Monday, May 16, 2016

Bound by Carmen Fox

The Silverton Chronicles
Book Two
Carmen Fox
Date of Publication: April 30, 2016
Genre: Urban Fantasy Romance
Publisher: Smart Heart Publishing
Cover Designer: Ana Grigoriu
epub ISBN : 9780993199233

Book Description:
Bound by blood. Bound by loyalty. Bound by love.
Florian has it all: excellent fashion sense, a kickass job with his best friend, and a hard-won place among Silverton’s werewolves. When a pack of females pads into their territory, Flo’s alpha dispatches him to handle a merger. Total cakewalk. Except Keely, their alpha, has no intention of submitting her wolves to Flo's larger pack. Worse, a single glance from her baby blues sends his eloquence on vacation and his heartbeat into overdrive. His flirtations seem welcome too, but there's a snag. She doesn’t know he’s a vampire.
While Flo struggles with his conflicts—obey his alpha, or win over Keely—his estranged sire blasts into town with a catalog of radical ideas. And hanging out with unsophisticated werewolves didn't make the list.
With violence in the air and all sides testing his loyalties, Florian must bite back, even if showing his fangs costs him the girl.
My Reviews
Guarded: I almost didn’t read this book. That would have been a tragedy. I would have missed out on one fantastic story! Ivy’s story started with  a normal human girl with a secret. She knew her best friend was a vampire. She also knew her neighbors were werewolves. She didn’t know how she knew and they didn’t know she knew. But her story gets exciting when she starts to learn of her heritage and she discovers she may not be the normal human she thought.
I got so swept up in this story and the characters! I nearly read this book in one sitting. It was so terribly hard to put down!
I give Guarded 5 stars. Great story!

Bound: Vampires, werewolves and Djinn, oh my! This series has got me hooked! I’m loving the characters Ivy and Florian. This series is so exciting! My only complaint is that It took me several pages to realize that the point of view of this story was a man’s. The first story was told from Ivy’s point of view and this one from Florian’s. I guess it’s more about my assumptions, but mostly when the author is a woman, the main character is too. So I assumed and got really confused in the first few pages. Beyond that it was fantastic! There were new friends, new love interests and new, deadlier foes. I’m going to enjoy this series for as long as she keeps writing more books! 4.5 stars for Bound!
Excerpt (action-based)
With the ceiling spinning above me, I spat out his taste. Even that took effort. My body was a mess of floppy appendages without the muscles to shift. But I’d done it. I’d pushed my sire out of my mind. Did that mean I was free of him now?

Gino shot to his feet. “Get up.”

He turned his back to me and stared through a gap in the curtains.

I tightened my jaw, scrambled up, and had to lean on the armchair. No strength. Lack of blood. Total head rush.

You are not to see your friends again, is that understood?” The sharpness of his voice didn't ease the thudding in my head.

I hitched my shoulders to restart my suffering circulation.

Ali?” I called with my mind.

He would give me strength.


Nothing. My knees trembled. The hollow Ali had carved out and filled with his bothersome emotions lay empty.

Memories of when we first met streamed into the void. We’d laughed, and we’d argued, and gotten piss-drunk at the local bar more than twice, but we’d always, always been like brothers inside that hollow.

I touched my pockets, felt my jacket for…for what? This was crazy.

He could be busy, or he simply hadn’t heard me.

Ali? Where are you?”

Florian.” Gino’s pitch tightened. “I need you to listen.”

I’d ejected Gino from my mind too late. Ali was gone. My sire’s remaking of me had snapped our link like a brittle twig.

About The Author
Carmen lives in the south of England with her beloved tea maker and a stuffed
sheep called Fergus. An avid reader since childhood, she caught the writing bug when her Nana asked her to write a story. She also has a law degree, studied physics for a few years, dabbled in marketing and human resources, and speaks native-level German and fluent Geek. Her preferred niches of geekdom are tabletop games, comics, sci-fi and fantasy.
She writes about smart women with sassitude, about pretty cool guys too, and will chase that plot twist, no matter how elusive.
Guarded (The Silverton Chronicles – Bk. 1) became a no. 1 bestseller in the vampire and werewolf mystery categories.
For details on this or Carmen's other work, visit her website at

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for your wonderful reviews. I'm so glad you enjoyed Guarded and Bound. :-)