Wednesday, July 7, 2010

SHADOW BOUND by Erin Kellison

Book 1 in series
Publisher: Dorchester
Date published: June 2010
ISBN: 978-0-505-52829-2
Paranormal/Romantic Suspense/Fantasy
Mass Market Paperback
Reviewed by Dawn
Obtained by publisher

Adam Thorne has searched for a way to kill the wraiths that have changed his brother into the monster he is today. Founding the Segue Institute just for that purpose, he never imagines that one woman will be the power he needs to stop not just the wraiths or his brother but the coming war. Adam never anticipated in falling in love with her either.

Talia O’Brien is someone different, a woman with secrets and powers no ordinary mortal has. Determined to find out her heritage, she stumbles into something that will have her fleeing-right into Adam’s arms. Can she trust him enough to help shift the war that is looming and in the process learn about herself?

SHADOW BOUND is one wild ride from start to finish. I loved every minute of it. This was an author who knew her characters, the story and how it was to go. The story flowed smoothly going into one action packed scene after another while detailing Talia’s past and the romance between Adam and Talia. This was a “new to me” author and one I found highly addicting. I read this book within a matter of hours and had to go check to see when the next book comes out. If you like a new take on vampires and paranormal, then this is definitely for you.

Meet Talia O’Brien, a woman steeped in the shadows by a legacy not of her choosing. Trying to figure out what makes her different, she stumbles upon a secret of her birth that shakes her to the core and has her running for her life. Adam Thorne is determined to wipe out the man who was once his big brother. Now, racing against the clock to stop the wraiths before they hit humanity, Adam stumbles upon Talia and finds himself drawn to the one woman who can save his soul and stop a war….that is if she can trust him long enough to survive. I have got to admit, both these characters really took a bit to get to me. At first I wasn’t sure if I even liked them much less root for them but over the course of the book, both started showing their flaws and vulnerabilities while slowly making them become more enjoyable. In the end I was rooting for them to save the day and find their happily ever after. Some interesting secondary characters play a major part of the storyline and keep the story flowing smoothly. I am intrigued to see what happens next for all of them in the next book.

SHADOW BOUND is a new twist on a tired lore and one that will appeal to any who love vampires, paranormal and action/suspense. I am looking forward to reading more from this new author in the paranormal genre and hope you pick SHADOW BOUND as well. It is one of those wonderful books you will want to read over again.

This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.

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