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For All Time (Cora's Bond #1)

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Engagement with the Vampire....

Cora Shaw was bonded to the billionaire vampire Dorian Thorne once by blood and again by choice. Forced to flee when her life was threatened, they now return to America--Cora, to her final semester in college and her wedding plans, and Dorian, to his businesses and research.

Cora struggles to make her two lives work--the ordinary one, with its

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Published September 15th 2014 by Smashwords Edition (first published September 14th 2014)
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JoRead
Sep 28, 2014 JoRead rated it really liked it
Lovely yet steamy, romantic story.
I love the relationship between the main characters. Cora seemed mature enough to accept her place as Dorian's cognate (wife) and understands that in marrying the guy not only her life will never be the same but new threats will always arise. Dorian of course is her charming protector that will do everything within his power (and beyond) to make her happy and keep her safe. However when Cora attempts to reconcile her new and old life she realizes it may be much
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Ana P
Oct 18, 2014 Ana P rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Modern Vampire!

I love the combination of old world and modern world where Vampires aren't what they used to be. I read the first of Cora's Choice, and enjoyed it very much, but never read the continuing books. That's alright because I can imagine from this book that it wasn't easy going for Cora and Dorian.

They are together, Cora is back at school and Dorian is planning their upcoming wedding which will be an event the Vampire Heriarchy has never seen. Dorian will spare no expense to show his lo
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Sarah
Feb 27, 2015 Sarah rated it really liked it
this was sent to me by the author for a honest review

So now we have Cora trying to mix her old life with her new life and things didnt seem to go too well as she hoped. Not so much as them mixing but the danger that is always following her now with her new life. Still enjoying this fun and unique world and of course the ending had me wanting more very anxious to see how she over comes the new threat..
 Spanxmcb (Yovanka)
Sep 22, 2014 Spanxmcb (Yovanka) rated it really liked it
Ack! Now that I've caught up and the story is getting good, I have to wait till October! This is why serials frustrate me....

The evolution of this series has been very good so far. I found it started a little slow (Cora's Choice,#1-6), and stumbled around a bit but now (Cora's Bond), has found its legs and is showing a lot of promise.
Tami
Sep 18, 2014 Tami rated it really liked it
She brought her sexy vampire back. <3 Her books are so comfortable and enjoyable. You can depend on this author delivering the hits. You just want to curl up with a warm blanket and a nice drink. (Hey I got tea here!) Ms. Black is a very talented author. Her sex scenes will blow your mind. She makes THIS reviewer keep eagerly coming back for more.
Jennifer L Lambdin
Love this series!!

It just keeps getting better! I love to wind down with these characters every night....sometimes wind up...lol. looking forward to reading more of Mrs. Blacks work!!!
iliana G
Nov 02, 2014 iliana G rated it it was amazing
I was given this book by the author for an honest review
ohhh so love reading about Cora and Dorian and i have to say
how much better can it get.
This series is so thrilling and so refreshing and it just hooks you up
and you can't let go!
an amazing job!
Lisa
Jan 08, 2015 Lisa rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Liked the character dynamics but Cora complains too much.
(;Missy.Lala;)
Sep 28, 2014 (;Missy.Lala;) rated it really liked it
Oh my sweet goodness was this book amazing or what?!?! Thank goodness I got an ARC for this, because I've even dying for this book ;) ever since I saw the cover and read the summary, I've been wanting to read it, and I was given a copy of this book in exchange for a review, so let's begin!!!

Engagement with the Vampire.... That's basically the whole point of the story... Now for a short and brief summary:

Cora Shaw was bonded to the billionaire vampire Dorian Thorne once by blood and again by cho
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Lisa Lopez
Sep 29, 2014 Lisa Lopez rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have never read a serial before and may I say, I will be reading this one. I unfortunately read this book and not the first set, Cora's choice, but kudos to the author who did a wonderful job of filling in the blanks so that it did not take away from the story, but whet my appetite enough that I intend to read Cora's Choice.

This serial is the first in the Cora's bond. It pulled me in immediately and captured me all the way through the end. Cora is a college student who was dying of cancer. Dor
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Anita Powers
This new set of books telling about Cora and Dorian's relationship feels a little different, they feel real now, like they are truly in love and she no longer has doubts about that. She may have doubts about other things in their relationship but now the love between the two of them. This book starts off with them returning from the trip they took together to get away from it all, to spend some serious time together getting to know each other. Right from the start of this book you could feel the ...more
Eva Millien
Mar 29, 2015 Eva Millien rated it it was amazing
Cora struggles to make her two lives work but it isn’t easy when they are so different and becomes impossible when Dorian’s world is one of hidden and deadly dangers in this captivating first installment of Cora’s Bond.

