Monday, May 2, 2016

Happy Book Birthday~ Bound by Carmen Fox!!


BOUND 
The Silverton Chronicles
Book Two
Carmen Fox

Date of Publication: April 30, 2016

Genre: Urban Fantasy Romance

Publisher: Smart Heart Publishing

Cover Designer: Ana Grigoriu

epub ISBN :  9780993199233

Book Description:

Bound by blood. Bound by loyalty. Bound by love.

Florian has it all: excellent fashion sense, a kickass job with his best friend, and a hard-won place among Silverton’s werewolves. When a pack of females pads into their territory, Flo’s alpha dispatches him to handle a merger. Total cakewalk. Except Keely, their alpha, has no intention of submitting her wolves to Flo's larger pack. Worse, a single glance from her baby blues sends his eloquence on vacation and his heartbeat into overdrive. His flirtations seem welcome too, but there's a snag. She doesn’t know he’s a vampire.

While Flo struggles with his conflicts—obey his alpha, or win over Keely—his estranged sire blasts into town with a catalog of radical ideas. And hanging out with unsophisticated werewolves didn't make the list.

With violence in the air and all sides testing his loyalties, Florian must bite back, even if showing his fangs costs him the girl.

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Excerpt (action-based)

With the ceiling spinning above me, I spat out his taste. Even that took effort. My body was a mess of floppy appendages without the muscles to shift. But I’d done it. I’d pushed my sire out of my mind. Did that mean I was free of him now?

Gino shot to his feet. “Get up.”

He turned his back to me and stared through a gap in the curtains.

I tightened my jaw, scrambled up, and had to lean on the armchair. No strength. Lack of blood. Total head rush.

“You are not to see your friends again, is that understood?” The sharpness of his voice didn't ease the thudding in my head.

I hitched my shoulders to restart my suffering circulation.

“Ali?” I called with my mind.

He would give me strength.

“Ali?”

Nothing. My knees trembled. The hollow Ali had carved out and filled with his bothersome emotions lay empty.

Memories of when we first met streamed into the void. We’d laughed, and we’d argued, and gotten piss-drunk at the local bar more than twice, but we’d always, always been like brothers inside that hollow.

I touched my pockets, felt my jacket for…for what? This was crazy.

He could be busy, or he simply hadn’t heard me.

“Ali? Where are you?”

“Florian.” Gino’s pitch tightened. “I need you to listen.”

I’d ejected Gino from my mind too late. Ali was gone. My sire’s remaking of me had snapped our link like a brittle twig.
My review 

I freaking love this series!!! I was so happy to see Ivy and Flo again! And we get to see a little more into different worlds. The werewolves and the vampires and their... Cultures lol. And this time, it's Flo's turn and boy was this one utterly fantastic! Don't get me wrong, I'm still whole heartedly a big Ivy fan and I'd love another POV from her, but I think this was perfect seeing a different perspective and since it's not only about Ivy, Florian made the perfect victim- I mean look! 😉

Florian, aka Flo, is Ovy's best friend and co-worker, as well as a vampire who is part of a wolf pack. Ok I am gunna try really hard not to spoil those who haven't read book one's look. Flo and Ivy linked themselves to the wolf pack. But that comes with consequences for Flo. His sister is pissed because she feels like he's picking "furballs" over her, his sire comes home and is furious, because he hates werewolves on principle, AND Flo in his own right is a little pissed because things aren't so simple anymore. He's not just friends with Ivy and they don't just work as PI's anymore. He's got some overcoming to do. And when the Alpha sends him to be a diplomat with a pack of all female werewolves, things do not go according to his plan. Rollo is a pack member and his sister is part of the female pack, so there's some complications. Then Flo is linked to someone in his pack, but the alpha female has her own draw on him he doesn't understand. More complications. And here's where we meet Keely. 

Keely is super cool! She is my lady hero. She will not bow down to a male alpha and subject her pack of ladies- who have been tormented by males- to any more scrutiny. And when Flo shows up, pretty much demanding this, she's pissed. She also tells him the story of why she won't be anything but alpha and how she also hates vampires. Yep- no vampers for her. But when rogues start trying to kidnap the ladies and Ivy and Flo discover even more sinister plots, things spiral out of control. And man, I thought it was gunna be a complete loss. But I'm so glad things are turning out... Well just turning out. I think Ali got his heart broken and so did Flo's sister and so did Flo a little bit. There's some not so nice parts but there's some super duper hawt parts! And man oh man I'm a little jealous of Keely! :) 

The writing is spectacular as I knew it would be. I have come to love the writing style of Ms Fox and I'm proud to say she has become a serious favorite! I'm seriously anxiously waiting for the next book because it's not over. I know it. Lathan is still around, Waylon was MIA, and that whole gathering was creeping me out. And the Djinn, no they aren't finished! So with that- gimme more!!!! 5 PAWS!!! 

 
About The Author

Carmen lives in the south of England with her beloved tea maker and a stuffed sheep called Fergus. An avid reader since childhood, she caught the writing bug when her Nana asked her to write a story. She also has a law degree, studied physics for a few years, dabbled in marketing and human resources, and speaks native-level German and fluent Geek. Her preferred niches of geekdom are tabletop games, comics, sci-fi and fantasy.

She writes about smart women with sassitude, about pretty cool guys too, and will chase that plot twist, no matter how elusive.

Guarded (The Silverton Chronicles – Bk. 1) became a no. 1 bestseller in the vampire and werewolf mystery categories.

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