Saturday, March 26, 2011

Bonded by Blood --> Book Review

Bonded by Blood

By: Laurie London
Series: Sweetblood #1  
Published By:  HQN (Harlequin)
Published Date: Feb 2011
eBook 389 (Nook)
Tags: Adult, Paranormal Romance, Vampires

First Line:  Mackenzie Foster – Shaw spotted the cemetery sign at the last minute and squeezed the brakes, spinning out her white Triumph motorcycle in a spray of dirt and gravel.

Why the Mad Scientist read this book:
I needed a adult fix and this book was it.   With this in mind it had no effect on my already effected brain.

Concoction of a review:
Bonded by Blood was a wonderful debut novel & scrumptious beginning of the Sweetblood series by Laurie London.  It starts off with dear Mackenzie taking pictures in various cemeteries.  (I right then this book was for me, vampires & morbid cometary.)  But what will her wondering eyes find?  Well, one simply to die for delicious hunk of a vampire who has been injured by a silver bullet.  She is drawn to him in a cautious way but he is drawn to her by her overpowering rare and extremely addictive sweetblood.  You can’t help your sweet tooth & neither could he.
From that point she felt odd, especially when she was missing a day of her life.  Where did it go?  Then she found herself oddly attracted to a stranger.  The connection she feels for him is overpowering her stubborn rational self.  Which may be a good thing for her.  She quickly learns about a world that she never knew about & possibly were she belongs in it.
Bonded by Blood was crazy mad hot when it came to the wonderful chemistry between Dom and Mackenzie.  These two pulled and pushed into each other in and suspenseful passionate way.  I loved it! Laurie London builds their intense relationship slowly and explosive at the same time.  Seems to be hypocritical?  It is hard to explain but too true.
The love scenes were hot and steamy, just the way I like them.  Nothing was over done, over the top, or reused when it came to Dom and Mackenzie’s body twisting scenes.
The world Laurie London created was also very believable.  Behind a paranormal book there is a lore and this one was well thought out and developed nicely explaining everything that needed to be laid out so the reader, or the Mad Scientist, would not be too confused or left in the dark.  We also learn of the world along with Mackenzie so the shock and wonder goes hand and hand. 
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Dislikes?  Not really.  If I had to pick something I would have to say that I wish Mackenzie kept more of the hardcore attitude as the story went on but I didn’t think about it until after the story was over.  We will see about book two.
Overall, Bonded by Blood was a story with a new twist of a vampire/human romance that had me flipping through pages faster then I could read them.  I was recommending the book and now I’m stuck waiting for more Sweetblood action even longer then noraml since this book isn’t even out yet!!!

4.5 Blasts
Hunky vampire & intense steamy scenes 
will be had!

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  1. Wow, what a book! I might be tempted!

  2. Hi! I'm a new follower! Love your look here. :)

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    Gabrielle Bisset

  3. I haven't heard of this author before, but I'm definitely going to check out this book! That cover is awesome!

    PS- I love your Save a Tree- Read an Ebook button!!!

  4. Laurie is such a sweetie, I had to pick this book up because of that. But it does sound quite good! Glad you enjoyed it!

  5. Definitely adding this one to my to-read list. Great review!


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