Posted by WildAboutBones at Bitten By Paranormal Romance
Rating – 3 out of 5 (one good howl)
Sexual – Steamy
My Review: This is the first in Burnz’s Bonded By Blood Vampire Chronicles series. Vampires, a long time blood feud, gypsies, two surprising revelations, two romances and a prophecy grace the pages of this paranormal romance. Set in 16th century Scotland, Burnz does a good job of letting the history act as a background, not another character in the story. It is there for flavor and not to take over the story. So no, this is not a historical romance.
Broderick began his Vamsyrian immortal life as a Blood Slave. Betrayed by his wife to his enemy, he was turned by the same enemy at his request so he would be able to continue to seek revenge against his enemy. He soon thereafter joins and travels with a Gypsy caravan reading fortunes.
Davina, stuck in a marriage where she is frequently beaten, had met Broderick when she was 13 and has loved him since. Her husband is now dead, killed in battle as were her father, brother and father-in-law. Her child thrives in the absence of its father. But Ian’s body was never found and Davina has nightmares that he comes back.
Nine years have passed since that Gypsy caravan and Broderick have been to town. Broderick dreams of a grown up Davina, awakening him from his day sleep with the first dream he’s had since being turned [into a vampire] 30 yrs before. Davina has been waiting and hoping Broderick will return. She used the memory of him as her strength to get through the loveless, cruel marriage.
This is a good story which I enjoyed. I think paranormal romance and vampire fans will as well.
It has a sneak peak at the upcoming second book in the series, Midnight Captive.
Warning Spoiler Alert!!!
This has not one, but two HEA endings.
Megan@Riverina Romantics said…
Great review! I have this, I’m glad to know that I’ll enjoy it when I get to it.
Jul 29, 2011 7:02:00 AM
@Megan: Thank you. I think you will. It has a couple revelations/twists which are good reads.
Jul 29, 2011 9:14:00 AM
Thanks so much for the great review!! 😀
Aug 2, 2011 7:31:00 PM
Bitten By Paranormal Romance had an October Paranormal romance characterfest, featuring an Interview with Broderick MacDougal. This post had 44 comments between Rick and the readers. I chimed in every now and then and it was a LOT of fun. Tooo delish not to preserve on my own site. CLICK HERE to read the interview. Enjoy!