Desire collides with danger as a vampire and a shapeshifter cross paths in this searing MoonBound Clan story from New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling paranormal romance author Larissa Ione.
After accidentally shifting into a wolf—and getting stuck—Tehya, herself a vampire, has spent the last twelve years as the pet of Lobo, another vampire who has the unique gift of communicating with wolves.
When Lobo found Tehya starving and nearly frozen to death, he took her in and nursed her back to health, all the while completely unaware that she was really a fellow vampire. But there was always something special about her, and he finds out exactly how special after she’s injured and returned to her true form. Desire collides with danger as he soon finds that he must protect not only Tehya but also himself... Originally published in the Blood Red Kiss anthology.
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Forsaken by Larissa Ione is a short but interesting read/listen. This is book 2.5 in the Moonbound Clan series. I have had this on my kindle for some time now, but recently got the chance to read it.
This installment introduces Lobo and Teyah. Lobo is a 120-year-old vampire who is also a skin walker. He can shift into any living form, be it human or animal. A former member of the Moonbound Clan, banned for shifting into the form of another clan member. Since then he has been wandering the woods and living a lonely existence. That all changed when he rescued a wolf, that was injured and on the brink of starvation. She became his constant companion for 12 years.
What he did not know is that Teyah was no ordinary wolf.
I found Lobo to be an intriguing character. His protective nature led him to take a great risk to save Teyah’s life. A risk that would pay off in the end.
Teyah proved a fascinating character. Loyal and fiercely protective of Lobo. She showed courage in the face of danger.
Despite, this being a short read, the story packed a punch. There was sufficient romance, action and heat to keep me glued to the pages.
The fluidity of the story made it easy to follow. I loved the world building, which made me realised how much I missed this series. I curious to know if there are plans to continue the series. The good thing about this, there is no need to read the previous books prior to reading this installment.
Amy Landon narrated the story. This is my first time listening to her work and I enjoyed every moment. She did a good job with the narration. Her pace and tone fit the story well.
Overall, a good read with interesting characters.
About Larissa Ione
Air Force veteran Larissa Ione traded in a career in meteorology to pursue her passion of writing. She has since published dozens of books, hit several bestseller lists, including the New York Times and USA Today, and has been nominated for a RITA award. She now spends her days in pajamas with her computer, strong coffee, and supernatural worlds. She believes in celebrating everything, and would never be caught without a bottle of Champagne chilling in the fridge…just in case. She currently lives in Wisconsin with her retired U.S. Coast Guard husband, her son, a rescue cat named Vegas, and her very own hellhounds, a King Shepherd named Hexe and a Belgian Malinois named Duvel.
Nadene's addiction to reading began at an early age, when a family friend gifted her a copy of Wuthering Heights. From that moment she was never without a book.She will read anything as long the material is compelling enough to hold her attention. She gained many experiences through the pages of the books she had the opportunity to read.She created this blog to share her love of books with like minded individuals hopes that in sharing reviews of the books read visitors to the blog will discover their next addictive read. When not reading, Nadene enjoys cooking, listening to music and watching television.
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14 responses to “Review: Forsaken by Night by Larissa Ione”
I’d not heard of that narrator. Love the author but haven’t started these yet. Definitely sounds like I need to.
I love shapeshifting stories! The action, romance, and main characters sound awesome, and like they were able to deliver a great story, even though it was short in length. I enjoy reading Larissa Ione’s stories!
Lindy@ A Bookish Escape
sounds good, im not a fan of audible but would try this
This is an author that I really would like to try. I have a feeling that I would like this one. Glad you enjoyed it, Nadine!
I loved this book too! I love this author so much and am glad you enjoyed this story.
I have read like 1 Ione throughout my years, dunno how I managed that. I should try more
I really need to try more New Adult paranormal tales like this one. I bet I’d enjoy it! Great review!
Great review. That is one hot cover.
It’s been a while since I haven’t read one of her books
I loved this story. I read it as part of an anthology and always meant to go back for the rest of the series.
I wish I could do audiobooks – I’m too visual
I really need to read one of her books! Thanks for the reminder!