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Bound to Me (Dark Days 0.5)

3.87  ·  Rating Details ·  433 Ratings  ·  49 Reviews
Mira, the heroine of Jocelynn Drake's New York Times bestselling Dark Days series, has been a nightwalker for centuries, traveling the globe as an enforcer for a secretive, powerful organization. In Bound to Me, for the first time, we travel back into Mira's distant past to see the great love affair that shaped her.
ebook, 87 pages
Published April 10th 2012 by Harper Voyager
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Apr 10, 2012 mrsj rated it really liked it
*sniff* I love Valerio.
A very nice short story about Valerio and Mira in the past.
It is such a sweet love story and I cannot understand why are they not together at all?
I don't like secretive Valerio.. there are way too much things in his mind and it is still not saying much.
But I love this.

Thank you for the memories, Jocelynn!

Is it too much to ask for more? :P
Jen (Red Hot Books)
Apr 11, 2012 Jen (Red Hot Books) rated it really liked it
Parting from Mira and the Dark Days universe was bittersweet when I finished Burn the Night. It was a great swan song for the series, but I hated letting go of the characters. Now, Jocelynn Drake is giving us one more chance to say goodbye with this small peek into Mira's past.

The story takes place many years before the events of Nightwalker and shows us a little of Mira's relationship with Valerio. Their history was referenced in the novels, but here we see them together firsthand; we get just
Mar 16, 2012 Shelley rated it really liked it
*Rating* 4.0
*Genre* Paranormal Romance


Bound to Me is a short novella at 100 pages. The story takes place prior to the Dark Days series. It features Mira as the nightwalker Fire Starter that most vampires fear, while others like her mentor Jabari and her maker Sadira try to control by using mind tricks and brutality against her.

Mira and Valerio traveled across Europe together for over a century searching for entertainment between assignments for the coven. Mira and Valerio were responsibl
Jan 16, 2013 Jocelin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of The Dark Days Series
This was a good addition to the "Dark Days" series by Jocelynn Drake. This little novella gave us some slight insight to the relationship between Mira & Valerio. The story was short but it really packed a punch. It was a very quick read and the story was interesting. This novella is one of the reason why I like Ms. Drake's writing style. Her stories are engaging and the characters are really fleshed-out and interesting. She first captured my attention with a short story in an anthology book. ...more
Apr 10, 2012 Mel rated it it was amazing
Thank you, Jocelynn, for listening to your crazy fans and giving us what we begged for; a look at Mira and Valerio's life together. It was worth the wait and I loved it. Review to come.
Aurian Booklover
Jun 21, 2014 Aurian Booklover rated it liked it
This was only a very thin book, a prequel to the series, and I think one of those prequels you should read when you have read one or a few of the full length books and now and like the main characters already. For me to start with this one; was just not good. I had a hard time getting into the story, and understand what was happening. It started out with Mira and her boyfriend Valerio getting some innocent young people into trouble in London. Before they can finish their evening of mischief, the ...more
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I’m pretty sure my squees of excitement could be heard blocks away at the invite sitting prettily there in my inbox. I actually had no idea that there was a story in the works from Jocelynn Drake, but I’m so glad to have been selected to read an early copy, because quite frankly, I’ve been missing this series something fierce since it’s ending in Burn the Night last year.

For those of you who don’t know, Bound to Me is a short novella of only 100 pages set a
Apr 14, 2012 Munchkin rated it it was amazing
Shelves: pnr-and-uf
Great to be back in the Dark Days world.
Loved reading of Mira's past. Wonderful peek into her relationship with Valerio. Also shed more light onto the games between Jabari and Sadira.
I recommend for all who have read the novels!
Apr 10, 2012 Alexandria rated it it was amazing
Valerio still doesn't match anything to Danaus, but I loved seeing Valerio and Mira's past history. Short story yes, but it was still very good.
Apr 13, 2012 Pamela rated it really liked it
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Favorite Quote: “You are bound to me. Not because I am your maker. Not because I have the power to control you. You are bound to me by love. Time will pass and we will drift apart, as all our kind does, but we will forever have our hearts bound to each other by deep love and respect.”

Mira, the heroine of Jocelynn Drake’s New York Times bestselling Dark Days series, has been a nightwalker for centuries, traveling the globe as an enforce
May 04, 2012 Claire rated it it was amazing
The Dark Days was an awesome dark Urban Fantasy series written by Jocelynn Drake and told the story of a Nightwalker (vampire) called Mira and a vampire hunter called Danaus. The series contained 6 fantastic books and it ended last year so imagine my squeals of delight when I found out that Ms Drake had written a novella titled Bound To Me about Mira’s life prior to the start of the Dark Days. Bound To Me is set a few hundred years before we meet Mira in the first book Nightwalker and it tells u ...more
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May 31, 2012 Talk Supe rated it really liked it
Full review at Talk Supe

This is my first Jocelynn Drake story and I haven't heard of this series or any of the characters so I can't make any comparisons or references to her novels. With that said, this Dark Days story was enough to whet my appetite for the series. This novella is the Mira and Valerio's love story or at least it provides a snippet of their shared past.

