Overall, this is a good book for anyone who enjoys paranormal romance. ~ Guilty Pleasures
Finding Eternity – Sascha Illyvich
In search of his destiny, Solan is wounded by his opponent and left for dead. Rescue in the form of a sensual vampire who drags him back to her castle and heals him. Instant sexual attraction complicates things as Solan’s destiny unfolds before his eyes and he is faced with either learning true mastery, including owning the woman he’s growing to love, or watching her die before his eyes.
Katherine’s life has been unfulfilling until she feels the pull of her life mate slipping away. Upon rescue, she realizes what sustains her is his love, not blood. Except his uncertainties prevent him from fulfilling the role of Master to her slave.
Will Solan realize his true destiny is with Katherine or will she die of a broken heart?
Hunter’s Bounty – Bonnie Sansom
Being a Vampire bounty hunter had its perks. Lana Drake knew this all too well. But meeting her new client, Devon Brody awakens a bloodlust that brought out the submissive in her.
After Devon’s sister Zara is kidnapped, Devon hires Lana Drake, vampire bounty hunter to find her, only to negotiate payment with his blood. After the first feeding, he quickly realizes her submissive nature pairs well with his Dominant side.
What starts off as passing time in a no holds barred sexual D/s relationship quickly progresses to something Lana can’t handle, until Devon reveals his true nature when he saves her from the vampire clan that kidnapped his sister. Can Devon and Lana resolve their feelings for each other?
Cream On The Crop – Margie Church
After growing up in politics, Neha Thompson craves privacy. Her new farm seems the perfect place to create a new life, until peculiar events bring the sheriff to her door.
Jamaal Cooper’s feelings about black rights angered some of the locals during the 1948 Freedom Train movement. His body was found on Neha’s farm, and his murder remains unsolved. For 65 years, his restless spirit has harassed the property owners, driving them away one by one. Neha is next.
When Jamaal uncovers Neha’s most secret desires, she’s faced with a choice to submit to this ghostly Master or be driven away like the others.
Bound for Eternity is an anthology of three paranormal romances. As with any anthology, the level of writing is variable, with two of the entrees really good, but with some errors in the third. The three stories were:
Finding Eternity by Sascha Illyvich
In the first story, a vampire saves a warrior who fights the “Outsiders”, but dies herself because he cannot bring himself to admit he loves and “owns” her. When he loses her, he realizes that just fighting cannot remain his purpose in life; when offered the option, Solan chooses life-which brings Katherine back to him as they are now both vampires.
The setting was confusing-it’s never clear whether we are in the past or the future and the “magic” further confuses the issue. While this is a “love conquors all” type story, I would have liked a clearer picture of the setting and what was going on.
Cream on the Crop by Margie Church
This was a much better read. Neha Thompson, daughter of a politician, wants privacy away from the spotlight, and purchases a farm for her and her two horses, not knowing that the farm is haunted. Jamaal Cooper was killed because he was a black man pushing for the rights of African Americans. Unlike most ghosts in fiction, he can materialize at will and be completely real. He is also a Dom and finds in Neha the perfect submissive. This one contains some hot BDSM action.
Hunter’s Bounty by Bonnie Sansom
This was another good read-and a really hot story. Vampire Lana is a tracker and is hired by Devon to find his sister, who has been taken by a coven of vampires. The two connect sexually, but Lana remains closed off emotionally. She knows Devon isn’t human, but doesn’t know what he is until he joins her in the final effort to rescue his sister.
Overall, this was a good book for anyone who enjoys paranormal romance.
BOUND AFTER MIDNIGHT releases 2/21/13. At the time of this post I could not find the buy links.