Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Bound by Blood
t'irla ~The BookSlayer~'s review Jan 23, 12 ·
In P.A. Lupton's debut novel we have the beginnings of a really great new PNR series.
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.
In Bound by Blood we meet Brianna Reese, FBI Agent, witch and all round alpha female. Brianna newly transferred to Denver is partnered with Morrison a old school FBI Agent and both have to investigate the death of several drained females. During the investigation we meet Nathan Vampire extraordinaire..Nathan has some secrets that will change Brianna's life forever.
PAL has created a strong female lead who doesn't need any man to help her kick butt whether it be human or vampire. She is a very compelling character with a well rounded back story which helps the reader emotionally connect and care about her. The male leads are perhaps not as well rounded as Brianna with a few scenes that just didn't seem to be in character for the type of male presented. Short of that the plot is great, a true old fashion who-dun-it and a surprising end.
I can't wait for the next book to see how these characters develop even more and see how Morrison handles his changes.
Solid 4 stars which I can see heading for 5 if her next one is as good as the first. Recommended to all PNR fans especially those who like a bit of mystery with their vamps!