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Bound by Blood by Jourdan Lane
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Sep 13, 2009

it was ok
bookshelves: m-m, paranormal, vampires

** spoiler alert ** This book is basically the Anita Blake series with a male lead. And this is not a good thing.

French, nightclub-owning incubus vampire? Check
Werewolves that serve vampires? Check
Protagonist who starts off hating vampires? Check
A long series of sex scenes vaguely strung together by plot? Check

Seriously, it started out so well. I liked Peter and his initial introduction to Lucien. But then it started to go horribly wrong.

Peter went from fearing vampires to being in love with one far too fast. ‘Three months later’ just doesn’t cut it. Don’t tell me they fell in love, show me. He goes from someone freaked out by the supernatural to someone who doesn’t blink an eye at blood ceremonies.

There is a huge lack of world-building here. Vampires are out of the coffin but we are never told how that happened or what the repercussions were. The author mentions ‘Hunters’ a couple of times but that’s it. There are almost no women mentioned at all. Anywhere.

Lucien astral-projects into Peter’s bedroom twice. It’s never really explained and the author never really goes anywhere with it.

At one point Peter is attacked by a group of (I can't remember what they were called). They were never mentioned again. Not what they were, where the came from or why they were hunting Peter.

Towards the end of the book Peter, Lucien and co. go after some other vampires and Peter says ‘Isn’t it a good thing I got all that weapons training.’ (I’m paraphrasing). When did this happen? Because I saw Peter doing was having lots and lots and lots of sex followed by the occasional dinner of steak.

In the end it felt like the author started writing a boy meets vampire book, got bored and skipped all the falling in love, the world-building, the plot and jumped straight into the mansion filled with pretty gay human/vampire/werewolves.

Slash review
There’s a lot of sex in this book. And I mean a lot. I think almost every character in the book is gay and happily involved with someone. There are threesome’s, bondage, blood-play, Sex in public, blokes strolling around naked... it's porn without plot. If that's your bag, you're going to love it.
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Reading Progress

September 13, 2009 – Shelved
September 13, 2009 – Shelved as: m-m
Started Reading
September 14, 2009 – Finished Reading
January 25, 2015 – Shelved as: paranormal
September 11, 2016 – Shelved as: vampires

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Avivs I agree!
the beginning was good, and then it turn into porn.

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