Bound by the Night
by Cynthia Eden
For the last fifteen years, vampire queen Iona has been dead to the world. Trapped under the power of a brutal curse, she has been helpless. A prisoner, locked within her own still body. Then alpha werewolf Jamie O’Connell fights his way to her side. After defeating the guards that surround her, Jamie gives Iona his blood…and she rises.
The world has changed a great deal in the last fifteen years, and Iona has changed, too. Once known as the Blood Queen because of her dark reputation, she now finds herself longing for the blood of only one man…only he isn’t just a man. She wants the blood of her werewolf—Jamie’s blood. But Iona doesn’t realize that Jamie has been keeping secrets from her. Very dark, dangerous secrets. And Iona may have traded one curse for another.
Now that he has Iona, Jamie vows to never let her go. He needs his Blood Queen in order to defeat his enemy, he needs her to make his own beast stronger, and…he just needs her. Jamie has risked his life to claim Iona, and he won’t let anything break their bond. Not time. Not spells. Not even a wild and reckless vampire queen…
I must say, I really enjoy reading books that that feature a kick a** heroine who isn't afraid to tell it like it is and get her hands bloody. Iona the Blood Queen had been imprisoned, trapped in a strange limbo between sleep and life. She can hear and smell all that is around her, but can't see over move. And she wants nothing more than to kill the werewolf alpha who placed spell upon her.
Jamie had heard rumors of the Blood Queen and knows that she is the only who can help him save his dwindling clan. Its a bonus that they share the same enemy - though Iona and Jamie are inherent enemies, he is a werewolf and she is a vampire.
This is yet another fantastic read and a great installment within the Bound series. Cynthia Eden shares some new ideas and takes on vampires, werewolves, and the paranormal romance genre in general. I love original ideas, they make the book stand out from the rest of the flooded genre. I've already got the next waiting for me on my Nook.If you love paranormal romance, are looking for past paced reads with a nice helping of sexiness that feature strong heroines and unyielding alpha males, I would highly recommend this series.