knows who he should be engaged too.  Soon afterward, Rasha refuses to join her future mate on a trial quest, but Aylin offers to go.  As the couple fall in love, each realizes that a marriage between them means a return to the clans’ hostilities that remain boiling just below the surface.

The second Moonbound Clan Vampires paranormal romance (see Bound by Night) is a fabulous action-packed star-crossed urban fantasy.  The diversity between how the two clans survive amidst the humans makes for an intriguing drama as readers will accept the existence of vampires in the Pacific Northwest.  Additionally there is also a terrific forbidden love story.

  • Harriet Klausner

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