Bound by Blood

Bound by BloodKaitlyn Sherrad was out on her own from the protective shield of her parents. She wants to experience life all the while searching for her uncle that had disappeared right before she was born. Kaitlyn will be distracted when she meets Zach Ravenscroft who was a casino owner. There will be an instant attraction that will consume the couple but there will also be a danger that lurks in Kaitlyn’s shadow.

Bound by Blood is the second and final book to the series Bound by Amanda Ashley. I thought this was a good book to read. I liked that Amanda Ashley wrote about Elena and Drake’s daughter who was a little different. Kaitlyn’s character was a half breed which was half human and half vampire. I liked that she was different than the average vampire as it gave the story something more than just a vampire book. I liked Kaitlyn. She was strong willed, a little spoiled but was a good woman. Zach might be a player but he certainly didn’t act like it especially when he saw Kaitlyn. Now Zach is a vampire but he is also a little different type of vampire. His kind is called the Others. He is able to make a vampire. For Drake’s kind the vampires are born.

There was without a doubt a villain which was one of the wives of Drake’s father. She wanted revenge and was after Kaitlyn to get that revenge.

Towards the end there will be a surprise that involved Kaitlyn’s family. The situation would have been very sad if the tragedy occurred, but Amanda Ashley made sure that a happy ending happened.

Bound by Night

Bound by NightElena knew that she needed to leave before her uncle took his advances any further. She will escape to the broken down castle which was abandoned though she will find out that is not exactly true.

Drake lived in the abandoned castle all alone until he finds a woman seeking shelter. He will let her live there to protect her from her uncle, but he will find that there are other things that will become a problem with her being there.

Bound by Night is the first book to the series Bound by Amanda Ashley. I liked the book, it was a book that went by fast for me. I felt that in the beginning of the book the story resembled Beauty and the Beast, which I liked. So vampire books are all very different and I like when author’s give the vampires a little something different than the classic myths. Well most of the facts about these vampires were from the classics but there were a couple differences. One difference was that taking blood didn’t need to be done everyday or in their case every night.

Elena’s character was for the most part scared and a little weak but that was only till she found the courage to get out of a bad situation. She is resilient but in the world that she will be thrown into she wouldn’t be able to handle everything that comes her way. Drake’s character was a vampire that didn’t want to follow in his father’s path. He didn’t like the ways of the old. I liked that about Drake and loved that he wanted to be with Elena more than anything though there will be plenty of ways that will make it difficult.

I am reading the second and final book to the series next which will be with Elena and Drake’s daughter.

As Twilight Falls

As Twilight FallsKadie Andrews will take one wrong turn and soon find herself in a town that is not on the map. She will also find that by setting foot in this town she will not be able to venture out of its boundaries. Kadie will know something is very wrong especially when she meets Rylan Saintcrow who looks to be the man in charge, but she will find out that he is not a man.

Rylan Saintcrow will wake after thirty years of sleep all because of a newcomer, Kadie. He will want her with him and he will take her as she calls to him. He will keep her in the town that he owns along with the other vampires and humans who have stumbled in, but he will soon be seeing things differently as he gets closer to Kadie.

As Twilight Falls is a standalone novel by Amanda Ashley. I have read one other book from her and I really liked it. She is a good writer and the characters make me want to continue her story. I liked the concept of the book with a town that was not on the map but clearly there once you walked over. It was interesting that you could stumble upon the town but couldn’t get out unless you were the owner.

Rylan was the master vampire of the town and made it like a haven for those vampires. I loved his character. I liked that he came out of his sleep for Kadie that her pull to him was so strong. He was like a dictator in the town but he will soon slowly change for Kadie. He will give all he can to Kadie just not her freedom that is until he knows that will be the only way. Kadie’s character was a strong woman and she acted the part of a woman being held prisoner by a punch of vampires. It seemed unbelievable that she would fall for Rylan but of course it does happen. Their relationship is unstable to say the least but they find a way to work being in the town especially as Rylan will soften.

The ending was predicable with what happens which gave Kadie and Rylan a chance at happiness. I did like how the author helped them with the problem of Kadie’s father.

I don’t have another book yet picked up from Amanda Ashley but I will be on the look out for another one to read.

Desire the Night

Desire the NightGideon has been enslaved by a witch for several years. He is given human women to drain and the witch will then take his blood which keeps her body young. Gideon is desperate to escape and will soon find it possible with the next woman who is thrown into his cage.

Kay Alissano had no idea where she was when she woke up in a strange room. She will find herself trapped with a vampire and soon realize that she is his next meal but will soon find that with Gideon she will not have to forfeit her life.

Desire the Night was an impulse pick up as I walked the aisle of the library. I decided to give Amanda Ashley a try and found that it was a good book. It wasn’t mind blowing with tons of action or sex but it was a satisfying sit down book that I read pretty quickly. The plot was quick and the characters were easy to follow along with and you knew which ones to hate and to cheer for.

I found myself though asking is this going too fast? Should there be more detail with the characters especially the love that blossoms almost instantly without any supernatural help between Gideon and Kay. It’s a little unbelievable but still there are good transitions through the book.

What I did find annoying was the role of the father, the Alpha werewolf of Kay. He was way too dominating with his wife and daughter. He was a character you didn’t really like but didn’t hate either. The mother was the tragic one and at the end you were glad that at least she found a way out of her own hell even if it was a tragic way.

Now even though I found the father annoying I have a feeling I will be reading more from Amanda Ashley in the future.