“ Genre: Horror / Author: Christopher Buechler / Kindle Edition / Publication Date: 2011 „
The Blood That Bonds was the first E-book that I decided to put onto my Kindle and was still free to download at the time of writing. That is right ~ free! As in it cost me absolutely nothing!!
The Blood That Bonds is an original take on the traditional Vampire story combining elements of both Anne Rice's famous series and the less well known cult Sonja Blue books by Nancy.A.Collins. It tells the story of Two, a young girl who has been tricked into becoming a prostitute and is then forcibly addicted to Heroin in order to keep her compliant. Into this life of hers comes Thereon, a client, who has booked her for a night of pleasure at his expense. But Thereon has more than just one night in mind, he plans to keep her by his side for all eternity and alter her body's chemistry, making her like him. Making her, in fact, into a Vampire.....
Figuring this has got to better than her former life, Two soon becomes accustomed to, and even embraces, her new fate as a Predator feeding on her former species. But Thereon's life is complicated, his Master does not nessecarily approve of his Apprentice's decision to bring another fledgling Vampire into the clan, and soon, pretty much everything turns to poo as things begin to all get out of hand......one thing is certain, not everyone is going to survive when Theroen takes the decision to break off on his own and take Two with him!
This is a great tale that breathes new life into an increasingly tired genre and sticks two fingers up (no pun intended) at Stephanie Meyer's Twilight Saga! It is a real antidote to the sudden slew of Paranormal Romance novels on the market to finally read something that takes the Vampire yarn back to basics and disposes of all the soppy cliche. I really enjoyed this and thought it was a great start to this new trilogy; so much so that I even bought the next installment, also for downloading onto my Kindle!
The book is also available in print form but you will have to check for pricing and availability!
Overall, this is a great read for fans of Vampire fiction who might have despaired over the last few years and some of the stuff that has come out! Certainly it was a good start to my Kindle experience!!