Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Blood Bound by Aine P. Massie (Giveaway)

Title: Blood Bound
Series: House Millar #2
Author: Aine P. Massie
Independently Published
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How many ways can a hearts true love be shared? After poisoning, near death attacks, consummated passions, and possible insanity visit Anya, Nicholas, and Declán they embark on their future. Or at least they try to. Jealousy can be a pain, in more ways than one.

Can Anya protect her lovers, find peace within herself, and lead the House Millar? With her loves and guards, Nicholas and Declán, she sets out to do just that. If only life, eternal life, were that easy.

Come take a walk with our loving family and witness the strange turns and twists as life, love, and passions collide with greed, politics, and evil.

4 Stars!!!

Blood Bound is the second book in the series House Millar. I have to say that I liked this book much better than its predecessor. Everything just seemed to mesh much better. The characters found themselves and fell into their lives in a more comfortable manner. The writing, while still formal, seemed to flow at a better pace and didn’t seem so stiff. It fit the characters. And the characters…wow. Áine added so many more wonderful characters.

Anya has so much going on in Blood Bound, by the end, I found myself hoping she would get some time to simply enjoy her boys and this wonderful new life she has made for herself and others. She is forced to spend much of this book establishing House Millar among the council and establishing her presence among the other Houses. And…does she ever make her presence known. Each time Anya, Declan, and Nicholas would go to a council meeting or other activity, I pictured Anya in front, flanked by two extremely sexy guys dressed in black leather…talk about hot. I would almost have wanted to trade places with her…except her life seems much too complicated for me. Like I said…she deserves some fun.

The chemistry between Anya, Declan, and Nicholas was still amazing, yet things were often stressed. Poor Nicholas…I just can’t understand the boy. He loves both Anya and Declan more than anyone in the world, but the minute anyone new steps into the picture…her freaks. Completely jealous…without cause. Declan is still Declan – kind, supportive, laid-back, and just lets things happen as they will. No stress…I would think as a guardian and a college student, he would be the one constantly uptight and worried. Nope, not Declan.

Speaking of new…Áine brought a whole slew of new characters to the table. Both questionably good and positively bad.  I think my favorite is Jason, a deaf vampire. Who knew, right? At first he seemed completely creepy but then he was much more fun and flirtatious. His role at House Millar is unique and important. Of course Anya welcomed him with open arms as she does everyone. I think the rest of the House is going to have to start trusting her opinion…she seems to have a good head on her shoulders.

The other new “thing” introduced in Blood Bound is a new relationship between Louie and…well, let’s just say someone in the House. This was a unique take on any relationship and made me so happy.

Áine gave me even more reasons than ever to love her strong and charismatic cast of characters. Each stepped up their game in the newest book. I will be looking forward to the next installment of House Millar, which I understand will not be from Anya’s point of view. Sounds interesting.

If you love a good vampire story…Blood’s Voice and Blood Bound are great choices.

I'm not going to give any favorite quotes this time; because, the copy of Blood Bound I read was completely unedited and what I might quote might not even make the cut.

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*I was given a complimentary uncorrected e-book by the author in return for my honest review.

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