Unchained

Blood Bond Saga Volume 1
Narrated by: John Lane, Lauren Rowe
Series: Blood Bond Saga, Book 1-3
Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
Categories: Romance, Paranormal
4 out of 5 stars (665 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

“Helen gives us the dark, tormented vampire hero we all love in a sensual paranormal romance with all the feels.” ~NYT Bestseller J.S. Scott

Dante Gabriel is starving. What he craves is red gold - human blood. After being held captive as a blood slave to a female vampire for years, he has finally escaped. Unchained at last, he follows his nose to the nearest blood bank to sate his hunger.

ER nurse Erin Hamilton expects just another busy night shift...until she finds a gorgeous stranger vandalizing the hospital blood bank. Though her logic tells her to turn him in, she’s pulled by stronger and unfamiliar emotions to protect the man who seems oddly infatuated with her scent. Chemistry sizzles between them, but Dante, plagued by nightmares of his time in captivity, fears he won’t be able to control himself...especially when he discovers a secret she doesn’t even know she’s hiding.

Blood Bond Saga series reading order:

  1.  Unchained: Blood Bond: Parts 1, 2 & 3
  2. Unhinged: Blood Bond: Parts 4, 5 & 6
  3. Undaunted: Blood Bond: Parts 7, 8 & 9
  4. Unmasked: Blood Bond: Parts 10, 11 & 12
  5. Undefeated: Blood Bond: Parts 13, 14 & 15
  6. Untamed: Blood Bond: Parts 16, 17 & 18
©2018 Waterhouse Press, LLC. (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved. Unchained is a compilation of Blood Bond: 1 © 2018 by Waterhouse Press, LLC, Blood Bond: 2 © 2018 by Waterhouse Press, LLC, and Blood Bond: 3 © 2018 by Waterhouse Press, LLC.

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Waste of a credit

I hadn’t realized the one credit would only get me an intro to the characters, it was short and devastatingly cheesy. The narrators were over the top dramatic or repetitious in intonation. Regrets.

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And I bought this why?

The story was very weak. Early on I figured out who the abductor was. After listening to parts 1-3 that are included in this volume, I have no interest in listening to any more of it. If all you want is hot sex and don't care about a story, then this book is for you. Personally, I prefer to have a better story and less hot sex.

I think the performance would have been more enjoyable if Lauren always voiced the female's dialog and thoughts and John always voiced the male's dialog and thoughts.

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Unchained blood-bond Saga one through three

the books are like a crossover between True Blood and Fifty Shades of Grey God they're good but they're awfully short you have to buy them in a group group of three I think it is can't wait for December

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Can’t get past the Man reading

Man reading this ruins the book for me! I can’t get past his cheesy, graphic novel approach to reading the book. Struggled through 15 chapters finally gave up!!

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Very poor narration

The female narrator is monotone and robotic which makes it very very difficult to listen to her. The male narrator sounds as if he is trying way too hard to have a smouldering sexy voice. I am truly going to try to finish but it is very difficult to continue listening. I may have to just read the book on my own.

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Helen Hardt published a book

Helen Hardt published a book. That is more than I can say. John Lane and Lauren Rowe narrated a book. Also more than I can say.

A book. Not a good book. Not a good narration. But a book with narration.

At first I kept listening because I was hoping both plot and performance would get better. Then I started listening because I was sure it couldn't get worse.

I was wrong on both counts and gave up before my brain exploded from sheer desperation.

But Helen Hardt published a book. And John Lane and Lauren Rowe narrated a book. This is that book.

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REPETITIVE

Same scenes over and over and over and over. Was read wonderfully but written poorly. The overall story was weak and drawn out.

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What. a joke

The p!it was thin the dialogue laughable. I laughed out loud! How did this get written? So bad....I wrote better than this....lube intended...sucked!

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Tripe

To read the synapses one would think there was an actual story. Let me break down the series. Oh god I want her/ him....I must not....why do I keep coming back.....must have you..... In about a hundred different sentence versions. Once you glean the plot, that is it. NO development. Now the last book has a tad bit of story to it but the drivel makes it hard to appreciate. If you guess the end at basically the beginning of the book.....sad story. I doubt any awards were given to this Author. Even as a sex book it is shit. Now I don't need much plot to enjoy those, but bringing the main characters to the brink and backing off.....in a sad and pathetic fashion.....so many times, predictably....gawd. The series is pathetic. Don't wast your brain space OR your credits on this.

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Terrible book

There's nothing good about this book it's derivitive, the main male character is alpha, derogatory, and disrespectful. Bad plot, bad female lead, poorly written, not entertaining and ridiculously annoying. Don't waste your money.

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  • Miss Natasha White
  • 11-14-18

Short

This should have been noted as a series of short stories. Or condensed in to one book.

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  • Angela Kirkhouse
  • 12-10-18

Did not like this at all

It was boring. slow and barely had any grip. the story is being dragged on like the TV show " days of our lives"

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  • Suzzanne smith
  • 02-06-20

Don’t bother

Ridiculous , poor writing, . Giving this 1 star is generous.. if l could give a minus star l would .

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-13-19

Returned

I’m not sure how this book has so many stars. The narrators were both terrible. Woman almost sounds like a Siri wanna be but the male made me laugh. I think he was going for intense. The book itself was so bad. Unrealistic decisions made by the female character just made me roll my eyes time and time again. Characters have no depth I couldn’t careless what happened to them.

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  • Drax17
  • 09-24-19

Disappointing.

This is apparently the first three books in the series, but they are each so short this whole volume would make up one book. I wish it was so much more fleshed out. Wasn't a fan of either the main characters or the male narrator.

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  • Helen
  • 06-08-19

I so wanted this to be good! It wasn't!

This book had some initial good 'bones' but it just did not deliver. It was frustrating and I found many times I was rolling my eyes.
I could not finish it!