Series: Sweetblood #1
Published by HQN Books on January 18th 2011
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Vampires
Deep within the forests of the Pacific Northwest, two vampire coalitions battle for supremacy-Guardian enforcers who safeguard humanity and Darkbloods, rogues who kill like their ancient ancestors. Now Guardian team leader Dominic Serrano will be forced to choose between the vengeance he craves and the woman he can’t live without…Movie location scout Mackenzie Foster-Shaw has always known that she's cursed to die young. No one can protect her from the evil that has stalked her family for generations—vampires who crave her rare blood type. Until one afternoon in a wooded cemetery, she encounters an impossibly sexy stranger, a man she must trust with her life.For Dominic, a man haunted by loss, Mackenzie satisfies a primal hunger that torments him—and the bond they share goes beyond heat, beyond love. She alone can supply the strength he needs to claim his revenge. But in doing so, he could destroy her.
Mackenzie Foster-Shaw, is a movie locater, with a great talent for photography, and goes to a cemetery that would be a perfect site. So Mackenzie goes there with her camera and takes excellent shots, only to meet up one a man that would change her life forever….Dominic, a vampire and one in need of blood; her blood. Dom, injured, finds a woman a beautiful one, but her blood is Sweetblood, and he fears killing her, but knows that if he doesn’t take some of her blood, he could die. So Dom, feeds on her, the most exquisite and torturous experience of his life, and manages to keep her alive by giving her some of his blood, and even though he erases her memory of the event, he knows that there will always be something different, and that there is a bond between them, a bond that could save both their lives as danger draws near and threatens them both. Only their love and their bond will be able to carry them through to the end….
Dominic, is a vampire, and hunts those that kill innocent humans, especially those that get high on sweetblood and kill their victims, in gruesome ways. Dom, meets a woman that satisfies his hunger, most especially his desire for her, which is stronger than ever, and he craves her blood all the more, however he vows to never harm her and to always protect her, especially from those that would hunt her. Dominic, has watched his parents be murdered by his family, and has felt betrayed by his own brother.
Mackenzie, has never been able to have a stable relationship, or find a husband, for she knows that she can never have children, and knows that she is cursed to die young, and would rather not leave a husband behind. So she does everything she can for her mother and a younger brother, who she believes isn’t as cursed as she is and wants to give him every advantage. Mackenzie, is a amazing photographer, and the one night she goes out to a cemetery for her job, her life changes forever with one man, Dominic. Once Mackenzie meets Dominic she knows that he is much different than the average male, for there is something primal about him, as if he hungers for her. But when Mackenzie starts to find herself falling in love with him, she knows that she must put a stop to it, before their feelings get out of control, but her heart aches to let him go out of her life…
Bonded By Blood, is the first in the Sweetblood series by Laurie London. This is the first book that I have read from this author, and I just know that I can’t wait for the next one in the series!! I just love the style of this author’s writing, there was so much excitement and emotion portrayed through the story and was heartfelt throughout the whole of it. The plot was steeped in adventure and intrigue, and above all the perfect mixture of romance that fully satisfies me. From the first page I was completely drawn into the story, and the details so vividly real, it was as if I was experiencing the story myself. There were also such in depth characters, and so genuine throughout all of the story, you just feel like cheering for them both until the very end. I definitely fell in love with Dom and Mackenzie, and am so grateful I got the opportunity to read from this author, for she is definitely one of my favorites ( I just hope the rest of her books live up to this one!!!) A TRULY MEMORABLE TALE!!! I LOVED IT!
MY Favorite Quote
Even though it wasn’t really like her, she snaked her arms around his neck. His mouth crushed against hers, parting her lips, and she felt the tip of his tongue. Everything about him was perfect. The taste of him, the smell of hair, the feel of his chest against hers and the ways his urgent hands caressed the bare skin of her back.