"Immensely enjoyable scorching hot vampire short story"

In the Blood-Vine series, only the men become vampires. On the other hand, the women of the same race chose their life long mates during an ancient ritual. Bound by Deception begins with Anna who is undergoing the ritual. She must choose between one of three goblets of blood. The one she chooses will be her mate, whether she loves him or not. She is unsure, although one goblet draws her attention more than the others.

Dimitiri sits and watches Anna. His goblet is one of the three and his entire being craves for Anna to pick him. When she does pick him, she appears to be angry, but his urge to claim her is undeniable. Unfortunately, it is Anna's prerogative if she is to become his mate.

Holy smokes! Grab your fans because you're going to need to cool off after reading this short story. Anna and Dimitri light up the pages with their relationship, even if Anna needed a bit of coaxing. The story moves quickly. I did not even noticing turning pages until I got to the end. Also, other characters hint at possible sequels and I look forward to more of the Blood-Vine series. Highly recommended!

Reviewed by Katie Seely
Posted February 20, 2010


To find a compatible mate, Anna will undergo the ancient blood-rite of her people. While she hopes that the outcome is a good one, she knows a love-match is only a remote possibility. Life and death hang in the balance and she, alone, must choose her destiny. She draws upon all her courage to complete this duty but is unaware of the underlying deception which will change her fate entirely. Once her mate is revealed, her shock is replaced by an all-consuming passion.

Dimitri is starving for Anna, his hunger is relentless. Burning desire unfolds between them. His blood-lust flares out of control and combines with the overwhelming need to claim her in every way he can. Danger lurks in the shadows, though, and a spurned male waits for his revenge.

Dimitri has to win Anna's heart and protect her from the menacing threat because he can't survive without her. Through any means necessary, he must make sure nothing stands in the way of their bonding.

Anna is his blood-mate and he will never, let anything or anyone take her from him.

Genre: Sensual Paranormal Romance, Fantasy

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Bound By Deception
(Blood-Vine: Book 1)
by Christa Paige

Liquid Silver Books
October 1, 2009
Available: October 15, 2009
ISBN #1595786007
EAN #9781595786005
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