Author: Larissa Ione
Once you get past the terrible Photoshopped aspects of the cover, the pages of CHAINED BY NIGHT hold an acceptable addition to the MoonBound Clan Vampires series. While I wouldn’t say I liked it more than BOUND BY NIGHT, it definitely tied up the cliffhanger from the first book’s epilogue, plus it gave the reader plenty of action and serious chemistry between the main characters.
Taking place in a world that is so at odds with my normal paranormal romance reading, BOUND BY NIGHT was an exciting start to a new series that I can’t wait to continue. In BOUND BY NIGHT, though vampires have the expected blood drinking and super strength traits, they are also servants (basically slaves) to the humans, who try to domesticize them. Full of Native American-esque mythology, and a unique spin on the vampire’s place in the world, the first book in the MoonBound Clan Vampire series is definitely a keeper.
LETHAL RIDER is one of Ione’s signature wild rides bursting with violence, politics, and passion. These books operate on the extreme ends of the range of emotion, which helps differentiate the seriously-evil-cheer-when-they-die bad guys (like the racist Aegi) from the hidden-depths-maybe-retrievable bad guys (can’t name names without spoilers), or even the still-kill-a-lot-of-people-but-not-so-bad good guys (like our hero, Thanatos). An even balance of plot and romance, LETHAL RIDER is my favorite of the series to date, if only because several of the big bads get their just desserts by story’s end.