Cora’s finally accepted her place at Dorian’s side as the depth of emotions that she feels for him is consuming and the desires burn hotter than ever with some sizzling sex scenes but everything is far from perfect because someone is still out to stop Dorian which places Cora in a
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Charlie Torres
Let me premise this by saying that the book is written as a series of books about the bond formed between Dorian(vampire) and his human love interest Cora. It picks up where the first series left off. The trend I have been seeing many authors do is to release these short novellas. Personally I don't mind too much if the story is good. When it's not and I have invested time and money half way through the series I become unhappy. If you do not like this, then maybe this series is not for you. ...more
Susan
Nov 20, 2014 Susan rated it really liked it
Cora and Dorian have just returned from a beautiful three week Caribbean cruise, engaged and the bond strengthen. It’s now time to face reality, Cora must return to college for her last semester, and try to convince her protective friends to be happy for her, engaged to a man they have never met. She must also be separated from Dorian for the first time in almost a month. Cora desperately wants her two worlds to mesh somehow so as to maintain her individuality, her humanity and to not to be ...more
Linda
This is the first book in a new series. I highly recommend you begin with the Cora’s Choice Vampire Series to get all the background leading up to this series. You don’t have to but it gives you more details on what’s happening in this series. Cora Shaw and Dorian Thorne arrive back from their Caribbean cruise so that Cora just before her college term starts. They are learning how to get along as a human and her vampire. Cora goes back to her college dorm and Dorian to his home but they realize ...more
Sue Davis
Jan 30, 2015 Sue Davis rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorite
ANOTHER GREAT V.M.BLACK STORY..CONTINUING CORA STORY...LOVE VAMPIRES...YOU WILL LOVE ALL CORA STORIES
**************** I WAS GIVEN THIS FOR HONEST REVIEW AND THIS IS MY HONEST OPINION **************
This continues the story of Cora (a student dying of cancer) and Dorian (a vampire billionaire) who loves her and heals her with a bite. They go back to America so Cora can continue getting her degree, planning her wedding, trying to combine her two worlds (her normal human life and her new vampire bon
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Lynn
Sep 20, 2014 Lynn rated it it was amazing
Cora and Dorian have just returned from a beautiful three week Caribbean cruise on his private yacht, but now they must face the reality of college for her, Dorian's work, and his need to protect her from the dangers of the vampire life she has agreed to as well as plan a wedding in the grand vampire style. Cora desperately wants to finish her degree, try to keep her friends, and not be subsumed by Dorian's control and their bond. As with the first series, danger, intrigue, and Cora's struggle ...more
Niki Driscoll
Nov 01, 2014 Niki Driscoll rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: finished
I have to say that this was a definite twist on the relationships between Vampire and Human. Our author uses the terms Agnates and Cognates to describe their relationship and it has a deeper meaning then just being mated. The bonding of our characters is not an easy process, there seems to be several things trying to intervene. First we have an a vampire who is making compromises to let his bonded Cognate complete her dreams. Next we have several Agnates and other unknown entities trying to ...more
Michaela Sterling
Oct 14, 2014 Michaela Sterling rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read this right after I was done with all of Cora's Choice I can honestly say that Cora really pissed me off with her complaining and going back and forth. However with this new arc she is starting to fully accept her bond with Dorian and the threats to her life has not ceased. She is not as whiny about her situation in this new arc thankfully. I wish I had me a Dorian. Cora and Dorian comes back from the Caribbean and she has been receiving threatening letters. She is about to start her final ...more
Sheryl
Sep 25, 2014 Sheryl rated it it was amazing
am giving this review for author V.M. Black. This is part 1 of the Cora's Bond series by the author.

Newly engaged Cora is settling into the beginning of her next semester in college but danger is still lurking around her and ready to attack. Dorian doubles the men around Cora when someone leaves a note on the yacht. He will do anything to keep her safe.

