Review: Forsaken by Night (MoonBound Clan Vampires, #2.5) by Larissa Ione

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4 stars!

I have missed this series, and am so excited to finally get another taste! Originally published in the Blood Red Kiss anthology, this novella is #2.5 in the MoonBound Clan Vampires series and is now available to purchase on its own. It’s a great read with a unique, sexy and heartfelt romance and fantastic paranormal action, and is a great addition to the series.

Vampire loner, Lobo, has been seen in glimpses in the previous books of the series, and I was so excited to finally get his story. As a rare and feared ‘skinwalker’, Lobo can shift into other forms, and was banished from the MoonBound Clan 12 years previously for doing just that. Alone and at his lowest point, he came across an injured wolf and nursed her back to health. Tehya has been his solace and constant companion since that day, and the two share a special bond. So when she is injured once again, he’ll risk his own life to save her from death, taking her into the heart of MoonBound territory to get help.

Unbeknownst to Lobo, Tehya is actually a vampire who shifted into wolf form shortly after being turned and has been unable to shift back. She has grown accustomed to life as an animal, even though she’s desperately in love Lobo and is unable to do anything about it. So when she wakes in human form in the middle of a clan of vampires, she’s absolutely terrified and she runs to the one man she can trust.

It’s a great setup for a love story, and the connection that Lobo and Tehya have always shared is still very much there when they finally meet as vampires, although now enhanced with a healthy dose of insta-lust. And like other books from this author there is plenty of hotness to be had, along with a gorgeous and intense romance.

“I had nothing left to claim as my own.”
“Now you have something to come back to? Something to claim?”
“Yeah,” she murmured. “This life. You. You’re mine.”
His grin made her heart soar. “Just promise you won’t pee on me like you do to everything else you consider yours.”
She probably turned a dozen shades of red, but she played it cool. “There are other ways to mark my territory,” she whispered.

But the skinwalkers are feared among the vampires, and after leaving mayhem behind them, they are being hunted. It will take all of Lobo and Tehya’s skill and cunning to keep each other safe, and to fight for a future together. Because now that they’ve found each other, neither of them have any intention of letting go.

“I’m not leaving you.” Her hot breath whispered across his ear, and his groin tightened. “I’d rather die with you than die alone.”

I loved this book. It’s a quick read, but is full of all of the action, excitement and sexy romance that I love about this author’s writing. The paranormal aspects are really well developed and form a great basis to the story, and I loved that we got to see the characters from previous books as the action all unfolded. And with the overarching story arc continuing to build, I can’t wait for more from this series.

4 stars.


MoonBound Clan Vampires series


Bound by Night (#1)
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Chained by Night (#2)
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Forsaken by Night (#2.5)
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