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Bound by Darkness [Kindle Edition]

Buffy Christopher-Vincent
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Lila Anderson’s is having visions of murdered women in the back alleys of San Francisco through the eyes of a hero trying to save them. She’s supposed to be a dominatrix, not a psychic! This hero has a name. Drake Bennett. Drake leads a solitary life as a vampire and when Lila invades his mind he wants her out.
Then a known murderer kidnaps Lila, and uses her life experience in bondage and domination to break her and turn her against Drake. Will the deep feelings of desire she has for Drake and their psychic link be enough to save Lila before she succumbs to her dark desires?

4 Cup Review from Danielle at Coffee Time Romance.
Danielle said: “Bound by Darkness is the type of book that is best read when the lights are down low and the thunder rages, lightning strikes, and winds howl around you. When you think of a tortured hero in some of the great literatures out there, Drake does a great job of portraying one as he struggles to overcome his passion, shame, and past mistakes that have led to the villainous Simon’s vengeful deeds. Ms. Christopher knows how to set the atmosphere that not only sets the tone of this novel, but it also pulled me right into this gothic and darkly twisted tale. If you fancy yourself a reader that savors a lush yet haunted tale of eternal passion and love then you will find yourself appreciating this paranormal romance to its fullest.”


Editorial Reviews

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BOUND BY DARKNESS is a thrilling and spicy paranormal romance with high intensity scenes. The attention to detail is spectacular, painting a picture in the reader's mind. The character development is grand, creating emotion for the reader to despise Simon and come to like Lila and Drake and even cheer for them. Dark and compelling characters, sizzling love scenes and a page-turning plot mesh together into a high adrenaline read! 
 
By Romance Junkies Reviewer: Wendy
4 Cup Review from Danielle at Coffee Time Romance.
Danielle said: "Bound by Darkness is the type of book that is best read when the lights are down low and the thunder rages, lightning strikes, and winds howl around you. When you think of a tortured hero in some of the great literatures out there, Drake does a great job of portraying one as he struggles to overcome his passion, shame, and past mistakes that have led to the villainous Simon's vengeful deeds. Ms. Christopher knows how to set the atmosphere that not only sets the tone of this novel, but it also pulled me right into this gothic and darkly twisted tale. If you fancy yourself a reader that savors a lush yet haunted tale of eternal passion and love then you will find yourself appreciating this paranormal romance to its fullest."

From the Author

This was the story that had been simmering in my heart for years! It was also the first story I wrote as an adult. I had trouble with Simon because he's just so evil, even I hated him! But Lila and Drake were always there to pull me through and I got to write for them more often than not.

Product Details

  • File Size: 527 KB
  • Print Length: 271 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006FZIT4I
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #350,573 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars not for me March 20, 2013
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I'll give this book 3 stars, but honestly I'm really struggling to lift it up that high. I picked this book up solely because I thought it was interesting that the main character was a Dominatrix. I envisioned a strong, sexually dominant female who knows her own mind and body. I thought, 'well, this could be fun.' It wasn't.

Lila was billed as a Dominatrix but in almost every sex scene she was playing a Submissive, getting off on her own rape essentially. (That's Submissive with a capital S by the way.) I don't mean to infer that BDSM and Dom/Sub relationships are akin to rape, of course not. But in the first sex scene for example, Lila was shackled, gagged, blindfolded and whipped by a homicidal maniac that she was terrified of, knew had killed at least one woman THAT NIGHT, didn't want to be in session with, but couldn't escape, and had no reasonable expectation of survival. Then afterwards she cried because of the trauma. Rape. And she's supposed to have orgasmed in the middle of all of that? Riiiggghhhttt.

I very rarely don't finish books, but I almost gave up at that point. I just wouldn't have picked that book up to start with. That's before I even get into whether I believe Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs would have allowed her enjoy any aspect of the experience if she was so scared for her life. Maybe I'm just being naive about the life-style, but it seems unlikely that basic biology would allow the body to prioritise sexual satisfaction over physical survival to start with, no matter how much you like pain, need release, or how you've been 'trained'. Both fear and climax require hormones and, while no expert, I would expect those that produce fear to top those that lead to sexual enjoyment.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A thrilling and spicy paranormal romance July 14, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
Lila Anderson spent years as a slave for a B & D Master. Now, finally free and a Mistress herself, she is enjoying her sexual power which she uses for her job at The Pit, a bondage and domination club.

Recently, she has been plagued with dreams of dead women. She watches through the eyes of someone else, a man. But then she usually sees the dead women on television shortly thereafter, a dream that has become a reality. But now the visions are plaguing her while she is awake, and the man she sees the visions through is talking to her in her head.

Drake Bennett is a vampire, over four hundred years old. Years ago, he turned a young man, Simon, into a vampire. Simon was sick and sadistic and a human who never should have been turned. Now, Simon is murdering young women in Drake's territory, hoping to draw the notice of the Vampire Council. If noticed, it is Drake who would be punished to the death for the deaths.