I love how the author pulls you into this story from the start. Cora and Dorian are 2 interesting characters and so different but they mesh toge
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Janine Orlando
Nov 29, 2014 Janine Orlando rated it it was amazing
Dorian and Cora disembark after a thoroughly dramatic cruise. Cora is still trying to complete school and establish her independence from Dorian during the week. There's much more emotional angst in this installment than previous chapters and it kind of bothers me that Cora worries more about how her friends will perceive her relationship than what is actually happening between her and Dorian and the ensuing drama that follows them. And by actually writing that it shows me how vested in this ...more
Emily
Oct 21, 2014 Emily rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: vamp fans
Recommended to Emily by: v.m. black
Um, wow! This was a fantastic continuation of Dorian and Cora's story. Cora has accepted her place by Dorian. Gone is the wishy,washy, whiny Cora...thank goodness! She loves Dorian and Dorian loves her. They practically worship each other. I love it!

With her change in attitude and acceptance comes the continuation of danger. Who is behind it? I'm sure we'll have the answers in time. I still think we haven't seen the last of Geoff. I'm just waiting for him to make another appearance. As always, I
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Bobbi
Oct 13, 2014 Bobbi rated it it was amazing
I just loved this. I haven't read any of the books that led to this series but aside from a few references, I had no problem understanding everything going on. This is a very unique story that is full of suspense and not too many love stories have that added bonus. It keeps you on the end of your seat and unable to walk away from your reader. This is very well written and I cannot wait for the second part. I am so pleasantly surprised by this author, since this is only the second time I have ...more
Emily
Oct 21, 2014 Emily rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: vamp fans
Recommended to Emily by: v.m. black
Um, wow! This was a fantastic continuation of Dorian and Cora's story. Cora has accepted her place by Dorian. Gone is the wishy,washy, whiny Cora...thank goodness! She loves Dorian and Dorian loves her. They practically worship each other. I love it!

With her change in attitude and acceptance comes the continuation of danger. Who is behind it? I'm sure we'll have the answers in time. I still think we haven't seen the last of Geoff. I'm just waiting for him to make another appearance. As always, I
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Valerie Spearman
Sep 20, 2014 Valerie Spearman rated it it was amazing
As the story picks up from the ending of Cora's Choice Book 6, Dorian and Cora return from a trip to the Caribbean. Cora is set on trying to maintain two separate lifestyles--one as a college student and one as the cognate to the enigmatic Dorian Thorne.

Just as before, Ms. Black continues to weave this tapestry that is the story of Cora Shaw and Dorian Thorne. It is exciting and leaves you wanting for more. I am really enjoying this series and I recommend it as one that you should definitely rea
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Stacy Gallina
Aug 03, 2015 Stacy Gallina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Better than the original series

The only reason I think this series is better than the original is because Cora does not act that much as a spoiled brat as she did in the previous versions. She still has some small moments, but they are miniscule. Overall, the story keeps progressing. The cost ed $.99 much better than the other books in the series, but I wish it was included in the kindle unlimited program. I also wish it was included as a bundle like the other part of the series. In addition, I
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Kristen Johnson
Sep 20, 2014 Kristen Johnson rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this first installment of the story.

Cora is back at school, and finds another mysterious threatening note. Though she's concerned she can't let it keep her from living life. In this installment, Cora's friends meet Dorian and learn of their engagement.

Dorian is trying to find out who is trying to hurt Cora and keep her safe, while letting her continue on with her life and complete school.

For All Time has just enough suspense to keep you guessing as the story proceeds. While the stor
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Ann
Nov 18, 2014 Ann rated it it was amazing
This is the first book in this series. I read book #2 before this one and reading this one now cleared up a lot of confusion I had about the timeline on some of the events in the next book. This is a great series and I highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys vampire/love stories. This book has kept me on the edge of my seat right from the beginning and is still doing this right up to the current installment in the series. V.M. Black is a brilliant writer and has most certainly earned her place ...more
Cheryl Graham Petit
Nov 08, 2014 Cheryl Graham Petit rated it it was amazing
V.M. Black does it again! Another addictive, steamy, emotional and captivating must read. As with the Cora's Choice series, For All Time: Cora's Bond is an intense and incredible story that is skillfully written, intriguing, unique and a little on the dark side.

V.M. Black writes stories with characters that stay with you long after you are done reading. To see the relationship between Dorian and Cora develop throughout this series is great. They conquer obstacle after obstacle and come out stron
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Sheila Kennedy
Oct 17, 2014 Sheila Kennedy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I totally loved this book, there are no two ways about it. I have always been a vampire junkie, Ok so maybe anything paranormal, but my first love has been my vampires :) Thanks for adding to my addiction VM. I will need a bigger 12step support program soon. If you are a lover of vampire romance, You need to read the series from beginning to end. If you had the chance to live, but to do so meant you had to die, what would you do? Suddenly thrust into a world with a new set of politics, demons, ...more
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