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Bound by Blood [Kindle Edition]

Danielle Bourdon , Kimberly Hoyt
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (69 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Spunky, down-on-her-luck Laurel Mayfield didn't believe in vampires. She didn't believe in the supernatural. Not until she met the enigmatic and darkly alluring Sebastian Thorn, a man shrouded in mystery and intrigue. Discovering he was a Prince turned out to be only the beginning of a harrowing journey that took them back to the Tudor Court during the reign of King Henry the Eighth. Caught up in the conspiracy of Whitehall, Laurel's love and devotion were put to the ultimate test.

Would she return to the future to find her Dark Prince waiting? Or had the executioner's blade taken more from her than just Sebastian's head?

Find out in Bound by Blood, a new time travel, paranormal romance by authors Kimberly Hoyt and Danielle Bourdon.

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About the Author

Danielle Bourdon was born and raised in Corona, California. This is her second novel and first co-authored project. She lives in Texas with her husband, two sons, and their black cat Sheba.

Product Details

  • File Size: 2561 KB
  • Print Length: 423 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Wildbloom Press (September 10, 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0042JTP1U
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #106,020 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Totally refreshing and different October 16, 2010
Totally refreshing and different. Vampires, time travel and adventure. This one focuses on the hero and heroine, so its not your typical PNR that is packed with action and slim with the h/h. This is a romance story between a prince vampire and a mortal woman, it takes you through them getting together and her finding out what he is then it takes a turn and goes back in time to the Tudor era for a period of time. During this time things didn't go as planned and Laurel has to find a way to get them back on her own.

The romance between Sebastian and Lauren is a emotional rollercoaster. Sebastian is great to Lauren even when they just start out seeing each other he takes Lauren to New York and spends a small fortune on her. The sex between them is nice it takes a while and its slim, but what's there is very tasteful. I found I like the story more after they came back from the past, things seem to fall into place. I feel this is a good book for anyone to try, its one that you can set down and leave and come back and pick it up late.

I had a problem with the romance between the h/h at times, it just didn't seem believable, but again this is fiction things are not going to be cut and dried like I want. So if you feel the same as your read just remember is fiction and then as you get to the end and think about it a few days or you may get it when you read it, these two feel in place because they already new each other, you say how? Well you have to read and find out how.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read! September 17, 2010
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Paranormal romance is my favorite genre, along with time travel, and this book combines both. The problem I have with many currently popular paranormal romance series books is that the emphasis seems more on what is going on around the main characters than the characters and their relationship. In other reviews, I've talked about the expectations readers have when they pick up books in various genres. When I pick up a romance book, I expect the romance to be the main focus of the book. Sub-plots are icing on the cake, but should add to and not detract from the central theme: romance. These authors managed to keep the focus where it belonged, and I think the result is a rich love story. Worth the time to read, and is bargain priced.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars sebastian can kick edward's ass! September 17, 2010
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i havent thought enough of any other book to even consider writing a review until i met sebastian. from the beginning i thought he was what a vampire should be instead of a bedazzled fairy like edward cullen. his power and control is almost tangible and as strange as it sounds i was even slightly jealous of his attraction to laurel. i had a list of questions while reading this story but it never hindered my ability to do so and when i did get my answers, my reaction was usually vocal. the ending of this book just threw me for a loop and at the same time completely explained the intensity of their relationship from the beginning. in one word..............WOW!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Pretty Standard Vampire Romance February 14, 2012
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Yeah, there's time travel, but it doesn't really change up the genre plot much. The time travel angle is just not up to snuff as far as mking this book stand out from the three million other books with this plot line out there.

*slight spoiler*
For instance, the heroine goes back in time, but she makes no effort to fit in, and she's covered for by a native of that time, for no particular reason. There's no real relationship there at all, this secondary character just goes around lying for her for a couple of weeks.

As for the relationship, it's the typical millennium old vampire falls for mortal for no particular reason, she does stupid stuff that messes up his business, he fixes it for her and loves her forever. There's just not a lot of juice left in this plot line for me, there has to be something extra there, and there just isn't in this book.
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Delightful October 30, 2010
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A quick fun read about true love being reborn. Vampires, time-travel, and elegant romance. It kept me entertained, and I read it straight through on a rainy Saturday.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Really Long January 18, 2012
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I guess i'm just not that into it. This book felt really long to me. I skimmed over much of the middle part that dealt with our perky heroine doing stupid stuff in the middle ages. The authors also had a predilection for ending sentences with prepositions. Why oh why do i keep falling for these free books?
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Read! August 22, 2012
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This book wound up being much more than I expected. I really liked the characters and loved the first half. It threw me off a bit when it got to all of the time travel stuff. I usually stay away from time travel books. There are just too many loop-holes and I'm to analytical to overlook things that don't seem to add up and there were a few of those moments in this story. Overall, the writing was good, the story flowed at a decent rate and held my interest to the end.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I like it, it had a little of everything July 13, 2012
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Bound by BloodI like it, it had a little of everything, Vampires; time travel; history; hot sex. I was expecting something a little different (a surprise baby) for the ending, but it was a good read.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Bound by Blood
Excellent READ! I couldn't put it down! Another book I would love to see on the big screen!!! Very entertaining and I'll have to read it again!
Published 1 month ago by Donna Dee Jordan
5.0 out of 5 stars loved it
Great read thought their for a minute that Sebastian would be stuck in the future. And thought he would die in his past. Loved it
Published 2 months ago by crystal jacobs
2.0 out of 5 stars Unnecessary Sex Scenes
This book would have gone on the worst-books-ever shelf for the animistic sexual scenes, but I skimmed past them, because I really enjoyed the plot of the novel. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Selena#1
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent story
Great plot, action, adventure, & sizzling romance. A great nonstop read, good character development, ms. Bourdon & ms. Hoyt know how to weave a good tale.
Published 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Sincere Love
This was a beautiful story. I read it several times over a week and rejoiced and cried every time. There is beauty in loving someone where they are while looking forward to who... Read more
Published 17 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars B--------y Fantastic !!!!!!!!!!!
I think my title for this review says it all. This book was absolutely wonderful and I could not put it down. The love between Sebastian and Laura was beautiful. Read more
Published 21 months ago by BevHarro
5.0 out of 5 stars Great story
I enjoyed reading 'Bound By Blood'. A great fairy tale love story with a rather unique twist. The characters were great. Laurel is a great character. I like her outlook on life. Read more
Published 22 months ago by Denise Gardner
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read
I love this book the only disappointment i had (spoiler alert) was i really was hoping that the book would end with her pregnant (since she slept with the mortal thorn) but thats... Read more
Published 22 months ago by Constance F. Chandler
5.0 out of 5 stars Had me hooked from the beginning
One of those books you are sorry to finish and just want more!

Romance, spunky vampire, and some really cool history thrown in - perfect!
Published on April 30, 2013 by 007GAL
5.0 out of 5 stars Thoroughly enjoyable...I want more!
Rarely do I find a book that I wish would never end. Bound by Blood fits easily into that category. To say it is riveting is an understatement. Read more
Published on April 22, 2013 by Bobbi
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More About the Author

Born and raised in Corona, California, Danielle Bourdon has written 24 novels and 9 short stories. Her love of reading and writing prompted her to start dabbling with words at an early age. Her works include stories in a wide range of genres: romance, paranormal romance, romantic suspense and contemporary fantasy. Other loves besides writing include gardening, photography, graphic art and spending time with her two teenage boys.

There is a black cat named Sheba involved who firmly believes the laptop is her personal basking zone.

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