While Drake is pursuing Simon, Lila keeps popping up in his head. Used to his solitude and betrayed by a woman before, he has no use for her and wants her out of his mind. But eventually Lila and Drake hook up, and there are immediate sparks.

When Lila is kidnapped by Simon, she hopes her psychic connection with Drake will help save her. Simon is determined to destroy anything Drake cares about, and he uses Lila's skills and bondage and domination to break her and turn her against Drake. Will Drake get to her in time before everything is lost?

BOUND BY DARKNESS is a thrilling and spicy paranormal romance with high intensity scenes. The attention to detail is spectacular, painting a picture in the reader's mind. The character development is grand, creating emotion for the reader to despise Simon and come to like Lila and Drake and even cheer for them. Dark and compelling characters, sizzling love scenes and a page-turning plot mesh together into a high adrenaline read!

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Dark Vampire Erotica March 25, 2013
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This book has a lot of genres in it. BDSM, Vampires, Paranormal, Romance. It was dark and sometimes confusing for me. There were moments where I was very absorbed and could not read fast enough, then moments where I found myself skimming.
I think that is because of the mix of so many different themes.
I enjoyed the plot, the characters, the premise of the book. It was very dark and ultimately Lelia finds redemption in love and is able to heal.
I really liked the other vampires introduced in the book and could see a series forming. It was a good vampire book. However the BDSM aspect to it was not very romantic or consensual. It was more sadistic and I felt like it was used to punish and break.
There is more sex then plot so I would say in the end it is Vampire erotica. But there is enough plot to want to read more and see what develops.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars good book May 22, 2013
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this is totally different from any other books ive read. i like vampire romance and it was but totally different really dark and she worked at a strange club but it ends good . still a good read and it was free at the time so im glad i read it
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great love story January 25, 2013
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Really enjoyed this story. The details and descriptions made it easy to be right there with the characters. Highly recommended.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Somewhat repetitive March 21, 2013
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I felt it was a bit repetitive at time. Also there was this feeling of...awkwardness (the closest I can come to accurately describe it) in the reading. Not a bad read but not the best either.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not a BDSM novel but an ok read. June 27, 2014
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This was a good read, and the characters were interesting. The BDSM aspect was poorley portrayed with te little that wa added. As for a vampire book it was pretty good.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars dissapointing
Usually I think Amazon reviews are pretty accurate but i was really unpleasantly surprised by this book. Read more
Published 2 months ago by lex
5.0 out of 5 stars On the edge of your seat good.
Well written. The relationship of the characters an d the twists and turns kept me from putting the book down. Will definitely read all books by this author.
Published 5 months ago by Ann-Marie Maitland
3.0 out of 5 stars ok ay
It was an good read to past the time,it has sex ,some S&M ,a serial killer,witches and blast from the past. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Bound by Darkness was good
As I started reading your book I wasn't sure that I would like it but it turned out ok. I am excited about the next one.
Published 7 months ago by Patricia Collins
2.0 out of 5 stars I didn't like it
This book was too short and it didn't have much of a story line to support it. I would no waste my money.
Published 8 months ago by Jsheff
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read!!
This is one of the best paranormal books I have read to date. Lots of twists and turns .. A real look into BDSM plus also how as a submissive you are able to control the way your... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Golden_one
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful read.
I really enjoyed this book. It was a suspense with a love story thrown in. I just love paranormal books. I will look for more of yours.
Published 8 months ago by bayoujewel
3.0 out of 5 stars Ok read
What I enjoyed was the history of the story, that in it self was what kept me interested . That's it
Published 10 months ago by Arcelia Duenas
5.0 out of 5 stars Good book
Easy reading love these books short and sweet need more book like this one . thanks for the good book
Published 12 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Strong story line
This is my first time reading by this author well enough in hope she would write another one like this if not same set of the series. Especially that has involves BDSM lifestyles. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Amazon Customer
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More About the Author

I have been an avid romance reader since I was sixteen and picked up Anne Rice's Exit to Eden. Of course I joke that the book changed my life. No one knew I was reading it and when I first started it I was unaware of what it was about. Once I discovered the true meaning in the book I was hooked and looked for more. I have discovered more authors by sheer luck than anything else, but have never put down a single book I've picked up without finishing it. That's not to say that they were all wonderful reads, but I feel I owe it to the author to at least stick it out to the end. I must say all I know I've learned from reading and good old trial and error. I haven't been in the author business very long, but I am constantly learning new things that I hope to be able to share with you.

I love vampires! They are my favorite subject so much so I have a bat tattooed on the back of my neck with beady red eyes and red fangs, just so I always remember who I am inside. Even though my first book is about a Were-tiger, I hope you will follow me on this journey through writing and publishing as I share my vampires, tigers and pumas! Oh my!

On a much more personal note I have been happily married to my hubby for seventeen years and have two beautiful teenagers. A daughter who has just become a driver and a son who is as obsessed with his video games as I am with my writing. My family is my strength and my heart. They are always there for me and support me no matter what is going on. They are my blessing in life.

I hope you will take a look at my book and become a Buffy Christopher Fan.

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