Saturday, December 3, 2011

[Archive] LITERAL ADDICTION's Review of Bound by Blood


P.A Lupton has had an addiction to books as long as she can remember, and from the moment she picked up her first Anne Rice novel, she was hooked on the paranormal. The compelling lure of the paranormal world is irresistible to her. It is a world where anything and everything is possible, and the boundaries of humanity need not apply. 
Women love a dangerous man, and what could be more dangerous than a vampire. Vampires embody everything we crave about the stereotypical bad boy. They exude confidence and sensuality. They are exciting, mysterious, and the epitome of masculine perfection—strong, youthful, and indescribably gorgeous. What’s not to love?
Her first novel, Bound by Blood, combines her two favorite paranormal legends: witches and vampires—with a little romance thrown into the mix.
Bound by Blood, Book #1 of the Garner Witch series
Author:  P.A Lupton
Synopsis: FBI agent and psychic, Brianna Reece, descends from an ancient and powerful bloodline of witches, only she doesn’t know it. But now that legacy has come back to bite her—literally.

In the shadows of night in Denver Colorado, a serial killer is hunting women, and FBI agent Brianna Reece is hunting the killer. Unlike any case she’s worked before, Brianna can’t ignore the prickling at the back of her neck when she glimpses the resemblance she shares with the victims. The investigation begins to touch even closer to home when it is revealed that all of the victims were also psychic.

Complicating matters further, Brianna is captivated by the FBI’s prime suspect Nathan Donovan. Though she senses he is hiding something from her, the attraction she feels for him is compelling, and unlike anything she’s ever experienced. Through a chance twist of fate, Nathan learns of Brianna’s ancestry and is forced to divulge secrets to Brianna that will change her life forever.

When she learns that the killer is an evil vampire, and he’s now set his sights on her, Nathan alone holds the key to awakening her dormant powers. Now he must race to teach her how to control her emergent gifts before she becomes the next victim.

Our Review [by Michelle L. Olson – LITERAL ADDICTION’s Pack Alpha]:
I ran across Bound by Blood in my Amazon recommendeds and had to give it a try.  I’m certainly glad I did! 

Bound by Blood was a fast paced, wickedly sexy, action-packed, paranormal thrill ride and had me hooked from the first page. 

Our hero, Brianna, is smart, tough, sexy, sassy and unwilling to take any guff. 

Our hero, Nathan, is drop-dead gorgeous, mysterious, sensitive and an all around ‘good guy’. 

Together, they’re a power couple unlike any other, and utterly enjoyable.

The plot is complicated (yet seamlessly written and therefore easy to follow), full of magic and mystery, and utterly compelling.

Everything I look for in a fantastic Urban Fantasy was present in Bound by Blood.  It had intrigue, mystery, suspense, deceit, romance, magic, mayhem, and action, all delivered beautifully by Ms. Lupton. 

LITERAL ADDICTION gives Bound by Blood 4 1/2 Skulls, and would recommend it to all Dark Urban Fantasy, Urban Fantasy & Paranormal Romance readers.

I can’t wait for the next installment in the Garner Witch series!

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