"Don't mess with Fate..."

When his mother gives him the name of his soul mate, Gregor Faustin has no intention of giving up his freedom as a single male. Fate's hand intervenes and Gregor runs into his soul mate, literally with his car. Maddy is a feisty, mouthy woman who gives Gregor a run for his money. Gregor hungers for Maddy's blood and her body, but Maddy can't spare a drop of her blood because she's dying. Life only gets more complicated when you don't listen to the wisdom of a sight bearing mother.

Maddy knows she's found someone special in Gregor, but she's afraid of the pain he'd experience when she died. Gregor refuses to let Maddy go after he's found her. Together they face incredible odds to be together. Both characters are likable in that the reader can relate to them. Gregor is an incredible hero, even when he makes mistakes he looks great doing it! Maddy steals the show though, no one will ever be able to put anything by her.

The scenes were set up, by Evie Byrne, in such a way that they leap off the pages and into the readers' imagination. From the vampire club, to the hospital room I felt as if I were there, a fly on the wall. This tale was just fun to read. The pace is fast and the love scenes are wildly entertaining. Though this is my first taste of Ms. Byrne's work, she'll be an author I watch out for in the future.

Reviewed by Kristy Bock
Posted May 23, 2009


Scorn Fate and she’ll bitch slap you back.

The damned will be sucking snow cones in hell before Gregor Faustin succumbs to love and marriage. Or so he thinks. Until he ploughs his BMW straight into destiny. Madelena, with her smart mouth and her luscious ass, her old-man wardrobe and pointed questions, affects him like no woman he’s ever met. Gregor can’t decide if he’d rather throttle her, suck every sweet drop of blood from her body, or lock her in a room and make love to her until they both die of exhaustion. The only answer—stay far, far away.

Maddy begs the man who ran her over to keep her out of the hospital. In answer, he heals her with a kiss that leaves her haunted by erotic, soul-stealing dreams. But she’s got too many problems to risk what’s left of her heart on any man.

Gregor would like nothing better than to pull his usual disappearing act, but he finds himself entangled with Maddy in a way that goes beyond obsession. By tasting a few precious drops of her blood, he’s bound his life to hers. Now both their days are numbered.

Genre: Paranormal Romance, Vampire
Length: Category

Warning: This story is shamelessly naughty, its depravity extending to a strange form of foot sex and other even less mentionable acts. Despite scenes which might indicate the contrary, the author’s lawyers and the Taxi Drivers’ Union of Greater Manhattan encourage everyone to behave with decorum when riding in taxis.

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Bound by Blood
(The Faustin Bros.: Book 2)
by Evie Byrne

Samhain Publishing
May 1, 2009
Available: May 5, 2009
ISBN #1605045187
EAN #9781605045184
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