Series: Moonbound Clan Vampires #2
Published by Pocket Books
Published on September 30th 2014
Genres: Adult, Paranormal
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New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Larissa Ione sets the night on fire with a thrilling new novel of irresistible hungers and immortal enemies in a world as sensual and dark as her Demonica series ...
THE FUTURE OF HIS TRIBE
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.
THE LOVER OF HIS SOUL
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?
The second book in Larissa Ione’s MoonBound Clan Vampire series totally blew me away. Her vampire world is cleverly tied in with Native American mythology, and provides a spin on the usual paranormal setting with vampires constantly hunted by humans and living their lives in hiding. But the mythology and the politics between the different vampire clans brings a whole heap of danger, intrigue and action, and it is fantastic! Add to that the fantastic characters and a forbidden yet heart-pounding romance and it’s all win!
This book tells the story of MoonBound Clan Chief, Hunter (excuse me while I shudder with excitement just at the mention of his name because he just. that. awesome). Events in the last book, Bound By Night, and the ever-present quest for peace see him betrothed to the daughter of a rival clan. Rasha is a bitch from hell but in order to protect the delicate alliance between the two clans and protect his people like the responsible leader that he is, he is bound to mate her. Travelling with Rasha to MoonBound in preparation for the mating is her identical twin sister, Aylin… and you can see where this is going already, can’t you!!
Aylin is the second-born twin, which means she is looked down upon by everybody in her father’s clan. Add to that, that she was born with a birth defect which has partially crippled one of her legs, and she has lived a torturous life being constantly shunned, ridiculed and downtrodden. But from the moment she encounters the MoonBound clan, and it’s sexy, powerful and deadly Chief, she experiences an awakening of sorts (firstly one of the sexual variety *wink*), and she quickly starts to gain confidence as she is surrounded by people who treat her like she actually belongs and provide her with a sense of equality for the first time in her life. I love Aylin! After all that she has been through, she just deals and carries on, but when given the opportunity to prove her strength, she is absolutely sensational!
And that chance comes when Hunter must endure a series of three life-or-death challenges in order to break an ancient curse, with Aylin accompanying him. Larissa Ione’s imagination runs wild as Hunter and Aylin face brutal tests which had me on the edge of my seat and prove just how fierce these two are. And the underlying sexual tension zinging between them just adds to the excitement and makes it all so much more intense.
“I want you, Aylin,” he growled. “I want you so bad I can’t think straight…” He ground his hard cock against her ass and smiled when she let out an erotic, encouraging growl. “That is why I didn’t want you to touch me. I want you, but I can’t have you.”
And when it’s all over, they have to face the fact that they have fallen for each other. But with the future of MoonBound Clan dependent upon Hunter’s mating Rasha, and with Aylin betrothed to an even more menacing Clan leader, the consequences of acting on their feelings could mean death to them all.
Screw the challenge and the danger and the demon.
He had a feeling that Aylin was the true menace to his future.
Once again, Larissa has taken us on a wild ride into paranormal world. I cannot get enough of this woman’s writing – the Demonica series remains my favourite PNR of all time, and while this series is completely separate from the Demonica world, with a very different feeling, the awesomeness is definitely there. And I thought this book was even better than the first in the series – but make sure that you read Bound by Night so that you understand the set up of it all.
Hunter and Aylin are fantastic characters, and their connection is undeniable from the very start. They are absolutely electric together! I loved every moment of their journey, but there is so much more to the story with some big reveals, a number of other stories hinted at, and the battle between humans and vampires ramps up big time! Something big is building for Myne, and I am hoping for his story soon!
First page to last, I absolutely loved it and couldn’t put it down! I can’t wait for more.