Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Review: Bound by Blood by Kimberly Hoyt & Danielle Bourdon

Product Information:
  • Paperback: 420 pages
  • Publisher: Wildbloom Press (September 10, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0982831714
  • ISBN-13: 978-0982831717
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    • Format: Kindle Edition
    • File Size: 515 KB
    • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
    • Publisher: Wildbloom Press (September 10, 2010)
    • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
    • Language: English
    • ASIN: B0042JTP1U
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He was willing to give up eternity to have her, but would he die to keep her? 
 Prince Sebastian Thorn is known in the vampire world for his protectiveness of mortals, but when he helps the all-too-human Laurel Mayfield escape a stalker, he is unprepared for the humanity and the passion she reawakens in him. Would she want him if she discovered his secret? 
Laurel Mayfield is a small-town girl with big-city dreams and a cautious view on men ... until she meets Sebastian in a cemetery. Sophisticated, drop dead gorgeous, controlled and chivalrous, he's every woman's Prince Charming, but with a dark edge she can neither understand or resist.
Drawn to each other with inexplicable heat, can their desire survive the truth of his nature, and the scheming vampires that seek his power? When they revisit his past, will she choose the hot-blooded mortal man he once was, or the dark Prince he has become?
Bound by Blood is a great paranormal romance that combines Vampires and time travel. Just those two things should get you to read it. Then there's the lead characters Laurel and Sebastian. Laurel is a small town girl on her way to New York. I like Laurel. She is very sweet, innocent and naive but she has a hidden fire and isn't afraid to stand up for herself.
Sebastian as a vampire is very controlled, courteous, attentive, refined and stylish. To Laurel, he is very much a Prince Charming. Then there's the mortal Sebastian who's a medieval warrior and has a rugged allure Laurel can't seem to resist. Both versions of Sebastian are sexy and I really wasn't sure which version I prefered. They are both very protective and possesive of Laurel, but they never seem to smother her.
The story starts in modern times when she meets vampire Sebastian, and they have a wonderful love affair. It is a little slow in the beginning and the love making scenes when they do finally arrive are sweet but still get a bit hot under the collar. Laurel's sexual interactions with mortal Sebatian are a little more raw.
I really loved them going back time. It gave the story a whole other dimension. The authors captured medieval England quite well I think. Nothing was overly described but enough to make it feel like you're there. There's also another vampire Prince who has his eyes on Sebastians territory, and has used one of Sebastians own to help him try and bring him down.

There was just enough intrigue and romance to keep me interested. If you're after a sweeter PNR, then I suggest Bound by Blood. It is a nice change from the usual. The only thing I found missing, after everything that happened, was a baby. How you might ask? Well you'll just have to get your own copy of Bound by Blood. I received this ebook from one of the authors for review. I give it 3.5/5.


  1. Great review! I agree on the baby thing, I was expecting one too :)

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  2. You two are not the only one I wanted to see a baby so bad.... Great review!

  3. Thanks. I'm glad I'm not the only one that wanted a baby for them.

  4. Oh so it is also sort of a historical romance too...
    I think I will like this book. The time-traveling thing is really intriguing!
    Thanks for the review!