The first installment in a sexy new paranormal romance series by Larissa Ione, author of the bestselling Demonica series!
A WOMAN OUT FOR BLOOD
Martin was only eight years old when the vampire slaves rose up in
rebellion and killed her family. Now she devotes her life to finding a
vaccine against vampirism, hoping to wipe out her memories—along with
every bloodsucker on the planet. But there’s one thing she cannot
destroy: her searing, undeniable attraction for the one man she should
hate and fear the most . . .
A VAMPIRE OUT FOR REVENGE
member of the renegade vampire MoonBound Clan, Riker is haunted by
demons of his own. When he recognizes Nicole and remembers how her
family enslaved his loved ones, his heart burns for vengeance. But when
he kidnaps Nicole and holds her in a secret lair, his mortal enemy
becomes his soul obsession, his greatest temptation, and, perhaps, his
only salvation—a hot-blooded lover who could heal him with her touch . .
. or bury him forever.
It took a little bit to get familiar with the story, setting and world.
And since I was reading on my kindle I can safely estimate that it was
about 20%. But once that point was reached it was a non stop unable to
put down until finished story.
This is great start to a new
series, and since it is a new series and a new world, although much like
our own, it does have a bit of a learning curve to get used to what is
going on around the characters. This would account for the slower start
and I do not anticipate it being an issue in future stories.
Martin is an interesting character. Who she is and what she has become
was highly influence by the events that happened when she was a child.
When the vampires that were kept as servants revolted and killed her
family. Riker was also there that night and while he was
not directly involved with the uprising. What Nicole saw him do has
greatly affected her.
When Nicole moves back home to work in the
family business headquarters she becomes not only a threat but also a
tool to be used by vampires who are trying to live without the threat of
being held as servants. When Nicole and Riker meet face to face one
night, they not only have instant distrust and mutual dislike but
compelling attraction as well.
When Riker takes Nicole to use her
as leverage to get what the vampires want from her company, they have
to learn to get along and not kill each other for at least the time they
are forced to be in contact. As Nicole learns more about the vampires
and starts to see them from a new perspective, Riker also begins to see
Nicole as someone who is not just our to capture and study them but also
as someone who can be not only an asset but also an overwhelming
temptation who just might be able to help him conquer the demons he has
lived with for years.
Watching Riker and Nicole fight and adjust
to each other as they come to know more than just their personal
viewpoints to what can only be called love even as neither is quite
ready to accept it is a fun and entertaining ride. Along with the
truths Nicole learns about not only her childhood but also her only
remaining family and company she is supposed to run makes for an
exciting backdrop to their relationship. Only we are familiar with the
characters and setting of the story it doesn't stop moving and keeps
going at a pace you cant help but keep up with.
There is a lot we
learn along the way about the current race of vampires and where they
come from. And a lot we learn about some of the major issues troubling
their race, which Nicole and her scientific background can help them
overcome, the more we are drawn into the story and this world.
this book does have a conclusion to the story we are being told there
is a hint as to what will come next. I cant wait to find out where the
story goes from here and what else we can learn about how the vampires
came to be. We get a glimpse at the end of the book but its not enough
to completely satisfy. I am sure once you read this one you will be
waiting just as impatiently as I am for more stories from this world.