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Publisher's Summary

By blood, by word, by magic….

Most can’t touch the power. But Liv Warren is special—a paranormal tracker who follows the scent of blood. Liv makes her own rules, and the most important one is trust no one.

But when her friend’s daughter goes missing, Liv has no choice but to find the girl. Thanks to a childhood oath,Liv can’t rest until the child is home safe. But that means trusting Cam Caballero, the former lover forbidden to her.

Bound by oath and lost in desire for a man she cannot have, Liv is racing to save the child from a dark criminal underworld where secrets, lies, trauma, and danger lurk around every corner… every touch… every kiss. And more blood will be spilled before it’s over.

©2011 Rachel Vincent (P)2011 Harlequin Enterprises, Ltd.

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Really enjoyed this new series!

This is the first of a new series, and is really worth listening to. It has a unique new twist to the paranormal realm. These people are born with skills, to help track down criminals, thru blood samples, names, and can shadow into a dark room. They are employed by mobsters. It's characters are thrown into this world, not wanting to be there, but their skills make them prisoners to the mob bosses. There is passion, romance, mystery, suspense, brutal action, along with a good story. Enjoyed the narration, which bounces from the woman, then back to the man's voice, telling the story. Which, probably made the story better to listen to, than to read. I'm going on to the next installment 'Shadow Bound"

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A Nice Surprise

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

I would recommend this book to some friends. I found some elements of the story to be predictable. While I liked the ending, I'm a little disappointed that the series will continue with other people in the protagonist roles, and am hopeful we will see what happens to our two heroes in the next book.

If you???ve listened to books by Rachel Vincent before, how does this one compare?

I much preferred this book to the Were-Cat series. I found the characters in that story to be of less than average intelligence and some of them seemed... forced. These characters were much more interesting.

What about Gabra Zackman???s performance did you like?

I believe the narrator did a good job. She isn't one of my favorites, however. There's something about some of her female voices that I do not like.

Did Blood Bound inspire you to do anything?

I believe I will listen to the next book in the series just to see if it mentions what happens to the characters in this story. I will probably add this book to my paperback collection as well.

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  • Dawn
  • Columbus, NC, United States
  • 02-17-12

Story is great but the narrator isn't.

Blood Bound ranks up there with Vincent's Shifter series. However the narrator is too sing-song and is hard to follow with the character point of view changes. If you liked Vincent's Shifter series but aren't blown away with the Soul Screamer series then give this one a try.

2 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • SARA
  • Jacksonville, Ar, United States
  • 02-24-13

IT WAS OK...

NOT REALLY WHAT I EXPECTED BUT IT WAS AN OK BOOK. NEW TO THE AUTHER SO I REALLY CANT COMPAIR THIS WORK TO HER OTHER BOOKS. I GUESS IT JUST WASNT MY THING. BUT THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH TRYING SOMETHING NEW!! GOOD BUT NOT MY CUP OF TEA!!! I THINK THE NARRATER COULD HAVE BEEN BETTER!!!

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Er, no.

I like Rachel Vincent's writing- at least when she isn't cribbing Kelley Armstrong's work, but I honestly found this one unbelievable. A lady who can smell blood for 80 miles? Eh... Come on now.

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Mediocre at best.

What did you like best about Blood Bound? What did you like least?

I enjoy the creative mind of Vincent's, but have little value for her delivery.

Would you ever listen to anything by Rachel Vincent again?

Yes.

What does Gabra Zackman bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

She is an experienced reder who's abilities permit her to work with impossible books such as this. It is she who brought to life some of the dead parts of the book.

What would have made this romance irresistible?

Better delivery and better vocabulary.

Any additional comments?

It amazes and saddens me to find that many female writers find it necessary to abandon their delicate nature in favor of "being progressive". As a woman, I find that the use of foul language belittles the message as well as the effect the writer intends to convey. Are we becoming less intelligent? I hope that is not the case.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful