Mmm… buckskin leathers! Chained by Night by Larissa Ione

Posted September 30, 2014 by Jennifer in Book Review | | 10 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Mmm… buckskin leathers! Chained by Night by Larissa IoneChained by Night by Larissa Ione
Published by Pocket Books on 09/30/14
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 406
Format: Paperback
Source: Publisher
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Leader of the vampire clan MoonBound, Hunter will do what he must to save his people from extinction—or worse, a torturous eternity as vampire slaves and subjects of human experimentation.To keep his enemies at bay, he has agreed to mate a rival clan leader’s daughter in return for peace between the clans and an ally in the looming war with the humans.

But survival comes at a price. First, Hunter must break an ancient curse by successfully negotiating three deadly tests. Then he must resist the searing passions of the gorgeous vampire warrior he despises but is bound to mate. Will Hunter stay true to his word? Or will he risk everything for the woman he really loves: the vampire seductress’s identical twin sister?

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Larissa Ione never disappoints me, CHAINED BY NIGHT is a great follow-up to BOUND BY NIGHT. This sophomore novel in the MoonBound Clan Vampires series has a great hero and heroine.

At the end of BOUND BY NIGHT (book 1) Hunter, the chief of the Moonbound Clan, agrees to an arranged mating with the daughter of the ShadowSpawn Clan’s chief in order to get two of his clan members back safely. The major problem with this arranged mating? The daughter is a bitch of enormous portions. Oh and she’s a twin. And the ShadowSpawn Clan is full of mean, nasty (like in the fact that they don’t bathe regularly) douche bags that’s led by a real bastard.

So Hunter is not looking forward to welcoming his so to be mate, Rasha (the bitch) to his clan and he’s surprised that she bring her twin sister, Aylin. They make look a like on the outside but Hunter soon finds out they are nothing like on the inside. While Rasha is a hard warrior and has a constant bitch face, Aylin is kind, bookish and soft.

Alyin has lived a crappy life because her father and clan sees her as weak because she is the second born twin and because of her birth defect. She’s been told that she is  not worthy of being a mate to any male in their clan and that she should have been drowned as a baby. Ouch, yeah Alyin had it rough. Now she’s being sold off to an even worse chief of another clan. But she gets to stay with her sister, Rasha til she and Hunter are mated.

While Alyin lives with the MoonBound Clan she sees that clan life can be a great thing and not all chiefs are cruel bastards like her father. In fact one chief smoking hot, kind and a great leader to his people. Hunter stirs all kinds of feelings and desires within Alyin that she’s never felt before. They heat up the pages of CHAINED BY NIGHT with their building chemistry. They become a true partnership, both saving the other from a life of misery.

If I didn’t need to eat, clean house, occasionally talk to my family and sleep, I could have read CHAINED BY NIGHT in one sitting. It was that good and I can’t wait for the next book in the series. I’m guessing either Myne or Baddon will get their story next since they both have issues with women. It will be fun to watch either of these males find a mate.


Recommended for romance readers that lust after tall, dark alphas that know how to unwind while playing video games and watching Monty Python movies when he’s not running in the woods in nothing but a tiny loth cloth (or naked).


About Larissa Ione

Air Force veteran Larissa Ione traded in a career as a meteorologist 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 U.S. Coast Guard husband, her teenage son, a rescue cat named Vegas, and her very own hellhound, a King Shepherd named Hexe.

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After 17 years I've finally finished my BA in English (no I do not want to be a teacher). Before majoring in English I would not have touched anything labeled "classic", but I have enjoyed a few along the way in my college career.

While I hated to read growing up, I am now an avid book reader and audiobook listener. I love rejecting reality one book at a time. I only read fiction within my favorite (at least to date) genres which include: most romance (paranormal, contemporary, D/s, BDSM, M/M)Urban Fantasy, and a few YA (mostly PNR or UF from favorite adult authors, but I'm slowly stepping out of my comfort zone after enjoying a few contemporary YA novels in adolescent literature class I took).
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10 responses to “Mmm… buckskin leathers! Chained by Night by Larissa Ione

  1. Great review you have there!! I just love this author from what I have read from her her so far. I really liked the first book, so after reading your review, I just bought it and hope to start it tonight. Thanks for sharing. Hope you are enjoying your weekend.

  2. Why am I not surprised that you LOVED this book, I mean, it is Larissa Ione after all! I still need to read her Lords of Deliverance series before I start this one, but it’s on my list for sure. Wonderful review!

    • I still need to read the LoD series too. I’m thinking of doing a reread of the Demonica series via library audios before I do though.

  3. I am just past the point where they get their clothes and all I could think is I would have liked the cover to have been in that outfit for Hunter (yes I was distracted by loin cloth don’t judge)!

  4. I have book one, but have yet to listen to it. *hangs head in shame* I love Ione’s work. I’ve read and/or listened to all of the Demonica and Lords of Deliverance series. I will get to this series very soon. I promise. 🙂