Bound By Blood: Two Novellas of Paranormal Romance by Sarah Bella
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Story Rating: 3 out of 5 paddles
Sting Factor (kink): 4 out of 5
The first story in Bound by Blood, Half of Me, starts out with Drake, who is a roadie for the up and coming band Iron Vengeance. We also find out the reason the band is quickly gaining popularity is because of Drake who is a Sidhe. He has traveled around with numerous bands, helping them quickly rise to popularity but leaving just before the band is able to make its big break. While he travels along with these bands, Drake longs to find his Other, tired of wandering through life alone and even wondering if his Other even exists.
Drake goes out for breakfast with Chad, a member of the band. As they are leaving the diner, Drake bumps into a girl who leaves him completely speechless. He doesn’t get her name, but that night at the show, Chad asks the crowd if anyone knows the waitress and this angers Drake. He goes out into an alley to calm down when he runs into the waitress from the diner, Penny who Drake believes to be his Other. They make plans to meet after the show.
This is where the fun begins for the both of them. Penny finds out something about her family history that she had no idea about and Drake learns a lot about Penny during all the time they spend together. A bond is formed between the two that causes a life changing event to happen for both Penny and Drake.
The second story, Bound by Blood takes place in the Midwest and centers on Caoimhe, who is a vampire who has been running a sex shop for the past forty years. One night a couple walks in and while Caoimhe completely ignores the male, the female member of the couple completely grabs her attention. Once the couple makes it up to the counter with their purchase-a double sided dildo Caoimhe’s mind races with ideas of what could be done to the female with the toy. She also slips in a business card with the phone number, hoping the luscious female will find the card before her boyfriend does.
Both of these stories are really well written and the kink that takes place is very nice as well. I felt that there was something missing from both of these stories due to the short length and that they would be better if they were longer. Both were a quick and enjoyable read, but I was left wanting more.
Reviewed by Tequila Rose