Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Bonded by Blood (A Sweetblood Novel #1) - By Laurie London

Release Date: 1/18/2011
Publisher: HQN
Website: Laurie London
Purchase Info: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Borders

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...(borrowed from Laurie London's website)

Amazing, yes, amazing. Laurie has managed to create a vampire world that stands out from others I've read. Each author can put their twists and spins on certain things, tweaking them to make them their own, but it's whether they truly make that world stand out in the readers mind that matters. 

Dom & Mackenzie's relationship seemed to truly capture me. Their passion for each other, and how it consumes them, melted my heart. Though there are secrets, as with any great book, I particularly like that Kenz didn't find out right away that Dom was a vampire. I thought it really added a lot to their story, the building anticipation of when she'd find out really sparked my interest. Then there's Dom. Oh tall, dark and handsome, take me away...please....Though dealing with his own demons, now he has Mackenzie thrust into his life as he just seems to be getting every thing back into order. While trying to mask her scent from Darkbloods, resist her blood himself, and figure out all the side effects from their blood bond, Dom slowly realizes that he's falling in love and it scares him to death. (Well he's already dead...but you know what I mean)

The book creates a lot of very different, and intriguing story lines, without getting lost or not making sense. Laurie did a fabulous job, and now I just can't wait for, Embraced by blood, to hit the shelves in July!


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