Bonded by Blood

Bonded by Blood

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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....show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 378 pages
  • 104.14 x 167.64 x 27.94mm | 181.44g
  • Harlequin Books
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • Original
  • 037377544X
  • 9780373775446
  • 134,493

About Laurie London

Laurie London grew up near Seattle, Washington, and graduated from Western Washington University with a B.A. in Business Administration. After working as a programmer/tester and as an underwriter for a Fortune 500 company, Laurie now writes from her home in the Puget Sound area where she lives with her husband, two children, her faithful dog, and her horse.show more

Our customer reviews

There is no better way to start out this New Year then with a fantastic read. I am sure many of you would chime in agreement. Bonded is the first book I've started and completed in 2011. Laurie London is a debut author making her stamp in the PNR World. If Bonded by Blood marks the beginning of what will be seen by Laurie I will continue to follow along. There is no denying that Bonded by Blood is Paranormal Romance. There is Paranormal and there is romance. Oh is there romance and it's not for the faint of heart either. Initially, the premise grabbed my attention and after reading I am certain the plot is the real gem. I have yet to meet a female motorcycle ridin' heroine that I didn't like and MacKenzie is right along that line. She is a tigress in and out with a daunting past and a grim looking future. But from Dominic's eyes she would never be described as daunting and grim and perhaps he helps to change things for her. The paranormal element is exactly my cup of tea. I'm not too into the whole goth version of vampires. Is goth even the correct term to describe pale, lanky in stature, cursed from the sun, stone cold, forced sleep at daylight, etc etc? Whether it is or is not I don't much care for that kind of vampire. I do like when authors create vampires who could easily infiltrate the human population. Laurie's vampires are definitely my type. Dom needs blood to sustain himself but he is not limited to it. He can go out in the sun but does become weakened. My most favorite aspect of Bonded is the vampire-type. Another favorite is the Darkbloods and Sweetbloods. With the previous paragraph said, I applaud Laurie's PNR world but I think the vampirism lacked a skeleton or foundation. There were things happening but with little explanation. Mostly, I appreciate the lack of dwelling on all the 'hows' but I do believe the story would benefit from explanations as to How a vampire is created, How they can be born as one, Why is blood only one of the sources needed to sustain vampire life? A tiny more background info would be that much more icing on this sweetly delicious cake. Mackenzie and Dom's history is particularity interesting and to see how they connect and become bonded is so much fun to read. The romance is steamy and intense and all original. Normally, 'under the sheets' scenes are quite similar book to book but Laurie writes something different for her readers. In fact, her writing is amazing. There were sentences that I immediately grasp to and felt like her writing is her own. HEA. I am a sucker for a happy ending. I'm not picky. The hero could be beaten to a pulp and recovering but as long as 'boy meets girl, boy and girl fall in love and live happily ever after' occurs I am sitting pretty. With that said-the ending is a treat. The next installment will ficus on Dom's brother Alfonso and from what I've learned in Bonded Alfonso has one hell of a story to tell.show more
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