As per Ms. Drake's note, this novella came to be because her fans requested that she writes something about Mira and Valerios.
I read this prequel with the idea if I liked the story, I would continue to the series. I liked some of it and have decided to not go forward with the series. I love this author, but I think this particular series is a little too dark for me. There's one thing that bugs me ... I read a lot of vampire books and I love them all, but I don't recall reading one where the H/h took such delight in the kill. In most books, they kill to survive, but they don't revel in the blood as much as these two do. ...more
Oct 01, 2014 Denise rated it really liked it
Shelves: own, read-2014
This short prequel novella to the Dark Days series gives us a glimpse of a time in Mira's life which the series itself never got the opportunity to explore: her long relationship with Valerio. A great addition to the wonderful universe Jocelynn Drake created, I really enjoyed meeting these characters again and getting some more insight into their backgrounds.
Tara Day
Dec 02, 2013 Tara Day rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Jocelynn Drake has such a beautiful writing style. The best way I can describe it is like melted chocolate - smooth, flowing, rich, and decadent. It is enticing and seductive and just so detailed that readers can picture everything that is happening.

Oh, Mira, how long it's been since I've read your many adventures. I love the Fire Starter's temper and strength. Her will for lust and respect among her fellow Nightwalkers. This story line was great, as I had always slightly wondered about Valerio
Mindy Mcginnis
Aug 04, 2014 Mindy Mcginnis rated it it was amazing
I like that drake goes back to show u the love story between mira and Valerio. hot hot hot!!!
Dec 26, 2014 Amev1 rated it did not like it
Meh. I liked the main series much better and didn't need the background story.
Jun 12, 2013 Maxine rated it really liked it
Reading this...just made me want to read an entire book involving Mira and Valerio's exploits. If ever there was a reason for Jocelynn Drake to return to writing the Dark Days books, this short story is it and should be the jumping off point. If you've already read the Dark Days series, you'll enjoy this novella. If you haven't read it, it's still an entertaining short story. Side note: it very cleverly attached a two chapter preview of Drake's new series to the back of this novella and...I will ...more
Feb 12, 2013 Tori rated it it was amazing
This was literally perfect. I wish this would have been a full length novel. When I saw this novella, I actually squealed and immediately went and bought it. I had wanted a peak into Valerio and Mira's past, because I just loved the two of them so much, so this was such a gift. I loved Mira and Valerio together, I think they were perfect for each other and honestly would have preferred him to Danaus as the main love interest. As I said, this was perfect and I just adore the author so much for ma ...more
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Aug 11, 2016 Jennifer (Books That Hook) rated it it was amazing
Review coming soon
Mar 30, 2013 Anita rated it really liked it
This is a prequel short story for the Dark Days series. It shows Mira and Valerio when they were an item a couple hundred years ago, during the time when Jabari was using Mira as his personal enforcer. You see Mira and Valerio in London playing games with the noble class, then in front of the coven, then in Madrid where Mira's hated creator lives. In Madrid, she and Valerio take on a very powerful warlock. This short story adds some personal history to Mira's deep faith in and friendship with Va ...more
May 21, 2013 Mona rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormal, pnr, vampire
My Rating System
3 stars - A good book that I enjoyed reading
4 stars – Struck a chord with me, made me think or question
5 stars – Something about the book haunted me or stayed with me long after I finished it. Unforgettable.

This gave insight into Mira's background. Not a 'must read,' but in order to get the full experience, it certainly helps.
Apr 12, 2015 Stacy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
interesting read. now I'll have to get into the main books for this series.
Jan 11, 2014 Robin rated it liked it
This was okay. A nice peak into Mira's early life and a decent enough short.
May 17, 2012 Chris rated it really liked it
I like this novella better than "The Dead, the Damned and the Forgotten". This novella felt more fleshed out than the previous novella. The story was a complete mission for Mira and Valerio and again you get to see a different side of Mira. There is a two chapter preview of Angel's Ink, Jocelynn's next series.
Oct 23, 2013 Lorre rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-complete
Bound to Me is a very nice start to the series.
It really makes me want to read more and get to know Mira better and learn more about the world she lives in.

It's the first time I read anything by Jocelynn Drake and I really like her writing style.
So I'm looking forward to read the rest of this completed series.
This short story gives us a glimpse of the kind of relationship Mira and Valerio have. It also shows a bit of the nightwalker's politics. This is the first book I read from this series and it definitely left me wanting to read more about Mira and her adventures.
Laura DeSimone
Jun 19, 2012 Laura DeSimone rated it it was amazing
If you like the dark day series, you will enjoy the little preview into Mira's life. Also at the end of the book is two chapters into her next new series. From the little taste she has given us it looks to be the beginning of an excellent series.
Sep 24, 2012 Lindsay rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Great novella! I love the slight innocence and charming personality Mira has in this book. I really wish she didn't always pass out during great scenes though. Definitely worth the read if you like the series.
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A former Cincinnati native, Jocelynn briefly lived in the wintery wonderland of Wisconsin before mounds of snow had her running for the sun-kissed beaches of South Florida. She started writing when she was 12, spending one summer re-writing the story of Robin Hood because it really needed a kick butt female character. Since those early days, she’s written fantasy, romance, horror, science-fiction, ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Dark Days (6 books)
  • Nightwalker (Dark Days, #1)
  • Dayhunter (Dark Days, #2)
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