Bound by Night (Moonbound Clan Vampire #1)
Pocket / September 24, 2013 / $7.99 print and digital
Nicole 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 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.
In Bound by Night, Larissa Ione has created a dark, violent world where vampires have been enslaved—and nearly hunted to extinction—by humans. The vampires who have managed to escape live on the fringes of civilization, divided into brutal territorial clans that kill their enemies with cold efficiency. Some of the clans embrace modern technology, while others embrace their Native American ancestry and they observe the old traditions. No matter to what clan they belong, Ione’s vampires are the stuff of nightmares—especially those of Nicole Martin’s.
Nicole Martin grew up wealthy and surrounded by vampire servants whom she thought of as beloved members of her family. She never knew the extent of the hatred they harbored for her kind until they revolted and murdered her parents. Nicole saw Therese, her beloved nanny, die as well. Although she survived the attack, she contracted the vampire virus, and has dedicated her life’s work to finding a cure.